Brandon Frere: Recharge Productively on the Weekend for the Best Workweek

Entrepreneur Relaxing Over the Weekend

Working hard may be hardwired into an entrepreneur, but that doesn't mean that they don't need a little downtime now and then. No matter how work-driven an entrepreneur may be, weekends are an essential part of renewal for the body and mind. An accomplished entrepreneur realizes that recharging is important to avoid burnout, and many of them have similar weekend habits that reenergize them by the time Monday rolls around. Brandon Frere, the successful entrepreneur and CEO of Frere Enterprises, knows the value of utilizing his time on the weekend in a way that will optimize his time during the workweek.

“Weekends are definitely a time for recharging, but they're also a time for growth and getting ready to hit the ground running on Monday,” said Frere. “I'm always working towards being more productive during the workweek."

Participating in habits or rituals that are energizing is an important part of readiness for the workweek. They can be in the form of spending time with friends and family, listening to music or even exercising. In contrast, it's also important to dedicate time to more mellow, introspective activities to add increased focus. Spending some time alone to journal, read and work on personal growth can help redefine an entrepreneur’s goals and help them come up with solutions that can be implemented during the workweek. In addition, it's beneficial to spend some time reflecting on both the past week and the upcoming one. What was one success from last week? What was one failure? Reflecting on the previous week's strengths and weaknesses will determine what works and what doesn't.

Disconnecting from devices is also a way to recharge mentally and physically. Constant connection to email, social media and favorite websites can be draining to both energy levels and creativity; disconnecting allows for one to practice mindfulness and allows for increased clarity and productivity for the week ahead. Utilizing Sunday as a day for planning is also a perfect way to get energized for the week and figure out a plan of action. This time can also be used to schedule important meetings, phone calls and other important tasks. Having a plan for the week can help make sure no opportunities are missed or overlooked.

"Whatever you're doing, whether it's on the weekend or during the workweek, an entrepreneur's goal should always be moving forward," said Frere. "Weekends are the time to work on your game plan."

About Brandon Frere

Brandon Frere is an entrepreneur and businessman who lives in Sonoma County, California. He has designed and created multiple companies to meet the ever-demanding needs of businesses and consumers alike. His website,, is used as a means of communicating many of the lessons, fundamentals and information that he has learned throughout his extensive business and personal endeavors, most recently in advocating on behalf of student loan borrowers nationwide.

As experienced during his own student loan repayment, Mr. Frere found out how difficult it can be to work with federally contracted student loan servicers and the repayment programs designed to help borrowers. Through those efforts, he gained an insider’s look into the repayment process and the motivations behind the inflating student loan debt bubble. His knowledge of the often confusing landscape of student loan repayment became a vital theme in his future endeavors, and he now uses those experiences to help guide others through the daunting process of applying for available federal repayment and loan forgiveness programs.

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