For anyone who wants to become more productive, the development of good habits takes an essential role. Any person is prone to be attached to a certain habit at one point in their lives. However, it could do you better if you choose to do the good ones instead of the not so helpful ones. Read MoreContinue reading
Staying organised and focused is an issue for many people today, both at work and at home. Here are seven strategies to help you to declutter, get organised and be more productive.
In this age of ‘always on’ communication, your email inbox fills up quickly, doesn’t it?! And not always with emails that you actually need or want to read; there’s often too much spam and junk mail. It can be really distracting and can get in the way of being productive, especially if email is a major part of what you do. And often important messages end up getting lost amongst the junk. Read MoreContinue reading
I’ve been reading a productivity book this week that is aimed at night owls.
Do you know if you’re an early bird or a night owl? I have known that I’m a night owl for a long, long time. Little Doddsy is too. I’ve always been grateful that she doesn’t wake up at 6am or some other unearthly hour. Having said that waiting for her to go to sleep in the evenings has always been a challenge, not to mention getting her up when she needs to be somewhere early (even getting her up for school is a challenge at times!). I can’t have it both ways I suppose!
A question I get asked a lot is how to use social media to market your business with limited time. I thought I would address it here with a simple process for getting going with social media marketing for your business without spending all day on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!Continue reading
Do you know what an RSS feed is and what you can do with it?
An RSS feed enables you to subscribe to get web site changes, usually blog posts, sent to you automatically when they are updated rather than having to revisit sites to check for new content.
How many of us aren’t very good at saying no? I know I often find myself doing things that I don’t really want to do but I say yes from a misguided sense of not wanting to let people down!
Saying no more often is definitely a great way to keep more of your time for the stuff that you need to do, which leads to more time to do what you want to do (to ‘Live More’).
I’ve just left an Engage for Success Social Engagement Sub Group meeting (must come up with a shorter title!) and a topic I kept coming back to was about having work flows and processes to get things done in the smoothest, most efficient way, so they happen. But that, of course, relies on people knowing how to use the technology properly in the first place.
I can remember a time when we didn’t have email. Yes, I am that old! We now seem to be suffering from email overwhelm everywhere we turn; at work, on our phones and at home.
Email can be a great timesaver and can help to get things done much more quickly than in the past. You can use it to help you to be organised and get more work done but if you’re not managing your emails properly it can also take up far too much of your time.