The end of the year is almost here! Now is the time to start the year end processes you should be doing to keep your business organized.
Here are a few ways to make the new year a little less cluttered;
Scan your receipts and invoices and electronically file them by month. Some office programs even allow [Read More]
My cell phone is a huge part of my life. It is not only for personal use but I rely on it a lot for my business. If I were to loose my phone or if it was stolen I’d be pretty screwed like I talked about in this article I wrote earlier this year: It [Read More]
I admit it! I’ve been taking power naps since I was in college. A power nap in my world is fifteen minutes or less; I do set an alarm although I usually awake before the time I set. The power of napping has been known by many leaders including Thomas Edison, John F. Kennedy, Stonewall Jackson, [Read More]
“Where has the time gone?” It’s a question we have all asked ourselves dozens of times. Time suck starts in seconds and can eventually eat up hours of our day. You may not even realize when it’s happening. It’s that quick conversation you had at the water cooler that took up five minutes, an email from a friend turned into reading and replying frenzy taking over an hour, and let’s not even think about how much time was wasted on things like social media and texting.
Looking back on your day many of you may not put into the calculation the minutes it took you writing texts and having those small side conversations. Who would? It was only a minute or two! It is these little individual conversations, whether it’s face to face, texting, emailing or posting that could add up to a larger amount of time lost than you thought.
Not a texter, no computer, no friends, you could still have time sucks in your day. If you have a large commute time traveling around during the day or just from work to home and back again, meetings that may take hours, especially if you really don’t need to be in attendance, television (do I need to go into detail about what a time suck television is?), and dealing with unanticipated problems that arise throughout the day can all suck away valuable time.
Recently, in my own little time suck of internet browsing, I came across this time killers article from officetime.net. It shows the biggest time killers and how to combat them. You can even find out if you are a last minute, fear or a decisional procrastinator (I’m a last minute procrastinator, shhh).
So in the spirit of wasting time, and by that I mean research, yeah, research click here for the infographic!
Labor Day is designed to honor ALL who labor – hope you have an restful day. Enjoy some quotes and poem below to celebrate the fruits of your labors. Have a great week.
Thank you to all those people who labor and get very little recognition. This is your day! If you are working today, thank [Read More]
Remember; there is a limit to the amount of revenue you can produce all by yourself. If you charge an hourly rate and you work for clients you can multiply the hours you will work times your hourly rate and this is the maximum income you can produce in a year. How much time you [Read More]
It’s the twenty-third of the month and guess what…you missed the discount on your sales tax AGAIN! Every month it seems that you get just a little behind and miss one deadline or another. So what is eating away at your precious time?
Bookkeeping, unscheduled conversations, answering phones, and possibly picking up office supplies here [Read More]
Everyday vehicle disasters can lose you business and leave you sitting in the middle of nowhere. Summer, being the causal time and construction time, can lead to time lost unexpectedly. But the unexpected can be helped. Cell phones have really helped with being able to voicemail, text or call to let your next appointment know [Read More]
Sunday – Back up your computer.
Monday – Contact Someone You’d Like to Work With/Meet/haven’t talked to in a while.
Tuesday – Instead of getting up and checking emails, take an hour to start a project you have been too busy to start.
Tuesday – Don’t use Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/etc all day.
Wednesday – Outsource something. Hire Finding Time, to go [Read More]
Everyone has the same opportunities and the same opportunity to become successful and financially independent. It is true that some people might have a better start, such as they come from money or know someone that gave them a leg up on the competition but in the end your dream is just as achievable as [Read More]