If you’re anything like me, you MUST get organized, otherwise you’d get zero accomplished. Between my spending time with my 3 boys, a full time job, 3 businesses, improving my skills, and there’s always plenty to do with my house and year, I have PLENTY to do and little wavelength to remember it all. I’ve always taken organizing seriously. I used to organize and reorganize my baseball cards when I was a kid, my dad was seriously concerned about me. lol. So I decided to share with you my favorite 3 tools to help you get organized in the new year and beyond.

My most used and favorite tool is Evernote. To learn more about Evernote and my other tools that I use to stay organized, watch this short video.

 

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I don’t know about you, but I often enter my home office(my basement) and wonder, “How can I Improve productivity?” While my kids are running around shooting me with Nerf Guns.

For me, my goal is freedom! Not to work all of the time! That’s a fine line to walk.  I recently had a coaching call with Adam Chandler, and he highlighted how important it was for me to improve productivity.  In an effort to get that productivity, I’ve been searching for some rules to apply to my processes. Given that I have a full time job AND three young boys, it’s key, that I increase my productivity. I picked up a few things from Adam and also, Tim Ferriss in his book, “The 4 Hour Work Week”. (Thanks Alex Hogan for recommending!) Improve productivity

  1. You must have a quiet space and quiet time. If you’re at work, put up a “Do Not Disturb” sign on your cubicle or office door. IF you’re at home, make sure your spouse and kids know, you are NOT TO BE DISTURBED.
  2. Often times, we are interrupted most my emails or your phone ringing. I’ve recently updated my email and voicemail l to say  “Due to high workload, I am currently checking and responding to email twice daily at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
    If you require urgent assistance,(Please ensure that it is URGENT) that cannot wait until either 12:00 PM or 4:00 PM, please TEXT me”
    Thank you for understanding this move to more efficiency and effectiveness, It helps me to accomplish MORE by eliminating interruptions.”
  3. Outsource what you can. I stink at tech stuff. So, I recently outsourced some website design stuff, to a friend of mine that is much better at that stuff than I am. But, you also can outsource to people in China and India. When outsourcing anything that decisions must be made on, make sure you have a CLEAR set of rules to go by.
  4. I recommend having a daily list of activities. You also should have 3-4 non-negotiable activities on this list. Activities that you MUST do. Quite often, I don’t accomplish all that I set out to do, but when I have those 3-4 must-do’s, I knock those out. If you’re like me, sometimes your day gets away from you… Don’t beat yourself up and be down on yourself. This is counter-productive. Just remember, tomorrow is a new day. Start the next day right and get back on track!
  5. Plan phone calls to leads, prospects, and follow ups, in advance! Every day at 6 PM, I plan my following day. My 3-4 MUST DO activities along with the phone calls I’m going to make. IF I don’t do this, I usually forget to make those calls. So for me, this is very important to plan ahead.

IF these guidelines resonate for you, please use what I’ve shared. Otherwise, I strongly recommend creating your own guidelines to increase productivity

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Do you often wonder how to accomplish everything you want to accomplish? A Planning Process is the Key!

When you have a home business, often times, you have many distractions and forces pulling you in many different ways. For me, I have my family, my job, my pets, and many outdoor activities, pulling me in different directions. I learned years ago, that a planning process is key in helping me accomplish what I need to accomplish

A Proper Planning process, takes into account personal life, your business and your JOB. For me, if I didn’t have a planning process, I’d be much less productive

I have broken down my main business activities into a few key actions. I plan these activities out on Sunday morning. Every week, I plan the next week and review the previous week. I break down my non-negotiable activities into small chunks of time. I then place these activities onto my planner and into my Google Calendar. I keep my planner with me, at all times. This way I have total visibility of all my responsibilities at all times. I hope this helps you Crush every day like a Super Hero! Want a copy of my activity planner? Opt in to my blog and comment on my blog post. I will email you my activity planner FREE .(Please email me and let me know you did this!)

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