Looking for an online form builder? In this video I share with you my favourite online form builder, Paperform. I share an overview of the app and how you can use Paperform to create beautiful, functional forms that keep your business looking professional while saving you valuable time!
Communication is key to successful delegation. Clear communication saves precious time in your business and ensures all involved in a project are confident with what is required from them. Discover my secret tool to effective communication when delegating.
This is Step 4 of 7.
Now we can get into the nitty gritty of managing your actual time!
The first step in this section of the course is to set up your Calendar. This is a specific home for storing information that relates to a particular date and time.
Today is about setting up a home for all that information that we're bombarded with, but not sure where to keep. Go back to your "TO FILE" tray, and chances are there are items in there like this. You might also have articles or blog posts that you want to read later, how do you keep track of them? And what about that measurement that you need to take to the hardware store?
The best storage and organisation solution for all this and more is a tool called Evernote.
This is the second of 7 Steps to Save Time and be free from Overwhelm.
We'll tackle the dreaded PASSWORD. This is one of my favourite tips to share as almost everyone finds it SUPER useful. (Unless they are already using this or something similar)
Let's dive in.
I found this app called Stocard that let’s you store all your loyalty and membership cards digitally and declutter your purse! In this video I show you how easy it is to use it.
Organising a meeting with few different people can be a nightmare!
Specifying a date and time can be tough when everyone's calendar has to be checked and considered. Fortunately, there are a few scheduling apps out there that can help you organize your meeting without spending so much time and energy.
It's hardly surprising that I would call it a VITAL tool for getting organised. But maybe it's time for a refresher on why we even want to get organised and how an app like Evernote can help you get there...
I don't know about you but I LOVE finding out about apps that can make my life easier. I do alot of work on my phone these days. Trying to sneak in little bursts of productivity, between chasing around my toddler and otherwise keeping life moving.
So to share and inspire you, today I'm sharing my 5 favourite apps for getting things done on the go.
From those who aren't familiar, I often get asked, what does Evernote do? A lot of people have heard of it, or maybe even downloaded it but haven't really put it to use yet. And I know when I first discovered the app (pre-installed on a laptop I bought in 2009!) I thought "hmm this looks interesting and useful but what should I use it for?"
It's one of those tools that is such a blank canvas and so flexible that it can sometimes bring on a case of writers block!
So let's look at just some of the ways I have seen Evernote used and how I use it myself for my business.
Most people receive more emails each day than they'd like. And we all know that an overflowing inbox can cause stress and overwhelm. It can make it hard to find the important emails that you need to respond to. So the first simple thing you can do to reduce some of that email clutter is to get rid of the newsletters and junk mail! Watch the video or read the steps below.
If you're dreading getting ready for your accountant, then it's extra reason to check out the tips I have for you today.
The new financial year is a great chance to review your P&L for the year gone and plan how you'll get a jump on the new one. But I also want to remind you to make a fresh start of your filing. So you can cruise through the next 12 months knowing exactly where to put anything tax related. AND you can feel super clever and calm when it comes to tax time next year.
If your computer is getting slow, one of the reasons could be that your hard drive is getting full. Things that take up the most space can be photos, videos, music or software programs.
Getting rid of Software that you're not using is an easy way to free up a chunk of hard drive space if you know your hard drive is getting full. It's also great if you're sick of your desktop screen and start menu being cluttered with icons for programs that you never use.
I'm on the road alot more than I used to be. Sometimes on a long and familiar drive is when your mind can wander. Ideas, reminders, emails and texts can be handled on the go using your voice. Here's how I use it
One of the key ways to get your life organised is to be in control of your time. Whether it's making plans with friends, important business meetings or your next hair appointment, it's just so comforting being able to look ahead, make sure you're available and know that you won't forget when that date comes around.
This is the time of year when a lot of us are about to take some time off work to spend with family for Christmas. Whether you are self employed or work for someone else, there are a few things you can do to prepare for time off to so you can relax properly, not let anyone down and not be even more stressed when you get back to work.
I love how I can add a note or pic for future reference in Evernote no matter what device I am using or where I am.
The problem with this is, even if your notes are fairly well organised in notebooks or with tags, you can forget to go back and look at these great ideas and then what's the point of having them?
I am a constant student of productivity and time management. I'm always reading and looking for ways to be more efficient and keep on top of what I need to get done.
Here are some articles I've been reading lately that have some more great tips on keeping and prioritising your todos.
With smartphones so popular, there are literally hundreds of apps available to keep track of lists, tasks and appointments. And because you always have your phone with you, it's perfect for capturing notes or to-dos when you think of them, and to always be able to access your to-do list when you are ready to tackle it.
So much of the information we have coming at us these days is via some digital medium. Whether its a bill or quote emailed to us, an article read online or a picture that we want to save for future reference. So how do you save all this info in a way that you can find it when and where you need it?
My preferred method is with an app called
. It's so easy to learn, it's convenient and it's free (unless you become are really heavy duty user but even then it's quite reasonable).
Easy ways to capture info
When you come across something that you want to save for future reference, no matter where you are or what it is, you can add it to Evernote!
There are free apps for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android, or you can just log in to the website on any computer. Whichever device you use, it all syncs to the cloud. You even get a special email address set up so you can forward emails to it and it appears as a new note in Evernote!
What can you capture?
Type text, take a photo, record an audio note, clip info from a website, import a photo from your phone or save PDFs to read later.
Organising all that Info
Everything you put into Evernote becomes a "note". You can sort your notes into "Notebooks" which are just like folders. Add extra text or images to existing notes and you can also add "tags" to notes to help you sort them and find them later. You can make it as basic or complicated as you want but a good way to set it up, as with any filing, is to think about how you would search for it later.
Finding it again
One of the great features in Evernote is the search that lets you find a word that appears in your note, even if its an image! So for example if you take a photo of a recipe from a magazine, you can search for one of the ingredients and Evernote will still find it!
I have so many uses for Evernote! Including:
- Recipes - with notes added about how good it is and pics of the end result
- Photos of dresses or furniture that I like - can add the details of where to buy from
- Receipts that I need to keep for product warranties - whether from an email or just a photo of the cash receipt
- Contact info - Photos of business cards or information clipped from a website
- Travel itineraries and information - booking numbers, ideas of places to visit, weather forecasts, packing checklists
- Instruction manuals for gadgets - You can download these from the manufacturers website and throw out the paper version
- To-do lists - sometimes I even make a wishlist so that next time someone asks what I want for my birthday there are no more mind-blanks!
I don't know how I managed before I found Evernote, how do you keep track of things you want to remember later?