Running a #business isn’t always easy. Even with people around you, the mundane and constant pull on your time and attention can be a real drain on #productivity and #motivation. As someone in this position finding a set of core tools that keep me on track was essential but not instant.
Over Christmas I spent a long time looking at and reviewing the #apps and journals etc that I use to find out why this past year something hasn’t quite been clicking and I discovered it was overlaps in content and the need to work out of my email folders to access information creating a huge hole in my toolkit... tasks!
So I took time, reviewed a few fantastic apps and chose Asana @teamasana After a week spent analysing, relocating information, deleting duplicates of data and creating a space where tasks uniquely exist, my productivity and motivation has gone through the roof.
We are all different, what works for me won’t necessarily work for you, but I would challenge you to find that set of core apps or tools that will help you too out of a frustrating position.
The tools I use cover these unique areas #CRM for customer history, detail and follow up reminders using Daylite, #tasks & #Projects using Asana, quick #notes and #reminders on the fly with Google Keep, Apple Notes for more detailed notes, for articles or websites of interest and research to #readlater or have accessible I use Pocket, I journal in DayOne each day to remind myself why and what my priorities are in life, Email, Cloud storage and a Leuchtturm Journal and a pen for those more personal things to remember... and finally, I’ve started planning every single working hour of my day in my Calendar and it’s been very helpful highlighting the importance of saying NO and protecting every minute.
So what apps / tools do you use that have helped you stay motivated, organised and ultimately a person who consistently gets stuff done without being stressed out inside? Let me know, I’d love to hear your stories too.
For WholestoneUK @stevendawe_uk
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