GIT Podcast #024 – The Importance Of Being Proactive With Technology

GIT Podcast #024 – The Importance Of Being Proactive With Technology

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In this episode of the Get IT Together! Podcast I talk about why it is important to not procrastinate when it comes to the technology that you use in your business. Waiting until the last minute can cost you time, money and equipment.

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Show Notes:

If you are ready to get past your technology fear and start being proactive with the technology in your business and getting the right tools for your business then you want to join my 4 week program Blueprint for Success: Pushing Past Tech Fear. This program is a step by step, hold your hand, walk through of finding out the tools and software that your business needs and learning to use those tools. To learn more and get in on the introductory price at bit.ly/notechfear.

 

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GIT Podcast #023 – The Importance Of Having A Schedule: Is It Real Or Is It Memorex

GIT Podcast #023 – The Importance Of Having A Schedule: Is It Real Or Is It Memorex

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In this episode of the Get IT Together! Podcast I am joined by Valerie Priester of Victorious Life Coaching and we discuss the importance of having a schedule. We also share tools that we use to handle our own schedules.

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Show Notes:

Valerie Priester

Valerie Priester, Business & Life Strategist

To learn more about Valerie Priester visit her at the links below:

Website: www.valeriepriester.com

Facebook community: bit.ly/victoriousliving

 

Tools We Use:

Microsoft Word – just a simple document that has a table with day of week and what I need to focus on that week for business and personal. I also include the time that I want to spend on it or that it will take to complete.

Google Calendar

Having a accountability partner. I send my schedule to Valerie every week. She let’s me know if I have scheduled too much on a day or not enough to meet my goals. Your accountability partner can be anyone that you trust and that can hold you accountable to do what you say you are going to do.

 

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GIT Podcast #022 – How To Identify Your Most Valuable Tasks

GIT Podcast #022 – How To Identify Your Most Valuable Tasks

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You may have heard of the 80/20 rule. This rule states that eighty percent of your income will be generated by twenty percent of your actions. For most business owners that means they’re filling their days with tasks that aren’t truly valuable.

The best way to deal with this problem is to find the twenty percent of tasks that are the most important. When you know what these tasks are, you’ll be able to make smarter business decisions. That is what I share in today’s episode. Find out how you can identify your most valuable tasks and what you can delegate.

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Show Notes:

Make sure you are working with the 20% of your tasks and not the other way around.

  • Ask yourself “Can this task be done by someone else?”
  • Ask yourself “Does this task make me money?”
  • Ask yourself “Am I energized by this task?”

These questions and the answers are critical to you making sure that you aren’t wasting your time on busy work and tasks that don’t contribute to your bottom line. You want to be working on tasks that only you can do and that contribute to your bottom line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIT Podcast #021 – Are You Answering The Right Question? Avoiding Shiny Object Syndrome

GIT Podcast #021 – Are You Answering The Right Question? Avoiding Shiny Object Syndrome

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It’s a new year and time to evaluate some of the systems you have been using. In this month’s podcast I discuss whether or not you are asking and answering yourself the right question when it comes to getting a new app or implementing a new piece of software or system for your business and how this helps you avoid the trap of the bright shiny object syndrome.  Listen in!

Show Notes:

Don’t fall for “shiny object” syndrome! Focus on what problem does this solve for me right now in my business that this can help NOW.

  • Ask yourself “What can I use this app or software for right now?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIT Podcast #020 – How To Deal With App Overwhelm

GIT Podcast #020 – How To Deal With App Overwhelm

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I am back! Let’s get this party train rolling. This week I talk about how to avoid app overwhelm and finding what works best for you. Listen in!

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With so many apps out there how do you know where to start? What’s the best for you? Here are some quick tips to help you overcome app overwhelm.

  1. Pick 3 or 4 apps to start.
  2. Learn how to use throroughly. You can take a live class, read, or go to Youtube. Trial and error has also been of great help to me when learning new things.
  3. 30 days please! Tak 30 days to try out the app. This gives you plenty of time to see how it works in your life and business.
  4. Re-evaluate. After your 30 days it is time to evaluate what is working and what is not working. If you find that the app is not for you or you didn’t like it then delete it. Don’t just let it sit and linger on your phone or tablet. If you have found that it works for you and you like it then keep it and don’t go looking any futher.
  5. Stay focused! Avoid the “bright shiny object” syndrome. If you have found an app that works for you then stick with it. Don’t go looking for better, because there is always better out there. If someone mentions some new app, make note of it, but don’t go rush to download it and try it out. Stick with what is working for you.
  6. Bonus Tip: Group your apps into catergories. For example: Business, Spiritual, Reading, Email, Finance. You get the picture. Also you want to keep your most used and important apps on the front screen of your phone or tablet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIT Podcast #019 – How To Increase Productivity at Work & Home in 4 Steps

GIT Podcast #019 – How To Increase Productivity at Work & Home in 4 Steps

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This week I talk about 4 steps to increase your productivity at Work & Home. Learn how by just doing one of these steps for 1 week can help you to be more productive at home and work.

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How many times have you sat down at your desk or looked at your chore list  ready to get started on a productive day only for plans to go awry and by the end of the day you haven’t accomplished much on your list of to-do’s?

You are not alone! We all have done that at one time or another. You may even feel like that everyday. But what can you do about it? What steps can you take to be more productive on the home and work front?

Well keep reading. These 4 tips will have your productivity up in no time and that to-do list showing results.

  1. Get Organized

It can’t be stressed enough that being un-organized is the number one killer of productivity. Whether it be a cluttered home or messy desk at the office, if you are constantly having to hunt down what you need before you can get started on a task you can kiss mastering your to-do list goodbye. So try this instead:

  • Take some time to organize your home and your workspace. You’ll find that when you have what you need before you start the task and can put your hands on it within 5 seconds, the more productive you’re going to be.
  • Clear the clutter in those hidden areas of your home or un-necessary file boxes in the corner of your office.Toss or donate the things you don’t need and find a place for everything that you plan to keep. All it takes is 15 minutes a day to keep clutter at bay.
  1. Identify Time Wasters

Did you know that some of our regular activities are actually time wasters? For instance, do you ever catch yourself saying that you’re going to play just one more game of Bingo, or catch just one more show on TV? While doing these things isn’t necessarily bad, it can become a problem if you allow yourself to procrastinate on the tasks that you know need to be done. As the saying goes, “all things in moderation.” So try this instead:

  • Identify your time wasters and write them down.
  • If you notice that one game of Bingo easily turns into three or four, uninstall the game from your computer/tablet/phone for a while. I know, I know that may be hard but tough love is necessary here. Go on a TV or Game fast. You might be surprised by how much time you gain. Awareness is the name of the game!
  1. Be Aware of Deadlines

You may get your projects done on time, but if you’re like me and leave things to the last minute, stressing out and losing sleep because of these deadlines, you may need to analyze how you use your time.

  • If you have a deadline, make sure that it is clearly marked and noted in your calendar or planner and do your best to beat it by a week. Taking care of things long before they’re due will free up a lot more time than you think, and will relieve a lot of stress. I should know. I’m one who works “best under pressure”, but my health says otherwise so now I do my best to finish before it is due.
  • Have deadlines for family projects as well. Note when bills are due and home maintenance needs to be done on your calendar or planner.
  1. Take Breaks

It sounds counter-intuitive, but taking more breaks can make you more productive. It’s all about maximizing your time and if you’re working yourself to the bone, taking a break will refresh your mind. Try this instead:

  • If you’ve been staring at the computer screen for a while without getting any real work done, it’s time to get up, and take a walk around the block or office parking lot or get a drink of water. This can make a huge difference when you’re stuck and your energy is running low.
  • Housework is not the funnest thing on the planet, but you can make the best of it by splitting up your chore list on different days instead of doing them ALL the same day. Put on some music and get the family to pitch in. Each person can have a different day.

It doesn’t take a huge step to start making changes to be more productive, but it does require a step. So take the first step and implement one of these suggestions for a week and see how much your productivity soars.