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!

Show Notes:

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.

Show Notes:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIT Podcast #018 – Avoiding Organizing Pitfalls

GIT Podcast #018 – Avoiding Organizing Pitfalls

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This week I talk about organizing pitfalls and what you can do to avoid them. We all run into things that can derail our organizing plans. I know I have. But you can overcome the challenges and get back on track. Listen in and find out how.

Show Notes:

If you are ready to tackle your home and don’t know where to start, then why not start with my Weekend Organizing Online Course. Weekend Organizing will guide you step by step into organizing a area of your home. GRAB YOUR COPY NOW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIT Podcast #017 – How To Organize Your Life A Little Each Day

GIT Podcast #017 – How To Organize Your Life A Little Each Day

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This week I talk about how you can take simple steps each day to help organize your life. You don’t always need a ton of time to get organized. All it takes is a little bit here and there and you will be able to realize that dream of getting and staying organized in your life.

Show Notes:

Evernote Kickstarter

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Weekend Organizing

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