Having virtual meetings and being responsible for your own progress can be tough without some help. As we move closer towards a world in which work environments are remote and schedules are sporadic, we must ask ourselves how to get the most out of our new normal! Here are some of the most valuable, easy, and basic tools/methodologies to get you through each day.
📲 How to Use Simple Software Integrations
Automating your workflow doesn't have to be difficult or take a lot of time. Spend 20-30 minutes implementing “power-ups” like Butler into Trello, or schedule a weekly recurring meeting in Google Calendar and attach a Zoom invite to the event. The short amount of time spent can really pay off both short and long term.
🧠 Mentally Divide Your Time
Although saving time on automating tasks is important, so is working effectively! When you set up calendar tools, prompt yourself to schedule breaks and dedicated work sessions. Try to get into the flow state by minimizing external distractions, and make the most of breaks by enjoying the few minutes where nothing is happening. You may just find that working effectively is even more enjoyable than before. Namaste, time master.
⏰ The Most Important Time Management Methodology
Perhaps the most effective tool is adhering to something called, “Batching”. Instead of running through a generic to-do list where tasks are unrelated, try grouping them together and working on the same thing in a dedicated time slot. For example, don’t constantly check emails the entire day: Instead spend one hour in the morning and one in the evening to get them all done. This can also greatly reduce task fatigue
📄 In Conclusion
Whether you’re working remotely, independently, or back at the office, it can be difficult to manage your time efficiently day in and day out. By using software integrations, mentally dividing your time, and grouping tasks together, your work day could be well on its way to being shorter or even more enjoyable.
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“You don’t do the laundry every time you have a dirty pair of underwear or a dirty pair of socks, right? [...] You wait until it hits what’s called max capacity, then take that whole load to the laundry room. That same principle is applied to work.”
“Google Calendar has so many more features than you probably realize. I found out that I am actually only using 25% of its capabilities. I now have everything color coded, and everyday has different activities.”
“You can click a button and it will create a comment for you, move columns for you, and trigger Hubspot to send an email to your supervisor. It has the possibility to save you hours throughout the work week.”
Dick Polipnick referring to Butler
About the Host
Serial Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Online Growth Systems
Dick Polipnick is the Founder of Online Growth Systems, a media company that helps big-name brands turn their e-commerce businesses to profit and advises high-growth, venture-backed startups.
The National Federation of Independent Business named him a top "Young Entrepreneur of the Year", AdFed listed him on "32 Under 32", and he's been featured on and collaborated with Business.com, Nickelodeon Studios, World Wide Fund for Nature, Clean Energy Resource, and more.
In addition to being a speaker and an entrepreneur, Dick is the host of The Dick Polipnick Show- where he interviews top 1% achievers and creates digital content including blogs, videos, podcasts, and a newsletter called "The #Growther's Digest."
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