Time Management tips

Tips, tricks and deep-dives into several time management techniques. Essential topic for any succesful entrepreneur!

9 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Concentration

Our most important and best work was born in a flow state, wherein we gave our undivided attention to one task for long stretches of time. But in the digital age, our attention span continues to fall. According to researcher Gloria Mark from the University of California, Irvine, it is found that the average information …

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How to do a Personal Kanban to Manage Time and Get Things Done

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by tasks and projects that keep on coming and you feel like the job’s never done? Perhaps you’ve even tried many different kinds of systems to help you be on top of your tasks and therefore feel less overwhelmed.  The thing is, no matter what system you use, you still …

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Accountability Partners: Why Every Solopreneur Should Have One

When it comes to motivation, it can be a little tough as a solopreneur. We don’t have a team of colleagues behind us pushing us forward, or a manager we need to impress. What tends to happen is that our focus wanders, leaving our goals unmet and our to-do list untouched.  What’s a solopreneur to …

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Are your Freelancers Polychronic or Monochronic?

Thanks to the rise of freelancer platforms such as FreeeUp, solopreneurs have unprecedented access to a worldwide pool of talented experts ready, willing, and able to help them reach their business goals. You can be working from your home office in a small town in mid-America and employ a VA located thousands of miles away …

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Best Remote Work Tips for Solopreneurs

Many equate remote work with living a dream life–working anytime and anywhere, on projects and with clients you’ve chosen yourself. But as a popular quote goes: “With great power comes great responsibility.” In the case of remote work, well, that power to run our own show also implies that we are solely responsible for our …

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Understanding procrastination – Part 2 of 2

Procrastination was once thought to be a basic time-management problem, but recent studies have proven it to be a highly complex phenomenon and one which is largely individual. While the behavior is universal, the HOW and the WHY we experience procrastination are very personal. In Part I, we looked at the larger picture of procrastination, …

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Productivity Hack: Vertical and Horizontal Time Theming

Sometimes, as a solopreneur it can seem like you need a split personality just to fulfil all the roles required to run your business. In a traditional 9-5 business you’d have whole departments managing the different tasks that you are now solely responsible for. You have many hats to wear— the CEO hat, the accountant …

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Top 10 remote jobs you can start today

Many people feel trapped on the office treadmill because they think they don’t have what it takes to grab a virtual job. But here’s the thing: you don’t have to be a slick graphic designer or a whizz-kid programmer to work online. There are countless ‘work from anywhere’ jobs that require basic skills, skills that …

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Why a Weekly Review is the Key to Stress-Free Productivity

In the ever-changing world of modern business, it comes as no surprise that more and more entrepreneurs – especially solopreneurs – fall into the trap of becoming reactive instead of proactive leaders. This results in lost focus and failure to keep track of your goals. Before you know it, you’re forgetting important appointments or showing …

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Don’t Eat That Frog, Eat An Elephant Instead

Brian Tracy, the author of the productivity-boosting book “Eat That Frog,” teaches his lesson points from a saying that is frequently credited to Mark Twain: “Eat a Live Frog Every Morning, and Nothing Worse Will Happen to You the Rest of the Day.” Luckily for entrepreneurs everywhere, this advice is a metaphor; you don’t really …

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Going on a Media Diet:  Cutting the Cords and Distraction

If you think you don’t have enough time for a side business or a hobby, this article is for you. In this article, I’ll cover one of the main strategies I used when I started Habitgrowth as a side business. When I first read about this strategy in The 4-hour Work Week, the mega-best-seller written by …

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How to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas

Struggling with writer’s block? Want to update your blog with fresh content but you’re out of ideas? Believe it or not, inspiration is everywhere. It’s enough to take a look around you. Think about the millions of questions that pop into your head every single day. Go online and see what other people are interested …

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Does Decision Fatigue Make You Running On Empty?

Earlier this morning, you were a powerhouse of effective decision making, amazing productivity, boundless energy, and motivation.  It’s after four in the afternoon now, and you just had a small, but still quite impressive, nervous breakdown when someone asked you what you wanted in your coffee.  You have reached decision fatigue; without consciously being aware …

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How to Use Parkinson’s Law to Boost Your Productivity

Do you tend to postpone tasks until the last minute? Do you have a hard time meeting deadlines? If your to-do list never seems to get any shorter, consider making some changes to your routine. A good start would be to set new limits, constraints, and deadlines into your life. It might seem counterintuitive, but …

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How To Improve Your Productivity With Task Batching

When you first started your online business, you had visions of sailing through your day, sipping coffee in your favorite sweatpants.  Your children, if you have them, would remain blissfully quiet in the next room, working out solutions for world peace.  Birds would be chirping outside of your office window, and your cat would be …

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Discover How Mindfulness Can Boost Your Productivity

Mindfulness meditation has emerged as one of the best ways to relax and keep stress at bay. This ancient practice has made its way in our western culture, gaining followers from all over the world. In fact, over 18 million Americans use meditation to unwind after a long day, connect with their inner selves, or …

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Not Enough Time in the Day? Try the Pomodoro Technique!

For us entrepreneurs, time is money. Every minute counts. Unfortunately, most of us never have enough money or time. It’s like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. So, how come some entrepreneurs manage to squeeze so much more into their schedule? What’s their secret? One way to boost your productivity …

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How to Use the 80/20 Rule to Grow Your Business

What if there was a proven way to boost your productivity and revenue? Imagine getting better results in less time and no more wasted time and useless activities that lead nowhere. If that’s what you want, you should definitely start implementing the 80/20 rule. This concept is fundamental to every entrepreneur – and every other …

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Bloggers, Here’s 5 Tips to Conquer Writer’s Block

Need to write on your blog but you’re feeling stuck? Have you run out of ideas? Do you keep writing your intro and starting over and over again? Well, it seems like you’re dealing with writer’s block. Entire books have been written about it, so it’s not all in your head. Anyone who puts pen …

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The Effects of Sleep on Productivity

Have a hard time staying focused? Feeling tired and sluggish for no obvious reason? Actually, there might a reason why you’re feeling this way. If you’re skimping on sleep, don’t expect to function at your best. Sleep deprivation has a major impact on your work performance and productivity. It affects your memory and cognition as …

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Essential tips for goal-setting – what will you achieve in 2020?

How many times have you worked really hard to achieve something and yet, you’ve failed? This may come up as a surprise, but a staggering 92 percent of people don’t achieve their goals. What separates the other eight percent from the rest? Do they have any special skills or just pure luck? Maybe. Or maybe …

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Is the Shiny Object Syndrome Keeping You from Reaching Your Goals?

Do you always get excited about new projects? Does your heart start to beat faster whenever new business ideas pop up to your mind? About 543,000 new businesses get started every single month. Yet, only half survive five years or more, and a third don’t pass the two-year mark. Shiny new technologies, such as machine …

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Tackling Superman Syndrome and the Benefits of Delegation

While Superman syndrome may seem like a rather amusing way to refer to the issue of not being able to delegate, learning to ask for help is essential for any entrepreneur. At the same time, this is also something that can happen to anyone, from accomplished executives and managers to sports coaches and even parents …

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Want to Be More Productive? Turn Off Email Notifications!

In today’s digital world, staying connected is easier than ever before. We have access to email, messaging apps, live chat, and other technologies that allow us to keep in touch with clients and address their inquiries in no time. As an online entrepreneur, you’re wearing multiple hats. You may be pitching clients, answering their questions, …

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Timeboxing

Obviously, working from home has many advantages, let’s be clear on that. However, a lot of entrepreneurs who have or are starting an online business are struggling with their time management and the never-ending to-do list that generate a huge source of frustration. How many times did you race against the clock to finish your …

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