Category Archives for "Time Management"

How to Create a 90-day Action Plan

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I come into contact with many solopreneurs who find it hard to meet the business goals they set out at the beginning of the year. No matter how great our best intentions or how clear our objectives are, it is very easy to lose momentum as we strive towards our end goals.  But there is […]

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27 productive things to do when bored

| Time Management

As solopreneurs, we often experience downtimes as we wait for clients, customers or freelancers to get back to us. Instead of twiddling your thumbs, bored, and idle you can make this time count! Here is a list of productive things to do when bored which will not only pass the time but will enrich your […]

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Why is time management important?

| Time Management

For some, time management means squeezing every minute to get as many things done as is humanly possible before we collapse in exhaustion. In other words, “How can I do more in less time?” Let’s consider a more humane definition. The process of deciding on the order in which you will do tasks, and making […]

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Best Remote Work Tips for Solopreneurs

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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

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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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Time Management Tips

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As solopreneurs, much of our success hinges on how well we can manage our time. Below I’m sharing 10 of my favorite time management tips, techniques, and strategies. I also share how you can combine some of these tips to craft a schedule that matches your priorities. 1.80/20 Rule or Pareto Principle According to the […]

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Productivity 101: The Brain Dump

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Let’s do a little visualization. Close your eyes and imagine your head as office and in the office is a desk- this is your brain. Is that desk all in order, neat and tidy with no outstanding tasks? Or is it a cluttered mess with a million and one post-it notes all over it, so […]

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Top 10 remote jobs you can start today

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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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Five Steps to Prioritize your Tasks

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Has your to-do list ever been empty? If your answer is “Never,” you’re not alone. Sometimes our to-do lists are even longer than our grocery lists. And each time we check off something on our list, several tasks get added. Frustrating, isn’t it? As you grow your business or expand your career, that list will […]

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Don’t Eat That Frog, Eat An Elephant Instead

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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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“To do” to “Done”, Tada!

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Working from home presents its own unique set of problems.  For us entrepreneurs, productivity is usually measured at the end of the day by how much we still need to do rather than what we’ve already accomplished.  This is a backwards thought process that can only end in frustration and a complete lack of motivation.  […]

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How to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas

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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?

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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 the 80/20 Rule to Grow Your Business

| Time Management

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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The Challenges of Working from Home

| Time Management

Do you sometimes feel lonely? Do you struggle with a hectic schedule, despite having the freedom to set your own work hours? Or maybe you’ve lost your motivation? These things are second nature for those who work from home. Even though most people would do anything to be in your shoes, the benefit of working […]

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The Effects of Sleep on Productivity

| Time Management

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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How to Find Time for a Side Business

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In today’s hyperconnected world, it’s not uncommon to hear about people who have a side job online. Many of them have full-time jobs and yet, they find time to start and grow their own business. There are thousands of apps and online tools that make it easy / easier to work on the go and […]

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Timeboxing

| Time Management

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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Social Media Distraction

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How often do you check your Facebook and/or Twitter feed? Once a week, twice a day, or every few hours? Sure, you want to network and stay on top of the latest trends, but is that really why you’re glued to the screen? Social media distraction is real. Up to 80 percent of the time […]

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How to use a time management log

| Time Management

Most of my followers are freelancers working from home. One of them just made the switch. She highly values the freedom to manage her time and tasks in a way that suits her best and often says that her decision to start working from home meant no more stressful office meetings, edgy supervisors, tight project […]

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