Ok. I will admit it. Sometimes I check my email while I brush my teeth. It's true I do. I also check it while firmly stopped at red-lights, waiting in drive thru lines, and while pumping gas. And that is just an average day for me. When you run your own business, or in my case, three of them, you have to learn to make every second count. Is this healthy? Probably not.
But the fact remains. The down side of all this "running" is that unfortunately by the end of the day I often feel like the proverbial rubber band. You know the one. It's been stretched so far and so much that it's liable to break at any time. Fortunately for me, I have a great support system of friends, family and coworkers that are willing to get in there and help out when needed. The don't even usually ask for money. Usually. For the most part though, I find myself struggling to make every second count and every minute of my day be filled to the fullest. Thankfully, while statistics and reports claim that no one can multitask effectively, those who know me best know that to be untrue. I'm at my optimal operating level with more than one task going on and somehow I can manage to keep those tasks in line and in order. I wanted to share some of the strategies that I employ to accomplish these Time Efficiency tasks, and I'd love to hear yours!
Now that you've heard my tips for efficiency, share you're own. Maybe we can all learn something new!
With the holiday season in full swing, it seems that everything has sped up to a frantic pace. My client's jobs have been no exception. While most of them maintain a great attitude actually getting work produced is often a huge struggle during this time of year. From emails that don't get returned to phone calls and increased traffic while commuting to meetings, it all but makes you want to throw in the towel and close the office doors for the season. So what can you do to help deal with the added stress of balancing your work, your clients and the holidays?
I've recently been reading a great book written by a Creativity Coach that I am honored to know, Romney Nesbitt. In her book, "Secrets of a Creativity Coach" Romney shares some of the tricks and tips she's found to staying 'centered' as you deal with the stress of this time of year, or busy work days etc.