As an entrepreneur you’re always going to be dealing with time issues, namely lack of it. Time sucks come in many forms, from big crises like death or health problems, to small ones like spam or unsolicited emails. But how do you deal with them?
Does caffeine get you going or just create an illusion productivity? We talk about getting out of the whirlwind, learning to relax and what it takes to be productive. Plus how to tell a better business story and why empathy wins over confrontation.
Today we talk some serious GTD (Getting Things Done). It’s a system taught by David Allen and it’s worked wonders for us. We share the 5 steps (collect, clarify, organize, reflect, engage), some of our trip-ups and share what we’ve learned.
How many emails you have in your inbox isn’t as important as emails in your inbox that are out of control. Here are some smart ways to manage email so it doesn’t manage you.
We went to see Mad Max: Fury Road but ended up thinking about marketing. And it comes down to creating context for your audience. We talk a little about how to do that plus GTD (Getting Things Done) and how to manage stuff and projects.
You probably expect to see the usual suspects on this list… spending too much time on Facebook, pinning too many recipes.
But this list is a little different. These are productivity suckers of the worst kind because they are things we have to deal with every day. So while you can take a “just log out of Facebook” approach to those other kinds of distraction, the ones I want to talk about are in front of you whether you like it or not.
And it’s easy to let them get out of control.
In the week before the 100th episode of the Web.Search.Social Podcast, my friend Alisa Meredith suggested that I should write an article about what I’ve learned. So here are the 10 things I learned about business and productivity from 100 episodes of podcasting.
How does a lack of disciplined time management within a company affect its marketing practices? That’s what Mike S. Brooks and I talked about on this episode of the Nuclear Chowder Podcast. In this show, I argue that when small and medium sized businesses do not practice good time management processes the end result is lots of busy time, but not lots of productive time. That has a ripple effect that affects all aspects of the business but most notably the execution of marketing tasks. Read more and listen for tips to help you manage your time – and your marketing – better
In the world of small and medium sized businesses, many marketing processes fail and even more fail to launch. Why is that? Is it because of technology? Is it because of new channels? Is it because of the evolving nature of search and social? I propose that the single issue that causes marketing failures in SMBs doesn’t have anything to do with marketing at all. It boils down to one thing. Read more to find out what the major failure point is and how you can fix it.
We know how the week between Christmas and New Year’s goes. And while I could play table football all day long, I’m trying to convince myself to be productive by making a list of tasks to accomplish during the most non-productive week of the year. Here’s what I have so far.