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THRIVEable Friday: Confidence, Empowerment & Google Drive

Happy Friday! Having a short week has its benefits but hopefully you aren’t playing catch up today and feeling overwhelmed. If you are, we’ve found some simple things you can do to combat the feeling of drowning in your work and instead power through it with confidence and positivity. To aid your productivity we have also included some of Google Drive’s newest tricks and tools. Entrepreneurship … Like a Boss Feeling overwhelmed is such a paralyzing feeling. How do you begin to tackle whats in front of you? Where do you start? What’s the highest priority? These are all daunting questions that must be

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Happy Friday! Having a short week has its benefits but hopefully you aren’t playing catch up today and feeling overwhelmed. If you are, we’ve found some simple things you can do to combat the feeling of drowning in your work and instead power through it with confidence and positivity. To aid your productivity we have also included some of Google Drive’s newest tricks and tools.

Entrepreneurship … Like a Boss

Feeling overwhelmed is such a paralyzing feeling. How do you begin to tackle whats in front of you? Where do you start? What’s the highest priority? These are all daunting questions that must be answered when creating a plan of action for the day. Below are a few easy ways to get through the feeling of being overwhelmed and come out on top of your work load, and maybe even ahead of the game.

  • Focus on one task at a time. Thinking about all the tasks on your to-do list will not help you stay motivated.
  • Say No. Even if you’re not comfortable with the word, you will feel much better if you use it. Empower yourself to say no and decide what your day will look like.
  • Prioritize. This is a tough one, some days everything seems top priority. But think to yourself: What affects my client now? What are my hard deadlines? Can this be put off until tomorrow?

Tips & Tools to Empower Your Life

Google’s productivity tools have recently stepped up in the game of efficiency. Not only are these free tools easy to use, but they have become quite advanced recently with offline usability. Here are some of Google’s newest features for Docs, Sheets and Drive:

  • Voice typing: Simply go to tools then select voice typing. Click on the microphone and let Google transcribe your words.
  • Research from Google Docs: Never switch tabs again! Now with Google’s Android app you can search Google from within the Drive doc you are working on. This feature has been a part of Google Drive for a while but now it’s gone mobile.
  • Google Forms: Collect information easily by creating custom Google Forms. Google Forms allows you to choose customized colors, upload background images and add images and GIF’s to easily dispersible surveys.
  • New Changes Button: Get the run down of who edited your Doc and what they changed. The ‘New Changes Button’ is at the top of every Google Doc and will display the changes made by collaborators and contributors since the last time you opened it.

Here is more info on Google Drive updates.

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Have a great weekend!

Leah + Team Belle

Belle Communication

Belle Communication is an award-winning digital PR and creative strategy firm based in Columbus. With Belles across the U.S., the firm serves the CPG, retail, restaurant, tourism and B2B industries, and has partnered with more than 80 brands including Dearfoams, Shake Shack, Nestlé and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.