Hello Friday! It’s finally back to school season which we all know can get crazy! Whether it’s school shopping or the changing of seasons with clients, there’s a lot going on this time of year. This week at Belle we’ve rounded up some productivity hacks that will help you stay focused and attentive during this busy period. You can also use your smartphone to help you make the most of your day.
Entrepreneurship … Like a Boss
We love crossing things off of our to-do list. But we all have times where we put off that one demanding task for a couple days or prioritize incorrectly. Here are some productivity hacks are easy and effective.
Give your self less time for the big stuff: Work well under pressure? Don’t just use those skills in a high-stress situations, own them in every day tasks! When you limit the amount of time you have on a project you’ll be more focused, more motivated and you will get more accomplished.
Two-minute rule: Take control of mundane tasks! If a task takes you under two minutes to complete, don’t put it off, complete it right when you get it.
Create systems not goals: Obligate yourself to creating a process to complete your goals. Looking for a new job? Want new networking connections? Commit to taking three prospective connections to coffee a week.
Work out in the morning: Wake up, get motivated and start your day with exercise! Working out in the morning will give you more energy throughout the day.
It’s ok to say no: Get used to it. When saying no becomes less daunting it becomes empowering. Take control of your time.
Tips & Tools to Empower Your Life
Ever dreamed of turning off a light with the click of your smartphone? There’s an app for that. Make your smartphone smarter with these neat tools.
Linkio: Control your home devices from your phone. Have you ever been at the office and left the air conditioning on at home? With Linkio you can turn it off without leaving work. This support system connects to your thermostat, assists with energy saving, acts as a security system and can detect your smoke alarm all through your phone.
ZScan: Never transcribe notes again. Simply scan text with a mouse and save hours of time! This device allows you to search google by image, can transcribe any language and can even organize excel docs!
Links We Love
- Your Guide to Working With a Boss who has a Different Communication Style
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- 5 Blog Topics You Need to Stop Writing About
- Earn More Cash Through Your Personal Brand With These 3 Avenues
- Top 6 Apps for Business Owners (and How to Leverage Them to Save You Time)
Have a great weekend!
Leah & Team Belle