Sill no traction<br />Big idea!<br />Opportunity lost<br />
You want to beat this economy?<br />Find ways to turn IDEAS into ACTION!<br />
Starting with a systematic way to get organized so we can get productive! <br />
It All Starts with Time Management<br />1.) Don’t just react to the incoming, e.g. emails, people, phone calls, etc. <br />2. ) BEFORE YOU TURN ON YOUR COMPUTER, list your 5x5, i.e. the 5 things you want to get done by 5pm.<br />3.) Find your “Alone Zone” and/or “Power Hour.” (Note: You MUST schedule this as a reoccurring appointment on your calendar everyday.) <br />
P.S. Turn off email notifications during your power hour!<br />And keep in mind… <br />
What is Google Reader?<br /><ul><li>Allows you to read all of your favorite blogs and websites IN ONE PLACE.
Lets you share items of interest with those in your network – and see what they’re reading too. </li></li></ul><li>Benefits of Reader vs. <br />“Hunting Around” Online<br />- You don’t waste time because the news comes to you. <br /><ul><li>You are always “in the know” on matters that affect your business / industry.
You can stay ahead of the competition by being the first to spot trends or receive important information.</li></ul>- You can send prospects articles of interest and use it as an excuse to contact them…again. <br /><ul><li>You can access Reader from your phone. (Makes waiting in line easier.)
You can quickly update your team on what you’re reading.</li></li></ul><li>Google Reader is like a daily newspaper – edited by YOU – with only the information you want to receive. <br />
You can even add notes to shared items. <br />
Explore tab gives you a list of feeds you may like based on your current subscriptions. <br />
To add feeds to your Reader, visit important sites (e.g. clients, prospects, professional development, news, etc.) and look for the RSS icon. <br />
What is Evernote?<br /><ul><li> Your “external brain.”
Allows you to keep text, voice, photo, and web notes in one place and grouped by subject. (Hooray!) </li></li></ul><li>The problem with thinking you can keep track of everything in your head…<br />
Best case = you have a decrease in overall productivity. <br />Worst case, you lose a great idea completely. <br />
Practical Ways to Use Evernote<br />Project organization. (Notes, photos, and web clips all in one place.) <br />Share notes with your team / family. <br />Meeting preparation / follow-up.<br />Manage your goals and to-do list. <br />Keep track of your children’s projects and deadlines.<br />Save favorite recipes. <br />Take photos of wine bottles, restaurants, hotels, business cards, etc. you want to remember later.<br />REPLACE THE SCRIBBLES!<br />
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