Posted August 15, 2007 in Productivity
Over the years I’ve come into contact with various and sundry time management tools. I used the Covey system, a host of day timers, and even tried inventing my own tools. I finally gave up on time management because I didn’t want to put my life in a box. I figured if I ran out of time to do all the things I wanted to do on a certain day then I’d just pick up again the next day. I finally just started making lists and scratching the items off the list as I completed them. That proved to be the most effective time management tool I’d ever encountered.
Then I started an Internet business.
Posted August 1, 2007 in Productivity
I have a feeling many of you freelancers and entrepreneurs will like this. Scot from Meridian Crest sent me an invite for a new service called 8apps, they’re in beta right now, but it looks really promising.
I’ve been playing around with 8apps for a couple of days now, and thought I could write about it. I’m really starting to like 8apps, and thought you would like it too. Here it is.
If, after reading this post, you feel 8apps is something you could use, and you think you could get something out of it, I have 45 invites left, so simply leave a comment on this post, and I’ll send an invite to your e-mail address. [Click Here to Read More...]
Posted July 29, 2007 in Productivity
The other day here at Freelance Folder, Jon posted some of his ideas about working from home in The Perils Of Working At Night – Should You Rent A Space? Jon’s vote is to rent a space; for him, the results of the distractions at home make renting appealing.
Sure, there certainly are drawbacks to working at home. For one thing, we sometimes need to work the night away to meet a deadline. But every night needn’t be a work night and there’s much to be said for trying to work things out when working from home.
Some people are more than happy to be working, they simply don’t like to go to work. Why am I saying “they”? “We” simply don’t choose to go to an office every day. For some of us, that’s why we work from home. [Click Here to Read More...]
Posted July 28, 2007 in Productivity
There’s one inherent advantage to being a full time, salaried employee that the self-employed rarely talk about: Even when you’re unproductive, you’re still earning money.
If you’re a full time employee, you probably just laughed to yourself. If you’re a freelancer or a self-employed entrepreneur, that knot in your stomach is the realization that you’re the one paying the price for less-than-productive days. When “actual results” directly drive your paycheck, you’re the one to lose when you’re unproductive, distracted, or working at less than the peak performance that keeps your rates high (and growing, right?).
And yet we all waste time. And we all pay for it. Until now. Here’s a freakishly simple way to sell yourself on the value of your time so you can focus on the things that are going to boost your bottom line: [Click Here to Read More...]
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