How a not-to-do list can keep you sane

You’re going through your day and checking your email. You notice that someone’s offering a webinar or presentation on the HOT social media platform right now.

“Interesting,” you think to yourself as you skim the email about why you should be on that platform and then delete it.

Later you’re scrolling through Facebook and see other people talking about this same HOT social media platform. And one of them is offering a free challenge that will teach you the ins and outs!

You quickly sign up and create an account.

BUT, you’re just not sure where you’re going to find the time.

You’re overwhelmed and this is the third new thing you’ve added to your to-do list today.

You try to breathe through it and remind yourself that you need to stay up to date on these things so you can reach as many people as possible, but you’re so stressed out and working so much you’re starting to wonder if it’s worth it.

I talk about one list you can keep that can help with this situation in the video below.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #81

How to find your new groove after the summer break

Summer’s over.

I’ve seen for myself the biggest sign of this: school buses have returned to their task of taking kids to and from school.

So, of course, that means summer break is over.

Has summer break ended for your business?

In the video below I share some things to include and consider when finding your new groove after the summer break.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #80

How to choose more effective weekly priorities

I’ve been talking about choosing your most important task each week recently.

It’s a very important part of planning your week and your success (it’s also an important part of the Unnamed Productivity Club).

There’s a couple of things that you can do to make your most important task each week even more powerful, more likely to be finished, and ensure that it’s the task that really is most important to you and your business.

I share about this in the video below.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #79

How much time do you have for your WORK each week?

A friend forwarded me an article that she thought I’d be interested in about why we’re so bad at planning our time.

She’s right, I was interested.

It spoke of something that I realized a few years ago and was a huge factor in why I had some time management problems at the time and when working for someone else.

It’s the assumption that I had 40 hours to do my WORK.

But it’s just not true.

By the time you count the time spent in:

  • daily meetings (we had a standing daily morning meeting)
  • other meetings
  • time spent checking and responding to email
  • bathroom breaks
  • chat/conversations with co-workers
  • phone calls with clients
  • handling the things that just pop up during the day
  • setting priorities for the day/week/month

Well, you’re lucky if that leaves you with 25 hours to actually do WORK for the week.

That doesn’t even take into account things like deciding that you’re going to write a blog post for the week and estimating that it will take you 30 minutes to write it. But you’ve forgotten to account for the time it will take to do make it an email or publish it to your blog or coming up with a catchy (yet descriptive) title and any other little details that go into it that make that 30-minute task closer to an hour (or more).

In this week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie, below, I talk about this.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #78