Productivity

6 Tips on Productivity

6 Tips on Productivity

I’d say I’m a very productive person, especially when I take on several tasks that I am passionate about. Sometimes I take on more than I can handle because I really love what I do and it questions my limitations and about productivity. So to get more productive, here are some of my reflections on productivity, time management and how to stay focused and organized.

4 Tips for Eliminating Scope Creep

4 Tips for Eliminating Scope Creep

Scope creep needs to be managed from the very start of a project occurs when someone decides they want to change something or take things in another direction. Daunting to prevent, but doing so will keep your costs, processes, and deadlines where they belong. Here are four tips to reduce or eliminate scope creep, whether for a seasoned project manager or a virtual assistant tackling a client project.

Delegation Equals More Time for You

Delegation Equals More Time for You

“I’m awesome! Who can do a better job than me?!” Where have I heard this before? Let’s get down to basics, if you are a small business owner, you can not do everything, nor should you. Because of your uncertainty that delegated work will be done to your standard, you cannot move on to new tasks. You’ll have to learn how to let go and to train your team to do your usual tasks. Don’t forget, your team includes your contractors, assistants (virtual, or otherwise), bookkeepers & accountants and anyone else you pay to help you stay productive.

Do You Have a Plan B?

Do You Have a Plan B?

Think about all the tools that you use on a daily basis – the ones that make and drive your business. If one of them were to disappear or become irrevocably unusable, do you have a Plan B? If you don’t, sit down and really think about the impact of not having a backup system. Without a Plan B, if something goes awry, and things will go awry, you need to have a plan, a process, and a procedure, to keep moving and keep your productivity levels high.

3 Time Management Tips: Prepare, Do, Review

3 Time Management Tips: Prepare, Do, Review

If you feel you are surrounded by chaos and never get to do what you originally planned to, you are probably blaming it on poor time management. Such a scapegoat! It is easy to fall into this trap when you consider all the things that can disrupt your day no matter how carefully you planned it. Even the best leaders are faced with the same challenges, but they deal with them not through better time management, but through more effective management. Rather than defining each activity in terms of planned versus unexpected, they find ways in which to accomplish the planned through the unexpected. One method involves breaking each activity into three steps – prepare, do, review.