You will be able to gain and apply your knowledge and understanding of personal and professional awareness, organization and commitment, and use the tools, methods and techniques that you have learned in goal setting, prioritization, scheduling, and delegation to overcome time management challenges and enhance productivity.
Let’s get some things straight, this piece is to help you leverage your hard work. Hard work is smart work. You will never understand something that you haven’t worked hard in knowing about. Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of the light bulb was a smart man, but Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb to eventually get the result he wanted.
Australian yachtsman Jimmy Spithill explained this better in his quote that “Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy”. So it’s not about doing less, but about doing more smarter.
You may not be as talented, educated and experienced as the other guy, as long as you can outwork them you will be successful.
For anyone to use smarter tools, they have to first understand how those tools work. And it takes time and some level of seriousness to do that. Smart work sometimes means letting others take care of your weaknesses. You must learn to schedule and automate task that you are not good at. That way you can dedicate time for things that you are super good at.
For you to be successful when working with smart tools, you have to learn to:
Measure result and not time
Use tools that increases your productivity
Double on your strength
Always do what’s important First
Allocate time to task
Slimline your Goals
Use the best Tools even if they are more Expensive
Automate Repetitive Task
Productivity Tools are now cheaper today than a decade or more ago. For every tool (software or App) there are at least ten free version.
Here are a few smart that will increase your productivity
A messaging app for teams
Any.do help you manage simple task
FreshBooks is accounting software that makes running your small business easy, fast and secure.
Manage all your social media marketing in one place. From finding prospects to serving customers.
LastPass securely remembers your passwords.
SaneBox learns what email is important to you and filters out what isn’t, saving you from endless interruptions.
A better way to share on social media. Social media management for marketers and agencies.
Time tracking system for a small business. A simple online timer with a powerful timesheet calculator. Syncs with iOS & Android app.
The online place where Agile teams get work done
Time Tracking Software for Remote Teams and Individuals.
Manage your to-do list, assign tasks and get real-time updates on your projects anywhere, anytime.
Podio supplies a web-based platform for organizing team communication, business processes, data and content in project management workspaces
Wunderlist help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.
Evernote lets you capture, nurture, and share your ideas across any device.
Presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring your ideas to life and make you a great presenter.
Every device you install it on becomes a destination that you can “push” things to. You can send links, photos, videos, files, and much more, but that is just one small part of the app.
Simple, beautiful scheduling.
Say goodbye to email tag for scheduling appointments, interviews, calls, demos and much more.
Doodle simplifies scheduling. Automatically sync appointments to your calendar.
The content you need to accelerate your research, marketing, and sales.
Google Docs let you create documents on the go. Write, edit, and collaborate wherever you are.
Asana is the easiest way for teams to track their work and get results.
Empower people to work together. wedding plans, organizing a camping trip or leading a work project.
A safe place for all your files
Get stronger results across all your sites, apps, and offline channels. Google Analytics Solutions helps you turn customer insights into real gains.
RescueTime helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive.
Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.The app highlights long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow sentence, shorten or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic — try editing this sentence to remove the red.
Instantly see a list of all your subscription emails. Unsubscribe easily from whatever you don’t want.
StayFocusd increases your productivity by limiting the amount of time that you can spend on time-wasting websites.
Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket.
Trello lets you work more collaboratively and get more done.
Online Employee Shift Scheduling Software. Create, distribute and communicate your next work schedule in minutes.
Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox.