productivity

Planning your week - why, when, how?

Planning your week - why, when, how?

What if I told you that taking just a little bit of time before your week starts to actually plan your week could massively increase your productivity? You may call me crazy, but it’s true! Whether you do it on a Friday afternoon or a Sunday night, 10 mins to half an hour is all you really need to give your productivity the spur it needs on a Monday morning.

5 steps to prioritising your tasks in order of monetary value

5 steps to prioritising your tasks in order of monetary value

You may like doing certain tasks for your business, or you may find them stressful and time-consuming. Either way, it’s a good idea to take stock of all of the tasks and activities that you do to see which ones are actually the most valuable to you in terms of monetary value. Which ones contribute to helping you achieve your business goals?

7 tips to keeping a work diary

7 tips to keeping a work diary

Whether you're a planner or not, or like to use technology to record everything or not, there are lots of ways to help you monitor your to-do list. Having a diary whether online or paper-based can be a really helpful, tangible way of keeping track of your day-to-day, weekly, and monthly tasks.

12 tips to managing a business within school run constraints

12 tips to managing a business within school run constraints

Running a business when you have children can encourage you to be inventive with the type of business you have. However, the fact often remains that the only time you have to work is while your children are at school or nursery. So how can you make the most of the limited time that you do have?

9 tips for coping with minor interruptions and distractions

9 tips for coping with minor interruptions and distractions

No matter how clear your plan for the day, it’s inevitable that you’re going to encounter minor or major interruptions and distractions at some point. It’s all too easy to let these take over your day. How can you deal with minor interruption and distractions and not let them take you away from what you want and need to accomplish that day?

Do you really need a face-to-face meeting?

Do you really need a face-to-face meeting?

Is a face-to-face meeting always the best way to go? Time is precious, and if you’re thinking of arranging a meeting, it might be helpful to consider alternatives and explore other options to help you make the most productive use of your valuable time.

Productivity and the art of delegation

Productivity and the art of delegation

As a business owner, it can often seem counter-productive to take time out to analyse the tasks and activities you spend your time on, and what value each of them holds to your business. I’d suggest that delegating tasks and activities to someone else would free up your valuable time and vastly increase your productivity.