Today we are introducing the last post in the time management tools series. You can probably tell from the title that we are going to work on amping up our efficiency levels.
You can read my previous post about time management here about getting yourself organized. Now that you’ve set your priorities it’s time to amp up your efficiency.
One of the most important things to increasing your efficiency is knowing what you are good at. Then doing something with the rest. Delegate. Delegate what you aren’t good at or do not have the skills for.
If you have a friend that is excellent at taking pictures then plan a day in the park so she can knock out your photos for you. It might cost you a lunch for the favor, but she could get credit for the photos and you don’t have to suffer through them. The one key part is that you have to be organized and know what pictures you want shot.
Fiverr is a great source for all things. You can find someone to tweet your products to their followers, design a cover page images for your Facebook page, write a bio for you and all of these services are only $5. Five bucks – that’s it. It’s a pretty good deal if you ask me. Do you not want to waste time in your down area? Then search Fiverr and I bet you can find someone to do it for you.
Another great way to pump up your efficiency is to setup your workspace to work for you, not against you. Know what type of environment you work best in. Quiet? Soft music in the background? Alone? With others? Then that’s what you should surround yourself with. Have a clean space that you can spread out on. Make sure you have all the tools you are going to need. Being good at this point requires that you plan your day. That’s where the last part in the series comes into play. You have to be organized and know what you want to get done.
My favorite part of developing time management tools is by rewarding yourself when you save time. Even it’s just a pat on the back or a piece of your favorite candy. A little recognition goes a long way. When you save yourself time you gain so much more.