Working Smarter, Not Harder: 4 great articles to help you

We have been sharing a lot of great articles on Facebook and Twitter recently (please like and follow us if you’re not already!), but we thought it would be good to gather them all in one blog post and explain why we think the tips, tricks and other advice is so good.

Small business owners, especially start ups, are busy juggling a myriad of tasks. Managing and prioritising your time well is one of the most important things to learn to do. There really are a million different tools and apps out there these days to assist you in keeping track of those tasks and ideas, but the tools themselves will not solve your time management problems or get your to do list actually done!

Three Time Management Tips: this one is so short, but the tips are really powerful and they come from CEOs of successful start ups, so they are worth the 2 mins it will take you to read this article.

The first four things you should do every workday: This one sounds a bit like it could be kinda lame, but actually, it really resonated and from experience, we’d say these tips really do work. So why not give them a go?

One of the tips in the article above refers to to do lists. Everyone has different ways of managing their to do lists. Some have gone totally electronic, some prefer good old paper, but whatever system/tool you use for to do lists (and if you don’t have one, you really should get one…like, now!), this article on the value of an end of week brain dump gives some great advice on how to really make those lists work for you.

And finally, still along the lines of keeping track of things/to do lists, two things to do after every meeting is really valuable advice and what’s better, it really works! All the meetings in the world do not actually get things done. You need to have meetings to communicate, discuss and decide what needs to be done, but then you need a way to make sure what is decided on actually gets done.

So, there you have it. 4 great articles on managing your time and your tasks that will help remove the clutter in your head, focus how you spend your time and increase productivity. What are you waiting for? Have a read, choose one or two tips…or all!…and start experiencing the benefits!