With the constant flow of new responsibilities and roles filtering into our workload, how are we to keep track of meeting notes, searching for files, and trying to stay up-to-date? In most cases it comes at a cost, a cost on our time, relationships and health.
I speak from experience, in my previous life I was consumed by my job, excelling in a male dominated industry, I identified myself though my career and I loved it. As the hours grew longer and workload increased, so did my clutter. Too busy focusing on my role and not on my health, I found out the true cost of clutter and disorganisation.
Clutter Isn’t Just Physical
My clutter was not physical clutter, it was the stuff I carried around in my head, massive to do list’s, plans and ideas, meetings, targets to meet and managing a sales team. Don’t get me wrong I loved it but my body was telling me a very different story.
How do we cope when we are pinged, tweeted, zoomed, facetimed trying to function on a diet of constant learning to keep up with new things, sifting through information, swapping quickly between tasks and multitasking? Generally speaking…not very well Continue reading
As a small business owner I know how hard it is to juggle, running a business, household, caring for others, staying focused and finding balance in my life.
Following a on from conversations with several small business owners we discovered there are 7 BIG issues that affect the running of their business
- Don’t have set work hours
- Lack of storage
- Lacks focus and discipline
- Planning and organising
- Difficult to get in the right mind set
- Working from home they were easily distracted
- Difficulty in prioritising business from home duties
An organised business is essential if you want to take time out to attend a conference to learn new ways to grow your business, improve skills, share with others and network. Before heading off to speak at AAPO Conference in Sydney,it was time to get things organised to run smoothly while I was away.
Too often small business owners put off the opportunity to work on their business such as attending a conference, simply because they don’t feel that things will run without them.
Here are 3 simple techniques to get organised and keep your eye on the ball I put into place to help while you are out of the office. Continue reading