I wasn’t always organized and on top of my todos. In an effort to get a handle on things I tried out a handful of different tools and today you’re going to benefit from all of my experimenting! I’ll take you through the main tools I tried and why - if I was starting my business today from scratch - I’d go with Todoist to get myself off to a productive start!
Part of what makes Trello so amazing is the sheer volume of other applications it integrates to get you the features you need. Here I’ve outlined a variety of power-ups, chrome extensions, and zaps that I’ve used to make my Trello run like a well-oiled machine without having to pay for any subscriptions.
Do you envy those businesses and professionals who churn out thoughtful, well written articles week after week or even day after day?
Sure, they might have team members to take on some of the admin or technical tasks, allowing them to put out a ton of content, but you can too - you just need to get organized. You might not be blogging every day, but you’ll certainly be able to set up a consistent schedule for yourself. A workflow is going to help you accomplish that, and it’s going to help you stay accountable to yourself at the same time. As a bonus, having your workflows developed will make it simple out outsource parts of your blogging process when you are ready to do so!
There is no 1 best way to be productive, yet we’re all looking for that magical formula to help us #GetShitDone. The truth is, your personal productivity is as unique to you as the clothes you wear. If you’re just doing what everyone else is doing because it’s the new cool thing, you could be doing yourself a disservice. You need to figure out what works for you specifically, which requires some trial and error and regular maintenance.
I think it’s no secret that I love me some Trello. And it should be obvious by now that I love me some social media too. So it was inevitable that I try to marry the two. Previously, all of my content was managed in spreadsheets and folders (and still is, to some extent). But now I am streamlining a process to keep me more organized so that I always know what is coming up and have once central place to locate everything.
Working in the social media industry requires constant vigilance, as changes are always being rolled out - and I need to be able to communicate those changes to my clients and show them how to implement them. So anything I can do to save time in my day is necessary for my sanity. Right now I use a combination of Gmail, Trello, Evernote, and Chrome - all of these are free to use.