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Boost Your Productivity: 3 Steps to Organize Your Workspace

Today’s post was written by Emily Johnson.

Nowadays, working as a freelancer is trendy, as you can manage your workflow, time, and wages. Although freelancing seems to be a dream for most people, it might be hard to stay organized while working from home. Thus, you need to do your best to increase productivity.  

If you want to boost productivity while working from home, there is one thing you should do first: organize your workspace. In fact, a well-organized workspace can impact not only productivity, but creativity, concentration, and cleverness as well.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Blog Faster: How to Speed Up Your Research [Part 2]

As I mentioned in Blog Faster: What to Do Before You Start Writing Your Blog Post [Part 1], blogging is a multi-stepped process (including research) that can take up quite a bit of time. Over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing tactics and tips that you can use to help you be more efficient when blogging. See the first installment in this series (if you haven’t already), and then take a look at what you’ll learn by the time this “Blog Faster” series concludes.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Blog Faster: What to Do Before You Start Writing Your Blog Post [Part 1]

You have probably come to realize that blogging is not a quick task. It can often be a time consuming and lengthy process. But, the good news is that there are a few things you can do to speed up the process and blog faster. Armed with specific strategies, you can spend less time on production and focus some time on promoting your content.

There are a lot of blogging tips and processes to help you be more efficient when writing your blog posts, and I’ll be sharing them in four parts. In the end, here’s what you’ll learn:

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Fact Friday: Plans Fail When You Focus on Multiple Goals

“When you’ve got a goal in mind, research shows that it works to have a specific plan in place to achieve it. But that may not be the case when you’re trying to achieve several goals at once…researchers found that for people with just one goal, having a plan in place helped them to accomplish it. But that planning didn’t help the people who had to accomplish six goals.”

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Planning Is Less Effective When You’re Juggling Multiple Goals: Study | HuffingtonPost.com | 5.19.12

 

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Fact Friday: Multitasking Decreases Productivity

“A Realization study shows multitasking can result in a productivity loss of up to 40 percent. In the absence of multitasking, there was a 59.8 percent average increase in the number of projects completed and a 35.5 percent reduction in the time it took to complete a project.

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‘There’s No Such Thing As Multitasking’ | Forbes.com | 1.7.2015

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Fact Friday: Productivity Increases When Workers Use a Tablet

“According to Dell’s 2014 International Tablet survey of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) tablets are good for business as it helps increase productivity and liked by employees. ITDMs in India and Brazil believe tablets help increase productivity by 25%, while in the US and UK ITDMs believe that it has helped improve the production by 20% followed by China with 15% increase in productivity. 
 

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 Tablet at Workplace Improves Mobility and Productivity | CBROnline.com | 10.27.2014

 

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

7 Essential Productivity Apps for Freelancers, Consultants, and Coaches

This post was updated on June 3, 2016.

If you’re a freelancer, consultant, or a coach, you’ll need to rely on systems to keep track of your clients and projects — and to simply get stuff done. One of the most helpful things you can to to increase your productivity is to use a combination of people and technology, including apps. For example, you might use a productivity app or a suite of apps to help you stay on top of your freelance game.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Quick Tip: Two Ways a List Can Help You Declutter Your Desk

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

Recently, I wrote a guest post for Eych2.com and shared five creative strategies you can use to unclutter your desk. And, today I’m sharing a sixth thing you can do keep desk clutter to a minimum.

Did you know that a simple list can also help you bring a little order to your workspace?

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Fact Friday: Multitasking Lowers Your IQ

“Research also shows that, in addition to slowing you down, multitasking lowers your IQ. A study at the University of London found that participants who multitasked during cognitive tasks experienced IQ score declines that were similar to what they’d expect if they had smoked marijuana or stayed up all night. IQ drops of 15 points for multitasking men lowered their scores to the average range of an 8-year-old child.”

 

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Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career, New Studies Suggest | Forbes.com | 10.8.2014

 

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Fact Friday: Workers Are Less Productive on Sunny Days

“While you might think that people are more productive in good weather, just the opposite is true, according to research from Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. On warm, sunny days worker productivity actually decreases because people are distracted by thoughts about what they could be doing …“

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Is Your Team Unproductive? Blame the Weather |Simplicity.Laserfiche.com | 9.11.2014

 

 

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.
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