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Work From Home Benefits: 12 Things You “Get To Do”

There are several benefits to working from home for both small business owners and their teams. Still, creating a new work routine can take some getting used to. That’s because we humans are creatures of habit and starting new ones — especially when the world seems a bit chaotic and upside-down — requires patience, practice, and a positive mindset.

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Digital Life in Disarray? Use These 6 Steps to Get Organized.

Are you ready to organize your digital life? I’m a fan of the conveniences that our digital world has to offer but I also recognize that, like things in our physical world, our digital stuff can get disheveled, unorganized, and chaotic.

That chaos is likely because our personal and work lives are increasingly intertwined with digital stuff. Many of us have traded in ink-covered fingers from paper newspapers for reading news online. We now get digital greeting cards and save our important documents in the cloud. And, we, of course, send and receive troves of emails every day. What about apps? Most of us have amassed a large collection of apps to help us do one thing or another.

If your digital is in disarray, you can organize things to save time and be more productive. To stop the chaos and help you get it under control, follow the six steps below.

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Business Automation: 13 Time-Saving Productivity Tech Tools

Is being more productive on your to-do list this year? Getting organized, using time more effectively, and getting more things accomplished have likely been on your “new year, new goals” list at some point. After all, they’re practical and within reach for just about any business owner. So, how can you start the year off on the right foot and up your productivity game? A simple plan of attack that includes on business automation can help achieve your goals and get more done.

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iPad Productivity: 5 Ways a Tablet Can Help CEOs Get More Done

iPad productivity. Yes, it’s a thing. And, it should be — especially for CEOs and business owners who need to stay connected to their teams. It’s a tech tool that can help you easily run your business and get things done whether you’re a road warrior or stationed primarily in your office. Keep reading to learn how an iPad can be an effective tool in your small business toolbox.

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80 Percent of Resolutions Always Fail (But You Can Fix That!)

Have you been actively working your resolutions lately? Are they top of mind? Or, have your resolutions failed? Would you be surprised to learn that a majority of resolutions fail often?

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7 Essentials for Your Digital Home Office

This post was originally published on February 10, 2019 and updated on March 23, 2020. As you transition to remote working, use these digital tools to stay focused and productive.

If you’re like many modern-day business owners and CEOs, you probably find yourself working from your home from time to time — maybe even from the garage like several famous startups. That means that you’ll likely need some tech tools to transform your workspace into a well-functioning digital home office — one that you can rely on to help you consistently get things done.

Keep reading to learn about seven essentials you need to get started.

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Digital Productivity: How to Level Up and Get More Done (and 50+ Digital Tools to Help You Do It!)

Almost everything we do in the workplace these days requires an app or tech tool to help us complete tasks and projects. Digital productivity is no longer something that only large corporations focus on.

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Digital Detox: 7 Days to Unclutter Your Phone and Build Better Mobile Habits

Do you need a digital detox? If you pick up your phone several times every hour or feel lost when you don’t have it, you probably do.

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Why Small Business Owners Struggle With Productivity (And How to Fix It)

Are you experiencing small business productivity problems? Running a business, leading a team, and accomplishing priorities can be difficult.

As a small business owner, you do a lot, don’t you? You vet ideas, meet with your team, and seek ways to improve your product or service in addition to all the daily tasks you have on your list. If you’re floundering and struggling with productivity problems or know someone who is, know that you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon.

Today’s post is all about one of the main reasons small business owners (especially those leading a team) struggle to improve their productivity — and a simple tool they can use to fix it for good.

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Quick Learning: 5 Excellent Productivity and Small Business Podcasts

Recently, I’ve been multitasking. It’s not as bad as you think — it’s good multitasking. Listening to productivity and small business podcasts have been high on my annual goal list, so I decided to give my brain a workout while I’m on the treadmill. Two tasks. One time block.

Learning should be a priority for all business owners as it allows you to grow or even to pivot when necessary. Of course, time is not always on your side, especially for startups and solopreneurs. So, it’s helpful to connect priority tasks to blocks of time you already have carved out in our day — like during your commute, while you’re in a waiting room (think doctor’s office), during your lunch break, or even while you’re exercising.

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Good Multitasking: 8 Ways to Creatively Do Two Things at the Same Time

Good multitasking? Sounds crazy, right? That’s because you’ve probably heard that multitasking is bad for your brain. You probably even heard that from me (here, here, and here).

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Get Organized: 7 Digital Files You Must Delete Right Now

Digital clutter can be a huge headache, create stress, and stop your productivity in its tracks. That’s why I teamed up with Bynder for Get Organized and Be Productive Month (GO Month) to share actionable tips and tricks (here and here) you can use to declutter and organize your digital files.

And, though GO Month is officially over, there are several things you can do to tame your unruly digital files. One of those things is to hit the delete button. Start by getting rid of unnecessary files like the seven files mentioned in today’s post.

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