Episode 426 – 5 Favorite Time Saving Hacks To Be More Productive In The New Year

At this time of the year, most business people have some down time. In between the festive event you have to attend, you may have some bandwidth to get a few things cleaned up and get ready for the New Year!

Organizing is great, but what if you could simply remove time wasting events throughout the year? Here are a few of my favorite tips that you can use to become more productive for GOOD:

Clean That Email
Make A To-Do List Daily
Put It In Your Calendar
Be Consistent
Do A Quarterly Review
In this episode, I will share with you some of my Favorite time saving tips and ideas that has helped me get more done every day of the year!

Episode 394 – How To Be More Productive By Taming Your Technology

Today is Labor Day and I am laboring over the podcast to keep you informed and in the loop. Most entrepreneurs or solopreneurs work more hours than your typical 9-5 worker, but there are additional payoffs afforded those who control their own time.

If you are like most, you are trading hours for dollars, and that’s OK. The more time you can save the more money you can make. So does it make sense to pay a little bit to save a bunch of time? If you can spend $100 a year to save 1 hour per month that you could bill $100 for… you would be $1100 ahead of the game by the end of the year!

In this episode, I will discuss the products and tools that I use to increase my productivity and help me efficiently make more money…

Acuity Scheduling
Aweber
Evernote
GoToMeeting
Vimeo
A2 Hosting (Bonus)
Here are a few facts about wasted time in your business…

Did you know that over the course of your lifetime, we will spend a total of 3,680 hours or 153 days searching for misplaced items?
We lose an average of 4.5 hours a week looking for documents on our computers, servers or in the cloud.
50% of us… use 4 devices and 9 apps daily.

Episode 365 – Managing Your Productivity – Part 2 with Dan LeFave

After surviving a fatal car accident when he was 7 years old, Dan received what he calls “a warning shot,” life’s second chance. Inspired by his near death accident, he began to see the world differently and understand people at a deeper level recognizing that at the end of each day we must ask ourselves “Did I love, Did I laugh, Did I learn, Did I serve?” Since then, he plotted a path for a life full of risk-taking, facing adversities head-on and stepping into uncertainty with confidence, dedicated to helping others do the same.

Episode 356 – Accountability… Your Success Hangs In The Balance!

There is a secret sauce that separates successful people in business from the just getting by crowd. It’s accountability. It’s defined as “The quality or state of being accountable. Especially as an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.”

There are three things that help in this:

Being Organized
Tasks Prioritized
Accountability person or groups
Sometimes, you have to pay for accountability, but sometimes you can achieve it for free. It does require the process of having a person or partner keeping you accountable. This could include:

A Coach
A Mastermind
An Accountability Partner
In this episode, we will discuss how accountability plays into your business success!

Episode 349 – Managing Your Social Media Marketing Calendar Using CoSchedule with Garrett Moon

Garrett Moon is the CEO and Co-Founder at CoSchedule, the web’s most popular marketing calendar and the fastest growing startup in North Dakota. Ranked as the best business tool built by a startup on Entrepreneur.com, CoSchedule helps more than 9,000 marketing teams stay organized in more 100 countries around the world. In 2016, CoSchedule was named one of the top five startups in Tech. Co’s Startup of the Year Competition.

As a thought leader, Garrett is the author of “The 10x Marketing Formula” and has been blogging and speaking about content marketing, social media marketing, and startup business for more than eight years. He’s been featured on sites like Forbes, Entrepreneur, AdWeek, and Content Marketing Institute.

Episode 346 – How to Get Paid More By Working With Virtual Assistants

What did you do with your 168 hours, 10,000 minutes or 600,000 seconds last week? Chances are you spent 1/3rd working, 1/3rd sleeping, and 1/3rd on everything else. “Work to your strengths and hire to your weaknesses” is one of my favorite sayings. I use VA’s to handle tasks like proofreading, blog posting, and email…

Episode 345 – Making The Most Of Evernote with CMO Andrew ‘Malc’ Malcolm

Over a decade leading global SaaS businesses, Andrew has tried just about everything to generate growth with marketing. Some of which has work; most of which hasn’t. But through identifying new products, pivoting to adjacent markets, changing monetization models, spending big on above the line marketing, doubling down on search engine marketing and more, Andrew has developed a repeatable approach to marketing that he calls “creatively analytic.”

As CMO of Evernote, Andrew has created an organization using this approach that delivers just the right message at just the right time through owned and earned media. Since joining Evernote, he’s driven the company past 200M registered users, more than 5B notes and double paying users; all leading to cash flow positive.

Episode 344 – Growing Your Business With Curated Content On Evernote

One of my favorite tools that I use to organize my ideas and content is Evernote™. It’s a free app that is available on your phone, tablet or desktop. Evernote gives you the ability to type notes, record audio notes, scan business cards, draw sketches and so much more.  The most powerful uses include the addition of a web clipper tool (an extension) available for the Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and other browsers.

Episode 326 – Time Waits For No One – Exploring Acuity Scheduling

Time management is sort of an oxymoron. You can’t manage time, but you can manage tasks. You can also manage the time in your schedule! Programs like Acuity Scheduling will help you become the master of your digital calendars. This is part of my new “Favorite Tools” series of the Bacon Podcast, where I share…

Episode 322 – How Would You Like To Improve Your Business In The New Year?

We are at the end of another year and at the beginning of the New Year. Some things change, and some things stay the same. One thing that never changes is that we are all given the same 168 hours per week. Most of us spend 1/3rd sleeping, 1/3rd working, and we have 1/3rd left over…