Inbox dread. We’ve all experienced it. After a weekend away, or even a lunch break, and you dread seeing your inbox filled again. Researchers at Carleton University recently reported business professionals now spend one third of their time at the office, and HALF of the time they work at home in their inbox. 30% of the time the emails were not important or urgent. That’s 11.7 hours spent at work and 5.3 hours at home — every week. I don’t know about you but I would gladly spend those 17 hours NOT in my inbox. Not only is it a drain on time it’s a drain on energy.
It’s not a surprise to anyone how quickly the world moves these days. Technology changes daily, or perhaps even more often than that. We have instant access to information, status updates, shopping, news, television, even food! Everywhere I turn, the perceived message is that faster is better. And who doesn’t want more time? If something can be achieved quicker, that would technically mean more time for......what exactly? More information, status updates, shopping, news, TV? Yikes!
Living the Flexwork Dream … at Delegate!
When we think about working remotely, and what it means to our work/life balance, a number of thoughts come to mind. It’s awesome to have flexibility in our career, create our own schedule and have freedom and autonomy to make it our own day. For morning people, we get up early and are hard at work before the sun comes up and for those of us who are night owls, we quiet the chaos of the day and settle in to work during the peaceful moments when everyone else is asleep. Juggling kids, chores and commitments of daily life, all while making money, is an art form; one that we at Delegate thrive on and LOVE.
Daily Planning Tips for Entrepreneurs
One of the most common problems we see with entrepreneurs is finding time in an already busy schedule to focus on things that will grow their business. Here are a few tips to help you create margin in your daily schedule.
Know Yourself, Know Your Worth
Lots of businesses are born from great ideas, or rather, from a person’s confidence to pursue that idea, and their ability to know themselves and those around them during the process. Some entrepreneurs feel weighted because they try to take on too much and feel guilty when they don’t succeed at everything.
The truth is, you won’t personally be good at everything -- but the good news is that you don’t have to be. The key: your actions should be louder than your words.
How to Organize your Inspiration
Today’s entrepreneur is busier than ever with numerous meetings, multiple calendars to be cognizant of, tending to the day-to-day operations, not to mention extinguishing any fires that come up. Can you relate? It can be challenging to make time for inspiration. Yet it is beneficial to expose ourselves to information that motivates us to grow and transcend. Here are some ideas to help keep the creative juices flowing for the busy person on the go:
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How to stay focused when you are constantly distracted…..
Focus. Prioritize. Delegate. These are the pillars of staying organized and reaching your goals. But what do you do if this just isn’t working for you? If you spend all day organizing and prioritizing, but not much really gets done, it’s time to reconsider your approach. Not all brains think alike.
For some, the to-do list itself is what is causing things to NOT get done. If you find yourself overwhelmed by all the things you need to do and you can’t organize and prioritize your way out of it, or if procrastination is getting the best of you, then consider a different approach.
Simple Trademark Tips
Do you have a product or service that you’d like to trademark? Not sure if you want to go through the long and drawn out process of filing a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? Here are a few tips to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to go ahead with registering a trademark:
Making the commitment to engage support is the first step towards the continued growth of your company. Now that you’ve made that choice, the next step is to identify the best support resource for your specific needs. There are many factors to consider before selecting your support team resource. The good news is there’s plenty of options!