Tools That Make Your Life Easier, No Umpa Lumpas Required
Ever wonder how Obama fits it all into a 24 hours schedule? Or how Oprah managed to build an empire with the same 24 hours you + I get? Seems hard to believe we all get the same window of “time opportunity” than these big shots get, doesn’t it?
Sometimes though, it’s not a Willy Wonka ticket + a shiny diploma or a butler called Alfred what make a difference, but rather how we choose to streamline our time to make the most out of it.
Now, if you’re business is operated anything like mine, I know 10 little fingers can only do too much + often times hiring out help is not in the piggy bank cards. So today, I’m rolling up my magician sleeves + showing you my favorite weapons + tools + resources that make my life so much easier, cuz I have a feeling you will totally dig them too.
And no, no Umpa Lumpa cloning required + no pennies out of your pockets. Oh yeah baby! I’m excited already.
Here’s the bite-size scoop:
With Boomerang, you can write an e-mail now + schedule it to be sent automatically at the perfect time.
Click to Tweet is the easiest way to promote + advertise your punch lines + kick-in the butt one-liners + jokes + what-not on Twitter. It allows you to create retweet custom URLs to make your content more sharable + viral.
Read It Later lets you save what you find on the web to watch + read + play on any device, at any time. It’s really like a Tivo for the interweb. Booyah! Save videos + articles or pretty much anything you find interesting to your Read It Later queue. Oh + big thanks to Amy Schmittauer of Savy Sexy Social for the intro. Hooked already.
FreeMind is a premier mind-mapping software that helps keep tabs on your projects + untangle your ideas + add links to your research + visualize your collection of notes + expand or contract as necessary + brainstorm + use color to create taxonomies. It’s like a flexible ever-growing database with structure that leverages your creative genius.
5. Rescue Time
A web-based time management + analytics tool that helps you understand how + where you spend your time and attention online, no data to enter, sweet! You basically tell Rescue Time what you consider “productive time” online + what you label “procrastinating gremlins” (yes, Pinterest I’m thinking about you), and Rescue Time plots out how your spend your time. Prepared to be shocked. Plus, Rescue Time allows your to voluntarily block certain websites when you need to really focus + get sh*t done, know what I’m saying?.
Was this helpful? Do you see yourself using any of these tools to speed up your climb to Mount Everest? Maybe you’ve got some magic tricks of your own, yeah? Oh, if you do please make sure to pull that bunny out of the hat + share below. This solo-preneur act is exhausting.
just for fun
With the perfect excuse to show + tell my Click to Tweet chops, I’ve created 3 “Tweet Me Please Shout Outs” that you can use to share the love + do some Twitter damage; and of course, by “damage” I mean a heart made epidemic. So here ya’ go:
Pick your favorite + blast away my friend. You’re awesome!