Criticism can give you a new, different perspective in your business, so it will give you a chance to see things that you have missed or didn’t consider. More importantly, it will offer you opportunities for improvement which is vital when you’re trying to grow your business.
In 2016, I saw a lot of successes and a lot of failures in my businesses. Some of them grew, while others closed down. I’ll share with you some of the most important digital marketing lessons I’ve learned from the past year and how you can use them to improve your own business.
Do you feel like your mornings are rushed, you get off to a frantic and uncoordinated start, and you’re feeling sluggish by midday? It’s because you’re making too many unimportant decisions in the morning. You see, decision-making is actually an exhaustible resource. Making too many choices results in fatigue and poor decision-making. And when you make a lot of them in the morning, you’re wasting energy. The key is to make as many decisions as possible the night before.
During the work day, we do a lot of little tasks that are distracting. From checking email to managing social media, we engage in activities that take only a few minutes of our time, but we divert our attention to them several times a day, if not several times an hour. Yet every time we transition to these small tasks from what we were doing, then transition back, we lose time. We also lose mental focus. By doing these tasks all at the same time, we’ll save time and be more productive.
Over the many years of working with teams and projects, I’ve never come across anything as robust as Asana. It’s my primary project management system and the one I recommend to every team. If you’re an individual that manages a lot of different projects, or you have a team of any size – Asana is the tool the for you. Here’s why.
If you’re at a job where you stare at a computer screen all day, then you probably find yourself falling asleep a lot. How can you keep yourself awake for hours on end, and still be energized by the end of the day? Here are a few tips:
We all hate meetings. Even if you’re the person running them. They’re dreaded, unproductive, and usually a waste of time. But meetings themselves aren’t boring, it’s the people running them. By rethinking how you conduct meetings, they can actually be useful. No, seriously.
We all take notes, but most of the time it’s on a bunch of Word documents that get sent around. You don’t know which the current version is, you sometimes can’t find the document, or your not sure which document you wrote in. There’s a far more efficient way to do things. Evernote is a free note-taking software that’s widely used and makes for efficient note-taking.
We all run into creative ruts. You stare forever at a screen or piece of paper with nothing coming to you. But you have to create something, so you push through. Next time this happens, try taking a little break to reboot your creativity.
Do you struggle to wake up in the morning, or find that you get tired easily throughout the day? Rather than going to coffee, soda, energy drinks, or supplements, the answer is simply in a bottle of water. It sounds plain, but drinking water is key to increasing your energy and productivity throughout your work day.