We live in a world that seems to constantly find new ways to distract us. This article provides five tips to help stay focused. Our favorite?
Constantly remind yourself of your ultimate goals. Create a vision board, a mind movie, or some system that serves as a constant reminder of what you are working toward. The “why” behind the goal is crucial as it will serve as a motivator.
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It is no secret that Seth Godin is one of our favorite writers around here. More than once something he has written has inspired us to take a look at not just what we do, but why we do it. Well, he has done it again by creating a list of 10 project management guidelines/principles. Our favorite?
“Keep a log, a notebook, a history of what you’ve done and how. You’ll need it for the next project.”
You can find the entire list here.
The one constant mantra we have in working with clients is that they must focus on their blog. There are many reason, but this is the best:
You own your blog – You do not own Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on. But what you do own is your blog. This means there are fewer restrictions when it comes to the format of what you want to post. More importantly, it means that the rules aren’t going to change anytime soon. You never have to worry if your blog is going to change its news feed algorithm, if the post is too long, or if the rules will be set in such a way that you now need to pay to reach new or existing fans. Most importantly, you will always have your content. You put of lot of effort into your content marketing, and you should be hosting it on your platform. Social media can be fickle, and today’s hot new toy can be tomorrow’s forgotten platform. Obviously you still want to place your content on other channels, but make sure you are also storing it on your blog.
Read the other four reasons you should focus on your own blog here.
Everyone is busy. Some are more productive than others, though. There are no secrets, but there are some things they do better. Here’s one tip:
Prioritize everything. Productive people know that there are urgent things and then there are important things. They’ve mastered the skill of letting go of “urgency” for what’s actually important and a priority. You won’t be able to do it all every day. Prioritize and plan to make the most efficient use of your time.
You can see the rest of the list here