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Conquer Your Day

Organization and time management are not my best skills. How about you? Are you the ultimate procrastinator? As a business person, this type of workflow management can be costly. Today, we pass along some powerful time management tips from promotional products industry veteran Bobby Lehew, CAS.

  1. Stop living in your inbox. If your inbox is your only project management tool then clearly other people dictate your priorities. Close your e-mail. (Yes, you can!) Use tools such as Awayfind (www.awayfind.com). This tool allows you to receive a text from the most important people in your life when they send you an e-mail.
  2. Take on bite-sized tasks, not super-sized projects. Break major projects into smaller tasks. Often, we leave e-mail sitting in our inbox because it serves as our reminder for an important project or task. Get major projects out of your inbox and into a manageable task list, then eat the elephant, one bite at a time.
  3. Practice inbox zero. It is possible to empty your inbox every day, it just takes iron vigilance and a task management tool such as Omnifocus (www.omnigroup.com/products/omnifocus) or Things (www.culturedcode.com/things) to capture and process e-mails into a to-do list.
  4. Abide by the two-minute rule. If it takes less than two minutes, do it right away. Don't add it to your to-do list, just get it done so you can move on to what's important.
  5. Practice Pomodoro. The Pomodoro Technique (www.pomodorotechnique.com) is simple:
      • Choose a task to be accomplished
      • Set a timer to 25 minutes
      • Work on the task until the timer rings
      • Take a short break
      • After every four tasks, take a longer break
  6. Become a professional blocker. Constantly checking social media, e-mail and online news is the new work avoidance. Use blocker programs such as Freedom (www.macfreedom.com) to block your internet usage so you can focus on mission-critical objectives.


Source: Promotional Consultant Today and Bobby Lehew, CAS, chief branding officer for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based distributor Robyn.


What kind of special events and promotions do you have planned for 2012? Give us a call at 708.478.8222 or send us an email and we'll be happy to help you plan the perfect promotion for your company. Remember ... we're here to help!

Linda, Jennifer and the LinJen Team
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