“You can always make more money, but you can never make more time” was the best business advice I ever got.
That business advice came to mind as I recently decided to scale back considerably a marketing activity that was consuming way too much of my time and not producing the desired results.
He went into detail with a few ideas to help reclaim stolen time which included changing our relationship we have with time. Think about it we protect our money from being stolen, or wasted, why not guard our time also.
The words we use to describe time or lack of it results in increasing our stress making us less productive, and went into ideas on changes to make in the words we use.
Cut out the drama is my favorite, you know what I mean, your cell phone rings and looking at the caller id you know it is gonna be drama, so don’t answer it make um leave a message. And when you do tied up in a 30 minute conversation that should have taken 4 minutes get away, however you can (don’t you have another meeting 😉 ).
Another techey tool I use that saves me about an hour every day is HootSuite, HootSuite is social media management dashboard, In addition to it’s Free version, that can manage up to 5 social media platforms. HootSuite also offers a Pro version to help you manage multiple (100) social networks from one dashboard (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+).
I have been using HootSuite for over 2 years, I actually use the pro version which is less than $10 a month (saves me a hour a day) to manage my multiple Twitter accounts, Facebook Business (Fan) pages as well as LinkedIn, Google + and my personal Facebook timeline all in one place with one login.
No I don’t have 100 platforms but in addition to multiple Facebook business (fan) and multiple Google + business pages I also belong to over 30 groups or communities on Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn. That I post to, while I never always post every post to all 30+ because not all post would be relevant to all communities or groups but I can send and monitor all feeds from one location.