For the most part and when used correctly, technology tools (apps, SAAS, etc.) will help you accomplish your goals more effectively.
Did you know? The App store has over 235,000 apps for people at work. Here are the most valuable and time-saving apps for work: LinkedIn, Zoom, Google Drive, Calendly, Trello, Canva, Whatsapp, 2ndLine, Facebook Ad Library and Google Analytics.
I really like using the Facebook Library tool to do competitive research and learn more about which companies are advertising. You’ll likely find some fresh ideas for your business.
On the personal side, it seems the apps available are endless. Here are the most used apps for personal use: Cash App, Spotify, YouTube, Uber, Honey, Lumosity, DoorDash and Wordle.
My personal favorite are Spotify & Lumosity. With Spotify I get to listen to all my favorite music at home and on the road. With the rise with podcasts, there’s so much interesting and entertaining new content every day. Lumosity is an online program consisting of games to help improve memory, attention, flexibility, speed of processing, and problem solving. We can all use a better memory =)
There’s an argument to be made that while apps are supposed to save you time and help you be more efficient, they can also do the opposite and become a time waster.
Here are some tips for managing your time:
Use physical and digital tools to efficiently manage your time
Unsubscribe to emails that are not important or urgent
Don’t commit to unnecessary meetings or calls
Limit the number of times/hours you login to your smartphone
Spend time planning, delegating & measuring outcomes
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