On Fridays I bring you the best work and life tips and hacks I found this week. And we call it Four For Friday. Welcome. I took the time on Sunday to figure out how to program the timer on my coffee maker, which means I wake up to the life and business affirming sweet, sharp smell every day. So this week we’re talking about the bliss of automation.
The Thing That Will Get You Closer To Inbox Zero
Apartment Therapy – It’s Time to Marie Kondo Your Inbox—Here Are 9 Proven Ways to Do It Some . of them are jaw-droppingly simple. All of them are free. I’ve used two of them already. Good luck!
The Thing You Probably See When You Look In The Mirror
Mindful – Are You Addicted To Doing? The state of “busyness” – stuck in a loop of action addiction, where every minute there’s something you need to do, even though it can be automated, handed off, or de-prioritized. “We must live smart and work smart. Do the right things, not a lot of things.” Here’s some tips for overcoming it and letting go.
Forbes – 10 Strategic Ways To Automate Your Internal Business Workflows – My favorites: #5 – Automate Small Tasks For A Large Impact (Like using boomerang to time when you send out emails, and using autoresponders to reply to inquiries & #6 -Create Automated Connections Between Various Software Solutions (Like hooking up your ical or outlook to populate your google calendar). The rest are really good, too. GO.
The Quote That Is My Philosophy On The Matter
“Automation is cost cutting by tightening the corners and not cutting them.”
― Haresh Sippy
The Level 10 Bonus Quote
Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But once you get there, you can move mountains – Steve Jobs
Do you need figuring out how to automate your business tasks? Let’s talk about it: Click here to contact me, or go to my calendar to directly to schedule a 30 minute consultation. Have a great weekend!
I’ll talk to you soon,