3 Ways to Become More Productive

Things are moving pretty fast these days. The Red Queen of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass nailed it: “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”

If you want to move faster and get more things done on your work, here are 3 tips that might help you:

1. Consider Get a Virtual Assistant

Learning to delegate stuff is one of the best things you can do as an entrepreneur or business man. A virtual assistant can handle most of your trivial and daily tasks, such as answering to emails, scheduling meetings, and even more shopisticated stuff such as doing keyword research and tracking. If you are not sure where to get one, simply post the job description on Elance.com and I am sure you’ll get dozens of qualified applications.

2. Do Online Meetings When Possible

When you are signing or negotiating a big contract, meeting face to face with the other party might be a good idea. For most other situations, however, doing an online meeting will be just as efficient as meeting face to face, but it will save everyone involved a lot of time and money. Online meeting services are pretty sophisticated these days, meaning that you should be able to setup your online meeting in a matter of minutes. If you want a recommendation, check out ClickMeeting.com, as their price is reasonable and you’ll get the complete set of features.

3. Use Your Commute Efficiently

Most people spend quite a lot of time on their cars or on public transportation. We are talking about hundreds of hours every year. What if instead of just listening to music or sleeping you used that time to do something useful? One of the best tricks I learned over the years is to listen to audio books. By doing that on my commutes I tripled the amount of books I read every year. Audible.com is by far the best place to get your audio books.

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