By: Kalpesh Rathod
Read time: 2 minutes
Feb. 3, 2016
Being your own boss means finding the motivation to remain productive yourself and sometimes this can be a challenge.
The first thing you need to do is master the art of time management. In its nature, productivity is time management. If you're not so good at it naturally, you might want to consider one of the many apps out there. They'll help you keep track of your appointments and tasks, and even send you reminders or detailed daily productivity reports.
Speaking of apps, going mobile is key to every successful small business. Even if you work from your home office, you need to make sure you have access to all your important documents and email accounts from any place in the world. Apps such as Dropbox can be really helpful, but dealing with multiple Dropbox and email accounts can actually hinder your productivity. This is where apps such as Cubes can be of help: they provide you with quick visual access to all of your attachments, photos, documents and links. Essentially bringing together all of your information in one place, where you can easily see and access it.
If you're struggling to stay organized, consider implementing a set schedule. Of course, one of the joys of being self-employed or running your own small business is that you can set your own hours. Feeling especially productive during the early mornings? Make sure you set aside a few hours every day and work on your tasks. Come up with a specific schedule that accommodates your daily life, if you find that you work best with a four-day week, go for it!
The key to running a successful small business is staying productive and productivity is often linked to excellent time management skills. Stay organized and envision your success, when you feel like you're lacking the motivation to continue. Set yourself a schedule and a comfortable workspace and get to work!
Don't let searching through email distract you from work. See the files you need, when you need them. Focus on what matters most to you.
With all your files intelligently organized and at your finger tips, you'll never waste time again. Get started today!
Property.ca, Toronto, Canada
"I get a ton of listing docs, trade records and contracts emailed to me. Cubes makes them easy to find when I'm on the go. It's an indispensable app for me."