Yoon Cannon states, “Not being organized is the root cause of mistakes.” She is an organizational professional and president of Paramount Business Coach. She says too often people confuse activity with productivity. They are not the same thing. Productivity, as Yoon defines it, is the return on what you get divided by the value of the time you invested in getting it.
Yoon teaches 7 essential strategies to boost productivity and profits. They are: 1) get clear on your purpose 2) refocus 3) organize 4) function 5) manage interruptions 6) technology 7) systematize your time.
Yoon has some terrific tips & tricks. For instance, under refocus, schedule a 30-minute daily meeting with yourself. Under the organize strategy, Yoon recommends scheduling 15 minutes per day to file and three hours per month to purge. Under function, she has the 5 Ds: decide, delete, delegate, defer and do—love the illeteration. And, under technology, Yoon gives the following websites as useful tools, particularly for solo-preneurs: Contentcrooner.com, Phontag.com, Speak-write.com, a portable scanner, Ztrace.com, Absolute.com and Stealthsignal.com.
Yoon also has some useful tools for listeners to track their time.
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