This is a quick, short and practical podcast with your brags, plus tips and tools to help you be inspired, know that you are not alone, and to set and reach your goals, however big or small they may be! Today’s awesome brag is from Lori Jill Isenstadt who has a lot to be proud of! Lori’s company is called All About Breastfeeding, which you can find at www.aabreastfeeding.com So please check out her website, if you know somebody who just had a baby, or is about to give birth, Lori would be the right person to refer them to . Now on to today’s tip: keep it simple!! I love tech! I love new apps, I love new software, I love software updates, new hardware, new phones, new computers, all of it! I don’t get everything when it comes out, but mainly because then we wouldn’t have anything to eat at home, I’d have spent all my money on the latest Parrot Drone, or amazing earphones, or gorgeous new iMacs, or whatever. I also like to research everything I use very thoroughly. If I need new project management software, for example, like I do now, then I’ll read and practise on the three leading tools so that I can make an informed choice based on my true needs, and not on only on somebody elses recommendation, which is a good starting point, but their needs are not identical to my needs, so I really only rely on myself for things like that. But, and here is where keeping things simple comes into play: I will always choose only the most practical and simple solution for what me and my team need. The best example of this is the Google suite of products. I’m talking about Google Docs, Google sheets, and Google calendars, mainly. On my computer I have both Microsoft Excel and Apple’s numbers. I also have Microsoft Word, plus a great, but really complicated writing software program called Scrivener. But I don’t use any of these. I always use a Google sheet, or a Google Doc, so that I can easily share them with my team, we can all edit them in real time, if we want, the docs or sheets are saved automatically, and I can access them quickly from any computer anywhere, including my wonderful mobile phone, which is my lovely best friend.
What can be smarter or more simple than that?
So it’s true, they may not have all of the features that their counterparts have, but I’m not doing extra heavy weight spreadsheets, and I’m not writing a novel either. I’m running a small business, and my home for that matter, and keeping it simple keeps me sane and organized.
Organization is the key here. Some of us are born organized, and for others it’s a struggle that takes lots of extra effort. On your team, you will have both types of people, both types of personalities.
So for them, and for you, keep things simple!! That’s it for now! Thank you so much for joining me for #SWC Have a really awesome week!