Productivity and Busyness: Don’t Get Them Twisted

I’ll write about how to improve productivity on Digital Workflow today. But, I’d like to summarize it here. Don’t get productivity and busyness confused. They are not the same. A 17 step workflow where a three step workflow will produce the same results doesn’t make you productive. It makes you busy. 

It doesn’t matter if you work at home like I do or if you work a more traditional job. Or if you have a side hustle. If you’re wondering why you don’t have enough time in a day to do everything you need to do, look at your processes. Chances are, they’re just too complicated. Simplify. 

If You Want to Be Successful, Change Your Decision Making Philosophy NOW

If there’s one thing I understand, it’s how your immediate situation can affect your decisions. Because I’ve been in some shitty situations. Beyond shitty. Life threatening. Some not so life threatening and yet seriously fucking worrisome “pay the electric or buy groceries” situations. So, believe me when I say that I totally understand how your current environment can (and often should) play (at least) a (small) part in how you make your decisions.  Read more

Scheduling Strategies for Freelance / Work from Home Beginners

I saw what had to be the stupidest conversation on Twitter yesterday. It talked about how people in other cultures don’t understand why Americans who are self-employed tend to stick to a more traditional schedule of 9 to 5…and how those people make fun of that. They’ve forgotten a couple of key components of scheduling strategies that remain the same regardless of where you live in the world: Read more

How to Deal with a Bad Virtual Receptionist

One of my clients, an entertainment law office, uses a virtual receptionist company (that shall remain unnamed). The two receptionists are supposed to answer the phone and roll certain calls to me. If anyone comes into their facility (because they also I guess collect mail or something), they’re supposed to give out the cell phone number that goes to me and explain they are a virtual office. Yet, once or twice a month I get a phone call from an irate client or potential client…because the virtual receptionist treated them like shit.  Read more