Free Tools for 9 to 5ers!
TIMe management tools for 9 to 5ers
This week has been very exciting. I'm continuing the #30DayMindGrind and journaling daily to really narrow in on my mindset work. I also just started working with my own high-level coach and I am loving the development that has happened already.
Today I wanted to talk more about tips for 9 to 5ers. As you know I am currently working 9 to 5 while pursuing the entrepreneur lifestyle and building our business. While working 9 to 5 it's so important to utilize your time well. Quick Note: I want to make it clear that I feel we have endless amounts of time. If you need more convincing I encourage you to check out The Science of Getting Rich. It is completely old school and I probably recommend listening to it rather than reading, but you should check it out. He goes into detail that we get done in a day what we need to get done in a day. That’s it and I love it!
Ok - back to the topic at hand. I have put together a simple list, with links, to some of these free management tools I use. I hope you find them helpful. I would love to hear some tools you use in the comments below.
Buffer: This is my social scheduler of choice. There is a free option and a pro option. The free option allows two accounts, which might work perfectly for you. It is a great tool to schedule all our social media posts at one time. I personally use it for our Twitter account and Facebook page, but you can also connect a Facebook group if you have one as well. They also offer a tool in Google Chrome that allows you to schedule as your browse online. This is especially helpful when exploring social media and you come across something you want to share with your community.
Evernote - Love it! Evernote is a great tool for your business, but also for your personal life, if you value organization like I do. Evernote, also has an extension for Google Chrome that allows you to save websites, files, notes, etc… as you explore. You can organize in separate folders and come back to it later. I personally have a folder for our private Facebook group, where I collect articles I would love to share. I also keep notes from my coaching and notes for my business in there as well. Also Free!
TimeTune - I am absolutely loving this app. Even though I know there is endless time in a day, as entrepreneurs it is important to really utilize every minute. I read an article the other day from Entrepreneur Magazine that I loved called 14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do. The following quote really stood out to me, “To this day, I keep a schedule that is almost minute by minute. You must master your minutes to master your life." I have tried to utilize this skill in my day to day. This app is only available for Android, sorry iPhone people, but it allows you to schedule tasks to the minute and provides you with a notification when it is time for the next task.
Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation for any of these products - I just really like them
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Michelle Knight is a Branding and Business coach for female entrepreneurs who are struggling to gain visibility and traction to take their business to the next level. She works with her clients to dive deep into their story so they can create a brand and message that positions them as an expert and allows them to create their desired income to free up time in their schedule for what matters most. Learn more >>