If you’ve ever wished you were a little more productive in the morning, these tips will help you out! Simple tips to make for a more productive morning

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1. Prepare the night before.

Tidy up your workspace before you wrap up your workday. Make notes on your to-do list for the following morning so that you’ll be set to go when you wake up.

Also make a point of making your lunch and choosing your clothes the night before.

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I have attended a lot of worthless meetings over the years—meetings that just end up wasting your time, and which don’t really seem Are your meetings an effective use of your time... or are they worthless? Find out the main questions you should ask yourself to identify just how useful and necessary your meetings are, plus some tips for being more productive at every meeting to make good use of your time!to have a point to them. It was doubly frustrating when I knew that the meetings could have been useful and meaningful, but they were just conducted poorly.

Nowadays, with freelancing, my meetings are so much better, and I cringe when I think about how many hours of my life were wasted by attending useless meetings.

If you’re not sure about whether your meetings are worthwhile or worthless,
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You all know how much I love to-do lists and planners. Well, I have discovered something new which I absolutely adore! This organizing tool is EXACTLY what you need to manage your time better and be more productive and efficient - starting right now. It's super simple, easy, and customizable to fit YOUR wants and needs. Read the article to find out more!

Let me back up a moment. A lot of my work, for both my blog and for the work I do with clients, is ongoing long-term work. That means that I have to chip away at these projects a little bit each day. And that can be tricky to keep track of and manage, especially when it’s time-sensitive projects such as social media!

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Last week I wrote a guest post for Freelancers Union: My Client Didn’t Give Me a Deadline. Now What? I encourage you all to check it out!

We all have those times when you just feel like you’re plodding along. You have work to do, but it’s tough to just sit down and do it. The clock keeps ticking and you have no idea where the time is going!

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Try this simple trick to get more work done! A productivity tip that is especially useful for freelancers. ~ business tips when you're feeling overwhelmed ~

If you’re in this kind of situation,

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This is a common question I get from people who work traditional 9—5 jobs, or who don’t have much experience in the small business world or in freelancing. And it’s an excellent question: if you don’t have a boss, then how can you stay on track with your work? What’s to stop you from just not doing anything all day long? Who keeps you motivated to keep working?

There are three steps, in my experience, to be productive, keep on track, and stay disciplined when you don’t have a boss…

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One of the most common things that you hear with regards to productivity is that above all, you should avoid multitasking! The logic behind this is that if you try to do too many things at once, you won’t be doing any of those things very well.

But since I love multitasking, I’ve naturally found a way around this 😉 So here it is, my best multitasking tip:

Combine tasks that require different kinds of brain power.

A classic example of this is something my friend Westwood and I do,

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I have now been freelancing full-time for about 11 months. It’s rather exciting!

Freelancing is a wonderful experience. I absolutely love being a home-based small business owner. I am now getting to the stage where I have quite steady and long-term clients, which is fantastic, whereas my first month or three as a freelancer was largely spent doing research. Get 5 helpful resources for new freelancers! These resources cover great business tips & freelancing tips and are must-reads for anyone new to freelancing.

If you’re a new freelancer, then I would definitely recommend you check out these resources! You can always learn more, no matter what stage you’re at in the freelance life, but especially when you’re just starting out it’s a good idea to explore all of the resources out there.

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And the #1 thing you need to know about being a home-based business owner is…

Figure out what works best for you, right now.

There are so many different ways of working, but ultimately, what works best for one person might not work right for you. And what worked for you six months ago might not work quite right for you today!

Figure out what works best for you.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different working styles!

As a home-based business owner, you might be well-suited to working solid 10-hour days, five days each week.

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Ahhh, Inbox Zero. That elusive concept wherein you deal with emails as they come in and you never have more than three emails in your inbox (or, ideally, you have zero emails in your inbox!).

But how are you supposed to actually do it? Most of the strategies that I’ve seen—only look at your emails once per day, respond to emails the moment you check your inbox—don’t really work for me. And they probably don’t work from a practical standpoint in real life for you, either.

However! I have discovered some awesome secrets to achieving Inbox Zero,

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So you’ve got a project to manage… now what? These BEST project management tips will help you get organized and get an awesome project going!

My 6 best project management tips:
1) Identify all tasks that need to be done.

One of the biggest issues that can come up when managing a project is that it’s easy to overlook small tasks. When I was in charge of an event where we had judges tasting food, for example, somehow we overlooked the fact that these judges would need to have forks and knives. Oops! It was such a simple,

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