12 tools, apps and resources to save you time and sanity

I admit it. I’m a tool junkie. I love the geekery that comes with reading reviews and trying out tools, apps and other resources which claim to make my life easier, more productive, more in control. They sell an organised, well-oiled utopia and I want it!

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I am forever exploring tools to help me manage my professional and personal life. Or more to the point, I go through phases of exploration, then find and settle on a set of tools I love. This is the current list of tools, apps and resources I really love. The tools I recommend to everyone I speak with. The tools which my colleagues could rattle off if asked what I recommend.

I love these tools because they really do save me time (and my sanity) – and they may do the same for you!

Banish procrastination and reclaim your day in 5 easy steps

I’d like to talk about the big dirty P word. Procrastination. That infuriating practice of delaying doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it.

Banish procrastination and reclaim your day

When procrastination about a specific task strikes, suddenly a million other things seems more interesting and fun to do. Throughout all my years of studying, I could tell procrastination was really kicking in when I started to reorganise my wardrobe or pantry. The more I procrastinated, the more immaculate my house became.

We can all be susceptible to procrastination, but as busy marketers, we simply can’t afford to let it take us off track. Let’s look at five ways to banish procrastination so you can reclaim your day and get the important stuff done.

How to tame your marketing to do list with Asana

Throughout my career, I’ve experimented with A LOT of task management apps and processes. I have found that pretty much every marketing role involves juggling a stack of projects, each with different stakeholders, approval processes and deadlines.

How to tame your marketing to do list with Asana

In this post, I outline how Asana has become a must-have project management and collaboration tool for my marketing communications team.

How stressed out marketers can get more done

I don’t know about you, but I’ve yet to work in any kind of marketing, communications, public relations or event management role that didn’t have endless deadlines, calls to make, reports to write, people to follow up etc. The nature of the work we do typically involves a constant juggling of priorities and the nagging feeling that we’re forgetting that one really important thing. It can feel overwhelming, right?

Why busy marketers need to read Getting Things Done

Time management, organisation and getting things done – as efficiently as possible – are some of the hallmarks of a great marketer.

In this post, I talk about the personal productivity system that has helped me (and millions of others) to get things done, not just at work, but in my personal life.

Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction

Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction

Happy Monday Highflyers! According to the iconic sales training guru Zig Ziglar, “Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment that loafing never can.”

I know that for me, taking steps towards completing my big goals and ticking the right things off the To Do list at the end of the day, is really satisfying.

Tell me in the comments below, how you’re going to be your productive best this week.  Have a great week!

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