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Write a Killer Blog Post in Only 5 Minutes

by Justin Lukasavige on August 10, 2010

I stay pretty busy throughout my day, so being efficient is important. In this video, I cover a few tips to help you keep your blog writing quick and concise so you can focus on other parts of your business as well.


How can you simplify? Let’s talk about it – I could use more ideas.

How to Write a Killer Blog Post in Only 5 Minutes (if you can’t see this video)


Don’t Reinvent Forms – Download Them

by Justin Lukasavige on June 4, 2010

I just came across this great website called Docstoc. More than 20,000,000 people each month download free professional documents.

Their lineup of forms includes business, tax, HR, real estate, and personal finance.

Especially when you’re new in business, the last thing you want to spend your time doing creating business tools from scratch.

Any resources you can recommend to save time creating?


Become More Productive by Tracking Your Time Automatically

by Justin Lukasavige on May 12, 2010

I wrote a short post a few days ago about a program I ran across to track your time. Then @jlhuge turned me on to something even better called Rescue Time.

Here’s a snapshot of what this program (I’m on the forever free version) tracks:

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It not only tracks the websites I visit and categorizes whether they’re a good use of my time, neutral, or bad, but it also does the same with the programs I use.

It’s easy to customize a program, website or activity, so I can tell it whether it’s a good use for me or not.

Andy and I also did a self-employment show for the Free Agent Underground which we cleverly titled How to Manage Your Employees when You’re the only one.

Do you track your time? What have you found?


An Easy way to Track how You Spend Your Time

by Justin Lukasavige on May 9, 2010

There’s a lot to do in a business, whether you’re starting one, reorganizing or trying to become more efficient.  I often suggest my clients track their time on a simple spreadsheet to see how they’re using the time they have.  After all, we all have only 168 hours per week.  No more, no less.  Becoming efficient is the key for a successful business.

toggl time trackerI just stumbled on this good looking tool called toggl.  It helps you track how you’re spending your time and looks pretty easy to use.  Check it out and let me know if you like.

Do you have other suggestions?  Leave them in the comments.


I Wish I had More Hours in the Day

by Justin Lukasavige on August 19, 2009

If you haven’t found yourself utter the phrase “I wish I had more hours in the day” before, I bet you’ve at least heard someone else say it. If you had more time, I bet you could clean the garage and the bathroom, launch the business you’ve been dreaming about, and maybe, if there’s a small amount of time left in the evening, find a solution for world hunger.

I’d like to be bold and propose an easy solution.

If you spend 3 hours per day watching TV (the average American spends 2.7 hours), that adds up to 1,095 hours per year. If you spend eight hours sleeping each day, you’ll spend 45 days each year doing nothing but watching TV. There seems to be a disconnect happening in our culture. Many people want to make a difference but aren’t doing a thing to make it happen.

So, now that you have all this new found time freedom, what do you do? My friend Dan Miller has some great suggestions in his book No More Mondays. Among them:

  • Attend Seminars
  • Listen to training CDs
  • Read Magazines
  • Read Books
  • Spend thirty minutes each day reflecting and learning

Just like when you free up money in your budget by cutting expenses, if you don’t reallocate your time to another area, your effort will be lost.

“Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.”
- Mother Teresa


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