Here are three ways to turn the tables and instead use technology to get more stuff done.
1. Post four daily tasks to an accountability blog.
The first thing I would do if you’re not sure what to do next, is to post four daily tasks to an accountability blog. This doesn’t mean write a big long to-do list in a notebook or a text file. Throw that out.
Instead, create a WordPress blog and password-protect it or secure it using Wishlist Member.
Give a trusted friend access to that blog to make sure you are ONLY posting four things to do each day, and to make sure you are updating that blog at the end of the day to show you finished everything you promised.
2. Use Google Calendar to keep track of my appointments
The next breakthrough I’ve had to become more productive is using Google Calendar to keep track of my appointments, launches, deadlines and webinars.
If you have Gmail or a Google Account then you already have an online calendar you can get to from any web browser.
What makes Google Calendar unique is that the appointments on your calendar can have different levels.
So you can have some appointments on the calendar whose contents remain private, others you share with your mastermind group and more you might share with a business partner. You set the access level.
3. The final productivity boost you can get from technology is NOT using it!
If you really want to finish that sales letter, blog post, or audio recording, turn off your cell phone. Close your e-mail and keep it closed until later in the day. You need to remove as many distractions as possible until you’re done.
I’m sure you can think of many other uses for technology to get more things done throughout the day, but having an accountability blog, use an online calendar and turning off that cell phone are my three top tips by a long shot.