See what can be automated, and automate it

It never ceases to amaze me when I see intelligent individuals doing the same thing over and over, while at the same time complaining that they never have any time.

It can take a little time up front to figure out the steps to a process, but once those steautomateps are clearly laid out and the process is clearly defined, much of the time you are spending can be erased.

Some examples of what can be automated include:

  • scheduling (using an online scheduling program),
  • order fulfillment,
  • follow up notes or calls,
  • newsletter layout and preparation,
  • some email communication, and many other tasks.

The key is to examine the process, see if it can be simply laid out, and then turn it over (either by delegating or by using technology) to someone/something else to be done.

© Terry Monaghan, 2013 ~ All Rights Reserved

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