Can't Keep Up? 15 Ways to Simplify Your Work

The KAM Club Podcast

11-05-2023 • 13 mins

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with work and responsibilities. Many of us struggle to keep up with the demands of our jobs, which can lead to stress, burnout, and a decrease in productivity. Listen to the episode as we explore 15 ways to simplify your work and make your life easier. Get ready to learn some valuable tips that will help make your work life easier and reclaim your time and energy.

  • [00:53] The inspiration for this episode
  • [02:26] Prioritise tasks.
  • [02:37] Focus on one task at a time.
  • [03:03] Delegate tasks.
  • [03:34] Use a task list.
  • [06:07] Minimise distractions.
  • [06:31] Take breaks
  • [06:58] Learn to say done.
  • [07:09] Continuously evaluate and improve.
  • [08:12] Use templates
  • [09:45] Manage time spent on email.
  • [10:38] Get feedback.
  • [11:00] Learn to say “not now”
  • [11:47] Take advantage of technology.
  • [12:21] Stay organized
  • [13:09] Celebrate small wins.

Check out the show notes, including links and complete transcript at https://tkcpodcast.com/028

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IN THIS EPISODE

  • Readwise. Readwise makes it easy to revisit and learn from your ebook & article highlights. Sync your highlights from Kindle, Instapaper, Pocket, iBooks, and more. You can review the best parts with their email summaries and it also improves your recall through repetition and reminders. It also has a really nifty share feature that creates images from your highlights for social media (see example above)
  • ClickUp. My preferred project management tool of choice. Simplify your work and get more done. The app combines to do lists with documents, whiteboards, dashboards, templates, automation and so much more. Get started for free.
  • From To-Do to Done: How to Go from Busy to Productive by Mastering Your To-Do List. Excellent book by Maura Thomas on how to manage your tasks. I really like the author’s system for organizing and prioritizing tasks. Another tip I’ve adopted from this book is to highlight my completed tasks on my paper list instead of crossing them out. Gives you a better sense of accomplishment.
  • TextExpander. I love, love, love this tool. TextExpander lets you create customizable snippets of text that allow your team to fly through repetitive tasks quickly by expanding the things you type regularly. I use this for everything from social media hashtags, to email signatures to chasing payment from customers!
  • 16 Essential Chrome Extensions to Really Improve Your Workflow. Chrome extensions are a fantastic way to customise the functionality and behaviour of your browser to do just about anything. But.. finding a good chrome extension is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Until now. Listen to this episode of The KAM Club podcast to find out my favourite extensions to improve your workflow (and life).
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