Hi everyone, this is Esateys. Today I’m going to talk about something that’s very exciting to me. And the name of this talk is: How Can I Become Wildly Productive While Having Fun? Well, I work with a lot of people as you know, and I’ve been having people really talk about how their time management and their efficiency level. It doesn’t matter whether they’re a stay at home or whomever it may be. But the bottom line is they want to become more productive and with our technology today there are so many things that we can do.
Now, I really enjoy technology, so this is a fun one for me and I hope that it is for you as well. Because it doesn’t matter if you’re in business, or you’re at home taking care of the kids, and soccer, and all of the things you do, planning vacations, there are tools that can help you work a lot more efficiently and you can have fun, save time, all of that stuff. So, when I was in Dallas this last week, one of things that they did is that they had a whole panel of all of these apps and all of this technology, which inspired me even more to come back and share with you. Now the things I’m gonna share with you today are some apps. And these are things that you can get, most of them are free, and Rafael and I use these things in our business and we use them in persona things as well.
So, you might want to take some notes or come back and do this because you are going to find some of these being very, very supportive for you. One of the ones that I love, and I did speak about this a while ago and it was called SaneBox, s-a n-e b-o-x. SaneBox is an app that takes your trillion, million, emails if you’re like me, and it puts them in an organized way. Now what it does is has default boxes, you can create your own as well, but it has default boxes like saying “later”, saying “bulk,” saying “news.” And what it does is you put the emails that you get in these certain boxes and pretty soon it starts to get where you want things.
So, when you actually come to your email, you might see, well, if you are like Rafael you might have six or eight because he’s been very good at being able to keep things organized. Me for the other hand, maybe under about two hundred in my inbox, which is really good for me, but what it has saved me doing is I’ve got all these things in bulk or whatever and I can just go in there and just do “control A”, boom, gone. And there’s a thing called the “black hole” where you can actually go in and you can slide it in there and it unsubscribes you automatically. It’s a very cool thing. Now this actually is a paid app, but you can get a free trial and see how it works for you. Because if you do it, you’re gonna find it’s going to give you a little report each week about how many hours you save (I save a lot of hours) and it’s really fun to work with and keep organized.
Another one that I’m a very big fan of is called Trello.com, “t” like in Tom, r-e- l- l- o .com. Trello is the coolest thing, and it’s free, and when you go there, you will learn you can create these boards. And upon the boards you can create different lists and then there’s cards. And what you can do is like, I happen to conglomerate allot of mine together on one board and it’s called, “E’s To-Do”. And I have a list that will say “must do today”, and I’ll have another one that says “soon.” And I’ll have another one that might say “goals” that are timed important things that I do. And I have others that’ll say “LinkedIn” others might say “C-Suite,” some that will say different kinds of things that I’m doing and under there I will add a card that will allow you to remember things. Also, there’s a lot of little add on-s that you can do, so when I get an email and I want to put it in my LinkedIn folder for example, I just click on that and it will put it right in the folder. So, go check that out, that’s a really, really fun thing. I am going to just tell you one more which is called “iMindMap.com”, it’s a little “i” and M-i-n-d-m-a-p.com, iMindMap.com. I love iMindMap! It’s very graphic and very colorful and what it is, is it gives you the opportunity to just really write down whatever’s on your head. And you just sit there, and you create these little boxes and you do these things and, so you just allow yourself to completely unload all different kinds of things. I do these for outlines for my retreats and different things I’m wanting to do, and it will put it into a format that is like an outline. There’s many, many different things you can do in there. It’s beautiful, it’s fun,
it is something that costs money, but you got a free trial to use. It’s really worth it, it saved us a lot of time and we’re a lot more efficient. Now, I know that I’m not really supposed to take so much time but I’m going to tell you about one more anyway. And this one, everyone knows about, I’m sure. Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Slides. They’re free and Google Docs are really awesome. We do a lot of teamwork, we do a lot of collaboration with other people, so we’ll create a document in Google Docs and we can all be on the phone talking and making changes all at once simultaneously. It instantly saves, you can file it, it keeps track of the edits. It’s a very, very awesome thing because it’s so universal, you can share it anywhere. So, it is something that is very powerful because when you use Word or another kind of word-processing program, what occurs is you make your changes, then you have to save it, then you have to send it to somebody else, and then they have to make all the changes and then they send it back to you. Google Docs is boom, instant. It’s very powerful. You can do the same with slides and I do webinars and presentations, and we use slides.
We also can take PowerPoint and put them in Google Slides, and vice-versa. So, these are just some ideas of things that you can do, where you can keep a list for your groceries, like on the Trello board there’s a checklist thing. Lots and lots of things that you can do. I hope you will take advantage of these, and since this is a Holiday time for you, you can make that time to figure out how you are going to enjoy these new tools, and I have a lot more.
So, if you enjoy this and you’d like me to speak about some others, let me know. Share this please! Because lots of people are going to be so much happier if they are more efficient, because they will be having fun and they will be productive. So, here’s your question for today: what would it take for me to have fun while I’m being productive? Please go to Esateys at esateys.com and check it out, and let people know what’s happening. And, you can also go to ultimaterelationshipacademy.com and see what’s new and exciting there. I look forward to speaking to you next time. Until then, mwah. Feel the hug.