Guest post by Evercontact
The appeal of self-employment isn’t a mystery.
Many of us are drawn by the idea of being your own boss, setting your own schedule, and enjoying a relative freedom from the confines of the 9 to 5. Indeed, non-traditional work environments such as self-employment are on the rise and projected to further take over our workforce.
To keep your company growing at the dramatic pace you plan for, it is essential to have your business software applications integrated around a single process, database and network. However, many organizations may not realize that the exact same solutions they have been using before the API was born can also be connected with integrations. For instance, Office 365 already includes a healthy set of features, but that doesn’t necessarily mean its functionality can’t be further expanded.
The world we live in is a loud one – and with so much noise (both literal and figurative) coming from all directions, it can be hard to effectively communicate your most important messages – and for you to effectively hear the messages that are going to have the biggest impact on your business and your life.
But Julian Treasure is on a mission to change that. Treasure is an international speaker (his five TED talks, The 4 Ways Sound Affects Us, Shh! Sound Health in 8 Steps, 5 Ways To Listen Better, Why Architects Need to Use Their Ears, and How To Speak So That People Want To Listen have been viewed over 70 million times) who speaks on the power of effective speaking, conscious listening, and how to effectively use sound in business.
Everywhere you look there’s yet another small to medium business (SMB) adopting Office 365. Microsoft provides every incentive to ease your company into its cloud-based office suite. Instructional videos, phone support, installation guide – your transition to Office 365 will be met with hand-holding all along the way.
But the environment you get isn’t necessarily foolproof. The large part of the cost and time of administration is tied up in common security measures: managing group admission, pruning users, creating security policies and ensuring users have access to network resources. Office 365 moves these tasks to the cloud, but doesn’t necessarily make them easier for users.
Apple’s iPhone and iPad have changed the mobile working landscape. Nowadays, we can do just about anything on our phones and tablets, from checking email to updating spreadsheets to taking video conference calls.
However, mobile technology still seems primitive when it comes to productivity. It’s often seen as clunky to multitask and manage files on iOS and other mobile platforms—especially when compared to desktop Windows or macOS machines.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, using an iOS device can actually be more intuitive than your laptop Mac or PC when performing some tasks on the go. You just need to know how to use them to their fullest.
Author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss says, “If you win the morning, you win the day.” As you might know, having a morning routine is essential to setting up the day for success. To get some ideas on how to optimize our own routines, we asked our Productivity Giants guests how they spend the first 90 minutes of their day.