Some argue that the content, mainly videos, you produce has to be on par with what goes out on TV.I'm afraid I have to disagree!I've been told to... 'add music', 'make it in colour', 'add lights' and a plethora of other 'ideas' to make my videos more like others.
If you're a follower, you're probably aware that I produce videos for my business, but I'm often asked about how I'm able to make them daily.
Having someone between you and your IT person is vital in ensuring the process you build for your business is implemented with the right tools and services you need to make a smooth transition into your new workflow.
While meeting with a prospective client and going through their tech-stack, I quickly found out there were too many tools by their admission. They even touched on the FOMO aspect of their choices, with we all know is never good.
We collect, gather and hoard way too much data that we need to. Have you thought about the impact it’s having on our mental state? And the energy we use to keep data that we will probably never need or use?
This is an ongoing theme with online marketing, and I've come to realise I need to adhere to this rule, because my content marketing, emails and the things I post have been all over the place, even though it's still tech-related.
Never, ever, ever, ever, ever let your clients dictate your working hours.Set yourself your daily work hours, just like a business should and always does, and close your doors at the time.
We all love human interaction. The warmth of the voice, the glee we feel when we're wanted.
Basecamp is a company I follow very closely, not only because I use their products, like Basecamp & HEY, but for their amazing knack for writing copy that draws you into the product, makes you understand it quickly, with no sales-y' BS!
Getting the right workflow takes time and thought, just like playing chess. You need to understand your opponent (the Mac and tech you use) and win by understanding your needs; otherwise, you’ll lose.
This past week I’ve been talking about privacy, security and ways to keep your data secure on your Mac. The best way to do this is to start as soon as you get your device and create the right foundation before using your devices.
If you give access to something you don’t understand, then yes, your Mac might get a virus. However, if you’re vigilant and know what or who is asking to access your Mac, then you’ll be safe.
There’s one feature on your Mac that doesn’t get talked about, and that’s FileVault. It’s a feature built into you Mac that can keep your Mac data secure and safe, in this video, I’ll explain how you can activate it.
Just by using email, you could be leaking a ton of personal information that you’re not aware of. Stopping these email trackers is one thing that you need to be thinking about and taking very seriously.
The best way to stay safe and secure is to make sure you never reuse your password. It doesn’t matter if you put an extra digit at the end, or adding a number, if your passwords are similar you may still run the risk of being hacked.
Keeping your passwords safe should be high on your list when it comes to your tech. Unfortunately, I’ve seen some very inventing, alas not so secure, ways my clients file their passwords.
Fear is a good thing, but often it’s a misguided feeling when you know deep down that it’s the fear that’s pulling you back from progressing from the position you're currently in.
When someone says something, you have to listen, and in today’s video, I talk about being called a Tech Communist. Not something I thought about, but it’s not far from the truth and makes a lot of sense.
Don’t be left behind, holding on to your idea of what’s right. Look around, learn and understand what your needs are. And get started on getting to your ultimate goal but adapting your way of working.
It's not often that you send back clothes after you've bought them, but when you do, there's a good reason why you did. Maybe it wasn't the right fit for you. Well, software is no different, so don't waste your time on them.
Making things simple for yourself it the best way to create time. So making things transferable and reproducible will help you minimise your frustrations.
Help is available if we know what the issue is and how to resolve it together. Unfortunately, it seems that some don’t know where things are, so it makes it really difficult to fix what needs to be done simply.
After speaking with a few clients today, one of them gave me a soundbite that made so much sense as to what I do and what I’m trying to convey that I thought I’d share it.
We know the saying ‘if it’s free, you’re the product’ but did you also know that just because you’re using a free email service that you wouldn’t be paying for it in some other way?
If you’re not careful with piking the right apps and tools to use, personally or within your business, you might find yourself hooked on software that you can’t reliably get away from.
Well are all lazy and want an easy way to do things and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. So, use it to your advantage when looking for the right tools and apps to help with your workflow.
Being intentional is a superpower when it comes to staying focused. And ‘the power of less’ is something I teach all my clients to help with that idea when it comes to their tech.
The idea that one tool can help you and your business to get things done is something that can ruin your workflow. They do exist, but they don't do any one right.
The more you say ‘YES’ to things, the less time you have to yourself. It’s not always good to accept new projects, tools or favours you do because that will inevitably suck the time you have for yourself.
It’s never a good idea to call yourself ‘lazy’, but sometimes it’s the best way to explain the way you work and how you can help your clients to become more efficient and focused.
Many make the mistake of thinking that just having data on iCloud that it's 'backed up' but that's far from the truth. So I'll be going over the best ways to back up your data, so everything is safe and sound.
There are many things Apple doesn’t do right, but now and again they pull through, and being friendly and smiling will always help you get them on your side. So there was good news for me when I visited the Apple store yesterday!
For the past few years, Apple has created smaller MacBooks; with that, the SSDs have also gotten smaller. But now the SSD, RAM and the CPU is on one chip, so if you Mac dies, your data does too!
Many make the mistake of thinking that just using the iCloud will save them from data loss. This is a huge mistake. iCloud is a syncing service and not a backup service.
Losing your Mac is hard, but losing your data is unimaginable. On Friday, My brand new MacBook Air M1 died on my and even though I was initially angry, frustrated and upset, I realised that my data was safe!
On this livestream replay, I go through what an 'inbox' means to me and how it can save you time so you can be even more productive by limiting them.
Once the storm is out of the way, the calming starts, even though that's not quite how the saying goes, It's something to consider when it comes to the adoption of new technology or a new workflow.
Doing the same thing repeatedly thinking ‘this is fine’ isn’t going to help you be more productive. It’s only going to slow you down and get you frustrated more than you think.
We often follow others blindly when it comes to choosing our apps and services. But you should be very cautious of riding the wrong wave when you’re picking the tools for you and your business.