Episode 13: Top of Mind- Organization for Freelancers
Hello Movers and Shakers!
People are either going to love or hate today’s show. Today’s show is the second episode of Top of Mind, the freestanding solo-series within Movers and Shakers. It's short and sweet, and focuses on the essential organizational tools needed to be a productive and effective freelancer, remote employee, or entrepreneur.
To give it some context, we know many of you have unconventional work environments and schedules, and it’s up to you to create your own structure. Yes, you might wear a suit for meetings, but if you’re in outside sales, trade advocacy, or run a small business, chances are you’re working out of cafes, bars, and co-working spaces, without the structural benefits of an office.
As I worked in trade advocacy for years, then as a freelance consultant and now a small business owner, I’ve tried on a multitude of organizational tools. The ones featured on the show are the allstars- the basic 3 that will keep you sane, professional, organized and feeling ahead of the game. (I did add in a couple of bonus tools for good measure.)
I’m listing these below in the order they appear on the show with links. I had also published a Linked in article in 2015 entitled "Tech Picks for Launching Your Home Business (and Staying Organized)." Here’s a link to the article if you prefer reading over listening to the podcast- plus, there's multiple additional tools listed here that are more specifically geared towards entrepreneurs.)
Top 3 Essential Tools
Google Suite (specifically GoogleCal and Drive)
Evernote (best catch all organizational tool)
Boomerang (schedule an email for later)
Skillshare (learn anything)
Snapseed (photo editing)
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