Technology – it’s everywhere these days! Hamish Jones helps time-poor business owners make sense of their IT & Telecommunications and also assists getting Seniors online.
What tools do you use to stay organised, Hamish?
As someone who sells telecommunications products, as well as providing
consulting and training services, I am evangelical about the value of
smartphone devices as a productivity tool. My phone is a communications
tool, a marketing tool, an education tool, my diary and it helps make me
G Suite manages my emails, my calendar and my documents across devices,
meaning I can access everything I need on the go.
My smartwatch, my Fitbit Versa, help keeps me on track throughout the day.
I set alarms to remind me of everything – from eating, to drinking water
to when to leave for my next appointment. It’s invaluable.
How do you Organise yourself?
I still like a paper to-do list. I like to make written notes and I get
immense satisfaction in crossing off items off my to-do list. I know this
is incredibly “analogue” for someone in the digital space but it makes me
feel more productive.
I organise my day into 27 minute blocks. The first 27 minutes of each day
and the last 27 of each day is a “planning block” to chunk tasks and
estimate how long everything on my to-do list will take. I schedule
“admin” blocks for things that pop up during the day. I don’t let them
distract me because there’s time to do them later in the day. Scheduled
distraction time is important.
The technology mentioned in point 1 is invaluable.
What three things could someone do so they stay on top of
With smartphones, the two most important things anyone could do is make
sure they have set up their devices to automatically backup (Android and
iPhones can do this) and make sure the software is always up to date.
I also encourage everyone to do a quick audit of their phone and internet
needs – covering technology and plans. Plans and technology are always
changing and it’s important that you are on the right plan with the right
technology for your needs.
If you need help with your IT and Telecommunications or know a senior needing guidance, get in touch with Hamish at Australia’s premium boutique internet and telecommunications service provider: Best Business Deals.