I’m curious how everyone takes notes. I have always tried to keep my notes in one place, but sometimes I don’t have that place with me. So my notes can be on a post it note, on my computer (Google Keep) and a notebook. I’m always having to go through everything and make sure I didn’t miss anything. I find it helps to make sure that I type it into my computer. And that helps me make sure I don’t miss anything.
How do you take notes? Do you have a system in place? I’m curious what everyone does.
Flexibility and Life
When dealing with a business or work you have to figure out the balance between office work and personal life. I recently had a friend that has had to deal with numerous stressful life situation in a short period of time and still run a business. She truly has been inspiring. She has not only dealt with these situations with decisive actions, but she also showed that it is upsetting to her.
I think it is a strong person to show how something upsets them, but also to take the right steps to fix and/or deal with the situation.
When having situations like this coming up, you definitely have to have a plan in place for your business to be able continue without any hiccups without you (the owner) not there. So do you have a plan in place? Do you have a list of everything that you do on a daily basis for someone to come in and be able to complete those tasks? Do you have a plan set to continue to pay your business bills? Have you created your list of contacts for your staff to be able to call vendors/customers/building maintenance to take care of any situations or issues that come up?
Sometimes it can be the simplest list of things that will help your business continue one while you are not available.
So I have been working on different projects and have thought a lot about planning and processes. Like you can plan all you want, but if you don’t put processes and procedures into place your plan will never come to fruition. Sometimes when thinking of the process of something it becomes easier to think of it as a checklist. When creating a process you have to write down step by step what needs to be done. Where, yes, you will most likely have the steps in your head it is best to have it written down. Just think you are in a rush to get an order completed and you missed a crucial step because you are distracted. Having the processes/procedures written out create a type of checklist/double check system.
So take a deep breath, find a spot that you won’t get distracted and grab whatever you use to take notes (laptop or paper and pen) and start listing out everything that you do. Now from that list create your processes and procedures by breaking everything down to detailed steps. Once you have that all written out print it out and have it readily available.
I hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions.
So my reason to start this blog is that I know a little about a lot of things. I have many interests and have always enjoyed helping people figure things out. A little about me: I have many years experience as an admin assistant and have my degree in Events Management from Leeds, England. I grew up on a computer and have always been interested in the newest technologies.
I hope that my blog will be able to help people out and hope that if there is something that you want me to write about you will let me know. These are some of the topics that I will be talking about; Office, Event, Graphics, Printing and Misc.