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Computer Shortcuts = Higher Productivity

A recurring observation about people using computers is that most people don't know how to use them to become more productive. After all, computers are meant to be one of the ultimate productivity tools.

Shortcuts are one of the best examples. Many key strokes and mouse clicks can be boiled down into a shortcut. Long handed ways of doing things can be replaced and your productivity can increase.

Understanding the functions of your computer programs is another area that is often overlooked. New versions of software get released and people use them like the version they used five years ago! Taking a short tour of your software can help you to find new ways to work.

Some logical searching on a search engine can give you many answers. Searches such as 'Excel keyboard shortcuts' or 'best features in Word 2010' can bring you quickly a whole raft of ideas on how to use your software more effectively.

Most of us only use a small part of our software's potential, and he…

Dentists and teeth cleaning - how your business can benefit!

When diaries get full and people get really busy lots of little things don't get done. When this happens it is like going to the dentist for your regular check up, but you haven't cleaned your teeth for the last six months!

When the little things in a business don't get done (analogous to cleaning your teeth) then after a while you encounter problems in your business. They seem to appear suddenly, but they haven't - they have just not been in your consciousness until then.

Focussing only on the big things will leave your business riding on a wave of being out of control, followed by periods of correction, and then feeling in control. Just as you start to feel comfortable and get busy again the little things start to get dropped once more and the cycle continues.

You need to schedule the big things and plan your resources accordingly. You also need to come up with a way to keep all of the little things going. The trick is to get both scheduled and acted upon on an ongoi…