Quiet time? No problem!

Quiet time? No problem!

The lull of the summer has hit and business is slow. But you know what? That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It could be boring, and you could get a lot of reading done if you wanted. Or, you could use it to your advantage and get a lot of things done. Your choice! But, at W5 Templates we like to get things done, so here are a few tips.

  1. Organize. If the phones aren’t ringing and the emails aren’t dinging, then there won’t be any distractions for you in getting some of those stacks of paper filed away and off of your desk. A cleaner environment will help you get your work done more efficiently in the long run, so you might as well use the summer slow-down to make that happen for when business picks back up!
  2. Clean your computer up. Have you ever looked at your desktop and wondered what the heck is in some of those folders sprawled across your screen? We know we have. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to go through all of those mysterious files that date back all the way to 2006 and reconsider their use–or at least the space that they’re taking on your computer. Get an external hard drive to back them up and remove some of that desktop clutter!
  3. Regroup as a company. How often do you as an entire organization have the chance to sit down for a few hours with no distractions to brainstorm new business plans or decide the best way to work with that one client? Not often, if you’re like most other companies. So take advantage of the lack of work and use this time to get together and really set up some game plans as a group–we promise this will be much easier than trying to follow a huge email thread!
  4. Get yourself set up with W5 Templates. Speaking of huge email threads–we have a way to avoid them. When working on projects and with clients, wouldn’t it be much easier to just have it all in one place for everyone to see and be able to update regularly? If you get W5 Templates, you can! Our easy-to-use CRM system based on Excel allows you and your team to easily collaborate without the confusion of hundreds of emails flying back and forth. You can even use it on your phone! Want to give it a try? Click here for your free trial!

So, use the summer to your advantage. It doesn’t all have to be yawns and yearning for the sunshine!

Dave Oshlag has been helping companies large and small stay organized and focus on the right projects for more than 25 years.  His specialty is saving hours of time wasted on disorganized systems without spending thousands of dollars. He’s best known for enabling massive changes in productivity with tools like W5 Templates that are simple, streamlined and get people organized quickly.

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