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Work Smarter Not Harder

Posted by Jenny Day on 14th Aug 2017

Of course we have heard the expression “work smarter not harder”, but have we actually tried to do just that.

Hopefully, I might be able to start you on the right path, at least head you down that way anyway.

With a few little tips and tricks these little apps (mostly free) will help not only your business but around your home as well.

iPhone voice recorder

I know what it’s like to be rushing from one meeting to the next and all of a sudden a massive great thought enters your head, but guess what? No paper, no pen or even worse your driving. So here’s the next best thing I have found my iPhone voice recorder.

Your phone voice recorder can also double as a shopping list recorder too, perfect reminder. And you don’t have to be the person that adds to the list either.

Admittedly you could use an app like Evernote, OneNote, Google to do the same thing but hey whatever works for you. Just tap and talk, your idea is out and down ready to be gone over at a later date.

Wouldn't it be an amazing feeling to at least some bit of organisation in your day and your ideas are safe?

Phone Calendar

To have to remember every single appointment business or otherwise, becomes confusing so why not have something that tells you when, where and what the appoint is about? Just like your Phone Calendar.

Backup Computer Files

Now this is one step I believe to be a must. back up all your files and photos and whatever else you have on your computer as there will be one day you are going to thank yourself you did. My computer failed and I had no backup so I had to redo most of my photos but lost my files. Lessen learned.


Now these are nothing but frustration, so my advice, would be to store them in a secure place whether online or not that decision would totally be up to you. But after having to change password after password it becomes one big frustration and headache.

Store all Important Documents and Images Safely with Online Storage Apps like Amazon Cloud Drive,BitTorrent Sync, Box, or maybe try Dropbox.‎

Here are some links you might want to have a peek at to help make your business more organised....

This might help with taking notes

Try this one for spreadsheets

You might like a peek at this one

Which One For You?

Along the thoughts of bees, or any other pollen gathering animal, they would simply do as us humans are doing but in a more systematic way.

They not only gather the pollen from the beautiful flowers, but do it in a way where there is what we would call order in the ranks.

Things are done in order, pollen is gathered by some bees, then after storing this pollen in their stomachs it turns into nectar, taken back to the hive where other bees are ready to collect the stored nectar from these bees and continually repeat this process till it turns into honey. Then the honey is stored in the hive.

Not bad for such a tiny animal!

Now if you think of your money as the honey, then after working so hard to achieve it, you would like to see it spent more wisely. Wouldn't that be great?

There are many different ways to try to convince you to part with your hard earned money.

And I am sure out in the shopping arena there is many different businesses that can tell you that they have what your looking for.

But here at Personalised Teddy Bears & Gifts we will inform you as much as we can do that the final decision to use what we are offering you is up to date and leave the final decision to you.

Right now on on Personalised Teddy Bears & Gifts we have installed for your convenience, ZipPay, buy now, pay later, no interest.

Digital shopping account

Create your account now and start shopping with the flexibility of a digital wallet.

Buy now, pay later

Shop today, enjoy your purchase & pay later to suit your lifestyle!

Interest free

No interest. We’re completely transparent about no hidden fees.

No credit cards

A completely digitized wallet means there’s no need for a credit card.

We still have PayPal

but have added another safe and secure way of payment Eway.

Easy online signup

Ready to get started? We make it easy to register for an eWAY account. Setup online at your own pace, or over the phone with the helpful support of an eWAY Success Manager. Setting up to accept payments is easy with eWAY.

Some information is below as well as links to their respective pages for you to browse at your convenience.

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Below are some free graphic apps that might be of help:

Some of you might already have them but others might not so here they are.

* Canva  - this is a fantastic tool to use from your computer and you can do almost any design you desire. There are numerous features to use just try it and see. Plus, it is one of those apps that takes not long to learn.

* Snapseed  - for mobile - Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor developed by Google.

I have found Snapseed quite handy, but others haven't, it's all up to the individual user. Most of the time Snapseed would be used in conjunction with Pixlr.

* Pixlr - Unlock your creativity with Pixlr’s free photo editor! Capture any moment and make it beautiful with over 2 million combinations of free effects, overlays, and filters. This app I can tell you is very handy because that is exactly what it is, handy. At my fingertips.

* Pic Monkey - now this one I can tell you is terrific. I adore it. The app can be used on your computer as well as your phone so it becomes mobile, and the things that it can do I simply can not give it enough praise. Fantastic job!

With this Pic Monkey you are learning all the time.

Help is at hand, just go to you tube to find what you are looking for !

Well I hope that these few things will help get you and your projects up and running and turn them into marvelous creations. These apps can help with many creative projects not just for business so do have a play with them and most importantly have fun with them.

I am not an affiliate with any of the apps at all, so I am not promoting them in any way just giving you my own opinion. If you would like to know more about these apps then the links are below for you

Keep Smiling 

Jenny day xx

Most of all remember one thing, to have a healthy and happy business firstly you have to take care of yourself!

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