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Jane McLamara From Grandville MI
Welcome Patricia! Welcome Jane!
Nancy Walenta from Grand Rapids, Michigan
I have been learning how to say NO to jobs that I dont want to do and it REALLY feels good. I have been busier than I want to be anyway.
That is fantastic Jaque!
Welcome Patricia, Jane, and Nancy !
Sondra, please mute your audio! Thank you!
Multi-tasking to me is running a load of laundry or running the dishwasher while working. Ha-ha!
True! I do much better focusing on One thing at a time. But I sometimes get too engaged and can't stop!
I have not time studied very well. But I do keep track of my time for the whole project. I like to Beat the Clock!
I love that Nancy!
a separate stopwatch is a great idea because trying to use the one on your phone can become problematic if a family member calls, etc.
I have started putting my processes into Asana and that has helped me enormously.
I've created a few processes like that for jobs I do often like cushions and half pleat valances
yes...I also lump together like tasks.
I set alarms to remind me. Some days I have 6 alarms!
Yes I have used Asana before too
I have an order sheet that allows me to break a large project into the various parts. I like adding the number(time) to each project!
Project Management software, they have a free version https://asana.com/
Yes. I can forget once the alarm is set. I label the alarm. I set an alarm for this webinar.
I set my alarms for 1:55 pm for this webinar. Otherwise I can get caught up and miss it. I have a lot of those :55s set on my phone.
Awesome! Thanks Theresa & Jamie
Asana - ah-suh-nuh
Social media can be a time suck for sure😭
my children ( grown)seem to think im available all day...how do you stop it....
Oh man I am so bad about working on my leisure time. I work on my computer while riding in the car or watching tv.
That’s a good one!
Under promise. Over deliver. I'm preaching to myself here. But hopefully a helpful quote.
yes it is
I schedule a catch up day every couple weeks. That is a great buffer that is often needed when a designer needs a mistake fixed, or when an unexpected measure appointment needs to be done.
I was in my workroom at all hours of the day or week too. Your statements are very true to me.
I do the same- work all the time. Also a home business. I feel at this moment though that the deadlines I have require that extra time because things are taking longer than estimated...
time studies would be helpful
yes. I hate it
Not late for project deadlines but I'm late for appointments.
I am time-management challenged - all of the above. I continually work on this.
I am usually just on time. Not a minute before. Not good. Once in a while I'm late! But I try not to be late even if it means I stay up and pull an all- nighter!! Also, not good. I'll do just about anything to hit that deadline bc I want the work.
I habitually work late so I can meet deadlines because I can’t say :no I can’t do this at the time required. I work wholesale
I tell myself..."The dread is far worse than the act". When it comes to getting things done.
That is a great idea, I forget about holiday deadlines.
I always meet deadlines, I can’t stand to not do what I said I would do. But I have learned to either be a little vague on when they can expect a project, or pad the date enough that I can meet it.
John 👏 love that! Putting that quote up in my workroom!
Love that, John!
I can't sense time so I have to set a timer. For me a hour feels like 5 mins.
I just got a rush job so I added large amount for Rush. The client said Yes, go ahead!
Hahaha Nancy I add money to jobs I don’t want and then when I get it I kick myself!
That's happened to me, too, Michele.
Thank you! Some eye opening ideas!
Thank you so much! Love the ideas!
Thank you. So inspiring.
I'm going to order a stopwatch. Thanks so much for facilitating this discussion.
Thanks for a great session.
Me to, Theresa!
nice. looking forward to next week