Solopreneurs are constantly on the lookout for new gadgets and applications to help manage time, reach goals, track projects and complete tasks.
Unfortunately, the one-size-fits-all solution just does not exist. All of these answers must have an element that taps into the way we work and think. A great phone app is not useful unless you spend the majority of your time on your phone. An electronic solution is not helpful if you find pen and paper more comforting. And of course, not all solutions will work for every situation. One size will sort of work for most people. But multiple sizes will provide a much better fit for more people.
I am not a habitual person by nature; that has been my way for as long as I can remember. As a child it was a huge problem getting me to do chores or other similar activities. Part of the reason was because I was a kid and didn’t want to do them, but there was also an element of struggling to get a habit formed.
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As I moved into adulthood, I didn’t seem to pay much attention to my habits or lack thereof. For the most part, I am able to see what needs to be done and put the appropriate level of effort toward getting it accomplished. Since my routine is almost non-existent, I can be flexible in most scenarios and easily make adjustments when necessary. This is a great advantage when I am traveling for work and I often have to adjust to other people’s schedules. The downside is, I don’t have routines that help me get back on track or focus once I return home. Habits like these can be necessary if you want to increase your productivity.