Technology was suppose to save us time but is it? Do you ever feel like you have less time then in years gone by? You might be right. Technology is always changing and it seems like a constant battle just to keep up.
Don’t overspend on hardware. This is a time when less it more. A computer is usually outdated and pretty wore out at two or three years old. Skip that large hard drive too because you’ll never fill it up. Stop wasting money and time on hardware. When considering hardware, think of your needs for today and the short term future. More or most expensive doesn’t always mean better.
A brand name product doesn’t always mean the best. It’s a fact that most parts are made from the same manufacturers. With very little research, you’ll soon see that a brand name is just that. The packaging is a little different but the product is almost the same. Don’t spend days and weeks of your life researching and worrying about the product. If it feels right, you like the look and fits your budget, buy it and get back to business. Most reputable companies give a warranty for your protection.
Just as no two people are the same, there’s no “best of the best” product that will fit everyone. Everyone likes different things on their cell phones, lap tops or have different camera needs. Skip looking at all the hype and advertising and think about what your needs are. Then go shopping based on your needs.
For some people, they feel it’s easier to find someone else to do their work. For some, hiring others without figuring things out seems easier. Before you hire someone, think twice. Think about the real reason you don’t have enough time or don’t know how to do something. If you truly need to hire someone, you need to be hands on with them. Know what that person is doing and have a plan when they leave for another job or retire.
Spending to much time online is a real problem for some professionals and people in general. If your job is suffering while you’re figuring out how to blog and keep up with the latest information or social networking site, it’s time to refocus back to what’s important. If you truly need a blog, find a blogger. If you truly need a website, find a website designer. Then get back to the job you were hired to do.
Don’t forget to allow time and money for work training. Keep up to date on your job. All the emails, texts and social networking sites will be online, when you return. Don’t let technology take over your life. It’s a tool!