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Month: July 2015

4 Productivity Tips From Creative Parents

Since the beginning, this blog has been about learning from other creative parents for me and anyone else who needs it. If you struggle with finding focus, procrastinating to watch House Hunters International, or you just don’t know where to find the time to get your project done, I hope some of these can help.

Here’s some productivity tips to get more out of your day

These are all great tips. Some are from this site, and some are from elsewhere. I linked to the source for all of them if you want to read more.

 

1. Cameron Moll – Authentic Jobs

Priorities over balance

“I find when I focus on priorities rather than balance, that allows me to shift my focus such that if I'm at a conference, that conference for me for three days is my top priority, and giving it my best is my top priority, and then I get back home, and family moves back into top priority.” - Cameron Moll

“I find when I focus on priorities rather than balance, that allows me to shift, maybe, my focus such that if I’m at a conference, that conference for me for three days is my top priority, and giving it my best is my top priority,” Moll explained in a video series highlighting innovative people and their ideas. “And then I get back home, and family moves back into top priority. But that allows me to at least juggle the amount of stuff that’s on my plate at any given time, knowing that the long-term priorities are set, and I just have to deal with what the short-term priorities are.”

Source


2. Leah Remillét – The Thriving Photographer

Top 5 Things

"I end each day by creating my top 5 list.  These are the 5 most important things I want to accomplish the next day & they are where I am going to start every morning." - Leah Remillet

“I break my workday into sections and block out time based on project priorities. I also end each day by creating my top 5 list. These are the 5 most important things I want to accomplish the next day and they are where I am going to start every morning.”

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Growth: How I turned 2,000+ visits into over 16 subscribers in just 30 days! /s

If you can’t tell from the headline, I was excited about the (I’ll admit small) amount of traffic but underwhelmed with the end results, but growth is growth. This is a brand new blog and I’ve never done this before, so getting almost 1,000 hits from one of the blog posts felt like a pretty great first month for me.

TL;DR

The content is good.

But I suck at this.

With some tools, I sucked less. It could’ve been worse.

I’m gonna keep at it!

The tools did well, but I didn't

The tools did well, but I didn’t

My growth stats for the month:

Here are some of the SumoMe plugins I used to both track where users were clicking and collect emails.

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