If you want to change the outcome, you’ve got to change the process.
So what are the outcomes I want to change in 2018? One outcome that has been on my wish list forever is:
I WANT TO ACCOMPLISH MORE THINGS IN LESS TIME
I’m guessing that most everyone reading this is familiar with the Serenity Prayer. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
There are some things that I have control over and many things that I do not. For instance, I can’t control the fact that I’m aging and my hands are getting slower. So I could just accept that OR look deeper for a solution I can control.
I CAN control how I go about getting words on paper. Why is this important to me? Because I have a lot to say and only so much time to say it. And I have lots of things I want to do yet before I’m ready to retire. Just today I found a solution. It’s not the whole answer but it’s a start.
THE SOLUTION IS TO USE VOICE DICTATION ON MY IPAD. I don’t have to type. I can talk instead!
Did you know about this? I did, but I didn’t embrace it until now. I am surprised at how incredibly simple this is. You can turn your speech into text anytime your on-screen keyboard shows up on your screen.
Simply tap the microphone icon lower left next to the space bar and start talking. That is all there is to it! Try it out right now if you happen to be using an iPad and use voice dictation to talk your comment below and watch the text flow across the page as you speak.
To make use of this technology will require establishing a new habit and that may be the hardest part. I’m so used to typing everything instead of talking that my fingers automatically go for the keyboard. If I do manage to make the transition I think it will save time and allow me to talk to you through this blog on a regular basis and still get the other work done that I want to accomplish. It will be like hiring a virtual assistant!
The same idea applies to S.N.A.P. APP Business Tools for Tailoring Garments. It will save you time price quoting and invoicing on every order. However it will require making a change in the way you normally handle invoicing and quoting.
The TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR OWN PRICING CHALLENGE WILL HELP YOU WITH THAT. The next challenge begins January 4th. Purchase SNAP Tools and you are automatically enrolled in the challenge. For more information, go to SCCandA.com/store.
If we continue to add ways to save time to our daily routines by using the best business tools available to us, our profits will inch their way upward. As the old saying goes: “Inch by inch is a cinch. Mile by mile is a trial.”
Share your time-saving tips in the comments below. Together we can fly higher.
Joyce Simons Murphy of JSM Tailoring Tools and SCCandA.com