Product Lifecycle Management, Life Management or Social Media CRM – Customer Relationship Management adds new challenges to this life cycle.
Here are some principles to adapt when you start implementing Social Media with your product and service.
Practice Good Enough!
Remember Life Management is about working smarter so you can become more efficient and more effective. Life Management is a matter of doing the right things, it is a new attitude – an attitude of “doing” rather then “not doing”, and a positive attitude toward change in general.
Stress is not created by what we do, but what we feel we can’t get done in time.
Start practice the “Good Enough” principle. Learn to distinguish between these five different types of events;
a) Events you think you cannot control, and you can’t
b) Events you think you cannot control, but you can
c) Events you think you can control, but you can’t
d) Events you think you can control, but you don’t
e) Events you think you can control, and you can
Keep track of your productive time
Learn what time of the day you are most productive. Keep track of your energy level.
Here are two very efficient tools I use for keeping track of my productivity time.
Evernote I use as my strategic tool. Here I organize my business ideas, goals and plans. I also use for my private goals and plans. One plus is that you can download Evernote to your desktop, And it also available for download to your iPhone, and now also to the iPad. I have it on my iPhone, and it synchronize great.
Google Calendar I use as my daily task manager. This is a great tool to keep track of your daily productivity time. Also have a great iPhone app.
How to beat procrastination
Do you tend to wait until the last minute to tackle difficult tasks, particularly if they are ambiguous or complicated? Do always find yourself rushing around doing things in last minute?
a) Subdivide large, difficult tasks into more manageable chunks
b) Start out with an easy and enjoyable piece to get going
c) Ask for help or get someone to work with you if appropriate
d) Make a commitment to that person that is hard to back down on once you agreed what to do
e) Get prepared for your task by having all necessary information available
f) Choose a time where you are most productive – use a timer
h) Minimize distractions
These 8 steps I use as a basis for effective prioritize my tasks;
a) Daily status check
b) List all “Important” tasks
c) Rate each tasks => red – high, yellow – medium, green – low
d) Break large tasks into shorter, concrete action steps
e) Put all tasks into task program – note any deadlines. Also recommend to use this in combination with a calendar
f) List separately any tasks that can be completed in less than ten minutes
g) Evaluate status of your tasks and priorities
h) Update your “Important” tasks before you finish for the day
** Remember, priorities changes.
Evaluate, rinse and repeat
Make it a habit to evaluate your progress weekly.
a.What type of measurable progress did you make?
b. What kind of adversities did you experience, and how did you resolve them?
c. What went better then expected, and what can you learn from this?
d. How much time did I spend Social Networking and engage this week?
e. How can I improve next week
What is your Life Management style?