For Marketers and Entrepreneurs: Create More Leisure Time with These Productivity Tools

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Productivity hacks have been on-trend for several years now with leaders like Tim Ferriss and Seth Godin. It’s more than just a trend, though, and goes beyond trying to be a super human who does it all and eats their cake too.

Beyond those hardcore individuals who want to master fitness and be the ultimate money making ninjas, there are plenty of folks who just want to be able to spend more time with their families and do non-work activities that they enjoy. This includes activities that are enriching outside of a typical work day but directly influence your performance at work.

Eazl is a family business and it’s important to us that we not only continue to provide value for our communities but are able to live the kind of life that we prefer. We want to keep this ecosystem going and ensure that all are benefitting from the existence of this company.

This often involves strategic maneuvers and decisions on how we spend our workdays, the creation of processes and habits that support both the lifestyle and the creation of value, and long-term foresight that enables us to go towards things that makes sense while steering clear of anything that would dilute or misdirect the combined mission of Eazl and our lives.

These are some of the tools that we use to make sure that we have time to stay inspired in both life and business.

If your work involves spending a lot of time with email correspondence, MailButler can serve as your digital assistant so that ongoing outreach doesn’t fall into the cracks. You can schedule emails for the future and reserve bandwidth for other activities.

Another feature that we like is the ability to see if an email has been read. Whether you are a freelancer trying to push forward payment for your services or a project manager who wants to keep a team on schedule, this can be useful.

MailButler works with Apple Mail and should save you a lot of time while maximizing your effectiveness.

Getting Ahead with Content
Committed hours or workdays for content creation are essential (if content is part of your job description). Try tackling all the elements of your content strategy in one go rather than spreading it out over the work week. If you are in the mood to create, keep going rather than changing focus to other tasks because you don’t want to end up strapped for time to finish up your content on a day where you are feeling particularly not inspired to write.

This can be applied to other duties beyond content creation as well. Try to cluster your activities and focus on completed tasks to make room for other things that need your attention.

Google Apps Suite
The toolbox that Google provides is a straight up time saver. You’d be surprised how much time and bandwidth you save when you don’t have to move from app to app to get your work done.

PayPal Mobile App
If you collect payments of any sort online, the PayPal mobile app is a great way to stay on top of billing while you are on the go.

So easy to use if you naturally read news on mobile. No committed sessions for coming up with shareable resources and, from my experience, it has increased the quality of shared content by eliminating frenzied content searches.

Do you have any productivity tips or favorite apps that we didn’t share here? Comment below!

Ludell Jones

Ludell Jones

Co-Owner & Marketing Director at Eazl
5 years of small business and entrepreneurship experience. 9 years of marketing experience. Loves community development through ethical business practices and well being/positive psychology research. Located in Chicago.
Ludell Jones