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Take Time to Save Time
How many of us use all the features of the computer software we have? How about our smart phones?
Most of us learn the basics—enough to be modestly functional—and let it go at that! Or, if we don't know how to do something, we figure out a work-around rather than just taking the time to learn to do it properly.
Our electronic gadgets offer so many features that would save us time, trouble, and inconvenience, if only we invested a small amount of time in reading the instruction booklet, using the online help function, or simply investigating the icons. Office supply stores and computer centers have quick reference guides and step-by-step handbooks complete with screen-shots for popular software programs. A quick search on Google will do the same.
If you've got the basics but know there's more to learn, consider a class. It's possible to find reasonably priced group instruction that will open your eyes to how much more you can do with very little effort. Your wireless carrier may offer free classes for smart phones. You can also find one-on-one tutors, if you prefer to go at your own pace.
Take a little time, one time, to save yourself time forever after!
posted on: 1/2/2011 9:00:00 AM by Elaine Quinn, Author & Speaker
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by Elaine Quinn, Author & Speaker
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Elaine Quinn is an internationally recognized expert on organizing, time management and productivity for the work-from-home solo professional. She is the author of "There's No Place Like Working From Home," filled with tips for solopreneurs who want to get organized, stay motivated and get things done. Learn more at www.NoPlaceLikeWorkingFromHome.com.
Favorite Books and Products
- Google Desktop Search
This free application finds documents on your own computer's hard drive just like a search engine finds information on the web.
Intuitive, inexpensive and easy-to-use database programs that create catalogues of your personal collection of books, reference manuals, audiovisual media or digital photo files.
Log into your password-protected websites automatically with this inexpensive and secure software that memorizes your login IDs and passwords. It also fills in online forms with just one click.
- "There's No Place Like Working From Home"
As the author, naturally this book is one of my favorites!