The 12 Best Online Scheduling Tools

Entrepreneurs share the best online scheduling tools that will keep you organized.   As a rule, most entrepreneurs are busy people, which is why having the best scheduling tool is necessary to stay organized. To help you keep track of your busy schedule, here are the best online scheduling tools for busy entrepreneurs according to YEC: Question: What is a great, easy-to-use/easy-to-install tool for scheduling a high volume calls and appointments? ANDREW HOEFT Pinpoint Software, Inc. Calendly “We use Calendly, which syncs with your Gmail calendar (and others) to show available and unavailable time slots. You can then set up meeting durations such as 15 mins, 30 mins or an hour. Our sales prospects just pick the length of call and time that works for them. A calendar invite is then automatically sent to them. No more back and forth about their availability and what works for us.”[email protected]   MITCH GORDON Go Overseas ScheduleOnce “We use ScheduleOnce for scheduling high volumes of interviews, calls, client presentations, etc. It’s a great two-way system where you can update your availability and clients can book time with you. It saves a lot of time scheduling and going back and forth to confirm meeting times. I highly recommend it.”[email protected]  NATALIE MACNEIL She Takes on the World TimeTrade “We use TimeTrade, integrated with Google Calendar, to schedule appointments. We have different booking calendars for different clients or groups of clients, and they have a link for scheduling meetings and calls. It saves us a lot of time to not have to go back and forth through email to find a time that works for all parties.”[email protected]..

How to Start Looking Forward to Monday in 3 Easy Steps

Here are some ways to avoid the dreaded Sunday blues and start looking forward to Monday morning. Let’s admit it – we’ve all had a case of the Mondays. And no matter how much we love our job, and how much we’re Loving the Hustle, Sunday sometimes feels like anything but a Fun-day. Not to fear, there are some ways to avoid the dreaded Sunday blues and start looking forward to Monday!   Eat a frog Don’t Google “nearby French Restaurants” just yet. We’re referring to people who don’t like frogs, specifically productivity guru Brian Tracy’s famous book Eat That Frog! It’s based off Mark Twain’s idea that if you eat a frog in the morning, it will be the easiest thing you do all day. Twain is right (well, he has the right idea) – you can do this by leaving the headache inducing tasks, or anything you’re not as pumped about, for the times where you’re at your peak. Read that as not 9 a.m. on a Monday. When you know you might be under more stress, or a little overwhelmed, you can make it easier by penciling in the easier stuff for that time. So, consider “eating the frog” on Fridays or Thursdays. Rather than loading Monday up with meetings, you can take on meetings earlier, and instead schedule Monday in with only your most passionate plans. Pretty soon you won’t just be ready to tackle your work week, but you’ll start looking forward to Monday morning. Pay it forward As Obama said “if you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with...

3 Productivity Hacks You Can’t Live Without

At Love The Hustle, we believe in making every single second count.  Thankfully, there are some ways to get more juice for the squeeze: here are 3 productivity hacks you can’t live without.   86,400. That’s how many seconds are in a day. In the 8 hour workday, there are only a mere 28,800 seconds. That’s why finding ways to increase productivity is something that is always at the top of our list. Here are our tips for staying as productive as possible:   Don’t multitask Multitasking would be a great productivity hack, if it actually worked. It’s a shame, because if multitasking were a real thing we’d all have two computers and blitz through a project with each hand. Sure, that’s an extreme example, but science has proven that multitasking ruins even the small things. It actually involves switching your attention between the tasks rapidly, and it completely ruins your attention for both. If you want to see this in action, drive around with your iPhone in hand and see what happens. There’s a reason Cops hand out big tickets for crimes of multitasking-while-driving (ps…don’t actually do this).   Prioritization is your secret sauce Remember Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs from Psych class? Well, you need a business version ASAP. We call it the Hierarchy of G.M.D. (Getting More Done). Even the little things can take up huge chunks of time and attention if you let them pile up. Stamping a letter to go out to a client seems easy, until you have to send out 500 right before a deadline. So whatever the number one thing is that drives...

How to Increase Your Productivity and Get More Done

  When we get overwhelmed, it’s easy to feel stuck. So how do you increase your productivity so you can actually get more done?   Do you ever look at your to-do-list and think Mount Everest would be a walk in the park? Well, f you’ve ever wanted to increase your productivity, you’re in luck. Although we want to take on absolutely everything and anything (and we will eventually), sometimes stuff can get a little overwhelming. But there is a solution – and though we won’t do the work for you, we’ve gathered some tips to take on anything and help you to increase your productivity and get more done, right now: Start with something simple Tina Fey once said “you can’t be the kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You just have to go down the chute.” Part of the problem with taking on the world is not knowing where to start. The backpedaling and indecision is real when you have 10,000,000 + things to do. So just start with something simple. Lick a stamp, type the date onto the top of your report, whatever… even if a two-year old can do it, just get up and get started if it’s forward progress. And once you’ve dove in, you’ll be in the zone and find that it’s easier to just keep going than to stop. Give me a break Our beloved TED talks average out at 25 minutes. That’s not done for commercial breaks – like everything else on the talks, it’s a really clever approach to a problem we all face. In this instance, it’s...

6 Great Holiday Gifts for Entrepreneurs Under $50

Don’t know what to get that special entrepreneur in your life? We’re here to help you find the perfect gifts for entrepreneurs with our holiday gift list!   The best gifts are those that help us do more with our time and increase our productivity. To help in your holiday gift giving, we’ve scoured the web for great gifts for entrepreneurs that won’t break the bank! So instead of giving that special someone a pair of socks this holiday season, why not check out our recommendations and be the star at your office’s Secret Santa? Here are our finds for the best gifts for entrepreneurs under 50$ that are fun and bound to inspire.     Garden in a can - $ 23.96Let someone unleash their inner green thumb in the office or home (it has tons of benefits!) while also giving them some tasty herbs to sprinkle in their lunch with the set of 4 self-contained gardens in cans.via Back to the Roots Mr. Coffee® Mug Warmer - $9.99Avoid the dreaded traditional coffee cup gift and trips to the microwave with this coffee warmer. It’s a great gift of productivity that will make slow-sippers happy.via Bed Bath and Beyond Boost Your Productivity Tip Cards - $ 25.00The perfect gift for anyone who gets stuck in productivity rut or has had a tough day at work. These cards have diagnoses for most of the common roadblocks and great ways to boost productivity even further.via Unstuck Freehands Gloves  -  $25-$80Useful for the iPhone addict or on-the-go entrepreneur – these gloves not only keep out cold, but are touchscreen friendly and have removable fingertips for texting.via Freehands...