Why is there never enough time!?
I was positive that changing our lifestyle would mean that I'd be able to create more time each day. I mean, what is there to do? You’re renting a house - so there’s no maintenance. You don’t have much stuff - so you aren’t going to spend your time looking for lost things, tidying or shopping. You’re driving from country to country and when you get there - surely you just sit about enjoying the scenery and occasionally answering an email? WRONG!
As long as someone is working, you’re working (or you’re feeling like you should be). In today's 24/7 world, it takes huge mental strength to switch off from work. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a business person, a leader or a creative, it can be a struggle. Add in working with global colleagues and clients and their respective time zones and it can be a recipe for work life balance disaster. This isn't a problem just in business - keeping up with friends around the globe can be really difficult too.
I don't know about you, but I have a never-ending to do list! I know that being busy is not an indicator of value, of true productivity…but it can feel that way. In my search for better work life balance, I’m willing to try anything, which is why I was so keen to talk to today’s guest, Mike Smutka.
Mike is co-founder and CEO of Buckets.co, an online project management platform that helps you get organised and stay organised. He has entrepreneurship running through his veins dating back to his first start up at the age of 15. By his early 20s, Mike was running a successful online advertising consulting business called RS2 Media with offices in the US, Philippines, India and Argentina. The challenges Mike faced around managing people all over the world as a distributed team generated his passion for solving organisation and collaboration issues; the result of which became Buckets where he has focused his entrepreneurial efforts for the past three years.
- information, inspiration and methods to help with time management and productivity
- how to use a time management app to better your work life balance
- how you can use the principles behind Kanban to - guess what? Have more time!
This show is ideal for anyone at a career crossroads or looking for better work life balance and are keen to find a way to get organised. It's a must-listen for anyone who feels that there's not enough time to get things done. Visit Buckets.co to find out more about Mike's business - it's free to join and use and they're growing a great online community.
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