I was sitting under an avalanche of sticky notes and partially used notebooks. I knew I had an important call today. However, somewhere between responding to a customer complaint and spending three hours on the phone with my credit card processor the exact meeting time slipped through my neurons and splashed into a puddle of soup at the base of my brain. I was managing three businesses (too many by the way). Managing them all with three Gmail accounts, 15 email addresses, four notebooks (the paper kind), and a rainbow of sticky notes. The sneaking suspicion I was already too late churned in my stomach as I flipped through the purple notebook trying to remember if I wrote down the phone number before or after my notes on next month’s social media strategy. For some reason the voice of Mr. Ralston, my middle school teacher, was on a loop in my head saying, “Organization is the key to success,” over and over and over.... The Breaking Point That early afternoon wasn’t the first time this scenario happened. Luckily, something snapped and it was the last. I somehow beat the “but” voice. You know the one I'm talking about. But! I don’t have time to research a better way of doing business. I can hardly keep track of stuff now.
Really? How much more time would you have if you weren’t sifting through a billion sticky notes each day?But! I don’t have time to learn a new system. That takes a ton of time.
Yes it does. Once the system is in place though you will free up hoursBUT! I love my art. Can’t I just focus on that!?
Yes, full time if you aren’t suffocating under a pile of notebooks from your desk.So why am I telling you this? We don’t sponsor affiliate products often here at the Shoppe. But when Meredith Graddle approached me a few weeks ago with information on her studio management software I was intrigued. Creating systems in your business is probably the most valuable tool for saving time and money. If her product could bring that kind of value to our customers I figured I had to try it out. So I took her up on her offer and logged into the software to see what it was all about.
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