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Are You Sitting Comfortably? Tip # 5 Reach ups

Desk-side exercise – and lose calori repetitive strain injury exercisees!

Interlock your fingers; turn your palms away from you.  Straighten your arms and reach upwards over your head and slightly back as far as you can, to increase the stretch.

Are You Sitting Comfortably? Tip # 4 Neck extension

Desk-side exercise – and lose calexercise_bar_whiteories!

Interlock your fingers behind your neck, and support it while you look slightly upwards

Are You Sitting Comfortably? Tip # 3 Neck flexion

exerciseDrop your head forward, interlock your fingers and rest on head allowing the weight of your relaxed arms to help the head towards the chest.

Roller Banners – for the vertically challenged!

lightbulb_momentladder_peepsThe average height of a roller banner, you know the ones that arrive in a neat carry-case, retractable, is 6’ 5”.

I’m 5’ 4½”.  So opening the case, pulling out the banner, hooking the looong pole into the top of the banner, takes some doing, (standing on a chair is not an option, borrowing a tall person – maybe, but not always readily available) unless you have a method.

And I have the perfect method!

To extend the Roller Banner

  • Remove the banner from the case
  • Remove the folded pole from the banner insert
  • Extend the pole to full size
  • Place roller banner on the floor
  • Insert the pole into the metal casing hole

Important
Do not pull out banner feet at this stage

  • With plenty of room behind you, hold the pole, grip the top of the roller banner firmly, walk backwards pulling out the banner horizontally as you go – roughly shoulder height.
  • With the banner fully extended (still roughly shoulder height) hook the pole into the top of the banner.
  • Push the banner into the upright position
  • Pull out banner feet.
  • Bingo – one fully extended roller-banner!

To collapse the Roller Banner

  • Push the banner feet back into the base
  • Reverse above details.

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Are You Sitting Comfortably? Tip # 2  Neck rolls

Desk-side exercise – and lose calories!

exercise_bar_whiteLooking forward, slowly allow your head to relax to the left side, bringing your ear towards your shoulder, stretch and hold before straightening.  Repeat with the right side.  Pull your chin in and lower towards your chest, hold then turn your head slowly to the right to look over your shoulder, hold and turn back slowly to the centre.  Repeat turning to the left

Are You Sitting Comfortably? Tip # 1 Shoulder shrugs

exercise_bar_whiteDesk-side exercise – and lose calories!

With arms hanging by your sides, raise your shoulders upwards and hold, then let them drop down and relax. Repeat…

Time-saving Tip No 3

How to save time when you’re marketing your business

When it comes to marketing your business one of the biggest problems for a lot of people is finding the time to do it.

There was a reason why you set up your own business and you want to spend as much time as you can doing that stuff – not having to market. But your marketing doesn’t have to be a time drain. Look out for my three time saving tips – you’ll be well on your way to freeing up your time so you can do more of what you love.

3 – Save time by automating your marketing

So I’ve already spoken about ways in which you can save yourself time by planning and taking advantage of time management training. But how can you actually save time with your marketing?

Easily.

153403731There are a bunch of very cost effective tools out there that can help you save time by automating a lot, if not all, of your marketing. If you are promoting yourself using social networks you can use tools like Buffer or Hootsuite  to schedule your social posts well in advance.

Similarly with your email newsletter, if you don’t have the time to sit down and write individual newsletters why not plan yourself an autoresponder series? You can find out how to do that easily with Constant Contact here. It will allow you to reach just as many people on your list, but once you’ve done the work you can set it and forget it.

Marketing your business need not be hard or time consuming. Just remember that there are plenty of people out there to give you a hand. I’d love to hear what your biggest marketing challenge is. Let me know in the comments.

Time-saving Tip No 2

When it comes to marketing your business one of the biggest problems for a lot of people is finding the time to do it.

There was a reason why you set up your own business and you want to spend as much time as you can doing that stuff – not having to market. But your marketing doesn’t have to be a time drain. Look out for my three time saving tips – you’ll be well on your way to freeing up your time so you can do more of what you love..

No 2 – Take advantage of time saving tips and training

picjumbo.com_Girl_sunlightNo time to relax?  For a lot of people time saving and planning doesn’t come naturally. This isn’t anything to worry about for two reasons. The first is that you’re not alone. The second is that there are a bunch of tools and resources out there that will help you to save time and spend more time doing the things you love in your business.

If you pop into your local book store you’ll probably find a bunch of stuff on time management that will help you get started. Alternatively if you prefer getting face to face assistance, why not attend a time management workshop? You can find out about the ones run by 1230 Business School right here  Sessions being added all the time.

Time-saving Tip No 1

How to save time when you’re marketing your business

When it comes to marketing your business one of the biggest problems for a lot of people is finding the time to do it.

There was a reason why you set up your own business and you want to spend as much time as you can doing that stuff – not having to market. But your marketing doesn’t have to be a time drain. Look out for my three time saving tips – you’ll be well on your way to freeing up your time so you can do more of what you love.

No 1 – Take time to plan

PlanB_yellow_blobTaking the time to plan will make sure that your marketing is most effective. Before you start diving in at the deep end, take stock of what you have in terms of your marketing resources. List where you have a social presence (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) if you’re using an email newsletter make a note of that and list any blogs and websites associated with your business.

Then figure out exactly what you want your marketing to achieve. It will most likely be different for all of the channels that you have, but if you have it written down and write down a few steps towards how you will achieve that, you’ll be on your way to marketing success.

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Look out for Tip 2 – coming soon

How to save time when you’re marketing your business

When it comes to marketing your business one of the biggest problems for a lot of people is finding the time to do it.

There was a reason why you set up your own business and you want to spend as much time as you can doing that stuff – not having to market. But your marketing doesn’t have to be a time drain.

Look out for my three time saving tips – you’ll be well on your way to freeing up your time so you can do more of what you love.