Technology Tuesday: American Income Life Gets ‘Things’ Done
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar
Wall calendars, labels, and sticky notes only get you so far out in the field or while you’re running a successful American Income Life office. Sometimes we get so caught up in what we’re doing, we forget about the important things that need to be done at home, groceries that need to be bought, or even pets that need to go to the vet. When you’re at work, do you dwell on tasks you need to accomplish at home? And when you’re at home do you worry about all you need to do at work? Sigh. Not anymore!
Now You Can Do It All
You don’t have to be a slave to your to-do list. We’ve found the ideal organizational tool for you to coordinate your time most effectively with high priority tasks and deadlines. Make paper a thing of the past! Things, a new app compatible with Macs, iPhones, and iPads, creates a custom to-do list for users. Input everything you need to do, from taking out the trash to recruiting calls, and note how much time it will likely take for you to complete each task. Give the activity a deadline and Things will present you with a prioritized checklist.
Things syncs across all your devices allowing you to constantly update your list, no matter where you are or which device you have handy. Schedule what you need to do today, next week, and in the near future. The app’s Daily Review alerts you of everything needing your attention.
Maximize Your Time with American Income Life
App users find it helpful to group multiple projects and to-dos together into areas like ‘family’, ‘work’, ‘hobby’, ‘health’, or whatever makes the most sense to maximize efficiency**. Will you get the Things app? How will managing your tasks and time help you in your American Income Life career?