Shortcut #1: Put Down the Nail Clippers

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Shortcut #1: Put Down those Nail Clippers

You don’t cut your lawn with a nail clipper or pair of scissors, just because you have one and it’s a free tool, right?

Why? Because it’s completely ineffective and there’s a better tool to do it.

But yet, in our businesses, we oftentimes go the free route rather than the scalable effective route,

You see people post online all the time:

“What’s a FREE tool to build a website?”

No. No. No.

Do things the right way once, rather than doing them the wrong way multiple times.

That in itself can buy back 100s of hours a year.

Can’t find time to go to the gym now? If you use the right tools going ahead, you’ll get hours free every week. 😉 #noexcuses

What if you don’t know what tools are good?

Check out my list of tools that I use:

I also include the link to that page in my “Notes from Nicole” so if you lose it, you can find it there, too.

Just running down that list, you can find some great tools for your business that can buy back hours of your life and earn you more money.

But, what if you don’t know the right tool for YOU?

The problem is that certain decisions on which tools to use are specific to your situation.

For instance, choosing a shopping cart is dependent on a number of criteria that you may need that someone else may not.

It’s kind of like buying a house.

When I was shopping for our home, my “must have” criteria were:

  • Cul-de-sac
  • At least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Pool
  • Open layout
  • Big Kitchen (I cook a lot)
  • Decent size back yard. I didn’t want to be looking right into my neighbor’s house.

Whereas my friend, Lorrie, specifically does not want the hassle of a pool, so a beautiful in-ground pool in the backyard would be a negative (rather than a positive) to her. And my friend, Spider, prefers a smaller house and doesn’t need a big kitchen as he doesn’t cook as much and he prefers a smaller backyard so he has less yard work.

Choosing a shopping cart is similar.

An asset for one person might be a drawback to another.

So how do you make the right decision?

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