Good episode guys. This has been on my mind this year. It seems every few weeks I lose a full day to customer support and admin, and still don’t get to the bottom of my to-do list. Those tasks hanging over me, even if not urgent, then add a mental load and start burning me out.
It’s still a work in progress, but some things I have done so far
- Got my accountants to start doing bookkeeping for me
- I’m using receiptbank for my receipts, that can automatically get receipts for some vendors (aws I know works). For others I set rules in Gmail to tag and forward invoices directly to them and mark as read. Also, mobile app for coffees etc.
- I’ve hired a va to update a bunch of spreadsheets for me each month. I use these to track key metrics for each app, not sure if there is a better approach but for now it’s manual but I no longer do it.
The above has freed up a bunch of time. Otherwise at least once a month I was spending a day or more on this stuff. Or just not doing it. It’s an ongoing process though!