By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional
When I was a few years younger than I am today, the days seemed to have more than enough hours to them. I could work 12 hours a day…. come home and cook a gourmet meal…. read a few chapters of the latest NYTimes Best Seller and spend quality time with my husband. Then came the longest running tech boom in recorded history. Gone were the 10 years of advancements followed by 10 years of stagnant growth. The achievements in technology has allowed Entreprenuers and other professionals to take control over their job functions like never before. The down side is that more is expected of employees from companies.
Balancing our private, family and professional lives has never been more crucial. Fortunately for most of us, technology has given us assistants like Siri, Alexa and a host of platforms to automate certain aspects of our lives. While services like Hoote Suite have been helping us schedule social media posts for quite some time now, apps like IFTTT have not gotten the exposure I feel they deserve.
For those that are willing to spend a little time setting up appropriate recipes, yes recipes as in mixing technology components together to achieve a desired end result, IFTTT can take the burden of many tasks off your shoulders.
The beauty of using IF is that everything you do is done blindly, unlike social scheduling platforms like Hoote Suite where they tell the world you used them to post content. Most of my followers think I spend the bulk of my time curating content for our various social / online outlets. In reality I spend about 25% of my time adding content. The rest is done via the carefully created recipes and the underlying powerhouse that is If This Then That (IFTTT).
Should I be telling my secret? Probably not. But the goal of our current mission is to help professionals lead a truly balanced life.