How to Delegate Tasks in Asana that Always Get Done

There is no doubt that Asana is a powerful tool for helping you delegate tasks to your team members. All of its features serve to make communication easier and to help everyone complete tasks and projects on time.

Despite all of those functionalities though, sometimes team members don’t complete tasks according to your standards or on time. When this happens, it can put important projects, like your next launch, behind schedule and cost you unexpected time and money.

So how can you delegate tasks for your team so that they always get done on time and exceed your expectations?

How to Create Changes That Stick

Remember that time you decided you were going to start checking your email only twice a day?

Maybe you kept it up for a week and then were back to checking your inbox in long lines at the grocery store, during your pedicure, and between commercials during Scandal.

It’s not just you. When we decide to make a change or create a habit, it’s more likely that they’ll revert back to old routines instead of making sustainable change in the long run.

So how can you create habits that permanently stick?

Try taking these three steps to start creating change that lasts.

3 Areas to Automate Before You Go On Vacation

As the holiday months approach, you might be experiencing a sense of relief (mixed with anxiety) about finally taking some time off with your family.

The main question you may be asking yourself is: Is my business really prepared for me to be offline?

Along with: How am I going to keep sales up or find new clients? What about my newsletter and new articles?

I get it. Even though you’ve started preparing for your vacation, you’re still worried that it’s going to have a negative impact on your bottom line, and if that’s the case, you’ll want to automate these three areas before you go on vacation.

How to Find the Right Solution for Your Inbox Mess

How do you feel when you open your email inbox?

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Tired?

If you feel this way about your inbox, I’m guessing you’ve tried your best to clean it up and organize it, but you keep falling prey to the boomerang effect. It might be organized for a couple of days, and before you realize it, it’s out of control again.

So what’s going on?

How can you find the right solution for *you* and your inbox?

Try asking yourself these three questions to get to the root of the problem and get rid of your email mess forever.

Setting Up New Systems? Steer Clear of These 3 Common System Mistakes

When you listen to interviews about how successful entrepreneurs have built their businesses, you’ll probably hear them talk about the importance of having systems.

A lot of them say they were hesitant to start because they didn’t want to feel restricted, but once they did, they couldn’t imagine their businesses without them.

If you take a closer look, you’ll see that their systems aren’t complicated or technology-heavy. In fact, they’re often just a series of actions that lead up to the same outcome, and above all, they’re designed to fit the needs of that business in the most optimal way.

After hearing that one too many times, you may have finally taken the leap and set your own systems up, but were disappointed when they didn’t work out as expected.

Don’t worry! Making mistakes is normal, and the solution often requires just a simple course correction.

There is no magic formula

Watch my interview with Tara Gentile where we analyze the evolution of her product suite, show the underlying system behind it, and reveal why she made the decisions she made to grow her business.

Watch till the end to find out what Tara’s cooking up next. Hint: “it’s a secret.”

And if you’re curious why I introduced Tara the way I did, read the below story…

Behind on Publishing Your Blog Posts? Trello to the Rescue

We’ve already established that Trello has a variety of unconventional business uses, including planning your webinars and keeping track of your metrics, and now I want to show you how you can manage your blogging system using it as well.

If you’re not already familiar with Trello, it is based on a Japanese concept called “kanban” boards, which help you focus on status in projects as opposed to due dates. This approach gives you a clear indication of where tasks are stopping, or becoming bottlenecks, and it’s visual, which can be appealing to all you right-brained entrepreneurs. :]

So let’s see how you can use Trello to manage your editorial calendar and help you make sure that you never miss publishing an article.

Unconventional Business Uses for Trello

Are you making the most of Trello?

If you’ve been using it to manage your daily to-do list, great!

While it’s an effective tool for organizing tasks, it can be used for so much more than that – which could help you be a more strategic, organized, and productive business owner.

Curious?

Here are four unconventional ways to use Trello for your business.