Get Organized: Benefits Of Using Spreadsheets – Part 1

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It is that time of the year when you reflect on your achievements and set new goals for the coming year. The most important thing to achieve your goals and resolutions is to be methodical about them. You have to organize the steps you need to take into a roadmap to fruition. This is where spreadsheets come in. They serve as the canvas for your map. You should use their organizational, calculative, and analytical powers to your advantage. This approach helps with everything from pinning a table on your fridge with your weekly eating plan, to a multi-sheet Excel document with algorithms that keep track of your revenue, cost, and performance.




Keeping track to save time

The spreadsheet has become an indispensable tool in business. It is such a great instrument because it helps you get organized and stay organized. And success really comes from organizing the physical or virtual world and making it more accessible via a product or service. The power of the spreadsheet does not stop here. Many entrepreneurs are successful because they manage their time efficiently in and out of the office. They use the table format like a calendar, not only for timing but for everything else. Keeping track of expenses, hours spent on specific tasks, diet, resources, goals, and metrics on how to achieve them. You should have spreadsheets for every aspect of your life that is quantifiable from groceries to commute length. The data collected can be analyzed and you can improve your agendas and save time.


Visualize progress to aid growth

There is nothing more powerful than being able to look back and create a chart about your life agendas. Create a pie chart about how much time you invest in the different aspects of your life over a year or longer. You can document things like: what you ate, how much TV you watched, how many emails you sent. It is hard to quantify your time and resource allocation over long periods unless you have them in a chart. The most important things to get organized are your finances and work charts. They can be broken down into sub-charts that give you further insight into your habits. These types of summaries about food and everyday practices help you catalog and adjust goals and lead to personal and professional growth.

Learn more benefits and tips for using spreadsheets to get organized in Part 2 of this article, coming soon.