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Sep
02

Is Your Productive Time Going Down The Pan ?

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According to Wiki Answers we each spend between 1 and 4 years on the toilet during our lifetimes.

I have to say this doesn’t bother me particularly and that’s good because there’s probably not a lot I could do about it if did.
However, what does bother me is wasted time whilst sat at my computer working.

Whether you are making your living online or in a regular job we all know that there are many inefficiencies that just basically waste our time.

Recently been having a “regroup” in my business and one of the things I’ve been looking at is how I can identify and remove some of these bad habits and practices to increase my productivity.

One of these in particular I think applies to all of us and that is keeping track of usernames and passwords for different websites.
For me, this problem has grown continually since I started online in 2010 and I now probably have 80+ different account logins to keep track of.

Hosting accounts, WordPress logins, bank accounts, utility bills, C-Panel logins, training products I’ve purchased, social media services, internet marketing services I subscribe to, the list goes on and on!

My Old System

Whilst my browser helpfully remembers a lot of the logins this isn’t a universal solution as often I use different browsers (for testing) and also login on different computers.

So for years I had a password protected Word file which contained the URLs, usernames and passwords for my accounts.

In the last 12 months I would say that I’ve opened this file and looked up the login details I need at least 10 times per day. What a complete waste of time!

My New System

I’ve started using a system called LastPass.

The name is based upon the idea that your password for this system will be the last one you’ll ever need to remember. It’s free to use as well which is always good.

The login details are stored in encrypted format on their servers which means that they are totally safe (seriously, no one can see them except you). Plus you can use the system on any computer you like which is really good for me when I move between my desktop and laptop.

There have been many blog posts written about how you can increase your productivity but it seems to me that storing our username and passwords is something that most of us waste time with so I hope you find this resource useful.

If you are worried about security then I can tell you I felt exactly the same but the encryption and decryption is done on your local computer and not on the web.

In addition, Last Pass had been established for a long time now so you really can have peace of mind when using it.

Why not give it a try as I have done? Let me know what you think of this and any other productivity boosting ideas that you have found to work by emailing me at [email protected] and if used I will pass them on to all your fellow subscribers and give you credit by name for suggesting them.

Hope you find this useful, cheers Mike

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