Automate Your Busywork: Do Less, Achieve More, and Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff

Automate Your Busywork: Do Less, Achieve More, and Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff

by Aytekin Tank
Automate Your Busywork: Do Less, Achieve More, and Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff

Automate Your Busywork: Do Less, Achieve More, and Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff

by Aytekin Tank

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Overview

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Publisher's Weekly Bestseller


Learn to automate your busywork and focus on what really matters

In Automate Your Busywork: Do Less, Achieve More, and Save Your Brain for the Big Stuff entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Jotform Aytekin Tank delivers a can’t-miss blueprint to help you make the most of your most precious asset: time. You’ll explore what’s possible when you offload repetitive tasks, why automation has democratized innovation, and how you can use cheap—or even completely free—no-code automation tools to transform your ability to focus on what truly matters in your business and life.

In the book, you’ll discover:

  • Why the future of business is no-code, and how you can use an automation-first mindset to unlock your productivity potential
  • How to move from busywork to less work, and finally to having the time you need to accomplish your most important work
  • How you can use delegation and automation to achieve “timefulness,” the state of having enough time

A must-read handbook for every entrepreneur, founder, business owner, and freelancer who just doesn’t have enough hours in the day, Automate Your Busywork will also earn a place in the libraries of managers, executives, and other business leaders looking to maximize their most valuable resource.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119901730
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/16/2023
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 185,528
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

AYTEKIN TANK is the founder and CEO of Jotform, an online form builder with 20 million users. He regularly contributes to columns in Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Lifehack.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Revolution Will Be Automated 7

Chapter 1 | Automation Fundamentals 13

Identify Your Busywork, Define Your Meaningful Work 14

Trash Your To-Do Lists 17

Introducing the Automation Flywheel 20

Chapter 2 | Divide and Conquer 25

DIVIDE: Learning the Power of Workflows 30

Master Your Workflows, Master Your Work 32

Workflow Candidates 35

Workflow Models 36

Workflow Elements 38

Sorting Out the Steps 40

CONQUER: Spotting and Plotting Workflows 42

Developing an Automation-First Mindset 44

Corralling Your Workflow Candidates 48

Plotting Your Workflows 56

Chapter 3 | Design and Implement 59

DESIGN: The Power of Maps 60

Visualize Your Workflows 61

Workflow Design in Action 66

Two Design Tips 71

Breaking Down Complicated Workflows 74

Common Business Workflows 78

Choosing Workflow Software 87

Elements of a Good Workflow 89

IMPLEMENT: From Design to Deployment 92

Take It Step by Step 94

Start Where You Are 95

Consider the Cloud 96

Choose Recommended Products 98

Conduct a SWOT Analysis 101

Chapter 4 | Refine and Iterate 103

REFINE: Measure What Matters 105

Establish Your KPIs 106

Prioritize Your KPIs 107

Apply Systems Thinking 111

Improve the Outcome, Not the Output 113

Scale Your Expectations 115

ITERATE: Test, Change, and Innovate 117

Tools and Techniques of Process Improvement 117

Continuous Improvement 121

Iteration and Innovation 132

A Final Note About New Solutions 134

Chapter 5 | Design a Life Without Busywork 137

Automate Your Memory 138

Automate Your Peace of Mind 144

Automate Your Communication 150

Automate Your Creativity 157

Automate Your Growth 163

Automate Your Happiness 168

Conclusion 175

Appendix 179

Technology Review Platforms 180

To-Do Lists (Individuals and Teams) 180

Personal Development/Self-Management 181

Communication: Incoming 183

Communication: Outgoing 186

Alerts and Reminders 188

Meetings and Events 189

Managing People 191

HR Concerns 193

Money and Finances (Personal and Business) 194

Content Development and Information Management 196

Online Presence 200

Sales and Marketing 204

Order Fulfillment/Customer Service 207

Miscellaneous Management and Automation 209

Notes 213

About the Author 221

Index 223

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