Advice from Upwork to Get Through Your To-Do List Faster

A to-do list is important for busy professionals, so they can stay on schedule and feel accomplished at the end of the day. Many to-do lists can fall short, according to Upwork, because they are not organized correctly. Upwork, a company that allows clients and freelancers to find each other in an efficient way, suggests ways to organize a to-do list for better productivity.

Just one list! One list and one place to record tasks are more efficient than many. If you use an app or decide on a notebook, keep it within arms reach throughout your busy day.

Record your future tasks as they come to you. Thinking of everything at once is less productive than writing things down and clearing your mind right away.

Get prepared the evening before your day of work, so you don’t have to use your high-energy morning on your to-do list.

Estimate how much time your task will take as you add it to your list and when you should start the task.

What are your high priorities for the day? Organize your tasks by priority, so you are getting the most important things done first.

Delegate the things that you don’t have to do yourself. If you work from home and have an assignment to do and dinner to cook, ask for help. Asking for help will get rid of the feeling of being overwhelmed, so you can focus on one thing.

Use your energy for the correct tasks. High energy times should coordinate with the more difficult tasks on your list.

Creating groups in your to-do lists for tasks that are similar will help you feel like you are getting more done. If you have phone calls to several different clients, get them all done in a row. This will maximize your energy and you will enjoy making all of those check marks in the process.

Upwork is headquartered in Moutain View, CA and offers tips and suggestions for those in the business and freelancing worlds. Freelancers collectively earn over a billion dollars a year on Upwork.

 

Highland Capital Management, Still Helping People Invest Decades Later

When it comes to investments, everyone wants theirs in safe hands, and Highland Capital Management has been helping their clients with much-needed advice on investments. The company was the brainchild of Mark Okada and James Dondero who founded it in 1993, and it had since become the biggest and most experienced alternative credit managers globally. Some of the services that the company offers its clients include collateralized loan obligations, (CLOs), credit hedge funds, long-only funds and separate accounts as well as special-situation private equity. Other services by the company include emerging markets, natural resources, and long-short equities. The total property of the company stand at 18.7 billion USD, and it has employed 180 employees to run its operations all over the world.

 

The headquarters of Highland Capital Management are in Dallas Texas, but the company maintains other offices in towns such as New York, Seoul, Sao Paolo and Singapore. The company boasts a diversified client base as well that includes high-net-worth people, financial institutions, corporations, public pension plans, foundations, endowments, financial institutions, fund of funds and government. The healthcare sector has also attracted the firm, and now it offers unique expertise within the healthcare industry, and this includes fixed income, equity as well as loan assets that are under management amounting to $2 billion. The firm has also participated in the sector via multiple market cycles as well as the management of long books and short books. The team tasked with healthcare management includes nine specialist and analysts in the sector that cover 400 stocks in life science, pharmaceutical biotechnology, medical technology and healthcare services. The company has its focus on independent thinking within a collaborative environment that encourages investment and deep research.

 

Social Responsibility

 

The community around Highland Capital Management is a grave concern to the company, and it has taken steps to invest it the surrounding communities of their employees. They also participate in community upgrade through financial donations, advisory board involvement, and volunteerism. It is not only the local community that benefits from financial contributions but national nonprofit organizations as well. Since 2005, the company and its partners have given about $10 million to various organizations globally.