Mark has been lucky enough to have worked on three continents and successfully founded, run (and sold) companies in a diverse range of industries including: Services, Diamond and gemstone Trading, Sales Training, Change Management Consulting and Cloud Software Solutions.
Mark’s newest start-up is WHIZZ Technologies - disruptive technology that enables consumers to gain access to On-Demand home services with the ease of a mobile app. A professional cleaner is now just a couple of taps away!
Below Mark shares his top apps for time management. With WHIZZ being a full time 24/7 business that requires absolute time focus to be effective, Mark makes sure that every minute of his day is maximized and these apps compliment his busy lifestyle perfectly:
My day starts at 6am - up and at it to the gym (healthy body= healthy mind). For my workouts I use the Fitbit band with the Fitbit App. It tracks my health, fitness, steps and calories and allows me to maximise the effectiveness of my workout. The best 45-minute calorie burning train you can get!
I get to the office by 8am and start my day by going through all of my email. I use an app called Sanebox that helps me to clean out my inbox by learning my behavior patterns as I go along. It cleverly watches what I delete and where I move my emails and learns from regular habits. It is like having your very own PA go through your emails first to get rid of anything that you do not need to see- it is pure genius.
During the day I am in constant communication with my team using Slack. It is one of the best apps on the market for team communication and chat. This has halved our internal email and made the team and me far, far more productive.
I am constantly on the move and I have found that Sunrise is one of the best mobile calendar apps around. This allows me to schedule proposed meeting times straight from my calendar, so that the person I am meeting with can simply choose a time that suits them best. It then books the meeting and removes the other optional slots. No more going back and forward with emails and suggested times- a massive time saver.
As a busy man with a young family at home, cleaning the house is the last thing we want to do on a day off. We use the WHIZZ app to schedule routine house cleans, as well as spontaneous cleaning when we have guests over last minute- it makes our lives a whole lot easier and we get to relax and enjoy family time with a sparkling clean house!