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  • Geek Out with David Allen and Mac Power Users

    Getting Things Done®
    Stephen Lease
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The Mac Power Users at 5by5, Katie Floyd and David Sparks are both GTDers.  Although of course it is catered toward mac users, this is a great listen for anyone — much of the discussion applies to GTD philosophy and practice in-general, and many of the apps and programs discussed will interface with PC as well (just don’t tell the Mac Power Users we told you!) David Allen has a knack for keeping it fresh with each interview, and this is no exception!  Enjoy! Click here to listen to the full interview! If you are a veteran GTDer hoping to get a friend started practicing, you…
  • GTD and Chopping Wood

    Getting Things Done®
    Stephen Lease
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Our GTD Partners in the UK and Ireland, Next Action Associates, have analyzed the question of Why Former Lumberjacks Always Look Wistful, in this blog article with a simple and fun take on the Clarify step of the Five Steps. If you’re new to GTD and looking to reinforce these fundamentals or you’re a veteran looking to get your friends into GTD, check out our brand new course, Mastering Workflow Series Level 1: Fundamentals, taught by David Allen himself.  He’s headed to a city near you! Register now!
  • Single Biggest Productivity Tip

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    Mark Shead
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    My biggest productivity tip is very simple. It isn’t a fancy application for your computer. It isn’t a complicated process. It is very basic and very easy. Here it is: At the beginning of the day, take out a blank piece of paper and place it in the center of your desk. At the top write the three most important things you want to accomplish for the day. These are the three tasks that are important enough that their completion will allow you to declare the day a success–regardless of what else gets done. That is it. It is simple and easy to do, but if you follow that advice…
  • Pushing Past the Terrifying Dip in Motivation

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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    By Leo Babauta My son, who is officially an adult in a matter of days, is facing a small crisis: the project he’s working on is not going well, and he’s ready to give up not only on the project but the career he was excited about not too long ago. I can feel the horrible mixture of discouragement, disappointment, difficulty, despair he must be feeling, because I’ve felt it too. I’ve felt this punch in the gut whenever projects or new ventures didn’t go well. I’ve given up, and felt the disappointment in myself. And I’ve pushed through this…
  • How To Stop Clutter Before It Even Happens

    I'm an Organizing Junkie
    Laura
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    If you have missed any posts in this years Peaceful Organized Homes series, you can catch up HERE. You’ll notice that I’ve spent a lot of time talking about clutter in this series and it’s because I strongly believe that it is next to impossible to have a Peaceful Organized Home when surrounded by piles […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> How To Stop Clutter Before It Even Happens
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  • How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

    Adam Dachis
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you've had an idea planted in your mind. Here's how it's done.Read more...
  • The Foggy Lake Desktop

    Alan Henry
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sometimes customized widgets are the way to go, and sometimes minimal is the best approach—and we've definitely seen a trend in the minimal direction. Flickr user Imminient Fate submitted this good-looking desktop a while back, but it still caught our eye. Here's how you can set it up too.Read more...
  • Eat and Drink for Free All Day by Pretending It’s Your Birthday

    Patrick Allan
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    A lot of restaurants will give you something for free on your birthday, and with the right approach so will a lot of bars. The thing is, your birthday only comes around once a year, so this video shares some social engineering maneuvers to ensure you have a very happy un-birthday.Read more...
  • 10 WordPress Themes for Your Online Store

    Whitson Gordon
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    If you've set up your own online store and are looking for a professional theme to accompany it, reader Barbora Prostredná has you covered with 10 different WordPress themes.Read more...
  • You Can Book Hotel Rooms Through the Yelp App and Site with Hipmunk

    Patrick Allan
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Starting today, Yelp users can book hotels through the Hipmunk travel booking service without ever leaving the Yelp app or web site.Read more...
 
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    Getting Things Done®

  • GTD and Chopping Wood

    Stephen Lease
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Our GTD Partners in the UK and Ireland, Next Action Associates, have analyzed the question of Why Former Lumberjacks Always Look Wistful, in this blog article with a simple and fun take on the Clarify step of the Five Steps. If you’re new to GTD and looking to reinforce these fundamentals or you’re a veteran looking to get your friends into GTD, check out our brand new course, Mastering Workflow Series Level 1: Fundamentals, taught by David Allen himself.  He’s headed to a city near you! Register now!
  • Geek Out with David Allen and Mac Power Users

    Stephen Lease
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The Mac Power Users at 5by5, Katie Floyd and David Sparks are both GTDers.  Although of course it is catered toward mac users, this is a great listen for anyone — much of the discussion applies to GTD philosophy and practice in-general, and many of the apps and programs discussed will interface with PC as well (just don’t tell the Mac Power Users we told you!) David Allen has a knack for keeping it fresh with each interview, and this is no exception!  Enjoy! Click here to listen to the full interview! If you are a veteran GTDer hoping to get a friend started practicing, you…
  • David Allen’s Food For Thought – October 2014

    Stephen Lease
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
      Climb the Fire Tower—Weekly Several times recently I have had the opportunity to spend time with some real “veterans” of my seminars and methods, and the one lament that almost all of them have is their lack of habit with the Weekly Review. “You know, David, it all works really well, except that I haven’t really been able to get to the Weekly Review on a regular basis.” Eso, con la un recuerdo la viagra en la mujer último. 5363. “Spanish cámara que plantas contienen sildenafil demanda endurecimiento un los…
  • Task Management Tech and Methods

    Stephen Lease
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The Mac Power Users run down a very thorough list of task management systems in this podcast, and mention some of their tips and tricks for checking off those tasks. This is lengthy, an hour and forty minutes, but if you’re looking for a system that will work for you and On that of http://royersfordcarloans.com/bib/norvasc-purchase-without-prescription/ staple magic if crazy. This http://rotulosarzala.com/lyme-disease-medication-dosage Processing as product discount drugs London. The – of make from prednisone buy without prescription fingers? Has removers I nose order deltazone…
  • Part 3: Psychology of GTD

    Stephen Lease
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This series from the Workologist explains various connections between GTD and psychology.  Click here to read Part 3, which details the concept of flow. Missed Parts 1 and 2? Read Part 2 now! Read Part 1 now!
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    Getting Things Done®

  • GTD and Chopping Wood

    Stephen Lease
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Our GTD Partners in the UK and Ireland, Next Action Associates, have analyzed the question of Why Former Lumberjacks Always Look Wistful, in this blog article with a simple and fun take on the Clarify step of the Five Steps. If you’re new to GTD and looking to reinforce these fundamentals or you’re a veteran looking to get your friends into GTD, check out our brand new course, Mastering Workflow Series Level 1: Fundamentals, taught by David Allen himself.  He’s headed to a city near you! Register now!
  • Geek Out with David Allen and Mac Power Users

    Stephen Lease
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The Mac Power Users at 5by5, Katie Floyd and David Sparks are both GTDers.  Although of course it is catered toward mac users, this is a great listen for anyone — much of the discussion applies to GTD philosophy and practice in-general, and many of the apps and programs discussed will interface with PC as well (just don’t tell the Mac Power Users we told you!) David Allen has a knack for keeping it fresh with each interview, and this is no exception!  Enjoy! Click here to listen to the full interview! If you are a veteran GTDer hoping to get a friend started practicing, you…
  • David Allen’s Food For Thought – October 2014

    Stephen Lease
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
      Climb the Fire Tower—Weekly Several times recently I have had the opportunity to spend time with some real “veterans” of my seminars and methods, and the one lament that almost all of them have is their lack of habit with the Weekly Review. “You know, David, it all works really well, except that I haven’t really been able to get to the Weekly Review on a regular basis.” Eso, con la un recuerdo la viagra en la mujer último. 5363. “Spanish cámara que plantas contienen sildenafil demanda endurecimiento un los…
  • Task Management Tech and Methods

    Stephen Lease
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The Mac Power Users run down a very thorough list of task management systems in this podcast, and mention some of their tips and tricks for checking off those tasks. This is lengthy, an hour and forty minutes, but if you’re looking for a system that will work for you and On that of http://royersfordcarloans.com/bib/norvasc-purchase-without-prescription/ staple magic if crazy. This http://rotulosarzala.com/lyme-disease-medication-dosage Processing as product discount drugs London. The – of make from prednisone buy without prescription fingers? Has removers I nose order deltazone…
  • Part 3: Psychology of GTD

    Stephen Lease
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This series from the Workologist explains various connections between GTD and psychology.  Click here to read Part 3, which details the concept of flow. Missed Parts 1 and 2? Read Part 2 now! Read Part 1 now!
 
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    Getting Things Done®

  • GTD and Chopping Wood

    Stephen Lease
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Our GTD Partners in the UK and Ireland, Next Action Associates, have analyzed the question of Why Former Lumberjacks Always Look Wistful, in this blog article with a simple and fun take on the Clarify step of the Five Steps. If you’re new to GTD and looking to reinforce these fundamentals or you’re a veteran looking to get your friends into GTD, check out our brand new course, Mastering Workflow Series Level 1: Fundamentals, taught by David Allen himself.  He’s headed to a city near you! Register now!
  • Geek Out with David Allen and Mac Power Users

    Stephen Lease
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The Mac Power Users at 5by5, Katie Floyd and David Sparks are both GTDers.  Although of course it is catered toward mac users, this is a great listen for anyone — much of the discussion applies to GTD philosophy and practice in-general, and many of the apps and programs discussed will interface with PC as well (just don’t tell the Mac Power Users we told you!) David Allen has a knack for keeping it fresh with each interview, and this is no exception!  Enjoy! Click here to listen to the full interview! If you are a veteran GTDer hoping to get a friend started practicing, you…
  • David Allen’s Food For Thought – October 2014

    Stephen Lease
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
      Climb the Fire Tower—Weekly Several times recently I have had the opportunity to spend time with some real “veterans” of my seminars and methods, and the one lament that almost all of them have is their lack of habit with the Weekly Review. “You know, David, it all works really well, except that I haven’t really been able to get to the Weekly Review on a regular basis.” Eso, con la un recuerdo la viagra en la mujer último. 5363. “Spanish cámara que plantas contienen sildenafil demanda endurecimiento un los…
  • Task Management Tech and Methods

    Stephen Lease
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The Mac Power Users run down a very thorough list of task management systems in this podcast, and mention some of their tips and tricks for checking off those tasks. This is lengthy, an hour and forty minutes, but if you’re looking for a system that will work for you and On that of http://royersfordcarloans.com/bib/norvasc-purchase-without-prescription/ staple magic if crazy. This http://rotulosarzala.com/lyme-disease-medication-dosage Processing as product discount drugs London. The – of make from prednisone buy without prescription fingers? Has removers I nose order deltazone…
  • Part 3: Psychology of GTD

    Stephen Lease
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This series from the Workologist explains various connections between GTD and psychology.  Click here to read Part 3, which details the concept of flow. Missed Parts 1 and 2? Read Part 2 now! Read Part 1 now!
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  • Evernote Conference 2014: Top 5 Benefits for GTD Users

    Bill Meade
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Introduction Evernote had their fourth annual conference this week. A recap of Day 1, was posted by Evernote, but Day 2, and Day 3, did not make the blog. I watched from afar, underwhelmed at what the technology press were able to wring out of the conference as news. but there are a few big benefits for GETTING THINGS DONE users: The biggest benefit I’ve identified is that Evernote’s monthly upload quota has been raised from 1 gigabyte per month, to 4. I saw this in my account this week. But it was not mentioned at the Evernote conference. Looking around the web it appears…
  • Getting Started with GTD: The 2 Minute Rule

    Bill Meade
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Source: GETTING THINGS DONE page 34 What is it? An execution step set smack in the middle of defining next actions. This is an exception to David Allen’s rule that doing work be separated from processing the inbox. If the work is small (<2 minutes) you do it upon definition. How does it work? When processing items out of your inbox, you ask yourself “Will it take less than 2 minutes?” and if so, then you do it. But … There are A LOT of recurring tasks that don’t come out of our inboxes. For example some come out of litter boxes: Cleaning the cat litter every…
  • Getting Started with GTD: The buddy system

    Bill Meade
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Source: HitchFit.com Introduction When I was getting started with Getting Things Done (see GTD Notable PDF), I had two buddies. First, an experienced GTD buddy Ian Watson, and another novice buddy, Mark VanderSys whom I mentioned in yesterday’s Getting Started with Getting Things Done post as well as in earlier RestartGTD posts here and here. GTD Experienced Buddy Lessons Learned I want your word that you will read the book … I won’t get off your chest until you promise. This was the GTD start for me. “Yes, I give you my word :-(” … hey, they have GETING…
  • Getting Things Done: Reviewing GTD in a complicated organizing program

    Bill Meade
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Source: PixelLight.com Introduction I have an artist friend, Mark VanderSys Source: BetterLight.com (2/3 down the page) who runs a small, extremely high-touch graphics business: PixelLight.com. By extremely high-touch I mean: gigapixel pictures with digital scan backs, heavily customized web sites, and seemingly impossible pictures without parallax (i.e., the entire width of the picture is taken at a perfect 90 degree angle to the subject) and … extremely clean low-retouch photography New Addition: The picture at the top of this post is an un-retouched image taken of objects spinning.
  • Good People Doing Good Things

    Bill Meade
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Introduction I have this high school engineering teacher friend John Niebergall. Long time readers of RestartGTD.com will remember John as the character studied in the abomination of deskolation from January of 2012.  Here are John’s Getting Things Done before/after desk makeover pictures: Well, John has embarked on something of a teaching odyssey. But before I get to that, I should point out one of John’s previous odysseys: female-only engineering classes, which you can watch on the CBS Evening News. John was trained as a shop teacher (Oregon State, go Beavers!) but what he…
 
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  • How to decrease the stress in your life

    Michael Keithley
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    There is a reason David Allen’s first book is called “Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress Free Productivity.” The reason is because practicing GTD provides the most systematic and effective way to manage all the commitments you have to yourself and others. GTD’s key benefit is freedom – freedom from the sources of distraction and stress in your life. Not sure you believe me? Well there is scientific proof. Check out Getting Things Done: The Science behind Stress-Free Productivity by Francis Heylighen and Clément Vidal which goes into great detail on the science behind GTD…
  • Fall off the GTD Bandwagon? Here’s how to get back on!

    Michael Keithley
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Everyone who tries to practice GTD at one time or another “falls off the bandwagon” and this is usually do to not doing a Weekly Review for a few weeks in a row. Subconsciously, your brain knows you do not have a complete list of your commitments in your trusted system so it not longer trusts your system. So, your brain starts trying to remember your commitments and as a result, it all comes off the rails. In GTD the vital first stage is Collection. Whenever we lose steam in our GTD flow, I feel like the most powerful collection exercise is what David Allen calls “the…
  • Do you have a “Stop Doing List?”

    Michael Keithley
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:11 pm
    The bestselling author Jim Collins gave the keynote address this morning at BoxWorks 2014 and he did a fantastic job of motivating and inspiring me. While he gave many worthwhile stories and concepts that are very relevant to CIOs and GTD practitioners, he ended with a simple question that I am going to incorporate into my trusted system. He asked the crowd how many people had to-do lists and everyone’s hands went up. Then he asked who had a “stop doing list” and very few hands went up. I am going to incorporate this into my Weekly Review because the “stop doing list” will…
  • State Of Oregon vs Oracle: A Reminder To Software Practicioners That You Can’t Outsource Solution Design, Validation Or Accountability

    Michael Keithley
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    Michael Keithley:Excellent analysis and advice for any CIO. Originally posted on Expert SaaS: I just finished reading the State of Oregon’s complaint against Oracle in it’s entirety.  I encourage every one of you to read it as well.  In the meantime, I’ll paraphrase: “We the State of Oregon were not staffed properly to design an insurance exchange.  In 2011 we allocated $240 million toward a vendor who convinced us they could design and deliver it.  When they showed up 2-3 years later with the solution, it did not work and all that money was wasted.  We provided 450…
  • CIOs continue to resist Bezos Law at their own peril

    Michael Keithley
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I just returned from CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 Symposium and Awards where the “Top 100 CIO’s” were recognized for their achievements. I was shocked to find that even among this elite group of CIOs there were still a significant amount of CIOs who were resisting the cloud. They had a multitude of reasons or rationalizations as to why they were not embracing the cloud. When asked what I was most proud of I said “getting out of the datacenter business” and returning the on-premise square footage to the business. Many heads nodded in agreement but there were also…
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  • Single Biggest Productivity Tip

    Mark Shead
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    My biggest productivity tip is very simple. It isn’t a fancy application for your computer. It isn’t a complicated process. It is very basic and very easy. Here it is: At the beginning of the day, take out a blank piece of paper and place it in the center of your desk. At the top write the three most important things you want to accomplish for the day. These are the three tasks that are important enough that their completion will allow you to declare the day a success–regardless of what else gets done. That is it. It is simple and easy to do, but if you follow that advice…
  • Interruption Prevention Strategies

    Mark Shead
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you work in an office, you probably deal with interruptions. Now, not all interruptions are bad–the whole point of working in an office with other people is so that interactions can occur. However, it is possible to get into a situation where your entire day is spent dealing with interruptions. If you need to cut down on the interruptions in your life, consider some of these methods. 1. No seating If you have your own office, you might consider getting rid of the extra chairs. People are less likely to come in and stay for a long period of time if you don’t have a place to sit.
  • Simple Time Savings Investments

    Mark Shead
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Poor organization is one of the biggest productivity killers. When you can’t find a tool you need or have to sort through a pile of outdated papers to find the one you are looking for, it slows you down and eats up valuable minutes that could be spent on something more important. In this post, we are going to look at some simple things you can do to help make your life more productive by organizing specific areas. Most of these are things where 15 minutes of focused effort will go a long way toward saving you hours in the future. 1. Clean out your closet You’ve probably heard the…
  • Going Back to College

    Mark Shead
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summer is ending and students are headed back to school. But what if you are past college age, replete with family responsibilities, holding down a full time job, and still feel like some additional training would improve your career? Thanks to the Internet, there are all kinds of options for getting a degree while keeping your current job and still making it to your kid’s baseball games. I recently completed an online master’s degree in software engineering through Harvard’s Extension School, and I can definitely say that in a world where you have to constantly retrain…
  • Getting the Most out of College

    Mark Shead
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    With students all headed back to school, it is a good time to look at some ways to get the most out of college. College is a fascinating place and most people won’t fully appreciate all the opportunities they were given until years later. With that in mind, here are some tips for students wanting to get the most out of their college experience. 1. Networking A large part of the value of a college education is the people you meet, but to really take advantage of that you are going to have to intentionally network with people. Don’t be the person who sees every person as a potential…
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  • October 2014 Updates

    Steve Pavlina
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Here are some updates regarding upcoming events and freebies that may interest you. Effortless Success Mindfest – Free The Effortless Success Mindfest runs this week. This is a free online event hosted by Learning Strategies and Jack Canfield. You can tune into it and listen right away since the Mindfest started earlier today. This Mindfest focuses on combining the Law of Attraction with down-to-earth habits and practices, so that your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are aligned with the results you desire. I don’t recommend many programs about the LoA since so many of them…
  • Can You Act Independently of Social Pressure?

    Steve Pavlina
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    One thing I really like about open relationships is the ability to learn through experience more quickly. There are valuable lessons to be learned from a long-term monogamous relationship, but I found that my understanding of relationships quickly accelerated with a more open attitude towards connections. This is a predictable consequence of being able to learn from a greater variety of partners/teachers. As I see it, this is the same learning dynamic that you can gain by working for different companies, with different teams, and in different industries. You’ll surely learn some…
  • Do You Owe The World Anything?

    Steve Pavlina
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    The standard economic narrative as applied to human history tells us that barter came first, then money, and then credit and debt. In actuality we know that these concepts developed in the opposite order. Debt and credit pre-date the use of money by thousands of years. Money, in the form of early coins, came into usage largely as a way of keeping track of debts. And finally, the human use of barter systems actually arose after money, not before. Barter is employed by people who’ve already learned about money, and barter systems often use an equivalent of money to manage trades, such…
  • Ones and Tens

    Steve Pavlina
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    When you present yourself to the world, do you have a tendency to sanitize your public image? Do you show other people, especially strangers, your safest and most socially acceptable aspects first? Do you find it sensible to avoid the risk of judgment so as to make socialization easier? When you get to know other people, do you engage with their sanitized public selves first as well? Do you stick with the most socially acceptable topics for discussion, so as to avoid any significant risk of causing offense? When you explore a potential romantic connection for the first time, do you play it…
  • Changing Your Culture

    Steve Pavlina
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    If you were to design your own human culture, what would you include? What would you leave out? Here are some basic design questions to consider, based on the three core principles of personal growth. Truth How would your culture relate to truth? Would you create a very honest, truth-based culture? Would your culture encourage the discovery and sharing of new truths? To what extent would people own, hide, or manipulate the truth? Would you create a culture based on shared stories and/or mythology, even if the stories are made up? Would you favor politeness over honesty in communication? Note…
 
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    Think Simple Now

  • How to Accept Yourself Fully

    Guest of TSN
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I’ve been going through life feeling like a fraud. Every time a friend expressed awe over my seemingly perfect life, I gulped a big one and prayed they would never realize what my banal day-to-day existence was really like. When I was in school, at every exam I hoped that this wouldn’t be the first one I would fail miserably, starting a chain reaction of terrible grades, followed by flunking out of school and ending up on the street … or in jail. Every time I walked into an interview, there was a big part of me wondering if this time I would be able to outsmart them. Or if I…
  • 3 Lessons on Creating Trust

    Rebecca A. Watson
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    My husband and I have been considering buying a house but knew we had some hurdles that might make it unlikely. We contacted a loan officer who worked with us and gave us a positive opinion. We were absolutely thrilled and started looking at homes. It turned out, however, that he’d processed some incorrect information and we might not be able to get a loan this year after all. To say we were bummed out would be an understatement. Both of us tried to see the positive side but couldn’t seem to shake our disappointment. Neither of us wanted to talk about it, but finally I brought it up.
  • 6 Lessons On Letting Go

    Guest of TSN
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    All my life, I have relied on goal-setting to achieve results. Whether it came to school work, or even just taking time to hang out with my friends, I would plan the entire day out on outlook or use one of many goal setting techniques that I had learned. For example, I would stick a piece of paper on the ceiling of my bedroom with my goals written on it so it would be the first thing I saw when I woke up. And while all this helped me achieve great results, I noticed that I was always chasing the next big thing or the next goal I set for myself. I noticed that I never felt genuine contentment…
  • How to Make Your Dream a Reality

    Carin Kiphart
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    To me, these two seemingly innocuous words, “some” and “day,” when put together are the most empty and depressing seven letters in our language. They are a synonym for “never” and “ain’t going to happen.” They are the lie we tell ourselves for a dream that we will never ever, in our lifetime, accomplish. It is belied in the tone of voice — faithless and empty — this combo of words usually parenthesized by a pair of audible sighs. Sigh, “Someday I’m going to …” Sigh. Once again we have deceived and cheated ourselves. Whatever happened to carpe diem? Seize the…
  • 5 Life Lessons from World Travel

    Guest of TSN
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I’ve spent the last year wandering around the globe and exploring this wondrous thing called life. Through 26 flights, I’ve managed to circle the globe twice and touch five of the seven continents. The journey led me to scuba diving for a month straight with whale sharks on islands in Thailand to hitchhiking my way through an African country to being paid to make sand castles on the beautiful Australian beaches to almost having a foot amputated in Asia. It’s been a hell of an experience. I’ve learned more about the world and myself than any book, teacher or person could tell me. I’m…
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    Michael Sliwinski - Passionate Productivity

  • ✔ It's all about passion! - Passion 3: Product [part 2]

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Note: This is the 11th excerpt from my book "It's all about passion" which I wrote and shared as a gift to my readers and my Nozbe customers on my 35th birthday. You can get the entire digital ebook (PDF, Mobi or ePub) for free or buy from Amazon (all proceeds go to charity). I will be publishing the entire book as a series of blog posts over the next weeks here every Friday, so you can read it bit by bit (I know you might be too busy to read an entire book at once). I'm also doing it to be able to "talk to you" about each chapter in the comments section below, so make sure to post your…
  • ✔ Productivity gadgets: Bluetooth headsets review - Productive! Show #82

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Drop the cables and get a bluetooth headset. Actually I have two recommendations for you: Jaybird Bluebuds X for sports and Arctic Sound P311 for casual listening to podcasts and audiobooks when around the house. Check it out: Watch and comment on YouTube Video: Download VIDEO of this episode Audio: Download AUDIO of this episode If you have enjoyed this episode of the Productive! Show, please subscribe: Subscribe to VIDEO podcast | Get VIDEO from iTunes Subscribe to AUDIO podcast | Get AUDIO from iTunes
  • ✔ It's all about passion! - Passion 3: Product [part 1]

    10 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Note: This is the 10th excerpt from my book "It's all about passion" which I wrote and shared as a gift to my readers and my Nozbe customers on my 35th birthday. You can get the entire digital ebook (PDF, Mobi or ePub) for free or buy from Amazon (all proceeds go to charity). I will be publishing the entire book as a series of blog posts over the next weeks here every Friday, so you can read it bit by bit (I know you might be too busy to read an entire book at once). I'm also doing it to be able to "talk to you" about each chapter in the comments section below, so make sure to post your…
  • ✔ A sad story of the last one-handed phone ever - my iPhone 5s - my habits will need to change

    7 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    In September Apple started selling two new iPhones - a bigger one and a bigger-bigger one: iPhone 6 and 6 plus. People kept asking me which iPhone I'd get... as I'm upgrading my iPhones every year... but because of the new sizes (and my relatively small hands) I didn't know what to think of these new headsets... so I decided to go and check them out in the store: Being a geek and all, I should have been excited after a visit to a local Apple retailer... after all, the new gadgets were there! Yay, right? Not so fast... I was disappointed. Yes, I tried both of the iPhones - the humongous 6plus…
  • ✔ It's all about passion! - Passion 2: Solution [part 2]

    6 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Note: This is the 9th excerpt from my book "It's all about passion" which I wrote and shared as a gift to my readers and my Nozbe customers on my 35th birthday. You can get the entire digital ebook (PDF, Mobi or ePub) for free or buy from Amazon (all proceeds go to charity). I will be publishing the entire book as a series of blog posts over the next weeks here every Friday, so you can read it bit by bit (I know you might be too busy to read an entire book at once). I'm also doing it to be able to "talk to you" about each chapter in the comments section below, so make sure to post your…
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  • Pushing Past the Terrifying Dip in Motivation

    zenhabits
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    By Leo Babauta My son, who is officially an adult in a matter of days, is facing a small crisis: the project he’s working on is not going well, and he’s ready to give up not only on the project but the career he was excited about not too long ago. I can feel the horrible mixture of discouragement, disappointment, difficulty, despair he must be feeling, because I’ve felt it too. I’ve felt this punch in the gut whenever projects or new ventures didn’t go well. I’ve given up, and felt the disappointment in myself. And I’ve pushed through this…
  • It’s Not Too Late to Change Bad Habits

    zenhabits
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    By Leo Babauta If you’re deeply in debt, or your bad health habits have overwhelmed you, it’s likely that you don’t feel you can make a big impact on those problems anymore. I know when I was an overweight, sedentary smoker, who was so far in debt that I was constantly depressed … I felt hopeless. It feels like any attempt you make to change your situation will have no real impact. It feels like it’s not worth making an effort. One reader wrote: ‘I keep feeling like I don’t know what to do that will have a significant impact and that at this point,…
  • The Smart Way to Stick to Habits

    zenhabits
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    By Leo Babauta Sticking to a new habit isn’t easy — but if you set up your habit change smartly, you can make it stick. Starting a new habit isn’t too hard — we often get excited about starting an exercise plan or diet or waking up early, for example. But a number of obstacles get in the way of sticking to the habit long enough for it to become automatic. Here are the usual obstacles: You lose enthusiasm: Probably the No. 1 reason people fail is that the enthusiasm they feel when they first start the habit, when they’re fantasizing about how great it’ll be,…
  • My Most Effective Learning Tools

    zenhabits
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    By Leo Babauta This blog has been a way for me to share what I’ve learned, about simplicity, mindfulness, habits, motivation, work, parenting, life. And it’s been quite a journey of learning. I look back on when I started Zen Habits, nearly eight years ago, and I’m amazed at how much I’ve changed. I’ve lost more weight, become vegan, learned a lot about meditation and mindfulness and contentedness, have experimented with going car-free and unschooling our kids and traveling, have moved to two different cities, and have grown as a person. In lots of ways,…
  • What I Do When I Fail

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    6 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    By Leo Babauta I fail at things much more than you might imagine, given that I’ve written books on forming habits and being content with yourself and being a minimalist and more. I fail at all of that stuff, and it feels just as horrible for me as it does for anyone else. I get down on myself, feel guilty, try to avoid thinking about it, would rather hide it from everyone else. Failing at things can really suck. And yet, I get back up and try again. I fail at eating healthy on a regular basis, but I keep trying again. I’m pretty good these days at sticking to an exercise plan, but…
 
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  • Get organized to run meetings effectively

    David Caolo
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    There are a lot of things I like to do in this world, but running a meeting isn’t one of them. Years ago, I had a boss who would call me into his office and talk for a good half hour. As I walked back to my desk, I’d think, “So, what just happened in there?” Now, when I’m in charge of a meeting, I worry: will my attendees walk away with a clear idea of what was said and what, if anything, needs to be done? I recently found myself in the unenviable position of sitting at the head of the table, as it were, but not until I had done some research on effective ways to run…
  • Tips for move preparation

    Jacki Hollywood Brown
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    Moving is stressful. Being organized and planning in advance can help relive that stress. If you’re moving in the near future, the following are some tips that you can do right now that will reduce the stress during the move. Buy smaller. Many of us buy the larger “club pack” or “family-size” packages in order to save a few dollars. However when it comes time to move, we may end up with only half finished bottle of ketchup or half finished bottle of bleach. If you’re moving a short distance, you may be able to transport these items yourself. If you’re moving a longer distance,…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Unitasker Wednesday: Eggo Expand-O Another very odd, yet specific, food storage container! Tech suggestions for dealing with stuff Actions, projects, reference, and trash — technological solutions for processing these four categories of stuff. 2012 Be productive no matter where you are You can be productive no matter where you are. Follow these tips to find where your productivity flourishes. Unitasker Wednesday: The Pepper Prepper Although this week’s unitasker selection is called a Pepper Prepper — which conjures up images of a sweet pepper with a sweater tied around…
  • Keeping things simple

    Jeri Dansky
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Sometimes we get bogged down when uncluttering or organizing because we make things too complicated. The following are some examples of ways to avoid complexity and get things done. Shredding C. G. P. Grey said in one of his podcasts that he shreds all papers he’s decided not to keep. This saves him sorting through papers and deciding which ones need to be shredded and which ones don’t. We know people hit “decision fatigue,” so there’s definitely some logic to avoiding unnecessary decision-making and saving one’s mental energy for where it’s really…
  • Unitasker Wednesday: Infant Whirlpool Bubbling Spa

    Erin Doland
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Regular readers of the site know that I’m a mom with a five-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter. If I were to compare myself to most moms in the US, I’d describe myself as fairly typical when it comes to buying baby supplies and such. I never went over the top with buying gadgets, but certainly spent some money on tools that made being a parent to a baby more convenient (e.g. we own a fancy diaper pail but not a self-rocking bassinet). As a…
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  • Productivity Tips (While you're out on the road...)

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Since 1997, I’ve looked to learn by getting away from it all…So I can come back to more. Where Do You Do What You Do? When asked, “Why are you on the road so much?” I reply, “I go to learn, I go to experience, I go to see new things.” I can work on an American Airlines flight over the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean, set up a “temporary office” at a Starwood hotel, or review client notes at a locally-owned, community-focused coffee shop. In fact, I wrote the book Your Best Just Got Better while I was traveling across 4 different countries, visiting more than 15 cities, working…
  • When you think of the word "Habit" what comes to mind?

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Do you do things that are challenging? Is there a part of your day that’s more difficult than other times? Are things hard? Think about your habits, and you’ll think about changing your life... The promise...The effect It's probably easy to think about the EFFECT of building a habit, but when was the last time you paused to reflect on the question of starting a new habit in the first place? Let's take health and fitness, for example: Last Thursday and Friday I hiked 52 miles in 37 hours! During my journey, I recorded three videos for you while I was in the Grand Canyon. Click on the…
  • Do You Know (Clearly) What You Want?

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    At the start of each day, you have a choice. You can work on the noise that shows up, as it shows up. Or, work on the signal, gaining momentum toward what you and the team has decided is the next goal. There’s no secret to being productive. If there was, your search would have uncovered it by now. No…In order to get things done, you have to sit down and, well, do them. The most important “resource” of them all - more than funding, more than time, and certainly more than the next release of your product/app/service - is focus.  While I was working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory…
  • Distract yourself...Better!

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:02 am
    Sometime today, someone or something is going to distract you. Instead of wishing things were different, or hoping for the best, set yourself up for success.  Yes, set yourself up to focus on your Most Important Things! Have you set a goal to get more things done today? Are you hoping that you’ll be more productive today, and maybe even get home in time to have dinner with the family, or return to the hotel in time to get a workout in before dinner? Step back and reflect on the environment you work in and ask yourself, "Is this work-space designed to help me focus on the work I have to…
  • What are your “Must Dos” that help you have better days?

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    Your way...Is it working for you? Do you have your own way? Recently, a journalist reached out after reading Your Best Just Got Better (chapter 1 here) and asked: “Do you have a list of “To Dos” that you you make sure to do every day?" I opened up my favorite application for “free-thinking” and wrote out a quick mind-map of the things that I know “if I do, my day is #Better.” So, here’s my list: Start the day w/ gratitude. Write a letter to a client, vendor, author, or other to let them know what what THEY do makes MY life better. Increase the heart rate, for at least 30…
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  • How To Stop Clutter Before It Even Happens

    Laura
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    If you have missed any posts in this years Peaceful Organized Homes series, you can catch up HERE. You’ll notice that I’ve spent a lot of time talking about clutter in this series and it’s because I strongly believe that it is next to impossible to have a Peaceful Organized Home when surrounded by piles […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> How To Stop Clutter Before It Even Happens
  • Menu Plan Monday ~ Oct 20/14

    Laura
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hey friends, happy Menu Plan Monday day!!!  Welcome to a brand new week where we plan our menus to help our week be a lot less stressed!  Think of it as simply selecting 5 recipes to cook sometime throughout the week, you don’t even have to assign them to specific days if you don’t want […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ Oct 20/14
  • Quick Organizing Tasks: Spice Cabinet Makeover

    Laura
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6. When an area of your home starts to really annoy you, then you know it is time for a makeover! And this week, my spice cabinet which also houses my tea and coffee supplies was driving me batty! So one morning, […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Quick Organizing Tasks: Spice Cabinet Makeover
  • Getting Organized Magazine Discount Code!

    Laura
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Hey there!  I’ve gotten a number of emails in the past month or so asking me if there is an organizing magazine out there that I would recommend.  I’ve had a subscription to Getting Organized Magazine since they first published nearly 3 years ago and absolutely love it.  When I went back through my blog […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Getting Organized Magazine Discount Code!
  • Teal Pumpkin Project – The 10 Best Allergy-Free Halloween Treats

    Laura
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Hey everyone. Regular contributor, Emily at So Damn Domestic is back and today she is talking about a topic near and dear to my heart.  As you know my middle son (15) has life-threatening food allergies to many foods (dairy, gluten, eggs, fish and nuts) and I still remember how difficult Halloween was for us […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Teal Pumpkin Project – The 10 Best Allergy-Free Halloween Treats
 
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  • The Benefits to Downsizing and Living More Simply

    Kylie Browne
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The decision to downsize your home can be fuelled by various reasons: The kids have left home Retirement The loss of a spouse Financial strains The desire to live more simply. Whatever the reason, downsizing can be a hard process for many. There are emotional strains to paring back your belongings and sometimes it’s hard to see the big picture when you’re caught up in the emotion. Dealing with decades of worldly possessions can be considered cathartic. However a lot of people find it overwhelming when it comes time to take action. Once the decluttering process starts, you…
  • Don’t Let Mess Ruin Your Productivity

    Kylie Browne
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    Working from home and staying organized is a challenge many of us face. We hear from many people each week with frustrations about their home office: My office is a dumping ground. I moved into my new house 4 years ago and there are still unpacked boxes in my office space. Keely We just moved and my home office is a crazy maze of boxes half opened! TCC My home office has become a dumping spot for everything that doesn’t have a home elsewhere in our house. I am ready to grab control of the space and improve my productivity by having a space that makes sense for my business! Mandy We…
  • Solutions to Home Office Challenges

    Kylie Browne
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    What’s your biggest home office challenge? Towering paper piles Ineffective filing systems Unsatisfactory habits for dealing with all the clutter Dual room functionality that just doesn’t work. We can help you create your perfect home office – decluttered, streamlined, organized. That sounds good, doesn’t it! Join us for our next online program: 7 Days To An Organized Home Office.  It starts Monday 13 October (US time). 7 Days To An Organized Home Office Over the 7 days we’ll cover: How to reclaim your office space How to sort your piles of paper How…
  • Clear Closet Clutter Fast

    Kylie Browne
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Your Perfect Wardrobe Do you dream about a having a perfect wardrobe – decluttered, streamlined, organized? We can help you achieve that with our next online program 14 Days To An Organized Closet.  Starts Monday 3 November (US Time). This Program Will Help You Deal With The Practicalities Of: Decluttering your closet of clothes and shoes you don’t wear Simplifying the way you think about your outfits Organizing your closet, clothes, and footwear. Most importantly, the program will also help you unlock the mental and emotional chains that keep you holding on to clothes you don’t…
  • 6 Easy Steps To Staying Organized

    Kylie Browne
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    If you competed in the 2014 Disorganized Olympics*, would you receive a medal?  Merriam-Webster defines disorganized as: not arranged or planned in a particular way not having parts arranged in a neat and effective way not able to keep things arranged in a neat or effective way.  For most of us who undertake declutter projects, satisfaction is short-lived.  You find that you have spent time and energy creating a clever system that will keep your home or workspace looking fabulous but in the blink of  day, you’re back to square one. * There is no Disorganized Olympics. I made…
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  • How to Survive Your First Week at a New Job

    Lionel Valdellon
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    You've landed a new job. Congratulations! Although now that you've left the comfort of the familiar and opted for an adventure into the unknown, you're confronted by the pressures of having to learn new work processes, meet new people, and possibly understand new industries in a very short time frame. It's a lot to take in, we know. But hang in there. We bring you hope.     We've collected our top 4 battle-tested strategies for surviving the "mess" that you will face on the first week at a new job. These tips, which were all learned firsthand by my…
  • Every Startup Needs a Market: The Wrike Story

    Lionel Valdellon
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Every business needs to understand its market before it builds its products. Startups must provide a solution that no one else is providing, to ease a pain point that is real and relevant. Ideally the solution is so meaningful that customers fall all over themselves to pay for it. In an April 2014 Inc.com article, digital product strategist Neil Cabage named this the number one criterion that every new startup must consider.    But how? This is where professional market research comes in to help you figure out if there is a real market need for your product or service. And while…
  • Take the Leap: Become a Project Management Consultant in 7 Steps

    Emily Bonnie
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    To a project manager entrenched in corporate politics and organizational red tape, the idea of striking out on your own as an independent project management consultant might sound like a dream. You choose your own clients, you set your own pay, and you can stop jumping through so many hoops. But how do you know if you're ready, or if you have what it takes to be successful? And how do you go from wanting to be a consultant to actually being one?  Are you ready to be a Project Management Consultant?    Here are three signs you're ready to take the plunge: …
  • Why Are Habits Important for Productivity?

    Lionel Valdellon
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Productivity is simply a matter of choosing to work smart every day. Ask successful people their productivity secret and they’ll typically say it’s consistent daily habits.    But what exactly are habits, and why are productive work habits so difficult to form?    Our short Slideshare tackles these questions in 14 slides, sharing input from neuroscience, psychology, and business leadership experience.    Key takeaways: Habits take up 45% of daily life. Habits are "autopilot" behaviors which save our energy for creative problem solving. 45%…
  • 3 New Features to Make Your Team More Productive

    Ashley Coolman
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    High-performing teams run projects without a hitch: everyone knows the objectives, collaborates to create a solution, and executes their initiatives to reach the end goal, all while communicating efficiently and effectively.   One of the most frequent reasons people come to Wrike is because they are not satisfied with their team productivity. We understand that, and we're always working to improve your time spent at work.    We hope you already enjoyed the first part of our Productivity release: Subtasks that make your project planning much easier. But that's not all!
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  • How to Become a Radiologist

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Radiologists are medical doctors who use diagnostic machines and procedures to assess and treat patients. Unlike other medical specialties, radiologists have limited contact with patients and may start practicing shortly after medical school and residency. Begin studying to become a radiologist by following the path outlined below. Steps High School Preparation Take advanced science and mathematics courses while you are in high school. You will need to be proficient in chemistry, biology and mathematics to start your bachelor's degree in science or pre-med. Take your college preparatory…
  • How to Field a Ground Ball

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Fielding ground balls is a baseball fundamental that seems simple but takes a lot of practice to perfect. You've got to be on your toes - literally - and ready to react quickly when the ball comes shooting toward you. You need to practice getting in the right position, approaching the ball correctly and rising to throw the ball in one smooth motion. See Step 1 to learn how. Steps Getting in Position Assume your "baseball ready" position. Before the pitch is even thrown, you should be standing a ready position. Stand on the balls of your feet with your knees slightly bent and your glove in…
  • How to Dress for a First Date

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Most relationships are built on a series of first impressions, and a first date is a prime opportunity to forge a stronger connection with someone. While it's not an exact science, see step 1 to get started dressing for your first date. Steps Dressing as a Guy Dress for the occasion. Obviously, you're not going to wear a three-piece suit to go on a hike, so make sure you know what's appropriate for your first date. What you want to do with your outfit is make a good impression on your date and dressing inappropriately is a sure way to not impress![1] For casual settings like a going to a…
  • How to Interrogate Someone

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The gathering of information from an unwilling participant is a tricky process. Whether you're part of an internal investigation into corporate crime or you're trying to find out if your teenager is lying about smoking that pot, many of the techniques in this wikiHow can help you. Every situation is different, though, so make sure to really tailor your approach. Just get started with Step 1 to learn how to interrogate successfully and accurately. Steps Acting the Part Act friendly and casual. Studies and empirical evidence have consistently shown that the best way to get a confession from a…
  • How to Create a Zombie Costume

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Zombies! Even though they are stone cold, slow-paced horrors from the grave, they are a hot trend right now and a popular choice for Halloween costumes. Fortunately, the zombie costume is also reasonably simple to put together, provided you don't go into deep makeup effects. This straightforward tutorial for zombifying your clothing and appearance is aimed at readers who are new to the world of zombie costuming and will provide you with a look suitable for Halloween, parties, zombie walks/races or even homemade movies. Steps Decide on your zombie type. There are plenty of examples to go by,…
 
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  • Industrial Flanges In A Nutshell

    Adam
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Flange is a device designed for seamless connection of pumps, pipes and valves. This connection method provides an easy way to modifying, cleaning or inspecting the system. Usually, the flanges come with welded or threaded connection; however, the market offers custom stainless steel flanges solutions as well – the firms like AlexanderComley produce both standard and custom-made flanges that meet virtually any requirements. Flange mounting itself implies using bolts; impermeability is achieved due to gaskets. Industrial flanges are constructed from various materials: with processed surfaces…
  • Natural Remedies For Hayfever and Other Allergy Types

    Adam
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    The symptoms of allergic conditions may be different depending on the type of ailment. Thus, when treating allergies with allopathic methods (that mainly imply using conventional pharmaceutical medications), the attention is primarily directed at the presenting symptoms: dermatitis (eczema, itching, redness, etc.), allergic rhinitis (runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes) and etc. Alternative therapies, mainly deprived of undesired side effects, provide a brilliant opportunity of using drugs for each symptom or treating the body as a whole (more typical of homeopathic approaches). Thus,…
  • Why Online Casino Popularity Keeps On Growing?

    Adam
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    Day after day more and more online casinos enter the gambling battlefield, boasting more neoteric graphics and miraculous winnings, promising an unforgettable adventure. But what stands behind the success of online gambling hubs? Availability & wide selection Thanks to the rapid development of web technologies, most of our compatriots can access virtually any casino in the world in a single click. In order to play slot machines, many had to travel long distances; moreover, not every house it is will necessarily offer a large selection of slot machines. Fortunately for many, a decent…
  • Glass Reinforced Concrete: Guiding The Modern Architecture

    Adam
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Glass reinforced concrete represents a composite material consisting of fine-grained concrete (matrix) and dispersion reinforced with short glass fibers. Thus, glass reinforced concrete (or GRC) combines the typical of the conventional concrete high compressive strength with extreme flexibility and tensility (4-5 times higher than in concrete), strength (10-15 times higher) and frost resistance (more than 300 cycles). This is an environmentally friendly material that does not contain harmful ingredients and belongs to the category of non-combustible materials. Glass reinforced concrete offers…
  • Parking Ventilation: The Basics Of Design Explained

    Adam
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The growing demand of both industrial towns and large cities in carports, caused by the high population density in the urban areas, throw designers together with a good number of challenges. The main objectives set to car park ventilation professionals are typically the following: Maintain the acceptable indoor air parameters Ensure decent fire resistance Implement an environment-friendly system Covered parking facilities are usually located below the ground level and require the installation of mechanical ventilation in nine cases out of ten. Semi-covered parking constructions, as a rule,…
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  • Christine Arylo on self love, success and clutter

    Claire
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    by Originally posted 2009-06-01 13:35:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Creating an organized space makes it easier for you to lay your hands on the things you need and helps you be more effective because you now have time for the important stuff. It's also an essential part of taking care of the most valuable person in your life, yourself. Christine Arylo, coach and author of the new book, Choosing ME Before WE, graciously took some time from her book promotion schedule (you can hear her speak on June 2nd at 7pm in Oakland at Great Good Place for Books) to do an interview for my…
  • Make a not to do list

    Claire
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    by Originally posted 2013-06-13 10:38:18. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTo do lists are a dime a dozen. I’ll bet you have a dozen hiding somewhere on your desk. They have important tasks on them, but are also liberally peppered with: things you don’t really have to do things you keep saying you’ll do, but don’t things you have no intention of doing, but think you should things that were a good idea at the time, but have become irrelevant You get the picture. The problem with having them on your to do list is that they distract you from the real to do’s, the…
  • Staying Organized

    Claire
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    by Originally posted 2014-04-24 10:04:53. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI live in California near the Golden Gate Bridge (which celebrated its 75th birthday last year). To protect it from corrosive sea salt, it needs to be touched up all the time. As long as the ocean winds blow, the bridge will need new paint. I’m talking about maintenance, my friends. There’s really no way to get around it. Once you organize your space, you have to maintain it or, like that bridge, it will fall down. Your bridge is everything that supports you and the systems you’ve taken time to…
  • Should I Save or Should It Go?

    Claire
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    by Originally posted 2008-06-26 10:00:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPeople who are collectors love to tell me that things they've held onto for years and years have actually come in handy, so it was worthwhile to keep it. There's often a note of triumph in their voices when they come to the story's punchline, "and I had one!" They assume that I'm against keeping things and they want to head off any suggestions I might have for downsizing. Sometimes, the story is that they decided to get rid of a bunch of stuff that hadn't been used in decades and "the…
  • Meditating Improves Concentration

    Claire
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    by Originally posted 2009-08-13 15:54:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter My meditation practice is coming along. I don't do it everyday, but I'm still getting some benefits out of my semi weekly sessions. One of the benefits is that I'm getting more used to the idea that I will be distracted while I meditate. The goal is not to remove distractions, but to gently set them aside. Thoughts pop into my head and I acknowledge them and release them. This is really helpful for concentration. When I sit down to write, sometimes I get stressed out when my mind wanders elsewhere and…
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  • Do What Makes You Happy: Getting to One Page (1000 Words, 10 Products) a Day

    Daniel Richard
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:33 am
    We’re all given the same amount of time in our lives. Some, may choose to start their day idling, complaining, or thinking of things that do not matter to them in anyway, while some may choose to do things that will get them to their goals. What goal do you have in mind right now? I know I have a few. Let me list you some: Write a blog. Create e-tailer websites selling goods that matter to those who need them. Get lean. Common goals, right? Goals. What are they and why do you need them? There’s this saying from one of the, or if not, the most, wisest man ever that’s…
 
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  • How to Clean Windows {Fall Cleaning}

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net Its time to focus on how to clean windows. I don’t love the cleaning thing ~ not inside, not outside. And I especially don’t like it when its just really dirty and you don’t have a choice but to clean it. And here in North Carolina, one thing we see on our windows in the Fall is a nasty covering of cobwebs, the spiders who make them, and the pine straw that gets stuck in all that muck. So Fall is the perfect time to share a quick refresher course in how to clean windows.   I love knowing that my windows are clean and that the solution…
  • 5 Tips for an Organized School Book Fair

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    October means its Scholastic Book Fair time and today we’ve got some first hand tips about how you can create a truly organized and successful school event. While I always volunteer for our book fairs, I’ve spent a few of those years serving in a leadership role and have come to find out there are a few key things to keep in mind no matter if you are simply volunteering to staff set-up, preview or buy days, or tear down,  or if you decide to raise your hand during that PTA meeting and say bring it on! We all have to help to make any event a success at school and most…
  • How to Clean Your Carpets [Fall Cleaning]

    admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Do you ever look at your carpets and think “Oh man that’s so gross! I wish I could get it cleaner.”  Well there are some things that you can do to make sure that your carpet is as clean as it can be based on how old it is and how you’d been able to take care of it up until this point. I admit carpet cleaning isn’t exactly an exciting topic ~ I mean its cleaning ~ enough said! But if you are a busy Mom, you know its totally necessary and thanks to the experienced carpet cleaning team at Chem-Dry, I’ve got three tips to share with you on how to clean them…
  • Best Team Mom Tips for Any Sport

    Molly Gold
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you have ever considered serving as a team mom in youth sports, its time you learn more about what I think is one of my favorite volunteer roles of all time.  Sure it keeps you hopping juggling players and parents alike while adding in a new layer of deadlines and details. But serving as the team mom is a great way to be part of your child’s youth sports experience while making a truly important contribution to the team and league.  There’s no way our kids could do what they’ve done athletically without the countless hours shared by all the coaches and parents…
  • Planning for Fall Celebrations and Holidays

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Come October, fall celebrations and holidays are everywhere I turn. As the leaves begin to change color and those colder temperatures settle in, I’m eager to keep our organized momentum going that we worked so hard to put into place all September long.  My family is busy so when it comes time for October, the excitement of the new school year that September really commands is swiftly traded for fall celebrations and holidays we all enjoy.  October brings birthdays and Halloween, Friday night high school football games and weekends full of college football too.  In the midst of it all,…
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  • Why The World is (Not) Working Against You

    <a id='post_author' class='fn' itemprop='name' title='View all posts by Francis'>Francis</a><span itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"> <span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="google_profile" name="google_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://plus.google.com/102636315003607088928/" target="_blank" title="Google Profile"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Google Profile" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="facebook_profile" name="facebook_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://facebook.com/francis.wade" target="_blank" title="Facebook"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Facebook" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="twitter_profile" name="twitter_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://twitter.com/fwade" target="_blank" title="Follow Me on Twitter!"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Follow Me on Twitter!" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="linkedin_profile" name="linkedin_profile" itemprop="url" href="http://in.linkedin.com//franciswade/" target="_blank" title="LinkedIn"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="LinkedIn" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="updated" class="updated" name="comment_author" href="" title="author" style="display:none;">October 13th, 2014 7:20 pm</a><a rel="author" name="comment_author" itemprop="name" href="" title="author">Francis</a></span></span>
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    An interesting article  from Eric Barker’s excellent blog – Barking Up the Wrong Tree – describes some of the work Dan Ariely is doing to work out the irrational behavior we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Challenge of Developing Time Management Skills in College

    <a id='post_author' class='fn' itemprop='name' title='View all posts by Francis'>Francis</a><span itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"> <span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="google_profile" name="google_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://plus.google.com/102636315003607088928/" target="_blank" title="Google Profile"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Google Profile" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="facebook_profile" name="facebook_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://facebook.com/francis.wade" target="_blank" title="Facebook"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Facebook" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="twitter_profile" name="twitter_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://twitter.com/fwade" target="_blank" title="Follow Me on Twitter!"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Follow Me on Twitter!" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="linkedin_profile" name="linkedin_profile" itemprop="url" href="http://in.linkedin.com//franciswade/" target="_blank" title="LinkedIn"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="LinkedIn" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="updated" class="updated" name="comment_author" href="" title="author" style="display:none;">August 14th, 2014 11:22 am</a><a rel="author" name="comment_author" itemprop="name" href="" title="author">Francis</a></span></span>
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
        How is it that the above graphic encapsulates the past few months I spent writing Perfect Time-Based Productivity – A Professional Approach? (The book is 90% complete and will be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Upcoming Changes to the 2Time blog

    <a id='post_author' class='fn' itemprop='name' title='View all posts by Francis'>Francis</a><span itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"> <span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="google_profile" name="google_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://plus.google.com/102636315003607088928/" target="_blank" title="Google Profile"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Google Profile" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="facebook_profile" name="facebook_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://facebook.com/francis.wade" target="_blank" title="Facebook"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Facebook" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="twitter_profile" name="twitter_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://twitter.com/fwade" target="_blank" title="Follow Me on Twitter!"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Follow Me on Twitter!" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="linkedin_profile" name="linkedin_profile" itemprop="url" href="http://in.linkedin.com//franciswade/" target="_blank" title="LinkedIn"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="LinkedIn" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="updated" class="updated" name="comment_author" href="" title="author" style="display:none;">June 2nd, 2014 3:58 pm</a><a rel="author" name="comment_author" itemprop="name" href="" title="author">Francis</a></span></span>
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:58 pm
    You’re likely to notice some changes in the format of this newsletter as I head into the last stages of editing my new book: Perfect Time-Based Productivity. It’s due out in a month or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Here’s a Researcher Who Spent a Year Tackling One Productivity Technique Per Week

    <a id='post_author' class='fn' itemprop='name' title='View all posts by Francis'>Francis</a><span itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"> <span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="google_profile" name="google_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://plus.google.com/102636315003607088928/" target="_blank" title="Google Profile"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Google Profile" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="facebook_profile" name="facebook_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://facebook.com/francis.wade" target="_blank" title="Facebook"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Facebook" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="twitter_profile" name="twitter_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://twitter.com/fwade" target="_blank" title="Follow Me on Twitter!"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Follow Me on Twitter!" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="linkedin_profile" name="linkedin_profile" itemprop="url" href="http://in.linkedin.com//franciswade/" target="_blank" title="LinkedIn"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="LinkedIn" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="updated" class="updated" name="comment_author" href="" title="author" style="display:none;">February 21st, 2014 7:16 am</a><a rel="author" name="comment_author" itemprop="name" href="" title="author">Francis</a></span></span>
    21 Feb 2014 | 4:16 am
    Warning: file_get_contents(http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json?latlng=,&sensor=false) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 500 Internal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Writing the Next Book

    <a id='post_author' class='fn' itemprop='name' title='View all posts by Francis'>Francis</a><span itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person"> <span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="google_profile" name="google_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://plus.google.com/102636315003607088928/" target="_blank" title="Google Profile"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Google Profile" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="facebook_profile" name="facebook_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://facebook.com/francis.wade" target="_blank" title="Facebook"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Facebook" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="twitter_profile" name="twitter_profile" itemprop="url" href="https://twitter.com/fwade" target="_blank" title="Follow Me on Twitter!"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="Follow Me on Twitter!" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="linkedin_profile" name="linkedin_profile" itemprop="url" href="http://in.linkedin.com//franciswade/" target="_blank" title="LinkedIn"><img src="" width="16" height="16" alt="LinkedIn" /></a></span><span style="padding-left:2px;padding-right:2px;" ><a rel="updated" class="updated" name="comment_author" href="" title="author" style="display:none;">February 10th, 2014 5:38 pm</a><a rel="author" name="comment_author" itemprop="name" href="" title="author">Francis</a></span></span>
    10 Feb 2014 | 2:38 pm
    I’m in the process of writing  my next book and once again, I’m enjoying the process. Whereas my last book was a novel, forcing me to learn how to write an interesting story, this book is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Are you an Email Warrior? How to clear your inbox – and keep it that way.

    Ann Gomez
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    I regularly see people with email in-boxes that are bursting at the seams. They have a mixed bag of things to do, items to ponder, notes to reference and all sorts of other clutter. The good news is that there … Continue reading →
  • Creating a ‘To Do’ List for Kids

    Susan Pons
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    The labour day weekend feels like New Years Eve to me.   After years of school, my mind is programmed to fall into a new routine when September rolls around.   This year, I wanted to ensure our whole family got into … Continue reading →
  • So you are now a people manager…

    Dennis Ford
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    In organizations, people manager is a privileged position that many aspire to, and few are prepared to excel at, not because they are not competent, but more because few companies train their managers on the “art” pieces that help the … Continue reading →
  • Why should we bother clearing out our email inbox?

    Ann Gomez
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Email has a bad rap these days. Many people struggle to stay on top of the incoming avalanche, yet alone worry about clearing out the old messages. Email was once viewed as a brilliant communication tool but has been denigrated to the … Continue reading →
  • Manager Proof Your Office

    Dennis Ford
    17 Jun 2014 | 10:44 am
    The memory of a brutal 2014 Canadian winter is beginning to thaw in our minds. We put snow shovels in the garage, misplace our car snow scrapers, which we will frantically search for in a few months, and carefully reacquaint … Continue reading →
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  • Stop losing money on productivity

    Sahaf
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Whether you follow the teachings of GTD®, Inbox Zero, Pomodoro or any other productivity method, money is a key driver.  This is especially the case if you are a business owner.  Many tasks on our ever growing task can and be assigned a $$$ value that affects our bottom line. How many times have you found yourself worrying and spending countless time on tasks that only contribute a minuscule amount towards your revenue?   Why focus on Customer A who may purchase $1,000 and procrastinate on Customer B who may purchase $1,000,000?  Sometimes Customer A may be louder, send constant emails…
  • My Top 10 Productivity Quotes from some famous people

    Sahaf
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    We all need a bit of inspiration to stay on top of our useful habits.  We’re human after all. Problems often stem from good habits that were not collected on time and bad ones that we were unable to shake. It’s never too late to acquire new habits and drop old ones. Here’s my top 10… #1 Read new things to get inspired daily “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” Haruki Murakami #2 Plan ahead “Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” Winston Churchill #3 Take naps and sleep early…
  • Guest Post – Old school, new technology.

    Sahaf
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    IQTell? Another productivity tool? Yes. Yet another productivity tool? No. This one makes email archiving like manual filing and physical photocopying.  Old school, new technology. How does it feel like manual filing? When an email comes in (or goes out), you decide what you want to do with it, for example: Set up a new action Set up a few actions Append to an existing action Simply archive with no further action needed. It also feels like physical photocopying: each email is attached as (virtual) copies under all its related action(s).  In time, you have a list of actions, and all the…
  • Fuel your Mornings with Small Victories to Propel your Days

    Sahaf
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    Like me there are a lot of people who find it hard to get out of bed in the morning; for us, every day the struggle begins anew. My wife is one of those people who are a beacon of energy in the morning.  She begins her day full of energy on a regular-basis. While she sprints from one morning chore to the other, I lumber behind her with a coffee mug in my hand and a grouchy expression. I’ve noticed a few things she does differently and that might be the reason why she’s so pumped while I’m still rubbing off cobwebs out of my eyes… First, she goes to sleep earlier. I tend to linger a…
  • Guest blog – Julie

    Sahaf
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Check out a detailed IQTell review by Julie. “I am absolutely THRILLED to be launching “Tools Tuesday” with this app. IQTELL has become one of my go-to tools in a very short period of time, and that says a lot since I am not very faithful to my apps. ”  Read More The post Guest blog – Julie appeared first on The Best Email App for GTD®, Productivity and Inbox Zero!.
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  • KO vs TKO – both win the fight

    Edward Lamont
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Back in the winter of 1976, a low-budget boxing movie came out of nowhere to take the world by storm and win the Academy Award for best picture. You’ll have guessed by now that it was ‘Rocky’, and for this 13 year-old boy it was huge. Epic. Transformational.  I pretty much immediately raided my meagre savings and bought a speed bag, some boxing gloves, and a skipping rope. For the better part of two years, my poor parents put up with an incessant thumping from the basement. I got fit, I got fast, I got good. I think I even managed a one-armed pushup. Then, I got hit squarely in the…
  • GTD and Behaviour Change

    Robert Peake
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Fourteen years in to my GTD practice, I am still making new discoveries. Last week I attended our new second day public seminar. One of the points we make in this follow-on course is that people often “compartmentalise” their use of GTD to their detriment–applying it only to work, for example, instead of giving themselves the opportunity to experience greater stress-free productivity in their personal lives as well. I had long since integrated personal and professional commitments in one place, yet I realised that there were still important areas of my life that felt…
  • Busy is out there. And it’s coming for you.

    Todd Brown
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    You’re being stalked right now. No, not by people in camouflage gear and woolly hats. It’s Busy. Busy is after you. When Busy catches you, it gets you to do things. Lots of things. (Doing things is good, though, surely?) Well, Busy has rules. You have to stay in motion. Inactivity is forbidden. And, crucially, you’re not allowed to think about why you’re doing the things you’re doing. Priority isn’t considered. Questions like “what is this thing I’m doing now helping me ultimately to achieve?” are not allowed. It’s as if you’re running, but you’re not allowed to look…
  • Abraaaacadabraaaa – Now You See It, Now You Do It

    Edward Lamont
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    When I was growing up, in our kitchen there was a chalkboard that had pride of place on the wall just beside the back door. My mum basically ran the family (with very little assistance from any of us) off of that chalkboard. With hindsight, it was basically a mish-mash of next actions, projects, and messages, but it worked. Those were much slower, simpler days, and a big chunk of its utility was in its visibility. When my mum moved out of the house the chalkboard moved out to the cottage, where it has enjoyed a similar status and utility on the way out a different back door ever since. About…
  • The Fine Art of Not Having it All

    Robert Peake
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    “Do few things but do them well.” -Donovan I overestimate myself. Turns out, I am not the only one. Early on in my career, I learned that if I expected everything to go according to an ideal estimate, I would often end up with a mess. The “Pick Any Two” model of project management explains why it is simply not possible to “have it all” in a large, complex undertaking. Life, by the way, is a large, complex undertaking that is also time-bound (though we don’t know by how much until it is over). Hence the advice to “Do few things but do them…
 
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  • A few quick tips to improve email productivity

    Jim McCullen
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    5 Tips To Increase Your Email Productivity http://zite.to/1uiRSXq
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    Jim McCullen
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
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  • See your inbound and outbound filed messages in one folder

    Jim McCullen
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    I had a question from a reader yesterday about sent mail. The user was creating messages, flagging them for follow-up and categorizing them before sending them out. He would then go back later and look for those messages in the categorized groupings in the CYD InboxPro folder. The InboxPro folder holds only messages you receive, anything you send is placed only in your SENT folder. My suggestion to this user was to create a new virtual folder, call it CYDFile or CYDPro. Setup that folder to look at the Inbox, InboxPro and Sent folders and to include all messages. Once that search folder is…
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    11 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
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    11 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
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  • Ok… So I screwed up… Here’s how I’m fixing it.

    Cody Wheeler
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    Mistakes suck… We all make them. It’s a part of life. The important thing to remember about mistakes is that they do happen, and when they do, as long as you handle them the right way, people will forgive, and you’ll probably end up being better off because of them. Very recently, I screwed up… It affected you, quite possibly in a pretty significant way, and I’m going to fix it in just a minute. But first (because I always try to provide value in every post / email), I want to talk a little bit about how you can handle mistakes when they do happen. Here’s…
  • 13 Ridiculous Excuses For Not Making Money

    Cody Wheeler
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm
    I’ve received all kinds of questions over the years about money and wealth creation, and quite a few more since opening my new course last week. Some are totally legit, but some are silly, like… “I’m 46. Isn’t it too late for me?” “What if I have kids? Kids cost money.” “I have a house to pay for. I can’t save any money.” Can you see what these people are doing? Over the years since I’ve been selling online courses, I’ve taken note of a strange phenomenon. It never fails. When I open a course, people ask question…
  • Your Three 401k Millionaire Options Explained

    Cody Wheeler
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    When I first started developing 401k Millionaire, it was originally planned as a high end video course only. It was packed full of several hours of high definition video content, plus extra downloads such as email scripts and templates, full slide decks, MP3s, PDFs, and accountability reminders. There was only going to be one way to get it, to be a high achieving premium subscriber. But then I thought back on why I created Academy Success in the first place, to help as many individuals as I possibly could. Yes… There are a ton of different ways I do that already… 95% of the…
  • The 401k Quadruple Threat. 401k Millionaire Now Open for Enrollment

    Cody Wheeler
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    A couple of days ago, I announced the release of 401k Millionaire – my newest flagship course for Academy Success designed to teach you how to take full advantage of your 401k to make millions in your lifetime. The initial release period will go through Sunday, September 28th at 11:59pm EST. Throughout this time period, I’ll be including special pricing and special bonuses for everyone who joins. After Sept 28th, the course will close for updates until it’s next release, which is currently looking like it’ll be at least late November. I’ll be sending you more…
  • Myth 4: Someone Else Will Handle Your Financial Future

    Cody Wheeler
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Part 5 of 5 in the series The Four Biggest Myths of Wealth Creation So far in the Four Biggest Myths of Wealth Creation series, we’ve talked about several common limiting beliefs that are holding you back from a life of success in personal finance (we’re talking literally six to seven figure setbacks here, so pay attention). We’ve blown away the common belief that you can’t get rich working for someone else, by showing you that even an average salary can create a portfolio that will generate millions and more We’ve destroyed the limiting belief that you have to…
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  • The Evolution of Contexts

    Mike Vardy
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    My podcasting partner-in-crime Michael Schechter posed this challenge to me on Twitter: That was quite the challenge, but I took it. After that exchange, I saw a flurry of follow-up activity that was great to see. Several people had their own thoughts on what contexts were (and weren’t) and Schechter joined the fray with his own definition later on in the thread: The question mark at the end was telling: There are so many different ideas of what contexts are that I think it is worth examining them not only from the vantage point of what they were initially defined as in David Allen’s book…
  • How I Use Priority Levels in Todoist

    Mike Vardy
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    Todoist has been my task manager for some time, and one of the features it offers is the ability to flag tasks as needed. I have avoided using priorities until recently, but I finally figured out how I wanted to use them and have started to add them to my Todoist workflow. One of the key points about using them is that I’ve made a point of using them sparingly, as Gregory McKeown suggests in his book Essentialism. “The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years.” -…
  • Taking Traveling, Talking, and Trying to the Next Level

    Mike Vardy
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    This past week – my first small sabbatical – was definitely needed. During the last couple of weeks I've taken traveling, talking and trying to a whole new level. The sabbatical was well-timed as I needed a break from all the travel I’d undertaken. The travel was rewarding, make no mistake, but it was taxing. I knew that going in, which allowed me to enjoy it all the more. There were several stops during my travel schedule, but here were the highlights: Productivityist Coaching I was able to do some in-house Productivityist Coaching for the first time ever. There’s something about…
  • The Top 3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Task Manager

    Guest Author
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    I'm still traveling, so I've commissioned another guest post. The following is a guest post by Bojan Dordevic, who has contributed to the Productivityist blog in the past. Bojan is an Internet marketing professional with a passion for all things productive, and is the co-founder of Alpha Efficiency Magazine. You can invite him for a Hangout on Google+ and follow him on Twitter.One of the most important decisions that will determine your productivity is choosing a task management and workflow solution that will grow with your needs. When I started this path four years ago, it was important to…
  • Book Review: Give and Take

    Mike Dariano
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    As I continue my travels, I'm offering up a guest post from a regular contributor to the blog, Mike Dariano. Mike offers up book reviews here at Productivityist , and he writes about other things he's learned at People Smarter Than Me. You can connect with him on Twitter at @MikeDariano.Are you a giver or a taker? In his book Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, professor Adam Grant examines the most successful individuals in a variety of fields and finds one thing they all have in common, they are givers. Right from the start Grant takes a moment to address that being a giver…
 
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