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  • How to Get Motivated After a Vacation

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    zenhabits
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    By Leo Babauta I open the door to my house after a long flight and drive home from the airport, and Eva and I and the kids throw our bags down and immediately want to go to sleep. We’re jetlagged, tired from traveling, worn from all-day walks around foreign cities. We flop onto our beds and have a difficult night sleeping. In the week following, I struggle to get back on track with my work. Jetlag, sleep problems, a sick kid, and a general lack of motivation color my days following a vacation. How do I get motivated after a vacation, or any kind of long break? It doesn’t come…
  • Automatically Delete Incoming Emails for the Ultimate Out-of-Office Reply

    Lifehacker
    Dave Greenbaum
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The next time you're on vacation, you'll probably set up an out of office reply. When you get back to work, you'll face a mountain of emails to deal with. One company is allowing employees to delete messages when they go on vacation—which isn't a bad idea.Read more...
  • Part 3: Psychology of GTD

    Getting Things Done®
    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!
  • Part 3: Psychology of GTD

    Getting Things Done®
    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!
  • Part 3: Psychology of GTD

    Getting Things Done®
    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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  • Automatically Delete Incoming Emails for the Ultimate Out-of-Office Reply

    Dave Greenbaum
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The next time you're on vacation, you'll probably set up an out of office reply. When you get back to work, you'll face a mountain of emails to deal with. One company is allowing employees to delete messages when they go on vacation—which isn't a bad idea.Read more...
  • Appreciate Your Spouse More With Specific Praise

    Dave Greenbaum
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    When we're dating, we're often very detailed in our observations of our partner. We're specific in our appreciation of the person's appearance or deeds. As we get used to the relationship, we'll forget that specific praise. You might take them for granted, so you might consider going back to those old ways.Read more...
  • Encourage Job Offers By Putting an Email Address In Your LinkedIn Summary

    Dave Greenbaum
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Some of us are currently employed, but seeking new employment. In those situations, you need to be careful and avoid letting your employer know you're looking. Putting an email address in your LinkedIn summary encourages more networking opportunities. Read more...
  • Make Beans in a Slow Cooker Instead of Boiling Them

    Dave Greenbaum
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Beans are an inexpensive ingredient, but often need soaking and boiling. Throw them in the slow cooker in the morning and by the time you get home they'll be ready to eat.Read more...
  • The Best Cities for Working Parents

    Dave Greenbaum
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    For those of us with kids, the needs of our careers and our families aren't always in sync. This chart lists the top cities for working parents.Read more...
 
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    Getting Things Done®

  • 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!
  • Part 2: Psychology of GTD

    Stephen Lease
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The second part of this series from the Workologist delving into why GTD works from a psychological perspective goes into the goal setting side of the GTD practice.  Read Part 2 now! Missed Part 1?  Read it here!
  • Part 1: Psychology of GTD

    Stephen Lease
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    The Workologist blog focuses on various topics surrounding the study of work and improving the “how and why” of work. In a multi-part study, the workologist goes into aspects of psychology and its connection with GTD and why this practice works from the scientific perspective. Click here to read Part 1 of the series.       
  • New OmniFocus 2 Setup Guide

    Stephen Lease
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    We have just released a new best-practices guide for implementing GTD with OmniFocus 2.  Updated for the version 2 release of OmniFocus, this guide will show you how to: • Understand the fundamental GTD best practices  • Optimally configure OmniFocus in the way we have found works best for GTD  • Configure and populate your projects and link them to the related Next Actions  • Configure and populate your Next Actions  • Use the Inbox to capture your Mind Sweep items  • Integrate email into your OmniFocus workflow  • Create useful reference lists  … and much more! …
  • Why Relying On Digital Reminders Doesn’t Work

    Stephen Lease
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The All Tech Considered blog from NPR covers the use of digital alarms and reminders in this article, quoting our own David Allen, who said, “I think those only work if there’s a dire consequence of not doing what the behavior is.  If it’s yoga at 4 a.m. – good luck.”  At GTD, we love digital organizational apps and reminders, as long as we remember to use them the right way! Read the full article here.
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    Getting Things Done®

  • 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!
  • Part 2: Psychology of GTD

    Stephen Lease
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The second part of this series from the Workologist delving into why GTD works from a psychological perspective goes into the goal setting side of the GTD practice.  Read Part 2 now! Missed Part 1?  Read it here!
  • Part 1: Psychology of GTD

    Stephen Lease
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    The Workologist blog focuses on various topics surrounding the study of work and improving the “how and why” of work. In a multi-part study, the workologist goes into aspects of psychology and its connection with GTD and why this practice works from the scientific perspective. Click here to read Part 1 of the series.       
  • New OmniFocus 2 Setup Guide

    Stephen Lease
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    We have just released a new best-practices guide for implementing GTD with OmniFocus 2.  Updated for the version 2 release of OmniFocus, this guide will show you how to: • Understand the fundamental GTD best practices  • Optimally configure OmniFocus in the way we have found works best for GTD  • Configure and populate your projects and link them to the related Next Actions  • Configure and populate your Next Actions  • Use the Inbox to capture your Mind Sweep items  • Integrate email into your OmniFocus workflow  • Create useful reference lists  … and much more! …
  • Why Relying On Digital Reminders Doesn’t Work

    Stephen Lease
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The All Tech Considered blog from NPR covers the use of digital alarms and reminders in this article, quoting our own David Allen, who said, “I think those only work if there’s a dire consequence of not doing what the behavior is.  If it’s yoga at 4 a.m. – good luck.”  At GTD, we love digital organizational apps and reminders, as long as we remember to use them the right way! Read the full article here.
 
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    Getting Things Done®

  • 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!
  • Part 2: Psychology of GTD

    Stephen Lease
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The second part of this series from the Workologist delving into why GTD works from a psychological perspective goes into the goal setting side of the GTD practice.  Read Part 2 now! Missed Part 1?  Read it here!
  • Part 1: Psychology of GTD

    Stephen Lease
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    The Workologist blog focuses on various topics surrounding the study of work and improving the “how and why” of work. In a multi-part study, the workologist goes into aspects of psychology and its connection with GTD and why this practice works from the scientific perspective. Click here to read Part 1 of the series.       
  • New OmniFocus 2 Setup Guide

    Stephen Lease
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    We have just released a new best-practices guide for implementing GTD with OmniFocus 2.  Updated for the version 2 release of OmniFocus, this guide will show you how to: • Understand the fundamental GTD best practices  • Optimally configure OmniFocus in the way we have found works best for GTD  • Configure and populate your projects and link them to the related Next Actions  • Configure and populate your Next Actions  • Use the Inbox to capture your Mind Sweep items  • Integrate email into your OmniFocus workflow  • Create useful reference lists  … and much more! …
  • Why Relying On Digital Reminders Doesn’t Work

    Stephen Lease
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The All Tech Considered blog from NPR covers the use of digital alarms and reminders in this article, quoting our own David Allen, who said, “I think those only work if there’s a dire consequence of not doing what the behavior is.  If it’s yoga at 4 a.m. – good luck.”  At GTD, we love digital organizational apps and reminders, as long as we remember to use them the right way! Read the full article here.
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    RestartGTD

  • Use GTD to become an Excel guru

    Bill Meade
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    The Big Secret of Excel Is that everyone who uses Excel uses this use model: http://xkcd.com/627/ Excel is complicated. It is easy to remember the functions I use every day, but, the functions that I don’t use every day, I forget. Whenever someone, say Chris at 4:30 pm on Friday asks me to solve an Excel problem. Say with the boss’s boss’s boss standing behind us waiting for the distilled essence of our genius to flow neatly through our wrists into Excel. This kind of pressure means I can’t remember anything I was not doing earlier on Friday. I call this…
  • Quick Index of Most-Read Posts

    Bill Meade
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:45 pm
    GTD: The Start and Bill’s before and after GTD story and GTD Time Lapse – 5 years of GTD evolution + a blog comment from David Allen!!! The Perfect GTD Desk Version 1, Version 2, Version 3, Version 4 Number 1 reason GTDers don’t use Evernote … After Installing Evernote, and Evernote GTD Restart Getting Started with Getting Things Done and Simple GTD Startup and 3×5 and Manila Folder GTD Startup GTD Anchor #1: Reference Filing and GTD Anchor #2: One Idea, One Piece of Paper and Natural Planning Model: Silent Secret Weapon Evernote v. Dropbox and OneNote vs.
  • Best GETTING THINGS DONE Scanner Alternatives

    Bill Meade
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Alternatives The dominant alternative scanners if you are looking to use Evernote as your GETTING THINGS DONE reference filing system are: ScanSnap Evernote Edition $495 (*Note* that you get a year of Evernote worth $45) ScanSnap iX 500 $448 Epson WorkForce DS-510 USB ($279) or WiFi ($399) Brother ImageCenter ADS-2000 $308 NeatDesk Desktop Scanner $339 HP ScanJet 3000s2 $350 ScanSnaps on Craigslist Which one should you buy to get GTD off the ground? Any of them! Even though they cost real money, the incredible lightness of being you will get from being paperless will more than compensate.
  • RestartGTD with Evernote Clearly

    Bill Meade
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:39 pm
    I’ve Tried Evernote … but I don’t use it OK, it is possible that I’ve raved about Evernote. Perhaps you installed Evernote and paid for an account based on my recommendation or a step-by-step. But, then … you never reached critical mass with Evernote. And your Evernote account has gone dormant. And, you’ve fallen off the GTD wagon. If so … This post is for you. The stumbling block with Evernote is that it comes in two pieces: (1) A database piece that takes care of reference filing, and (2) a web-browser-plug-in that takes care of sweeping all…
  • “Companies don’t innovate, people do.”

    Bill Meade
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    Intro Just read a very interesting MEDIUM article by Peter Sims: How Andreessen Horowitz Is Disrupting Silicon Valley about how venture capital is being disrupted by talent management driven by CRM (Customer Requirements Management) systems. The title sound bite of this post comes from Peter’s article. Reflections Three thoughts came to mind about GTD in reading this article: Because we GTDers are focused on seeing the world outside-in and keeping our projects moving, we don’t have a GTD equivalent of CRM, or a strategy to exploit networks, in particular, a strategy like…
 
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    GTD for CIOs

  • 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…
  • How to Leverage an Assistant to Manage Your Calendar

    Michael Keithley
    3 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    My previous post was dedicated to effective calendar management and in this post I want to focus on leveraging an assistant or executive admin to manage your calendar. If you are a CIO or a senior executive who is fortunate enough to have an assistant, then you know how they can improve your effectiveness. I’ve am blessed to have an incredibly great assistant who makes me significantly more productive and frees me up to focus on higher-level tasks. If you have an assistant, I strongly suggest you encourage them to take ownership of your calendar. Make sure he or she understands your…
  • Effective Calendar Management

    Michael Keithley
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    We all know that in the big picture of things time is our most valuable asset and because your calendar is your trusted system for managing your time, it makes sense to optimize your calendar. Here are some strategies for effective calendar management. Only use your calendar for date-specific appointments David Allen explains in Getting Things Done, that the only things that should appear on your calendar are date-specific appointments. That means things like doctor appointments, meetings, and anything that can only be attended to during that time. I’ve actually started to refer to…
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  • 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…
  • 5 Efficient College Tips

    Mark Shead
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are two ways to approach college. The first is to be intentional and plan out your studies. The second is to just let college “happen” to you. Obviously a little planning can go a long ways toward giving you the best educational experience. In this post, we are going to look at five tips for making your college years more efficient. 1. Take intersession courses from a junior college. Over Christmas break of my junior year, my brother and I took American History from our hometown community college in seven days. These were eight hour days with two or three tests each day. The…
  • Intuit Productivity Webinar

    Mark Shead
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Yesterday I participated in a webinar sponsored by Intuit called “Get More Done. Today.” with Craig Jarrow (blogs at Time Management Ninja) and Mike Williams (CEO at David Allen Company). Dan Schawbel moderated the event. I had a great time answering questions and learning some new tips and tricks from Craig and Mike. If you’d like to view the recording, click here or on the image below.
  • Becoming Selective

    Mark Shead
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Back in Mozart’s day, music was a rare thing. If you had an opportunity to hear good music, it was a special treat and something you’d definitely want to take advantage of. Now days, music can be found everywhere. People listen to it while working, while driving, while exercising. Music can put you to sleep at night and wake you up in the morning. With access to music everywhere, the hard part is deciding what you are not going to listen to because there are just so many options. It wasn’t that long ago that books were a rare treasure. They were difficult and expensive to…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Free Training Starts Sep 16th

    Steve Pavlina
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    You may recall that I helped to promote Ryan Eliason’s 2014 Visionary Entrepreneur Empowerment Training program back in February — a free webinar series for people who’d like to earn income from making a positive impact in the world. That program was extremely popular — more than 73,000 people signed up for the free training. It was especially popular with my readers, who emailed me lots of positive feedback about it. This Tuesday (September 16), Ryan is offering another free training program for people who’d like to have a positive impact on the world. This one…
  • Why You Must Be Patient With Self-Conditioning

    Steve Pavlina
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    When you use the priming effect or any other daily reinforcement technique to condition yourself for success, abundance, or other positive changes, patience is key. During the first week or two, it will usually seem like your efforts are having little or no effect. But if the technique is effective, then usually within several weeks after you begin, you’ll start seeing significant shifts in your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. At some point you’ll observe that you seem to be making huge leaps forward every week. From Minor Pattern to Major Pattern Let me give you a…
  • Selecting Projects Wisely

    Steve Pavlina
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Sometimes people dive into new projects because they really want to make some money or to “get something going.” They put pressure on themselves to start a project mainly for the sake of trying to create some forward momentum. While forward momentum can be a beautiful thing, I would actually recommend against this approach. Usually when I see people try to motivate themselves like this, their projects fizzle out within a matter of months, if they can complete them at all. A couple years later, they have little or nothing to show for their efforts. The “I’ve gotta get…
  • Last Call to Sign Up for CLW

    Steve Pavlina
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The Conscious Life Workshop kicks off in one week in Las Vegas (Aug 22-24, 2014). We’ve had 119 registrations so far, which makes this the biggest 3-day workshop we’ve ever done. We sold out the original meeting room we booked, upgraded to a significantly larger room, and now that room is nearly sold out too. We still have a little room left, so we’ll continue taking registrations for as long as we can. Emails About a day after people sign up for the workshop, they receive an autoresponder with the following message, inviting them to share more details about their…
  • What You Need to Say Yes to CLW

    Steve Pavlina
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Here’s a detailed update about the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop, which kicks off in two weeks in Las Vegas. I’ve also sprinkled in some cool personal growth ideas to share, so this is actually a combination of promoting the workshop and a new article. We now have 104 people 115 people (updated 8/12) signed up for CLW, which is absolutely terrific. That makes it the biggest 3-day workshop I’ve ever done. This will bring an amazing amount of transformational energy into the room. The main purpose of this workshop is to help you bring into balance 3 core parts of…
 
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    Think Simple Now

  • 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.
  • 5 Tips for Having Hard Conversations

    Kate Swoboda
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    My friend, author and artist Christine Mason Miller, once wrote in her book Ordinary Sparkling Moments that communication between people is like a ball — you have to throw it so that the other person can catch it. If you don’t? Someone’s going to get whacked in the face, really hard.
  • 13 Ways to Get Unstuck Now

    Guest of TSN
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ready to get unstuck? It’s never too late to try something new and radical in order to make real change. Some contradict.
  • How to Date Authentically: 4 Lessons

    Alana Mbanza
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I created this affirmation several months ago to remind myself that the type of relationship I want is possible. But, to be honest, sometimes I wonder if I will ever find someone. I wonder if maybe I have too many issues or if my standards are too high.
  • How to Move Forward and Stop Repeating The Past

    Angela Marchesani
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    We move through our lives based on patterns of the past, replicating the systems and dynamics that we’ve become accustomed to. Our brains are actually trained to perpetuate these patterns, as we reinforce the neural pathways that have been previously established. Without consciousness, it continues.
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    Michael Sliwinski - Passionate Productivity

  • ✔ It's all about passion! - Chapter 2 - Passion 1: Money [part 2]

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Note: This is a 6th 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…
  • ✔ Confessions of a manager

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    This my editor's note from Productive! Magazine No.22. If you are not a subscriber of my monthly mag, please, check it out and sign up for the newsletter or download the iOS or Android app and read it whenever and wherever you wish. The top two challenges Between 2003 and 2013 RainmakerThinking, Inc. conducted a survey among 37,419 managers. They asked, "What is the hardest thing for you about managing people?" 87% of responses fell into one of ten most common challenges. As many as 43% of responses pointed to one of the top two challenges facing managers: "Not enough time..." (24%) and…
  • ✔ Will a new 5,5" iPhone convert people to not only #iPadOnly, but more #iPhoneOnly?

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    I'm a big fan of working on iOS devices. I co-wrote a book about working ont the iPad and I'm actually writing this blog post on my iPad. I've gotten used to working on both the iPhone and the iPad - I really use these two "computers" all of the time. I carry my iPhone with me at all times... and my iPad most of the times. I hardly ever use my Mac. Now, tonight Apple will supposedly unvail two new iPhones. According to John Gruber, one will be 4.7" and the other 5.5" and the bigger one might have kinda iPad-like features. Will it mean people will use the iPhone even more for their every day…
  • ✔ It's all about passion! - Chapter 2 - Passion 1: Money [Part 1]

    4 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Note: This is a 5th 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…
  • ✔ Donating to Charity and my #ALSIceBucketChallenge - Productive! Show 79

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Today I want to focus on donating money to charity. How we can help others, create our own "charity fund" and how we ca actively and generously participate in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. At the end of the video I'll share my own ice bucket challenge (being nominated by @karolzielinski) and I'll nominate @simongrabowski, @alexpl and @wiktorschmidt. I donated $100 to each of these charities: - ALS: DIGNITAS DOLENTIUM - STOWARZYSZENIE 'DAJMY DZIECIOM MIŁOŚĆ': PIOTR RADON - POMORSKIE STOWARZYSZENIE OSÓB Z CHOROBAMI REUMATYCZNYMI In this episode you'll get all the details and see me really get…
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  • How to Get Motivated After a Vacation

    zenhabits
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    By Leo Babauta I open the door to my house after a long flight and drive home from the airport, and Eva and I and the kids throw our bags down and immediately want to go to sleep. We’re jetlagged, tired from traveling, worn from all-day walks around foreign cities. We flop onto our beds and have a difficult night sleeping. In the week following, I struggle to get back on track with my work. Jetlag, sleep problems, a sick kid, and a general lack of motivation color my days following a vacation. How do I get motivated after a vacation, or any kind of long break? It doesn’t come…
  • 7 Strategies for Facing Your Internet/TV Addiction

    zenhabits
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    By Leo Babauta How do you beat something so addictive as the Internet, or TV — things most of us find ourselves increasingly immersed in, all day long? I won’t get into the whys of curbing an addiction like this — I’m going to assume you already want to make a change. The change can be different things: perhaps you play too many video games, watch too much porn, watch TV on your laptop way too much, are on Youtube or Facebook or Reddit or Instagram or Twitter or news sites or blogs too much … What can you do? I’m going to give you strategies I’ve…
  • How to Breathe

    zenhabits
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    By Leo Babauta Your day is getting hectic, and you’re tired, or anxious, or distracted, or full of doubt. You’re a bit lost, feeling without direction. Take a breath. Turn the spotlight of your attention from all the worries of your day to your breath, as it comes in and then goes out. Breathe normally, not more slowly or deeply than usual — the only thing that has changes is you’re now paying attention. Your mind will wander, and that’s OK. Just gently return your attention to your breath, noticing your thoughts as they arise, then going back to the breath.
  • 7 Discipline-Mastering Practices

    zenhabits
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    By Leo Babauta A craftsman masters his trade by repeated practice, with care and continual learning, with devotion to the purpose. It takes the same kinds of things to master the craft of discipline: Repeated practice Single-minded devotion to the purpose Continual learning Care I’ve been giving some thought to what it takes to master the craft of discipline, and have been following some practices that I’ve found extremely useful: Do the task even when I’m not in the mood. Procrastination is such a common problem that I believe it to be universal. The main reason we…
  • 7 Rules That Keep My Life Simple

    zenhabits
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    By Leo Babauta I enjoy creating a few simple rules to live by that take away some of the overwhelming decision making we need to make every day. Pre-think these decisions, formulate them into rules, and then just follow them, freeing your brain for more important decisions. Why should we need to give so much thought to what we’ll wear and eat, how we’ll exercise and handle email, when these are things we do every single day? So I’ve been crafting a few rules that keep my life simple, so I don’t need to think about the little things so much. These rules change,…
 
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  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Unitasker Wednesday: Nail Perfect This gigantic doodad is to help you avoid painting your finger as part of the fingernail-painting process. But, you still have to clean the machine, it slows down the process, and it DOESN’T WORK ON TOES! 2012 Unitasker Wednesday: Easy 2 Pick Luggage Locator The flashing, sound notification, and vibrating don’t increase in intensity the closer you get to your bag. You’re simply made aware that somewhere, within 90 feet of you, is what you’re searching for. A wee bit cruel, if you ask me. 2011 Digital books: Reducing physical…
  • A quick Friday link

    Erin Doland
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    It’s been a long week and I am so thankful it is finally Friday. Instead of putting up a long post today, I want to simply direct you to a fairly long interview I did with the financial website Mint.com. In the article, I talk about how I got started working with Unclutterer, provide some insights on why we buy so much stuff, and then end with a little financial advice I’ve picked up over the years. “Expert Interview with Erin Rooney Doland on Uncluttering” Feel welcome to check it out and have a great weekend, everyone. Happy uncluttering! Post written by Erin…
  • The clutter we rarely notice

    Jeri Dansky
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Our homes and offices can have everything in place and still be cluttered because some of those well organized things are actually things we could do without. We may not even notice the organized clutter because we’ve often lived with those things for quite some time. Sitting on a bookshelf in my living room is a very nice music system, the components chosen with care about 15 years ago to replace a much larger system. But a few days ago, I realized I couldn’t remember the last time I had used it! I like music, but I don’t enjoy having background music on while I work, read,…
  • Unitasker Wednesday: The Selfie Brush

    Erin Doland
    10 Sep 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! If the dictionary were to have pictures instead of words providing definitions, the entries for vanity and absurdity would only need this picture: The Selfie Brush is, exactly as its name implies, a brush for you to use when consumed with the process of taking a selfie. Technically, it is a brush and a cell phone case and a mirror and an arm extender. Regardless of its multiple functions, however, it leaves us asking two questions that we feel make the…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Organizing for emergencies Although I hope you never have to go through a crisis, by following these organisational steps, you’ll be able to survive with much less stress. 2011 Ask Unclutterer: Reducing wallet size Reader K is looking for ways to reduce the size of his wallet. 2010 Unitasker Wednesday: Sunpentown SD-1501 Warm-Air Dish Dryer Cotton, one of the world’s most natural and soft fibers, has passed after a long battle with technology. No longer able to keep up with advancements like the Sunpentown SD-1501 Warm-Air Dish Dryer, cotton went into hiding and refused to be…
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  • Ramp up your workspeed with the most powerful key on your keyboard

    Nathan Paul
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Imagine if, instead of taking a few clicks to do a task, you could to it in a few keystrokes? I'm sure you're all familiar with the shortcuts for copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V). Imagine doing those manually instead of using the shortcuts, every time. Now are you getting a sense of how much time those little keystrokes save you? How to use the Alt key (a.k.a. the "magical shortcut to darn near everything" key) Hold the Alt button. Notice that this does two things: 1) causes certain letters in your menu items to be underlined, like so: 2) causes numbers to appear over your first nine action…
  • How I make smarter choices and feel better about how I use my time

    Eric Mack
    18 Feb 2014 | 8:43 am
    Do you ever find yourself unable to make a decision about whether or not to move forward on something? Have you ever asked yourself, "self, why did I waste my time in that way?" I've done both. Many times. As I continue to do research in high performance knowledge work and personal knowledge management, I've collected a number of tools and methods to help me make smarter decisions about what to do or not do. Today, I'd like to share one of those tools with you. I call it my opportunity decision matrix, When I was in graduate school and trying to run my consulting business and launch a…
  • An introduction to a solid way of getting things done

    Eric Mack
    4 Feb 2014 | 8:25 pm
    [Guest blog post by Nathan Paul] David Allen opens his book, Getting Things Don, the Art of Stress Free Productivity, with this statement: “It’s possible for a person to have an overwhelming number of things to do and still function productively with a clear head and a positive sense of relaxed control” (p. 3). I don’t know about you, but my immediate reaction was, “Yes please!” I’m going to give you a partial summary of the first chapter of Mr. Allen’s book. I’ll try to give you enough of a sense of what this book says and what it…
  • The Natural Planning Method: simple, effective, and free for helping you get things done

    Eric Mack
    3 Feb 2014 | 8:00 pm
    [Guest blog post by Nathan Paul] The Natural Planning Method is something you’ve been doing your whole life without realizing it. Recently, I’ve been learning to consciously apply it to everything I do — and it’s been a huge relief. In a word, it’s given me a trusted process for dealing with just about anything I need or want to do. Now, instead of dozens of projects flying into my brain at random to tug my attention away from what I’m doing, I can focus on the present, because I know that everything on my to-do list is set to be taken care of. This…
  • TED: “The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” A recommendation and response

    Eric Mack
    30 Jan 2014 | 9:00 pm
    [Guest blog post by Nathan Paul] When I hear the words “productivity guru,” I picture a bald, fit, bespectacled man with a goatee and a flashy suit giving a jargon-heavy presentation to a group of executives (who are pretending to understand what he’s saying) on the subject of how to cram 100 hours of work into a mere 50-hour work week — and, more importantly, how to get their employees to do the same. His constant calendar-checking, emailing, and texting do nothing to interrupt his flow of sophisticated corp-speak. I definitely do not picture a guy like David…
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  • BLOG – LIVING ORDER: On becoming a project leader

    Ian McKenzie
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The post BLOG – LIVING ORDER: On becoming a project leader appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Earlier this year, the Consortium for Project Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, started a new blog. The “Living Order” blog focuses on sharing stories and lessons learned about the leadership role in project management. The first story posted in spring 2014 explains how the early 20th-century concept of “living order” is relevant to today’s project leaders.Besides the blog, the Consortium for Project Leadership has a more traditional website with additional…
  • 12 Tips to Improve Your Stage Presence

    Ian McKenzie
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    The post 12 Tips to Improve Your Stage Presence appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I missed correctly crediting this article when I posted. This was written a few years ago by my friend Kim Garreffa and first posted here. When speaking in front of an audience, these tips will help you communicate more effectively on stage: Consciously lift your eyebrows. It will immediately brighten your face. Smile. A lot. Channel your nervousness into your diaphragm. Relax your neck, and your shoulders, and breathe slowly and deeply using your diaphragm. Put any tension you have there. When you…
  • Boost Your Success by Improving Your Speaking Skills

    Ian McKenzie
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    The post Boost Your Success by Improving Your Speaking Skills appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Success in public speaking can open a world of opportunity for you. It can broaden your horizons through personal development, influence, and advances in your profession. Public Speaking Influences Your Personal Development In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, self-worth ranks highest. Giving speeches helps us realize self-worth through the satisfaction experienced when a good speech is given. We become more confident, especially when the audience responds positively. It also reduces anxiety…
  • 7 Leadership Tips From Leaders

    Ian McKenzie
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    The post 7 Leadership Tips From Leaders appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. What is a leader? A leader is a person who guides others toward a common goal, showing the way by example, creating an environment in which other team members feel actively involved in the entire process. A leader is not the boss of the team, but the person that is committed to carrying out the mission of the venture. Leaders exist to get things done. Leadership is needed beyond the bounds of politics and business. Leadership is needed in families; schools and universities need leadership; charitable…
  • 8 Time-Saving Tips

    Ian McKenzie
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    The post 8 Time-Saving Tips appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Use the “standby” or “hibernate” feature on your PC instead of shutting it down when you step away for a short time. You’ll be able to resume your work much faster than from a cold start. Find urgent computer files faster by starting file names with numbers. That ensures that they will be at the top of your list of files. Cut down on steps. Instead of jumping up every time you have work to deliver, stow it in an expandable file with slots organized by department. Then, take one stroll through the office to…
 
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  • Is your peer group limiting you?

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    The Right Kind… Mark your calendar - and mark my words - 12 months from now your personal world will depend on your professional network. Years ago, I studied “The Pareto Principle.” The idea that 80% of our results can come from just 20% of our resources or our efforts (or, some combination thereof). I decided to see what would happen if I applied this concept to my social network. Before Facebook Existed If you’ve read the book, Your Best Just Got Better, you saw that chapter 5 is titled, “Improvement and Your Social Network.” But, the network I’m talking about existed long…
  • First in line...and, ready to go

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    With just days before the iPhone 6 announcement, I found myself "first in line" and signing books at the Apple store in New York City.
  • Who is your argument with? (And, is that the best you can do?)

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    Prompts that make me think about productivity seem to come out of anywhere…This one is from a scene - one quote, really - from the movie: The Bourne Ultimatum. Early in the movie, Jason Bourne is being chased by Russian police officers. When Bourne turns the tables on one of his pursuants, the officer says, "Please don't kill me." Bourne replies, "My argument is not with you." I watched this movie sitting in seat 6D, flying with American Airlines JFK to LAX. I pressed the pause button, took out my journal, and started writing; that quote was so powerful in the moment. Reflecting on it…
  • Technology: Are you "Byte-Lingual"?

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Learn the language of technology to become more productive (save time) every day; become byte-lingual. How would you rate your overall "fluency" with your technology and tools? You use your email system and SMART phone every day; what would the impact be if you learned one new productivity feature each week for a year? Three Ways to Become Byte-Lingual Seek Micro-Improvements. Saving YouTube learning videos to my computer to watch later, programming special “shortcuts” in to my smart phone and learning the speed keys across my most frequently used applications alone saves at least 15…
  • 4 things that get in the way: Influence, Community, Leadership and Productivity

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Are you an influential leader? What causes a person to think of herself or himself as a “leader?”  Look out at the community you live and work in and identify those brave enough to stand up and say, “I am a leader.”This month, Get Momentum members around the world have the opportunity to learn from one of our country's greatest leaders: Frances Hesselbein. Now, just because you haven’t heard of her yet doesn’t mean you can skip this email.I can give you just a few reasons you’d want to sit down with her - “knee to knee” as she says in our video interview available…
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  • What do British Airways, Finnair and Lufthansa have in common?

    Arif Vakil
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    They’re all courting and wooing Indians! First it was the hostesses at British Airways Airlines who joined their hands to greet us in a namaste. The Fins took it a step further and did an entire dance in celebration of Indian Republic Day. Lastly, Luftansa joined the bandwagon, assuring us that they are “more Indian than you think”. Gosh, not sure what to make of it. It’s flattering nonetheless. Anyway, have a look at the below promotions of the three airlines:
  • Be Brutally Honest – Ramit Sethi

    Mohammed Ali Vakil
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I’ve recently been reading Ramit Sethi’s blog. One of his advice I’ve been using is “Be Brutally Honest”. Here’s how this advice helped me recently. I’ve been delaying creating Kindle versions of my Sufi Comics books.  I would give the usual excuses: “I don’t have time” “This is going to be difficult” “It’s too much work” But these were surface level excuses. When I became brutally honest with myself, I found the real reason for procrastinating was spending too much time on low priority tasks. I cut…
  • Why I love ILM Montessori

    Arif Vakil
    2 Mar 2014 | 8:17 am
    Steve Jobs commencement address at Stanford, is inspiring. I’ve watched it a couple of times. A line that stood out for me is when Steve says, “I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life.” Well friends, now, I’ve gotten lucky too. Since December 2012, I have involved myself in a passionate project. A project that has taken over every single waking moment. This is not like the flings that I have had in the past. In fact it’s like falling in love all over again. It’s deeper than that. It’s love with a purpose, a higher purpose. Oh how much I love learning and…
  • This year… make things happen!

    Arif Vakil
    1 Jan 2014 | 5:32 am
    “Getting things done is not the same as making things happen. You can… …reply to email. …pay the bills. …cross off to-do’s. …fulfil your obligation. …repeat what you heard. …go with the flow. …anticipate roadblocks. …aim for “good enough.” Or you can… …organise a community. …take a risk. …set ambitious goals. …give more than you take. …change perceptions. …forge a new path. …create possibility. …demand excellence. Don’t worry too much about getting things done. Make things…
  • How to Achieve Your Goals with Healthy Habits

    Mohammed Ali Vakil
    29 Dec 2013 | 8:25 am
    I’m the kind of person who loves making Goals. Goals motivate me to aim for something great, to be in a better place then where I am now. But I’ve also noticed that goals can become a source of unhappiness. Let me explain. A person with a Goal mindset often thinks in this way “If I get [goal here] then I’ll be happy”.  As a result our Happiness gets pegged with achieving the Goal. And once you reach your Goal, you plan for the next Goal starting a new cycle of wanting something to be happy. Here are some more problems with having a Goal mindset: There’s a…
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  • Homeschool Organization: Supply Caddy

    Laura
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home. I really debated about sharing homeschool organization. I’m not sure if any Organizing Junkie readers are interested in this topic, so please comment below if you want to read more in the future! No sense in posting details if there isn’t […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Homeschool Organization: Supply Caddy
  • Friday Favorites: Family Command Center, Time Management Tips + more!

    Laura
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Hey y’all, how are you this lovely Friday?  It’s time for another round of my favorite organizing links for the week.  So much great stuff out there that it’s often tough for me to narrow it down but I did it!! Just a reminder that if you haven’t had the opportunity to check out The […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Friday Favorites: Family Command Center, Time Management Tips + more!
  • 3 Frugal Hacks to Organize Messy Drawers

    Laura
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Kalyn at Creative Savings. Messy drawers are a big pet peeve of mine, and though I wish I could say I’ve discovered the secret to keeping them completely organized, nothing could be further from the truth. No matter how hard I try to keep those drawers […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> 3 Frugal Hacks to Organize Messy Drawers
  • The Ultimate Collection of Resources for Healthy Living

    Laura
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Hey everyone, back in January, in a post for the Peaceful Organized Home series called We Can Do Hard Things, I shared how similar the struggle of losing weight and organizing are.  Here’s an excerpt of that post: “Organizing comes easy to me because I’ve been doing it for so long and have seen the […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> The Ultimate Collection of Resources for Healthy Living
  • My Organized Traveling Pharmacy

    Laura
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    So one thing I find really helpful whenever I’m doing any kind of travel, whether it’s via air or road, is to take along a traveling pharmacy.  If you’ve read my blog for awhile you’ll know I like to be prepared for all the things and when it comes to medication, I’ve learned, it’s important […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> My Organized Traveling Pharmacy
 
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  • I Need Your Help! Proposed 2015 Program Schedule.

    Kylie Browne
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    We experimented this year with our first yearly program schedule that allowed members to participate in the programs as a group. The feedback was brilliant so we are going to do it again next year. Here is a link to the proposed 2015 program schedule. You’ll see all the programs are scattered throughout the year – plus a few new ones! This includes a brand new online program for 52 Organizing Missions, due to be launched in January.  At no extra cost to all of our Premium Subscribers! Please take a minute to click the link and let me know what you think. Is it too much? Too…
  • Avoiding Energy Drainers That Ruin Your Productivity

    Kylie Browne
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    The tricky thing about energy drainers is that you don’t realize at first that they are draining you. You give, they take, and take and take. Then all of a sudden you realize and think, Hey, that’s not fair! Below are the energy drainers to avoid if you wish to maintain your productivity and live your life simply but with purpose. 1. Toxic Relationships These relationships involve people who leave you emotionally drained and exhausted. A psychic vampire if you will! Psychic vampires are not bad people. You may even be a psychic vampire yourself. If you know that you take a lot…
  • 30 Home Decluttering Hacks

    Roelen Fernandez
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    Clutter limits the brain’s ability to process information. It distracts you and makes you irritable, at work and at home. So says the study conducted by researchers from the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute.   The good news is that being organized has health benefits. Yay! You consume less energy and you gain mental clarity. Now, imagine a clean and organized desk at work, then going home to enter your clean and decluttered home. It’s a nice thought, isn’t it? Stress-free. But, how do you start living this kind of life? Below is a list of brilliant…
  • Identify Your Home Values And Create A Sanctuary

    Kylie Browne
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Does Your Home Reflect The Way You Want To Live? If you’re looking to declutter and reorganize the layout of  some rooms in your home, first consider your home values. Home Values What are home values? I like to think of these as those ways you make your house a home. Consider for example, which of the following values would you like your home to reflect: Comfort Beauty Warmth Order Family Minimalism Retreat or sanctuary Harmony Simplicity Visual clarity Aesthetic appeal Love Once you decide the tone you want for your home, you’ll be able to make fast and easy de-clutter…
  • Ways to Keep Your Hotel Room Tidy

    Kylie Browne
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:47 pm
    If you’re staying in a hotel room, chances are you’re on vacation, a business trip or having an overnight stay on a short journey. Less is more when you’ve got such little space! What’s the best way to keep your hotel room organized? Let’s start with these: Unpack. If you’re staying in that room for more than two nights, I would unpack. Store you bulky luggage in the closet, or in a corner and use the space freely without having to step over or rummage through luggage.  Hang it up. Use as many hangers as you can. Ask for more, or even take a few extras…
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    Notes on Productivity

  • Ramp up your workspeed with the most powerful key on your keyboard

    Nathan Paul
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Imagine if, instead of taking a few clicks to do a task, you could to it in a few keystrokes? I'm sure you're all familiar with the shortcuts for copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V). Imagine doing those manually instead of using the shortcuts, every time. Now are you getting a sense of how much time those little keystrokes save you? How to use the Alt key (a.k.a. the "magical shortcut to darn near everything" key) Hold the Alt button. Notice that this does two things: 1) causes certain letters in your menu items to be underlined, like so: 2) causes numbers to appear over your first nine action…
  • How I make smarter choices and feel better about how I use my time

    Eric Mack
    18 Feb 2014 | 8:43 am
    Do you ever find yourself unable to make a decision about whether or not to move forward on something? Have you ever asked yourself, "self, why did I waste my time in that way?" I've done both. Many times. As I continue to do research in high performance knowledge work and personal knowledge management, I've collected a number of tools and methods to help me make smarter decisions about what to do or not do. Today, I'd like to share one of those tools with you. I call it my opportunity decision matrix, When I was in graduate school and trying to run my consulting business and launch a…
  • An introduction to a solid way of getting things done

    Eric Mack
    4 Feb 2014 | 8:25 pm
    [Guest blog post by Nathan Paul] David Allen opens his book, Getting Things Don, the Art of Stress Free Productivity, with this statement: “It’s possible for a person to have an overwhelming number of things to do and still function productively with a clear head and a positive sense of relaxed control” (p. 3). I don’t know about you, but my immediate reaction was, “Yes please!” I’m going to give you a partial summary of the first chapter of Mr. Allen’s book. I’ll try to give you enough of a sense of what this book says and what it…
  • The Natural Planning Method: simple, effective, and free for helping you get things done

    Eric Mack
    3 Feb 2014 | 8:00 pm
    [Guest blog post by Nathan Paul] The Natural Planning Method is something you’ve been doing your whole life without realizing it. Recently, I’ve been learning to consciously apply it to everything I do — and it’s been a huge relief. In a word, it’s given me a trusted process for dealing with just about anything I need or want to do. Now, instead of dozens of projects flying into my brain at random to tug my attention away from what I’m doing, I can focus on the present, because I know that everything on my to-do list is set to be taken care of. This…
  • TED: “The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” A recommendation and response

    Eric Mack
    30 Jan 2014 | 9:00 pm
    [Guest blog post by Nathan Paul] When I hear the words “productivity guru,” I picture a bald, fit, bespectacled man with a goatee and a flashy suit giving a jargon-heavy presentation to a group of executives (who are pretending to understand what he’s saying) on the subject of how to cram 100 hours of work into a mere 50-hour work week — and, more importantly, how to get their employees to do the same. His constant calendar-checking, emailing, and texting do nothing to interrupt his flow of sophisticated corp-speak. I definitely do not picture a guy like David…
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  • 5 Lessons in Software Project Management from HBO's Silicon Valley

    Emily Bonnie
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Are you a fan of Silicon Valley? Turns out, HBO's latest hit is good for more than an entertaining half hour. It's also full of good advice for launching a startup in general and software development projects in particular.   If you’ve never seen the show, here’s a brief synopsis: programmer Richard works at tech giant Hooli by day, and on his side project — a music streaming app called Pied Piper — by night. When it’s discovered that the foundation of Richard's app is a supremely powerful compression algorithm, Pied Piper is suddenly worth…
  • Custom Reports and an All-New Graph

    Lionel Valdellon
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    As your projects grow, tracking project status via e-mail becomes pretty much impossible. That's why we launched Wrike's Analytics features — so Enterprise users can quickly find answers to critical questions about project status and individual workloads.     Today, we're giving you an all-new chart: Tasks By Users, which compares the productivity levels of individuals on your team.   We have also expanded the Enterprise analytics section by offering you the ability to customize your progress report charts. Now, you can edit which stats are displayed on…
  • New Enterprise Features: Visualize, Customize Your Product Development Workflow

    Lionel Valdellon
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Workflows are unique to every organization. Each company creates and releases products in its own idiosyncratic fashion. That's why it's important to use tools that mold to your specific way of working, instead of struggling to do it the other way around. The latest features in Wrike Enterprise let users customize their experience so they can set up Wrike to fit the unique way they work. But how, exactly?  Finding the Right System   Consider ACMEsoft, a (fictional) software development startup only two weeks away from launching their initial product — a…
  • How to Tame Marketing Workflow Management

    Emily Bonnie
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Marketing teams have it rough.    Endless revisions. Overflowing inboxes. Daily deadlines. Drawn-out meetings. Priorities that shift with the wind. Not to mention coordinating work with other departments, freelancers, and clients. And yet marketers are expected to deliver even more campaigns, faster than ever. Does the process really need to be this complicated?    As many teams have discovered, tapping into proven project management strategies to build a better marketing workflow can make work more manageable — and more effective. Instead of fighting the chaotic…
  • Create Multiple, Shareable Dashboards; Change the Way You View Work

    Lionel Valdellon
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Dashboard is a perfect place to track the most important tasks and the latest updates in your Activity Feed. It's also a good starting point when searching for specific tasks. Today, we release a new feature for our Enterprise customers. Now you can customize multiple Dashboards exactly the way you want them and then share these dashboards with members of your team. This means you and your colleagues can align over the same project view. Your workspace can hold up to 20 Shareable Dashboards.   It also means that you can pick which custom reports they want front and center for all…
 
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  • How to Add Music to an iPod

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    You just got a new iPod and you want to start listening right away. After all, an iPod without music doesn’t do you much good. Adding your music library only takes a few minutes, just follow these steps. Steps Syncing Your Library Download iTunes if necessary. It is free and you can obtain it from the Apple website. Some iPods even come with installation CDs, which is useful if you have a slow internet connection. If you have an older computer, make sure it meets the requirements. If you have never used iTunes before, you may want to read this manual on how to use iTunes. You can add music…
  • How to Fall in Love

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Love. It's the subject of countless songs, poetry, paintings, movies, and literature. Everyone wants it, but no one knows how to get it.[1] How do you deal with falling in love? See step 1 to get started. Steps Finding the Right Person Bolster your self-esteem. To fall in love and find the right person you must first have confidence and love invested in yourself. People with self-confidence tend to have happier and longer lasting relationships than those that don't. It might seem hard to suddenly start loving yourself, but it's an important component of a strong relationship. 'Fake it 'til…
  • How to Manipulate Primitive Shapes in 3D Coat (Cube)

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Want to know what all those handles are for in the cube shape you have opened up in 3D Coat? Read on to find out what to do with what. Steps Open 3D Coat and choose the primitive shape (cube) that you want to start with. On the Y axis, click on one of the arrows to move it up and down. Do the same with all the arrows to get it where you want it to be. Rotate it on its axis. Once you have decided where you want it (and you can always move it later), you might want to change its angle. Click on the tab at the end of any of the arrows. Click and hold to rotate the cube on its axis. You can do…
  • How to Find Your Dream Career

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    When you were little, people probably asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Maybe you said a firefighter, or an astronaut. Maybe you said an actor, or a lawyer, or a doctor. With starry eyes, you dreamed of the day you would live in a rich mansion, with maids and butlers. Then, a career seemed like something that would happen a lifetime away. But now that the time has come to choose, your interests have probably changed. Finding the right career for you can be difficult, but not impossible. Steps Analyzing Your Ambitions Ask yourself the key question. The respected philosopher…
  • How to Face the Fear of Rejection After a Divorce

    13 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Forming relationships can be challenging for any person, but for those who are recovering from a divorce, developing new connections can be especially daunting. Here are some practical tips to help you face new possibilities. Steps Seek a support group. If you have the opportunity to connect with others who are experiencing the same things, you will find a valuable tool to help you maintain grounding while exploring the dating world again. While a support group may not be for everyone, many have found them to provide a level of security and comfort that helps boost their confidence as…
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  • 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…
  • How It Works: Test Rigs Production

    Adam
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:22 am
    The nomenclature of test rigs is extensive enough, and, therefore, the equipment line-up is pretty diverse. Virtually all the manufactured products pass a particular control, characterised by various complexity and applied in serial and mass production. More importance is attached to test rigs in individual, pilot and small-scale production and (air tooling in particular). A normal test cycle can be divided into three stages. The first stage, test preparation, implies defining of the objectives; selecting or designing the required test equipment and its manufacture; measuring equipment…
  • 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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  • Voicemail, Improved

    Claire
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    by Originally posted 2007-10-24 10:30:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTwo big reasons I love email: I can send a quick reply or request or, more likely, a whole slew of them. Not that I have anything against conversations, but sometimes I really need to get through a list of to do’s and email is the quickest way to dispatch them. I can send email on my own schedule. I don’t need to worry about interrupting or, worse, waking someone up. I send emails when it’s convenient for me and the addressee responds likewise. The fly in this ointment is that some of my…
  • Declutter Your Reading List

    Claire
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    by Originally posted 2010-11-10 15:55:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter It's book chapter Wednesday. Here you go! Like it? You can buy the ebook here. Simple Way #9 Reading List Reading material constitutes a lot of the paper that people struggle with. If you get two daily newspapers, a few weekly magazines and 5-6 monthly publications, your reading pile gets high very quickly. Clipping articles for later is a good strategy, but it’s also time consuming and recommended only for important information you can’t get elsewhere or will use immediately. Keep your paper stacks under…
  • Are you Doing Important Stuff, or Just Urgent Stuff?

    Claire
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    by Originally posted 2009-10-15 17:28:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterUrgent sounds important, but it's really not. It may be important to someone else, but your involvement is often just a waste of time. Tasks that are urgent require you to act quickly and that means you don't spend time thinking about whether you should do them. They're also often the result of poor planning (or no planning) and bad time management. The words urgent and important are borrowed from Stephen Covey's four-quadrant division of work. As you might guess, people often find themselves stuck…
  • Natural Organizing

    Claire
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    by Originally posted 2011-05-03 13:55:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou aren’t a cookie cut from a generic mold (even though you’re sweet). You deserve more than a cookie cutter approach to organizing. Methods you’ve read about in books may partially work, or not work at all. Or they’ll work for awhile but then something happens to make them stop working. That’s why it’s so important to have your own personalized system. Your system doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s. It doesn’t even have to look like a system to anyone else. What…
  • Computer Cord Organizer

    Claire
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    by Originally posted 2014-01-21 12:12:59. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe MOS organizer is a beautiful thing. I’m guessing its designers are Apple fans because the packaging is equally beautiful and clever; the device sits in a drawer in its box and you pull an orange ribbon tab to slide it open. I love it when office supplies are fun and nice to look at. No one should have to put up with dull, strictly utilitarian stuff at home or at work. This little gizmo has a very pleasing round edged shape and comes in a matte finish aluminum that complements my Macbook. The MOS solves a…
 
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  • Create Something

    Daniel Richard
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
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  • Praying on Patriot Day

    Molly Gold
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net   Today is Patriot Day. A national day of service and remembrance, it falls each year on September 11th to honor the memory of those Americans who lost their lives on this day in 2001.  The day is marked nationwide with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m, the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center.  American flags are flown at half-staff at the White House and U.S. government buildings worldwide. And citizens and businesses are encouraged to display a flag at home and to volunteer their service to a worthy cause. But today is not a federal…
  • Team Mom Tips for Senior Night

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net If you are the team mom for a varsity sport, one of the most appreciated tasks you’ll have is planning a memorable senior night for all your graduating athletes. For a student athlete, their senior year is very emotional time as many kids are playing their very last season of a sport they may have dedicated themselves to and loved for as long as they can remember.  For their parents, its equally as emotional as they too close a chapter in their child’s life and their involvement in helping them reach their goals. No matter if the team is…
  • Funky Spaces ~ #DIY Entryway Drop Zone with EasyClosets

    Molly Gold
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Do you have a space in your home that no matter how hard you try, it just doesn’t work?  You know the kind of space I mean ~ all the organizing accessories in the world can’t overcome its fundamental design flaws and try as you might, you just can’t get it right. Well this week thanks to our partners at EasyClosets.com I am going to finally overhaul that exact spot in my house that hasn’t worked well for 9 years into a space that is perfection. When you walk into your home from outside, the first thing that everyone wants to do is drop their stuff. This space where…
  • Calendar Routines for Busy Moms

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Calendar Routines are where the secret to our GO MOM!® Organizing Tips really begins. September is the time of year when busy Moms are adjusting to an entirely new calendar, full of new activities and expectations. Its a delicate dance of work commitments, after-school activities, helping kids navigate new homework loads, and then there is dinner. It speaks for itself. So here are my tips to help you get focused on where your organized life begins ~ calendar routines: So those are my tips for you about Calendar Routines. Remember, its really this simple ~ use it, color code it, and then you…
  • Kids Backpacks and School Papers

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net Today we are talking about kids backpacks and school papers ~ how you can get through them with the best result.  Kids backpacks ~ you gotta love them! Who knows what’s in there at the end of the day right? Well the challenge for a busy Mom is you need to know what’s in there because you need to stay in touch with your child’s school, teachers, and stay on top of how your child is doing in class. Here is the process that I use when it comes to going through my child’s backpack. Choose the Proper Design This means one that is big…
 
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  • 7 Ways to Create A Productive Workplace

    Guest Author
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    A company should always secure the productivity of their business. Because a loss in productivity can be a major problem. In order to achieve an efficient workplace for your company, you should build the morale and productivity of your employees. You must also minimize complaints and disruptions so everyone can focus and concentrate on doing their work effectively. Here are some guidelines on creating a productive workplace environment.. Thank you for subscribing! Please grab my free productivity ebook! If you're not reading this from Productivity Bits - Smart Productivity and GTD Hacks,…
  • 4 Ways to Spend Less Time On Your Personal Finances

    Guest Author
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:57 pm
    People don't like to talk about money, and when it comes to creating (and sticking to) a budget, balancing your checkbook, or tracking spending, well, no one wants to do it. You don't need to live in a cardboard box, subsisting on ramen noodles three times a day. Nor do you need to spend every waking minute on money matters. Thank you for subscribing! Please grab my free productivity ebook! If you're not reading this from Productivity Bits - Smart Productivity and GTD Hacks, please read the original post here 4 Ways to Spend Less Time On Your Personal Finances. Thank You! ~ A message from the…
  • 7 Ways to Make Your Mornings a Productive Start

    Guest Author
    21 Mar 2014 | 10:12 am
    Mornings aren't that easy for most people. Morning means having to wake up early, do a routine, and deal with traffic on the way to work or someplace else. These things can surely make people cranky and hate mornings, which affect their demeanor in doing important tasks for the day. Thank you for subscribing! Please grab my free productivity ebook! If you're not reading this from Productivity Bits - Smart Productivity and GTD Hacks, please read the original post here 7 Ways to Make Your Mornings a Productive Start. Thank You! ~ A message from the Productivity Bits Blog Team
  • Essential Ways To Be Productive When Working From Home

    Guest Author
    13 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    Sometimes you simply spend your time during the weekends watching TV and some movies to relax. You do not want to think about the things that you really want to do because it is hard for you to be productive when you are working at home. There are just too many things that can cause you to stop working and simply enjoying the company of your friends and family. To overcome those distractions here are some essential ways that anyone can do to be more productive when they are working from home: Thank you for subscribing! Please grab my free productivity ebook! If you're not reading this from…
  • 5 Tips On How To Be Productive By Working Smarter

    Guest Author
    20 Feb 2014 | 5:30 am
    A lot of people think that to get ahead in this world and be productive you have to work hard; and, to some degree, they are right but it is not the only way. There is a better way to the whole work hard mentality and that is to work smarter. What is the work smart mentality? Why is it better than working hard? Working smart is about finding creative ways to solve your problems or concerns. Thank you for subscribing! Please grab my free productivity ebook! If you're not reading this from Productivity Bits - Smart Productivity and GTD Hacks, please read the original post here 5 Tips On How To…
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  • 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 →
  • The Stress-Busting Pre-Vacation Checklist

    Ann Gomez
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:37 am
    My husband and I have four young children and we have to come to accept that a bit of chaos is inevitable at home. But that doesn’t mean that we are seeking it out. With our family summer vacation around … Continue reading →
  • Have Kids? Tips for Getting Summer off to an Organized Start

    Susan Pons
    8 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    It happens every year!   We leave for a vacation right after our kids get out of school for the summer.   The last days of school are especially busy for our family but I schedule time to pack and prepare for … Continue reading →
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  • 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!.
  • Deal Effectively with Sent Mail

    Sahaf
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    All too often we hear about processing our email inbox.  Inbox Zero is thrown around like it is the holy grail of productivity. It’s a topic that I’ve written about many times, so I am not saying anything bad about Inbox Zero ;-) But what about our Sent Mail? Why do we overlook this source of potential ball dropping? Tired of Reading – click here for the video If you think about it, most of the time that we hit the Send button, we are asking others to do things for us…aka delegating.  How are you keeping track of all your outgoing requests? I can tell you from personal experience,…
  • Deadlines, friend or foe?

    Sahaf
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:18 am
    Without a doubt having a deadline can push us to outdo ourselves by virtue of the deadline’s presence alone. There are usually four questions that we ask ourselves when confronted with deadlines: What will happen if I miss it? How far away is the deadline? Will I be able to finish this project before the deadline? What can I do in the meanwhile to promote other things? Those questions reflect the inner conflict we’re in and create more stress… On one hand, we’re stressed and fear the consequences of not performing according to what is expected from us. On the other, we’re excited…
 
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    Next Action Associates

  • Doing Isn’t Everything

    Todd Brown
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Most of us are back at work now after the summer break. Hands up now – anyone struggling to stay busy? Didn’t think so. Staying busy isn’t a problem. There are always things to be getting on with, in both our personal and professional lives. But just being busy at the coalface can be unsatisfying.
  • Invincible Summer

    Robert Peake
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am
    What a lovely warm summer we have had here in the UK. Too bad it seems to be over in August. As crisper weather returns, I recognise winter on the horizon. The cold, bleary days make me want to hibernate, and the lack of sun can start to get me down. Yet thanks to my
  • From the Visual Dictionary, some useful GTD terminology (or, Why Former Lumberjacks Always Look Wistful)

    Edward Lamont
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    “People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.” - Albert Einstein Strange. I never knew him, but Albert seems to have known me; I’m not one for delayed gratification. As an old mentor of mine used to say with a smile, ‘if it ain’t instant, it ain’t gratification’. I’ve always loved chopping
  • Surviving the Post-Holiday Email Tax

    Robert Peake
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
        Nothing can undo the relaxed, happy glow of a nice long holiday like coming back to an email inbox overflowing with hundreds (thousands?) of unread messages. Now comes the time when you must disable that guardian angel, your out-of-office message, and get down to it. But processing a big email inbox post-holiday need
  • Next Action Associates: A new suit of digital clothes

    Todd Brown
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
        Those of you who have visited our website, www.next-action.eu, since Friday last week will have noticed that we’ve changed, well, pretty much everything.  New branding, new navigation, the lot.  Now such a dramatic change wasn’t undertaken lightly, and this week I’ll use my blog spot to talk about the top ten reasons behind
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  • 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…
  • [Video] Myth 3: Investing Might As Well Be Gambling

    Cody Wheeler
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Part 4 of 5 in the series The Four Biggest Myths of Wealth Creation Welcome back. This is myth number 3 in the Four Biggest Myths of Wealth Creation video series. I hope you’ve been enjoying the videos so far. If you missed any or would like to watch them again, you can check out videos one and two at the links just below. I recommend doing so if you missed them. They’ll reveal some very interesting mindset shifts you can make that can dramatically alter the results you can achieve with your personal finances and wealth creation. Here are those links: You can’t get rich…
  • Myth 2: Only Money People Should Invest

    Cody Wheeler
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    Part 3 of 5 in the series The Four Biggest Myths of Wealth Creation Ok. Welcome back to the Four Biggest Myths of Wealth Creation series. I hope you enjoyed the first video. If you missed that, you can check that out here - http://academysuccess.com/myth-1-cant-get-rich-working-someone-else/ Now, let’s move on to the next myth – one that limits people on a massive scale, and most likely you on some level. This one goes something like this: “Only ‘money people’ should invest” “You have to be a math whiz for that stuff to work” “I just…
  • [Video] Myth 1: You can’t get rich working for someone else

    Cody Wheeler
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Part 2 of 5 in the series The Four Biggest Myths of Wealth Creation This is a pretty typical myth that I want to bust wide open for you today. In fact, a Google search for this exact phrase yields about 22 million results. Many are on top publications such as Business Insider, Forbes, and MSN. This TOTALLY freaking blows my mind… I don’t know what these writers were thinking, but I guess they forgot to break out their calculators when they came up with that idea. Or maybe they just have a really convoluted definition of what it means to be rich. Most likely the latter. Poor bastards (by…
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  • The Quest for "Just Right"

    Mike Vardy
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve read Goldilocks and The Three Bears. It’s not a crazy number, but it’s enough to know the tale inside and out. I’m not going to retell it here, but I do want to focus on the quest that Goldilocks was on: The Quest for Just Right. Goldilocks spent her entire time in the bears’ home searching for the right chair, the right food, and the right bed. Through trial and error, she eventually found all of those things. But most of the story revolves around her quest for those things, and that’s how it is for us as well. We’re…
  • A Simple 3 Step Filter to Give You Clarity

    Guest Author
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    Jim Woods is a writer and coach passionate about helping others live a better story. Today marks the release of his new book, co-authored with Erik Fisher, called Hit The Mark. You can connect with him @jimwoodswrites on Twitter or his website.There is no shortage of ideas out there. When you see an opportunity pop up, it’s hard not to want to drop everything else and chase this shiny new endeavor. But ideas are a dime a dozen and mean nothing without action. Mark Cuban says “sweat equity” (his phrase for action) is the most valuable asset you have to give. To avoid getting distracted…
  • How to Score Productivity Touchdowns During Football Season

    Mike Vardy
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I'm a big American football fan. Primarily the NFL, but I'll watch the CFL and college ball from time to time too.But Sundays are my big football days, the days where I'll watch my favourite team (the Cincinnati Bengals - incidentally also Todd Henry's favourite team) play from September until early into the next calendar year. I'll even get caught up in other games involving the Seattle Seahawks because they are technically my "home team." This year I'll likely find myself watching Vikings games as well because their new coach used to be the Bengals' defensive coordinator.Yet I still manage…
  • A Look at Explora: A Mobile Phone Option for US-Bound Travelers

    Mike Vardy
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    Every time I go to the US, I face the unenviable task of worrying about how I want to deal with my Canadian cellphone. Do I want to pony up the cash needed to deal with data worry-free during my trip? Do I want to finally settle on getting a phone for US travel only? Do I want to risk it and see how much I wind up spending with as little use as possible? Frankly, I’m tired of dealing with all of that. So when the Explora team reached out to me and informed me of their new service, I was intrigued. I asked them if I could sample their service during my trip to Dallas for Podcast Movement,…
  • Book Review: The Up Side of Down

    Mike Dariano
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    The following review is written by 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.There are some foods that are quite healthy for you but taste equally as bad; those foods are analogous to failure. Failure has a bitter, uncomfortable taste to it and in The Up Side to Failure, Megan McArdle attempts to break down what, how, and why we fail – and why it’s good for us. In the book McArdle constructs a landscape about failure in the United States.
 
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