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  • 4 Ways to Spend Less Time On Your Personal Finances

    Productivity Bits
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    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…
  • How to increase productivity in three simple steps

    Robin Dickinson
    Robin Dickinson
    12 Jan 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Here are three simple and practical steps that will immediately increase your productivity no matter what the task: Clearly define the outcome: create a crystal clear picture of exactly what you want Completely detach from the outcome: let go of the emotional attachment to achieving the goal Fully engage in the process: invest your complete […]
  • Use Lists to Manage Your Life

    Ian's Messy Desk
    ianmckenzie
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    The post Use Lists to Manage Your Life appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. My wife is the queen of lists. She uses an iPHone 4s and can, a swipe and a couple of taps, pull up whatever information she needs to plan her next action. For example, she uses SplashShopper to track all our shopping lists. If we pop into Home Depot to pick up a gallon of paint, she checks to see what other hardware items we might need, saving a second trip. She has lists of gift ideas, quotes for greeting cards, honey-do’s and much more. Lists are the simplest tool or system for managing your life. They…
  • Boss Magic: how to succeed by influencing your boss

    Robin Dickinson
    Robin Dickinson
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Getting ahead involves way more than just doing a great job. You’ve got to know how to lead the leaders and move the shakers. Here are 15 subtle yet powerful tips to help you influence your boss in a way that positions you for great favour and advantage. Be reliable. Be the person who can […]
  • How to Stop Procrastinating

    Clear Concept
    Ann Gomez
    5 Feb 2014 | 10:19 am
    So there I was just over a year ago, at an amazing event, meeting all sorts of interesting people. I came home with a stack of business cards, dropped them on my desk and told myself that I’d follow up … Continue reading →
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    Lifehacker

  • "The Goal Isn't to Be Frugal Forever"

    Eric Ravenscraft
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Being frugal is good. Saving money is such an obvious benefit to our lives that it drives our whole economy. As finance blog The College Investor points out, though, we aren't meant to stay frugal forever.Read more...
  • $82 a Day Is the Average Savings for a Comfortable Retirement

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Maybe you're finally getting around to saving for your retirement, and you're wondering how much you should expect to save. An analysis from USA Today found that, on average, most people will need to save $82/day to retire comfortably.Read more...
  • Why It's Better to Fail as Quickly as Possible

    Eric Ravenscraft
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Most of us don't like to admit when we've failed and put it off as long as possible. Google X's Rapid Evaluation head Rich DeVaul explains why this costs money, time, and ultimately hinders progress.Read more...
  • Gawker Job Seekers Interview for "The World's Toughest Position" | Jalopnik New Technology Allows Yo

    Jessica Smith on io9, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    Gawker Job Seekers Interview for "The World's Toughest Position" | Jalopnik New Technology Allows You To Literally Smell PR Bullshit | Jezebel Your Brain Starts Turning to Mush at Age 24 | Kotaku You Can Stop The Internet Spoiling Game Of Thrones For YouRead more...
  • ZenPen is a Dead Simple, Distraction Free Writing Zone on the Web

    Eric Ravenscraft
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are a lot of great distraction-free writing tools out there. If you'd rather not download an app, though, ZenPen is a wonderful web-based alternative with a simple design and minimal clutter.Read more...
 
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    Getting Things Done®

  • “Envision Wild Success” featured in Inc. Magazine

    Boss
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Inc. Magazine’s Article “30-Second Strategies for Better Performance and Productivity” features GTD’s “envision wild success” as it’s number one 30-second strategy.  Read the full article here!  
  • New Guide for Microsoft Outlook® 2013 GTDers!

    Boss
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    New! Our best-practices guide for implementing GTD with Microsoft Outlook® 2013. This Guide will show you how to: - Set up Outlook Tasks for your Projects and Actions - Use the Calendar as a critical foundation for actions - Get email to zero - Create useful reference lists in Notes - Organize contacts - Move faster with speed keys and shortcuts Just $10 for the PDF download. Next Action: Click here to buy it!
  • Practical application of GTD in your world

    GTD Times Staff
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:52 pm
    We have two webinars for you this week, on the practical application of GTD in your world. Keys to Getting Things Done walks you through the 5 steps of the GTD control model for your workflow. You’ll learn about the best practices and tools for managing the five steps of your workflow: Capture, Clarify, Organize, Review & Engage. March 26, 10:00am Pacific Keys to Getting Things Done GTD & Outlook® gives you our detailed recommendations for building a GTD system in the Windows desktop version of Outlook. Learn the best practices to get email under control on a regular basis,…
  • David Allen Makes “100 Experts on Twitter” List

    Stephen Lease
    20 Mar 2014 | 1:16 pm
    PhD in Management.org includes David on their “100 Experts on Twitter” List! Congrats to David!
  • SXSW and David Allen

    Boss
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:19 am
    What’s the most productive way to have an interview? How about in the back seat of an Uber while heading to another interview at SXSW! SXSW is a more productive place when David Allen is there!
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    Getting Things Done®

  • “Envision Wild Success” featured in Inc. Magazine

    Boss
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Inc. Magazine’s Article “30-Second Strategies for Better Performance and Productivity” features GTD’s “envision wild success” as it’s number one 30-second strategy.  Read the full article here!  
  • New Guide for Microsoft Outlook® 2013 GTDers!

    Boss
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    New! Our best-practices guide for implementing GTD with Microsoft Outlook® 2013. This Guide will show you how to: - Set up Outlook Tasks for your Projects and Actions - Use the Calendar as a critical foundation for actions - Get email to zero - Create useful reference lists in Notes - Organize contacts - Move faster with speed keys and shortcuts Just $10 for the PDF download. Next Action: Click here to buy it!
  • Practical application of GTD in your world

    GTD Times Staff
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:52 pm
    We have two webinars for you this week, on the practical application of GTD in your world. Keys to Getting Things Done walks you through the 5 steps of the GTD control model for your workflow. You’ll learn about the best practices and tools for managing the five steps of your workflow: Capture, Clarify, Organize, Review & Engage. March 26, 10:00am Pacific Keys to Getting Things Done GTD & Outlook® gives you our detailed recommendations for building a GTD system in the Windows desktop version of Outlook. Learn the best practices to get email under control on a regular basis,…
  • David Allen Makes “100 Experts on Twitter” List

    Stephen Lease
    20 Mar 2014 | 1:16 pm
    PhD in Management.org includes David on their “100 Experts on Twitter” List! Congrats to David!
  • SXSW and David Allen

    Boss
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:19 am
    What’s the most productive way to have an interview? How about in the back seat of an Uber while heading to another interview at SXSW! SXSW is a more productive place when David Allen is there!
 
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    Getting Things Done®

  • “Envision Wild Success” featured in Inc. Magazine

    Boss
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Inc. Magazine’s Article “30-Second Strategies for Better Performance and Productivity” features GTD’s “envision wild success” as it’s number one 30-second strategy.  Read the full article here!  
  • New Guide for Microsoft Outlook® 2013 GTDers!

    Boss
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    New! Our best-practices guide for implementing GTD with Microsoft Outlook® 2013. This Guide will show you how to: - Set up Outlook Tasks for your Projects and Actions - Use the Calendar as a critical foundation for actions - Get email to zero - Create useful reference lists in Notes - Organize contacts - Move faster with speed keys and shortcuts Just $10 for the PDF download. Next Action: Click here to buy it!
  • Practical application of GTD in your world

    GTD Times Staff
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:52 pm
    We have two webinars for you this week, on the practical application of GTD in your world. Keys to Getting Things Done walks you through the 5 steps of the GTD control model for your workflow. You’ll learn about the best practices and tools for managing the five steps of your workflow: Capture, Clarify, Organize, Review & Engage. March 26, 10:00am Pacific Keys to Getting Things Done GTD & Outlook® gives you our detailed recommendations for building a GTD system in the Windows desktop version of Outlook. Learn the best practices to get email under control on a regular basis,…
  • David Allen Makes “100 Experts on Twitter” List

    Stephen Lease
    20 Mar 2014 | 1:16 pm
    PhD in Management.org includes David on their “100 Experts on Twitter” List! Congrats to David!
  • SXSW and David Allen

    Boss
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:19 am
    What’s the most productive way to have an interview? How about in the back seat of an Uber while heading to another interview at SXSW! SXSW is a more productive place when David Allen is there!
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    RestartGTD

  • 3 click image capture with Evernote Web Clipper

    bill@basicip.com
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    Source: Booboo via BookPorn A key use of Web Clipper is to capture images you’d like to review later. You can capture pretty much any graphic on the internet in 3 clicks. For example, during my daily BookPorn fix on April 3, 2014. I saw the above image. Having a 5,000 volume library, I have a soft spots for book pornography. I thought “That is the smartest looking G Pig I’ve ever seen. Might be useful for a blog post, I’ll grab it.” Once you have Evernote Web clipper installed, here is how easy it is to capture a graphic in three mouse clicks: Once the image…
  • What is Evernote Clearly?

    Bill Meade
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Clearly it is … not all that clear … what Clearly is … Evernote has a web page at: https://evernote.com/clearly/guide/ that shows you how Clearly works and what you can do with it. WTGTD? Given that Web Clipper exists … why does Clearly exist? And do I really need Clearly? Q. Why does clearly exist? A. I don’t know. I *speculate* however, that there is a technology industry programming story novella behind why Clearly exists in parallel to Web Clipper. So, here we go … In the big inning, was Web Clipper. Evernote *intuitively* understood that they needed…
  • What is Evernote Web Clipper?

    Bill Meade
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Web Clipper is … Evernote has a web page at https://evernote.com/webclipper/guide/#1 that shows you how Web Clipper works, and, what you can do with Web Clipper. I have not read Evernote’s entire web site, but it seems to me that Evernote is as meticulous about not mentioning GETTING THINGS DONE as David Allen is meticulous in avoiding mentioning electronic technology. The purpose of this post is to explore the roles Evernote Web Clipper can play in a GTD trusted system. *Aside* David Allen is the master of the game of organizing. I yield to no one in admiration for the…
  • Be careful what you wish for …

    Bill Meade
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Keith posted a reply to the blog post on Ever-noteCards pointing me to CardDesk.net. This post is a quick look at CardDesk. What is it? CardDesk is a bolt-on web interface to Evernote that allows you to drag your notes from the left column, and drop them on a cork board, where they turn into electronic note cards. Here is what CardDesk looks like pointing at my “Graphics” notebook where I’ve pulled out four notes and turned them into cards: Cards are organized into groups by creating desktops. The cork board above is one desktop with four notes on it. It *appears* that the…
  • RestartGTD browser profile

    Bill Meade
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:29 pm
    FYI, Traffic on RestartGTD is fun to watch! The following picture shows the browser break down. 60% iPad during the day. And, 98% iPad in the evenings (no graph). Go figure!   bill meade  
 
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    GTD for CIOs

  • Why CIO’s should be on Twitter

    Michael Keithley
    30 Mar 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Recently Vala Afshar wrote an article on The Huffington Post called “The Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2014″ which got me thinking – why do I use Twitter? Many people ask me how I have time to post to social media sites like Twitter and LinkedIn. They also voice security concerns or worry about their company’s social media policies. But mostly they just say “what would I say?” They think it is just a waste of time with a lot of people tweeting about where they are or what they are doing. Seriously, what possible value could come from 140 characters…
  • CIO Time Management Sucks

    Michael Keithley
    2 Mar 2014 | 12:40 pm
     In today’s always-on lifestyle there’s never enough time in a day for busy CIOs – or any manager - to get everything accomplished. So you need to “manage” your time more effectively, and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish. Of course, we can’t really manage time. There are only 24 hours in a day and there is not a damn thing we can do about it. So, we need to be smart about how we allocate our time. Do a “mirror check” and check your own daily schedule to see if you’re falling into one of these time management sucks. Not investing the time…
  • Work/Life Balance is a Myth

    Michael Keithley
    22 Feb 2014 | 4:44 pm
    I just read a great article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life” that highlighted how many of today’s most successful executives attempt to manage the Work/Life Balance. According to the article, “Work/life balance is at best an elusive ideal and at worst a complete myth.” Many people profess to to seek a “balance” between work and life.   What they really mean is they want to strike a balance between work and family. Well I have bad news… There is no such thing as a Work/Life balance. That’s right…
  • How to get back in control

    Michael Keithley
    15 Feb 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Whenever we lose steam in our GTD practice, I feel like the most powerful exercise is what David Allen calls “the mind-sweep.”  Whenever I feel “out of control” with everything going on in my life, I try to step back and do a mind-sweep to regain control. The idea behind the mind-sweep is to identify and gather a complete inventory of everything that is making claims on your attention or is likely to affect the larger areas of responsibility in your life. You need to capture all of the “open loops” in your life – everything that’s quietly…
  • The Power of the Daily Review

    Michael Keithley
    18 Jan 2014 | 9:17 am
    If you follow GTD and keep your trusted system up to date, then it is easy to leave work every day and feel like you have accomplished exactly what you needed to do for that day.  I do this by performing a 10 minute Daily Review every morning. A Daily Review is simply carving out 10 minutes every morning to look at my calendar to get a sense of what my day looks like.  Then, once I know how much available time I have to dedicate to accomplishing the tasks I have in my trusted system I have the appropriate context to know what is realistic to accomplish. Then I scan my “Next…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Skydiving in Las Vegas on April 14

    Steve Pavlina
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    It’s time to tackle one of the items on my bucket list. Rachelle and I now have a reservation to go skydiving — first time for both of us. We opted to go with Skydive Las Vegas. We’re signed up for the 8am skydive on April 14. We jump from about 2.5 miles above the ground. I believe we freefall for about a minute, then parachute for 5-7 minutes. It looks like we’ll have a nice view of Lake Mead as we jump out of the plane. You’re welcome to join us if this sounds like something you’d like to try. If you want to jump with us, you can make a…
  • Prime Your Brain for a Permanent Performance Gain (in a Few Minutes)

    Steve Pavlina
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Inside your skull is a massive supercomputer. You own it free and clear. With its 100 billion neurons, and with a typical neuron linking to 1000 to 10,000 other neurons, your highly networked brain is incredibly powerful and capable. Pick up a simple object nearby like a pen or a spoon, and look at it. Turn it upside down. Spin it around. Notice that your brain is able to recognize the object no matter how you position it. You can change the lighting by putting the object in shadow. You can obscure part of it from view. You can bend or break it. And your brain still recognizes that object…
  • Disruptive Innovation

    Steve Pavlina
    15 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    I must admit that I enjoy seeing the disruptive ripples that the Internet inflicts upon traditional business models. The old models do their best to fight to survive. For example, New Jersey recently banned Tesla from selling its cars in the state, mainly so the state’s inefficient auto dealerships won’t have to compete with Tesla’s direct sales model. New Jersey is the fifth state to ban Tesla sales so far. Two other states also severely restrict Tesla sales, and at least two more have pending legislation along these lines. Tesla stirred up a hornet’s nest of…
  • Let’s Go Skydiving!

    Steve Pavlina
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Sometimes I’m asked what drives me most, what inspires me to take action. My answer is curiosity. I’m curious about a great many things. I love to learn experientially most of all. Here’s a list of some things I’ve explored in my life thus far (in no particular order): 30 days of continuous travel 35 days of continuous travel 3 months of comedy improv lessons and two live performances 6 years of Toastmasters (dozens of speeches) competing in several speech contests traveling and speaking internationally 2 years serving as an officer of a non-profit corporation…
  • Business Is a Social Game

    Steve Pavlina
    3 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you want to be an effective entrepreneur, I’d say you should have at least 10 good friends who are already successful entrepreneurs. If that sounds like a lot to you, I’d say that something is very wrong with your mindset. Few entrepreneurs succeed in isolation. Business is a social game. I’d estimate that about half of the money I’ve made in business (and in my life overall) actually came from other businesses. The other half would be directly from consumers. That includes my computer games business. For my personal development business, a lot more of my revenue…
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    zenhabits

  • On Making It Through Tough Journeys

    zenhabits
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    By Leo Babauta A reader wrote to me about a very tough journey he and his wife are setting out upon, and asked for some words of advice or motivation though this tough time. Difficult times can be a test of our souls, and as such can be some of the most instructive times possible. It’s easy to be happy and motivated when things are going well. But what happens when they fall apart, or unexpected troubles come your way, or things go exactly as you don’t want them to? What do you do then? I’ll share some things I’ve been learning about personally, and give you a word of…
  • The Hard Stuff Often Matters Most

    zenhabits
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Leo Babauta I’ve tried a lot of types of exercise, but by far the most effective exercise in terms of results for time spent is heavy barbell lifts. For 10-15 minutes of lifting a barbell laden with weights, I get a better physique, improved health, more strength and muscle, less bodyfat. I’ve spent hours running, doing bodyweight exercises, doing Crossfit, playing sports, biking, swimming, and generally doing the craziest kinds of exercises possible. They’re all very good, but for the time that I’ve invested in them, weights are the ones that matter most.
  • What to Think About During Exercise

    zenhabits
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    By Leo Babauta A reader wrote to me and said he gets bored during running, which makes him want to just stop running. And so he asked for suggestions for what to think about while running or exercising in general. Such a great question: if you’re bored, why would you want to do it? Why not read fun stuff on the Internet instead? Well, other than the fantastic health benefits, exercise is a wonderful time to think, to practice mindfulness, to socialize, to escape distraction. A little background about my qualifications: when I started running in 2005, I could barely run 5 minutes and was…
  • You’ll Be OK

    zenhabits
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    By Leo Babauta You’re walking down the street, and you’re worried about being late for meeting someone. You’re anxious about what they might think of you. You pass some people and worry a bit about what they think of you, without realizing you’re doing it. You’re worried about some things at work, and all the things you have to do in your personal life (taxes, errands, bills). You have this feeling you should be doing more, doing something else. All the time. You worry about how you look, about how you’re perceived, about how you’ll do, about whether…
  • The Most Important Two Minutes of Your Life

    zenhabits
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    By Leo Babauta Two minutes here and there rarely matter very much over the course of a day, a week, a lifetime. But there are two minutes you could spend, right now, that would have a huge impact on your life. I’ll save you the suspense: it’s two-minute meditation. And it’s extremely simple: take two minutes out of your extremely busy day (cat videos) to sit still and focus on your breath. Just keep the gentle fingertip of your attention on your breath as it comes into your body, and then goes out. When your mind wanders, take note of that, but then gently come back to the…
 
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    Unclutterer

  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Unitasker Wednesday: Baby tooth organizer Since the Tooth Fairy takes teeth away, there is absolutely no need in the entire universe for the Baby Tooth Flapbook. 2012 Unitasker Wednesday: Pour some iced coffee on me There are special trays to make frozen coffee cubes and special coffeemakers to make only iced coffee. Seriously. These things exists. I’m not making them up. They’re real. Using timers to improve productivity Timers help you to stay focused and complete tasks — specifically the not-so-fun ones and the ones that have to get done — in reasonable amounts…
  • Three organizing lessons I learned 30 years ago

    Jeri Dansky
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    I’m not one of those people who obsessively organized her books, clothes, or toys as a child — but I do thank my family, and one of my first bosses, for teaching me some valuable lessons as a child and a young adult. The following are important life lessons they taught me, years before I became a professional organizer: Perfectionism often doesn’t pay I have distinct perfectionist tendencies, but over the years I’ve learned that they don’t always serve me well. The story that really highlights this happened when I was in middle school. I had a homework assignment that involved…
  • Unitasker Wednesday: Mystical creature meat

    Erin Doland
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Try your best not to think too intently about if this week’s unitasker selection is truly a unitasker. If you do, you’ll realize it’s in the same realm as the stuffed animals in your child’s room, and the utility of those items is either very high or very low based on an exact moment in time. But, these are funny and don’t hold much purpose beyond keeping us all entertained through this post. Introducing Canned Unicorn Meat: and…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 How a supermarket snowman helped me eliminate mental clutter 2011 Teaching toddlers about organizing Young children are eager to be independent, and helping your child learn skills that foster this independence as well as acquire valuable organizing concepts are a great place to start the teaching process. 2010 forScore app brings sheet music to the iPad forScore lets you use your own sheet music PDFs on the iPad. Unitasker Wednesday: The fire extinguisher How many fire extinguishers does your home need? Ask Unclutterer: How long should I keep bills that have been digitally scanned? I…
  • Six great uses for old CDs and CD cases

    David Caolo
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Like a phoenix from the ashes, the lowly CD and its storage case are again ready for work. While I was working on last week’s scouting leadership post, my wife asked if I wanted to see how she keeps her girls’ patches organized. As you may know, scouts can earn patches and badges to show that they’ve mastered a skill, participated in an event or otherwise done something deserving formal recognition. Keeping track of who has earned what can be daunting, especially when you’ve got a large group. When I saw the wall of CD sleeves above, one per girl, I knew I had to share it with the…
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    Ian's Messy Desk

  • Use Lists to Manage Your Life

    ianmckenzie
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    The post Use Lists to Manage Your Life appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. My wife is the queen of lists. She uses an iPHone 4s and can, a swipe and a couple of taps, pull up whatever information she needs to plan her next action. For example, she uses SplashShopper to track all our shopping lists. If we pop into Home Depot to pick up a gallon of paint, she checks to see what other hardware items we might need, saving a second trip. She has lists of gift ideas, quotes for greeting cards, honey-do’s and much more. Lists are the simplest tool or system for managing your life. They…
  • Control your body language for effective communication

    ianmckenzie
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    The post Control your body language for effective communication appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Communicating effectively means more than knowing what to say and when to say it. Communication involves the subtle signals your body language sends to those listening. Over half of the information you provide  as you connect with others comes from your body language. Some body language provides positive information and some negative information. Positive bodylanguage says, “I am interested in what you are saying.” Negative body language says, “I don’t believe…
  • How to Automate Evernote

    ianmckenzie
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The post How to Automate Evernote appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. or… “Put Evernote on Autopilot, Save Boat Loads of Time and Make Your Life Easier (and More Organized)!” If you’re really using Evernote to “remember everything,” you know that you need to be diligent in getting your stuff into Evernote. There are a few built-in features to speed-up the process: a dedicated e-mail addressing for sending items to Evernote or import folders that Evernote where you can save files for automatic import. As well, there are apps that tie into Evernote from…
  • How to Keep a Time Log

    ianmckenzie
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    The post How to Keep a Time Log appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. One of the simplest time-management tools is a daily time log. By selecting a typical week and gathering data on your daily routine, you can find areas where you could improve your use of time. Instructions For Keeping Daily Time Log Gather Data: Keep a daily time log for one week. This will provide accurate information for you to improve your use of time. Be honest and attentive to detail. Analyze Your Use of Time: Working with the data gathered, analyze your current use of time. List opportunities for improvement.
  • Outline of time management principles

    ianmckenzie
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:20 am
    The post Outline of time management principles appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I’ve yet to find a pithy quip that summarizes time management. Until that time, here’s my outline of time management principles. Identify time over which you have control Set systems for routine tasks Use technology Make best use of the 80/20 rule Identify and use your energy cycle High energy tasks scheduled during high-energy peaks Save less intensive tasks for the low-energy periods Set goals and create plans Leave some buffer room in your plans to accommodate unexpected changes Prioritize the…
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    Jason Womack

  • Was it work? Was it a vacation? It was both, and here are 3 things I learned about how the world works

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Good morning from Bali (well, for most of you it’s good afternoon…Right now, I’m 15 hours ahead of California!), This is my 8th morning of waking up to the tropical, cultural experience of Bali. Since arriving here last Sunday night, I’ve learned a lot about religion, meditation, movement, breathing…Oh, and I’ve learned three things that make the world a better place.  All three of these lessons were taught to me while staying at the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay.  Click here to read these “Living Lessons."
  • Would you know success if you saw it?

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    In the middle of the 1990's a mentor of mine asked me a question that changed...Everything. He said, "Would you know a good day if you saw one?" Well, I write about what I did to ensure the chances that what I wanted, what I got, and what I can look back on and talk about now are much more "Ideal." Want to read about it? Click here...
  • My favorite Online countdown timer

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:17 pm
    So, when it's time to get the most important things done, how do YOU do it? Me? I use one of my favorite websites...EVER! It's called Eggtimer ... Just jump on over to http://www.e.ggtimer.com and type in how many minutes you have until your next thing. Then, watch your productivity soar!
  • When you put these two words together...

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    13 Jan 2014 | 3:51 pm
    What happens when you see these words together? High Achiever What's your plan for this year to achieve more success at work and in life? Now, when it's time to Get the Right Things Done (thanks to a teacher of mine, Peter Drucker for framing the "ultimate" definition of productivity), are you set up to succeed? This month, GET MOMENTUM members from around the world are studying one particular topic related to Workplace Performance and Personal Productivity. Success, selfish, self-aware… ...each one of those words can get us going, working toward some “end in mind.” GET MOMENTUM…
  • If you're growing far and fast...and are still in high school!

    Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
    6 Jan 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Some of you may know that I write articles - as regularly as I can - for Entrepreneur Magazine's website. (Link here.) I will purchase up to 15 subscriptions to the magazine for high school students here in the United States. Just visit this page for all the details. I remember when I was a high school teacher, many of my students asked, "What is the real point of me going to school?"  Well, I believe that the purpose of going to school is to surround myself with the people moving in a positive direction! (In fact, I've already registered for more than 15 days of "seminars/conferences"…
 
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  • 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…
  • Now that’s Advertising!

    Arif Vakil
    7 Sep 2013 | 11:52 pm
    I’ve been an advertising buff all my life.  I’ve commented on some nasty ads here and here.  And shared some sparklers here, here,  here and here. Most ads speak about the greatness of their products.  Not this ad.  Yet I’m convinced to try it out.  And they executed the ad in under 15 seconds, with just one actor and a minimalist set.  Now that’s advertising!           Here are some solid ad headlines: Feared by more people than ever before. Your cough won’t know what hit it, neither will you. Made with oil of Pine needles.
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  • Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14/14 Easter Edition

    Laura
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi friends, how did last week go for you?  Did you stick to your plan or deviate at all?  We had to switch things around a bit but that happens some weeks, I don’t sweat it.  I love how flexible having a menu plan is.  So my daughter’s 17th birthday last week went really great.  […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14/14 Easter Edition is a post from: I'm an Organizing Junkie. What is UP with this truncated feed?! I've recently had to switch to a truncated version of my posts via email and RSS which means you'll only see the first…
  • Freezer Friendly Labels

    Laura
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:35 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home. Today completes my mini-series on freezer organization. I want to show you three options for labeling the containers inside your freezer. I’ll be the first to admit that not everyone needs or wants to label their frozen foods. However, for those […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Freezer Friendly Labels is a post from: I'm an Organizing Junkie. What is UP with this truncated feed?! I've recently had to switch to a truncated version of my posts via email and RSS which means you'll…
  • Friday Favorites: Underbed Storage, Simplify Your Life, Should You Buy It? + more!

    Laura
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Howdy friends!  Here we are at the end of the week again and I’m ready for the weekend!  I’ve got a girls night out event at church tonight which I’m looking forward to.  I love getting together with good friends for some silly fun. I hope you are enjoying this weekly favorites feature and seeing […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Friday Favorites: Underbed Storage, Simplify Your Life, Should You Buy It? + more! is a post from: I'm an Organizing Junkie. What is UP with this truncated feed?! I've recently had to switch to a truncated version of my posts…
  • The Only Tool You Need to Organize Practically Anything

    Laura
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:44 pm
    The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Kalyn at Creative Savings. Searching for organizing ideas on Pinterest makes me seriously giddy. But while I absolutely love browsing through all those beautiful pictures, inspirational DIY, and creative ideas, there always a small part of me that feels a little discouraged that I won’t be […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> The Only Tool You Need to Organize Practically Anything is a post from: I'm an Organizing Junkie. What is UP with this truncated feed?! I've recently had to switch to a truncated version of…
  • Makeup Storage ~ I’ve Changed My Mind AGAIN

    Laura
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Hi there, so I wanted to talk today about my need for change.  I’m not one to change my mind on a storage solution just for the sake of it.  Something about a storage solution usually has to drive me a bit nutso before I think about finding another solution that does work for me.  […]Click here to keep reading on the blog -----> Makeup Storage ~ I’ve Changed My Mind AGAIN is a post from: I'm an Organizing Junkie. What is UP with this truncated feed?! I've recently had to switch to a truncated version of my posts via email and RSS which means you'll only see the first…
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  • 掃除用品のレンタルや清掃サービスならサニクリーン

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    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    個人・法人ともに無料で見積もりを出してくれるそうなので、レンタルや清掃サービスに興味があれば参考にしてみてください。ちなみに貸出している商品の機能や効果を確かめたい!という人には、無料お試し商品が用意されていますので、まずはそちらを利用してみてから、実際に依頼をしてみるといいでしょう。
  • 二の腕エステの効果についての情報サイトになります

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    9 Nov 2013 | 10:00 pm
    美意識が高い女性は自分のボディが気になることでしょう。二の腕については、スポーツクラブに行かなくてもDVDがついている本などをつかい自宅で体操をしてサイズダウンができますが、これは毎日、続けないと効果がありません。そのため、忙しい現代人には無理な話だと思います。やはりエステに通うことが、二の腕のサイズダウンが期待できる方法でしょう。
  • 小型で手ごろな太陽光発電なら気軽に設置でき災害時も大活躍

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    22 Sep 2013 | 11:00 pm
    地球環境に優しいとして使用されている太陽光発電ですが、災害時にも役立つことをご存知でしょうか。太陽光で発電するので、災害などで停電してしまったときにも自家発電することができるのです。夜に停電したときにも照明器具が使えるだけで安全に過ごすことができ、また真っ暗で心細いということもありません。…
 
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  • Everyday cleaning essentials that simplify your life

    Kylie Browne
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:16 am
    Now that we have a cleaning schedule organized let’s consider what we already have in our households that can help make our cleaning regime simple and organized. You don’t need all the bells, whistles and marvels that late night television spruiks ad nauseum for 30 minutes at a time! Let’s get back to basics and make an inexpensive, practical list of ways to keep our homes sparkling. Vinegar – clean kettles, coffee cups, tea pots, tiles, chrome, fridges, enamel surfaces, washing machines, rust marks. The wonders of vinegar are endless. Here are 150+ uses for vinegar,…
  • A Simple Checklist For Cleaning

    Kylie Browne
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:46 pm
    It’s of no surprise that women tend to have a greater responsibility when it comes to domestic chores. Some of you may be lucky enough to have a husband (partner, significant other) or children to help with the load. And for those people I give you a heartfelt “yay for you!”. With my husband on shift work and my children still quite young, I tend to take on the majority of the household chores. And some days, it’s overwhelming! A study published in 2012 by  PLos ONE, researched the connection between domestic work and physiological distress. After studying more than…
  • 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home – Yes You CAN Do It!

    Kylie Browne
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Not another declutter program? No, not another… this is our most powerful home declutter program! 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home For the third time we will be running 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home online. So whether you’re a first timer or you’re back to refresh your decluttering challenges, be ready to start on Monday 7 April. Unsure about joining? Here’s what people are saying about the program: This program was just the push I needed to start to get my place back in shape – especially after the toll of years of on-and-off renovations.
  • Make Way For Change!

    Kylie Browne
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:31 pm
    A funny episode of How I  Met Your Mother saw one of the characters, Barney, refusing to allow any of his belongings to be thrown out when his new girlfriend, Quinn, moves in with him. Yet Quinn throws away most of her things so that they didn’t have doubles of everything. Barney was challenged by a friend who suggested that he didn’t throw anything away because he secretly didn’t think the relationship would work out. Hence,  he would be less  troubled and inconvenienced if the relationship did sour. His life wouldn’t change much. His apartment, his belongings, his…
  • What’s Your Learning Style?

    Kylie Browne
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Wikipedia quotes that Learning style is an individual’s natural or habitual pattern of acquiring and processing information in learning situations. One of the most common categorizations of learning styles is Neil Fleming’s VARK/VAK model, which includes: Visual learners Auditory learners Reading-writing preference learners Kinesthetic or tactile learners. We cover a lot of different styles of learning in our programs. We know a lot of you love keeping journals, writing checklists or using your iPhone apps to help you stay organized. And it was interesting to see the replies to…
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  • Making a Difference at the Geneva Health Forum

    Ashley
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    We're currently in the beautiful country of Switzerland enjoying the Geneva Health Forum, surrounded by international thought leaders in the healthcare industry. And what is even more breathtaking than the majestic scenery of Switzerland itself is the energy around us as great minds come together to tackle global health issues. Robert F. Kennedy once said, "The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better," and everyone, from healthcare professionals to human rights leaders, is here to make a difference. If you're here at the GHF with us,…
  • Project Management Basics: A Quickstart Glossary for Newbies (Part 2)

    Ashley
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    In our Quickstart Glossary for Newbies, Part 1, we revealed the secrets behind Gantt charts, the Critical Path Method, and more. And now your boss has walked in with more confusing jargon to muddle your brain: "Can you double-check our resources to make sure this project isn't in danger of scope creep?" Uh, what resources? And scope creep? Relax, it gets easier with time. Here are a few more key terms to learn that will educate you and boost your confidence before you talk to the boss again. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) — Your project portfolio is much like…
  • Wrike Adoption Tip of the Month: The Basics of Building a New Habit

    Wenbo
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Recently, we on the Customer Success team have been actively interviewing some of our most enthusiastic users because we wanted to learn how to improve everyone's Wrike experience. We asked them about their experiences and how they successfully adopted the software in their business. During our conversations, we found three common trends. Today, I'll introduce the first trend and share a  few tips that can make your Wrike adoption process easier. It is true that people are naturally resistant to changes in the workplace. But often times, a project management software is more than…
  • Wrike is a Geneva Health Forum Productivity Partner

    Emily
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    When you’re tackling a big project, two brains are often better than one. And in the case of the Geneva Health Forum’s mission to solve global health concerns, thousands are even greater. Wrike is proud to be a Productivity Partner for this year's Geneva Health Forum.    The GHF is a global health conference that brings together healthcare professionals, policy makers, entrepreneurs, researchers, human rights leaders, and the civil sector to find pragmatic solutions to pressing global health issues. We’re excited to help participants bring their collective…
  • Become a Task Organization Ninja: Watch Our Recorded Dashboard Webinar

    Emily
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    On March 25 we kicked off a series of "How-to" webinars designed to spotlight Wrike's individual features and help you become a productivity powerhouse. To start, we tackled a hot topic among Wrikers: using the Dashboard to organize tasks and personalize your virtual workspace. Your Wrike Dashboard is like the instrument panel of an airplane, giving you a comprehensive overview of your tasks. It was designed to streamline your workspace, so you can focus on what you want to get done. The Dashboard comes pre-loaded with five default widgets that are useful for all types of work…
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  • Implementation of Google Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird

    admin
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    With the implementation of Google Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird, most webmasters have been struggling to reclaim their position in search engine result pages. Some keywords where they rank higher were dropped but it is to penalize them instead, it is the result of the changes in algorithm that determines your SERP ranking click here for official website. Link building service is a tried and tested tool to have your blogs or sites get noticed and increase its website rankings. There are many different link building tools to choose from. Some are free while others require a small fee. There…
  • Professional and reputable web design company

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    It will lead you to a lot of websites that the organization has designed. Also, it perfectly contains explanation from the designers or app developer about the reasons behind designing a certain website in a positive way as per the requirements of the clients. In other words, it should discuss what the clients needed and what and how it was performed to meet those requirements. A professional and reputable web design company or social media agency would also offer a highly sound post-deliver service – one of the main objectives which will attract its clients to come back to the online…
  • Best 3 Ways to Manage and Boost Your Company’s Online Reputation

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    The Tiger Woods scandal, 2006 BP oil spill or the 1982 Chicago Tylenol poisonings… what do these three cases have in common? They were all public relations horrors for their respective brands or companies. Chances are if you own a business, you won’t experience big problems on this scale. But with the birth of the Internet and the social media sites, bad press and negative feedbacks are inevitable. Your website or online business is going to handle with an annoying customer who now has a system very able to sending to the millions of web users of your product or service in the blink of an…
  • Effective Steps to Market your Legal Website

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    In every business, time is money. In the legal market you could say that every minute is money. With the opportunities of billing by the hour and getting a portion of the proceeds of a settlement there are many techniques you can make money in law click here for more information. The challenge is, how do you make enough leads and business so that every hour of your day is filled with money making activities? For many lawyers they are brilliant at law, but they contest with legal marketing. While some of the marketing methods can work, it can eat into your NET income very quickly. Launching…
  • Dental crowns used for Dental Improvement Procedure

    admin
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    It is almost like cap that is positioned on the top of a problematic tooth in order repair its form and size, increase its strength and to enhance the appearance and functionality. It is very common dental procedure and almost all the dentists of different cities do it regularly. To get yourself a dental crown, all you have to do go to the EG Dental Tijuana and also check Dental crown prices in tijuana. After you find them, you can move forward with the process. The whole process is normally done in two visits. During the first visit the Dental Veneers in tijuana mexico will test and prepare…
 
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  • How to Calculate the Volume of a Triangular Prism

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    In geometry, a triangular prism is a three-sided polyhedron with two parallel triangular bases and three rectangular faces. It should not be confused with a pyramid. If you want to calculate the volume of a triangular prism, all you have to do is find the area of one of the triangular bases and multiply it by the height of the shape. EditSteps Identify the base and height of one of the triangular bases. The triangular bases of the triangular prism will have the same dimensions, so it doesn't matter which triangle you use. Now, find the base and the height of the triangle by locating the…
  • How to Plan Easter Games for a Children's Easter Party

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you're planning to hold an Easter party for children, it's important to have a few games to keep them entertained along with the usual Easter goodies like chocolate and sugar treats. There are a number of Easter-themed games you could include in your Easter children's party and this article has rounded up some really fun ones that are likely to be a big hit. EditSteps Plan the Easter party and add the games once you've got a good idea of the overall structure of the party. The games for a party are usually one of the last things to decide upon after you've worked out the time allotment,…
  • How to Save a Wet Photo Album

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Photograph albums are often among our most treasured possessions. But what can you do if your photo album gets wet? Don't panic--here are some things to try. EditSteps Remove them from the album. If possible, gently remove the photographs from mountings or sleeves. If the photograph threatens to tear, stop. Instead, dry the photographs in place keeping the leaves of the album as open as possible. Gently dry the photos. The first thing to do after getting them out of the album is to dry them. The preferred method is to hang them on a line - this allows gravity to work on them best. The water…
  • How to Get Rid of a Fever

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    A fever is an important part in the body's natural defense against infection. Although a fever itself is not an illness, if it exceeds temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees Fahrenheit, it can become very dangerous. If you're concerned about a fever running too high, try some of these methods for bringing it down yourself at home. EditSteps EditMaking Yourself Comfortable Undress a bit. Although your grandmother might have taught you to ‘sweat out’ your fever, piling on sweatshirts and blankets can actually be more dangerous. Rather than raising your temperature to unsafe…
  • How to Make Peeps Vodka

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Peeps are a delicious Easter treat, but you can also enjoy them in your favorite mixed drink — by making Peeps-infused vodka! Here's how to make a sugary, marshmallow-flavored infusion. EditSteps EditCold Refrigerator Infusion Buy a 10-count package of Peeps. For one bottle of vodka, you'll need around 10 peeps. If you only want to make a half-bottle, buy a 5-count package instead. Make sure all of your Peeps are the same color — that way, your vodka will be one bright, beautiful color instead of a muddier mix! Pour the vodka into a large jar. You don't need particularly expensive vodka…
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  • Involved In Geophysics: Professional Responsibilities

    Adam
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    Depending on the specialization (exploration, seismology geophysics and etc.), a geophysicist is responsible for various tasks implementation. Thus, a geophysics specialist can conduct the business in a research laboratory equipped with all the bells and whistles as well as in the field, leaving the comfortable office for site exploration. Geophysicists typically visit deserts, mountains and other unusual and hard to reach places; sometimes they have no other choice but to climb the mountains or cross over wild rivers. Geophysicists are involved in various natural deposits researches, ore,…
  • A Korean-Japanese Discovers The Way For Massive Graphene Production

    Adam
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    A group of researchers from Korea and Japan announced they have found a simple way for industrial scale production of two-dimensional graphene film. The neoteric material is more affordable, transparent and durable in comparison with indium tin oxide (ITO), used as a transparent conductor at the moment. Graphene offers immunity to decay effect and incredible lifetime. The brand-new material represents a carbon layer of only 1 atom in thickness, where carbon atoms form a hexagonal lattice, which reminds of a bee honeycomb. Graphene film was discovered in 2005 by a group of scientists from the…
  • No-Win No-Fee Investment Fund Shut Down

    Adam
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:08 pm
    A far famed investment fund with a charging structure functioning under the ‘no win no fee’ principle was shut down as it fails to win over savers. Established in the first quarter of 2011 by Nigel Legge, a proficient and respectable stock picker, The Vinculum Global Equity faces its last days. An affair started by Legge collided with a major finance issue – the former Liontrust headman, the fund has managed to raise as little as 2.5m in euro. Therefore, an economically non-viable enterprise was subjected to a radical measure – shut down. Three years ago, just when the fund was called…
  • The Basics Of Scrap Metal

    Adam
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:37 am
    A solid scrap metal dealer is highly likely to buy virtually any kind of scrap metal; however, if you are looking to plunge into the business, undergoing a basic training is obligatory. Let’s start from the very beginning – the definition. The large class of scrap metals is typically represented by a variety of obsolete metal products, collected for further processing. Scrap metals are subjected to melting procedure, and once this sub-mission is accomplished, the materials enter the manufacturing line iteratively. Generally, scrap metal is characterized by the types of metal it consists…
  • Choosing A Maternity Wedding Dress Properly

    Adam
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:03 am
    Pregnant brides have their own special charm and there is no reason in abandoning the idea of celebration and wearing an elegant wedding dress because of a rounded tummy. Mentioned below is a couple of tips on how to choose a wedding dress properly and enjoy one of the best days in your life. Wedding dress must be comfortable and figure-flattering, plus it should reflect your personality and make you squeal with delight when you wear it. Remember, that your baby will have enough stress when relieving the exciting moments with you, so you should at least make him or her feel comfortable in…
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  • Not Ready to Get Organized?

    Claire
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:58 pm
    by Originally posted 2007-02-08 10:17:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAre you using "I need to get organized" as a smoke screen? You could be doing that without even realizing it.  Think about this: what would your life be like if you were already organized? If those boxes were all cleared out of the back closet, if all the Christmas gear were not still on the guest room bed, if those shopping bags of paper weren’t crowding your knees under the desk? After you finish basking in the wonderful feeling of accomplishment, you would realize that you now have no excuse not…
  • What is being organized worth to you?

    Claire
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    by More time for fun. More time with family. More time with friends. More time to read. More time to relax. More time to make a dress. More time to drink your morning coffee. More time to be outdoors. More time to smell the roses. More time to take a road trip. More time to cuddle up. More time to pet the cat. More time to dance. More time to send a card. More time to give a compliment. More time to remember a dream. More time to go to the beach. More time to gaze out the window. More time to hold hands. More time to go down a slide. More time for yoga. More time to laugh. More time to rub…
  • Why Multitasking Sucks

    Claire
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:36 pm
    by Originally posted 2011-07-19 09:41:49. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMultitasking has the same effect on your productivity that drinking too much has on your wittiness at a party. You think it’s increasing, but it’s actually decreasing. In both cases, people seem happily unaware of this fact. By now, you must’ve heard that multitasking is a boondoggle. It doesn’t make you more productive. In fact, it makes you less productive. Just look online for studies galore showing this, going back more than ten years. I don’t want to harangue you about why it’s…
  • Home office clutter management

    Claire
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:13 pm
    by Originally posted 2012-10-01 20:13:24. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIf you’re not lucky enough to have a separate room for your home office, you’ll make do on the dining table, or setting up a desk in a corner of the living room. This poses a special challenge because any clutter you leave on your desk is also now in the common living area for all to see. If you live with others this can be, well, a problem. A former client of mine had her desk in what would’ve been the kitchen dining nook. She needed lots of stuff out and around her when she worked, but her partner…
  • Unclutter that table

    Claire
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:25 pm
    by I forgot my sunglasses this morning. What a drag! I hate when that happens. As I was driving, I saw my front entry table in my mind’s eye and I knew what happened. I had let it pile up with things, so the sunglasses didn’t call my attention. Usually, this table hold my purse, keys, sunglasses and a small box containing dog poop bags, extra keys, business cards and other occasional necessities. This morning, there was a brochure I wanted to read, a handful of receipts to look over, some items I dumped out of a tote bag to put away and a handful of napkins from take out food. The…
 
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  • How to Organize Your Taxes

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net For people who love paper, tax season can mean a dining room table covered with receipts and paperwork while you complete your return.  Once the big day has come and gone, you find yourself faced with figuring out how to get that mountain of paper under control and get it organized for once and for all. If you are anything like me, your first thought might be to buy new office products.  Seriously ~ there are SO many cute office organization products out there! So you buy them, they look great, you bring them home, but somehow you don’t make any…
  • 7 Planning Tips for a Perfect Prom

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    photo credit freedigitalphotos.net Mid April and prom season has arrived! For the next 6 weeks, one or more high school communities in most every city in the nation will be celebrating this special event for juniors and seniors. And while the prom committees, staff, and administration are busy making sure everything is ready for the dance itself, its up to the kids to organize the rest of the night. And here is where a well organized Mom can make a huge difference in how things go. Check out my 7 planning tips for prom night showing you just how easy it is to guide your child through making…
  • Easy Recipes for a Kid Friendly Easter Brunch

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    photo credit Spoonful.com When it come to Easter, I’m always looking for easy recipes that are kid friendly too. With so much excitement (and candy) surrounding this special day, its important to make sure your brunch has something for everyone to enjoy. In our house, cooking this special holiday meal with my children is as much about sharing memories and traditions as it is enjoying the delicious outcome of our hard work.The Easter holiday is almost here and if its Easter recipes you are looking for, thanks to the wonderful folks at Disney’s Spoonful.com we’ve got some…
  • How to Make an Easter Basket

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    How to Make an Easter Basket by mygomom featuring holiday decorations If you celebrate Easter, now is the time to get busy making an Easter basket for the ones you love.  Its something I truly adore and always gets me excited for this special day.  But because I believe the basket itself should be modest, its never been about filling it to the brim with toys, games or other items more like a birthday or Christmas observation might hold.  Instead, early on I decided to include just a few simple treasures that are wrapped in tradition for them to carry forward into their own families some…
  • How to Plan an Easy Easter Brunch

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever wondered how to plan an easy Easter brunch? For that matter an easy spring party of any kind where you actually have a chance to visit with your guests and enjoy the fun? In my family, we celebrate Easter and one of the best ways I know to have a wonderful Easter when you are the hostess is to delegate. I’m not joking! When our daughter who is now in early elementary school with brothers in in high school, was an infant, I hosted a fabulous Easter brunch. I had 25 people, we had to set up tables and chairs, cousins from out town, an egg hunt out in the yard, it was…
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    Stephanie LH Calahan - Business Transformation Catalyst

  • I've Moved -- Please Join Me -- Here is What You've Missed

    Stephanie LH Calahan aka @StephCalahan
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    LAST NOTICE My team and I have bee working diligently to transition my blog to a WordPress site and it is now live!  I'd love for you to join me on that site.  I will no longer be publishing here and we'll be taking this site down soon. RSS Subscribers -- I'd be honored if you would switch your subscription to this feed http://www.stephaniecalahan.com/feed/   5 Tips to Tap Into Your Attitude of Gratitude http://www.stephaniecalahan.com/5-tips-to-tap-into-your-attitude-of-gratitude/   Simple Things You Can Delegate to Save Hours in Your Day…
 
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    Robin Dickinson

  • Boss Magic: how to succeed by influencing your boss

    Robin Dickinson
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Getting ahead involves way more than just doing a great job. You’ve got to know how to lead the leaders and move the shakers. Here are 15 subtle yet powerful tips to help you influence your boss in a way that positions you for great favour and advantage. Be reliable. Be the person who can […]
  • Unbook and get rich: 15 reasons why writing a book is a bad idea

    Robin Dickinson
    20 Mar 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Here are fifteen reasons why you should think twice before writing and publishing your own book: Because you’re not a writer. You don’t even like writing. Let’s face it: when was the last time you sat down to write for pleasure? Never? Because no one will ever read it. People buy books but don’t read […]
  • How to increase productivity in three simple steps

    Robin Dickinson
    12 Jan 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Here are three simple and practical steps that will immediately increase your productivity no matter what the task: Clearly define the outcome: create a crystal clear picture of exactly what you want Completely detach from the outcome: let go of the emotional attachment to achieving the goal Fully engage in the process: invest your complete […]
  • Business Success: stop deluding yourself and get help

    Robin Dickinson
    17 Dec 2013 | 1:56 pm
    Meanwhile, back in Hobbyville, people who run their own business have trouble coming to terms with the truth about their situation. For example, Hugh Geego from Pinocchio’s Toy Store has become so attached to his ideas and being right all the time that he now has trouble admitting he has problems and accepting solid, commercial […]
  • Business Success: do your homework before working from home

    Robin Dickinson
    19 Nov 2013 | 12:02 pm
    Meanwhile, back in Hobbyville, people who start running their business from home get very little business done. For example, Rich Neverwillbe has just quit his corporate job to run a home-based Internet business. He paid very little attention to the day-to-day practicalities before doing so and now spends much of his time on home duties. […]
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    Productivity Bits

  • 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…
  • How Freelancing Can Help Start Your Business

    Guest Author
    7 Feb 2014 | 11:01 am
    Yes, freelancers do get to set their own hours. And, you're right, they can take a Dorito break any time they want. And, sure, they do get to do all of this while ensconced in their favorite flannel pajamas. But there's more to freelancing than meets the eye. Despite the casual dress code and extremely flexible schedule, freelancing can actually help you succeed as an entrepreneur--building your own business empire. 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…
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    Clear Concept

  • 3 Simple Ways to Clear Your Inbox

    Ann Gomez
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Is your email inbox bursting at the seams? Are you scrolling through page after page to find the messages that you need? Do you need to delete some emails before your server allows you to receive any new ones? If … Continue reading →
  • What is your backlog sweet spot?

    Ann Gomez
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:54 am
    The Sweet Spot I arrived at my favorite coffee shop this morning and there were three people waiting in line. I didn’t give this a second thought and got right in line with them. After all, I’m willing to wait … Continue reading →
  • What Is Wrong With Having a Backlog?

    Ann Gomez
    18 Feb 2014 | 11:15 am
    When we get busy, our backlog of work inevitably grows. Then we narrow it back down during the slower times. However, sometimes our backlog gets out of control. Now let’s be clear: it is perfectly acceptable to have a long … Continue reading →
  • How to Stop Procrastinating

    Ann Gomez
    5 Feb 2014 | 10:19 am
    So there I was just over a year ago, at an amazing event, meeting all sorts of interesting people. I came home with a stack of business cards, dropped them on my desk and told myself that I’d follow up … Continue reading →
  • Top 10 Productivity Resolutions

    Ann Gomez
    7 Jan 2014 | 7:58 am
    At this time of year, I can’t help but think about resolutions, regardless of how cliche it seems. I just love the idea of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean and starting out fresh again. So I wanted to take this opportunity … Continue reading →
 
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    IQTELL Productivity Blog

  • l will teach you how to learn something new today!

    Haim Pekel
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to learn something new today, or every day for that matter? You’ll probably say something like: “Sure, that sounds great! But I can’t because…”. Just about everyone I know wants to learn new skills and habits, but only a select few are able to muster the time and discipline required, why is that? Is it really that time consuming? Do you really need to be a born autodidact to learn new things after a certain age? I beg to differ. There’s nothing holding you back from learning a new skill today. No matter how elaborate your excuse is; it’s still an…
  • How to find what motivates you (and use it time and again)

    Haim Pekel
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    I published a post a few weeks ago talking about unconscious motives and how they can either supply us with heaps of motivation or sap it away. In a comment I was asked (by Brett) if I had tips for people in search of their personal unconscious motives. And as a matter of fact, I do. First of all, let’s begin by explaining what unconscious motives… Unconscious motives refers to hidden or unknown desires that we harbor and are the real reasons for things we do.  The term was first coined by Sigmund Freud who hypothesized that things we do are driven by unconscious motives, he also said…
  • March 2014 – Our iPad Mini and Lifetime Premium Account Winners

    Haim Pekel
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    We are truly honored to have such a great user community.  We sincerely appreciate everyone’s willingness to help spread the word about your IQTELL experience with.  Thank you all for your support! It was quite a challenge to select the winners and again, thanks to everyone who participated! With your feedback and suggestions, we remain committed to developing IQTELL into your favorite productivity application. And the winners are: Winners of iPad mini & Lifetime Premium IQTELL Account Jonathan Prest Rui Rego Justin Sturgis   Winners of Lifetime Premium IQTELL Accounts Joel…
  • The 3 Most Annoying Work Scenarios (and How To Get Out Of Them Unscathed)

    Haim Pekel
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:57 am
    Sometimes, we get into a situation in the office that we wish we could avoid. We get there because let’s face it; we’re not alone there… An office is a hive of people that works toward the same goal. But unlike real hives, there is no central brain that controls everyone’s actions; we’re all responsible for our own actions but we’re still subjected to influences and events that are out of our control. This exposes us to certain situations that are less than optimal (to say the least).  How can you steer clear from these kinds of situations? Here are some situations and…
  • Work with Boredom, Procrastination and Laziness. Don’t fight them

    Haim Pekel
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:54 am
    Work WITH boredom, procrastination and laziness. Don’t fight them. 1. Many times we find ourselves fighting boredom, procrastination and laziness. Why? Because that’s what we were told… 2. But what if I told you that they have a work around, but you’ll have to be bold? 3. Boredom is the brain’s way to tell you that you should be doing something else. So instead of resisting, pick up a hobby which will make you feel less like a mess. 4. Procrastination is resisting doing what you think should be done. So instead of getting stuck turn your to-do list upside down. 5. And on…
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    Next Action Associates

  • Sustaining Flow with GTD

    Robert Peake
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Have you ever gotten lost in the enjoyment of a task? Chances are it was something you were able to do well, but that also challenged you on some level. This lovely feeling, of being both competent and stretched at the same time, is something I crave, and have sought after both professionally and creatively throughout my life. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls it “flow”–the relaxed, focused, and highly creative state where one’s skills are optimally matched to the challenge at hand. His Ted Talk on the subject is worth a look[1]. While attaining this state would, on the…
  • Dusseldorf, Thursday 8th May 2014

    Camilla Ramsay
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
  • How to Prevent World War Z in your Place of Work

    Edward Lamont
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:28 am
    For reasons way too complicated to get into here, it seems that as a society we have an obsession with the undead – you only have to look at the number of vampire and zombie movies to see that. Personally, I’m more of a zombie guy than a vampire guy. Although I really quite like the idea of having a few hundred years to get through my lists, I’ve never quite understood the vampire thing. Zombie movies, on the other hand, have always fascinated me. I probably watch too many of them (and yes, there is a case to be made for the first one being too many). It seems that when I’m braindead…
  • Want to experience less stress? Create more tension.

    Todd Brown
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:02 am
    I was working with a client a few weeks ago in a one-on-one coaching session. He works in a creative industry, and has had a very successful career. He brought us in to help him get back in control of his work world, which seemed likely to overwhelm him.  Given his past successes, the phone just doesn’t stop ringing. He has so many potential projects, so many options for his time and attention that he was feeling overwhelmed – we call this kind of situation the “tyranny of opportunity.” At one point in the coaching he was describing a particular arts project that he has on the go. It…
  • White-Hot Leadership

    Robert Peake
    4 Mar 2014 | 7:07 am
    Pretty much since I’ve been in business, there has been a discussion about leading versus managing. Recently I got to wondering: what, really, is the difference between a “manager” and a “leader”? Great leaders need to manage, at least a bit, and great managers need to lead some of the time. Management has been described as deploying resources to reach objectives, but leading people involves something more. This is because we all know that people, unlike say raw iron ore, produce dramatically different results based on how they think and feel about what they are…
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    Control Your Day

  • Productivity 101: A Primer To The Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

    Jim McCullen
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Here is a great post from Lifehacker on the basics of GTD. If you are new to David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology, this is a great overview. My system Control Your Day (CYD) provides a simple way to implement GTD using Microsoft Outlook. http://zite.to/1ij189h Jim McCullen www.ControlYourDay.net
  • Tips for effective emails

    Jim McCullen
    29 Mar 2014 | 4:59 am
    Hello CYD Followers, I found this Squidoo lens on email. The author put together a quick one pager on tips to write effective emails. Definitely worth the read. http://www.squidoo.com/writing-effective-email  
  • 10 Daily Habits That Help You Manage ADHD

    jmac83
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:31 am
    GTD can help you manage your taskload if you suffer from ADHD http://zite.to/1qGanqb
  • Successful Collaboration Using CYD – See the article in Productive! Magazine

    jmac83
    21 Nov 2013 | 5:07 pm
    Issue # 15 of Productive! Magazine offers some great insight on ways to improve productivity Interview with Mårten Mickos Mårten MickosOn Moving up – The new challenges of time management. The most important component of your productivity  – What quality determines the success of the projects you run? And how does it affect your actions? Arms full of love and laundry - Productivity is mandatory as a new parent! With my three girls, I have one choice: run my home efficiently, or be run over. Why #iPadOnly? - First chapter of the “#iPadOnly” book by Michael…
  • 10 simple ways to maxinize your productivity

    jmac83
    15 Jun 2013 | 10:19 am
    http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/stop-working-long-hours-10-simple-ways-to-maximize-your-productivity/ Are you still checking email all day long?  Stop the madness, read and process your Due Today folder just three times a day. Try it for just one week, I think you will see the benefits pretty quickly
 
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    Academy Success

  • The Only Three Money Principles You Need to Be Rich

    Cody Wheeler
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    I could easily pull a page out of every other financial blog out there, and toss you up a big list of 72 ways to make yourself rich, but while those articles get a lot of buzz, they’re just too complicated and shallow, and rarely help you think differently about the way you live your life. As you likely already know, I’m not here to pull in billions of pageviews. I’m here to help you behave successfully, and make real tangible changes happen in your life. So as I start to gear the content of Academy Success more towards helping you improve your personal finances this year, I…
  • How to Eliminate All of Your Excuses… Forever

    Cody Wheeler
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Whatever you think is holding you back, there is someone who has done what you want to do with less resources and more obstacles. – Tim Ferriss What if you could eliminate all of your excuses that are holding you back from accomplishing your goals – for good? This doesn’t require a ton of work. In fact, it requires very little work at all. As I channel my inner Derek Halpern, so check it… What eliminating your excuses really comes down to is morphing your mindset towards what you believe you can achieve. Flashback Time Think back for a moment. What significant…
  • Outsourcing Life – The One Critical Question You Must Ask Yourself Before You Begin

    Cody Wheeler
    25 Feb 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Before you can spend every day on the beach while you sit back and watch your money grow (you better believe that will happen) – at some point you’re going to have to get a little bit of work done. You know by now that I’m all about challenging you to think differently, and this post is no different. In fact, even I struggle to think differently in this topic, but I’m actively making it a goal this year. So here’s the deal. There’s only one of you (hopefully), and you can only do so much work until you basically hit a productivity wall, and even become…
  • The Super Simple Secret to Subconscious Success

    Cody Wheeler
    15 Feb 2014 | 7:24 am
    In the book “Connected” by Nicholas Christakis, Christakis reveals study after study that explains how even weak social ties, even people you don’t even know, can drastically influence your behavior. So it’s not that surprising that our closest friends can heavily impact our level of success. A Story of Behavioral Change “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” - Jim Rohn I first heard this quote at a conference when I was in my early 20s. At that point I had studied time management to help build my first business and get through…
  • The Different Path of Academy Success

    Cody Wheeler
    11 Feb 2014 | 3:10 am
    When I started Academy Success in 2012, I promised myself that I would do a few things a little bit differently than the conventional personal improvement sites out there. But it wasn’t just for any reason. It wasn’t because I wanted to be unconventional or because I wanted to be different for the sake of being different. I wanted to do things differently because I frequented a lot of websites that published personal improvement content, and I saw a quite a few things missing from the vast majority of them. They were ad driven content shops – A lot of them were just content…
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