Think about “Your Sentence”

I stumbled upon this video by Daniel Pink to promote his book Drive. The video was made a couple years ago, so its probably old hat by now. But the message stands the test of time. Check it out: Two questions that can change your life from Daniel Pink on Vimeo.

Interview with LinkedIn Expert Crystal Thies

If it’s important to your business and/or career to network with others then using LinkedIn (the professional social networking site) correctly can streamline the process. Earlier this year LinkedIn expert and consultant, Crystal Thies, wrote a guest post on this site about the Three Top LinkedIn Tips. That one post has generated so much interest […]

Social Media Marketing Takes Too Much Time

Every week someone tells me that they would like to use social media marketing but it just takes too much time. What this really means is “I don’t know how and don’t know where to start.” Why are we talking about marketing on a web site about productivity? Well we’re all about saving time and […]

Read more with book summaries

Do you need to read more but find you don’t have enough time? Welcome to the club. I’ve been falling way behind in my reading, particularly business books, and have found it difficult to catch up. There are so many good business books being released that it’s impossible to pick the right ones let alone […]

Get your point across faster with Jing

have you ever tried to explain something verbally or written that would be faster and easier with a screen capture or even a short video?  It’s easy to do  with  Jing, the free screen capture and screen recording software from Techsmith.  Here’s a short video that shows you how it works and how to get […]

Multitasking is a Myth – Here’s a good resource

If you’ve listened to even a little of my training you know I harp about the evils perils of attempting to multitask. You can’t actually do two things at once you can only switch quickly between them, "switchtasking" it’s been called. I won’t repeat myself here, but I will refer you to an excellent discussion […]

How To Deactivate Message Alerts

Automated message alerts in e-mail software and cell phones interrupt your concentration than you think.  Fortunately you have the ability to disable them. Earlier this week I promised to show you how to disable the message alert lights and alarms for several popular software tools and smart phones.  This by no means an exhaustive list […]

Gratitude with an Edge

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a post about gratitude. I saw a speaker the other day who said that scientific studies about happiness revealed that the the key is gratitude. I think she’s right. If we focus our energy on the good things in our lives then we use less on the not so good. […]

Watch Your Calories – Track Your Time

My wife and I have discussed joining Weight Watchers for the past several months.  She’s in great shape and doesn’t need it, but I love to eat and it was time for some moderation. We signed up over the weekend and I began to use Weight Watchers’ online tracking program.  You use it to plug […]

Roundup of Keeping Things Simple

I’ve been on a quest this week to find new ideas and thoughts about keeping things simple.  I found some pretty cool stuff when searching the net so I thought I’d share a few of the good ones with you.  These are in no particular order. Marketing blogger Andy Sernovitz kept it simple with a […]