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How To Avoid The Post-Vacation Inbox Blues

Imagine this.  You’ve just got back from a great vacation. You’re feeling relaxed and dreamy and blissed out.  You sit down at your computer, a happy but slightly dopey expression lingering on your face, when suddenly–DUN DUN DUN!!–you see 4,679 new messages in your inbox. If you relate to this, you might like to re-consider […]

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Business & Career Articles

Here are some recent articles I’ve written for other business sites. They may be helpful for your business and career goals, so I thought I’d mention them here. 5 Social Media Activities You Should Be Doing Of all the things you can do on social networks, these are 5 of the most important: Listening Replying Speaking in your own […]

How to add a Twitter header

How To Add A Header To Your Twitter Profile

Did you know you can now have a header image on your Twitter profile? It’s a bit like the cover photo on your Facebook profile. How To Add A Twitter Header Image Adding a Twitter header image is easy. Here’s how: From Twitter, click the settings icon Choose Edit Profile From the left-hand menu, click Design Go […]

Slay Inbox Dragon

How To Slay The Post-Holiday Inbox Dragon

Back from holidays and facing hundreds of emails? It’s overwhelming! Where do you even start? Resist the temptation to press [Ctrl-A] and [Delete]. Instead, use my strategies to slay the inbox dragon. You might even be able to hold on to some of that precious post-holiday serenity. But first, a quick backtrack. I’ve written previously […]

How I Organized My Computer Folders and Files With Organizing Tips

How To Organize Your Email, Computer, and Technology: Part 5 – Folders & Filing

How good is your computer filing system? Can you find what you need quickly? Does it help you feel productive and motivated? I’ve now completed my computer-organizing project. What a challenging, but ultimately rewarding, project it has turned out to be! More about that in a later post. For now, let’s look at files and […]

Productivity And OS X Mountain Lion

Productivity and OS X Mountain Lion

How do you manage your daily to-do list? How do you organize your ideas and notes? Diary? Notebook? App? Software? Other? Over the past week I’ve been getting frisky with Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion. And I’ve discovered some cool productivity tools. My favorite features so far (there are plenty more here, here, and here) include: […]

Organize Computer Applications

How To Organize Your Email, Computer, and Technology: Part 4 – Software

Have you been following along with me as I’ve decluttered, streamlined and organized my inbox and desktop? Feels pretty good, huh? Today I continued my computer-simplifying project by cleaning up my computer applications. I was going to do folders and filing today, but I realized it made sense to know what software programsI’d be using […]

Declutter Your Computer Desktop

How To Organize Your Email, Computer, and Technology: Part 3 – Desktop

How Do You Use Your Computer Desktop? Today I continued with Day 2 of decluttering, streamlining and organizing my computer and technology. Yesterday’s ninja inbox-management was gruelling – and I’m exhausted! If you launched an all-out assult on your inbox too, then I bet you’re hoping for an easy day today. Relax – it is. I’ve spent much of today […]

How To Organize Your Email, Computer, and Technology: Part 2

How To Organize Your Email, Computer, and Technology: Part 2 – Email

Today I started my project of decluttering, streamlining and organizing my computer and technology. In the spirit of Eat That Frog I began with email. Ugh! I can still taste that slimy frog skin! Anyway, here’s what I did. How I Decluttered, Streamlined and Organized My Email – With Organizing Tips For You 1. I Moved To Gmail I used […]

The Best Android Apps For Getting Organized And Being More Productive

The Best Android Apps For Getting Organized And Being More Productive

After my post on The Best iPhone Apps For Getting Organized And Being More Productive a bunch of you asked for a post for Android users. So I asked the cool people on my Facebook page, Facebook profile, Twitter and Linked In to nominate their favorite Android app for personal organization and/or productivity. Here are the […]

iPhone apps for productivity and personal organization

The Best iPhone Apps For Getting Organized And Being More Productive

I’ve recently discovered Clear for iPhone as a super-simple task manager, and I love it. There are neither bells to ring nor whistles to blow, but for an over-complicating over-thinker like me – it’s perfect! Which got me wondering what other people are using on their phones to help them get stuff done and feel […]

[Productivity Strategy] Improve Your Focus By Going Offline

Are you always looking for time-management tricks as a way to get more done each day? You can also increase your productivity by improving your focus, so that you get more done and more effectively, with whatever time you have available. One way to become more focused as you work is to pull up the […]