Category Archives: Business + Technology

Digital or Paper Planner DIary

Paper Planner Or Digital Diary? How To Choose.

People ask such great questions on my Facebook page. Here’s an extract from a recent one from Jennifer: I do a lot of long term planning and while the paper planner works just fine there are also advantages to using a digital planner such as outlook or calendar (for mac). Right now I get frustrated as I […]

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 […]

Ask what makes you come alive

What Makes You Come Alive? Now Go Do It.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman What makes you come alive? Not sure? Here’s how to find your passion in about 30 minutes. Come on now – the world is waiting!

Do You Know What You Want To Be?

If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but what I call the artistic life, if each day you […]

Slay the 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 […]

Get More Out Of Business Seminars

When you attend a business seminar or college lecture, how productive is your time? Do you take copious notes – but never get around to taking action? It costs time and money to educate yourself – so it pays to get organized. Here are my top three tips for getting organized so you get great value. 1. Know Your Objectives To Focus Your Attention […]

What You Must Do To Succeed

3 Things You Must Do To Succeed At Anything

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan sums up three things you must do to be successful at anything. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Organize Email, Computer, Technology: Part 1

How To Organize Your Email, Computer, and Technology: Part 1

  This month I’m simplifying my technology life. I used to be a techo-princess – totally on top of my inbox, files and all things computer-y. But since moving from PC to Mac I’ve allowed stuff to fall between the cracks, gotten slack with my systems, and let email make me her bitch. And not […]

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 […]

Facebook Get Organized Wizard

5 Cool Things You Can Do With The New Facebook Pages

Timeline for Facebook pages rolls out for everyone on March 30, but you can publish your business page to Timeline now. When you do, here are 5 cool things you’ll be able to do. 1. Upload a Cover Image Facebook says that: ‘Cover images must be at least 399 pixels wide and may not contain: […]

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 […]

Would You Answer The Door In That?

What do you wear when you’re at home? Whether you’re working, doing chores, or chilling out, the clothes you wear can affect your mood, motivation and even feelings of self-respect. If you find yourself struggling with procrastination, low productivity or lack of motivation, your at-home wardrobe could be to blame. Do you pull on any […]


Not Seeing All Your Facebook Friends In Your News Feed?

Wonder why you don’t see updates from some friends in your Facebook feed? You can easily change a setting and fix this. Here’s how. How To See Updates From All Your Facebook Friends Go to your Home page in Facebook. Click the blue down arrow shown by the green arrow in the image at left. […]

Working Offline

[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 […]


How To Organize Your Friends on The New Facebook – Part 2

Following yesterday’s How To Organize Your Friends on The New Facebook post, I received a bunch of questions asking how to limit your posts to a Friend List. Here’s the low-down: How to Post Only to the Friends in a List From your Wall page, click the down-arrow beside the little lock next to the […]