Category Archives: Business + Technology


How To Organize Your Friends on The New Facebook

  Please note: This post is an updated version of How To Organize Your Facebook Friends. See also How To Organize Your Friends on The New Facebook – Part 2: How to Post Only to the Friends in a List. I love being able to filter my Facebook news feed – for instance, so I […]


Get Organized in 5 Minutes: Create an x-Delete Email Folder

Here’s something you can do to get better organized – and it’ll take you just 5 minutes!
Create an x-Delete Email Folder

Create a new folder in your email program.
Name it x-Delete – the ‘x’ moves the folder to the bottom of your folder list.

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Improve Email Productivity With Bullet Points

Want to spend less time on emails but wary of sounding rude if you’re too brief?
Here’s the answer.

Write all your emails and replies in bullet points.
Add a note to your signature file to say you’re using bullet points to boost productivity.

Making A Good Impression: 7 Keys To A More Professional Image

How’s your professional image? Does it convey a true sense of your talent and expertise? Or does it distract potential customers/employers and undermine the impression you make? Whether you’re looking for more customers, a promotion or a new career, you need to avoid these common mistakes if you want to create a great impression. Developing […]


How to Cut an Annoying Intro out of a Song

Is there an annoying intro on a song you love, or a DJ voiceover you want to lose? Well, you no longer have to suffer irritation every time you listen to the track. Here’s how to cut out that annoying intro – and it will take you less than 30 seconds. How to Cut an […]


6 Things You Must Do To Be A Successful Student

I recently answered a question about getting organized for study on Yahoo Answers – and I thought it might also be helpful to my readers who are students – and their parents. The question asked how to get organized in order to achieve better grades. Here’s my suggestion, along with a few extra tips just […]

Get Organized Mission #49: How To Find Your Passion

Welcome to Mission #49 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. In this mission we’re going to do some power career planning or business planning – depending on your goals. If you want to change career or start a business then this mission is a great place to begin. By the end of these 30 minutes, […]

Organize Your Paperwork [Mission #36]

Welcome to Mission #36 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. If you wish you could vaporize your paperwork, then you’ll love this mission. It gives you a chance to put into practice some of the decision making skills you picked up in the last mission Get Organized Mission #35 – Say Yes To Priorities and […]

How To Organize Your Facebook Friends

Note: Please see the updated version of this post, reflecting recent Facebook changes. ——– Last week I tweeted about how good it felt to finally get my Facebook friends into lists, and to be able to view my news feed by these lists. For instance, if I just want to see what my business, gym […]

How To Simplify Email Management [Mission #33]

Welcome to Mission #33 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. Remember when it used to be fun to receive new email? These days the inbox is more a pain than a pleasure for most people. If you’d like to reclaim a sense of control over your cyber-intray, just follow the 4 email-management steps in this […]

Time Management: How To Boost Productivity at Work [Mission #27]

Welcome to Mission #27 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. You may not be thrilled with the way you manage time in your business life. On the other hand, you may not want to invest precious money, energy, thought and – yep, even time – into finding a whole new time management system. If you’d […]

Organize Your Online Life – And Raise Your Self Esteem In The Process

There’s a report this week about a depressed woman losing her health benefits because of some happy snaps on Facebook. There are many similar stories, including an MI6 chief’s blown cover and a sickie faker busted by Facebook. How do you avoid this kind of conflict? There are two main ways. 1. Censor your online […]

Organize Your Audio For Learning & Pleasure [With Free iPod Worksheet]

Your iPod, CD player or car stereo is a veritable vault of education, motivation, fun, and relaxation.

All it takes is a little organization to liberate the goodies. You’ll upgrade your knowledge, make better use of your time and improve your mood.

Here’s how…
Organize Your Music

They say that music is food for the soul. Well, how about a little lyrical nourishment?

Decide on the kind of music you want to listen to. Choices could include:

Organize Your Office [Mission #19]

Welcome to Mission #19 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. If you want to increase productivity, motivation and mental clarity, one of the best things you can do is to create an effective workspace. So in this mission, we’ll follow 3 steps to transform your work zone into an organized office. If you’ve completed the […]

Personal Organization Web Watch | Technology & Social Media Resources | September 09

Every day I post useful links from top sources for happiness, productivity and personal organization to my Facebook Page. Here’s a round-up of recent links on Technology & Social Media: Top 10 Tricks for Making Your Playlists Rock Source: “If music is part of your everyday work routine, workout, or commute, stuffing your player […]

Organize Your Computer in 7 Simple Steps [Mission #18]

Welcome to Mission #18 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. Living an organized life is a lot easier when you have systems and tools that are themselves well ordered. If you’ve completed the previous mission (Get Organized  Mission #17: Create Your Bedroom Sanctuary) I hope you’re enjoying your new retreat. So in this Get Organized Mission […]

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Getting Organized Quick Tip #6: How To Never Forget a Birthday or Anniversary [Outlook Users]

Can’t for the life of you remember important dates? Always in trouble for having no gift/card/ excuse on that special day? If you’re an Outlook user, this Get Organized Quick Tip will give you peace of mind – as well as getting you out of the doghouse and into the good books. Getting Organized Quick […]

Getting Organized: How To Schedule Personal Organization Reminders

Can’t remember the last time you changed the toothbrush heads? Forgotten how often you’re supposed to decalcify the coffee machine? Got a niggling feeling you’re wa-hay overdue for a dental checkup? An excellent personal organization strategy that helps to simplify your life is to get as much stuff out of your head as you can. […]

Organize Your Fitness: How To Create A Super-Simple Interval Training Playlist

Do you keep a constant pace when you exercise? Or do you prefer to intersperse power bursts with recovery phases? Whether you like to walk, run, jog, or row, you can introduce a simple version of interval training to your exercise routine. You don’t need to bother with complicated timings and stopwatches for this basic […]

Organize Your Back-Ups Please, Dear Reader (With Free Computer Back-Up Planner)

Last week my computer’s motherboard died, leaving me unplugged and mostly offline. If you have a business or your computer contains important documents or precious photos, then you know how stressful this situation could be. But, although I missed my cyber-friends and felt bereft without Xander (my laptop), I made good use of the time, […]