Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Retail Communications

We talk a lot about processing email on this blog.  For all its benefits, electronic communication can become overwhelming.  I believe the past two weeks represent the greatest opportunity to effectively manage you inbox so as not to drown in well-meaning retailer...

Start the Day on YOUR Terms: Put Boundaries Around Email Processing

Question.  Do you allow anyone and everyone to dictate what you work on?  Is your preference to have someone prioritize which projects and tasks you complete first?  Aside from interactions with your boss, I feel certain your answer is going to be, “No way!”  But, if...

Best Apps for Students

  Students need a number of applications to make their social and study lives easier.  The technology on campus can be overwhelming.   The apps for students listed below work across multiple platforms and on multiple devices (unless otherwise indicated).  I think this...

Love Your Office by Creating a Productive, Calm Work Space

J’aime It is here. Whether you’re one to contemplate a recipient for each conversation heart you pick up, or it is your fantasy to snap cupid’s arrow right in half, it cannot be avoided–the month of love is upon us. And so, in that vein, jumping on the...

How to Organize Business Cards in Evernote

Evernote is a great place to store the business cards from the people you meet.  Most of us have some sort of container full of cards from clients, networking events, vendors, and contractors, etc..  I have seen drawers, boxes, old school Rolodexes, notebooks and even...

12 Tips for Working at Home Productively

Working at home can be a huge job benefit, but it also can increase your stress level.    It does not matter if you are self-employed or if you work for a corporation, people who work from home have some specific challenges.  The increase in stress can be caused by...