Increase Your Productivity With Dual Monitors

Doubles anyone?  A few weeks ago I added a second monitor to my desktop.  It was really easy to setup with my MacBook Pro.  I simply connected the new monitor into the port on my laptop and plugged it in.  After “arranging” the desktops how I wanted to view them in my...

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...

Introducing Evernote’s Template Feature

Evernote has released a new update across all versions and devices to introduce the new template functionality.  I am excited about this new feature, because it makes using templates easier, faster and smarter.  Evernote has also built a template gallery with...

Try an E-book This Month

September is “read a new book” month.  Do you have a book in mind for the occasion?  I keep a running list of books I want to read.  I just need to find more time to read!  Based on a survey published by Pew Research Center, 24% of American adults say they haven’t...

Make Back-to-School A Good Season With Some Planning

School is back in session almost everywhere now.  It’s ok to celebrate.  Really it is.  I speak from experience when I tell you the summer months can do a real number on your organization and productivity.  I sent my youngest off to college this month, but am having...

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...

Summertime: The Changes Can Mean Greater Productivity

Ah, summertime.  Fun, sun, rest and relaxation.  Though summer officially starts on June 21 and ends on September 22, most of our culture adapts to a “summer” schedule June through August.  And, whether you have kids in school or not, we all see some change with the...

Overcoming A Single Point of Failure

Have you ever said to yourself:  “If I left the company I work for now, they would be in bad shape. They wouldn’t know what to do and where to find what.”  Or, perhaps worse yet, have you said to yourself:  “If so-and-so left my company, I wouldn’t know what to do or...

A Case Study on Workflow Optimization and Mailchimp

Is it time to take a look at your processes?   Who doesn’t like routine?  Routine is comfortable. It can often become automatic, which means less brain power needed.  Familiar is friendly. Same is soothing. However, sometimes stepping back and studying a “tried and...

How to Take Care of Your Memories without Creating Clutter

  Take Care of Your Memories According to the Psychiatry.org, “People with hoarding disorder excessively save items that others may view as worthless. They have difficulty getting rid of possessions, leading to clutter.  The clutter then disrupts their ability to use...

Two Minutes To Greater Productivity

Just Give me Two Minutes For some of us, there is nothing more satisfying than making a tidy, well thought out to-do list. Well, actually, there IS something more satisfying—marking that to-do as “completed.”   But that list, as helpful as it is, does have parameters...

Run Your Business & Save Time with these Apps

Ever look at your to-do list and wish you could have two of you to get it all done?  Yeah, I can’t help there, but I can share a handful of applications, “apps,” I have found boost my productivity primarily through the organization they bring.  All of the apps listed...