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...

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...

How to Prepare for Disaster

September is National Preparedness Month. Even as I type those words, it feels like I am “a day late and a dollar short” because of Hurricane Harvey and the devastation in Houston.  However, there are now fires in the Northwest, flooding in the South, and another...
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