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7 Simple Ways to Be More Productive

In James Clear’s excellent “The Productivity Guide: Time Management Strategies That Work,” we noticed seven productivity steps which you might want to check into if you need to boost your motivation as well as your results. For each of these steps there’s more information available in James’ guide: Step 1: Manage your energy, not your [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Productivity Profits

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” David Allen, Productivity consultant and author of Getting Things Done Productivity is one of our favorite topics in Tuesday Tactics. We like to find ways to help you rethink your process and retool your [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Fruitful Future

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist What makes day’s work worthwhile? Is it the money you make? A sense of accomplishment? The feeling you get when you reach inbox zero? Fighting real fires is a good and necessary [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Begin by Not Beginning

“Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one.” Charles de Gaulle, French general and statesman, from his War Memoirs (1960) There’s probably a project you have in the back of your mind that you’d like to get to, but haven’t for one reason or another. It may even be something [...]

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Apps to Help Manage Your Screen Time

Screen addiction is real, and it’s not just adults who are suffering from the impulse to reach for that phone or tablet. It’s also taking a toll on kids. Even the parents of Silicon Valley giants are raising their kids with a dose of low-tech mindfulness. If you’re looking for ways to track and manage the amount [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Mind the Winds

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” Sir Winston Churchill British statesman When you’re out riding a bike, there’s nothing so welcome as a lucky tailwind. Suddenly the pace picks up and the work seems a little easier. What is a fight one direction turns into a glide by comparison. A tailwind can [...]

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Create & Collaborate on Documents with Draft

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s an ever increasing number of cloud-based applications that used to be restricted to the domain of the desktop or laptop computer. Word processing, spreadsheet programs, and photo editing suites are all available in various browser-based forms. While most of these cloud applications look and work just like their local [...]

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Organize Your Projects with Gingko

How do you currently breakdown projects into manageable actions? What tools do you use to brainstorm, plan, and then act on your ideas? From a stack of blank notecards to complex project management software, there are tons of solutions out there for organizing and accomplishing ambitious plans. Finding the right tool can make a huge [...]

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Speed Through Email with Google’s Smart Reply

If you’re a Gmail user, you may be familiar with Google’s “next generation” email client, “Inbox.” Inbox is a feature-rich mobile and web-based client for maximizing your Gmail account. Some of its most popular features include “Pinning” messages, creating reminders, and “snoozing” emails so they come back later to be dealt with. According to TechCrunch, [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Don’t Follow Your Passion?

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” -Benjamin Franklin, (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. One of the most common cliches of American life is the dictum to “follow your passion.” There are many variants on this advice, including “Do what you love [...]

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