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5 Ways to Stop Being Distracted by Phone Notifications

5 Ways to Stop Being Distracted by Phone Notifications

April 15, 2014
Recently I was sitting in a meeting when my phone lit up with a new incoming notification. Not wanting to be distracted, I closed the notification without unlocking my phone. When I glanced back up I realized that I didn’t hear an important update. I had not even engaged with the notification but in those few seconds I became distracted and had to ask for the update to be repeated. Sound familiar? This scenario has happened to all of us. It…
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Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey

Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey

April 8, 2014
One area that I have struggled with over the past couple of years has been consistency in writing. Over the last few months I have had several friends encourage me to create more because they have either learned or been inspired by something I have shared. There are many different ways that I could create this information but before doing that I need to know more about YOU. Your needs, interests and types of content you enjoy consuming. Your inpu…
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Understanding Daily Routines to Increase Productivity

Understanding Daily Routines to Increase Productivity

December 2, 2013
In the past when I would evaluate my schedule in an effort to optimize my time, I would consider only the working hours of the day. For me, this is between 7:30a-5:30p. During those hours, I timeblock my schedule including reading/research time, set times to process email, time to plan for the upcoming day and more. Though I thought about what I wanted or needed to get done outside of those hours, I rarely scheduled it, with the exception of pers…
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Don't Focus on the Upcoming Year's Predictions

Don’t Focus on the Upcoming Year’s Predictions

November 30, 2013
It’s that time of the year when predictions begin dominating the content that is being shared. I predict you are about to read some predictions. — Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) November 30, 2013 While the onslaught of prediction posts becomes tiresome, predictions are valuable as companies are working on what key initiatives they will be focusing their spend on in the upcoming year. These predictions are usually from industry leaders an…
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Stop Making Yourself Feel Guilty After the Holidays

Stop Making Yourself Feel Guilty After the Holidays

November 29, 2013
Did you eat until you could barely move? Great job! Did you wake up feeling guilty this morning? Stop. It is important that you don’t make yourself feel guilty for enjoying the holidays with your family and friends. There are only a few times per year that you have a large holiday dinner, with Thanksgiving being the largest feast of them all. Enjoy these chances to spend time with your friends, family and those closest to you. Don’t look in th…
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Become Healthier By Keeping a Food Journal

Become Healthier By Keeping a Food Journal

If you’re new here or just an old friend, I’d love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here!Leading a healthy lifestyle seems intimadating to people whether it’s that they’re not sure what is “right” to eat, how to properly workout or what […]

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What’s In My Gear Bag: 2013 Edition

What’s In My Gear Bag: 2013 Edition

While there are many benefits to travel, one of the difficulties is staying productive while you’re on the go. Sure, we have technology that enables us to accomplish our work from wherever we are. What takes time to develop, though, is our ideal workshifting set-up. I have logged more miles in airplanes than I care […]

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Announcing The Socialized Business Podcast

Announcing The Socialized Business Podcast

After a few months of brainstorming, planning and prepping, Jason Keath, Michael Brito and I are thrilled to announce the launch of The Socialized Business podcast. The first episode of the show is already live. During this first episode we discuss why we decided to launch a social business podcast, what social business means to […]

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Use Less Folders to Increase Your Email Productivity

Use Less Folders to Increase Your Email Productivity

Over the years I have experimented with a number of different email folder strategies in an effort to increase my email productivity. I have created folder structures by team, project and person. I have created sub-folders that sorted email down to a single email in each folder. Every email that came in I would take […]

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7 Tips for Consuming More Water

7 Tips for Consuming More Water

Keeping up your water intake is vital to your overall health and it goes far beyond wanting to lose weight or grow bigger muscles, though it helps with those goals too.  There are an endless number of reasons why drinking more water is good for you. A simple Google search for “benefits of drinking water” returns over 18 […]

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