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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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The Next Evolution of Comments

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!Prior to social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and FriendFeed, if you wanted to discuss a blog post, you would normally do it in the comments […]

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FriendFeed is Like Salsa

Ok, so I’m weird.  I have an obsession with chips and salsa.  I seriously could eat it all the time and be perfectly happy with it.  So, while thinking about some great salsa I had a couple days ago interspersed with thinking about social media, I came up with a conclusion.  FriendFeed is like salsa.  […]

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Behind the Scenes of a Newspaper as it Says Goodbye

People are turning to forms of new media to get their news now.  I don’t ever read a printed newspaper.  I don’t even watch the news on TV (partially because I gave up cable).  Why?  I’m able to get all of the same information online, but instead of just from one source, I can get […]

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NMTV Interview: Aaron Strout, Powered, Inc

Over on the pirate ship, we kicked off the 2009 New Marketing TV (NMTV) schedule with Colin Browning interviewing Aaron Strout of Powered, Inc.  We will be filming regular interviews for NMTV and also have something else really cool that we’re cooking up below deck.  Make sure you subscribe to the NMTV feed. The video […]

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Who I Learn From on a Daily Basis

Who I Learn From on a Daily Basis

One of the best parts of my day is being able to interact with all of you via this blog, Prime Cuts, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more.  I truly appreciate the conversations that we’re able to have and always looking to find ways to engage more. Thank you for all that I learn and the […]

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