Evernote Email – Better with Gmail!

Evernote Email via Gmail

Overview:  For those of you who use both Gmail and Evernote, here is a little tip combining some of their lesser-used features for an easy productivity boost: Use Gmail’s Filtering and Forwarding capabilities to create an Evernote Email address that is easy to remember! For seasoned veterans that already use both, the following instructions should [...]

Music for Productivity

Music for Productivity

With the rise in digital music, we increasingly wrap ourselves in music through the course of each day.  First with MP3′s and iPods, now with smartphones and streaming music services – we put our headphones on and use the music to block out the world around us… whether at home, at the gym, or at [...]

Better Questions Create Better Conversations

FastCompany - Conversational Tool

Fast Company magazine recently posted an article on their website entitled “The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Absolutely Everything”.  The point of this article-with-the-horribly-long-headline is that asking better questions is often the difference between a lackluster conversation and a fantastic one. A quick glance of the content might make you think [...]

The Science of Productivity

Science of Productivity

Productivity is a huge topic in today’s business world – our personal productivity is one of the keys to career advancement during our lifetime, while increased productivity in the workplace can produce millions of dollars in additional revenue at large corporations. The key to understanding the secrets of productivity is to understand the secrets of [...]

Audiobooks During Exercise

Audiobooks during exercise

As a follow-up to our previous post about the benefits of Multiple Positives, here we will explore one specific combination: audio-learning during exercise. Opportunities for Multiple Positives I previously described how certain physical activities, such as household chores, provide a perfect opportunity for using audio-learning as a multiple positive – increasing the productivity of our [...]

Do More – The Case for Multiple Positives

Multiple Positives - Commuting by Bike

I am a firm believer that there are certain situations in life where multi-tasking can be beneficial, and other situations where it undoubtedly kills productivity (or at least requires more time than a strategy of doing just “one thing at a time”). One set of scenarios where multi-tasking succeeds is that which results in Multiple [...]

Quote of the Day – Paul J. Meyer on Planning

Paul J. Meyer

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer Today’s quote is a brief one by Paul J. Meyer – businessman, author, and one of the founders of the personal improvement industry.  In it, he lays out three keys to [...]