Posted on May 10, 2013 by LJ Earnest
On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings — my open loops — to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I talk about escalating anger, life lessons, grocery store meltdowns, procrastination, toxic people, stress, Swiffers, personal deadlines, today, printable specialty papers, wearing socks to fall asleep, and Pringles potato chips.
Posted on May 8, 2013 by LJ Earnest
As I recently wrote, I have been working to pare down how much information I have coming into my life. I was taking in so much and it was becoming less and less valuable as I struggled to keep up with everything coming at me.
So I have gone on a media diet. I have been paring online information intake. Today’s article will show you how I got my online sources purged and to a reasonable level.
Posted on May 6, 2013 by LJ Earnest
I am always on the lookout for new time management pieces to slot into my current system. When Francis Wade emailed me and asked me to read and review Bill’s Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure: A Business Fable, I thought why not?
Posted on May 3, 2013 by LJ Earnest
On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings — my open loops — to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I pull articles on weather in your browser, steady learning, soil pH, cleaning up email newsletters, information vs. knowledge, simple simplicity, not waiting until the last minute, internal spring cleaning, and blocking auto-playing music in browsers.
Posted on May 1, 2013 by LJ Earnest
I have so much information thrown at me every day, yet I feel like I learn little.
I had gone on a media fast a few years ago, but honestly, things have crept back up there. I started to check the news frequently, parse dozens of blogs and websites, read all sorts of magazines, just because I was afraid I would miss something.
I was deep in information overload.
Posted on April 29, 2013 by LJ Earnest
Have you ever gotten to the end of a day with nothing accomplished and have no idea where the time went? Or sat down for a minute at the computer just to look up hours later? Or decided to check something on your phone, only to lose an hour?
Posted on April 26, 2013 by LJ Earnest
On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings — my open loops — to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight information on how to make a funnel out of foil, cleaning copper pans, organizing roll wraps, avoiding writing, finding ripe watermelons, charging an iPad from a PC USB port, “escape” behavior, extra things your iPhone can do, urgency, auto-flagging email from different sources, and having a love affair with your smart phone.
Posted on April 24, 2013 by LJ Earnest
The makers of Sonic PDF Creator for iOS contacted me and asked me to do a review of their product. Since I had been struggling with getting attachments in email in native Microsoft Office format and the difficulty of reading them on the go, I was intrigued by a program for my phone that would allow me to create these attachments into PDFs on the fly.
In theory, the software works easily. You select the attachment in your email, open it in Sonic PDF, and away you go.
In reality, the software wasn’t that easily used.