Archive for the Productivity Category
Posted on December 11, 2013 by LJ Earnest
All of us who work at multiple computers need to move files around. We needed a writeable format in order to keep files up to date, with portability that would work between computers.
I face this problem daily because of the nature of my job. I need to have my project and client notes with me everywhere I go. When I was working 6 clients a week, I had to have portable access in order to make this work.
Simplifying file transfers with Dropbox solved this problem for me.
Posted on December 9, 2013 by LJ Earnest
We hear a lot about focus and concentration these days. After all, with every device beeping and blinking at us, distraction has become the norm.
But it isn’t enough just to focus on what you are doing. Here’s why:
Posted on December 2, 2013 by LJ Earnest
I love making lists. I make lists of everything. But the one list that rules them all is the daily task list. It is what I use to balance what I can do during the day without being overwhelmed. What I have found, though, is that I am not checking the personal list during the day.
Here is why this is dangerous, and how to fix it.
Posted on November 25, 2013 by LJ Earnest
Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. This infographic on coffee in the workplace was too good to pass up. Enjoy! Graphic provided by https://www.zoho.com/general/blog/work-coffee-the-unbreakable-bond.html
Posted on November 11, 2013 by LJ Earnest
I have issues getting up in the morning. Particularly if it is still dark out. I am also extremely hard to wake up at that time. So naturally, I have tried a lot of alarm clocks.
When I looked a few weeks ago, I realized I had amassed a collection that was quite large. So I thought I would do a roundup post here to share what I have found.
Posted on November 4, 2013 by LJ Earnest
A few weeks ago I stumbled across an article in the Huffington Post about the habits of extremely productive people. While I agree with most points in the article, I think some of them are still over-complicated.
So of course I decided to write my own take on these, simplifying them down for the rest of us.
Posted on October 28, 2013 by LJ Earnest
Today I wanted to take a high level look at some of the most influential productivity theories that most other systems are based off of. While there are many, many other systems, these three are the ones that (in my opinion) provided the most radical shifting of thought.
Posted on October 21, 2013 by LJ Earnest
I love timers. They are my number one secret weapon when it comes to productivity and time management. I use timers to help me get started on things, and to end them so I don’t get sidetracked. But timers are best in the moment. What about the times when I just need a reminder to switch? That’s when I add alarms into the mix.