Archive for the Reviews Category
Posted on November 14, 2013 by LJ Earnest
Often times a book takes a while to read. It’s like a big delicious dinner, and you have to take a mouthful, swallow and then wait to digest it. To rush though would lose the flavor of the message. Such a book was Being of Power for me. I started reading this book back in June, and I have worked my way through the ideas slowly, turning them over and trying them on.
The book was written by a noted teach of yoga, Baron Baptiste. He takes various aspects of what he teaches to help us move back to being more authentic, more powerful and more right within ourselves.
Posted on October 7, 2013 by LJ Earnest
One of my secret weapons for both motivation and procrastination-aversion is the simple timer. By using a timer consistently, I can make sure I get started on projects, as well as stop them.
There is a new iOS app out as a gorgeous alternatives to most timers.
Posted on July 1, 2013 by LJ Earnest
Today we have a guest who is reviewing an interesting piece of productivity software: DayMap.
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 April 8, 2013 by LJ Earnest
One of the things I hate is not having my passwords stored securely. I use different passwords for sites (which is good), but which spawns dozens of passwords. My memory isn’t that great (which is bad).
Yet storing the passwords in the browser is really insecure. A person with minimal hacking skills and a desire to get in will crack that wide open in a few minutes.
A few weeks ago a software manufacturer, Samsbox, contacted me with a request to look at their software: a completely encrypted site with super encryption and no way for them to access the data.
Posted on February 27, 2013 by LJ Earnest
It isn’t often I rave about software. But I found something that has taken my blog reading and made it so easy that I actually look forward to processing all my feeds!
I stumbled upon this after another round of Pocket/Pinboard left me frustrated with my blog reading. I looked in the App Store for “Google Reader” and “Pinboard” and Mr. Reader popped up. I figured it couldn’t be any worse than what I was using, so I plopped down my money and decided to give it a run.
It exceeded all of my expectations.
Posted on February 13, 2013 by LJ Earnest
As a consultant, how I bill my time is important. And in order to bill properly, I have know calculate properly.
Calculating time can be a pain in the neck. 60 minutes, plus all the increments therein…nothing goes nicely to base 10. In the past I have just resorted to working in quarter hour increments. But even that can get tricky, adding increments up on the calculator.
That’s where Calcloc steps in to fill the breach. Calcloc is a calculator that can handle native time calculations.
Posted on November 30, 2012 by LJ Earnest
Have you ever gone anywhere juggling multiple bags?
When we travel, it is inevitable that my daughter cannot manage her suitcase, leaving me to juggle her luggage as well as mine.
There is a solution. It’s called the Train Reaction.