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Reducing Inputs: Paper

Posted on February 26, 2014 by

We’ve been looking at ways to reduce the amount of stuff coming at us in order to make it more manageable. Last week we looked at email accounts and email. This week we will examine how to reduce the amount of paper in our lives.

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Book Review: Being of Power

Posted on November 14, 2013 by

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.

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Open Loops 11/1/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Posted on November 1, 2013 by

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 articles on a new productivity hub page, selling unwanted items, kale’s sudden emergence as a wonderful veggie, the missing .COM button in iOS7, not losing your thoughts, shortcuts you will regret, cleaning off your desk, planning your day with time estimates, and ways to save time with Siri.

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Open Loops 8/16/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Posted on August 16, 2013 by

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 transporting CDs without cases, iPhone accessibility tricks, shopping online, getting 2013 back on track, getting things done while everything is going wrong, making notes for better phone calls, the fear of missing out, wisdom from Darren Rowse, and essential morning lifehacks.

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Is Your System Authentic? Or Is It Valid?

Posted on December 31, 2012 by

I was listening to a podcast a few weeks ago and the question that was being discussed was the idea of authentic versus valid. I found myself thinking that this is often the debate in productivity circles, though few would label it as such.

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Simplifying Trip Prep: The Reusable Checklist

Posted on September 5, 2012 by

We recently completed a car trip across the country. Every extended trip requires preparation, but the time between trips practically guarantees that I will forget something necessary. I have made things easier by using a reusable checklist. Here is my method:

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