TMN Sponsor of the Week: Nozbe


Nozbe – Simply Get It All Done!

More than 300,000 busy people and effective teams have been getting tasks and projects done thanks to Nozbe for the last 8+ years using their apps for the Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, iPad and iPhone.

Thanks to the intuitive apps from Nozbe you’ll easily become a productivity ninja, (in addition to a Time Management Ninja). You’ll learn how to deal with your incoming tasks, prioritize them, manage them within projects and get them done quickly and effectively.

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Are You Guilty of Using Too Many Gadgets?

More Technology Doesn't Mean More Productivity

Too Many Gadgets

The other day, I was with a colleague who was carrying three phones.

Yes, three phones.

I did a double-take (or maybe it was a triple-take) before asking why she was carrying all the devices.

It turns out that one was for business, one was personal, and the third? I am still not sure, but she mumbled something about being in the process of switching across devices.

Maybe you aren’t carrying three phones, but are you guilty of trying to maintain too many gadgets?

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5 Quick Ways to Write Better Emails

How to Write Better Emails while Saving Time and Effort

5 Quick Ways to Write Better EmailsBad emails.

They seem to be everywhere these days. At work, at home, and on the go.

No one wants to shift through a bunch of long, poorly written and poorly formatted messages. In most cases, bad emails don’t even get read.

If you want to write better messages, read on for 5 quick tips to improve your emails while saving time.

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10 Tweaks to Keep Your Phone from Interrupting You

How to Keep Your Phone Quiet During the Day and Night

10 Tweaks to keep your phone from interrupting you

One of the biggest interruptions in our daily lives is our own phones.

You would think that we could keep them in check since we have them with us all day and night. (Yes, most people sleep with their phones.)

Yet, we let them constantly interrupt us. They chime, buzz, and ring at the most inopportune times. And most people never do anything about it.

Today, I want to share some simple tweaks you can make to keep your phone quiet and ensure it doesn’t interrupt your day.

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Podcast: Apple Watch Productivity Debate

Beyond the Todo List Episode #100


Thinking about getting an Apple Watch?

Listen to Episode #100 of Erik Fisher’s “Beyond the Todo List.”

Erik, myself, and Mike Vardy (of “The Productivityist“) debate the uses and productivity of the new Apple Watch.

I discuss many of the tasks that I currently employ with my Apple Watch, and Mike voices his concerns about how the Apple Watch can be a distraction. (Secretly, I think Mike is just jealous that he doesn’t have one yet… :P)

16 Thoughts from Actually Using the Apple Watch

Using Apple Watch-1

I have been wearing the Apple Watch for a short time now, and I am very impressed.

It is a very nice watch.

There have been myriad reviews, insights, and even complaints. Some of these have been good, some have been misinformed, and many have even been from individuals who haven’t even used an Apple Watch.

So today, I want to share 16 of my initial experiences from actually using the Apple Watch.

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Turn Off Your Technology for Better Conversations

Turn off tech

Have you ever been talking with someone who is looking at their technology more than they are making eye contact with you?

Surfing on their laptop? Or answering email? Tapping away on their phone?

It does’t make you feel good. Nor does it make for a good conversation.

For more effective communication, you need to turn off the distractions while you are talking.

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10 Ways the Apple Watch Will Save You Time

Save Time With Apple Watch

Monday, I wrote about my initial impressions with the Apple Watch. (Read them here.)

As the launch quickly approaches, there are still many questions about its use and features.

The big question on my mind is, “Will the Apple Watch be a true timesaver? Or just another shiny gadget that interrupts our lives?”

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My 8 Initial Apple Watch Impressions

Apple Watch on Wrist

On Friday, I was lucky enough to have the first appointment at a Phoenix Apple Store to try on the new Apple Watch.

I have been looking forward to the Apple Watch release since its announcement last fall. Yet, even this close to launch, much remains to be seen about the device’s use and functionality.

Read on, for my initial impressions from a hands on with the Apple Watch.

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8 Reasons I Switched Back to a Full-Sized iPad

iPad Switch

As you probably know, I am a big fan of Apple devices and how they drive my productivity.

They are simple. They just work. And they get the job done.

So, you might be surprised to hear that I recently traded in my iPad Mini. No reason to panic, it was to upgrade to the latest iPad Air 2.

This is the first time in years I have used a full-sized tablet and it has been a game changer.

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