Just the word makes many people shiver.
Email has become a scourge in many workplaces.
Too many emails flooding your inbox, poorly written notes, and senseless Reply-All copies.
The good news is that email can be a productive tool if you follow some common sense tactics.
I am very excited about Apple Pay. (Disclaimer: Yes, I am a big Apple fan.)
In my opinion, it is the biggest game-changer that Apple announced recently.
It has kind of been overshadowed by the iPhone 6 (and Plus). And the Apple Watch. And iPad Air 2. And more.
However, it went live last week, and I have been testing it every opportunity I get.
Out of the gate, I must say I am very impressed. Apple Pay will make it easier and quicker to make payments both in-store and especially online.
Do you check your phone all day long?
The average person turns on their phone 110 times a day! (Some extreme users do it closer to 1000!)
But, you don’t need to check your phone everywhere and anytime.
If you do, your phone is ruling your life.
Do your emails go unanswered?
Do you write lengthy explanations about what you need, only to be ignored?
If you want better response rates to your emails, you need to get to the point.
A great technique to ensure that your emails are acted upon is to write them backwards.
Do you jump every time your phone rings?
Do you drop what you are doing whenever a new email “dings” in your inbox?
Does your technology beep, chirp, vibrate, and interrupt you at all times of the day and night?
It’s time to take back control of your technology.
After all, who’s in charge… you or your smartphone?
Our phones have become the center of our lives in many respects.
And we can do things from the palm of our hand, with the tap of a button, that were never possible before.
How does your phone make your life easier?
Today, I have 5 apps to help your life be a little less busy.
It always amazes me how many people don’t know how to use the one device that they carry with them everywhere they go.
I am talking about your phone.
It is the one item that you never leave home without… and if you do, you go back to get it.
Today, I want to share 7 lesser known settings and features that you should be using to maximize your productivity with your iPhone.
Where do you keep your most important documents?
Perhaps, you have a filing cabinet. Or even a shoebox where you put important papers.
It doesn’t really matter where you keep them, as long as you have one place you always know to look for them.
Could you locate your important papers quickly if you needed to?
I am always striving to make Time Management Ninja more useful for you.
Today, I want your input and feedback in order to help TMN deliver even more value.
Please take a few minutes to fill out the 2014 TMN Reader Survey. This survey went out yesterday via the weekly newsletter, however I am posting it here to maximize its exposure.
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When your phone rings, what do you do?
You answer it, of course.
If you are like most, you answer it no matter where you are, what you are doing, or who you are with.
When did technology become the controlling factor in our lives?
Why do we drop everything any time our gadgets signal us?
You should be in charge of your tech, not the other way around.