Please Take My 2014 TMN Reader Survey

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.

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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.

By clicking the survey above you can share your productivity needs, wants, and challenges. This will in turn help me provide better material, posts, and topics on TMN.

Four Minute Survey

Your time is valuable.

The survey will take only a few minutes to complete. It is designed to work whether you are on a phone, tablet, or desktop. As well, it is completely anonymous, so you don’t have to provide any personal info.

So, please click the image above or this link to take my 2014 TMN Survey, and help me make TMN even better for you.

Thanks and best wishes,


Do You Control Your Tech or Does It Control You?

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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.

12 Tips That Got Me Using Evernote Again

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I have been a fan of Evernote for a long time.

(Been a premium member since 2010.)

However, at some point, my Evernote usage tailed off, especially for notes.

I was using Moleskine notebooks for my handwritten notes, and Evernote only for saving articles and reference material.

Recently, I have brought Evernote back as a much larger part of my productivity tool set.

Here are 12 tips that got me using Evernote again as my primary note taking tool.

10 Ways to Use Your Smartphone Camera to Be More Productive

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What do you use your smartphone camera for?

You probably use it to capture pictures of friends and family. (And maybe selfies!)

However, you might not think of your camera as a productivity tool.

Let your smartphone camera remember the details so that you don’t have to. (Tweet Quote)

7 Bad Emails You Need to Avoid Sending

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Do you ever get an email in your inbox and wonder what the sender was thinking when they hit send?

(Or if they were thinking…)

Email is an amazing tool when used correctly. However, it is also one of the biggest time wasters in most companies.

Are you using email effectively or are you guilty of sending bad emails?

Top 10 Productivity Features of iOS 7 and the iPhone 5s

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Apple is back with new iOS and iPhone updates.

iOS 7 is a revolutionary upgrade to the iPhone’s operating system. It manages to balance the new with the familiar that makes the iPhone so simple to use.

The new iPhone 5s has several new technologies that make getting things done even faster and easier.

Today, I want to share some of the new productivity features of iOS7 and the iPhone 5s.

Get More Done by Checking Your Email Only Twice a Day

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How many times will you check email today?

Probably, so many times that you’ll lose track.

However, checking your email more often doesn’t make you more productive. In fact, it prevents you from getting your work done.

What would happen if you only checked your email twice today?

Paperless on the Go with the Doxie Go Portable Scanner

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Do you want to go paperless, but are always on the go?

Or perhaps, you need to scan documents for your job while you are on the road.

It sure would be more convenient to have a scanner with you, instead of filing those documents back at the office.

Today, I want to share my experiences with the portable Doxie Go scanner.

It is small enough to travel with you without even being noticed.

How Markdown Saves Time Writing, Taking Notes, and Blogging

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Do you take notes across multiple platforms and devices?

Are you frustrated with the ability to create documents on your mobile?

I want to share how I write, take notes, and even blog on the go, no matter what platform I am using.

It’s called Markdown, and it’s a simple text-based method for writing your ideas. (Markdown experts can skip to below.)

Perhaps you’ve heard of Markdown, but didn’t know how to get started or use it. Or maybe you wrote it off as too complex, or only for web programmers.

Today, I will show you how easy Markdown is to use and how it can save you time.