5 Tips for Backing Up Your Digital Possessions

Are Your Photos, Documents, and Information Safe?

pablo (34)We protect our physical assets.

Our belongings, valuables, and more.

Yet, in this day, more and more of our assets are digital rather than physical.

What could you lose if you computer or phone were broken or stolen? Are you digital assets protected and backed up?

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10 Productive Tasks You Can Do on Your Phone

Use Your Phone to Save Time, Not Waste Time

10 Productive Tasks on Your Phone

When you have a moment of downtime, what is the first thing you do?

If you are like everyone else, without thinking, you reflexively pull out your phone.

However, the more important question is, “What are you doing on your phone when you turn it on?”

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Do You Really Need Email on Your Phone?

Why You Don't Need Email Everywhere You Go

Do You Really Need Email on Your Phone

Once upon a time, having email on your phone was the coolest thing ever.

(Heck, Blackberry built an empire on it… which it subsequently lost.)

Doing email on the go was cool. And you were a big deal if you answered emails while on-the-go.

Yet, at some point, mobile email changed. It transformed from a productive activity to a leash.

Suddenly, email became a nuisance that interrupts life 24/7.

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7 Reasons Your Time Management Must Be Flexible

Your Time Management Should Adapt to Life’s Daily Adventures

7 Reasons Your Time Management Must Be Flexible

When some people think of time management, they think of rigid schedules and sterile checklists.

Yet, your time management must remain flexible if it is going to be truly effective.

In fact, your time management must be ready to adapt to life’s daily adventures.

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5 Reasons You Aren’t Using Your Productivity Tools and Gadgets

Why Your Time Management Tools Aren't Getting the Job Done

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You probably have many time management tools. Perhaps, too many.

You are always trying out the latest gadget or planner to help boost your productivity efforts.

Yet, you find that many of your tools go unused.

If they are supposed to help you get more done, why do they seem to take more time than they save?

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TMN Sponsor of the Week: Nozbe

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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.

And to help you with all that they’ve created a special free video course:

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In this new free video series Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe and the Productive! Magazine, explains how to go about setting up a your very own productivity system:

  • In Video 1 it’s all about putting everything into your digital Inbox and choosing your Priority tasks.
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  • Inspiration with courses like the one just mentioned, they want you not only to have the best productivity tool around, but also to be constantly improving your productivity.
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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

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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)