Clean Up Your Phone for Increased Productivity

When Was the Last Time You Organized Your Phone?

Clean Up Your PhoneYou spend time cleaning your office, your car, and even your bedroom. You also spend countless hours filing paper and email.

Yet, when was the last time you cleaned up your phone?

Is it as organized as the rest of your life, or is it a mess of unused apps, notifications, and more?

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Why Reading Your Email is a Waste of Time

Stay Out of Your Inbox Unless You Are Going to Act On It

Why Reading Your Email is a Waste of TimeDo you open emails and then leave them in your inbox?

Would you do this with your post office mail? (Your mail carrier would get angry pretty quickly…)

This action makes no sense. It wastes time and only serves to create more work later.

Don’t bother opening your emails unless you are prepared to actually do something about them.

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5 Common Mistakes People Make Spending Their Time

Are You Spending Your Time on the Right Things?

pablo (7)Time is a currency.

It is what makes up life. And it is the one thing in life that you cannot replace.

You don’t get more later. You can’t directly buy more. And, ironically, you truly never know how much you have left.

Ask, “What am I spending my time on?” The answer might surprise you.

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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

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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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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