Have you seen the movie UP? It's a sweet movie about a lonely man, a little boy and a talking dog on an adventure. The dog, Dug, has a collar that vocalizes his thoughts. He will be trying to follow along with the other characters, but constantly be distracted by his pursuit of squirrels. This is how I feel online … [Read more...] about Squirrel – Finding Focus When You Feel Distracted
Do you ever procrastinate? Silly question, huh? Of course, we all do. But are the tasks that we are avoiding really that bad? What is really going on? It's nearly tax season again. Dun dun dun... We have a great CPA that has recently moved offices. Because he is no longer local, we need to upload all of our documents … [Read more...] about Procrastination and Reality
Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: You are working on a document and save it to "The Cloud" for your coworkers' access. Three days later, you'd like to make a few changes and you can not find it anywhere. You look in all of the usual spots and you can't find it. A recent study from the AIIM says that it costs on average $20 in … [Read more...] about Where Did that File Go?
One trillion digital photos will be taken in the year 2015. If printed on 4X6 cards and laid end to end. it would stretch over 200 million miles or 1.1 times round trip from the Earth to the sun. Nearly 80% of these are taken by phones. And by the end of 2015, we will have more than 4.9 trillion digital photos stored on computers and … [Read more...] about Digital Photos… Everywhere!
People get toooons of emails each day. And most are checking their emails throughout the day and not managing it like I suggest. They glance at their smart phones to see what it is. If it's junk, they ignore it, perhaps delete it. If it's important they'll scan it quickly. Rarely do people take time to respond or file it away into a … [Read more...] about Email Subject Lines
Do you regularly check your email? Well stop it. You are probably not being efficient with your time. I heard a wonderful nugget of information about emails and thought I'd pass it on to you. "Stop checking your emails. Manage them." Think about that for a minute. Most people have email set up on their smart phones. Like Pavlov's dogs … [Read more...] about Stop Checking Your Email – Manage It