To-Do List Tips

Get it Done - DONE

My to-do list and project management came crashing down last week. I thought I had a great system, when I realized that I not only was letting stuff 'fall through the cracks,' but that my to-do list made me feel heavy. Before, it made me feel light. I didn't have to fret or worry about missing something, because I would find it in my to-do list. For some reason, however, this wasn't working anymore. Did I need a new app? ... Continue Reading

The Caffeine Causality Loop

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So I am back on caffeine. After going a full month without having my usual daily dose of morning and afternoon coffee, I am back in 'the loop.' And while it can be a productivity killer, I am drinking it with far more moderation and mindfulness than before; so I am considering my month long stint away from coffee as a success. In an effort to avoid the pitfall pictured below, I will probably be doing this again if I find myself trapped in this vicious circle: ... Continue Reading

Attack of the Crazy Stock Images

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No, Thailand is not that exciting—it's the attack of the stock images!?!? Is it just me, or is this why so many of us like to avoid paying for images through Getty, Shutterstock and others? Check these out: ... Continue Reading

Have You Become a Technology Zombie? [Infographic]

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Technology is cool and awesome, but is it turning us into zombies!?! The infographic, below, goes over some key warning signs for: The Compulsive Checker Zombie The Blind Zombie The Yelper — LOL! The Selfie Zombie The Music Doco Filmmaker Zombie Take note, here are the warning signs... ... Continue Reading

How-To Send Your Emails to Evernote

When Evernote and Email Get Together

Evernote is an Inbox Hero! Over the past few months I've wrangled a number of different ways to bridge—connect—my email inboxes to Evernote. Since I get many emails that need to be transformed into blog posts, or at least I would like to, they usually end-up sitting in my inbox and leaving a big mess. There was a time that I would file them into “To Write,” but that just ended up being another trash can for my email. I tried a few email clients that had Evernote add-ons, but wasn't there a ... Continue Reading

Can We Autocorrect Humanity? [Video]

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With the recent release of the iPhone 6, the new iPads and new OS X release yesterday, this video by Prince Ea seems particularly timely. Am I excited about the new technology being released? Yes. Am I grateful for Internet technology that makes it possible for me to stay connected to my friends and family in the United States? Undoubtedly. Am I thankful that today's technology makes it possible for me to be a digital tentmaker in Italy? For sure! But sometimes we need to put all of this in ... Continue Reading

Quick Photoshop Tip: Using Guides for Images [Video]

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Whenever I used Photoshop to create featured images for blog posts—like this one—the cropped thumbnail doesn't always turn out right. While some WordPress plugins and social media spaces won't crop an image, others will. Popular post plugins, related post plugins, social media shares, etc... will sometimes grabbed the tiny cropped image that WordPress produces. The default is usually 150x150, an Instagram square style. Using Photoshop's built-in guides, you can quickly and easily add some ... Continue Reading