Timing is everything, as they say, and your workflow is no different.
I read an article by Tony Schwartz a while ago that’s really changed how I’ve been approaching my work tasks. For the most part, I had been feeling really worn down. Moreover, it seemed like whenever I had a chance to catch-up on work or get ahead, I had a hard time doing it. It felt like the more time I had to dedicate to writing, web designing or anything else, was lost.
Why did it feel like the amount of work done in three hours was not twice as much as what I could accomplish in three?
According to Tony Schwartz, here’s why:
There are many different types of leadership styles.
All with the goal of leading others.
It’s easy to over simplify leadership and call a leader a “success” if there are loads of people following them.
Looks can be deceiving.
I love Wunderlist (now Wunderlist 2), so I was really excited when the news of Wunderlist Pro dropped in my email inbox last night.
Here’s a sneak peak!
Clients and vendors, vendors and clients.
I’ve been on both sides numerous times.
When you’re working as a church, ministry, or non-profit organization, you often find yourself hiring vendors to get things done as you’re not big enough to afford a full-time staff to take care of multimedia. This is why many creative agencies and freelancers–design, IT, web, etc … get these types of clients. The same could be said for small businesses, too, as they cannot afford a full-time staff dedicated to websites, graphic design and so on.
There is often a tension between the two, as “the dance of clients and vendors” occurs.
Now, don’t get too excited. We are not giving away any money. But I once heard a piece of advice that went something like this, “When you are talking to an innovative leader, don’t try to find out what they know. Try to learn how they think.”
Over the years, I’ve come to respect and appreciate the community around ChurchMag for many reasons. One of which was that it was full of people that were willing to share their expertise and give advice.
So, I’m here to learn today. If your creative team or organization was given $10,000, how would you spend it?
The next few weeks are going to be a bit stressful between family visits, travel, harsher weather, etc. You will be under a bit more stress than usual, and that’s not the end of the world. (At least, I hope the Mayans were wrong.) However, you could very well push your holiday season over that apocalyptic threshold by adding to your stress load.
I had an email conundrum: How could I get my mobile email to work the way I needed it to work?
I’m a Gmail vet, people. Way back when Yahoo and Homail — I’m sorry, Hotmail — started letting in more spam than real mail, I decided to give the new Google beta a try, and haven’t looked back since. When I finally paired what had become my primary email address with a BlackBerry, it was paradise, baby.
My 8320 handled my email in the mobile space: Through POP-tinted glasses.
I almost never checked my true Gmail box online; why would I? It was way cooler to send email with the “sent via BlackBerry” tag on it. With such advanced features like leaving email in the inbox, sent confirmation email and unified inbox, it was, uh, well… something.
I’ve tried a lot of different to-do apps and I always end-up coming back to Wunderlist.
My latest look was at a new and interesting GTD app called, ‘Nitro.’
I’ll be honest, the name and logo caught my interest, plus, it looked a lot like my first love, Wunderlist.
Here’s a quick look:
Do you procrastinate?
Maybe you have too many distractions in your life such as social media, texting, or phone calls that make work and life a bit harder to do and therefore increase your desire to procrastinate?
As the video below states, by watching this video, you are “procrastinating from stopping procrastinating.”
Take a few notes so that you can do ministry, blogging, and your job that much better.
Maybe you will even make yourself into a bit of a better person.
If you love Wunderlist, you’re going to be ‘head-over-heels’ about this: