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How to Tame Paper Clutter in Your Home or Office

It’s said that we live in a digital age and I suppose that we do. We go nowhere without our smartphones, we read books and catch up on the news on our e-readers, and communicate with business contacts, friends and family alike through email. So, yes I guess you can say we are a “wired” society.

If that’s the case, why is it that so many of us suffer from paper overload? From stacks of papers covering our desks, to smaller piles on the kitchen counter, and the ever- growing pile of newspapers that we are going to read “soon.”

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Blog Faster: What to Do Before You Start Writing Your Blog Post [Part 1]

You have probably come to realize that blogging is not a quick task. It can often be a time consuming and lengthy process. But, the good news is that there are a few things you can do to speed up the process and blog faster. Armed with specific strategies, you can spend less time on production and focus some time on promoting your content.

There are a lot of blogging tips and processes to help you be more efficient when writing your blog posts, and I’ll be sharing them in four parts. In the end, here’s what you’ll learn:

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Share Your Content on Twitter With @ClickToTweet

Sharing a good tweetable is like giving someone the best bite of your delicious sandwich. And, Click to Tweet can help you share your delicious tweets!

Before I get ahead of myself, if you don’t know what a tweetable is, it’s a short quote embedded in a blog post that is easily shareable on Twitter with one click.

Typically, it’s one of the best, most flavorful quotes from the blog post … like the best bite of a delicious sandwich.

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Fact Friday: Plans Fail When You Focus on Multiple Goals

“When you’ve got a goal in mind, research shows that it works to have a specific plan in place to achieve it. But that may not be the case when you’re trying to achieve several goals at once…researchers found that for people with just one goal, having a plan in place helped them to accomplish it. But that planning didn’t help the people who had to accomplish six goals.”

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Planning Is Less Effective When You’re Juggling Multiple Goals: Study | HuffingtonPost.com | 5.19.12

 

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Use The “Clean Computer Calendar” by @SingleHop to Clean Up Digital Clutter

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

I was recently sent this Clean Computer Calendar and thought it was worth sharing with you!

It’s a great guide to follow from SingleHop (a cloud computing company) in order to conquer that digital clutter in a short amount of time. I’ve explained some of their advice in more detail below and added a few of my own tips. Happy digital organizing!

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5 Ways to Get Organized for the Year Ahead

Get Organized in the New Year

It seems amazing, doesn’t it? Here we are right at the beginning of the year!

Somehow we managed to frantically finish our holiday shopping while at the same time attending to the responsibilities of work and family.

It’s been a pretty hectic, but it’s also a fun time for sure — especially if you allowed yourself to take some time to enjoy the good cheer that comes along with the holidays.

Now that the celebrations are behind us, this is the perfect time to think about the New Year — not so much about the resolutions that we may have already been made and broken, but for the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead.

Yes, a new year, a new you!

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Make Reading Easier With @ReadItForMe

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

Do you like to read? I know you probably DO read, but do you actually LIKE it? I’m going to be really honest. I don’t like reading. I never did.

Maybe it’s the back and forth motion of my eyes, but I fall asleep almost immediately. Then, I don’t remember what I read and have to read it again.  So, I get frustrated, and declare, “I hate reading!”

That said, I’m very aware that personal growth and business development go hand in hand with reading. Even with all of the video and audio learning options out there now, the written word cannot be completely avoided.

That’s when I discovered ReadItFor.Me.

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Fact Friday: Multitasking Decreases Productivity

“A Realization study shows multitasking can result in a productivity loss of up to 40 percent. In the absence of multitasking, there was a 59.8 percent average increase in the number of projects completed and a 35.5 percent reduction in the time it took to complete a project.

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‘There’s No Such Thing As Multitasking’ | Forbes.com | 1.7.2015

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Chillax this Holiday Season! How to Destress and Get Stuff Done.

Destress and Get Stuff Done During the Holidays

I love the word Chillax!

A hybrid of the words “chill” and “relax,” it basically means calm down! Okay, are you laughing and saying:

What is she talking about?!

Yes, I know, I know … the holidays can be stressful, but there are ways to reduce that stress and still be productive.

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Fact Friday: Productivity Increases When Workers Use a Tablet

“According to Dell’s 2014 International Tablet survey of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) tablets are good for business as it helps increase productivity and liked by employees. ITDMs in India and Brazil believe tablets help increase productivity by 25%, while in the US and UK ITDMs believe that it has helped improve the production by 20% followed by China with 15% increase in productivity. 
 

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 Tablet at Workplace Improves Mobility and Productivity | CBROnline.com | 10.27.2014

 

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