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6 Tools to Capture Your Brilliant Ideas

I was just asked to moderate a panel at an upcoming conference on Time Management. I also get asked all the time how I get so much stuff done. Let’s look at just one aspect of getting things done and that is capturing your ideas. I am a big fan of David Allen’s book Getting Things …

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TypeIt4Me – Don't Waste Time Typing Things Twice

I get asked all the time how I can get so many things done. One of my favorite tools to help get things done is a text macro program on the Mac called TypeIt4Me. Everyone who sits in front of a computer for extended periods of time or who answers a number of emails should …

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Organized is the not the same as Productive

I had a number of things that I needed to get done today. I had 2-3 podcasts to produce and a few blog posts I wanted to write. It was not my intention that this be a lazy Saturday. But while I still lay in bed I had the overwhelming desire to re-organize the apps …

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A "Functionally Shy" Person's Guide to Attending a Conference

The room was full of podcasters, my people. I wandered around not talking to people but listening carefully to see if I would recognize someone’s voice from their show. I sipped a glass of wine and got in the long line for hors d’oeuvres. I listened to the music and then after an hour I …

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You Just Think You Can Multi-Task

M, concentrating Originally uploaded by henrybloomfield I used to think that I was a champion multi-tasker. I could get work done and watch TV at the same time. I still listen to podcasts while I work and now I read my new Kindle while I brush my teeth. But I personally have learned, which is …

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del.icio.us and Evernote – How to Remember Things

It was a hard week for hardware in my house. My trusted TiVo and my MacBook Pro both broke in the same week. The Mac was quickly fixed (a $1700 repair including new logic board for free under AppleCare) and I actually had a new TiVo in the closet. In both cases the real loss …

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When Did Amateur Become a Dirty Word?

It seems over the last few years main stream media has increasingly taken the position that main stream media is “professional” and that bloggers and podcasters are “amateurs”. When did “amateur” become a dirty word? I am an amateur, after all I have a podcast that proudly proclaims myself the “Amateur Traveler“. But what’s so …

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Living with CPA (Continuous Partial Attention)

As I write this blog post I am also watching a movie. It is not that the movie is so bad, in fact it is a movie I like, but I suffer from CPA (Continuous Partial Attention). CPA has struck the nation with the fervor of an epidemic. We talk on cell phones while driving, …

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Multitasking and the Magic Tea Machine

I have a small white box in my house that is labeled as a “microwave” but is known to my family as a “magic tea machine”. The reason for the re-labeling is that in the winter months it is quite common to open the door to this magic box and find a mug of tea, …