Archive for the ‘Productivity’ Category

To manage your money with less effort and greater returns, follow these steps from Ramit Sethi

May 25, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Ramit Sethi Three years ago I went through a bunch of books and paid $500 for advice to get my finances in order.  I’m so glad I built a system for myself, and I’ve been happy to help many friends since.

Much of my interest in personal finance started when I began reading a blog that’s just now morphed into a book.  This book would’ve made my life easier and wallet thicker three years ago.  The following are some highlights from the bestselling I Will Teach You To Be Rich.

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6 timesaving Gmail Labs tools to install now (and 4 more to consider)

May 17, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

image Gmail has a series of optional features called Gmail Labs.  If you’re a Gmail user, some of these can add serious time to your day.

If you want to get yourself out of trouble and be more efficient in Gmail, installing these takes about 60 seconds.

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Scobleizer TV, Blue Sky Factory TV, and other AwayFind News

April 27, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

AwayFind business card I’m overdue for a post about AwayFind, but rather than type it out, here are some updates via Thursday’s interview from Robert Scoble and the week before’s with Greg Cangialosi.

Below I’ve indicated the timestamps for when AwayFind, email productivity, and Bootstrap Maryland are discussed…so you can dive right in.  After the videos are also some recent links, like being in Gartner’s 2009 Cool Vendor Report : ).

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Time with people vs. paying-the-bills: a difficult balancing act?

April 22, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Skeletons drinking Jeff Widman recognizes the long term value in building relationships and connecting others.  But he knows that right now (he’s young and without his own business) it doesn’t pay the bills.

He wrote in to ask how/why I divide my time, knowing how much travel, meetings, and community things keep me busy.  With his permission, I’m turning my thoughts on this into a blog post.

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Inspiration is 1%, the rest is making it happen: takeaways from The 99% Conference

April 17, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

The 99% Conference The 99 Percent Conference was full of practical tips and poignant insight for turning your ideas into reality.

The following are highlights from one of the best events I’ve attended.

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Dominoes and Pillars: when to be productive and when to slow down

April 13, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Dominoes, by Mirko Macari It’s tough reconciling a want to be productive with a need to seek out happiness.  We’re often told to balance work and pleasure, but it’s easy to misjudge what we can handle.

An analogy between dominoes and pillars has helped me to better understand how I spend my time.

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Nine simple techniques and technologies for a productive relationship

April 1, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

image Valentine’s Day was great this year, but I haven’t had enough time for her since.

So I’ve been thinking: I’ve optimized my email workflow and CRM strategy, but ultimately I’m going to spend the rest of my life with one person.  I’d better ensure I have a workflow and tools for that relationship.

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I look forward to taxes every year

March 2, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Boy with $5 I spent the weekend before last working on taxes, and I look forward to the occasion every year.

But it wasn’t just a weekend of ledgers, receipts, and loopholes.  It was better, and the lesson could be applied to many other things.

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Use Firefox? Try this super fast trick and you’ll never browse the same

February 16, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

I Heart Firefox How about starting Monday with a quick trick that’ll make your browsing so much faster?

The next time you need to re-visit a webpage, you’ll always want to use this approach.

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20 questions that your overwhelmed friends are afraid of

February 10, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Fail meter Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to Be Rich recently posted “20 questions that your financially unprepared friends are afraid of.”  I’ve re-used all of his questions, but swapped thoughts related to money with thoughts related to time.

Makes you think, eh?

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