Perhaps Email is Not The Best Medium?

Hi, And thank you for your email! Unfortunately, due to my current workload and the complex nature of your email content, I am afraid that I am unable to effectively engage with you in a one-on-one email conversation. I would submit that a face-to-face or phone conversation might be both more effective, and a more […]

Take Back One Third of Your Work Day with Canned Responses

Just because email helps us to accomplish work objectives does not mean that processing emails is actual, meaningful work (unless of course, you perform a customer service function). In fact, the average office worker spends almost one third of their day processing email.   If we dedicate one third of our time to something, shouldn’t […]

How to Use Google Keep to Eat Healthy

For those trying to change up their eating habits or for those simply trying to make easier the prospect of regularly eating healthy, there are certainly a few key challenges. Those challenges are: Figuring out what to eat Finding recipes Staying on budget (Myth: healthy food costs so much!) Remembering to take ingredient lists to […]

So Much Time, So Little to Read

Strike that. Reverse it… as Willy Wonka said. Seriously though, how often do you find yourself up to your neck in piles of self-improvement, tech, excel shortcuts, Google Drive tips, food, health or myriad other to-get-to-later articles and listicles… that you’ll actually never get to. Me too. Let’s resolve this, shall we? OK, so I […]

Efficiency 101: A Micropost on Opening Files

I never post much and I know it’s primarily because I end up fussing too much over the spelling, grammar, and content (i.e. making sure I included *everything*). So instead, I’ve promised myself that I will allow myself to publish shorter microposts that address one or two simple topics. Ironically, this was the initial purpose […]

Money 101: Budgeting Made Simple

If you’ve been putting off getting your finances under control, or organized, or just pointed in the right direction, simply because you’ve been waiting for someone to do it for you, you’re in luck! OK, I’m not going to do all of it for you, but I am offering you the chance to start right […]

Money 101: Personal Investing Made Simple

Included below are the few simple investing concepts that are not my own, but that I wish someone had taught or shown me 20 years ago. In case you don’t have time to read any of this, get out of credit card debt and then invest all your money in VTSAX (it’s one of those low cost index funds they […]

Getting Inbox Zero’d: How and Why to Archive in Gmail

This post is part of my Getting Inbox Zero’d series that will provide all the tools and nitty gritty details necessary to get right if you truly want to hit inbox zero. Since showing is ten times better than explaining, this series will be captured on YouTube with the most important points from the transcript included […]

7 Reasons Why Your Inbox is a Terrible To-Do List

Many people — my past self included — operate from their inbox, using it as a to-do list.  I mean, it makes sense; email is generally how most offices communicate and direct work — so why not, right? Here’s why not. 1. You can’t prioritize an inbox (even with Gmail priority inbox) If your inbox […]