Paradox of Powerful Tools

Paradox of Powerful Tools

January 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By Mark Shead 12 Comments I once worked with an organization that was using two different word processors. They had an old mainframe system with an integrated office suite that been in use for years. The mainframe was accessible from dumb terminals as well as from the newly added PCs. As they added PC’s, more…

Reader Question – How to Wake Up

Reader Question – How to Wake Up

January 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

What is the best way to wake up if you haven’t slept? If you feel drained because you haven’t had enough rest, the best thing you can do is go ahead and get some sleep. This is a little like asking “How can I stop from feeling thirsty when I haven’t had anything to drink?”…

Are You Reading Too Much?

January 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

I ran across and interesting quote by Albert Einstein the other day. Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. ~ Albert Einstein This isn’t exactly the best known quote…

Finishing vs. Starting

December 11, 2018 adminrqn4r 0

If you want to be productive, you must complete work. Almost everything we do has multiple stages to completion and in many situations, you don’t actually create value until you finish the last stage. Farmers can’t sell their grain until it is harvested. Automakers can’t sell a bunch of cars that have made it 90%…

Red Butler Review

December 11, 2018 adminrqn4r 0

The last two years have been very busy and required a lot more travel than normal for me and my family. I’ll typically book my own travel and call American Express when I have something more complicated than I can just book online.  However American Express is a bit focused on their particular programs and partners.…

Top 5 Worst Productivity Ideas

Top 5 Worst Productivity Ideas

December 11, 2018 adminrqn4r 0

Here are some of the top five traps I find people fall into when they try to increase their productivity. Most of them aren’t bad things in and of themselves.  However, if they become your focus, you can be sure you aren’t going to be getting the benefits you are striving for. Buy (yet more)…

Multi-tasking Experiment

December 11, 2018 adminrqn4r 0

Many people pride themselves on their ability to multi-task. The problem is that humans are very bad at multi-tasking. I was at a software conference where a presenter was trying to illustrate this through a simple exercise that went like this: Get 5 to 10 people to stand in a circle and ask them to…

Learn How To Crush Your Goals

December 11, 2018 adminrqn4r 0

This is a guest post by Tor Refsland. Tor decided to leave his six-figure job in order to follow his passion – to help online entrepreneurs SAVE TIME and ACHIEVE GOALS. Want to CRUSH your goals? Get his free course and learn how eat your big hairy goals for breakfast! Want Your Productivity To Take…

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 Review

December 11, 2018 adminrqn4r 0

When I was offered a Fujitsu%20ScanSnap iX100 Wireless Mobile ScannerFujitsu ScanSnap iX100 to review I was skeptical. I’m pretty happy with my Evernote Edition ScanSnap and didn’t really see the need for another scanner in my workflow. I have a pocket on my Broadmore computer bag that I use to hold any papers I accumulate on the road.…