78 Shares If you're looking at moving -- and also haven't been getting in that vacation time you've worked so hard for, here's how to make it easier.
70 Shares I am forgetful. My mother often told me I’d lose my head if it weren’t attached to my shoulders. As a result, I have come up with a variety of ways to remember things. But no matter what, I write it down first. If I don’t write it down, I won’t remember it. There is no way. This is not negotiable. If it’s not written down, it’s gone forever. I’ve lost more interesting ideas while driving because of this. But the key quick capture tool for me is… Post-It Notes Why Post-It... More »
The story of my work now is identical to when I used to work in a print shop. Every morning, we would sit down and have our production meeting. We’d meet from 8–9 and hammer out a schedule for the day. Best Intentions What jobs are in now? What are we expecting? What paper or toner do we need to order? Is something big about to break loose for our top client demanding all of our equipment all day? We’d plan the day out by the job and by the hour. I would... More »
72 Shares In the new year, my focus has been the bulging waistline that’s burdened me since high school. While I have made a huge number of very small changes over the past two years, I never had a focused plan to lose weight. I changed my eating habits. No longer is my freezer filled with frozen food. The number of times I eat out in a month is much smaller and when I do, I pay attention to what I eat. I no longer drink non-diet soda and cut back the amount of... More »
Over the weekend, I completed a repair on an XBOX 360 with red rings. The project was a success and I thought a lot about how I approached this project — and how it could have gone better. Take stock of your tools Do you have what you need? Just as a good chef looks over the entire recipe before they begin, it is important to look through the entire process before you start. In my case, I neglected to see if we had any solvent around so when I got to the... More »
133 Shares Money is a mystery to many people and when I got out of college I was no exception. I knew I made a decent wage and I could afford to live but I never seemed to have any extra at the end of the month. When a large, unexpected expense would arise, I was sent running to my parents…or to my credit card. I had no control of my money; it was controlling me. To control your money, you have to ask yourself a simple question: Where is my money going? Once... More »