137 Shares The school year is here and you are going to be taking a lot of notes. Don't waste your valuable time trying to find the perfect app. Here are 12 note taking apps for getting stuff done in school.
99 Shares A month ago, I wrote about how you can take a relaxing vacation. But as the calendar shifts from August to September, vacation season is coming to an end for most of us. Fortunately, going back to work doesn’t have to mean going back to the same old grind. Here are some tips for finding a new, better rhythm when you head back to work. Set Better Goals In my experience, many people set their work-related goals the wrong way. They ask themselves, “what am I best at?” and “what do I... More »
67 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 »
258 Shares Being productive isn’t about which apps, tools, and frames of mind you use to get things done. Enhancing your productivity is about using a set of tools and processes that can make up a full blown productivity system, becoming comfortable with and relying on those tools, and then using them to get important things done in your life and work. Instead of recommending the best app or scanner or type of paper, it’s better to give you the top 11 tools that anyone who wants to stay productive can use. Here are... More »
210 Shares Bruno Mars is not alone when he wakes up singing, “Oh, today I don’t feel like doing anything. I just want to lay in my bed.” That’s just human nature, and some days it’s harder than others to entice ourselves to get to the gym or drag on our running shoes like crack fictional investigator Kinsey Millhone, who runs if only to be able to eat Quarter Pounders whenever she feels like it. But the one who wins the ongoing battle of wills within us is ultimately the one that signals success... More »
103 Shares If you are someone that likes to Get Things Done on a Mac, (and I do mean that in a GTD type of way) there have been two Mac apps that have been prevalent for most users in the past few years; OmniFocus by The Omni Group and Things by Cultured Code. Things sat on the sidelines for the last couple of years because of a lack of good cloud sync, that is, sync that didn’t require you to be by your Mac or on the same network, happened throughout the day... More »
156 Shares Does your desk look more like a crime scene than a workspace? Is your job one where you interact with people face-to-face on a daily basis? If you answered “yes” to both questions, now’s the perfect time to look into cleaning up your act. Whether you like to believe it or not, coworkers and clients often judge your professional potential by the amount of clutter that surrounds you. And the last thing you want is to be sending nonverbal cues that you’re disorganized and unfocused. Even if you’re the only one who... More »
392 Shares When it comes down to it, reaching maximum productivity doesn't have to be difficult. Jason Connell gives us the two tricks that will get us there.
233 Shares “Do whatever you do intensely” – Robert Henri Are you achieving the results you want from everything you do? If not, maybe it’s time to ask yourself the following questions: Are you focusing on the right things? Is your energy and focus divided? Do you know what your strengths are? One of the many lessons I have learnt over the years is that focusing on too many things at once will not enable you to achieve your best results. But even more important than that is to ensure that your focus is... More »
116 Shares Starting a new college semester can be tough, especially when trying to be more productive. Here are 17 lifehacks to get you through this semester.
141 Shares To do lists are vital to ensuring that we have a way to keep tabs on all of the “stuff” we’ve got going on in our lives. One of the problems with to do lists is that we tend to throw a lot on them and have a difficult time breaking it down into manageable and – better still – meaningful chunks. We tend to tackle it in the order it appears or based what we do on the deadlines that have been set for each item. Not everyone is going to... More »
80 Shares I’ve written about my idea of starting the new year off in February before here at Lifehack, but I only touched on some of the more obtuse reasons why it’s an ideal time to do so. This time around, I want to focus on the more practical reasons behind why I make the second month of the year my starting point…and why you should consider it too. 1. February is closer to tax time In the United States (and in Canada, for that matter), April is the time of year where we... More »
120 Shares Who among us hasn’t thought the following: “If only I had money, I would realize (this huge dream).” Money can stop us from doing what we love because we feel we don’t have the financial freedom to do it. It can also be the reason why we are working at jobs we don’t enjoy, to be making a pile of money as if it could solve all our problems. Our society puts so much emphasis on economic capital that we can feel, if we don’t make much of an income, that we... More »