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Last Updated on December 11, 2017

Install This App and Say Goodbye To Your Hand Written Travel Packing List

Install This App and Say Goodbye To Your Hand Written Travel Packing List

Traveling is a huge part of life for many people these days and the stress related to planning and preparing only adds to it. Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure, it really is the same when it comes to the travel portion of any trip. The last thing you want to do is to get to your destination and discover that you have forgotten to pack a very important item in your luggage before you left the house.

This all can be avoided if you have this app on your iPhone called Packr, this travel packing checklist app, available in the Apple App Store.

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You will never forget anything for your trip from now on

This Packr app was created to help iPhone users avoid a major headache associated with what happens if you forget to pack something very important for your next trip. This app can use very handy when it comes to figuring out what things you want to be sure that you have with you on your trip.

With the app, all you have to do is select your destination, length of stay at your destination, activities you plan on doing any time of year you are traveling. The app is able to analyze all of the information you put in and comes up with a recommended checklist of items that you should pack for your trip.

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It generates packing list not only based on your destination, but also the activities you are going to do

    Creates a unique checklist for you to follow

    The app uses the information that you input and comes up with a recommended list of all of the things that you will need. This includes types of clothing that are based on region and time of the year you are traveling.

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    Has information based on travel to thousands of global destinations

    The app contains information on thousands of destinations all over the globe and by using this data it is able to come up with a unique checklist of things that would help you to be better prepared for your trip to your specific destination.

    It learns your travel habits and adjusts accordingly for return trips

    While not every person is the same and it cannot take everything into consideration, the app is able to adapt to your travel habits. This allows it to remember things that you did and make adjustments for future travel to ensure that you are better prepared for the next time.

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    Sync’s your checklist with all your Apple devices

    As a premium user of the app, you are able to sync your checklist with all of your Apple iOS-enabled devices. You are also able to share your checklist information with all of the people who will be traveling with you via your account.

    Save us so much time and frustrations

    As a frequent traveler, I visit a number of different places over the course of a year. The biggest problem I would have is that I would pack in haste and inevitably I would forget to pack somethings. That meant that I would have to take time to find a local store that carries what I need and pay whatever price they charged. That all changed when I was introduced to Packr, I really love this app and I would give it 5 out of 5 stars.

    I would highly recommend Packr Travel Packing Checklist App to anyone who travels and who have forgotten to pack things. This app will help to ensure that you don’t have to worry about ever forgetting things that you really need for an enjoyable vacation. For more information and where you can get it for yourself, just click here.

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    Last Updated on November 14, 2018

    Hard-Working People Climb to the Top, Smart People Hack It

    Hard-Working People Climb to the Top, Smart People Hack It

    Have you ever played the team-building game called Bigger or Better?

    The game is like an adult version of Trick or Treat and works in the following way:

    You start off with a small item such as a paperclip or pencil, and you have to try to turn it into something more valuable by doing small trades with other players. If you play the game skillfully, you can eventually exchange your small item into something more expensive (e.g., an iPhone or a bicycle).[1]

      The reason the game is often played in team-building exercises, is that it demonstrates how successful people get from the bottom to the top. The game also shows how insignificant items (like a paperclip), after trading with different people, can end up becoming something big and substantial.

      Just as in the make-believe game of Bigger or Better, there is a little-known way of reaching the top in your chosen career.

      Stop Climbing, Start Hacking

      The method involves not just finding a career ladder and trying to climb it, but switching ladders at appropriate times, with the aim of bypassing ‘dues’ and accelerating along your very own Bigger or Better cycle. The idea of switching career ladders has been well developed by author Shane Snow in his book Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success.

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      Shane Snow is a journalist, web entrepreneur and the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Contently – a tech platform that matches qualified freelance journalists with online media outlets in the rapidly changing world of publishing. He was named Inc Magazine’s “Inc. 30 Under 30” in July 2012, and Business Insider’s “Silicon Valley’s 100 Coolest People In Tech,” also in July 2012.

      The framework Shane created (and showcased in his book) is for anyone who wants to take their career to the next level in the most efficient way.

      His framework is very similar to Bigger or Better. However, instead of switching small items for bigger ones, and bigger ones for even bigger ones – you replace these items with your career choices. The idea is to create a winning cycle that accelerates your achievements and success. After lots of small wins, eventually you find yourself with a major win (think paperclip to bicycle).

        It’s the same for your career. Rather than following the traditional way of going step-by-step along the same straight path – you switch paths when the one you’re on is not working – or you switch based on your previous success to get something better.

        In his acclaimed book, Shane tells the story of how he ‘hacked’ his career ladder.

        He had a goal of becoming a writer for WIRED magazine, but knew that without relevant experience, this could take years to achieve. So, he put his creativity to work, and came up with the following process:

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        1. He put together a list of sites and magazines that if he wrote for, would impress the editor of WIRED.
        2. His list looked like this: The Next Web > Gizmodo > Mashable > Fast Company.
        3. He then applied to write for The Next Web (which is certainly not a simple feat – but definitely easier than trying to become a writer for WIRED).
        4. Once he was established as a writer for The Next Web (and had articles under his name as proof), he then applied to write for Gizmodo.
        5. I’m sure you can guess the next steps, which eventually led to him securing work as a writer for WIRED.

        Now, here’s the amazing part. From starting on the path to achieving his goal of writing for WIRED, Shane took just six months![2]

          It worked for him, and it can work for you too. Let’s see how.

          How This Method Fast-Tracks Your Success

          I’ll say it again, traditional career paths are slow. Mostly, this is caused by the conventional waiting periods needed to move up the ladder to higher positions.

          If you don’t mind spending years in the same role before moving up – then the traditional route may be the way for you. However, if you want to be competitive and innovative, forget the traditional way. It will frustrate you – and your career ambitions!

            So, what to do?

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            Well, firstly, think laterally rather than just vertically. By thinking laterally, you’ll immediately step outside of the career path that most people are trying to move along. This will give you an advantage over them.

            Just to be clear, by moving from time-to-time in a sideways direction doesn’t mean you’re changing your end goal. In reality, you’re just making your route to the top more flexible and adaptable.

            Now, here’s the key thing to remember. Once colleagues and managers see you as a success in one role, they’ll automatically assume that you’ll be successful in any other role that you’re placed in. In other words, success breeds success!

            Let’s dig a little deeper into how this method works.

            Every time you move to a new role or company, you’ll meet and attract new and varied people. And if you’re doing a good job, then these people will become your allies and partners. Think of it this way: you’ll be rapidly building your own personal network of individuals who can help support your goals and dreams.

            On the other hand, if you choose to stick to the traditional career ladder, it’s likely that you’ll have a limited network of contacts, as you’re only growing within a small department – or within the same organization.

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              The method is really just common sense. But it’s not something that we’re taught at school or college.

              So, are you ready to fast-track your career? Here are my recommended steps:

              • Know exactly what your end goal is.
              • Meet a minimum standard of credibility for any required tasks (either show years of experience, or show that you’ve ‘made it’ somewhere comparable).
              • Once you start off at the ground level, think of ways of how you can get to the next level (don’t limit yourself to the same ladder).
              • Keep going upwards by using new ladders and with the help of your ever-increasing network of contacts.

              Don’t Leave You Career to Chance

              Climbing the traditional career ladder is often a slow, laborious and frustrating experience. You may wait years for a promotion, only to find that a younger, less-experienced colleague has been given the job.

              So, decide on the big goal that you want to achieve, and then implement the methods suggested in this article to help you reach it. By following these little-known methods, you can enjoy a fun, adventurous and rewarding career.

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