Boost Morale (and Productivity) with Quick Wins

Our to-do lists can be a drag. Check yours--there's probably a task or project you've had on there for weeks you just haven't found the fortitude to cross off yet. Why not do it today? Been dreading calling that billing department? Or scheduling your next dental checkup? Maybe you've had…

My Favorite Things: Issue #1

I wanted to shed light on some of my favorite things from the last week or so. I'll probably make this a regular column here. Fantastical on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. I recently became a subscriber and can safely say it's the best damn calendar app on any platform. And…

The Work/Life Task System

The Work/Life Task System (WLTS) allows you to keep your professional and personal tasks separate in the same notebook, while accounting for how most tasks come into our lives in the first place: email.…

The New App Glut

There's a new app floating around the productivity world. It's marketed as a "note-taking tool for networked thought" that's meant to help you see the relationships among your various disparate notes. It's called Roam Research and when I first saw it, my eyes perked up. It's like mind-mapping software and…

The 333 Email System

Like most people, I struggle with email every day. Wow, that sounds a lot like an infomercial. I mean, I guess this kind of is? Long story short, I got tired of a lot of the systems out there for managing my inbox because: I am my own man with…