Why Spending Money to Save Time Pays Off

If someone gave you $40, would you spend it on stuff or on a service that helps you save time? One of those purchases will make you happier than the other one, a new study has found. And it’s not the one you might think. Researchers assigned the study participants to spend $40 one weekend […]

3 Ways to Become More Productive

Recently I was interviewed by my friend, Steve Harper, to help his clients at OwnerInsite become more productive and solve some of their productivity challenges. OwnerInsite offers construction project management software, but the advice Steve pulled out of me is relevant for any busy professional. In this 13 minute interview, I explain how construction professionals (and others) can […]

My New Favorite Productivity Apps

I love discovering productivity apps that help make life a little easier and more efficient. I’ve found apps that do everything from helping you manage your email to providing music that makes you more productive. Be sure to catch up on my past productivity app reviews. Today I want to introduce you to three of […]

Potential Productivity Advantages of Cloud Storage

I was recently contacted by Samuel Bowling, an Infrastructure Engineer from SingleHop, who read my book and thought that my readers might benefit from his expertise regarding using the Cloud to store your data. I agreed, and invited him to guest post. His thoughts on the advantages of cloud storage are below. Note that this post is not a recommendation […]

App Reviews: Tracking Expenses

People are often looking to find new technologies to help them organize and keep track of expenses.  I’ve come across several money apps that I find to be very helpful. One of the easiest ways I’ve found to keep track of expenses is an app called Expensify.  Record expenses with minimal fuss, snap a picture […]

2013 Tech Trends to Watch Part 1

Happy new year!  I’ve noticed some technology products and services that have the potential to have a significant impact on our day-to-day lives this year.  Some of these can be real time savers and I believe merit consideration. The first is a class of service promising to revolutionize snail mail.  If you’re like most people […]

Confessions of a (Highly Productive) iPhone Addict: UPDATE

Since I wrote this post, I’ve gotten an overwhelming response from people who said they found it helpful.  And now that I’ve had my iPhone for even longer, and upgraded more than once, I use it even more than I did before.  And if you read that post, you know it was a lot then.  I […]

Confessions of a (Highly Productive) iPhone Addict

(also read the update to this post here.) I’ve heard people say many times that they don’t want an iPhone or a “CrackBerry” because they don’t want to be that connected.  “People already have too many ways to reach me, I don’t want to have to be available 24/7.”  My response is always the same:  you don’t.  Just […]