7 Ways Your Job Could Be More Balanced

balance copyYou’re sitting at your desk with a long list of tasks in front of you. It’s only 10 a.m., but you’re already set up for an un-productive day because all you can focus on is the dishes sitting in the sink at home. Maybe you forgot to make lunch for yourself. Or worse, you forgot to make lunch for your family. We all have to find a work-life balance. But just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. Getting some help and cutting down on menial tasks allows you to use your brain and time for more productive endeavors. Read more

Livescribe3 Pen Digitizes Your Notes In Seconds

livescribe1One of the biggest complaints people have about switching to digital list making is that they really enjoy writing notes down on paper.

I agree completely and that’s why I haven’t totally made the switch myself, I use both. When I take meeting notes on a phone call or in a meeting I usually end up taking a photo of my notes and uploading the photo to Evernote for later use. Then if I misplace my paper notes I know I have a backup that is searchable. There are also some notes just don’t translate to digital well — like if you’re drawing a seating chart or map.

But fear not, now you don’t have to give up your handwritten notes! Some techie geniuses at Livescribe have solved this problem with a pen that transcribes everything you write onto your mobile devices. Sounds like the coolest thing ever, right? Yeah — I thought so too. The company sent me a pen so I could check it out for myself and tell you all about it.

How Does It Work? Read more

6 Things I’m Thankful For In My Life

Thanksgiving2This month, I’m featuring a short list of things I’m thankful for in the List Producer newsletter! I

Things I’m Thankful For:

1. Everyone who follows my blog!
2. My fun and fabulous family
3. My Interns
4. Dark Chocolate
5. YouTube videos of cute puppies
6. Evernote

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But also work on your own “Thankful List” — scientists have discovered that giving thanks and being grateful are extremely important to increasing happiness!  Don’t believe me?  Watch this video to see a little experiment to prove it.

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