Posts Tagged: LifeHacking

The Simple Six: How To Make Work Decisions

I’m a big fan of everything Angela Lussier. With her permission I’m going to share her latest newsletter here. If you like it, you might want to sign up for her newsletter yourself… 🙂 “How do you do all the stuff you do?” This is a question I get all the time. I usually just… Read more »

My 3 Most Important Time Management Tips

If you’re struggling to manage your time, here are some good rules to live by. Otherwise it might be a good refresher. The Association of Internet Research Specialists (AIRS) recently had an article on their top 3 tips for managing time well, which got me thinking about what my top 3 recommendations would be. Prioritization. AIRS’ hits… Read more »

Do What You Love — And Watch Your Productivity Suffer

Ann Latham has been on a roll lately at Forbes “Follow your passion!” We’ve all heard that advice. And while it sounds like nirvana, beware! The tasks you love can destroy your productivity. To me, your talents and passions are revealed by the things you can’t not do. The activities that perk you up no matter how tired you are. The… Read more »

Freeing up space on iOS and keyboard shortcuts on Mac

A couple of tips for Apple users curtsy of the Loop… 7 tips to get rid of junk files and recover storage space on iPhone Keyboard Shortcuts Cheats that Every Mac User Should Know AND…. while I’m at it, if your Mac is feeling full, you should try CleanMyMac… it does a bunch of things… Read more »

Why it’s important not to trivialize your amazingness

The behavioral economist Dan Ariely tells the story of a locksmith, who, as he got better at his work, started getting fewer tips, and more complaints about his prices. Each job took him so little time or effort that customers felt cheated—even though, pretty obviously, being super-fast is an asset in a locksmith, not a fault…. Read more »

Why we use Macs, by the numbers

Only 5% of Mac users at IBM need help desk support, compared to 40% of PC users – Apple Insider Gravity Switch has been helping clients with building websites and helping people with strategy and branding for 20 years now, and we’ve always been a Mac shop. I ran a Mac lab at UMass and for… Read more »

If you’re feeling stress, it’s for one of these 5 reasons. And there’s a cure…

Just like good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, there’s good stress and bad stress. Not enough “good stress” in your life leads to feelings of inadequacy, depression, and hopelessness. Too much bad stress leads to… well feelings of inadequacy, depression, and hopelessness. There’s a writeup over at Business Insider about the 5 biggest things that stress people out… Read more »

It’s your fault that it doesn’t work. Why and how not to blame others.

“But we’re limited by Drupal.” “They don’t let me talk to the client.” “Can we go in there?” “How do you get your developers to document things? Mine won’t write anything down. These are all things I’ve heard in the past hour. Here’s the deal, don’t be a victim. YOU actually control your life. YOU control… Read more »

Why I hate Microsoft (it’s not what you think)?

See it sounds cool. Microsoft has a web page which will look at your picture and compute your age. Sounds good right? EXCEPT that it thinks I’m 46 and my wife is 27. WTF is that? 27?   It’s pretty good at getting kids ages (I mean max *is* 11) but I guess I can console myself with… Read more »