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I’m still baffled as to why people (companies and individuals) yet haven’t grasped the fact that using a simple password, or even worse, using the same password for multiple accounts is a bad thing.
We’ve all been guilty of this, me more than others. But bouncing between tools, apps and services in search of new shiny things, won’t help you focus on what needs to get done.
In recent weeks, I’ve been getting messages asking me what ‘Tech Minimalism’ was, so I thought I’d make today’s episode into a short explanation for you all.
I may sound like a broken record about backing up your data, but it’s so important. So today I’ll bring you a sad story about a client’s data loss after they didn’t implement the advice I gave them three months ago.
Often you need to step back from a situation to be able to fix it properly. This is also true with the way you work. Stepping back isn’t a sign of failure; it’s a sign that you understand the issue and need to tackle it differently.
Automation can be a good thing, but for your email, not so much. It’s fine to automate one or two things, but if you use automation too much, you can get lost in a sea of ‘inboxes’.
Your email app and workflow should be as boring as you can make it. Why? Because having a boring email experience will make you do what you need to do with your email and get out as soon as possible.
It’s always good to listen to experts, but don’t be fooled into being forced into a new workflow if it’s not right for you. But to listen to the advice they give to see what will work within your system.
Losing your MacBook is not fun, but you can replace it. It’s the data that’s more important and something you need to think about more. Here’s a story of one of my clients.
Today will be the last day I use tracking on my email newsletter because I don’t believe anyone needs to know that much information about you or anyone else.
Have you noticed there are a bunch of ‘productivity gurus’ that force you into using their ‘system’ but never talk with you about your current workflow?
I keep talking about Paradox of Choice, and I’ve been hit by it today. So today, I have nothing.
Today's Friday Fury episode we're going to look at HEY (The email service from Basecamp) and go through some of the issues it has with workflow.
Today's episode I look at HEY, the new email service/platform by makers of Basecamp. it's pretty impressive.
Your Mac is only as happy as to how you treat it. So if it gets infected with a virus or you find some malware on it, it's probably you that caused it.
Your gut feelings are there for a reason, and sometimes you have to listen to it when it's telling you something isn't quite right.
If you find a workflow, you like and simply copy it, you might find it won't work for you. Your workflow should be something you come up with, not a copy of someone else's.
In the many years, I've been a technical consultant, I've come across so many situations that have been so complicated, so convoluted, so confusing that I've found myself thinking, if I don't understand this stuff, how on earth will the client understand it?!
Buy a new Apple device can be daunting, and buying a second-hand device can be even more so. But one thing that often gets missed out when looking for a device is its age.
To cut through the noise, you need to step back and figure out where it's coming from, then create a plan to dampen or better still, eliminate the noise coming from the lack of framework.
Onboarding is a very important step when welcoming a new team member or a new client. So getting this right can help smoothen the start of your project.
For as long as I can care to remember, I've never had a 'work-life balance'. I've always just had 'Life'. The work part is something that's only been incidental to my life, not the other way around.
In today's instalment of Friday Fury, I talk about how getting support from some companies can be like pulling your teeth out with a hammer and string!
Simplicity is the way to go when it comes to the Tech you use. Whether it's for personal use or if you're in a business or team. In today's episode, I go through why having more Tech would mean less output.
Today's Weekly Wednesday newsletter was sent, and the response has been, well, pretty amazing! It just goes to show that simplicity does work.
So, how is your Mac doing? This week, I've already had two clients of mine with the same issue: Slow Mac! In this episode I walk through why your Mac might be running slow, and how to resolve it so you can have a new fresh Mac back on your desk... or lap ;-)
Descript is an app I found a few days ago that will be making my episodes even better. It transcribes the audio into text, and you can even edit like a document rather than messing with audio!
Things in the Tech space annoy me, and I’m guessing they annoy you too. So welcome to my new segment called Friday Fury!
In today’s video, I’ll go over how I use Apple Mail, Things 3 and Basecamp in my workflow. This is how they help me get to inbox zero with my email, have my ‘assistant’ (Things 3) to notify me of what needs to be done, and how I use Basecamp with my clients and email info organisation.
I had a question via my site about how to use emails with a task manager, however, I never got a name or any contact details, so I thought I’d make a video to explain it.
In yesterday’s episode, I went over how to organise your messy email with a Task or Project Manager, but I’ve been getting messages as to how one should do it. In today’s episode, I’ll go over how you should be doing this.
Believe it or not, it’s straightforward to fix your email woes. All you need to do is to get rid of all your folders and make sure your inbox is empty. Yeah I know, I make it sound easy, but in this episode, I’ll explain what I mean and how it’s possible.
Limiting your tech stack, limiting your apps, limiting your workflow will help you focus rather than multitasking on several tasks at once.
How many times do I have to talk about backing up in my episodes? Well, I’ll keep doing it until I make people understand how important it is and that they don’t need to lose data if only they did things properly.
There are times I have a complete mental block and can’t get anything done, so I go for a walk with Woof! my dog.
Yesterday I was doing some outreach on LinkedIn and needed to take notes on whom I had contacted. Now I know there are LinkedIn browser plugins for automatic connection etc. via LinkedIn, but I’ve always felt that was impersonal.
I talk about my Membership site quite often, not only because it’s me trying to market it and sell it to you, but it’s me trying to make you understand that it can save you hours of headache.
Today I had a group Zoom call about De-Stressing Remote Work, and it turned into such a great and relaxed conversation that I felt it was a great resource to share. So, with permission, here are four professionals talking about business, tech tools and learning from each other while having a great conversation.
Making daily videos is only a chore and complicated because you make it so. If you simplify your workflow, why would it be complicated? If you enjoyed the process, why would it be a chore? I’ve been asked many times how I have the time to make daily videos. Well, it’s easy. I make my workflow work for me because I’ve simplified it, and you can too!
Mistakes, we all make them and more often than not, we rectify them. However, in recent weeks, I’ve seen so many individuals and businesses make so many mistakes in their uptake of Tech that it makes my body shiver. The idea that you could do the work you did in the physical space and move it literally into a digital one is nonsensical, and there are better ways to do it.