This is the third installment in the series for using Evernote.

If you missed last weeks post, dont worry, it was a set of
instructions on creating notes in Evernote and you can still
read it by clicking or tapping here.

NOTE: The steps from last weeks email will be required
before you can complete this weeks steps.
Click here for last weeks (Week 2) post.

The topic for today will be learning to create a tag in
Evernote. A tag is simply a method of labeling your notes
whether they are text, images, video or audio clips so that
they are easier to find later.

Click or tap here to learn how to add your very first tag
in Evernote.

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In the past I’ve written a lot about desktop solutions to productivity like Microsoft
Excel, but now I am going to take the conversation to a “cross platform
solution and give you valuable instructor lead training on using it in coming weeks.

What’s “cross platform” mean? It means solution that works on your desktop,
your tablet and your smartphone with a seamless experience.

Evernote is one of those solutions. I’ve used this solution for two years now and
it is clearly one of the best application for business owners that want to be productive
available today.

In brief Evernote is an application used to help your remember things and stay organized.

How? By capturing, text, audio and video in a central location that can be
accessed from all of your devices (desktop, tablet, smartphone).


And It is 100% free.The first step is to sign up, you can do that by clicking here.

Like I alluded to earlier, in coming weeks I will show you how to turn this free technical
solution into an extension of your own memory to make you more productive and organized.

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Public-Mind-Games-by-Verizon-and-T-Mobile1Its been just under a month since my last post. The reason is that, I decided to stick my toe into the world of mobile game development and test it out.

Game development is something that originally got my attention and is most of the reason that I touched my first computer as  a teen.

I started then, with the basic programming language and sprites to create images. I remember that it took Continue reading

Have you ever heard the term, “All that glitters is not gold?”  I have. I mean, just because something sounds good doesn’t mean that it is. In life there are messages being broadcast to you constantly. Most seem to lure you in with promises that sound almost too good to be true. So you buy in and find out that your instincts were right. It was too good to be true and it cost you either money or time.

 

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could spot these snake oil salesman at the door? Suppose you could tell when you heard something whether it was a good thing? What if you could cut through all of that noise around you and only hear real messages?

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clock-77497_640Do you know what your time is worth? A lot of people would answer this question by saying, “Yep, I make $x’s per hour”.

That’s one answer. However, for a lot of people, the answer is “no”, “I don’t know”, or I have not thought about it.

If you don’t know how much your time is worth you should because chances are that you are not managing it effectively. I mean, if you don’t know its value, then how can you use it effectively?

I”ll bet that when you go to Target to buy a pillow that you will look at the price, before you get it to the cash register and check your wallet to make sure you can cover the cost. But when it comes to time, a lot of us never consider it, we just spend it as though it is endless.

This is a problem in businesses of all sizes but particularly toxic if you run a small business or start-up. In a small business or start-up, time is one of your most valuable assets. Its the one element that you can utilize more efficiently that your larger competitors, always.

While consulting with small business owners, I often observe inefficient operation practices that are frankly costing the business owner money. Its not always clear to them because they are so close to the day-to-day operations but as an observer, its very clear to me.

Having written operational procedure for a large business for many years, I often cannot resist the opportunity to approach them with my observation in an attempt to provide some constructive feedback to improve the situation. Continue reading

I listened to a podcast today at Startups for the rest of us around working remotely and optimizing productivity by getting out of the office.

I’m listing some of the tools and tips here in addition to a few things that I found to be valuable as well. If you have tips that you would like to share, drop them in the comments section or send me an email via the contact form.

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In brief, if your business doesn’t have a mobile strategy of some type, then you are missing out on an opportunity that is happening right now. Although its been discussed for a few years as something that is going to happen, apparently this is the year that it actually may.

Mobile devices, smart phones and tablets, are forecast to out sell desktop computers according to a report released from IDC. Continue reading