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Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 5th June 2011

Well, I have been super busy and super productive so trying my best to share some of the great links I have been collecting over the past few weeks.

It seems like every week a new GTD or Productivity app is coming out either Web based, Client based or Mobile App based. Truly exciting times.

Here are my collection of links for this week.

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 16th January 2011

I have just returned from a great weekend in the Lakes with my wife. A great way to recharge the batteries after a hectic Christmas and we thoroughly enjoyed it!

Here are my collection of links for this week.

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 9th January 2011

I hope all of your New Years are going well and that you are keeping ahead with any resolutions you have set.

I have had a typical busy first week back but I am looking forward to the challenges of the week ahead.

Here are my collection of links for this week.

  • My first link for this week is to great post titled How to Move From Thinking to Action from the Stress Guide 101. This is a very topical post as we are at the start of a New Year and it is true that most peoples New Years Resolutions will have already have been broke. Taking action is so important!
  • My second link is to a great post from Jeff Korhan titled How to Find Your Productivity Secrets. Some great nuggets of information in the blog post.
  • My third link is to a post titled Getting My Central Hub in Order from the Brooks Review. This covers how the author changed their productivity system for the better.
  • My fourth link is a link to a rather interesting GTD App called HubList. This is a Javascript based GTD app and it is Open Source and looks like it needs evaluating against the usual OmniFocus and Things Apps.
  • My fifth and last link is to a post from the Honest to God blog about Preparing for a Sermon with Evernote! This is a great usage scenario for Evernote and it still amazes me the variation of people and their success stories with Evernote!

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 12th December 2010

I said I would continue with these posts and I am back. I managed to break the bad habit of not posting these regular links.

I have been collecting some great links this week from my usual sources.

For those of you not doing, be sure to Follow me on Twitter and add me as a friend on Facebook. You can also follow my Wife on Twitter and be her Facebook friend too to keep up with my blog and also my Wife’s blog about parenting and lifestyle.

Here are my collection of links for this week.

  • My first link for this week is to a great post titled Positive Procrastination: Getting Stuff Done, Intuitively from the Owning Pink blog. This is a great post that is very well written and provides some great ideas.
  • My second link is to a nice little post titled Celebrate the little successes. This post looks at setting ourselves smaller goals and celebrating these in order to put yourself into the achieving mindset for the larger goals.
  • My third link is to a post from Mashable about How Evernote Turned Note Taking Into a $10 Million Business. This has been a very well read and re-tweeted article this week that coincided with Evernote CEO, Phil Libin doing a presentation at LeWeb in Paris.
  • My fourth link is a link to a great AppleScript that enables you to Create OmniFocus tasks in Entourage. I personally prefer Mail.app but I know a lot of people use Microsoft Entourage so this is worth checking out.
  • My fifth and last link is to a nice little post from GTD Times titled Getting Things Done in the Shower. Neat little idea to use a Scuba diving waterproof slate in the shower to capture your thoughts if you are the type of person who thinks their best thoughts whilst showering.

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 12th September 2010

I started my most recent book project and have around 10 days before my first deadline so I am busy working on the text. Glad to say that I started early with minimum procrastination so that I am making good progress.

Here are my collection of links for this week.

  • My first link for this week is to a great little motivational post from Joe Hobot titled Live Your Life While You Can. Although nothing like this has happened to myself, I know people who it has happened to and facing death tends to change people’s outlook on life for the better. This is a nice inspirational read.
  • My second link is a post titled Action Not Words: The Difference Between Talkers and Doers. How many times have you met a gonna doer. Somebody who is a talker and not a doer. This post looks at what the difference is between these people.
  • My third link is to a post showing how the author uses Evernote for Clients. I always love to see these usage posts for Evernote, which is one of my favourite applications.
  • My fourth link is a link to a post titled Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity. This is a nice list of simple ways to boost your productivity so stop what you are doing and read it now!
  • My fifth and last link is to part 12 of a 14 part series from the Simple Dollar where they are discussing the Getting Things Done book by David Allen. This twelfth installment is titled Getting Things Done: The Power of the Next-Action Decision. This is an excellent series and well worth the time investment.

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 9th May 2010

I missed my post last week as I had been away all week at InfoSec and they we went away for the bank holiday weekend to the Yorkshire Dales.

We stayed in a great cottage which unfortunately had no Internet or mobile phone coverage so I could not get any type of a connection to release my usual Sunday post.

I have had another busy week this week and next week seems just as bad!

Good news is that I can officially order my UK iPad tomorrow, at last!

Here are my collection of links for this week.

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 18th April 2010

Well, I am glad that I didn’t take a trip to Europe this Easter as the flight situation is chaos with a lot of people including my sister and a few friends all stuck in various locations unable to fly back to the UK.

Amazing now to see the airlines trying to apply pressure to lift the ban. Always good to focus on earnings rather than safety!

Here are my collection of links for this week.

  • My first link for this week is to some valuable advice from Brad Lomenick titled Write it Down, always. I could not agree more with this. If I could provide one piece of productivity advice, this is it!
  • My second link is a link to an intriguing iPhone Application that I am just downloading called Egretlist. Egretlist is an Apple iPhone ToDo list application that uses your Evernote notebooks as your data store. This looks awesome and something I would love to see in the Evernote iPhone application.
  • My third link is to a post about Getting Things Done on the Apple iPad from GTDTimes.com. I really do think the iPad will mature into an amazingly utilized piece of hardware that could remove the need for some users to have a Laptop. Cannot wait to get my hands on one!
  • My fourth link is a link to a great titled blog post, Arbitrary Taxonomies and The Illusion of Precision. This is listed as Part 1 and is based on the view of a reader who has just finished the Getting Things Done book by David Allen. Some good points in this post and I am sure the other parts of this will be equally interesting.
  • My fifth and last link is a link to a link to the Evernote Blog and the latest features within the Premium account. Evernote have provided some more great functionality to Premium accounts that make it even more compelling to upgrade from a Free to Premium account. I have been premium for months and would not be without it!

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 3rd January 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope you have all had a great Christmas holiday. Tomorrow is the start of a new working year as we are all back to work after the holidays.

The dawn of a New Year is a great time to take stock and get organized. So there is no better time to subscribe to this blog and start down the road to productivity!

I thought I would dedicate this week to a series of links regarding the New Year and all that it brings from a productivity viewpoint.

Here are my collection of links for this week.

  • My first link for this week is a post that I wrote over two years ago called What’s Wrong With New Years Resolutions. Although I of course agree and advocate setting goals, I always find that New Years Resolutions fail. This is because you should not wait to create a goal. I will write an update post about this in the coming week.
  • My second link is a link to a post from Elle Magazine titled 7 Ways to Find Happiness in 2010. This is quite a long article focused on New Years Resolutions and it also features David Allen, the founder of the Getting Things Done Methodology.
  • My third link is to a frank but true post from Rock Your Day titled What No One Will Tell You About The New Year. Now this is a post that I agree with. The New Year is not a new start, it is a new day. However, there is no better time to start planning for the future so if you need a new year boost, go for it!
  • My fourth link is a link to a great post from Leo at ZenHabits titled
    The Definitive Guide to Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions. Awesome post from Leo and the 6 changes method sounds a great way to implement and achieve your resolutions.
  • My fifth and last link is a link to the updated 2010 GTD Calendar from Stephen Smiths Productivity blog. I featured this calendar a while back and though I would mention it again as he has updated it for 2010.

I hope you all have a great week and enjoy getting your ship in shape for 2010!

Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 20th December 2009 – The Evernote Edition

As always, Christmas has crept up and now we are only 5 days away from Christmas day. Luckily, I started my Christmas shopping quite early so I am pretty much sorted out for the presents for my wife and four children.

I hope your preparations are going as smooth as mine and I am looking forward to a few days of rest!

Wishing you and yours all the best for Christmas.

This week I am providing five links for Evernote.

If you do not know what Evernote is, be sure to check out my Evernote Review.

I have posted quite a few links and blog posts regarding Evernote so be also sure to check out my Evernote Tag to see all of these related posts.

I am not an affiliate of Evernote and in no way associated with them. This is an application that I use and I am passionate about.

Here are my collection of links for this week.

Hope you all have a great week and enjoy the Christmas holidays.

Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 13th December 2009

Another week is over and more lessons are learned about life and business. I love it when I have productive weeks as I just have where I can learn about the business I am in.

Trying to get some more time for blogging but my business and personal lives are just crammed so full at the minute that I am finding myself exhausted on an evening.

I have got out of the exercise habit so I need to jot myself to get back started again at the gym! That will give me energy even if I cannot muster up the energy to go :)

Here are my collection of links for this week.

  • My first link for this week is a great post titled How to Become a High-Tech Minimalist. Some great tips and tricks in here for achieving a minimalistic environment with technology. I really do think that a de-cluttered environment is a productive one and I try to be as minimalist as possible in everything I do.
  • My second link is a link to a list of free and great iPhone Apps from Gizmodo. Some great apps are listed on here and some I did not know about until reading this post. Of course, one of my personal favourites, Evernote has made the list and if you have not already tried Evernote, what are you waiting for?
  • My third link is to a post titled How To Train Yourself To Be In The Mood You Want. Attitude and your mood are a very important factor in life and the great thing is that you are the person who can change it. You will always do things better when you are in a great and positive mood.
  • My fourth link is a link to a write up about Google’s decision to drop development on Google Notebook and the alternatives you can use. Evernote is mentioned as an alternative and to be honest, I always preferred Evernote over Google Notebook in the first place!
  • My fifth and last link is a link to a post about Using Getting Things Done at Home. This contains some ideas on how the GTD Methodology can help in the home as well as at work.

Hope you all have a great week.