Several years ago my wife was interviewing for a customer service position. Part of the interview process included a ruler test to see how well she could measure their product. She hadn’t had a need to read a ruler since high school and didn’t do very well on the test. She asked me to help [...]
If you are like me, when you get something new you generally just start using it. This is true regardless of whether it’s a new electronic gadget, a new tool, a new car, or a new software program. Once I’ve used it a bit I’ve usually discovered a few things that I want to do [...]
My wife and I were sitting on our front porch last night enjoying the cool evening air, listening to the crickets and frogs, sharing quality conversation, and shielding our eyes from a neighbor’s streetlight. That bright light shining in our eyes was the only thing standing between us and a really nice evening. So I [...]
I was talking with a friend last week that said every Saturday morning she goes over to her friend’s house and helps her flip her mattress afterwards they go out to lunch or some other recreational activity. I told her that while I thought this was a great reason to socialize, she only needs to [...]
It was over a year ago when I wrote about GTD and Rebates. In that article I explained how I use my GTD system to make cashing in on product rebates a practical exercise. Here are a few tips for using GTD methodologies to make coupons easy and practical as well.
As you are flipping through [...]
I was just visiting Ian’s Messy Desk and saw where he had added a del.icio.us bookmark to How to Remember Names – eHow.com . I posted a comment there that I felt was probably worthy of a full blog posting here. So, here it is (slightly edited):
A few years go I confessed to somone that [...]
I had nearly forgotten about The Email Cleaner. This morning I received an email from someone thanking me for it. Things like that just totally make my day.
When I receive an email from a friend and the email’s subject line begins with “FW:” I usually open it just long enough to see if it begins [...]
We’ve all heard that celery is a ‘negative calorie food‘. That is to say that it takes more calories of energy to digest a stalk of celery than the number of calories that the celery contains.
Most of us have learned that by investing 15 to 30 minutes planning each morning, we accomplish more throughout our [...]
Physical exercise has always been a very difficult discipline for me. Exercise is just something that I have never enjoyed. I have many friends that truly enjoy running, weight lifting, or other exercise. I’ve never enjoyed it. Over the years I have been able to discipline myself to exercise regularly for short periods of time, [...]
I just received the latest issue of Dan Miller’s 48 Days Newsletter (If you aren’t already subscribing, you should be able to read the issue online shortly.) In the lead article Dan talks about how when his business crashed in 1988 he “made a commitment to spend two hours a day reading, listening, praying and [...]