Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity

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We May Not Have Heard From You | Main | Save Time Doing Simple Things that ADD UP to Major Time Savers » Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity There are a lot of great blogs out in cyberworld that cover topics of organization and productivity.  Tweet How to use this handbook This handbook is not meant to be a step-by-step guide, nor should you adopt all the tips below. Tweet Click to get posts as we publish Prefer less email?

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Top 5 Tips for Writing a Staff Handbook

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips for Writing a Staff Handbook by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 08, 2010 The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Make sure you include a disclaimer stating that the handbook is not a legal document. Review the handbook at regular intervals to examine whether it needs updating. E-Mail me or follow me. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals.

2010 100

Using Email Effectively

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Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Using Email Effectively Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 18, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. When responding to an email that contains an attachment, use Reply without Attachment(s) option. Reading your email out loud can also help to identify awkward sentences or incorrect grammar. Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life!

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Let the Right Ones In

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They’re not as effective when applied to your email inbox. With the second, you’re reading the entire email in case it contains anything that might remotely interest you (and you don’t really have time for that, now do you?). Here’s a tip from Bill Jensen’s book, The Simplicity Survival Handbook (yes, it was published in 2003 (ancient!) Using a Hold folder is a good way to wean yourself off of indulging in the novelty of new email.

2016 100

Let the Right Ones In

Clutter Coach

They’re not as effective when applied to your email inbox. With the second, you’re reading the entire email in case it contains anything that might remotely interest you (and you don’t really have time for that, now do you?). Here’s a tip from Bill Jensen’s book, The Simplicity Survival Handbook (yes, it was published in 2003 (ancient!) Using a Hold folder is a good way to wean yourself off of indulging in the novelty of new email.

2016 100

A Look at Email: A MacSparky Field Guide

Productivityist

My friend and all-around smart guy David Sparks has released his latest MacSparky Field Guide and its subject is something that is near and dear to my heart: email. As with his prior works, David has put a lot of time, thought, and energy into Email: A MacSparky Field Guide. One of the areas David spends a lot of time on in Email: A MacSparky Field Guide is Apple Mail. There isn''t a more comprehensive guide to email on the market than Email: A MacSparky Field Guide.

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E-mail Etiquette

Laughing all the Way to Work

Email is no longer just for personal use, with all our accepted short forms: LOL, U, GB and a co-worker's favourite, OMG! With the increasing use of email as the first choice for business correspondence it opens a whole new world of dos and don'ts for the assistant.Here are Some Good-Sense Email Etiquette Tips: Email Salutations: Although email is less formal than writing a letter it is still polite to open with a greeting.

2007 100

Oh No! We May Not Have Heard From You

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Work With Stephanie « Personal Productivity & Organizing Link Lineup | Main | Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity » Oh No! We May Not Have Heard From You Recently a wonderful reader responded to one of our posts via email to let us know that she had filled out our contact form and had not heard from us.  Steph Click to get posts as we publish Prefer less email? Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2010 112

Nine Insights for Getting Ahead

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Nine Insights for Getting Ahead Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on September 13, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

2010 151

When to Leave a Voice Mail or Send a Text Message

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap When to Leave a Voice Mail or Send a Text Message Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 6, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

2010 116

8 Time-Saving Tips

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 8 Time-Saving Tips Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 20, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

2010 194

5 Productivity Boosters for the Afternoon Slump

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Related articles by Zemanta Foods That Will Give You Energy (urbanbellemag.com) Ways to Raise Energy Levels & Conquer the Afternoon Energy Slump (lifescript.com) 4 easy tips for eating for energy (seattletimes.nwsource.com) Related Posts: Bits and Pieces – October 12 Bits and Pieces – November 16 New E-book: The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 143

Great resources for assistants on Twitter

Practically Perfect PA

Email productivity expert,speaker and author. Suefrance: Author of The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook. Earlier this week I wrote a piece on Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for assistants so I thought I would carry on with that theme and try to convince you all to join Twitter! Twitter really is a great place for learning as well as being social.

Ten Commandments of Getting Along with People

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Ten Commandments of Getting Along with People Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 21, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

2010 182

Love Living Life

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Comments Trackbacks Tweets that mention Love Living Life | Ians Messy Desk -- Topsy.com Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Love Living Life Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 13, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

2010 100

Monday Motivation Quotes – July 5

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Monday Motivation Quotes – July 5 Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 5, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

2010 116

Getting Things Done with Lotus Notes

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Great tips and tricks for productive use of the To Do’s, Calendar, Email, Contacts, and more. The guides shows you how to: Set up Lotus Notes To Do’s for your Projects and Actions Use the Calendar as a critical foundation for actions Get email to zero Create useful reference lists Organize contacts Move faster with speed keys and shortcuts Unfortunately, the Lotus Notes setup in our office does not allow for using any third-party templates.

2010 100

Canada Day!

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Canada Day! Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 1, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! O Canada! Our home and native land!

2010 109

4 Ways to Bond With a Team Virtually When You're a Newbie

45 Things

When working remotely, this person will often be the one on the Zoom call who has the final word, or the person who writes the final email that resolves a problem. To help alleviate some of that, try connecting one-on-one with colleagues via email or text.

2020 56

How to Analyze Your Audience

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap How to Analyze Your Audience Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on September 10, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

2010 138

Thanksgiving Day

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Comment by Ian McKenzie on October 9, 2006 @ 1:50 pm Trackbacks Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Thanksgiving Day Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on October 11, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

2010 100

Sleep on Your To-Do List to Get Things Done

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Comments Trackbacks SimpleProductivityBlog.com— Open Loops 8/24/2010: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along— Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 135

Learn to Communicate With WARMTH

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I believe Tony Robbins said that the art of communicating a “word&# or “meaning&# to another human, consists of 3 parts: The written word: 17% – Tone of voice: 34% – Body language: 49% This means an email is very inefficient (17%), while talking on the phone is worth 51% (17+34). Comment by Sean Rasmussen on February 5, 2008 @ 11:25 am Trackbacks Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life!

10 Tips for a Killer Presentation

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Comments thanks that’s helpful Comment by email on July 23, 2008 @ 11:48 pm Trackbacks Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 10 Tips for a Killer Presentation Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 16, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

2010 122

How to Remember Names and Faces

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Comment by Frank Farrell on August 28, 2010 @ 2:46 pm Trackbacks Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap How to Remember Names and Faces Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on August 27, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

2010 131

How Are We Motivated? It Might Not Be How You Think!

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2011 137

The Best To-Do List

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Comments Trackbacks Personal Organizer | Ians Messy Desk Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap The Best To-Do List Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 25, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

2010 100

Remembrance Day

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We had similar day just week ago in Poland (our own Independence Day Andrzej Comment by Andrzej on November 15, 2010 @ 7:36 am Trackbacks Remembrance Day « Only the News Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 126

Free iPhone Nag App From Electric Pocket

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Free iPhone Nag App From Electric Pocket Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on September 22, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

2010 126

3 C's To Help Simplify Instructions

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 3 C’s To Help Simplify Instructions Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on October 8, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

2010 125

Overworked? Tell Your Boss You Need a Virtual Assistant.

Tips From T. Marie

At the risk of receiving nasty emails and comments from other virtual assistants. The office handbook that really, really needs to be updated (or created!)? Heck, put your email address into that box where it says ‘Get More Information’ above (or just click here ) and then you can take my intro packet right into the office with you to show them just what kind of things a virtual assistant can do.

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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Future done Today awaits Andrzej Comment by Andrzej on November 9, 2010 @ 8:49 am Trackbacks Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on November 8, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

2010 122

Get E-mail Reminders Using Nudgemail

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I’m sure your e-mail is constantly getting bombarded with e-mails all the time, Nudgemail helps you organize those emails and put “productive procrastination&# into practice: no new workflow no new plugins no new tools Let’s say you have an e-mail in your inbox that you need to respond to, but not until next week. NO registration, no users, just… e-mail, and you can use any device that runs email: Blackberry, iPhone, laptop, desktop, etc.

2010 133

How to Build Self Esteem

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap How to Build Self Esteem Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on August 9, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

Fight procrastination by eliminating distractions

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2010 175

Plan your personal development with a “To Be” list

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Cailing on September 25, 2007 @ 2:22 am You need a Facebook LIKE button on here for easy sharing Comment by twitter on October 9, 2010 @ 8:51 am Trackbacks Zaffron » this made me laugh Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 165

Evernote Grows a Trunk

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Evernote Grows a Trunk Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 14, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

2010 116

Manage Your Paper With a RAFT

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Manage Your Paper With a RAFT Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 26, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

2010 118

20 Tips for Better Time Management

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Comment by Tim Wilson on July 7, 2010 @ 8:23 am Trackbacks Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 20 Tips for Better Time Management Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 6, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

2010 116

Stop Holding Yourself Back

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Stop Holding Yourself Back Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on August 30, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

2010 160

10 Tips for Taking Effective Phone Messages

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Comment by Ian McKenzie on October 14, 2010 @ 4:21 pm Trackbacks Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 10 Tips for Taking Effective Phone Messages Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on October 14, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

Phones 155

Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload

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Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on November 3, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

Organize Your Christmas with a Christmas Countdown

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