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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.
Have you ever left a meeting thinking you didn’t waste your time? I’ve always felt that meetings sucked, and I did pretty much anything I could to not go to any, as I felt they were a waste of time and nothing got accomplished.
Have you ever been in a situation where you’re in a remote session on a call and your audio dropping out all the time, or the video freezes etc? Well, it’s times like these where you need to start thinking about having a back p solution so the workshop or call you’re on can carry on.
To have a clam workflow will help with the communication between you and your team or client. Why? Because it’ll help you communicate with context about the project, so nothing gets lost in a ‘conveyor belt’ of instant messages or email threads, that often get lost.
For me, routines suck! Whether it’s a personal one or a work-related one. I think living by (some) routines that are baked into what you do is not what I call living life.
I’m so excited to launch my Membership program! I’ve been working on it for a while now in beta, and it’s being received really well, so today I’d like to share the launch with you.
How many times have you switched app only to find it's not helping you with simplifying your workflow? I see clients move from app to app only to be annoyed that it's not doing what they want. But that's the problem, what you want it's what you need. You need to work on your workflow before hunting out a new app because you think it has the magic to help you.
You get what you pay for. How many times have you heard that?! Yep, loads I bet. Well, I made a mistake by looking at the cost of something I bought as it was cheap and never paid attention to the (lack of) benefits and now I’m pissed!
You Live. You Die. But in between, You Simplify. This was something I came up with when I saw a post on LinkedIn by Elizabeth Pampalone asking for a poem. Me? A poet? NOPE! But hey, I think it makes sense, let me explain it a little…
It’s a known fact that being an internet user or working on your own can cause you to have the age-old syndrome: FOMO.
Just the idea of being distracted should send shivers down your spine. Not only does it take you away from the work you’re doing at that time, but it takes away even more time as you have to get back ‘in the zone’ after the distraction.
Automation is functional, but only if you use it sparingly. I found myself drowning in a lot of automated systems, that I found I wasn't able to breathe, so I stripped it all back and started again, and if felt great!