I came across this article called Faked Fitness, and its list of ways we "fake it" hit closer to home than I expected. Evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller, PhD says many of us use these products to fake fitness: - Figure-flattering clothes, plastic surgery, cosmetics, hair-care products, high heels. - Athletic dogs, fast cars, video-game avatars. - Expensive jewelry, art, books, fashion, fancy homes and cars. I can identify with more "fakes" than I care to admit. If you can too, here are a few strategies for making sure you get the real thing.
Many of you know how much I covet Remember the Milk. It's been my Go-To app for years, keeping me focused on my priority tasks for each day. It's still fantastic, but now there's something even better. (And I don't say that lightly. It's actually kinda sad for me. RTM has been a loyal best friend.) Meet Asana. Led by Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder, CTO, and VP of Engineering at Facebook, Asana aims to revolutionize how teams get things done. Simply put, it's the most incredible tool I've seen for combining individual and team project management. And isn't everything we do these days a project? Read more to see what it can do for you.
A few months ago, I exposed a prevailing cultural myth: that we can achieve success if we’ll just “work a little harder.” In that post, I shared a number of options for working smarter. In discussions online, several folks said that wasn't realistic. They simply had too much to do. Another way to work smarter and earn more is to convert administrative hours into productive ones, and this often means hiring someone else to handle those administrative tasks. Now there's another option: you can let technology handle them for you, all for free. Here's a five step roadmap to creating your own virtual assistant.
When I moved into my new office at the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center, I decided I wanted to do something different with my desk. I thought about a treadmill desk. But after comparing expenses and levels of complexity, I decided a standing desk would be a better start. My pals at 3eWerks took the challenge, and I couldn't be more pleased. Read the full article to see how the project came together.
Although the name sounds like James Cameron's hit movie about Earth in the distant future, a Gravatar is a great tool that you can use now to brand yourself in our online world. Essentially, your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site, appearing beside your name when you leave a comment. Why is this important? Think of your business card. Do you use the plain vanilla design with simple black letters? Or do you ensure that it stands out from the crowd and represents you in a professional way? The same is true for your Gravatar. You don't want to be represented by the same bland default image as thousands of others.