Work Smarter with Notable PDF and Find Time

Posted on September 8, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Notable PDFNotable PDF

Everyone wants to work smarter and find more time!  And today I am happy to share a chrome extension that helps you do just that, when you’re working with PDF documents.

It’s called Notable PDF, and if you’ve ever worked collaboratively on an e-book or a special report, you’ll easily see the usefulness of this extension.  (more…)

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Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Finding Time

Posted on September 4, 2014, under Time Choices.

Chip Kelly on Finding Time

Chip Kelly on Finding Time

Chip Kelly and Philadelphia Eagles are probably not words you’d ever have expected to see at the start of a post on The Time Finder.  But bear with me – he’s got some interesting things to say about time!

I’ve been learning about Chip Kelly from my VA, who is a serious fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.  One of the things I’ve learned is that they are a professional football team.  (Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration, but I certainly had  (more…)

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Time Tools and Tips for Your Transition into September!

Posted on September 1, 2014, under Time After Time.

Time Tools and Tips

Time Tools and Tips

Time tools are always useful when your aim is to find time for what matters most!

And now that September has arrived, we let go of summer (here in the Northern Hemisphere, at least) and our thoughts turn toward school, work, and the transition into fall.

So, as we move ahead into a new month,  (more…)

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Fitbit Zombies? Your Time – Your Choice

Posted on August 28, 2014, under Self-Care Time, Time Choices.

Fitbit and Self-Care

Self-care and your Fitbit – a great team!

My Fitbit has been a very helpful addition to my exercise regimen and self-care efforts.  Do you have one?  (And do you use it?)

I appreciate its goal-setting flexibility and the way that it tracks my steps without my knowing.  (I used a pedometer for many years, but found it distracting and cumbersome.  The Fitbit, on the other hand, works away in the background as I go about my day, syncing with my computer when I’m  (more…)

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A Wiki Just for You – Check Out Scribbleton on Cyber Monday

Posted on August 25, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Your Wiki-Scribbleton

A wiki for your thoughts!

You know what a wiki is, right?

My guess is that you’ve used Wikipedia a time or two, but the word wiki itself may not be something you’re too familiar with.  So here’s a snippet of what Wikipedia says about a wiki:

wiki (Listeni/?w?ki/ wik-ee) is a web application which allows people to add, modify, or delete content in collaboration with  (more…)

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Slow Down, Savor, and Deepen Your Life in Time

Posted on August 21, 2014, under Time and Energy, Time Transformation.

Slow Down and Savor

Slow Down and Savor Your Time

“Slow down, you move too fast; you’ve got to make the morning last …” Remember that song from the ’60’s?

Finding time to slow down – or to “stop and smell the roses”  – might be advice that feels so familiar that it seems like a cliché.  But there’s a great deal of wisdom there.

It can be a challenge, finding time to be  (more…)

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Growing Older-You, Your Feelings, and Your Time

Posted on August 18, 2014, under Finding Time E-zine Articles.

Growing Older

Growing Older-How does it feel to you?

Growing older is a process that we all experience … if we are lucky.  And as the years accumulate, our feelings about this process shift and evolve.

I recently celebrated a birthday, and wrote briefly about it in the soon-to-be published Finding Time E-zine.  (If you’d like to receive a copy, just sign up here before 6 AM ET Thursday morning and we’ll send it to you as soon as it goes live!) (more…)

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Productivity-Is It ALWAYS the Best Use of Your Time?

Posted on August 14, 2014, under Time and Energy, Time Transformation.

Productivity and Presence

Productivity – Is it All it’s Cracked Up to Be?

Productivity is something we all strive for – but is it always all that it’s cracked up to be?

What does your wise mind tell you?

We hear it trumpeted all the time – how increasing your efficiency and effectiveness with time management tools, tips and tricks will exponentially increase your productivity and ultimately lead to wild success in whatever enterprise you pursue! Right? (more…)

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Boundaries Between Work and Home-Putting Them into Practice

Posted on August 11, 2014, under Time Boundaries.

Boundaries

Boundaries for Finding Time

Boundaries help you use your time more effectively.  They are often challenging to set, however, and maintaining them is also a stretch for many!

In our previous post we examined some of the advantages of setting strong boundaries between work and home.  Today I want to explore the flip side of the coin. (more…)

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Boundaries Between Work and Home-Balancing Your Time

Posted on August 7, 2014, under Time Boundaries.

Time Boundaries

Boundaries Between Work and Home

Boundaries are key to finding time for what matters most to you.  However, many people struggle with this skill.

In this series of posts I’m going to help you learn how to establish boundaries that work for you by exploring the advantages and the challenges in implementing this time tool. (more…)

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Streamlining Cloud Apps and Storage to Find Time

Posted on August 4, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Streamlining Your Cloud-Based Work

Streamlining Your Cloud-Based Work

Streamlining, no matter what area of your life you’re looking at, will increase your efficiency and effectiveness. And that can be particularly true when you’re talking about your on-line work.

So, with an eye toward streamlining some of those on-line tasks, I was pleased to hear about a tool called Drive from Jolicloud.com.   (more…)

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Find Focus to Claim Success and Find More Time

Posted on July 31, 2014, under Time Management Skills.

Focus and You

Focus and You

Finding focus and maintaining it is a skill that increases your presence and your productivity.

Your moments are enhanced when you bring focus to them; and yet this is a quality that is often especially hard to come by in our culture.

We are bombarded from every angle with information, news, ideas – all clamoring  (more…)

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Gmail-Use Your Address to Clean Clutter and Find Time!

Posted on July 28, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Gmail Tweaks

Gmail Tweaks-Find Time and Clear Clutter!

Gmail is full of add-ons, tricks and tweaks to help you get and stay organized … and find more time.

From Labels to Labs to Filters, Gmail offers all sorts of ways to customize your e-mail experience so that you see what’s most important to you and/or what you most need to see.  It’s all in how you set it up.

We’ve shared a lot about Gmail here on The Time Finder through the years; and we thought we had the ground pretty well-covered. (more…)

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Filing Tip – How to Organize in (Literally) No Time!

Posted on July 24, 2014, under Time Management Skills.

Filing Tip

Filing Tip in No Time

Filing is an activity that often falls to the bottom of our priority list – especially when time is short. Do you agree?

You know it’s important, but it’s seldom something that you actually get to.  (And then by the time you do get to it, the papers have piled so high that the task is daunting – perhaps daunting enough to discourage you from starting at all!) (more…)

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Success Tips – How Enthusiasm Energizes Your Time

Posted on July 21, 2014, under Time and Energy.

Success Tips

Enthusiasm Breeds Success!

Success.  How do you define it, and how do you attain it?  And how does your perspective on success affect your feelings about your time?

These are things we’ve been pondering at The Time Finder lately.  Success will be the focus of our upcoming series of Finding Time E-zines (starting on July 31), and I’ll be posting about it here, too.

Summer provides an opportunity to step back and reflect – a small, natural interlude in the work year. So for all of us, and maybe especially for entrepreneurs and  (more…)

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