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Frank Buck Consulting

By Dr. Frank Buck
Frank Buck helps you "Get Organized!" (as the title of his book says). If you're a busy professional and want total control over your time and tasks and the peace of mind that nothing is falling through the cracks, we have something for you. The segments are short, focused, and give you something you can implement today. He was named to "Global Gurus Top 30" in the area of time management for 2017 and 2018, and was named #1 in the world in that category for 2019. Learn more at
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The New Evernote: What You Need to Know and Do
Explore what has changed in the new Evernote design. Read about what this means to you and the decisions you will need to make. Visit the blog post for all of the links mentioned in the episode:
October 27, 2020
Are You the Bottleneck?
When work slows to a standstill, it's often because someone is the bottleneck. Could it be you? Here's how to move forward and get things on track. For more, visit the blog post: 
October 20, 2020
Ask for What You Want
When you experience poor customer service there's a better way to handle it than just get mad. Getting action is easier than you think. More more, visit the blog post:
October 13, 2020
Screen Snips with 1 Key: My New Favorite Shortcut
Remap the Print Screen key to allow you to easily snip any portion of the screen with the touch of 1 key. For more information and to view a demonstration video, visit the blog post: 
October 6, 2020
If This Then That: My Dozen Most Powerful Applets
Come over to the blog post and follow along as I show the dozen-or-so "If This Then That" applets that make my life easier. Re-create or modify any of them for your needs: You can also view the video on YouTube: Here is the post on creating tasks with your voice. Download the ebook that walks you through setting up adding to Remember The Milk with your voice using Google Assistant. How to Use Evernote to Track Your Time For more, visit the blog post:
September 29, 2020
If This Then That: Why You Should Go Pro Now
(Update: IFTTT has extended the "name your own price" deadline through October 31. Starting November 1, new subscriptions to Pro will cost $3.99 per month.) I am up for Global Gurus "Top 30" again this year in the "Time Management" category. Part of the selection is determined by popular vote. Could I get you to take a second and vote for me? You'll be asked to log in with your Facebook, Google, or LinkedIn account to be sure you vote only once. If This Then That is moving from a free model to a paid plan. Here's what you need to know about locking in a low price and why you need it. For more, visit the blog post. The link to the IFTTT video is
September 22, 2020
How to Use Evernote to Track Your Time
Time tracking is a valuable exercise, but the mechanics can be cumbersome. Learning a simple automation makes the process easy. For more and to see a video demonstration visit the blog post: Update: When this post appeared, IFTTT was free. There is still a free plan, but it is limited to three applets. Since what you see here requires only one applet, you would still be able to use the free plan.
September 15, 2020
Evernote: How to Make Collegiate Note Taking Easy
Evernote is a great tool for housing notes for the college student. Learn a strategy to structure Evernote for the college semester. For more information and a video demonstration, visit the blog post:
September 8, 2020
Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen
Based on the premise of Dan Heath's Upstream, this post examines 3 fictional people. Each handles results of problems instead of prevention. For more, visit the blog post: Listen to Ray Sidney-Smith and I discuss this book on Productivity Book Group
September 1, 2020
How I Memorized 57 Pages of Notes in 1 Day
One memory technique transformed my approach to how to study in college. With it, I made an "A" in every class thereafter (all the way through the doctorate). For more information and a video demonstration, visit the blog post:
August 25, 2020
College Students: How to Take Great Notes
Learn the one secret to how to take notes in college. Follow it up with how to transform those notes into something that will yield an "A" on the test. For more information, visit the blog post:
August 18, 2020
Handel Flute Sonata V
This recording is quite different from anything else on this channel. I have played flute since junior high. For 12 years following college graduation, I was a junior high and middle school band director. This recording is a flute sonata written by George Frideric Handel and is a standard part of the repertoire for flute, and yes, I am the one playing. It shows a different side of me than what you normally experience here. I hope you enjoy it.
August 16, 2020
Dropbox Transfer: How To Send Big Files
Sending large digital files is a challenge. Using Dropbox Transfer, you can send up to 100GB at a time for free. This episode shows how to do it. For more information and a video demonstration, visit the blog post:
August 11, 2020
What to Look for in a Paper Planner
What critical elements make a paper planner effective? Learn what elements to look for. Get specific recommendations for brands and even a free option. For more, a video, and free downloads, visit the blog post:
August 4, 2020
3 Great Hidden Features in Windows 10
Most people don't know the new Windows 10 features. There are quite a few. This post covers Snip & Sketch, hiding desktop icons, and Quick Assist.  To view the video, come over to
July 28, 2020
How to Tame Interruptions and Get Work Done
"Interruptions" tops the list of reasons people can't accomplish their goals. Interruptions destroy focus and momentum. Learn 3 ways to tame this time bandit.   For more information come over to the blog posts: http:/
July 21, 2020
A Simple Hack to Clear the Clutter
"Clutter" is physical stuff that's in the wrong place. Even a little can make your home or office look like a junk pile. This hack makes a big difference.
July 14, 2020
Voice Input: The Easiest Way to Trap New Tasks
Input has always been the Achille's Heel of our mobile devices. Voice input makes it easy. These examples will make your life easier. For more information and a video demonstration, visit the blog post:
July 7, 2020
2020: A Glass Half Full?
In a contest for "worst year ever," 2020 would be the favorite. For most, the 1st half has been empty. Can we turn it around and end 2020 with a glass half full? For additional information and video, visit
June 30, 2020
Time Blocking Made Easy: My Own Take
Time blocking is a popular time-management strategy. Watch me demonstrate my take on how to do it. Hint: The answer is NOT "put it all on the calendar." For more information and for an extend video demonstration, visit the blog post:
June 23, 2020
PowerPoint: 3 New Features for Beautiful Slides
Morph Transition, Design Ideas, and 3-D Models are three relatively new PowerPoint features that are worth learning. Here's what you need to know. For more information and the demonstration video, visit the blog post.
June 16, 2020
How to Talk to the Camera: A Reader Question
A reader asked how I am able to look at the camera the whole time when video recording. Here is my reply along with a demonstration. For more, visit the blog post:
June 9, 2020
Remembering Sally: Thanks for 6 Great Years
If you've ever loved and lost a pet, you'll understand this Sheltie story. Sally left us too soon and was a joy every day. For more, and for the videos of dogs at play, visit the blog post:
June 2, 2020
Improve Your Writing with Two New Word Features
Microsoft 365 now includes two tools designed to improve your writing. Proofreading in Microsoft Word is easier with "Read Aloud" and "Editor." For more information, visit the blog post:
May 26, 2020
Meetingbird: How It Can Help the Remote Worker
An autoscheduler such as Meetingbird is good any time. When you are a remote worker, it becomes an even better tool to improve communication. For additional information,  visit the post: To learn more about Meetingbird, visit this post:
May 19, 2020
A Simple Hack to Clear the Clutter
 "Clutter" is physical stuff that's in the wrong place. Even a little can make your home or office look like a junk pile. This hack makes a big difference.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
May 14, 2020
How to End "Email Battleship" with Meetingbird
Learn how to avoid the back and forth emails and phone calls involved with trying to schedule meetings. Use the automation in Meetingbird instead. For more information, visit the post:
May 12, 2020
"Gmail Search Chips": Find it Faster
Gmail is rolling out a feature that makes search easier. Its search has always been powerful, but you had to dig a little. Those days are no more. Come over to the blog post for more details and a video demonstrating this concept:
May 5, 2020
How to Compose Gmail With One Click
Opening Gmail to compose a message can lead to spending unwanted time on the messages which await. Learn how to create a new message with one click even though you're not in Gmail. For more information, visit the blog post: Here is the link you will need to be able to set up one-click Gmail creation as discussed in the podcast:
April 28, 2020
How to Avoid "Groundhog Day Syndrome"
During the COVID-19 era, do you feel like you're stuck in the movie "Groundhog Day?" Here's how to give you days purpose during this time. For more information, visit the blog post:
April 21, 2020
Are You Ready?: Time Management When the Country Opens Again
As we look at our time management while quarantined, here's how to be "ready" when the country reopens. Here are the 3 things you can do now. Come over to the blog post to read the text and watch the video:
April 14, 2020
Are You Better?: Time Management During "Shelter in Place"
How is your time management during "shelter in place"? If projects are still stuck, it's not too late to use your newly-found time. For a video demonstrating another way I have gotten "better" during this time, visit the blog post. Are you subscribed to my YouTube channel? If not, come over and do that. Hit the bell so you will know when new content is available.
April 7, 2020
How to Create Video with Zoom and Edit with Shotcut
In a time when a virus is keeping us apart, we find our own ways to stay connected. Learn how Zoom can be your go-to platform for meetings and videos. Learn how to edit your video easily and for free. Also check out the two videos in the blog post: Have you checked out my YouTube channel? It's a place where I can demonstrate things technology concepts for you. Come over to  If you're not on my email list, I invite you to join. On my website,, you'll see a large blue banner where you can do that. You'll get the first chapter of my book and learn how to get your desk clean. You'll also get my free ebook on how to set up and use Remember the Milk so that everything you have to do is in one place. Thanks for stopping by. This has been Frank Buck, helping you get organized...and make it look easy.
March 24, 2020
And Now You Have the Time
During tough times, how do you manage your day? In this post, we look at time management during a quarantine. What do you do when everything is shut down? Mentioned during the podcast: What You Need to Know AboutGoogle Photos Talk of Alabama  How to Clean Off Your Desk What to Do When Your FIles are a Total Mess How to Win the Email Battle What's Not Working? Time is My Friend
March 17, 2020
The Surprising Thing Causing You to Misplace Important Email
You know you saved that important Gmail message. Now, you can't find it. Here's something you probably didn't think about. Your email search just got better! Be sure to visit the blog post. There, you will find a video demonstrating the concepts from this episode:
March 10, 2020
How to Get Students to Be Organized
How do you get students to be organized? This episode explores the problem, what doesn't work, and the magic that works for a lifetime. Be sure to visit the blog post:
March 3, 2020
How to Solve Your PDF Headaches
If you get of a PDF as being inflexible, this post will change your mind. Solve your PDF problems. A free site called "PDF Candy" gives you the tools. Come over to the blog post for more:
February 25, 2020
Why You Should Buy Your Christmas Presents Now
Remember the crowds at the mall last year? Do you really want to stand in those lines again this year? Here's a better way.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: 
February 20, 2020
How to Multitask the Right Way
Multitasking is generally seen as a negative practice. But there are times when its a huge productivity boost. Learn how to do it right. Come ove to the blog post for more:
February 18, 2020
How To Create A Robust Content Calendar
Many people have a content creation calendar, but the one you'll see here does more than any I've seen. See exactly what I do so you can create your own. Come over to the blog post for more:
February 11, 2020
How to Fix Facebook Decapitation
How many Facebook cover photos do you see where the heads have been chopped off? The fix is easy once you know how to do it. We'll use Canva to show you how. Come over to the blog post for more:
February 4, 2020
What You Need to Know About Setting Email Expectations
When someone emails, especially when you have already sent information that answers their questions, how do you handle it? Have you subscribed to the YouTube channel? Come check it out:
January 28, 2020
7 More of the Most Practical Uses for Evernote
What can you keep in Evernote? Here are 7 more practical suggestions to get you started. Jump in and see why this tool is a must-have.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
January 23, 2020
Tomorrow Starts Today: How to Make Productivity Easy
Planning your day in the morning puts you behind. Here are the steps to planning your day in the evening and getting a head start on tomorrow.  Come over to the blog post: Have you subscribed to the YouTube channel? Come check it out:
January 21, 2020
7 Of The Most Practical Uses For Evernote
Evernote allows you access to your information from anywhere. But what information might that be? Here are 7 suggested uses for Evernote to get you started.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
January 16, 2020
Want to Be Great at Birthday Cards? Here's How
This episode shows how to handle birthday cards for the year in one sitting using "batching." No more last-minute trips to the store or forgotten birthdays. Come over and visit the blog post: Have you subscribed to the YouTube channel? Check it out:
January 14, 2020
Getting Control of Repeating Tasks in the New Year
Our lives are full of repeating tasks.Some recur every week; many every year. Stop reinventing the wheel. Put those tasks in a system that hands them back to you at the right time.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: 
January 9, 2020
Paste Without Formatting: A Big Headache Solved
This video solves a common copy & paste headache with an easy keyboard command. It shows you how to paste without formatting. This audio is taken from a YouTube video demonstrating the concept. For best results come over  to the blog post to view the video:
January 7, 2020
Windows Clipboard History
Let's take "copy & paste" to a new level. Windows Clipboard History appeared in Oct. 2018, but most of us don't know about it. This audio is taken from a YouTube video demonstrating the subject. For best results, go to the blog post: In that video, you'll see me perform the one-time setup and demonstrate the technique. Also, be sure to read the text of the blog post.
December 31, 2019
Gift Cards: Use Them, Not Lose Them
Gift cards go unspent every year. Read about a system for organizing the cards so you are regularly reminded of what you have.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: 
December 26, 2019
Welcome the "Roaring 20s"
Spend a few minutes with three questions. Use their answers to welcome the "Roaring 20s" and make the next decade your best decade. Visit the blog post:
December 24, 2019
The Night Before Christmas for the Band Director
We all know 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. This rendition for band directors and band students first appeared years ago in The Instrumentalist magazine.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
December 17, 2019
Never Again Forget Where You Hide a Present
Use this time management tactic and never forget where you hid that present for someone else. Do the thinking on the front end. Reap the benefit later.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
December 10, 2019
From Overwhelm to Abundance
I was a guest on the "Overwhelm to Abundance Interview Series" with Marti Ouellette. Here is what you will hear during the interview: The dissertation that launched my entry into the time-management space (2:10) The tool I learned about at age 8 that I still use today (4:45) My first formal time management system and the tool I used (5:55) The important concept I learned way back then (8:15) The two things I teach that make my approach different (12:40) The point where my system changed from paper to digital (15:40) The 7 things to look for when choosing a digital task list (17:00) If you want to get organized, the place to start (30:25) The biggest takeaway from the interview (31:20) To see the video version of this interview, visit the blog post at or the video on YouTube.
December 3, 2019
10 Good Reasons Why Your To-Do List Should Be Digital
I haven't re-written a to-do list since 2001 and couldn't imagine it any other way. Here's why a digital task list beats paper every time. Visit the post here:
November 26, 2019
Burned Biscuits and Gratitude
Life is full of imperfections. Little things often become bigger things than they should. Perspective promotes gratitude. Focus on what matters.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
November 21, 2019
Gratitude and Everyday Opportunities
As we celebrate another Thanksgiving, there is perhaps no better time to examine how we can let gratitude blossom in our daily lives and in our culture.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
November 19, 2019
11 Good Reasons Why Your 2020 Calendar Should Be Digital
While they're some beautiful (and expensive) paper planners on the shelves, here are 11 reasons why a digital calendar is much more practical.
November 12, 2019
How Many People Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?
How does your organization operate? Are a few, simple procedures taking the place of a boat-load of complicated ones? Is technology making your job easier or adding to your workload? How many of your co-workers does it take to change a light bulb? What can you do to end the madness?  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: 
November 7, 2019
5 Sure-Fire Ways to Overcome Holiday Stress
Does the holiday stress sap the joy of the season? If too much to do makes you ready for the whole thing to be over, use these 5 tactics to take control.   Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
November 5, 2019
What Scares You? Is It Your Desk?
Halloween is the one day of the year we have fun with "scary things." What if your desk was a scary thing all year long? Here's the secret to a clean desk.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: 
October 29, 2019
Is Your Virtual Desktop a Nightmare?
If you want to organize your computer, start with a clean virtual desktop. This audio talks about using 3 folders to keep the screen clean.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
October 22, 2019
Get Too Much Email
No stronger love/hate relationship exists in the business world than between us and email. We love the ability to communicate quickly and how we can sign up for enticing offers with a single click. We hate email because every time we check it, someone is adding to our already-crowded schedule. We have too much email!  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: 
October 17, 2019
What Scares You?
Halloween is the time of year when our attention turns to scary things. What scares you? For many, it's opening email. Handling email is easy with a system. Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
October 15, 2019
How Creative Procrastination Makes You More Productive
“Creative Procrastination” is all about finding that sweet spot. Instead of putting off tasks, it's the art of creatively placing tasks in the future.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
October 10, 2019
How to Cut Your Email in Half
Learn how to cut your email in half and do likewise with voicemail. It's irreverent, but right on the money, especially for those who drive you crazy. Visit the post here:   (The post publishes Oct. 8 at noon EDT)
October 8, 2019
How To Follow Up
We all know people we must follow up. We stay behind, remind, and remind again. Moreover, we need a system to make it easy.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: 
October 3, 2019
The Oasis of October
In this episode, you learn why October may be your best opportunity for improvement. She why we call it the "Oasis of October." The inspiration for today's episode is an article I wrote for You can read that article here. Mentioned in this episode: Join the mailing list to get Chapter 1 of my book. Get information on coaching. Get information on bringing me to your organization or conference (workshops, breakouts, keynotes). How will you capitalize on the "Oasis of October"? Where will you have made progress by the end of the month? Let me know in the comments.
October 1, 2019
Is Blogging Dead?
We tend to embrace what's new, and it's certainly true of social media. What about the tools that have been around for a while? Is blogging dead? Find out why your blog should be the center of your social media platform and learn how to improve your blog.
September 26, 2019
Register for Productivity Summit 2019
Join me and over 40 other productivity speakers during what promises to be the two most productive days of your life. Register at this link: 
September 24, 2019
How to Escape the Bermuda Triangle of Email
When someone in your organization is leaving a job, what happens to the email sent to their accounts? This post explores the problem and a solution.  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
September 19, 2019
My Personal "Back to the Future"
What should note taking in the college class look like? If I could go back to college but take modern tech with me, how would my practice change?  Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
September 12, 2019
What's in My Fingertip Bookmarks
I have written about having a personalized home page. Today, we look at my favorite gadget on the fingertip bookmarks. Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: NOTE: I have since changed from igHome to I also "Bookmarks" on Netvibes, so the idea is the same. Learn more about Netvibes here.
September 5, 2019
Celebrating 15 Years of Blogging Success
This blog celebrates its 15th birthday. In this post, we look back at the favorite blog posts from the past 15 years and look ahead to what's next.
August 30, 2019
How to Embed Your School Calendar in a Blog or Website
It's easy to embed Google Calendar in your blog or website and even easier to keep it updated. This post shows step-by-step how to do it. Come over to the blog post and leave a comment:
August 27, 2019
3 Organizing Tips for a Great School Year
These three organizing tips will spell the difference between being in control and being overwhelmed every day of the school year. Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: 
August 22, 2019
Check Out My YouTube Channel
In this post, we look at a new venture...a presence on YouTube. Read about where we've been and where we're going. Come over to the blog post: You can access my interview on the "Getting More Done with Evernote" podcast here.
August 20, 2019
How to Organize Your Child's Artwork
 What do you do with your child's artwork? You hate to throw away any creation, but it's overtaking the house. Here are three suggestions.  Visit the blog post at
August 12, 2019
"National Simplify Your Life Week": A Strategy
 Want to "simplify your life"? Instead of getting rid of all your stuff and moving to Walden Pond, try this technique instead. 
August 6, 2019
"National Simplify Your Life Week": A Strategy
 Want to "simplify your life?" Instead of getting rid of all your stuff and moving to Walden Pond, try this technique instead. 
August 6, 2019
Voicemail: How to Make It Work for You
 Your voicemail system probably has capabilities you aren't using. Find the owner's manual. Start setting a system that saves time for you and the caller. To get the most benefit from this episode, visit the blog post at 
July 29, 2019
5 Free Sites to Make PDF Less Painful
Need to edit a PDF? You don't need expensive software. Here are five free sites that offer PDF converters, as well as audio and video converters. To get the most out of this episode, come over to the blog post at
July 16, 2019
Gmail: 10 Helpful New Features You'll Want to Try
 Some new Gmail features have made a great tool even better. But many Gmail users are unaware of them. In this post, we look at 10. Come over to the blog post for additional information: 
July 8, 2019
Netvibes: The End of the Boring Start Page
 Would you like your browser to open to a page that's actually useful? You can have it for free with Netvibes. Learn how to create it and what you might add. Come over to the blog post at It will publish Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:00AM CDT.
July 2, 2019
Google Trips is Shutting Down. What You Need to Know and Do
 The Google Trips app shuts down August 5th. Here is a seamless plan for going forward. Something good just got even better.  Read the blog post at
June 25, 2019
How to Simplify Your Travel with Google Trips
 Whether the trip is for business or pleasure, keeping up with reservations is stressful. Let Google Trips it and help plan sightseeing. 
June 18, 2019
Batching: Examples from a Writer's Perspective
See how this author uses batching to create blog posts, newspapers articles, and podcasts.Two days of concentration can produce a month of content. 
June 11, 2019
Say "Yes" or Say "No." Really, You're Doing Both
 Your success depends on your ability to focus...and focus is a finite resource. Protect your time. Say no so you can say "yes" to the right things.  To read the text of the post, come over to Frank
June 4, 2019
How to Be More Productive with a "Master List"
 When you have lots to do, how do you avoid overwhelm? Learn how a "Master List" will keep today manageable and help you plan tomorrow.  For more information, visit the blog post:  (The post appears at 11:00 on Tuesday) 
May 27, 2019
How To Improve Your Proofreading With Three Simple Tools
 Are you terrible at proofreading your own writing? This post examines Grammarly, Hemingway app, and the "Read Aloud" extension. For additional help, visit the blog post:  (The post appears at 11:00 on Tuesday) 
May 20, 2019
3 Practical Productivity Hacks to Boost Your Income
In an interview for NBC News Better, I provide my input on three productivity hacks the author implemented in her own workflow. Come over to the blog post for additional information. (New posts appear every Tuesday at 11:00A.M.)
May 13, 2019
The 5 Suggestions of a Surgeon/Author
If you enjoyed The Checklist Manifesto, these suggestions from Atul Gawande should resonate with you. These suggestions are from Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance. For additional information, see the blog post: (The post appears at 11:00 on Tuesday)
May 6, 2019
Batching: Examples of How to Make it Work
 Batching is a powerful time management tactic. It promotes focus and let's you get done more in less time. Read these practical examples of batching at work.  Come over to the blog post for more content: 
April 30, 2019
Feedly: When Life-Long Learning is Important to You
 Visiting countless blogs to look for new content is time consuming. What if new content from your favorites showed up in one place? It can happy with Feedly.  The real value from this episode is in the text of the blog post. Come on over: 
April 22, 2019
What to Do When Your Files Are a Total Mess
 When it comes to your paper files, if you can't find it, you might as well not have it. National Organize Your Files Week is the perfect time to take action. Come over to the blog posts for the links we mention: 
April 15, 2019
Did You Know This About Google Translate?
 With the help of Google Assistant, Google Translate is amazing. It can even allow two people to carry on a conversation on different languages. Additional information is in the blog post: 
April 8, 2019
Evernote: Countless Ways to Be More Productive
Everything from how to started using the Evernote app to how I use Evernote today is included in this interview hosted by Rebecca Councill.. 
April 1, 2019
"Tug of War with Time" Podcast
In this interview, Penny Zinker talks with me about my book and a number of topics related to time management. You'll hear our viewpoints on email, task management, Evernote, and more. You'll also hear about the overarching need for having a system.
March 20, 2019
Global Gurus #1 in Time Management
Each year, Global Gurus recognizes a "Top 30" in various fields. I am excited and humbled to announce  I've was named #1 in the “time management” category. In this episode, we talk about the award and future plans.
March 19, 2019
How to Organize Your Home Office the Easy Way
The 2nd Tuesday of March is "Organize Your Home Office Day." Almost a fourth of us work from home at least part of the time. This post gives you three broad principles for organizing a home office you will love and where you will be productive.  
March 11, 2019
The Best Way to Declutter?: Two Opposing Views
 The Netflix hit "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" has "sparked joy" around the idea of decluttering. Listen to two contrasting approaches to decluttering. 
March 4, 2019
How To Keep Track of Subscription Services
How many magazines, clubs, and service subscriptions do you have? Here's help in organizing subscriptions so they don't drain your pocketbook. 
February 25, 2019
Who Responds the Quickest? Surprise! It's Busy People
 When you need something done, to whom do you give it? The person with time on his hands? If you want a quick response, probably not. 
February 19, 2019
How To Stay on Top of the Long To-Do List
 Does your long to-do list overwhelm you? That long to-do list is almost a necessity in modern times. Here's how to make that list your fiend. 
February 11, 2019
How to Easily Save Online Links to Read Later
What are some tips for organizing and saving online links, data and ideas for later reading? This episode covers the nuts-and-bolts. 
February 4, 2019
It's Groundhog Day All Over Again!
Writing the same email replies over and over could make you feel like your trapped in the movie "Groundhog Day." Learn how to use a free text expander. 
January 28, 2019
How Creative Procrastination Makes You More Productive
Creative Procrastination is all about finding that sweet spot. Instead of putting off tasks, it's the art of creatively placing tasks in the future. 
January 22, 2019
Procrastination and the Three Bears
Let's look at three approaches to procrastination as seen through a well-known tale."Too soon" can be just as bad as waiting to the last minute.  
January 15, 2019
Remember the Milk: What You Need to Know About the Learning Curve
After adopting Remember the Milk, a reader asked me about the learning curve. Here's what you need to know on two levels. 
January 7, 2019
How to Remember to Write Thank-You Notes
The practice of writing a "thank-you" note on a regular basis is important. How do you remember to do it? This episode tells you exactly how.
January 1, 2019
After Christmas: Help with Putting It All Away
 The magic day has arrived. Enjoy the moment and cherish the memories. But do you dread what comes next? Try an organized approach to holiday cleanup.  
December 25, 2018
Overcoming Holiday Stress with the Fab 5
Holiday stress is a result of the busyness of what should be an enjoyable season. This post shows how identifying the "Fab 5" each day puts stress at bay. (Carol Of The Bells by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist:
December 10, 2018
How to Save Time with Auto Text Expander
Learn to save time with Auto text expander for Google Chrome. Eliminate repetitious entry with this free extension. This episode includes good examples.
November 26, 2018
Voicemail: How to Make Your Outgoing Message Helpful
When people get your voicemail, is your greeting helpful? Or is the generic "...will return your call as soon as possible" that means nothing.
November 12, 2018
Remember the Milk: Why I Made the M-o-o-ve
Remember the Milk is my new task manager. Here's why I made the m-o-o-o-ve and how you can too.
November 6, 2018
Great Notes When You Need Them. You Can Have It Today
Learn a system for note taking that is easy and meets your needs. This post contains links to articles which include borth paper and digital methods.
October 23, 2018
Paper Notes and URLs: What You Need to Know
If you take paper notes, how do you keep up with long URLs you need to reference later? Use a spreadsheet to house the URLs and reference it from your notes
October 16, 2018
How to Succeed with Note Taking on the Fly
When we have to take "notes on the fly," we need a system. Learn how to do note taking digitally via voice input and with paper via a good 'ole memo pad.
October 9, 2018
Digital Note Taking: A Different Take
This post on digital note taking is the 7th in a series of posts examining various approaches to note taking. Here, notes begin in the digital task list.
October 3, 2018
Note Taking and the Paper Planner
Note taking and the paper planner is the next in this series on making note taking and documentation easy.
September 15, 2018
How to Be Successful with Digital Note Taking
Digital note taking can be accomplished using Evernote. The principles are exactly the same as in the posts on note taking with paper.
September 15, 2018
The Journal: Your Secret Note Taking Weapon
Sometimes, two tools are better than one. If your calendar and tasks are digital, but you struggle with notes from phone calls and meetings, a paper journal may be the answer.
September 15, 2018
When Your Note Taking System is “I Don’t Have One”
You note taking system has got to be easy. If it's not, you stop doing it. Then that one conversation where you thought the issue was settled turns ugly.
September 3, 2018
Organizing Your Academic Notes
In today's world, what's the best way to go about organizing your academic notes? Where do our digital devices fit in the grand scheme of things?
August 28, 2018
Becoming a Master Notetaker
Our information is only as good as our ability to find it when we need it. Through this post and those to follow, learn how to take notes in all situations.
August 21, 2018
Just Show Up
An entire month and nobody absent...How long can this go on? Attendance and school success go hand-in-hand, as this story illustrates.
August 14, 2018
Top 20 Apps for the College Student
Whether it's in the classroom or on a trip with friends, these 20 apps for the college student get the job done. Make college more manageable this year.
August 7, 2018
10 Productivity Tips for the New School Year
Organization and time management are vital skills for anyone. These 10 productivity tips are designed to bring success for students.
July 30, 2018
What's Not Working?
Conveniences are all around us. But broken tools do us know good. If it's not working, fix it. Look around for what's broken and do something about it.
July 23, 2018 The End of Email Battleship
Don't you hate scheduling a meeting by email? It's like playing "Email Battleship" as you try for a hit on a calendar you can't see. is a tool that puts an end to the madness.
July 17, 2018
How to Grab the Memories You'll Cherish Tomorrow
We cherish the scrapbooks from generations ago. They remind us of the beauty of our past. What are you doing now to build memories for the future? Here's an easy method to help you create scrapbooks.
July 6, 2018
Are You Doing Your Part?
Independence Day is a time to celebrate those who did their part long ago. This post invokes the figures on Mount Rushmore as they ask that question of us.
July 2, 2018
"I'm Too Busy to Document"...Right!?
Do you think documentation takes too much time? Failure to document takes more. You can make documentation easy with a simple system.
June 25, 2018
How to Win the Email battle: 52,000 to 2
An empty email inbox doesn't have to be a dream. You can have it today even if you have thousands of messages. Read how 52,000 emails in the became 2 in only 10 minutes.
June 19, 2018
Look Ma! No Mouse: How to Work Though Email
When you spend a great deal of time in email, any time-saver is helpful. Keyboard shortcuts save time on every email every day. This episode examines the best ones in Gmail.
June 11, 2018
"Snooze Gmail" is Tempting, but Here's a Better Way
The new "snooze Gmail" feature may seem like a time-saver. While it saves time now, it costs time later. Do the thinking on the front end of you want to save time.
June 5, 2018
Make Your Summer Count
This could be the summer to remember. It’s up to you and how you use it. How will you make your summer count? This post provides suggestions and motivation so you can have a productive summer.
May 29, 2018
What You Need to Know About Google Photos
Organizing photos is the Achilles Heel for even the best of us. Google Photos is a powerful and simple solution that offers unlimited storage space.
May 22, 2018
Dropbox: If You Still Don't Have it, Let's Fix That Today
Just because something has been around for a while doesn't mean everyone knows about it. If you don't already have Dropbox, let's do something about that today.
May 15, 2018
Fire, Wind, Water, and Your Data
If fire, wind, or water destroyed your computer, how much data would you lose? It's a sobering thought. This article shows how easy data backup can be. Give yourself the peace of mind that your data is safe regarding of what Mother Nature throws your way.
May 8, 2018
Say "Yes" or Say "No." Really, You're Saying Both
Your success partly due by your ability to give a sufficient amount of time to a task in order to see it to its conclusion. Protect your time by saying "no" so you can say "yes" to the right things.
May 1, 2018
How to Improve Your Writing Today
If you want to improve writing skills, try Hemingway App. This tool help you write bold, clear copy. Use "Voice Instead" to hear the text read to you. This post explores both.
April 24, 2018