How To Attract Global Traffic To Your Website On A Budget

Originally posted on Jason and Company Notes:

The Web is a global sales platform, and the products and services that you are selling have the potential to be very popular in areas outside the U.S.  That is if your product is (as it should be): 1) digital, 2) scalable, and 3) distributed globally.

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Boosting Motivation And Getting Back To Myself

Originally posted on Love, Ashley:

Being self disciplined and motivated has been one of my biggest challenges in my adult years, and recently even more so since I lost my mom three months ago. Grieving is a process, and can be a long and winding road for many people. Everyone grieves differently, in their own way, and in their own times.  For me, sometimes negative feelings and getting lost in thought has been getting in the way of my own productivity, which is said to be normal and expected at this stage. However, after taking a mental vacation of sorts, I’d like to start getting back into the groove of things.

So in order to regain my focus, I have put together a short list of reminders to get me started, and maybe these can be helpful to you too.

Avoid negative thinking. Easier said than done, definitely, but it can be done. Whatever has…

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Yes, Email Is Exciting. Get Excited!

Originally posted on Anwar Kabir's Talk:

Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet.

“E-mail is dead, or at least that’s what Silicon Valley is banking on,” wrote Businessweek tech reporter Ashlee Vance.

There’s the co-founder of Asana, the work software startup. Email has “become a counter-productivity tool,” Justin Rosenstein likes to say.

Slack, the superhot work chat tool, likes to brag that they’ve “saved the world from over 70,000,000 emails” (if you assume that every five Slack messages prevent one email from getting its wings).

And it’s not just entrepreneurs with cloud software to sell. There are the young people, too, especially whatever we call the younger-than-Millennials.

Getting an email address was once a nerdy right of passage for Gen-Xers arriving on college campuses. Now, the kids are waging a war of indifference on poor old email, culling the weak and infirm old-people technology. One American professor maintained that

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My Five Rules for Productivity

Originally posted on My Polymath Life:

Productivity is a big problem for scanners usually. When one wants to pursue lots of different interests, it’s hard to choose what to focus on, and when.  For me, I get so overwhelmed by my choices that I end up not doing anything at all.

So I decided to come up with some rules to dictate my productivity. I knew these rules had to give me the flexibility to jump from project to project while keeping me focused enough to get something done. They also had to take into account my mental and emotional state when dealing with productivity.

Here are the five rules I came up with:

  1. I give myself permission to do everything I want to do, as long as I’m doing something. Picking a project to work on is one of my weak points. This way, I can do whatever I feel like doing, but I must

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Narrow Your Focus, And Maximize Your Potential

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

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It seems for many of us that there are too many things that need to get done and there is simply not enough time to complete all of it. The truth of the matter is there truly isn’t enough time to get all of the things on our never ending list done. There are only 24 hours in a day. You should probably be spending 6­8 of those hours sleeping. As an added, bonus most of us have 40 hours in a week that are dedicated to our profession. So how do we get all of it done? How do we meet all of our obligations?

What I suggest to you is that you don’t even try to meet all of them. My suggestion is for you to focus on what matters the most. Many of us consider ourselves busy people, and for many of us that may…

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My Core Four: The Systems I Use to Stay Productive

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I recently read the book “The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity” by Kory Kogan, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne. Based on Stephen Covey’s Time Matrix, the book describes the five choices you can make to remain focused on Quadrant 2 tasks (the important but not urgent items) that will propel you forward toward achieving your goals.

In the chapter titled Choice 4: Rule Your Technology, Don’t Let it Rule You, the authors discuss the “the Core 4.” These are the four types of information (appointments, tasks, contacts, and notes/documents) you need to manage if you are going to be productive, and you must have trusted systems for each of them.

As the authors state, it really doesn’t matter what you use for Core 4 systems as long as you have something you trust and works for you, but I wanted to share my Core 4 with you.

  1. Appointments

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TEN great free tools to boost your productivity

Originally posted on Pinnacle Business & Marketing Consulting:

To run a business successfully – especially SMEs – you’ll need a host of tools for various purposes such as accounting, CRM, project management, desktop publishing, and so forth. Collectively, these tools can amount to quite a sum, but that is nowadays fortunately no longer necessary.

Speaking from practical experience over many years, we have come across a number of online services that are either free of charge or highly affordable. We’ve enjoyed these tools so much that we’d like share some of these with you. By doing so, we hope to assist you in becoming more productive and spending less and less on technology.

Wave Accounting

This is a great online accounting solution and also comes with a free app so you can invoice clients on the go right out of your mobile phone. If you bill your time to clients, you will find this feature particularly useful. It handles the basics…

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I Don’t Have Enough Time!

Originally posted on The Buzz in Biz:

Have you ever thought about how many times in a week we say, “I don’t have enough time” or “I am too busy.”

There seems to be universal consensus among most of the entrepreneurs and leaders that I work with that time management is a challenge.  The perception of a lack of time manifests itself in many ways:  stress, anxiety, anger, depression, fear, decreased productivity and the break down of relationships.


Is there truly a lack of time or do we get so overwhelmed with everything that is going on around us that we just don’t manage the time we have very well?  I have found with very few exceptions that most people are unable to manage their time well.  I am sure for most of you – that is very disappointing because that means that problem doesn’t lie in how busy you are but in how you are managing…

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This Webpage Uses Centuries-Old Physics To Let Anyone Scroll Hands-Free

Originally posted on Deepak verma:

The Doppler effect is a well-documented phenomenon in physics which causes a change in the frequency of a wave as the source moves closer to the observer. It’s the science behind satellites and speed cameras alike. And, in the hands of one computer science student, it can make a little magic happen
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