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As an internet entrepreneur, it can sometimes be difficult to stay organized. A constant flood of information is at your fingertips – leading to information overload. As we enter 2008, with New Years Resolutions at the forefront, I thought I’d take time to share some great organizational tools that I’ve found to help me on a daily basis.
Remember the time your friend borrowed a jacket from you but forgot to return it? And, each time you saw him you hoped you would remember that he didn’t return it, and uncomfortably brought up the subject, only to have him forget again a day later?
While the makers of Hassle Me intended the site to send you “nagging” reminders every variable amount of days, I found this site to be more useful in keeping track of nagging others (something which I detest, yet find necessary, for lack of others’ organization skills).
Often when I have used the Copy & Paste function I was stuck with frustration – I wanted to replace text somewhere, but didn’t want to lose the content I was replacing, or I wanted to copy more than one piece of information and be able to paste it elsewhere.
A practical example of this is imagine you have a username and password that someone emails you. They are both long and filled with all types of characters (basically impossible for you to remember just by looking at it).
Roto-Rooter, the largest plumbing service in the U.S., has opened up a sweepstakes to win a “Pimped Out John”. This toilet, given to one lucky winner, will have all of the necessary (and quite a few unnecessary) tools for today’s man in this “war zone”. According to Roto-Rooter, the average person spends 11,862 hours in the bathroom in a lifetime. Needless to say, it would be a much more pleasant time if there were something to do.
“The bathroom is the perfect place for your very own throne. It shouldn’t always be regarded as the room of last resort,” contends Steven Pollyea, Roto-Rooter vice president of marketing.
If the phrase “time is money” is true, then it certainly behooves us to try to minimize the amount of time it takes to do any task. As someone who reads an awful lot each day, I have been particularly sensitive to the time it takes me to read something (in case you haven’t noticed, on the main page of this blog, I even let you know the estimated amount of time needed to read each post!). Over the years I have put together some ways to read faster – instantly.
I, like most people in the USA, love entertainment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2004 we spent over $540 Billion entertaining ourselves (I include eating out at restaurants entertainment – we’ll discuss this in a different time and place). Although the last decade or so has seen many changes in the type of entertainment we prefer, one thing stays the same – we watch entertainment in order to:
- live a simulated life
- pass time
These days it seems like everyone has a solution for your voice communications. The wireless providers have a cell phone for you, the voice over ip (VOIP) providers have an internet line, and of course who could forget the traditional old school landline phone.
To make your life easier, join GrandCentral which allows you to get a local phone number. With this new number, you are able to:
- Listen in on a voicemail in realtime.
- Keep a phone number that is yours, not your phone or location’s (i.e.- for your lifetime).
Do you sleep enough? Chances are you don’t. It’s probably related to one of the following:
Uncomfortable bed, kids, work, friends and lastly (you guessed it) Internet.
While we read on a regular basis that people are supposed to get 8 hours of sleep or even more, some recent research shows just the opposite. It is well known that adults need less sleep than children, but no one was advocating cutting your sleep.
“people who get only 6 to 7 hours a night have a lower death rate than those who get 8 hours of sleep.”