How to Set Quarterly Goals

A 5 step process to set and achieve your quarterly goals.

This post is written by Jaclyn Schiff of The Schiff Report. Unless your workday includes multiple references to deadlines, leads and sources, you probably don’t think of yourself as a beat reporter. But maybe you should. Beat reporters focus on covering a specific issue or particular sector over time. News directors say that beat reporting… Read more

Photo by Stefan Tell Focus and productivity go hand in hand. Like peas and carrots, or peanut butter and jelly. They’re almost synonymous. Yet, focus is the oft overlooked, redheaded step-child of productivity. And you can be darned sure you won’t be productive without focus. Really, productivity is just doing things that you’re supposed to… Read more

While perusing everyone’s favorite bookmarking site, I came across this incredible photo of the Grand Tetons at night. While the picture alone is pretty impressive, the amazing part is how many planets you can actually see: The Milky Way, Jupiter, a kickin’ star named Arcturus, and the Big Dipper. That’s a pretty stellar cast. And… Read more

The Theory of Constraints blog has an interesting article on the damaging effects of multi-tasking.  In a project setting, it’s easy to get distracted and try and complete multiple tasks instead of just working on one. This article argues that multi-tasking is not only a bad mindset to have, but it can actually make projects… Read more

Self-perspective is one of the hardest things to understand. I mean, it seems simple enough on the surface; it’s merely what you think of yourself. But many times we don’t see that how we view ourselves can affect our successes as a professional/parent/circus clown/etc. Maxwell Maltz put it best when he said Self-image sets the… Read more

I just publicly launched PopDeal today, a tech deals aggregator. In layman’s terms, it collects all of the latest technology deals from around the web onto one page. I had previously launched PopDeal in another form before, but it turns out that it had a fatal flaw. It was crap. Yep, I built a crappy… Read more

As I’ve been trying to stick with my convictions on only allowing the absolute-smallest amounts of time to finish tasks, I’ve learned that the more you make of the time before each task, the more efficient you’ll be. Instead of finishing a task, taking your well deserved break, and coming back to a completely new… Read more

10 Minutes has gotten a bad rap. While it may seem like an insignificant amount of time, 10 minutes can be very useful in productivity. Although there aren’t many projects that can get done in 10 minutes, you sure can get one started. As a matter of fact, I think that 10 minutes is way… Read more

Like it Matters has an intriguing post about trimming your attention sails.  In short: how to cut waaaaaaay back on your digital inputs. The author Brian was recently motivated to storm the beaches of his attention span and take back what was rightfully his. The post has an incredible list of very helpful things he… Read more

Creating My ToDo List Through Jott And Gmail “1. If you don’t have an account with Gmail, you must set one up by going here. 2. Once you have logged into your Gmail account, go to the “Labels” box on the sidebar and click on “Edit labels”. 3. In the entry box marked “Create a… Read more

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