Darren’s Guide – The Best Tools and Techniques For Winning at Business and Life

Darren’s Guide – The Best Tools and Techniques For Winning at Business and Life

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We owe it to ourselves to bring out best every single moment of every single day.  Why would anyone want to waste time being less than the best human he or she could be?  When it comes to getting the most from myself and my day, I'm ALL IN. Introduction In my 20 years in technology business I’ve seen and used a lot of tools. This guide is aimed at anyone who wants to make effective use of the Internet in daily life, whether it’s in business or in personal life. These tools are equally helpful regardless of whether you’re trying to run a business across multiple time zones or just trying to stay in touch with family and friends and keep your life moving in the right direction. I…
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Keep Email in its Box with Inbox Zero

Keep Email in its Box with Inbox Zero

Self-help, Technology
This post is part of the series The Best Tools and Techniques for Winning at Business and Life We all have a love/hate relationship with email, except maybe without the love. Yes, email is terrible, but it’s part of life so we may as well deal with it in this guide. I recommend looking at email at least once per day and no more often than three or four times per day, depending on the length of your work day. If you’re an eight-to-fiver, twice is plenty. If you run from five am to midnight, you may need to deal with email as many as four times a day. The Habit Check sometime in the morning. Schedule it AROUND your big rocks. Give it anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes and…
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How To Make More Effective Use of Your Office Productivity Software

How To Make More Effective Use of Your Office Productivity Software

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This post is part of the series The Best Tools and Techniques for Winning at Business and Life Google Apps for Business / Office 365 for Collaboration and Document Collaboration Google: $5/user/mo | Microsoft: $13/user/mo Every team needs a collaboration solution. Individuals can benefit from having a classy email address on a personalized domain. These service are both really good. Both Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Business work great. One will most likely stand out as better for your situation, so I recommend getting trial accounts for each and making your decision based on your own needs. Here are a few observations based on my experience with both solutions: Exchange vs. Gmail. Gmail works really well in the cloud. Exchange and Outlook go really well together in offices on…
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