The Art and History of Productive Note Taking

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What Is Capturing

Everyone has done some version of quick capturing in their life. For example, have you ever written a grocery list? What about a post-it note reminder to yourself in the future? If you’ve ever written down a thought, idea, or task with the intention of reviewing it later, that’s an example of capturing. Continue reading “The Art and History of Productive Note Taking”

How To Read More Books This Year

glen-noble-18012Reading more books is perhaps the best thing you can do for your self-education. Reading will expand your knowledge of the world while challenging your existing opinions about things.

Recently, I’ve started to challenge myself to read more books. I want to read more because I do not ever want to stop learning, but I also love books. What follows is the result of hours of research and personal experience. My hope is that you can apply what you’ve read here to help you achieve your own reading goals. Continue reading “How To Read More Books This Year”

6 Things You Can Do Today to Make Your Commute More Productive


Photo Credit: Jessica Matteazzi

The average person spends about 200 hours per year commuting to work. If you’re like me and live a bit further away from your workplace, you can easily spend 500 hours just sitting in your car commuting every year. But what if there was a way to utilize this time to pursue a passion or goal of yours or to even learn a new skill? Continue reading “6 Things You Can Do Today to Make Your Commute More Productive”

How To Create a Sales Prospecting System Using Evernote


I’ve been using Evernote to increase and track my sales for a while now. But I’ve finally decided to share the system I use in the hope that it will help other people too.

Most people that I’ve talked to that work in a sales position do not have an organized system for staying on top of their leads. I used to be one of them. It wasn’t until I met a top producing salesman (now a coworker of mine) who was using a digitized version of the index cards, that inspired me to switch over from using an analog system to a digital one (Evernote). Continue reading “How To Create a Sales Prospecting System Using Evernote”

The Only Three Apps I Use To Get More Done


One of the hardest things about creating good habits is keeping them going for the long term. Today I’m going to share with you the tools I use to create goals and keep successful habits ongoing.

If you’re anything like me, you’re all too familiar with the feeling of creating goals or habits yet never following through with them. You know that if you were to just stick with actually focusing on your goals, you would be much closer to accomplishing them. But without a reliable system to track your progress, setting goals can seem like a daunting task. Continue reading “The Only Three Apps I Use To Get More Done”