The Overlooked Cost of Notifications On Your Phone

Let’s face it: gadgets are wicked cool these days. There are thousands—nay, millions—of apps, and each one is usually clever, useful, or fun. Is that a good thing? I think so, but as I’m sure you’ve been told—with great power comes great responsibility.

The Overlooked Cost of Notifications On Your Phone

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With a smart phone in hand, you or I could go almost anywhere—and do almost anything—while keeping in touch with family, colleagues, and friends.

With few exceptions, I could run my entire business from my Samsung Galaxy S4.

In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to create an RSS-driven email campaign in MailChimp using the Get Noticed!™ Theme for WordPress. I even provide a free template.

This works with any WordPress site, and makes it easy to automatically send email updates to your blog subscribers with the full content of each post you create.

Want personal guidance on how to use features like this?

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The Double-Edged Sword Of Label Self-Diagnosis

We all have many labels, whether we realize that or not. Some are given, others are chosen, but they all have the power to change our perception of the world.

The Double-Edged Sword Of Label Self-Diagnosis

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Right now, I am labeled a husband, son, and Christian—and that’s just the start of the list. All these labels are true, but some have more power than others.

What it Takes to Get Absolutely Stellar Testimonials

When it comes time to make a purchase, positive reviews make a heck of a lot of difference. According to some research, 88% of consumers consider reviews in their buying decisions, and 79% trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.

What it Takes to Get Absolutely Stellar Testimonials

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When you’re selling your own service, the same rules apply.

I just put together a new service I offer, which I’m calling Unlock the Get Noticed! Theme. If you check the landing page out (click here), you’ll see I have some stellar testimonials along the right-hand side and within the body of the page. That’s very much on purpose.

Whenever you offer your own product or service, you need reviews as much as any product on Amazon. But how do you get them?

Fruity Productivity Made Simple: The Pomodoro Technique Explained

Pomodoro is Italian for tomato—the fruit most likely to be confused as a vegetable. It’s also the name of a powerful productivity technique, named after a tomato-shaped kitchen timer.

Fruity Productivity Made Simple: The Pomodoro Technique Explained

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In my quest for simple productivity, the Pomodoro Technique has come up time and time again. After references to it on half a dozen blogs I follow, I decided to do my research.

In the 1980s, Francesco Cirillo developed the Pomodoro Technique in an effort to improve his own study habits. Since then, he’s written a best-selling book and the technique has been used by professionals all over the world.