The How-to and Habits of Effective Today Lists Each Day

When it comes to the never-ending battle for focus, keeping a daily “today” list is one of the better decisions I’ve made. They provide focus, clarity, and direction—but only when properly prepared.

The How-to and Habits of Effective Today Lists Each Day

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Each day I sent down at my desk, the first thing I do is create my daily today list.

My today list typically consists of three to five items each day. These are my top priority tasks for the day. Though they may not be all I get done, they are the most important.

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs A Personal Platform and Brand

Every single entrepreneur has a task list miles long. Adding a project to that list is a tall order, I know. And platform-building? That’s tough stuff. But it’s worth it, either way.

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs A Personal Platform and Brand

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What is a platform?

As Michael Hyatt explains in his best-selling book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World,

Very simply, a platform is the thing you have to stand on to get heard. It’s your stage. But unlike a stage in the theater, today’s platform is not built of wood or concrete or perched on a grass hill. Today’s platform is built of people. Contacts. Connections. Followers.

And brand? These days, that means much more than names like McDonald’s, Abercrombie, and Apple.

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.