How to Batch Schedule Tweets with Hootsuite

Tired of writing each tweet by hand? Instead of individually scheduling every tweet, you can write them in a group (batch) and then upload them all in one go. I use Hootsuite to do this, though there are other tools that let you do the same thing. Socialoomp is another I use, though the UI […]

Winston Churchill’s Alternative Clean Desk Policy

When’s the last time you read something about productivity that made you stop and rethink how you manage your time? I just finished reading Winston Churchill’s biography and one of the many treasure buried inside the book was his own version of the notorious clean desk policy.

How to Delegate Tasks when Managing Company Blogs

Do you think you can – and should – do everything on your blog? If you do, you’re nuts! Instead, focus on where you add real value and delegate other tasks to others.

The Inner Game of Confidence With Suzanne Vara

Most of us see confidence as an absolute. You have it or you don’t, right? Las Vegas-based internet marketer Suzanne Vara offers a different interpretation. Instead of seeing confidence as a fixed object, she explores the difference between inner and outer confidence and, more importantly, how to cultivate each type.

55 Hour Train Trips To Tibet With Kids: How to Survive

We traveled from Beijing to Xian to Tibet during the summer with our son. It took three days to get there on a very packed train and another eight to get to the Holy Lake. Over some very bumpy roads. Luckily, we’ve traveled in China for many years so know what to expect. Here are some do’s and don’ts if you plan to travel in Asia, especially if you’re bringing kids.

How Much Should You Pay For a 500 Word Article?

I’m curious. How much would you pay me to write a 500 word article for you?

Ok. I don’t do freelance work at the moment. But, if I did, how would you go about it?One way to scale your internet business is to outsource writing tasks to Virtual Assistants and Freelancers. The upfront cost (payment) is offset by the extra sales you’ll make (returns) on the time you save.

Business Planning: Shrink the Change and Get It Finished

One myth about writing Business Plans is that they’re hard. Not true. They’re very hard to do right. But before you hit the Back button, here is one way you can get it written it, with a lot less pain than you’d expect.

Do Standing Desks Make You More Productive?

It was an accident. I started to write while standing up. We’d moved back from China and most all our belongings were still at sea. Somewhere.  So I placed my laptop on the bookshelf and started to type. It was a bit improvised but I soon got the hang of it and managed to adjust to the […]

Fear of Success: What will happen if you succeed?

He said to me, ‘if you’re going to fail, fail fast.’ Have you heard this line before? I’m sure you have and if not probably some variation. Everyone is the room agreed with him. They’d made a mistake. The project tanked. Time to move on.

Productivity: How To Make Friday Your Busiest Day

Friday is my busiest day. Most folks power down and go into weekend mode. Not here! Ask yourself, ‘why do I go down a gear on Friday?’, ‘How does this benefit my career?’ Ok, let’s be honest. We do this because others do it. Right? This is a high-risk way to manage your career. You’re letting others determine how you behave. And it damages your career in many, many ways. Here’s an alternative approach.