Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt

Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt

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This is a notes pages complied of my personal thoughts from the book and quoted material. Effort has been made to give proper credit to the author.

Informal Summary

Free to Focus takes you from defensive to offense with your tasks and commitments at the office. Further, it makes a strong case why unplugging from work is important and should be intentional. The system is comprised from Michael Hyatt’s years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience. View Post

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One Small Goal to Restart

One Small Goal to Restart

Over the past four-five months, I’ve felt unsuccessful with my health goals. I gave up on my running and exercising goal (surprise) and apparently, it’s been weighing on me unconsciously. To get out my slump, I tried to replace the abandoned goal. However, I kept listing bigger goals, goals I should do, and bucket-list goals. The result? No goal was pursued and I remained frozen.

This is the first lie that perfectionism tells you about goals: Quit if it isn’t perfect.
― Jon Acuff, Finish

While pondering my dilemma for a few weeks, I kept noticing and trying to maintain the little streak counter on my Headspace app. The app displayed my 12-day meditation streak. Great, am I close to a medal? Yes I am! Ah, I can do 30 days. And that’s how I set and accomplished my 30-day mediation streak. View Post

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Courtesy of Headspace Inc. Screenshot of Headspace milestones by Tracy A. as of December, 28 2018.

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Clean Bathroom Goals

Clean Bathroom Goals

Question – With the three-day weekend coming, are you also trying to clean up and clean out your entire home?! Personally, it helps me relax to just get it all done so I’m not cleaning all weekend. Not think about a dirty pile of dishes to come home to when I come back from break is probably the best part of being proactive. 🗓 📦 🤹‍♂️

But seriously, I use great, natural, award-winning cleaning products that make my cleaning a breeze. Or at least not take as long. Now, if they did all the cleaning for me. Ok, I’m off to get some cleaning down before the weekend starts! 🚿

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Happy Belated Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2018

Happy Belated Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2018

Mothers… they make the world go ’round. What a better way to say I care and love you than with some great gifts she’ll love or not even expect! It’s not too late.

  • Flowers and a Card. This is just the start but always appreciated.
  • Printable Card. Use this option if you have plenty of printer ink and know you’re way around sites like Vistaprint.
  • Digital E-card. If you’re really running out of time…

Grocery Pickup

  • Instacart – This a a great time saver for a mom or anyone in the house that picks up the groceries. I’ve tried this service a couple of times now and it does the job. I use it for Aldi, CVS, and Meijer items I can’t get elsewhere. Use CODE TALTHEIDE1D0 to get $10 for your first purchase.

Jewelry

  • Classic touch if you know the style. And watches are the type of gift that can elevate any outfit without complicating things.

  • Hypoallergenic earrings. If your mom struggles because she’s sensitive to metal, these earrings will make her day and kudos to you for noticing. The brand Attention at Kmart and Sears has some good options, but you need to go in the store to find them. It’s a bit tricky online.

Last Resort

Mother’s day Amazon Gift Card

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How to Put Your Phone in Black and White Mode

I had forgotten completely about this feature, I was thankfully reminded by Becky Simpson, who is a wonderful illustrator that I follow on Twitter. She was even gracious enough to reply back with the answer.

Basic Instructions

Settings > general > accessibility > color filters > grayscale

Original Conversation on Twitter.

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Improved My Days With Wireless Headphones

Improved My Days With Wireless Headphones

Have you ever bought something that turned into a staple, like a purse or a watch? A sample item that you never leave the house without? I’m not talking about keys or phones, but I am talking about something useful and small.

For me that was my JBL Wires-less headphones. I’m so excited to share about these headphones that have become my trusty companions. I take them everywhere.

Here’s some typical internal excuses that I would make:

  • It’s so noisy at work and I can’t concentrate.
  • I don’t like to run because my headphones always fall out.
  • I don’t listen to training or podcasts because I don’t have time.
  • I promise to listen to that audiobook next week.
  • Chores take too much time and I can’t multi-task.
  • I can’t answer a quick call on the phone while driving.

Without a long cable, headphones really become a great small tool to have around.

My JBL headphones connect easily to my phone or laptop. I can walk around doing chores and still listen to an audio book or music without blasting the audio. And I can go out for runs without the annoyance of loosing pace because I hit the cable again.

Wether it’s these or anyone other one, I highly recommend you invest in headphones if your serious about your workouts, learning, or saving time.

I’ll be posting an unboxing video afterwards.

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Getting Started with CleanMyMac 3 Tutorial

Getting Started with CleanMyMac 3 Tutorial

If you’re looking for a simple maintenance program for your mac, I urge you to check out, CleanMyMac 3. It’s a simple software program that really only takes a few minutes to install and a few minutes a month to keep your mac running smoothly. I have created an intro video that I would like to share with you.

Under the tools page, you’ll find the link to download it so you can follow along. It comes with a FREE trial to get started. Let me know what you think in the comments. Let me know if there are any issues and contact the CleanMyMac3 support team. I will do my best to follow up on your inquiry or answer any basic questions.

Video One – Recorded and saved withLoom

CleanMyMac3 – Overview Video 1

Next Video coming soon

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The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes

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This is a notes pages complied of my personal thoughts from the book and quoted material. Effort has been made to quick appropriate credit to the author.

Informal Summary:

Lewis Howes shares in a conversational format how he developed his overcoming mindset and of other highly accomplished people he’s personally come to know along his journey. Bouncing back and forth through story telling and practical steps, Howes walks with you in making significant changes in your life that he made just a few short years after deciding to get of his sister’s couch.
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Sprint into your new writing habit

Sprint into your new writing habit

Novel writing month is over but no fear! I’m checking out a few apps that help encourage writing. Sprinter is a great tool to create the habit of brainstorming or timed writing exercises. It’s has a very simple display to avoid distractions.

Name: Sprinter.com
Company: Freewrite
Last Updated: N/A
Category: Writing Tool
Listed Price: Free!
Your personal rating: 4 of 5
Available: Web and on Freewrite

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Would I recommend you to join a membership site?

Would I recommend you to join a membership site?

We can all use a little accountability from time to time. Let me share how I ended up joining the membership site, Rocking Productivity Academy. This time last year I was wondering if I had what it took to get anything crossed off my new years’ checklist.

I had three vague goals: post more often on my website, exercise consistently and read one book a month.

It was October 2016 and I had made progress on the last two goals. I had barely touched my website all year. It wasn’t being addressed because I was lacking skill, but rather because I kept letting perfection get in the way. I was too indecisive about the content calendar and little action.
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