The Out-Of-Office Reply That Will Change Your Life

After my annual holidays I didn’t have a single email to respond to. Sounds unusual but here’s why — I set an out-of-office reply to let people know that I would delete all emails on my return…

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Then Break Things Down!

When life is complex and overwhelming, don’t give up or compulsively dive into action without thinking. Stop, reflect and break things down.
Here’s what I did a few years ago when my chook shed was destroyed in a landslip…

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Freeing The Monster

Our monster project has been frustratingly slow and personally challenging. We’ve been forced to take a good look at ourselves and face feelings of self-doubt (can I really do this?) and fear (will anyone actually want this thing?)…

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4 Reasons Why You Need A Killer To-Do List

A killer to-do list is like a well packed caravan. Everything that you need for the trip is organised and in one place. You’ve added the obvious stuff, like soap, sleeping bags and spare undies. ‘Just in case’ items are also included — like Scrabble and a first aid kit…

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Why I End Each Week With A Digital Detox

By disconnecting from technology I find that I reconnect with life. I switch off from the work in my head and live out a full day in an undistracted, unstimulated and unmediated type of way.

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Get Rid of Email Alerts on Your iPhone and iPad Forever

Imagine if your organisation held a ‘bring your toddler to work day?’ What might it look like? Endless distraction? Constant nagging? Sound like the interruptive behaviour of your iPhone or iPad? Well that’s because it probably is! Here’s how to turn email alerts off…

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What I Learnt From Getting My Email Hacked

I woke up yesterday, turned on my phone and noticed that I’d inadvertently sent 500 emails overnight. I’d been hacked. It took me all morning to restore my contacts and it made me stop and think about how reliant I am on technology. Here’s what I learnt …

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How To Kill Outlook Alerts Once And For All

Microsoft Outlook likes to beep. Its default alert settings entice you to react to every email as it comes in. Stop letting your email notifications shape the way you work by turning off the beep. Here’s how to do it …

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