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17 Apps That Will Help You Get More Done

17 Apps That Will Help You Get More Done

What’s your all-time favorite app for getting more done?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Fancy Hands

I’m a huge fan of Fancy Hands. It helps me get more done by focusing on the stuff that I can’t ask someone else to do. They handle anything that can be done over the Internet, from scheduling meetings to doing specific research. It has made me much more productive with my time.

Dangers of Complacency

Dangers of Complacency

By Anonymous

“The arrogance of success is to think that what we did yesterday is good enough for tomorrow.”  ― William Pollard

In the past year I have grown a lot personally and professionally. I accomplished some significant goals; achieving one year of sobriety, graduating from a professional fellowship program and joining the board, getting into the best shape of my life with regular yoga, and getting out of an unhealthy relationship. Everything was going really well and really smoothly and what I didn’t realize is how periods of great achievement can lead to a dangerous path of complacency.

Complacency is defined as ‘self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies’. It’s a common trap to fall into when life is going particularly well.

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow

It’s 5 in the morning and I’m sitting on the tarmac in Sacramento.

Bound for Maine.

She called me nearly two weeks ago and left a message saying she just wanted to hear my voice. Everything was fine, she offered, knowing that I would worry otherwise.

My grandmother.

I meant to call her back.

I wanted to call her back. To hear her voice... Read More

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Random Acts of Kindness

2013 Weekly Challenge #26: Random Acts of Kindness   Being kind is probably a part of your every day life. After all, you have to be nice, in general, to get what you want and to keep the people you love happy.

But what about being kind simply for the sake of being kind?

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: EAT LOCAL!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: EAT LOCAL!
2013 Weekly Challenge #24: Eat Local!   You hear it all the time: Eat Local! But why?

Here are 8 reasons to eat local foods (taken from about.com):

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2013 Weekly Challenge #22: Build a New Healthy Habit

2013 Weekly Challenge #22: Build a New Healthy Habit

2013 Weekly Challenge #22: Build a New Healthy Habit

 

Your challenge this week is to create a new healthy habit (or break an old unhealthy one). Here's a great article on the topic:

"Research has proven that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Habits are an essential part of our life, without them we would fail in most things we try to accomplish. They help us to reach specific goals, stay focused along the way and keep on pushing when the going gets touch. At the same time, non-supportive habits can keep us from moving forward or even hurt our well-being. As Dr. Andrew Weil says, anything you do with repetition and emotion will become your reality. If you’re not satisfied with your current experience, examine your habits.

It really DID look like Spring ~ last week!

It really DID look like Spring ~ last week!

The weekly rains brought Spring on with a vengeance - flowers, bees, blossoms & allergies!  

Riding (or walking/jogging) the countryside in Southport during April & May is a glorious thing with rich visual rewards for those who cherish the open spaces still available.