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Latest News from Good Times. How to Connect Google Calendar to Your Cell Phone. Send Google Calendar Alerts to Any Cell Phone. Jonah Langlieb asked how to send Google Calendar notifications to any cell phone.

Send Google Calendar Alerts to Any Cell Phone

The problem with a calendar on a desktop computer--even one that keeps its data in the cloud--is that you need a connected web browser to access it. A one-hour reminder that you have a 7:00 appointment won't do much good if you're away from your computer at 6:00. If you use Google Calendar and have an Android phone or tablet, this is no big deal. The calendar that comes with the mobile device pretty much gets synced with the one in the cloud automatically. Of course it does; they're both by the same company. Syncing Google Calendar with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch isn't much trouble, either.

But you can also set up Google Calendar so that it will text appointment reminders to any cellphone--smart or dumb. Here's how to set up Google Calendar for any phone: In Google Calendar, click the tool icon in the upper-right corner (if you see more than one, you want the one in the black band). 106 Excuses That Prevent You From Ever Becoming Great. The following is a rare guest post, this time coming from Tommy Walker.

106 Excuses That Prevent You From Ever Becoming Great

Tommy Walker is an Online Marketing Strategist and host of “Inside the Mind” a fresh and entertaining video show about Internet Marketing Strategy. Be honest. How often do you sabotage yourself? On any given day, you have tasks you’d like to finish because you know they’d positively impact your business, and tasks you actually do. You trick yourself into thinking that keeping up with industry news, and reading the latest “10 tips to ______” post is “working”. You know better, but some part of you believes that simply reading the article will help you move forward. That having a deep understanding of all things online marketing will better position you when the time is right. But that time doesn’t come. Something is holding you back, and you can’t quite put your finger on it. You may have one excuse; you may have several. What follows are 106 of the most common excuses you might tell yourself.

You don’t have the knowledge. Steve Pavlina’s Personal Development Blog. Heuristics are rules intended to help you solve problems.

Steve Pavlina’s Personal Development Blog

When a problem is large or complex, and the optimal solution is unclear, applying a heuristic allows you to begin making progress towards a solution even though you can’t visualize the entire path from your starting point. Suppose your goal is to climb to the peak of a mountain, but there’s no trail to follow. An example of a heuristic would be: Head directly towards the peak until you reach an obstacle you can’t cross. Whenever you reach such an obstacle, follow it around to the right until you’re able to head towards the peak once again.

This isn’t the most intelligent or comprehensive heuristic, but in many cases it will work just fine, and you’ll eventually reach the peak. Heuristics don’t guarantee you’ll find the optimal solution, nor do they generally guarantee a solution at all. Heuristics have many practical applications, and one of my favorite areas of application is personal productivity. Nuke it! How to Use Mind Mapping for Studying and Research.