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Joe's Goals- Free Online Goal Tracking A Handy Index to All My Evernote Posts I have been writing for a while now about Evernote, the software that turns your computer into a digital brain. It allows you to remember everything. Literally. Yesterday, someone asked me if I had a list of all my blog posts I’d written on this topic. So I decided to pull together this list of all my posts, to make it easier for those who want to get up-to-speed fast. If you are just getting started with Evernote, I suggest that you buy Brett Kelly’s remarkably practical e-book, Evernote Essentials, 4.0. Question: What am I missing? or upgrade to a self-hosted WordPress blog?

Scott H Young » The Art of the Finish: How to Go From Busy to Ac Today I have a treat for you. Cal Newport from Study Hacks is going to share some of his insights on productivity. Cal is also the author of How to Become a Straight-A Student and How to Win at College. He is currently studying for a PhD at MIT. Last August, I published an essay on my blog, Study Hacks, that was titled: Productivity is Overrated. Productivity is Overrated That is, the two don’t need to go together. What Accomplished People Do Differently From my experience, the most common trait you will consistently observe in accomplished people is an obsession with completion. It’s this constant stream of finishing that begins, over time, to unlock more and more interesting opportunities and eventually leads to their big scores. If you are productive without harboring this intense desire for completion, you will end up just being busy. Introducing Completion-Centric Planning Here’s the reality: Real accomplishments require really hard pushes. Setup: Construct a Project Page Why This Works

Evernote Welcome to Season 4, Episode 5 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss how to get the most out of Evernote. Evernote is a cloud-based, information organization app. Listen to the Audio Subscribe to Podcast in iTunes I use Evernote for everything. The Evernote Hacks for Bloggers screencast, guidebook, and template is an exclusive early bird bonus available FREE when you register for Platform University® before midnight on Friday, April 17, 2015. Not only is Evernote easy to use across all my devices, but I’ve developed workflows and workarounds that enable me to be more efficient and effective than ever before when it comes to content production. I explain step-by-step how to use these same hacks and tips in my new screencast and ebook, Evernote Hacks for Bloggers, available for anyone who registers for Platform University® today, Friday, April 17, 2015. Courtesy of iStock/kickimages Not me. Sound familiar?

How to Organize Evernote for Maximum Efficiency Please note: The way I organize Evernote today is completely different than what I wrote here. You can find my updated methodology here. I have been using Evernote for months. However, I have not really taken time to explore the depth of this incredible program until just recently. I have mainly just used it for a place to store meeting notes and an occasional web clipping. Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/STEVECOLEccs However, thanks to Brett Kelly’s very helpful e-book, Evernote Essentials, the Evernote user forum, and a little experimentation, I have begun to see the incredible power of this digital repository. It all begins by establishing a solid organizational structure. If you are just getting started with Evernote, I suggest that you buy Brett Kelly’s remarkably practical e-book, Evernote Essentials, 4.0. First, let’s define some terms: Notebooks: These are collections of individual notes. Perhaps my current structure—which is still a work in process—will serve as an example.

Season 4, Episode 5: Getting the Most Out of Evernote [Podcast] Welcome to Season 4, Episode 5 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss how to get the most out of Evernote. Evernote is a cloud-based, information organization app. Listen to the Audio Subscribe to Podcast in iTunes Watch the Video In this episode, you’ll discover: The best way to manage your email list subscriptions.How to capture and recall small but important details without even typing a note.The most effective way to archive important emails you receive.A simple way to organize research and resources for content creation.How to use Evernote to prepare for meetings. Read the Transcript You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions. Join the Conversation My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Explore Additional Resources Share the Love

How Evernote can Help you Achieve Your Goals in 2015 If you are going to achieve your goals in 2015, you must have a way to track your progress, so you actually achieve it. There are a variety of tools for doing this. Author Michael Hyatt provides tips on how he uses Evernote to organize his life and focus on accomplishing business goals for the new year. Hyatt is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. He is also the founder of Platform University and the massively popular course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Like millions of other people, I use Evernote as my “digital brain” to store ideas, notes, web clips, receipts, recipes, important documents, event details, and more. But, did you know you can also use it to help you achieve your most important goals for 2015? 1. 2. 3. You can use Evernote to track your goals by following these four simple steps. Step 1: Type all your goals into one summary note. Figure 1: Create a Goal Summary Note * Tag this note with two tags: “2015” and “goals.”

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