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May 21 12 tweets 5 min read
9 Mac Tips you can learn in the next 5 minutes: Specific Screenshots:

SHIFT+CMD+3 will capture your entire screen.

Did you know you can also narrow your capture to a specific portion?

It's easy, & now that I know it exists, I use it every day.

A simple SHIFT+CMD+4 and you're on your way. Image
May 14 13 tweets 5 min read
10 Google apps you didn't know you needed (until now): Socratic:

An educational app powered by Google AI, Socratic helps you (or your child) get unstuck.

Just ask & you'll be provided with the best online resources to answer virtually any question.

Videos, study guides, step-by-step tutorials, you name it.
apps.apple.com/us/app/socrati…
May 7 11 tweets 4 min read
10 things Google Maps can tell you... (besides where you're going) 🌎 Measure any distance or area:

Right-click the map and you'll see a new set of options appear including the ability to measure:

• Distance - Select 'measure distance' to quickly see the length between two points.

* Area - Connect 4 measurements together to see the total area.
May 6 7 tweets 2 min read
Defend your wealth and fight off the cash
thief that is inflation: 2) It’s no secret the economy is in a tough place right now.

Inflation is rampant, and many stocks are slumping.

So we need to look at alternative assets.

Investments beyond just the typical stocks and bonds.

When it comes to alternatives, there’s one that’s hard to beat.
Apr 30 14 tweets 4 min read
Everyone wants to tell you what to do.

Not me.

I'm going to tell you what NOT to do.

10 career mistakes I've made––so you don't have to: Quit focusing solely on compensation.

Money and benefits are nice, but they're not everything.

Environment, advancement opportunities, and overall quality of life are far more important in the long run.

Instead of asking "how much can I make," ask "how much can I grow."
Apr 23 14 tweets 6 min read
This thread will make you better at Excel: 📊 Automatic Abbreviations:

If you're like me, autocorrect is more of an annoyance than a help.

Let's change that.

Set up your own custom list of abbreviations, and bend its powers to your will.

Type 'TBD'
Press 'Enter"
Output = 'To be determined'
Apr 16 14 tweets 9 min read
I asked my audience a simple question.

"What's one product––under $250––that's changed your life?

Out of over 1,200 responses, here are the best: Item: Athletic Greens
User: @SahilBloom

"For me, it's been Athletic Greens—have taken most days since 2011. Keeps me feeling great daily.

Anyone interested can use my partner link for free vitamin D and travel packs." athleticgreens.com/sahil
Apr 9 12 tweets 5 min read
9 hidden Chrome features guaranteed to make your life easier: 🖥 Tab Groups:

I've got a bad habit and I'm guessing you do as well.

Too Many Open Tabs!

Tab Groups are an easy way to still keep them open and get organized at the same time.

• Select multiple tabs
• Right-click
• Add tabs to a new group

Expand & retract as needed.
Apr 2 17 tweets 7 min read
It's time to run your inbox––instead of it running you.

12 powerful Gmail tips every user should know: 📬 Undo Send:

Don't tell me you haven't done it.

You clicked "reply all" on a message including your boss when you meant to only reply to your friend.

Save yourself!

With Undo Send, Gmail allows you to recall a message sent in error for up to 30 seconds after you click send.
Mar 29 8 tweets 2 min read
Most people don't get it.

It's not about what you've done, who you were, or where you've been.

It's about where you're going.

I had a personal goal I wanted to reach by the time I turned 40.

I didn't make it.

Do I stop trying?

Of course not.

I'll keep going–you should too. When you meet people that have done what you wish you could, you can choose how to react.

It can be motivating or deflating, your choice.

Instead of wondering why you haven't "made it" dig in and find out why they have.

What are they doing differently?
Mar 26 10 tweets 4 min read
If you struggle with getting things done, you need to read this.

7 powerful tips from Reddit on being more productive each day: Broken Windows:

The broken windows theory states that crime is the inevitable result of chaos and disorder.

Inversely, this same theory can be applied in terms of productivity.

The inevitable result of order and routine is accomplishment and progress.
reddit.com/r/productivity…
Mar 22 13 tweets 3 min read
Most people suck at asking questions.

Especially of themselves.

11 powerful questions to ask yourself today: 🧵 What’s 1 thing you can get done now?

I know, I know, you've heard it 1,000 times before.

The key is taking action.

The funny thing about advice? The good stuff gets repeated.

Identify the single most important thing you can do today.

Now go do it.

The goal is progress.
Mar 19 12 tweets 5 min read
10 time-saving Excel functions you should be using: 📊 WORKDAY:

Customers need to know when the job will be done.

The Workday function allows you to easily calculate the time between your start date and a specified number of "business days" in the future.

Automatically exclude weekends & holidays of your choosing.

Like this:
Mar 12 10 tweets 6 min read
There are plenty of ways to waste time online.

You already know those.

Instead, here are 7 sites that will make you more productive––not less: 🖥 diagrams.net

A free and open-source graph drawing software developed in HTML5 and JavaScript.

Its interface can be used to create diagrams such as flowcharts, wireframes, UML diagrams, and organizational charts.

No login to create and no account required.
Mar 9 16 tweets 4 min read
Life advice you can actually use: Elon Musk once said, "They laugh at you just before they applaud."

Place more importance on solving problems correctly than looking smart while doing it.

They'll be plenty of time for people to praise your intellect after you deliver them to the promised land.

Get there first.
Mar 5 12 tweets 5 min read
10 Google Calendar tips to increase your productivity today: 🗓 Never forget again:

So you're scheduling a meeting...

You've got questions you don't want to forget, but you're not ready to share just yet.

Use "Keep" instead of the "description" section.

•Keep
•"Take a note"
•Add text
•Your private note is now linked to this event.
Feb 26 13 tweets 5 min read
10 powerful Excel features every user should know: 📊 Flash Fill:

Let's say you've got all the data you need––it just isn't in the right place.

"Flash Fill" is your friend.

Quickly extract pieces of text from one cell and move them to another OR combine text from multiple cells into a single place.
Feb 21 13 tweets 3 min read
A few facts about life you need to hear.

Whether you want to or not: 🧵 My friend @wdmorrisjr said something once I'll never forget.

"The biggest lie we tell ourselves is that if circumstances were different, WE would be different."

No, you wouldn't.

If you won't do it now, you won't do it then.

Action leads to change, not the other way around.
Feb 19 19 tweets 7 min read
You've thought about using Notion but don't know where to start.

You're in luck.

Here's Notion 101: A step-by-step guide to the basics: 🧵 First things first:

If you haven't done this already, head on over to Notion.so & sign up for a free account.

They offer all of the typical methods you're used to:

•Google, Apple, your email address, etc.

Got that done?

Cool, let's do this!
Feb 14 19 tweets 3 min read
How to manufacture your own luck: 🧵 Be bold:

"The only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough.

Nothing else really counts at all."

– Ted Hughes
Feb 12 12 tweets 3 min read
We ALL have a problem.

We overestimate what can be done in a day, yet underestimate what can be accomplished in a week, month, or year.

10 Steps to get from where you are to where you want to be: 🧵 Intentions

The difference between those who accomplish great things and those who don't?

Simple.

The difference is in the "doing."

Everyone starts out with the best of intentions, few follow through.

Be one of the few.