Gordon Edward Searles

571 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | 4 Following | 43 Followers | @gesearles | Medical and Aesthetic/Restorative Dermatologist in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Searles is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta.

How to declutter your work life

Millennials, like me, are minimalists: from our iPhones to our fashion, we value efficiency, simplicity and aesthetics. When it comes to work, we …

Productivity

Overcome Your Fears and Start Blogging

<b>Overcome Your Fears and Start Blogging</b>Blogging and posting your written text online for the world to see can send chills down someone’s spine. That …

Writing

Ten Habits for Crafting a Happy, Fulfilling Life

Living an authentic, productive, and balanced life begins with these ten simple shifts in your mindset and behavior.<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s …

Happiness

Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work

We each have 96 energy blocks each day to spend however we’d like. Using this energy blocking system will ensure you’re spending each block wisely to …

Time Management

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

How to Use Checklists Without Overwhelming Your Team

Creating too many checklists can easily burn out your employees, working against your business. Here's what to do instead.<p>When you think process, maybe you think "checklist".<p>I've always been a fan of checklists, and checklists are kind of what people think of when they think of systematizing their …

Project Management

If Strategy Is So Important, Why Don’t We Make Time for It?

Almost every leader wants to make more time for strategic thinking. In one survey of 10,000 senior leaders, 97% of them said that being strategic was the leadership behavior most important to their organization’s success.<p>And yet in another study, a full 96% of the leaders surveyed said they lacked …

Management

The Most Productive Meetings Have Fewer Than 8 People

There are many problems with the way most meetings are run. One of the most political is the invite list. Deciding who to include can be tough but too many managers default to including everyone. In an effort to not make anyone feel left out, they unknowingly decrease the quality of the meeting. …

Management

Writing Your Heart Out: Re-scripting Your Life and Rewiring Your Brain

One of the most powerful means of expression involves taking pen to paper or fingers to keyboard as emotions spill forth. For those in mental health …

Creative Writing

Change the Way You Think about Money (The 17 Tips that Work).

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) You can see hundreds of success stories about simple guys, who started from the bottom and now are making millions of dollars. …

Personal Finance

Here Is a Complete Beginner's Guide to Saving Money

A Complete Beginner's Guide to Saving Money<p>Tips and Tricks to Help Keep Cash in Your Pocket<p>Updated May 07, 2018<p>Saving money, or the saving habit as …

A Step-By-Step Guide to Becoming Financial Independent

How to Become Financially Independent<p>Updated June 30, 2018<p>Most of what you learned growing up about money, income, and wealth are not true. This is …

Personal Finance

The Pareto Principle: How To Use The 80/20 Rule To Retire Earlier

One way to give your retirement planning a boost is to take actions that drive the greatest financial results.<p>Apply the Pareto Principle — the 80/20 rule — to your money. The Pareto Principle was founded by Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist in 1896. Pareto, an amateur gardener, found that most …

Personal Finance

How to Filter Advice From Multiple Mentors When No 2 Opinions Match

Having multiple mentors means receiving multiple opinions. Here's how to choose the answers that are best-suited to you and your business.<p>Smart professionals know the value of mentors, coaches, and professional advisors, but not all advice is created equal. You can ask as many experts as you like, …

Self-improvement

29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …

Flying

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

Anchor's iPad app is an all-in-one podcast studio

Back in February, the audio social network Anchor relaunched as a one-stop podcast-making shop. Now it's introducing an iPad app that's designed for the larger device's touch interface. Best of all, it includes editing tools, enabling users to trim, cut and drop in segments and effects at their …

Apps

This 3-minute habit changed my life

“Tracking my time has changed how I think about my time. Knowing exactly where my hours go has helped me feel like I can slow time’s ceaseless ticking.”<p>It seemed mundane at the beginning. On Monday, April 20, 2015, I opened a new spreadsheet on my laptop. I put the days of the week along the top. I …

Commuting

Smart Buy: A Carry-Anywhere Box for Office Supplies

The little kid in me who loves nothing more than shopping for school supplies is super-excited about this neat product from Present & Correct. …

smartbuy

Expert Advice: Strategies for Successful Decluttering, from the Authors of ‘New Minimalism’

2. Have an assistant.<p>Enlist the help of a friend, a family member, or anyone whose opinion you value and who is committed to assisting you from start …

Minimalism

The 8 Best Business Backpacks to Buy in 2018

Commute in style<p>Updated June 11, 2018<p>Whether you commute to work by foot, car, train, bus or bike, a backpack is a convenient, comfortable and very …

These 10 Helpful Flipboard Tips & Tricks Boost Productivity

It only takes a few minutes a day to drive increased Flipboard traffic and engagement to your blog posts. Last week we went Live on Facebook to share 10 powerful tips and tricks that will help you make the most of the time you spend curating magazines and sharing stories with the world. Watch the …

Social Media

Great Travel Gifts To Get Him - And Borrow Yourself

Father’s Day is a good time to buy him some of the latest travel must-haves and make his next trip the best yet.<p>Whether he’s into tech, gear, style or skincare, there’s something for every guy here (and here) – and lots they can share with the women in their lives, too.<p><i>Travel Tech</i><p><b>Skyroam …

Five Key Things to Know About Your Audience Before You Present (if You Want to Be Successful)

Creating a great presentation, knowing your stuff, and even preparing really well might still leave you short of a successful presentation if you don't know your audience well enough.<p>Here's a scenario that might feel familiar. You have a big presentation to make to a group of key stakeholders. You …

Self-improvement

18 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. Generally, they wake early, are good at planning and take care of their physical and emotional health. Here are other good habits …

Startups

The One Change to My Travel Routine That Lightened My Luggage for Good

The front zip pocket of my carry-on suitcase has always been reserved for a book or two — real books, the printed kind that you flip through and …

How to Actually Start the Task You’ve Been Avoiding

Think about something you’re having a hard time getting started on, something important to you.<p>Maybe it’s a particular kind of work — like writing a proposal or crafting a particularly delicate email. Maybe it’s an important conversation you know you need to have with someone that you haven’t had. …

Become a More Productive Learner

Today we consume five times more information every day than we did in 1986, an incredible amount that’s equivalent to a 174 newspapers…a day. That probably includes a lot of Instagram posts, but it’s not only social media. The corporate e-learning space has grown by nine times over the last 16 …

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Consciousness

7 Decluttering Habits to Steal from People Who Are Moving

Ever watched in awe as a friend set aside endless bags of clothing to donate in preparation for a crosstown move? You don't have to wait until the …