Joshua Starr

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The Best Days and Times to Send Your Email (Infographic)

Here are some tips to help you boost your email marketing efforts.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From creating copy to the best time to hit send, email marketing is not an easy task, but there are certain things you can do to help make your campaign successful.<p>If you …

How I Set Aside Two Days Each Week To Work On Just One Thing

You already know about time “batching,” but when those batch periods slide all over your schedule, they aren’t much good to you.<p>My company recently surveyed more than 350 U.S. business owners on the biggest time-wasters in their workdays. The results weren’t much of a shock, with email coming up on …

Use the Five Folder System to Finally Organize Your Email Inbox

We’ve come a long way from the simple “trusted trio” method of organizing our inbox, and for many of us our email is as disorganized as it’s ever …

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017 | Inc.com

Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique--that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more …

7 Simple Hacks That Will Radically Improve Your Productivity

Detach from technology, and you'll be amazed what you can accomplish.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just nine percent of us are successful in following through on New Year’s resolutions. That low number suggests that maybe, just maybe, creating a resolution that you’re …

Storify Your Talk: How to Make Teens Wake Up and Listen

How can it be that teens can watch a <i>Lord of the Rings</i> marathon without yawning but seem to fall asleep after the introduction of your talk? Why do …

13 things you're doing wrong from the moment you wake up

If your daily routine were a college assignment and you submitted it to your professor the scientist, chances are it would come back with a whole lot of red ink.<p>That is to say, you're probably making a <i>ton</i> of mistakes every single day that can sabotage your productivity and happiness. Think drinking …

4 New Year's Resolutions That the Most Creative People Make | Inc.com

Here we are--the end of December. Yes, that's another year gone by, but it's also another opportunity to reset and establish new ways to find motivation, inspiration, and your creative spirit.<p>New Year's resolutions, like any other design challenge, are daunting. With wide-open space ahead of us, …

How to work less, get better results

When you’ve eliminated everything you don’t need to do, you can focus on ways to increase your efficiency while doing the important tasks.<p>The internet is full of lifehacks that give you tips to help you work better. I’ll just mention a few of them that I use the most (you can Google the rest).<p>The …

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7 Tips for Achieving Your Goals From a Productivity Expert

The beginning of a new year is quickly approaching, which makes now the perfect time to take stock of your priorities and set goals for your future. …

11 Life-Organizing Hacks & Tips That Can Help Even The Most Scatter-Brained Person

If my dad could sit you down and tell you, he'd let you know that I'm the most scatter-brained, disorganized, shockingly messy person to walk this …

8 Scheduling Hacks to 10X Your Productivity | Inc.com

Let's face it - business owners have a lot on their plates. Whether you're managing teams locally or globally, your day-to-day thoughts and activities are likely consumed by the need to accelerate the growth of your company.<p>With so much to manage, it can be difficult to stay focused and productive. …

Why time management is ruining our lives

The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a writer and self-avowed geek named Merlin Mann. Their biggest professional problem was email, the digital …

Time Management

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

The Bullet Journal helped me get my life in order — and it can seriously help you, too

If you’re like me, you’re probably juggling a few organizational methods at once.<p>Until recently, my system involved a combination of cryptic …

37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child

Imagine you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat.<p>“What’s wrong?” you ask.<p>“I don’t want to go to the birthday party.”<p>“But you’ve been excited all week. There will be cake and games and a bounce house. You love all of those things,” …

19 easy ways to slowly destroy your career

Bad habits, such as giving curt responses to emails or keeping to yourself all day, could be hurting your reputation — whether you realize it or not.<p>Here are 19 bad behaviors that will slowly erode your credibility and cost you big time in the end:<p>1. You don't adapt to the company culture<p>Every …

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend | Inc.com

<i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses science-backed evidence at willyoulaugh.com,</b> …

Motivation

12 things successful people do in the last 10 minutes of the workday

If either of the above scenarios sounds familiar, it may be time to reassess your end-of-day routine.<p>"How you finish the workday is very important," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage." "It can set your mood for the rest of your day; it may …

10 hidden MacOS Sierra features you need to know

We reveal MacOS Sierra's hidden gems.<p>If you upgraded to MacOS Sierra, then you are likely familiar with its headlining features, whether you are using Siri to speak to your Mac, unlocking it with an Apple Watch or cutting and pasting from your Mac to your iPhone or vice versa with the universal …

10 Apps and Tools to Be More Productive at Work

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3 Simple “Forcing Functions” That Will 3–5X Your Productivity

<i>This column is by Dan Martell, Founder and CEO, Clarity</i><p>I’m often asked how — in a 2 year period — we were able to:<p>have 2 kids<br>• build two houses and …

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

The 10 Best Natural Tinders You Can Find In a Forest, and How to Use Them

Whether you’re lost and cold in the wild, or just need some help starting your campfire, these natural tinder options are what you need.<p>In this video …

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How to Stop Being Lazy: 7 Tips

Don't focus on motivation (or your lack thereof). Instead, use these simple behavior modifications.<p>When you're sitting around feeling bad for something you've failed to do, it's easy to think of laziness as a character trait, an inherent weakness that you need to struggle with and feel bad …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

Everything You Need to Master Microsoft Office

This week, we walked you through how to get started quickly with, make the most of, and master every app in Microsoft Office. Maybe you missed one, …

Software

10 Simple Household Repairs Every Frugal Person Should Master

Whether you're a homeowner or a renter, sooner or later, something is going to break. And when that time comes, you'll have two options: fix it …

How to Build Garage Storage Shelves on the Cheap

These storage shelves can be built from scrap 2 x 4s and plywood, and are as strong as anything you'd buy from the store, but cost a lot less money.<p>Garage storage and shelving solutions are abundant, but the prices can be shocking. You can build your own garage shelves from scrap 2 x 4s and …

Woodworking