Best productivity tips and tricks

Tips and tricks that can help you improve productivity

How to set up Twitter alerts for free using Twilert

We have all heard of Google Alerts and how you can monitor stuff on Google. Who would have thought there is a similar service for Twitter that is completely free. Free as in free beer. I am talking about Twilert. This is a tool that you can configure to monitor and search anything you want on Twitter. I mean anything! You can monitor words, phrases, hashtags, mentions, etc. 

How to create Twitter lists


The Twitter feed can be very noisy. That is why I encourage those who are getting started with Twitter to use lists. The earlier one starts using lists the better, because when you have thousands or even hundreds of followers, grouping them to bring sanity to your feed can be a nightmare. If you are a Twitter newbie, here are the simple steps you need to start working on your lists.

Outsourcing IT services - 14 important things to remember


Over the past 6 months my partner and I have outsourced IT projects to companies and freelancers in the United States as well as in India. The projects ranged from a simple website design to complex stuff that required months of work. When we started we had no idea what to expect. We were kind of experimenting to find out as much information as possible about the outsourcing business as we are planning to do most of our future projects through this method of work.

Awesome Twitter tools for beginners and advanced users to work faster and smarter


Getting started on Twitter can be a daunting task. Believe me, I know what I am talking about. It took me a few years to have enough courage and knowledge before I started using Twitter. I had no idea how to get started, who to follow, how to tweet, etc. We all know that getting started is the most important and also the most difficult step to take. But without taking that first step you can't achieve anything.

Time management, delegation and outsourcing begins at home


I am sure I am not the only one having this problem, but of late I have noticed that the stuff I have to do just keeps piling up. Since I don't have the power to stretch the day to a little more than 24 hours, which would be ideal for my needs, I have been trying to find ways to maximise the use of this non-renewable resource called TIME. I came to the conclusion that since there is just too much to do, the first step would be to weed out those tasks that I believe to be less valuable than the time I would have to input to accomplish them.

How do I blog and have a family life?

If you are anything like me, you probably do a lot of different things every single day. I am a dad, husband, employee, entrepreneur, and a lot of other things in between, every single day. The question is, how can one wear all these different hats on a daily basis without losing sanity? How to find that balance between blogging and family. How to find time to recharge your batteries, in this fast-paced world? Any ideas? I have a few ideas, so read on.

Use Lift to help you create habits that last forever


We all know that changing habits is hard. The good thing is that it can be done. Today I bring you an application that will help you with consistency when changing routines to form new habits. Here is the reason why. Since I started working on creating a better me, after years of procrastination, all I have been hearing is that forming new habits is the best way to change my life permanently. We are talking about positive changes here. And the key to forming new habits is consistency.

10 simple quotes and how they get me all fired up and ready to get things done


It's true that learning is a never ending process. Everyday I discover new things that I did not know about myself. Of late I have discovered that quotes are very motivating to me. Quotes are usually short sentences, but the power they wield is sometimes enormous. Quotes can convey compelling messages in just a few words.