My mobile office - the key to productivity on the move!

Productivity on the moooooove

I travel a lot… a lot! Lots of it is by train, some by car when the train won’t cut it, and there’s more shifting around within my home region of the northeast of England than you’d expect, as I go to meetings, have coffee with clients and research in libraries etc. So that means […]

Productivity Station – a review of the Station app

What is it – and why might it boost your productivity? It’s a glorified task switcher. There, that’s it. Despite the hype and fuss, that’s what it does. The idea is that it allows you to switch between (online) apps much more easily and quickly, with less fuss, less interruption to your thinking process and […]

cafe productivity – in praise of a simple (chronological) list

Some productivity stuff – and sanity stuff – is best done with a video… … and even if it’s not BEST done like that, it’s fun! A really simple productivity tip in as long as it takes me to get served in a cafe!   Who’d have thought that the simple list would be so […]

Cafe productivity – text expanders and dirty tricks!

Some productivity stuff – and sanity stuff – as best done with a video… and even if it’s not BEST done like that, it’s fun! Productivity tips in as long as it takes me to get served. This one is about text expanders… and using them for dirty tricks, not just what their developers imagined! […]

Productivity tool 101 - the basic checklist! ;)

In praise of the humble checklist

I love checklists. No, wait… I actually hate them. They’re irritating and smug and stare at me, daring me to miss something out. What I love is the security they give me. That and the rather smug feeling I get from ticking off everything on the list. I’m less keen on the sick feeling that […]

Cafe productivity Dublin phone on DND

Some productivity stuff – and sanity stuff – is best done with a video… and even if it’s not BEST done like that, it’s fun! DnD stands for Dungeons and Dragons… it also stands for one of the most useful settings on your smartphone, in terms of productivity. DnD stands for Dungeons and Dragons… it […]

Productivity Life Lesson! Not everyone cares

All animals are equal Remember George Orwell’s Animal Farm? There’s a line often cited in it: All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. Let’s risk being a bit rude about the people you work with and change that a little. All colleagues are equal, but some colleagues are more equal […]

Google Keep – Productivity Friend or Foe?

I’m a fan of Evernote. In fact I’m so much a fan of Evernote that I have been known to tweet to the effect of “For those of you not using Evernote, how do you cope?”.  But for those of you who don’t know Evernote, it’s note-taking app… It’s a note-taking app in the same […]

Smart Phone Working

There’s a lot of stuff online about being more productive by using your SmartPhone (personally I use an iPhone) as a piece of office equipment, so that you can work from where-ever you are, whenever you want/need. Great, as far as it goes. But here’s the problem – what if the benefits of working like […]

Bonus episode: Hunting The Missing Mojo

No matter how big your plan for changing the universe and no matter how much you love what you do, there are days when you just feel ‘meh’. Your mojo has just upped and left.  So what do you do when that happens? You can’t be productive without your mojo. I asked a range of people, […]