My weekend routine includes posting links to a handful of tools I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth, yet encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source.

  • iFundWomen – iFundWomen is a crowdfunding platform for women-led startups and small businesses.
  • Crello – Complex design tools are no longer “in.” Discover a new way to design.
  • Rank Tracker by Ahrefs – Most SEOs start their work day from reviewing the ranking progress in past 24 hours, which easily makes Rank Tracker one of the most frequently used tools in SEO.

What have you discovered recently? Let us know in the comments.

 

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” ~ Hermann Hesse.

It’s a funny twist of thinking that we often value what we have more than what we could have. The outfit we stopped wearing long ago still hangs in our closet – as if one day we’ll change our mind and it will become our favorite again.

The worn-out athletic shoes that carried us around the track day after day still have their place in the closet. And even though most books you own will never get opened again, they’re still there – crammed into an already full bookshelf.

But, don’t worry – we’re all like this. Continue reading “Are You Hanging On When You Should Be Letting Go?”

My weekend routine includes posting links to a handful of tools I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth, yet encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source.

  • Incoming Feedback by Hotjar – Get instant visual feedback for your website or app. See what people love and hate, identify issues, and find opportunities for growth.
  • TopVid – – Sell more with stunning Facebook Video Ads.
  • GMass – GMass turns your regular Gmail or Google Apps account into a powerful mass email platform.

What have you discovered recently? Let us know in the comments.

 

I want you to think about the following question.

What’s the most important thing you can get done today?

I think the most important thing we’ve learned as we’ve grown is that we have to prioritize. We talk about it as ruthless prioritization. And by that what we mean is only do the very best of the ideas. Lots of times you have very good ideas. But they’re not as good as the most important thing you could be doing. And you have to make the hard choices.

If you’re anything like me (an Evernote hoarder), you like to make lists:

  • lists of ideas
  • to do lists
  • lists of people to talk to…

The sense of accomplishment that comes from crossing an item off the list just feels so great.

The problem is it’s easy to get distracted by lists. Continue reading “Why Ruthless Prioritization Is the Key to Great Work”

My weekend routine includes posting links to a handful of tools I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth, yet encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source.

  • SaneBox – SaneBox’s powerful algorithms automatically filter unimportant email out of your inbox, so you can focus on what matters.
  • FluidDATA – FluidDATA allows you to search for spoken phrases in millions of audio files in seconds.
  • Hitask – Task management made delightfully simple.

What have you discovered recently? Let us know in the comments.