My Three Inboxes and Workflow

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Those of us that are nerdy enough to write posts like this are really writing them for ourselves. But there are some voyeur-geeks out there that like to look at how other people work, especially when it comes to the digital tools other people use. There are also some people that really like to look for ways to be more efficient and more effective. I have a friend like that.Physical InboxI have a physical inbox for the paper that still seems to pour into my life. That’s really just a place to hold things for a while. That physical inbox sits right next to a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner, and that’s where my real workflow begins.It doesn’t really matter what the paper is, it could be a bill, it could be a magazine article, or it could be a receipt, but whatever it is gets scanned straight into my digital inbox. If it doesn’t get scanned, it gets shredded.Whenever I find myself waiting for something or someone, I scan things into my digital inbox.Digital InboxI use Evernote as my digital inbox. I scan everything directly into the Evernote Inbox (you can set up your ScanSnap to scan straight into Evernote).I let things pile up in the Evernote Inbox all week long. On Saturday mornings, I go through all the digital stuff I collected throughout the week and sort them into the appropriate notebooks.My bills and financial records go into a local notebook, a notebook that isn’t sync’d to the Cloud. If you are using Evernote, you’re going to want some notebooks for private documents that are stored on your hard drive and backed up securely. But most of what I accumulate needs to be archived.Anything that requires that I do something or that I take some kind of action, gets moved to my task manager inbox.Omnifocus InboxOmnifocus is a task manager. A lot of people find it to complicated to use, but I think the more complicated your life, the more important it is to have a good system for keeping track of all of your commitments. OF lets me sort task into areas of responsibility, project folders, and contexts (which is really a location or resource, like at an office, telephone, store, or something like that).I collect all of my tasks into Omnifocus. I dictate a lot of tasks directly into Omnifocus from the iPhone. I also use the iPad version to capture tasks. It’s amazing how many unfinished tasks slip right past you if you don’t capture them. Ideas escape you if you don’t trap them in something, too. I pour everything into the Omnifocus Inbox, regardless of what it is.On Sundays I sit down and plan my week, moving the big tasks directly onto my calendar. Once I move my most important outcomes onto the calendar, I am committed to completing them on that day.I leave Omnifocus open all of the time, and I have a custom view that shows me tasks that need to be started and completed within the next two weeks. I also have another custom view for all of the tasks that belong to the three major projects I am working on at any given time.This is how I use my three inboxes and a little peek at my workflow.QuestionsWhat tools do you use to manage all the stuff that pours into your life?What does your workflow look like?Do you capture all of your tasks and commitments in one place?How do you decide what gets worked on and when?last_img read more

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2019-12-09

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ONE ‘in discussions’ to make fight between Vitor Belfort, Roy Jones Jr. happen

first_imgREAD: MMA legend Vitor Belfort signs with ONE Championship “We’re in discussions with Roy and I would love to do it,” Sityodtong said during the ONE: A New Era press conference on Thursday at the Ritz-Carlton here. “Roy is one of the best boxers of all time. He is lightning quick and has massive KO power.”“It could be a legend vs legend match.”ONE just signed Belfort, a former light heavyweight champion in the UFC, last month.Both have legendary careers in their respective fields but are also well past their primes.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles WATCH: The legend Vitor Belfort in the flesh! #ONENewEra | @MarkGiongcoINQpic.twitter.com/OWOxrMpVZQ— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) March 28, 2019TOKYO, Japan—MMA icon Vitor Belfort mixing it up with boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. in ONE Championship has the potential to either work or turn out to be a flop.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut ONE chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong said he likes the possibility of the two squaring off.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting READ: MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight weekBelfort, 41, was knocked out by Lyoto Machida in his last fight at UFC 224 in May 2018 while Jones turned 50 two months ago.A potential bout between the two came up after Belfort called out Jones in an interview with mmafighting.com.Jones, who is a four-division world champion, had already accepted Belfort’s challenge but there had been no development since until Sityodtong bared the ongoing talks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event In fact, Sityodtong said ONE is already talking to Jones, who was untouchable in the ring during his prime, about the fight with Belfort. LATEST STORIEScenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Is Rafael dos Anjos willing to fight in ONE Championship? ‘Of course’ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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2019-11-27

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India should not play Pakistan in 2019 Cricket World Cup: Harbhajan Singh

first_imgHarbhajan Singh said India should not play Pakistan in their World Cup match in Manchester on June 16 after the terror attack in Pulwama killed 40 personnel of the CRPF. Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the ghastly act.Harbhajan Singh said India are powerful enough to do well in the World Cup without having to play Pakistan. India will need to forfeit valuable points if they concede their fourth match of the tournament.”India should not play Pakistan in the World Cup. India are powerful enough to win the World Cup without having to play Pakistan,” Harbhajan Singh told Aaj Tak.He added: “This is a difficult time. The attack that has happened, it was unbelievable and it’s very wrong. Strict action will surely be taken by the government. When it comes to cricket, I don’t think we should have any relations with them otherwise they will keep treating us like this.The Indian cricket team will be chasing their third World Cup title after victories in 1983 and 2011 and the Virat Kohli-led team starts favourites to win the title. The ICC rules do not permit India to withdraw or boycott their game against Pakistan without (a) forfeiting points and (b) inviting sanctions but Harbhajan insists that is the way forward.”I don’t think we need to have any relations with Pakistan or play any cricket with them.”I don’t think India should play the World Cup match against Pakistan. Country comes first and we are all standing behind our country. Cricket or hockey or sports, it should be kept aside because this is a huge thing and repeatedly our soldiers are killed. We should stand with our country. Cricket or hockey or any sport, we don’t need to play with them.”advertisementWhat if India meet Pakistan in the semi-final or the final?While India can still afford to forfeit their game against Pakistan in the league stage, which, of course, will mean loss of points, the bigger question is what happens if the two sides find themselves face to face in the knock-out stage?Harbhajan said India can cross the bridge when it came to it in that case.”We are too small to discuss what needs to be done – there are big people sitting in power who can take a call.”What happens if we have to play Pakistan in the semi-final or final? There’s plenty of time for June-July. The people in power will need what to do. But nobody can harm India. What happened in Pulwama is tragic. We are safe today only because of our defence forces,” Harbhajan said.India do not play bilateral cricket with Pakistan and Harbhajan said India should not keep any kind of ties with Pakistan.”We should not keep any kind of ties with Pakistan: we are powerful enough to feed the world on our own. Cricket, sports is not as important. We stand with every member of the defence force. Their sacrifices should no go to waste. Before cricket, the main things should be sorted out. How that happens can be decided by the government. Till those problems are solved, India should not play cricket or any sport with them,” he said.India have never faced Pakistan in a bilateral series since the 2012-13 home series. After 2013, India have played Pakistan at the Asia Cup five times, twice in Champions Trophy, twice in World T20 and once in World Cup. The last time India met Pakistan was in Asia Cup in September last year where India thrashed their arch rivals three times twice in the league stage and then in the all-important final.India withdrew the MFN status for Pakistan the day after the attack and diplomatic efforts are on to isolate Pakistan internationally.Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board called the Indian official broadcasters of the Pakistan Super League, DSport’s decision to suspend coverage and the removal of Pakistan cricketers’ portraits from cricket clubs across India as “regrettable”.Also, IMG Reliance on Sunday pulled out from broadcasting the Pakistan Super League, meaning the PSL will go off air unless the PCB brings in an alternate production service.”Unfortunately, denying India cricket fans the right to follow HBL PSL by blocking all digital coverage as well as covering or removing portrait of former Pakistan cricket captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan and other legendary cricketers from one of the most historic cricket clubs and venues are highly regrettable actions,” the PCB said.”The PCB intends to take up these incidents with the BCCI and the ICC at the upcoming ICC committee meeting in Dubai later this month.”advertisementAlso Read | Pulwama terror attack: Mohammed Shami donates to families of martyred CRPF soldiersAlso Read | No cricketing ties with Pakistan until government nod: Rajeev ShuklaAlso Read | Photos of Pakistan cricketers removed from Jaipur stadium after Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | Hardik Pandya and I are seen as competitors but we share very good rapport: Vijay ShankarAlso See:last_img read more

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2019-11-16

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9 days agoMan Utd draw up seven-player shopping list

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd draw up seven-player shopping listby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have drawn up a seven-player shopping list.The Red Devils are desperate for reinforcements having endured their worst start to a top-flight campaign in 30 years.ESPN says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and chief Ed Woodward have their eyes on seven signings to restore their ailing fortunes.Mario Mandzukic, Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson and Lyon’s Moussa Dembele are the attacking targets.While Declan Rice, John McGinn, James Maddison and Ivan Rakitic are also being eyed to bolster the midfield department. last_img read more

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2019-10-28

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GIF: Texas Tech Fans Rush The Court After Massive Upset Of Iowa State

first_imga shot of an ncaa basketball before a game(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)In the loaded Big 12, Texas Tech has been an afterthought. Coming into tonight’s game with No. 9 Iowa State, the Red Raiders were 0-6 in conference play, but Tubby Smith’s team jumped all over the star-studded Cyclones from the get-go. Tech opened up a 19-point lead at one point, but Iowa State came back to cut the lead to three with 23 seconds left. Iowa State would never get closer than that. Tech’s Devaugntah Williams hit two free throws to extend the lead to five, and as the final buzzer sounded, hundreds of Texas Tech fans flooded the court and mobbed the team.last_img read more

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2019-10-27

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Seth MacFarlane To Be Honored At Oceana SeaChange Summer Party

first_imgOceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation, will host the 9th annual SeaChange Summer Party this weekend.This year’s Summer Garden Party will honor multi-hyphenate and Oceana supporter, Seth MacFarlane and will include a world-class auction and cocktail reception, followed by a gourmet seated dinner and exciting live auction and program. The night will end with a SeaChange Post-Party Lounge, where guests can dance under the stars. Presenting sponsor for the event is BMWi. To learn more please click here.Ted Danson will emcee the evening, and expected to attend are Jeff Goldblum Sam Waterston, Cheryl Hines, Mary Steenburgen, Angela Kinsey, Debby Ryan, Aaron Peirsol, Jessica Barth, Leonor Varela and Sally Pressman.WHEN: 
Saturday, July 30th (RSVP REQUIRED) 
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2019-10-16

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Wisconsins Russell Wilson poses dual threat to Ohio State defense

Ohio State coach Luke Fickell has been preparing his team for the No. 15 ranked Wisconsin Badgers, but as of last Saturday, he wasn’t losing any sleep over it. Wisconsin lost to Michigan State on a last second, 44-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass at the end of regulation to hand the Badgers their first loss of the season, 37-31. But as the excitement unfolded, Fickell was sound asleep. “I was probably about 45 minutes to an hour into sleep by then,” Fickell said at his weekly press conference on Tuesday. “I did not stay up. I’ve probably seen it five, six, seven times now. Obviously an unbelievable play. Something you work on each and every week.” Fickell may not have been excited about it, but the Badger’s loss reopens the door for OSU to make the Big Ten Championship. To make the championship game, the Buckeyes would have to win the remainder of their games and hope Penn State loses to another opponent besides the Buckeyes. The road to the conference championship begins Saturday against Wisconsin, who, until their loss against MSU, was firmly in the national championship picture. The Badgers feature a high-powered offense that averages 47.3 points per game and is ranked No. 5 in the nation. Fifth-year senior quarterback Russell Wilson leads the Badgers and is widely considered a Heisman Trophy candidate. The transfer from North Carolina State leads the team and is ranked second nationally in passer efficiency (204.9). He has thrown for 1,780 yards and 16 touchdowns with just three interceptions on the season and with three rushing touchdowns, also poses a threat on the ground. Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said Wilson has been impressive from the moment he came to Wisconsin’s program. “He’s a stand-up guy, great character,” Bielema said on July 28 during Big Ten Media Day in Chicago, Ill. “Just a really, really neat kid. Began to evaluate, talk to him. Brought him in on his visit, had him meet with a lot of offensive players, skill and offensive linemen. Everybody after that visit was very encouraging to talk to about the way he handles himself and talks to other players.” Wilson is protected by a physically imposing offensive line that averages 322 lbs. and 6-foot-5-inches tall per player. But Fickell said OSU has to find a way to get past the line and affect Wilson. “You have to find ways to get to him,” Fickell said. “Whether it’s picking a ball off, sacking him, getting hits on him, getting guys in front of his face. There’s all different kind of ways, but most importantly you have to be able to affect the quarterback.” The Badger offense also boasts a ground game led by junior running back Montee Ball that is ranked eighth nationally with 252.1 yards per game. Ball currently leads the nation in scoring at 16.29 points per game and also averages 109.7 rushing yards per game. Fickell said the combination of Wisconsin’s running backs and large offensive line provides a tough challenge. “With them it’s always going to start up front,” Fickell said. “They’re always going to have a couple tailbacks that are very good football players. I think you’ve always noticed them up front, whether they’ve had a first-round draft pick, an Outland Trophy winner. “Obviously, they’re going to be a little bit of a running-focused team. I think you see the consistency over the years of what they’ve been. They haven’t changed a whole lot, which means they believe in what they do. They recruit to it and they do one heck of a job at coaching it.” Fickell and the Buckeyes kick off against the Badgers at 8 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio at Ohio Stadium. read more

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2019-09-28

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Tuchel disappointed after PSGs draw with Strasbourg

first_imgParis Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has blasted his team following their 1-1 draw with Strasbourg in the French league on Wednesday night.Edinson Cavani earned a point for the champions with a second-half penalty after Kenny Lala’s penalty kick before the end of first half gave Strasbourg a surprise lead.Thomas Tuchel’s men extended their unbeaten league start to 16 games this season, but have failed to win back-to-back Ligue 1 games since their important victory over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League last Wednesday.“I cannot expect from my players the same state of mind as against Liverpool,” Tuchel said, according to Sports Mole.“We showed a good spirit in Bordeaux (on Sunday) and today we attacked and defended together.”Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…PSG’s failure to convert any of their many chances in the first half came back to haunt them as Strasbourg took the lead through Lala’s 40th-minute penalty.German defender Thilo Kehrer was adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty area and after the incident was referred to the use of VAR, Lala converted the spot-kickLe Parisiens went in search of the equaliser as soon as the second half kicked off, but met with stubborn resistance by Strasbourg before Cavani’s goal ensured they took a share of the spoils.last_img read more

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2019-09-17

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ASA Testifies on the Effectiveness of Ag Export Promotion Programs

first_imgAmerican Soybean Association (ASA) Chief Executive Officer Stephen Censky testified today before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, which is reviewing export promotion programs and their effectiveness in expanding exports of U.S. agricultural products.Soybeans and soybean products are our country’s number one export commodity. Last year, the United States exported a record-setting $23 billion in soybeans, soybean oil and soybean meal. This impressive export growth could not have been achieved without the unique government-industry partnership that characterizes the Foreign Market Development (FMD) “Cooperator” Program and the Market Access Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).”These programs have been tremendously successful and extremely cost-effective in helping expand U.S. exports of soybeans and other agricultural commodities, including corn, wheat, rice, cotton, livestock and meat products, dairy, forest products, peanuts, seafood, and a host of horticultural products,” Censky testified.Censky was asked by the Subcommittee to focus on the role of the FMD Program in expanding U.S. agricultural exports. The FMD program is a public-private partnership program dedicated to the long-term development of foreign markets for U.S. agricultural exports. ASA’s FMD funding is leveraged on a 2 to 1 basis with funding for international marketing provided soybean farmers themselves under the soybean checkoff and by contributions from exporters.”FMD is cost-effective,” Censky said. “According to a recent comprehensive study conducted by Global Insight for FAS, the multi-year impact of the increase in market development expenditures by both industry and government is equal to $35 in agricultural export gains for each dollar spent.”ASA became a Cooperator under the FMD program in 1956, when it opened a foreign market development program in Tokyo, Japan. At that time, Japan was importing only small quantities U.S. soybeans. Today, Japan is a top market for U.S. soybean products, surpassed only by China and Mexico. U.S. exports of soybeans to Japan are valued at $1.3 billion.While Japan represents ASA’s first success story, China is perhaps its most impressive. ASA opened an office in Beijing in 1982. Through a long term and comprehensive program of demonstrating the value of soy-based feeds, ASA helped build demand for soybeans. The value of U.S. soybean exports to China has grown 26 fold since 1996, from $414 million to over $11 billion in 2010.”The FMD program helps U.S. agriculture overcome the effects of foreign trade practices,” Censky reported. “As just one example of the competition we face, the European Union recently announced that it will spend the equivalent of $1.0 billion this year on promoting agricultural exports, and that it plans to increase this amount on an annual basis. By comparison, the U.S. will spend $234.5 million on FMD and MAP this year.”The international marketing activities for the U.S. soybean industry are implemented by the U.S. Soybean Export Council. These activities to expand international markets for U.S. soybeans and products are made possible through ASA’s investment of cost-share funding provided by FAS, support from cooperating industry, and by producer checkoff dollars invested by the United Soybean Board and various State Soybean Councils.last_img read more

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2019-09-16

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Infosys new CEO Salil Parekh will be earning just 25 of Vishal

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2019-09-05

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