Category: Apple/Mac

Do You Have an iPhone? Here’s an App that Puts Your Business in Your Pocket…

If you have an iPhone, this post applies to you. As a Mac user since my family started The Human Connection in 1987 (precursor to Successories of Hawaii), I have migrated from productivity tool, to productivity tool starting with FileMaker, to Entourage and now, hopefully for the long-haul, Daylite®.  If you’ve been searching for the best productivity tools to help you keep track of your calendar, projects and daily to-do’s, I have a strong suggestion. While there’s a lot of app’s out there for the iPhone, I’ve found something that actually works well for me. As I have mentioned in a previous post on this blog, I am working on setting up the Getting Things Done®(GTD) system on my iPhone. To accomplish this, I am using the new Daylite® software. Daylite is a business productivity manager designed to help you manage your business and your team. With features such as project collaboration, shared calendars, task delegation, and sales tracking, Daylite helps you move your business forward.

Coupled with Daylite, Daylite Touch is a business productivity manager for the iPhone and iPod touch, designed as a companion to Daylite on the Mac. Winner of a 2009 Macworld Best of Show award, Daylite Touch helps you manage your business and your team, keeping everyone on the same page and helping you stay on track and deliver on time. I’ve been using it for a little while now and it has really helped me stay on top of things. Keeping track of all your tasks will help you avoid disorganization, stay motivated and be more productive.

BTW: I will not get any credit whatsoever for referring you; it’s simply to share it with you in the hope of helping. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think. Here’s to your success!

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What is “Stressed” Spelled Backwards?

y91351Stress. Say no more; we all have it in one form or another and there’s no escaping it, right? I know, it really doesn’t matter what your profession, where you live or how much money you earn. You simply can’t eliminate it altogether due to the real-life demands we all face in our personal and professional lives. But, like all else in life, how we choose to deal with it is the magic variable. As the famous Successories saying goes, “Attitude is Everything!” It’s up to each one of us to manage our stress effectively. Here’s something that helps me.

The other day I found myself listening to a podcast featuring one of my all-time favorite sales trainers, Zig Ziglar. It was Zig who taught me to tune into and attend what he calls, “Auto University”. The clever term comes from the learning that can take place while commuting in your car. Ziglar is such a huge proponent of listening to something that teaches us–instead of just taking in pointless radio commercials and Muzak–that he claims, “It’s the most important university in America.”

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Valuable App for Mac Users-MenuCalendarClock

After working with GTE Directories (PC-operating system), I immediately transferred over to the Apple/Mac system my family was using in our small businesses.  Since then, I have not looked back. Aside from our retail stores that utilized PC-based POS systems, everything we do are on Macs.

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This is one of the first tools I installed on our new Mac because it works. It’s a tool that replaces the “stock” clock in the menu bar, and adds a couple of great features: 1) Displays the full date next to the time; 2) Shows a month calendar once clicked. It’s a lot faster to use than pulling up iCal or Entourage, and truly a valuable timesaver once you get used to it. Looking up the date of a particular day becomes a breeze–quick and easy. There are two versions: the free one and the registered version that adds bells and whistles like adding highlights to the calendar view showing your Entourage or iCal appointments.

Check it out, and get the free app here. -g