I’m not sure how you wound up on this article. Perhaps you’re a weekly reader. Perhaps you stumbled across it through a search result. Perhaps it was something else.
I received a message the other day from someone who has been reading my work and attending my workshops for 20 years. In the last few months, we’ve had quite a number of people who are finding me for the first time. Then, there are a host of others who fall somewhere between the two extremes.
This article takes you on a tour of the website. For those who are new, I hope it gives you a better understanding of who we are and what we do. For those who have followed this site for years, there may be some hidden gems you’ve missed.
You’re there now among the almost 1,700 posts composed since 2005. If there’s something in the time management space you want to know about, there’s a good chance I’ve written about it. Enter it in the search window and see what hits you get.
It would certainly take quite a while to wade through them all. If you were only going to start with three, here are the three I would recommend:
- Get Organized Digitally! An Overview of the Book. The book provides a system to help you get organized in a digital world. It’s a nuts & bolts approach featuring the tools available now and the strategies for making them work.
- 7 Great Uses for Evernote. Evernote is the place I keep reference information. Having a place for digital notes (apart from digital documents) is important, and many are confused about the concept. This post provides concrete examples of the kinds of things you and I could store there.
- How I Memorized 57 Pages of Notes in One Day. The video embedded in this post is to date my highest performing video by far.
The “About” Page
This page gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how I got organized a long time ago and what’s happened between then and now.
We offer workshops (both in-person and virtual), coaching, and instructions through the books and other media. Click through on any of the workshops to read in more detail. Have I done something for your organization? If not, it’s probably because nobody has asked me. Let’s take care of that.
I’ve had the privilege of being a guest on a number of podcasts. You’ll find links to each episode here. My varied background includes being a classically-trained flutist. You can even hear a sample on that page.
Of the podcast episodes, here are three of my favorites:
- Productivity Book Group. Ray Sidney-Smith and I discuss my book Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders.
- Tug of War With Time. Penny Zenker and I talk about email, digital tasks, Evernote, and much more.
- Principal Center Radio. Dr. Justin Baeder and I discuss Get Organize Digitally!
I’ve had quite a few articles published over the years. You’ll see links to all of them on this page. Here are three of my favorites:
- MiddleWeb: A New Teacher’s Big List of All the Little Things
- Association for Middle Level Education: The Three-Legged Stool of Organization
- MiddleWeb: Stress-Free Email: How to Keep Your Inbox Empty
You’ll also see a partial list of the organizations with whom I have worked. Let’s add yours.
As you work through the website, you find three ways you can be part of the story, a story of an easier way to work and play:
- Plenty of free content.
- Books that synthesize and organize information into a beginning-to-end order.
- Coaching & speaking, giving you and your organization exactly what you need.
This website is a story about giving you total control over your time and the peace of mind that nothing is falling through the cracks. I hope it’s a story you want to join.
Want to get your desk clean and everything you have to do in one place? I’ve got two free gifts for you that do exactly that. But it’s only for email subscribers. Want to join? You get them both. Plus, each week you’ll hear from me with nuts & bolts tools and strategies to make life easier and more productive. You’re one click away from making it happen.