Turn Readers into Visitors with Short URLs

Make it as Easy as Possible for People to Find You

Recently, I saw a printed flyer with the following call to action:

For more information or to sign up, please visit

I’ll be surprised if they had more visitors than you can count on one hand. It’s not easy to type that URL in correctly, and most people won’t even try. How do you get people to actually visit your site? Use a URL shortener.

Photo © 2013 Colter Reed

Batching Errands and Keeping Others on Track with OmniFocus

Two Perspectives to Keep Yourself (and Others!) on Task

The Today and Scheduled perspectives are great ways to use OmniFocus to track what you’re doing today and for the next week. These two perspectives will help you stay on top of 90% of what you need to do. Here are two more perspectives that will help you stay on top of things and even help others stay productive, too.

Photo courtesy of © Adobe Stock / F8studio

Today: A Due + Flagged Perspective for OmniFocus

What Do You Want (and Need) to Do Today?

After years of using a paper-based system, I finally tried an electronic planning system when the iPhone came out. I settled on Kinkless GTD shortly before OmniGroup announced a beta program for a brand-new app, OmniFocus. Since then, OmniFocus has become an indespensable part of my planning system.

Be the Dragon Warrior

If You Wait for Change to Happen, It Never Will

I love the 2008 movie Kung Fu Panda from DreamWorks. If you haven’t seen it, it’s The Matrix with fur instead of black leather. Same story.

Po (the panda) loves kung fu–absolutely loves it. When he has the chance to join his heros, the Furious Five, he is thrilled. Then reality sets in—being a kung fu master is lots of hard work and people are depending on him. He almost goes back to his father’s noodle shop instead of overcoming his doubts, fulfilling his destiny, and living his dream.

Kung Fu Panda, © 2008 Dreamworks Animation Studios

Kung Fu Panda © 2008 DreamWorks Animation

So how do you overcome your doubts and fears to reach your goals? These six principles will help you become the Dragon Warrior at work, at home, and at life.