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547 - Make Your Presentations Evergreen

07:46 | Apr 29th

Get-It-Done Guy explains how to make your presentations reusable from the start so you don't have to reinvent the wheel each time and save time. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/business-career/public-speaking/make-your-prese...Show More
546 - How to Organize Reference Files

08:08 | Apr 22nd

When you have years’ worth of files and bookmarks, you can organize them for quick reference using a mix of the cloud, shortcuts, folders, and sharing. Get-It-Done Guy has a simple way to unify your scattered files and bookmarks to create a comprehen...Show More
545 - Free to Focus: An Interview with Michael Hyatt

37:50 | Apr 15th

In this conversation between Michael Hyatt and Get-It-Done Guy, Stever Robbins, Michael covers a wide range of tools to make you more productive, more relaxed, and help you achieve the highest of all goals: freedom. Read the transcript at https://...Show More
544 - What Do Managers Do, Anyway?

07:45 | Apr 8th

Being a manager is a whole different game from being an employee. But if you manage the transition well, the sky’s the limit. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/business-career/management/what-do-managers-do-anyway Check out...Show More
543 - How to Collaborate on Multiple Documents with Multiple People

09:17 | Apr 1st

If you're working on a group project, it can be hard to keep all your documents organized and accessible. Get-It-Done Guy has a few simple tricks to help you stop wading through shared files aimlessly and get to the business of collaboration. Read...Show More
469 - How to Critique a Colleague's Bad Decisions in 4 Steps

07:07 | Mar 25th

When you frame it the right way, your feedback can get your colleague on your side. Get-It-Done Guy explains how to criticize without making enemies. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/relationships/professional/how-to-critiq...Show More
542 - Don’t Get the Varsity Blues

09:17 | Mar 18th

Don’t try to game the system to get your kid into college. That may lead to gun-wielding FBI agents storming your home. Instead, encourage your kid to become an applicant worth admitting. Get-It-Done Guy explains how. Read the transcript at https:...Show More
541 - How to Protect Your Digital Files (Part 2)

10:15 | Mar 12th

As more and more of our lives are stored on computers, it's easy to rely on technology and forget that a small glitch can lead to catastrophe. Get-It-Done Guy has more tips on keeping your work safe (Hint: It involves regular backups). Read the trans...Show More
540 - How to Protect Your Digital Files (Part 1)

09:39 | Mar 4th

As more and more of our lives are stored on computers, it's easy to rely on technology and forget that a small glitch can lead to catastrophe. Get-It-Done Guy has tips on keeping your work safe. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and...Show More
345 - How to Take Care of Your Smartphone

07:49 | Feb 25th

Choosing, maintaining, and backing up your smartphone smartly will help insure that it serves you faithfully throughout the years. Get-It-Done Guy has the tips to take care of your beloved mobile device. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1ukZnhl
BONUS: Introducing One Plus One

10:20 | Feb 21st

Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there are flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. This is One Plus One, the show about the spark that drives two original thinkers to ultimate su...Show More
539 - How to Find and Fix Relationship Blind Spots

09:52 | Feb 18th

What’s your greatest weakness? Knowing it can become a strength. Get-It-Done Guy explains how to find and address the blind spots that can sabotage your relationships. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/relationships/professi...Show More
538 - Consolidate Your To-Do List With a Weekly Review

08:55 | Feb 11th

If your task list is scattered over numerous pages and you’re bogged down with too many items, use a weekly review to consolidate. Get-It-Done Guy explains how to cull your task lists, project lists, and someday/maybe lists into one streamlined maste...Show More
537 - What to Do When Employees Aren't Performing

09:54 | Feb 4th

Just because you have minions, doesn’t mean they’ll do your bidding. Get-It-Done Guy explains what to do when employees aren't performing. Read the transcript at: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/project-management/what-to-do-when-e...Show More
536 - How to Prepare for a Conference

07:51 | Jan 28th

Get the most out of your next conference with a little advanced planning. Get-It-Done Guy explains and gives tips to make every opportunity work for you. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/business-career/networking/how-to-pr...Show More
535 - How to Deal with Overwhelming Overload

08:46 | Jan 21st

You can find and fix your sources of overload by using your calendar to track, allocate, and flex your time. Get-It-Done Guy Stever Robbins gives you the tools to get the most productivity out of every day. Read the transcript at: https://www.quic...Show More
534 - 3 Steps to Perfectly Organized Files

07:47 | Jan 14th

When you need to organize your files, each paper you touch can become a complicated decision. The solution: don’t triage! Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GET-IT-D...Show More
533 - How to Quit Facebook and Instagram

12:52 | Jan 7th

Social media screws up your brain, gives you the illusion of connection, profiles you psychologically, and might be something worth no longer doing. If you decide to leave Facebook, here’s how to do it while retaining some of the good things. Read...Show More
532 - How to Focus Better: A Guide in 6 Steps

10:07 | Dec 31st, 2018

Focus is not one skill. It’s a whole set of skills. Master them all and you’ll be able to accomplish far more than you ever thought possible. Unless you already focus, of course. In which case you’ll accomplish as much as you ever thought possible. ...Show More
487 - Forget Multitasking! How to Get Things Done with Parallelism

06:13 | Dec 24th, 2018

Get more done by understanding which of your tasks depend on which others, and sequence them to take the least amount of time. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/project-management/forget-multitasking-how-to-get...Show More
531 - 9 Ways URL Shorteners Make You Memorable

12:22 | Dec 17th, 2018

URL shorteners can make long URLs easy to deal with. But they can be used for so much more: bookmarks, audible ads, and links that change their destination. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/tech/software-apps/9-ways-url-sho...Show More
BONUS: Introducing Time To Parent

23:53 | Dec 13th, 2018

Are you a parent? Then there’s a good chance you might be feeling disorganized. You’re in luck. Check out the new podcast, Time to Parent, from organizing expert Julie Morgenstern. Subscribe to the show here: https://us.macmillan.com/podcasts/podc...Show More
530 - A Guide to Escaping a Politically Feisty Holiday

11:45 | Dec 10th, 2018

How to disagree politely is a lost art in the age of online divisiveness. In this episode, Stever shares some tips for disagreeing, having real conversation, and not ending up at each other's throats. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddi...Show More
529 - 2 Easy Ways to Manage Multiple Email Accounts

16:09 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Create a single unified place—your email client, or a single inbox—where you can receive and respond to email from any of your email accounts. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/email/2-easy-ways-to-manage-multip...Show More
528 - Shoot the Messenger: How Chat Apps Are Security Hellholes

12:12 | Nov 26th, 2018

There are dozens of texting options available. Here are several options with different capabilities. Unfortunately, many of the apps (or their parent companies) can be used for terrible evil. Sadly, I'm not joking. Read the transcript at https://w...Show More
527 - 5 Powerful Tips for Productive Meetings

08:56 | Nov 19th, 2018

Too much time is wasted on meetings that don't do anything. In this episode, Get-it-Done Guy shares five tips (and a bonus) to fix your meetings so they work for you! Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/meetings/5...Show More
526 - Find real work/life balance by getting Back to Human

25:45 | Nov 12th, 2018

Millennial leader Dan Schawbel shares tips for using technology wisely, using humanity wisely, and when to know the difference. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/time-management/how-to-balance-technology-and-you...Show More
525 - 3 Ways to Use Doorways as Learning Tools

07:21 | Nov 5th, 2018

Stepping across a threshold is more than just walking. You can use doorways (yes, doorways) to help your brain learn better. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/learning/3-ways-to-use-doorways-yes-doorways-as-lear...Show More
523 - 4 (Science-Backed) Tips on Being More Lucky

08:51 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Richard Wiseman's book "The Luck Factor" gives four major principles about becoming more lucky. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/learning/4-science-backed-tips-on-being-more-lucky Check out all the Quick and D...Show More
445 GID How to De-Addictify Your Technology

11:33 | Oct 15th, 2018

Your devices are made to addict you. Literally. But you can reduce their addictive seductions. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mpFVmG
522 - How to Start a Huge Project in 4 Simple Steps

09:34 | Oct 8th, 2018

Doing something perfectly is great, except when it keeps you from starting. First, make a cheap plan, then a fast plan, then a perfect plan, and then merge your plans into something actionable. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips...Show More
520 - How to Overcome Decision Paralysis

08:50 | Sep 24th, 2018

Too much choice can be paralyzing. In this episode, Stever shares techniques for making sure too much choice doesn't give too few results. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/project-management/how-to-overcome-dec...Show More
518 - Kanban Boards: How to Keep Track of Processes and People

07:48 | Sep 10th, 2018

Whether you're tracking progress through a sequence of steps, or progress through many disjointed steps, a kanban board may be just the tool you want. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/project-management/kanban-...Show More
404 GID How to Gently Tell Off Anyone Asking You to Work For Free

09:25 | Sep 3rd, 2018

In the working world, people work. Usually, it’s for money. But these days it seems like people have started asking for… free work? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1NMSO6f
517 - The Art of Monotasking vs. Multitasking

07:27 | Aug 27th, 2018

Stop multitasking and use monotasking to give yourself a way to approach your work and life with mindfulness. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GET-IT-DONE GUY Fac...Show More
516 - 7 Pro Tips for Managing Your Bursting Email Inbox

08:09 | Aug 20th, 2018

Email is a top source of interruptions for most of us. A few simple tips can help you make it a tool you can use, rather than a burden you can bear. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/email/7-pro-tips-for-managin...Show More
515 - Dream Job 101: How to Prepare for a Career Change

17:57 | Aug 13th, 2018

When your life isn't giving you what you want, consider jumping to a new phase. Mike Lewis, author of When to Jump, shares tips on making that shift. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/business-career/careers/dream-job-101-ho...Show More
514 - Make Your Business Better with the (Physical) Kanban Method

08:20 | Aug 6th, 2018

Rather than forecasting when you'll need materials, design your business and life to be self-regulating. Use Kanban. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/organization/make-your-business-better-with-the-physical-kan...Show More
512 - What Is the 80/20 Rule? The Pareto Principle Explained

07:44 | Jul 23rd, 2018

The 80/20 rule (or Pareto Principle) can help you boost your productivity by doing what really moves your goals forward. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/time-management/what-is-the-80-20-rule-the-pareto-princ...Show More
511 - How to Job Hunt the Right Way: Use Constraints

07:46 | Jul 16th, 2018

How to get a job starts with knowing what you're looking for. This simple four-part framework will help you hone your desires just enough to embark on a successful job hunt. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/business-career/...Show More
510 - How to Organize Smartphone Apps for Quick Access

07:02 | Jul 9th, 2018

Eliminate smartphone slowdown with a surprisingly simple trick: Each time you use an app, drag its icon to your home screen in the upper left position. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/organization/how-to-organ...Show More
509 - You've Been Writing 'Thank You' Notes All Wrong

05:04 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Do onerous follow-up tasks in advance, when your motivation is at its peak. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GET-IT-DONE GUY Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ge...Show More
508 - Online Shopping? Be Smart, Track Your Shipping Numbers

07:26 | Jun 25th, 2018

When you have a lot of packages in the mail, or irons in the fire, track your tracking numbers so you can move swiftly when disaster strikes. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/organization/online-shopping-be-sma...Show More
507 - Make the Most of the 'Notes' App on Your Phone

08:16 | Jun 18th, 2018

Name your notes consistently, and expand into a folder of notes if needed. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/organization/make-the-most-of-the-notes-app-on-your-phone Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips sho...Show More
506 - Negotiating a Salary (Without Being Lowballed)

08:18 | Jun 11th, 2018

Companies use tricks to pay you as little as possible. Negotiate with integrity and honesty, and be firm. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/business-career/communication/negotiating-a-salary-without-being-lowballed Check ou...Show More
505 - How to Meet Commitments Using 'Urgency' and 'Importance'

07:02 | Jun 4th, 2018

When you want something to get done, make sure you manage both its urgency and its importance when you motivate yourself to work. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/time-management/how-to-meet-commitments-using-u...Show More
504 - How to Use Bookmarks to Streamline Your Workflow

08:57 | May 28th, 2018

Use bookmarks to take you exactly where you need to be, when you need to be there, in the combinations you need to do your job best. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/organization/how-to-use-bookmarks-to-streamlin...Show More
503 - Want to Change Someone's Mind? Lead with Emotion

09:06 | May 21st, 2018

Convincing people and changing their minds begins by meeting them emotionally. Then and only then, can you begin to promote your agenda. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/business-career/communication/want-to-change-someones-m...Show More
502 - How to Succeed by Trying to Fail

06:50 | May 14th, 2018

Sometimes the best route to success is along the path that leads to failure. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/learning/how-to-succeed-by-trying-to-fail Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quicka...Show More
501 - Is the Best Web-Building Workflow For You an All-in-One or Piecemeal Approach?

10:56 | May 7th, 2018

In this episode, sponsored by Weebly, Get-it-Done Guy explains the costs and benefits of all-in-one solutions and more customized "piecemeal" workflows. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/project-management/is-the-...Show More
500 - Use Your To-Do List to Spot Opportunity

06:50 | Apr 30th, 2018

The value in a task list is as much in what you don't get done as what you do! Here's how to mine your list for gold. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GET-IT-DONE ...Show More
499 - How to Psych Yourself Up with Good Self-Talk

06:43 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Self-talk, inner voices, self-criticism, and self-praise are all things we do to ourselves. But it may give you better results to engage in other-talk instead! Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/learning/how-to-p...Show More
498 - How to Quit Social Media Using an Anti-Social-Media Buddy

10:27 | Apr 16th, 2018

Social media is addictive, manipulative, and bad. Reclaim your high-quality life by working with an anti-social-media buddy to save the best, leave the rest, and return to your life in real life. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytip...Show More
497 - How to Use 'Good Enough' to Beat Perfectionism

08:16 | Apr 9th, 2018

Perfectionism is caused by the illusion of immortality. Take away that illusion, and you'll get things done, pronto. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/project-management/how-to-use-good-enough-to-beat-perfection...Show More
496 - How to Avoid Misunderstandings When Asking Questions

07:08 | Apr 2nd, 2018

When asking or answering questions, make your underlying assumptions and motives explicit. You'll get and give answers more quickly, and avoid all kinds of potential emotional landmines. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/bus...Show More
495 - How to Tame Your Distractible Mind

07:49 | Mar 26th, 2018

How to focus when you're tempted by distraction is as easy as picking up a pencil. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/time-management/how-to-tame-your-distractible-mind Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips sho...Show More
BONUS: Introducing Safe For Work

11:07 | Mar 20th, 2018

If you listen to my show, you're someone who cares about creating a workplace environment that is productive, professional, and free from distractions. So I know you'll love this special bonus clip I have for you today, which comes from a new podcast...Show More
494 - How to Improve Communication by Text (and Texting)

08:45 | Mar 20th, 2018

Text is a very limited medium. Make sure you're using it so it gets your point across. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/business-career/communication/how-to-improve-communication-by-text-and-texting Check out all the Quic...Show More
493 - It's Not About the Tool, It's About the Workflow

08:22 | Mar 13th, 2018

Before you start using a new tool, make sure that you aren't optimizing the trees and forgetting the forest. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/time-management/its-not-about-the-tool-its-about-the-workflow Chec...Show More
492 - How to Coach People Around You (Quickly and Effectively)

07:56 | Mar 5th, 2018

Rather than giving people answers, Michael Bungay-Stanier's book The Coaching Habit offers questions that lead them to find their own answers. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcas...Show More
491 - How to Resist Social Media and Reconnect with IRL Friends

10:07 | Feb 26th, 2018

Rather than subjecting your brain and your relationships to the manipulative mechanisms of social media, use social media to trigger and deepen real life connections. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/time-manag...Show More
490 - How to Make Great Progress Using Accountability

06:59 | Feb 19th, 2018

The killer app when it comes to stopping procrastination and getting things done is to engage the part of your brain that feels social obligation. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/project-management/how-to-make...Show More
489 - How to Overcome Perfectionism

08:25 | Feb 12th, 2018

Perfectionism is one of the greatest obstacles to movement. Instead of the perfect product, shoot for the perfect process. You'll get farther than you ever imagined possible! Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/pr...Show More
488 - How to Be Deliberate with Your Distractions

07:55 | Feb 5th, 2018

Don't let clickbait run your life. Here's how to find and destroy the hidden time killers that seem useful but really suck away at your productivity. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/time-management/how-to-be-d...Show More
487 - Forget Multitasking! How to Get Things Done with Parallelism

06:48 | Jan 29th, 2018

Get more done by understanding which of your tasks depend on which others, and sequence them to take the least amount of time. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/project-management/forget-multitasking-how-to-get...Show More
BONUS: Introducing Launch

14:21 | Jan 25th, 2018

Three out of five people dream of writing a book. Few follow through. What does it take to take that from dream to reality? Screenwriter John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) sought to find out as he tackled something he’d onl...Show More
486 - How to Schedule Meetings When Traveling

06:40 | Jan 22nd, 2018

When traveling and scheduling a lot of meetings, you want to make the best possible use of your time. Yet negotiating individual meeting times is a lot of work. There's a simpler way: batch your scheduling. Read the transcript at http://www.quicka...Show More
485 - How to Easily Manage and Secure Your Passwords

08:33 | Jan 15th, 2018

In this day and age, everything needs a password. Use good password hygiene so you use passwords, safely. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/tech/web/how-to-easily-manage-and-secure-your-passwords Check out all the Quick and ...Show More
484 - How to Plan Properly with Deadlines and Milestones

08:09 | Jan 8th, 2018

Proper use of deadlines and milestones will help keep your project moving, even with an unrealistic boss and a daunting project plan. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/project-management/how-to-plan-properly-wit...Show More
483 - Why You Should Memorize Phone Numbers (and How to Do It)

07:30 | Jan 1st, 2018

Phone numbers are a surprising lifeline to the world. Don't let convenience strand you in an emergency. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/learning/why-and-how-to-memorize-phone-numbers Check out all the Quick an...Show More
482 - Using Location-Based and Future Reminders

08:30 | Dec 25th, 2017

Not all reminders fit simply into a to-do list. But luckily (for once) our to-do list apps aren't simple. Use location-based and future reminders to remember the complex things in life. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/produ...Show More
481 - 5 Principles for Setting Good Goals

07:51 | Dec 18th, 2017

Not all goals are created equal. In this episode, Stever lays out the minimum requirements for setting goals you can achieve. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/project-management/principles-for-setting-good-goals...Show More
480 - How to Avoid 'Yak Shaving' When Solving a Problem

07:03 | Dec 11th, 2017

Learn to rethink your process when you're spending too much time on the steps to your goal. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/project-management/avoid-yak-shaving-when-problem-solving Check out all the Quick and...Show More
015 - Overcommit? "No" More

07:16 | Dec 4th, 2017

Learn to say an honest "No" when people ask you to overcommit. Guest Byron Katie demonstrates. Questions go to getitdone@quickanddirtytips.com or 888-WRK-LESS. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes!
478 - The Top 8 Must-Know Principles of Productivity

10:06 | Nov 20th, 2017

Stever's shares his top principles of productivity from ten years of productivity podcasting. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/time-management/top-principles-of-productivity Check out all the Quick and Dirty Ti...Show More
477 - The 6 Best Tips to Creating a Basic To-Do List

07:51 | Nov 13th, 2017

Make a list, prune it often, and don't magically expect things on it to get done. Phrase your to-do items properly so your brain can get moving on them. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/time-management/creating...Show More
476 - 'Growth Mindset' Tips to Boost Performance

07:50 | Nov 6th, 2017

Viewing traits as innate make coping with failure and success much harder. With a "growth mindset" you learn more, persist more, and overcome obstacles. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/learning/growth-mindset-v...Show More
475 - How to Agree on Deliverables Quickly and Clearly

08:40 | Oct 29th, 2017

You can prevent misunderstandings and get your whole team on the same page by using the simple tool of an IS-IS NOT list. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GET-IT-D...Show More
474 - How to Use the 'Idea Parking Lot' in 4 Simple Steps

06:38 | Oct 23rd, 2017

It's hard to keep meetings focused when side issues and tangents come up. Use a “parking lot” to keep your tangents under control. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/meetings/idea-parking-lot-for-efficient-meeting...Show More
473 - How to Measure Progress and Achieve Goals

06:26 | Oct 16th, 2017

Measuring progress is second nature to most people. But it's not second nature to measure progress well, which can lead to some real misjudgments. Put more thought into your progress checks, to make them a consistent source of good. Read the trans...Show More
472 - 4 Ways to Build Close Relationships That Last

08:12 | Oct 9th, 2017

Every relationship has a give and a take. The best relationships are founded on the principle of giving something other than what you get. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/relationships/professional/build-close-relationships...Show More
471 - How to Be Persuasive Using the Right Language Cues

08:37 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Not everyone communicates the same way. If you want to move people to action, you need to reach them in a way they understand: Use both abstract thinking and concrete examples to persuade them the smart way. Read the transcript at http://www.quick...Show More
470 - How Scanning Apps Can Organize Your Life

11:53 | Sep 25th, 2017

Scanning documents with your cell phone can be a huge time saver. Today, we review the major features to look for in a scanning app. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/productivity/organization/how-scanning-apps-can-organize-y...Show More
469 GID How to Critique a Colleague's Bad Decisions in 4 Steps

05:58 | Sep 18th, 2017

When you frame it the right way, you can give feedback in a way that gets the other person on your side. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11901 Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/p...Show More
468 GID How to Organize Purchased Products and Accessories

06:55 | Sep 11th, 2017

Create an organization system for all the bits that come with products: physical accessories, AC adapters, and warranties.
324 GID How to Deal With People Who are Late

07:33 | Sep 4th, 2017

When people are late, they're wasting time you'll have to make up later. But as Get-It-Done Guy reveals, there are things you can do to manage them--and their behavior. Read the full transcript: http://bit.ly/UStBNt
389 GID Get More Out of College by Prioritizing Learning

07:40 | Aug 28th, 2017

When priorities conflict in college, you can find yourself choosing between multiple good choices. At this stage of life, choose learning. Read the full transcript here: bit.ly/1Rbbey4
414 GID How to Form Great Habits Using Triggers

06:40 | Aug 21st, 2017

Making habits is hard. And most times we have to do them. But by attaching a trigger to the thing we want to do more of, it gets easier to just do it. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29LKeEs
467 GID Write Faster by Separating Cognitive Tasks

09:25 | Aug 14th, 2017

There are many parallel tasks we do while writing, and computers can help with all of them. But doing them all at once is a distracting trap. Do the steps separately to keep focus and write faster.
466 GID Make a Plan for Motivation

09:48 | Aug 7th, 2017

Even an inaccurate or incomplete plan can give you the motivation to do great things. Use plans everywhere, even when you don't think you're ready for them, and even in places where you wouldn't normally think of planning.
465 GID How to Make Your Own Luck

07:10 | Jul 31st, 2017

Luck is an essential ingredient to success! But by its nature, you can't plan for it. ... or can you?
464 GID How to Organize Your Stuff for Camping

07:39 | Jul 24th, 2017

Get all the convenience of a tidy, organized closet, even when you’re camping Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11481 Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GET-IT-DONE...Show More
463 GID How to Send Perfect Calendar Invites

06:47 | Jul 17th, 2017

We often think of calendar invites as a quick throwaway activity. But they aren’t. They’re deliberate communication; treat them well!
462 GID Take Charge of Your Career and Grow a Pair!

09:28 | Jul 9th, 2017

Don't leave your career to chance. Decide where you want to go, and how you'll get there. Then get your boss on board--or find a new boss.
380 GID Negotiate More Money with These Simple Tricks

06:44 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Good negotiators can reach good outcomes and keep the relationship strong by thinking differently about how they approach the bargaining table. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1MlgV4E
461 GID Control Email Using Custom Domains and Catch-All Emails

09:13 | Jun 26th, 2017

Lots of sites want your email address. Keep them organized (and honest) by giving them each a unique address at a custom domain.
460 GID The Simple Trick to Keep Track of What People Owe You

07:59 | Jun 19th, 2017

Great things that are more than one person can do require, well, multiple people. Delegating to others requires a good follow-up system. Fortunately, it’s just a tiny grid away. Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2tLFZRe Check out all the Qu...Show More
459 GID Get Even More Organized With a Table of Contents

08:11 | Jun 12th, 2017

Is your life full of half-full notebooks and jotted information everywhere? A table of contents might be just the thing you need to clear out the clutter. Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2rAz78w Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: ...Show More
458 GID Orient Your Life Around Results Not Hours

08:38 | Jun 5th, 2017

We've been trained by our corporate overlords to care about giving our hours, even though we'd all be better off organizing our lives around progress.
457 GID How Customer Pictures Can Improve Your A-Game

06:39 | May 29th, 2017

Put the right external cues in place and you can do better work for your customers. Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2stTi95 Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW GET-IT-DONE GUY Face...Show More
456 GID Keep Your Roles Separate by Switching Hats

08:58 | May 22nd, 2017

Different roles call for different actions. Avoid mix-ups between clashing roles by pairing them each with a context.
455 GID How to Negotiate with Contingency Clauses

08:01 | May 15th, 2017

People can’t always agree on what will happen in the future. But they can agree to do something if something happens in the future. Use this to negotiate better across barriers in belief.
454 GID How to Be Radically Candid: Q&A with Kim Scott, Part 2

23:01 | May 9th, 2017

In Part 2 of his interview with author and CEO Kim Scott, Git-It-Done-Guy learns how to be wrong, how to handle an angry boss, and why radical candor is the superior mode of interaction in the workplace.
453 GID How to Be Radically Candid: Q&A with Kim Scott, Part 1

20:04 | May 2nd, 2017

Get-It-Done Guy sits down with Kim Scott to discuss how to show care for others by giving feedback and getting vulnerable. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2qG2jtH
452 GID PHow to Keep Track of Irregular Events

09:12 | Apr 24th, 2017

Scheduling the unscheduleable is a challenge. But with modern tools, as well as pen and paper, we can make sure you have what you need, when you need it, even if you don’t know enough to plan ahead in the traditional way. Read the full transcript her...Show More
451 GID How to Turn Hopes into Actions

07:21 | Apr 17th, 2017

Everyone has something they wish would come true for themselves. Instead of just wishing, turn those hopes into productive dos. Make action-based plans for the dreams in each area of your life, with deadlines and consequences to keep you moving each ...Show More
450 GID Pick the Correct Medium for Your Message

09:39 | Apr 10th, 2017

Now we have more communication options than ever before. Choosing the right one is essential to getting your message across. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2pebTEi
449 GID Why You Should Communicate Directly with Others

07:18 | Apr 3rd, 2017

When things are confusing or not going well, don't just imagine you know what's going on, actually talk to people to make sure your thoughts are real. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ofbhAj
448 GID How to Learn From Your Experience When Leaving a Job

08:15 | Mar 27th, 2017

You won't get better without reflection and thought. After you leave a job, spend some time reviewing what you've learned so you'll be even better in the future. For more, visit the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/9586
447 GID Get More Done by Dividing Your Week into Project Days

08:07 | Mar 20th, 2017

Focus each day on a single project and your brain will be very happy indeed. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2oGvIqX
446 GID How to Get Your Way in a Negotiation

07:33 | Mar 13th, 2017

Know who’s across the table from you — and who’s not, but should be. Adapt your plan to get them what they want, and you'll get your way. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2n7oBGV
445 GID How to De-Addictify Your Technology

10:38 | Mar 5th, 2017

Your devices are made to addict you. Literally. But you can reduce their addictive seductions. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mpFVmG
444 GID 6 Tricks to Negotiate with More Power

08:24 | Feb 28th, 2017

When you’re at the negotiating table, power isn't just attitude. You also want to behave in ways that show you're at the top of your game. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2lPvOHF
443 GID How to Be a Power Player in Negotiations

07:59 | Feb 20th, 2017

Prepare for a negotiation by understanding the power dynamics involved, and setting yourself up to be the power player. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mqHDHr
442 GID How to Write Emails From Your Readers' Point of View

10:19 | Feb 13th, 2017

Make your email work for the reader, and you’ll quickly become the most popular person around. Then once others acknowledge you as an email sensei, start asking them to do the same for you. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2lMdZrZ
441 GID How to Deal with Coworkers Who Complain

07:54 | Feb 6th, 2017

People who complain all the time are just Debbie Downers. Here's how to deal with them. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2lELlcN
440 GID Eliminate Vagueness for Stronger Business Agreements

08:39 | Jan 30th, 2017

Eliminate wiggle room in your agreements by giving concrete examples. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2kmjZad
439 GID How to Boost Productivity with Your Keyboard

08:24 | Jan 23rd, 2017

A small improvement, repeated a hundred thousand times a day, really adds up. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2khFcqQ
438 GID How Due Diligence Can Improve Your Company's Hiring Process

08:37 | Jan 16th, 2017

Some prospective employees are a bad fit. Some don’t even exist at all. Make sure your job prospects are worth interviewing using the Internet. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2jVMCPF
437 GID 4 Ways to Be More Proactive

09:04 | Jan 9th, 2017

Instead of waiting for something outside yourself to rescue you from circumstance, take action to create the life you want. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2jDWVou
304 GID How Small Changes Can Lead to Big Time Savings

07:27 | Jan 2nd, 2017

If you examine your workday carefully, you may find that very minor time delays are actually eating up much of your productivity. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2jshV4I
436 GID How to Close Loops to Make Your Life Easier

07:23 | Dec 26th, 2016

When you wrap up incomplete tasks, you free your mind for what's really important. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2iTLkQS
372 GID Brain Training: How to Stay Focused and Stop Multitasking

08:43 | Dec 19th, 2016

Turn off your computer. Turn off your smartphone. Work. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1J2td1f
435 GID 9 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Online Sales Efforts

14:12 | Dec 9th, 2016

Email sales is more and more common, and as a result, it's less and less effective. But with just a little bit of effort, you can make sure it fails for you. Here's how. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2hHFrde
434 GID How to Remember People's Names

07:37 | Dec 5th, 2016

We meet countless people in our personal and professional lives whose names we want to remember. But our usual tactics for remembering facts and figures don’t quite apply to learning and connecting names to faces. With some help from a memory expert,...Show More
433 GID How Technology Can Tank Your Success in Class: Part 2

08:15 | Nov 28th, 2016

Today's college students are used to using their computers in class, but they don't realize just how much their tech is distracting them. College is far too expensive to spend it on social media instead of receiving an education. To overcome distract...Show More
432 GID Productivity Products That Make Perfect Holiday Gifts

10:02 | Nov 21st, 2016

If you're looking for holiday gift ideas for the productivity geek in your life, look no further! In this episode, Stever reviews his current lineup of favorite products. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gTH06T