Friday Favorites: The ONE Thing

I just finished listening to The One Thing by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan, and I enjoyed it so much I’ve decided to make it my Friday Favorite! This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are 100% my own. I have included an affiliate link to the book on Amazon, so if you buy it through that link I might get compensated.

The One Thing by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan has been very inspiring, particularly related to my journey with blogging. The book inspired me to create a strong plan of action, focusing on my ultimate goal and working backwards to what I should be doing now. I am a new blogger and have struggled with feeling overwhelmed by the many, MANY things that go in to running a blog. Listening to this book helped me to calm down and whittle down to my ONE thing, focusing on my priority and working towards my ultimate goal with focus and purpose.
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What I'm Reading: Life in Your Twenties

Welcome to this week’s list of articles I’m reading. Today’s list is obviously geared towards the other 20-somethings, but if that number doesn’t apply to you, you are definitely still welcome! Everything in today’s list could be beneficial to just about anyone.
This list is primarily finance-related, but there’s some other good stuff thrown in! Read more

Friday Favorite: Brain Dump

Have you ever heard of the Brain Dump? If not, you are seriously missing out on a magical tool to reduce your level of stress and increase productivity.
I frequently have about 25+ things running through my mind at any given time: chores, things I need to do, recipes to try, things I need to buy, post ideas, things I need to get/do for the dogs, general ideas, etc.
I can’t even imagine how it is for you parents out there! Read more

How to be More Productive with Hot Keys (Plus Video Tutorial)

Hot keys are keyboard shortcuts for use in a variety of computer programs, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and internet browsers. Hot keys also allow you to increase your productivity, especially on a laptop, because you aren’t constant having to navigate around your screen with your touchpad. Hot keys allow you to focus your attention entirely on the keyboard as you are writing, decreasing your multitasking and and increasing your overall focus.
While there are an incredible number of hot keys in existence, I’ve created a list of hot keys including the ones I use most frequently. I have broken the lists up by program/use, so there may be some duplicates. Read more