Monday, April 6, 2009

April Edition of the Carnival of Productivity And GTD

Welcome to the April edition of The Carnival of Productivity and GTD. We have over 30 articles aimed at helping out to be more productive, organized, and just plain get things done. Thank you to everyone that submitted articles. If you have any suggestions for topics or comments in general, please be sure to include them in the comments section below. We hope that you'll share any articlies that you found useful and interesting with family and friends that you thing might be interested in them and why not subscribe via an RSS reader or email, so that you don't miss future editions?


Relax presents How to apply German work ethics in your life posted at The Wise Curve, saying "Let’s see how we can apply the German’s productive working habits in our life to improve our own work performance."

Viraj Sawant presents Office time for your internet business posted at, saying "How To Use Your Office time productively for your internet business ."

Barbara Brabec presents Your Business Journal | Handmade for Profit - Cashing in on Your Creativity! posted at Handmade for Profit - Cashing in on Your Creativity!, saying "It’s important to keep a written record of what you’re doing when you start a new business or move into a new area of learning and business growth."

axel presents Jet-Like Motivation posted at axel g.

Jim DeSantis presents Have Fun Unleashing Your Latent Creativity posted at Unleashing Creativity at On Line Tribune, saying "You have some great ideas. You toss them around in your mind. You tell friends about them. They go nowhere. Why? They go nowhere because of what your friends said or because you have the misconception that only a select few are able to unleash a steady flow of creative genius. And, you, of course, couldn't be one of that select group. That is not true at all."

JC presents Tupperware Saves Time posted at 6Bubbles - Grad School, Money, Life.

Burak Bilgin presents 3 Achievement Strategies posted at Distiller's Corner, saying "Three strategies that will empower you to achieve your goals, and realize your vision. "

The Smarter Wallet presents Stop Procrastination By Knowing How Much It Can Cost You posted at The Smarter Wallet.

ITAKEOFFTHEMASK presents Time Consuming Activities for Bloggers posted at Make Money Faster!, saying "Are you guilty of these time wasters when you blog? Efficiency is the key to successful blogging and making money online."

ames presents The 4 Golden Rules Of The Mind Sweep posted at Organize IT.


Burak Bilgin
presents Get What You Want! posted at Distiller's Corner, saying "Goals are like a blueprint of a bridge over the gap between us and our desires. To get what you want, you have to build your bridge, by realizing your goals."

The Smarter Wallet
presents 5 Free Online Calendars and Personal Planners To Organize Your Life posted at The Smarter Wallet.


Jim Hudson presents Declutter your Mind and Eliminate your Irritations posted at Accelerate Me! Personal Development Blog.

Stefan Chapman presents The Concept of SlowThinking posted at Slowthinking, saying "Slowthinking is in tune with GTD. Take time to sort the information your receive not just reflex react to it."

Thursday Bram presents Managing Your Skype Contacts: 5 Tips posted at Home Office, saying "Make your Skype usage more productive by organizing your contacts."

Alex presents Weekly Menu Planner posted at Home Life Weekly, saying "This free weekly menu planner will help you to organize a weekly menu which can be used for helping to plan meals in advance for busy moms, help with your weight loss plan for the week ahead etc. The weekly menu planner it is excellent for helping you to budget for food more clearly and give you focus to help you follow a weight loss diet."

Burak Bilgin presents The Big Picture posted at Distiller's Corner, saying "Draw the big picture of your life and occupation and don’t get lost in details."


Gal Josefsberg presents REVIEW - Xobni posted at Gal Josefsberg, saying "This is my review of the Outlook add-on, Xobni. I've found it to be an invaluable tool and one of the few add-ons worth getting."


John presents How To Conserve Electricity For Beginners posted at Conserving Electricity In The House, saying "I would like to contribute this article on how we can establish a road map for conserving electricity in the house. It's all about the how, gaining awareness and changing mind set which helps to drive actions leading to results."

Sandi Mays presents Microsoft Excel - How to round numbers in the same cell without a formula posted at Business Tools Blog, saying "Microsoft Excel - How to round numbers in the same cell without a formula."

Sandi Mays presents Is there a way to calculate business days in Excel? posted at Business Tools Blog, saying "Calculate business days in Excel?"

Silicon Valley Blogger presents How To Become A Millionaire In 10 Steps Flat posted at The Digerati Life.

Joe Manausa presents First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit | Tallahassee Real Estate Blog posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying "In case you did not hear the good news, the American Recovery And Reinvestment Act of 2009 included significant improvements to the temporary First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit. While many might view this as a great benefit aimed only at the first-time homebuyer, the reality is that it will help stabilize the housing market by bringing more buyers into an inventory-laden problem in need of more demand."

Joe Manausa presents A Small But Significant Shift In The Housing Market posted at Really Better Real Estate, saying "One key trend to pay attention to in any local real estate market is the movement of the sales success trend. What this measures is the total number of home sold divided by the total of homes listed (put on the market) during the same period of time."

Aparna presents Uses of hair clippings-Best out of Waste posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying "What do you do of those hair clippings after you cut your hair? Some salons collect this unwanted pile of hair and send it for making wigs. But most of the time it is just tossed in the trashcan without giving a thought to the fact that it can be put to some use."

Sarah Scrafford presents How an Average Investor Should Use Currency ETFs posted at Currency

MoneyNing presents Our Eternal Pursuit of More Wealth posted at Personal Finance Blog by Money Ning, saying "Is money never enough? Know what's important and you will be much happier!"

Mr. Bear presents Great Depression Myths posted at Great Depression Version 2: Bear Market and Economic Depression, saying "With all the comparisons between our current financial and the Great Depression, it is time to dispel some basic myths about the Great Depression"

Janet Ross presents Google Cash Detective-GCD-The Google Adwords Playing Field Shifts posted at Biggest Firesale Of Online Marketing Products, saying "Frustrated with you online marketing efforts? Need to find a way to advertise your business with pay per click advertising using Adwords, and be profitable? Ever wanted to know which keywords make you money and which don't? Keep reading this article to find the secret."

Get800today presents Online Control Puts You In the Drivers Seat posted at Toll Free Numbers.

GreatManagement presents 99% Of All Managers Know The Basics Of Management But… posted at GreatManagement Blog, saying "I believe 99% of Managers know the basics of Management but only a small percentage actually ‘do it’.Why is that?Here's why..."

Barry Wright III presents Contact Information posted at 3stylelife.

Jay Green presents Remote Computer Maintenance: RCM posted at Remote Computer Maintenance.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Start an Online Business: Open an eBay Store, Build a Website or Blog posted at The Digerati Life.

Debbie Dragon presents Writing for Money WIthout Being Published posted at Empowering Mom - The Work At Home Moms Blog.

Ella Moss presents VENUS RETROGRADE « Zodiac Times posted at Zodiac Times, saying "Venus goes retrograde, and so do our lives."

This concludes the April edition of The Carnival of Productivity and GTD. We hope that you found some useful articles. Stay tuned for future editions of this carnival as well as the other posts at Systems-Overload. Submit your blog article to the next edition of The Carnival of Productivity and GTD using our Submit an entry to “The Carnival of Productivity and GTD" carnival submission form. Past posts and future editions can be found on our Blog Carnival index for “The Carnival of Productivity and GTD” blog carnival index page.

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