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Faster, Not Smarter: Does Caffeine Really Make You More Productive?

Faster, Not Smarter: Does Caffeine Really Make You More Productive?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Alex Senemar, the CEO of Sherbit.io. Read more about exploring data and turning numbers into meaningful insights on the Sherbit Blog. With over four hundred billion cups of coffee consumed each year, caffeine is by far the world’s most widely-consumed psychoactive drug. For many of us, a hot […]

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Connect RescueTime to hundreds of apps with our updated IFTTT channel!

Connect RescueTime to hundreds of apps with our updated IFTTT channel!

We just made some exciting new updates to the RescueTime IFTTT channel. You can now use weekly summary reports in your Recipes and log offline time from other apps (like your Google Calendar). IFTTT is a service that connects hundreds of applications via simple connections that let one application respond to actions in another. You […]

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Get the most out of RescueTime with integrations

Get the most out of RescueTime with integrations

RescueTime now offers a wide array of integrations with partner services. These allow users to greatly expand the scope and functionality of what can be done with RescueTime data and feature actions. Many of these features are based on user requests over the years, some are new ideas that we have had ourselves that we […]

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Remember to allow space for high-impact work

Remember to allow space for high-impact work

I was just checking out this week’s episode of Create & Orchestrate, a video series of entrepreneurial insights by Nashville-area startup vet and investor Marcus Whitney. The episode focused on the idea of effort capacity, which is essentially the amount of time and energy you are able to put forth on a given thing at a given […]

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New Year’s Resolution Idea – Don’t Give Up On Creativity

New Year’s Resolution Idea – Don’t Give Up On Creativity

Ask a dozen people what makes someone creative and you’ll probably hear answers like cleverness or mental acuity. But researchers Brian J. Lucas and Loran F. Nordgren of Northwestern University have been digging into what really makes creative people tick. What they’re finding is that the most creative people – the folks with the truly […]

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ProWritingAid – Efficiently clean up your long-form writing

ProWritingAid – Efficiently clean up your long-form writing

Editor’s Note: This post focuses on ProWritingAid, a tool for writers, but raises an interesting question that is more broadly applicable. So many creative projects get left at the ‘90% done’ stage because the final steps to complete it are so tedious. What ways can we use technology to smooth out that toilsome home stretch? […]

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Good luck to everyone still plugging away at NaNoWriMo!

Good luck to everyone still plugging away at NaNoWriMo!

“Alone. Yes, that’s the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn’t hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.” – Stephen King Writing, at its core, is a solitary endeavor. On top of all the challenges threatening to crush the success out of creative works, it […]

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Can the right app make you read 400+ words per minute?

Can the right app make you read 400+ words per minute?

Before reading any further, take a look at the clock. Jot down the time. I know, it’s a weird way to start a blog post, but it will make sense in a bit, I promise. How much time do you spend reading news articles or blog posts? If you’re like most people, you spend at […]

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Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month?

Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month?

National Novel Writing Month is just days away, and RescueTime is proud to sponsor this amazing event. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is a worldwide program supporting aspiring writers on their quests to become novelists. How? By equipping them to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Whether you’re a first-timer or a grizzled, word-slinging veteran, […]

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Systematically Turning Time and Effort Into Results

Systematically Turning Time and Effort Into Results

If you’ve found this column, we probably share a few things in common. Like me, you may be at your best with a great many irons in the proverbial fire. I bet you keep yourself busy and nurse a hunger for getting things done. The past few months, my drive to tackle new projects has generated a […]

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Now That You Quit, Here Is how To Make Money From Home

Rethinking The Key Components of Email Marketing

Rethinking The Key Components of Email Marketing

No one can argue with the importance of email marketing and the overall effect it can have on blog growth. Many top bloggers will tell you the most important thing when starting a blog, other than quality content, is to start building an email list right away. It’s the best tool to encourage blog growth through return visitors. It’s pretty […]

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How To Make More Money Online By Doing Less Work

How To Make More Money Online By Doing Less Work

We’re all told that success is achieved with hard work or long hours, or hard work plus long hours. Wouldn’t it be so much better if we can make more money by doing less work? I certainly think so! On this episode of Driving with John Chow, I show you how to make more and more, by doing less and […]

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Unlocking The Space At YouTube Space LA

Unlocking The Space At YouTube Space LA

YouTube Space LA is the flagship location for all things YouTube. YouTube Space is designed for content creators to produce video, learn new skills, and collaborate with the YouTube creative community. Formerly the Howard Hughes Airport, YouTube Space LA is located in the Playa Vista area of Los Angeles and covers nearly 41,000 square feet. It’s pretty much a full […]

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How to Increase Your Retweets Rate

How to Increase Your Retweets Rate

Did you know that getting “retweets” on Twitter can increase your content engagement by 30%? The best thing about this statement is that the 30% can fluctuate depending on the type of content being shared. For example, 30% of 10,000 is different than 30% of 1 million. You should always focus on writing and sharing content that people love on […]

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How To Use A Video As A Tripwire Product

How To Use A Video As A Tripwire Product

Ever since launching the 17 minutes video training, I received quite a few emails asking why you have to watch the entire video before you can apply? There is a very good reason the application form doesn’t show until after the 17 minutes video, and on this family edition of Driving with John Chow, I explain the reason. I also […]

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The Most In-Depth Training Program On How To Make Money Online Today

The Most In-Depth Training Program On How To Make Money Online Today

If you go to Clickbank or do a quick Google search for different make money online programs, be prepared to be overwhelmed. There are literally over 10,000 courses and books on this topic. And even though I haven’t seen them all; I’ve seen a lot of them. Most of them let you down. Not because their training isn’t good, but […]

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Dot Com Lunch – My Mouth Is Burning Edition

Dot Com Lunch – My Mouth Is Burning Edition

I am still in Vancouver and that means this episode of the Dot Com Lunch was filmed at Happy Pho. This is my lunch in the most livable city in the world. Next week, lunch will return to Orange County. On this episode of the Dot Com Lunch, we have a person who drove 13 hours to join us. That […]

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How To Increase Conversions with Mini Commitments and Small Wins

How To Increase Conversions with Mini Commitments and Small Wins

On this episode of Driving with John Chow, I continue my series on how to increase your internet marketing conversions. One of the easiest ways to increase conversions is by using mini commitments to create small wins. Watch this episode to find out what that is, and how to do it. Click Here To Download John Chow’s New eBook, The […]

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[Video] The Most Impactful 17 Minutes of Your Day

[Video] The Most Impactful 17 Minutes of Your Day

If your inbox is like mine, you’ll getting hit up at least 10 times a day from different marketing gurus to watch their latest sales videos. And I know that in most cases, you get some ridiculously over-the-top promise in the video, only to be asked at the end to take out your credit card and buy something. This is […]

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How To Increase Email Opt In Rate

How To Increase Email Opt In Rate

In my last episode of Driving with John Chow, I show you how to increase conversion by getting people to know, like, and trust you by using an email autoresponder. On this episode, I continue with that theme by showing how to increase your email opt in rate. Let’s face it. You have to get people to opt into your […]

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