Minutiae

Your Free Book: Easy Steps to Organization

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coverHere it is. This is by far my best selling book on Amazon Kindle and soon it will be turned into an audio and video series. Now you, and your friends, can have it for free (usually $2.99). Spread the love far and wide. It is my pleasure to gift this to you in exchange for only an email address where I can send it to – just enter your email into the form below.

What’s the catch? – there isn’t one. But, of course, if you have any feedback on ways I can improve it, or things you think I need to add, then this will help me when I deliver my audio and video series. But, you can have the book and do nothing more if it pleases you – just enjoy and act on the contents for a more organized life.

Here is the form and below it you can read the published details of the book.

Why do we often hear of people feeling “stressed”, “disorganized” or “under pressure”? What is it in today’s life that makes us appear to have less time than ever before even though we have machines to do much of our legwork? What makes our time melt away and cause us to feel closed in, agitated and out of control?

The answer often comes when we take a step or two back and look at things from a bird’s eye view. It appears we are so wrapped up in all our minutiae that we forget to look at the bigger picture. We focus on the small parts without considering the wider view.

Today we consume almost 3 times as much information than our peers did 50 years ago. We check more correspondence and visit more websites than ever before and all of this consumes our time and attention. There is even evidence that our IQ reduces the more we become distracted by our activities – even to a greater extent than mild drug use.

“Easy Steps to Organization” will help you to:

– Stay in control at work and at home
– Be less stressed and more in control
– Become more effective and productive
– Do more in less time
– Declutter your work and living space
– Delegate more appropriately

Staying in control of our lives requires us to organize ourselves better and this, in turn, requires us to look at the individual parts of what we do and develop a system to turn them into more effective and efficient processes.

Becoming organized takes much less effort that you might think. Thereafter you can reap the benefits and stay in control of your life. Dr Mark Clayson has witnessed this phenomenon in his daily medical practice and now shares the fundamental principles of successful organization.

Social Media and Business – 27

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There are various terms that are used to describe exactly what social media is. There are so many terms that it can be confusing. “New Media”, “Web 2.0” and so on. We should ask “who really cares”? What we do care about is what it does and how to exploit it for our own ends. We want to know how it functions as it is this very function that we are interested in throughout this book.

Definitions are diversionary – we get stuck in the milieu of descriptions and the various arguments that are put forward to define and redefine a concept. Make it simple and forget about the minutiae – thus social media is any media which induces participants to interact.

Nowadays social media includes a variety of interactive sites and platforms and may include one or more of the following:

• photos
• news
• video
• audio
• discussion forums and public websites
• blogs
• wikis

The important feature of all of these is that there is an interactive component. People can register, logon, comment, download or otherwise interact.

Or they can do none of those activities if they wish.
These are generally publicly available websites, although some may be private or for members only. This, therefore, means users can generate their own content and submit them to the sites when they want and if they want.

All of them have a degree of social proof. If something is uploaded to a website then other people will decide whether it is good or bad.

In days gone by, on traditional websites, people would simply leave if the content was not to their liking. Now, via social media, people will interact when and whether they think the content was good or bad. They will add content, modify content or criticise content.

People will take content to utilize on their own blog with appropriate permission and modifications. People may create a video or comment on a text post. They may make an audio or link to an image or photo. They can share, link and promote all sorts of different content.

The user is in control.

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