Taking Note – A Podcast By Evernote Episode 2. A Conversation with Guy Kawasaki.

This Is What I Learned

After a very informative and enjoyable episode #1 of Evernote’s Taking Note podcast I was looking forward to the next instalment.  As a recap, this is what I learned from episode #1.

Episode #2 started with Evernote company updates from the CEO, Chris O’Neil as well as from their Vice President of Operations and their Design Manager followed by featured guest, Guy Kawasaki.  I was aware of Guy Kawasaki but to be honest I did not really know that much about him so this podcast was a great opportunity to find out more.

This is what I learned about the Evernote company updates.


Taking Note – A Podcast By Evernote Episode 1. A Conversation With Michael Hyatt.

This Is What I Learned

The start of every new year is always a special and exciting time with lots of things to do, plans to make and goals to achieve.  It was also an exciting time this new year to hear that Evernote were rekindling their podcast again after what seemed like forever since they last uploaded one.

I have recently started to download and listen to more and more podcasts lately so Evernote’s new podcast was a warm welcome.

Taking Note a podcast by Evernote is described by the iTunes Podcast store as being presented by the leader in note taking and productivity.  Taking Note dives into the realms of personal and professional achievement, entrepreneurship and creative thinking.  They will interview experts and trailblazers, uncovering great ideas and best practices to help organise your work and declutter your life.

Episode #1 featured Michael Hyatt of MichaelHyatt.com – talking about taking control of your goals in 2017.  I have been following Michael Hyatt for a while now and as Michael is an Evernote power user I knew this would be worth listening to.

This is what I learned: (more…)

Crush It! Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion. (Harper Studio, 2009)

The title in itself is enough to make you stop and pick the book up.  What grabbed my attention, besides the great big green CRUSH IT! title, was the sub-heading about Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion.

I had, for a long time, thought how great life would be if you could do something for the rest of your life that revolves around your passion.  In reading the jacket cover, I bought the book.

Crush It!

Gary Vaynerchuk writes in a very conversational way, almost as if you are at a bar having a drink with him.  This style of story telling really works.

Gary recounts his story and what worked for him when he turned his family wine business into a multi million dollar business with the aid of online and social media.  From this, Gary developed his personal brand which is one of the main underlying themes of the book.

Gary’s advice?

  • Build your personal brand
  • Create good content
  • Choose your platform
  • Keep it real and authentic
  • Build your community

Perhaps the biggest lesson he shares is to Care.  The checklist in appendix: a is one that you will want to learn, memorise, action, rinse and repeat…over and over again.

Crush It!  A quick and easy read to make you start thinking about the rest of your life.



Evernote Presents: Productivity at work and on the go.


About This Event

Presented by Evernote:

Staying productive, both on your own and with your team, is essential if you want to achieve success. Especially when you and the people you work with aren’t sitting in one spot, productivity can be a real challenge. (more…)

Date: March 20, 2017
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Event: Evernote Presents: Productivity At Work And On The Go.
Topic: Productivity on the go
Sponsor: Evernote
Venue: WeWork
(02) 8294 5196
Location: 100 Harris St Sydney NSW 2009
Sydney 2009
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want (Baker Books, 2016)

One of the books I am currently reading is  best seller from Michael Hyatt of MichaelHyatt.com and Daniel Harkavy, titled Living Forward.

While the title was enough to grab my attention, the sub title, “A proven plan to stop drifting and get the life you want” resonated with me as I had been giving this subject quite a lot of thought recently.  I had to buy the book.

While I am only part way through the book it so far promises to guide me through a step by step process to understand:

  • our wants and needs
  • how to create a plan with clarity; and
  • how to implement what you have learned about yourself to make it happen

Living Forward

There is nothing worse than not being in control of your own life.  Living Forward promises to help you acknowledge the drift in your life and to help you regain control and direction.

Living Forward, so far so great!