The Productivity Giants Series with Ross Simmonds, Digital Marketing Strategist

 

Ross Simmonds is all about that lead life. He’s worked with brands ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups, implementing and perfecting B2B content marketing strategies to bring them more paying customers. All in all, Ross is a digital strategist, entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and public speaker.

 

As a multi-faceted talent, Ross often writes about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, along with the essential lessons he’s learned over the last few years on his blog. We talked to Ross about his own struggles and successes he finds organizing his day and how he stays productive juggling so many projects. Read on for to learn about his structured morning routine, how he combats distracting notifications, and why he lives and dies by his calendar.

25 Inspirational Feminist Women to Follow on Twitter

 

According to a recent study, the majority of Twitter users are white and male. To add to that disconcerting statistic, of the top 1% of Twitter users with the most followers, 57% were male and only 43% were female. Overall, Asian and black women had the least amount of followers.

 

Kind of bleak, huh? In these rough political times especially, it seems like a great time to invite more diverse voices to our feeds, starting with women in tech. Here’s 25 #girlboss entrepreneurs and feminists you should definitely follow ASAP.

The Productivity Giants Series with Sean Stephenson, Professional Speaker

 

Need a serious dose of inspiration today? Today on the #ProductivityGiants series we talk to Sean Stephenson, an entrepreneur, and speaker who has overcome extreme challenges and has inspired millions of people around the world.

 

Dr. Sean Stephenson was born with a rare bone disorder that stunted his growth and caused his bones to be extremely fragile. He was expected not to survive past birth – but he did, and fought for his quality of life. His message of hope and perseverance has been heard at live events all over the world, and his book, Get Off Your “But” , has been translated into over a dozen different languages. Sean also works as a board-certified therapist, and doctor of Clinical Hypnosis.

 

As you can see – Sean chose to rise above the issues life presented him with and made something seriously great out of himself. We loved hearing about Sean’s secrets to productivity and why maintaining friendships helps him be his most successful. Read on for motivation:

The Productivity Giants Series with Mamie Kanfer Stewart, Author & Founder at Meeteor

 

Mamie Kanfer Stewart wants you to never sit through a pointless meeting ever again. Mamie is the founder of Meeteor, a startup focused on improving collaboration and meeting culture. Mamie’s love of productivity led her to found this innovative company, and the idea was born out of a passion to help individuals and teams thrive at work and communicate more effectively.

 

Mamie’s entrepreneurial spirit was fostered in thanks to her father, Joe Kanfer, CEO of GOJO Industries, and the inventor of PURELLⓇ Hand Sanitizer. Mamie has honed in on improving her own productivity practices and business knowledge, which lets her bring an unusual combination of strategic thinking and personalized consulting to the table.

 

We were so excited to talk to Mamie and let her spill some of her tried and true productivity processes. Read on for her top tips, her favorite time-tracking method, and why she prefers to write her tasks down using old-school paper and pen.

Disconnect, Do Less, Get More Done: How Strategically Disconnecting Can Actually Make You More Productive

Unplugging every once in a while is necessary. Image courtesy of Huffington Post

 

In today’s technology-focused culture, being connected 24/7 is the expectation. Answering emails from your bed first thing in the morning, mindlessly scrolling through Facebook for hours every day, and getting pulled out of the moment to answer a text message—whether you’re working on an important project, spending time with your family, or pursuing a personal hobby—is the norm.

The Productivity Series with Igor Faletski, Founder & CEO of Mobify

 

Igor Faletski is the founder & CEO of Mobify, a digital experience platform for building modern, customer-first shopping experiences through Progressive Web Apps (PWA), Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and native apps. Today, Mobify is the leading Digital Experience Platform for mobile commerce. It drives mobile revenue growth for global brands like Lancôme, Crabtree & Evelyn, Debenhams, Carnival Cruise Line, London Drugs, Burlington, PureFormulas, Superdry, eXtra Electronics, and ThinkGeek, among others.

 

Igor is a passionate entrepreneur and has successfully scaled Mobify from three people working in a tiny Vancouver apartment to the global leader in mobile commerce it is now. Read on for Igor’s top productivity and email tips, and why he always starts his day in a coffee shop.

The 3 Most Common Productivity Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

 

 

Whether you have a corporate job, own a business, or do the incredibly difficult work of taking care of your children, we all face the question of productivity on a daily basis.   

 

We’re all tasked with questioning and improving the effectiveness of our efforts towards whatever we do, and most of us find that we too often fall short of the standard of effectiveness we set for ourselves.

 

Here are three of the reasons why, along with advice for better managing your time and efforts.