When you are at your desk and you need to do a quick math calculation, I’ll bet you whip out your handy dandy desk calculator, right? Have you ever stopped to think of what a huge waste of money and resources that is? Why use a puny 5 function calculator when you’ve got a virtual supercomputer sitting on your desk? Next time use a spreadsheet instead! Why? For one, you can setup quick formulas that make recalculating many times faster than re-doing the whole thing on a calculator. Secondly, after you’ve done your spreadsheet calculations, you can easily email the results along with explanations to whoever else needs to see your work. Try that with a calculator. So get rid of all the calculators on your desk next time reach for a spreadsheet. It takes effort to break the old habit but I guarantee you’ll be glad you did.
Doesn’t it seem like our lives are more hectic than ever? I thought technology was supposed to make life easier but what I found is that I worked longer, harder, and more stressful hours than ever before. Why is this? Well my answer is that all this technology has made it too easy for us to take on too much work without having a clear idea on how much time it will take to get the job done and then not having a good handle on how much available time we really have to complete those tasks. The result is overwork and overstress. While I can’t promise you a solution to everything, I can tell you that I’ve been using Microsoft Project for the past 3 years to manage my personal workload and the results have been incredible. Nowadays, I get my jobs done on time, I don’t work weekends, and I still have time to spend with my family. If you think if your life as one giant Project and use Microsoft Project to manage it, you have a good chance of getting your life back.
When you go to the beach, do you wear your work clothes? Of course not. But yet, the cellphone you take to work is the same one you take to the beach, right? Well, if you’ve use tmobile, you don’t have to and that’s because all the information on a tmobile phone like your phone lists and phone number are not really stored in the phone, but rather on a little chip that you plugged in your phone when you first got it. If you move that chip to another phone, all your information goes with it. I’ve been using tmobile for years now, and on the weekends, I move my chip to an older phone that I can throw into a beach bag. During the week, I’ve got the chip in shiny new business phone. Now you can wear the right tmobile phone for the right occasion. Try it!
We all love our cell phones but we hate getting those extra charges for going over our monthly minutes. Well as you might guess, your buddy Peter has a great tip for you. If you’re a tmobile subscriber, all you do is dial #646#, then hit the dial button. In a few seconds you’ll get back a message that tells you how many minutes you’ve used. What’s cool is you get both the whenever minutes as well as the tmobile to tmobile minutes. Now you never have to wonder if you’re going over your monthly limit. Just dial #646# and you’ll know exactly where you stand. Keep up with this and you’ll never see those extra charges again.
Picture this: you’re at the office and you need to send a quick message to a colleague who is on the road with their tmobile wireless phone. Instead of making a phone call the might land in their voicemail or interrupt them at a meeting, send them an email message instead. So for example if their phone number is 8085551212, then you just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If they are a tmobile subscriber, that message will go to their phone in seconds. I use this feature all the time and it’s the perfect when you want to get a quick, short message out. Try it!