Category Archives: Mike’s Favorites

24 Must-Have, Everyday Workhorse Apps

Top 24 apps (logos shown clockwise from 7 o’clock): Timely, Accuweather, Gmail, Podcast Addict, Google Voice, Google Hangouts Dialer, Hiya Caller ID & Block, Google Keep, SimpleMind, MindMeister, Floating Stickies, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides, Wunderlist, Google Maps, Feedly, Puffin, Xodo PDF, FBReader, Pocket, Google Photos, Fast for Facebook, Twilight, Atmosphere

[Many of these apps will help you learn more stuff, consume training content better and generally upgrade your productivity! So while they all aren’t exactly training, many will be a great help in your quest to be a better self-directed learner. Enjoy!]

If you’re like me, your mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) is loaded with apps. In fact, I’ve just checked and discovered that I’ve got hundreds installed! And that left me wondering, “How many of these things do I need? Which of these do I depend on every day?”

After some reflection, I came up with a list of my “24 must-have, everyday workhorse apps.” And, to the extent that they keep me personally productive, they help me be a better project manager and team member.  Most are FREE or have free versions available. See the complete list with brief descriptions at my WORTH SHARING site.

Got time off? Relax and re-energize with free books, magazines & podcasts!

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Got workaholic tendencies? Then maybe it’s time to take a break! Whether you’re vacationing or simply enjoying a day at the beach, these link-filled articles can help you connect with some great tools & media that will help you shift gears, http://www.cheapambienpriceonline.com re-energize and maybe even reclaim that long-lost enthusiasm.

 

New Blog Post & Video: “Clarisketch: Narrate & Annotate Pictures for Teaching or Team Collaboration”

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Convergence: Everything Worth Sharing in One Place

Starting this month I will be publishing all my new blog posts, articles and other announcements at my WORTH SHARING website. I will continue to create articles and videos that are relevant to the topics you usually find here, including listings of great free training stuff, tools and websites. To find these at the WORTH SHARING website, just click on the “Best Free Training” tab (see diagram below).

Go to Best Free Training listings at Mike Greer's WORTH SHARING website

Why the Convergence? 

The short answer is this:  To help you find all the stuff I believe to be “WORTH SHARING” in one location, no matter what the topic. (For a more detailed discussion, click here.)

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Honor Fallen Warriors by Advocating & Teaching Peace

(U.S. Memorial Day, 2014)

This holiday weekend in the U.S. we’ll hear much about those who’ve died for our freedom. And they surely deserve to be honored. But if our children and grandchildren are to live in a world with fewer senseless wars and casualties of war, they need to hear powerful anti-war voices. Because the best way to honor fallen warriors is to use the freedom they won for us to advocate for peace and teach the next generation how they can work for a more peaceful world. Here are some media and tools from previous posts that can help: 

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Learn more:   Standing Army (2010)

Winter Blues? “Spit on Your Hands & Get Busy!” Learn Something New!

Learn something new!! Create something new!In one of Brian Johnson’s Philosopher’s Notes, I came across this quote from Dale Carnegie’s How To Stop Worrying and Start Living:

“George Bernard Shaw was right. He summed it all up when he said: ‘The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not.’ So don’t bother to think about it! Spit on your hands and get busy. Your blood will start circulating; your mind will start ticking—and pretty soon this whole positive upsurge of life in your body will drive worry from your mind. Get busy. Keep busy. It’s the cheapest kind of medicine there is on this earth—and one of the best.”

In another of Brian’s Philosopher’s Notes, he shares this quote from Sonja Lyubomirsky’s The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want

“In 1932, weighed down by the sorrows and agonies of his self-absorbed and aimless clients, an Australian psychiatrist named W. Béran Wolfe summed up his philosophy like this: ‘If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert.’ He was right. People who strive for something personally significant, whether it’s learning a new craft, changing careers, or raising moral children, are far happier than those who don’t have strong dreams or aspirations. Find a happy person, and you will find a project.”

So how about you? What “personally significant” goal have you set for yourself lately? And if you happen to be housebound by this brutal winter, why not take on the challenge of learning something new?

Follow the links below to find some amazing free learning opportunities. Then “Get busy. Keep busy. It’s the cheapest kind of medicine there is on this earth…” to drive away those winter blues!

2013 Back to School Guide: Useful Free Resources for Students

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Looking for some great free resources to help your kids succeed at school this year? Here’s a list of some of The Best Free Training reviews & video tours published in the last year. They showcase freebies that could enhance your kids’ learning. Enjoy! 

Below are links to Back to School Guides that I published in previous years at this time. Most of the sites reviewed are still going strong, so I encourage you to revisit the items listed in the posts. Good luck this year, students!