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July 2015

Marketing, Webdesign

Setup an HTML email signature on your iPhone.

  1. Send Yourself an Email with Your Signature

    Send yourself an email with your desired email signature. Obviously you will need a currently operational signature from another mail program on your computer.

    If you don’t yet have an HTML signature, here is some example code to get you started.
    (A separate post on how to do this will be coming soon)

  1. Copy Your Signature to the Clipboard

    Tap and hold your finger on some part of the email body that is not a link. Drag the little knobs at the end to surround your signature as best as possible. When surrounded, tap “Copy”.IMG_5647

  2. Paste Your Copied Signature

    Go Settings > Mail > Contacts > Calendars > Signatures. In here paste your signature for all email accounts, or for each one if you would prefer. Tap twice in the empty box and select “Paste” from the popup menu.

  3. Shake to Undo

    Apple tries to “enhance” the signature when you paste it, causing it to become all messed up. Luckily, you can undo these “enhancements”. Shake your device and press “Undo Change Attributes”.

  4. Send email


How to actually beat procrastination

Your first thought as you read this will likely be, “I’ll read this later.”

Don’t! Read this now!

It’ll take you like 30 seconds and save you countless hours.

Try this super simple technique for beating our favourite nemesis. Procrastination.

Try this now:

Decide what is the most important thing you have to do today.

Now just do the first little part of it — just the first minute, or even 30 seconds of it. Getting started is seriously the only part that matters.

It’s a little brain hack, once we start a task we have been dreading a new emotion takes it’s place in which we feel incomplete that we haven’t finished it! The problem is just getting started.

Emmetts Law: The dread of a task uses up more energy than actually doing it.

Clear away your distractions. Turn everything off. Close all programs. So it’s just you and your task.

Listen to your mind, if it starts to have sway to other tasks. You might have urges to check email or Facebook or Twitter or any other distracting nonsense. You might want to play a game or make a call or do another task. Just notice these urges.

Don’t move. Notice the urges, but sit still and let them pass. Urges build up in intensity, then they pass, like a wave. Let each one pass.

Notice also your mind trying to come up with reasons for not doing the task. Let these self-rationalizing thoughts pass also.

Now just take one small action to get started. As tiny a step as possible.

Once you get started, the rest will flow.