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Bart Kesner’s Mac and iOS Setup

My name is Bart Kesner and I'm currently responsible for IT transformation efforts for a global engineering/consulting firm in the Kansas City area. This entails partnering with internal and external resources to analyze the delivery and use of products and services to enhance overall effectiveness, and lead teams to resolve any identified issues. Prior to that, I ran the Customer Experience program for a global manufacturing firm. »

How to Set Up VIP Notifications in Apple Mail

It doesn’t take long for an email inbox to overflow, does it? If you’re like most people and leave notifications enabled for every new message, you’ll quickly find yourself frustrated by the number of times these notifications interrupt your focus. Luckily, Apple Mail allows you to designate certain contacts as VIPs, which gives you two […] »

Music for Deep Work

Some recommendations for working tunes to keep you focused and in the flow. »

Prime Your Creative Pump (TSS Webinar)

We are hosting a free webinar to help you beat writer's block, make sure nothing falls through the cracks, and take action on those half-baked ideas that you've been procrastinating on by using our four-part idea system. »

Mike’s Idea System 2.0

How to use an idea development system to prime the creative pump and set yourself up for success when it's time to create. »

How to Use Folding & Focus Mode in MindNode

If you work with large mind maps frequently, you’ve probably already experienced how overwhelming things can become as your mind map continues to grow. Fortunately, MindNode has a couple of features which make it a lot easier to focus on only the sections you want to see. Folding Nodes Folding a node hides all the […] »

Idea Magic (a TSS webinar)

Ideas are powerful things. One good idea has the ability change your world, but as long as those ideas never leave your head, nothing changes. »

How I Time-Block and Plan in a Traveler’s Notebook

When the group at The Sweet Setup suggested we'd be talking about knowledge and idea workflows in the early part of 2021, I couldn't pass up the chance to talk about my analog adventures that live alongside all the apps I use each day. We can't do everything on our iPhones, after all. »