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Getting on With It and Getting Things Done in 2020

Posted by:CLIFTON WARREN onNovember 30, 2020

“Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality”

Nikos Kazantzakis

This has been a year like no other. The global pandemic has had an impact on every business and industry, regardless of size.

My business is no exception. I’ve been busy – innovating, launching new services and expanding my reach to assist clients in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Asia.

I’m grateful to all my clients for trusting me to help them navigate difficult landscapes and chart new courses during these uncertain times.

In this final newsletter for 2020, I will share a list of my favourite tools for business and pleasure – things that helped me get things done and provided some relaxation. I have no vested interest in any of these products and services: they simply work for me.

My tools for getting things done

Zoom: Virtual meetings have been a game-changer

AWeber: Managing email lists and sending out this monthly newsletter

Dropbox: Organising, backing up and syncing my files and folders

Notion: Capturing my notes and managing my database and contact list

Janette Parr: My editor in Adelaide, South Australia; she keeps me looking good in print

Apple Reminders: Capturing my great and not-so-great ideas

Writing tools

Fable Castell Jumbo Grip: My favourite writing instrument, which fits my hand like a glove

Moleskine: Diary and notebooks

iThoughts: Mind mapping software

Newsletters I read

Austin Kleon: I enjoy his weekly top 10

Dan Pink: The Pinkcast

Robert Middleton: Action Plan Marketing ideas

Alan Weiss: Balancing Act and Monday Morning Memo

Dave Pell: NextDraft

Best’s Review (Digital): Industry news and updates Financial services news and trends

Everyday reads

The Wall Street Journal

USA Today

Apple News


ABC News

Memorable books I’ve read

Hunter Prey, Saint Sinner, and Finders Keepers: The Allie Krycek Series Box Set, by Sam Sisavath

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, by Nancy Isenberg

DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America, by Brian Sykes

Atomic Habits, by James Clear

The President is Missing: by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, by John Carreyrou

The Innocent Man, by John Grisham

Becoming, by Michelle Obama

Music favourites

Oscar Peterson: Greatest Hits

Buddy Rich: No Funny Hats

The Temptations Live at The Copa

James Brown Live at The Apollo

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Michael Jackson: Off The Wall

The Very Best of The Spinners

Natalie Cole: Anthology

The Essential Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

The Best of Sam Cook

Streaming service: Amazon Music

Momentum noise-cancelling headphones

Games on my iPad



Flappy Dunk

Paper Toss

Angry Birds

Thank you to all my readers, clients and friends for your continued support and interest in my work. I look forward  to bringing you more ideas, tips and insights, to help you get from here to there faster in 2021.

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