2020: Get ORGANIZED for the New Year

2020: Get ORGANIZED for the New Year

Jumping into a new decade, I decided to evaluate some planners so that I can make the most of EVERY day. That’s a tall order, but the focus was to have something that would help inspire me on those days where personal motivation may be lacking. 

My go-to’s in recent years have been the Panda Planner and most recently the AmazonBasics Daily Planner, which essentially is a less expensive version of the Panda Planner. These continue to be excellent choices, truly. They offer daily, weekly and monthly view options that can help you get your day to day outlined and streamlined in no time.

Which brings me to why I made a change. The planners were working well for me. Except when they weren’t. And that’s where this new planner comes in. I had read about Brendon Burchard, read his books and had started listening to his podcasts. Long story short, I could relate to this guy’s drive and admired what he has done with his career. I don’t want to be a coach or influencer per se, but I do want to continue to move my career forward. And when I looked at his High Performance Planner, I knew it was what I wanted to use to catapult me into a new decade. It helps me manage my Mom duties, our family events and my client project commitments. So I’m not changing the world with this planner, but if YOU want to do it, this is a great planner for you to consider.

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No Sound in Netflix on Apple TV

No Sound in Netflix on Apple TV

There is nothing more frustrating about a piece of technology when it’s not operating as you expect. We have Apple TV and decided to get one for the bedroom. I signed into Netflix on our Apple TV for the first time, eager to watch some ALIAS again. It’s my usual go-to while getting work done and drowning out the steady snore coming from my husband next to me. It turns on just fine, and I click on Netflix. I sign in since it’s the first time the app is used on this tvOS, pop through the selections and click on the show. I click the episode and Sydney and Nadia are talking, but there is no sound. The Netflix pop sounds as you scroll through the options sound, but the show has no sound.

I restart Apple TV. In the short experience we have had with AppleTV, restarting seems to be the cure for a lot of issues (frozen screen, frozen show/movie, selection option disappearing, remote malfunctioning, etc). After it comes back on, there is still no sound. I pull down the options screen in Netflix and slide right to Audio. Language, Sound and Speaker are all set to English, Full Dynamic Range, and the correct AppleTV. This menu does not seem to help, so I menu out of Netflix and go to Settings on the tvOS.

Under Settings, I go into Audio and Video. In the next menu, I select Surround Sound. It is set to Best Quality Available. I change it to Dolby Digital 5.1 and menu out to the App scree. I go back into Netflix, and I have the same outcome – still no sound. I menu back out, go back into Settings > Audio and Video > Surround Sound. I select the last option, Stereo, and menu back out to go into Netflix. THE SOUND IS ON!

So though Best Quality Available as the choice suggests it will pick the best available in whatever app you may be in, this is not the case. Many of the shows or moves you watch may be safe under that selection, however, if you are not hearing sound in a selection you have made, try changing the audio down to stereo. That selection may not have a better quality option.

Hope this helps someone out there!

How to Find Your Promotional Credit

How to Find Your Promotional Credit

Prime. It really is a beautiful thing. Two day shipping. Prime video included. Just recently, they ran the first ever Prime day – a black Friday-like event that brought prices down on stuff as well. All in all, Prime is well worth its investment.

Another great option is getting promotional credit for delaying your delivery. That is, instead of requesting the lickety split two-day option, they will give you promotional credit to use on video or mp3s on their site. If you’re not in a hurry for a particular item, this really is a great way to go.

One of the things I have noticed, however, is that it is tough to find how much you have in your promotional credits. So I thought I would add this post out to the world of the Internet, to have one more answer out there for all those who seek how to find their promotional credit balance.

Here is the link: Check YOUR Promotional Credit

The breakdowns are nice – you know where you have money to spend.

Moral of the story: Good things come to those who can wait a few more days. So if you don’t need it fast, delay your delivery, earn some promotional credit and watch a new release movie on their dime.

Until next time!