Learn to Listen

Most people anticipate what you are going to say. Often they will respond to what they think you should have said instead of what you actually say. I suspect that this is the root of many disagreements. We get in to debates where we passionately agree with each other while thinking we are in an argument. Most of us never learned to how to listen. We spend a good portion of our young lives being educated.

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Don't Explain - Keep your own counsel

When you explain your decisions to people, you leave yourself open to their counter arguments. You offer them a problem to solve. By giving them insight into what you are thinking, they have your tacit approval to come up with a workaround. If you know that you are not going to change your mind then stop wasting everyone’s time. The best thing to do is to just say no thank you.

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GSuite Migration Part 5 - Import Drive

Move Drive files from Google apps to gmail.com account Drive Migrating your Google Drive files is the least automated process of them all. What I mean by that is that there is not a way to migrate your files. Instead, it is necessary to download your files from your existing account. Then, you need to upload those file to your new gmail.com account Drive. There is one hangup. Google documents are not actually documents.

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GSuite Migration Part 4 - Import Calendar

Import Google Suite calendar into your gmail.com account This process is pretty simple. You go into settings and export your contacts from one account and import them into the other. Go to the calendar website and log in as your Google Suite/Apps account Click on the gear icon and then click Settings Click on “Import & Export” in the sidebar Click on the Export button, this will save a zip file in your computers Download folder Open your Downloads folder and extract the zip file Go to the calendar website and log in as your gmail.

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GSuite Migration Part 3 - Import Contacts

Import Google Suite contacts into your gmail.com account The email import tool claims to also import your contacts. That does not seem to be the case in my experience. Thankfully, exporting and importing contacts is pretty simple. However, having duplicate contacts is annoying. You should probably verify that your contacts have already been imported. Otherwise here is how you do it. Go to the contacts website and log in as your Google Suite/Apps account Click on the Export link in the sidebar and then select Google CSV and click the Export button It will prompt you with how to handle the file.

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GSuite Migration Part 2 - Import Email

Import Google Suite email into your gmail.com account If you are worried about changing your email address, don’t be. I know that a lot of you have had your google apps email address for awhile. You have given it out to a lot of people. You want to continue to use it. You will still be able to use your email address. What we are going to do is forward your email address from your google app email to your new gmail.

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GSuite Migration - Introduction

Many years ago I setup my personal domain using Google Apps. Over the years, I gave friends and family accounts on my personal domain. When I first set this up it was free. It no longer is and I have decided to move my domain off of Google Suite as it is now called. Switching isn’t as easy as you would hope. There are several things to consider. Third party applications that use Google Authentication Email Contacts Calendar Google Drive As I mentioned, family and friends are also using this domain.

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How to find good ideas

For several years, I wrote articles for this blog regularly. I never had a particular subject that I focused on. I never considered writing as something serious. I just wanted to be a better writer, and the best way to learn to write is to write. What I actually learned is that I enjoy writing and dread it at the same time. I always got stuck on what to write. What do I have to say that is worth reading?

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