Julian J. Schrader

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Julian J. Schrader

I'm a digital consultant and make complex things simple: I help businesses take advantage of automation, so people can do more meaningful things with their time.

How can you automate things and get back your time?
I'd love to talk to you – for free, no strings attached.

–JJS


Install Custom Fonts on iPad and iPhone

I recently tried to open a new sales presentation I was working on for SOPHISTICATES in Keynote on my iPad Pro. Just like I remembered it from an eternity ago, it told me that it had to replace our corporate font (The Sans) with a more generic font. Yes, we’re actually using a font that’s not readily available. But I [...]

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Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.

Anne Lamott, American author and poet

Producing > Consuming.

It’s easy to feel productive when you’re consuming productivity advice. Or “productivity porn”, as I call it these days. It’s easy to feel entertained when you’re consuming the latest TV show. It’s easy to feel smart when you’re reading what a great mind wrote.1 Reading, after a certain age, diverts [...]

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One subscription for a bunch of apps

While checking out the writing app Ulysses recently, I stumbled across Setapp, a subscription service for Mac apps. It gives you access to a big bundle of fully licensed apps you don’t have to buy/subscribe to anymore. Since Ulysses alone costs about half the 10$/month I’d pay for the whole Setapp offering, I decided to try [...]

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Sell your great idea!

Many (would-be) entrepreneurs approach me to ask for help implementing their idea. They already went too far. “What do you think people would be willing to pay for this? I think I should charge 100€ per month.” – and, without skipping a beat, they add “So as soon as I sold 40 subscriptions, I can quit my day job and work on it [...]

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Treat your head right.

The new year has begun, and whether or not you set new year’s resolutions or are continuously improving your plans, one thing is for sure: A calm mind thinketh better! Something that helps me a lot to stay calm and keep focused is meditation. After trying different techniques on and off for years, I settled into using an app called [...]

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Book Review: Emergency by Neil Strauss

I have read three quarters of Neil Strauss’s latest book on a flight recently, and promptly swallowed the rest shortly afterwards.   I liked it a lot, because it appeals to different personas inside of myself, the reader: First of all, reading a book called “Emergency”, of course there’s the survivalist: Amongst other things, Neil [...]

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Morning Routine? Yes, and relax.

I like to get up early and follow a pretty strict morning routine. I prefer autopilot over making a ton of little decisions in the morning. When I settled in to a specific routine and began to change it less and less, I started skipping over the latest MyMorningRoutine.com interviews in my inbox, and finally unsubscribed. I felt like I [...]

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Book Giveaway: The Magic of Thinking Big

Though it had been recommended to me many times throughout the years, a book with a woo-woo title and even “Magic” in it, did not sound like the book I wanted to trust. I finally caved in, and read “The Magic of Thinking Big”. And boy was it worth it! If you’re like me, you’re thinking “yeah right, everybody knows you need to think big” [...]

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