About Emily Hoapili

President & Owner @ Echo Blue Innovations. Efficiency expert. Political enthusiast. Wannabe artist. #INTJ. Boom.

Showing Gratitude


A How-To Guide to Setting Up a Thank You System Growing up, sending a thank you card was a rule that was strictly enforced.  I wasn’t allowed to play with toys or spend birthday money or gift cards until thank you cards had been written and presented for approval and mailing. It stuck.  Even now, if I send a gift or donation and don’t receive a thank you of some sort, I’m irritated. Luckily, thank you cards are simple and take a minute to do; if you’re not in the habit of sending [...]

Showing Gratitude2019-12-08T00:35:25+00:00

Prioritizing Tasks, Presidential Style


A How-To Guide Most of us know Eisenhower as President Eisenhower, but before he had that gig, he was the first Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and the Army's Chief of Staff, and a major general in World War II. As you can imagine, those jobs came with pretty steep to do lists, and Eisenhower had to figure out a way to figure out what needed his attention and what didn’t, and he came up with the Eisenhower principle/matrix. The basics of the Eisenhower Matrix is fairly simple. Every task you have gets [...]

Prioritizing Tasks, Presidential Style2019-12-08T00:33:57+00:00

Short & Sweet: Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Save Time


A Step by Step Guide If you poke around in your iPhone for a bit, you’ll find your keyboard options include “text replacement.” You can use this set-up to save time (and typo frustrations) for sentences you type regularly, your email sign-off, and contact information.  Some of these may seem goofy; in reality, it doesn’t take THAT long to type your address or email.  BUT, those few seconds you save with shortcuts definitely add up. Need some inspiration?  Try these: “haddress” and “waddress” - one for your home address, another for work. “eemail” [...]

Short & Sweet: Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Save Time2019-12-08T00:32:50+00:00