Joe Rando

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Joe Rando is the Founder and CEO of WorkStarr, the company that created LifeStarr. He lives in Sharon, MA with his wife, Licia, a child therapist, and has 4 grown children who are all awesome (just ask him). He has a degree in physics from UMass and an MBA from UConn. Joe has started a number of businesses in technology and real estate. He is very excited about LifeStarr and pretty much never stops talking about it (just ask his wife). His hobbies include drinking coffee, thinking about drinking coffee, and wishing he was drinking coffee. Between cups of coffee, he sometimes jogs, skis, cycles, and plays the guitar.

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How to Navigate the Connection Between Stress and Productivity

By Joe Rando on June 16, 2020

Did you know that 69% of workers say the coronavirus pandemic is the most stressful time of their entire professional career? That’s not surprising.

To say we’re living through a stressful time in our lives is an understatement. A quick glance at a news headline is enough to get your heart racing. 

We’ve all experienced stress, both in our personal and professional lives, and it’s inevitable that it will be a part of our lives, but it can impact you in different ways depending on how you react to it. It can either act as a motivator or a roadblock to being productive.

Here are some tips to help navigate the connection between stress and productivity.

How to Turn Down Tasks Without Actually Having to Say “No”

By Joe Rando on May 26, 2020

I always try to see the best in people. In my mind, people are generally good and want to help. While this perspective has served me well for the most part, it can lead to problems in certain situations.

Three Questions to Ask to Get a Project Unstuck

By Joe Rando on May 20, 2020

Whether you’re in grade school or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, we’ve all experienced those dreaded, never-ending projects.

How To Take Back Your Life While Working Remotely

By Joe Rando on May 8, 2020

 

3,2,1...Happy New Year!

The clock struck midnight on not only a new year, but a new decade. We all used the pun that we’d start to see things clearly in 2020, but the lens we used to reach that clarity was far different than anything any of us could have imagined.

As the news broke about coronavirus in Wuhan, China, many watched it play out on the news with a heavy heart for those impacted, but thought, “that’s so far away, that probably won’t impact my life too much, right?” Clearly, wrong.

And as we’ve seen, nothing could have actually been further from the truth.

Collaboration In the Workplace Has Changed - It's Time to Adapt

By Joe Rando on May 4, 2020

“Two minds are greater than one.”

“There’s no ‘I’ in team.”

We’ve all heard these quotes and they exist for a reason: true collaboration is hard, so we all need some motivation to make sure we’re doing it right.

Collaborating successfully during normal times is challenging enough, so if you and your team are struggling during these unsettling times, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

With coronavirus sweeping the world, it’s hard to say what the workforce will look like weeks, months, or even years from now, but what we do know is that it has changed and we need to adapt.

Welcome to LifeStarr

By Joe Rando on March 23, 2020 in LifeStarr

There are lots of things about LifeStarr that make it unique and I will be covering these over the next few weeks. However, the single most important thing to know about LifeStarr is that if you learn to use it (and it's pretty easy) and then develop a habit of working from it, it is the only task management/collaboration tech that doesn't cost you time to use it.