Category Productivity

I’m on a Scope!

If you follow me on twitter (and I hope you do!) @mflongshore, you may have noticed that a number of my recent messages have been marked ‘LIVE on Periscope.’ Well, that’s right, you guessed it, I’m broadcasting daily on Periscope. Tune in every day between 3-5pm PT (somewhere in there; I don’t broadcast for 2 […]

The Case Against Validation Rules

Salesforce validation rules have been on my mind recently, especially as I’ve been continuing to study some of my favorite things: Essentialism (book report coming soon!) The Konmari method ( and Getting Things Done Some things these productivity methods and approaches to life have in common (basically) are: The KISS principle: Keep it simple, silly! […]

Salesforce Productivity Power!

Are you a Salesforce administrator, developer, user, or enthusiast with too many tasks on your hand and not enough hours in the day to accomplish them? Here are a few apps, tools, and tips to boost your Salesforce productivity so you can focus your time on what really matters. Can’t Live Without: Cirrus Insight. Since I […]

Best Salesforce Podcast for Nonprofits

Every nonprofit and foundation client I have here at Longshore Consulting has heard me talking about my favorite podcast, so I realized I should share it publicly, along with why listening to it will make your Salesforce life better. The best podcast for nonprofit Salesforce users, system administrators, consultants, and developers is Cloud Focus Weekly. Here […]

Take a Salesforce Break – You Deserve It!

Have you ever noticed that your best ideas come to you when you’re not working on Salesforce? For example, I often come up with great, unexpected solutions when I’m walking to the grocery store or gardening. Also, since Salesforce involves working with computers, it’s critical to rest your body throughout the day, even if you […]

How to Have Great Salesforce Virtual Meetings

Salesforce consultants (like me) often meet with clients virtually to save travel time and costs. But how can these meetings be effective? Try these tips: Use screen sharing software. Go to Meeting is what I use, and has a free version. Boost your bandwidth: use the phone, not the VOIP option, for crystal clear call quality. Have […]