Best Practices #4 Background Noise Canceling

Can you hear me now?

Noise is everywhere! We do our best to communicate but sometimes the words get lost in the sauce!

Not so with Nynja! Nynja’s patent pending Background Noise Canceling technology lets you control the level of background noise that comes through on your calls. During your conversation, simply adjust the level of the BNC slider as needed and viola! No more annoying background noise. The only sound they’ll hear will be your words, as it’s meant to be. 

Try Nynja’s amazing background noise canceling feature the next time you’re in a noisy area and need to make a call! Just another way Nynja helps you work better!

Best Practices #3 MeChat

MeChat connects your phone to your computer!

Want to transfer a file from your phone to your computer quickly and easily? Just use Nynja’s MeChat feature!

No need to connect your phone to your PC, just upload the file to your MeChat and it will be instantly available on the web version of Nynja! Simply head over to and sign into your account as you normally do!

Now you’ll be able download the file to your computer as well as send it whenever you like from the comfort of your desktop! It’s that simple!

Try transferring a file using MeChat today! It’s the quickest and easiest way to move files from your phone to computer!

Best Practices #2 Groups

Groups! They’re not just for companies!

Nynja Groups can help you keep in touch with all the people in your life!

Why not create a group for your kids? Or maybe get your whole family together for a holiday video call! Nynja groups are great for sports teams. How about a group where you and your friends can talk about your pets or anything! Or a secret group for those ‘oh so special’ friends…Ooh lala! Just create a group, invite the contacts you want to add and before you know it you’ll be messaging back and forth, video chatting and sharing your latest pictures, videos news and gossip! It’s that easy! And most importantly you can share all these large videos and hi resolution pictures from Android to IPhone with no loss of quality! 

Groups are a private, secure way to stay connected. 

Create a new group today and see for yourself!

Best Practices #1 Passwords

Passwords? Who needs Passwords?

Passwords can be difficult to create and even more trouble to remember. That’s why Nynja doesn’t use them!

Nynja will never ask for a password, since Nynja uses a Secure One Time Code each time you log into your account. It’s SAFE and EASY! 

The important thing is that you always log into your account with the same method. That is to say, you’ll need to login to your NYNJA account using the same login method that you used to create your account in the first place, otherwise you will create a new account. Your login method can be found by going to your user profile on your mobile device or your desktop. 

For example:

If you used your phone number to create your Nynja account, you’ll need to login each time with your phone number. If you created youf account with an email, you’ll need to use that email to login. It’s that simple!

With Nynja you’ll never have to remember your password again and be secure!

5 scenarios to sort and streamline your to-do list

Prioritizing your to-do list is on your to-do list – but how do you prioritize, anyway?


Prioritization is generally defined as: putting things in order of importance – but importance itself is a subjective term. Things can be characterized as “important” for different reasons, and we often need to consider both the reason why something is important as well as who it is important to in order to ensure we’re prioritizing effectively.


When we get ahead of our priorities, we can create greater peace of mind. That is why the following 5 scenarios can help you sort and streamline your priority list:


There’s a deadline. When there is a hard date by which something needs to be completed, it’s imperative to address those items in a timely fashion. Start by working backwards from that date, identifying and breaking down a larger task into sub-tasks, and securing any supplies you might need to ensure it can be completed in time. Put items with deadlines at the top of your priority list, calendar reminders – and avoid waiting until the last minute to get started.

It’s for yourself. While we all want to keep our spouses, bosses, and pets happy, prioritizing items that are important to our individual success and/or well-being should get bumped up on the list, and completed as quickly as possible. Self care is an act of love, in that when our needs are met, we have more to give to our family/job/hobby. 

It’s for someone else. Once we’re up to speed on important things we need to do for ourselves, it’s appropriate to consider the needs of others. This can be something that we complete on behalf of a boss, colleague, or a family member – whether it’s required or in the spirit of generosity.

It’s being procrastinated. Some things sit on our list so long, we started ignoring it. Things we procrastinate are typically things we don’t want to approach either because they’re unfamiliar, uncomfortable, or don’t seem fun. However, these are the exact things that are eligible for an upgrade on the to-do list. Pair these items with a treat or go to your happy place to get started This will help trick your mind into thinking it’s something you like – and you’ll feel relieved when it’s finally checked off the list.

It’s easy. When we prioritize things that are easy and effortless, they get done quickly. And one less thing is one less thing!

4 Key Strategies to Digital Minimalism

In an increasingly electronically-saturated world, it can be freeing to practice digital minimalism. A phrase coined by Cal Newport, an author and Georgetown computer science professor, digital minimalism refers to:

A philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities that strongly support things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else.

The opposite of FOMO, digital – or any form of – minimalism is about letting go of superfluous habits and activities as a means to live in greater harmony with our values. However, getting to that point is a process in itself.

To get started, here are 4 key strategies to embody digital minimalism:

  • Know (and live) your values. Identify your values – or that which is most important to you – and live in alignment with those values. For example, if you value family, you might prioritize eating meals together. From a digital minimalist perspective, this might mean turning off phone notifications after business hours.


  • Create digital efficiency. A digitally efficient life is one in which we minimize the number of digital artifacts we deal with on a daily basis, which could include but is not limited to: devices, applications, and correspondence. For example, sending fewer emails means you’ll get fewer in return. You can also spend an hour or two unsubscribing marketing emails that are cluttering your inbox.


The Nynja platform was specifically designed to streamline your app life by integrating 4 mission-critical functions of messaging, calls, video conferencing and file sharing.


  • Do a digital declutter. Whether it’s filing away everything on your computer desktop, organizing your Nynja drive, or deleting unneeded smartphone apps, discarding digital artifacts you no longer need can help create both digital and mental clarity. When you are no longer holding on to what you don’t want, it is easier to locate and utilize what you do want.


  • Go analog. When your fingers tire of typing, there are other ways to be productive sans electronics. Handwriting notes in a composition book, on index cards, or on post-its are fun ways to be constructive without a machine. Put down the Pinterest! Flipping through a magazine or coffee table book can also help fill your visual cache with new ideas.

From strategy to action: a 4-phased production plan

Becoming the architect of your own success requires a well thought-out approach in addition to strategically-timed actions.

Once you are clear about what you want to accomplish, when, and how you think it can happen, you’ll want to start plotting out specific actions over time. This action calendar can apply to any project, such as a marketing plan, physical construction project, or digital development for a website.

Building out a simple production plan using the following 4 phases – and leveraging Nynja as a centralized communication and documentation repository – helps you anticipate what you will need at each stage of the project – and keep your progress on track.

Phase 1: Kickoff. Within the first month or so of your project, it’s important to make sure you have all the equipment and materials for the job. In the case of creating a website, during the kickoff phase, you will need to research what platform you want to use, secure your hosting and domain, develop your information architecture, and identify key words and phrases for search optimization.

Phase 2: Production/Development. Once you’ve identified and acquired the foundational elements of the project, work can begin. During this phase, it’s helpful to identify key project milestones. Continuing with the website example, these milestones could include: completion of a first draft of copy; taking or finding relevant images; and a round or two of colleague and supervisor feedback.

Use your Nynja drive to share documents and use track changes to avoid version control chaos.

Phase 3: Quality Assurance and Launch. Now that your work has begun, and your content has been reviewed and implemented, you’ll want to give your site a proofread and make sure to test out all the links and forms. This is the phase when you’re making sure the quality of your product is excellent and refining the details before making it live.

Share links with eagle-eyed colleagues on Nynja messenger to catch any final flaws and schedule reminders to others and yourself in advance for tasks or items due.

Phase 4: Post-production. When planning a project, it’s important to think about what will need to happen after completion. In the case of a website, there may need to be continued content maintenance, comment moderation, and the addition of pages and posts to keep things current.

More team-building tactics from Nynja

So, you’ve got your team vibes humming with 1:1 check-ins, working groups, and happy hours if and when possible. Even still, with remote teams in different time zones, speaking different languages, and using different equipment and applications, it takes a consistent effort to get – and keep – everyone on the same page!

Using Nynja as a touchstone, team leaders can implement a few more tactics to further gel their crews:

Weekly or bi-weekly team check-ins. In addition to cultivating individual relationships, you can use the Nynja meetings function to create a once weekly or every two weeks check-in at a time that works for everyone on the team – making sure no one has to get up too early or stay up too late. Give everyone an opportunity to share their project status and resolve any outstanding questions between team members.

In the case of teams in different countries, Nynja’s in line translation and transcription function makes language barriers no problem.

Implement a file sharing system. When files are shared in a single location, it can reduce upload and download times, allowing work to be completed more efficiently. It’s easy to create a Nynja Library with appropriate sub-folders for your team and give everyone access – facilitating unimpeded transfers of files and information. You can even password protect individual files to ensure they don’t fall into the wrong hands.

Share helpful, funny, or meaningful content. When you come across an article, short video, or meme that’s relevant to your team’s mission, you can use the Nynja Concierge function to share it across the board. In particular, introducing humor to the work day adds levity to what might otherwise be mundane.

Develop a routine – Like Anna (Wintour)

You’ve done your Monday smart preparation habits and you’re set for the work week to begin. Now what?


Mondays – or any day for that matter – can run even more smoothly when you have a solid routine in place. In fact, Forbes cites ‘developing a routine’ as the #3 work habit of successful people, referencing legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour.


Using Anna’s routine as a template, we can extract the following strategies:

  • Set a consistent start time. Whether you prefer to run with the sun and peruse the headlines, like Anna – whose day starts between 4 and 5:30 am – or are more of a late riser, setting a consistent start time to your daily routine ensures you allocate enough time to get through whatever you need to accomplish.


  • Incorporate exercise. While Anna plays tennis in the morning, you can reserve time for some your activity of choice, e.g. light cardio, swimming, stretching, or whatever you enjoy to get your blood pumping and keep your body healthy.

  • Eat and drink. Unless you’re a breatharian, you’ll need to reserve a slot or two to eat and drink at the appropriate times in your daily routine. Prepping fruits and veggies ahead of time, and carrying a reusable water bottle can help to ensure healthy meals and hydration are on hand – or if you’re like Anna, you can run out for a Starbucks.


  • Meetings and interactions. While Nynja’s messaging function can greatly reduce the need for meetings and conference calls, you’ll still want to reserve part of your day to make connections with colleagues. As for Anna, her ​​afternoons are typically reserved for off-site meetings, lunches with designers, planning events, or external appearances.


Solo work and wrap-up. Whether it’s reviewing documents, writing content, or corresponding via email, it’s good to reserve an hour or two at the end of the day for closeout. You can also check your Nynja dashboard to see where ongoing conversations left off, and where you may need to pick them up again tomorrow. Anna makes sure to close the loop when she heads home in the evening to ensure nobody is waiting for her feedback.

Who do you want to be?

We all aspire to become the best version of ourselves, both personally and professionally. Yet, for each of us that person is slightly different.

For some, our ideal might be the person who delivers an amazing presentation, makes the sale, and gets the promotion – and the raise that goes with it. While, for others, that person could be one who has learned to have healthy boundaries and smart work habits that result in a happier quality of life.

Whoever we strive to become, we can use the following series of prompts as a character study to generate momentum in that direction. Thinking about our future persona as a character helps to free up our imagination in ways we might feel limited when thinking about who we are today.

For each prompt, type the first few words or phrases that pop into your mind when describing the ideal version of yourself:

Aspires to…

Can be described as…

Is scared of…

Is curious about…

Ideal life looks like…

Once captured, our words can catalyze change and shake us out of habitual patterns that may be holding us back. You might even learn something surprising about yourself you weren’t aware of!

After it is complete, you can save this character study to your Nynja Library and star it as a favorite. You’ll want to review what you wrote regularly to add more and see how much progress you’ve made. Feel free to create your own prompts – and watch yourself change.