4 Easy Ways to Make Your Career Better in 2012

On The Job

I'm going to take Keith Ferrazzi' s advice and start learning to invite others to lunch. Here's some ideas to make 2012 better: 1. I know a lot of people say you shouldn't make resolutions because you're just setting yourself up for disappointment.

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Planning for 2013: Looking Back to 2012

Simple Productivity Blog

It was only by recognizing that I struggled with many things that I found the space to adjust my plans so that I was able to relax and recover (to a certain extent) in 2012. In 2012 I found that I have the strength to walk away from the things that are sucking my soul dry. There was also the pages where I got to write down everything I was grateful for in 2012. In the end, although 2012 was not without significant challenges, I found that I accomplished many things.

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3 Keys to Life You Can Learn from Shawn Johnson

Dumb Little Man

From a mom's perspective, looking back I learned a lot along this journey. While we never made it to the Olympics, I'm thankful for the lessons we learned along side some incredible gymnasts. Learning MotivationSay the word gymnastics around my household and we get excited.

3 Reasons Why You’re Hardwired to Learn the Hard Way

Dumb Little Man

But the truth is, we’re not hardwired to learn that way. Here are three reasons we need to learn the hard way: We learn best from experience – According to Benjamin Bloom’s “Taxonomy of Learning” theory, there are three domains of learning: thinking, feeling and doing.

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Free Coaching Call: August 2012

Eat Your Career

Lesson learned. The post Free Coaching Call: August 2012 appeared first on Eat Your Career. So, I held my free quarterly coaching call yesterday and OH MY GOODNESS THE TECHNOLOGY ALMOST KILLED ME. Okay. I’m breathing. It all worked out in the end. And some amazingly patient listeners persevered and stuck it out through all the frustration. I was rather impressed to be honest.

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Free Coaching Call: March 2012

Eat Your Career

Learn more about career coaching and grab your spot here >> Subscribe to the comments for this post? In case you missed it, I held my free coaching call for the month of March earlier today. You can listen to the recorded version using the audio player below. If you’d like to participate in the next call happening Wednesday April 4 , please register and submit a question by visiting this page.

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Top Ten Countdown of Best Business Tips for 2012 – Part 1

Step It Up VA Coaching

So in the tradition of year-end top things, here’s Part 1 of my own countdown of my top ten best tips for your business, pulled from Step It Up VA articles of 2012. Learn the right places to look for those right clients and they’ll be there waiting for the perfect VA….You!

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Career Lessons I Learned from Katy Perry

Eat Your Career

And you might even learn something along the way. The post Career Lessons I Learned from Katy Perry appeared first on Eat Your Career. Confession: I saw the Katy Perry movie. Bigger confession: I LOVED IT. I know this puts me somewhere in the realm of teenybopper, but I don’t care.

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Learning from the Olympic legacy

The Small Business Blog

So what can British businesses learn from the unparalleled success of the Olympic… Read the full article here: Learning from the Olympic legacy on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Small Business / SOHO London 2012 Olympic legacy OlympicsThe London Olympics was a magical once-in-a-lifetime event for most of us in the UK. Even the coldest cynic was quickly won over by the occasion and a big part of the success of the Games was due to the excellent organisation.

My 2012 Career and Business Plan

Eat Your Career

So, I’ve done a lot of analysis over the past few weeks (and a little soul searching as well), and I’ve created a plan for 2012 that I feel honors my true gifts and the areas of my work that really feed my soul. So, I’m making a very clear commitment in 2012 to maintain a 70/30 split.

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From the UnCollege Manifesto: 12 Steps to Self-Directed Lifelong Learning

The Solopreneur Life

12 Steps to Self-Directed Lifelong Learning. Keep a to-learn list. Live abroad and learn a new language. Related posts: Featured Soloist Natalia Sylvester: “Focus On the Small Steps” Featured Soloist Dr. Shannon Reece: “You Never Stop Learning” Encouragement Goal-Setting Starting Out Dale J. Stephens lifelong learning the UnCollege manifesto

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Business Success Lessons I've Learned (Part 1)

Virtual Moxie

And here's some of what I've learned about becoming successful in business--whether you have your own company, or you work for someone else: 1. Too many cooks spoil the soup, dontchaknow, and it’s really impossible to learn, process, and implement the information garnered by several at once. There's always something more to learn or see. Learn more. And each of us can learn to tap into that place and benefit from the wisdom found there.

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What If You Make 2012 Your Most Extraordinary Year Yet?

Simple Productivity Blog

It’s nearly 2012, and that means that I am in assess-and-plan mode. That tool is the 2012 Creating Your Goddess Year workbook and planner. It asks us to list out what we are proud of, what lessons I learned, and what came true for me.

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Launching Lessons Learned Interview: Cena Block

Productive & Organized

  Today, I'll share another Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.  We'll be discussing what she learned as she launched her 5-week Group Coaching Program.   What didn’t go so well and what were your lessons learned

I Invite You to Make 2012 Different - Take a stand and say YES with me.

Productive & Organized

    Starting January 18, 2012 and running through February 29, 2012 You can Fire Up Your Business! LET'S FIRE IT UP IN 2012!  You can learn more and Sign Up Today ==> [link]. Warning - this message may be a bit more harsh than you are used to reading from me.    Read it anyway!

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Learnings from the Global Workspace Association Conference

Small Business Labs

We attended the Global Workspace Association (GWA) annual conference last week in Baltimore. The GWA is a trade association for members of the workspace-as-a-service industry. Their members are folks from business centers, coworking facilities, executive suites, mobile workforce service providers and other vendors who serve this industry. The conference sessions were excellent and very informative.  But even better was the interaction at breaks.

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What Writers Can Learn From Therapy

Business Writing

In the Better Business Writing course on Friday, a participant named Sydnee shared an insight about remembering to focus on the reader's needs, especially in marketing messages. She gave me permission to share her idea with you. Sydnee suggested imagining. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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Business Success Lessons I've Learned (Part 2)

Virtual Moxie

Last week, I sat down to create a list of some of the business lessons I've learned in my 15 years in business for myself. And there you have it, friends.the second installation of some of what I've learned on this great big business adventure of mine. Your turn.what are some of the lessons you’ve learned along the way? When the 30th one rolled out of my head, I decided to break the post into two pieces. This is the second, and you can read the first here.

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Learn How to Manage Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

The workplace requires you keep up-to-date about developments in your field and improve your work skills through ongoing learning. Learn instead to become a team player and to strike a good balance between work and family responsibilities. Learn to manage your supervisor by taking initiative, being professional and resourceful. No matter where you work, you report to someone – maybe even to two or three bosses.

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Product/Program Promotion Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned Expert Interview

Productive & Organized

Introducing Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.  Thank you for your willingness to share some of your mistakes and lessons learned so that others could benefit! What didn’t go so well and what were your lessons learned?

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Launching Lessons Learned Interview: Cena Block

Productive & Organized

  Today, I'll share another Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.  We'll be discussing what she learned as she launched her 5-week Group Coaching Program.   What didn’t go so well and what were your lessons learned

7 Life Changing Quotes from Will Smith

Dumb Little Man

Development Learning FailureWillard Christopher Smith, Jr. is one of the most successful actors alive today. He has enjoyed success in music, television and film. He has been called the most powerful actor on the planet.

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Can Body Language Be Learned?

Job Advice Blog

Ten minutes after I meet with a coaching client for the first time, the client is facing my video camera for 60 to 90 seconds. Then we watch the video together. Differently from in real life and because we have modern technology, I can separate the impression—and the client’s image—from the spoken words. I simply [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund body language career advice career management career planning interview Job Advice Job Search landingexpert networking

The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis


Carlton Reeve has written an excellent series of five articles in Play with Learning which compares and contrasts the 5 main theories of learning ( Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Constructivist, Experientialism and Social Learning ) which underpin personal learning.

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Learned Optimism 101


Learned Optimism is an approach to self-improvement invented by American psychologist, Doctor Martin Seligman and described in his book, Learned Optimism (1990). Seligman argues for the benefits of an optimistic outlook and describes how to learn to be optimistic.

Moxie Tip 126: Learning Time = Paid Time

Virtual Moxie

Many clients try to tell their VAs that they should learn for them (the clients) on their own (the VA's) time because maybe somewhere down the road, the thing learned will be applicable to something the VA will do for another client. Sometimes, that's seems like a fair comment--as in when the client wants you to learn to set up Basecamp. But sometimes, it's just not--as in when a client wants you to learn a very specific and not widely used program.

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Campbell's Soup Learning From Food Trucks

Small Business Labs

The venerable consumer products company Campbell's is attempting to spice up their line-up of soups and other foods in an attempt to ramp up sales and earnings.  To accomplish this, they've been studying food trucks. Key quote from an article from NewJersy.com on Campbell's research: " went to such "hipster hubs’’ as Austin, Portland and San Francisco to study the rituals and preferences of people in their mid-20s and 30s. They shopped with them.

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Moxie Tip 129: Paid Learning Time

Virtual Moxie

Clients will sometimes ask you to learn things for them. Often, they want you to learn it without charging them for the time it takes, and more often than not, they think you should do that because, as they say, "you'll be able to use this with other clients.". You can't *know* that a skill you learn for a client today will be used by others (and the client can't, either). Learning time = paid time.

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3 Lessons I Learned from Hulu Plus

Tips From T. Marie

It also has given me the opportunity to learn a couple of lessons about customer service. Due to some wiring issues, I suddenly found myself without my Charter Cable on the second floor of my condo. And since the condo association is picky about drilling holes and running wires, the chances of getting my second floor rewired…well, lets just say I’m not holding my breath.

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7 Things I Learned From My 6 Year Old Daughter

Brilliantly Better

Each year, since she was born, I tried to identify at least 7 things I learned from her. Play And Learn. And, to be honest, I didn’t even realize when she learned to write. Playing is the best way to learn new things. When life gives you lemons, do a lemonade, they say, but I learned that you don’t event need lemons to do that. Well, I never, ever thought I will learn something about discipline from a 6 year old. Parenting birthday things to learn

What are MOOCs and Just in Time Learning?

Small Business Labs

  MOOCs are part of a broader the education trend towards just in time learning. This is the trend towards having the ability to learn what you want, when you want it.  An interesting article on this topic is Just in Time Education: Learning in the Global Information Age.   We're very excited about just in time learning.  Just in time learning is yet another example of how the Internet is leveling the playing field.

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Simple 5-10 Minute Task That Could Save You Hours - Learn From My Mistake!

Productive & Organized

  I am sharing it because I want you to LEARN and TAKE ACTION from my mistake. Today, I'll share the story of the HOURS we lost in productivity that could have been saved by a simple 5-10 minute task. You see that graphic to the right?    That was from the first set of graphics my designer made for my recently released program.    We were all set and had even began promoting the program when we were contacted and told we could not use our program name. 

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16 Websites to Super Charge Your Vocabulary

Dumb Little Man

Merriam-Webstar Online Merriam-Webstar Online is a huge online resource for learning and improving your English. BBC Learning English BBC Learning English is another comprehensive resource of not only English grammar and vocabulary but on various aspects of this useful language. ESL Quizzes ESL Quizzes is a part of englishclub.com , a website which is a prominent destination for those who want to learn the language from scratch. Cool Tools Writing Learning

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Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management


The audio visual resources along with the learning and diagnostic tools made available by the Bioteams are very practical and relatively easy to use.

Moxie Tip 110: Meet, Learn, Grow, Laugh, Love

Virtual Moxie

Meet, learn, grow, laugh, love. Do each as often as you can, wherever you can, and with whomever you can. Creating a successful business doesn't do away with the living. It can't be nose-to-the-grindstone all the time, pounding through tasks. That's friends, is scarcely living. And I want more for you than that (I bet your clients do, too!)! Moxie Tips AssistU Moxie Tips Virtual Assistant Virtual Assistant Training Virtual Moxie

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On transmission GLOBAL SUMMIT 2012: Innovation Camp


I spent the better part of last week as an attendee at transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2012. There was still much to do – and learn – in their minds. The post On transmission GLOBAL SUMMIT 2012: Innovation Camp appeared first on Productivityist. Productivity CafePlaylist Deebo entrepreneur innovation innovation camp MediaCore SongSpin-fm startup The Value Web transmission GLOBAL SUMMIT 2012 transmitnow

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15 Principles of Business Game Design for team-based learning


I develop custom business games for team-based experiential learning workshops which usually have a significant computer element.

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5 Ways I Stopped Depriving Myself of Sleep

Dumb Little Man

I learned to appreciate the gift of sleep. Not only did I have to come to terms with the fact that I do need sleep to function, I learned to become thankful for not having a sleep problem. 2012). I used to stay up really late knowing I had to get up early. Sound familiar?

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The Lost Art of Encouragement

Dumb Little Man

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life." - Zig Ziglar, salesman, author, and motivational speaker Encouragement is a Skill Learning to be encouraging is a skill that comes more naturally to some of us than others.

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World Domination Summit 2012: The First Event I've Cried At (Twice)


Productivityist.com by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact World Domination Summit 2012: The First Event I’ve Cried At (Twice) Posted on 07/10/2012 // 17 Comments I needed a day to collect these thoughts into something not just comprehensive, but comprehensible.

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Cinch.fm Audio Service Shuts Down - Lessons We Can Learn on Customer Service & Not Counting on One Platform

Productive & Organized

Friday night I learned that one of my favorite pod-casting sites, Cinch.fm , was shutting down.    I was hit by the lack of customer service too, but we can certainly learn from this story; so that is what I'm going to share today.   Date: August 17, 2012 6:10:29 PM CDT Subject: Cinch.FM   Effective August 20th, 2012,  no new accounts can be created on Cinch.FM

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How to Deal with an Overwhelming Workload

Eat Your Career

Learn more about it here >> Set Limits. As I always say, “Learning how to say ‘no’ is much easier than living with the consequences of always saying ‘yes’.”. It’s a common complaint: I’ve got too much work and not enough time to do it all.

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12 Things I Learned By Being A Forex Trader

Brilliantly Better

During the last 2 years, for 6 months straight, I’ve been a forex trader. I started this experience by curiosity, pretty hastily, to be honest, and ended it up abruptly (hopefully, you’ll realize why by reading this article). It was by far one of the most exhilarating, exciting, emotionally consuming and useful (in terms of [.]. Business Personal Development Success & Wellness forex forex trading lessons life

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