Thu.May 24, 2012

How to Toot Your Own Horn Without Annoying Others

On The Job

I participate in several LinkedIn groups, and one question that caught my eye the other day was whether journalists should have a blog as a way to promote their personal brand.

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Turn Your Home Office Into A Productivity Zone

Dumb Little Man

Sure, having an office at home sounds practical on the surface. If you can telecommute, that’s less time in the car, more time to devote to your work and more time with your family. Plus, you can ditch the tie or pantsuit and set your own hours. So why does your home office drive you crazy?

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How to Write Massive Quantities on Demand

Men With Pens

People often ask me this question, and it makes me grin every time: “James, exactly how do you manage to write such massive quantities? Is there some magic switch we can flick on to write lots of articles?”

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7 Great Websites for Writers

Daily Writing Tips

From usual suspects to obscure gems, from grammar guides to usage resources, here are some websites of great value to writers: 1. Amazon.com. You may have heard of this website — a good place, I understand, to find books (or anything else manufactured). But what I appreciate even more is the “Search inside this book” link under the image of the book cover on most pages in the Books section.

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Mobile Working: The Facts

The Small Business Blog

Have you ever wondered how much of the Mobile Working craze is simply hype? Or could it be that the climate of work is genuinely shifting to a more fluid, on-the-go style to reflect the technology that we use in our personal lives? The folks at iPass must have been wondering the same thing, because…

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To Find Your Life’s Work, Examine the Highlights

The Solopreneur Life

I n his book Zen and the Art of Making a Living, author Laurence G. Boldt says that examining highlights from your life can help determine what your life’s work could/should be. The questions below can help you get a feeling for what it would be like to be engaged in your life’s work. When answering, do not limit yourself to work experiences; draw upon your entire life experience. Recall times when you have been the most creative.

The Use of Paperwork in Business and the Importance of Recycling

Eco-Office Gals

There has been so much controversy about the importance of converting traditional offices to paperless offices. The fact is the majority of businesses today are still living in the past. The move to the futuristic paperless workplace is not as difficult as some business owners believe it to be.

Boosting Energy and Productivity for a better bottom line

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Today, I have something a little different. This is for the folks who know me (and care) enough that they’d like some insight into my world. If you’re curious about where I’m growing (and struggling) and think that you might benefit from that perspective, then welcome!

Construction Work Ahead–Part 4 of 4

The Marq

Guest Editor’s Note : This is part 4 of a guest post series by a dear friend, A. Scot Tedisco. See Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3 to get the full story. Do you remember where we were? I’d just made the rounds with Randy to let him know I was applying to the Project Manager role at Harris.

Boosting Energy and Productivity for a better bottom line

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Today, I have something a little different. This is for the folks who know me (and care) enough that they’d like some insight into my world. If you’re curious about where I’m growing (and struggling) and think that you might benefit from that perspective, then welcome!

Stop Avoiding The Elephant In The Room! It’s ENUFF!

Simple Productivity Blog

Every now and then I run across a gem of a book that inspires me, entertains me, and motivates me to get up and do something. ENUFF: Eliminate the Needless, Useless, Foolish, and Frivolous by Kate Carpenter is one of those books.

Work within reason, wise Dad advised

The Small Business Blog

My father, who worked for himself all his life, either alone or running his small business, said to anyone thinking of going for it (me included) that it would take ten years to get established. I couldn’t see that at the time but I now fully understand what he was getting at. Dad died in…

Create Real Team “Feel” with Virtual Team Meetings

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Do you run a multi-VA business? Are you on the same page as your VAs? Working virtually means you may never see them in person – you may be hundreds or even thousands of miles away. Even so, team building is a foundational activity that keeps your team, and business, running smoothly; it can be done successfully even if you and your team are never physically in the same room.

Starting Your Own Environmental Consulting Firm

Eco-Office Gals

Environmental issues abound nowadays with global warming, and government regulations are becoming more complicated. The need for an environmental consultant is rising , and now is a great time to start. Education Credentials.

Moxie Tip 176: Be You; Do You

Virtual Moxie

Be yourself. Speak for yourself. Do you. Everyone else is already taken. Moxie Tips AssistU Moxie Tips Virtual Assistant Virtual Assistant Training Virtual Moxie

Survey Results!

Virtual Moxie

I'm beyond grateful to all of you who took time out of your days to weigh in on the survey about the frequency of the Moxie Tips. Thank you. ?. It's clear (67% to 37%) that you love getting the tips four times each week, and one longer Moxie post--just the way I've been serving it up. So that's what I'll continue to do! For those of you who wanted fewer tips, I hope this decision won't be a huge disappointment!

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