Mon.May 07, 2012

7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Triathlon

Dumb Little Man

Triathlons can be intimidating. The mere mention of one conjures up images of genetically perfect athletes speeding through race segments so fast that they're blurry. Fortunately, you don't have to be a genetic freak in order to be able to run your first triathlon.

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How to keep your customers from leaving you

Service Untitled

A surprisingly high statistic from the Research Institute of America (RIA) states an average business will never hear a word from 96 percent of their unhappy customers whose complaints range from poor service, rudeness, to discourteous treatment.

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One Simple Way to Impress: Do What You Say You'll Do

Dumb Little Man

Over the past week, two people have – independently – thanked me for simply doing what I said I’d do. In a perfect world, we’d take it for granted that people would actually come through on their promises and commitments. But in the real world, it’s the sad truth that many people – in business and in their personal lives – don’t always put their words into action. You probably know a few people who always talk big, but never come through for you.

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How to Boost Morale When Things Are Grim

Eat Your Career

It’s no secret that times are tough. The economic outlook seems to change by the minute and the only thing certain is that things are still uncertain. That’s why I thought this recent question from my free coaching call was worthwhile sharing with others. No matter what your situation, you just never know what the future holds, so hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

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15 “Dis-” Words and Their Relations

Daily Writing Tips

Words with the antonymic prefix dis- are easily confused with similar-looking terms starting with mis- or un- that usually have differing connotations or entirely distinct senses. Here are comparative definitions of some of these terms, along with etymological identification: 1-2. Disassemble/Dissemble/Misassemble. The first two words have a shared etymology but distinct meanings.

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The Longevity Economy and the MetLife Mature Market Institute

Small Business Labs

The Longevity Economy  is the term the AARP uses to describe the huge economic impact - and numerous business opportunities - presented by the 100 million aging U.S. baby boomers and seniors.

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Thinking of ditching 1ShoppingCart … read this first

Office Organization Success

I’ve seen quite a few discussions on Facebook over the last week or so about 1ShoppingCart’s price increase; the main topic being that they’ve put their prices up by 30%. A lot of the posts I’ve been reading have been about users unhappy with this price increase and so are looking for a new provider.

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Top 5 Tips for London 2012

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. The London Olympics are expected to cause travel chaos for small businesses and the general public this Summer. Make sure that all your vital journeys are well planned in advance and that…

2012 16

Want Great Clients? First Own Your Brilliance!

Virtual Moxie

Yesterday's Moxie Tip sent a flurry of email to my Inbox. Here's more on the topic. When you wake up in the morning and head into your office (or whatever space you’re working from), what attitude do you take with you? Are you clear about who you are, what you do, and that you create wonderful value for your clients? Or are you unclear, unsure, and afraid that you’re a fraud dressed in sweats and bunny slippers?

How to Connect With Your Audience

Ian's Messy Desk

Communication works best in an active, not a passive environment. If you want to get your message across to your audience members, you have to connect with them. Interaction is a continuous way to get feedback on how well your content is understood. It also gives listeners a chance to contribute their experience to the learning process. How do you build interaction? Be prepared to be spontaneous. Have questions ready—begin with relatively easy, accessible ones.

5 Sneaky Productivity Sappers

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. We all want to be on the top of our game. Sometimes we are not because of legitimate reasons; other times our productivity gets stolen from us. I was thinking about the things that zap my productivity without me being aware of it.

A New Service for Solopreneurs: Listening

The Solopreneur Life

T hrough working with solopreneurs and being a solopreneur, I’ve learned that sometimes — oftentimes! — we need a person who will listen, a person who understands this wacky, wonderful life we’ve chosen. Oftentimes we don’t need advice. We don’t need coaching. We don’t want criticism. We don’t want to be judged. We don’t want marketing expertise. We need and want someone who will listen — carefully and intently.

Are You Stuck in Your Story?

Virtual Moxie

When I stop to think about it, I find it pretty darn amazing that any of us are adults--alive and reading this. With all the disease, and crime, and war, and famine, and poverty, and political mess that surround us, not to mention the crazy world economy, it seems far more likely to me that every one of us would have been killed off or died of stupidity as a matter of course before the age of 40.

How do You Like Your Tips?

Virtual Moxie

Hi, gang :). I've been doing the daily Moxie Tips now since my birthday last July , and I've gotten feedback from people who love getting a "bite" of Moxie every day, and from others who wish I didn't send one every day. So I thought I'd ask you if you would please take a quick, one-question survey on the matter, to give me a more complete snapshot. If four Moxie Tips and one longer post each week seems right on, I'll keep doing it.