February, 2012

Top 3 Gmail Productivity Tools

Office Organization Success

As some of you may be aware, I permanently switched from Outlook (having used it for many years) to Gmail at the end of last year.

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7 Ways to Tell a Story That Makes Employers Crazy About You

On The Job

Career experts often advise job seekers or networkers to “tell your story.” But what does that mean? Should you share how you won the school science fair in third grade or how you once locked your keys in the car with the engine still running?

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The Hard Truth About Achieving Your Goals

Eat Your Career

I’m a big believer in setting goals. After all, how can you expect to “get” anywhere without first having a clear idea of where you want to go? Only, the problem with goals is that achieving them isn’t always all its cracked up to be. How so, you ask?

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The Rise of Small and Micro Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

manufacturing is on a roll.   The New York Times recently called manufacturing a " Surprising Bright Spot in the U.S.

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Protected: Mobile Marketing For Solopreneurs

The Solopreneur Life

T his post is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: Related posts: Our Hunt For the Best Marketing Web Sites For Solopreneurs. “Relationship Marketing for Solopreneurs” Has Launched! Marketing for Solopreneurs: Here’s a Powerful Tactic That Takes 4 Hours, Costs $2.20. Marketing Mobile Marketing Smart Phones

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Why Effort Isn’t Enough to Reap the Best Rewards (Virtual Book Tour: Cynthia Kocialski)

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we have Cynthia Kocialski here to talk effort and rewards as part of a book tour for her latest book, Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success: How to Prosper Without Being at the Top of The Class. Our regular Open Loop section will appear tomorrow.

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Five Reasons Why Attending Live Events is a Must

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. For those who work virtually, and even some who don’t, we can easily get stuck in a comfort zone of learning and networking solely by email, phone, teleclasses, and internet and don’t always find a way to get out to a live marketing, networking, or educational event or workshop. And there’s SO much more that one can get out of a live event that you can’t get from online networking and learning.

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More Trending

Where Is the Love?

Eat Your Career

Do you ever find yourself stumbling around your workplace wondering, “Where is the love?”. I’ve been in professional environments where the tension was so thick you could practically taste it. People literally hated one another. They actively worked against their teammates.

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Six Things to Look for When Scouting for Green Office Space

Eco-Office Gals

If you’re looking to start a service-based business and have a mind for both energy efficiency and eco-friendliness, then near the top of your list of priorities should be securing green office space.

2012 201

Ways to Minimize Your Chances of Regret in Life

Dumb Little Man

I have a fear that is shared by many people. I fear waking up one day in the future and regretting how I've spent my life. Like you, I want to live my life to the fullest and avoid the "should-haves". Sounds like a good goal, right?

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How To Say No Without Sounding Rude

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the best things we can do to simplify our lives is to free ourselves from the obligation of attending things we don’t want to go to.

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Coming Down the. Pike or Pipe?

Business Writing

The other day I was reading a writing sample for the class Meeting Notes Made Easy, when I found a sentence like this one: We are waiting to see what comes down the pipe. The sentence implies that you are. Gems of Language Grammar and Usage

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7 Ways to Make a Good Impression on the Phone

On The Job

I have interviewed a lot of great people in my time, and those talks stick out in my mind. But so does the phone conversation with the women was yelling at her kids every few minutes without turning away from the phone ("I TOLD YOU I'M ON THE PHONE! NO, YOU CAN'T HAVE ANOTHER COOKIE!

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How to Create SMART Goals

Eat Your Career

This is a small segment pulled from a webinar I did at the beginning of the year where I provided tips for helping you keep your New Year’s resolutions.

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4 Top Project Management Tools

Office Organization Success

One question that I get asked a lot is “what’s a good online product I can use for scheduling projects throughout the year?” or something similar.

The Most Overlooked Secret to Dealing with Life’s Problems

Dumb Little Man

How often have you been living life, happy and content, and then suddenly life slaps you in the face with something unexpected? We all have problems, and the truth of the matter is that problems will never go away. They will just change form.

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My Personal Productivity Rules

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. It wasn’t that long ago that I read an article over at WiseBread called My Personal Productivity Rules. It got me thinking about what my productivity rules are.

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10 Lotus Notes Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Lotus Notes is the groupware of choice for my employer. It is coupled with my BlackBerry via the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. This allows me to keep my e-mail in-box, calendar, to-do list , address box and journal synced between my desktop and handheld.

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Employer Embraces Older Workers

On The Job

I've heard plenty of horror stories about age discrimination in job interviews, so it was really refreshing to hear something positive about an employer who not only actively seeks out older job candidates, but older workers who say they've found new careers that inspire and rejuvenate them.

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Non-Profit's Employ 10.7 Million Americans

Small Business Labs

We posted last fall on the preliminary results of a study on non-profit employment from Johns Hopkins Non-Profit Economic Data project.  The study showed non-profit employment increased by 2.1% from 2000-2010 while for-profit employment fell slightly.

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Just unveiled … The Superlicious Leap Year VA Give Away Event

Office Organization Success

It’s here! The much anticipated Superlicious Leap Year VA Give Away Event. My friend and colleague, Pam Ivey, has just released a massive giveaway event – The Superlicious Leap Year VA Give Away! link]. Simply sign up and get the scoop on: training. e-books. audios. videos.

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How to Turn Your Ideas into Life Changing Actions

Dumb Little Man

If you’re like me (and most people on the planet), you have plenty of ideas that could potentially change your life dramatically. Perhaps you’re thinking about losing weight , or starting your own business , or writing a novel : you might even have several great ideas jostling around in your head.

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How To Get More Done On the Big Stuff

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Most people I know, myself included, have things we want to get done.

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8 mental steps to self-motivation

Ian's Messy Desk

To be a success you need to know how to motivate yourself. You have to keep your spirits high no matter how discouraging a situation is. It’s the best way to overcome difficulties. If you are discouraged in difficult times, you will lose the battle before it starts. How do you motivate yourself? Here are several tips I’ve found to be effective to build self motivation: Use visual motivators : An inspirational quote or poster can keep you focused on a change you’re trying to make in your life.

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Love CSI? How About a Career in Computer Forensics?

On The Job

Those who graduate with degrees in romantic art history or have a background making typewriters may find themselves with a very short list of job possibilities.

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The U.S. Energy Boom is a Game Changer

Small Business Labs

One of the biggest shifts going on right now is the U.S. oil and gas boom. Domestic oil output is the highest in eight years.  Natural gas production is also booming and prices are falling.  A  recent Bloomberg article  suggests the U.S.

2012 185

Minimal Wallet For Everyday Carry

Productivity Bits

I’ve been looking for a minimal wallet since I decided not to use any of my credit cards. Well, I still carry one credit card for emergency use. I don’t carry much cash either; I have a debit card to cover for my purchases.

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11 Underrated Ways to Improve Your Sleep and Get You Focused, Happy and Massively Productive

Dumb Little Man

Most of us think we’re getting enough sleep when really, we aren’t. A recent poll revealed that almost two thirds of us just don’t feel we’re meeting our sleep needs. And, “we” includes those teaching our kids, driving on our roads and running our world! Are you one of those statistics?

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What Would Happen If You Switched Off?

Simple Productivity Blog

One of my goals for this year is to switch off on Sundays. No computer, no email, no internet, no social media, no texting, no IM.

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26 Ways to Make Meetings More Fun (…and productive)

Ian's Messy Desk

Cover via Amazon. by Charlie Hawkins. Looking for ways to bring new life and energy to your meetings? Turn “dull and dreaded” to “energizing and effective” with these tips. Keep It Moving.

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Does Your Boss Motivate You?

On The Job

Heidi Grant Halvorson is associate director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University Business School and a popular blogger on motivational science.

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Top 5 Tips for Small Business Payment Processing

The Small Business Blog

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Allow customers to purchase from you in the way they want to, rather than just limiting them to one method. For example, if you only accept payment in person at your shop then you…

2012 176

More on the End of Men and Rise of Women

Small Business Labs

Earlier this week we posted on the  End of Men and the Rise of Women trends.  The basics behind these are trends are a growing set of data indicating that men are falling behind women in a wide range of well being, educational, and employment measures.

2012 172

5 Little Secrets for Turning Fear into Your Loyal Servant

Dumb Little Man

Fear is misunderstood. We learn that fear is bad , and happiness is good. We run away from fear and toward happiness. But what is fear, if not a few sensations in the body coupled with a few thoughts? We are the creators of our own fear, yet we believe we are the fear.

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Three Strategies To Deal With Interruptions

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the challenges to staying focused is interruptions from others. Being pulled off task can result in anything from loss of train of thought to major interruptions that pull you off task for hours.

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Without Further Adieu

Business Writing

A friend sent me a sentence that popped out at her from the first paragraph of a report: Without further adieu, let's get started. It sounds correct, doesn't it? But I am certain the writer did not mean "Without further. Gems of Language Grammar and Usage Proofreading

2012 168

4 Ways to Deal With Negativity at Work

On The Job

I once worked with a woman who was so depressing to be around that people literally fast-walked to their offices and slammed the doors to get away from her. We all ate our lunches in our offices behind closed doors, because otherwise we would be subjected to her whining and complaining in the break room. I wish I had been a little smarter about what she was doing to all of us.

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