June, 2011

It’s Not My Job: The Attitude That’s Killing Your Career

Eat Your Career

This article is the second in a 10-part series on the topic of overcoming career-limiting habits. In a recent study identifying the most common career-limiting habits , “It’s Not My Job” came in second place.

2011 282

How to Improve your Homes Energy Efficiency Rating

Eco-Office Gals

Making your home more energy efficient has many benefits, including reducing the cost of high energy bills, improving personal comfort, and helping to protect the environment.

How to Use Evernote: 22 Ways

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Yesterday, Evernote announced they had passed ten-million registered users. I don’t know how that stacks up against active users, but I suspect the ratio is high. What is Evernote?

2011 247

Powerful Ideas That Will Bring Greater Clarity into Your Life

Dumb Little Man

In today’s busy world we very rarely have time to focus on what can truly bring us greater clarity and therefore greater meaning to our lives. We most often get caught up living our lives on automatic pilot and end up working extremely hard on just existing rather than consciously living.

2011 285

Review of the Easy Azon Amazon WordPress Plugin

The Solopreneur Life

L ast night I began using the Easy Azon Amazon WordPress plugin. The main purpose of Easy Azon, which was created by Amazon affiliate Chris Guthrie, is to reduce the amount of time it takes to build Amazon affiliate links on Web sites. Mission accomplished, as far as I’m concerned.

2011 178

Stop Reading Your E-mail on Your Smartphone!

Productive & Organized

Just because you can do something does not mean that it is a good idea to do it.    Maybe you would be more productive if you stopped reading your e-mail on your phone. Don't get me wrong, you know from reading my blog and listening to my podcasts, I LOVE technology. 

2011 253

10 Career-Limiting Habits: Are You Guilty?

Eat Your Career

I stumbled upon this great article the other day and I wanted to share it with all of you. According to new research, 97 percent of employees report that they have a Career Limiting Habit (CLH) that keeps them from achieving their potential at work.

2011 276

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Is Your Business Forest Lost in the Trees?

Tips From T. Marie

You’ve worked hard to start your business. You’ve struggled to find clients and get your business to grow. You’ve worked hard to get where you are. So why are you content to stop there? Lots of small business owners lose sight of the business ‘forest’ due to all the trees.

2011 169

7 Stupid Mistakes Most People Make When Trying to Follow Their Passion

Dumb Little Man

There’s a lot of talk about finding and following ones passion these days, and for a good reason. More and more people are realizing that they don't want to spend a big chunk of their lives doing something they hate.

2011 286

5 Reasons People Run From You at Networking Events

On The Job

One of the things people like me always harp on is that you need to network all the time, whether you're employed or not. But I will be the first to admit that when I look back, there are things I wish I had done differently in my own networking efforts.

Great Organizing and Productivity Resources for You to Check Out

Productive & Organized

  Once a month, I share links to a number of different blogs and sites.    Today, I decided to do things a little differently and ask my Facebook network of productivity and organizing pros to share info about their blogs.  

2011 239

How to Be a More Reliable Professional

Eat Your Career

This article is the first in a 10-part series on the topic of overcoming career-limiting habits. Unreliability was identified as the number one career-limiting habit and it’s no surprise. After all, if the people you work for (and with) can’t depend on you, what purpose do you serve?

2011 227

3 Eco-Tourism All Inclusive Holidays for 2012

Eco-Office Gals

Eco-tourism continues to grow in popularity as awareness about finite resources continues to increase. Usually, when people think about eco-tourism, they think about small, no-frills hotels. However, more and more eco-hotels are offering attractive, all inclusive holidays.

2012 243

Simplifying the Reading Backlog

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. It wasn’t too long ago that an article I was reading from Zen Habits walloped me up side the head. Leo put it quite simply: We hold onto books we’ve already read, as trophies of our reading accomplishments.

2011 218

How Much Sacrifice Does it Take to Start a Business

Dumb Little Man

Like many people I know, back in 2007 my employer was badly affected by the banking crisis and subsequent economic climate. Given that I was working at a bank, you can imagine things got a little more precarious than usual.

2011 285

5 Ways to Develop New Job Leads

On The Job

"Tell everyone you know you're looking for work" is a common refrain from career experts to job seekers. So, the job seeker goes on Twitter or Facebook and says, "I'm looking for a job."

2011 229

It is Easy to Answer "Where Does My Time Go" with Chrometa - Interview CEO @BrettOwens

Productive & Organized

The question of " Where in the world does my time really go? " " is often asked by frustrated business owners.    You work hard and it seems that there are never enough hours in a day. 

2011 230

What We Can Learn about Appropriate Workplace Behavior from Anthony Weiner

Eat Your Career

Don’t worry. I’m not turning this into a political thing. Admittedly, not so long ago, I admired the guy. Anthony Weiner has always been outspoken and unafraid. I loved this video of him on the House floor fighting for compensation for the heroes and victims of 9/11.

2011 200

WEEE Recycling Is Not Just Good Business – It’s the Law

Eco-Office Gals

WEEE recycling has not been optional for businesses in the UK.

2011 205

FacileThings Gives Time Back To You

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Guest Post. This guest post is provided by Francisco Sáez of FacileThings.

2011 217

30 Easy Ways to Save Money (and No, you are not doing them all!)

Dumb Little Man

Let’s keep this one simple and clean - just a bunch of relatively easy ways to save money. As you incorporate more and more of these tips into your life, the savings add up and it wouldn’t surprise me if you could save thousands over the course of a year.

2011 286

4 Ways to Ramp Down the Conflict at Work

On The Job

There's the guy who clips his fingernails at his desk. The woman who talks in a "kitty whitty" voice when she asks for a favor. Or the manager who takes his shoes off in a meeting and props his feet on the table. All people I have worked alongside.

2011 224

Tracking How to Get It All Done & Avoid Information Overload-Interview With @Springpad CEO @jeffjaner

Productive & Organized

Information Overload is a topic that comes up frequently when I talk with people about what holds their productivity back. Many people have become "information junkies" collecting all kinds of information but not having it in a format that makes it usable. 

2011 218

How to Be Persuasive in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

Recently, while hosting a free group coaching call , I had a few questions from professionals who wanted assistance in the art of persuasion.

2011 189

The 5 Steps of Long-Term Goal Setting For Procrastinators

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines. How do you go about setting a goal when the end date seems like a tiny dot in the distance?

2011 217

Five C’s of Better Trust Relationships

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia.

2011 151

21 Simple Ways to Live an Exceptional Life

Dumb Little Man

Everyone wants to live an exceptional life. The problem arises when it comes time to define what that means to you. If you embrace someone else’s definition of what an exceptional life is, you will end up disappointed sooner or later, because you alone have to determine what you want.

2011 286

How to Get the Boss to Listen to You

On The Job

I'd like to say that because I've been in the communications business for a long time, I'm an expert communicator. But then, that wouldn't explain the responses I've gotten to some of my e-mails that state, "What are you talking about?" or the short-and-to-the-point: "HUH?"

2011 220

Paper You Should Probably Get Rid of - But You Keep Anyway

Productive & Organized

I tried it once and it got rave (laughing) reviews, so I've decided to do it again with a new topic.    A few weeks ago my organizer and productivity colleagues gave us some tongue-in-cheek commentary about time management. 

2011 216

How to Start a Mentorship Relationship Today

Eat Your Career

In my work as a career coach , I find there are several helpful resources that very few people take advantage of. Mentorship definitely falls on this list. It’s really a shame. Having a mentor can elevate your professional capabilities exponentially. And—added bonus—mentors are amazing people.

2011 182

10 Ways Over-Productivity Can Affect Your Health

Simple Productivity Blog

This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines. Over-productive people are probably lauded at the workplace and appreciated by one and all. After all, they succeed, going by the success measurements of modern society.

Health 216

Killer Customer Service, or Customer-Killer Service?

Customers Rock!

A friend of mine has been a member of a particular airline’s frequent flier program (we will call this major US airline, AirlineX) for a number of years. He even has a credit card linked to that account to help accrue points.

11 Things You Can Give When You Think You Have Nothing Left To Give

Dumb Little Man

‘Givers are longer livers.’ Did you know that even if your bank account is at zero, that there is so much that you and I as humans can give?

2011 286

How Your Childhood May Affect Your Career

On The Job

My mother had a stroke when I was 13-years-old and was paralyzed on her left side. While she regained some use, she had a constant numbness on her left side from the waist up for the rest of her life. At that time, she did her best to be the strong mother she had always been, but things changed.

2011 207

Top 5 Remote Working Tools

Office Organization Success

One of the many requests I get from business owners is asking me for my advice on how they can work productively when they’re not in their office, i.e. work remotely. With so many technology choices available today it becomes overwhelming knowing which one(s) are the most effective. I have the traditional solo service professional office set up – I have a dedicated office space in my home with a desktop PC and wireless all-in-one printer.

2011 144

Career Advice from the Hit Show “The Voice”

Eat Your Career

Confession: I love the new hit show on NBC, “The Voice.” Maybe it’s because Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are so cute. Perhaps it’s because Cee Lo is so weird.

2011 174

Learn Software Faster with A Wallpaper

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the best ways to increase your productivity skills in software is to learn the shortcuts.

2011 205