June, 2011

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

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

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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.

2011 266

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

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

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

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A Healthy, Green Office

Eco-Office Gals

2011 249

Comparing Small Business Owners and High-Growth Entrepreneurs

Small Business Labs

High-growth entrepreneurship - mostly from the technology industry - has become the poster child for U.S. business success.    Start-up founders have rock star status, with their exploits covered in places like Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone in addition to the business press.    Yet high-growth entrepreneurial enterprises make up less than 1% of U.S. small businesses overall. 

2011 175

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

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 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

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

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.

You Can Get Rich Working for Someone Else

Small Business Labs

Long ago when I first entered the workforce, one of my most financially successful relatives told me "you can't get rich working for someone else."  "  Back then the vast majority of wealthy Americans got that way by owning their own business or through inheritance.    This is no longer true.

2011 164

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

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

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

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

U.S. Birthrate Plummeting; Household Size Increasing

Small Business Labs

Lots of interesting data coming from the 2010 U.S. Census.    Several things caught my eye: 1.    The U.S. birthrate is at an all-time low , or at least an all-time low since statistics have been kept.    The recession has had an impact, but the trend towards fewer children started way before.    A recent USA Today article has several good birth rate related stats:  the share of households with children dropped from 36% in 2000 to 33.5%.

2011 162

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

4 Ways to Shift From “Hard Work” to “Effortless Creation”

Dumb Little Man

Here’s one way to think about work. Work is hard. It requires effort, discipline, and hours spent straining in front of a computer screen. When you hit a block, you simply need to push harder, think harder, work harder. This is what I like to call the “hard work” model.

2011 285

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

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

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

Disciplined Dreaming: Jazz as a Metaphor for Business

Small Business Labs

The book Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity  provides a a roadmap to new ideas, and helps business leaders at all levels unleash their creativity and creativity of their teams.

2011 158

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

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 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

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

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

Five C’s of Better Trust Relationships

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia.

2011 151

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

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

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