September, 2011

How Your Best Idea Is Holding You Back

Dumb Little Man

Ideas are fantastic things. No book gets written, no business gets started, and no adventures get off the ground without someone having a great idea first. The problem is that ideas are bigger than we often give them credit for, and they have a shelf life.

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5 Green Ways to Travel to Work

Eco-Office Gals

Many people are beginning to practice eco-friendliness within their home and working lives which is a positive step in the bid to reduce carbon emissions, however one of the largest contributors of carbon emissions haven’t quite been tackled – transport.

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The Horrible Things Your Business Email Says Behind Your Back and How to Stop It

The Solopreneur Life

T his the Art of Professionalism, a periodic series of articles that deal with basic — yet important — business skills that we might not have learned. Being a solopreneur does not excuse us from needing to master these fundamental lessons! What is your email saying about you?

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Passive Agressive Tendencies? You’re Not Fooling Anyone

Eat Your Career

This article is the ninth in a 10-part series on the topic of overcoming career-limiting habits. The other day, while being decidedly unproductive , I stumbled upon a little gem of a website called PassiveAgressiveNotes.com. As you might expect, it’s both laugh-out-loud funny and sadly familiar.

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Google Wallet Shows the Future of Mobile Payments

Small Business Labs

Google Wallet is a software product designed to replace the physical credit cards most of us carry around and use to pay for things.    It's a version 1.0 product, which means it's limited and not that useful - at least yet. 

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How to Optimize Office Productivity

Ian's Messy Desk

Every business needs to cultivate a productive culture. An office can be busy and active or slow and inefficient. So, how do you optimize office productivity ? The following tips can help make your office as productive as possible. Organise. The office environment needs to be organized.

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5 Quick Ways to Deal With the Confusion and Conflict Within You

Dumb Little Man

Have you been feeling confused and conflicted lately? Most people right now are going through a transition. There’s something going on, and you feel it in some part of yourself.You may be confused, disorganized, or even frustrated. You don’t know what’s what anymore and life doesn’t make sense.

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10 Lessons That Solopreneurs Can Learn From AC/DC

The Solopreneur Life

A C/DC is one of the most successful rock bands in history, selling more than 200 million albums worldwide and still going strong today. What lessons about building a sustainable business can we learn from Angus Young, Malcolm Young, the late Bon Scott, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, and Phil Rudd?

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Virtual Assistant?

Tips From T. Marie

Have you ever wondered if you could start your own virtual assistant business? Or maybe you’re just curious about what type of requirements or skills are required to be one. I know it’s one of the top ten questions I see hit my e-mail inbox on a regular basis. Which made me think.

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What Are You Willing to Risk?

Eat Your Career

This article is the tenth in a 10-part series on the topic of overcoming career-limiting habits. I have to admit: I was thrilled, though somewhat surprised, to see “risk aversion” show up on the list of top career-limiting habits a while back. It seems that risk often gets a bad rap in the workplace.

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10 Steps For A Successful Speech

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. By Jacki Rose, a professional speaker, presentation skills trainer and public speaking coach. For more articles on presentation skills visit her website at: [link]. Speaking gives you visibility, but does it give you credibility? So you’re not a professional speaker.

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You Must Resist the Urge to Quit

Dumb Little Man

Any worthwhile goal you set in your life will require time, blood, sweat, and tears. It will often be a thankless journey which is why so many people have a tendency to settle for less than what they really want or what they’re truly capable of. They can’t embrace the uncertainty.

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7 Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly at Home 2011

Eco-Office Gals

As the shift to a greater ecological consciousness continues out of the necessity of long term survival, you might be wondering just what it is that you can do to help out the effort. Here are a few things to get you started on reforming your life in tune with the balanced harmony of our planet.

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How To Deal with Clueless People

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. We all have experienced them: the people whose boorish behavior shows a callous disregard for everyone around them. They surround us everywhere.

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Business Networking - How to Grow Your Online #Networking Into Real Relationships #smmanners

Productive & Organized

You have got to be on social media sites!!! Isn't that what you hear all of the time? Maybe you have created the Facebook page and the Twitter profile.    You post consistently, but you're really not seeing the benefit.

Creating Your Professional Development Plan: The 10-Step Process

Eat Your Career

Curious about how to create your own Professional Development Plan? Learn my 10-step system in this short video training session. Additional Resources: Build Your Professional Development Plan Workbook. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this!

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How to Build Credibility While Giving a Speech

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. You’ve signed on to be a conference presenter in your area of expertise. Eighty-four participants have looked at the blurb in the conference brochure and decided they’re interested in your subject matter.

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5 Simple Ways to Take Action and Do What You Love

Dumb Little Man

It’s not enough to find your passion. You have to follow-through, and take action. No one else will do it for you. You are in charge, and if you don’t realize that quickly, you will end up looking back in regret when you’re taking the last breath on this earth.

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Never Forget 9/11 – 10 Years Later

Eco-Office Gals

It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago, I sat in my office in WPB, FL watching the World trade Center crumble before me on every news channel. Truth be told, I was so hung over that morning. We had been out at my now brother-in-law’s camp site all night while he was gator hunting.

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The 3 Stages of a Successful Product Launch

Office Organization Success

What is a product launch? It’s a step-by-step, repeatable process, that you can implement whenever you want to launch a brand-new product or program, or re-launch a current product or previous program. It’s much harder to sell something simply by sticking it out there and hoping people will buy it; when you have a launch system in place you will make more sales. Make sure you’re solving a problem that your target market wants solved! You’ll be well on your way to a successful launch.

2011 173

The Art of Professionalism: How To Shine Your Shoes

The Solopreneur Life

T he Art of Professionalism is a periodic series of articles that deal with basic — yet important — business skills that we might not have learned. Being a solopreneur does not excuse us from needing to master these fundamental lessons!

2011 173

Productivity Multiplier: Google Cloud Connect Now a Reality

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Productivity Bits. Visit the original article at [link]. Guest Post. W e all know about Google as the search engine mogul and most know about Google Docs — an online version of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentations software.

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Evernote Essentials 2.0 is Here

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Evernote Essentials 2.0 is hot off the presses and ready to download. Click here to buy it now! This is an eBook that helps you quickly discover all of Evernote’s features and start using them to make you more productive and forget less.

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How to Stay On-Task.Every Day

Dumb Little Man

Do you have trouble staying focused? Whether you work for yourself or for an employer, spending hours surfing the net and updating your Facebook profile won’t get you any closer to your goals. yet you find it hard to keep on-task.

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4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Finding Remote Work

On The Job

Many people think they want to work from home until they do it. Then, they get tired of the isolation, the constant need to do housework or watch "Teen Mom" when they should be working. It's not for everyone, but if you can find a way to stay focused, it might be a way to forge a new career path.

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How Zappos Affects Your Customer Experience

Customers Rock!

Who is your customer experience competition? Those of you only looking inside your own industry need to take a look around, as your competitors are not who you think they are – especially online.

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Maintaining A Level of Simplicity

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. There are so many books out there on how to simplify your life. And they are good books. They give you step-by-step instructions on how to get rid of clutter, free your schedule and live a less-hectic life.

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The Greener Way to Travel

Eco-Office Gals

With increasing oil prices and mounting environmental concerns, the aircraft industry is investing more and more time and money into researching alternative aviation fuels. Here are just a few examples of more eco-friendly alternatives to hydrocarbon based propulsion. Animal Fat.

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10 Steps for Practicing A Speech

Ian's Messy Desk

If you’re like me, when preparing to speak, the temptation is to read through the outline a couple of times and figure I’m all set for the delivery. Unfortunately, this rarely works. If I don’t practice my speech aloud, several times, I’m not going to do my best when giving the speech. There is a gulf between knowing how to deliver a speech and actually doing it. The only way to convert the theory into actual is through practice. It takes considerable practice to be spontaneous.

2011 172

Keys to Leading a Happy and Fullfilled Life

Dumb Little Man

Some of you may believe that if you just had more money, or a better job, or another degree, or some other external “thing” that life would be better.

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More on Personal Tax Rates and Small Business Jobs

Small Business Labs

The Kauffman Foundation did a poll of the attendees at the recent Inc. 500 conference.    One of the questions they asked is "What is the biggest impediments to the growth of your business?"  "  As the results below show, taxes barely registers as a concern.  

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4 Rude Networking Behaviors

On The Job

I'm one of those people who has written many times about the values of networking. It's good for your career, for your job search, for your personal brand, blah, blah, blah. For all I know, networking leads to better digestion and clearer skin. But one thing I'm really tired of is rude networkers.

Authenticity in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

Back when I worked in banking , as the Assistant Manager of a branch, I wore a mask. No, not literally, you silly goose. After all, banks and masks don’t go well together if you know what I mean…But I hid all the same.

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Eliminating Choices to Get More Done

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Have you ever sat in a restaurant and been unable to decide what you wanted, simply because there were too many things on the menu?

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The 10 Biggest Organizing Mistakes. and How to Avoid Them

Ian's Messy Desk

by: Sharon Lowenheim. Many people want to get organized but don’t know how to take the first step. Unfortunately, the first step many of them take is the wrong step! Here are the ten biggest mistakes that would-be organizers make, and how to avoid them. Waiting for a large block of available time. Many disorganized people say that they will get organized when they have a completely free weekend, or when they can take a few days off from work. There are several problems with this approach.

2011 160

6 Ways to Tackle Boring or Irritating Tasks

Dumb Little Man

I’m an athlete (triathlete and running marathons) and I have a pretty regular schedule of workouts I do on a weekly basis. However, certain exercises are more irritating than others. On Tuesdays, I have my hardest exercise of the week – 1km (0.6 mile) sprint runs.

2011 285

Do Customers Know Your Lingo?

Business Writing

Last week I presented at the fall conference of the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA), which took place at a lovely resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. I needed to wake up early to put finishing touches on my PowerPoint slides, Email Tips

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