April, 2011

How to Save Your Energy for Things That Matter

Dumb Little Man

Albert Einstein , one of the greatest minds to ever live, chose purposefully not to even memorize his own telephone number. He obviously had enough brain capacity to memorize a short series of numbers, but still, he chose not to. He viewed memorizing these digits as a waste of precious life energy.

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3rd Annual GMW Earth Day Giveaway 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Let’s get this party started! Earth Day (Month) is here and Eco-Office Gals wants to get as many people as possible on board to grow a little greener. If you’ve been wanting to, trying to, thinking about growing a little greener there’s no better time to do it then now!

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5 keys to making success a habit

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Want to make success a habit in your life? If you’ve got determination, it may be simpler than what you think. All you need is a change in your thinking pattern. Changing your thoughts can change your beliefs, your expectations, your attitude, and consequently, your behaviour.

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Personal Branding Advice from Jerry Maguire

Eat Your Career

Whenever I’m explaining the concept of personal branding , I always end up talking about Jerry Maguire. Yes, before Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s couch and became the perpetual butt of Hollywood’s joke, he starred in one of my all-time-ever favorite movies.

2011 194

STRESS - 22 Ideas on How to Identify it and Eradicate It!

Productive & Organized

Do you know when you are stressed?    Do you know what you can do to eliminate your stress?    Not everyone can answer those questions.    Small doses of stress can help you perform well under pressure and even motivate you to do your best. 

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Built to Sell = Built to Succeed

Small Business Labs

After reading John Warillow’s excellent book Built to Sell , my first reaction was John picked the wrong title.    It's an excellent book for entrepreneurs looking to sell their businesses, but the lessons are useful for anyone interested in building a successful company. 

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11 Inspirational Quotes That Will Supercharge Your Day

Dumb Little Man

We all need a pick me up from time to time. And what would be better than some of the most inspirational quotes on this beautiful blue planet of ours? There's something about inspirational and wise quotes that gets your mind churning and thinking about the positive instead of the negative.

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Edmonton Temperature Conversion Guide

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. We had somewhere between 10 and 15 centimetres of snow yesterday, with more in the forecast for Sunday. I think this is the sixth straight month with snow in Edmonton. It’s time for a change. Edmontonians have and odd perspective on cold.

2011 198

Mind the Gap

Eat Your Career

When I was in college, I spent a year in England as part of my University’s study abroad program. What an amazing experience!

2011 190

Grow Your Business With These Eight Processes Every Business Should Have

Productive & Organized

No matter if you are a one-person show or you have a business that has many employees, unless you have business processes in place, you may find the business growing "out of control." 

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How Consumers Use Tablet PCs

Small Business Labs

Interesting survey from Google on tablet PC use.    Google surveyed over 1400 tablet PC owners and found: 68% of tablet users spend at least 1 hour a day on their tablet. 77% of respondents report that their desktop/laptop usage decreased dut to the tablet.

2011 186

How to Simplify a Complicated Decision

Dumb Little Man

You make decisions every day, all day long. With all of that practice, why is it so easy to get hung up on the biggies? Snooze button or wake right up? Shower or bath? Coffee or tea? Button down shirt, or pull-over? Cereal or fruit? That's a lot to think about all before breakfast.

2011 285

Going Green in the Office While Staying in the Black

Eco-Office Gals

With Global Warming having shocking effects around the globe, do your bit to help the environment by keeping your workplace green. When it comes to wastage, offices can be one of the main culprits.

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Outline of time management principles

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. In the current business environment, productivity is a key to success. Principles of time management at work not only help you do your job more effectively, but practicing time management principles can lower your stress levels.

2011 187

The Secret to Solopreneurial Peak Performance

The Solopreneur Life

W hen you’re putting together your calendar for the week or month, what do you schedule first? Is it client meetings? Marketing tasks? Back-of-the-house functions? In my radio interview Monday with personal performance expert Dr. Shannon Reece, she offered a surprising answer to the question of what must always come first for solopreneurs. “When I talk about ordering your priorities, you have to be at the top of the list, no matter what,&# she says. So what does that mean?

2011 182

Controlling the Woulda - Coulda - Shouldas and Overwhelm

Productive & Organized

" I'm so stupid!    Why didn't I think of that?    I have so much to do that I can't think straight! " " Do you ever feel that way?    If you do, you are not alone. 

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Communicating With Small Businesses Using Facebook

Small Business Labs

I'm a bit behind on my reading (we've been swamped this quarter) and just got caught up on the  Enterprise Council on Small Business (ECSB) blog.

5 Simple Ways to Double Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Doubling your productivity is simple, but not easy. Changing your habits requires a bit of self-discipline, but it can be done. You can double your productivity by incorporating any of the five simple steps below into your life.

2011 285

Picnic for the Planet 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Join The Nature Conservancy in their 2011 Earth Day campaign, called Picnic for the Planet.They ‘re asking people to celebrate the planet by rounding up some friends and taking the planet out to lunch.

2011 198

AZVAs the Podcast: Working with Tourism & Hospitality Industries

Loosely Speaking

Season 2/Episode 13 Program Notes. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the “AZVAs the Podcast&# link to listen to the episode now. iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. Here’s that link !

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6 Marketing Lessons Solopreneurs Can Learn From a Plumber

The Solopreneur Life

I met a savvy marketer two weeks ago who reminded me of six important marketing lessons for solopreneurs. I want to share those lessons with you now. I was visiting with our plumber, Steve, while he was doing the installation of our new dishwasher. We got on the subject of marketing—what works for us and what doesn’t. At the end we exchanged business cards and he invited me to visit and join a local networking group of about 25 business owners that meets weekly.

2011 181

Organisemee – Task Management With A Collaborative Touch

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Guest Post. This guest post is from Ulrich Riedel. Ulrich is the creator of Organisemee – a web-based collaborative task management application.

Twitter is a Broadcast Medium

Small Business Labs

Interesting academic study on Twitter from Yahoo Research.    The bottom line of the study is Twitter is dominated by a small number of users and much more of broadcast medium than a social network. Key quote from the study: “We find a striking concentration of attention on Twitter—roughly 50% of tweets consumed are generated by just 20K elite users—where the media produces the most information, but celebrities are the most followed.”.

How to Tackle Adversity Like an Oyster

Dumb Little Man

A few days back while I was walking to school, I felt a piece of gravel or pebble that found its way into my shoe and prodded against my sole whenever I made a step forward.

2011 285

Earth Day 2011 Green Tips & Additional Entries

Eco-Office Gals

The internet is a buzz with Earth Day Happenings including the Green My World Earth Day Giveaway ! I hope you are leaving tons of great green tips, sharing the products you hope to win, and sharing the giveaway on all your social networks!

2011 194

Dealing With Staff Conflict

Ian's Messy Desk

Image by Rishi S via Flickr. The motherly instruction to “play well with others&# doesn’t always travel from the playground to the workplace, a new Accountemps survey suggests.

2011 176

Featured Soloist Matt Mansfield: “It’s Very Fulfilling”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that is published on Tuesdays at The Solopreneur Life. Matt Mansfield. The purpose of “Featured Soloist” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. This week we meet Mel DePaoli of Seattle.

2011 175

How I Almost Committed SEO Suicide

Tips From T. Marie

That’s right. SEO suicide, right here on the Clerical Advantage website. I’ve been preaching for ages about the wonders of building your business website with WordPress and the added benefits and flexibility of combining that with the Headway Theme.

2011 173

Defending Twitter

Small Business Labs

There is a growing backlash against Twitter these days.    This tends to happen in the tech field when something has been as hyped as Twitter.    Fortune's recent cover story - Trouble@Twitter - is an example. 

16 Great Tips That'll Add More Hours To Your Day

Dumb Little Man

Everyday it seems that one of my friends is whining about how tied up he is in his work and household chores, and how he wished he had more than 24 hours to accomplish things. As if they were placed on Earth with some lesser amount of time than the rest of us.

2011 285

Happy Easter 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Hope Everyone had a wonderful Easter filled with family, friends, tradition and peace! Love to all from our family to yours! Post from: Eco-Office Gals Happy Easter 2011. Family

2011 190

Paper Piles - 3 Tricks to Eliminate the Avalanche

Productive & Organized

Your desktop and frankly any other horizontal surface are the hardest places to keep clear.    Bills to pay, to-do lists, event invites, magazines you have been meaning to read, orders you need to fill, and the list goes on and on. 

2011 247

How Do You Know Whether You’ll Enjoy Working With Someone?

The Solopreneur Life

I t’s seemingly part of the solopreneur how-to canon: “Work with people you like.&# It sounds great and it makes sense; you didn’t beceome a solopreneur to work with clients that you hate, right? But as a solopreneur, how do you know if a prospect is someone you will enjoy? How do you determine that a person will be a good fit for you? Join the conversation and share your ideas with your fellow solopreneurs. I will publish the responses next week.

2011 175

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Say Thank You

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. The woman who looks after children’s programs at our church gives out a thank you treat every week to her helpers. It’s usually a candy attached to a slip of paper, with a punny note.

2011 170

How to Have Better Judgment at Work (or How I Almost Lost My Job and $10,000 In One Day and What I Learned)

Eat Your Career

While working at a bank many years ago, I approved a $10,000 fraudulent transaction. When the FBI showed me pictures of the man who had pulled a fast one on me, I didn’t even recognize him. In fact, the whole situation was kind of a blur. At some point, they pulled the footage from the branch security cameras and, as I flipped through photos of myself smiling and giving what appeared to be excellent customer service to a man on the FBI’s watch list, I could hardly believe my naivety.

2011 168

10 Ways to Remove Clutter from Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Our lives tend to accumulate clutter in every corner: on our desks, in our drawers, on our shelves at home, in our closets, on our computer -- you name it, and clutter finds a way to fill every available space. But having a simple, uncluttered life is possible, with some very simple methods.

2011 285

Coupons for the Eco Friendly

Eco-Office Gals

Going green is the mantra that is capturing our lives these days. But going green isn’t about transforming yourself overnight- it’s all about taking small steps. Think about various ways in which you can help the environment- from waking up to going back to sleep, and everything in between.

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