January, 2011

How to Finally Get Better Sleep

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to being healthy and living a vibrant and energy filled life, sleep seems to be one of the most elusive aspects to conquer. Certainly we know that getting a good night’s sleep is important - crucial, even, to good health.

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Guide to Eco Cruises

Eco-Office Gals

Eco cruises are steadily growing in popularity as more and more cruise enthusiasts, and travelers in general, discover the friendlier way to enjoy a cruise vacation.

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Fear is a Good Sign

Eat Your Career

As a career coach , I often work with people when they’re in the process of a major career transition. They’re moving slowly towards something great and new, taking serious action towards achieving what they once considered an impossible dream.

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10 Tips for Protecting Personal Data While Travelling

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Thanks to technology, work is not confined to the office. Laptops and phones are powerful enough that we can complete most types of tasks while travelling; any location can be a workstation. This can be a major productivity boon if you’re traveling on business. But should you?

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Featured Soloist Andy Hayes: “I Find Innovation When I’m Away From My World”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that is published on Tuesdays at The Solopreneur Life. Andy Hayes. 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 Andy Hayes, who is based in Seattle.

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What You Must Know About "All Told" and "All Tolled"

Business Writing

I paused over the expression all told in a piece of business writing the other day. Because I had not seen the phrase in a long time, I decided to make sure it was correct. Sometimes expressions we think are. Gems of Language

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5 Lessons That Professor Failure Taught Me About Success

Dumb Little Man

Failure has become a faithful friend throughout the years. Early on in my life I thought failure was my mortal enemy. But life’s experience has taught me that Professor Failure is on the academic staff of my personal University Of Success that I attend.

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Understanding the Process of Career Reinvention

Eat Your Career

The idea of career reinvention is nothing new. It’s an annual tradition for some people. I used to make a New Year’s resolution every year to “figure out what I want to be when I grow up.” Luckily, I got to cross that one off the list a few years ago!

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6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual.

Productive & Organized

"Rob" is a project manager that is responsible for a number of projects across the world and he needs to keep track of all of them. His team is global, so physical solutions (like white boards and sticky notes on a big wall) will not

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When the Money Isn’t in the List: The Case Against Freebies

The Solopreneur Life

T his is a guest post written by Susan Daffron. Susan owns a book publishing and consulting company called Logical Expressions, Inc. and spends most of her time writing, laying out books in InDesign, or taking her five dogs out for romps in the forest. Susan also teaches people how to write and publish profitable, client-attracting books at SelfPubU and puts on the Self-Publishers Online conference every May.

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Have A Successful and Organized New Year! + A Giveaway

Complete Organizing Solutions

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our family enjoyed Christmas festivities in New York this year which included an extended stay due to a wintry snow storm that canceled our flight home for several days.

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7 Simple Ways To Burst Out of Bed Each Morning

Dumb Little Man

Way before the sun peeks over the horizon, a few chosen people awaken from their slumber and dive head first into their day. These chosen few accomplish a ton before the rest of us would ever consider rising from our nice warm beds. Who are these juggernauts that have command over the morning hours?

2011 286

The Green Job Front – Five Tips to Find a Green Career

Eco-Office Gals

Are you hoping to find an environmentally friendly employer? It may seem like a daunting task, but it is actually getting easier every day. Here are five tips that you may want to keep in mind: Brand yourself green. Environmentalism starts at home.

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8 Reasons Your New Year’s Resolution Didn’t Stick (and What To Do Differently Next Time)

Eat Your Career

I know the title of this article assumes the worst in you and maybe that’s not fair. But let’s be honest here. Statistics show that, right now, about half of you have already given up on your New Year’s resolution.

2011 208

7 Tips to Boost Your Memory

On The Job

Blogs such as The Cynical Girl (by Laurie Ruettimann) have generated some entertaining -- and informative -- discussions about what older applicants should wear to an interview.

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Would Your Customers Elect You? How to Use Political Campaign Tactics to Connect With Your Customers

The Solopreneur Life

T his article was written by Laura Petrolino, managing director of Flying Pig Communications, a communications and business consulting firm that focuses on the needs of startups, small businesses, and nonprofits. Laura is an expert in the art of relationship management, and she guides entrepreneurs and executives at all levels on how to best cultivate their networks. The idea for this article arose from comments Laura made during this episode of The Solopreneur Life on BlogTalkRadio.

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Set Your Priorities

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. I’ve seen the following story in a number of forms. A time management guru was speaking to a group of type “A&# personalities. He placed a wide-mouth gallon jar on the table in front of him. Next to the jar was a collection of fist-sized rocks.

2011 179

How to Study Effectively (Not Just for Students!)

Dumb Little Man

Most of us don't stop learning after school's out. We may study for a professional qualification, in the hopes of a promotion, to make our working lives easier, or simply for the joy of learning.

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Paperless College Degrees: Five Online Programs for Sustainable Business

Eco-Office Gals

Even for students who go to class on campus every day, the amount of college academic activity that occurs online today is amazing to someone who attended twenty years ago.

2011 224

Would You Be Friends With YOU?

Eat Your Career

I’ve always had really high expectations for my friends. Sometimes, this leaves me disappointed. But the people with whom I develop real friendships are truly the most trustworthy, compassionate people in the world.

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The 1 Word Every Successful Career Needs

On The Job

Here's my 2011 gift to you: I'm not going to write a list of new year's career resolutions. I'm not going to come down in favor -- or not -- of setting goals for yourself this year. (If If you'd like to read such a post, there are about 62 million out there floating around on the blogosphere.

2011 264

Featured Soloist Melissa Dinwiddie: “Start. Just Start.”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that is published on Tuesdays at The Solopreneur Life. Melissa Dinwiddie. The purpose of “Featured Soloist” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses.

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How To Simplify Flylady

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Flylady is one of the biggest systems for managing your home cleaning out there. It works for many people.

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How to Start Your Morning and Set up the Day for Success

Dumb Little Man

Some days are just golden right from the start. You get up bright and early, you have a good breakfast, your coffee is perfect, and you get through your most important work first.

2011 285

Green Options: Green Printing Revisited

Eco-Office Gals

I have been a promoter of paperless options since the start of Eco-Office Gals, but I also acknowledge that sometimes you just have to print. When your green business is in need of business cards, stationary, brochures or holiday cards you should at least consider printing responsibly.

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6 Ways to Make a Really Bad Career Decision

Eat Your Career

Decisions are an inescapable part of life. We all have to make them and, big or small, the process can be daunting. How do you know you’re making wise choices ? What if you’re blinded by circumstances, emotions or bad intel?

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Recognizing Words With No Plural Forms

Business Writing

I am working with an executive who speaks English as a second language, with Chinese as her first language. She was very surprised to learn that the words information, knowledge, and jewelry have no plural forms. Would you join me. Gems of Language Global Communication

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Featured Soloist Cari Redondo: “Invest Yourself in Your Customers”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that is published on Tuesdays at The Solopreneur Life. Cari Redondo. 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 Cari Redondo, who is based in Marion, Iowa.

2011 178

How to Write a Farewell Speech

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. When you write a farewell speech , it is usually consists of thoughts and feelings about past associations and future possibilities. Like any other speech, there are a few basic steps you need to prepare. Analyze The Audience.

2011 174

5 Reasons You Will Always Be Broke

Dumb Little Man

Being broke sucks. I’ve had extended periods in my life where I have been living on the edge of financial ruin, so I know how stressful and overwhelming it can be. When you’re broke and hating your job, things are much worse. It's hard to leave ANY job, regardless of how insanely miserable it is.

2011 285

Are You Aware of Your Rude Workplace Behavior?

On The Job

Do you think other people in the workplace are rude? If you have a pulse, the answer is probably "yes," or "hell, yes." I've yet to talk to someone in the last 20 years who doesn't think workplace manners could be improved.

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How to Destroy Perfectionism

Eat Your Career

Confession: I’m a recovering perfectionist. I say “recovering” because I recognize I have a problem and I’m committed to improving it. But I still have a ways to go. Last year, my motto was “Progress, not perfection,” and it served me well.

2011 176

A New Way to Address and List Married Couples

Business Writing

It's 2011. It's time for a new way to address married couples on envelopes and to list their names in programs. I regularly get messages like the one I received today from Carol, who works in higher education: Hi Lynn: Etiquette

2011 174

Use the “4-Day Win” to Achieve Your Goals

The Solopreneur Life

T his was written by Jen Waak, who pens a monthly health column for The Solopreneur Life. Jen Waak. We are two weeks into January. How are those New Year’s resolutions going?

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7 Steps to Better Note Taking

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. When I first started playing around with computerized mind mapping, I used an early offering from MindJet called, Smart Mind (I believe). One of the sample maps included with the software was an outline of steps to taking better notes.

2011 174

7 Tricks to Write Faster, Better, And More Insightful Articles … Right Now

Dumb Little Man

I finished. I looked up at my friend sitting across from me. I was in school. It was 1st grade and I had just finished writing a story in my small, blue and white notebook.

2011 285

Easy Office Organization Home-Study System is now available as an all-in-one product!

Office Organization Success

You read that right.

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