November, 2011

7 Mental Mistakes That Stop You From Living a Life of Freedom and Peace

Dumb Little Man

How often do you lament the fact that you’re still not where you want to be? There’s still something missing from your life that if you could get, you’d be happy. Life doesn’t seem fair, and it never works out just the way you want it.

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Why Blindly Following the Rules Is a Mistake

Eat Your Career

The other night, my parents and I hit a local restaurant for happy hour. We ordered a round of drinks at discounted prices and were hoping to get a final round in before the cutoff time (happy hour ended at 6:30). We called the server over at what we thought was the right time and ordered.

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Participate In the Second-Annual Solopreneur Life End-of-Year Survey

The Solopreneur Life

I invite you to participate in the Second-Annual Solopreneur Life End-of-Year Survey. The anonymous survey will reach just a fraction of solopreneurs, yet I believe the information gathered will advance our knowledge of the state of solopreneurship in the United States and beyond. We all stand to benefit from the info in the survey results. Click here to take The Solopreneur Life 2011 End-of-Year Survey. The survey, which will be conducted using Survey Monkey, consists of 25 questions.

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Save Huge on Eco-Office Gals Services!

Eco-Office Gals

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday… Let’s go with the HUGE EOG SALE! We’re combining all our affiliate savings to bring you and offer you’d be crazy not to grab!

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How to Create a Marketing Strategy

Office Organization Success

Creating a business plan and having a specific marketing strategy is the foundation of building a thriving and profitable business, but how many of you are reading this article right now and wondering, “What’s that? What is a marketing strategy?”.

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10 Christmas Organizing Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Have you been a bit stressed during past Christmas seasons? Does it seem like the holidays bring too much to do? By organizing Christmas this year you can help to make this a low-stress holiday. Here are a few Christmas organizing tips to get organized for Christmas. Automate your card list.

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27 Productivity Killers: Why Nothing Ever Gets Done!

Dumb Little Man

There is always more to do than time in which to do it. And the more you take on, the more there is to do. You finish one task and six more pop out of no where; it never ends. To toss a major understatement at you - you need to invest your time wisely and that means being productive.

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Most Common Writing Error of 2011

Business Writing

Although today is only November 15, I can already tell you the most common error in people's business writing this year. It is the use of this word: memo's When people sign up for my writing courses, I ask them, Grammar and Usage Punctuation Pointers

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StudioPress Thanksgiving Sale 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Anyone that has worked with Eco-Office Gals know I’ve become a StudioPress junkie. You can’t convince us there is a better platform out there to date, hands down! So, what could be better then the best WordPress Framework out there? Getting it at a lower then already low price!

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How to Create a Marketing Strategy

Office Organization Success

Creating a business plan and having a specific marketing strategy is the foundation of building a thriving and profitable business, but how many of you are reading this article right now and wondering, “What’s that? What is a marketing strategy?”.

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30 Productive Things To Do In Under 1 Minute

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. At Your Desk. Throw Away some paper you don’t need. Check your pens to make sure they work. Reload your stapler. Delete 10 emails. File 10 emails. Cancel 1 meeting you don’t need to be at. Clean your computer monitor.

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Play The Game of Life As If You Have Nothing to Lose

Dumb Little Man

A few days ago I was surfing with a friend of mine and what appeared to be a perfect wave appeared on the horizon. So, I started paddling for it. From where my friend was sitting he could see exactly what the wave was going to do, so I shouted to him “is it going to close out?”

2011 286

For Retirement, 80 May be the New 65

Small Business Labs

We've long been forecasting and writing about the growing trend of Americans working past traditional retirement age.    But even we're surprised by a Wells Fargo survey showing that 75% of Americans plan to work in their retirement years - and 25 percent saying they'll need to work until at least age 80 because they will not have enough money to retire comfortably.    According to a Business Week article on the study, this means 80 is the new 65. 

Job Applicants' Emails That Win With Bebe

Business Writing

Last week I taught a business writing class at a sophisticated communications company in San Francisco. One of the attendees was a recruiter, Bebe, whose responsibility is to fill jobs in San Francisco and Seattle. When Bebe read my revision. Writing Tips

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2011 Black Friday: Half Off Green Hosting!

Eco-Office Gals

On Friday, November 25 th , 2011 HostGator will run this awesome sale on their wind-powered hosting! 50% OFF everything! HostGator is offering: 50% OFF on ALL hosting services. This includes shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, Dedicated servers and Windows hosting!

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Christmas Party Planning Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. If planning the annual Christmas party provides more stress than fun, you’re going to need to make some changes.

2011 173

Remembering Paul Gruchow

The Solopreneur Life

T his piece was written on February 24, 2004 and was unpublished until now. Paul Gruchow possessed the soul of a solopreneur; he lived the solopreneur life in a way that few of us ever will. Oh my goodness, I found out this evening Paul Gruchow died two days ago.

2011 170

Five Simple Steps to Improve Your Concentration

Dumb Little Man

Whatever you do during the day, there are probably times when you need to concentrate. Perhaps you’ve got a project at work that requires focus (it could be anything from writing a report to carrying out some important lab tests).

2011 286

The What Workers Want Disconnect

Small Business Labs

The Towers Watson 2011/2012 Talent Management and Rewards study has some fascinating insights on the disconnect between what workers want and what employers think they want. As can be seen from the chart below, the biggest disconnects are around job security and stress. 

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Like People, Bullet Points Need an Introduction

Business Writing

Recently my daughter received a letter from a music school that interests her. Here is how the letter began: We are delighted that you have expressed an interest in our program here at the University of XXXX School of Music. Writing Tips

2011 175

What if There was a Business School for Virtual Professionals?

Tips From T. Marie

(Psst…interested in starting a business as a virtual assistant? There’s a special offer at the bottom of this post. If you’re the impatient sort you can click here. ).

2011 164

Why a Missing Button Could Keep you From Getting Ahead

On The Job

I recently watched a news clip about a local mall where the shop owners stated that not only were they currently hiring for seasonal jobs, but they were hoping some of those candidates would turn out to be permanent hires. Good news right?

2011 230

What Is the Definition of Success For You and For Your Life?

The Solopreneur Life

“T he beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” — Socrates. What is the definition of success for you and for your life? This might be the most important question to ask — and answer — as you enter into solopreneurship. Why is defining success so important? Because before you can set goals toward achieving success, you must define what success is. Success can be: • The number of people that you positively impact. • The level of happiness you achieve. •

2011 164

5 Small Things You Can Do Today to Infuse Your Day with Positivity

Dumb Little Man

Everyone wants to make big life changes because they believe that it will make their life better. I am talking about HUGE life changing events that will transform you into some other, more powerful you. And, I think you’ve experienced it first hand just like everyone else reading this article.

2011 286

Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2012

Small Business Labs

Gosh, is it already time for 2012 top 10 prediction lists?    I guess so since Gartner recently released their list of the top 10 technologies and trends they think will be strategic for most organizations in 2012. Gartner's top 10 are: 1.    Tablets:  No great shock here, tablet sales are booming.

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Life In Progress

Eat Your Career

I wanted to take just a minute to update all of you about what’s been going on around here because I haven’t had a chance to write a new blog post in several weeks. You see…life has kind of…gotten in the way.

2011 161

Reclaim Your Weekends!

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. Wrike is the leading provider of social project management software that helps thousands of companies efficiently get things done together in real time.

2011 226

Pump Up the Jam

Virtual Moxie

As much as I believe I have zero imagination (at least not on demand), when something sparks my creativity, it screams at me, inside my head until I do the thing.

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Review of Premise, a WordPress Plugin For the Building of Landing Pages

The Solopreneur Life

I n the summer of 2010, I needed/wanted an easy-to-use landing-page plugin for WordPress. I couldn’t find one. Oh, I found some plugins, but they weren’t easy to use and the pages they produced were very ugly (and I’m being kind).

2011 157

How To Eat Your Vegetables Without Trying

Dumb Little Man

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably read some news about how unhealthy we are. The world is getting fatter.

2011 285

Non-Profit Sector Added Jobs During the Great Recession

Small Business Labs

Non-profits were hit hard by the Great Recession.    But despite the negative impact of the recession on grants, donations and other sources of funds, the overall sector managed positive job growth from 2008 to 2010.

2011 173

Networking Key for Vets to Find a Job

On The Job

I just have one question for you today: What have you done to help a vet find a job? Read this story I did for Gannett/USAToday and promise yourself that you'll spend some time this Thanksgiving holiday giving thanks for our military and their families. And then help one of them find a job.

2011 216

How To Get A Bigger House Without Moving

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I heard someone the other day complaining that they needed a bigger house. The truth is that rarely do we need a bigger house. The truth is we just need to get rid of the junk that is making our house crowded.

2011 217

If I Can't Get It ALL Done, Why Start?

Virtual Moxie

Another great Pick Anastacia’s Brain question… this one from Emma (thanks, Emma!!): Sometimes, I just can’t get started on anything. It’s as if there’s a mule inside me saying, “Since you don’t have enough time to get it all done, why start?”<

2011 217

Happy Thanksgiving!

Eco-Office Gals

From our family to yours, Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving! Post from: Eco-Office Gals Happy Thanksgiving! Family

2011 151

How to Appreciate the Pain of Financial Problems

Dumb Little Man

Coming out of consumer debt (car, credit card, student loans) was an extremely painful experience for me. In fact, I intentionally allowed it to be more painful than necessary by going through the process faster and cutting expenses more deeply.

2011 285

World Population - 7 Billion, But Slowing

Small Business Labs

There's a lot of discussion these days around the world's population reaching 7 billion.    The chart below is from A tale of Three Islands , an excellent Economist article on the topic. 

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