November, 2010

Bad Career Advice: Never Give Up

Eat Your Career

This post is part of my Bad Career Advice series in which I expose outdated, clichéd, and counterproductive advice for exactly what it is. I understand the sentiment behind this piece of advice and clearly, its intent is to push you past your own perceived limits.

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Green Gift Giving: Soda Stream Review & Giveaway!

Eco-Office Gals

The Sodastream products had struck my fancy for a few holiday seasons. Several blogs had been giving them away and unfortunately, I hadn’t won one yet. So, I was excited when the company agreed to be part of my Green Gift Giving series this season!

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Why Employers May Not Be Hiring Veterans

On The Job

Do you know a veteran? Do you know a veteran who can't get a job? Then, this column I did for Gannett/USAToday may be a real eye-opener for you. If you're an employer, I hope it hits home for you and the next action you take is picking up the phone to find a vet to hire.

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Solopreneur Business Conception: Mix and Match to Spark Ideas

The Solopreneur Life

T his is a guest post written by Rob Place. He is the publisher of Solventurer, a Web site that helps solopreneurs during the start-up stage. Rob works as a small-business coach, trainer, and speaker. Thinking of starting your solo business? Don’t know where to get started?

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Time Management 101

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Managing time is the basis for all productivity systems, yet the systems assume people already know how to manage time.

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7 Things Every Virtual Assistant Should Know

Tips From T. Marie

I love being a virtual assistant. I love educating others about virtual assistance. And I love helping new virtual assistants get started. With that said, I also believe that if you’re thinking about becoming a virtual assistant there are some things that you shouldn’t need to be taught.

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20 Inconvenient Career Truths

Eat Your Career

This post was inspired by Charlie Gilkey’s recent (genius) post 20 Inconvenient Business Truths. I read it and realized that, in career coaching , I share inconvenient truths with my clients on a regular basis. I know it’s sometimes hard to hear these things but, in the end, they make you stronger.

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10 Things That Will Keep You From Being Fired Your First Day

On The Job

I think I've got a bit of a Halloween-candy hangover (who knew you could eat too many Milky Way bars?), so I'm just going to cut to the chase today. Here are my top 10 suggestions for your first day on a new job: 1. Be 10 minutes early.

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Featured Soloist Tzaddi Gordon: “Become Great at Networking”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that appears every Tuesday at The Solopreneur Life. Tzaddi Gordon. 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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The Productivity Commandments

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. And the website opened up, and they were pleased to behold a new set of wisdom, shining before them. It shone forth on them, bathing them in a white glow from the screen. And thus it read: Thou Shalt Write Everything Down.

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Are You An Emotional Packrat?

Dumb Little Man

Confession time, until a few years ago I was an emotional packrat. While I would tell others to let stuff go, forgive and forget, and just move on, I would keep adding to my emotional baggage and never dealing with it.

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20 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a New Job

Eat Your Career

Woo-hoo! You got a job offer. Way to go. But before you jump at the opportunity, I recommend taking a few minutes to really evaluate the position and how well it meets your needs. (If

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Green Gift Giving: Piggy Paint

Eco-Office Gals

Stocking stuffers, we tend not to do them in this house. I find that there is just too much junk that goes into them, candy, junk toys from the dollar store, etc. I’d rather take the money I would spend on a bunch of junk and get one more decent gift.

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Please Take Your Snotty Nose and Go Home

On The Job

In the next several weeks, you're probably going to get sick. I know this not because I'm medically qualified to tell you so, or because I have a hot line to the Centers for Disease Control. I know this because yesterday when I was out doing errands, I heard kids coughing. They were sneezing.

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Featured Soloist Angelique Rewers: “It Doesn’t Get Easier If You Wait”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that appears every Tuesday at The Solopreneur Life. Angelique Rewers. 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 small-business strategist Angelique Rewers.

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Simplifying NaNoWriMo (and Other Writing)

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Monday was the day my fifth National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts. This insanity challenge requires me to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

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Ten Life Lessons from Richard Branson

Dumb Little Man

Richard Branson clearly knows a thing or two about success. At 20, he started a mail order shop, and opened a recording studio a short while later. Now, the Virgin brand boasts dozens of companies and Branson’s net worth is estimated to be more than 3 billion pounds sterling.

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10 Tips to Get Your Office Organized

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Note: This is a Guest Post from James Adams. James is from a company called Cartridge Save , a leading online ink supplies specialist. ]. Unfortunately, it is far too easy for a desk to become cluttered with all sorts of items such as coffee mugs, photos, nicknacks, and hundreds of papers.

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Keeping it Green, Clean and Germ Free with Method. Review and Giveaway

Eco-Office Gals

So ya’ll may remember way back when my daughter was attacked by a staph infection in her toe (graphic picture be warned).

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Caffeine-Free Ways to Increase Focus & Attention - Productive.

Productive & Organized

Tweet "I just can't focus Stephanie. I've tried different systems and they don't work. I don't think I have ADD, but I'm beginning to wonder." That was one of the first things she said to me on the phone. Sara was taking part in our

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Featured Soloist Amy Pryor: “Embrace Social Media”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that appears every Tuesday at The Solopreneur Life. Amy Pryor. 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 artist Amy Pryor.

Concepts in Productivity: Good Enough

Simple Productivity Blog

I was knitting something a few days ago when I noticed I had made a mistake in the pattern a few rows back. I was faced with the decision of do I unravel and fix it, or do I go on?

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Will You Regret This When You're 80?

Dumb Little Man

There are so many things I want to do in the short time I'm here. Some of these things scare me, some will challenge me and others are just plain fun. Unfortunately, life is very short and the older I get the quicker time seems to pass. I'm quickly realizing that I probably won't fit everything in.

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Prepare for the Holidays by Purging Your Possessions

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. One of the key parts of the holiday season is giving and receiving gifts. How that plays out in your life, depends on the degree of simplicity you embrace. Unless you have decided against gift-giving altogether—and some do—you’ll find yourself with a new load of things.

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Green Gift Giving: Great Eco-Office Gift Ideas

Eco-Office Gals

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it means one thing: gift-giving season is just around the corner. But kind of clueless on what to get your co-workers this year? Below is a list of great green gift ideas that will help you shine at this year’s office Christmas party. Reusable Water Bottle.

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The Pantry Makeover: After

Complete Organizing Solutions

I recently partnered up with The Stow Company to completely makeover my master closet and pantry with custom closet solutions, a dream come true! The Stow Company supplied the product and Nashville ORG dealer Closets & More provided the installation services.

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WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Sales Conversation

The Small Business Blog

This week’s WinWeb Pitch of the Week winner is Tessa Stowe, founder of Sales Conversation - a company developed to help small businesses to make more sales through the building of relationships and the art of conversation.

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Turning your Offline Mayhem into a Digital Haven

Simple Productivity Blog

This is a guest post by Selena Narayanasamy, who blogs about social media, blogging, caffeine, and technology on her site, Esvienne. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

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Six Ways to Trick Yourself into Working Harder

Dumb Little Man

I suspect that, like me, you've had times when you've thought if only I could work a bit harder. Maybe you're worried that your only claim to fame is going to be "World's Greatest Procrastinator" or "Biggest Farmville Addict".

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8 Tips for Christmas Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Image by EverySpoon via Flickr. Set an artificial deadline. Start your planning earlier and have it finished by December 1: the shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking, etc. If that seems too early for your taste, go with December 15th or 20th so you have a few stress-free days before Christmas.

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Guest Post: Simple Green Office Practices

Eco-Office Gals

As recent headlines suggest, going green in the workplace is a steadily growing trend. There are even awards for companies that can do it the best.

Small Business Labs: Do Business Incubators Work?

Small Business Labs

Business incubators provide startups and small businesses with cheap office space, professional advice and other services designed to help the businesses get off the ground and succeed. Most are run by independent non-profits and they

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Get A Fantastic 50% Off Membership to the IOEE

The Small Business Blog

As you will all know, I am truly passionate about helping small businesses to succeed, and that a fundamental part of that process is learning from both the mistakes and the successes of business veterans.

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How To Be Productive When Life Blindsides You

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. There are times when I feel like I’ve been run over with the dump truck of life. And then the truck backs over me for good measure. But life goes on.

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10 Life Lessons I've Learned in My First 30 Years

Dumb Little Man

Many people cringe as they approach the age of 30. For some reason, these milestones tend to get people thinking. Am I old? What should I have done differently? Am I really happy with this person I married? Second guessing is normal and I don't have to remind you of the 20/20 hindsight rule.

2010 286

Creating Your Office in the Cloud

Tips From T. Marie

To the Cloud ! It’s the latest catch phrase for Windows 7 , but the cloud has been around for awhile. In fact, working in the cloud is something that most virtual assistants like me have been doing for quite some time. Virtual office or office in the cloud, they can be used interchangeably.

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Green Gift Giving: Eco Home Theater Building

Eco-Office Gals

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right on our heels, many of us will grab up the blow out deals on electronics. Use the tips below to keep in line with your Green Gift Giving. Written by: James, a writer and social marketing from London.

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