September, 2010

Coaching vs. Consulting vs. Training vs. Freelancing: Which One Is Best For You?

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.

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Is It OK to Hug at Work?

On The Job

I got into a conversation recently about how "chummy" people should be with one another at work. I've written about this before, but it seems to be an issue that comes up again and again.

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Bad Career Advice: Do What You Love and You’ll Never Work a Day

Eat Your Career

This is post is part of my Bad Career Advice series in which I expose outdated, clichéd, and counterproductive advice for exactly what it is. Oh man, this one kills me. It’s so frequently repeated that hardly anyone questions its truth anymore.

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10 Time Management Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Updated and reposted from May 2008. 1) Always Look Ahead. It is human nature to want to live in the past: to savour accomplishments or to wallow in defeats. However, you will not effectively move forward if you are constantly looking

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Eco-Office Gals Is Live, again…

Eco-Office Gals

So, I debated, I polled my readers and I debated some more. I simply wasn’t happy with the last redesign of the Eco-Office Gals site. So, I re-re-designed it with an awesome StudioPress Theme and I am very happy with the results!

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Over 250 US Coworking Facilities

Small Business Labs

As part of our broader project on coworking, we recently conducted a count of US coworking facilities. As of the end of August, we found 226 office-based coworking facilities in operation in the US. We also found 28 shared "industrial

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18 Stress Reducers, By Waking Hour

Simple Productivity Blog

Stress is everywhere. I recently found that having a list of stress busters handy gave me a good selection of tools to apply when I started to feel edgy. Here is my list. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments

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When to Give Up on Finding Your Dream Career

Eat Your Career

Everyone wants a job they love. We all want to wake up excited to go to work, spend our days accomplishing goals we’re proud of, and come home feeling pleasantly fulfilled.

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Conquering The Open Loops Of Productivity

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Author's Note: This is the Fourth Part of the Series " The 3 Fundamental Principles Of Productivity "]. Introduction. Part I – Rituals. Part II – Systems. Part III – Tools. Summary. Part III – Tools. A n open loop, according to David Allen , is “anything pulling at your attention that doesn’t belong where it is, the way it is&#.

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Eco-Options: Paper

Eco-Office Gals

Yes, I just said the “P&# word — Paper. I have no use for it. I still don’t have my printer hooked up and have no intentions of doing so.

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The Future Job That's Here Today

Small Business Labs

I've been a regular reader of Popular Science since junior high and have always enjoyed their visions of the future. The article 10 Best Jobs of the Future includes the usual far out, futuristic stuff Popsci is known for. Bestjob3_0

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What Does Success Mean to You?

Dumb Little Man

All of us want to succeed in life. We want to accomplish something – to feel that in some way, we’ve “won”. It’s easy to get sucked in to thinking that we have to succeed on the world’s terms when, really, we each need to define success for ourselves. What does success look like to you?

2010 285

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Workplace Anxiety Disorder Impacts.

On The Job

So, say someone refuses to return your phone calls. The reason? Well, obviously, she's not professional. What about the guy in the cubicle next to yours refusing to take off his headphones so you can ask him a question? What a moron

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Beware: Thinking Hurts

Eat Your Career

The great philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk.”. I love this quote. To me, it really pinpoints why many people are afraid of thoughtfully confronting issues in their lives.

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How Your Daily Rituals Can Set The Tone Of Productivity

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Author's Note: This is the Second Part of the Series " The 3 Fundamental Principles Of Productivity "]. Introduction. Part I – Rituals. Part II – Systems. Part III – Tools. Summary. Part I – Rituals. O ur daily rituals directly affect our performance, and, therefore, our productivity.

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Guest Post: Green Benefits of Virtual Events

Eco-Office Gals

by: Tricia Heinrich, ON24 ’s Senior Director of Strategic Communications. The high price and inconvenience of air travel have spurred companies to look for more cost-effective ways to get people together, and the virtual event is the perfect alternative.

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Nine Insights for Getting Ahead

Ian's Messy Desk

from Charles R. Swindoll. WORK HARD. Follow tasks through to completion. THINK CREATIVELY. See challenges from new angles. SPEAK GENTLY. Consider the impact of your words. COOPERATE FREELY. Meet the need of the moment – even

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30 Ways to Make TV Watching More Productive

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever hear yourself saying "I just don't have time " yet find yourself plopped in front of the TV for the better part of every evening? As our to-do lists grow so does our stress and anxiety over getting everything done.

2010 285

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Is it Time to Break Out of Your.

On The Job

Anyone with a grandmother can probably remember this advice: You are known for the company you keep. My Italian grandmother-in-law had a favorite saying along the lines of: "You lie downa witha the dogs, you gonna getta da fleas

2010 205

Unload Ambitions (and Projects) (Editing Life Series)

Simple Productivity Blog

This is the sixth article in the Editing Life series. When I was young, I believed I could do everything. People told me I could do “anything&# and I assumed that meant “everything&#.

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The 3 Fundamental Principles Of Productivity

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Author's Note: This is a series on " The 3 Fundamental Principles Of Productivity "]. Introduction. Part I – Rituals. Part II – Systems. Part III – Tools. Summary. Introduction. T here are ways to establish or improve the culture of productivity in your workplace or home-office.

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3 Essential Financial Reports to Ensure YOUR Profitability

Office Organization Success

Okay, I’m going to dive right in to one of the biggest problems for many solopreneurs, and one that quite likely will keep them awake at night … finances!

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The Solopreneur Life “Friday Bits” Column #22

The Solopreneur Life

I t’s the end of the week, and just like every Friday at The Solopreneur Life, I have tasty, mostly-nutritious bits of information to share with you. This week’s menu includes: • John Jantsch’s small-business trends for 2011. Factors that affect the value of your business. •

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7 Ways To Instantly Meet Like Minded People

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever felt that it's hard to meet like-minded people? Such as, people with the same interests. Or, people with common goals and aspirations. And last but not least, people with whom you can build a rapport and camaraderie with. I do, sometimes.

2010 285

5 Tips for Impressing Employers With a Blog

On The Job

While out of work, many unemployed people have turned to blogging. It's become a great way to keep their writing skills sharp, and gives them an outlet for talking about what is going on in their lives. But here's the problem: An employer is going to read that blog.

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Effective Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Effective time management doesn't mean doing more things or doing them more quickly. Effective time management means getting more of the important work done in a day. In fact, effective time management is even more important than

Putting The Importance Of Productivity Back On Top

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Author's Note: This is the Fifth and Final Part of the Series " The 3 Fundamental Principles Of Productivity "]. Introduction. Part I – Rituals. Part II – Systems. Part III – Tools. Summary. Series Summary. W e’ve come to the conclusion of our series dealing about The 3 Fundamental Principles of Productivity.

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3 Simple Steps to Taking Time Away from Your Business

Office Organization Success

When you’re constantly working on and in your business you forget to schedule in some down time for yourself. The summer is the perfect time to take that downtime, especially if it means taking a vacation somewhere nice. But then there’s always the worry that if you’re not involved in your business on a daily basis that things will fall apart and you won’t have any business to come back to when you return.

2010 189

This 1-Minute Drill Keeps You Cool Under Pressure

The Solopreneur Life

T his was written by Jen Waak, who pens a monthly health column for The Solopreneur Life. Jen Waak. How often do you have a project due or client presentation coming up, and the closer you get to the deadline, the more stupid you become?

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7 Productive Things You Can Do While Commuting

Dumb Little Man

Commuting doesn’t have to be the hellish experience it has been made out to be. You can learn a lot while commuting. I used to despise jumping on the train or taking the bus, but not anymore. I have everything set-up for my commuting adventures.

2010 285

Tips for Being a Successful Negotiator

On The Job

I'll be the first to admit I've not always been a great negotiator. Growing up with two sisters, negotiation wasn't in our vocabulary. You wanted something, you took it by force or by stealth, but there was no negotiating involved. Hair-pulling and scratching, yes. Negotiation -- no.

Reduce Holidays And Get Your Stress Down (Editing Life Series.

Simple Productivity Blog

Holidays and special occasions can be managed so you don't have to put everything on hold

Identifying The Key Elements Of Your Productivity System

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Author's Note: This is the Third Part of the Series " The 3 Fundamental Principles Of Productivity "]. Introduction. Part I – Rituals. Part II – Systems. Part III – Tools. Summary. Part II – Systems. P roductivity is very difficult to achieve in the absence of a workable system.

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How to Make a Good Impression

Ian's Messy Desk

The adage says, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. There is some suggestion it takes no more that 15 seconds for someone to evaluate you when you first meet. In this short time, the person forms an opinion about

2010 182

Featured Soloist Laura Brandenburg: “You Need To Be Self-Aware”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that appears every Tuesday at The Solopreneur Life. Laura Brandenburg. The purpose of “Featured Soloist” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses.

2010 185

10 Ways To Earn the Respect of Others

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever met someone who was rude to you and didn't hold you with much regard? How did you feel? Did you feel annoyed? Peeved? If you are a self respecting individual, chances are you want others to treat you with respect.

2010 286

Should You Feel Sorry for Your Boss?

On The Job

I got a lot of feedback after I did the story on alcoholism in the workplace. A lot of people sent me e-mails regarding their own personal struggles with addiction, or how they had never thought before that perhaps they were "enabling

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