Sat.Oct 06, 2012 - Fri.Oct 12, 2012

3 Fundamental Personal Development Steps You Need to Take

Dumb Little Man

Are there any roadblocks you need to eliminate in order to really grow as a human being? This is a question I've asked myself for a long time now. Because I see so many people still living beneath their potential. And the important thing is, they are NOT happy about it.

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Mobile Marketing Techniques for Eco Friendly Businesses

Eco-Office Gals

The recent buzz about global climate change has spurred a number of other changes in the world. Green consciousness and eco-friendly movements are gaining more momentum every day, manifesting themselves in everything from recycling to organic produce. Even the world of marketing has changed.

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Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I wrote a blog on minute taking during meetings. It provided quite popular so I thought I’d write a little something on working with Committees in general.

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Quiz: Is Your Attitude Hurting Your Career?

Eat Your Career

There’s an old saying: “Attitude is everything”. And it’s really true. Did you know that your perspective can actually change your reality? After all, your attitude shows up everywhere: In your words, your tone of voice, even your physical look. And it also guides your actions.

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The 5 Stages of Handling Deep Emotions

Dumb Little Man

Deep emotions can be difficult to deal with. But I have good news for you. Even the worst emotions aren’t you, and they aren’t yours. They are experiences that make us stronger , more open more compassionate and more loving. If we can embrace them we can embrace anything.

2012 285

5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Organization in the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Getting your office in ship shape can be a trying task, but when you try to instill your green sensibilities in the course of the project you may find yourself facing an uphill battle fraught with resistance and setbacks.

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Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I wrote a blog on minute taking during meetings. It provided quite popular so I thought I’d write a little something on working with Committees in general.

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Has Life Thrown You a Curveball? 4 Ideas to Hit It Out of the Park

Dumb Little Man

I’m one of a very small percentage of women who love baseball. I mean, I love it. I love everything from the hum of the crowd to the pleasant chit-chat of the announcers to the long history of the game.

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Organizing a Green Gift Exchange for Your Next Office Party

Eco-Office Gals

With the holidays just around the corner (already, can you believe it?) office managers everywhere are starting to think about the string of parties they will no doubt have to plan.

Gifts 198

Featured Soloist Avrum Nadigel: “Security Wasn’t Worth Sacrificing My Values”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is The Solopreneur Life’s “Featured Soloist,” the purpose of which is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. Today we meet Avrum Nadigel. If you would like to be the “Featured Soloist,” please send me an e-mail, Larry@TheSolopreneurLife.com.

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4 Ways to Handle Your Workplace Jealousies

On The Job

Most of us have had feelings of jealousy or envy in our lives, but nowhere may it be more difficult to deal with than in the workplace. Of course you’re supposed to wish Jim well on his new promotion – even though you worked hard for it and you believe Jim is a slacker.

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10 Quick Actions You Can Take Today That Can Instantly Improve Your Life

Dumb Little Man

There are plenty of articles that give you vague advice on improving your life. But in this article you’ll discover 10 quick and practical actions you can take today. They are very short, so this article is a quick and easy read. Before we dive into the article, remember, it is only through taking action that you can improve your life. No one can do it for you. You alone have to take responsibility. Are you ready? Simplify Take one thing in your life and throw it away.

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Designing Your Office From Recycled and Upcycled Materials

Eco-Office Gals

Many people are looking for ways to go green these days, both in their personal and their professional lives. For some, this is the result of increasing awareness about the negative impact that humanity is having on the planet. Others are worried about the state of their health.

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Speakers and Authors: Get Your Image on Your Articles in Google Search Results

Productive & Organized

The other day I was talking to Kenneth Manesse Sr. and he shared a few resources that I thought you would love to see: Which Google Plus Features Most Affect Search Rankings. How to Show Your Author Photo in Google Search Results.

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Why" Practice" Isn't a Dirty Word

On The Job

I've always said that journalism was perfect for me because I never like doing the same thing twice. As my piano teacher will attest, I always treated the word "practice" like it was a dirty word. But I now realize that I do practice, every day.

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5 Reasons To Workout Right After The Alarm Clock Rings

Dumb Little Man

RING RING RING. RING RING RING. RING RING *WHACK!* That would be me rage hitting my alarm clock. Normally followed by me rolling over with my blanky and snuggling up to my dog. Well that routine changed. How do you spend the first 5 minutes of your day? Denying that it's morning? Laying around? Snuggling with your honey? That's what I used to do, until I got smart.

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The Benefits of Having a Water Harvester

Eco-Office Gals

As society becomes more environmentally friendly and aware of the damages that fossil fuels have upon the earth, alternative and reusable sources of energy have become increasingly popular.

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The Fourth Sector - Social Businesses

Small Business Labs

Good article on Social Earth describing the emerging fourth sector of socially-oriented businesses.  These are firms, both for-profits and non-profits, that are driven by a social mission but employ for-profit business policies and practices. 

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Automation: An Overview of Getting Back Your Life

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. It wasn’t long ago that I was asked to do an interview with the lovely coach Tanya Smith. The recording is available from speaker.com ). She asked me what my number one tip for being more productive. And my tip? Automate.

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The #1 Key to Getting Paid to Do What You Love

Dumb Little Man

More and more people are waking up to the fact that their life isn’t what they want it to be. Is yours? People are frustrated, angry, and confused. But this is good. Because it's the first step. You have to know what is wrong before you can change it. I’ve never wanted a job. I couldn’t survive in that environment. If you’re reading this, you may be able to relate. However, there’s a big gap.

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How to Harvest Rainwater

Eco-Office Gals

Yesterday I wrote about all the great benefits to Harvesting Rainwater. Today I’m going to tell you how to do it. The process itself is quite simple and usually contains only a three different components. There are four main types of rainwater harvesting systems.

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10 Social Media Addicts - Do You Fit One Of These Personalities? [Infographic]

Productive & Organized

Did you know that there are 10 types of social media addicts?    I didn't either until I saw this fun Infographic. Using social media is a fantastic way to meet new people and connect with people you've met in your past. 

9 Simple Ideas to Organize Your Life

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. Being on Pinterest a lot lately has helped me to discover some really great ideas for simplifying my organization.

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5 Common Roadblocks to Finding Your Passion in Life

Dumb Little Man

As I've helped more and more people find their passion, there are a few common obstacles that most fall into over and over again. Finding your passion in life is, according to me, one of the most important things you can do, because there's a reason you feel excited about some things and not about others. You are on this planet for a reason. You have things to do here that can contribute to humanity as a whole.

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Presidential Environmental Track Record and Positions 2012

Eco-Office Gals

Dear EarthTalk: Given that the presidential election is just around the corner, what can you tell me about each candidate’s environmental track record and positions? – Jane Miller, Chicago, IL.

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The Secret Tool That Helps My Business Grow & Keeps Me Connected to Important FollowUps

Productive & Organized

This past week I was having a conversation with a colleague and she asked me how I was able to keep all of my various contacts straight. 

2012 189

Simplicity In Action: The Guest Room Makeover

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Time for a confession. For all that I write about productivity and simplicity and organization, there are many times when I completely blow it.

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I Need Your Help. I Need a Great Name.

The Solopreneur Life

I f you’ve wanted to be in a community of solo-business owners who are like you (smart, enthusiastic, encouraging, trustworthy), I’m pleased to announce that The Solopreneur Life community is nearing completion and will open its doors very, very soon. If you’re a regular reader of TheSolopreneurLife.com, you know that I’ve been contemplating a private, subscription-supported, online community for a long time.

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Renewable Energy System Options to Help Achieve Energy Independence

Eco-Office Gals

The use of alternative, renewable energy is becoming increasingly important given rising energy costs and need to slow the effects of climate change on our earth. These solutions may seem far off from everyday use by homeowners but the truth is that they are in our reach now.

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Life Can be Easy When You Leverage Your Resources

Productive & Organized

Back when I was in school I learned in science that leverage could be applied as a mechanical function.    If I wanted to move something that was too heavy, I could use a lever or a puly system to move it.

2012 186

Top 5 Tips for Remaining Competitive in Business

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. As a small business, you have the opportunity and freedom to innovate with a lot less restrictions than many of your larger rivals. A lot of the really radical business ideas and…

2012 183

Quick Time Management Tip

Office Organization Success

If you find managing your time challenging a simple way to resolve that is to create a project planner. That way you can plan which projects you are going to be working on and when. A great tool for creating a project planner is either using a spreadsheet (download a project planner template) or create an online, interactive project planner with SmartSheet. Quick Biz Tip

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Investing in Natural Resource Companies

Eco-Office Gals

The doom and gloom in the investment world is hard to get past. There are so many experts and investors predicting hyperinflation, the crash of the dollar, and a lot of other problems on the horizon. If this happens, it will undoubtedly cause a lot of problems for many investors.

2012 158

Two Quick Strategies for Making LinkedIN Work for You from #BBSRadio and @LinkedInExpert

Productive & Organized

How do you feel about your interactions on LinkedIN?    Do you get the return that you would like from your time there?

2012 183

How To Make Fast On-The-Go Breakfasts

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Breakfast is an important meal – I don’t think anyone will disagree with that. But actually getting to eat a healthy breakfast when you are rushed can be difficult. Since I started a new job recently, my morning schedule has shifted.

2012 173

The Power in Personal Responsibility

Virtual Moxie

"This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you." - Hafiz . Maria wrote to ask me about one of the biz lessons I shared ( see #14 here for context). She said, . “I I was really interested in what you shared about responsibility.

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How to install solar panels

Eco-Office Gals

As society becomes more environmentally friendly and socially aware, the popularity of alternative sources of energy has soared, no more so than solar power. Solar power doesn’t just save you money; it is a renewable source of energy and an eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuels.

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