Sat.Jun 13, 2015 - Fri.Jun 19, 2015

An Amazing Pencil Sharpener

Simple Productivity Blog

Productivity is hampered by poor tools. This amazing pencil sharpener keeps productivity flowing. The post An Amazing Pencil Sharpener appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 257

The Science Behind Getting What You Want at Work

On The Job

When you were a kid, your mom probably asked you to say the “magic word” when requesting something. You quickly found out that saying “please” could get you what you wanted.

2015 236

When to Write a Memo, Not an Email

Business Writing

Before emails demanded everyone’s attention, people communicated internally through a medium called the interoffice memorandum—the memo. We typed and printed it, signed or initialed it, and distributed it through interoffice mail to people who read it to make decisions, take.

2015 236

Cloud Security a Plus for Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

The Wall Street Journal's Small Firms Shift Towards Cloud-Based Software covers the "fundamental shift" towards the use of cloud software and services by small businesses.

2015 227

Green Building Principles That Will Make Your Home More Sustainable

Eco-Office Gals

Photo source: architektur.

2015 222

6 Tips to Help You Get a Pay Raise

On The Job

It's time to ask for a pay raise. You know it, and I know it. You've been busting your butt for years now, telling yourself that the piddly 2% annual raise you've gotten for the last five years is OK. You're lucky to have a job, you tell yourself. You have benefits, you argue.

2015 203

How to increase productivity while doing ‘Work from Home’?

Dumb Little Man

Nowadays most of the companies allow their employees to do work from home. Companies want their employees to avoid time spending on travelling and make that time more productive. Work from home is always a win-win situation for both sides.

2015 285

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Productivity Tool Overview: ABC-123

Simple Productivity Blog

I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. Some days you may need to focus on your energy.

2015 185

[Quick Tip] For a Successful Launch Campaign

Office Organization Success

What a busy couple of weeks it’s been. I’ve been working diligently behind the scenes for one of my clients getting everything set up for her to launch her live 3-day event in October … and we got it launched earlier this week. There was a ton of set up work to do in Infusionsoft to ensure that the campaign would work correctly and the attendees would get all the necessary information that they need.

2015 152

3 Simple Ways to Change the World for the Better

Dumb Little Man

So you want to change the world. You’re not alone. Deep down, I think most people want to have a positive impact on society and make the world a better place for themselves and others. But it can seem like you need a lot of money to make significant changes, like Bill Gates or Elon Musk.

2015 285

How Silicon Valley is Changing How and What We Eat

Small Business Labs

KQED's 6 Technology Trends That are Changing How We Eat covers a group technology startups that "help people choose healthier, and affordable, food options." " Food products and technology have become a hot area in Silicon Valley.

2015 188

Why Are You Hauling All That Stuff?

Simple Productivity Blog

How much stuff do you tote around that you don't use? I want you to either go over the bags/backpacks/purses/etc in your mind, or actually unpack the bag(s) and lay it all out. Go on. I'll wait. The post Why Are You Hauling All That Stuff? appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2015 181

4 Ways To Get Noticed At Work

Office Dynamics

Don’t Get Lost In The Clouds … The Visible Assistant . Hello Monday Motivators! I hope you had a great weekend. To continue our travels through this special month of June, the official month of the 25 th year anniversary of Office Dynamics, I found more goodies to share with you!

2015 203

Why It’s Hard To Break a Habit And How To Do So Easily

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever wondered why breaking a habit is so very difficult? Are you like so many of us who wake up and decide that today is the day to make changes to your lives. You either decide to quit something or include something new into your life.

2015 285

Focus on Your Own Stuff!

Virtual Moxie

It rarely happens, but occasionally, I'll get email from someone wanting to "make sure" I know what someone else in the industry is doing. In reality, I almost never know, or care.

2015 183

Open Loops 6/19/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on. Dirt cheap meals. Items that pay for themselves. Living at the beach.and more!

2015 151

Tech Choices for the On-the-Road Office

Office Dynamics

These days, many employees and entrepreneurs find themselves working outside the traditional office and on the road at least some of the time. According to the software developer Cint, seven in ten U.S. employees work outside office hours.

2015 178

Top 5 Ways to Reverse A Negative First Impression

Dumb Little Man

First impressions are long lasting and hence it can be tough to shift someone’s view after you’ve made a negative first impression. Sometimes, first impressions are so bad that it becomes nearly impossible to recover from those.

2015 284

6 Secrets to Achieving a Good Work-Life Balance for Busy Mums

Small Business CEO

When done solely, having a job, managing a household and raising kids are all extremely time consuming and sometimes difficult elements of everyday life. But what happens when all of these elements are combined together and one person is required to do all three of these things?

2015 110

Check Out the Clutter Diet

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-06-18 10:13:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Getting organized can be challenging and time consuming. My aim with the blog is to help people with that task as much as I can without actually being there in person. Of course, I'd be happy if you wanted to hire me, but if you have a large project, hiring a professional can be pricey, to be honest. So, I'm thrilled to recommend my colleague Lorie Marrero's Clutter Diet service.

2015 109

Diving Deeper Into Dropbox: The Ultimate Unofficial Dropbox Guide

Productivityist

I’ve been a Dropbox user for as long as I can remember. The thing is, I feel as if I’ve used it in the same way that I initially used Evernote – by throwing a lot at it and not necessarily organizing it while doing so. So what happened? Well, the same thing that happened with Evernote.

Being the Lone Ranger

Dumb Little Man

A month or two back, I had an experience in which I felt like I was lonely. I was out speaking to a group of students and had this feeling of disengagement and loneliness based on the response I was receiving from the students, and I began to question my mode of operation.

2015 277

The 3-Dimensional Roles of Exceptional CEOs

Small Business CEO

Being a successful small business owner is about delivering results consistently through your products/services to those you serve. It demands a high level of coordination and execution of several key activities.

2015 107

Boost Your Brand Credibility with Personality Traits

Men With Pens

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2015 68

Practical Productivity: Personalize Your Own Process

Productivityist

The following is a guest post from Luke Burkey. Luke is a student at Wheaton College and a software entrepreneur looking to solve pressing problems in the staffing industry. You can connect with him on Twitter @luke_burkey or via email.

2015 105

Between vs. In Between

Daily Writing Tips

A reader wants to know how between and in between differ in usage: Please explain the usage of the term “in between.” It’s been many years since I heard anyone say this. I always thought it was unnecessary to combine the words “in” and “between”.

2015 89

Idiom

Daily Writing Tips

Because I’m in the habit of blithely flinging the word idiom about as if everyone should know what I mean by it, this comment from a reader brought me up short: I guess I don’t know what an idiom is. The word idiom derives from a Greek word meaning “appropriate to oneself.”

2015 87

Wound vs. Injury

Daily Writing Tips

A reader questions the media’s use of injury and wound as if they were interchangeable: I had always thought that “to wound” describes the deliberate infliction of an injury, while the injury itself could be the result of an accident.

2015 87

Bulleted Lists

Daily Writing Tips

More than one reader has asked me to write about bulleted lists. The term takes its name from a typographical symbol called a bullet , a round dot used to mark or emphasize a paragraph or an item in a vertical list.

2015 86

Sing, Sung, Sung?

Daily Writing Tips

A reader wonders if the verbs rung , sung , hung , stunk and “their ilk” can ever be used without a helping verb. For example, is it possible to say “He sung tenor with the choir”?

2015 85

Is “Dystopic” a Word?

Daily Writing Tips

When in a recent post I referred to “Orwell’s dystopic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four ,” a reader from the Czech Republic asked when the adjective dystopic should be used instead of dystopian. After referring to my usual authorities and giving the matter some thought, my answer is: “never.”.

2015 83

Brave New World

Daily Writing Tips

The phrase “brave new world” is popular in headlines used to introduce a variety of topics: High School Basketball: Brave new world in regionals. The Brave New World of Ferraris in China. The Brave New World of Food. Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine.

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