Sat.Feb 18, 2017 - Fri.Feb 24, 2017

Why the Real High Potentials Often Get Ignored

On The Job

When private companies begin using military jargon to describe their organizational challenges, then it’s clear that something has shifted in the business landscape.

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The On-Demand Workforce Continues to Expand

Small Business Labs

About 3.9 million Americans are working in the on-demand economy, up from 3.2 million this time last year. The number is forecast to grow to 9.2 million by 2021. This is about a 23% compounded annual growth rate. 

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Yoga and Health: From Better Mental Health To Improved Sleep Quality

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that yoga and health are intertwined? Although a spiritual practice at its core, the Western world views the ancient practice of yoga mostly through the lens of holistic healing. Even the National Institutes of Health classifies yoga as a form of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). But there is some truth to this because at the core of yoga philosophy is a focus on one’s health with the purpose of preparing the mind and body for enlightenment.

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Video Animations Add Wow Factor

Andrea Kalli

As you’re building your video project, don’t forget that Video Animations add a great WOW factor. They also work great used as attention-getting pattern interrupts. Don’t let your viewers fall asleep!

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4 Ways to Manage Sideways Without Being an Idiot

On The Job

On a daily basis, who do you interact most with at work? Chances are, it's the people sitting next to you, or those on your team. If you're lucky, these are good relationships and you don't secretly wish the person harm (just a mild case of shingles, perhaps). Still, even the best relationships at work require some management, and that's why it's important to learn to "manage sideways." Managing sideways isn't as easy as it sounds.

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Podcast 044: What’s the worst case scenario?

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how asking yourself what the worst that can happen is can help you make decisions. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website. Each week I go into greater depth about one of the 52 ways.

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Career Success A to Z: L is for Lifelong Learning

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. It’s no exaggeration to say that I truly believe one of the core reasons we are all here on this planet is to learn. As humans, we have been endowed with the amazing gift of intellect.

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Yoga Helps You Love Yourself

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people nowadays live in an environment that isn’t particularly friendly to the mind. The sad truth is that you basically work to survive and only a selected few can enjoy life to the fullest. However, yoga can make the change you’ve been desperately searching for. Yoga can help you relax your mind and get rid of any unnecessary stress in your life. Whether you want to make life easier or simply enjoy it maximally, yoga can be the medium you need.

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Tips For Identifying Your Workforce Critical Skill Gaps

Office Dynamics

Achieving company goals, increasing revenue, and one-step ahead of the competition is on the mind of every CEO and manager across the globe. However, one of the biggest obstacles managers come across is the gap between the skills needed to achieve the aforementioned objectives and the skills of the workforce. Technology has allowed for things to develop a lot faster nowadays, which makes these “skill gaps” a lot more common than they used to be.

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Habits are your friend

Clutter Coach

by What are the best habits? The ones that work for you. Why do they work? Because they are tailored to you in all your quirky glory. It’s said that the early bird gets the worm and that early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. But, frankly, I am not a morning person. Never have been. When my mom woke me up for breakfast on school days she usually had to try several times. I slept like a corpse. By contrast, my sister was often awake already, before Mom came in the room.

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Ways To Improve The Cyber Security For Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Owning a small business provides many perks, but unfortunately there is one major pitfall when it comes to being a small business owner and that is being vulnerable to a cyber attack.

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5 Things You Need To Get Rid Of To Become Successful In Life

Dumb Little Man

What do you mean by a “successful life”? Many people talk about having a successful life, but what do you mean by a successful life? Is it all about having luxury? Studies show that the suicide rate is a lot higher among rich people. If being successful was all about money, then rich people would never commit suicide. There are lots of factors to be considered in judging whether a person is successful or not. Each and every person has different personality traits and habits.

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Thriving On Change

Office Dynamics

Something is definitely in the air… it is something that disrupts our lives; pushes us out of our comfort zones; often causes stress and pressure, but can be rewarding and invigorating. Can you guess what it is? CHANGE! I have been speaking on change since 1990. It has always been a great topic because everyone can relate to change personally and professionally. I have been through massive changes over the past 10 years and have experienced all levels of change since I was a young person.

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Overcoming resistance

Clutter Coach

by I am happy to announce that the interview Mike Vardy did with me for The Productivityist podcast is now available. We had a terrific conversation about productivity, of course, and also habits, how to start, what clutter is, and today’s topic, resistance. You can listen here. What is resistance? It’s when you don’t do the thing you said you wanted to do. It’s caused by many different things, but mainly fear of failure and feeling that you’re not good enough.

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Vocabulary Quiz #4: Idiomatic Expressions

Daily Writing Tips

Each of these sentences includes an erroneous version of an idiomatic expression based on misunderstanding of the phrase’s meaning. Revise each sentence by using the expression’s standard form. His resignation played a factor in the controversy. She’s simply grasping for straws.

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6 Interview Hacks That Are Sure To Land You The Job

Dumb Little Man

Interviewing for jobs is a stressful but unavoidable part of most people’s lives. Whether you are looking for your first job or looking to move up the corporate ladder, it is important that you nail the interview so that you can land that coveted job. When you ask someone for tips on how to make an impression during an interview, everyone will give you a different answer. They are all helpful, but we wanted to make a short and sweet list of the best hacks to focus on.

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How 2 Kids And Working From Home Taught Me To Become A More Efficient Business Owner

Small Business CEO

At first, I felt euphoric. It was 2012. I had ditched the 9-5 and I was my own boss. I no longer had to ask permission to leave work early and I could pick the kids up from school whenever I wanted. But it didn’t take long for things to change.

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The Productivityist Podcast: Claire Tompkins

Productivityist

. This episode’s guest is Claire Tompkins (a.k.a. the Clutter Coach). Claire works with clients to organize and declutter their homes and offices, to manage their time, and get things done better. She works with artists, writers, entrepreneurs, and more as a professional organizer by creating simple, practical systems for real people. If you’ve been following the podcast and my other work, you’d know how big a fan of simple I am. That’s something that Claire also promotes.

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45 Idioms with “Roll”

Daily Writing Tips

Roll , ultimately derived from the Latin noun rota , meaning “wheel,” is the basis of numerous idioms about movement, many of which are listed and defined below. a rolling stone gathers no moss : a proverb meaning that one who remains active will not become complacent or hidebound.

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Senior Care- What You Need To Know About Assisted Living

Dumb Little Man

Discovering that a family member is finding it difficult to handle daily living activities means that you need to start learning about senior care. Assisted living is among the options that are available and it refers to different senior care services that provide several benefits to seniors and their caregivers. As many people age and deal with long-term illnesses, professional care is a healthy and viable choice for your loved one and will benefit the entire family. Personalized Care.

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7 Customer Service Best Practices Tips for Retaining Great Customers

Small Business CEO

Let’s face it: Getting customers is easy most times compared to actually keeping them.

3 Questions You Can Ask for Greater Personal Productivity

Productivityist

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein. In my years of studying productivity, I’ve found that my greatest asset is to never stop asking questions. It’s led to some of my best work. Asking yourself great questions can do the same for you. But what questions should you ask? Where do you begin?

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12 More Military Terms Used in Civilian Contexts

Daily Writing Tips

Following up on a post about words that originally pertained (or in one sense pertain) to military units but have developed nonmilitary connotations based on that sense, here are additional terms referring to military individuals or groups that have civilian senses as well.

2017 79

This Powerful Lesson Explains Why Inner Beauty Trumps Good Looks

Dumb Little Man

Ever had an insult cut you so deep that it still stings years later? Mine occurred in my early 20s – the day after I’d been dumped. It was a deserved break-up. I’d treated her terribly for months. As I went to unfriend her on Facebook, I spotted the following status: “It’s funny when you see how ugly someone is on the inside, how ugly they become on the outside.”. This hit home hard.

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7 Awesome Ways to Get More Instagram Followers

Small Business CEO

Do you want more Instagram followers –silly question, of course you do. More Instagram followers mean more exposure for your blog, site or business and more eyes on your business mean more publicity for you. So, follow these tips below to see how to grow your following.

2017 68

Hypnosis for Better Performance

Brilliantly Better

This is a guest post by Harrish Sairaman. The mind controls everything a person does – the way that he/she thinks, feels, moves and reacts is governed by what goes on in the mind. Because of this, improving one’s mind is… The post Hypnosis for Better Performance appeared first on Dragos Roua. Productivity and Effectiveness

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3 More Cases of Dangling Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

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6 Reasons Why A Groom Barbershop Is The Best

Dumb Little Man

Somewhere along the way with all these discount chop shops and chain salons, we lost the importance of a traditional groom barbershop. Decades back, your barber shop used to be more than a mere haircut and shave. It was a place where men could let their guard down, discuss worldly issues and their problems, and communicate with friends. Your barber used to be part craftsman and part counselor.

2017 138

5 Marketing Campaigns That Helped These Small Businesses Grow

Small Business CEO

The goal of a marketing campaign is to help your audience understand the brand, increase awareness and engagement, and of course, generate sales. The best marketing campaigns go above and beyond to resonate with consumers by playing into emotions and generating excitement for a product or service.

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How To Avoid A Content Crisis When Your Deadline Is Looming

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever found yourself in front of your computer just staring at your screen? Worse, your calendar is showing a looming deadline. It could be for a project or proposal at school, or it may be for a business brief or marketing plan at work. Whatever the situation is, you need to write, and you have to do it fast. There’s only one problem: your mind decides to go blank right when you need it the most.

2017 138

Foods That Will Help You Keep Your Family Healthy

Dumb Little Man

Let’s face it – keeping your family healthy is a full time job. Even when we want our spouse and children to eat healthy meals, we struggle due to lack of time, tempting food commercials, and the downright convenience of processed meals. But we can still make an effort to provide better meals. We can do this by simply championing whole foods and having our meal plans revolve around them. Best Healthy Foods for Your Family. Oatmeal.

2017 134

7 Tech Gifts For Old Age Parents

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to gift something special to your dad or mom to make their senior life easier? There are a variety of tech gears available in the market that can simplify the lives of your parents. Access to favorite TV shows with Google Chromecast 2. This device can be used to send things from your small screen phone to your big screen. If your parents are fond of some TV shows, gifting them Google Chromecast 2 can be a good option. Chromecast 2 can turn a regular TV into a smart TV.

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First Day at Work? How to Make a Good Impression

Dumb Little Man

Your job interview is over and you are confidently getting ready for your first day at work. But now it’s time to make sure you can make a good impression on everyone – your management, co-workers, and other team members you are going to work with. Why does it even matter, you might ask. Because every company expects to hire not just good professionals, but also good team players who will gladly acquire new skills, show enthusiasm and willingness to collaborate.

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The 6 Item Checklist for Effective Freelancing This Year

Dumb Little Man

Freelancing is an excellent way to build your income or your confidence if you are just getting started. If you are willing to put in the extra work, becoming a freelancer can be extremely lucrative. Effective freelancing involves goal-setting, deciding how many hours to dedicate, and harnessing the support of family and friends. We’ve put together a 6 item checklist that will break down the process and help you be a more productive freelancer. Highlight Your Skills.

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