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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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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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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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San Francisco's (and Washington D.C's) Surging Household Income

Small Business Labs

San Francisco's real median household income has increased from $55,221 in 2000  to $88,829 in 2016.    This will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with SF's tech boom. What is surprising is the real median household income for the U.S.

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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!

2017 28

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3 Faulty Constructions of In-Line Lists

Daily Writing Tips

The interrelationship of words or phrases in a list of things set out in a sentence (known as an in-line list, as opposed to a vertical list) is often obscured by erroneous syntax. For each of the following examples, discussion and revision point out the errors of equivalency.

2017 25

3 Questions You Can Ask for Greater Personal Productivity


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?

2017 36

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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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.

2017 22

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.

2017 23

Video Sizzle Reel – Best Of Portfolio Showcase

Andrea Kalli

Don’t forget to make a Video Sizzle Reel for your business portfolio or “best of” videos? Show your best work. Your portfolio. The best pictures at your event. The highlights of your testimonial videos. A sizzle reel, or showcase reel, is a great way to give people a peek at who you are and what you’re about, in a short amount of time. 60 seconds is an ideal length for a sizzle reel. It’s usually fast-paced with some snazzy upbeat music. Shine the spotlight on YOU!

2017 16

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.

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.

2017 19

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.

2017 22

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. 

2016 11

17 Worst Resume Mistakes

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are a college student, a recent graduate or a job seeker, you must have, at least once in your lifetime, written a resume. Resume writing is tricky for everyone. It is not an easy task even for the experienced writers. A resume has to be perfect because it marks the starting point of one’s professional career. However, there are several common mistakes that people make while writing a resume.

Smart Business Approaches To Handling Different Types of Loans

Small Business CEO

If you plan on starting a business, or perhaps plan on keeping a business going, by taking into consideration different types of loans, then it’s important to understand the ramifications of each possibility.

3 More Cases of Dangling Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

2017 12

The Productivityist Podcast: Claire Tompkins


. 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.

2017 15

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 35

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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Words Based on “Portare”

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin verb portare , meaning “carry,” is the basis of many words pertaining to moving things from one place to another, as detailed in the discussion below.

2017 11

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.

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.

2017 35

Management Tips For a Staff That Works Remotely

Small Business CEO

In this digital era with the internet making communication and productivity so much easier, it is becoming more and more common for entire staffs to all live in different locations working remotely.

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.

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.

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 35

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.

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

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.

The Top 5 Boat Shows In The US

Dumb Little Man

Are you a boat enthusiast? Do you know the best US boat shows? Boat shows are held all over the country and give boat owners and enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the latest boat designs and models. These events also allow companies to showcase the newest technology and software in marine electronics, accessories, gifts and apparel. We compiled a list of the best in the country. In this post, we will show you 5 of the best boat shows in the US that you should be marking on your calendar.

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.

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.