6 Ways to Alleviate Ergonomic-Related Strain

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Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 6 Ways to Alleviate Ergonomic-Related Strain Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on November 15, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. There is a good article on Ergonomic s, as it relates to safe computer use, from the Mechanical Engineering Department at U.C. They list six ways to alleviate ergonomic-related strain. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

Health & Safety: Administrative Assistants

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I have been an Administrative Assistant for almost 30 years and therefore I have experienced some of the downside of our profession from a health and safety perspective. These are just a few hints I recently received as a result of an ergonomic assessment of my workstation and they have improved my comfort level at work a great deal. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety have a site 1 with some helpful health and safety tips for office workers.

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Top Tips on How to Reduce the Effects of Sitting All Day

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Prolonged sitting can have negative effects on the health of your spine. Get an Ergonomic Chair. One way you can avoid this is by investing in an ergonomic chair. There are several guidelines when it comes to choosing an ergonomic chair. Your elbows, thighs, calves, and arms should also be in their correct anatomical positions whenever you sit on the ergonomic chair. Taking the time to stand up and using ergonomic chairs and sit-stand desks can also help.

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The Best Kitchen Gadgets for Healthy Cooking You Should Own

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We all know that cooking at home is better for our health than dining out. The 5-stacked blades are made with stainless steel and ergonomic handles. Cool Tools HealthConsidering that a full sit-down meal has 1,200 calories on average, we see the reason why. However, our social media feeds are filled with over-the-top recipes that are just hard to copy, particularly if you aren’t an expert in the kitchen.

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How to Take Care of Your Back When You Have a Sitting Job

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Sitting at a desk all day can wreak havoc on your back health. If you want to minimize its impact on your back health, you have to improve your position while working. You can consult with a specialist to find the most ergonomic pieces of furniture that can help you with your back pain. Health How ToIt can leave your spine in pain and feel stiff and sore. It can also cause tightness in your lower back and hips.

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Why You Need to Put Your Desk on Cinder Blocks

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I've been reading that it's better for your health and productivity to stand at your desk rather than to sit hunched over it like a gargoyle (who knew?), I called him and then filed this story for Gannett/USAToday: When Jeff Gothelf heard that standing while working at your computer had health benefits, he says he went to the nearest Home Depot to buy 14 cinder blocks. Still, workplace health experts say you can't just leap from your chair and expect everything to be fine.

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Fighting Back Against Back Pain

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Sitting in an ergonomic position can help you to prevent back pain from taking over your life. Setting up your home office and kitchen to be ergonomic work spaces is also a great way to prevent unnecessary back injuries. Health StressDid you know that back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide? There are a lot of ways we can sustain a back injury in our everyday lives, from work life to home life.

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DumbLittleMan’s Wellness and Productivity Gift Guide 2018

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Lifting Cushion: Ergonomic Innovations Donut Tailbone Pillow. Ergonomic Innovations Donut Tailbone Pillow offers a natural, simple, and effective way of relieving the pressure on your back as well as your hips. Whether you sit on your office chair for long hours or you spend a lot of time traveling, you’ll be happy to own this ergonomically designed lifting cushion. Being physically active has a huge impact to anyone’s health.

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7 Ways to Splurge Money Wisely

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If you are going to be working from home, then it is better to invest in a good ergonomic chair and a 2-in-1 standing desk, to allow you the flexibility of standing and working. Health. Sickness is inevitable but splurging on our health – gym memberships, personal training, diet , medical tests – will ensure we minimize such days. Most of the time, it is not about the money but about your mental health. Yes, you read that right!

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What You Need to Do for Better Productivity in the Home Office

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As such, you can make sure you don’t cause any injuries by investing in ergonomic furniture that supports your posture and your musculoskeletal health. This can include ergonomic chairs or you can be one of those that invest in a standing desk instead.

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Nine Insights for Getting Ahead

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Nine Insights for Getting Ahead Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on September 13, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! from Charles R. Swindoll 1. WORK HARD. Follow tasks through to completion. THINK CREATIVELY. See challenges from new angles. SPEAK GENTLY.

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When to Leave a Voice Mail or Send a Text Message

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap When to Leave a Voice Mail or Send a Text Message Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 6, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! some advice from Lance Armstrong, RadioShack’s Chief Mobility Officer.

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Does Office Design Really Affect Productivity?

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Office Furniture In recent years, sitting has become a harmful health affliction of contemporary society, giving rise to the phrase – “ sitting is the new smoking ”. Because the side-effects of prolonged sitting can lead to a number of health issues, like back pain and obesity, even cardiovascular problems. At home, you can invest in an ergonomic adjustable chair, or add pillows if you feel your chair is too low.

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10 Things That Are Essential For A Great Office Environment

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Constantly sitting for hours can result in health complications. Since the health issues can worsen over time, you should offer alternatives to sitting. It may not seem like a big deal to you; however, investing in indoor plants, ergonomics furniture, and quality tea/coffee will make your office a great environment to be in. A great workplace does not happen by accident.

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8 Time-Saving Tips

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 8 Time-Saving Tips Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 20, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! Use the “standby” or “hibernate” feature on your PC instead of shutting it down when you step away for a short time.

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Ten Commandments of Getting Along with People

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Ten Commandments of Getting Along with People Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 21, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! In some regards, Ann Landers was like a blogger. Her daily column dispensed advice and answers to questions, for decades.

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Increase Motivation and Enhance Moods By Interior Design

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Like prompt plugging of tiny trickles caused by pinhole openings in a leaky dam, nipping emotional negativity created by non-motivation in the bud is essential to long-term emotional health, economic solvency, and personal productivity. Ergonomically designed desks, chairs, tables, keyboards, and other such components have high motivational value. Ergonomic interior furnishings also eliminate the familiar aches and pains associated with prolonged repose on rigid seats and beds.

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Love Living Life

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Love Living Life Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 13, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! Related Posts: John 13:34 Top 100 Simple Living Blogs Let All Things Now Living Motivation Did you enjoy this post?

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Safety First: Avoid Disasters By Minimizing Risks at Work

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Ergonomic Hazards. The Health and Safety Authority advises the following to employers to prevent electrical hazards like fire: Ensure that socket outlet are not overloaded by adapters. Workplace safety is an integral part of any successful business. If employees feel safe in their work environment and there are no injuries, there’s no need for disruptive downtime.

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Monday Motivation Quotes – July 5

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Monday Motivation Quotes – July 5 Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 5, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated.

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Canada Day!

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Canada Day! Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 1, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free!

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How to Analyze Your Audience

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap How to Analyze Your Audience Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on September 10, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! When Preparing for Public Speaking The boss e-mails and says you are going to be training employees on the features of the new software roll-out.

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5 Productivity Boosters for the Afternoon Slump

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 5 Productivity Boosters for the Afternoon Slump Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 18, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! After a morning of hard work knock off for lunch. You get back to your desk and you feel more like having a nap than doing anything else.

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Thanksgiving Day

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Thanksgiving Day Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on October 11, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! To day is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

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Sleep on Your To-Do List to Get Things Done

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Sleep on Your To-Do List to Get Things Done Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 12, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! To-do list getting a little long? Do you have problems remembering all you need to do? Take the list to bed with you.

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How to Remember Names and Faces

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap How to Remember Names and Faces Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on August 27, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! With Look, Snap, Connect Do you want to know how to remember names and faces? What would it be like to never forget a person’s name again?

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Remembrance Day

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Remembrance Day Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on November 11, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! Image via Wikipedia Today is Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day 2 Learn about how the first Remembrance Day in Canada came to be and who initiated this holiday.

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The Best To-Do List

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap The Best To-Do List Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 25, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! Rick Broida calls the three-item to-do list the best to-do list you’ll ever make.

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Free iPhone Nag App From Electric Pocket

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Free iPhone Nag App From Electric Pocket Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on September 22, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! Are you one of those “ just five more minutes &# kind of people.

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3 C's To Help Simplify Instructions

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 3 C’s To Help Simplify Instructions Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on October 8, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! Do your responsibilities put you on the receiving end of instructions? That would be a yes for most job.

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8 Work-Life Balance Myths

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Policies that increase employee health and well-being, foster employee commitment and support families, positively impact everyone (employees; men and women, customers and clients, families and communities.) In some organizations, it is women who have pushed for family-friendly policies since they are usually the primary caregivers, responsible for child care, eldercare and health care as well as primarily responsible for household management (shopping, meals, laundry, cleaning etc.)

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on November 8, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! There are two days in every week that we should not worry about, two days that should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

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Learn to Communicate With WARMTH

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Learn to Communicate With WARMTH Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on October 22, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! W ear a smile – A smile is one of the strongest communication tools.

How to Build Self Esteem

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap How to Build Self Esteem Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on August 9, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! Take inventory of your strengths One of the first things to go, when our self-esteem is low, is our perception of our strengths.

10 Tips for a Killer Presentation

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 10 Tips for a Killer Presentation Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 16, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! It’s easy to compound our innate fear of public speaking by delivering a really bad presentation.

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Fight procrastination by eliminating distractions

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Fight procrastination by eliminating distractions Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on April 14, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! This is post 6 of my series: Inside the Mind of a Procrastinator.

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Plan your personal development with a “To Be” list

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Plan your personal development with a “To Be&# list Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on October 4, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! How many of you begin your week by writing a to-do list to track the things you want to accomplish over the next seven days?

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Evernote Grows a Trunk

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Evernote Grows a Trunk Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 14, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! Unlike the Twitter fail-whale, the Evernote Elephant is a really useful, large mammal.

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Manage Your Paper With a RAFT

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Manage Your Paper With a RAFT Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 26, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! Ruthless paperwork is the route to a clean desk.

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20 Tips for Better Time Management

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 20 Tips for Better Time Management Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 6, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! Celestine Chua of The Personal Excellence Blog has posted 20 time management tips , over at Stepcase Lifehack.

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Stop Holding Yourself Back

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Stop Holding Yourself Back Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on August 30, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! It may come as a surprise to you to find out the negative opinion of yourself is coming from you.

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10 Time Management Tips

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 10 Time Management Tips Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on September 29, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! 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.

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10 Tips for Taking Effective Phone Messages

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Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 10 Tips for Taking Effective Phone Messages Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on October 14, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! In today’s computer-orientated business world, the telephone is still an important tool for connecting with your customers.

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