21 Ways to Shrink the Email Monster

Business Writing

Are you haunted by too much email appearing nonstop, lurking in your inbox, and raising your anxiety level? If you are like most people at work, you get too much unnecessary email. If you need to keep your email open, Email Etiquette Tips on Microsoft Office

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation”

The Solopreneur Life

When Chandler began smashing cars as part of Bigfoot’s routine, the monster-truck phenomenon was born. In the early 1980s, a fledgling sports television network in search of programming — ESPN — began broadcasting monster-truck events.

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Taming the Email Monster

Office Dynamics

Taming the Email Monster. Check out More Tips for Taming the Email Monster for the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’t’s’ to help you understand how to develop your own system for preventing email overwhelm. I would like to introduce a new guest blogger to the Office Dynamics family! Alita Marlowe Bluford is an expert in efficiency and she plans to share some of her greatest tips with you here at The Joan Burge Blog! By Alita Marlowe Bluford, CPO®, PTAC®.

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Fear Can Become a Monster If We Let It

Office Dynamics

The FEAR Monster. Welcome to Halloween week. Halloween is such an interesting holiday and is becoming almost as popular as the other major holidays.

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Is the Green-Eyed Monster in Your Cubicle?

On The Job

The green-eyed monster now rears itself not on the playground, but in the cubicle. When I was in grade school, every year I had to put up with someone I'll call "Mary" in my classes.

5 Ways to Calm Down Before You Shoot Ballistic Missiles at Everyone

Dumb Little Man

Though, credit card is not affected, but it is quite irrational way of holding the shopping monster within any person. I came across the term “Ice Glass Method” while reading the wonderful book “Predictably Irrational” by Dan Ariely.

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More Tips for Taming the Email Monster

Office Dynamics

Guest blogger, Alita Marlow Bluford continues her tips on taming the email monster. Taming the Email Monster (Continued). Focus and discipline is necessary to conquer the email monster. By Alita Marlowe Bluford, CPO®, PTAC®. Marlowe & Associates, Inc Efficiency Consultants. Farmington Hills MI 48333. 800-852-9050. www.efficiencyconsultants.com. to order The Ultimate Guide to being Efficient@email click here: [link].

More Tips for Taming the Email Monster

Office Dynamics

Guest blogger, Alita Marlow Bluford continues her tips on taming the email monster. Taming the Email Monster (Continued). Focus and discipline is necessary to conquer the email monster. By Alita Marlowe Bluford, CPO®, PTAC®. Marlowe & Associates, Inc Efficiency Consultants. Farmington Hills MI 48333. 800-852-9050. www.efficiencyconsultants.com. to order The Ultimate Guide to being Efficient@email click here: [link].

Trick or Treat Punctuation!

Business Writing

Who shouted, “Trick or treat” Did the ghoul ask, “Where is the monster ball” Think it over before comparing your punctuation. Nothing scary for you today--just a quick punctuation challenge. Which punctuation marks would you add to these two questions?

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Five Ways to Battle the Little Green Monster

On The Job

I try to keep that in mind every time I feel that little green monster try to sit on my shoulder. What kind of car do you drive? What does your lawn look like? How much did that suit cost you? If you're a typical American, at least one of these things brings out your competitive side. Go on, admit it. Your car was chosen because it was something you could show off to your friends. Your lawn could qualify for the PGA, and any weed that dares show up is considered an enemy of the state.

Bee Thinking: a Niche Business That Helps the Planet

The Solopreneur Life

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation” “What’s the Best Thing You Did When Starting Your Solo Business?” If you’re like me, you’d love to create a sustainable business that helps the planet.

A Map Of Mythical Creatures And Where To Find Them

Dumb Little Man

With our monster map, you’ll finally know where they live, what they do, and where they are from. The Loch Ness Monster. Travel firm Expedia , who have put together a fantastic online map showing you places around the world where mythical creatures are said to live, explains that early sightings of the Loch Ness Monster compared the aquatic creature to a dragon. Have you always dreamed of seeing a yeti? Maybe you’d love to have a beer with ol’ Bigfoot?

3 Signs You’re Losing Hope

Dumb Little Man

Without this trait, we run the risk of be swallowed whole by the monster of despair. On the subject of hope, civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” This would suggest to me that life will surly deal us all plenty of opportunities to embraced the darkness of hopelessness, but we have to learn to dig deeper to lay hold of an expectation that we are always progressing.

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Why We Need More Warriors (And How to Become One)

Dumb Little Man

The monsters arise from within and without, seeking to consume us, craving violence. A man discovers his Warrior nature facing such monsters guided by his principles and strengthened by his resolve. In today’s world, many aspects of masculinity have been called into question.

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Do you have the courage to flourish?

Office Dynamics

It has a way of becoming a “monster” if you let it fester because the more you think about the thing you fear doing, the worse it seems. What are you going to do this summer that you’ve never done before and have always wanted to do?

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How to Wrestle Deadlines and Win (Even When You Think You Can’t)

Men With Pens

By the time you realise that you have a monster in your world, it often seems like it’s too late to hit that deadline. Step 1: Spot Your Monster Early. So when you realise that your deadline’s becoming a monster, do something.

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4 Ways to Handle Your Workplace Jealousies

On The Job

We become more emotionally sensitive, and find ourselves battling the green-eyed monster in our cubicle. 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.

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4 Signs That You’re Making Positive Progress in Life

Dumb Little Man

Mistakes aren’t the monsters that we make them out to be. Whether you’re hoping to start a successful business or simply looking to live a fulfilling life, progress is an important indicator of current and future success.

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Sometimes You Choose Your Niche. Sometimes Your Niche Chooses You.

The Solopreneur Life

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation” Marketing Starting Out niche purpose-drivenI ’ve never claimed to be a fast learner. Here’s the latest example: it took me 18 years to identify my niche. For quite some time, I’ve been mystified by my clients. In our initial conversation, they invariably say they have a reason for wanting to build a business that goes beyond a profit motive. Some clients have an education-related purpose.

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Get Things Done With A Productivity Sprint

Simple Productivity Blog

At the time that I am peering down the throat of this monster that is about to swallow me, I know I have to quickly bring that list down in size. Sometimes, no matter my best intentions and diligent working, my task list seems to take on a life of its own.

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How to Find a Holiday Job with Long-Term Potential

Office Dynamics

As John Rossheim, Monster senior contributing writer, points out, there are questions you need to ask when you interview , so that you can determine just how much potential there is for a long-term position with the company. Image via Pixabay by kaboompics.

Prodigal vs. Prodigy

Daily Writing Tips

Prodigy , by contrast, is from a distinct Latin word, prodigium , meaning “omen or monster” (both of which stem from a precursor word that means “to warn”). The adjectival form, prodigious , has lost its connection with omen (portentous is often, in its place, applied to omens) and means “strange or exciting” or, in keeping with the connection to monster , “enormous.”. Prodigal means “to spend wastefully.”

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Cryptid

Daily Writing Tips

Wall in a publication of the International Society of Cryptozoology , as a word “to replace sensational and often misleading terms like monster.”. Fouke Monster. Loch Ness monster. The lovely word cryptid came to my attention in reference to the ivory-billed woodpecker.

The Best of The Solopreneur Life Blog

The Solopreneur Life

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of Niche Creation. I n the midst of moving TheSolopreneurLife.com to the Rainmaker platform, I spent time in the The Solopreneur Life’s basement, sifting through the site’s dusty archives. I easily found TSL’s equivalent of perennial Christmas decorations — on top of the rest of the boxes because they get used often.

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13 Ideas for How to use Halloween in Marketing

Andrea Kalli

— Unleash your inner monster. Using holidays as inspiration for marketing campaigns is a great idea. For Halloween, there is no shortage of marketing concepts that can be conjured up (see what I did there?) that play off of each other quite well. Here are 13 Marketing Concept Starter Ideas – How to use Halloween in your business content marketing: — Don’t be scared by xxx. — Cleaning out cobwebs. — It’s frightening how xxx.

Litotes

Daily Writing Tips

Says the poet, “[The monster] did not mourn for it.”. --> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercises!

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50 Synonyms for “Villain”

Daily Writing Tips

Monster : an extremely wicked person; alternatively, a cruel or deformed person. The store of synonyms for villain is so well stocked that it seems, well, villainous to employ that relatively colorless word in favor of many worthy substitutes — especially in humorous contexts.

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Room Mate Hotel, Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

From its day-glow assortment of complementary sweets to its toiletries – which include a “Showcap for Brilliant Minds” and “Dental Kit for Monster’s Teeth!” The invite to stay and review a Room Mate hotel in the centre of Barcelona really did arrive at the most fortuitous of times.

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A Better Way to Stop Negative Self Talk

Dumb Little Man

You ask yourself what you have to do to evict this little monster from your brain. Admit it. You’ve tried everything and still your inner gremlin is destined to outlive your earthly existence. You’ve tried resisting it. You’ve tried ignoring it.

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Diaper Genie Belongs in the Niche Product Hall of Fame

The Solopreneur Life

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation” Sometimes You Choose Your Niche. N iche businesses can be described in four words: See need. Meet need. Consider diapers. The Need? A convenient way to dispose of diapers. The Business? Diaper Genie.

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Apply to, Apply for, and Apply with

Daily Writing Tips

You can apply with a program like Compass, or a service like Monster. How does one know which of these three idioms to use? Does an undergraduate apply for a graduate program or to it? Does a job applicant apply to a company or with it?

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The 5 Stages of Handling Deep Emotions

Dumb Little Man

First Glimpse of the Monster When I first saw the turtle I understood why I had been confused about what I had on the line. Getting to know yourself is a lot about meeting these monsters of the depths and learning to live with them. Deep emotions can be difficult to deal with.

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10 Comma Cases in Which More Is More

Daily Writing Tips

Halle Berry is the first African American woman to win a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball.”. To set the record straight, set the qualification off with a comma: “Halle Berry is the first African American woman to win a Best Actress Oscar, for her performance in Monster’s Ball.” Here’s a smoother revision: “Halle Berry, who won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball , is the first African-American woman to take home the award.”.

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56 Challenges To Kick-Start Life After Fifty

Dumb Little Man

You’ve possibly become an “advice monster”. Some people wait their whole life to start living… don’t be one of them. If you’re past the big 50 feeling jaded and lifeless. Concerned about the world. Concerned about your world.

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BIG Change Takes Courage

Office Dynamics

Fear can become a monster that grows. Well, it’s official—the year is half over! What kinds of changes have you experienced so far this year? Have you experienced personal changes? Career changes? Did changes occur that you did not expect? Were they pleasant changes or not-so-pleasant?

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How wannabe entrepreneurs ruin their New Year 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

On the other end of the spectrum, we have the crazy planning and manifestation monsters. I’m obsessed with the binary differences between mega successful entrepreneurs and the thousands of people struggling to succeed. You should be obsessed with this too.

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Why Google Calendar Eats All Other To Do List Apps For Breakfast

Productivityist

And now your to do list has turned into a giant monster. This is a guest post by Tor Refsland. Tor decided to leave his six-figure job in order to follow his passion – to help online entrepreneurs SAVE TIME and INCREASE RESULTS. Want to become more productive?

12 More Military Terms Used in Civilian Contexts

Daily Writing Tips

muster : from Latin monstrare (“to show”)—interestingly, akin to monster —referring to an assembly of military personnel or serving as a verb synonymous with assemble , but also pertains to any assembly, collection, or inventory or to a sample or specimen.

How to Overcome Self-Help Fatigue and Make Inspiration Stick

Dumb Little Man

Make it bigger than you I have a nasty, ugly, monster-mutant of an ego inside me that tries to make life all about him. Are you addicted to "inspiration porn" like I am?

19 Tips for Managing Your Email Even When You Don't Want To.

Productive & Organized

Today, 19 of my friends and colleagues have shared their favorite tip for keeping control of the electronic monster.  Today, 19 of my friends and colleagues have shared their favorite tip for keeping control of the electronic monster

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