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.

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

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®.

21 Ways to Shrink the Email Monster

Business Writing

Last week, inspired by Halloween, I published "21 Ways to Shrink the Email Monster" in my monthly e-newsletter, Better Writing at Work. The article is all about steps you can take to reduce the amount of unnecessary email that haunts.

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.

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. to order The Ultimate Guide to being Efficient@email click here: [link].

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.

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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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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.

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Focus On Achieving Your Goals And Defeat Your Need For Perfectionism By Using The Completionist Mindset

Dumb Little Man

Nobody's exempt from falling into ineffective thought patterns, so really consider whether or not you've fallen prey to the monster known as perfectionism. How many of you out there are perfectionists?

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Online Organizing Tools

Clutter Coach

This is an online household chore board disguised as a monster-fighting video game. Fighting monsters along the way is optional. by I've reviewed a few of these tools in the past, but today I came across a huge list of online resources , over a hundred, via Mashable. If you use your computer for to do lists and calendar, you may want to check some of them out. The list is a year and a half old now so some of these apps may not exist anymore. One that caught my eye is Chore Wars.

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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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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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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.

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Clean Your Home Office, Not Your Bank Account

Small Business CEO

I don’t want to hurt my dog; I’m not some kind of monster. Home office cleaning is no one’s idea of a fun weekend. There are so many ways to procrastinate and just avoid it entirely. Hey, the vacuum cleaner is making funny noises!

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?

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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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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.

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Millennial Myths

Small Business Labs

Good article on Monster's blog called Millennial Myths and the Truth About Gen Y Workers.  It covers 5 of the bigger misconceptions about the Millennial generation (born 1980 to 2000).   The 5 Myths are: Gen Y is lazy. Gen Y is apathetic. Gen Y lacks morals. Gen Y has trouble finding jobs. Gen Y thinks they are smarter than you were at their age. I will refer you to the article for the Gen Y "truths", which I agree with.

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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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Online Organizing Tools

Clutter Coach

This is an online household chore board disguised as a monster-fighting video game. Fighting monsters along the way is optional. Originally posted 2009-04-21 16:01:10.

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Admonitions and Premonitions

Daily Writing Tips

Finally, monster derives from a sense of “something that warns”: The word describes an abnormal, strange, or terrifying living thing; something cruel, threatening, or ugly; or something especially large or successful.

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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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Words with the -ster Suffix

Daily Writing Tips

Monster , for example, is based on the Latin term monstrum , meaning “monster” or “omen.”. The suffix -ster originated in Old English as -ister , serving to turn a verb into an agent noun, one describing a person who (or thing that) performs an action.

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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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Defining the Human Cloud

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) - a leading, global analyst firm focused on the use of contingent workers by businesses - recently released a report on the human cloud. It's only available to their members.

2015 145

Happy (belated) New Year!

ProAssisting Blog

Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts. Office Managers E-Learning Modules Outline E-Learning Modules: Part 1 Contact Us Enrollment Login All Posts, Off Topic, (0) Comments Happy (belated) New Year!

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Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

I told her, “She created the monster.” Setting Healthy Boundaries. I was teaching a class two weeks ago from the Star Achievement Series®. Our theme for that day was the attitude component of Star Achievement.

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L'Oreal Encourages Employees to Embrace Entrepreneurial Spirit

On The Job

The number of employees planning on leaving their current position as cited in the Monster survey makes Larrain even more convinced he''s on the right path with transforming the culture. "I I consider myself really lucky because if I have a good idea, I run with it.

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How NOT To Breathe When You Feel Anxious

Dumb Little Man

In 2012, they released ‘Belly Breathe’, featuring a rabid ‘monster’ Elmo assisted by Common and Colbie Caillat. ‘If you feel nervous, just take a few deep breaths. In, then out. In, then out.’. This feels like an obvious advice.

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Genspace - A Biotech Coworking Community

Small Business Labs

As this video from PSFK shows , the lab looks very cool and there's no sign of monsters. Genspace is a community biotech laboratory in Brooklyn, New York.  According to their website, they. " " offer hands-on courses to the public, provide extracurricular experiences for students, and encourage scientific entrepreneurship, particularly in the fields of molecular and synthetic biology."

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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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“Please don’t think me a fool, uncaring or cruel but.

Denise Aday

Oh but the hypocrisy SCREAMS when I think of these monsters pretending to care. “Please don’t think me a fool, uncaring or cruel but I have to ask questions where questions have grown. Who are these ones with their official big guns and how dare the complain about the violence they have sown? My heart is undone for these friends and relations whose lives have gone hollow and may never repair. And the silence will roar in this country of war, the silence will roar.

Why You Should Never Tell Your Kids To Say Thank You

Dumb Little Man

None of us need a bunch of rude little monsters roaming through our days. Polite kids are a joy, aren’t they? Welcomed anywhere. Praised and held up as role models for their less polite peers. “Please” and “thank you” rolling off their well-behaved tongues. Like learning the alphabet and counting, saying thank you and please are embedded in most children’s vocabulary very early on. What a shame! Now, hear me out…. The Politest Little Girl in the World.

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Eco-friendly green ideas to staying cool this summer

Eco-Office Gals

everyone got a bug up their rear about air conditioning, and soon enough, our house, too, was playing host to a giant, refrigerated monster of a thing. Staying cool in the 80’s summers of my childhood was a pretty simple affair.

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Daily Writing Tips

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

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A Quick Guide In Designing Your Children’s Room

Dumb Little Man

Children grow up listening to stories of monsters, centaurs, and unicorns. Adding fun to your children’s room is no different from any renovation project you have for your home. However, in choosing the right child room design, you have to make sure that it can adapt to the changing moods of your children while allowing them to develop some really cool memories. If you are not sure where to start, here are some ideas you can consider. Clocking The Cool Color: The Basics.

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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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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.

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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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