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  • Making your goals short-term boosts likelihood of success

    I remember when I was younger I promised myself I was going to learn to speak Spanish by the time I was 30.  I made this promise when I was in my mid-twenties.  Guess what, by the time I hit 30, I still hadn’t learned Spanish, even though being able to speak Spanish was very important to me...

  • Beware of Brainstorming: It May Not Be the Best Way to Unleash Creativity

    Brainstorming is one of the most popular method companies use to try to unleash creativity. Companies use brainstorming to generate new products, gear up marketing campaigns, or solve problems to name just a few applications.

    The rules of brainstorming are: no ideas are bad and don’t...

  • Why Do You Want to Work There?

    When it comes to choosing your place of work, there are a variety of things that need to be taken into consideration. Many people are quick to jump to the conclusion that money is what matters most, but often times there are plenty of other things that are actually more important. If you're...

  • Why Your Online Reputation is Vital

    Whether you’re an individual or a company, your online reputation says a lot about who you are and what you represent. Due to the web becoming more personalized, there are high chances of your information being accessible online, but you may be unaware that it even exists. There would be even...

  • Risk Assessment in the New Workplace

    There is no way to get around how expensive insurance can be. Insurance carriers often understand that their clients are stuck paying whatever rates they demand, and it can be tough to keep up. While there are many ways that you can lose a lot of money with your insurance provider, there are...

  • The benefits of volunteering: you can receive as much as you give

    This Saturday, Jan. 16, is the National Day of Service, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy. And while it’s great to have one day dedicated to volunteering, it would be great if volunteering became a routine part of all our lives. 

    The benefits of volunteering are...

  • Finding the Balance between Work and Home

    After several years of trying to do everything perfectly, I finally adopted this mantra:

    “If it worth doing, it’s worth doing imperfectly.”

    By acknowledging I couldn't be perfect in everything I was doing, I freed myself up to enjoy life much, much more.

    ...

  • Avoid Negative Self-Talk and Build Self-Esteem

    Do you sometimes have a tape playing in your head when you make a mistake?  The tape goes something like this:

    • “How can you be so stupid?”
    • “What an idiot you are.”
    • “You are such a failure.”

    This negative self-talk does so much damage.  It’s...

  • 5 Tips to Make Your Commute to Work Less Stressful

    It's the circle of life. Every night, before we go to bed, we tell ourselves that we'll wake up at least 30 minutes earlier so that we won't have to rush off to work and almost every morning, despite our best efforts, we still find ourselves stressed out and in a hurry. And, when we walk out...

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  • Remember that it's impossible to get everything done

    The odds are good that 20 percent of your thoughts, conversations and activities produce 80 percent of your results. Take the time to figure out what makes up the 20 percent.

  • Block out distractions

    Block out distractions like Facebook and other forms of social media unless you use these tools to generate business.

  • Practice not answering the phone just because it's ringing and e-mails just because they show up

    Practice not answering the phone just because it's ringing and e-mails just because they show up. Disconnect instant messaging. Don't instantly give people your attention unless it's absolutely crucial in your business to offer an immediate human response. Instead, schedule a time to answer...

  • Put up a "Do not disturb" sign

    Put up a "Do not disturb" sign when you absolutely have to get work done.

  • Take five minutes before every call and task

    Take five minutes before every call and task to decide what result you want to attain. This will help you know what success looks like before you start. And help you be more productive. Take five minutes after each call and activity to determine whether your desired result was achieved. If not,...

  • Take the first 30 minutes of every day to plan your day.

    Take the first 30 minutes of every day to plan your day. Don't start your day until you complete your time plan. The most important time of your day is the time you schedule to schedule time.

  • Want to be more efficient and get more done?

    Want to be more efficient and get more done? Prioritize your tasks instead of jumping from one to the other.

  • Only engage in multi-tasking for rote tasks

    When you’re trying to accomplish tasks that require concentration and attention, don't engage in multitasking. Only engage in mult-tasking for rote tasks –talking to your friend on the phone and folding the laundry.

  • Keep your Employees Happy

    If you want to keep your employees happy, keep them active and engaged in the workplace. Make them a part of important projects and decision making. Ask for input, and included them in conferences. This will all make your employees more interested in their work.

  • Want to ensure your success?

    Want to ensure your success? Try this: write down your goal and place it in a prominent place. Then list the steps you need to take to achieve your goal.

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