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  • Don't Let Email Hijack Your Day

    Start the day with the activity that will add the greatest value to your business or career. And never start the day by going through your email. When you do, you're letting someone else hijack your agenda.

  • How Your Fashion Choices Can Help or Hinder Your Career Success

    Your personal fashion makes a statement and how you dress can contribute to your success. Your style can reflect the way you handle your responsibilities at work and how you build your relationship with your clients or colleagues. If you think you’re not getting enough credit for your work,...

  • 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...

  • Advice For Women Looking Into Legal Careers

    The legal profession, all jokes aside, is a noble one. It is also a highly competitive field, one in which it is difficult to make a name for yourself. It is not, however, impossible to get in there and really shine. Here are some tips to help you do that.

    Start Early

    As soon...

  • 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...

  • Don't Let Fear Keep You from Reaching Your Goals

    Often, we set goals but something happens and we never reach the goals we set. Why is that?

    The easy part is setting the goals—whether they’re personal (I’ll get more exercise) or professional (I’ll move up the next rung at work).

    But what happens after we...

  • 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.

    ...

  • Business Preparation Tips for the New Year

    The first day of the New Year, you may still be at home recovering from the stress of the 2012 holiday season. Most kids are still home from school, and the decorations need to be packed away. This time of year it can be very easy to get wrapped up in tying all of your loose ends from the year...

  • Making Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality

    It’s the New Year and it’s time to once again to dust off those resolutions and try one more time to:

    • exercise more
    • stop smoking
    • eat better
    • give up caffeine, alcohol or chocolate
    • or whatever other bad habit you’ve been trying to...

  • How to Monitor and Control Your Business's Reputation Online

    We've all heard the saying that one poor decision can ruin a reputation. This doesn't just apply to one's private life, but what goes on in the professional world as well. Indeed, just as tabloids look for celebrity fodder to put online via social media outlets, there are also business outlets...

  • Inforgraphic: Women CEO salaries still lag behind their male counterparts

     This post is from Motif Investing,an online broker offering innovative online investing and  stock trading services to turn ideas and global trends into investment opportunities. Motif allows individuals to invest in specific themes, or “motifs,” which are...

  • Great Career Options for Internet Marketing Professionals

    The marketing industry has long been exciting and lucrative. When businesses need exposure, they turn to the marketing professionals, and the work of this professionals is moving to the internet more and more every day. Internet marketing is growing into an industry of its own, where there are...

  • Successful Woman Update: Wisdom from Steve Jobs and identifying traits of successful people

     

    Dear subscriber,

    Steve Jobs, the visionary founder of Apple, had this important advice for all of us:

    "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of...

  • The Do's and Don'ts of Responding to Customer Complaints

    We've all heard the saying: You can't please everyone. Yet, when you're in the business of serving clients and customers, one of the things that can make you stand heads above the rest is if you do your best to keep them all happy. A really effective tool for making that happen is by...

  • Find out how Walmart, Amazon and a children's clothier use subscriptions to build loyalty and revenue

    Walmart just announced a new ecommerce subscription service. For $7 a month, a subscriber will get a box of sample foods.The new subscription service called Goodies.co is by invitation only right now and is just moving out of its test phase. (I've just...

  • How to communicate effectively with your network

    We’re often told that to generate support for our latest project we need to tap into our network, contact our friends and families. What usually happens then is we send an email—something along these lines:  “Hi guys, I’m starting a new blog about marketing … so if  you know some advertisers”...

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