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5 Ways to Stop Being Distracted by Phone Notifications

5 Ways to Stop Being Distracted by Phone Notifications

April 15, 2014
Recently I was sitting in a meeting when my phone lit up with a new incoming notification. Not wanting to be distracted, I closed the notification without unlocking my phone. When I glanced back up I realized that I didn’t hear an important update. I had not even engaged with the notification but in those few seconds I became distracted and had to ask for the update to be repeated. Sound familiar? This scenario has happened to all of us. It…
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Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey

Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey

April 8, 2014
One area that I have struggled with over the past couple of years has been consistency in writing. Over the last few months I have had several friends encourage me to create more because they have either learned or been inspired by something I have shared. There are many different ways that I could create this information but before doing that I need to know more about YOU. Your needs, interests and types of content you enjoy consuming. Your inpu…
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Understanding Daily Routines to Increase Productivity

Understanding Daily Routines to Increase Productivity

December 2, 2013
In the past when I would evaluate my schedule in an effort to optimize my time, I would consider only the working hours of the day. For me, this is between 7:30a-5:30p. During those hours, I timeblock my schedule including reading/research time, set times to process email, time to plan for the upcoming day and more. Though I thought about what I wanted or needed to get done outside of those hours, I rarely scheduled it, with the exception of pers…
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Don't Focus on the Upcoming Year's Predictions

Don’t Focus on the Upcoming Year’s Predictions

November 30, 2013
It’s that time of the year when predictions begin dominating the content that is being shared. I predict you are about to read some predictions. — Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) November 30, 2013 While the onslaught of prediction posts becomes tiresome, predictions are valuable as companies are working on what key initiatives they will be focusing their spend on in the upcoming year. These predictions are usually from industry leaders an…
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Stop Making Yourself Feel Guilty After the Holidays

Stop Making Yourself Feel Guilty After the Holidays

November 29, 2013
Did you eat until you could barely move? Great job! Did you wake up feeling guilty this morning? Stop. It is important that you don’t make yourself feel guilty for enjoying the holidays with your family and friends. There are only a few times per year that you have a large holiday dinner, with Thanksgiving being the largest feast of them all. Enjoy these chances to spend time with your friends, family and those closest to you. Don’t look in th…
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A Day to Be Thankful

A Day to Be Thankful

If you’re new here or just an old friend, I’d love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here!For the first several years of my life, I didn’t celebrate any holidays, including Thanksgiving, since I was raised a Jehovah’s Witness. After a few […]

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Increase Your Morning Productivity by Starting the Night Before

Increase Your Morning Productivity by Starting the Night Before

If you’re like me, how you start your day usually provides the foundation for how the rest of your day will go. Sure, things inevitably come up which can steer the day in a different direction. By developing a morning routine and accomplishing your most important tasks first thing in the morning, you ensure that […]

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Shut Down Work Apps at Night to Improve Work-Life Harmony

Shut Down Work Apps at Night to Improve Work-Life Harmony

Are you having trouble achieving the proper work-life harmony? If your primary machine is a laptop, then you are likely using it for your work and personal apps. This means that most of the time you have a blend of apps and websites open. You might have Outlook, Twitter, PowerPoint, Gmail, Facebook and more open […]

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Breaking Through a Marketing Plateau

Breaking Through a Marketing Plateau

Has your marketing program become stale? Are you not seeing the same results that you originally experienced? This could be because you’ve reached a marketing plateau. It’s time to introduce a change to help spark growth, engagement and activity again. This concept is preached in fitness magazines every month yet we don’t consider this for […]

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Overcoming Self-Doubt to Achieve Your Greatest Potential

Overcoming Self-Doubt to Achieve Your Greatest Potential

We all face self-doubt. Even the most confident people have moments where they doubt their capabilities. The key is to recognize when self-doubt is kicking in so that you can deal with it before it prevents you from accomplishing your immediate or future goals. When I thought of self-doubt I always considered it in the […]

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