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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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Revisiting My 3 Words for 2012

Revisiting My 3 Words for 2012

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!Welcome to July. We are now 50% of the way through putting 2012 in the history books. Have you taken time to review your personal […]

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Stop Letting the Start Line Move

Stop Letting the Start Line Move

In a new CarMax commercial a moving start line leads the guy from his older van to the CarMax lot. The message that CarMax is getting across is that searching for a new car can be confusing, time consuming and such a daunting task that you don’t know where to start but that their team […]

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Being Prepared with Back-Pocket Metrics

Being Prepared with Back-Pocket Metrics

You’re walking towards a conference room when one of the senior executives at your company passes you and stops for a minute to inquire into how everything within your functional area is going. Not having had the proper time to rehearse your KPI slide as you typically would before meeting with them, you quickly provide […]

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12 Ways to Improve Focus

12 Ways to Improve Focus

  We’re all incredibly busy these days trying to balance an endless list of demands on our time. Every day it seems as though we’re saying “yes” to another personal or professional project while jotting down another idea that we hope to pursue someday. Add that to the never ending abundance of information from blog […]

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Getting in Shape and Achieving Success in Social Media

Getting in Shape and Achieving Success in Social Media

You’ve decided that this year will be your year to get into shape. You’re going to hit the gym a few days per week and start eating healthier. You stop by the gym and sign up for a new membership plan with the towel service and free personal training consultation. After getting a new membership […]

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