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Archive for the ‘Worklife Balance’ Category

April 2nd, 2008

Book Review: The 4 Hour Workweek

Photo Credit: Image from Devin Murphy from Wkipedia
I’ve recently read “The 4 Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss, and I thought it might be a good idea to review it for Pimp Your Work. The title itself, “The 4 Hour Workweek” seems like a bold claim.  If you’ve already read it, please share your own opinions […]

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March 26th, 2008

Business Channel bloggers write about simplicity in a sped-up world

Jennifer Hofmann from My Organized Biz collects an extensive list of articles with the theme “Elegant simplicity in a sped-up world” written by b5 media Business Channel bloggers.  Go over there now to read it.  It’s a collection of 16 very useful articles for those who want to simplify their business life.

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March 23rd, 2008

Making Sacrifices for Your Career

A friend of mine came up to me last week, asking if I wanted to take some of the writing gigs she was going to let go of. My friend loves writing, and loves this particular job, so I was surprised that she would give it up. The thing is, she’s also moving […]

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March 17th, 2008

Own Your Time

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If you think you own your time, you are either enlightened, or kidding yourself. For most people, including me, it’s the latter.   Whenever you find yourself attending pointless meetings, spending too much time on email, or at your boss’ beck and call - you don’t really own your […]

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March 9th, 2008

You’ve freed up some time for yourself, now what?

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“I don’t get this idea of saving time. What do you do with it? Can you withdraw your saved time? I don’t get it.” - My Stepmother
Remember how I freed myself from mountains of email? Ever since then, it’s like I’ve been given […]

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February 15th, 2008

Pimping Bookmarks: How to create a better workspace

If you spend hours a day in your workspace, you’ll need to make it as efficient and comfortable as possible. Here are some great articles that can help you accomplish that:
10 Ways to Relaxify Your Workspace by Steve Pavlina
Tips for your office from Design Psychology
Do Cubicles make workers more productive? from WiseGeek
Improve Your Cubicle Life […]

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February 10th, 2008

Pimping Bookmarks: Romance in the workplace

Valentine’s Day is coming, and it’s about time we deal with office romance.  Here are some helpful articles on the subject:
Dealing with an office romance from AskMen
Office romances can be risky, rewarding from Work Relationships
5 Tips to Avoid Having an Office Affair at the Huffington Post
Workplace romance from AllBusiness
Advice for the couple in a romance […]

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January 24th, 2008

Warning: Office Life May Be Killling You

Some people have their dream jobs.
Unfortunately, you might not be one of those people. You might be content with what you have or you may be slowly withering away in that cubicle without knowing it. Below is a compilation of symptoms that can help you tell the difference between “I’m going to […]

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January 13th, 2008

5 New Year’s Resolutions You’ve (Probably) Already Broken

It’s only a couple of weeks into 2008, the ink is still wet on your list of New Year’s Resolutions, and yet you’ve probably broken some of them already.  Here are some popular resolutions that have probably made it on, and off, your list:
1.  Take it easy on the coffee.  I know, it makes you […]

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January 4th, 2008

How’s your morale? Find out with Morale-O-Meter

Since morale is an important factor when it comes to work quality and productivity, it’s something you should be aware of.  Buster McLeod has created the Morale-O-Meter. This nifty tool helps you measure your morale quantitatively and lets you show your progress on your website.  Here’s a clip from the tool page:

Keep track of, and […]

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