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Archive for the ‘Workplace Wellness’ Category

April 13th, 2008

What motivates you?

Our motivation to work reveals a lot of things about us: our priorities, our goals, and our obligations.
A friend came over for lunch yesterday and asked me about my work. I explained to her that most of my work is done via telecommuting - that I don’t need to leave home to do it.
She […]

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April 6th, 2008

Do you have job burnout?


I found this interesting online quiz about job burnout (click here for the quiz).  My own result was 24 points, which means ” Little sign of burnout here, unless […]

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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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April 1st, 2008

April Fool’s Day: Dealing with humor in the workplace

It’s April Fool’s Day once again and 90% of the employees of the world have fear in their hearts. Fear, of course, of the office clown. The other 10% are the pranksters and those who enjoy practical jokes.
Are April Fool pranks ideal for the office environment? According to statistics, they aren’t. Here […]

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March 27th, 2008

Applying the 80/20 Principle

Photo Credit: Image from Celine Roque  from Blue Rabbit Media
The 80/20 Principle is also known as the “Pareto Principle” or “the law of the vital few”. Generally, this means that 80% of the outcomes come from 20% of the causes. Here’s example of how this relates to business:

80% of your work […]

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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 24th, 2008

How to Minimize the Recession’s Impact on Your Career

In the last quarter of 2007, many economists have been speculating about the US recession. Their predictions were often dismal, going so far as to say that it will be worse now than it was in the 1930’s. The public’s response? Probably to panic, hold onto their jobs, and pray that they […]

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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 20th, 2008

Pimping Bookmarks: Finding Your Dream Job

If you haven’t found your dream job yet, the following collection of articles have helpful tips that can make the search easier:
An article about career choice from MindTools.
To find a dream job today pick a path with twists and turns by Penelope Trunk
Looking for your dream job at AskMen.com
5 Steps to Let Your Dream Job […]

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March 17th, 2008

Own Your Time

Image by Christian Benacer, taken from stock.xchng
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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