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January 27th, 2008

Why Most People End Up Hating Their Job

Pinny Cohen sent in this interesting article via email today about why most people end up hating their job. Here is the key point:
Most jobs nowadays are too specialized and specific. This means that there’s often a lack of variety in one’s job.
Does your job provide you with a lot of variety? If […]

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January 7th, 2008

Downloadables: Concrete Goals Tracker 2008

Want to make sure you have great follow through on your projects for the year? How about your priorities, have you got them all sorted out? If you’re the type of person who needs to write everything down to get organized, you’ll benefit from David Seah’s Concrete Goals Tracker for 2008.
Here’s a description […]

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December 7th, 2007

Saying “Thank You” in the Workplace

Home Biz Notes recently posted an article about how to master the “Art of Thank You” in a home business. Sadly, the art of thanks is something that seems to be slipping from the culture of most corporate hellmouths environments. Here are some of the things from that post which can be applied […]

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December 5th, 2007

Are you successful? Find out now! (Part 2)

In a previous post, we talked about the different ways for you to measure success. Now, we’ll try to measure success as accurately as we can. Here’s how:
1. Grab any writing tool you like, whether it’s pen and paper, Notepad, or a mind mapping tool. For this example, I’m using Mindomo.
2. […]

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November 30th, 2007

Are you successful? Find out now! (Part 1)

*Cartoon by Andy Singer
Success. It means many things to different people.
A man lives in a small farmhouse with his wife and two kids. He spends his days on the field, and his nights reading to his kids. Is he successful?
How about a young stockbroker with a six-figure income who doesn’t have savings […]

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November 20th, 2007

Top 5 Interview Tips: What to Do When You’re the Company Mouthpiece

In the b5 media business channel’s Apprentice challenge, we’re asked to write a post each week answering a specific question or problem. The subject of this task is Kay, who runs a business selling chef’s hats and aprons for children. Here’s this week’s task:
The local newspaper just called: they would like to […]

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November 15th, 2007

Productivity Toolkit: Jason of CoolBlogTech

Jason Baird of Cool Blog Tech (there doesn’t seem to be anything on his site right now) shares his own productivity toolkit with us today. Here are the tools that Jason uses to stay productive:
HottNotes This tool lets Jason paste little sticky notes all over his 2 computer monitors. He uses these […]

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November 5th, 2007

Vote for “Pimp Your Work” on “The Apprentice”

Well, on The b5media Business Apprentice contest, that is. If you like this blog, you may show your appreciation by voting for Pimp Your Work on the sidebar to the right on this page.
On the other hand, if you hate this blog, go vote for my colleagues! Yay! (But kindly leave […]

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November 5th, 2007

How to REALLY stick to deadlines

Dammit. I’m actually behind schedule on two client requests. Yes, yes, I should have known that was going to happen because I was moving around my Google Calendar items and postponing them a day or two late. And I did spend an entire day celebrating my first anniversary with my partner. […]

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October 31st, 2007

How to have a more productive commute

Over at Property Crossroads, Dan Rafter made an interesting post about how more people want access to public transportation. People want communities that are planned in such a way that they can easily commute. Now, I live in a 3rd world country where commuting is akin to riding a bus to hell because […]

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