Sunset on the Beach

Unofficially, when we pass the Labor Day holiday, summer is in the rear-view mirror and fall is ahead. During these COVID-19 times, the workload seems to only get bigger and the days longer. Yet, our attitude shifts a little during summer. We are outdoors more enjoying the weather, vacations/stay-vacations happen, if you have kids, they’re…

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Boss Reject Ideas

Ever have a boss who says they want new ideas and then isn’t open to them? This can be frustrating, and in some cases, defeating. What to do when your boss rejects your ideas can actually be a chance to improve your communications style and preparation. Try these suggestions for preparing and presenting business ideas…

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Great Leaders Rise Early

Being successful takes a lot of dedication, determination, and preparation. You also must plan, be proactive, and set goals that you’re willing to work hard for. “It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” Aristotle Great leaders are known to have a schedule they follow carefully.…

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Technique to Accomplish More

We all have busy days, with lots of interruptions, and distractions. How would you like to get a lot done and still feel refreshed when it’s time to go home? Many time management techniques have been developed over the years. Some are more effective than others. Here is a simple technique you can use to…

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Busy Work Productivity

No. Busy work does not help your productivity. In reality, busy work prevents us from being productive. We are all guilty of finding ways to avoid doing a project or task we are not excited about doing. Busy work is a form of procrastination. Pushing that important project down to the wire. Cleaning behind the…

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Breaks at Work

Taking breaks at work are not usually something we think about, much less do. A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study shows that taking breaks can dramatically improve one’s productivity and creativity. The CDC recommends taking a five-minute break every hour no matter whether you work at a desk, do heavy construction work or anything…

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Balance Work/Home Responsibilities

Time is a limited resource. Everyone only has 24 hours each day. No more, no less. You can always make back lost money you can’t get back time. Striking a balance between work/home responsibilities gains even more importance when you view them through the time lens. In addition, it lowers stress and increases happiness. Now…

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Unplug from technology

The pressure to always check our smartphone or computer is unrelenting. Imagine if you were to count how many times you check email, text, social media, just to name a few. I think we all would be very shocked to learn how high the number is. Some apps are specifically designed to keep you coming…

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