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    Developing New Habits for Success

    Aristotle is quoted as saying, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  But those habits can work in reverse, in which they work against excellence instead of for it. In essence, where you are in your life is the result of what you do or don’t do …

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    Hiring Your First Employee

    Starting and growing a small business is an exciting, yet hectic time. Especially if you’re a do-it-yourselfer. However,  eventually you’ll hit a tipping point at which time you can’t grow without an extra pair of hands. Hiring an employee frees up your time to expand your business, while still getting all the business building activities …

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    Avoid Desk Job Weight Gain

    As technology takes an ever increasing role in work, so does the amount of time workers sit. Long periods of sitting can not only lead to weight gain, but also health risks.  The increase in sedentary jobs has accelerated the obesity rate, which in turn increases ones risk of diabetes, hypertension and more. This can …

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    How to Increase Your Social Influence

    No longer is your social importance measured solely by the number of followers you have. More important than quantity is the quality of engagement you have with the people who follow you. Resources such as Klout, measure this level of engagement as a way to quantify your influence. Social influence is the effect you have …

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    Push Past Procrastination

    Time, or a lack of it, is one of the most common reasons people give for not being able to get “everything” done. While time can be an issue, procrastination is another big reason projects are left unfinished. Even if you don’t think you procrastinate, you probably do. Here are a few tips to tackle …

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    The Secret to Productivity: Focus

    Technology has helped us do so much more, so much faster. But many experts argue that work-related systems and tools haven’t necessarily made us more productive. How many times does your phone, tablet or computer chime to indicate email or a Facebook notification? The reality is that while technology has the ability to improve productivity, …

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    5 Ways to Keep Your Goals for 2015

    Achieving New Year’s goals happens so infrequently that many people have given up on goals all together. However, the problem with making plans to achieve success isn’t in the goals, but in the ability to stay the course. Here are 5 tips to making your goals a reality.

    1) Own your goals. Much of a …

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    How to Create and Use an Infographic Resume

    Pictures are not only worth a thousand words, they can also help you get a job. Visual content is more appealing to look at and can illustrate quickly, making them ideal for resumes. While many creative types are using infographic resumes, there are some situations in which you’ll want to stick to traditional text in …

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    7 Ways to Increase Cash Flow In Your Business

    Running a business means there’s an ebb and flow to income. Your goal, however, is to have more flow than ebb. Here are tips for injecting more cash flow into your business.

    1) Reduce expenses – The less you spend, the more you keep. Reducing your business expenses is one of the fastest ways to …

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    Will Your Business Survive Over Time?

    In January 2015, my business will turn 17 years old.  That’s not a record. Many businesses have been around for over 100 years. But my business is web-based, and in Internet years, 17 is a long time. In fact, my website is older than Google.

    Over those 17 years, I’ve had a lot of ups …

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