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    7 Tips and Tools to Maximize Your Work Day

    Do you ever have those days when you’re just staring into space and thinking to yourself: “Did I actually accomplish anything within the past eight hours?” If you’re having frequent “dry spells” productivity-wise, that could spell trouble for your personal brand. To get back into your old groove, so to speak, try some or more …

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    Jose Will be Your Boss One Day

    This is a bright young man: Jose.

    He emailed me to ask about coaching. He explained he’s not at a high enough level for the company to invest in him this way but he was willing to pay out of his own pocket. He said, “Since starting my career, I’ve learned how do good work, …

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    How Weather Affects Your Productivity

    Employee productivity is one of the most critical factors for a business to be successful and profitable. Employers want their employees to complete the maximum amount of work in the minimum amount of time in order to make more money in less time. However, there are many elements which affect employee productivity and weather is …

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    Take Ten Minutes a Day to do NOTHING

    Most people start the day running in high gear and they never let up until the end of the day. Sometimes not even then. Their brains are still going 100 miles an hour as they try and get some sleep just so they can do it all over again the next day.

    That’s not a …

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    Productivity: Get Up Early (or Stay Up Late)

    If you want to truly succeed in life, you need to get up early! The earlier, the better! While all those other slackers are getting up at 5:30 am, you’re just finishing your workout!

    Unless, that is, you’re more of a night owl.

    In which case, you need to stay up late! The later, the …

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    Why is Clutter Better than a Clean Desk?

    We all love sunny weather. And yet, at least here, in the Pacific Northwest, when the clouds part and the sun appears, people start squinting and reaching for sunglasses. We can obviously see clearer in cloudy weather.

    That got me thinking. I always aimed for a clean desk, organized papers, emptied Inbox, and scheduled appointments …

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    Meetings Can Be Productive…If You Let Them Be

    A lot of people think meetings are a huge waste of time. And they can be … if you let them be.

    The pessimists view of meetings:

    ”The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” ~ Thomas Sowell

    However, meetings can also be very productive. In fact, …

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    Don’t Get Mad…Get Productive

    If someone gives you some feedback that consists of “This Sucks” — what do you do?

    There are a few reactions you could have.

    One reaction you could have is to get defensive. Another is to go on the offensive. And another is to Get Productive.

    This post was inspired by a tweet from Scott …

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    5 Ways to Find the Time for Personal Branding

    You’re busy, I get it. You’ve got your job or school. You have a social life. You just don’t have a whole lot of time to do any of it to a great extent. You’re keeping up with Twitter and LinkedIn, and even Facebook, but you’re not able to do any real brand building. That …

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    30 Cool New Tools for Personal Brand Building

    Every so often, you need to take a look around and discover if there are better tools than those you’re already using.

    Here are some categorized suggestions to get you started.

    Productivity

    Click.to – copy any text and send it anywhere with just one click. Instant fave.

    TubGet – download almost any video from YouTube …

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