If you're unhappy at work, rest assured that things will change. As with all things, you can be a part of the change in positive or negative ways.
We all can’t be astronauts, professional athletes, dolphin trainers or test pilots -- some of us have to work for a living. I’m not implying that ... Views: 2
Fa la la la la, la la la la. Yes that’s me singing, but thank goodness you can’t really hear me (I save that for the shower). If you can believe it, it’s that time of the year again (even though it seems like we just finished Halloween). Time for holiday parties, family ... Views: 7
Article syndication (sometimes called article marketing) is the practice of submitting your articles to others' websites, newspapers, magazines, etc.
Several years ago, the main reason website owners used this strategy was to create backlinks to their web pages for SEO purposes. That tactic ... Views: 14
Your press release is like setting up a dating profile. It’s got to attract the right audience and get them to call. The media knows nothing about you. They read your profile, look at your picture, assess your background. Then they decide if you’re worth the time to set up a first date, then a ... Views: 7
I recently read a piece by Penelope Trunk (5 Time management tricks I learned from years of hating Tim Ferriss) about why she couldn’t stand Tim Ferriss (you know The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body phenom who teaches you how to streamline your life so you have more time to Tango – or travel ... Views: 14
Getting featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, is like winning the Academy Award. It’s a distinction that validates your product like no other publication.
In fact, getting featured in O helped raise one entrepreneur’s sales by 60% in just 30 days. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. The ... Views: 7
I’m losing sleep. My sweetie and I curl up on the couch to watch hour after hour of Downton Abbey. We just started season two and already my mind is buzzing about all the ways the content in each episode has great examples that apply to publicity.
The award-winning British drama created by ... Views: 20
So many people call themselves thought leaders now – but they aren’t. To be a thought leader takes some doing. It’s not so much about being original as it is about putting things together in an original way. It comes down to packaging your knowledge, skills, abilities, experiences, and yes, your ... Views: 15
When building your business, the fastest way to grow it is to focus your energy on activities that attract clients and bring in cash flow.
Yet, you may often find yourself choosing a certain activity instead of the results-oriented activities you should be working on. Although you may have ... Views: 10
What does it mean to stand out in a crowd? Is it just a matter of looking or acting different? That could be one way to stand out but you’ll never be a seven-figure earner if you look or act like a buffoon. Standing out in a crowd will get you noticed but standing apart in a crowd will make you ... Views: 13
As an entrepreneur, you must be willing to spend your time and money on improving your business, but do you really know which of your investments are actually worth your resources? By first opening your mind to what can boost your revenue will help you come up with the smartest decisions for ... Views: 23
Ever wonder just how hackers bust into systems and cause destruction? One reason is because people are still using weak passwords. While your pet’s name and wedding anniversary dates are easy to remember and sentimental to use, this approach makes a hacker’s job all too easy. Here ... Views: 7
There is so much data and information flying around nowadays that it is often difficult to know which is legitimate and which part of an online scam is. For small businesses and their employees, nowhere is this more marked than when we use email. If you think it couldn’t happen to you, then ... Views: 8
Investments are something a lot of people have wanted to get into, but they weren't sure of where to begin. If you've been thinking that this is something you'd like to give a go, then this is the best place to be. Take a moment to go through these investment tips to learn more.
Make sure ... Views: 9
The issue of personal finance is one that rears its head to anyone serious about long-term viability. In the current fiscal climate, personal finance stability has become even more pressing. This article has a few tips that will help you navigate the ins and outs of personal finance.
When it ... Views: 10
Internet promotion is no easy feat. There are an overwhelming number of opportunities for you to post ads, reach out to potential customers and send out your marketing slogans. However, how to start off and keep organized throughout the process, is easier than you might think. Take a look at the ... Views: 15
Marketing with email is not simply a matter of sending out emails to customers and potential customers. You need to know about how it works, what your customers want from you and how to make your e-mail marketing work for you, your customers and your business. Use the tips from this article to ... Views: 8
Email marketing today has become the most convenient way to increase brand awareness, as through it you can very easily reach your target audience. However, it is always advisable not to flood the inboxes of your subscribers with unnecessary messages. Keep in mind that everyone in this vast ... Views: 10
For those of you who know me, you know that I’ve been a devoted tennis player. That is, until I injured myself and turned to other forms of exercise and activity. I didn’t say I was a “good” tennis player. I said I was a “devoted” tennis player. At least two, and more likely three or more times ... Views: 32
Are you ready to step up the style in your home?
When diving into a design project, there’s a lot more to consider than just picking the right paint colour.
In addition to having a good sense for colour, pattern, and scale, there are some design basics to keep in mind.
As a designer, I ... Views: 14
Have you found yourself irritable, overwhelmed, or unable to sleep? If so, its time to ask yourself, ‘Are you stressed out?’ Professionals in the Millennial Generation, ages 20-34, are dealing with the highest levels of stress, which can lead to burnout and other negative side effects. ... Views: 17
Is your meeting communication mysterious? We spend a lot of our time in meetings; so much so that in companies a common complaint is there isn’t enough time to move our projects ahead during the work day. We compensate by working longer days, often bringing home work in the evening or on the ... Views: 20
IDC, an IT analyst firm, estimates that the mobile worker population could reach 1.3 billion by 2015, meaning, they access workplace data outside the workplace. This is risky because it exposes data to hackers.
In fact, the safety of what’s displayed on the computer screen in public is ... Views: 10
Do you know that more than 90% of the fully operational businesses in the US are under the category of ‘small businesses’? This is a surprising fact, but an encouraging one for those of you who are considering becoming an entrepreneur. This figure only shows that the majority of the successful ... Views: 34
During the September SEO month we looked at the best SEO tools and reports you can use to monitor traffic and SEO results. I've shared the top 7 steps for on-page SEO success you can easily do yourself to make your website more Google-friendly. And finally, if you have a business blog, you saw ... Views: 16
If you looked at SEO basics in the previous post and checked out some of the SEO tools and resources for small business owners in this post as well you might be wondering how to get started and what are the most important SEO tasks you need to tackle first.
So today I'd like to share with you ... Views: 9
If you are spending any time on trying to optimise your website, to get more traffic and leads, to search for most relevant keywords - you naturally want to know how well you are doing. Have there been measurable improvements? What else can you do next? My best SEO tools and reports can help you ... Views: 10
Everyone wants to be on Page 1 of Google, but getting high search engine rankings for your business blog takes work. A lot of consistent, persistent, hard work. But where do you get started? And how to ensure that whatever you do as part of your digital marketing strategy, is actually bringing ... Views: 9
Everyone wants to be on Page 1 of Google, but getting high search engine rankings for your business blog takes work. A lot of consistent, persistent, hard work. But where do you get started? And how to ensure that whatever you do as part of your digital marketing strategy, is actually bringing ... Views: 10
An editorial calendar is management tool used by bloggers and content publishers to control publication of content across different media: blog, email newsletters, podcasts, and social media channels. Why do you need one, you might wonder? Editorial Calendar helps you keep your content ... Views: 7
During these difficult economic times we are living in, it is very important to find ways to stay empowered. Creating your own forms of livelihood are essential. When one loses their regular means of employment, what comes with that often is a sense of dis-empowerment, feeling like you have lost ... Views: 32
There are hardly any small business owners out there that couldn't tap into the power and scale of Facebook marketing to promote and grow their business. However like with any marketing activity, you need to have a reliable system in place to manage your Facebook marketing to get the best ... Views: 7
Most entrepreneurs think that laying out a plan of attack is what turns a business dream into a reality.
You could be highly productive on a daily basis to put that plan in motion and may still not increase your profits. I’ve lived that scenario several years in a row. It’s very ... Views: 23
You may be wondering about Google+ and if you should bother with it to help give your business some extra brand exposure.
What is all the hype about anyway? Are your customers really on Google+? If you are active on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn isn’t that enough?
Like you, many ... Views: 17
When it comes to writing your Web site content, print ads, brochures, etc., are you keeping in line with what your competitors are saying…or are you standing out from the crowd?
Many people use the same overused (and meaningless) words and phrases that everyone else uses. These include (and ... Views: 15
You could promote your business very efficiently by reaching out to your audience through quality articles. You may be unable to obtain a marketing agree, so allow this article to give you the knowledge you need.
Blogging is an excellent way to boost your online visibility and your thought ... Views: 9
With the mobile internet market absolutely exploding, there's millions of more computer users now than there were just a year ago. This means there are hundreds of thousands of new online shoppers, all ready to be led to a product via your links. If you've always wanted to earn commissions from ... Views: 7
Approximately 80 percent of people never set goals for themselves. Even more surprising, of the 20 percent of the population that does set goals, roughly 70 percent fail to achieve the goals they have set for themselves. Yet, most business professionals claim to understand the importance of ... Views: 20
“The secret of success: Get up early. Working late. Strike oil.” - John D. Rockefeller
In a sports setting, we frequently hear the term, “raise the bar.” To “raise the bar” means that we are striving for better, further and faster. This is a big goal for everyone, but do we invariably need to ... Views: 14
When selecting a local tradesperson it is a good idea to go by recommendation either personal or from one of the web sites that vet such trades and publish their recommendations.
These days the job of the professional tradesperson is a far more responsible one. With greater levels of ... Views: 22
We’ve all heard about road rage. But, have you heard about the latest area for people to dump their anger? Desk rage. Well, maybe it’s not really the latest. I wrote a book about violence in the workplace in 1994, “Ticking Bombs: Defusing Violence in the Workplace”. Same disease, now a new ... Views: 25
The Expectancy Theory proposed by Victor Vroom in 1964 explains human behaviors in the workplace setting with a simple equation. The theory states that an individual's behaviors or performance of a certain task is directly associated to what the person expects the outcome to be. If an individual ... Views: 21
The Emotional Intelligence Theory (EQ) was first developed in the 1975 by Howard Gardener, in his book, The Shattered Mind. In 1990, psychologists John Mayer, and Peter Salovey published a crucial article on the Emotional Intelligence Theory that would later go on to garner much attention. ... Views: 12
The American psychologist, David McClelland theorized the Needs Theory, also known as the three-dimensional theories. The three-dimensional theory further refines and builds upon Maslow's hierarchy of needs. So what does this model explain? It says that the need for achievement, power and ... Views: 12
Direct Support Professionals (DSP's) are people who work with and for people with intellectual disabilities or physical disabilities. The motive of DSP's is to help the program participants to increase independence and integrate into the community with minimal restrictions. DSP's often enter the ... Views: 15
Having a start-up business is definitely not what any entrepreneur would dream of, especially considering that these small businesses are the ones most easily affected by even the simplest form of economic stability. Despite the fact that enterprises, regardless of their size, are truly the ... Views: 42
There are really so very many ways to protect and make your home safe as well as secure—ways you’d never even think of, so here they are, as well as the classic ways that many people still neglect to implement.
Big numbers. Make sure your house’s address numbers are very ... Views: 13
“We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle
Excellence is our birth-right. Each one of us is born with great gifts. To express that ... Views: 16
2. Magnanimity of mind.
3. Perpetual restraint on behaviour and temper.
4. Readiness to sacrifice everything of individual life for
5. All-round self-restraint.
6. Sweet and smiling behaviour.
7. Moral courage.
8. Setting an example by individual conduct before ... Views: 21
As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) you are challenged each day to create a new, fun and meaningful learning experience for program participants. Often DSP's overlook their valuable contributions and fail to give themselves credit for the task performed. In order to write a quality DSP ... Views: 17