August, 2010

How to Keep Your Cool: 12 Tips for Staying Calm Under Pressure.

Dumb Little Man

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How to Be Proactive at Work: My 5 Step System

Eat Your Career

Let’s take a few minutes to look critically at your actions in the workplace. Do you react to the events happening around you or do you take initiative to prepare for, participate in and/or control the events? Do you take an active or passive role? Do you think in terms of the present or do you look to the future, anticipating outcomes and preparing for the consequences?

2010 218
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How To Effectively Manage Your To-Do List

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. The Next-Action Lists, along with the calendar, are at the heart of daily action-management organization. David Allen in Getting Things Done. David Allen’s Getting Things Done System points out that the “ daily to-do lists don’t work&# because of two reasons. One is the constant input of new tasks and shifting of their priorities.

2010 193

Virtual Assistant Rates- You Want to Charge What?

Tips From T. Marie

Don’t let the title mislead you, this post is for both those of you that are interested in using a virtual assistant as well as virtual assistants themselves ( and those that want to be one). I love hanging around the virtual assistant forums. It’s become just one of the ways that I try to give back to the virtual assistant community. The forums were an important place for me when I was first starting my business and I got tons of great advice and information there.

2010 180

Flaunt It! Monday: Reviyve LLC

Eco-Office Gals

(In compliance with the new FTC Guildlines , please note that this is a sponsored post. I was given these products to test and review free of charge. However, I was not paid for the review and the opinions are my own.). Been a while since I have done a Flaunt It, for sure. Been busy busy, but there is much to introduce to you so the show must go on! Today I bring you: Reviyve LLC ethnic cosmetics without all of the harsh chemical additives.

2010 180

Live your dream--you're the only one who can!

Virtual Moxie

Last week, after VMoxie hit the blogosphere, I got email from Jennifer who wanted to know HOW to find the thing that lights her up inside so that she can begin moving in that direction. Turns out that in that first email

2010 171

8 Simple Steps To Overcome Shyness - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

More Trending

When Your Job Calls For Urgency

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. If you’ve been following my blog, you might have noticed that I haven’t posted for few days now. I apologize to my few RSS Feed subscribers and readers. This absence is not without reason, though. It is for a good reason in fact. I am on a one-week vacation with my family – supposedly. Yes, put an emphasis on that word, supposedly.

2010 185

Stop Holding Yourself Back

Ian's Messy Desk

It may come as a surprise to you to find out the negative opinion of yourself is coming from you. Pay attention to the things you tell yourself and others, and then cut the negative attitudes that hold you back. Stop the negative talk

2010 160

The Latest Task Sheet

Simple Productivity Blog

I have always found that a task list that I can see is better for me to get things done. I love electronics, but since they're not in my face constantly, I have a tendency to ignore them. I've used many planners, and tried many systems

2010 152

On courageous becoming

Virtual Moxie

As a review, big changes in my life include losing 100+ lbs in the past year, and using my full name everywhere. I think everyone reading this blog knows those things. Additionally, I'm writing a book that I'm very much excited about

2010 169

9 Ways to Never Be Late Again - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

How to Avoid Making Emotional Decisions

Eat Your Career

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a big fan of podcasts. Radio Lab (produced by WNYC and distributed by NPR) is one of my current favorites. A recent episode on the topic of “choice” discussed a fascinating scientific research study that had unexpected results and significant implications. Here’s a summary: Two people are given two different sets of numbers to remember. One person gets two numbers, while the other gets seven.

2010 179

Building Upon Your Productivity Momentum

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. Paul J. Meyer. The state of being productive doesn’t just happen overnight. It is brought about by full dedication and constant diligence.

2010 172

5 Challenges and Mistakes Faced by Every Solopreneur

Office Organization Success

I was recently a presenter in a Telesummit and even though I had a specific topic to present on, the hosts also felt it would be appropriate to talk about some of the biggest challenges and mistakes that I faced (and still do face today) along my path to solopreneurship!

2010 150

Stress Management Techniques

Ian's Messy Desk

Living is inherently stressful, but how we manage it will determine the number and severity of the stress related symptoms we experience. Many people don't recognize the symptoms or choose to ignore them. Stress related symptoms can be

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Needed: Guest bloggers for VMoxie!

Virtual Moxie

Before returning to your regularly scheduled Bit O'Moxie post next week, I wanted to ask you about something. Q3 is going to be over before I know it. And the moment it is—I'm going to be on sabbatical. Actually, I'm leaving before Q3

2010 164

Sun Tzu's 5 Factors for Life Hacking Domination - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

How to Make Wise Career Choices

Eat Your Career

The Power to Choose Life is full of choices. Some require little thought or reflection—like the choice of what to eat for dinner— while others demand rigorous deliberation. When it comes to your career, you've likely already made

2010 176

5 Things You Can Do During Office Downtime

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Once in a while in the office we experience those unexpected system outages or downtime. These outages would sometimes take hours, which is annoying especially if you are in the middle of something important. Downtime can cost us great amounts of productivity if we do not know how to manage it. Having no control over something that affects us can render us ineffective.

2010 167

Linking Coworking and Innovation

Small Business Labs

"Accelerated serendipity" is a term you hear often in the coworking community. It is a belief that coworking increases the generation of business ideas and productivity. The concept is when smart people from diverse backgrounds come

2010 148

Multitasking: Complication You Can Avoid

Simple Productivity Blog

The method of focusing multiple things at a time is called multitasking. The theory is that multitasking allows you to do more than one thing at a time. Sounds like the perfect answer to productivity woes, doesn't it

2010 146

Why I Broke the Number One Blogging Rule

Tips From T. Marie

I broke the rules. When I consult clients on blogging for business, one of the first ‘rules’ is to post on a regular basis. I also suggest that if they are going to experience a particularly busy time or if they are going on vacation to write posts in advance and schedule them to publish during that time. Clearly I failed to follow my own advice. It’s not that I don’t believe strongly in those things, and over the past four years I’ve followed them.

2010 144

How to Chill a Hot Beer or Soda in 3 Minutes

Dumb Little Man

So my father and brother-in-law were over this weekend for a barbecue. My fridge was stuffed with appetizers and salads so I was only able to fit a 12-pack of beer. Normally, this would have been enough so I didn't worry about it. After a couple hours, the stash was depleted; the old man got into a groove and well, so did we. I did have some more beer in the garage but the 90+ degree Chicago heat had rendered it useless for at least an hour. Now what?

2010 220

15 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Major Career Change

Eat Your Career

If you’re considering a major career change, you may find the process a little overwhelming at first. To help organize your thoughts and feelings on the topic, ask yourself the following 15 questions. Remember to answer thoughtfully and honestly. This is for your eyes only. Also, be sure to write your answers down. Putting abstract thoughts and feelings into words can help you identify what’s really going on and it adds a tangible element to the reflection process.

2010 172

Thoughts On Finding A New Job

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca. The best companies keep the employee turnover at low rate by offering perks and benefits that are hard to resist and hard to match by competing employers. Employees cannot just pass up great benefits specially if they have a family that depends on them.

2010 162

Time Spent on Social Networks Exploding; Email and IM Fading

Small Business Labs

MediaPost reports on a Nielsen study showing that Americans spent 43% more time on social networks in June than they did a year ago. Where are we finding the time? We are using email and instant messaging less. From the article

Inigo Montoya and The Dark Side of Singleminded Purpose

Simple Productivity Blog

One of my favorite movies, The Princess Bride , has a character who says dozens of times: “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Inigo has had a single purpose since a child: to find the man who killed his

2010 143

The Five Phases of Project Planning

Ian's Messy Desk

David Allen says, regardless of task size, the human brain goes through a Natural Planning Model. This is the process we use daily to organize regular tasks: eg, getting dressed or driving to work. We go ahead and complete them without

2010 143

Five Surefire Ways to Strengthen Your Willpower - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Bad Career Advice: Promotions Are Always Positive Career Moves

Eat Your Career

Congratulations! You’ve done such an amazing job managing your current responsibilities; we’ve decided to give you more! You’ve earned longer hours at the office, higher levels of stress, and no additional vacation time. Plus—here’s the good news—that minimal increase in salary will be completely wiped out by taxes. Promotions sometimes feel like back-handed compliments. Sadly, we’re programmed from an early age to strive for them.

GTD and Information Security

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Information Security is one of the top priorities of any company that deals with data. Practically all companies have to deal with some kind of data. The company’s accumulated data – that includes documents, emails, voice messages, and all other forms of data – is a big portion of their assets. Information Security, therefore, is a serious business.

2010 160

Earth Talk: Greening the office

Eco-Office Gals

EarthTalk®. From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine. Dear EarthTalk: What are some simple things I could do to green the office I work in? – James Raskin, Framingham, MA. No matter how green your office may be already, there is surely room for improvement somewhere.

2010 143

Self Storage Rocket Science | SimpleProductivityBlog.com

Simple Productivity Blog

Guest Poster Art Decker shares tips on how to organize and get the most out of self-storage units

2010 143

Public Speaking Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

10 Ways to Avoid Bombing While Public Speaking. Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounc'd it to you, trippingly on the tongue, but if you mouth it, as many of our players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines

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How to Give Up Coffee and Caffeine Altogether

Dumb Little Man

A few of the original readers of DLM may remember my article about quitting smoking. Well, after hearing that my father-in-law gave up coffee and caffeine 8 months ago and how it's impacted him, I decided to do the same. Exactly 60 days ago I began the quest and for the last 30 days I have been caffeine-free. To put this into context a little, you should know that I drank at least a full pot (12 cups) of coffee per day.

2010 220

Ready to Quit Your Job? Read This First

Eat Your Career

Okay, so you gotta get out. I hear you. You're practically screaming it from the rooftops. It's time. But let's not be hasty here. Believe me; I've done this a few times. It's much more effective to focus on doing it right

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