June 2010

Caffeinated And Getting Things Done

06.30.2010 Business

I love coffee. Black, strong, and hot. It’s a part of my family heritage, at least the black and hot part, and at least one of my daughters is following in my footsteps. The other seems more like her mother with the need to doctor it up with cream or various flavors. But apparently I’m [...]

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Simple Productivity Task Of The Day: Take A 3-Minute Laugh Break

06.29.2010 Business

Sometimes when you find you’re not getting things done or you’re spinning your wheels, you need to find a way to come at the work from a different angle. One of the best ways to do that is to have a good laugh. Fortunately, if you have access to the Internet, you’re just a moment [...]

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Who Are You Writing For?

06.28.2010 Business

For many, the process of writing is very difficult if not outright impossible. Some rank it just below public speaking as one of their great fears in life - often above the fear of death. A great deal of that anxiety comes from the suspicion that they will look foolish or stupid. That’s easy to [...]

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Freelancing Benefit/Brag: Any Weekend Can Be A 3 Or 4-Day Weekend

06.25.2010 Business

I was raised on a farm, a real, working farm with cattle to care for every day of the year and long hard days on a hot and noisy tractor. One of the many things I learned is that when there is work to be done, you do it. You work from sun up to [...]

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Time For A Fresh Start

06.24.2010 Business

July 1 represents a clear milestone, the midpoint of the calendar year. It’s a useful indicator and pausing point to consider those tasks and projects we’ve selected or been assigned for this year. What have you accomplished this year? What remains? If you’ve accomplished some great things, celebrate them now. Then put them behind you. [...]

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