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Entries from September 2007

An Organized Lifestyle

September 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I recently did some browsing in the organization and storage department of Wal-Mart, and was surprised at the quantity of gadgets that are offered to help you better organize your stuff! We’ve all heard of the Container Store and other places that specialize in offering organizing products, but have you noticed the recent abundance of […]

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Tags: Organizing Tips

Unitasking

September 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Do you multitask? Of course you do…we all do! There have been several times that I’ve had to email someone, shush the dog, check on dinner, and look up the number for the doctor all at the same time. Fortunately for me, none of those things were life threatening or would have ended my job. […]

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Tags: Multitasking · Time Management

The Working Date

September 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Not only do we often have working vacations as we struggle to manage time better, but now it seems some people cannot even find the time to date. The “working date” is becoming more commonplace: out to dinner and then sitting side by side with your laptops for several hours in the evening, followed by […]

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Tags: Changing Times

Your Biggest Asset: Time

September 20th, 2007 · No Comments

We’ve all heard, “time is money”, but what does that really mean? Well, in the working world, it translates nicely into a dollar per hour amount. But what about the time that you’re not at work? Are you still on the clock? Yes! And you need to be able to maximize your personal time the […]

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Tags: Work Life Balance

Backing Up Home Files

September 18th, 2007 · No Comments

You know about backing up files at work, but when you get home it is easy to overlook the home computer, which in so many cases has insinuated itself into household routines. You come home, you check your email. You need to write a quick thank you to a friend, you run to the computer […]

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Tags: Organizing Tips

Stress that is Good for Your Productivity

September 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Stress that is good for you? It is possible. Good stress stems from working hard and productively, feeling accomplished at the end of a challenging day. Jenna Goudreau recently wrote an article in Business Week about stress factors. Good stress relates to concentration and creativity. This kind of stress is what encourages you to finally […]

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Tags: Stress Management

Mobile Office: Working on the Go

September 13th, 2007 · No Comments

I’m sure you’ve had to take your work with you in your car at some point in time…even if it’s just to use the free wi-fi at your local coffee shop! Transporting your computer and paperwork can be a very difficult process. People who are in a business that requires travel often find it difficult […]

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Tags: Changing Times

Instant Messaging (IM) in the Office

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Technology is a wonderful thing! Every day we’re using it to communicate more effectively and rapidly. Today’s business world is trying to keep up with the best systems. Not too long ago basic email was the one of the most efficient and fastest ways to contact your colleagues. Think about it. It was easier than […]

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Tags: Changing Times

Extreme Workers

September 9th, 2007 · No Comments

How many hours a week do you work? Is your job a priority over your health and relationships? If so, you may be one of a growing number of extreme workers, those who may put in 70-120 hours a week, are always available to their clients, and often have an irregular work patterns and heavy […]

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Tags: Work Life Balance

Staging Your Office

September 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

There has been a recent influx in shows that demonstrate how you should sell your home. Arranging your home to be more appealing to buyers is known as staging. The first step of staging your home is always to declutter. In order to make your home look appealing, you have to get rid of your […]

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Tags: Time Management