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Get Organized in the New Year

It seems amazing, doesn’t it? Here we are right at the beginning of the year!

Somehow we managed to frantically finish our holiday shopping while at the same time attending to the responsibilities of work and family.

It’s been a pretty hectic, but it’s also a fun time for sure — especially if you allowed yourself to take some time to enjoy the good cheer that comes along with the holidays.

Now that the celebrations are behind us, this is the perfect time to think about the New Year — not so much about the resolutions that we may have already been made and broken, but for the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead.

Yes, a new year, a new you!

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Make Reading Easier With @ReadItForMe

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

Do you like to read? I know you probably DO read, but do you actually LIKE it? I’m going to be really honest. I don’t like reading. I never did.

Maybe it’s the back and forth motion of my eyes, but I fall asleep almost immediately. Then, I don’t remember what I read and have to read it again.  So, I get frustrated, and declare, “I hate reading!”

That said, I’m very aware that personal growth and business development go hand in hand with reading. Even with all of the video and audio learning options out there now, the written word cannot be completely avoided.

That’s when I discovered ReadItFor.Me.

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Fact Friday: Multitasking Decreases Productivity

“A Realization study shows multitasking can result in a productivity loss of up to 40 percent. In the absence of multitasking, there was a 59.8 percent average increase in the number of projects completed and a 35.5 percent reduction in the time it took to complete a project.

Read More:
‘There’s No Such Thing As Multitasking’ | Forbes.com | 1.7.2015

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Chillax this Holiday Season! How to Destress and Get Stuff Done.

Destress and Get Stuff Done During the Holidays

I love the word Chillax!

A hybrid of the words “chill” and “relax,” it basically means calm down! Okay, are you laughing and saying:

What is she talking about?!

Yes, I know, I know … the holidays can be stressful, but there are ways to reduce that stress and still be productive.

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Tech Lessons: What I Learned When My Laptop Died

My laptop died and there were some tech lessons learned during the process of repairing it.

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Fact Friday: Productivity Increases When Workers Use a Tablet

“According to Dell’s 2014 International Tablet survey of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) tablets are good for business as it helps increase productivity and liked by employees. ITDMs in India and Brazil believe tablets help increase productivity by 25%, while in the US and UK ITDMs believe that it has helped improve the production by 20% followed by China with 15% increase in productivity. 
 

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 Tablet at Workplace Improves Mobility and Productivity | CBROnline.com | 10.27.2014

 

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7 Essential Productivity Apps for Freelancers, Consultants, and Coaches

This post was updated on June 3, 2016.

If you’re a freelancer, consultant, or a coach, you’ll need to rely on systems to keep track of your clients and projects — and to simply get stuff done. One of the most helpful things you can to to increase your productivity is to use a combination of people and technology, including apps. For example, you might use a productivity app or a suite of apps to help you stay on top of your freelance game.

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Quick Tip: Two Ways a List Can Help You Declutter Your Desk

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

Recently, I wrote a guest post for Eych2.com and shared five creative strategies you can use to unclutter your desk. And, today I’m sharing a sixth thing you can do keep desk clutter to a minimum.

Did you know that a simple list can also help you bring a little order to your workspace?

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Use Fiverr To Complete Business Tasks Quickly and Inexpensively

Fiverr. Have you heard of it? If you haven’t and you’re looking for an inexpensive way to hire someone to get something done, then this app is just the thing for you!

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Fact Friday: Multitasking Lowers Your IQ

“Research also shows that, in addition to slowing you down, multitasking lowers your IQ. A study at the University of London found that participants who multitasked during cognitive tasks experienced IQ score declines that were similar to what they’d expect if they had smoked marijuana or stayed up all night. IQ drops of 15 points for multitasking men lowered their scores to the average range of an 8-year-old child.”

 

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Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career, New Studies Suggest | Forbes.com | 10.8.2014

 

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