Single Task It

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Are 14 projects or household chores in progress really better than two or (gasp) one thing completed and removed from that to-do list that’s harder to finish off than Jason Voorhees the slow of foot hockey mask-wearing, machete wielding, mass murderer from the Halloween movies? Oh we do love technology. The Internet. Smart Phones. Mini laptops. HDTV with 1,000 channels and Ipods with podcasts. GPS personal navigation systems to help us travel efficiently. Satellite radio and video conferencing. Now, you can work all over the world, 24/7 even if you’re driving in rush hour traffic. Yes, we can. But should…

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Don’t Be Tardy For The Party

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The holidays are come and gone, but the memories linger. Are they good memories? I don’t mean yours. I mean for the people around you, particularly your colleagues. Cultivating your image doesn’t end after the first impression. You are always working. It doesn’t matter if you’re at lunch with your work BFF, at the boss’ house for the annual Christmas party, or at Happy Hour with your cubicle buddies, the real party doesn’t start until you leave. Too many careers have been ruined by Jose and Ciroc. Whether you know it or not, everything you say and do around your…

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Know Your (Personal) Click Through Rate

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It’s lonely at the top. Actually,it’s lonely at the bottom, too, but, for purposes of this blog, let’s stay on top. Even powerful, successful people occasionally experience feelings of isolation. They think no one cares about their welfare only what they can do or what they possess. When you find that you’re spending more time with your virtual associates on Facebook/Linkedin/Myspace than real people, it’s time to analyze your “click through rate” (CTR). Online, CTR is the way to measure the success of your marketing efforts. It’s derived by dividing the numer of users who click on a link in…

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Acknowledge The Pain

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Pain comes gently rapping against the chamber doors of your heart. It is polite and patient if you acknowledge it. If you don’t acknowledge, or worse, you ignore it, it kicks the door in. Sometimes you meet a guy who seems so perfect except for that thing–that indescribable pin prick you can’t articulate. You just know. Rachel met James at work. He was new to the city and new to the company. Everyone loved him. He was smart, articulate, well dressed, and on the fast track. He met every qualification on Rachel’s list, including no children. Still, there was something….

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