5 Ways to Make Office Life Easier for Introverts

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I remember my first experience working in cubicle-land: radio playing in the cubicle next to me, constant hum of voices interrupted occasionally by the sounds of a teleconference blasting over a less-than-considerate colleague’s phone, bursts of laughter, high-energy discussions.

The manager was an extrovert who did not think twice about it. She revelled in this upbeat, high-energy environment and simply assumed that it would be invigorating for everyone.

Yet for the introverts who thought best in silence, it was a nightmare.

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5 Secrets to Sparking Your Creativity

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Gretchen Rubin, the author of the highly successful book The Happiness Project spent a year trying to figure out what made her happy.

One of her conclusions was that following her passions, instead of curbing her impulses to be creative, brought her much closer to that elusive goal.

In order to do that, she designed several ways to help spark her creativity on a regular basis. They include taking notes and making random lists, poking around the Internet and visiting strange locations that seem to attract her.

You can spark your own creativity by trying out some of her ideas, or maybe some of these five other ways to get your imagination and creativity flowing. Click Here to Read Article …

5 Tips for Getting a Job After College Fast

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Getting a job after graduation is not very hard, but finding the one you really want will take some extra effort.

Of course you want a well-written resume, but there are several way ways you can ensure your success in landing a better job when you graduate.

Here are five tips, why you should try them and where you should start when you do.

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5 Ways Your Instincts Can Produce Brilliant Work

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We all have instincts or intuitions from time to time that give us hints or clues about what to do or what we should do in certain situations. Some people call this trusting your gut feeling.

Whatever you call it, science is now confirming that these guesses are actually a process that your brain uses to help you determine the proper course of action.

The scientific journal Neuron published research that shows that trusting your instincts, or what they call “subliminal thinking,” actually allows people to correctly guess the right answer to a series of difficult questions.

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5 Easy Steps to Finishing Big Projects

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Do you feel intimidated whenever you hear the phrase “project management?”

It sounds kind of overwhelming and technical, doesn’t it?

But what’s even more frightening and devastating is when you’ve got a project you’ve been meaning to finish, but months keep going by and it’s still on your to-do list.

You’re depriving your clients of something that could make a positive difference in their lives as well as missing out on opportunities and revenue breakthroughs. Most importantly, it’s weighing on you emotionally, making you feel guilty that you haven’t gotten around to it.

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5 Secrets to Awesome New Blog Posts

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Blogging is a legitimate descendant of journalism. In some cases, you are chronicling the events and trends of your world for your readers, and, in others, adding your opinions. In other instances, you are offering advice and a place to share opinions, insights, and help.

The major difference between you and the observers of past decades is your potentially global audience. How disheartening, then, to encounter the same challenge that journalists, commentators, and advice columnists have always risked — a blank screen and an empty fund of ideas! Here are some ways to prompt creativity. You would not be blogging if you did not have ideas — the trick is to unlock them when you need them!

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6 Quick Ways to Increase Productivity Now

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Wouldn’t it be great to maximize your performance and increase your personal productivity at work?

You already work hard, and you work long hours, but there are things you can do to make the time you put in more productive than it already is.

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5 Ways Volunteering is Good for Your Career

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We all know that volunteering is great for the community and for the organization that you volunteer with, but did you realize that some of the benefits of volunteering are also good for your individual growth and may even lead to a new career?

What many others have found is that volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and maybe even get a new job. Here are five ways that volunteering is good for your career. Click Here to Read Article …

4 Secrets to Effective Communication

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“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

The inability to clearly communicate is one of the single most problematic issues in life.

Poor communication can ruin relationships, thwart business endeavors, and even start wars. Imagine how much of an impact effective communication can your own life, whether it be in your relationships or at your job.

If you want to communicate better, and subsequently improve your personal and business relationships, you first need to understand how to communicate clearly. Click Here to Read Article …

The To-Do List: You’re Doing It Wrong. Here are 5 Alternatives

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Editor’s Note: Make sure you don’t miss on this insightful and useful article.

I cannot tell you how many times I have scuttled a to-do list in a failed attempt to get more done.

The to-do list seems like such a necessary element of an efficient work day. Nearly everyone I know keeps a list of some sort, and those who don’t wish they did because it’s so hard to remember all that needs to be done. My heart’s in the right place, but still I constantly fail at maintaining a standard to-do list.

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5 Steps to Be More Productive Working from Home

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Most people believe that a home work environment is the ultimate luxury — a cushy position where you’re the boss, where you can wear pajamas all day and do whatever you like, whenever you like.

But once the endless freedom gets stale, you’ll start to find that without structure your work days have no shape. It’s harder to get anything done when there’s no boss lurking around the corner, no steady 9 to 5. You can work any time, so it’s easy to put it off.

You can still be productive in a home work environment though, and it can still be more enjoyable than working at the office. It’s all about learning how to structure your day. Click Here to Read Article …

4 Secrets to Success when Starting a New Job

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After graduating from college with a fairly broad degree, I quickly realized that my skill set for starting a new job wasn’t as specialized as I had hoped it would be. I knew that I was more than capable of learning new tasks, I just needed someone to take a chance and give me the kind of on-the-job training that would get me to the next level.

Unfortunately, the majority of companies I applied to just weren’t interested in hiring someone that wasn’t already proficient at using various computer programs or completing certain tasks, so I became accustomed to rejection.

Then, by luck or some other miracle, I received the job offer I had been waiting for. I spent the next few days celebrating the accomplishment and then, as I sat through orientation after orientation, I realized that I would need to soak up a significant amount of technical knowledge to be successful at this new job. Click Here to Read Article …