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Stop Wasting Time: 7 Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / May 14, 2014

  After spending the last several years coaching people and corporations on how to create Success with Ease, I’ve realized that one of the biggest obstacles to success is the gap between perceived and actual productivity. People often think they are being productive, yet they are not actually moving the needle in the areas that matter most. Instead, many of us choose to complete the simple tasks to…

Start Small: Why Small Companies Make Great First Jobs

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 11, 2014

Big companies dominate our lives. We use our iPhone to search Google, log on to Facebook to interact with our friends, and shop on Amazon. It can be hard to remember that smaller companies even exist, particularly when it’s time to look for a job. Many job seekers look to the big companies first, thinking they offer the best platform to launch a successful career. Working for a…

7 Unconventional Ways To Save Serious Money

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Personal Finance / May 8, 2014

Bootstrapping.  The very word conjures visions of Ramen noodles, re-worn shirts, and sleeping on the floor. But it doesn’t have to be torturous.  I’ve personally saved over $2,550 a month while living like a king using the tactics below. That makes a big difference for a fledgling business (and fledgling business owner). These tactics are battle tested and non-obvious for many.  Yes, you need to cut back on…

Why Does the Hiring Process Take So Long For Young Professionals?

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 7, 2014

The hiring process for new graduates can often be lengthy. Many employers are looking for young professionals with new ideas to add to their team. They may take a longer time to vet them, however, unlike with a veteran professional who might be fast-tracked due to his significant job experience.  This doesn’t mean an employer is reluctant to offer you the job. On the contrary, this is your…

Why Learning to Say NO is Good For Your Career

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 6, 2014

Well, let’s face it! We all have been in a situation when our boss knowingly or unknowingly makes us work beyond we actually would want to. There have been times when we are already running short on a deadline and still, owing to our inability to say a simple “no”, we take on another assignment which obviously would make us curse ourselves later on. So, what is it…

6 Ways to Foster Collaboration in Your Workplace

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / May 3, 2014

What do the “The Avengers,” “The A-Team,” “The Expendables,” and “X-Men” have in common? They are all stories of individuals combining their talents to achieve a common goal. Teamwork brings victory in the world of fiction, and it can help you succeed in business, too. Collaboration is a big theme for small businesses today for a reason: It works. As CEO of the first e-commerce company in the commercial printing space, I…

Where You Should Sit for an Interview or Meeting

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 2, 2014

If you’ve graduated from college somewhat recently, you probably still remember the delicate art of choosing where to sit in your classes. When you were in a large classroom with hundreds of other people, you could either choose a seat towards the middle or back to remain anonymous, or you could choose a seat closer to the front to avoid being distracted. When you were in a smaller…

You Have the Floor: How to Present Ideas with Confidence

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / April 28, 2014

  You have a million ideas stirring around in your head, right? The world is teeming with inspiration, and you’re constantly scrawling new projects on cocktail napkins at the bourbon bar, on the “notes” page of your pocket planner or, heck, even on the back of your hand. But how many of these ideas actually make it to the ears of someone important – that is, someone other…

Leading a Content Life: The Socrates and Emerson Principles

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / April 24, 2014

 Socrates, one of the renowned philosopher of all times, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, an imaginative poet and essayist have very similar views regarding the secret of leading a content and satisfied life. The one word description of their principle of leading a content life is “individualism”. So, what do they mean when they say that humans are individuals and they practice the principle of individualism for attaining a…

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