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Repairing Mistakes Through Good Customer Service

Making mistakes are a part of life. This we know. But, when you are in the service industry, failure to follow-through properly with services rendered can have damaging effects on your business. That’s why customer service is so important. (more…)

Business Owners Need To Practice Gratitude

As a business owner, how often are you grateful in your business life? Do you stop and reflect on all the blessings your business has received at the end of each year? Or, do you have a special customer appreciation event once or twice a year to say thanks for customers’ patronage? (more…)

Real Professionals Don’t Confirm Appointments

If you’ve ever made a doctors appointment, it’s pretty much expected you’ll receive a reminder phone call or email about your upcoming appointment. But, when it comes to business meetings, confirming appointments is a bad way to go. Here’s why. (more…)

Menu Bar Apps Every Mac User Needs

We talk a lot about apps and addons that will help save you a ton of time and actually help increase your productivity. These generally revolve around Android or iOS and PC. This leaves the portion of Mac users in the dark and saying, “But what about me?” (more…)

Develop Your Skill of Being Reliable

There have been times in my life where I missed an event or activity that I had planned to attend. I made a commitment and I failed to follow through. Sometimes, these memories haunt me. (more…)

Transforming Your Life: Part One

Whenever we reach the end of a year, while many are thinking about holidays and festivities, most of the small business owners I know are already thinking about the next year. Where will they find new opportunities? How about, instead, we all think about the one thing that will truly transform our lives? (more…)

Hack Into Your Brain’s Potential

Do you feel like your brain just can’t quite catch up to all the things you need to do in a day? Or how about that nice little fog that settles in sometime in the afternoon, completely ruining your productivity. It’s about time to shake loose the cobwebs and spice things up in there, don’t you think? (more…)

Making Room For New

Do you have room for anything new? I have to admit, I’m a little intrigued by a new development in real estate – it’s called the “Tiny House” movement. I guess it is not all that surprising because trends tend to go from one extreme to another. Where we all once wanted big, now we’re very much into downsizing. (more…)

Extensions Every Telecommuter Needs

We here at The Methodology Blog are always on the lookout for things to make our lives easier which is good news for you because it’ll make yours easier, too. This time around, we’ll be checking out a list of browser extensions that claim to make working from home much more effortless. (more…)

Never Use Email to Discipline Someone

Making mistakes at work is inevitable. Some situations arise from complete oversight. Others may be a result of disorganization, irresponsibility, lack of accountability, or even pure laziness. No matter the cause, it’s important to remember: never use email to discipline someone. (more…)

Being More Likable: The Best And Worst Traits

Wanting to be liked by those around you, especially coworkers, is something I think most people can relate to. It was always what I dreaded most when starting a new job – playing the getting to know you game. Luckily, there are researchers out there who have done some work in this area to let us all know which traits are savored and hated. (more…)

Be A Superhero With Procrastinate Zero

Procrastination is something we here at The Methodology Blog have talked about and researched. Why? Because we know how hard it is to break the habit. Also, some of us are still struggling with it. And by some of us, I definitely mean myself. (more…)

Language For A Better Brain

Did you know that having a second language under your belt not only makes you a more desirable candidate in business, but it also improves your brain? (more…)

Overcoming The Energy Drain

Don’t let what’s going on inside your head weigh you down. The older you get, the more you will start to realize that the amount of energy you have is finite. It’s just like the battery in your flashlight. When it runs out of power, you’re left in the dark. (more…)

Dealing With Coworkers You Can’t Stand

If I took a poll right now and asked our readers if any of them have ever had to deal with a coworker that they absolutely couldn’t stand, I’d imagine the responses would be something like, “Literally every day.” There’s really no way to escape it. So how can you avoid butting heads with your fellow coworkers? (more…)