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Productivity Tips for Procrastinators

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Sometimes, it’s easy to put things off. Subsequently however, those projects continually add up until you’re drowning in a pile of stuff that should have been done days before. So, how can we finally beat procrastination?

Consulting on The Misery Index

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When we hear about unhappiness at work, it’s easy to make assumptions as to why a person is dissatisfied in their job. It could be low pay, bad benefits, stress overload, rift between co-workers or trouble with the boss. But one survey, two factors rose above the rest.

Is Complexity Always Bad For Business?

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Business process improvement is usually about making procedures less complex. The recent death of electronics retailer Circuit City provides many somber lessons for business. One key idea is that simplicity might actually be overrated.

Death to Performance Reviews

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Dr. Samuel Culbert, a leading business professor from UCLA, hates performance reviews. “To my way of thinking,” he asserts, “a one-side-accountable, boss-administered review is little more than a dysfunctional pretense [to preserve authority].”

Mind the Gap

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In life, there stands a gap between where we are and where we hope to go. Setting our sights on the future is how we improve. This gap applies in business too and is one we should be ever mindful of.

The Difference Between Intention And Action

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Have you been trying to figure out how to cross the gap between muddling through or having a thriving business? Do you find yourself just blindly nodding yes or no, doing what you’re told, without having a real sense of direction for your small business? You’re not alone.

Be Interesting, But Not Too Interesting

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Did you know there are degrees of “interesting”? Sure, we’ve all met someone who is NOT interesting, but have you ever met anyone who is TOO interesting? If not, it is my honor to introduce myself to you: My name is Scott, and I am too interesting.

The Gap? Knowledge and Action

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I was reminded this week of how many of our challenges can be summarized by the interaction of knowledge and action. There are two opposing situations that can slow our progress toward success.

Right, Wrong, Legal, Illegal

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Life would be easier if there was no grey area between legal and illegal or between right and wrong. But if you are like me, you can find yourself in situations that are difficult.

Can We Change?

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Almost all of us have room in our lives to change something either around us or about ourselves. But it’s not so easy to create and maintain change. Not all of us embrace new things.

Want to Be a Good Example?

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Are you setting a good example for those around you? Maybe you’re not as good as you think you’re being. All the good intentions in the world mean nothing without action!

Business Owners Need To Practice Gratitude

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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?