Bored or Busy? It’s Time to Work Harder!
Mar28

Bored or Busy? It’s Time to Work Harder!

I hope you’re hanging in there. It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. If you’re reading this in the future, we’re right in the middle of a national business crisis. Things are changing daily and people are scrambling. Some are losing their jobs. Some businesses are having to shut down, while others are ramping up. It seems people are either bored or busy. An example is my wife’s business. She works at a bank and they closed the lobby. Half of the staff was put on paid leave while the other half mans (and womans) the mini Fort Knox. She’s home for a week but then works the next. There are other business people I know who are transforming their businesses by scrambling to try to find things like masks, respirators, and other medical supplies from overseas suppliers. Other businesses find themselves with absolutely nothing to do. They’re just shut down. Their clients have slowed or simply stopped buying. They can’t work or pay their staff, like restaurants, stores, and more. Disruption = Displacement There are a lot of disruptions going on right now. But if you’re like most people, you’re in one of two places. You’re either bored or really busy. Well, whether you’re bored or whether you’re busy, now is the time to work harder. What I want to do today is outline what you can do if you’re in either of those two camps. Before we go there, I want to tell you about something that happened […]

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How to earn money: Essay writing
Mar28

How to earn money: Essay writing

If you can prove you have a good command of the English language, you can take paid essay writing jobs. You can earn as a writer on various online essay writing sites. College work could be demanding in terms of time, money, and effort. Writing an essay is one simple way one can make money, either as a student or irrespective of your line of work. Once you can deliver a plagiarism-free paper with little to no grammar errors, students are willing to enlist your services. Here are the four types of essays: Expository essay: states a fact or an opinion Descriptive essay: describes something Narrative essay: gives an account, could be real Argumentative essay: states an opinion against another Starting an essay: How to go about it We provide a general approach to writing an essay. Once you have the topic from your customer, there is a general pattern you can take to expand on your essay. Work out an outline. This is like a skeleton or the framework of your essay. Think and decide on your thesis statement. Write the introduction and make it captivating. Introducing the main idea of the essay here and get your readers hooked. This is one of the points students and other clients look for in paper writing service review when deciding who to employ for writing their essays. Develop the essay. Write the conclusion and add finishing touches. Now go over your essay, checking for various forms of errors: tenses, grammar, punctuation, […]

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How to Adjust to Working Remotely So You Remain Productive
Mar28

How to Adjust to Working Remotely So You Remain Productive

For many professionals in office settings, the day is relatively structured. You commute to work, either walking, by public transit, or in your car, and you might grab a coffee on the way. Once you’re there, you have your “good morning!” round before settling into your workspace and firing up your computer. Perhaps your team has a standing meeting at 9:15 every day, or the office generally breaks and gathers near the coffee pot to catch one another up on projects. At some point in the day, you take your lunch, and – when the day ends, you turn off your computer and leave the office. Sure, lots of other things happened between arrival and departure but, ultimately, the boundaries of work space and home are pretty obvious. But that’s simply not the case if you’re working from home. It can be hard to keep productivity up when your bed, couch, and favourite TV shows are within arm’s reach. Here are a few productivity tips that can help you remain focused when working remotely. Set up a designated workspace It needn’t be fancy, but find a space in your home that’s YOUR workspace. If you have a desk or office space, you’re all set, but if not – don’t panic. Maybe it’s your kitchen counter or dining room table. Set yourself up with everything you need: notebook, pens, mouse, keyboard, monitor (if you have one) and make it comfortable and tidy. Create a routine – or stick to your existing […]

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4 Types of Software Dragging Small Business Owners Down
Mar28

4 Types of Software Dragging Small Business Owners Down

Better tools are supposed to make work easier and workers more productive. Why, then, do many seem to clog up processes more than accelerating them? Why has business software typically lacked the usability and attractiveness of consumer software? Makers of business platforms may mean well. But, when they don’t fully understand the needs of their users, they inevitably create solutions to the wrong problems. It means there is software dragging small business owners down right now and they may not realize it. Companies don’t need more technology for the sake of more technology. Most employees would rather track their work with pen and paper than deal with software that causes more problems than it solves. Business software acts as an accelerant. And, in situations where it doesn’t do the job well, software only serves to accelerate companies and their employees in the wrong direction. Even worse, if a team doesn’t like the software they’re using, it will never be fully integrated. To address this issue, companies must be diligent about the types of software they adopt and invest in for their teams. Free yourself, your business, and your employees from the constraints of bad software. Ensure that every piece of technology you bring on board fulfills a specific and useful purpose. No single tool can do everything. But, by supplementing your talented team with a few smart solutions, you can have everything you need to thrive. Workflow Customization Several vendors sell tools to manage your workflows. But, many programs that […]

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Is there an alternative to bankruptcy?
Mar26

Is there an alternative to bankruptcy?

Perhaps you’ve been struggling with money, maybe your company or house is in danger of being repossessed. Regardless, this situation is certainly a stressful one. Finding an alternative solution is important and one of the most well-known which comes to mind is bankruptcy. However, for some, it can be a scary word. Although it can be a fresh start, it is a big step – and does carry serious consequences. For example, although your debts should be resolved: Your assets, such as your home, company, and car may be sold to repay your lenders. Bankruptcy will be recorded on your credit file. As a result, you will probably find it very hard to obtain loans or financial products in the future. You will be unable to work in certain professions. Your bankruptcy will be recorded in a public database called the Insolvency Register. According to the Insolvency Service, every quarter there are more than 4,000 bankruptcies. Fortunately, there are alternatives to help you avoid this situation and potentially keep your assets secure. IVA – a more popular form of insolvency Although the Insolvency Service records more than 4,000 bankruptcies every quarter, the average number of IVAs during that time is more than 18,000. Seemingly a more popular solution, this is often considered superior to bankruptcy as your assets are protected during this agreement. Furthermore, generally speaking, an IVA is more socially acceptable than bankruptcy. With an IVA, interest and charges are frozen on your debts. Over the course of the […]

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Top 7 TED Talks to Develop Your Growth Mindset and Double Your Productivity
Mar26

Top 7 TED Talks to Develop Your Growth Mindset and Double Your Productivity

The ways in which we think about learning, intelligence, and our abilities has a direct and significant effect on our learning progress and our ability to improve. When we believe that we can do and be better according to the effort we put in, we are embracing a growth-based mindset. Conversely, when we believe that we’re just not good enough or capable enough to learn, achieve, or do something challenging, we set ourselves up to fail…thus proving ourselves “right.” What Is a Growth Mindset? The growth mindset was discovered by psychologist and Stanford professor Carol Dweck, Ph.D., and is described in her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. According to Carol, mindset is a self-perception (I am a great speaker; I am a bad dancer) that is either “fixed” or focused on “growth.” Those with a fixed mindset believe that talent rather than effort is solely responsible for success. Fixed mindsets are naturally limiting, since failure is perceived as inevitable. Those with fixed mindsets believe they aren’t good at something because they don’t possess an inherent trait or ability. So when they perform badly, the failure is seen as inherent in their lack of ability. On the other hand, those with a growth mindset “believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment,” writes Carol. Top 7 TED Talks to Develop […]

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