Use this Tool to Take the Guesswork Out of Your Holiday Planning and Promotions in the New Year

Use this Tool to Take the Guesswork Out of Your  Holiday Planning and Promotions in the New Year

If you are anything like me, you stay busy with your day-to-day business and the goals you set to ensure business growth. Trying to keep up with all the holidays throughout the year is a colossal task that often gets overlooked. I typically miss a few holidays each year and along with it the opportunity to boost my business. That’s unfortunate for a couple of reasons.

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Work at Home: How to Set Goals and Change the Way You Work in the New Year

Work at Home: How to Set Goals and Change the Way You Work in the New Year

It seems I'm getting a lot more questions about how to effectively work from home. I think many young professionals know what to do, but often get too wrapped up in their work, or get too distracted to be successful. As a result, their work-life balance tends to weigh more heavily on the work side.

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Stop Trying to Prove How Hard You Work From Home and Do This Instead

Stop Trying to Prove How Hard You Work From Home and Do This Instead

After working at home for almost ten years, interacting with WAH colleagues and having direct reports that work remotely, I have some advice for you. Quit trying so hard to prove you are actually working in your home office and get some balance in your work day and your life. There is definitive data that indicates you work hard, unless of course you’re just a slacker by nature.

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4 Job Skills to Help You Engage and Enjoy Family Time This Thanksgiving

4 Job Skills to Help You Engage and Enjoy Family Time This Thanksgiving

Some of you may be getting a little anxious about Thanksgiving feasts. In fact, you may be wondering if there’s a way to get out of them. Perhaps, come down with a plague or something. Many people love family gatherings with their seemingly picture perfect families. But, how can you approach family time more objectively when dynamics are challenging?  How can you stop becoming a kid again once you walk in the door? Here are four ways to leverage your job skills so you can act like a grown-up and avoid getting bogged down in a dysfunctional quagmire.

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If People Think You’re Rude, They May Have a Point

If People Think You’re Rude, They May Have a Point

It may be hard to wrap your brain around this, and you may not agree, but if people think you’re rude, you probably are. It’s their perception, and that’s what counts. Your perception of you doesn’t really matter. Only theirs. Somewhere along the line, your intention to be polite and respectful to others and get stuff done has gone awry, and you need to find out why.

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5 Tips to Make Going Back to Work as a New Mom Easier

5 Tips to Make Going Back to Work as a New Mom Easier

Since the birth of your new bundle of joy, you’ve been going through a parent’s version of rigorous survival training. In a short period, you are subjected to a mixture of strenuous physical demands, mental strengthening drills, and unavoidable sleep deprivation as you work to develop a routine. If that’s not challenging enough, within a matter of weeks, you are expected to have conquered the new mommy landscape, and morph into a high performing working mother without missing a beat. Although an unreasonable expectation, ask any new mom and they will tell you absurd or not, it’s still the expectation.

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5 Work Habits to Save Time and Keep Your New Mom Schedule on Track

5 Work Habits to Save Time and Keep Your New Mom Schedule on Track

Time has a way of fading memories, but I remember how hectic motherhood is, and how brutal the back-to-work transition can be as a new working mom. You’ll get all kinds of advice, here are four habits every working mom can develop to keep their day job and navigate the demands of motherhood.

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How to Make Working at Home Work

How to Make Working at Home Work

It's easy for the freedom, sparkle and shine that comes with working at home to be a little intoxicating. But, if you don't sober up pretty quickly, bad habits and a lackadaisical attitude can catch up with you. You don't want to put your sweet little gig at risk, or you at risk of getting a good talking-to from you-know-who. And, let's face it, no one wants one of those.

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Time Management: Is Tracking Your Time on Your To-Do List?

Time Management:  Is Tracking Your Time on Your To-Do List?

It’s important to learn early in your career how to account for time and track it. It’s always going to get away from you, and you won’t ever have enough of it.  Just about everyone underestimates how long just about everything takes. Most people don't have a clue how much time they spend on routine tasks or their core job responsibilities. Here are two reasons you should.

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Here’s How to Manage Your Time and Keep Customers Happy

Here’s How to Manage Your Time and Keep Customers Happy

We all have customers. Some are internal, others are external, but we need to keep them all happy. How can you manage your time more effectively and give excellent customer service? Here are Your Office Mom’s six work tips for smart, young professionals who want to keep customers happy and for entrepreneurs who want to differentiate themselves from those other guys.

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