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Best Home Office Setup for Productivity

Take it from someone who worked from home throughout several years of law school: working from home is a great way to take control of your career. Many people are able to increase productivity by working at home because it cuts down on usual workplace distractions. In order to get…
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5 TED Talks About Habits

Lately on my blog I've been talking about habits: how they are formed, what they help us accomplish, and how we can use them to find more success and happiness in our lives. For today's article, I wanted to share some ideas from TED talk videos. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design)…
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Using Mindfulness to Beat Bad Habits and Replace Them With Good Habits

There is no shame in having bad habits. Everyone is guilty of biting their nails, impulse buying things they can't afford, or putting work off until the last minute. You probably have your own personal bad habit that has been a problem for a long time. However, the time must…
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To Bing or Not to Bing?

When it comes to search engine optimization, the conventional wisdom is that all businesses should focus on Google results. That’s true, to an extent. Google is, overwhelmingly, the world’s most popular search engine with something like 1.17 billion daily users as of 2012. However, Google is not the world’s only…
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16 Quotes on the Power of Habit

Habits.  They are hard to break, and hard to make.  A habit is an extremely powerful force in our lives because when something is a habit, we no longer think about it – we just do it. Why Worry About Habits? Our days are made up of dozens of little…
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How to Become a Proactive Person

Learning how to become a proactive person is one of the hardest workplace skills to acquire. Unlike with productivity or time management, there’s no online tool that can help you anticipate problems before they arise. Instead, being proactive is a matter of intuition and outlook that takes time and experience…
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When Is It Time to Hire a Bookkeeper? (How Hiring Bench Saved Me Countless Hours at Tax Time)

As a business owner, I enjoy the creative side of what I do. I enjoy the days where I can dream and do, create and execute. What I don't have are days when I get excited about categorizing expenses. For the longest time as a business owner, I did my…
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Here Are a Few Things You Need to Know About Whitespace

There are some lessons I had to learn when I was starting out as a web designer that I've kept in mind when looking into any sort of design, particularly when it comes to branding my business. If you are designing a document or website, there are some things you…
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Should I Get a Second Monitor? How Multiple-Monitor Productivity Gives My Office a Boost

I have long been an advocate of having at least two monitors in your workspace. For my own individual office setup, I use a 27' iMac with a 27" LED Cinema Display--and I've never looked back. Having the space to actually get work done is what it's all about. In…
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Why I Love Basecamp (And 4 Other Project Management Tools You Should Look Into)

Good project management tools are essential to running any kind of business. We live in a time, however, where companies providing them are a dime a dozen. Because the variety of apps, sites, and communication tools is only getting larger, its important to understand which services stand above the rest.…
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How to Check Your Trademark’s Status

Registering a trademark is a big step in expanding your business and establishing your brand. When you register a mark, don’t forget to keep track of your application status. After the United States Patent and Trademark Office approves your application, continue to check trademark status to make sure you are…
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The Marketing Strategy that Grew My Law Firm by Nearly 154% After One Year (and by More Than 500% by Year Two)

Content marketing is exactly what it sounds like--creating and then sharing information online.  It's important to provide useful content, but the end goal is to stimulate interest in a product or service. I was able to achieve amazing exponential growth in my company by using content marketing.  After one year…
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