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Doing Your Best

“I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.” Happy Presidents Day, everyone! One of my favorite presidents has always been Abraham Lincoln. He’s a man that stuck to his guns and always seemed to have good things to […]

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Today is Valentine’s Day! Typically it is used to show your love and appreciation for your significant other. But what if we were to flip that around a bit? Use today not only to show how much you care to your husband or wife, but to your clients! Shoot them a message saying, “hey, thinking […]

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W5 Templates – Productivity Made Simple – now with Mobile Sync

PITTSBURGH, August 27, 2014 – W5 Templates, a provider of easy-to-use and easy-to-install client and project management tools, leveraging the wide knowledge of MS Excel, today announces the release of its mobile version, available in the Apple, Android and Amazon Kindle app stores. Users spoke. W5T said yes.  The mobile version has arrived. W5T continues […]

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More Day less Labor

Happy Labor Day to all. Wouldn’t it be nice to have more of your day and work a little less? To accomplish this “productivity” is the answer. In the course of our busy days, we often don’t take time to think about how we can accomplish our work faster, less expensively and better. This just […]

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Serendipity – Secret to Success

Perhaps I was 8 years old. My mother was toting me along and stopped by a store on Merriman Avenue with the whimsical name, Serendipity. I hadn’t heard the word before, and I recall how I felt saying it, the words just dancing off my tongue. Then I asked its meaning, and I was forever […]

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Healthy inquisitiveness is at the root of who, what, when, where, how and especially why. Eleanor Roosevelt opined, “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.” In fact, this sense of curiosity does seem innate to […]

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From the Jungle Book to the Corporate Jungle

Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book (and Nobel Laureate) also wrote poetry – must have been my inadvertent inspiration. I keep six honest serving-men, They taught me all I knew; Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. ~Rudyard Kipling Kipling reminds us to cherish curiosity, an idea […]

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The Taxman Cometh looking for Small Business Owners – CRM to the rescue

Insightful article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal (5/17-18, 2014) entitled Skirting the Investment Tax, by Arden Dale.  New this year is a 3.8% investment tax on profits if business owners can’t document they are playing an “active role” in running their company. To prove to the IRS an “active” involvement in your business you’ll need to be […]

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You want me to do What ?

What are you doing? What are you asking me to do? What exactly has to happen? Here we have another powerful word with what. As so often is the case, the more you specify, the better. Clarifying expectations and requirements goes a long way to building a happy result. I’ll illustrate with a simple situation. […]

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Three Ways to be More Productive at Work and at Home

Many of us strive to be more productive, but what does productivity really look like? Does it mean accomplishing everything on your to do list? Does it mean responding to all your e-mails? The definition of productivity is a measure of the efficiency of production. That can actually be different for each person. Here are […]

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