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Share Your Content on Twitter With @ClickToTweet

Use Click to Tweet WordPress PluginSharing a good tweetable is like giving someone the best bite of your delicious sandwich.

Before I get ahead of myself, if you don’t know what a tweetable is, it’s a short quote embedded in a blog post that is easily shareable on Twitter with one click.

Typically, it’s one of the best, most flavorful quotes from the blog post … like the best bite of a delicious sandwich.

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Fact Friday: People in Central America Have Better Work-Life Balance Than North Americans

“Central America ranks highest in work-life balance, with 70 percent of employees saying their companies support them in achieving a reasonable balance between work and personal life. North America is second (65 percent), followed by eastern Asia (63 percent), Latin America and the Caribbean (63 percent), and Southern Asia (62 percent).

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Work-Life Balance Off Kilter, Research Finds  | | 4.19.13


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Fact Friday: Plans Fail When You Focus on Multiple Goals

“When you’ve got a goal in mind, research shows that it works to have a specific plan in place to achieve it. But that may not be the case when you’re trying to achieveseveral goals at once…researchers found that for people with just one goal, having a plan in place helped them to accomplish it. But that planning didn’t help the people who had to accomplish six goals.”

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Planning Is Less Effective When You’re Juggling Multiple Goals: Study | | 5.19.12


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Use The “Clean Computer Calendar” by @SingleHop to Clean Up Digital Clutter

Clean Up Digital Clutter

I was recently sent this Clean Computer Calendar and thought it was worth sharing with you!

It’s a great guide to follow from SingleHop (a cloud computing company) in order to conquer that digital clutter in a short amount of time. I’ve explained some of their advice in more detail below and added a few of my own tips. Happy digital organizing!

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Make Reading Easier With @ReadItForMe

watch your business books with readitfor.meDo you like to read? I know you probably DO read, but do you actually LIKE it? I’m going to be really honest. I don’t like reading. I never did.

Maybe it’s the back and forth motion of my eyes, but I fall asleep almost immediately. Then, I don’t remember what I read and have to read it again.  So, I get frustrated, and declare, “I hate reading!”

That said, I’m very aware that personal growth and business development go hand in hand with reading. Even with all of the video and audio learning options out there now, the written word cannot be completely avoided.

That’s when I discovered ReadItFor.Me.

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7 Essential Productivity Apps for Freelancers, Consultants, and Coaches

productivity apps for entrepreneursIf you’re a freelancer, consultant, or a coach, you’ll need to rely on systems to keep track of your clients and projects — and to simply get stuff done. One of the most helpful things you can to to increase your productivity is to use a combination of people and technology, including apps. For example, you might use a productivity app or a suite of apps to help you stay on top of your freelance game.

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Quick Tip: Two Ways a List Can Help You Declutter Your Desk

unclutter your desk and get organized

Recently, I wrote a guest post for and shared five creative strategies you can use to unclutter your desk. And, today I’m sharing a sixth thing you can do keep desk clutter to a minimum.

Did you know that a simple list can also help you bring a little order to your workspace?

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Be Nellie Bly, Stay Focused, and Remain Productive

Stay focused and be productiveFormer newspaper reporter, ground-breaking reporter, Nellie Bly is one of my heroes.

For those who don’t know the story, Nellie went undercover in an insane asylum by posing as a patient, and the article she wrote after her 10-day stay changed the way New York City treated people with mental illness.

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Why You Should Create Twitter Lists

Are you using Twitter Lists?

Have you ever wanted to just follow a specific set of people on Twitter? … to just focus in on the conversation among one group of people? Putting your tweeps in separate buckets can be very helpful, especially when you follow quite a few of them.

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3 Ways to Get Past Decision Paralysis

decision making paralysis

The stacks of magazines, the piles of papers, the stuff crowding the car out of the garage — there can be many reasons for clutter like this, but one of the most common is unmade decisions. We look at a piece of paper, can’t decide what to do with it, and put it back in the pile.

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