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Pinterest Tools: 8 Tools to make your life more Pinteresting

Pinterest Tools: 8 Tools to make your life more Pinteresting | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

Are you taking advantage of the Pinterest tools available to grow your presence on Pinterest?

 

Did you know that if you get traffic referred from Pinterest it is much more likely to convert than traffic from other channels such as Facebook?

 

Here’s a report from Shareaholic (a social sharing tool) which shows the average percentage of referral traffic publishers get from different social networks.  Last September, the referral traffic to publishers from Pinterest made up 3.68% of the traffic from all social networks, and this is growing....


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Great tools for your Pinterest

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Cindy Navarro's curator insight, February 7, 12:46 PM

Pinterest is continuing to grow as a marketing tool.

LKGayton's curator insight, February 8, 8:20 AM

8 Great tools for Pinterest

Wendy Eagleson's curator insight, February 8, 12:51 PM

Amazing tools make your Pinterest experience PIN-TASTIC!

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5 Strategies For Discovering The Next Big Thing In Your Business

5 Strategies For Discovering The Next Big Thing In Your Business | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it
Every leader is looking for the next big thing in their business. More than ever, leaders are looking for answers that represent minimal risk, optimal financial benefit and immediate marketplace impact.

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Business is Intelligence

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Top 20 Social Business Tools You Can Use On the Go to Stay Ahead of the Game | UpCity

Top 20 Social Business Tools You Can Use On the Go to Stay Ahead of the Game | UpCity | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

...No matter where you are, it’s imperative that you connect with both your customers and employees on the go. To provide excellent customer service, put quality behind your brand, and demonstrate that you are with your customer every step of the way, you and your employees have to connect with them on nearly every level. Local marketing,social media, and content are just a few of the channels you can optimize with tools to stay connected.


In this post, we’ve gathered the top 20 social tools that keep your team alert and on task.


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Great tools for business on the go!

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celeste howe's curator insight, April 2, 8:48 AM

Often as marketers we fail when it comes to using the power of social media, here are 20 tools to help us stay connected with our customers.

Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, April 2, 11:52 AM

Excellent list of social tools. Many I didn't know and suggest that everyone give this a review.

Olga Senognoeva's curator insight, May 6, 3:52 AM

В списке - знакомые инструменты для курирования.

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10 Steps To Effective Listening

10 Steps To Effective Listening | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. Genuine listening has become a rare gift—the gift of time. It helps build relationships, solve problems, ensure understanding, resolve conflicts, and improve accuracy. At work, effective listening means fewer errors and less wasted time. At home, it helps develop resourceful, self-reliant kids who can solve their own problems. Listening builds friendships and careers. It saves money and marriages.


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Can you hear the words that are coming out of my mouth?

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 9, 9:18 PM

Greta quote in the cartoon. "nobody hates a listener"

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 9, 9:19 PM

Great caption in cartoon "Nobody hates a listener"

Stefano Principato's curator insight, April 25, 6:13 AM
  1. Face the speaker and maintain eye contact.
  2. Be attentive, but relaxed.
  3. Keep an open mind.
  4. Listen to the words and try to picture what the speaker is saying.
  5. Don’t interrupt and don’t impose your “solutions.
  6. Wait for the speaker to pause to ask clarifying questions.
  7. Ask questions only to ensure understanding.
  8. Try to feel what the speaker is feeling.
  9. Give the speaker regular feedback.
  10. Pay attention to what isn’t said—to nonverbal cues.









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10 Tips to Help You Build and Grow a Stand-Out Small Business Brand

10 Tips to Help You Build and Grow a Stand-Out Small Business Brand | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

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Stand Out or Stand Down!

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BSN's curator insight, March 14, 11:49 AM

10 Tips to Help You Build and Grow a Stand-Out Small Business Brand  #branding #smallbiz #businesstips

Tia Ribary's curator insight, March 14, 7:40 PM

Your brand is everything your clients (and others) experience when interacting with you. It's true - as a small business, you may not have a large budget for branding, but you do have a lot of control over the experience you offer, which can make or break your brand.

 

I like these 10 tips as a little branding food for thought.

Ann Dixon's curator insight, March 17, 8:27 AM

Here are 10 great tips for you to optimise your business.

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Seven Small Business Owner Productivity Tips

Seven Small Business Owner Productivity Tips | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

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Manage distractions, not time
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Tooliers's curator insight, February 20, 9:50 AM

thanks @sage.co.uk

Lisa Armstrong's curator insight, February 21, 3:03 AM

Hi folks, as outlined in Part A of this Moodle, an important part of our management effectiveness involves the way we plan our work priorities.

 

Take a look at this article on productivity for ideas on enhancing your management effectiveness.

Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, February 21, 11:21 AM

Manage your time and energy instead of letting it manage you. You can say no. You can put up limits. In fact, you're the only one that can do so for your life. 

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How to Successfully Market Your Small Business

How to Successfully Market Your Small Business | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

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Shake Your Tail Feather

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Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, February 12, 4:45 AM

Importante para los CM en general. Y en España en particular. Es el nicho fundamental

Tooliers's curator insight, February 13, 9:06 AM

The talk of the new millennium in an article on marketing your small business, thanks to @realbusiness.co.uk

Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, February 21, 1:01 PM

Marketing for small businesses is critical but finding the time can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are lots of social media tools available to help with the administration and they are affordable even on a tight budget. 

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How to Add a Call-to-Action Button to Your Facebook Cover

How to Add a Call-to-Action Button to Your Facebook Cover | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it
Blog post at How-to Social Media Graphics: Make Your Own Graphics! : Seen the value of a call-to-action on your Facebook Cover photo?

Great!

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Great tool

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, February 10, 2:12 PM

Prima tip om met Pixlr een call-to-action-knop te maken op de omslagfoto van je pagina. 

Bill Gassett's curator insight, February 10, 2:47 PM

How you can add a call to action button on your Facebook page to increase interaction and visits.

aanve's curator insight, February 10, 10:26 PM

www.aanve.com

 

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Tips for Improving Business and Personal Communication Skills

Tips for Improving Business and Personal Communication Skills | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

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Notice #1 LISTENING IS KEY

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Sherry Ji's curator insight, February 9, 8:19 AM

useful

Progressive training's curator insight, February 21, 12:14 PM

Tips for Improving Business and Personal Communication Skills

#Communication Skills

KG Mozumder's curator insight, February 22, 7:49 AM
Communication Skills are a very important thing that growing your business effectively.
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7 Tips to Reducing Your Workload Through Effective Delegation

7 Tips to Reducing Your Workload Through Effective Delegation | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

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Delegate...Delegate...Delegate!

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Cathy Matthews's curator insight, February 4, 10:56 AM

Some great points. Providing the necessary authority so your co-worker(s) can find the best approach on their own is key.

Blake Hawley's curator insight, February 5, 10:20 AM

Far too often veterinarians fail to delegate to their vet nurses and techs, sometimes due to guilt, other times to trust.  The tragedy is that their team actually WANT more responsibility and everyone one vet, team, clients, pets would all benefit.

Tooliers's curator insight, February 6, 10:40 AM

Delegating - friend or foe?  It's ok for any manager to delegate, but sometimes distributing tasks becomes a difficult task itself.

 

@smartblogs.com

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How To Choose The Best Color Palette For Your Business Website

How To Choose The Best Color Palette For Your Business Website | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

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Color is so important especially in being consistent for biz cards, website, fliers, etc. 

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Fusebill's curator insight, January 30, 2:17 PM

Colours matter more than you think!

Ann Dixon's curator insight, February 23, 8:12 AM

Really interesting article on the psychology of colour on your business website. Discover what colour your business is/should be for most effect.

Anthony MARTINS de NOBREGA's curator insight, March 4, 3:40 AM

pas anodin du tout.....90% de la population est visuelle......les couleurs jouent sur les émotions.....les émotions sur les décisions clés.....

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24 Networking Tips that Actually Work

24 Networking Tips that Actually Work | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

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It's all about you helping others succeed. 

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Cathy Matthews's curator insight, January 30, 2:00 PM

Especially liked the point that networking should be done with the  initial intention of helping other people, not yourself

Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, January 31, 11:20 AM

A few basics

A few food for Networking thoughts

Miles Mercy's curator insight, March 26, 3:04 PM

I found it really helpful !

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10 Marketing Tasks You Should Be Delegating

There are some things that only you can do, but there are also many marketing tasks you can delegate to an assistant.

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You're running a business without a Virtual Assistant? Who does that! 

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Business Building | Hiring A Virtual Assistant To Create And Send ...

Business Building | Hiring A Virtual Assistant To Create And Send ... | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it
Hiring A Virtual Assistant To Create And Send Welcome Kits To Your New Clients Or Customers: Your clients or customers are money to you, but if you don't treat them right from the beginning, they won't stay long.
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Visit my site at www.voisllc.com to order your Welcome Kit now.

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The Art of Creating Perfect Social Media Posts - infographic

The Art of Creating Perfect Social Media Posts - infographic | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

Each social media operates a bit differently, and each brand's followers have their own preferences and moods.

The fact is that, there is no One-Size-Fits-All trick or strategy, however, there are some guidelines that can help you create the perfect social content.

Use this infographic to find tips on how to craft perfects posts for GooglePlus, YouTube, Blog, Tumblr, Vine, Twitter and Facebook.


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Great tool!

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rahul shah's curator insight, April 19, 2:29 AM

http://property.regrob.com/runwal-my-desire-pre-launch-project-in-dombivali-thane/

Mark Trinidad's curator insight, April 21, 7:57 PM

this is great....

Heena Ali's curator insight, April 21, 11:18 PM

Wonderfully explains all the tech language of diff social media sites, and how to attract the most attention!

 

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20+ ideas for your next post

20+ ideas for your next post | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it
All bloggers have to deal with lack of inspiration once in a while. Actually, if you are reading this post, you are probably going through a bout of writer's block right now.

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Great tool

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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's comment, April 2, 12:09 AM
@Hector Ariceaga would you mind expanding on your idea a bit?
Kim Pearlstein's curator insight, April 7, 10:55 PM

Great ideas for blog posts...

Hector Ariceaga's comment, April 22, 3:08 PM
@Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com I was thinking something like this http://unbounce.com/content-marketing/how-to-create-a-successful-editorial-calendar/
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The Secret to Effectively Managing Your Time

The Secret to Effectively Managing Your Time | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Most of us don’t have a time management problem — we have a prioritization problem.

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Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, March 14, 5:27 AM

Estaremos emprendiendo o siendo autónomos, dependiendo del punto de vista, pero dentro de nuestra estrategia debemis incluir que somos humanos. Gestionar el tiempo y poder conciliar trabajo y vida familiar es aún más importante que en las grandes corporaciones. 

malek's curator insight, March 14, 8:12 AM
  • Remember that it's impossible to get everything done.
  • Take the first 30 minutes of every day to plan your day.
  • Block out other distractions like Facebook and other forms of social media unless you use these tools to generate business.


Angela Heath's curator insight, March 17, 10:44 AM

Time Management....is one of the most useful skills we all need.  This article is quite useful.

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5 Keys to Continuous Business Improvement

5 Keys to Continuous Business Improvement | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

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Continuous Improvement is key.

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Cathy Matthews's curator insight, February 28, 9:18 AM

Always wise to re-evaluate current processes and procedures to ensure the business continues to work as 'smart' as possible in order to avoid creating extra work and maximize time.

Progressive training's curator insight, March 4, 11:21 AM

5 Keys to Continuous Business Improvement

Nine0Media's curator insight, March 4, 4:23 PM

Great tips here for developing a Brand #DIYSEO #Nine0Media #WebConsultants 

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Content Marketing A to Z – What You Need to Know

Content Marketing A to Z – What You Need to Know | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

Our A to Z of content marketing helps you get a handle on one of the most important aspects of digital marketing. Content marketing is becoming increasingly important (just check out our piece on how content is going to be dominant for 2014).


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Great marketing tools

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, February 16, 12:33 AM

This is a cool post format - important content marketing terms with short explanations. The format has more editorial control than it appears because the writer is selecting the terms. I would probably arrange in order of priority. They arrange by alphabetical which makes all terms feel equal...they aren't :). M

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Carmen Saunders (csaunders12294) on Twitter

Carmen Saunders (csaunders12294) on Twitter | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it
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**Attention College Students** It's All About You

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Pinterest Tools: 8 Tools to make your life more Pinteresting

Pinterest Tools: 8 Tools to make your life more Pinteresting | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

Are you taking advantage of the Pinterest tools available to grow your presence on Pinterest?

 

Did you know that if you get traffic referred from Pinterest it is much more likely to convert than traffic from other channels such as Facebook?

 

Here’s a report from Shareaholic (a social sharing tool) which shows the average percentage of referral traffic publishers get from different social networks.  Last September, the referral traffic to publishers from Pinterest made up 3.68% of the traffic from all social networks, and this is growing....


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Great tools for your Pinterest

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Cindy Navarro's curator insight, February 7, 12:46 PM

Pinterest is continuing to grow as a marketing tool.

LKGayton's curator insight, February 8, 8:20 AM

8 Great tools for Pinterest

Wendy Eagleson's curator insight, February 8, 12:51 PM

Amazing tools make your Pinterest experience PIN-TASTIC!

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20 Practical Tips For A Great Business Plan

20 Practical Tips For A Great Business Plan | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

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A Business is not a Business without a Plan...And That's Just my Two Cents!

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Alwin Samayoa's curator insight, February 7, 10:06 AM

"Maximize your profit payoff and the speed of completion on every project you undertake to grow your business"

Alwin Samayoa's curator insight, February 7, 10:09 AM

"Maximize your profit payoff and the speed of completion on every project you undertake to grow your business"

Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, February 8, 4:29 AM

Yes you need a plan...one you can work with, not one that sits in the bottom of your draw...take a look and digest these 20 tips

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The A-Z of Great Customer Service

The A-Z of Great Customer Service | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

 

 


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What makes great customer service? Listen more, talk less! And that's just my two cents!

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, January 30, 6:45 PM


Far too many business owners have little idea how much poor customer service is costing their business, and these owners really need to be more pro-active in educating their staff, especially in respect to the right actions to ensure the customer experience is always positive.


Viewed from a business perspective poor service comes with a high price, as loss of sales and reputational impact of the wrong kind, are but two of the consequences of not adequately managing the quality of the customer service being provided.


This excellent article, suggests that the relationship between your business and its customers is fragile at best, and it provides an A-Z primer to use in educating your staff as to what customer service should look like in your business.

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, January 31, 1:16 AM

How many businesses do you deal with that clearly do not make an effort to teach their staff about customer service?

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10 Reasons Why Small Businesses Can't Ignore Social Media

10 Reasons Why Small Businesses Can't Ignore Social Media | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

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Who are you?

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pulau seribu wisata's curator insight, January 27, 10:07 PM

i like this blog

Act Kamal's curator insight, February 18, 6:34 AM

Amazing Blog

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11 Essential Rules for Powerful Twitter Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog

11 Essential Rules for Powerful Twitter Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

Twitter is changing, become public and is verging on visual. Here are 11 rules for powerful Twitter marketing to increase brand awareness, leads and sales.

 

I remember when I joined in 2008, that the rules of engagement were just about fun and frivolity. It was a playground for social media enthusiasts that were exploring and pushing the boundaries. It was about having conversations with people all over the world. That still happens.

 

There were only 4 million people on the platform when I began and using it for marketing was not considered. We were all just playing. Today with mass media embracing it for TV, real time breaking news, distributing content and viral marketing the bird has muscled up.

 

With its increased maturity the rules have become clearer and its marketing power obvious. Here are some essential rules for Powerful twitter marketing to increase brand awareness, leads and sales....


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Great tips on your Twitter account!

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jdobypr's curator insight, January 28, 12:29 AM

Awesome insights

Janine Lloyd's curator insight, January 28, 2:26 AM

Know the rules of engagement if you want to embrace Twitter in your marketing!

José Ignacio Florido's curator insight, January 28, 4:03 AM

Useful tips for your twitter strategy

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The Most Important Numbers You Need to Understand to Grow Your Business

The Most Important Numbers You Need to Understand to Grow Your Business | Virtual Admin | Scoop.it

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If you don't work on your numbers you don't work on your business! And that's just my two cents!

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Des Kirby's curator insight, January 28, 11:18 AM

Some  financial management health checks to help you keep your business profitable.

Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, January 28, 4:45 PM

Very Basic, but essential.  The key from my point of view ? Make sure  that the "checking the number" becomes a monthly routine that you stick to stubbornly. Block the time, no compromise!

Marie Clement's curator insight, January 30, 12:28 PM

This is an excellent article that helps you to get a grip really quickly on the information that needs to be reviewed constantly and encourages setting up schedules to do this.