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Sitting At Your Desk is Slowly Killing You | PROFITguide.com

Sitting At Your Desk is Slowly Killing You | PROFITguide.com | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
One doctor weighs in on the dangers of being sedentary—and what you can do about it
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Sitting is the new smoking.  The facts from this article are startling. If you sit for more than 11 hours per day, you are 40% more at risk of dying in the next three years.  If you want to get up and moving at work more often, the article offers these tips:

 

- Walk while taking business calls.

- Spend at least half of your lunch break walking

- Skip the elevator and take the stairs

- Take short breaks throughout the day to stretch

- Pick a parking spot further away from your office

- Talk to your employee wellness group about subsidizing in-office exercise programs.

 

 

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The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People - Lifehack

The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People - Lifehack | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
Are you a productive person? Have you ever wondered what makes one more productive than another?
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Being productive is about practicing certain habits over others, such that you can get the most out of your days.


 

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9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People

9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it

First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others.Confidence is quiet..."

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Dharmesh Shah is the founder and CTO at Hubspot.  In this article he gives his insight into what a confident person looks like.  

 

Confidence is quiet: It’s a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard.

 
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Seven things your boss wants you to know | BrighterLife.ca

Seven things your boss wants you to know | BrighterLife.ca | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
There are two rules in business. Rule number one: Make your boss look good. Rule number two: Don’t forget rule number one.
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Do You Have 5 Minutes A Day To Get More Productive?

Do You Have 5 Minutes A Day To Get More Productive? | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
Sarah Kauss founded S'well a company that makes superstylish stainless steel drinking bottles because the plastic variety clearly must go. In this new...
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Keeping a journal helps with motivation and productivity.  Here's how.

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Ten Tips to Motivate Yourself when you Work From Home - Work For Mums

Ten Tips to Motivate Yourself when you Work From Home - Work For Mums | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
When you work from home it can be a challenge to motivate yourself to achieve your goals.  WFM Guest Article written by Christine Jolley has some excellent tips to help you to keep motivated in your business.
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10 work from home tips to get you motivated.

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How To Stop Work Overload With a Few Simple Boundaries

How To Stop Work Overload With a Few Simple Boundaries | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
Why is it that when your friends, family, and significant other tell you, "You need to stop working so much!"—you hesitate? On the one hand, you know they have a point.
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5 step process to keep your work life and non-work life in balance.

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Unconventional Career Advice You Need to Hear

Unconventional Career Advice You Need to Hear | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
Stephen Pollan, author of the best-seller "Die Broke," is known for his counterintuitive views. Here’s his provocative take on how to keep your job or find a new one.
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What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grownup home room at the start of every day. You should toohere's how.
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10 Ways to Promote Your Freelance Blog to Get Clients’ Attention

10 Ways to Promote Your Freelance Blog to Get Clients’ Attention | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
You've slogged through the challenges and gotten up your freelance blog. You've written a blog post, chosen a catchy image, ...
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Tips on how to promote your blog.  This is an important strategie for building authority in your area of interest or niche.

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Productivity Hacks: How I Became My Best Personal Assistant

Productivity Hacks: How I Became My Best Personal Assistant | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it

Suze Orman explains 2 ways that she has increased her productivity.

 

This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share their secrets to being more productive. See all their #productivityhacks here.

 

"Keeping it simple makes me — and my business — hum"

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"Multi-tasking is the ruination of quality"

Productivity is not just measured by how much you get done in a certain period of time.  Quality of what your producing is just as important.

Keeping things simple makes running a business and productivity easier.

Personal assistants introduce an extra layer between you and your business that can get in the way.

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How I Learned To Stop Comparing Myself To Others, And Love My Own Ideas

How I Learned To Stop Comparing Myself To Others, And Love My Own Ideas | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it

THAT LAST BRAGGING TWEET BY A TALENTED SO-AND-SO GOT YOU DOWN? JEALOUS OF A COMPETITOR'S FACEBOOK STATUS UPDATE? IT'S TIME TO STEP AWAY AND FORGET ABOUT FORCES YOU CAN'T CONTROL, AND CONCENTRATE ON BEING THE BEST YOU REALISTICALLY CAN BE..

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"It wasn't until I kept to my own swim lane, which took a lot of work, time, and confidence building, that I was able to succeed."


"Remember: You are comparing yourself to perception"

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Throw Out Your Business Plan and Create a Business Map

Throw Out Your Business Plan and Create a Business Map | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
The pace of change has accelerated to the point where a business plan is no longer enough to plot the future of your business with any certainty. Disruptive technologies or unexpected competitors can
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From Tony Robbins 7 forces of business mastery.To create an effective business map, first ask yourself “What business am I in?”The next two questions are: “What business am I really in?” and “How is business?”A system of constant strategic innovations is the ultimate advantage.

 

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Yes, It's Possible To "Network" Without Being A Scumbag

Yes, It's Possible To "Network" Without Being A Scumbag | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
But it's not always easy. Here's how to pimp your career without looking like a punk.
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Your network, as they say, is your net worth


networking is not that hard to do.  Make new friends, and stay in touch with old ones.


Two rules to maintain a connection:

1. Be genuine

2. Stay in touch


You're not just "building a network"...you're bulding a group of friends.

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The Intersection of SEO and Content Marketing - Search Engine Journal

The Intersection of SEO and Content Marketing - Search Engine Journal | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
Although the recent Penguin update wasn’t quite the “game changer” that many SEOs believed it would be, the fact that the entire digital marketing communit (The Intersection of SEO and Content Marketing by @sujanpatel
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Best practices to get your blog (which is important to marketing yourself) to rank well in search engines.

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The Great Debate: Should You Let Employees Work From Home?

The Great Debate: Should You Let Employees Work From Home? | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
Yahoo and Best Buy may have concluded that telecommuting doesn't work for their companies anymore, but it could still make sense for your business.
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Work at the office to collaborate with the team - work from home to get things done..

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Running a business from home? Keep your focus on productivity - Canada Business Network

Running a business from home? Keep your focus on productivity - Canada Business Network | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
If your business is home-based, your focus may be challenged without the structure of an office. Learn how to keep distractions from hampering your productivity.
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if your business is home- or laptop-based, your focus may be challenged without the structure of an office.  Follow these tips to keep your productivity high.

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How To Budget When You Don't Have a Regular Paycheck

How To Budget When You Don't Have a Regular Paycheck | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
Successful budgeting tends to depend on two things: careful planning and a steady income. The first, anyone can do. The second isn’t so simple.
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Great budgetting tips for freelancers.

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Three Principles of Changing Habits

Three Principles of Changing Habits | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
A lot of the times, people want to change; they want to form new habits, to break certain old ones. They sincerely wish to have a certain discipline in life by changing their habits.
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Changing a habit takes committment, patience and action.  Use these three tips to make change in our life.

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10 Posts That Will Have Freelancers Raking in the Dough

10 Posts That Will Have Freelancers Raking in the Dough | Work Awesomr | Scoop.it
We’ve gathered our favorite posts together to give you a crash course in Freelancing 101.
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Covers everything from making the decision to becoming a freelancer, whether you should quit your "day job", work/home life balance and getting your first client.  A must read for anyone looking to get into the freelance game.

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