Organization and Motivation

Planning for 2014

Are you the type of person who does extensive planning and goal setting each year-end? Or are you one of those go-with-the-flow type of personalities who takes a day at a time? If you have your own business, I believe it’s imperative to plan for the future. Since I’ve been in business for the last 7 years, I pause at every year-end and take a …

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Be A Leader: How to Change People–Dale Carnegie, Part 4

We’re wrapping up the year with the last in our Dale Carnegie series and review of ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’. The last part of his book deals with ‘How to bring about a change in people without being offensive or arousing resentment’.  This subject matter may sound manipulative as do several others in our series, but Mr. Carnegie makes several strong points …

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How to Win People to Your Way of Thinking-Dale Carnegie, Part 3

We’re in our third week of our review of Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’. This week, Mr. Carnegie is talking about getting people to come around to your way of thinking. Carnegie Wins People With Stories Mr. Carnegie loves to tell stories to illustrate his points. He told one here about a man at a dinner party who heard another gentlemen …

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6 Ways to Make People Like You–Dale Carnegie Part 2

This week, Mr. Carnegie gives us 6 ways to make people like us. Have you started your mental list of what they could be? They are pretty common sense, as you’ll see. Last week, we went over Principles dealing with Handling People—don’t criticize, condemn or complain, give honest and sincere appreciation and getting people to really want what you want. Six Ways to Make People …

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Dale Carnegie Principles to Influence People

We are starting “How to Win Friends & Influence People”.  Many of us have read this book and Mr. Carnegie said himself it’s a good idea to re-read the book frequently so as not to forget his points. In fact he said it would be good to read each chapter twice and after every point, pause and think about how you could take that particular …

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Time Tracker Seriousd 1.4

We all do it. You know what I mean. You get on your computer to get something specific done and it happens – you get distracted. Maybe it’s Facebook orTwitter, maybe you see that email notification come in and you’ve got to go and read it (even though you have no intention of responding just then). Perhaps you’re a gamer and you think you need …

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Importance of Attending Live Conferences

This week, I’ve been in Philadelphia at the IVAA Live Conference. (International Virtual Assistants Association). I’ve only been a member of IVAA for about a year and felt that getting to know some from this group would be an encouragement to me and perhaps I could encourage others. In addition it’s a great networking experience  and I’ve always found it worthwhile to meet people. A …

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How To Organize a Great WordPress Meetup-12 Tips

The Oklahoma City WordPress Meetup group has been around since 2009. It was originally started by David North,  tech enthusiast and geek. I started helping him with the group in late 2010 since I observed he was a busy guy with a heavy travel schedule and asked if I could help out. Since then, I’ve been arranging for speakers and sending out the monthly announcements. …

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