I find myself today looking at a couple projects that I had wanted to complete by the end of the year, which sadly I'll instead take into 2009 - it got me thinking about the book "Eat that Frog" by Brian Tracey I had read a long time ago.
I'd like to share an excerpt to possible help you with your project management.
Mark Twain once said "that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the… Read More
Added by Pat Howlett on December 31, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Today I saw the list that Lake Superior State University publishes each year of the New Year's "Words to Be Banished from English for Mis-use & Over-use" in 2008.
Here is a list of some of the words I feel should be put away and not spoken in 2009. Feel Free to add any words that make your skin crawl when you hear them.
People need to think outside the box to replace "think outside the box"
In sales how about we get rid… Read More
Added by Tim Moore on December 31, 2008 at 2:38pm —
When taking down decorations, try not to throw the lights, stockings and candles into one giant box and hope for the best. A few extra minutes spent winding lights around a sheet of cardboard will make decorating faster and easier next year.
Added by Geralin Thomas on December 31, 2008 at 11:36am —
I'm working on an e-book, that I'd like to get quickly online for sale. This is an experiment as well as a way to package my services. I think it will be easier for people to understand what I do when I have a product offering to point at.
The book will be aimed at entrepreneurial folks, and will be designed to attract clients to my ghost writing business. I'm going to talk about the idea of writing a book and/or using social media to brand yourself as the best of the best at what… Read More
Added by Dave Baldwin on December 31, 2008 at 10:42am —
Two of my grandmothers favorite recipes at this time of the year!
Holiday Rum Cake & Crown Royal Christmas Cookies
CROWN ROYAL CHRISTMAS COOKIES:
Ingrediants You will need:
1 cup water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup nuts
2 cups dried fruit
1 bottle Crown… Read More
Added by Tim Moore on December 30, 2008 at 4:47pm —
This post is from my short article I wrote this week for our newsletter. It is timely and interesting, well at least it is interesting to me. I hope you enjoy!
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o' lang syne?
The end of 2008 has arrived. We will all have special and different memories of the year. My best memories are from my time spent with people like you and the folks at… Read More
Added by Tim Moore on December 30, 2008 at 1:50pm —
is just about to turn over the New Year. You just about ready to lift a glass, kiss the first person you see, and make a resolution that you probably won't be able to remember how you worded it or keep due to lack of whatever.
So now let's make plans ahead of time to create some needed extra time during 2009 for our business, our family, and extra water weight.
Unless your calendar is perfectly organized, you can pick up some valuable time by following… Read More
Added by Dave Park on December 29, 2008 at 4:14pm —
If your budget permits, buy colored storage boxes and color code your seasonal decorations. Use red containers for winter, purple for spring, blue for summer and orange for fall. Clearly label the contents. Store items where they won’t be ruined by mildew, heat or pests.
Added by Geralin Thomas on December 29, 2008 at 9:33am —
Another Holiday Project for Twitter..What about posting appreciations of people who affected you in a positive way this year with a URL to their resource or page?
Since your have limited space you will want to make sure to include them with @ followed by their Twitter name. You also may want to use www.TinyURL.com
if you are referencing their website or a web page to make the link shorter.
Or you can just send it as a… Read More
Added by Martin Brossman on December 24, 2008 at 10:52pm —
Try to find a bit of joy in everything you do during these last few days of the year. Organize your time around the things that are most meaningful to you and those you care about most.
Added by Geralin Thomas on December 24, 2008 at 8:06am —
I have been getting a lot of heat lately about writing about stuff that is extremely depressing. They ask me if I could write about some things that are more uplifting. Interestingly enough, bad economic times sometimes makes us think about things in new ways. I have concluded that starting a company in 2009 is a great idea. That’s uplifting, right. Here’s why.
Who needs venture capital and angels anyway
It is certainly true that getting venture funding will… Read More
Added by Bill Warner on December 22, 2008 at 5:09pm —
When you receive schedules or newsletters, write the information on the appropriate date on your calendar. For example, “2:30 cookie exchange/church social hall/bring recipe” could be used to remind you about a church social.
Added by Geralin Thomas on December 22, 2008 at 12:13pm —
Two years ago my fiancé was playing in a golf tournament. His sister and I decided to follow behind the teams on our own golf cart.
At the 13th hole, we stopped and Carlena got out (I was driving) to grab some refreshments. I bent down in my seat to pick up a leaf that had fallen on my ankle. No sooner did I sit back up than I saw a flash of white. A golf ball whizzed into my cart and smacked off of my shin bone, just under the knee. I think only a tree breaking in half would have… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on December 22, 2008 at 11:30am —
"There's a man who leads a life of danger, To everyone he meets he stays a stranger.
With every move he makes another chance he takes, Odds are he won't live to see tomorrow.
Secret agent man, secret agent man, They've given you a number and taken away your name." Johnny Rivers
That is just what the next evolution of the Real Estate agent is starting to look like . . . . a number without a face. And thanks to the online services, real estate information has spread… Read More
Added by Dave Park on December 21, 2008 at 11:40pm —
3 Minute Ad Age, December 19, 2008
Some Good News: Digital Media's Core Strength
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- although the recent stream of news from media and marketing companies has been something of a depressing dirge, not all is bad. At the IAB's recent forum, Manish Bhatia, president of global and US sales at Nielsen Online, ticked off the lates data points documenting the… Read More
Added by Debby Bruck Homeopath on December 21, 2008 at 10:59am —
As you plan your goals, promises and resolutions for the new year, are there things keeping you from "catching up"? If so, spend this week getting rid of things you no longer need, maybe donating them so they can be used by people with greater need for them. Weed out unused appliances, outgrown toys, already-read books, aged cosmetics and anything else you no longer use. Then, finish your laundry pile, clean any dirty dishes and discard (recycle, shred, etc) any files no longer needed in your… Read More
Added by Emily Parks on December 20, 2008 at 12:30pm —
This is the time of year that many of us start to think about 'setting goals'.
I try to pull out my “Goal Plan” (a sheet of paper I wrote them on) to see where I am on their achievement on a regular basis.
I end up 'hitting' some and not others.
I started to give this more thought and study this month in anticipation of the New Year (Resolution
). I came across a Bill Bateman video… Read More
Added by Pat Howlett on December 20, 2008 at 11:00am —
According to published reports heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, Paris Hilton, was the unfortunate victim of a burglary at her Hollywood hills mansion during the early morning hours on Friday December 19, 2008. The burglary was reported by Hilton’s onsite security guard. It is alleged that a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gloves broke through the front door and made off with over two million dollars in jewelry. Hilton was not a home at the time.
Sadly this caper smells… Read More
Added by Jim McNeely on December 20, 2008 at 8:19am —
You've probably noticed my tendency to plaster my own face all over everyone's walls on this site. I'm now questioning the wisdom of this. Especially in light of the fact that the network is growing faster than ever before, and will probably accelerate in the coming months, does it really make sense to shake every hand in the room?
The question I'm wrestling with: how many people can I interact with in a meaningful way?
I do make an effort to look over the profile and at… Read More
Added by Dave Baldwin on December 19, 2008 at 12:59pm —
Influenza strikes in winter when there is less daylight and people stay indoors. The holidays bring people together in close quarters to spread the epidemic disease. What can you do? Homeopathic Remedies can Help Prevent and Limit the illness. I have written an in-depth article that provides information about the Number One Selling Homeopathic Remedy for Flu symptoms, like fever, chills, cough, sneezing, and aches and pains.… Read More
Added by Debby Bruck Homeopath on December 19, 2008 at 11:43am —