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How I Use Asana to Manage My Blogging (with Screencast)

If you’re a regular blogger like I am, sometimes it can be a challenge to develop a sustainable practice for adding fresh content to your blog. I’ve been working on streamlining my blogging process, even though I’ve been blogging regularly for years. While it’s always a work in progress, I thought it might be helpful …

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overflowing in box

How an Overflowing Inbox Can Make You Lose Business

“I am hoping these are your “Spam” emails that are outrageously high… guess I’ll be checking this post before I decide to contact anyone for assistance.” Ouch. This was a comment that was added to a poll I conducted some time ago on a “Young Professionals” Group.  I asked people to admit how many emails …

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Three Reasons Not to Announce When You Will Be Checking Email

“I check email daily at 11:00am and again at 4:00pm.” Have you ever received a message like that? It communicates that the writer is disciplined. It gives people an estimated time for when they may hear back. It’s impressive–or is it? Some professionals find that if they schedule times to check email, they can spend …

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Warning: Four Strong Words that can Trigger Conflict

“Samantha” and “Matilda” were close colleagues.* They met for lunch once a week, and one day, Matilda told Samantha about an opportunity in another department that she was considering. This possibility became a major topic of conversation between them. Each week, they discussed the journey together as Matilda processed whether to apply, prepared for the …

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Four Small But Mighty Changes That Will De-Stress Your Email Life

  “I don’t understand why we send people the information they need and they don’t read their email!” My frustrated friend was lamenting how people don’t READ their email, causing more inefficiency. I told him that maybe it’s because when people need information, they feel the quickest thing to do is ask again instead of …

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Five Ways You are Making Your Work Harder than It Has to Be

“I’m so busy.” “I’m overwhelmed.” “There’s too much to do.” Do you ever say that? Feel that? I do. But sometimes, we’re our own worst enemy. We can be the blame for our own overwhelm. Here are a few ways we sabotage ourselves, which fall into four categories of  stress and opportunity, a line of …

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