Advertising, Brand Development, Business, Marketing, Productivity, Social Media

Marketing Terms That Everyone Should Know (G-L)

Marketing Terms That Everyone Should Know (G-L) There are so many marketing terms that everyone should know!  Instead of thrusting a 20-page snooze-worthy article at you, we’ve condensed down essential marketing vocabulary into bite-sized, digestible sections. Enjoy this installment of our Marketing Terms That Everyone Should Know series, featuring marketing
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Productivity Friday: Practical Goal Setting

Every productivity expert and blog out there will tell you about the importance of goal setting. But too often they leave it at that – and their readers are left wondering how to implement goal setting into their daily routine. Should the goals be simple (brush teeth, drive to work,
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Sleep and Productivity: What You Might be Missing

When we get busy, sleep is often the first thing that gets sacrificed in the name of getting more done. But that strategy may be backfiring and costing you productivity. What’s more, getting enough sleep is important to a wide range of factors in our lives – not just productivity.
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Graphic Design, Productivity

Demystifying Creative Work

The world of marketing is full of creative professionals – especially designers, writers, and artists. And when we talk about creative work, it is easy to conjure up images of starving artists working in the middle of the night in a New York loft. But for the most part, creative
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Less Clutter, More Productivity

These days everyone knows that clutter is bad. It’s been the favorite whipping boy of life coaches for a few years now. But when it comes to articulating why it is bad, or what to do about it, many people come up short. Today we’ll look at how dealing with
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Want to be More Productive? Take More Breaks

Claims like the headline above are often received with skepticism, especially from bosses that think I’m just looking for another excuse to slack off. But productivity isn’t about finding more time to work. It is about getting more work done in the time you have. And toward that goal, it
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Productivity Friday: Redeeming Meetings

Meetings are a necessary evil the world of business. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves as we all shuffle off to the 50th directionless meeting of the month. Did you know that the average employee in America attends 62 meetings per month?! That is insane. Not to mention
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Read More/Achieve More

Most people intuitively know that they should read more. Maybe it’s a vestige from our school librarians or maybe just something deeply engrained in our DNA. But either way, reading more is a good goal to strive for. Unfortunately, our modern world of business and distractions makes carving out time
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How to Fight Distractions and Boost Your Productivity

According to a recent study by the financial management service Think Money, only 12% of workers are getting 8+ productive hours of work per day. And, perhaps even more startling, less than half are putting in 6+ hours of productive work. It’s not like people aren’t ‘at work’ for eight
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Productivity Friday: Time Management

People often mistake being productive with being busy. And while productive people might look busy, most busy people are not productive. The key to maintaining productivity is not how busy you are, but how well organized and prepared you can be. For me, staying productive breaks down into three areas:
Vulnerable productivity

Vulnerability and Productivity

Author and researcher Brene Brown has done some great work on vulnerability and shame – expressed beautifully in her book Daring Greatly. I highly recommend the work to anyone looking to improve their relationships, management skills, parenting, or just their overall approach to living life. But today, I want to
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Productivity Friday: The Best Cup of Coffee

Coffee, the sober drink, the mighty nourishment of the brain, which unlike other spirits, heightens purity and lucidity; coffee, which clears the clouds of the imagination and their gloomy weight; which illuminates the reality of things suddenly with the flash of truth. -Jules Michelet I should just leave it at
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Inbox Zero the Right Way

When I sat down to write this post, I fully intended to start it with a disclaimer that went something like this: ‘Full Disclaimer: My inbox is not at zero.’ Right now, I’ve got 16 read messages sitting in my inbox, and the guilt was starting to get to me.
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The Myth of Morning People

Are you a morning person? It is a common enough question, but behind it lies a profound misunderstanding about people and our routines. But before we dive into what it means (or doesn’t mean) to be a ‘morning person,’ let’s look at why we should even care about the topic.