Category Archives: Balance

Trust Your Intuition

by Gail Z. Martin excerpted from Fresh Start Success: Reimagine Your Work, Reinvent Your Life, Re-Ignite Your Passion Do you trust your intuition, or work strictly by the numbers? Most entrepreneurs are data-driven to a point but admit to taking … Continue reading

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Social Media and PR

by Gail Z. Martin excerpted from 30 Days to Social Media Success Social media has blurred the lines between public relations (PR) and online marketing. It also created a powerful tool for business owners, professionals and authors to reach global … Continue reading

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Protect Your Brand: Easy Hands-On Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation

by Gail Z. Martin I’ve talked about the networking value of recommendations on LinkedIn.  Gathering online recommendations via LinkedIn is also a way to solidify your online branding and actively manage your reputation.  Don’t be shy about asking former co-workers, … Continue reading

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Online Customer Reviews: Harness the Power of Yelp and Amazon to Grow Your Business

While directories like Yelp permit customers to add comments, there are also plenty of other sites that specialize in reviews.  These include dedicated review sites like ConsumerReports.com, which covers a wide array of consumer products, and more specialized sites reviewing … Continue reading

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Online Review Sites: The Power of Word Of Mouth with Yelp and Citysearch

Productivity is all about getting more results from the time or money invested.  Promotion is one of the areas where businesses look to increase their productivity; in other words, to get more bang for their buck.  Online reviews and directories … Continue reading

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Lucille Ball, Ann Romano and Sheryl Sandberg: What I Learned from my TV Moms and Facebook’s CEO

By Gail Z. Martin Thanks to Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg, the headlines have revisited one of my least favorite memories of the 1990s—the “mommy wars.” Back in the 1990s, when Nirvana was climbing the charts and Wolf Blitzer was the … Continue reading

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Meditation: A Tool For Happiness or An Exercise in Frustration?

By Valerie Sheppard 3 Great Tips to Turn Your Meditation into a Rewarding Experience! When I first started meditating several years ago, it was anything but fulfilling!  I would make time in my calendar, sit down and “try” to meditate.  … Continue reading

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The No Excuses Vacation

By Gail Z. Martin Every year, when warm weather rolls around, you’ll hear them. They’re the ones bragging about how long it’s been since they went on a vacation, as if being a workaholic is a badge of honor.  If … Continue reading

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Beating Stress, Fatigue & Overwhelm, Now and Into the New Year

By Jana Beeman, CHHP, CHT, AADP While many office workers get a bit of a break over the holidays (not all, of course, as there is year-end to take care of), those of us with businesses of our own are … Continue reading

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Avoiding Burn-Out

Sheryl Eldene, MA, MBA We’ve all all had those days when there’s a small voice in the back of our heads that says, “Here’s a quarter, please go call someone who cares.” At that moment you get it that unconditional … Continue reading

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