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5 Ways to Prove You’re an Office Superhero (When the Boss Is Out)

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Okay, I’ve got a secret I’ve been keeping to myself for a long time now…

I’m an Office Superhero!

Take a look at my latest post at OfficeNinjas.com to find our just how I’m able to “leap tall buildings in a single bound, read minds with a passing glance, and manage an office when the boss is away.”

5 Ways to Prove You’re an Office Superhero (When the Boss Is Out)

Even as I struggled to learn the best techniques for keeping all those balls in the air, there was one thing that held me back from advancing—fear. As I perfected my craft and made the executives look good, the anonymity of my position became a security blanket that shielded me from criticism. At times, I yo-yo’d between anger at being underappreciated and pride at seeing just how far I’d progressed from that entry-level secretarial position.

Experience has taught me, and USA Today agrees, that “the EA could be the underappreciated career of the century.” This may be true, but it should never be used as an excuse to ignore your inner superhero.

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Content Marketing for Authors: A Comprehensive Strategy You Can Actually Use

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Check out this EASY 5-Step process to get your HARD work noticed. This re-blogged post from WriteToDone gives clear, concise and actionable direction on how you can move your writing to the next level. Why not give it a try?

Content Marketing for Authors: A Comprehensive Strategy You Can Actually Use

Few experiences are more disheartening than laboring over a masterpiece – outlining, crafting, writing, editing, rewriting and rewriting and rewriting – only to hit publish and be greeted by the universal sound of digital crickets.

Instead of throwing in the towel and resigning yourself to the internet graveyard, the answer is to get strategic by befriending a term that has exploded online over the last five years: content marketing.

 

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Capturing Ideas and the Impact on Creativity

There is simply too much information out there. And we become forgetful. And we mix, misplace ideas, dates, terms, names…It’s simply getting hard to keep up with everything going on around us. As a creative, in order to nurture your creativity you need to be more than just well organized and tidy. You want to […]

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If You Want To Focus More, Never Try Harder, Science Says

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Rebecca Beris from Lifehack identifies some really interesting science about maintaining focus and willpower in this re-blog:

If You Want To Focus More, Never Try Harder, Science Says

Take a look and let me know what you think…does this make sense to you? I’m definitely going to try her suggested approach to see if I’m more successful in my everyday pursuits.

Often when we try to focus on a task or avoid temptation we try to use all our willpower. We invest all our energy into concentrating on one thing or not thinking about the temptation. However, a study has shown that when we do this we deplete our willpower. The harder we try the more we end up fatigued and out of strength…


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7 Easy Body Language Tricks to Help You Get Over Anger and Get You Back to Feeling Great

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I think we all can use some help in trying to better control our emotions—especially when we get angry. Try these easy tricks suggested in this re-blog by Nick Bastion at Lifehack to help calm yourself and get on with enjoying your day.

I think #1 is genius!

7 Easy Body Language Tricks to Help You Get Over Anger and Get You Back to Feeling Great


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High-Achieving Women & Burnout

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Burnout, especially when it relates to women, seems to be a growing problem. Somehow, we tend to believe we can, and should, do it all, but the consequences can be dire.

Take a look at this re-blogged post from Paula Davis Laack to see if you may be exhibiting signs of burnout. Take care of yourself. I’d love to hear your techniques for dealing with the stresses of balancing work and home.

High-Achieving Women & Burnout


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