Archive for September, 2011

Productivity Multiplier: Google Cloud Connect Now a Reality

We all know about Google as the search engine mogul and most know about Google Docs — an online version of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentations software.

But if you’re like me, you are far more comfortable using Microsoft Office products.

I know all the hot-keys, the short-cuts, and know my way around the software.

But with the new Google Cloud Connect, there are several compelling reasons to starting considering switching…by NOT switching.

Attune: Keep In Tune With Everything You Need

Attune is a new productivity application built to keep you in tune with everything you need. We built Attune because we have long been frustrated by the inflexibility of existing productivity tools. They almost always seem overly rigid and unable to capture the complexity of our thoughts and projects.

We wanted to build a flexible solution that could handle both the brainstorming/note taking side of things as well as structured lists of tasks. To our knowledge, there isn’t a tool out there that handles this duality well.

Tips For Bloggers To Fight Writing Stress

Blog writing is a unique profession in itself. While some bloggers are only interested to educate their audience through their blogs, a good number of bloggers also use it as a source of earning money.

For those who monetize their blogs, still the primary purpose remains the education of audience but optimization of their blogs in important search engines also becomes their priority.

Surviving the Holidays while Working

We have all been faced with the nightmarish truth that comes with office jobs: we might have to work the holidays.

Most of us think of ways to get out of it, we try trading shifts, we play sick a week before and make it progress to pneumonia, or we just hide under our desks.

The fact is, we still end up celebrating a cubicle Christmas once in a while. If you’re the poor soul missing the Holidays this year, try keeping the spirit alive by surrounding yourself in festive office décor.

Learning from Failure: How Making Mistakes Can Change Your Life

We are often told that we should avoid failure at all costs. Of course, failing at something can be a very depressing experience. When you attempt an action and it doesn’t turn out how you wanted it to, it can cause a huge drop in your self-esteem.

You may think that you are not good at anything, that you should never try again, that life has only in store for you a tangled web of further failings.

Of course, it’s completely normal to think of failure in such terms, but without failure, we wouldn’t know what it takes to succeed.

3 Reasons To Spend More Time Around The Water Cooler

No matter what your boss thinks, standing around the water cooler isn’t a waste of time. As well as the benefits to your health there are also some good business advantages to be gained. Here are three reasons to spend more time at the water cooler.

5 Tips for Staying Productive When Working From Home

For people who have never done it, working from home often holds the allure of a thing with infinite advantages: no boss, no commute, no annoying coworkers, more freedom, less stress, and so on in a never-ending list of awesomeness.

The truth, of course, is that the grass is almost never actually greener on the other side, and that working from home has as many pitfalls as conventional employment, some of which can be surprising and unexpected.

Following these five tips, however, will help people stay ahead of the game while conducting business from home.

Why Use Sheets Instead of a Project Management Software

Most organizations nowadays have numerous different ongoing projects which need to be organized and kept in order. It is almost impossible to simply use time sheets and manually organize the people on these projects; this is where you can use project management software to your advantage.

Most of the available project management software will contain ready-made templates that you can use to organize and keep track of all the information regarding personnel, deadlines and data.

How To: Set Yourself up for Success Using Feng Shui

The art of Feng Shui involves the placement and layout of furniture and objects to achieve a harmonious flow of energy.

It is believed by those who practice it that it can bring happiness, prosperity, wealth, and health to a person who follows it. A house or even an office can stay in harmony and the people who use that space will be happier.

Of course, not everyone believes this. There are many different opinions on the subject. If you are willing to use Feng Shui to set yourself up for success, you can certainly do that. It’s definitely worth a try.

How To Start A Business While In Debt

It would be wrong to say that the only prerequisite of starting a business is to invest huge cash. But, this is not actually true. Every big business starts from an idea.

Ideas when collectively accumulated and combined with tactical effort can translate into the formation of a giant industry.

Cash is an added advantage to set up equipment that are absolutely essential to conduct the operation of your business.

However, when you think about Apple Computers and Dell, you can conclude that business needs creativity, hard work along some amount of money. Especially when you are in debt and through debt settlement program you cannot expect to obtain big business loan from banks or financial institutions.