Easy Things You Can Do to Make Life Easier for the Finance Professionals at Your Office

Easy Things You Can Do to Make Life Easier for the Finance Professionals at Your Office

No matter which sector you work in, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the finance specialists at your office who work hard to make sure you get paid the proper amounts, receive necessary tax documents, and so on. Those people don’t have the simplest jobs, but there are things you can do to make their lives easier.

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9 Tips for Designing a Benefits Plan for Millennials

9 Tips for Designing a Benefits Plan for Millennials

Millennials have been the largest demographic in the workforce for two years now, and their needs are different than the generations before. They want things out of their benefits package that previous generations didn’t demand. And if you want to be able to attract and retain millennials, you’ll have to design a plan that fits what they want. Here’s how.

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So You Want To Work With Kids? Making The Right Decisions The First Time Around

So You Want To Work With Kids? Making The Right Decisions The First Time Around

It doesn’t matter what you’re doing right now. It is possible to move your career in a completely different direction. If you know your life is meant to be spent looking after children, then you should follow your heart. The trouble with switching careers is that you need to keep the money coming in, and it can be hard if you lead a busy life. So how on earth can you make big moves without ending up in financial trouble? The key to a successful, new career is making the right decisions the first time. This involves taking stock and making certain you’re ready and willing to put in what it takes:

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Success Tips from 5 CEOs with Humble Beginnings

Success Tips from 5 CEOs with Humble Beginnings

It takes a diverse set of skills to outgrow modest circumstances and advance to the pinnacle of the world of business. By looking intently at successful entrepreneurs who have risen from obscurity to direct some of the world’s most notable firms, we can gain insight into what makes them tick and learn from their stories. Certainly, the experiences of their forerunners can prove instructive for today’s aspiring businesspeople.

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7 Steps to Setting and Achieving Goals – Guest Post by @BrianTracy ‏

7 Steps to Setting and Achieving Goals

There just isn’t enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be. Successful people don’t try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs.

I am very excited to be participating in the revised and updated launch of Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy this week. Eat That Frog! is still one of the best books on time management around. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.

In this fully revised and updated edition, Brian Tracy has added two new chapters. The first explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise.

I am honored and thrilled to host the following guest post by Brian Tracy:

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Where Does All The Time Go?

Where Does All The Time Go?

There are a lot of valuable resources in your business. From your finances to equipment to your employees. However, there’s one resource which is just as important as others in your business – TIME.  Time is basically the only resource in your entire business that, no matter what happens, you simply can never get back. For example, if you end up wasting money in your business then there us a chance that you might make it back again. If your equipment breaks, it can be replaced. Wasted time is gone no matter what you do. Because of this, you cannot underestimate how important it is to use your time wisely and efficiently. Here are a few tips to go about doing that so that you can make the most of the time that you have.

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The Real Costs of Guessing in Problem Solving

The Real Costs of Guessing in Problem Solving

Bad problem‐solving is everywhere and costs individuals and society incalculable amounts of time and money. Problems persist because people have only been trained to solve easy problems, usually by guessing. This guessing approach is rarely successful when applied to hard problems. When problem‐solving efforts fail, people often find expensive or painful ways to live with or work around the problems they face, sometimes growing so accustomed to problems that they no longer even notice them.

Great problem-solvers are armed with a set of behaviors, not just a methodical approach, that allows them to avoid guessing. They consistently solve hard problems to root cause in a way that can seem magical to most people.

Author Nat Greene has spent over 20 years solving hard problems, and developing and leading great problem-solvers. In this time he has found that great problem‐solvers consistently exhibit certain behaviors when solving hard problems. In Nat’s new book, which is out this week, Stop Guessing, you will learn what the behaviors are, why they’re so important to success, and how to begin adopting them. Developing your strength in these behaviors will help you to:

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