Monthly Archives: December 2015

One Savvy Writer: CheckWorks Turns the Table on Its Writer

 

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In an end-of-year twist, CheckWorks interviewed its writer, MJ Plaster (www.onesavvywriter.com).


How did you get into writing?
A funny thing happened on the way to my journalism degree. I was an airline brat, and I lost my pass privileges, my freedom. What I had once taken for granted (free travel) became a fixation to the exclusion of everything else.

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1,001 Killer Life and Business Lessons in 5 Easy Books

 

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By MJ Plaster

A-thousand-and-one lessons? At least! Successful people distill knowledge acquired through self-education and life experiences into wisdom. As Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel remind us, we don’t learn much of anything important in school. Those who pursue relentless self-education and act on knowledge learned are destined for great things.
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Surviving the Workplace: What NOT to Talk About This Holiday Season

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We all know that there are just some things you shouldn’t say at work. Even if you consider your co-workers your friends, when you are on the clock, it is important for everyone that you mind your p’s and q’s. But during the holidays, when everyone is feeling either a bit more relaxed or boiling under the pressure of family commitments and end of the quarter deadlines, it is easy to fall into random topics of conversation around the water cooler.

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5 Simple Tips for Building an Amazing Sales Team

 

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Your sales staff plays an integral part of your company realizing its strategic objectives. With each sale they make, your business moves closer to being a driving force within your industry. In essence, you sales team members are the rowers of your ship. Each time one of your team members row forward, your organization is closer to getting to your destination; but, one member can’t do it alone. With a concerted effort from a capable team, however, your sales team will achieve your company’s objectives quickly.

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Six Reasons You’re Not Productive In The Morning (And How To Fix It)

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If you feel tired and demotivated in the first half of your day, you’re not as productive as the morning person in your workplace. Even worse, you may end up taking work home or working overtime as a result.

Thankfully, there’s no need to envy morning people because a change in your habits will lead to you feeling productive and energized in the morning as well. Here are six reasons that contribute to lack of productivity in the morning and what you can do to fix them. Continue reading