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Are you a workaholic? Why being too productive is bad for your career.

Permission to play: 5 reasons to have more fun and 4 tips to make it happen. 

If all you do is work, work, work, work, work (Rihanna voice)you might be too productive. And, yes. That's possible. 

Trust me, I understand the sense of pride and accomplishment you get after demolishing a long to-do list. But, hyper-efficiency on a daily basis could actually hold you back.

We're wired to think that work and play are opposites, but in fact, they go hand-in-hand. 

"Unfortunately, play has been saddled with the stigma of being fruitless, frivolous, and only for kids. But, play is quite the opposite. Engaging in play not only heightens creativity, it also strengthens our ability to adapt to change, which is essential to evolution and survival." - Halley Bock, author of Life, Incorporated: A Practical Guide To Wholehearted Living

"All work and no play" is a bad business practice. You can only sprint through the day for so long before you become indifferent, bored or burnt-out. 

5 benefits of play include:

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By Bri Burkhart, Integrated Marketing Specialist on Jul 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Business

Fight the Urge to Procrastinate with 4 Quick Tips

Move one step closer towards a more productive lifestyle.

 Are you reading this knowing that you have something that needs done? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Whether the task is work related or personal, we all have something that we should be doing but continue to put it off for another time. In fact, 20% of U.S. men and women are chronic procrastinators.

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By Richie Almeida, Integrated Marketing Coordinator on Jul 13, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Business

De-stress, Decompress and Unwind – 3 Ways to Address Tension

Replace that uneasy, anxious & overwhelmed feeling with a calm, cool & collected demeanor.

Did you know that 33% of U.S. adults feel that they are living with extreme stress? When considering job pressure, money troubles, poor nutrition, sleep deprivation and media overload, it’s no wonder that Americans are stressed out.

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Topics: Business

The #1 Key to Increasing Your Company's Profits

Do better business and more business with this simple but powerful technique.

I’ve long been obsessed with Disney World. People think I’m crazy when I tell them—in all honesty—that I’d rather head there than to a remote tropical island. (On second thought, maybe the best case scenario would be a Disney Cruise…a little Disney/a little island.)

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By Lindsey Elias, Marketing Content Manager on Jun 29, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Sales, Marketing, Business

What can a little optimism do for you?

The power of positive thinking, and the keys to achieving it

We’ve all been there. You’re on your Monday morning commute to work, still recovering from the weekend and mentally reviewing your workload for the week. You can’t help but feel overwhelmed, stressed or maybe a little anxious.

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By Richie Almeida, Integrated Marketing Coordinator on Jun 22, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Business

Time management tips from the 34th President

Achieve more during your work day with these simple strategies

It’s the end of another day at the office. You look down at the “to do” list you created that morning and see an immense amount of tasks you weren’t able to cross off beside a select few that you finished. How is this possible? You were busy for what seemed like all day, but ended up with almost nothing to show for it. This feeling isn’t uncommon—your attention span can be very vulnerable in a world that’s so busy.

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By Brittany Wolf, Marketing on Jun 15, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Topics: Business

Why sleep is important and how to get more of it

If you brag about a lack of sleep, you're off base. Try these 4 tips for more sleep.

Have you ever heard, or even worse, participated in a "catching z's" competition?

You come into the office and right off the bat, everyone starts throwing around phrases like, "I was up late working on that proposal last night and I only caught 5 hours of sleep."

Next, someone else steps up to the plate with, "I was up late working on my presentation and I had to get here early to prepare, so I only got 4 hours."

The truth is, both of these people have struck out. Operating on only a few hours of sleep is nothing to brag about. Sleep is important for success. 

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By Bri Burkhart, Integrated Marketing Specialist on Jun 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Business

Achieve uncommon results with these 4 teamwork-focused strategies

How to increase collaboration & teamwork in your business

One-third of your life is spent at work. Meaning, you probably hang out more with your co-workers than with most of your loved ones. 

So, how much time do you spend working with your co-workers? (And, I don't mean beside them.) If you don't collaborate with your co-workers, you might miss out on valuable relationships and your business could be impacted. Is a lack of teamwork hurting your bottom line? 

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By Bri Burkhart, Integrated Marketing Specialist on Jun 1, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Topics: Business

6 Benefits of Taking Time Off

52% of Americans have unused vacation time at the end of the year. Here are 2 reasons you want to be the other 48%. 

The State of American Vacation

According to Project Time Off, while America has seen a slight improvement in vacation behavior, we still have some room for improvement: 

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By Bri Burkhart, Integrated Marketing Specialist on May 17, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Topics: Marketing, Business

5 Tips to Make the Most Out of Every Meeting

Use these tactics to make your meetings meaningful and productive.

Across all industries, meetings are a necessity. And that's ok--there's lots of power in bringing people together in-person to brainstorm and discuss topics and initiatives. Some of the very best company ideas are discovered this way.

Meetings with clients are shown to be very productive, too. One 2017 study from Mahdi Roghanizad of Western University and Vanessa Bohns of Cornell University noted that when requests are made in-person rather than via email, they are 34 times more successful. Bohns also noted in Harvard Business Review that you would need to request something of 200 people via email to get the same results as asking just six people the same request in person.

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By Lindsey Elias, Marketing Content Manager on May 10, 2018 6:03:27 PM

Topics: Business