Life Calling: The Art of Work

The Art of Work by Jeff Goins

The Art of Work by Jeff Goins is a compelling, page-turning read. An unusual thing to say for a non-fiction book. The first few chapters flew by, pages turning with each compelling story of human resolve, of ordinary folks accomplishing extraordinary things by answering their calling - what they were meant to do with their life. Unlike many books that try to shed light … [Read more...]

Enemies of the LIFT Framework

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Every hero has its villain. Often times more than one. While the real heroes of this story are the small business owners that receive a boost from the LIFT framework, the LIFT process wages battle against the adversaries and enemies of the small business owners it serves. As I talk with small business owners, there are plenty of hurdles they face on the way to success. These … [Read more...]

But Change is Coming

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Maybe it's because I'm getting older, or possibly because I'm finding better, but I've grown very accustomed to and fond of to some routines. But change is coming. In my day-to-day life and in my work habits, around the house and around town - when I'm in sync with these routines, things just seem right. But change is coming. The clients and colleagues at work. The … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Posts and LIFT Shares, Apr 5 – 11, 2015

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Week in Review April 5 - 11, 2015: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations, Armchair Articulations, and LIFT resources shared on Twitter (@mikesansone): This Week on ConverStations Merging Professional and Personal Working From Home? 7 Habits for Success Why Images Work: 10 Reasons Visuals Make Good Content Find a Better Distraction (Thoughtography) Unleashing the … [Read more...]

Cry Me a River in LIFT Clips 04/11/15

Joe Cocker covers Cry Me a River

We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using the LIFT acronym. Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. Cry Me a River Many times, an owner will hesitate presenting or posting something because someone else has done that already. I call that excuse a crutch. Maybe someone did that … [Read more...]

Seeing, Listening, and Riffing in LIFT Clips 04/11/15

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We are always looking for ways to give small business owners a boost using the LIFT acronym. Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. LEARN - How to Use Periscope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D7qmseGz6o IMPROVE - The Most Valuable Skill Nobody Teaches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trbVUu6gv4A FIND FLOW … [Read more...]

Unleashing the Power of Agile and Scrum: Collaboration and Teamwork Tools

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Agile and scrum are often discussed together, but the distinction between the two is left murky. Part of the problem comes from the fact that the terms are used interchangeably with each other and with other software development terminology. Here is a look at what agile is and how scrum relates to it along with an overview of some of the benefits provided by agile. What Is … [Read more...]

Find a Better Distraction

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Early in Jeff Goins' book, The Art of Work, he addresses Awareness as a key in finding your calling, "Awareness takes practice." One of the earliest points that strikes me as I read the book is this: Don't Focus on the Problem. Find a Better Distraction. Rather than drowning your sorrow in a pool called problem, create a new a project or tweak your current one. Embrace the … [Read more...]

Why Images Work: 10 Reasons Visuals Make Good Content

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"In a race, text just can’t compete with images." ~ Ritu Pant on Business2Community More and more, faster and faster, visual content is becoming important, if not imperative. It's not because the industry says so with statistics and reports. It's because consumers are demanding it by the way they consume content. Some small business owners are skeptics. Maybe some of the … [Read more...]

Working from Home? Seven Habits for Success

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7 Habits of a Highly Effective and Successful Telecommute Statistics and studies are plentiful when it comes to prognostications of the popularity and purpose of telecommuting. Working from home and other remote locations is becoming more common. Whether telecommuting is the growing work culture of a company or the birth of a new company operating from a home office, focus … [Read more...]