Get More Work Done – Focus with the Pomodoro Technique

Productivity , Professional Skills

The age of being a proud multi-tasker has come and gone! Brain function and task efficiency research shows that multi-tasking and being open to interruption makes tasks take longer and produces lower quality results. For effective professional productivity you need to focus. The Pomodoro Technique is simple to apply and helps you focus on a single-task […]

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The Happy Secret to More Productive Work

Professional Skills

As a consultant or solo-professional you must be able to capture your audience and communicate your ideas and objectives. This is one of the best presentations I’ve ever seen on how to communicate one important objective and five action items. It takes just 12 minutes. First, it shows you the formula for capturing your audience’s attention. […]

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Be Hyperobservant in Startup – Sara Blakely, Self-Made Billionaire

Starting a Consulting Business

Any consultant, freelancer, or independent professional has a limited amount of time and resources. You must adapt quickly and leverage your assets. That means being hypervigilant, observing where you can make changes and taking advantage of your strengths. In this article and video, Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, tells how she used the power of […]

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More Older Entrepreneurs, 40+, and More Successful

Starting a Consulting Business

Think you are too old to become a consultant, founder, solopreneur, or freelancer? Want to start a business, but feel your age is holding you back? You could be wrong. The latest research published in Harvard Business Review shows that unlike the myths of youthful entrepreneurs, most entrepreneurs are over 40 when they start, and the […]

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Demonstrate Consulting Expertise as You Learn

Starting a Consulting Business

Every consultant, new manager, or freelancer has faced this situation – walking into a new client, job, or team and having to show confidence and expertise while also being in “learning mode.” What an asset this article would have been to me as a new consultant 30+ years ago. After studying consulting projects for two years […]

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KPIs, Metrics, Validation Metrics, and Learning Loops

Excel

To improve any business, you have to measure and manage using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics. But, to meet your strategic objectives you may also need validation metrics and learning loops. KPIs measure change in your strategic objectives. You should choose other metrics to help you,Cross-check for cheatingAid process improvementAid troubleshootingThis example of KPIs, metrics, […]

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Ask “Have You Ever…” to Find the Value Your Business or Startup Should Provide

Frameworks and Processes

Finding clarity in the value you provide can give you a great sense of focus and energy. Two questions can help you find that clarity. The first question is a question your customer might ask, “Have you ever…?” The second question answers the first with possible solutions, “What if…?” Ask “Have You Ever…? from Your Customer’s […]

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Advanced Excel Training and Support for Free

Deals

Over the years I’ve learned which are the blogs of the Excel Ninja Masters. This blog reveals to you the secret locations of each Excel Ninja Master. Observe, learn, and spread the knowledge. In the previous blog, Awesome Excel Basic and Intermediate Training at No Cost, I told you about some of the best free […]

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Awesome Excel Basic and Intermediate Training for Free

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What you don’t know you don’t know can hurt you! Here’s where to get awesome Excel basic and intermediate training at no cost. Years back I used to teach at University of California, Berkeley. I always tried to call my students, managers and executives, prior to the course and learn their needs. I had an […]

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Excel and Power BI Dashboard

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Time remaining until 20% discount ends. 01 Days 02 Hours 19 Minutes 55 Seconds The 20% discount is over, but you can still get a $20 Amazon gift certificate or copy of my book (in the USA). Mynda’s Excel dashboard and Power BI courses are open again!Mynda only opens her courses a few times each […]

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