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Personal Development

“The Famous Blarney Stone” 10 Ways to Empower your Communication – PART I

Learning to network starts in the most uncomfortable of places. I am an extroverted introvert, which really just means that until you get to know me and I open up to you, you’ll most likely think I’m a stuck up prude. But if you know me, I can be outgoing and ...

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Career Development

Increase Your Earning Potential with 1 Amazingly Easy Habit!

"ABR" There are moments that define your career. The first was the decision I made to fill in the gaps at work and learn something that was so out of my comfort zone it propelled me onto the fast and profitable track (read more about it here.)  There have been several mor...

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Why Dreams Don’t Build The Life You Think They Will

This is not at all what I thought it would be Ever wonder through that statement in your mind? "This is not at all what I thought it would be."  I have. And I've meant it negatively until recently.   I am often asked, "how did you get into Finance when you were headed dow...

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Excel Training

Sparkline Charts & Icon Formatting in Excel – Quick Organizing

I live in both sides of my brain and while I was learning Excel I was slow in producing needed documents. Because of my creative, and sometimes perfectionist/control freak nature, I had to learn how to see the forrest through the trees and deliver simply on function inste...

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Career Development

The Organized Work Life

When my husband started picking up clientele for the marketing and web-design arm of The Schlott Co., it was evident he all to much understood the stress and weight I carried through the work day.  How to meet deadlines, how to maintain sanity while being pulled in multip...

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Personal Finance

Organizing Your Personal Finances: Pseudo Minimalism & Budgeting

I know a very rich man that will die with everything he owns still in the bank.  It reminded me of Scrooge McDuck - swimming in his vault of gold and money each morning. For some reason I thought Scrooge's vault of gold meant he too would die alone and with everything he ...

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Personal Development

The Four Agreements: Instantly Happier Today!

I recently watched a documentary entitled Happy. Contrary to my single objective when deciding to watch Happy and much to my dismay, I was not happy thereafter.  As summarized in this documentary, it would seem only retirees in Japan or Hawaii and hippies living in commun...

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Personal DevelopmentWomen In The Workplace

Should Women Work Outside The Home?

Dear women, “If a wife works to produce more income for the family, it is important to analyze exactly how much income, after taxes and expenses, her work contributes to the family. Couples often are surprised to learn that this income is not as much as they had exp...

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Career Development

Learn To LOVE Your J.O.B In 3 Simple Steps

I got home late last night. A large project had allowed me to work from home the past 6 -8 months, because I was putting in extra hours. However, same said project was now keeping me at the office as the wind-down was approaching.  I had missed both breakfast and dinner. ...

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Personal Finance

The Secret Message Your Checks Are Telling You

I recently read a story about a husband and wife that were going through some hard times and decided to end their marriage. While in anticipation for the divorce, the husband thought it wise to go through his finances to make sure things were taken care of. In the midst o...