August 15th, 2017 Isabelle Daigle By Isabelle Daigle

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” – Benjamin Franklin Have you ever wondered how some people just seem to get so much done? And others always seem to be going 100-miles an hour, but get nothing done. We all have the same amount of time per day… So how do some just squeeze so much out of each day? Maximizing productivity is all about habits! Stay Focused…

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June 9th, 2017 Isabelle Daigle By Isabelle Daigle

When people talk about high-paying jobs, traditionally it’s doctors and lawyers that jump to mind. Those not in the medical and legal field will be pleased to know that is by no means the only way to a comfortable six-digit income. Even with the maturation of the tech world, some of the skills that have the highest hourly pay aren’t even based at a computer all day, although that’s one…

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June 7th, 2017 Isabelle Daigle By Isabelle Daigle

If you compare the top 100 entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, you’ll find a wide variety of backgrounds. From different past jobs to different schools, there isn’t one defining characteristic that leads to success. What you will find in common, however, is that people who are this productive weren’t born that way. They’ve found ways to make the most of their time through carefully practiced habits that allow them to maximize…

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June 5th, 2017 Isabelle Daigle By Isabelle Daigle

The cliche “it’s not personal, it’s business” definitely applies to today’s competitive marketplace, but some entrepreneurs take this concept to an extreme. Often, the most intelligent business professionals are also the most brutal. The following are a few of the most notable examples of entrepreneurs making every effort to achieve their goals, no matter the consequences: Silvio Berlusconi and the Advertising Cartel Silvio Berlusconi has seen his fair share of…

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May 19th, 2017 Isabelle Daigle By Isabelle Daigle

Any business depends on its employees to run their operations. When one person is consistently absent, it can put an additional strain on the rest of the team. However, there are ways you can handle the situation that supports your company and the sick employee. Know the Law As an employer, you have to comply with laws that protect employees with health issues. The Family and Medical Leave Act gives…

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May 17th, 2017 Isabelle Daigle By Isabelle Daigle

If you’ve ever considered a career as an entrepreneur, you’ve probably taken some time to brainstorm the next great product. In the history of inventions, some very strange ideas have turned out to be big hits, largely because they filled a need everyday consumers were not aware they had. If you want to start thinking outside the box, review this list for inspiration on your next great idea. Bottled Water…

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May 15th, 2017 Isabelle Daigle By Isabelle Daigle

We’ve all heard the warning, “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.” While this observation is generally attributed to former world heavyweight boxer Bob Fitzsimmons (1858-1917), it advances an ancient bit of wisdom. It is a cautionary bit of advice that modern companies would do well to heed. Unfortunately, we have more than one fitting example of a large company falling hard. In the last 50 years, some of…

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May 7th, 2017 Isabelle Daigle By Isabelle Daigle

Dazzlingly effective CEOs are equipped with an array of talents, and the ability to run meetings effectively is one of their core skills. Unproductive meetings cost U.S. companies an estimated $37 billion each year, representing a large chunk of the 11 billion meetings that American workers sit through every year. Poorly-run meetings sidetrack everyone’s energy and waste valuable worker time, dissipating initiative and lowering productivity. Elon Musk approaches meetings the…

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May 1st, 2017 Isabelle Daigle By Isabelle Daigle

Engineering is a lucrative profession. Not only can engineers expect to become millionaires, but most of the world’s millionaires actually have engineering degrees. Of course, not everyone who completes that credential will start with a seven-figure salary, but many of the world’s successful entrepreneurs have an engineering background. Research Shows Engineering Is a High-Paying Profession An April 2014 survey by Chef found most engineers fully expect to become millionaires. In…

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April 23rd, 2017 Isabelle Daigle By Isabelle Daigle

If you’re like most people, you politely deflect a compliment. While many think that shows humility, in fact, it may be insulting. Think about how you feel when you offer a sincere compliment and the receiver brushes it off — you’d probably prefer that they smile and say “thank you.” While a simple “thank you” is often the best way to respond to a compliment, it also depends on the…

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