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The Seven Indispensable Habits to Personal Success

Forget setting New Year’s Resolutions this year. Instead, find success this year by adapting these success habits. This article by Brian Tracy was first published in the daily e-letter, ETR. The habits of success have been studied by great thinkers and philosophers for at least 2,500 years. After personally studying the subject for more than […]

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Fax It — No Fax Machine Required

Send a fax and you’ll be reminded of how far technology has gone over the past 30 years. Being located  in an executive suites business center allows me to send a fax whenever I want to. Which isn’t very often. In this article Bill Myers writes about an online fax option which allows you to […]

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Why Multi-tasking Destroys Productivity

Dave Crenshaw wrote a book you need to read entitled, The Myth of Multitasking: How ‘Doing It All’ Gets Nothing Done. His book makes the point that our brains can really only do one thing at a time. What we really do is “switch-tasking” where we switch back and forth between two or more activities. He says this tires the brain thus lowering our overall productivity.

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Harvey Mackay On How to Have a Happier Office (and Home)

In this insightful article, best-selling author Harvey Mackay explains how his “10 Commandments for the Office” will make you feel better at the end of a day. Your challenge is to live these principles out yourself and encourage your staff to do the same. Consider sending this list to your clients as well. Whether a big business or a home-based business, these “10 Commandments” will help them run a happier and more productive business.

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Advisor Productivity Tool: Dragon Dictate for the iPhone

I written before about how you can move toward a paperless office by dictating your client meeting notes. Why write down some chicken scratch manual notes when you can speak for several minutes and get an email of transcribed notes? One reason has been cost. Some dictation services cost $50 to $80 per month and […]

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Finding More Time for Marketing – Part 3

In “Finding More Time for Marketing – Part 2,” we looked at ways to cut your time spent on administrative activities. Now we’ll look at a few ways to free up time for marketing by cutting down time you spend on “Operations” which you know better as production activities. Becoming more efficient on the production […]

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Autopilot Computer Backup

When I got my first laptop computer back in 1994, I’d didn’t get it without a fight. Not with my wife…my boss. I’d previously convinced the president that the salesmen needed laptops. Now I wanted one. Joe was adamant that I didn’t need one and they cost way too much. So I kept pushing…. Joe […]

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7 Ways to “Say it” and Not “Type it”

I have a client who is a painfully slow hunt and peck typist. And his handwriting isn’t any better. Yet he is a clear thinker and speaker. Let me share how he reduced his typing time by over 50%. He used to take handwritten notes during client meetings and then type them into Act! before […]

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No More Fax Machine

You can eliminate a lot of paperwork by replacing your fax machine with an online fax service. One of my clients has used the Metro Hi Speed fax service for several years. He and his staff love it. For $25.90 per month he has all his incoming faxes sent via e-mail to his receptionist’s Outlook […]

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