50 Easy Ways to Become Productive Right Now

29 Sep

 

It’s 3 p.m. Or it’s Tuesday. Or you’re slipping into a food coma. Or you’re just feeling kind of … meh.

Whatever it is, your productivity has hit a serious low point. Getting back into a state of flow is by no means easy, but fortunately productivity isn’t an all-or-nothing state. Instead, little changes to your surroundings and work habits can add up to some big changes in your output. More >>

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Sales

27 Sep

If you’d like to start a social selling initiative in earnest, you should begin by revamping your LinkedIn profile. Just as you’re researching potential buyers on LinkedIn to learn more about them, they’re looking at your profile to judge if they’d like to do business with you. Don’t ruin great messaging and positive interactions with an outdated, sparse, or inappropriate profile. More >>

5 Things to Know About Your Life Insurance

25 Sep

Think about going to a gym and walking into a room with a variety of machines and equipment. What if you don’t know what they do or how to properly use them? This is similar to how many Americans feel about the various forms of life insurance. People know they need it, but they are often unsure of the type of coverage they should get and when to get it. More >>

Active Listening in Sales: The Ultimate Guide

20 Sep

Salespeople don’t hold all of the cards anymore. With a quick Google search and some browsing, prospects can gather as much information about a product as a salesperson has.

As a result, it’s harder for salespeople to demonstrate their expertise. And if they can’t demonstrate expertise, it becomes all the more difficult to establish credibility and eventually build trust. Without credibility and trust, a salesperson will likely lose the interest of their prospect … or worse, never really gain their interest. More >>

4 Financial Planning Essentials to Ease Retirement

18 Sep

When it comes to planning for retirement, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Putting together a financial strategy can be complicated at any time of life, what with changing regulations, ups and downs in the market, and disagreements — even among the better-known investment advisers — about the best ways to save and spend money. But the closer you get to actually stopping that regular paycheck, the scarier things can get. More >>

How to Use Workplace Email Most Effectively

15 Sep

For over a decade now, email has been only of the top forms of communication for businesses.

Of course, as time and the workplace itself evolves, there’s an increasing amount of internal communication options. As these methods for interacting grow in number, it also becomes a bit trickier to remember the right “etiquette” for all of them. More >>

8 Reasons the Single and Childless Need Life Insurance

11 Sep

Nearly every article or blog post you see about life insurance online includes photos of smiling families with young kids. And much of the time, life insurance calculations talk about providing for your family’s future. This can leave you with the impression that you don’t need life insurance if you’re single and childless. But that’s actually not the case. More >>

12 American Towns That Look Exactly Like Places in Europe

8 Sep

Europe offers countless charming towns and attractions for visitors to explore.

But traveling costs money — especially if you get hit with foreign transaction fees — and sometimes you just don’t have the funds or the time to make it across the pond.

Fortunately, several US states have their own slice of Europe.

From Frankenmuth, Michigan, to Tarpon Springs, Florida, here are 12 American towns that will make you feel like you’re on a different continent. More >>