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Key to Self-Improvement? Go Out of Your Way to Make Someone's Day

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Throughout our lives most of us are on a continual path of self-improvement.  Everyone wants to make themselves better. They seek to learn new skills, improve their physical appearance, improve their health in ways they hadn't thought about before. However, what if the key to real change wasn't just improving your life? What if instead, you chose to focus on improving someone else's life?

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

When Money is Not the Only Career Motivator

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Young adults generally have one goal in mind: success. Whether they enter college and declare their major within their first week or ride the waves of a few general courses first, they want to be successful and they want to make good money. However, as people mature and continue to develop their ongoing career goals, their motivations shift. It doesn't take long before life teaches them that money truly is not everything.

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Topics: Career Advice, Employee Relations, Mental Health

13 Reasons Why You Should Focus More on Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Most of us are on LinkedIn, but are we really using it to its full potential? More than almost any social media portal in existence today, it is continuously implementing new changes to supoort our career goals, networking efforts, and ever-changing corporate environments.  You think you know, but do you?

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

In Celebration of Administrative Professionals Day

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

This is the month that we recognize the true foundation of any successful organization on Administrative Professionals Day. This year, the celebration is Wednesday, April 22, which is "hump day" for Administrative Professionals Week (April 19-25).

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Employee Relations

Your Smart Phone Could Be a Tool For Improved Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When you pull out your smartphone what are your goals? For most of us, we're just hoping to kill a little time or connect with others. However, innovative apps are giving us the potential to use our phones to improve our mental health.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Use These Organization Tips to Be More Productive

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Many people have asked, how do I increase productivity in the work place? In order to become more productive, you must get organized. Being an organized person can change your life for the better. You will produce much more, and it will be a better product!

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

When the Down Syndrome Experts Said "You Can't", She Said "Watch Me"

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Has anyone ever told you that you can't do something? They may have offered a believable reason, like you're too old, too young, too under-educated, too over-educated, or [insert reason here].  Whatever that reason, they often think they are helping you when they explain why you can't succeed. They know that failure is painful, so it's safer if you just don't try. And when they said it, did you believe them?

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Maximize Productivity By Nixing These Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you're not accomplishing the things you want to achieve in your life, it's time to take a good, long look in the mirror. While it's easy to blame your circumstances-- or other people-- for your lack of achievements and productivity, the one thing that most commonly holds you back is yourself.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Physical Therapists Use Video Games to Target Goals For Patients

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Motion sensor technology has made games more interactive. From the "up and at 'em" style play that the Wii initiated to the Kinnect motion bar add-on with the Xbox 360, the name of the game in entertainment is technology that puts you in the game without the encumbrance of a controller. The newest gaming systems all include this style of play and it has been celebrated by fitness experts, parents and children alike.

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Topics: Healthcare

Remember What You Wanted in A Manager Before You Were the Boss

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Before you were a manager, you probably spent some time imagining what it would be like to be in a management position. Chances are, if you try hard, you can remember some of the things you wish your supervisor did or didn't do. Remembering those small things can help you be a better manager today.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Productivity

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Month

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 6, 2015 8:00:00 AM

April is Autism Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about autistic individuals and encouraging everyone to work together toward acceptance and appreciation of those who are autistic.  The annual observance kicked off on April 2 and a challenge to Light It Up Blue. The idea is for everyone to wear blue and light their houses and offices with blue to help spread awareness of autism.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Charity & Philanthropy

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 3, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The goal of occupational therapy is to assist patients in developing the skills they need to function in everyday life. This important service helps children and adults live independent lives, removing barriers to work, play, and learning. During the month of April, these amazing practitioners and services are celebrated with National Occupational Therapy Month.

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Topics: Healthcare

Mental Health: Self Monitoring of Pilots

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 1, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The recent news of Germanwings Flight 9525 calls into question the safety of flying and the trust being placed in pilots. It has always been understood that in terms of skill, pilots of any airline are superbly trained and tested to be sure they can handle flying the planes. However, what is more questionable is what measures are being taken to ensure that their mental health will allow them to be safe and successful pilots.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

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