50 Easy Ways to Become Productive Right Now

  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...
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How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Sales

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...
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5 Things to Know About Your Life Insurance

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...
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Active Listening in Sales: The Ultimate Guide

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....
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4 Financial Planning Essentials to Ease Retirement

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...
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How to Use Workplace Email Most Effectively

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...
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#ThursdayReads 12 Ways to Handle Awkward Business Networking Moments

I just got asked this question at a firm I was speaking at by a financial advisor. It would have been awkward if I didn’t have a good answer. I shared my most awkward business networking moment as part of my response....
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8 Reasons the Single and Childless Need Life Insurance

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...
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12 American Towns That Look Exactly Like Places in Europe

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...
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