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Keyboard vs. Pen: What’s the Best Way to Take Notes?

November 29, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Growing up, I was fascinated by my mom’s shorthand notes. The cryptic symbols she’d write blindly while listening through our 1980s-era phone with a 12-foot cord were a different language — vestiges of a different time. 

“You’ll never need to learn shorthand because you’ll type all your notes,” she explained.

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The Free Growth Tools I Recommend For Modern Businesses to Grow & Scale

November 10, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

If you’re growing a company, chances are you’re challenged with choosing the right tools to help you grow.

Both at HubSpot and at other businesses I’ve helped advise, I’ve seen marketing and sales teams experiment with all sorts of different tools they’ve hoped would drive growth. Some of these tools did help the team grow. Others slowed growth down or blocked it altogether.

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How to Find a Great Mentor at Any Stage of Your Career

October 7, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Have you ever had your mind blown by a little kid’s wisdom?

More often than not, they tend to have surprisingly astute yet simple observations in life. (Case in point — noting to my Dad, at age two, that my Mom “keeps the money in her purse” when I was told he couldn’t buy a toy I wanted.)

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8 Tips for Giving Great Peer Feedback

October 5, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

The last constructive criticism I received was from my cat. After presenting her with the organic, gluten-free food that I’d spent arguably too much money on, she refused to eat it. 

Can you believe that? Does she even care that I consulted blogs and veterinarians about the best diet to put her on? Unfortunately, we’re not great at communicating feedback to each other because we’re of different species.

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How to Make the Most of Your To-Do List: 7 Styles to Try

September 27, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

In my family, memory is an asset.

It’s not that we’re senile. It’s just that our minds move too quickly. We’re so busy jumping ahead to whatever’s next that we forget what we were doing in the first place.

So if we want to remember anything, we have to write it down. We are a to-do list family.

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How to Get People to Actually Listen to You

September 26, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

By now, you may have heard of a musical called Hamilton.

In you haven’t, here’s a rundown: Since its Broadway debut in August 2015, people can’t get enough of it. They’re paying upwards of $500 for crappy seats, and close to $3,000 for good ones. It won a Pulitzer, a Grammy and 11 Tony Awards. Its composer and original star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is now a celebrity.

In other words: People are listening to this stuff.

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How Networking Can Help Your Small Business Grow [Free Guide]

September 26, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Networking is not just about meeting people, it’s about meeting the right people — the people who can help you move your business or career forward. 

Whether you’re looking for referrals, word-of-mouth support, co-promotional opportunities, or just business advice, knowing how to build relationships and make the most of networking opportunities is key.

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17 Great Conversation Starters to Break the Ice at Networking Events

September 14, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

With fall on its way, the countdown to November’s INBOUND 2016 event is in full-swing. Every year, thousands of marketers and their peers gather to learn, inspire, and network.

That last one — networking — gets a lot of us pretty excited. After all, it’s how 85% of people say they’ve landed a job. And personally, if I’m really into an event and I’m feeling super energetic, I love to network. But I don’t always feel so peppy. Then what?

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Are You Addicted to Work? [Flowchart]

September 7, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

How many of you out there wrestle with the urge to work outside of normal working hours?

If you have a hard time taking a break from work to the point where your physical and mental health are on the decline, it’s very possible you’re actually addicted to work. And you wouldn’t be alone: 27% of workers claim to be workaholics, and an estimated 10% might be clinically considered work addicts.

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7 Ways You’re Letting Guilt Sabotage Your Work

September 6, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

When was the last time you felt bad about something you did — or didn’t do?

For me, it happened about 30 minutes prior to typing this sentence. I left the house later than I had planned, because I allowed extra time for my workout. I felt guilty for dedicating time to my own stuff, when I knew I had a looming deadline.