Practice and self-control are key. Deep Patel Published 6:30 am CDT, Monday, July 16, 2018 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images How to Accomplish More in 4 Days Than Most People Do in 4 Weeks 1 / 1 Back to Gallery We all know that it takes hard work to achieve our goals. And in the world of business and entrepreneurship, we often hear how we must be willing to sacrifice weeks, months, even years of slaving away to suceed. But what if we’re all just doing it wrong? What if there was a way to accomplish a huge to-do list in less than half the time it would normally take? Barring the discovery of a time machine or a wormhole, you might say this is impossible. But with a little practice and self-control, it’s possible to … [Read more...] about How to Accomplish More in 4 Days Than Most People Do in 4 Weeks
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"Lone wolf" salespeople aren't bagging sales like they used to. Nowadays, it's collaborative teams that are taking home the trophies. Greg McBeth Published 12:23 pm, Friday, May 11, 2018 Photo: Rüdiger Katterwe | EyeEm | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Rüdiger Katterwe | EyeEm | Getty Images Taming the Lone Wolf: 4 Ways for Sales Leaders to Promote a Pack Mentality 1 / 1 Back to Gallery There's no more dangerous myth in sales than that of the "lone wolf." Grounded in 20th-century sales culture and reinforced by individual-oriented compensation structures, the lone wolf is a solitary salesperson who rarely engages with the team and brings down big deals by force of will. In today’s sales environment, however, the solo salesperson often struggles to succeed. As a March … [Read more...] about Taming the Lone Wolf: 4 Ways for Sales Leaders to Promote a Pack Mentality
Usually, regardless of the New York City borough, you’re no more than five minutes from three sure things: a turkey sandwich on a roll, a can of soda, and a 1.75-ounce bag of Doritos. It’s a Gotham guarantee, even more reliable in its ubiquity than a Starbucks latte or the immortal bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich. In last Monday’s New York Post, Josh Kosman reported that the unmistakable crinkly-shiny bags of Frito-Lay products were conspicuously absent from many small grocery stores, newsstands, and bodegas around New York City. Kosman suggested that salary cutbacks affecting the company’s drivers had led to a workforce exodus that, in turn, left our salty-tooth dollars to be spent on other things. Smartfood? Utz? Kettle chips with Himalayan salt and avocado oil? Maybe as a stopgap, but — sensible eaters, close your eyes for this next part — there’s really no long-term replacement for the sacred nacho-cheese Doritos. (In last … [Read more...] about Why Are New York’s Doritos Disappearing?
RICHMOND, Ky. – Dalton Stanley learned a lot this past summer as a global supply chain management intern with Domino’s. But one lesson trumped them all for the Eastern Kentucky University senior, as he described the experience to fellow Pikeville native James Kirby Easterling, who returned to EKU in 2014 to head his alma mater’s then-new global supply chain management program. “If I have learned anything during my time at EKU, it is that Colonels – even those of us from rural Eastern Kentucky – are capable of accomplishing anything if we are only given the opportunity,” Stanley said. After spending his first week training in Michigan, Stanley reported to the food giant’s regional office in Erlanger, Ky., where he was assigned his project: to find a more efficient means by which the company’s supply chain centers ship their products. He gathered and analyzed data – including a Pareto analysis that he learned about at Eastern … [Read more...] about EKU senior found way for Domino’s to save $300,000 a year during internship
Last Updated Sep 1, 2010 10:21 PM EDT Yesterday, GigaOM reported that there are now more than 250,000 apps in the Apple (AAPL) iOS app store, quoting the newest numbers from 148Apps.biz. It's just another in a long string of claimed numbers: downloads, money paid by Apple to developers, popularity ratings, average sales price, number of submissions. From a business view -- that is, for the people and companies that create the 70 percent of apps that consumers have to pay for -- what does it mean? Once you get past the sales superstar apps, most don't make that much money. That's not surprising. Retail operations usually follow the Pareto principle, otherwise known as the 80-20 rule, though even more skewed. What it means, though, is that the average app might be challenged to cover its own costs, when you consider the commercial worth of developers' time. These calculations will be far rougher than I'd like, but we do what we must with available data. In early June, Steve Jobs said … [Read more...] about Most Apps in the Apple App Store Will Probably Lose Money
The word clutter means different things to different people. While some people have no problem with messy sock drawers, others get lost in piles of paper and lists that keep them going in circles and accomplishing little in their job searches. That’s the kind of clutter that interferes with your goals, and nothing is more crucial than having clear goals during a job search. Controlling clutter has a lot do with a job search, said Samantha Naeyaert, vice president and owner of Muddle Management. She describes clutter as delayed decisions that happen when priorities are out of line. Clutter keeps people from having peace in their lives and accomplishing their goals. So, you’ve got clutter. That’s not so bad, right? When you avoid the decision to deal with a messy desk or unread mail, you make a delayed decision, and instead of putting papers where they belong and discarding unnecessary mail, you set up the path for disorder. Clutter grows when there is no system in … [Read more...] about Is clutter holding you back?
Supercharge your productivity with these proven tips. Alejandro Rioja Published 9:30 am, Friday, March 16, 2018 Photo: Jacob Ammentorp Lundm | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Jacob Ammentorp Lundm | Getty Images 7 Insanely Simple Hacks to Crush Your To-Do List 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Knowing which task to execute at what time is vital to improving productivity. In this digital age, where almost any distraction can make it to our desk, it imperative that we stay focused and energetic so that we tackle the goals we set out for ourselves. Lists and copious amounts of caffeine won’t cut it. Here are my top seven productivity tips backed by science to help you structure your day to accomplish your top tasks in record time. 1. Use the Pareto Principle. The Pareto … [Read more...] about 7 Insanely Simple Hacks to Crush Your To-Do List
If you're making a couple of bucks on the side you are much closer to a real business than you might realize. R.L. Adams Published 7:30 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 Photo: Caiaimage/Tom Merton | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Caiaimage/Tom Merton | Getty Images 5 Ways to Grow Your Side Hustle Into a Full-Time Income 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When I was 12-years old, I begged my parents to loan me some money to start a business. I needed capital. Dial-up modems were still the norm and I needed to scoop up a 9600 bps modem (blazing fast at the time). I also needed to run eight phone lines to the house to setup my internet chat board. Well, the phone company came out, drilled across our street and ran a huge pipeline to our home so that we could support the additional lines. It cost my … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Grow Your Side Hustle Into a Full-Time Income