13 Fun Facts That Will Make Your ‘About Me’ A Lot Less Boring

A professional bio is great, but what if you could add a tiny bit of flavor by adding some fun facts about yourself.  This opens up a whole new level of engagement between your colleagues, clients , and even customers.  Consider using these fun facts in your bio next time and see what kind of feedback you receive.

1. How did your childhood prepare you for your job today?

2. What’s your dream occupation — the one job you’d love to have if you weren’t doing what you’re doing now?

3. Describe your first car and what you loved or hated most about it.

4. Do you have hidden talents most people don’t know about?

5. What one accomplishment are you most proud of?

6. What embarrassing mistake have you made that has taught you a lesson?

7. What’s the most unusual item in your desk drawer?

8. What’s your favorite sports team and how far will you go to show your support?

9. Share something funny or endearing about your pet.

10.  What’s your guilty pleasure?

11. How did people describe you in your high school yearbook?

12. Who’s your best friend and why?

13. What’s on your Bucket List?

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Positive Thinking: 7 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day

Cheer up! Just because you’re having a bad day doesn’t mean you have a bad life. These tips should help get you back on your feet and feeling better in no time!

1. Remember that the past does not equal the future

2. Refuse to make self-fulfilling prophesies

3. Get a sense of proportion

4. Change your threshold for “good” and “bad”

5. Improve your body chemistry

6.  Focus on what’s going well

7. Expect something wondrous

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LeadFerret Publishes Property Management Professionals Directory

From residential to commercial properties, from repair and maintenance to accounts and finances, to tenant oversight, the field of property management is complex. Property management also involves knowledge of current and applicable landlord tenant law, including laws pertaining to evictions and non-payment, as well as any local laws pertaining to the actual property. Because of how multifaceted the job is, it is important to keep up to date on all aspects of the field.

Access the full directory at: http://leadferret.com/directory/property-management-professionals

Whether a company is looking to find experts in property management, looking to explore the competition in the real estate industry whether it’s commercial, residential or even storage, or has a product or service that can help property managers keep up to date on everything they need to know, this directory is a promising resource for their next marketing campaign. LeadFerret users will be able to make the most of this directory, by having access to the most valuable prospects, with complete information, including email addresses, social media links and more, making it easier to develop marketing campaigns.

If you would like more detailed information on the qualifications of specific people listed here, please contact us at [email protected], or 866-535-3960.

 

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LeadFerret Launches Directory of Financial Modeling Professionals

Financial modeling refers to the building of an abstract model or representation of a financial situation in the real world.  It’s a general term that ranges in meaning from corporate finance applications to quantitative finance applications.  Regardless of how strict of a definition is being used, it remains a mathematical model used to translate a set of hypotheses about the current markets or trends and turn them into numerical predictions.  This can be used to make decisions about investments or predict return rates.  While there is no one single industry standard for qualifying financial modeling expertise, there are a number of different trainings and resources to achieve and maintain that expertise outside of daily application.

Access the full directory at: http://leadferret.com/directory/financial-modeling-professionals

From companies looking to find the latest expert in Financial Modeling to help fuel their business, to companies offering a training program or resources to help keep financial modeling professionals current, or anyone in between, this directory is an excellent resource for their next marketing campaign. LeadFerret users will be able to make the most of this directory by having access to the most valuable prospects, with complete information, including email addresses, social media links and more, making it easier to develop marketing campaigns.

If you would like more detailed information on the qualifications of specific people listed here, please contact us at [email protected], or 866-535-3960.

 

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XML Experts Directory Released by LeadFerret

XML (which stands for Extensible Markup Language) is a markup language (hence the name) people use to build webpages. While HTML was designed to display data, XML was designed to transport and store data. Unlike another format frequently used called JSON, but XML is backed by a schema. That means the data expressed in the XML is in a known format. XML can be crafted in a way to express any custom data type one has. It has been an industry standard for more than a decade, and is supported by every major software vendor, making expertise in XML very valuable knowledge.

Access the full directory:http://leadferret.com/directory/xml-experts.

Current and new LeadFerret users looking to market to people who have knowledge of XML will find this directory to be a cornucopia of valuable contacts. They will enjoy taking full advantage of all this directory has to offer: thousands of contacts with complete information, including email addresses, social media links and more, making it easier to develop and implement marketing campaigns.

If you would like more detailed information on the qualifications of specific people listed here, please contact us at [email protected], or 866-535-3960.

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20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use

  1. Create Systems, Not Goals
  2. Make Temptations Hard to Reach
  3. Maximize Your Most Important Tasks
  4. Purposely Allow Less Time for Key Projects
  5. Stop In the Middle
  6. Chunk Housekeeping Tasks
  7. Just Say No
  8. Start Small So You Won’t Mind
  9. Build In Frequent Breaks
  10. Follow the 2-Minute Rule
  11. Actively Schedule Free Time
  12. Exercise First Thing in the Morning
  13. Eat a Healthy Lunch Every Day
  14. Drink a Lot More Water
  15. Take a Productivity Nap
  16. Make More Time For Your Favorite People
  17. Count Your Blessings Before Bed
  18. Use Your Mind for Thinking, Not Remembering
  19. Turn off Alerts
  20. Be Inspired By Small Successes

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10 Inspiring Quotes for Small Business Owners

1. “In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.” Sid Caesar

2. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

3. “Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.” – Tony Hsieh

4. “The Secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. “Mark Twain

5. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot missed. I’ve failed over and over and over in my life and that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan

6. “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” -Ray Kroc

7.  “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t you’re right.” -Henry Ford

8.  “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.” Jack London

9.  “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” – Walt Disney

10. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs

 

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12 Simple Steps Business Owners Can Take to Avoid Burnout

As a small business owner, how do you juggle it all? Where do you draw the line before you burnout? If you’ve been feeling the heat recently, turn to these helpful tips to avoid future meltdown.

  1. Take care of #1.
  2. Make time to do nothing!
  3. Get back in touch with the things you value
  4. Think out of the box and challenge yourself consistently
  5. Establish realistic expectations for what you can and cannot accomplish
  6. Learn how to communicate clearly
  7. Manage your time
  8. Stop blaming yourself or others
  9. Value yourself by establishing boundaries and limits
  10. Deal with your emotions
  11. Laugh, smile and enjoy the ride
  12. Don’t feel embarrassed to ask for help

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30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad

We’d like to think our writing makes sense both in our mind and on paper but that doesn’t always appear to be the case.  In the business world, we need to be extra careful that the words we choose don’t make us look bad in eyes of our peers, colleagues, clients even our bosses. Common to some and new to others, check out this list of words next time you decide to use write that resume or business proposal.

  1. Adverse and averse
  2. Affect and effect
  3. Compliment and complement
  4. Criteria and Criterion
  5. Discreet and discrete
  6. Elicit and illicit
  7. Farther and further
  8. Imply and infer
  9. Insure and ensure
  10. Number and amount
  11. Precede and proceed
  12. Principal and principle
  13. It’s and its
  14. They’re and their
  15. Who’s and whose
  16. You’re and your

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7 Things That Separates Average People From Amazing Performers

Are you tired of being labeled the average Joe? Find out what some of the top performers do to stay at the top of their game to achieve success.

  1. Achieve a level of competence
  2. Think of the future
  3. Set goals worth fighting for
  4. Leverage technology
  5. Put others first
  6. Treat people with respect, and expect them to reciprocate
  7. Value honesty and transparency

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