Archive for Productivity

Create A WordPress Website In 5 Easy Steps



If you’ve been putting off the decision to set up a website for your small business because you assume it will be complicated or time-consuming, don’t worry. Setting up a basic WordPress website is remarkably easy. In fact, most people can go from start to finish in about 30 minutes — without any advanced tech skills or special training.

While there are literally hundreds of free hosting platforms out there, the self-hosting options available with give small business owners much more control over their site. If you aren’t sure which approach is best for you, take a couple of minutes to review the differences. Because you’ll need to choose a hosting provider to use, this tutorial will walk you through launching a self-hosted website with Bluehost.

So let’s get started: here’s how to create a WordPress website in five quick steps.

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Four Ways To Take Back Control

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Francis Of Assisi

How often do you check your email, voicemail or social media profiles during your workday?

In a recent post, blogger Sarah Ninivaggi refers to Georgetown University professor Cal Newport, a computer scientist and author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, who argues that multitasking and constant distractions are seriously affecting today’s workers.

As a result, it usually feels like there’s never enough time to accomplish everything, and trying to focus on multiple things at once reduces our ability to be in the moment and contribute our best work.

Newport’s solution is a strategy he calls “Deep Work.” From the current issue of Promotional Consultant Today, I share Ninivaggi’s four-step summary of the professor’s work strategies.

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Transform Your Life In 15 Minutes A Day

This article is from Promotional Consultant Today, compiled by Cassandra Johnson.

Have you ever made a big change in your life? Did the change happen overnight? In most cases, probably not. It took time. Each of us shares at least one thing in common: We all have at our disposal 1,440 minutes in a single day. What we do with that time; however, is what ultimately makes us different.

What would happen if you took just one percent of those 1,440 minutes, just 14 minutes and 24 seconds—about 15 minutes a day—and consciously tried to change your life? In this article, you’ll learn how those 15 minutes could transform your business, with these insights on micro-shifting from Gary Jansen, senior editor of Penguin Random House.

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Joe was especially helpful to me in taking my visionary ideas and then clothing them, not just with graphics, but also in actual long range plans that could then be used to bring others into shared tasks of implementing those plans.

Zeb Bradford Long, Executive Director PRMI