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6 Tips for Surviving a Micromanager

Surviving a Micromanager- 6 tips to maintaining your sanity and some level of control when working with a micromanager.

If you haven't run into a micromanager at work, it's just a matter of time before you do. Micromanagers exist in every field and geography. While their management style may seem soul-numbingly oppressive, you need to recognize that a micromanager is paralyzed by the fear that something under their control is about to go wrong. While it won't be easy, the following 6 tips will help you survive a micromanager. 1) Communicate. Since micromanagers are afraid of being left out of the loop, you'll need to communicate your progress on a regular basis. While it may seem like … [Read more...]

3 Brain Breaks You Should Be Taking

Increase your productivity by taking brain breaks

My daughter's kindergarten teacher had regularly intervalled "brain breaks" for her students. I'm not sure if it was for the kids or herself but it's something we should all be doing. While too many breaks can distract your mind and cause you to lose focus- you need to keep yourself sharp by giving your brain a break once in a while. Everyone is different in how often they should take a brain break but I suggest every couple of hours we stop what we are doing, stand up, shake our legs and complete one or more of these brain break suggestions. (And no- I didn't include … [Read more...]

Uxline- Test a Website and Earn Ten Bucks

Uxline offers website usability testing- become a tester and make $10 for less than 30 minutes of your time.

Uxline is a start-up company out of Vancouver Canada that originated in 2011. Uxline provides usability services to websites who want to know what every-day users experience when browsing their websites. This service provides website developers with feedback that helps them understand and modify the layout and features of their websites to make them more intuitive for their users.   What do Uxline Testers do? Usability testing varies but essentially testers browse a website or test out a feature on a website while giving feedback and thoughts about the … [Read more...]

7 Things You Will Hate About Working From Home

Seven ways working from home just sucks.

Working from home is all sparkles and sunshine. There isn't a boss watching over your shoulder and the coffee pot could seriously be plugged in and sitting on your desk! You can wear your pajamas to work, or work naked if you want. Your boss totally rocks and you don't have to deal with road rage to get to your office. Is your mind blown yet? Yeah working from home is pretty awesome. But there are also some reasons to hate it. Here are seven reasons that working from home kind of sucks.   1. That Look That look you get when someone finds out you work … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Introverts are Often the Happiest as Freelancers

This is why introverts are the best at working from home.

Being introverted naturally provides you with some great character traits that will make working as a freelancer easier than your extroverted counterpart. Even if you aren't completely on the introverted scale, but tipping that direction, you'll find the quiet solitude of working from home fulfilling. Here are 10 common introvert character traits that are beneficial to working from home as a freelancer. 1. Time to Recharge It's not that you are depressed or afraid of people, introverts just need some alone-time to recharge. Being a freelancer with a flexible … [Read more...]