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...]

Homeschooling While Working From Home

How to manage working from home while homeschooling

When I first had the idea for this article it seemed easy.  I was going to lay out some nice, pretty bullet points on ways to practically manage working from home and homeschooling.  I quickly realized however, that just wouldn't work.  First, it gives the illusion that the task is “nice and pretty” as well as the crazy idea that I actually “manage” it.  The fact is, I (we) survive it.  Another fact is, it is spectacularly awesome and I wouldn't have it any other way.  I decided I could only let you know some ways that I have found, in the first year, to help it work … [Read more...]

DollarBird App–Get Control of Your Money and Your Future

DollarBird is a smartphone app that lets you take control of your money without requiring you to link to your bank account like those other apps.

Do you find it easier to spend money than make money? Do you wonder where all of your hard-earned cash goes? Do you wish you could be a better steward of your money?   Then downloading the DollarBirdapp might be a solution for you and your money. What Exactly is the DollarBird App? The DollarBird app for both iPhones and Android helps you color-code your monthly expenses by putting them on a calendar instead of a spreadsheet.  DollarBird can do this without access to your bank accounts.  It is a free app as long as you keep it to just one calendar.  … [Read more...]

Zemandi- Is it a Scam?

A Review of Writing Online Articles from Home for Zemandi

If you ever browse Craigslist looking for freelance writing jobs, especially if you have done so lately, it is very possible you have come across the writing site Zemandi.com.  On first glance they look like an outstanding opportunity, especially for those new to the writing world.  The pay is low but there is opportunity to move up to decent pay. Also, they have a very generous referral program that allows you to earn a percent of what those that sign up under you earn indefinitely.  I signed up and promptly began to research online to see what I could find out about … [Read more...]