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How Twitter Helped Me Build a Freelance Business - By Courtney Hartmann
Courtney Hartmann

Hello SOTGC community,This year has flown by! I feel like I say that every year, but this year has really been an adventure. This was my first year as a freelance writer. I have worked as a freelance writer for the past decade, but 2014 was the first year I bit the bullet and gave it my full eff… Read More

 
Even on Vacation, My Mind Stayed at Work: Why Recharging Is Important - By Corinna Klawon
Corinna Klawon

Hi SOTGC community,For me it was that time of the year again where I meet up with my parents for some much needed time off from work - a VACATION. I am excited because I know we are traveling to a serene place with 80 degree weather and the perfect baby blue shade of water.We get there over… Read More

 
Introducing the Newest SOTGC Contributor: Chris Scheller
Christiane Scheller

Hello SOTGC community, I am very happy to introduce our newest SOTGC contributor Ms. Chris Scheller! Chris Scheller studied International Business Administration and Public Relations in Germany and has been working as a Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager at a middle-sized company. Bein… Read More

 
A Cappella Members Know The Key to Success: Collaboration - By Shannon Meehan
Shannon Meehan

“There’s only one thing that all the successful companies in the world have in common: None was started by one person.” – Ernesto SirolliHi SOTGC Community!Universal Truths:Death and taxes are not the only certainties in life. A third certainty that I know to be true is that we are bette… Read More

 
7 Tips for Welcoming Mindfulness into Your Life – By Katie Chamberlain Kritikos
Katie Kritikos

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha Hello, SOTGC community, “Mindfulness” is a popular word to throw around but a difficult one to understand, let alone put into practice in daily life. It is the notion of being prese… Read More

 
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How Twitter Helped Me Build a Freelance Business – By Courtney Hartmann

Hello SOTGC community,This year has flown by! I feel like I say that every year, but this year has really been an adventure. This was my first year as a freelance writer. I have worked as a freelance writer for the past decade, but 2014 was the first year I bit the bullet and gave it my full effort without the safety net of a “day job.”It’s been a fun roller coaster, like with most things … [Read More...]

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Even on Vacation, My Mind Stayed at Work: Why Recharging Is Important – By Corinna Klawon

Hi SOTGC community,For me it was that time of the year again where I meet up with my parents for some much needed time off from work - a VACATION. I am excited because I know we are traveling to a serene place with 80 degree weather and the perfect baby blue shade of water.We get there over a weekend and I seem to be just finally relaxing until... Monday hits. The emails start pilling in, … [Read More...]

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Introducing the Newest SOTGC Contributor: Chris Scheller

Hello SOTGC community, I am very happy to introduce our newest SOTGC contributor Ms. Chris Scheller! Chris Scheller studied International Business Administration and Public Relations in Germany and has been working as a Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager at a middle-sized company. Being part of the management, and, additionally, handling apprentices and interns at the company, have … [Read More...]

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A Cappella Members Know The Key to Success: Collaboration – By Shannon Meehan

“There’s only one thing that all the successful companies in the world have in common: None was started by one person.” – Ernesto SirolliHi SOTGC Community!Universal Truths:Death and taxes are not the only certainties in life. A third certainty that I know to be true is that we are better together, as a group, than we are alone. We are stronger and smarter as a whole. Collaboration is … [Read More...]

SOTGC Mindfulness 11-18-14

7 Tips for Welcoming Mindfulness into Your Life – By Katie Chamberlain Kritikos

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha Hello, SOTGC community, “Mindfulness” is a popular word to throw around but a difficult one to understand, let alone put into practice in daily life. It is the notion of being present, and therein lays the challenge: what does “being” present even mean? The Buddha teaches us not to … [Read More...]

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Are You Accepting All Meetings? Find the “Tentative” Button – By Corinna Klawon

Hello SOTGC community, I recently stumbled upon a TED talk by David Grady who challenges us to “Save ourselves and the world from bad meetings…” Needless to say I was intrigued by what he meant by that. I wasn’t sure if he would call out individuals that cannot hold a good meeting or maybe the sheer amount of meetings that we all attend. I mean let’s face it, those of us who work for larger … [Read More...]

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What Are You Thankful for? – By Carrie Caruthers

Hello SOTGC community, As we move closer to the holiday season, we are constantly reminded by the many things, people, and accomplishments others are thankful for. I have noticed during the last couple of years, starting on November 1st, my social media feed starts to fill with daily reminders of the many blessings of those around me. Each year, more and more join in the movement. Though I enjoy … [Read More...]

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The Anywhere Workout – By Aga ChenFu

Hello SOTGC community, One of my favorite quotes is, “life happens when you’re making other plans.” No matter how much you plan your workouts or stay focused on your fitness goals, you will frequently find yourself just rolling with it. And that’s okay! You have all you need for a complete workout - your own body weight. So keep this workout on your phone and carve out at least 15 minutes of … [Read More...]

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Preparing for a Promotion – By Dorothy Montgomery

Hello SOTGC community, Are you feeling stuck in your career? Have you been passed by for promotion or just trying to see the roads of opportunity ahead? We have all felt this way at some time or other in our career. People are often led to believe that promotions come:to those who are lucky (just happened to be in the right place at the right time); to those who manage-up well (become … [Read More...]

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Customer Service vs. Five Rules of Customer Engagement – By Connie Pheiff

Hello SOTGC community, Did you ever receive poor service when eating out at a restaurant? How was the situation handled? Did management apologize? How did management apologize? Were you satisfied? The greater question is would you go back to this restaurant? The new rules of customer satisfaction is more than customer service, it’s customer engagement. We can agree customer service is listening … [Read More...]