Don’t Wait for New Year’s

Favorites Nov 26, 2012 No Comments

Don't Wait for New Year's

By Ruth Michel

New Year’s Day always reminds us to keep improving. It’s a time for reflection and gym membership signups. And as you know, gym membership usually ends up as a wasted line in your budget.

Goals are great, but we tend to lose motivation. Instead of waiting until New Year’s to make an annual resolution, consider integrating small improvements into your life. Start today with one of these easy actions. Read more »

5 Ideas to Make Your Content More Relevant

Favorites Nov 14, 2012 No Comments

5 Ideas to Make Your Content More Relevant

By Ruth Michel

If you’re not relevant, then you’re like a muted TV. Yeah you’re there, but no one is paying any attention.

Fortunately this is an easy mistake to avoid. Here are a few ideas to take your content from deleted to shared. Believe me, your email clickthroughs, response rates, Facebook likes, SEO, media hits and sales will thank you. Read more »

Pumped Up for Another Heart Walk

Favorites Nov 13, 2012 No Comments

Pumped Up for Another Heart Walk

By Ruth Michel

Tampa Bay 2012 Heart Walk

Red hearts covered the front desk. Pictures hung of a handsome little boy tempting us to donate a dollar. The floor was full of T-shirts, and it wasn’t even Friday. It wasn’t Valentine’s Day either. It was time for the annual Heart Walk organized by the American Heart Foundation of Tampa Bay. Read more »

15 Famous Haunted Hotels – Part 3 of 3

Favorites Oct 31, 2012 No Comments

15 Famous Haunted Hotels – Part 3 of 3
By Julian Russi

How was your Halloween? Ours was great! But in case you haven’t celebrated this occasion, I have prepared a new roundup featuring the final five haunted hotels on the list. From an old Mexican hostel to an English castle, this finale will definitely give you the creeps. Read more »

15 Famous Haunted Hotels – Part 2 of 3

Favorites Oct 30, 2012 No Comments

15 Famous Haunted Hotels – Part 2 of 3
By Julian Russi

Hello everyone! We’re getting ready to celebrate this year’s Halloween, so it’s time to bring you the second part of this countdown. Here’s another group of haunted hotels around the world, from a famous hotel in New York to one of the scariest lodgings in South America. Read more »

15 Famous Haunted Hotels – Part 1 of 3

Favorites Oct 24, 2012 No Comments

15 Famous Haunted Hotels – Part 1 of 3
By Julian Russi

Halloween is coming with its costumes, candies and diversions. It’s also the time of year when ghost stories and scary movies show up, so I’ve decided to put together a list of some of the most famous haunted hotels around the world. Believe it or not, these places have witnessed paranormal phenomenons and unexplainable circumstances. Would you dare to spend even one night at any of these scary locations? Read more »

See How Easily You Can Set Apart Your Business

Favorites Oct 18, 2012 No Comments

See How Easily You Can Set Apart Your Business

By Ruth Michel

It’s easier than ever to start a business. It’s harder than ever to make it stand out.

Consumers are blasted with advertising messages at every turn. Search for just about any service or product on Google, and you’ll get hundreds of results. Open a phone book and… well, what’s the point? My phone book is a door stop. These days, word of mouth counts more than anything, especially when it’s projected across the internet. How are you supposed to compete? I think it all starts with a solid business that cares about people. Read more »

“The Early Bird Catches the Worm”

Favorites Oct 10, 2012 No Comments


By Stacy Sternberg

Just out of curiosity, when the alarm clock on your phone rings at (X) am, is your first thought, “Uhhhhh,” followed shortly by, “Five more minutes”? Read more »

From Blogs to Books, Every Reader Has a Style

Favorites Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

From Blogs to Books, Every Reader Has a Style

By Ruth Michel

Ever heard the phrase “leaders are readers”? That’s because reading is revealing. It teaches you about yourself and your world, and sometimes, worlds you knew nothing about. It’s a quick cure for ignorance; and creativity, development and excellence are its allies.
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8 Anti-Procrastination Tips to Read Later

Favorites Aug 22, 2012 No Comments

8 Anti-procrastination tips to read later

By Ruth Michel

Abraham Lincoln wisely said, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” Yet many of us, with a prideful grin, attempt to master the evasion of responsibility. And, in the free time we create by avoiding accomplishment, we joke with Ellen DeGeneres, “Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” Read more »