Life After Five
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Why Logging Makes You Successful

In today’s business world, we hear a lot about flexible schedules, results oriented work environments, and organizations allowing employees to be more fluid and trusted with their time than ever before. But despite the bu...

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A Truly Innovative and Awesome Way to Organize Your Tasks

The photo above was taken last Saturday at TEDx Windy City in Chicago. If you’re not familiar with TEDx, it is the local version of the famed TED conference. My husband and I bought our tickets as soon as they went on sal...

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Are You Feeling Better?

There seemed to be few less sick people around this week so it seems you took last week’s post seriously. While we’re on the subject of taking care of self, especially when we’re sick, I wanted to spend more time discussi...


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Alone But Not Lonely: The Trend of Living Alone

ForRent.com is telling us about what is definitely a growing trend in real estate – living alone. In 1950, only 9% of American households consisted of 1 individual. Today, 27% of American households are single individual home...

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The “Bucket List” That Will Make You 10X More Productive

On “Productivity Sundays” here at CGN, we try to give you truly revolutionary ideas in the realm of productivity in your life and in your work. This is one I hope will be just as revolutionary for you all as it has ...

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Unlock Real Changes: THE Key To Making It Happen

In recent weeks, I’ve had more than a few people ask me, “Melissa, what’s important in choosing a coach?” All of these individuals are asking this question because they are considering coaching as a cata...


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Has Technology Made Us All Disrespectful Flakes?

Flake. It might be a word from the 1980′s, but it’s definitely alive and well and living in 2013. One of my favorite Huffington Post bloggers, Rachel Ryan, recently admitted this in her blog: Last Wednesday, I cance...

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Direct and Home Party Sales Companies: Annoying, Empowering or Both?

As a little girl, growing up in North Dakota, my mom was a stay-at-home mother until both my brother and I were in school full time. During that time, though, my mom was what the 1980′s branded “The Avon Lady.”...

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Changing Workplace Culture is No Piece of Cake

My taste has been called many things, but never “normal.” I’ll pass on cookies, but never say no to salt and vinegar chips. I think frosting is gross, and to be honest, sweetened ice tea is a crime. This might sound like ...


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Sick of Being Late All The Time? Take This Advice

I often tell people I am “annoyingly and perpetually early.” And while that annoyance may not be as annoying as those who are perpetually late, what I know from my own experience being early is that it’s somet...