While on a search for an industrial photographer in the San Fran area I came across Photo Works SF who creates the uniquest thing I’ve seen recently, Follow Me cards.
What the H-E-double hockey sticks is a Follow Me Card? I wouldn’t have known what to tell you until now, it’s a card with a photo on the front and an @_____ on the back. Essentially, it’s an artsy business card. How frickin’ cool!?!
So, if you were to create your own Follow Me card, what would the front and back look like? Where would you point people to?
I think a Follow Me card would leave a very lasting impression, especially if you were trying to network for a job and had your LinkedIn url on the back.
The front wouldn’t even need to be an image, it could be your quick 15 second elevator pitch with your photo. How unique! The possibilities are truly endless!
Because FASHION is in the name of this blog, I had to do it. Here are some of my favorite dresses from last night.
Did you enjoy the show? What were your favorite looks of the big night?
In a recent post I wrote about how to outfit your home office in order to make it more effective for you when you…work from home. Well, how do you bring a bit of home, into your work office? Well, careerealism.com has a few suggestions but they do start off with the following:
“On the one hand, the space is not your own in that it belongs to your employer and you likely share it with other employees. But on the other hand, since you spend most of the day in your designated office or cubicle, you want to put your own stamp on it.”
Their suggestions are:
* Bring in some pops of color. It will brighten the space up and make it feel like you had a choice in how your space looks. It doesn’t mean you have to request that your walls be painted red, as I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t fly, but bring in a rug, or get wildly colored files or tack boards. Think outside the beige colored box!
* Get something up on your walls besides post its and reminders about all the work that has to get done. Put up a mirror, or a clock (although that may be constant reminder of the fact that it’s not 5 o’clock yet…), or a pretty picture of the beach.
* Bring in some…shrubbery. :) Spruce up your space, well I don’t want to say “with spruce” but you get the drift. Bring in a plant. It will make the space a bit prettier, there’s nothing more enjoyable than flowers on an orchid.
And lastly, the article talks about the home office.
So, what techniques will you use to spruce up your office space?
P.S. Thank you to my one time manager for sharing this article with me!
Happy Valentine’s Day, readers!
Stay warm, New England!
Recently I blogged, in my Working Mom section, about some words of wisdom that one father wanted to pass along to his 3-year-old. This was shared in a great article titled 12 Things I Want to Teach My Toddler About Work.
In the mommy portion of my blog I picked out the pieces of wisdom I felt were most applicable in both work and life. In this section, I’d like to highlight the pieces of wisdom I feel like should be considered when in a work environment.
See ‘boring’ as a springboard to success. –> Often times I feel like people give up to easy when work gets “boring” and decide to move on to the next thing. Why not see how you can improve that “boring” task not only so you enjoy doing it but also by improving the overall process?
Celebrate your achievements, then move on. –> You succeeded in something? Awesome! Congratulations! Now what? Don’t dwell on the past; good, bad, or indifferent. Celebrate, or mourn, and move on to the next conquest!
Take responsibility for outcomes. –> Good or bad, there will be an outcome. In my opinion, it’s wise to be humble in your successes and own up to your failures as that shows that you are always open to learning from every situation.
What words of wisdom do you want to share?
Thank you to all those that every once in a while check out my blog. I can’t believe that it’s been 4 years since I started blogging. It’s brought me a lot more than just a place to dump my thoughts, so thank you for all the comments and encouragement. I hope the things I share have given you some things to think about and consider.
Speaking of thoughts, I’ve been searching for a good business quote that I want to align myself with and I think I’ve found one:
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Lucius was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature.
What quote do you find inspirational?
I cherish the days when I can work from home and am grateful that I am even allowed to do so. It really helps me feel like my work and home life is balanced. During lunch hours I can clean up the house and in the mornings, instead of sitting in my car for 40 minutes, I can squeeze in a workout. But what about those work hours? How are you staying on track?
For me, I love to do lists. It helps me stay focused and on pace. But are there any gadgets that might help you feel like you are at work…but in a much more comfortable environment?
Well, entrepreneur.com came up with a pretty awesome list of a few gadgets, in their Work from Home Like a Boss article, and I am drooling over the iStick Multifunctional desktop Organizer.
What are your tips for getting the most out of your work from home days?
Whoa! Two posts in one week. What can you do, when I need to blog, I blog. Anybody else out there feel like they’re drowning in a giant pool of deadlines, e-mails, and random requests?
Well, as usual, I like to google some tips on how to get out of the funk of just wanting to hide somewhere, kick up my feet with a hot coffee in one hand a book in the other and just general quietness all around. Well, I came across a nice little blog, yourkickasslife.com, that offered up some tips we all forget about when in a state of distress:
1. Admit, even if it’s just to yourself, that you can’t do it all.
2. Cry when you need to, even if it’s “inappropriate”.
3. Remember that there will be “the other side”.
4. Ask for help.
5. People may tell you how to feel. Don’t listen.
All great tips, but today, I think to make myself feel better; I will go to the grocery store, buy myself a nice salad, some flowers and just forget about things, even if it is just for 15 minutes. Oh, and then re-prioritize the completely booked schedule I already have
What do you do when you feel like you’re drowning?