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While big companies dedicate entire teams to attracting and retaining talent, their small business counterparts usually force HR duties into the margins of already stretched business days. When competing against corporations often hiring with bigger budgets and for less demanding roles, savvy small businesses leverage unique benefits, enticing culture, and lifestyle. To better understand why small businesses make great employers, I caught up with two of my favorite seasoned professionals at local Pacific Northwest firms, Phil Trask, owner of PC Trask and Associates, and Liv Faris, Chief Content Officer at C+C. Build......

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The trouble with routines is that even if you don’t make them, you still have them. Sure, it’s possible that you just naturally gravitate toward yoga as the sun rises, a well-balanced breakfast, giving your loved one a passionate smooch on the way out the door, a brilliant brainstorm, and then diving into a diligently prioritized to-do list. Then again, maybe it’s slurping Fruit Loops while scanning email and showing up at work 10 minutes late. In his latest book, Tools of Titans, Tim Ferris explores the habits of wildly successful people.......

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Goals nerd. If it was common enough to have a name, that’s what people would call me. Freakish as it may seem, playing around with the various approaches for reaching and refining goals is one of my favorite topics. And while I think those approaches can be unique as the ambitions themselves, there are some universal suggestions that you might want to keep in mind as you review (or make) your own list. Think holistically. Designing Your Life, by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans suggests four categories of life evaluation and planning: work,......

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It seems counterintuitive to actively seek out people who have a positive relationship with something that almost epitomizes negativity. But, in my opinion, few things are more telling when trying to quickly decipher the character of a person than to ask about their experience with failure. I was fortunate enough to have a recent conversation about it with one of my living role models, Ramona Pierson. Successful serial entrepreneur and current Founder and CEO of Declara, Pierson describes herself as a ‘risk-taker’ who fails frequently – necessary DNA of an innovator and......

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Happiness often feels just out of reach, especially in business. It’s right after landing that next big client, it depends on sales cycle outcomes, or is based on customer reviews on any given day. If you’re not busy enough, you panic. If you’re too busy, you’re drowning. But someday your clients, sales, reviews, and workload will be just right… Right? There’s a fascinating book called The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky, which takes a scientific lens to finding and sustaining happiness. Interestingly, Lyubomirsky’s research......

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In the sports world, athletes depend on coaches to help push them to the next level. Often their tough love, perspective, structure, and fine-tuning can be the difference between the big league or the next big injury. In professional and personal lives, the role of a coach isn’t so different. The process still involves its own form of blood, sweat, and tears, but having a coach in your corner could be the difference between a neglected ambition or building a life that inspires you to spring out of bed in the morning.......

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With Seattle Startup Week just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to refresh and refine your networking skills. If you’re palms sweat just thinking about attending a networking event, these 10 moves will make them survivable, successful, and maybe even fun: Get in there. Novice networkers often worry that they can’t dream up with a clever opening line that justifies breaking into a circle of people chatting. You don’t need one. Step in and when there’s a pause in the conversation say, “Mind if I join?” You’re in. Do your homework.......

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Powered by chai tea and disenchantment with corporate consulting, I dreamed up this venture years ago in a notebook on a rooftop veranda in India. Many early mornings, late nights, and weekends have refined that vision, and so bringing it to life and giving it my full attention now feels overdue in many regards. Still, like any great change, the transition is bittersweet. I have spent the past three years as a Co-Founder and the Chief Operating Officer Sansaire, a company that makes a cooking device for a method called sous vide. We began......

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he is to hearthat 11 of 12footballs New England used in its AFC Championship victory against Indianapolisdid not meet NFL standards for air pressure. NFL rules state that game balls be inflated to within 12.5 to 13.5 pounds per square inch. Cheap Jerseys china Looking much more the championship passer than Brady did,cheapjerseysdiscountchina his throws of 11 and 3 yards to Anquan Boldin and 5 to Dennis Pitta all were perfect.New England (13 5) lost a home AFC title matchup for the first......

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