It’s Friday! You made it. Now it’s time for our weekly roundup of articles, tools and resources to help you THRIVE – at work and in life. Thank you for stopping by and let us know what you think in the comments below …
Entrepreneurship … Like a BOSS.
No More 70 Hour Work Weeks
Research shows that working way over 40 hours per week actually hurts productivity (and employees’ well-being), so why do so many companies encourage workaholism? Well, here’s the story of one company that’s doing the opposite. Their employees can be penalized or even fired for working too much. Maybe they’re onto something …
Start the Day off Right
How much you accomplish in a given day has everything to do with how you spend the first few hours of the day – the time when you are most refreshed, alert, and ready to take on the world. Make the most of those early morning hours by picking up some of the habits in Inc.com’s list of the 12 things successful people do before breakfast.
Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life …
Turn Your iPhone into a Scanner
Have you ever wanted to save or send a physical document electronically, but snapping a photo with your phone just wasn’t cutting it in terms of quality? TurboScan is an iPhone app that allows you to scan multi-page documents, receipts, or notes and save them to your phone, or send them as a PDF or jpeg via email. The app automatically detects the edges of your document and optimizes the contrast levels to give you the clearest image, and there are editing tools that allow you to further adjust the brightness and rotation.
Once you have successfully scanned your document, you can save it to Dropbox or Evernote, email it to yourself or someone else, or save it to your camera roll. And at just $2.99, TurboScan is a lot more affordable than buying a flatbed scanner.
THRIVEable Things (Links We Love)
- Hootsuite Buys UberVU to Expand Analytics on its Social Media Management Platform
- 6 Simple Photo Tools for Creating Social Media Visuals
- Wednesday at Lunch Time Is Best Time for Prospecting Calls
- Productivity Hacks: Why I Don’t ‘Do’ Coffee
- 7 Simple Ways to Track the Health of Your Blog
- Google Clarifies: Guest Blogging Is OK, but “Guest Blogging for SEO” Is Not
- Former Lululemon CEO to Run Healthy Foods Startup
- The Winners of the 2013 Nutrition Business Journal Awards
OK now it’s your turn … what news do you have to share with us?
Happy Weekend! 😉
~ Kate and the Think Belle Team