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  • Just Call Me Mrs. CEO

    If I were named CEO, which will probably happen in three to four years tops, my immediate to-do list would be as follows: 1. Get a door for my cubicle. Or at least some decorative beads for the entryway. 2. Institute Macaroni Mondays. One box per employee, strictly of the shell variety. I like it when the cheese gets trapped inside. 3. Commission an artist to paint a window with pretty scenery...
  • Canned Chili and Burned Popcorn: The Perfect Ingredients For a Potential Lease Violation

    Microwave popcorn is pretty straightforward. You take the bag out of the wrapper, put it in the microwave right-side up, and remove it when the kernels have popped. All things considered, it’s an easy task for the average college-educated professional. Then again, I never claimed to be average. Just this week I destroyed my third bag of popcorn this year, unable to grasp a very valuable lesson...
  • Got Confidence?

    “When your confidence goes up, your competence goes up.”  Zig Zigler Selling, like anything else, is about confidence. When you exude confidence, you naturally attract others. People listen to you, follow you, and even buy from you. Displaying confidence assures people that you know what you’re doing. People who exude self-confidence know they have what it takes to master difficult situations...
  • NAA’s Featured Blogger Says Goodbye

    Writing about your friends and family, it turns out, is a tricky thing. When I started doing my weekly blog for APTly Spoken, I wanted to create material that was fresh and funny—something that really pushed the envelope. Unfortunately, I’ve pushed a little too hard. Last week my mom and dad finally printed out all of my blogs and settled in for an afternoon of light reading. The trouble is...

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