Monthly Archives: August 2014

Feed Your Brain, Increase Your Opportunities

There’s an old myth that seems impossible to kill – that we only use ten percent of our brains. Popular culture perpetuates this misunderstanding. The new film, Lucy, featuring Scarlett Johansson as a woman who, through scientific accident, harnesses her brain’s full capacity, is the latest portrayal of the mind’s awesome powers. The adage goes…
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The Forgotten (or Missing) Element to Achieving Goals

Is it just me or does it seem like everyone talks about setting goals, yet only a handful seem to accomplish their goals?  I’ve learned about setting goals since elementary school, so I’m pretty good at writing my goals, but only after employing techniques that helped me accomplish my goals did I begin to see…
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Help, I’m Stuck in a Rut: Planning for Change

You feel stuck. Every day feels the same and you have a distinct impression that you’re not supposed to be here. You’re not quite sure how you got here and you’re worried that you’ll never break free from the dull routine that your life has become. Does this sound familiar? It’s a common sensation, one…
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3 Ways to Multiply in Excel

While there is no “Excel multiply formula” there are multiple ways to multiply in Excel. For instance, do you use an asterisk (*) to multiply, but hit a brick wall when you apply other arithmetic operators? What about shortcuts for multiplying many numbers in one step? Read on for three powerful ways to perform an…
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Visually Display Composite Data — How to Create an Excel Waterfall Chart

Have you ever needed to present a chart that displays component data that roll up to a total? If all of the values are positive, Excel’s stacked column chart works beautifully; but it breaks down when your data includes both positive and negative values. The answer is an Excel waterfall chart! A waterfall chart solves…
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