What You Should Be Doing in Your Spare Time Online

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Has this ever happened to you? You settle down to be productive working online, but then a notification pops up. Or, perhaps you just find yourself unable to resist the possibility of checking the news. Once you reach the end of the article or midway through reading it, you click a link that leads you to another and another...and another. Ultimately, despite starting work online at 9:00 am, you’ll be lucky if you managed to completely one sentence. Sometimes, we’re not even planning on working online. Instead, we set out with the agenda of time wasting, allowing ourselves to drift through the digital smorgasbord. But this is a mistake because rather than drifting we should be using our time proactively. Here are a few things that you should be doing online when you have time to spare.   Working On Your Digital CV One of the best possibilities is to

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How to Make Sure You Nail Getting the Promotion

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Looking at going after that new promotion in the company? But there’s one drawback you really want to finish the book you’ve been writing and become a published author. Why not do both? After all, there are going to be expenses to publish and to market the book. Try these four tips to help you get that promotion and to keep you from being a starving writer. Even if you’re comfortable in your place of work and you know everyone that you work with, there’s something extremely nerve racking about going for a promotion with the company. There’s the fear of failing and not getting the position that you’d hoped for, and there’s also leaving beloved colleagues behind while you take yourself further in your career. Many people struggle to get themselves together for their promotion, so here’s how you can make sure you nail getting the promotion you deserve.

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Book Review – A Journey Within

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Publisher: Artistic Origins (April 30, 2017) Category: Memoir, Adventure, Inspirational Tour dates: Oct-Nov, 2017 ISBN: 978-1-940385-05-1 ASIN: B071YRHTY4 Available in Print & ebook, 181 pages Buy Journey Within by J. Mitchel Baker Amazon Book Synopsis The true story of a simple man who has spent his life working amidst the quiet embrace of nature and her animals. Despite the happy normalcy, his soul calls out to him through a series of visions urging him to search for the higher design in his life. His inner voice beckons him out into the wilderness, away from all that he knows and understands, to find the higher meaning of himself. After nearly a decade of stubborn denial, he removes his self-imposed blindfolds to embark on what is to become his personal journey into the unknown. What he finds will forever change his life. Instead of meaning, he finds a tempest. Finding courage through his

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Gateway to Everywhere: A Love Story as Big as California Book Spotlight and Excerpt

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Finalist in the Book Excellence Contest and Eric Hoffer 2017 Book Awards [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CrYsLxCyWo[/embed]   Blue Ink Book Review - “Ernest Frankel's colossal novel, Gateway to Everywhere, opens during China's Boxer Rebellion and ends with Pancho Villa's Mexican guerillas. In between, readers will find absorbing entertainment. The story rapidly unfolds over the decade-¬plus timeline. There's constant conflict--man vs. nature, man vs. man, man vs. self. Descriptions are thoroughly colorful, whether in China, at sea, or in the desert. Frankel's 600-¬plus-page saga is reminiscent of Ferber's Giant or Michener's Hawaii--a highly readable adventure from a rollicking period of American history." Midwest Book Review - "A riveting read from cover to cover, author Ernest Frankel deftly interweaves history and fiction. “Gateway to Everywhere" reveals this author's impressive flair for originality and exceptional storytelling skills…very highly recommended, especially for community library General Fiction collections." -- Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch: James A. Cox,

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Six Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

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One thing you should never stop doing as an entrepreneur is learning. As they say, knowledge is power! While you are likely to be a bit short on time, fitting in a few hours here and there to read a book comes highly recommended, especially when it is for the benefit of your business. If you don’t know where to start, read on to discover some of the best books for entrepreneurs. “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” – Cal Newport This is an incredibly interesting read that has been put together by the blog author of Study Hacks and Georgetown professor, Cal Newport. In this book, Cal turns the idea of talent on its head. He looks at why it is becoming increasingly rare to focus without distraction, and why this is so cognitively demanding. He likens deep work to a super power, and enlightens

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Five Ways to Self Edit Your Book

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So, you’ve written your novel and now have a first draft in your hands. Ready to send it off to literary agents or publishers? Well, not so fast! Sure, you will no doubt be super excited about completing this project, but before you can send it off to other people, you need to make sure that it has been thoroughly edited. Ok, so editing isn’t an author’s favorite job, but you really do need to make sure that you give your book a good going over before you start submitting it. Otherwise, potential publishers and literary agents might read it and pick up on a wide variety of mistakes - that’s not going to show you off in a good light! It’s important that you understand how to self-edit your book and these following tips can help you do just that. Leave It For A Month Or So It’s no

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Journey Within by Mitchel Baker

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Publisher: Artistic Origins (April 30, 2017) Category: Memoir, Adventure, Inspirational Tour dates: Oct-Nov, 2017 ISBN: 978-1-940385-05-1 ASIN: B071YRHTY4 Available in Print & ebook, 181 pages The true story of a simple man who has spent his life working amidst the quiet embrace of nature and her animals. Despite the happy normalcy, his soul calls out to him through a series of visions urging him to search for the higher design in his life. His inner voice beckons him out into the wilderness, away from all that he knows and understands, to find the higher meaning of himself. After nearly a decade of stubborn denial, he removes his self-imposed blindfolds to embark on what is to become his personal journey into the unknown. What he finds will forever change his life. Instead of meaning, he finds a tempest. Finding courage through his animals he forges onward in search of his own truth.

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Four Ways to Continue Your Passion for Reading

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Any keen reader knows what it's like to have piles of books, many of which might even be unread for ages. You can't resist buying new tomes whenever you spot something that looks interesting. You might get rid of some if they don't interest you in the end, but a lot of them stick around because you enjoyed them and want to read them again. The problems arrive when you just can't seem to stop, and you only have a limited amount of space for your books. What should you do when you're running out of places to put all your favorite books? Make More Space If you've run out of space on your bookshelves for all your books, one option is to create more storage space. You might not be able to make your home bigger (although that is an option), but you can make better use of the

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Chapter One of Unresolved a cozy mystery by F.M. Meredith

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Rocky Bluff P.D. is underpaid and understaffed and when two dead bodies turn up, the department is stretched to the limit. The mayor is the first body discovered, the second an older woman whose death is caused in a bizarre manner. Because no one liked the mayor, including his estranged wife and the members of the city council, the suspects are many, but each one has an alibi. Copies may be purchased from Book and Table by emailing bookandtablevaldosta@gmail.com with a 10% discount and free shipping as well as all the usual places.   An Excerpt from Unresolved Chapter 1 The crumpled body lay on a concrete pad in front of one of the partially constructed beach-front condominiums. Despite the lingering fog, a passing jogger spotted the portly  remains and called the Rocky Bluff Police Department. The dispatcher contacted Detective Doug Milligan who headed there directly from his home. He

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Historical Fiction Novel too Closely Resembles Modern Day Politics, Corporate Corruption, Economic Greed

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Sometimes, we don't always get what we want. At least, not right away. Meet a heroine who lost it all - family, friends and her life at she knew it. However, she decides to do battle against her enemy for a chance to regain what was once hers. Book Synopsis – The Northeast Quarter   Do you want revenge or do you want your land back?” Winfield, Iowa. 1918. Colonel Wallace Carson, the ruler of a vast agricultural empire, asks Ann Hardy, his ten-year-old granddaughter, and eventual heir, to promise she will safeguard The Northeast Quarter, the choice piece of land from which the empire was founded.  Ann readily accepts – little knowing what awaits her.  When The Colonel is killed unexpectedly the same afternoon, the world around Ann and her family begins to fall apart. Against the background of America sliding from a post-war boom into The Great Depression,

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