It’s My Life Sweepstakes

The New Year is just around the corner, have you thought about what goals you want to achieve in 2016? There are so many things that you could do! Are you thinking about doing some home improvement? What about planning for a big wedding? Want to try a new hobby? Will you challenge yourself with something big, like climbing a mountain or kayaking a difficult river?  Whatever your big plans are, share everything you want to accomplish on Pinterest for a chance to win our It’s My Life Sweepstakes! Continue reading It’s My Life Sweepstakes

Organize and Clean Your Workspace…You Could be a Winner!

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By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

As asked by Albert Einstein, “If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?” While all types of conclusions can be drawn here, the fact of the matter is a desk that is covered with loose files, paper, office supplies, cords and electronic gadgets will produce just one result: STRESS! Desks like the one pictured here do nothing but carve into your productivity and waste your time as you look for particular items.

All of this is at the core of National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Celebrated early in the New Year on the second Monday of January, the day offers a time for fresh starts, and your business and/or home offices are opportune places to make those fresh starts. While you may be dreading the dive into the piles of paperwork, periodicals and Post-it notes, there are a few simple steps you can take to achieve peace of mind and productive outcomes. Continue reading Organize and Clean Your Workspace…You Could be a Winner!

Navigating the Highways and Byways of Goal Planning—Part 1

By Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce & Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands

Are you too busy “living” life that you don’t take—or have—the time to “plan” for life? Whether you’re a business professional, an aspiring student or the CEO of your household, this is oftentimes the case, and when it rings true for you, how can you be assured of having the life that you really want?

Setting goals and planning for their achievement are important elements to successfully living the life you want. More often than not, the two are thought of separately, but it’s not uncommon for the “planning” stage to be overlooked when setting your goals, despite it being one of the most important parts of the process. The two need to merge onto the same road that leads to your future success. Continue reading Navigating the Highways and Byways of Goal Planning—Part 1