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Archive for November, 2009

Do You Google Or Bing?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

I have been using Google for a very long time. I do like the search feature and frankly never thought of using anything else . . . until now. For several years now, my home page has been Excite. In the upper left-hand corner both Google and Bing appear and I must admit after seeing Bing there for a while, and after a few friends recommend it I am using Bing a little bit. While I do find some of the searches more robust and on target I don’t use Bing all the time. I do find myself out of habit using old reliable Google.

  • What do you use?
     
  • Have you tried Bing?
     
  • What differences do you notice?
     
  • Do you use Google for some things and Bing for others?

I look forward to reading your comments.

What I Try And Do Every Day.

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Some days I leave the office and ask, "What did I do today?" The day starts early–usually around 6:00 am and continues until around 5:00pm. Most days, time goes by very fast – sometimes so fast it’s a blur. And at times when I try and replay the day it is difficult to say I did this or that.

I know there are a few things that I try and accomplish every day. I try and move the business forward. Try to see if anyone needs help. If anyone needs a set of eyes to review some tables, if anyone needs some assistance preparing a proposal, if anyone is too busy doing whatever and needs help making a client deadline. I am not suggesting that I am the person to help but I am saying that I can find someone to help.

Also I try and stay in touch with our clients and prospects. During this year I have made more of an effort to see and reach out to our clients.

I also try and look at things differently. Is there a better way to do this or that? Is there a more efficient way to accomplish something? This person appears to have some available time. How can they help another department?

In addition to those things, I also watch the bottom line. How are we doing financially? Where do we have wasted spending? Can we accomplish the same thing for less?

So when I review my day it looks something like this:

  • Try and find ways to help the staff
     
  • Stay in touch with our clients and prospects
     
  • Try and find ways to do something better
     
  • Watch the bottom line

That’s what I try and do every day.

What about you?