Sep

17

Posted by : Becca | On : September 17, 2010

Have you tried the new Yoplait Splitz yet? What a fun way to have a nutritious snack! With flavors like Rainbow Sherbet, Strawberry Banana Split and Strawberry Sundae, you can’t go wrong. It’s 100% real Yoplait(R) yogurt with no artificial sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrup. Just yummy yogurt goodness that tastes like dessert! You can even pop it in the freezer for a couple hours and have a delicious frozen yogurt treat.

You can go right now to http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/7b3a/ and download a 0.75 cent coupon for Yoplait Splitz!

Yoplait provided me with a fabulous gift pack through MyBlogSpark, and now YOU have a chance to win a great prize pack too!

Every entry gives you a shot at winning the prize pack including a coupon for some free Yoplait Splitz, a great picnic/stadium blanket and a terrific insulated picnic bag. To enter, do one or more of the following (leaving a separate comment for each):

1. Comment on this post and tell me about your favorite yogurt.

2. Follow me on Twitter, and leave me a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3. Tweet about this post with a link to it, and leave me a comment telling me you’ve done so.

4. “Like” Yoplait on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you’ve done so.

Each comment is an entry, and the winner will be chosen randomly from all comments. You have until Friday, September 24 to enter, so hurry and get your entries in now!

Aug

09

Posted by : Becca | On : August 9, 2010

TODAY’S THE DAY!!! Laura Stack’s latest, extraordinary book, SuperCompetent: The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best (John Wiley & Sons), was released in bookstores TODAY, AUGUST 9! After almost 20 years of studying the art and science of personal productivity, Laura Stack reveals the six behaviors high-achieving professionals demonstrate over their lower-performing peers.

Today is the day to purchase SUPERCOMPETENT and receive the valuable free bonus gifts listed at http://supercompetentbook.com/bonuses.php, as well as hundreds of dollars in valuable bonuses from her sponsors listed at http://supercompetentbook.com/sponsors.php.

What should you do?

1. Purchase your copy of SuperCompetent TODAY from any retail or online store:

Amazon
Borders
Barnes & Noble
Booksamillion
CEORead

2. Forward your receipt to Book@TheProductivityPro.com.

What do you get for FREE? All the gifts at http://supercompetentbook.com/bonuses.php!

• Dianna Booher is providing a free eBook Write to the Point.
• Joe Calloway is providing the eBook Becoming a Category of One.
• Eric Chester is providing the eBook Employing Generation Why.
• Terri Sjodin is providing a free subscription to the Presenters post quarterly e-newsletter.
• Chris Widener is providing his “Totally Motivated” eBook.
• Mark Sanborn is providing you with access to his in-depth Encore Assessment, a regular $25.95 value.
• Ford Saeks is offering his “Keywords Secrets” Audio MP3, a $47 value.

“Laura Stack knows how to get things done and in short order! Her latest book offers a great work-life-mind balance, which is the key to going from good to great on a personal basis. Read this book and soar.”
Tim Sanders, author of Love Is The Killer App: How To Win Business & Influence Friends

In this competitive economy, just being able to do your job is no longer enough. Competence is expected; you’ve got to be Super Competent to get an edge.
Whether you’re an employee, an entrepreneur, a team leader, or all of the above, SuperCompetent will give you proven methods to reach your and your team’s maximum potential and achieve breakthrough results. You’ll get to your productive best by mastering six keys to peak performance:

1. Activity: the value and importance you place on your work
2. Availability: your ability to master your schedule
3. Attention: the capacity to focus intently and concentrate on tasks
4. Accessibility: the ability to organize the inputs and outputs in your life
5. Accountability: the extent to which you take personal responsibility for your actions and outcomes
6. Attitude: your motivation, drive, and proactiveness

Laura Stack is an international author, productivity expert and speaker, and founder of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in creating Maximum Results in Minimum Time®. She is the bestselling author of several other books: The Exhaustion Cure; Find More Time; and Leave the Office Earlier. Laura has been a spokesperson for Microsoft, 3M, Xerox, and Office Depot, and she is the creator of The Productivity Pro® planner by Day-Timer.

Laura commands fees of over $10,000 for one HOUR. You can discover the secrets she teaches to Fortune 500 audiences for less than $20!

To be successful in the business world and reach your full potential in life, it’s not enough to be simply competent. Our modern, super-competitive world is full of opportunities for the go-getter, but to take advantage of them, it’s essential to become “SuperCompetent.” The SUPERCOMPETENT person is one that companies fight to get, fight to keep, nurture as team players, and see as future leaders in their business growth.

“The Productivity Pro, Laura Stack should be known as the Productivity Doctor. This book is like a medical clinic for those seeking to become more productive. I know it has helped me but more importantly the remedies offered by Laura have benefited the people I coach in my professional life. These people keep asking, “Jeff, how do you know how to solve my productivity problems?” My secret weapon…this book.”
Jeff Bettinger, Director Talent Development
Fluor Corporation

SuperCompetence isn’t something you’re born with; it’s something that you can learn, no matter where your strengths lie or what industry you work in. In SUPERCOMPETENT, productivity expert Laura Stack identifies the behaviors that build leadership skills, boost organizational efficiency, and blast high potential producers to the top of their fields.

“This content-rich book is a must read for even those who thought they were productive. Laura Stack delivers specific strategies that will definitely boost your performance and productivity. Her relevant ideas will take you beyond good to SuperCompetent. This book will change how you think about yourself, your time, your use of technology, and your time with others.”
Lisa Ford, Author of #1 selling training series, “How to Give Exceptional Customer Service”

With Stack’s Six Keys, you’ll be able to consistently improve your performance, develop the confidence that will propel you forward, and achieve breakthrough results in your career.

1. Activity: The value and importance you place on your tasks and priorities
2. Availability: The ability to master your schedule and protect your time
3. Attention: The capacity to focus intently and concentrate on critical activities
4. Accessibility: The skill to organize your workflow and quickly find information
5. Accountability: The extent to which you assume personal responsibility for your actions and outcomes
6. Attitude: The intensity of your motivation, drive, and proactiveness

“Ask executives which employees are most valuable to the organization, and they will almost invariably respond, “The people to whom I can point at a problem or opportunity and know that they will get the job done every single time.” These are the super competent people—who are in control of their work—not the other way around. Laura Stack teaches us how to stress less, get much more done, and have more fun while doing it. Reading this book will make a positive impact in your work and your life. Fabulous!”
Joe Calloway, author, Becoming a Category of One

With worksheets and quizzes that help you evaluate your performance at every stage, and invaluable resources for further information, you’ll be able to integrate the Six Keys of SuperCompetence into your daily, weekly, and lifetime business practices. From the sales floor to the conference room, from board meetings to informal networking events, SuperCompetent enables you to build your focus, manage your resources, and maximize your ability to deliver at every level.

Few books are generating the level of advance publicity and acclaim as Laura Stack’s new book, SuperCompetent: The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best (Wiley, 2010). Here’s what the experts are saying:

“Laura is a master at her craft and offers innovative ideas on how to squeeze the most out of our daily lives. Productivity is more than just staying busy; it’s about achieving success and significance in everything you do. She unlocks the secrets to how we can all do more, be more, and have more each and every day.”
Dr. Nido Qubein
President, High Point University
Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Co.

SuperCompetency is not about mantras but about mindsets. SuperCompetent will transform how you think. The Productivity Pro® gives you a clear and practical system for achieving Maximum Results in Minimum Time®.

“HEY YOU! That’s right, you, the person wondering if a book about being SuperCompetent is worth the investment or has any relevance to your life, career, or company. Haven’t you heard? Simply being competent is for Wanna-Be’s. The HEROES actively manage their performance and productivity to achieve the results they want and need. Isn’t that you … or at least the YOU that you want to be? SuperCompetent is that rare book that combines ideas you can implement immediately with thoughtful truths to keep you focused on what is really important. So what are you waiting for? Buy this book. Study and apply its lessons. And, give yourself an edge in your career and your life.”
Randy G. Pennington, Author, Results Rule! Build a Culture that Blows the Competition Away

Take the SUPERCOMPETENT assessment, download articles, watch a video, and join our Discussion Forum at www.SuperCompetentBook.com!

“Become more aerodynamic. That’s what Laura Stack helps her reader to do with her tremendously practical book, SuperCompetent. Consider the racing industry. In all of its various forms – cars, bikes, humans, horses – the principle of aerodynamics rules. Some of the smallest design changes can elevate performance monumentally. In my work with high-performing, high-potential leaders, I have found time and again that increasing effectiveness is almost singularly hinged upon decreasing interference. Simple? Perhaps. Easy? Not so much. Effective? Without a doubt. Using Laura’s Six Keys, a leader can identify, diagnose, and understand specific sources of interference. Using the numerous practical tips Laura provides with each of those Six Keys, that leader can then work ruthlessly to reduce each source to perform at his or her productive best.”
Catherine Stewart, SPHR
High-potential program developer and manager

With SUPERCOMPETENT, you will discover how to:
• Create systems to perform tasks more efficiently, so you can leave the office on time.
• Accomplish the day’s most profitable and valuable activities.
• Refuse requests when appropriate and learn to say no graciously.
• Push tasks down to the lowest level of responsibility, trusting others to do their jobs.
• Limit your multi-tasking in order to maximize your focus and productivity.
• Create the perfect time management system for your personality, environment, and work situation.
• Organize your email and regularly empty your inbox.
• Track your historical communications, phone calls, and meeting results.
• Work efficiently and get a lot accomplished while traveling.
• Increase team efficiency by improving unusually lengthy or inefficient processes.
• Make decisions quickly, once you have all the information you need.
• Remain open to change and always seek better solutions.

“Every CEO should make this required reading for every employee. After 20 years of turning around the results of companies, I only wish I had this on my recommended reading list for clients earlier. Uncommon sense that will turn any organization into a Thank God It’s Monday Results Rule Workplace!”
Roxanne Emmerich, CEO, The Emmerich Group, Inc.
Author, Thank God It’s Monday!

Purchase SUPERCOMPETENT today, August 9, and forward your receipt to Book@TheProductivityPro.com. You’ll receive free the bonus gifts listed at http://supercompetentbook.com/bonuses.php.

Thank you!

Apr

16

Posted by : Becca | On : April 16, 2010


When you have kids, you know it’s handy to have snacks on the go. My kids enjoy GoGurt and it makes me feel good to serve a pretty healthy treat that they like. Yoplait’s new Simply GoGurt comes in two flavors – Strawberry and Mixed Berry. Yum!

Yoplait and MyBlogSpark sent me a great package including a free coupon for Simply GoGurt, a weekly planner, a mini Etch-A-Sketch and a cool seat back organizer. We tried the GoGurt and the verdict was unanimous – we really liked it!

The first 30 readers here can grab their own free coupon! The information, micro-site and giveaway are provided by Yoplait and MyBlogSpark. Check it out!

A lucky winner can also receive a cool gift pack. To enter the drawing, simply post a comment on this post sharing your favorite healthy snack for kids. You can get additional entries by posting on your blog about this giveaway with a link and leaving a comment here, and by tweeting about this giveaway with a link and leaving a comment here.

The winner will be chosen by Random.org on Wednesday, April 28 and notified by Thursday April 29. Good luck everyone!

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Apr

07

Posted by : Becca | On : April 7, 2010


If you’re in the mood for some deliciousness it’s time time to visit your old friend, Betty Crocker! Safeway and Betty Crocker have teamed up to create a great site, Bake Sweet Memories, to share recipes, fun ideas and coupons. Seriously – mini Key Lime cupcakes? Talk about yummy-ness! What’s fabulous is on the site, you can register your Safeway Club card and have coupons loaded right on to your card!! It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Safeway and Betty Crocker provided me with a great prize pack through MyBlogSpark – and guess what? They also are providing a great Sweet Spring Treats prize pack for me to give away here on the blog! This awesome package includes a baking pan, stainless steel mixing bowl, oven mitt, Betty Crocker mixing spoon, and a $25 Safeway gift card.

So – here’s the scoop.

This will be a random drawing. You can get multiple entries and here’s how:

– Leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite Betty Crocker product.
– Post about and link to this post on your blog and leave a comment here with a link to the post.
– Tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post and leave a comment here to tell us you’ve done so.
– Follow us on Twitter and leave a comment here to let us know you’ve done that.

So there you have up to four ways to enter! We’ll accept entries through 10:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time on Wednesday, April 14th. The winner will be notified on Thursday, April 14th and must provide us with your contact information so your fabulous prize pack from Safeway, Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark can be sent to you.

Meanwhile…get over to http://www.bakesweetmemories.com, load up your coupons, run to Safeway and bake up some deliciousness!

Have fun and good luck!!

Aug

20

Posted by : Becca | On : August 20, 2009

A lot of us WAHM’s have web sites of our own and we’re always looking for a great deal on website hosting services. Web Hosting Geeks is a great site to find out about all the various hosting plans out thee, what people think about them, pricing and more. I like that their front page lists the year’s top hosting companies and shows reviews, pricing and other helpful information like bonus features the hosting companies offer.

Do you have a favorite host? Want to give your review? Need help finding the right hots? Visit Web Hosting Geeks and check out all they have to offer. Their left-hand navigation allows you to quickly select the type of hosting you need. Do you need a good forum host, blog hosting, a host that allows you to have multiple domains or one that allows you to be a reseller? Find the scoop right there and participate by adding your reviews or commenting on the blog!

The Web Hosting Geeks blog has tons of great posts about web sites. Get advice on how to use control panels, or ecommerce. They simply have one of the most comprehensive sites out there for information on web hosts.

Aug

07

Posted by : Becca | On : August 7, 2008

Do you ever get confused about finding the right web host? I know when I was first searching for web hosting I would have loved to find a site that has listings of web hosts, reviews and comparison information. If you have or want multiple domains hosted on the same account it can get even more complicated.

There’s a great site out there that can help guide you towards the host which will best suit your needs. Web Hosting Geeks has well-organized lists with detailed information and reviews about the various hosts. It is easy to navigate and simple to understand – even for beginners. It even has resources for webmasters that you’ll find handy. You can even review and vote on web hosting services. The web hosting guide walks you through the process of selecting the right host for your web site needs.

I really like this site. It takes the guesswork out of the whole process and makes it much less intimidating. Check them out!