5 ways to create effective to-do lists

about.me has teamed up with moo.com – an ecommerce print company that combines great design with tech to help businesses of all sizes look their best. Get more done and be more productive with MOO’s tips and tricks for creating effective to-do lists – sometimes you just can’t beat a good old-fashioned pen and paper.

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Aspiring Entrepreneur? 5 Tips You Need to Hear

No successful entrepreneur got to where they are now without a fight.

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or founder, let’s just say you’re in for a real treat. We asked five entrepreneurs to give us their top tips for anyone looking to build their own company. Read on to get the inside scoop on what you need to know before you dive in head first.

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3 Tips for How to Make It In Design from An Accidental Designer

Cameron Moll can’t sit still for too long. But that’s what makes him such a talented designer and entrepreneur.

After building out an extensive portfolio, this Florida-based designer tried his hand at entrepreneurship. Cameron started started Authentic Jobs, a place where creatives can find awesome jobs at companies, large and small.

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3 Tips to Become The Best Listener

Today’s post is part 1 of a three part series on active listening written by our friend, Patrick Ewers. Check out Tip #2 here and tip #3 here. Patrick is an executive coach and founder of Mindmaven. You can find him on Twitter @PatrickEwers.

One of the biggest technology-driven problems I see in this society is that our minds are evolving in a way that makes them trained to be exceptionally receptive to interruptions and distracting signals. Our brains become proficient in changing the subject, adjusting what we’re looking at or how we’re perceiving something simply because we hear a notification sound on our phone.

The scary part is that it doesn’t take very long for your brain to make this switch. Very often, in just five seconds we can lose interest in one thing and move onto the next. Disruptions are so prevalent, that you might not even notice it happening. With all of these interruptions, it becomes a real challenge to rewire your brain to hold its focus on one topic.

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5 Unorthodox Tips for College Freshmen

My first week of college at North Carolina State University was one of the most nervous and exciting times in my life.

It included everything from meeting tons of new people, decorating my dorm, finding my classes on campus, and not to mention the millions of free t-shirts I seemed to receive.

But during a time of change and unfamiliarity, things can get blurry. You’ve heard people tell you to be yourself and do your best, but let’s take that a step further.

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Maximize Your Page: Tips For Writers

Our community is full of great writers.

At about.me, we want your page to showcase your work and highlight what matters most to you. Your page supports embedding both your Medium profile and your blog so your most recent posts will appear on your page. Additionally, feel free to link to where your writing lives online, whether that’s in a book on Amazon or on a website.

Today we’re featuring 4 writers in our community who use their pages to point people to their work.

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The Community College Advantage

If you attend a community college, you’re probably one of the smartest people I’ll ever meet.

Plain and simple, community colleges are awesome because they provide easy access to a better life. It can be as much or as little as you make it. Unfortunately, most community college students don’t maximize this potential.

As a first-generation college graduate, I know how important it is to use an education for a better life. The entire cycle of poverty for a family can be broken forever with easy access to education, some hard work, and a willingness to set yourself apart from the rest. It all begins with simple decisions, which seem so small now, but ultimately will change everything about you for the better.

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Meetup Tips That’ll Have You Networking Like an Expert

The average American spends about 15,000 hours at school…learningThen it becomes time to start your career, and you suddenly realize it’s not what you know, but who you know. It’s called networking.

It’s an incredibly important life-skill, but very few people actually do it. In fact, NPR reported, “At least 70 percent, if not 80 percent, of jobs are not published. And yet most people – they are spending 70 or 80 percent of their time surfing the net versus getting out there, talking to employers, taking some chances [and] realizing that the vast majority of hiring are friends and acquaintances hiring other trusted friends and acquaintances.”

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The Key To Changing How People Think

Michael Troiano is unstoppable.

Marketing expert and entrepreneur Michael Troiano knows how to motivate people. After being the first in his Italian family to go to college, Michael went on to work at top ad agencies in New York, attend Harvard Business School and currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer at Actifio.

Michael believes that success involves listening, learning, kicking ass and celebrating your wins. We can get used to that.

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Create Your Story With Medium

At about.me, we look for new ways to help you create your story.

We believe your about.me page should celebrate you as your story grows. By adding SoundCloud to your page you allow people to discover your music and by creating a Backstory you share your personal and professional aspirations. Now you can showcase your writing through Medium.

Medium is a free platform that allows you to write and publish your stories. With Medium, you create amongst others who can help you by editing your work and writing comments. By adding a link to your Medium profile on your page, you give viewers direct access to your published works.

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