Saturday, January 26, 2013

We Did It Again!

We at Blue, Inc. have been nominated again for one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest companies to work for! This is the second year in a row we have been nominated and we are so excited to be included in amongst such great companies as Radio Flyer, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and Luna.  "It is really a cool thing that we have been nominated again, it shows that the hard work we put in to developing the people we work with pays off," says Manager Nicole Skovgard.  "We are excited for what 2013 will bring, and will continue to do the same things that we always do to be a great company."

To view the entire list of winners, click here.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Turn Procrastination into Motivation!

I was reading this article on procrastination, which I feel like a lot of people, myself included suffer from.  I feel like everyone has a little ADD in them and can at times be difficult to complete a project.  This article is really helpful and gives great tips on how to cut down on procrastinating and to get more motivated and productive.  The author of the article, Adam Singer, states that procrastinating is a mental game and putting mind over matter will help minimize procrastinating.  "Keep your thoughts positive,and recognize when you're entering a cycle of procrastination.  "Here is where you will need to address mind over matter. Start by just getting into it and doing step one of whatever your task is and go from there. Sit down and break the project up into consumable parts that are less daunting." This point, as well as several others, are included in this article and are great in minimizing procrastination.  To read the full article, follow this link.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Turn your Dreams into Goals

I was reading this article about goal setting, seeing as it is a new year and is the time where people come up with their resolutions.  Often though, the motivation to complete those resolutions runs out pretty quickly.  People dream of accomplishing many things throughout the year and their life and this article talks about the difference between a dream and a goal.  Diana Robinson, the author of the article, says, "a dream is a goal without legs.  It is a wonderful thing to have, can be the guiding passion of your life, but unless you clarify it and give it the legs to move toward you, getting there is going to be very much a matter of luck."  Robinson goes on to talk about how in order to transform dreams and wants into goals and ultimately reality, we need to clarify what is wanted, and be very detailed about the end result.

I really liked this article because for those who are not the best at following through on goals, it gives them a way they can follow through and get the result they want for their life.  Robinson gives great examples and makes it really tangible and easy for everyone to do it.  I recommend reading it!

To read the entire article, click here  .