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GGS Spotlight: Marcie Sislow

Name:   Marcie Sislow Age: 39 Location: Seattle, WA What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? It means being unafraid to live in your own skin! Discovering my own strength increased my self-confidence and has helped me to be a better role model for my daughter. I believe being self-sufficient is empowering, being […]

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The Importance of Upgrading Your Tools

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In Skills Development, I shared the importance of developing our skills to achieve maximum results.
Similarly, it’s important to have the best tools to achieve the best results. By tools, I mean whatever software or equipment you use for your work. For a blogger it includes your laptop and your mobile device. For a video editor it includes your editing software.
When we have inadequate tools, we need to spend extra time to offset their limitations, even if we have the best skills for the job. On the other hand, when we have the best tools (and by best, I mean the right tools), we cut down the time taken to achieve a certain result. This time can be used elsewhere on more important things.
My Experience
Back in my previous company, I had to do a lot of data mining. I remember this Nielsen software I had to use to get market data — it was usable but slow. Every click took about 10 seconds before it returned a result. Sometimes it took minutes. Sometimes it would hang.
Because of this software, I would spend countless late nights getting data. The end result — getting the reports done — was never implicated because I was always sacrificing sleep to meet them....

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Are Big Muscles “Scary?”

There I was at the pool, reading a good book, soaking up some much needed vitamin D, and doing my best to enjoy a beautiful summer day, when I overheard a conversation that left me feeling triggered. I’d forgotten my headphones, which means I couldn’t help but hear most of the conversation going on between […]

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What To Expect When You’re (Not) Expecting: Fertility Testing Basics

Not everyone is a “Fertile Myrtle”… the endearing term we OB-GYNs often give to those women who get pregnant in the blink of an eye. We’ve probably all known someone who can conceive effortlessly, it seems! In actuality, although studies demonstrate that the large majority (80 to 90 percent) of seemingly healthy couples will conceive […]

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How to be an Email Master

We live in an information saturated world today where our inboxes are fuller than ever and we receive more emails than before. Digital communication has become the primary way we communicate with anyone, if at all. With over half the world now using email, it’s unlikely that email will stop being a cornerstone of our lives […]

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Forest Bathing and Awkward Anniversarys

photo: pixabay By Crabby McSlackerYep, Today Cranky Fitness is 10 years old. Holy crap, right? It’s hard to believe. How could such a half-assed enterprise have endured an entire decade? The quick answer is of course: it hasn’t. Not really. That’s why it’s an awkward anniversary. I’ve taken huge breaks, wandered …

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