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Marissa Brassfield

Marissa Brassfield is a productivity expert, marketing consultant and communication efficiency specialist. At Ridiculously Efficient she helps solopreneurs and high-performance teams become more effective so that they can grow their businesses without sacrificing their sanity.

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Most Recent Posts by Marissa Brassfield
  • The Stats on Summer Work Schedules [infographic]

    Summertime isn't all about fun and play, it can also bring about new work opportunities. The infographic below from When I Work notes that 29 percent of employers plan to hire summer employees. It also seems that summertime is tends to be the season when employers start looking to fill permanent positions, since 67 percent of employers said they would consider keeping summer hires on for permanent positions.
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  • 3 Tips to Get You Through Hump Day

    It's the middle of the week and you are starting to feel a bit burnt out after starting the week off super-productive. It's not quite close enough to the weekend to get you excited, but your brain is already counting the hours until Friday evening. You're in a mid-week slump. Here are three tips to help get you through hump day and make for an overall productive week.
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  • How to Make Your Office Experience Better [infographic]

    Creating a productive and motivating office experience that gives employees a little extra pep in their step can be difficult, especially since many have differing opinions about their workplace. However, there are a few simple ways to spruce things up that everyone will appreciate. The infographic below by Adam Quest teaches you how to make the office experience better.
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  • Robert D. Smith Teaches You How to Master the Rest of Your Life [interview]

    How do you plan to spend the rest of your life? According to author Robert D. Smith, most people sleepwalk through life, being passive about the daily goings-on and letting time slip away. In his book, "20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Your Life Right Now," Smith provides readers with strategies on how to take back control of their own time and be present in every moment. His teachings include figuring out what is most important, celebrating life and holding nothing back. I recently interviewed Smith about passion and mindset.
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  • Career Options for Aspiring Accountants [infographic]

    A career in accounting can be quite lucrative and satisfying in all aspects. The infographic below from the University of Alabama outlines seven career paths for accountants. To begin a career in accounting, you will typically need a bachelor's degree in business economics or accounting. You will also need a related certification, like the certified public accountant (CPA) designation.
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  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Auto-responses That Make You Think, Reducing the Hiring Process and Taking 10 Vacations a Year

    Every week we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
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  • How to Be a Good Boss [infographic]

    Are you a good boss? Most will probably say that they are, but a good way of finding out the kind of boss you are is by checking out the infographic below from Work Simple, which outlines the many characteristics of a good boss. Learn to be a good boss and you'll find work life a bit less stressful and a lot more productive.
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  • 3 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Inbox

    Is your inbox a giant pit of endless messages that you just can't keep up with? If so, you need to keep reading. Your email inbox can become organized and unmanageable in a matter of days, and before you realize it, there are important unread messages that have gone completely unnoticed. If you need help taking back control of your inbox, check out the three tips below.
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  • 5 Tips for Working With Family Members

    A family business seems like a great idea until you actually start working with your relatives. It's often hard to balance work life with home life when the two worlds begin colliding. However, when you do learn how to work with family members, business life can become harmonious. Here are five tips for working with family members.
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  • American Student Loan Debt [infographic]

    It is common practice for students to take out a loan when needing to pay the tuition for their post-secondary education. However, more and more students are finding themselves under piles of debt when they are ready to begin their new lives as professionals. The infographic below from Online Colleges takes a deeper look at student loan debt in the U.S.
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