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Traveling.

May 5, 2010 Leave a comment

While I was driving to Shreveport today, I started thinking about the things I consider to be ‘must haves’ during my travels. During about 10-15 minutes of my 6 hour journey, this is what I came up with:

  1. A fuel efficient car – there are times I travel every other week out of town and I am constantly in the car. One thing I have learned to appreciate is the decreased stops for gas with a fuel efficient car, allowing me to get to my destination sooner. Also, with the cost of gas– I prefer to expense $25 versus $50 to fill up the tank. Driving a Dodge Avenger with Flex Fuel has allowed me to save money and time while traveling.
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  3. Sirius radio – When I am renting a car, the car MUST have Sirius radio. If I cannot find that little sticker with the doggie on it slapped on a window, I move onto the next car. The array of entertainment on a Sirius radio is endless from current events to comedy stations.
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  5. Aux output and cord – another MUST when choosing a rental. Although Sirius radio is entertaining, sometimes the stations are redundant and I want to listen to something a little different. Which leads to my next traveling staple…
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  7. iPhone – do I really need to explain? I am able to check the weather, my emails, local restaurants, tweet, Sudoku and most importantly – with the Aux option in my rental, I can listen to my personal choosing of music or to a podcast (I’m in Sales – podcasts are wonderful).
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  9. Garmin – How can I get to where I want to go, if I don’t know where I’m going? I am also able to save my favorite places and find stores, gas stations, restaurants, etc.
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  11. Computer – for work and leisure. Who needs television? I can watch DVDs, compile reports…work on anything I may have brainstormed during my driving excursion J
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  13. Dark Denim jeans – (sorry, I am a woman) perfect for heading out to dinner and a night cap without having to change my entire outfit. After working a long day, I want to be efficient as possible to enjoy my leisure time with co-workers and bosses.
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  15. A Book or two – some entertaining in the quietness of my hotel room. Again, who needs television?
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  17. Bottled water – Goodness, the cost for purchasing a soda, bottled water or have a drink delivered to your room is too expensive. I will just head to a local grocery store or Target (love that place) pick-up a 6 or 8-pack of bottled water for just a couple of dollars. And voila, water in my hotel room and in my car anytime I want something to drink. Side note: If you stay at a Hilton they usually provide a couple of bottled waters
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  19. POINTS!!!! – I am enrolled in every point membership program affiliation (whatever they may be called) for every hotel, airline, car rental company I use. In less than a year, I have earned a free roundtrip ticket, free car rentals and a two night hotel stay. Capitalize on the point system it is worth it.
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  21. An imagination – If you are on the road as long as I am and the music or podcasts are too much. Just turn everything off, enjoy the scenery and open your mind. This is where the voice recorder on an iPhone or Blackberry (haven’t owned any other phone in years, so can’t vouch for other brands) come into play. Especially when I have a presentation, I can record my thoughts while I am driving. Then when I arrive home or at the hotel room I can type key points from my recording.
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Happy and safe travels!

M

Wow.

December 3, 2009 Leave a comment

So, apparently I pressed CTRL+Z and deleted my ENTIRE POST!!!!! whyyyyy!!  Let’s try this again.  Although, things are never as great as the original 😉

After thinking of what I do to motivate myself on a daily basis or when I am in a rut at work, I listen to podcasts.  In a previous post, I mentioned that I love the iPhone with it’s versatility.  On a weekly basis I download a FREE podcast named SalesGravy by Jeb Blount.  I find his podcasts to be simple and short…I am grateful they are not rocket science 😉

I recommend listening to his podcast, especially if you are like me and spend many hours a week in a vehicle of some sort.  However, if you prefer to read here is Jeb’s Blog (narrator of SalesGravy):  JebsBlog

Also, while I am on the wonderful world of the internet I have also looked up a video on youtube in response to another podcast I listened to.  Enjoy!  Remember, you build a wall one brick at a time…and just get ‘er done!

M

FTC Disclaimer:
1) Did you get this product (SalesGravy; JebsBlog) for free by the company, or did you buy it yourself? n/a.
2) Are you getting paid or compensated by this company for this video?  No.
3) Are you affiliated with this company?  No.
4) Is this your honest opinion or a paid review?  My honest opinion.

Late Hours Hunting.

December 2, 2009 1 comment

When I am up late at night racking my brain about business stuff, which happens on a daily basis and months at a time, I end up at BNET.com.

BNET.com covers business in general, management techniques/blogs and business strategies.  Check it out sometime and just go hunting around.  You never know what you will find.  Something new, something helpful or perhaps a refresher.

Happy hunting!

M

FTC Disclaimer:
1) Did you get this product (BNET.com) for free by the company, or did you buy it yourself? n/a.
2) Are you getting paid or compensated by this company for this video?  No.
3) Are you affiliated with this company?  No.
4) Is this your honest opinion or a paid review?  My honest opinion.

Changes.

January 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Hello!

Today has been pretty long day, short on hours and long on ‘to-do’ lists.  However, I decided to finally update my blog site.  My original site was AccordingtoPribble.weebly.com.  Thank you to the wonderful world wide web, I have discovered Wordpress.com and have decided to transport my blog to this site.  So far, the transition has been easier than I expected and the user interface is ten times more user friendly.

In my transition to WordPress.com, I have transferred past blog inserts to this page.  So every blog entry below was actually posted sometime in 2008…sorry for any confusion 🙂

Enjoy!  I hope this is a helpful resource for anyone out there looking to learn more about healthcare, business or the world according to Pribble.

M

Good Magazine.

January 22, 2009 Leave a comment
*from pinkmagazine.com

*from pinkmagazine.com

A close friend, a female business professional, shared the wonderful world of PINKPINK is a magazine targeted toward female entrepreneurs and business leaders.  Every issue covers topics regarding techniques to increase revenue, maximize your personal marketability in the workforce, balance worklife with personal life and the list goes on and on.

A benefit of this magazine, in my opinion of course, is the reality of women climbing mountains and surpassing male counterparts.  No offense to the men, but let’s face it women like to hear that they can do it and are encouraged especially when another woman has crushed the glass ceiling in Corporate America.  Another benefit from PINK is the overabundance of resources available, not only from the magazine but also from the website pinkmagazine.com.  So, if you are a night owl like me you will find the website very useful.  Sometimes I get the itch to do business research at 1 a.m. and PINK is readily available for me online with articles, suggested readings and informational videos.

An investment of $15 for 12 issues will hardly break the bank.  Especially in these difficult economic times, businesses are constantly trying to find new and innovative ways to increase revenue or just keep the business they currently have.  Trust me, I know and I welcome every resources and idea I stumble across.

Enjoy!

Good Read.

January 22, 2009 Leave a comment
*from Barnesandnoble.com

*from Barnesandnoble.com

I love to read books, both fictional and non-fictional.  The great thing about a non-fiction book is the ability to apply suggestions or techniques in real life.

I generally spend a minimum of 2 hours in my car every day during work.  My office is my car.  What better time to multitask than when driving.  No, I am not suggesting dial or text message while driving.  Nor am I suggesting to email while driving.  However, the iPhone is a brilliant invention that is easy on the eyes, durable and has a million (I’m exaggerating) different uses.  Most importantly, the iPhone has the capability to download podcasts or audiobooks!  I LOVE IT!

An audiobook I recently downloaded was Think Big and Kick A$$ by Donald Trump and Bill Zanker.  The book has a great no BS type vibe that shoots it to you straight.  There is nothing I like more than to not beat around the bush and shoot it to me straight…tell me like it is.  With Bill Zanker narrating, he is able to give that Donald Trump umph when listening to the audiobook.  When I get to my next destination to visit a client, the moment I step foot onto the cement and close the car door – I’m in the zone.

If you have read this book or own the audiobook, I would love to hear your thoughts!

Enjoy!

Welcome to Pribble’s World…

January 22, 2009 Leave a comment

 

Pribble

Pribble

Where to begin?  This website will be a cumulation of things about me.  Exploring the world of  Pribble, well…the website of me according to Pribble.  You will learn from where I come, where I currently am and where I plan to go in multiple aspects of my life.  So, hop on and enjoy the ride!

Resources regarding Healthcare and Motivation for the everyday business woman will also be included.  So, check back frequently for updates.

Michelle Pribble