Proactive or Reactive? It's Up to You

Everyone makes choices. Their outlook on life, whether at home, at work, behind the wheel or at the theater, directly correlates to the decision to be either positive or negative. In essence, it's as simple as whether you see the glass half full or half empty. As author Stephen R. Covey puts it in his much publicized book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,* you can choose to be proactive or you can choose to be reactive. He takes his theory a step further, saying that a proactive stance leads to greater success and contentment. From that perspective, a reactive person is sabotaging himself or herself. 

Microsoft Excel Tips and Shortcuts

Even if you're not a mathematical genius, you can use Microsoft Excel to keep track of just about anything. From managing your personal finances to budgeting and organizing projects, Excel can help you stay on top of it all.

Here are a few tips to making your spreadsheets as effective as possible—for newbies and experts:

Display Formulas - If the cell has a formula inside of it, entering Ctrl + ~ will toggle between the result and the formula.

COUNT - The COUNT and COUNTA formulas total up the number of cells containing numbers, or allow you to quickly find the sum of the numbers in a given set of cells, respectively.

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