Thursday, May 20, 2010

Get a FREE Pair sent to you! FOR A LIMITED TIME

Sergi Shoes is offering a free shoe sample on (1) one style to its new customers for a limited time. Just email us a shipping address and your shoe size for dress shoes. We will ship out the sample upon receipt. We are asking for your suggestions and opinions. Tell us if our shoe is comfortable. Are there any improvements we should consider? What foot aches and pains you want to have reduced, if any? We would love to hear from you. Email us at

Happy footmusing day!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tips for Staying Alert at the Office

Eat A Good Breakfast- Start your day off by eating a good, hearty breakfast full of carbohydrates and protein for energy and endurance. You may have sacrificed your Wheaties for a couple of added Snooze buttons or some extra time in the shower, but its really worth it to make the effort here, especially getting your metabolism going to jumpstart your day. Go for something quick and simple: a bagel or fruit with peanut butter or a breakfast shake you can grab and go.

Get Some Sunshine- exposing yourself to bright light is a great way to jolt yourself to consciousness. Take a quick walk outside for ten or fifteen minutes. Another benefit is to get your muscles moving and blood pumping as you spin around the block.

Take a Power Nap- If you have a place to go during the day-a break room or even your car-use break time as an opportunity to get some shut eye before you return refreshed to the daily grind

Don't Sit Still- The more you can get up from your desk throughout the day, the more alert you'll remain. If you need to talk to a coworker get up and walk to their desk instead of sending an email. Get up and get a glass of water to stay hydrated to keep you more awake. These short trips will also provide the small breaks from your work that may prove vital to your sanity throughout the day.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Tricks for Getting your Way at Work

1. Ace a Meeting- Sit on the first third of your seat, which makes you appear more engaged and on top of things. Then hold something that you know your boss likes in the hand nearest to him (coffee he drinks or brand of pen). This psychological device prompts him to assoicate the two of you in his mind, which makes him subconciously more likely to agree with what you're saying.

2. Make Anyone Say Yes- To get a coworker to agree to a favor, gesture with one palm up, a technique police officers use during questioning to persuade a person to do as they ask. Then touch your hand over your heart as you finish the request, signaling a "heartfelt" appeal. To seal the deal, pause for a few seconds before you say the key word, such as "I know we're all busy, but can you (pause)work my shift?" That brief silence subtly frames it as a subliminal command, promoting her to say yes.

3. Shut Up an Annoying Coworker- Continue to look at what you're doing as she's talking, and do a gesture known as the handgun steeple (you interlace all your fingers, except for your pointers, which form the barrel of the "gun"). Rest the barrel against your lips, signaling that you don't want to speak. If she doesn't get it, aim it at her as you say something nuetral, such as "I've got so much work to do"

4. Move Past a Mistake- Okay, so you messed up. Keep your supervisor from freaking by standing 2 feet to one side of him when you confess. This is a nonconfrontational stance that triggers him subconciously to want to get past your screwup. Emphasize the point by saying, "Going forward, this will not happen again."

5. Take Charge of the Office Bitch- Address her straight on (tilting your head suggests you're looking for approval), and lift your chin about 2 inches. You'll exude confidence since you're literally looking down your nose. Use a dismissive, palm down hand gesture to show that you are the one in control and aren't buying her BS.

6. Outsmart a Competitive Colleague- As you're talking, lay your arm across her desk. You want to take up space in her territory. Touching her turf asserts you as the alpha coworker and conveys that you can-and will-get what you want.