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How to Budget Using the 50/20/30 Rule

Dumb Little Man

Thinking about ways to better manage your finances? The 50/20/30 rule is one of the most popular techniques that you can try. It’s simple and easy to follow. You only need to categorize your spending into three categories. 50% of Your Income – Essentials.

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Why Independent Work and Coworking Increase Mental and Physical Well-Being

Small Business Labs

McKinsey's  The overlooked essentials of employee well-being focuses on how companies can improve the well-being of their employees.

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4 Amazing Women Bloggers On My Reading List

Tips From T. Marie

When I first started out my blog reading list was populated by the likes of Gary V , Mike Michalawicz, Chris Brogan and Seth Godin.

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7 Tips for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Being an Administrative or Executive Assistant is not always a walk in the park. There is always a fire to be put out, there is the juggling of 9,000 different tasks, and sometimes you are an assistant to more than one executive or manager.

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Day in the life: Shelley Trask, EA at Slack

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s interview with Shelley Trask, EA at Slack which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks. What are the main aspects of your role? I support our CTO & Co-founder, Cal Henderson and VP of Engineering, Michael Lopp, both of whom manage one of the largest teams at Slack.

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5 Reasons Why Traveling Solo Is A Fast Way to Personal Development

Dumb Little Man

Might you be searching for the fastest way of improving your skills and development for eventual success? We’ve come up with five simple reasons on why you should finally take an adventure solo travel trip as quickly as you can! Do you usually feel stuck? Are you tired of your hectic, daily routine?

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The Rise of the "Elite Expert Segment of the Gig Economy"

Small Business Labs

How To Be A Rock Star In The Elite Expert Segment Of The Gig Economy is an interesting white paper from The Luxury Institute, which claims to be "the world's most trusted luxury and premium goods and services consulting firm." " The Luxury Institute is an expert network firm.

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Top 5 Tips for Managing Tasks and Priorities for Assistants

Office Dynamics

I have several tips I can offer on this subject, but here are the top 5. If you make any one of these a habit, you will see an increase in your productivity. FOCUS! This is the most important of all 5. In a world where people think multitasking is a valued skill, it isn’t.

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How to make sure your emails are read… and actioned!

Practically Perfect PA

We’ve all been there. Draft a well thought out, concise and articulate email with a clear call to action. Check the email over and hit send. Then nothing. No reply. Nothing. So you send a follow-up email, that usually starts with ‘per my last email…’ and then nothing. Ahhhh!

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6 Foolproof Ways to Refine Your Professional Life

Dumb Little Man

Sometimes, we feel that a new job will diffuse us with happiness we have always longed for. At times, however, we feel that staying away from toxic people and jobs can improve our lives. There are a number of things that can make you unhappy at work.

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Can Traditional Employment Match the Flexibility of Independent Work?

Small Business Labs

We've long found in our research that having work flexibility, autonomy and control are key reasons people become and like being independent workers (freelancers, contractors, self-employed, etc.). 

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We Know We're Rude With Our Phones -- But We Don't Do Anything About It

On The Job

When cellphones first made their appearance, workplace advice columnists like myself advised that bosses and co-workers became annoyed when a worker used it at work.

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Tips for the Tourist in All of Us: The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

Office Dynamics

I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 25 years. I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas.

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Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Practically Perfect PA

Did you know that business travel is a $1.3 trillion dollar market? And that in most companies, travel spend is often the second largest expenditure after salaries?

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How AI Will Make Workflow Easier for Marketers in 2019

Dumb Little Man

We’re not going to suddenly see a robot takeover in 2019. However, we will see the continued improvement and application of artificial intelligence in marketing.

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The Staffing Industry Analysts on the Gig Economy and Cloud Labor

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) recently released their U.S. Gig Economy - 2018 Edition report. They found that about 48 million Americans are in the gig economy, which is 31% of the workforce. They also found about 13.7 million Americans are human cloud workers. 

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Can Your Writing Pass This Test? Take It to Find Out.

Business Writing

It's easy to fall into bad writing habits at work. Sometimes it's because we are racing. Sometimes it's because we have read enough swollen sentences, obscure acronyms, and endless messages to lower our standards. And sometimes we write on autopilot.

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How to Change Someone’s Bad Attitude

Office Dynamics

As you know, I am big on attitude! I believe in what Charles Swindoll once wrote, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it.” Being positive or negative about any situation will have its inevitable conclusion because you’ve already framed the end result.

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Five tips for keeping a meeting on track

Practically Perfect PA

You know those meetings that go on and on forever with no agenda, no purpose and no end? Yup, we’ve all been there, and we all know how much of a waste of time these meetings can be. Often, they can be a phone call or an email, and they never require everyone in the […].

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How To Protect Yourself From The Internet Of Things

Dumb Little Man

For nearly every internet user, security is a top priority. These days, it’s second nature to proceed with caution online. We are always careful to never share and reuse passwords, we log out of our accounts on shared computers, and are quick to dismiss malicious spam emails.

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The Robot Business is Hard - Rethink Robotics Shuts Down

Small Business Labs

With all the noise around AI and robotics these days, you'd think this is a great time to be a company that makes robots. And in many ways, it is. According to the International Federation of Robotics, an industry body, worldwide sales of robots increased by 31% in 2017. 

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Productivity Hacks Are Distractions, Not Helps

Simple Productivity Blog

True productivity isn't about shaving off time. It's not about the notebooks, the software, the pens or the stickers. But people, including myself, are always looking for a better way. The problem is that productivity hacks are distractions.

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Should You Let Your Boss Shift the Blame to You?

Office Dynamics

Question: “My boss recently shifted blame in my direction for some mistakes in a print campaign, when the problem was actually some simple miscommunication between us.

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The Skills to Include on a Resume -- and the Ones to Leave Out

On The Job

There’s a famous line from the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke that says: “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” Fast forward to 2018 and that line could apply to the disconnect between jobseekers and employers.

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4 Ways Men Can (Accidentally) Mess Up Their Relationship

Dumb Little Man

Men are from Mars and women from Venus, right? That was the big a-ha moment back in the 90s when Dr. John Gray wrote his book. When that book came out, men and women everywhere stopped, took notice, and said: “Okay that makes sense.

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Measuring the Gig Economy is Not Easy

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the results of their Electronically Mediated Work study. They found about 1% of the U.S. workforce used an online labor platform during their reference week in May of 2017. This works out to about 1.6 million people.

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Preparing for a Practically Perfect Meeting

Practically Perfect PA

Whenever you hear the word ‘meeting’ floating around the office, there’s always that stroke of fear that trembles down everyone’s spines. There’s no need to be scared!

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Look at Your Written Messages Through an Editor’s Lens

Office Dynamics

Whenever you write something—a report, proposal, or sensitive email—you naturally don a writer’s hat. But don’t stop there. You’re not finished! It’s time to scrutinize and then fine-tune what you’ve crafted. Start with this question: Does every word contribute to conveying your intended message?

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The Journey of Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

It's really interesting to me that people invariably understand that in order to get to a destination, you have to have some idea where it is. Once that is known, a strategy for getting there is decided on. In the old days, it was a map and/or turn by turn directions.

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The Importance of Storytelling in Marketing

Dumb Little Man

If you own a brand that manufactures products for a long time, there’s probably a big concern in your mind: How do I make my products relevant in today’s world? Being in the B2B market, this is one of my constant concerns as well. Through the years, marketing and pitching ideas changed dramatically.

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How to Make Your Office Kitchen Space Eco-Friendly

Eco-Office Gals

An eco-friendly attitude doesn’t have to end with your opinion. You can show your support for environmental conservation in the way you dress, drive, eat and shop. You can make it part of your home and even part of your workspace with a little effort and the right direction.

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What to expect at Friday’s Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

The Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit is happening this Friday. That is Friday 19th October 2018 from 10 am – 6 pm GMT+1. If you haven’t grabbed your ticket yet, the time is now! Here are all the details. The whole event is online which means you can watch it anywhere in the world.

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This is the One Thing Every Boss Should Hear

On The Job

Is it really that difficult to be a boss? "It’s It’s not easy," writes Andy Kessler in the Wall Street Journal. Decisions come at you rapid-fire and, like it or not, you’ve got to make a call, potentially without knowing the consequences for years.

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Essential Productivity Habits

Simple Productivity Blog

Productivity isn't about cute tricks nor flashy tools. Insert Link] It's a matter of buckling down and getting your work done. But that doesn't mean that there aren't things that help.

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Identify One Goal: The Secret to Discovering Your Purpose

Dumb Little Man

I think a lot of young people will find this post very useful if they were to apply themselves to it. Most often, I find people wondering what their purpose in life is. And before they discover it, they try a couple of things and make some mistakes.

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7 Environmentally-friendly Ideas Every Business Should Employ

Eco-Office Gals

“All our dreams can come true- if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney. The ultimate goal of every business is to achieve success, and success is nothing but financial benefits and positive public perception.

2018 130

Technology: Future Proofing Your Career

Practically Perfect PA

Artificial Intelligence to Intelligence Amplification “Human intelligence will always be number one, but with machine learning and artificial intelligence you can amplify it.” Anil Kamath, Vice President at Adobe The landscape of the employment market is experiencing a tidal wave of change.

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