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29 Brilliant Uses for Lip Balm

Dumb Little Man

With so many things to do on a daily basis, it’s only practical to find ways to do tasks in less time and with less products. All my life, I’ve looked for shortcuts and easier ways to do things.

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The Dumbest Habit That's Going to Hurt Your Career

On The Job

Whenever I get interviewed as a "career expert" I'm often asked: "What do you think it the biggest problem in the workplace today?" My answer? Communication."

2019 130

Nine time busting tips for Microsoft Office

Practically Perfect PA

I am thrilled to be presenting a session for Practically Perfect PA at their Virtual Summit on April 5th and so happy to write this blog post in anticipation of the event. I will be presenting my top time busting tips for Microsoft Office. Make sure you have a notebook and pen – you will […].

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18 Books Every Administrative Assistant and Executive Assistant Should Read

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics has put together a list of books for administrative assistants and executive assistants that will help you with your professional development and personal life.

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The Most Common Professions of Skilled Freelancers Working for Businesses

Small Business Labs

We're often asked what the most popular professions are for freelancers and independent workers. This is not as easy a question to answer as it seems. Independent workers serve all industries, work with both businesses and consumers and participate in pretty much every job type and profession.

2019 187

Are you working in a hostile environment?

Practically Perfect PA

Everyone has the right to work in an environment that is based on respect and supports your wellbeing. This is the necessary level of care that every employer offices but, unfortunately, there are a lot of working environments that do not offer this to their employees.

2019 130

Going Green To Save Green

Dumb Little Man

As electricity prices continue to soar, one in three U.S. households is struggling to pay their electricity bills. These rising energy costs hit us where it hurts, often leading to broader budgetary concerns. Using too much energy also harms the economy and the environment.

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You Hate Your New Job -- Now What?

On The Job

With a low unemployment rate, some employers are pulling out all the stops when it comes to recruiting workers, such as offering perks and higher salaries.

2019 153

Six Tricks to Make Your Writing Seem Shorter

Business Writing

Sometimes you simply have a lot to say. But you know that people often don't read long documents, and you are looking for ways to shorten yours. After you cut a few extra words and one or two unnecessary sentences, Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

2019 176

Working with an incompetent Executive

Practically Perfect PA

Everyone moans about their boss. There are occasions when your Executive takes ages to get back to you on something, they are always in a meeting or out travelling. They never have enough time. They don’t manage your needs or expectations.

2019 165

10 Ways to Be a Better Man

Dumb Little Man

You may be a great guy and have good intentions, but until you become the man that you know you can and should be, people won’t rush to show you more respect. This is a subject that I know a lot about because it is something I went through myself.

2019 217

Coaching for Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

I am happy to say that more executives are investing in their assistants by providing one-on-one coaching for them. Over the past two years, Office Dynamics has done more on-site coaching for executive assistants than we have done in the past seven years!

2019 162

McKinsey's Bias Busters Collection

Small Business Labs

McKinsey's Bias Busters Collection covers how are decisions are often affected by cognitive and/or organizational biases. 

2019 159

7 English Grammar Rules You Should Know

Daily Writing Tips

This post outlines seven general areas of grammar and syntax that writers must be familiar with to enable them to write effectively. Subject-Verb Agreement. Use singular verbs for singular subjects and plural verbs with plural subjects.

2019 103

How to think more analytically

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve just finished reading Think Better Analytically, and I want to share my learning with you! I decided to read the book because I don’t think of myself as someone who thinks logically or analytically.

2019 153

Startup SEO: 5 Tips to Get More Organic Traffic

Dumb Little Man

Many startup businesses believe that SEO is both time-consuming and too inefficient to provide traffic fast — but this is simply wrong!

2019 165

Administrative Assistants Working in a Team – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin is a concept that brings administrative professionals together for the best peer to peer advice from administrative assistants and executive assistants from around the world! This week Elizabeth comes to us with a tough question: Dear Admins: I find myself in a conundrum.

2019 153

Thinking Big: How to Prepare Yourself and Your Business For Big-Time Success

Small Business CEO

We often hear successful entrepreneurs tell stories about the importance of being able to recover from failures.

2019 84

Mary Sue Test: Does Your Character Pass It?

Daily Writing Tips

Let’s say you’re writing a story that involves a character who’s smart, funny, gorgeous, and beloved by almost everyone. They sound great, right? Well, they might be. Or you might be inadvertently creating a “Mary Sue”. So what’s a Mary Sue … and why should you avoid using one in your story? Mary Sue Defined. A Mary Sue is a character who is way too good to be true.

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How to Wake Up a Sleepwalking Mind

Productivityist

Spoiler Alert: This is not a piece about meditation. The framing I am thinking about when I use the term “sleepwalking mind” is the idea that a mind that is walking in its sleep is less likely to make great gains.

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Internet Access While Traveling: Tips for Keeping Your Data Safe

Dumb Little Man

Are you tired of unreliable and painfully slow internet when traveling? Do you worry about your security? It does feel like an endless battle waiting for apps to respond and pages to load.

2019 194

Administrative Professionals Not Getting Respect – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an admin is your place to ask your question and have other administrative professionals, from around the world, give you their advice based on their experiences. This administrative professional, Seething in the South, asks us: What do you do? How do you handle….a

2019 136

Proper Domain Name Considerations For New Business Owners Going Online

Small Business CEO

Just imagine how much business you’re losing every time a user mistyped your domain name or worse – forget it. Sometimes the word is hard to spell, maybe it doesn’t make sense, or perhaps it’s unremarkable. Online consumers are prickly people.

2019 82

How to Get a Job When You're Not Qualified

On The Job

In the Great Recession many years ago, employers were ridiculous with the job qualifications they requested -- a master's degree to be a receptionist or NASA astronaut experience to drive a bakery truck. That was when jobs were in short supply.

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The One Degree Difference

Productivityist

I had eye surgery only days before writing this piece. It wasn’t a laser surgery designed to improve my eyesight, like so many of these surgeries are. Instead it was a surgery designed to prevent me from making my eyesight worse. (If

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Why Your Mornings Are Setting You Up For Failure (And How To Fix It)

Dumb Little Man

Think about your mornings. Are they a frantic race to get out the door? Is it impossible to find time for yourself? Does it feel like time is always slipping away from you?

2019 196

Men in Nursing: The Challenges of Men in a Female-Dominated Profession

Dumb Little Man

For men in nursing, this rewarding career choice can often be strewn with challenges and obstacles. But, the challenges are starting to recede. Men are beginning to face fewer challenges in this field as time goes on, but there are a few things that still stand in the way. Lack of Fitting Uniforms.

2019 187

How To Convince Your Boss To Let You Work Remotely

Dumb Little Man

You’re a 9-to-5 desk jockey chained to your cube. The ambient chatter of your co-workers has burned into your earholes. The worst part? You can do your job from anywhere and be more productive. Instead, you have to wake up at 6 am. It feels akin to crossing the Sahara desert with no camel.

2019 149

10 Unstoppable Entrepreneurs Share Their Advice For Success

Dumb Little Man

Being an entrepreneur is never about the end result but the journey you embark yourself on. If you really want to succeed, you must look past your failures and pursue your goals with persistence. Unfortunately, staying motivated on this journey isn’t easy.

2019 189

How Bipolar Disorder Affects Relationships

Dumb Little Man

Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition which can cause several changes in a person’s mood. People who are suffering from bipolar disorder fall in two categories — high moods (mania) and extremely low moods (hypomania).

2019 180

3 Atypical Life Hacks To Improve Your Resume

Dumb Little Man

Writing a great resume has always been challenging. It comes as no surprise that people devote their entire careers to properly composing these professional documents. Knowing how to pen a captivating resume is a sought-after skill. Whole courses, workshop, and books focus on the subject.

2019 180

5 Rules For Effective Packaging Design

Dumb Little Man

Your packaging choices can make or break your brand. After all, your product’s packaging design influences consumer behavior and brand perception. If you want to start right with design, check out the following rules to follow. Be honest with customers. Honesty can go a long way in package design.

2019 177

Tile vs Hardwood: A Complete Guide

Dumb Little Man

Choosing between tile vs hardwood is a decision every homeowner must make when considering their next remodel. And frankly, it’s a very hard decision to make. The good news is that I’ll be providing insight here which I think can help you make the right choice.

2019 164

Top Ways to Make Money While Studying Abroad

Dumb Little Man

Studying abroad is one of the most rewarding experiences for any college student. After all, it is a great opportunity to study in a different academic environment while exploring a new culture. However, studying abroad comes with some challenges. And the biggest one of them is to manage your funds.

2019 165

Everything You Need to Know about INFJ Dating and Romance

Dumb Little Man

Of all Myers-Briggs personality types, INFJ is considered to rank as the rarest. Only one or two percent of the population fall under the category – introversion, intuition, feeling and judgment. These people are a bit misunderstood because of this fact and because of their personality traits.

2019 161

How Many Stamps Do I Need For A 6 x 9 Envelope?

Dumb Little Man

The amount of postage needed to mail a 6” x 9” envelope depends on the postal classification rate used for shipping. When mailing to an address within the US, the most popular service is First Class.

2019 157

Connecting with Customers in Ecommerce: Why CRM is a Must-Have

Small Business CEO

Ecommerce isn’t a forgiving industry. If you’re one of the millions of online retailers that’s competing to earn the business of new customers, the lack of proper tools at your disposal could be what’s holding you back.

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