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22 Secrets to Discovering Your Dream and Living It

Dumb Little Man

One of the most important rules of happiness in life is to do what you love. You’ve probably heard that advice a lot of times already. Unfortunately, discovering that dream job and what you are meant to do in life isn’t always so easy.

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A Title Does Not Define You

Office Dynamics

As one of my recent Star Achievement students wrote me. Too many administrative assistants at our organization believe that their title defines who they are.”. Executives have also brought this to my attention over the past few years.

2018 181

20 Powerful Beliefs That Will Push You Toward Success

Dumb Little Man

I’m sure you’ve met at least one person in your life who is successful, motivated and self-empowered. This is someone who seems to always land on his feet and turn everything into gold. It’s like success comes his way quick and easy.

2018 246

6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

It is no secret that Joan Burge and the Office Dynamics team believes in continuous education and training so we wanted to provide you with several resources that give you access to free education and training. Educational Video Library.

2018 217

Day in the life: Brenda Rogers, EA to the CEO, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s day in the life: Brenda Rogers, EA to the CEO, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group What are the main aspects of your role? The main aspects of my role are to manage the CEO and CFO’s active calendar of meetings and travel.

2018 207

3 Ways to Change the World from Your Cubicle

On The Job

I'm fed up, and I know many of you must feel the same. I'm fed up with the name-calling, the finger-pointing and the yelling. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make it all go away, but I can't. What I can do is think about how I behave every day and hopefully do a little better.

Liveops Distributed, Work at Home, Independent Call Center Workforce

Small Business Labs

Liveops provides cloud-based call center services that utilize an on-demand workforce of agents who live in the U.S. The agents are independent workers who contract with Liveops and work remotely, mostly from home.

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The 3 People You Want to Meet at Work

On The Job

If you want to see where you career is going, look at who you hang out with at work. Is it the guy who plays on his phone during meetings? Is it the woman who is short-tempered and can be snarky to the intern? There's an old proverb that says you are known by the company you keep.

2018 163

Online Platforms Enabling the Rise of Global Micro Outsourcing Firms

Small Business Labs

Oxford's Internet Institute's research paper The Global Platform Economy: A New Offshoring Institution Enabling Emerging- Economy Micro-Providers covers how online platforms are creating an alternative to traditional outsourcing.

2018 171

50 Very Simple Ways to Be Romantic

Dumb Little Man

Maybe Valentine’s Day isn’t for another month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show your partner some special attention now. In fact, I invite you to join me in this experiment.

2018 234

My First Experience at The Conference for Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

As Told By Your Office Dynamics Marketing Specialist. Hello from your Office Dynamics Marketing Specialist! Recently we held our 25 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and WOW, it did not disappoint!

2018 195

Three Quests for Errors

Business Writing

Are you feeling smart and alert today? Test yourself in the three short passages below. Each "Error Quest" has just one error. Find and correct it. Error Quest 1: Since you asked, this is RoAnn's and my suggestion: We believe. Gems of Language Grammar and Usage Proofreading Punctuation Pointers

2018 142

How to see All Mail Items in Outlook 2016

Practically Perfect PA

Is there a way to see All Mail Items in Outlook? I used to use Lotus Notes and found this particular view useful. I can’t find it in Outlook – can you help? This is a question I have been asked many times, especially when migrating an organisation from Lotus Notes to Outlook 2016. Search […].

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Bleisure Travel Continues to Increase

Small Business Labs

We first reported on bleisure travel , which is the the blending of business and leisure travel, back in 2015.    A According to the folks at the expense reporting and management firm, SAP Concur, it continues to gain popularity. 

2018 187

?How Your Happiness Is Related To Your Health

Dumb Little Man

Over the past decade, a whole industry has grown around teaching people the secrets of happiness. You’ve probably seen shelves full of self-help books, each touting to help you find happiness. There are also courses and programs promising the same.

2018 255

Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

Office Dynamics

Following a full training day, we reconvened for the Glam and Glitz Gala.

2018 195

I Found 7 Nuggets of Business Wisdom In Quotes [with Sharable Memes]

Tips From T. Marie

Everyone loves quotes. Little tidbits of wisdom shared by historical figures, celebrities, authors; just about anyone really. As part of my job, I often find myself searching for quotes on various topics and turning them into shareable memes for some of my clients.

2018 153

10 tools to help you work remotely

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently looking at how many Assistants are now working remotely or working with a remote boss and I can tell you there are a lot of you managing this new way of working. It is only going to become more common so I thought I would share with […].

2018 141

Social Network Support Helps Turn Knitting Hobbyists into Hobbypreneurs

Small Business Labs

A recent academic paper -  Knitting Community: Human and Social Capital in the Early Transition into Entrepreneurship - covers research on the process hobby knitters go through to decide to turn their hobby into a business.

2018 159

The 10 Most Common Traits of Losers: Are You One?

Dumb Little Man

What is a loser? Well, many people define it differently. Some believe that a loser is someone who has no money, job, family or even friends. I happen to think that a loser is someone who does not trust, love, and respect others.

2018 237

Snuff Out the Burnout

Office Dynamics

If you feel you are on the verge of stressing too much because of your job or even home life, take a step back. You might be burning out. Before it becomes full-blown, take these steps: Find time to play. Even if it means forcing yourself.

2018 186

Are You Envious--or Jealous?

Business Writing

Envious? Jealous? Do you use these words interchangeably? Or do you make a distinction between them? Test your understanding by filling in these blanks: I am of my neighbors' gorgeous backyard. Rob feels when he sees Carlos talking. Gems of Language Proofreading

2018 142

How to Hide Your Age on Your Resume

Eat Your Career

As a career coach and professional resume writer , I work with a lot of “older” job seekers. I use quotes there because age is relative. It always surprises me that the people most concerned with age discrimination are usually women in their mid- to late-forties. I hardly consider this old!

Resume 141

Poverty in America

Small Business Labs

In September the U.s. Census Bureau released the Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2017. It reports that 13.9% of Americans lived in poverty in 2017, which is statistically the same as in 2016. This leads to the obvious question what is - and why is there - a supplemental poverty measure.

2018 159

6 International Travel Tips You’ll Find Handy

Dumb Little Man

Exploring world-class destinations, learning about unique cultures, and treating your taste buds with delicious foods is what traveling is about. And the fun of traveling multiplies if you are flying to a foreign destination, more if that’s your first international trip.

2018 216

Office Dynamics Administrative Conference – Thursday Sessions

Office Dynamics

Thursday began with The State of the Profession, live-streamed on Facebook Live, featuring Joan Burge, Debbie Gross, Lisa Olsen, and Julie Reed. Then the conference broke for the first set of four concurrent labs.

2018 190

Do These 5 Things When You Get a New Boss

On The Job

There's nothing quite as disconcerting as getting a new boss. Even if you hated the old boss, at least you knew all her weird habits and devious tricks and could counteract them before they did much harm. But a new boss? This means a lot of changes, even if the new boss says there won't be changes.

2018 142

7 surprising venues with outdoor space that you need to know about

Practically Perfect PA

The UK (especially London) venue scene is extremely fast-paced, so ensuring you are presenting the most current solutions for your internal events can often be a time-consuming task.

2018 130

An Unimpressive Message From My Dentist

Business Writing

I want the best in dentistry--not business writing--from my dentist. But I'm still disappointed when I receive a pointless, error-filled email like the one below. In it, I have changed the name of the dental practice to "Your Favorite Dentist.".

2018 142

4 Influences That Can Distract You From Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

I sat on the couch frustrated and overwhelmed. There was too much to do and not enough time. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t get ahead. I felt like I was letting everyone down, including myself. Close to giving up on my dreams, I instead examined what I was doing and why I was doing it.

2018 191

High Fives at an Administrative Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

An administrative assistant conference is best measured by the feeling one has while clapping at the end of the last presentation. You know you have learned and grown from the content when a flood of gratitude flows out of clapping hands. The Office Dynamics Conference.

2018 161

This is How LinkedIn Can Help You Find a Job

On The Job

It’s estimated that 90 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to find talent, which means ignoring the site during a job search is sort of like tossing your resume in a shredder and hoping someone finds it and pieces it back together.

2018 130

How mindfulness can support lasting change in behaviour

Practically Perfect PA

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness can be described as a way of being and living rather than a tactic or strategy for life. When practised on a continuous basis, mindfulness improves mental health and functioning by helping decrease stress and psychological distress.

2018 141

Time Management for Admins

Eat Your Career

This is an excerpt from a special report available in the Career Resource Library , a convenient and affordable training program featuring 100+ on-demand professional development resources for career advancers and administrative professionals.

2018 130

How Warhol’s Accurate Thinking Lead to Fame and Fortune

Dumb Little Man

One thing that people have to give Andy Warhol credit for was his accurate thinking. We see a lot of Warhol’s accurate thinking mostly played out in his books, specifically his Philosophy book as well as his Diaries.

2018 181

Training For Adults Can Be Fun

Office Dynamics

“Laughter has been shown to increase our pain threshold, reduce blood-sugar levels, boost glucose tolerance and increase blood flow to vital organs.” If that is not enough reason to laugh and play, then how about because it’s fun and relieves stress?

2018 172

Why You Don't Want to Rely on Gut Instinct

On The Job

As you rise through the ranks and become a manager, you may be faced with ethical dilemmas. Perhaps you're not worried -- you know your moral compass is solid and you would never do anything that wasn't in line with your values.

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