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Eating Mindfully: What It Is and What It Can Do To Your Body

Dumb Little Man

Many people like to zone out for the evening after work. Watching the Box and taking it easy is a common practice. But do you regularly add chocolate, ice-cream, and potato chips to the mix? In other words, do you tend to forget eating mindfully and binge eat?

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The Positive Mental Health Effects of Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

A recent academic study found that self-employed gig workers in the UK score higher across a range of psychological well-being measures than workers in the mainstream economy.

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Proofreaders, Follow the Rules!

Business Writing

As someone who designed the course Proofread Like a Pro, I pay attention when a competitor offers a training program on proofreading. Today my inbox included an invitation to a session. Below is the graphic with the program title. Proofreaders, Proofreading

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Eight great business books for strategic Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The trait that I admire most in exceptional leaders (think Oprah Winfrey and Brene Brown) is the time they dedicate to learning new things. I love that they read, take on new ideas and concepts and never stop growing. This is something that I always try to find time for, and I think it is […].

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Become a Lifelong Learner or Risk Your Future

On The Job

Infosys President Ravi Kumar predicts that 75 million jobs "old" jobs will vanish by 2022, replaced by 135 million "new" jobs that will be created because of new technologies. As a result, he has some advice that no employee or job seeker should ignore: become a life-long learner.

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What Is Your Success Meter?

Dumb Little Man

What does success mean for you? Here’s an interesting story. In 1983, a young talented guitarist was kicked out of his dream band. He was delirious with joy even just before the manager called him at his office to kick him out.

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What Control Means to the Self-Employed

Small Business Labs

Our article yesterday covered a study showing how work autonomy and control resulted in mental health benefits for the self-employed.    As a follow-up, the chart below (click to enlarge) is from the Freshbooks 2019 Self-Employment in America Report.

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What does it mean to be a collaborative Assistant?

Practically Perfect PA

Every business and organisation needs its employees to work together, to move projects forward and reach common goals. Collaboration is an essential skill for everyone. However, for Assistants, collaboration is vital. We have to work with other members of staff on projects and reaching common goals.

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The Assistant as a “Center of Influence”

Office Dynamics

I created the above visual as an image of the ideal situation between an executive and their assistant, especially when it comes to communication. Because of all the technology today, assistants have a very hard time staying “in the loop.”

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Sleep Hacking: How to Optimize Your Sleep for Success

Dumb Little Man

We spend a significant portion of our lives sleeping. Recharging, dreaming, and restoring are parts of everyone’s life no matter where you live or who you are. So, why do so many of us struggle with our sleep? And how can we change the way we think about sleep for success?

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The Rise of Independent Worker Teams: Fiverr's Studios and Upwork's Agency Experience

Small Business Labs

Fiverr this week announced a new service offering called "Studios" This service gives freelancers the ability to easily join forces to sell and tackle larger and more complex client assignments than a freelancer could do on their own.

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Need to Say No in Writing? Here's How--and Why

Business Writing

Do you know how to say no? Are you comfortable writing a message that says no to someone's request? Or do you ignore requests hoping they will go away? Read this post to learn the easy way to say no--and. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette How to Write

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How to build trust with your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

One of the most common challenges I hear from Assistants who want to push their career forward is that their Executive’s do not trust them enough to hand overexciting projects and tasks.

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4 Tips to Trap Your Inner Pack Rat

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 4 Tips to Trap Your Inner Pack Rat appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. A while ago, I got a new desk for my office. I figured that making room for new furniture was a good opportunity, to not only clean out my desk, but to go through everything in my office.

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How To Contain An Oozing Toxic Situation In Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Imagine a container of toxic waste that is oozing out at the top. It is almost boiling over and the lid is barely hanging on. Wouldn’t you do anything to stop it? Even from a distance? Once we recognize that a situation is out of control, we should step back, reexamine, and reassess the situation.

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Small Businesses Worried About Corporate Concentration - and Especially Amazon

Small Business Labs

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance recently released its 2019 Independent Business Survey. The key finding is small independent businesses see large corporations - and especially Amazon - as their main competitive threat.    They also feel government policies have not helped.

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Before Criticizing Team Members, Take a Look in the Mirror

On The Job

Have you ever walked up to a cash register to pay for your Yoo-Hoo and there are two clerks bad-mouthing a manager or another worker? It doesn't seem to matter where -- banks, convenience stores, doctor's offices -- there always seems to be some grumbling about someone else.

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What if all of your business travel was refundable?

Practically Perfect PA

How many times have you booked a work trip for you or your colleague, only for them to end up needing to change the date or time, or even cancel altogether? Of course, business trips get amended for endless reasons which are out of your control.

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A simple template for a farewell speech

Ian's Messy Desk

The post A simple template for a farewell speech appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. A number of co-workers in our office are transferring to new opportunities in new regions. We had a luncheon today to say goodbye and make some presentations.

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7 Little-Known Tips For Effective Communication

Dumb Little Man

It’s easy to assume that as your relationship grows so will your closeness and ability to communicate with one another. That may be the case for some couples, but for many, this just isn’t true.

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WeWork Files to Go Public

Small Business Labs

WeWork released its S-1 this week, which is the legal document a company files prior to going public.    WeWork going public is a bit of a watershed moment for the coworking industry. It's the first of the new wave of coworking spaces to do so.

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How to Develop Executive Presence (Regardless of Your Role)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Develop Executive Presence (Regardless of Your Role).”. Presence is a tricky topic. It’s one of those things that’s hard to articulate, but you know it when you see it.

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How to work with a boss who wants everything done right now!

Practically Perfect PA

I was recently reading through the comments on one of the fantastic online networks for EAs when I saw an Assistant had posted a question asking if it was okay to take time off following a knee operation, even though her boss had assumed she would be back in the office the next day! As […].

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Executive Assistants –Developing Your “Wow” Factor

Office Dynamics

Some executive assistants have it. Some executive assistants don’t. What is it, you ask? That intangible, invaluable “wow” factor. Here’s the good news: It’s a learnable trait! Anyone can develop their own unique wow factor.

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5 Essential Tips on How to Overcome Burnout in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

The modern working life is a complicated entity, with as many people thriving as there are those who struggle to get through their daily routine. Whether you’re the former or the latter, the fact is that everyone is susceptible to falling victim to workplace burnout.

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The BBC's List of 101 Things You Need to Know About the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

The BBC's The 101 people, ideas and things changing how we work today really does cover 101 different trends, shifts, people and things impacting the future of work. The long list includes a brief description of each item.

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Positive Career Affirmation #25

Eat Your Career

What I do (and how I do it) matters. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #25 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations integrity positivity

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Assistants should seek mentors

Practically Perfect PA

Regardless of your administrative title, industry or organisation size, you need to find a good mentor explains Joan Burge. Mentors save you time, energy, and even money. They reduce stress and make life easier.

What is a Business Creative?

Tips From T. Marie

Over the course of the last two posts, I’ve been talking about three new terms I’ve begun using here on my website and the Tips from T.Marie blog. They also happen to describe the type of businesses I provide services to.

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Best Family Beaches In the USA You Can Visit With Your Kids

Dumb Little Man

Summer is the perfect time to be on beach vacations. They offer a great way to bond with the family and create lifelong memories. But not every beach destinations can cater to the unique needs of travelers with kids.

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Find the Errors and Win the Prize

Business Writing

Warm up by finding one concisely spelled error in this sign. When you find it, go on to the next challenge. This dumpster sign has three punctuation errors, along with some funny commentary. Don't quit until you find everything. Thank. Proofreading Punctuation Pointers

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What to Do When You’re Put on a Formal Performance Improvement Plan

Eat Your Career

No one goes to work with the intention of performing poorly. Yet, it happens. Quite frequently, I hear from people who have been put on a formal Performance Improvement Plan (or PIP) and they’re wondering how to handle it. The process can be overwhelming and emotional.

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How to take initiative when working with a micromanager

Practically Perfect PA

Working for someone who is a micromanager is hard work. There is no denying it, and it is especially true for Assistants. We are there to save our Executive’s time and the organisation money. It is hard to do that part of our job if our Executive is involved in everything that we do.

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The Democratization of Wealth Work

Small Business Labs

The Brookings Institute's Who’s employed by the lifestyles of the rich and famous? covers the growth of the personal care and services jobs, which has been one of the fastest growing job segments over the past decade.

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5 Holistic Fitness Routines For Those Who Hate The Gym

Dumb Little Man

If the first reaction when you think of the gym is “Ugghh, not again! Why does staying fit has to be so difficult?”, we feel you. If existence is a pain, gyms are probably the reason.

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How I Do Web/Blog Reading (2019 Edition)

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we take a look at a targeted way to read content from the web. I'll look at RSS readers, and share an even better way to read the content when it's convenient for you. Most bloggers will offer free content in exchange for your email address.

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How to Get Ahead at Work Without a College Degree

Eat Your Career

When I was growing up, there was never a question about whether or not I would go to college. The only question was, where ? I was very fortunate to come from a family with the financial means to make this my reality.

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