Five Inspirational Must Read Books for 2015

Dumb Little Man

The post Five Inspirational Must Read Books for 2015 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. What better time than the beginning of a new year to make some positive life changes? The challenge is in figuring out where to begin and how to stay motivated. Here’s the good news: anybody who wants to become healthier, better organized, happier in their relationships, more effective at work, or more financially secure can look for inspiration and guidance in inspirational books.

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What can assistants expect in 2015?

Practically Perfect PA

The last few years I have written a blog about what assistants can expect from the year and here you will find the tradition has continued into 2015. I genuinely think 2014 was a turning point in our industry and I think 2015 will see a consolidation of our efforts to take our profession forward. I am very optimistic about 2015, here are a few reasons why… Employment opportunities and salary. The post What can assistants expect in 2015?

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Practically Perfect PA 2015 Survey

Practically Perfect PA

Would you please take my 2015 reader survey? The post Practically Perfect PA 2015 Survey appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Practically Perfect PA is nearly four years old. The blog has come a long way since October 2011 and I’m really excited about what we have planned for the next few months, including Assist Travel and the next Assist Conference.

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Top 9 Lifehack Blogs to Motivate and Inspire You in 2015

Dumb Little Man

2014 comes to its end, and we all try to make some conclusions and plans on what we’ve done right or wrong and what we should do to make 2015 the best and most profitable year ever. The post Top 9 Lifehack Blogs to Motivate and Inspire You in 2015 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. As we all know, if you want to change your life – start with changing yourself.

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My Three Words For 2015

Productivityist

As we kick off the 2015 calendar year, I don’t just look back at the twelve months gone by but I envision the twelve ahead. When I put together my NOW Year Action Plan in late October, I decided what My Three Words for the year ahead were going to be and I will be using them as driving forces for everything I do in 2015. Here are My Three Words for 2015, in alphabetical order: Generosity. ”If In 2015, I’d like to make that reach extend even further.

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A review of Assist Travel 2015

Practically Perfect PA

The post A review of Assist Travel 2015 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. We held our first Assist Travel conference and exhibition on Friday 25th September at the Hilton Bankside and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the day. I hope those that came along enjoyed it too. It was particularly brilliant being the first event to take place at the Hilton Bankside. The hotel itself was not open to guests and you could literally smell the fresh paint in the conference space.

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New Productivity Forms: March 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

In 2015 I decided to continue this tradition. The post New Productivity Forms: March 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. In 2014 I decided I wanted to release monthly productivity forms with a seasonal theme. Fun tools make it more likely I will use them, and honestly, I get bored with the plain old print and line forms. So to that end, I will be releasing a […]. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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New Productivity Forms: April 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

The post New Productivity Forms: April 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. We''re all sick of winter. The first sign of spring where I live is the daffodils poking their cheery yellow heads out. So they''re poking out on this month''s forms, too. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ). Planning Productivity

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2015 Customer Appreciation Day

Simple Productivity Blog

The post 2015 Customer Appreciation Day appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I couldn’t write this blog without you, my customers. So to celebrate our relationship, I am having a Customer Appreciation Day. 50% Off Everything In The Shop I have been growing the products over in my shop. Productivity Form Sets I released productivity form sets (both in full-page and half-page sizes) this year. These include […].

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New Productivity Forms: August 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

In 2015 I decided to continue this tradition. The post New Productivity Forms: August 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. In 2014 I decided I wanted to release monthly productivity forms with a seasonal theme. Fun tools make it more likely I will use them, and honestly, I get bored with the plain old print and line forms. So to that end, I will be releasing a […]. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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New Productivity Forms: July 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

In 2015 I decided to continue this tradition. The post New Productivity Forms: July 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. In 2014 I decided I wanted to release monthly productivity forms with a seasonal theme. Fun tools make it more likely I will use them, and honestly, I get bored with the plain old print and line forms. So to that end, I will be releasing a […]. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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Sponsor Post, March 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

The post Sponsor Post, March 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. HostGator I switched from GoDaddy to HostGator a few years ago, and they have made all the difference in how easy it is to blog. Their customer service has been able to walk me through getting domains released from other registrars, to setting up multiple blogs on my account. They are reliable, and have never […]. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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New Productivity Forms: May 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

The post New Productivity Forms: May 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. They say you can take the girl out of Wisconsin, but you can't take Wisconsin out of the girl. I've lived in Virginia for almost 20 years, but Wisconsin is still "home". And as the granddaughter of a dairy farmer, I have been around cows my entire life. Even now, my kitchen is filled with cows.towels, cookie jars, rugs, timers, salt and pepper shakers.you get the picture.

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Sponsor Post, February 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

The post Sponsor Post, February 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. In February, my sponsors feature those that tickled my fancy. Calm The Email Dragon In my latest e-course, I teach you how to keep email from swallowing you whole. It contains specific instructions on how to set up both processing and reference folders, and a workflow to show you how to use it. You can […]. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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On Vacation, May 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

The post On Vacation, May 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I am taking a staycation this week as I work toward finishing up my teaching course! See you all next week. Photo by Jones Road Caddie. Licensed under Creative Commons. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ). Blog Business

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New Productivity Forms: September 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

In 2015 I decided to continue this tradition. The post New Productivity Forms: September 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. In 2014 I decided I wanted to release monthly productivity forms with a seasonal theme. Fun tools make it more likely I will use them, and honestly, I get bored with the plain old print and line forms. So this month I honor my adopted home with the Blue Ridge Mountain forms.

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On Vacation, August 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

The post On Vacation, August 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I’m on vacation this week…I’m spending the time with family, planning the upcoming blog changes, and relaxing! Photo by davidwilson1949. Licensed under Creative Commons. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ). Blog Business

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New Productivity Forms: June 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

The post New Productivity Forms: June 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I am lucky enough to live very close to the Atlantic Ocean, and I intend to spend some time there this summer. Of course, I will be at the hidden-away locals' beaches, and far away from the "oceanfront" with its tourists and blinking neon. I love being near the water, and I will enjoy sitting under an umbrella and watching the waves.

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2015 Travel Trends

Small Business Labs

There are already  lots of 2015 travel trend lists out. They expect these fares to continue to decline in 2015 due to increased competition.    Happy travels in 2015.  Here are a few of the trends from these lists I found interesting. Peer to Peer Dining:  Just as Airbnb lets you stay in someone's house or apartment, peer to peer dining services like Eat With  allow tourists to dine in local homes.

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New Productivity Forms: October 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

In 2015 I decided to continue this tradition. The post New Productivity Forms: October 2015 appeared first on Whole Life Productivity. In 2014 I decided I wanted to release monthly productivity forms with a seasonal theme. Fun tools make it more likely I will use them, and honestly, I get bored with the plain old print and line forms. So to that end, I will be releasing a new set of productivity forms every month.

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New Productivity Forms: January 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

The post New Productivity Forms: January 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. January is about cold and snow. Even though I live on the coast of Virginia and snow is a rare occurence, I love the idea of a snow covered landscape (the reality, not so much). This month''s forms feature a snow-covered landscape and a cool color scheme to fit the month. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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The Assist Conference 2015

Practically Perfect PA

I am so proud and delighted to launch the first conference from Practically Perfect PA – The Assist Conference 2015. It is taking place on the 27th February 2015 in London and as you can imagine I am very excited! The Assist Conference 2015. The post The Assist Conference 2015 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. I wanted to give all of my readers more information on the conference and why I think it is going to be a fantastic event.

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CYBER MONDAY 2015: Last Day to Save!

Eco-Office Gals

The post CYBER MONDAY 2015: Last Day to Save! Don’t miss out on these WordPress deals your website will LOVE!! Last day to save BIG! Just like buying a house, your website needs maintenance. You need a good foundation and you want to protect your investment. You don’t want all that hard work bogged down by slow servers or worse hijacked by a hacker bots.

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2015 Tech Trends

Small Business Labs

But while consumer uses of wearables is getting most of the press - The Telegraph has even declared 2015 the year of the smart bra -  we agree with Forrester Research that business applications of wearable computing will drive its adoption over the next couple of years. Cloud Computing -  in one form or another is on pretty much every technology prediction list this year - including our Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015 list.

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My Top 10 Newsletter Items So Far for 2015

The Solopreneur Life

T oday I studied the most-clicked-on items in my newsletter for 2015. The post My Top 10 Newsletter Items So Far for 2015 appeared first on The Solopreneur Life. I compiled a Top 10 and thought you’d like to see it. Sigh* a story from Inc.com that had a Taboola -style headline (I hate Taboola) ranked number-one. But I was happy that four stories I wrote cracked the top 10. Not bad, when you consider my competition: all the best current content for solopreneurs.

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Ford's 2015 Consumer Trends

Small Business Labs

It's predictions season and lots of 2015 trends, forecast and predictions lists are starting to be released.   Starting our prediction season coverage is a look at Ford Motor Company's Looking Further With Ford 2015 Trends report.    Ford's 2015 report consists of 10 consumer focused trends. I'll be covering several of these lists inc the coming weeks. We'll also be releasing our 8th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list tomorrow.

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What is happening with Practically Perfect PA in 2015

Practically Perfect PA

We have some very exciting plans in the diary for 2015 and I want to share them with you today. We have also introduced two regular features – ‘ A day in the life ‘ and ‘ Technology of the week ‘, both of which will continue into 2015. So here is to 2014, it has been a wonderful year and I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings the assistant industry! Well firstly I just wanted to say what a year 2014 has been!

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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015

Small Business Labs

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015.   2015 Technology Trends. The ongoing technology platform shifts to Cloud and Mobile Computing will continue as long term drivers of change in 2015. Add to this a growing wave of cybercrime – which is increasingly targeted at small business through the use of automated online bots – and 2015 looks like a year when online security and privacy will be major small business issues. 2015 Economic Trends.

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Black Friday through Cyber Monday 2015: WordPress Deals Your Website Will Love!

Eco-Office Gals

The post Black Friday through Cyber Monday 2015: WordPress Deals Your Website Will Love! I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for, including Eco-Office Gals. I could never ask for a better gift then the ability to be my own boss and work with some of the most amazing clients. I’ve had the pleasure of working with creative entrepreneurs and small businesses, building their little piece of web real estate.

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My 2015 Year in Review (and How a Journal Made It Easy to Do)

Productivityist

As I write this, there are 37 hours left in 2015. This Friday (January 1) I’ll spend the majority of my day reading my journal entries from 2015. I’ve decided to share with you three highlights from every month of 2015, that I recorded in my Day One journal. I’ve got another vertical in the works with Driftwood’s Singularity, but that can’t happen until January next year at the earliest due when its 2015 edition is released.).

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First Race Of 2015 – Half Marathon Brasov

Brilliantly Better

And it kinda … The post First Race Of 2015 – Half Marathon Brasov appeared first on Dragos Roua. Last year I started the season with a race in the mud, and boy, that race was cold. And muddy. And hard. Personal Development

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2015 Freelancing in America Study Released

Small Business Labs

The Freelancers Union and Upwork released their 2015 Freelancing in America study last week. For more on the 2015 Freelancing in America study see the excellent summary over at Spend Matters. This is the 2nd year this group has done a comprehensive look at freelancing.    Key study findings include: The percent of the U.S. workforce freelancing held steady at 34%, that equates to an estimated 53.7 million people.

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A Look Back At The 2015 World Domination Summit

Productivityist

The post A Look Back At The 2015 World Domination Summit appeared first on Productivityist. I’ve spent some time this week hanging out with Jeff Sandquist as he made the trek up to Victoria after, like me, being part of the World Domination Summit. One of the things we talked about over coffee was the experience he had there – which he wrote about here. Then we talked about my experience there. Or rather, I talked about my experience there. Unlike Jeff, this was my fifth WDS.

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JWT Intelligence's 100 Trends for 2015

Small Business Labs

They recently released their annual trends list,  The Future 100: Trends and Change to Watch in 2015  (free, but registration required). JWT thinks the emergence of service providers who do the hard work associated with 3D printing will change this and start to bring this technology into the consumer mainstream in 2015. Because of this, 3D Printing is on our Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015 list.  

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Great venues for your 2015 events

Practically Perfect PA

Here are eight great venues for your 2015 events. The post Great venues for your 2015 events appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. It goes without saying that the venue is a crucial part of an event, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered before you book the venue but the number one priority is that the venue suits the event that you are holding.

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15 social media and technology trends for 2015

Practically Perfect PA

Google Glass and the Apple iWatch really do seem like something out of a sci-fi film but they will be available in 2015. Images are going to be even more popular in 2015 than they were this year. This is an oldie but a goldie and it is still going to be the top tip for all social media users in 2015. For those managing their organisation’s social media this is something you might be asked to research in 2015. I hope we see more of you online in 2015!

5 Challenges Faced by Small Businesses in 2015

Small Business CEO

To avoid failure, entrepreneurs need to know how they can face these five common challenges in 2015. Companies face difficult challenges in today’s competitive business world. Some researchers estimate that about 50 percent of companies only last four or five years before going out of business. Keeping Up with Regulations. Large companies hire lawyers to make sure they follow the latest regulations for their industries.

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The 2 Most Important Things I Did In 2015

Brilliantly Better

It’s not an evaluation in the strict sense of the word, but … The post The 2 Most Important Things I Did In 2015 appeared first on Dragos Roua. At the end of each year I take some time to look back. Personal Development

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The Oxford Short List 2015

Daily Writing Tips

As I pointed out in a recent post , the Oxford “Word” of 2015 is a pictogram. The appearance of this ancient word on the 2015 list is in the context of its growing use to refer to a person of unspecified gender. In this post, I’ll take a look at eight other words that placed in Oxford’s annual list of frequently used English words and phrases. Of the eight, I had heard of three of them, had written about two of them, and had never heard of five of them. sharing economy.

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2015 can be YOUR year!

Step It Up VA Coaching

It’s called, 6 Month Life & Business Development Coaching Program , and it runs January through June 2015. This program will help YOU do the same, IF you’re ready to make 2015 YOUR year for personal AND business development. I recently announced the launch of a brand new 6-month private coaching program. In my 11 years as an entrepreneur and in creating two successful businesses – - I learned a few things!

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My 2015 Year in Review (and How a Journal Made It Easy to Do)

Productivityist

As I write this, there are 37 hours left in 2015. This Friday (January 1) I’ll spend the majority of my day reading my journal entries from 2015. I’ve decided to share with you three highlights from every month of 2015, that I recorded in my Day One journal. I’ve got another vertical in the works with Driftwood’s Singularity, but that can’t happen until January next year at the earliest due when its 2015 edition is released.).

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The Only Habit You Need to Accomplish All Your Goals for 2015

Dumb Little Man

As soon as December hit this year, I began charting my goals and what I wanted to achieve for 2015. The post The Only Habit You Need to Accomplish All Your Goals for 2015 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. We all know the disappointment of unachieved goals. With each new year, we set a number of goals to make this year the best, only to forget what goals we’ve set come December.

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Personality & Sleep: How To Be More Productive At Work

Dumb Little Man

Well, a 2015 study of more 21,000 men and women in the UK — performed by RAND Europe in conjunction with Cambridge University — found that sleep deprivation is the number one factor in decreased productivity in the office. It’s 11pm on Sunday and you’ve got to get up at eight for work. Your favorite movie just started, and you’ve got a decision to make. You choose the movie over sleep and struggle through the next day. Mondays, right?

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