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Please note that we have closed our training to new membership as we prepare to re-launch our company in May of 2018. Please come back then or enjoy our content from our blog posts below. We have been so thrilled to train so many assistants for the last 9 years and can’t wait for the next chapter. All our best, Stephanie and Ethan

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10 Tips for a Successful Meeting With The Boss

Dumb Little Man

Maybe you work one-on-one with the head honcho every day or perhaps you only get a face-to-face on very rare occasions. Whenever you get the chance to sit down and have a meeting with the big guns, it’s best to make it as productive as possible.

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9 Great Reasons to Drink Water And How to Form the Water Habit

Dumb Little Man

We all know that water is good for us, but the reasons are sometimes a little fuzzy. Even if we know why we should drink water, it’s not a habit that we can easily form. The truth, however, is that we don’t focus enough on this habit.

2019 275

The Art of Cultivating A Sense of Purpose In Life

Dumb Little Man

There are times in life when we all feel aimless. However, as long as we don’t let those temporary feelings define our lives, we will come out the other side. Knowing your purpose in life is what gets you up in the morning and keep you going when the going gets tough.

2019 259

Mastering The Art of A Worry-Free Life

Dumb Little Man

At one time or another, we’ve all been around worried family or friends. Sometimes, it’s awkward and uncomfortable. We don’t know what to say, so we say something fast and easy like “Everything’s going to be okay”, “You’ll be fine”, or worse, “Stop worrying”.

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14 Tips on How to Live A More Active Lifestyle

Dumb Little Man

Most of us know how important exercise is when it comes to staying fit and healthy. Despite that, however, not all of us are moving as much as we’re supposed to. Even when I have been motivated to get a gym membership and start exercising, it only lasts for a few months.

The Nutrients for Healthy Hair You Should Have In Your Diet

Dumb Little Man

Gorgeous hair can only grow on a body that is healthy from within. While reducing stress and exercising properly are important for your health, you need to keep in mind that your hair needs nourishment from within. You need to eat the right types of food and get the right nutrients for healthy hair.

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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?

2019 271

Why You Should Not Panic If Your Child Struggles At School

Dumb Little Man

How to help your child succeed in school? As a parent, you want to see your children get good grades at school. They can lead to better college prospects and open up lots of career pathways. However, not every child finds classroom learning easy or effective.

2019 243

The Science of Balance

Dumb Little Man

As much as we love to believe we’re the most advanced culture to have ever walked the Earth, the truth of the matter is that we have everything about as fouled up and backwards as a drunken dyslexic trying to figure out pants and shoes.

2019 189

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.

2019 276

5 Academic Writing Tips to Help You Earn The Highest Grades In Class

Dumb Little Man

If the task of completing a research paper in time seems too daunting to you or you just can’t get that A grade for your thesis, this article will be of help to you. Below are 5 great academic writing tips to help you get that top score in class. Understand the deliverables.

2019 184

7 Secrets of the Super Organized

Dumb Little Man

A few years ago, everything about my life was a mess. Then, I learned a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? Of course not and I don’t aim to be. However, I know where everything is and I know what I need to do today.

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The Best Cities for Coworking You Need to Check Out

Dumb Little Man

There was a time when going to work meant returning to your same office cubicle Monday to Friday. Fortunately, those days are long gone! With the ever-growing digital revolution, a new type of worker has emerged.

2019 239

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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Morning Workout Benefits You May Not Be Thinking about

Dumb Little Man

Waking up in the morning to work out while the rest of the world is sleeping takes a lot of effort. Sleeping is one of the most satisfying human activities, so it’s understandable if you want to snuggle under the sheets instead of working out. Most people actually prefer working out in the evening.

2019 241

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Having House Plants

Dumb Little Man

Wellness has become one of the buzzwords of the 21st century. And in this dystopian future we’re living in, there’s more focus and conversation about looking after ourselves than ever before, as we’ve never needed it more.

2019 257

7 Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence You Need to Watch Out For

Dumb Little Man

Emotional intelligence can make or break a relationship. People with high emotional intelligence have fulfilling and successful relationships with their friends, family, colleagues, and soulmates.

2019 260

6 Simple Ways You Can Start Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Depression, panic attacks, mood disorders, personality disorders, and eating disorders — these are just a handful of mental health issues that over three-quarters of the United States deal with by the age of 24.

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How to Relax After A Stressful Day At Work

Dumb Little Man

Believing that I had left my work half done, I woke up in cold sweat one night, not too long ago. Only to realize it was just a dream or rather a nightmare! More often than I would like, I used to go through similar episodes. Most of us do.

2019 239

A Historical Analysis of Headphones

Dumb Little Man

Headphones have become one of the most reproduced tech gadgets in history and our relationship with them will continue to grow as headphones evolve. It’s assumed that Americans generally spend more than 32 hours a week listening to their favorite music.

2019 191

Starting Life After Divorce: How to Make the Process Easier

Dumb Little Man

Getting a divorce is not the end of your life. In fact, the process gives you more things to explore, and this article will show you how to reinvent yourself for a new life. Starting Life After Divorce. When a marriage ends, it leaves people feeling like they failed at something.

2019 241

7 Habits of Highly Excellent People

Dumb Little Man

If you’re like most people, you are aiming to be successful in life. You want to be excellent in everything you do. When I was in high school, I wasn’t exactly the kind of student teachers would like. I was truant, didn’t do my homework, and did badly on my examinations.

2019 251

5 Ways To Check If Your Children Are Safe Online

Dumb Little Man

The internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, changing how we work, shop, socialize, book appointments, and even eat! Because of this, it’s only natural that your children will want to be online as well.

2019 191

How to Plan a Simple Engagement Party On a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Throwing an epic party doesn’t have to mean emptying your bank account. After all, it should be about creating lasting memories and not the amount of money you and your partner spend. To plan the most awesome engagement party on a budget, here are some tricks you might want to try. Use Candles.

2019 188

Top Tips on How to Reduce the Effects of Sitting All Day

Dumb Little Man

Prolonged sitting can have negative effects on the health of your spine. It can put stress on the muscles in the back, shoulders, and neck, too. It can lead to back pain and other kinds of discomfort. And if you are working, this can also have an impact on your work productivity.

2019 256

Ultimate Success Tips For College Students

Dumb Little Man

Going to college is a fun and exciting time for many people, and it’s usually the first step for complete independence for young adults. However, there is also a great responsibility that comes along with this, and our success tips for college students can help.

2019 259

How To Nail Social Media and Influencer Marketing: The SME Edition

Dumb Little Man

I bet you’ve already read about social media and influencer marketing a lot. I bet you’ve already tried techniques that didn’t break the bank but didn’t excite you, either. And I bet you’ve already browsed the internet for answers on how to improve your marketing efforts.

2019 238

How To Accept Other People’s Differences

Dumb Little Man

Everyone is different and we tend to accept that. However, actually dealing with those differences can be difficult, especially when they inconvenience us. Some might argue that we don’t have to accept or tolerate other people’s differences.

2019 227

Postpartum Challenges: What New Mothers Need to Know

Dumb Little Man

Postpartum is frequently thought of as the first six weeks after giving birth. Six weeks is when many women have their last medical appointment with their doctor. However, those of us that have had a baby or who have treated women postpartum know otherwise.

2019 226

7 Networking Tips in a Competitive Industry

Dumb Little Man

Regardless of the industry, networking is a must. There are so many career growth benefits to making connections with other people. But when taking care of business in your industry means constantly putting in an effort to stay on top of the competition, things can be a little trickier.

2019 179

Are You Too Busy to Travel? 7 Reasons to Get Motivated and Start Travelling

Dumb Little Man

Travelling is an excellent way to experience new cultures and expand your horizons. Avid globetrotter Johnson Nguyen shares these traveling tips and hacks he’s picked up while traveling throughout the globe. If you are waiting for that perfect time to travel, it will likely never come.

2019 241

8 Helpful and Effective Strength Exercises For Cyclists

Dumb Little Man

For cyclists, the primary target of doing strength exercises is to train in the same motion as in cycling together with one’s upper and lower body, while improving overall muscular endurance and core strength.

2019 250

How to Make Your Public Speaking More Effective

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Make Your Public Speaking More Effective appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. From the Office of Educational Development at UC Berkeley: Analyze Your Audience Remember that the members of the audience are beneficiaries of your communication.

2019 130

8 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Facebook Advertising

Dumb Little Man

Social media is one of the best ways to increase your exposure and traffic for your business. It creates loyal customers and generates more leads. Relying on organic traffic will let you miss social media’s full potential. This is where social media ads will come in.

2019 130

Easy and Effective Tips On How to Protect PC From Malware

Dumb Little Man

Is your computer running slow? Or is it behaving “weirdly”? Like most computer users, you will jump to the conclusion that it has caught a virus. However, it might be some sort of malware.

2019 130

5 Ways to Make Your Morning Coffee Healthier

Dumb Little Man

A cup of coffee is the perfect pick-me-up. Apart from that, coffee is also a healthy beverage, assuming that you don’t overdo it. But how can you make your coffee even healthier?

2019 245

53 Million Americans are part of the Low Wage Workforce

Small Business Labs

Brookings' Meet the Low Wage Workforce reports that 53 million Americans, or about 44% of all workers aged 18-64, have low-wage jobs. According to Brookings, the national average for a low-wage job is one that pays $16.03 per hour or less. 

2019 187

Can Vocational Training Help In Redefining Success?

Dumb Little Man

For decades, the advice was the same: Get an education, graduate, get a job, get married, buy a house, start a family, work until you are 65, and then retire comfortably. Over the last 30 years, each stage in life has been under attack, however. Housing prices have surged out of control.

2019 219

How to Write a Powerful One-Page Resume That Stands Out

Dumb Little Man

The common consensus regarding resumes is this: It doesn’t have to be too long! Resumes that don’t seem to end are disastrous. They do nothing to advance your job application. And the worst part? It probably never gets read either!

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The 11 Most Important Rules For Healthy Eating

Dumb Little Man

You know what to do in theory, don’t you? Avoid processed foods and trans fats. Include more lean protein and load up on the fresh fruits and veggies. Looks easy, right?

2019 173

The Future (And History) of Phishing And Email Security

Dumb Little Man

Not that long ago, the only way to communicate with someone across the office was to get up and walk over. Then, it became calling one’s phones with individual extensions being widely used.

2019 173

Did The Gig Economy Jump The Shark?

Dumb Little Man

Is the gig economy working and thriving? The gig economy came on strong at a time in American history when people needed to be able to onboard quickly and start making money immediately. The country was deep in the grips of The Great Recession and people were losing jobs and homes left and right.

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