Would You Be Friends With YOU?

Eat Your Career

There’s nothing too hard, or too expensive, or too awesome for you. mindset attitude confidence motivationI’ve always had really high expectations for my friends. Sometimes, this leaves me disappointed. But the people with whom I develop real friendships are truly the most trustworthy, compassionate people in the world. The other day, during a coaching class, the instructor asked a question that gave me pause. She said, “Would you be friends with you?”. Interesting idea, isn’t it?

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The Role of Good Looks On The Job

On The Job

Patzer says that research shows that even when a woman is alone, what she is wearing can "heighten her preoccupation with how her body looks -- usually at the expense of her critical mental performance skills." Being able to present yourself with confidence, to speak clearly and have a well-modulated voice will boost the perception of your attractiveness. Standing and walking with confidence, as well as using hand gestures properly will help others to see you as better looking. *

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7 Smart Strategies To Deal With Unemployment

Dumb Little Man

Because you do not receive any feedback on your applications, you quickly start losing confidence in your abilities and struggle to stay positive. Also, look at entertainment expenses like eating out or going to the movies. Confide in somebody you trust.

2021 168

The Best Kept Secret That's Right Under Your Nose

Dumb Little Man

I lost an expensive watch when I was 22 years old, a special gift given to me to on my 18th Birthday. These days, it would be a miracle if I made it down that same hill without turning myself into a sack full of broken bones, so while I wouldn't be keen to make that same leap today, this experience reminds me of a truth I've come to embrace fully in my work as a confidence coach. You haven't lost your confidence; you've just added thoughts about not being confident.

2013 219

10 Tips to Use YouTube to Market Your Business

Dumb Little Man

The best part about creating YouTube videos is that they don’t have to be expensive and also save the expense of hiring a professional. This step is a confidence-booster and definitely helps you reach the right audience.

2020 191

Personal Loan vs Credit Card vs Debit Card: When to Use Each

Dumb Little Man

Understanding the differences among these three options will help you confidently manage your expenses and become more financially literate. The difference here is that a personal loan is a better option for financing a large expense or settling high-interest debts while a credit card is good to use for smaller expenses. If you need to finance large expenses or pay off debts, choosing a debt consolidation loan with fixed payments is the best option.

3 Trends That Could Define Your Career in 2021

45 Things

How fast spending may recover depends on whether people in individual areas feel confident, so make sure you factor that into any future job decisions. Business travel is expensive: in 2018, business-travel spending hit $1.4

2021 52

How to Find Happiness Within Yourself?

Dumb Little Man

There are people who have big houses, expensive cars, loving families, stable jobs, and great health but they don’t feel happy at all. Instead of finding happiness here and there, find your confidence. Remember that it’s hard for you to gain the confidence to find happiness within yourself. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your actions.”. ? Dalai Lama XIV. Happiness is a state of mind.

2018 159

Study: Uber Drivers on Average Earn $11.77 Per Hour

Small Business Labs

per hour after expenses.    The study -  Uber and the Labor Market  - is based on a detailed analysis of driver income and expenses.  Average driving expenses are $4.87 Driver expenses vary substantially  For these reasons and others, it's very hard to calculate earnings for an average rideshare driver. Our analysis showed average earnings after expenses of $12-$14 dollars per hour. 

2018 53

5 Ways Business Investment Loans Can Help Your Start-Up

Dumb Little Man

A new office, a new logo and allied stationary, or a revamped store may help to attract new talent and new customers since as it shows that your start-up is confident about its growth. Organising and maintaining inventory is one of the largest business expenses. As a business owner, you know your business inside out and are the best judge of its potential.

2017 172

How to create an assistant handbook

Practically Perfect PA

Policy & Procedure , for HR documents, travel and expense policies, health and safety etc.; Focus on achievement – your colleagues are more likely to remain motivated if they enjoy their involvement, feeling confident that they have the ability to deliver (especially if you undertake this project in your spare time!).

2016 154

A day in the life: Bethany Fovargue, EA Data Interchange

Practically Perfect PA

Expenses! The confidence I gained from the recognition has led me to set up my own network, the Peterborough PA Network, from which I have had some amazing opportunities, the most recent of which is becoming a Non-Executive Director at EPAA, the Executive and Personal Assistant’s Association, launching in 2016. I have recently changed roles, becoming EA to the Commercial Director at Data Interchange, where I have worked for four and a half years.

2015 153

5 reasons every assistant should attend external training

Practically Perfect PA

It is really important that you have the confidence to ask for funding and this isn’t going to happen if you think of yourself as ‘just the assistant’ I’ve had Executives turn my training requests down because I worked in a support function and I didn’t make the organisation any money. But if we have the confidence in our own career choices we should be able to explain to our managers the importance of training and why it is essential.

2014 175

Eat Amazing (and Healthy) for $50/Month

Dumb Little Man

My grocery spending decreasing so dramatically took me by surprise because the research I’ve done warned me eating healthy would be expensive. When people asked why I wasn’t eating healthy I would quote, “The government makes it very expensive to eat healthy and the prices of quality food are just too high. With that, I’ve got more confidence than I have ever had before. I changed my diet and added more meat and vegetables a few months ago.

2019 142

Five Reasons Women Dig Sober Dudes

Dumb Little Man

It takes a great deal of confidence to approach an attractive female while sober. Drinks are expensive. Sober Guys Display Real Confidence. Confidence is attractive to a woman, so even if she says no, maybe she’ll look at you differently and consider it. Do women find sloppy, stumbling-around drunk dudes attractive? I used to think so, especially when the average bar star pulls more tail than the overly serious, super religious guy.

2016 151

5 Strategies For Paying Off Student Loans Fast

Dumb Little Man

No one can deny the fact that education nowadays has become very expensive. This can help cut down your expenses, leaving you with more money to repay your loan. This gives you a mental satisfaction of finishing at least one loan so that you can move on to the next one with confidence. It is not always possible to fund the whole investment personally and sometimes, you’ll need assistance in the form of student loans.

2018 133

The Pros and Cons of Getting an MBA

Dumb Little Man

These things help to develop your confidence, and they show you how to communicate effectively. This process will force you to master self-discipline, and it’ll make you more confident in your abilities as you work your way through the program. The MBA program is expensive for only one or two years of schooling. One of the best ways to advance your career is to get your Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

2018 137

Slowly Let Go Of These 5 Things When Your Child Becomes A Teen

Dumb Little Man

Teens that feel suffocated by their parents report anxiety and the sense that their parents lack confidence in them. Give them a chance to take the initiative to do further research so they can gain confidence in their own decision-making process. Because most teenagers do not have to pay for living expenses yet, they may lack proper budgeting skills. Are you a helicopter dad?

2017 162

The 2011 Small Business CRM Leaders

Small Business Labs

  Historically CRM systems were expensive to own and hard to maintain and use.   Because of this, we are confident the next few years will see a strong increase in CRM system usage by small businesses. For the 10th year in a row, CRM Magazine has released their annual list of the top customer relationship management (CRM) software vendors and products. 

2011 143

A guide to networking

Practically Perfect PA

The challenge is choosing the right ones to attend; networking at the wrong events will waste your time and dent your confidence. If you’re networking to develop your career in some way, treating an event like a job interview will ensure you get the simple things right: Dress smartly and professionally – your future employer may be in the room and you’ll feel more confident. They don’t have to be expensive to be charming either.

Day in the life from Cressida Ford, PA at Cardiff University

Practically Perfect PA

The diary claims a lot of time – scheduling and rescheduling meetings – and I also have a shared inbox with the other assistants so we can cover each other and make sure everything’s getting done that needs to be; that can be processing overtime payments for technical staff, arranging catering for supplier meetings, international travel, expenses…. I’m really proud of that, and so grateful that the company had the confidence in me to give me ownership of the project.

2017 169

Don't Emulate.Know What You're Doing and Why

Virtual Moxie

But when it comes to professional skills, we can fall for thinking that emulation looks good because it gives the sense that it''s a faster (and often far less expensive) path to the desired end result. When you emulate, instead of feeling confident, there''s likely to be a piece of you that will always feel like a fraud. I remember a few years ago, I was watching D get his ears candled.

2014 152

Why Covering Your Business Vehicles Is Important

Small Business CEO

For many small and new businesses it can be incredibly tempting to avoid the added expense of breakdown cover and any extras, especially when you feel confident fixing problems yourself. No matter how good you think you are at fixing vehicles , you and your company will feel much safer having the right cover for all work vans and cars.

2015 73

Health Grows to 17.6% of U.S. Economy

Small Business Labs

  These include an aging population requiring more health care, rising levels of chronic disease among the young and the expanding use of expensive, high-tech health equipment and pharmaceuticals.    One forecast we are completely confident about is health care expenditures will continue rise, and the health industry will provide a wide range of opportunities for small businesses in the coming decade. 

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Looking for a Virtual Assistant? Think Cupcakes.

Tips From T. Marie

You explain your design and she confidently says that they can definitely make 500 of them for your event. It’s more expensive than you thought it would be. ” You’re not feeling overly confident. Consider this scenario: You need 500 specially decorated cupcakes for an extremely important event you’re hosting at the end of the month. You do a search for local bakers and find two that list custom decorated cupcakes as something that they offer.

2012 146


Daily Writing Tips

Good schemes will do more than funnel money from latecomers to early takers, allowing the foremost to prosper at the expense of the hindmost. The useful adjective hindmost may be shifting into the territory of the unfamiliar, where words become vulnerable to a change in meaning.

2020 70

The 7 Step Guide to Increasing Your Financial Peace

Dumb Little Man

By learning more about personal finance you will: Decrease your general fear Become more discriminating about what you hear and read Gain more confidence in your ability to handle your family’s finances Become a resource for your family and friends Live on a Budget Yes, it’s the dreaded B-word. Typically, a fully funded emergency fund consists of 3-6 months worth of expenses. Track Expenses Do you know how much you spend on clothes and groceries annually? Financial peace.

2010 219

Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

We have to be experts at IT, we have to have great people skills and we have to be assertive and confident to be able to handle all of the daily tasks asked of us! Another factor is that they simply don’t have the budget for it, especially if they have staff that need expensive professional qualifications and CPD programmes. I think having some training on these tasks will really help you perform them to a high professional standard and will give your confidence a boost.

Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

How to comfortably and confidently showcase your value. The scholarship award does NOT include travel expenses. Honorees are responsible for their own travel, hotel and incidental expenses; this scholarship applies to tuition only. Earn positive attention in the workplace and address the most common obstacle standing in the way for most assistants—lack of self-esteem. Do you struggle with getting people to notice you?

Why Everyone Wants Small Businesses as Customers

Small Business Labs

 He/she said "enterprises are a pain in the ass to deal with - they aren't worth it"   The common view is small businesses have neither the expertise nor the leverage to negotiate margins away or demand high levels of expensive service. This gives everyone more confidence in their ability to sell and service large numbers of customers.

2012 179

Building Trust in Your Relationship the Right Way

Dumb Little Man

Buying an expensive gift won’t earn you someone’s trust. Acknowledging and appreciating will build respect and confidence. “Without communication, there is no relationship; without respect, there is no love; without trust, there is no reason to continue!” – Anonymous Trust. Why do they call it the key to your partner’s heart and soul? Why is it that when someone cheats, lies or hides something, the only thing that’s damaged between the two is trust?

2018 141

Guide For The Millennial (And Everyone) Who Plans To Be Big

Dumb Little Man

This includes writing down in bullets or outlining your targeted audience, sales and expenses before even starting out the business. In that way, you’ll know how you’re creating sales and you can be confident about your business growth. With this, you can be confident about the success of your business. Most millennials are probably on the verge of looking for their purpose in life. Despite the wide range of goals they have, one thing is sure.

2017 154

So you’ve been asked to organise an event… now what?

Practically Perfect PA

You should come away from the initial meeting with enough information to feel confident that you are making the right choices for every aspect of the event. Events can be expensive especially if they are for team building or internal training. How often do you organise events? Considering this task is not the staple part of our profession I can still imagine your answer to be ‘quite often’.

2013 202

Hair Treatment: 6 Foods To Prevent Hair Loss

Dumb Little Man

In some cases, it can even weigh your self-confidence down. Hair loss remedies aren’t limited to expensive methods, such as laser hair treatment and PRP hair treatment. Hair loss is an issue that both men and women are concerned about. It can affect the way you look and feel about yourself. Hair loss can occur for many reasons, such as stress, frequent use of chemicals, heat tools, diseases and hormonal changes.

2017 156

Do Uber Drivers Only Make $3.37 Per Hour? (The Quick Answer is No)

Small Business Labs

A study on ridesharing drivers -  The Economics of Ride-Hailing: Driver Revenue, Expenses and Taxes - was released last week by the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.   Our research 18 months ago on ridseharing driver earnings (net of expenses) found a $12-$14 per hour range for an average Uber/Lyft driver.  We simply didn't have enough confidence in the data.

2018 56

How to Create Lead Magnets That Convert

The Solopreneur Life

They need to be confident that you (or your products) have the capability to deal effectively with both their urgent problems and their opportunities (I call these their “pains and gains,” a term used prominently in the book “Value Proposition Design.”). They need to feel confident they will be able to work well with you. E very online-marketing pro talks about the importance of growing your list. They’re right, of course.

2015 162

How To Export Internationally As a Solo Entrepreneur, Using the Foreign-Language Internet

The Solopreneur Life

In addition, many people use English as a second language and, crucially, studies have shown that multilingual users place far more confidence in web sites of their own native language, especially when it comes to making purchases online. Clearly a multilingual approach to your online marketing is essential, but it’s important to concentrate your efforts, as localization can be time consuming and, depending on how thorough you want to be, potentially expensive.

7 Cross-Border Dropshipping Tips Winners Use

Dumb Little Man

Increased consumer confidence, internet accessibility, multi/omnichannel options, technology, competition and innovation are some major drivers of this upbeat trend. 6 Cheaper More expensive. Thinking of scaling or taking your dropshipping business overseas? Today is the best time to do that! E-commerce’s global consumer base continues to expand exponentially and with this type of demand, supply must also rise.

2017 167

5 Practical Home Improvements To Sell A House

Dumb Little Man

Although there are buyers who are interested in buying antique homes, not all of them are very accommodating when it comes to expensive and extensive repairs. You’ll also be more confident in selling your old home to a new family. Are you planning on selling your home? Before you do so, consider doing improvements and renovations on your home to raise the value of your property. Deciding on the right home improvements to sell a house can be a bit tricky.

2016 160

Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

You should always be confident that your supplier will be able to cope with any problem that’s thrown at them. Also, if you are managing expenses and payments for travel, find out if your supplier can supply invoices from around the world in GBP. It sounds simple. All you have to do is book a car to Heathrow Airport, organise transfers on arrival at the foreign destination and then make sure that all your travellers get to every meeting in their jam-packed itinerary without a hitch.

2014 171

Gifting Etiquette at the Office: What NOT To Do!

Office Dynamics

Expensive doesn't always mean better; in fact most of the time buying the boss a pricey present can make you look bad. A really expensive gift from just you could look like you're trying to win favor. If you do want to get something more expensive, go in on it with a group of people. Jacqueline Whitmore, CSP, has helped thousands of people around the world learn to be more confident and courteous in business and social situations.

Gifting Etiquette at the Office: What NOT To Do!

Office Dynamics

Expensive doesn't always mean better; in fact most of the time buying the boss a pricey present can make you look bad. A really expensive gift from just you could look like you're trying to win favor. If you do want to get something more expensive, go in on it with a group of people. Jacqueline Whitmore, CSP, has helped thousands of people around the world learn to be more confident and courteous in business and social situations.

7 Habits of Extraordinary People

Dumb Little Man

This doesn’t have to be expensive. Get in an hour of intentional exercise a day, test your limits and you’ll see how not only your energy level, but also your self-confidence increases by leaps and bounds. The concept of living an extraordinary life has been on my mind since I was a child. I wanted to be a singer or an actress like every other girl and I believed that this was the ultimate way of showing that I was special.

2012 220