Wed.Sep 26, 2018

How To Stop Unhappiness Rituals in Your Relationships

Dumb Little Man

I once had a patient, we’ll call her Betty, tell me that every night she would cook her spouse a gourmet dinner. At first, it didn’t look like she was unhappy in a relationship. After dinner, she would ask, “How was your dinner?”. The response was always the same: “So, so.”.

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Managing someone else’s calendar

Practically Perfect PA

Managing someone else’s calendar. You know how it is. You are managing your boss or client’s Inbox and/or Calendar. They want you to set up meetings on their behalf and they don’t want the bother of accepting them – they would prefer you to receive the meeting responses.

5 Side-Gigs That Can Add Additional Income to Your Business

Tips From T. Marie

If you are a small business owner or freelancer, you know that one of the disadvantages of being your own boss can often be the fluctuation in your income. Often how much income and when that income becomes available to you each month can be hit or miss. Some self-employed individuals plan ahead for the tight times, particularly if they know what months will be a feast and which will be famine.

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Set Stretch Goals

Office Dynamics

From Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018). THE BROCHURE PROMOTING AN administrative training pro­gram said, We will never make you do anything you don’t want to do. Oh heavens, I thought! Really? How do you think a person grows?

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JP Morgan Chase's 2018 Online Platform Study and Rideshare Driver Earnings

Small Business Labs

The JP Morgan Chase Institute released their 2018 Online Platform Economy in 2018 study this week. It generated a lot of media attention, most of which focused on the data showing the average rideshare driver's earnings per month declined 53% between 2013 and 2017 (click on the chart to enlarge).

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Nauseous vs. Nauseated--Which Is She?

Business Writing

My dear friend just had major surgery in another city. Texting me to let me know how she is, her husband wrote, "She's nauseous a lot." But is she nauseous or nauseated? What do you think? Word sticklers distinguish between. Gems of Language Grammar and Usage

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Scare Quotes Should Be Scarce Quotes

Daily Writing Tips

Many writers—professionals and creators of casual composition alike—employ a form of emphasis that is usually unnecessary and often clumsily intrusive.

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