February, 2020

How to Create A Healthy Nutrition Plan for Weight Loss

Dumb Little Man

Recent health statistics show that over 70% of all adults in the US are either overweight or obese. One of the main reasons for the spike in weight problems is unhealthy diet that is high in calories but low in nutrition. Food has now become more about convenience and less about nutrition.

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How to Stop Complaining About Work (and Why You Need To)

Eat Your Career

Not long ago, I wrote an article on the topic of chronic complainers. It focused on how to deal with these kinds of folks because, let’s be honest, no one likes a whiner. And yet, it seems most workplaces are crawling with them.

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Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know writing minutes is an essential skill for Assistants and this ultimate guide to effective minute-taking we will break-down everything Assistants need to know to create minutes that will be read and actioned.

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How to Implement a Zero Waste Business Strategy

Eco-Office Gals

Zero waste is enjoying a newfound spotlight in the business community, but it’s something that should’ve been standard practice a long time ago. Pursuing zero waste means finding ways to use resources as efficiently as possible.

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Getting The Most Out of Batching

Simple Productivity Blog

The two-minute rule says that if you can deal with it in under 2 minutes, do it right then. In some cases, I think this is a good rule. But in others, I think batching is a better way to go. Batching is grouping like tasks together and getting them done.

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The Truth About Impostor Syndrome and How to Overcome It

Stephanie LH Calahan

Many bright, capable, intelligent, hardworking, and successful people share a “dirty little secret:” Deep down, they feel like they are not enough, that they don't fit in. Maybe these beautiful people even feel like complete frauds and know that someone will find them out at any minute.

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5 Surprising Benefits of Bringing Dogs In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Thanks to the evolution of global office culture, managers and business owners have started to go against the norm and adopt non-traditional office policies.

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Performance Reviews for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

One area that seems to change notably from job to job is remuneration and performance reviews for Assistants. In my first full-time job, I had quarterly performance reviews with my manager, half-yearly appraisals and at the end of every year a full review and 360° feedback with my team.

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February CoffeeBreak WordSearch

Tips From T. Marie

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2020 151

What Are Some Measurable KPIs for Executive Assistants? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individual’s problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below.

2020 207

30 Day Challenge Wrapup: A Website A Day

Simple Productivity Blog

My 30 day challenge to find a new website a day is done. I've found some great sites - and some new inputs for my regular reading. The post 30 Day Challenge Wrapup: A Website A Day appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

2020 141

How To Transform Your Logo Into A Piece Of Art

Dumb Little Man

We all know just how important the logo is for any company or brand. You don’t have to listen to me rant on and on about the importance of the logo, how it is supposed to be memorable and evergreen and everything else. You know it better than I do.

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The Art of Constructive Conflict (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “The Art of Constructive Conflict”. In the workplace, conflict is to be expected—and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, though most of us think of it that way.

2020 141

Effective Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Effective calendar management for Executive Assistants is a hugely important aspect of th role. Assistants spend at the very least a third of their day organising their Executive’s schedule. Juggling our Executive’s time is a complex operation.

8 Home Business Ideas that Provide Local Services

Tips From T. Marie

When people think about home based businesses it’s often associated with providing services via computer or providing handmade or digital products via an eCommerce platform. But what if neither of those avenues are for you?

2020 148

A Career Portfolio Brings Value To Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

A stellar career portfolio captures your progressing skill levels, professional recognition, career enhancements, development activities, and impressive accomplishments.

2020 194

30 Day Challenge: A Puzzle A Day

Simple Productivity Blog

The 30-Day Challenges this year are to get me to expand my thinking, abilities and more. This month I have chosen to do a puzzle a day. The post 30 Day Challenge: A Puzzle A Day appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge aff

2020 130

The Feeling of Being Ignored: What It Could Really Mean

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever felt ignored? Chances are you have – we all have at one time or another. Whether it’s being ignored by someone in particular or people in general looking past you, feeling ignored is isolating and painful. It can cause us to act out in destructive ways.

2020 243

How to Write Concise, Active Sentences

Daily Writing Tips

One of the most valuable results of revising one’s writing (or inviting another person to do so) is leaner, more active prose. Review written content with the objectives of reducing the number of words in a sentence and using stronger, more direct syntax.

2020 113

When was the last time you spruced up your LinkedIn profile?

Practically Perfect PA

This is a guest post from Jenna Potter, the Social Media & Content Executive at CHS Group. Jenna sends out a Weekly Roundup email series where she selects her favourite 4+ resources every week that help PAs, EAs and VAs advance their career and life. Get it sent to your inbox here.

2020 188

Podcast 138: Interview with Elaine Birchall

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ?. This is podcast 138 and, as promised, it’s my interview with Canadian social worker Elaine Birchall, who’s worked for 18 years helping hoarders. She has a book out called Conquer the Clutter. We talk about the three criteria of hoarding, the TV show Hoarders and the paths to becoming a hoarder.

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Finding my Niche by Mary Jo Wiseman

Office Dynamics

Not all people who plan meetings are “meeting planners,” nor do all meeting planners start out their careers as meeting planners.

2020 190

Getting Back Time: Empowering Independence

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things that can suck up a lot of our time is doing things for others. This is particularly apparent if you have kids that still live at home. If you can empower others' independence, you can get a lot of time back for yourself.

2020 130

About Being Yourself, Receiving, and Interesting Points of View

Dumb Little Man

Last December, I had joined the theater society in my college and had mixed feelings about it until a few days back. On one hand, I was really happy because the society was really hard to get into.

2020 241

The Use of “They” for Gender Identity

Daily Writing Tips

Merriam-Webster recently announced that it has provided an additional sense in the definition for the pronoun they : “used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary.” What does this mean?

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Episode 285: How to Start Ugly with Chris Krimitsos


I’m happy to welcome to Chris Krimitsos as the guest for this episode. Chris is a father, husband, community builder and ever-evolving innovator.

2020 92

Podcast 137: The emotional cost of clutter, part two

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 137 and it’s a follow up to one of my earliest podcasts, the emotional cost of clutter. I’m revisiting this today as a teaser for my next episode, an interview with Elaine Birchall whose new book is called Conquer the Clutter. She’s a social worker who’s helped hoarders release their clutter and become free of guilt, shame and stress for about 17 years.

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2020 Training Opportunities for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

There’s a saying that success is 5% strategy and 95% mindset. When you set your mind to improving your job skills, you take control of your life to reach your full potential. It results in you performing at your optimum level. That leads to opportunities for your career advancement.

2020 189

Podcast Episode 17: Stop Distractions with External Limiters

Simple Productivity Blog

I can go down a rabbit hole of distraction faster than a rabbit. To keep myself on track, I took a trick I learned as a parent – using external tools to enforce limits. Today’s show is about the various limiters I use to keep myself away from distraction.

2020 130

6 Simple Steps to Achieve Laser-Like Focus

Dumb Little Man

Does focus elude you? Do you multi-task at the cost of focusing on your more important projects? Have you ever wished that you could have laser-like focus? Well, as we all know, there is medicine for this type of need.

2020 240

Is ’til a Contraction of Until?

Daily Writing Tips

A curious request for a post has come across my desk: Please discuss the misuse of “till” for the contraction “’til” The best place to begin is with the term contraction.

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Episode 283: Well-Presented with Mike Pacchione


On this episode, I’m joined by my good friend Mike Pacchione. Mike is a speaking expert who helps presenters find their voice on stage. Hint: putting yourself in your speech, while scary, is a bit of a secret weapon for making your speech memorable.). This episode is brought to you by Future.

2020 92

Buddhism For Geeks – Path To Enlightenment Is Like Continuous Integration

Brilliantly Better

If you’re defining yourself as a geek, then the term “continuous integration” may sound familiar to you. But for all the others, let me clarify some things.

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5 Ways Better Writing Can Boost Your Credibility at Work

Office Dynamics

Because your writing reflects your credibility, you want to craft your messages as effectively as possible. You can immediately improve it by applying these five points. Make your opening sentence compelling. It starts with knowing your reader—a boss, a coworker, a customer.

2020 187

Curated Reading: Security Edition

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things that I love to do is to dive into a topic and do some research. These thing are always issues that impact my life at the time. I thought as one of the alternating short articles on the blog, I would make use of that research and share it with you.

2020 130

How to Keep Safe from the 2019-nCoV

Dumb Little Man

As our history reveals, the human population is no stranger to pandemics. The cholera, Black Death, and the HIV pandemic are just a handful of outbreaks that have swept across nations and even changed history.

2020 235

5 Types of Case and Punctuation Problems with Quotations

Daily Writing Tips

The following sentences demonstrate issues writers confront when they write sentences that incorporate quotations that are not framed with attribution (phrasing that identifies the source of the quotation, such as “he said” or “she writes”).

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