July, 2013

Ditch the 5-Hour Energy: 5 Natural Ways to Energize

Dumb Little Man

Ah, caffeine: the world’s favorite pick-me-up. Whether in the form of coffee, tea, or increasingly fashionable energy drinks, many of us rely on caffeine every day for a quick energy fix.

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Plain English for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I was working with a number of consultants who had been brought in to improve processes across our organisation.

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5 Ways to Share Your Professional Expertise and 4 Reasons You Should

Eat Your Career

If you’ve been a part of the workforce for any period of time, you have at least some level of professional expertise. You’ve got a certain unique set of skills, knowledge and experience that makes you an asset to your organization. But what are you really doing with it?

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Setting up an Eco Friendly Online Marketing Business

Eco-Office Gals

The workplace can be a wasteful environment if the right steps aren’t taken to limit the amount of waste produced. However, if an office has a collective goal to reduce the amount of unwanted waste, it can become significantly more environmentally friendly.

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The Role of an Online Business Manager

Office Organization Success

Many business owners are a little confused between an Online Business Manager and a Virtual Assistant – they think they’re one and the same. To some extent they are, but there is a role for both types of virtual support professional in your business.

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10 Ways to Enjoy a Day Off

Ian's Messy Desk

A couple of weeks ago was Canada Day. In three weeks time it will be Heritage Day in Alberta , a Provincial holiday which focuses on the many cultures that make up our population. We haven’t yet put together our plans for the weekend, but have a couple of ideas.

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Five Reasons to Think Before You Speak

Dumb Little Man

Last week, I was about to walk into a Whole Foods while a twenty-something year-old man was heading out. I was carrying a gym bag, a purse and a couple branded shopping totes for the items I expected to pick up. In other words, my hands were more than full.

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The Most Important Tool for Accelerating Your Career Growth

Eat Your Career

So, you want to get ahead at work. Who doesn’t? Almost everyone has dreams of career advancement, whether in the near or distant future. That’s part of the reason the workplace is so competitive. Everyone wants more money , more fulfillment , and more recognition.

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Should you Refill or Replace Old ce255a Ink Cartridges?

Eco-Office Gals

One of the many dilemmas that people face with their ce255a ink cartridges is whether to replace or refill them.

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Here’s a Fun Exercise That Should Speed Your Branding Process

The Solopreneur Life

I f you’re an aspiring or new solopreneur, here’s an fun exercise that should speed your branding process. It was first suggested to me by Naomi Niles, who designed TheSolopreneurLife.com. Go to your favorite online bookseller and look at book covers, lots of them, from all categories.

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Set goals like Ben Franklin

Ian's Messy Desk

Ben Franklin became a prolific inventor once he learned to set goals and prioritize. Here’s how: Spend 10 minutes each morning prioritizing your tasks. Spend 20 at the end of the week reviewing work for the next week.

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6 Unconventional, But Scientific Ways To Be The Happiest Person On Earth

Dumb Little Man

Happiness. There isn't a single human being who doesn't want it, and for many, it is the primary pursuit in life. Conventional wisdom tells us that we need a good job, a great family life, and 11.5 months of vacation time to be happy.

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What questions should assistants ask at an interview?

Practically Perfect PA

So you’ve bagged a job interview, you’ve picked your outfit, you’ve researched the company and planned a few answers. You’ve made your way to the company building and have managed to get through all of the tricky questions.

How to Deal With a Co-Worker Who Shares Too Much

Eat Your Career

We’ve all had that co-worker who just shares too much information (the kids call it “TMI”). You know what I’m talking about: That person who gives you the play-by-play of her divorce proceedings. The one who’s happy to share all the gory details of her recent bout with stomach flu.

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How To Convert a Gasoline-powered Car Into an Electric Car

Eco-Office Gals

If you want to own a car that is eco-friendly and has good fuel economy, the obvious solution is to buy an electric car. But, electric cars are pretty expensive, and they are still considered somewhat of a luxury, which means that a lot of people can’t afford them.

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How To Get Energized In a Home Office

The Solopreneur Life

W orking as a solopreneur has its ups and downs. The benefits of working alone are great. You have fewer distractions, you can plan your day however you so choose, and working out of a home office affords you the right to wear what you’d like.

How to Get your Project Back on Track

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Get your Project Back on Track appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. No matter how much planning you put into projects, things can get off track pretty easily. In fact, it’s standard practice to build buffers into the variables of a project to allow of delays and over-runs.

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You are Cooler than You Think-- 17 ways for Instant Badassery

Dumb Little Man

Feeling uncool? Below are 17 simple ways to remix your life. These ideas are centered around capturing human growth and potential. When you try new things, you grow. When you grow and progress, you realize how awesome and capable you are. Hence, badassery. Be prepared to surprise yourself.

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Managing the boss

Practically Perfect PA

I was working at an event in London last week where I was asked what my role in the company I work for involved.

Gmail Has List Owners In A Panic!

Office Organization Success

I tell ya! All the drama and desperate-sounding “please don’t let my emails end up in your promotions tab” emails that have sent out this week have business owners running around like headless chickens. Well, trust Rob Schultz to come up with his own unique spin on this topic.

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Proofreading by Listening: Text-to-Speech

Business Writing

When it comes to proofreading, many people recommend reading aloud what you have written. That technique often works well. But to be successful using it, you must read what is on the page or screen--not what should be there. Reading. Proofreading Tips on Microsoft Office

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If You Had the Boulder Book Store In Your Town, You’d Never Need Amazon

The Solopreneur Life

O n Sunday, July 7, while on a family vacation in Estes Park, Colorado, we drove down the mountain (3,000 feet of elevation change in 20 miles) and into Boulder for the day. Our destination was downtown, Pearl Street, and there we found the Boulder Book Store. Inside the Boulder Book Store.

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Prioritizing with GTD

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Prioritizing with GTD appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Two Minutes with David Allen. Click to learn more about GTD®. Related articles. GTD Times: GTD community on Lift. GTD Times: Digital or paper GTD system.

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Don't Waste Another Day! Get Motivated With 8 Ways To Put A Rocket Under Your Butt And Get 2013 Back On Track!

Dumb Little Man

You have two choices when you look at today's calendar. You can think "It's July. I can't believe 2013 is half over! What happened to all my goals?" " Or, you can think "It's July. That means I still have half a year to demolish all my goals!"

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How to ensure your admin improvement projects stick!

Practically Perfect PA

How many times are we asked to make improvements to administrative processes without any real guidance on what to do or where to start?

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Navigating Confidentiality in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

With all the talk of whistle blowers and leaks in the news lately, this topic couldn’t be more relevant. You don’t have to be in the NSA or CIA for confidentiality issues to hit you in the workplace.

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How Small Businesses can ease their Carbon Footprint (and Exceed in their Industry)

Eco-Office Gals

The idea of “going green” has now become very commonplace in the vernacular of your average individual but one area of our modern society which seems to be lacking is that of the small business environment.

Schedule Your Priorities; Don’t Prioritize Your Schedule

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ” — Stephen Covey. I saw this quote the other day and it really got me thinking.

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50 Ways to Leave Your Paper

Ian's Messy Desk

50 Ways to Go Paperless. Shoeboxed.com has some Inside the Box thinking about going paperless. Some of the 50 Ways relate to Shoeboxed features or other products and services. However, there are lots of useful tips that can be applied without needing to use the services or apps.

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20 Questions to Know Yourself Better and Unlock the Immense Potential Within

Dumb Little Man

“Know Thyself”. All of us have heard this aphorism. Most of us acknowledge that unless you know yourself first, you really can’t achieve much in life. We also realize that we each have immense potential to create amazing things and find lasting happiness. And yet.

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Why the Love of the Gmail Tabbed Inbox is Good News For Marketers

Virtual Moxie

Gmail. I just do. I love how it works, I love how easy it is, I love that it’s ubiquitous, I love the interface…I just love it. Like a whole slew of people, I got the new tabbed inbox last week.

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Capacity – the hidden curse of the small business and how to resolve it

The Small Business Blog

This is something that is increasingly cropping up in conversations from those asking how to set up their own shop so thought it might be useful to explain.

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Going Green In The Office Can Be Fun

Eco-Office Gals

Let’s face it. With all of the news stories about the environment being harmed by human consumption and waste, the average consumer can get the impression that in order to fix the planet we have to stop doing anything fun.

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Where Does Clutter Come From?

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2012-05-08 10:40:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Clutter comes from many sources; a primary one is what we call delayed decision making.

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25 Simple Tips for Self Motivation

Ian's Messy Desk

Visualize successful outcomes. Use positive affirmations to boost your attitude. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Find successful people and ask them how they do it. Pick their brains and copy their techniques. Give yourself rewards. Find what really interests you and you’ll get into the habit of wanting to learn. Be realistic about what you can achieve. Team up with others. If you are having a bad day, others can encourage and motivate. Always finish things.

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8 Top Productivity Apps for Your Smartphone Can Help Make Your Life Easier, More Productive and More Organized

Dumb Little Man

Are you so busy that you fear you could lose your head if it wasn’t attached to your neck? This list of eight top productivity apps for your smartphone can help make your life not only easier, but a lot more organized. It’s rather simple. The more organized you are, the easier life is.

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Seriously, What Are You Waiting For?

Productive & Organized

What Are You Waiting For? The next certification? Until you know more? Until your list is bigger? Until your book is done? Until you lose 20 pounds? Until. I talk to so many amazing people that are holding off creating their programs because they don't have the "perfect" circumstances. 

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