October, 2009

How to Free Yourself From Limiting Beliefs - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Effectively Utilize Outlook to Increase Productivity and Save Time with These 5 Simple Tips

Office Organization Success

Members of my Easy Office Organization program and my private clients know that I’m a die-hard Outlook fan. I’ve tried many email and contact management systems over the years, but keep coming back to this one tool. Because it does everything that I could possibly need in order to effectively run my business. It’s my: Email manager. Contact manager. Calendar planner. Task scheduler. Notes space. In short, it’s my command central for running my business.

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Small Business world News Round-up - 2009/10/27

The Small Business Blog

Here is this week's news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from around the world. Obama Announces Small-Business Lending Push: The

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Climate change and the 6 Americas

Loosely Speaking

What do these things have in common? failure to use a condom 2. volcanic eruptions 3. buying imported foods 4. the earth's tilt 5. leaving the lights on when leaving a room 6. wildfires 7. running unnecessary errands in your car

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There Is Nothing Better Than a Woman

Office Dynamics

As we approach the holiday season, there is nothing better than a woman. What do I mean by that? I’m glad you asked. Joan and I will be celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary on Sunday Nov 1st and let me tell you I am the luckiest man on earth. Joan has been the rock for all those years.

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A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

Laughing all the Way to Work

My grandson has started walking. He turned 1 year old on October 8th and shortly after that he just took off. He has a unique way of walking. He takes about 12 steps, squats and rejoices in his accomplishment, then he gets up and walks

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The DumbLittleMan Guide to Comma Use - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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More Trending

4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt

On The Job

I hear from a lot of people who are out of work. In the early stages of job hunting, I've found most people are usually pretty confident. They know they have valuable skills and have worked hard -- what employer wouldn't want to hire

Whoops! What now?

Loosely Speaking

There are many scenarios that can derail your well-oiled SOHO operation. These'll getcha, just like a change up in baseball. And next thing you know, you're out. Kids home for the summer or holidays. New baby. New pet

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This is your world.

Virtual Moxie

Today's Bit O'Moxie comes from a magnet I look at every day. Gary Lew (someone I can find nothing interesting about, much to my chagrin) said: This is your world. Shape it or someone else will. I most often think of it with regard to

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There Is Nothing Better Than a Woman

Office Dynamics

As we approach the holiday season, there is nothing better than a woman. What do I mean by that? I’m glad you asked. Joan and I will be celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary on Sunday Nov 1st and let me tell you I am the luckiest man on earth. Joan has been the rock for all those years.

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10 Tips for Navigating the Waters of Life - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Podcast Creation in 3 Easy Steps

Office Organization Success

For a long time I was reluctant to add podcasting to my list building arsenal thinking it was simply another task on my already long To Do list and, to be honest, it sounded tedious … manually submitting my podcast episodes to the various podcast directories so that people knew they were there; I didn’t have time for that! Little did I realize how easy it was to implement this strategy, and reach a whole other audience too – those who prefer to learn by listening!

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2 Big Myths About Work You Need to Ditch

On The Job

When I was writing my last book, one of the things I focused on was that the world of work was different than the world outside of work. OK, this isn't exactly an outstanding revelation to many of you, but to lots of people, it is

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Prepare now for when business picks up again

Loosely Speaking

Recommit to your core services. It's easy to get off track when you are slow. Requests for charitable work or even paid projects that lie outside the area you love to work in is enticing since it represents much needed income or

2009 130

10 Scariest Excuses to tell your supervisor when you call off work

The Office Professionals Place

In honor of Halloween, here are the top 10 scariest excuses to call off work this week…… 1. “In In order for me to not go postal on anyone today, I would rather not come in.” I am looking for a new job

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Confessions of a Micro-Manager

Laughing all the Way to Work

Who would want to work for a micro-manager? Someone who is on your back for every little thing. Did you do this? Did you do that? And always checking up on you. Working under those conditions would make anyone nervous and question

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10 Ways to Reduce Stress Without Spending a Dime - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Are the relationships you have the partnerships you want?

Virtual Moxie

So you all know that the concept of Virtual Assistants “partnering” with clients and "partners for success" originated with me and the AssistU VTP, right? If you didn't, you do now. I've been teaching these concepts for nearly 13 years

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Could telecommuting be a career mistake?

On The Job

While a lot of people think telecommuting is the answer to all their problems, sometimes you have to be careful of what you wish for. At the same time, this difficult job environment may mean that you have to work even harder and

Your blog's role in your professional visibility

Loosely Speaking

Ever wonder where blogging is headed now that social media web sites have become mainstream tools? If you've decided that blogs are so 2008, think again. I just watched a great 8-part video series on Build a Better Blog, presented by

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Choose Your Method of Communication Effectively – Email, Phone, In.

The Office Professionals Place

Have you ever received an email from someone who just started at the company asking you to do something and you haven't been introduced? Or what about the barrage of emails that go back and forth on one particular subject and still

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Preparing for Your Annual Review

Office Dynamics

A segment from the seasonal segments titled : "4th Quarter Success Series". Preparing for your annual review can be somewhat nerve wracking but not if you are prepared! Just think the three P’s: Packaging – how are you going to package your information that you plan to present to your executive? You should provide this information to your executive at least 3 weeks prior to your review.

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10 Signs That The Matrix Has You - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Take care of yourself to take care of your relationships

Virtual Moxie

D and I had a little tiff the other day. We were in the kitchen, emptying the dishwasher together. He had the basket of utensils, and I was doing glasses and plates and such. Our happy, chatty conversation was interrupted by his

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Survive Working for a Jerk

On The Job

How to Survive Working for a Jerk. I used to have a boss I detested so much I used to envision her falling down a manhole -- not to kill her, but just injure her enough to put her in the hospital long enough for me to find another job

2009 130

Dealing With Unreasonable Requests

Professional Assistant Blog

You receive an e-mail, among the many others that you receive each and every day. Your colleague or boss calls or comes up to you exactly 2 minutes later and asks if you've read it. You think to yourself, "What?!? Is this person crazy

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Bosses Day - October 16

The Office Professionals Place

Bosses Day is a day to celebrate and appreciate your superior or superiors. Often times it is difficult to think of appropriate gifts for your supervisor, especially if the relationship has not been a positive one

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Help! An Admin Peer Needs Your Ideas

Office Dynamics

Tracy wrote us a little while ago and wanted to know several things so I will address her questions in 2 blogs. This one, though, I need your assistance on as she wants to hear the admins worldwide. Here is what she said to us: "I would be interested in hearing from other executive assistants with ways they “provide excellent service.” Whether it is communication, new and innovative ideas, or ways to work a program we use daily.”. Please help Tracy by sharing your great ideas. Thank you.

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7 Free or Cheap Ways to Effectively Promote Your Business Online.

Dumb Little Man

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Dot connectors--I'm looking for you!

Virtual Moxie

The more I connect with people through my Registry Gold product (where I help them find the perfect VAs for their needs), the more I realize how much the clients we see at AssistU want one thing over just about anything else

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Why I Procrastinate

Clutter Coach

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Too Many Applications Driving You Crazy?

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you have too many applications open on your computer? Have you passed by a co-worker's desk and noticed that they have 20 different things running all at once? Believe it or not, this can lower productivity

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Pandora's Office May Have Been Worse than Her Box

The Office Professionals Place

Do you know the story of Pandora's Box? The Greek myth is about a box that was opened and unleashed all the disease and chaos into the World as we know it. Have you ever wondered what her office may have looked like

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Executives and Assistants as Drivers of Change

Office Dynamics

(Excerpt from a session at our 16th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence). The audience was ready to hear from Erin, again; this time on a different subject that I had chosen. The overview is as follows: "When executives and assistants create a synergistic relationship, they can actually drive change rather than wait for change to happen to them. There is no more powerful team in an organization than an executive and the administrative assistant or executive assistant.

2009 109

7 Must Read Productivity Steps to Finally Getting Things Done - by.

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

That is not in my job description.

Laughing all the Way to Work

We have all heard it from our colleagues at one time or another when they do not feel a certain job is their responsibility. And sometimes it isn't, but from my experience if you read an administrative or executive assistant job

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