April, 2018

Kick start your motivation

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I was working as an EA in a large insurance firm. I’d been there a few years, I know the job inside out, I liked my colleagues and the work was okay. I would go into work every day, do my thing and leave at 5.30pm without a backwards glance. Good […].

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Coworking's Unstoppable Market Growth

Small Business Labs

Liquidspace's Q4, 2017 U.S. Flexible Office Report covers the continued growth of coworking and other forms of flexible offices.

2018 224

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5 Easy Ways To Save Money

Dumb Little Man

No matter how well we’re told the economy is doing, we still quite often feel financially squeezed. From rent to the price of dinner, various living costs can take their toll on our bank accounts and leave us with precious little left over at the end of the month.

2018 203

Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!

Office Dynamics

A message from Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International: Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day! The team at Office Dynamics is grateful for each and every one of you. You have enriched our lives, challenged us to think big, and honor us by supporting our work.

Is Mindfulness the Real Secret to Career Success?

On The Job

If there's one trend that has continued to grow in popularity in the business world it's mindfulness. I've written on the subject many times, and interviewed many experts, including Deepak Chopra.

2018 189

Optimize Office Efficiency by Regularly Maintaining Equipment

Eco-Office Gals

Running a business or even maintaining an office can be a costly proposition. The average office building will spend roughly 19 percent of their total expenditures on energy alone — and between 54 and 71 percent of that just on lighting, heating and cooling.

Top technology tools for working remotely

Practically Perfect PA

At the Future Assistant Conference I was talking to an Assistant who did not work in the same office as any of her Executives. Not a single one. I was a bit flabbergasted to be honest. Because, she wasn’t a Virtual Assistant.

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How to Successfully Get Back Together After A Break Up

Dumb Little Man

Karen felt hopeful when she and her ex-boyfriend initially got back together. After a stormy breakup and a painful month apart, they gradually began to communicate with one another. It was healing for her to be able to finally get all that was unsaid out into the open. For the first time in a very long while, Karen felt listened to. It also seemed that her boyfriend was open, honest, and that they were figuring things out.

2018 201

Dreams Do Come True

Office Dynamics

Dreams do come true and I am so excited this week that I can hardly contain myself. This week I am living a dream that I had about 20 years ago! I am going to work with one of the most highly respected and well-known companies in the world!

2018 206

The Evolving Admin: What’s Next for Administrative Professionals?

Eat Your Career

The last time I worked as an Executive Assistant, it was 2007. That was just a little over 10 years ago, and yet, so much has changed in that time. Social media was just starting to take shape back then.

5 Ways to Fix Workplace Drama

On The Job

If you feel like your workplace has more drama than an episode of "Grey's Anatomy," it may be time to think about how such turmoil affects your career and whether you need to make some changes in your own behavior.

2018 184

Technology of the week: Foursquare City Guides

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s technology of the week: Foursquare city guides. Here are all the details… What is Foursquare City Guides?

2018 229

Most Millennials Think Starting a Business is Risky

Small Business Labs

According to a report from the global financial giant UBS , 72% of Millennials say starting a business appeals to them. But at the same time, most say it's too risky to do.

2018 218

7 Great Leadership Traits That Guarantee Success

Dumb Little Man

Whether you like it or not, the success of your career is linked to how good a leader you are. The quality of your leadership is what will enable you to get things done, get noticed, and make progress. While there is no shortcut to success, there are tips you can use to get the results you’re after. For example, you can get ideas from today’s successful leaders. With that, here are 7 great leadership traits that will make you successful in no time. Prioritize Developing Others.

2018 176

Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace

Office Dynamics

Do you ever find yourself asking “Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace? Why home in (or is it hone in?) on the technicalities? Who notices? Who cares? Those who care about productivity, for one.

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Podcast 094: Know your end point

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 94 and it’s called “Know your end point.” ” First, I’ll share with you what we’re working on in my coaching group. In case you haven’t heard, I now offer group coaching for productivity, time management, prioritizing, procrastination and decluttering. There’s a different theme each month.

2018 100

Why Workplace Friendships Go Wrong -- and How to Deal With It

On The Job

Most of us develop friendships at work, but sometimes these relationships go off the rails. When that happens, it's often a slippery slope because having a disagreement with a friend at work can cause you professional problems, as well.

2018 179

The road to strategic thinking

Practically Perfect PA

In today’s blog post I’ve adapted the presentation I gave at the Future Assistant Conference back in February.

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Uber and Lyft Help Drivers Weather Financial Shocks

Small Business Labs

A recent academic study found that many ridesharing drivers do so to help them work through financial shocks and smooth income volatility. The study only looked at rideshare drivers. But it points out that these benefits should extend to any highly flexible part-time employment.

2018 210

The Negative Effects of Technology in Child Development

Dumb Little Man

The number of hours that children spend on their devices and technical gadgets has increased exponentially. This is causing a lot of parents to feel alarmed as there are several negative effects of technology on child development. It Slows Down The Brain. Nowadays, children do not get enough exercise. They spend most of their time with their gadgets. This lack of exercise is extremely bad for their physical and mental health because it can slow down their development.

2018 173

Administrative Professionals’ Week

Office Dynamics

A message from Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International: This is a very special week for the more than 4.5 million administrative professionals in the USA. Actually, this week is celebrated all over the world.

The coaching group is underway!

Clutter Coach

by The group is still small so this is a great time to join. More personal coaching from me, which I won’t be able to offer once the group grows. Join now. Your success in overcoming procrastination (or any other issue the group is for, such as time management, productivity, declutter and organizing) is important to me. I’m active on the private Facebook group every day to give you help, ideas and support. Making changes, even ones you want very much to make, is not easy.

2018 100

Why Networking is So Exhausting -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

Professional conferences or networking events are great ways to learn new things about your industry and make important contacts for your career. They also can be exhausting. Even the most outgoing person can find hours of "small talk" a bit draining. If you say "Hello, how are you?"

2018 163

Standard replies to frequent email requests

Practically Perfect PA

So I’ve been using Gmail for… A LONG time… And last week I finally got around to having a look at some of the features that will help me keep on top of my emails. Gmail has loads and I will share these with you in another blog post soon. But, one feature that I know […].

2018 226

The Return of Independent Bookstores

Small Business Labs

In 1936 George Orwell pointed out that one of the main difficulties of owning an independent bookstore is turning a profit. This, of course, was long before Amazon.

2018 207

4 Ways You Can Make Money Online By Selling Old Stuff

Dumb Little Man

Yard sales are one of the most famous ways to sell your old stuff, but it is one of the most excruciating parts of selling anything. Nowadays, several online platforms have made it super easy for you to sell old stuff and make a quick buck. There are a few methods that I’ve tried personally and would like to share with you all so that you can get rid of your clutter in a really beneficial way.

2018 171

Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

By Dana Buchanan. The professional world of administrative and executive assistants and support staff is an exceptional melting pot of backgrounds, experience, knowledge, gender, age, education and personalities.

2018 178

Podcast 093: Being focused

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 93 and it’s about being focused. Last time I talked about being present. This time, right now, is all that you have. This time I’ll talk about being focused and utilizing that present time. The kind of focus I mean is related to being present.

2018 100

This is Why Your Co-Workers Don't Trust You

On The Job

We all have those people at work who we don't quite trust. Maybe we can cite specific reasons behind such feelings, or maybe we can't. But what if you heard from others that the person they don't trust is you? Would you be offended? Confused?

2018 141

Five great books about verbal communication

Practically Perfect PA

If you look at any job application for an Assistant role, you will find something about communication skills. It is a must-have in our profession.

2018 223

More Americans Facing a Rent Burden

Small Business Labs

Nearly 43 million U.S. households rented their homes in 2016, which is about 9.3 million more than in 2004. 

2018 198

One Simple Trick to Get Rid of the #1 Workplace Productivity Killer

Dumb Little Man

Coworkers, emails, phone calls, customers or clients…. The amount of things that can distract us from our responsibilities in a work day is enormous. Normally, we don’t resist these distractions and we end up switching over to them because want to. This kind of multi-tasking kills our ability to be productive. Scientific studies have shown that we lose 40% of our time due to switching between tasks. That means that we’re losing 16 hours of our work week by multitasking alone.

2018 167

Are You An Aspiring Writer?

Office Dynamics

Are you an aspiring writer? What about an aspiring writer involved in the administration field? Are you looking to add to your writing experience? Well, you’re in luck!

2018 166

How To Become A Self-Employed Permanent Makeup Artist

The Small Business Blog

Ever contemplated permanent makeup artist as a career choice? Congratulations! You have just begun the journey towards being a specialist in the permanent cosmetics industry-an exciting and rewarding profession.

2018 134

This is How to Have a Happy Career

On The Job

No matter how much you like your job, there are some days you feel as if you could walk out the door and never return. That's pretty common, especially when you have the kind of day when everything seems to go wrong.

2018 141

20 career experts to follow on Twitter

Practically Perfect PA

Social Media is the place to start when you are thinking about boosting your career in 2018.There are loads of fantastic articles, advice and free training on all the different platforms. So, today, I thought I would share my top 20 career experts you should all be following on Twitter.

According to T. Rowe Price, Gig Economy Workers Pay More Attention To Their Money

Small Business Labs

The invest and mutual fund firm T.

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