April, 2020

5 Ways to Fix Your Focus During Lockdown

Dumb Little Man

If you are having difficulty finding focus right now, join the club! You are not alone. In this article, I will share with you the top 5 motivating factors to keep you focused on the future. Because to have focus is to have a vision.

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5 Tips for Working Without Direct Supervision

Eat Your Career

As I write this, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, which has changed the way we live and work. Many professionals are working from hom e for the first time.

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Working from Home Flip-Side in Covid-19 Shutdown

Tips From T. Marie

Anyone who follows me here on the blog or on social media knows that I have been working from home for 13 years. For 10 of those, I’ve had a focus on assisting other businesses with online technology.

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How to transition out of your role

Practically Perfect PA

So, you are thinking about heading into the unknown and need some tips on how to transition out of your role Whether you are changing your career or going into business for yourself, this is a big deal. You are amazing for deciding to follow through with your dream! Well done! The idea didn’t [.].

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How to Be a Leader

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Be a Leader appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Do you get frustrated by things that don’t seem to happen the way they’re supposed to? People are milling about, but nothing gets accomplished. In the hustle, do you feel that your goals remain just that – goals?

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Fail to Plan; Plan to Fail – Meeting Planning Success

Office Dynamics

Planning and executing meetings and events is no easy task and requires a PLAN and a PROCESS and a TEAM of experts to make it happen and for it to be deemed a success. If you fail to plan appropriately, you are setting yourself up to fail and who wants to do that? Not me and hopefully not you.

7 Must Do Hacks for When Your Motivation Dips

Dumb Little Man

Do you know that feeling when you are hyped and ready to take on a new challenge? You are taken over by a surge of motivation and excitement and you’ve made a commitment you fully intend to stick to. It sounds familiar, right?

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Working from Home Q & A: Facebook Live Replay

Tips From T. Marie

Dealing with a pandemic can make you feel pretty helpless. I’ve found a great way to feel a little less helpless is to make myself helpful. That’s why I finally decided to take the plunge into Facebook Live. This was a big decision for me.

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The organised Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

The role of the Assistant these days is pretty diverse; one day you will be assisting one Executive with personal tasks, the next you may be making business travel arrangements for a different person, managing a project, working on a big event or hiring a new Administrative team.

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Podcast 145: Create stabilizing structure

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ClutterCoachClaire · Create stabilizing structure. This is podcast 145 and it’s about creating stabilizing structure. I’ve talked about this before but today I’ll give it a different slant because many people during this pandemic quarantine time have lost their daily regular routines and schedules.

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Embrace a Warrior Mindset – The Ultimate Guide for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In life and our professions, we are going to experience chaos. Whether as a result of organizational restructuring, economic downturns, family hardship or otherwise.

2020 161

Why You Need a Mindful Journaling Practice

Dumb Little Man

Each person should find time to have a break and think about what is bothering them. Mindful journaling will help to figure out what is in your heart. Our hectic lifestyles lead to stress, depression, and other similar problems.

2020 260

Beware of Toxic Productivity: Tips for Working While Under Stress

Eat Your Career

For most of us, “productivity” is something positive, desirable, even healthy —especially when it comes to work. But productivity also has a dark side, which I’ve been experiencing more and more recently. Perhaps you have too, but maybe you don’t even realize it.

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Should You Start A Home Business in a Recession?

Tips From T. Marie

The protective measures we have taken to help protect ourselves and others from the COVID-19 virus is very likely to bring on our next big recession. With unemployment at an all time high, there are also more people out there seriously considering starting their own business.

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Working Remotely – How to Keep Balance and Productivity

Practically Perfect PA

Many of you are reading this from the comfort of your home office. At first, this may sound like heaven on earth (a lot of people think they want to work from home). The reality will settle in quickly (if it hasn’t already).

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Podcast 144: Organizing to soothe your soul

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ?. Try Clean Email today ! This is podcast 144 and it’s about organizing to soothe your soul. If you’ve got the motivation, energy and focus for a project, you’ve probably already started one. I hope you’ve gotten some helpful info from my podcasts. Is your email inbox on overload? It probably is, despite your best efforts.

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Time Management Skills for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

One of the biggest struggles executive assistants report to me is mastering effective time management. Let’s face it: your days are chaotic. You’re pulled in a million different directions, and many of you have multiple leaders to support.

2020 143

How To Handle Burnout And Toxic Stress In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Whenever you’re stressed, your cortisol levels, which is also known as the stress hormone, increase 2-5x from their normal state. However, not all stress is equal. Humans can experience two types of stress: short-term or chronic. The difference? One has a clear endpoint while the other never ends.

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30 Day Challenge: A Picture A Day

Simple Productivity Blog

How much do you remember about your day-to-day life? When it was busy it was hard. But under the stay-at-home restrictions, I have found that the days all blur together unless I am very deliberate about remembering. This month I am doing a 30 day challenge to take a picture of something each day.

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We Live In A High-Tech Medieval World

Brilliantly Better

Today I got out of the house to change my bombona (bottle gas). Since today was also the first day in which kids were finally allowed to go out, with their parents (for the first time since the start of the lockdown), I saw a lot of new people on the streets. The vast majority.

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What's Next for Digital Nomads?

Small Business Labs

It’s clear remote work, and especially working from home , are trends that are being amplified and accelerated by the COVID 19 pandemic and related economic shutdown.      But one group of remote workers are mostly not benefiting from the pandemic - digital nomads. 

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Podcast 143: Tips from work-at-home veterans

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio. You can leave a review here! ?. In this podcast I talk to two women, Melissa Kirk and Mimi Heft, who normally work at home to get some tips for the rest of us who are suddenly now doing that.

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Working in Tandem with Your Leader

Office Dynamics

One of the most common struggles amongst administrative professionals and their executives is a disconnect.

2020 130

How To Use Social Media For PR: A Step-By-Step Guide

Dumb Little Man

Social media marketing is one of the most important aspects of digital marketing and PR. If you don’t use social media platforms to promote your business, then you are missing out on quite a lot. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use social media for PR. Build Your Brand’s Personality.

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30 Day Challenge Wrapup: 5 Minute Breathing

Simple Productivity Blog

During April I wanted to spend some time trying to learn to meditate. Since I fall asleep more often than not when attempting meditation (especially guided meditation), I wanted to have something of short duration, but that would be easy to do on my own.

2020 130

Skills Required In Times Of Pandemic-Induced Mass Surveillance

Brilliantly Better

History has this interesting way of uncovering human race transformations from one type of organization to the next one. When you take the time to study it, it’s like a movie in which each scene blends into the next one in a very predictable way.

2020 83

Small Business Closure Scenarios

Small Business Labs

Based on an industry by industry analysis (1), our base case estimate is 21% of U.S. employer small businesses will close in 2020 (2) (3).    This is about 1.2 million small businesses.      In our optimistic case, 14% close and in our pessimistic case, 34% close.  

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10 Pairs of Words with Dissolving Distinctions

Daily Writing Tips

Erosion of distinctions between senses for words with similar or related meanings is a natural process, but careful writers resist becoming accessories to acceleration of that process. Here are ten word pairs that are used interchangeably, often at the expense of clarity.

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Whacking Word Clutter in Your Writing

Office Dynamics

In The Elements of Style , iconic authors William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White called word clutter “the leeches that infest the pond of prose, sucking the blood out of words.”. Yes, the same E.B.

2020 130

5 Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors When Hiring

Dumb Little Man

As our home’s first line of defense against harsh sunlight, torrential rains, heavy snow, and the elements in general, the roof is the part of our home that tends to sustain a lot of damage over time. Considering the importance of our roof, any sign that it has a problem must be addressed right away.

2020 241

How I Do Longer-Term Planning

Simple Productivity Blog

Daily and weekly planning will get you through the day-to-day without having tasks pile up for a massive weekend task-fest. But isn't there more to life than just the day-to-day? For a long time I existed on daily and weekly planning only.

2020 130

People Seldom Think, They Mostly Label

Brilliantly Better

We are experiencing a pandemic. An epidemic of global scale, that is. But, mind you, this is not the only pandemic we’re experiencing. I’m sure that 99.99% of the people reading this right now have no idea that we were experiencing an epidemic before Covid-19 too.

2020 83

Tracking Our Unemployment Forecast Scenarios

Small Business Labs

On April 2nd we released a set of scenarios with estimates of how high the unemployment rate may go in 2020 due to the pandemic induced recession. 

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Identifying Clauses

Daily Writing Tips

A reader has asked for help in distinguishing noun, adjective, and adverb clauses. First, what is a clause? A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a finite verb. (A A finite verb shows time such as present, past, or future.). Clauses are of two main kinds: independent and dependent.

2020 92

5 Things to Know Before you Start a Travel Blog

Small Business CEO

With the rise of travel influencers sharing their stories and photos from numerous adventures they’ve been on online, people have started to get more and more interested in travel blogging.

2020 83

How to Become Great by Managing Procrastination

Dumb Little Man

One day, a teacher entered her classroom and placed a glass jar on the table. She put two large rocks into the jar until no more could fit. She asked the class if the jar was full and they all said, “Yes.” She responded, “Really?”.

2020 237

Podcast Episode 21: Minimizing Collection Points

Simple Productivity Blog

We have a lot of information coming at us these days. And the fewer spots you have to fetch that information from means the more time you will have for other things. Today we're going to look at what your collection points are, and how to minimize them.

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