February, 2021

What Factors Affect Auto Insurance Givebacks?

Dumb Little Man

The world has looked very different since last year. With the closing of most places of business, the places one can drive to has been limited greatly. The amount of cars on the road has been drastically reduced since the start of the pandemic.

2021 230

The 3 Essential Functions of Time Management

Eat Your Career

“What is time? If nobody asks me, I know; but if I were desirous to explain it to one that should ask, plainly I know not.” ” St. Augustine. When it comes to professional development, time management is one of my most passionate areas of study (and most enjoyable topics to teach ).

2021 168
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Communicating your priorities better with the ‘rule of five’

Practically Perfect PA

Communicating your priorities better with the ‘rule of five’ One of my go-to tools for prioritising and managing my to-do list is Trello. I use the collaboration tool to manage all of my tasks and projects, and I love how easy it easy to collaborate on projects with the other members of the [.].

2021 161

Personal Development Lessons from the Garden

Simple Productivity Blog

I am a terrible gardener. But I do try. Every year. And every year I have less than stellar results. I sat down and tried to pinpoint the causes of my many failures. I made a list, and realized that they apply to personal development as well.

2021 130

How To Confidently Talk About Your Experience as a Virtual Assistant When You Have None to Speak of.

Virtual Moxie

Even with our amazing training and mentoring , something our new VAs can struggle with is how to talk with potential clients about their “VA experience” when they have very little, or none at all.

2021 130

Is an Administrative Assistant Certification or Designation Worth It?

Office Dynamics

In the ever-evolving administrative profession, a topic of recent interest has been training, certification, and designations. Many top-notch organizations are looking to the future with an eye towards optimization and growth.

2021 173

12 Tips To Organize Your Small Business For Success

Dumb Little Man

As a small business owner myself, it was quite a journey to get my business organized. Especially in the beginning stages when you’re a solopreneur who’s wearing all the hats and doing all the things, most of us hustle hard. And while that’s fine for a while, it’s definitely not a long-term strategy.

2021 230

More Trending

Is your Executive a poor communicator?

Practically Perfect PA

Is your Executive a poor communicator? In a recent survey conducted in the UK, Hays recruitment found 43% of those surveyed said leaders needed to improve their communication skills.

2021 152

4 Ways To Scale Back Your Task List

Simple Productivity Blog

There are days when I am overwhelmed. I still haven’t learned to only put on my task list what I can actually do. Today we will look at how to scale back your task list. I approach my task list from the standpoint that if it is on there, I have committed to do it…today.

2021 130

Ask Anastacia: Why Are Humans Lousy at Estimating the Time They Need to Do Things?

Virtual Moxie

In another post , I mentioned that we humans tend to fall down when we have to estimate the time it will take us to do something. Arnatte wrote to ask me why I think that is. That’s a great question. One I should have talked about!

2021 130

Proofreading and Its Pitfalls

Daily Writing Tips

Every writer has had the experience of submitting a piece of writing in the certainty that it is free of error, only to find at least one embarrassing typo or other fault in it as soon as it has been published.

2021 95

8 Leadership Skills Students Need For Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

Dumb Little Man

As a college student, the information you learn from textbooks will not be all that you need to find entrepreneurial success after graduation. The skills you acquire and develop just to make it to graduation will prove essential as you enter the post-graduation phase of life.

2021 232

New Business Applications Continue to Surge

Small Business Labs

Over the past 6 months new business applications have surged.    As the U.S. Census chart below shows (click to enlarge), the surge is continuing with 492,000 applications filed in January. This us up 73% compared with last January. 

2021 82

Elon Musk, The Entrepreneurial Hustle, And Some Tax Nuances

Brilliantly Better

There is a very popular short story about Elon Musk that goes (more or less) like this: Elon Musk made $180M when PayPal was acquired in 2002. He put $100M in SpaceX, $70M in Tesla, and $10M in Solar City. He borrowed money for rent. Depending on what social media platform your read it on, Read more.

2021 79

Podcast Episode 41: Backups for All Critical Systems

Simple Productivity Blog

Most of us consider backups as something someone else does to our computers. But it's important to have backups of things that are crucial to your productivity, whether they are computer-based or not. The post Podcast Episode 41: Backups for All Critical Systems appeared first on Laura Earnest.

2021 130

Planning Your Day When You Don’t Know How Much Time You Need To Do the Work

Virtual Moxie

When you have a cubic ton of things to handle, how do you plan your day when you have no idea how much time you need to do the work? It’s the bane of existence for maaaaany people, not just virtual assistants.

2021 130

Sarcastic vs. Sardonic vs. Facetious

Daily Writing Tips

Reader ApK has asked for a discussion of the words sarcastic, sardonic , and facetious —. all examples of verbal irony. verbal irony : the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

2021 83

Importance Of Virtual Support Staff To Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Gone are the days when virtual assistants (VAs) were thought of as some kind of internet-enabled secretaries. Known as multi-talented multitaskers, virtual assistants are now seen as highly-skilled, independent professionals who provide a variety of business services from a remote location.

2021 220

5 Ways To Incorporate Video Into Your Instagram Recruiting Strategy

Recruit CRM

With a continually changing work environment, employers are placing more emphasis on creating a sustainable business culture. Hiring employees with the appropriate skills that fit into this environment is of the utmost importance.

2021 78

The Long Term Shift in Business Applications to Solopreneurs

Small Business Labs

In the early 2000s, about 60% of all new business applications were from businesses planning on having employees.    The other 40% were from solopreneurs who did not plan to hire employees.

2021 78

Luxafor Flags: A Traffic Light For Your Desk

Simple Productivity Blog

Did you ever wish that you could have a visual indicator to tell people when you were busy at work? It's worse now that we're all working from home. Enter Luxafor flags. The post Luxafor Flags: A Traffic Light For Your Desk appeared first on Laura Earnest. Productivity aff

2021 130

Picking It Up From Where You Left

Brilliantly Better

Last two-three days were rather hectic. A whirlwind of news and developments, both in business and personal life, hit my relatively stable routine, and threw me a bit off course.

2021 78

The world dosen’t have exit without a plan

Office Organization Success

Solve the secrecy of a wrong exhibition or save a girl in grief by comrade up with your befriend. Subscription Benefits Include Today’s Paper Find excitable-friendlily conversion of distinct from the Time’s rag in one quiet-to-peruse. But if you are situated in part office or house, you would emergency to logon to the computers apart and have something to tell helter-skelter the plucky to each other with – such as FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.

2021 100

The Top 4 First Date Mistakes To Avoid To Establish A Real, Meaningful Connection

Dumb Little Man

So, you’ve successfully moved past the friendly introductions phase and wooed her with your witty banter well enough to secure a first date. Well done! Now what? How will you prepare? And are there any rules you ought to abide by? You bet.

2021 207

10 Practical Interviewing Tips For Recruiters

Recruit CRM

Recruiters should keep in mind that effective interviews will result in revealing any potential red flags, reveal strengths, weaknesses and much more. Often a recruiter might consider this to be an easy task, but guess what? In reality, it's quite the opposite.

2021 74

Side Giggers and Independent Workers in Super Bowl Ads

Small Business Labs

We haven't seen all the Super Bowl ads yet, but we know independent workers will be featured in two of them. Squarespace's ad (below) features Dolly Parton singing 5-9, a take off on her hit song and movie 9-5.    It shows a variety of side giggers pursuing their passions.

2021 71

What To Do When You’re Overwhelmed

Simple Productivity Blog

It's one thing to make deliberate choices when the choices are easy. But what can you do when there are too many to choose from and they all need to be done yesterday? What do you do when you're overwhelmed? Overwhelm is a common problem and can stop people from doing anything.

2021 130

When Is Being Right Wrong?

Brilliantly Better

The place I’m living in for the last two years, in Valencia, is really small. It has a few advantages, but space isn’t one of them. The kitchen is so tiny, it can barely hold two people at the same time. Being so small, it means you can reach to anything you need without moving.

2021 75

Calques: Linguistic Immigrants in English

Daily Writing Tips

English vocabulary includes thousands of words that originated in languages other than Old English. Some of these linguistic immigrants never quite acculturate. They continue to sound foreign, but some English-speakers find them useful in particular contexts.

2021 68

How You Can Cultivate A Habit Of Writing In Children

Dumb Little Man

Writing is an important skill not all individuals are able to master in their lives. By cultivating this productive habit in the formative years, children can develop effective writing skills and eventually become proficient in all kinds of communication.

2021 186

Using A Visual Medium To Enhance The Recruiting Process

Recruit CRM

Using the visual medium as a part of the social recruitment process was already present but it's even more in fashion owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 62

Creative Boom on What They Never Tell You About Becoming a Freelance Creative

Small Business Labs

There's lots of articles these days covering how to become an full or part-time independent worker (freelancer, independent contractor, gig worker. etc.).      One of our recent favorites is What they never tell you about becoming a freelance creative from Creative Boom.

2021 67

Podcast Episode 40: The Way to Pick What to Do Next

Simple Productivity Blog

In Chapter 2 of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity , David Allen spells out the four criteria model for choosing the next thing to do. He says that you choose what to do next based on (in this order) context, time available, energy and priority.

2021 130

Unintended Consequences, Convergent Evolution And Stranger Things

Brilliantly Better

The term “unintended consequences” defines outcomes that aren’t visible, or predictable at the moment of an action.

2021 74

“Penpointing” and Other Near-Misses in the Media

Daily Writing Tips

Penpointing for pinpointing. In my part of the world, many speakers have a hard time hearing the difference between the vowel sounds in pen (rhymes with Ben ) and pin (rhymes with sin ). The usual reversal is to pronounce pen as pin —not the other way round.

2021 65

The Best Way To Name A Business

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to business, what does the company name mean? Everything! For companies of all sizes, a good business step is a vital step towards attracting clients and growing brand awareness. Good business names are memorable.

2021 186

Here Are A Few Common Recruiting Terms Recruiters Must Know By Heart

Recruit CRM

These are the times when recruiting is practised through various staffing agencies and even taught as professional or full-fledged courses in universities globally.

2021 62