August, 2020

7 Winter Foot Problems and Tips for Keeping Them At Bay

Dumb Little Man

With winter just around the corner, most of us are already dreaming of long days spent on the slopes followed by leisurely evenings by the fireplace.

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Is Your Job in Danger?

Eat Your Career

As a career coach, I often work with people when they’re dealing with an expected job loss. They’ve either been terminated for cause, laid off, or asked to resign. In any case, it’s never an easy situation. Most people tell me they were blindsided—they had no idea!

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Common challenges faced by Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Common challenges faced by Assistants Working as an Executive or Personal Assistant is a complex and often misunderstood role. Assistants take on a lot and often go unrewarded and unrecognised for their efforts. It isn’t an easy gig, that is for sure. There are a lot of common [.].

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Podcast Episode 28: Saying No

Simple Productivity Blog

Saying no is a crucial skill to learn if you are going to be in charge of your life. Today we will look at when and why to say no, how it's not always a black and white answer, and various ways to say no. The post Podcast Episode 28: Saying No appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

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Top 4 Timeless Skills for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In an ever-changing world consumed by apps, devices, and software, some administrative assistants think that their experience can be measured by their technical savvy.

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Camino de Santiago – The Experience

Brilliantly Better

Warning, this is going to be a long post. Inception And Reasons Around mid July, a couple of events changed my intentions for August – which was supposed to be a slow, holiday and chill month. On one side, my plans to spend time with family in Valencia had to be cancelled because of the.

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How to Shape Your Startup into a Brand

Dumb Little Man

According to Seth Godin , a brand is defined as: “The expectations, stories, memories, and relationships that account for a consumer’s choice of a product or service over another.”. In simple terms, a brand is what your business does to create a memorable impression in the mind of your audience.

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What You Need to Do for Better Productivity in the Home Office


If, like a lot of people, you have been spending a lot more time working from home lately, then you might have noticed that staying productive in your own space isn’t as easy as it might initially seem. (As

2020 79

30 Day Challenge: Sitting With Myself

Simple Productivity Blog

Could you sit with yourself, no electronics or other distractions, for 15 minutes a day? It's probably harder than you think. This month's challenge is to teach me to be comfortable with myself and my wandering thoughts. The post 30 Day Challenge: Sitting With Myself appeared first on Laura Earnest.

2020 130

Word Choice: When to Use “Like” vs. “Such As”

Office Dynamics

“I’m not expecting Shakespeare.” Your boss or colleague has probably said something along these lines after asking for a memo or briefing on a tight timeline. Business communication should be quick, precise, and easily digestible. Deadlines aren’t negotiable and accuracy is vital.

2020 137

Do What You’re Good At

Brilliantly Better

I had my first computer when I was 18. It was called CIP, and it was a communist clone of the famous ZX Spectrum. Same processor, almost the same board. You would load the operating system from a cassette tape, which made such a strange , acute noise. Any other programs (or games, mostly) had.

2020 78

How to Prepare for a Successful Zoom Interview

Dumb Little Man

Live video interviews are becoming increasingly common in a job search today. Whether it takes over Skype or Zoom, don’t be surprised if you are invited in a live video interview. It lets the employer see how you interact on screen, and it also simulates those live in-person interviews.

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The Census Bureau's Small Business Pulse Survey is Back and Shows the Pandemic is Still Taking A Toll on SMBs

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Census started a COVID-19 impact survey back in April to measure how the pandemic was impacting small businesses.    The weekly surveys ran until the end of June. Unfortunately, the pandemic wasn't over by then. 

2020 74

The Past Tense of “Lead” Is Spelled “Led”

Daily Writing Tips

The past tense of the verb to lead (pronounced / leed /) gives some English-speakers as much trouble as the past tenses of lay and lie. The prevalence of past tense led misspelled as lead on amateur blogs and social media like Reddit is not surprising.

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30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Learn A Language

Simple Productivity Blog

In August I challenged myself to learn a language. Here is what I gained from the challenge. The post 30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Learn A Language appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

2020 130

The Weaknesses That Cyber Security Hackers Prey Upon

Small Business CEO

Are you worried that you may get hacked by malicious opportunists online? Do you want to keep your digital information close to you and out of reach of hackers? Do you want to know what makes you vulnerable to hackers?

2020 98

Your Story Follows Your State

Brilliantly Better

There are many types of breakthroughs.

2020 78

Soulmates: Truth or Fiction?

Dumb Little Man

The idea of having a perfect partner has been skimming around since the dawn of time. Most of us are affected by this thought, either consciously or subconsciously. They say there’s one individual out there who is bound to be your other half. Before we answer the “Is a soulmate real or not?”

2020 221

It's Looking Like a "Swoosh" Recovery for the U.S.

Small Business Labs

It's looking much less likely the U.S. will experience a sharp, V-shaped recovery. Instead, a growing amount of data is indicating a slower, "swoosh" shaped recovery is likely.

2020 75

A Drabble, a Dribble—Short Fiction by Any Name

Daily Writing Tips

Not too long ago, in the Before Times, when I still dared attend large gatherings like writers’ conferences, I experienced the delight of winning first place in the Flash Fiction category at William Bernhardt’s Red Sneaker conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

2020 95

The Value in Unplugging

Simple Productivity Blog

Is there any value in unplugging? I have a confession to make: I design software and databases by writing on a window with a dry-erase marker. I also do my podcast outlines and about a quarter of my blogging on paper.

2020 130

This is Why your Business Should Consider Invoice Financing

Small Business CEO

Invoice financing is something that can make a huge difference to your cash flow issues, but it’s also something that many business owners don’t know much about.

2020 86

A Typical Day On Camino

Brilliantly Better

Depending on where you spent the night, mornings will start a bit differently. In this post I will talk about the “normal” Camino experience, the one in which you sleep in albergues, which are common living facilities.

2020 76

Fun Activities That Involve Your Children and Pets Together

Dumb Little Man

Life isn’t easy, more so if you are a double parent (meaning you have kids as well as pets to take care of). It can get a lot hectic to balance and spend equal amounts of time with both of them.

2020 220

The Rise of Synthetic Biology (and Synthetic Biology Platforms)

Small Business Labs

According to the National Human Genome Research Institute synthetic biology is: " a field of science that involves redesigning organisms for useful purposes by engineering them to have new abilities.

2020 73

Misology and Other Words In the News

Daily Writing Tips

As an avid reader for more years than I care to mention, I have a reasonably large reading vocabulary, if I say so. During the past few months, however, I am encountering more and more unfamiliar words in my daily perusal of various newspapers and websites.

2020 93

Podcast Episode 29: Clearing the 5 Types of Space

Simple Productivity Blog

This show discusses the space in your life, along with. What the 5 types of space are. Why you should consider clearing them. How to clear them effectively. The post Podcast Episode 29: Clearing the 5 Types of Space appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

2020 130

7 Proven Ways to Generate Quality Leads For Your Business

Small Business CEO

Have you ever wondered why most promising businesses with great potential fail after about two years of its establishment? Most times, those that struggle to scale through the first few years end up in bankruptcy and are forced to close down.

2020 82

When Camino de Levante Doesn’t Want You – But Camino de Sanabres Does

Brilliantly Better

I’ve been wanting to do Camino de Santiago (or some form of it) for a few years now.

2020 69

9 Productivity Tips Your Work-From-Home Career Needs

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are a full-time office worker, a freelancer, or entrepreneur, get ready to pile your bricks and really get stuff done! The population percentage of remote workers is on the rise. Several organizations are getting used to their employees working virtually from anywhere in the world.

2020 218

MIT Economists on the Impact of COVID-19 on Labor Markets

Small Business Labs

The Hamilton Project essay The Nature of Work after the COVID Crisis: Too Few Low-Wage Jobs is authored by MIT economists David Autor and Elisabeth Reynolds.    The essay covers four shifts being accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and their impact on labor markets. 

2020 73

Connotation of “Ram” vs “Cram”

Daily Writing Tips

While browsing the web in search of royalty-free graphics, I came across a source described this way: This site does not host one unattractive image, it is rammed full with outstanding landscapes and breath-taking scenes of nature. Surely this blogger meant to say “crammed full.”

2020 89

Goals…As Waves?

Simple Productivity Blog

I'm a musician and engineer. I was educated on waves. I'm also a productivity nerd with a healthy interest in goals. So when I came across this article in my archives, I decided it needed some more exposure. It presents goals as waves. The post Goals…As Waves? appeared first on Laura Earnest.

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How To Recruit Top Talent

Small Business CEO

The job market has changed a lot in recent years, and studies show that candidates , rather than employers, are now the ones making the big decisions.

2020 81

3 Ways to Reduce Errors in Your Emails

Jen Lawrence

“I do my best proofreading after I hit send.” ” Ain’t that the truth?! I see this saying pop up in various memes a few times a year, and it always makes me giggle.

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What I Needed to Know About Life I Learned by Playing Dungeons and Dragons

Dumb Little Man

As a child, I was a loner. I was an only child, and my mother was a single parent raising her son in the 1980s. I grew up pretty isolated, especially from other children. All I had were comic books and a bunch of action figures. I never got close to my cousins and relatives.

2020 216

Uber's Third Way for Independent Contractors

Small Business Labs

Uber's 18-page report, A First Step Toward A New Model For Independent Platform Work , outlines their proposal for improving the financial security of independent contractors, especially Uber drivers. 

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