September, 2019

9 Great Reasons to Drink Water And How to Form the Water Habit

Dumb Little Man

We all know that water is good for us, but the reasons are sometimes a little fuzzy. Even if we know why we should drink water, it’s not a habit that we can easily form. The truth, however, is that we don’t focus enough on this habit.

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How to Become a More Valuable Employee

Eat Your Career

These days, people talk a lot about adding value in the workplace. Specifically, everyone wants to know how to become a more valuable employee. After all, when you add more value at work, you should (in theory) receive more value as well.

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Moving past a perfectionist mindset to achieve increased productivity

Practically Perfect PA

As assistants, managing details to ensure things run smoothly is a big part of what we do. We take pride in our detail-oriented nature as it relates to all that we produce, from professional email correspondence to travel arrangements to company-wide projects and initiatives.

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You Don’t Have to Be Lucky to Work from Home

Tips From T. Marie

Often, when I tell people what I do, one of the most frequent responses is, ‘You are so lucky to work from home’ While I certainly feel fortunate, luck has very little to do with it. Thanks to technology, today anyone who wants to work from home can.

2019 181

7 Ways to Get More Done

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Ways to Get More Done appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Work with a clean desk – A study on productivity found that, “The average desk worker has 36 hours worth of work on their desk and wastes up to 3 hours a week just ‘looking’ for STUFF!” Clean your desk to work more effectively.

2019 167

Do I Capitalize Words Followed by Numbers or Letters?

Business Writing

I received a good question by email today. A reader wanted to know my views on capitalizing words that are followed by numbers or letters, for example, Step 1 vs. step 1, Section A vs. section A, and Line 2 vs. line 2. How would you decide whether to capitalize.

2019 163

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Having House Plants

Dumb Little Man

Wellness has become one of the buzzwords of the 21st century. And in this dystopian future we’re living in, there’s more focus and conversation about looking after ourselves than ever before, as we’ve never needed it more.

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Why every Assistant should have their own personal vision statement

Practically Perfect PA

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? A great question isn’t it? This is where I started when I created my personal vision statement.

2019 194

How To Create Personal Connections When You’re A Digital Business

Tips From T. Marie

Creating personal connections with your clients or customers helps keep them your client/customer. As I’ve mentioned here before, keeping your clients is an important part of building a successful business.

2019 177

Free Google Tools for Your Non-Profit

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Free Google Tools for Your Non-Profit appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Did you know that Google offers a suite of tools to qualified non-profits? These are premium, licensed Google products , but at no cost.

2019 151

"Reoccur" or "Recur"? Which Is Correct?

Business Writing

The other day while giving feedback to a client on her customer-service writing, I noticed this sentence: "Once you receive your new card, please contact any merchants with whom you have reoccurring charges." Reoccurring charges? Is that correct? Or should it be “recurring charges”?

2019 153

7 Secrets of the Super Organized

Dumb Little Man

A few years ago, everything about my life was a mess. Then, I learned a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? Of course not and I don’t aim to be. However, I know where everything is and I know what I need to do today.

2019 235

Strategic Career Management Fundamentals (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “Strategic Career Management Fundamentals.”. Date: Wednesday, October 23. Time: 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern. Duration: 1 hour.

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How do you measure your career success?

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many events, webinars, publications, blogs out there that talk about career success for Assistants. Career success comes in many shapes and forms and, let’s face it, is an entirely personal definition.

2019 181

Let Your Clients Inspire You and Watch Your Business Grow

Tips From T. Marie

Do your clients inspire you? In my last article, I discussed how to make personal connections with our clients if we run a digital-based business. Since that article published, I was lucky enough to be able to have lunch with one of my long-term clients.

2019 161

What WeWork's Troubles Mean for the Coworking industry

Small Business Labs

WeWork's troubles seem to be going from bad to worse. They lowered their target IPO valuation from their last private funding round value of $47 billion to under $20 billion - and maybe as low as $10 billion.

2019 192

Hyphen Help: 30-Percent Discount for 30th-Anniversary?

Business Writing

Hyphens are among the most challenging punctuation marks. In two phrases that seem very much alike, one will have a hyphen and one will not. Consider an example. Would you add hyphens to the following sentence? Syntax Training is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Seattle with a 30 percent discount.

2019 153

7 Habits of Highly Excellent People

Dumb Little Man

If you’re like most people, you are aiming to be successful in life. You want to be excellent in everything you do. When I was in high school, I wasn’t exactly the kind of student teachers would like. I was truant, didn’t do my homework, and did badly on my examinations.

2019 232

How to Prevent & Overcome Burnout

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Prevent & Overcome Burnout.”. Let’s be honest: Stress is an unavoidable part of the modern workplace. It surrounds us all day, every day. And if we’re not careful, it can quickly consume us.

2019 139

Assistants we are ultimate team players!

Practically Perfect PA

On pretty much every job description for Assistants, you will see the phrase, ‘must be a team player’ It is so common that it is easy to skim over that requirement – sure, we all have to be team players, next!

2019 169

How Much Should You Charge as a Home Business?

Tips From T. Marie

Possibly one of the hardest parts of starting and growing a business is deciding on what to charge. Whether it’s a product or services, getting the price right is critical in your ability to sustain the business and yourself. So how much should you charge as a home business?

2019 149

5 Ways Small Businesses Save Money by Going Green

Eco-Office Gals

Going green is no longer just a personal decision. Today, many leaders are eager to make eco-conscious decisions in their entire business, too. For many, the decision to use more environmentally friendly business measures provides a twofold benefit.

2019 130

Audience: A Good Example of a Bad Choice

Business Writing

A friend of mine who works at a large, urban university on the West Coast shared an example of a business person who did NOT think about their audience. And the person's choice led to the loss of a customer order. The university's Department of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion wanted.

2019 153

Morning Workout Benefits You May Not Be Thinking about

Dumb Little Man

Waking up in the morning to work out while the rest of the world is sleeping takes a lot of effort. Sleeping is one of the most satisfying human activities, so it’s understandable if you want to snuggle under the sheets instead of working out. Most people actually prefer working out in the evening.

2019 215

3 Things To Do This Month for Your Career

On The Job

I'm looking at my garden, noting all the flowers that have started to die as we move into the fall season. It's not been below 80 degrees, but already one of my trees is started to lose its leaves.

2019 194

How to prioritise your workload

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants are regularly asked to juggle multiple tasks and projects while reacting to other people’s urgent requests and deadlines. It is not an easy gig! When your To-Do list doesn’t stop growing, how do you plan what to do first?

2019 168

The Economic Impact of Craft Brewing

Small Business Labs

The Brewers Association recently released their small and craft brewing economic impact report for 2018.    The study found that the craft brewing industry contributed $79.1 Billion to the U.S. Economy in 2018 and provided directly and indirectly about 550,000 jobs. 

2019 168

Give Your Readers a Break—Pick One!

Office Dynamics

In wanting to cover many aspects of a topic, business writers sometimes throw down so many variables that readers have no way to gauge the importance of each. They feel weighed down trying! Look at these examples: The professor included and provided a methodology for continuing the effort.

2019 167

Protected: Streamline Your Small Business with Cloud Storage

The Small Business Blog

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: Protected: Streamline Your Small Business with Cloud Storage is a post from: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Guest Blog

2019 155

Are You Too Busy to Travel? 7 Reasons to Get Motivated and Start Travelling

Dumb Little Man

Travelling is an excellent way to experience new cultures and expand your horizons. Avid globetrotter Johnson Nguyen shares these traveling tips and hacks he’s picked up while traveling throughout the globe. If you are waiting for that perfect time to travel, it will likely never come.

2019 223

Never Accept a Job Without First Doing This

On The Job

It's understood that when companies begin considering you for a job, they're going to do some thorough checking on your qualifications, references and even social media presence. But how deeply have you probed the company?

2019 163

5 questions to ask before you start your next job search

Practically Perfect PA

We all know that looking for a new job isn’t easy. It can take a lot of time with hours of searching through job descriptions, speaking to recruitment agencies and then, of course, the time spent preparing for and going to job interviews. It is a job in itself!

2019 161

7.3 million Americans Describe Themselves as Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners this week released Digital Nomads: Leading the Shift to Remote and Distributed Work. The key finding of this study is 7.3 million Americans identify as digital nomads. 

2019 157

Creating an Administrative Professional Protocol Manual – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Christine N. Asks: I’m finally getting around to creating my Administrative Professional Protocol Manual but I’m not sure if it should print everything out in a 3 ring binder (using dividers), using a One Note document, having it electronically in an online file or all of the above.

30 Day Challenge: Planning The Night Before

Simple Productivity Blog

I had thought to tackle something major this month, but honestly, I need something that is going to help me stay on track rather than something that is going to shake the foundations. And for that reason, I have decided that this month's 30 day challenge is going to be to plan the night before.

2019 130

How to Relax After A Stressful Day At Work

Dumb Little Man

Believing that I had left my work half done, I woke up in cold sweat one night, not too long ago. Only to realize it was just a dream or rather a nightmare! More often than I would like, I used to go through similar episodes. Most of us do.

2019 208

Study Reveals the Havoc Caused by Liars and Cheats

On The Job

It may start one day with a bit of deception on your part. You're late getting a report done, so you plagiarize some obscure white paper so that you can turn it in on time, but never mention the work is not entirely yours.

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