September, 2020

When Reality Threatens To Kill Your Dream, Turn Reality Into Your Dream

Dumb Little Man

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”. Lawrence.

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Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader. Date : Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

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Solving Workplace Problems – The Slacker

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Solving Workplace Problems – The Slacker appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Scott Adams has given us the classic workplace slacker in Wally. Wally not only excels at dodging work, he flaunts it. Of course, we laugh at Wally’s “skill-set” because we all know and have worked with a slacker. There are two types of slackers in most organisations, those who are in over their heads when […]. You just finished reading Solving Workplace Problems - The Slacker !

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Feel like an imposter?

Practically Perfect PA

Feel like an imposter? In the world of Assistants, where you are so often stepping in for someone else, imposter feelings can be rife and the source of real stress. If you feel like an imposter, to understand how to feel better you need to first [.].

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30 Day Challenge: Do More Self-Care

Simple Productivity Blog

I don't take very good care of myself. I short myself on sleep almost daily. I don't eat well or regularly. I don't hydrate enough. I don't exercise regularly. I sit for my job and I sit for my hobbies. I don't allow myself the time to meditate or process my emotions through journaling.

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7 Eco-Friendly Changes to Make to Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

With millions of tons of plastic ending up in the ocean every year and other environmental concerns, it is important for business people to make eco-friendly changes to how they run their company. However, it can be difficult to know just where to start.

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10 Things Not to Say to Someone with Breast (Or Any Other) Cancer

Dumb Little Man

Welcome to October. The leaves are showing their vibrant fall colors. Pumpkin spice everything can be found everywhere, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month is underway. Learning that a friend, family member, or coworker has breast (or any other) cancer is hard. Figuring out what to say next is harder.

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The K-Shaped Recovery

Small Business Labs

There's much talk these days about a K-shaped recovery. This is a recovery where professionals and those with higher wealth and income are hurt less by the recession and recover more quickly than moderate and low-income Americans.

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Why Contingency Planning is Essential for Small Business Owners

Small Business CEO

As 2020 should have demonstrated, the future is an uncertain thing. If you’re running a small business, then you might have made plans for the world as it is today and made reasonable guesses as to what’s likely to happen.

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30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Sitting With Myself

Simple Productivity Blog

I couldn't believe how much shifted for me when I sat for fifteen minutes a day with my own thoughts. The post 30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Sitting With Myself appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

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Let’s Save “Critique”

Daily Writing Tips

Regard the use of the word critique in the following examples: My boyfriend critiques the way I make the bed and fold the towels. Control freaks are compelled to critique every little thing you do. Perhaps you need to look in a mirror before you critique someone else’s comments.

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7 Podcasts that You Need in Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Whether we are traveling back from the office, cleaning our house, or standing in a queue, time stands still, and boredom is at peak. However, we can make the most of this time by gaining knowledge. Gone are the days when we were bound to sit on a desk for learning.

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Client Christmas Video Greeting 2019

Andrea Kalli

I gifted this holiday video to my client at Azure Horizons last year to send to his clients. It’s created in the 2D animated character style, using his custom character dressed in his Santa finest. Designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services.

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Braintrust - a Coop Online Freelance Talent Marketplace

Small Business Labs

Braintrust is a new entrant in the online talent marketplace space, but with a twist.    Instead of being owned by investors and founders, Braintrust is a non-profit and the founders say it will be user-controlled by their talent.  

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How to Choose the Right Commercial Cleaning During the Pandemic

Small Business CEO

These days we are all too aware of how important it is to work in a clean office or business location. However, it’s also important that we know the cleaning company we hire is doing a good job. Now more than ever, we need the cleaning company in question to do a really good job.

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Get Started Faster

Simple Productivity Blog

How many times have you started something just to be stopped by having to fetch needed material or run to the store or do another task first? Wouldn't it be nice just to have everything ready to go? It would certainly help us get started faster.

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Hoax, Fake, and Other Words for Deception

Daily Writing Tips

It’s a harsh indictment of human nature that we have so many words for deception. (I’m I’m assuming that English is not alone in this.). The frequent use of the words hoax and fake in these duplicitous times has led me to explore their meanings and synonyms. Hoax functions as either a noun or a verb.

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How to Get Involved in Local Politics

Dumb Little Man

Local politics, though much less covered by news outlets and much less exciting at times, are really the most important things you can get involved in, in terms of the importance of your vote.

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5 Ways to Build Automation into Your Business

Jen Lawrence

Whether you’re running your business solo or have hired help, doing too much manual work can feel like a grind. I mean, how many times have you thought, “Ugh, this again?” ” Manual work is just that… work.

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Most Want to Return to the Office, at Least Part-Time

Small Business Labs

A recent study by Colliers , a global real estate services company, found that 83% of those working from home due to COVID-19 would prefer to continue doing so after the pandemic ends. As the study chart below shows (click to enlarge), 45% said they'd like to work from home 1-2 days per week.

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How to Choose the Best Commercial Insurance in the ‘New Normal’

Small Business CEO

The world of commercial insurance has changed. The current pandemic has meant that normal working practices have been shelved. Fewer employees are working in the office, if at all, and companies have had to think about new ways of working.

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Little and Often: A Key To Consistent Progress

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things that I still struggle with, years into the productivity space, is making my to-do list doable.

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The Dog And The Sombrero

Brilliantly Better

When I’m not traveling, and I get to spend the weekend in the city, Sundays are usually dedicated to good coffee and gentle recharging. There are quite a few good coffee shops in in Valencia, some of them toasting their own coffee and, in the last couple of years I extensively tested them. One of.

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Two Reasons to Stop Striving Towards Perfection and Instead Be More Creative

Dumb Little Man

“I need to be the perfect student”. “I I must be the perfect employee”. “I I have to be the perfect parent”. Many people with high anxiety strive towards perfection. I have been known to be a perfectionist in school, always trying to get straight A’s and being disappointed with any grade lower.

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Top 3 Signs You Need to Redesign Your Client Experience

Jen Lawrence

There comes a point in every business owner’s journey where they think, “Why is this so frustrating?” ” Running our own businesses isn’t quite as enjoyable as we had hoped, and putting financial stress aside, we seem to be struggling day in and day out.

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Study Finds Most Rideshare Drivers Want to be Independent Contractors

Small Business Labs

A recent survey shows that most rideshare drivers prefer being independent contractors instead of employees, including a slight majority of full-time drivers.

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Benefits Of Getting Online Payday Loans

Small Business CEO

Chances are you’ve already read warnings everywhere about the risks of taking out payday loans, including getting one from online lenders. A lot of people believe that borrowers can be entrapped into a financial mire by getting this type of loan.

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Podcast Episode 31: Little and Often vs Deep Work

Simple Productivity Blog

Two approaches to getting things done, Little and Often (Forster) and Deep Work (Newport) are often pitted as exclusive options. I think there is a place for both. The post Podcast Episode 31: Little and Often vs Deep Work appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

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Daily Writing Tips

The useful adjective hindmost may be shifting into the territory of the unfamiliar, where words become vulnerable to a change in meaning.

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Real Estate SEO Tips: How to Maximize Your Google Visibility

Dumb Little Man

Like other sectors, real estate is increasingly grabbing customers’ attention by coming up with ideal websites that run with proper SEO strategies.

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The 3 E’s of Exceptional Service

Jen Lawrence

I could write you a thesis about why customer and client service should be one of your top concerns. Instead, I’m going to boil it down to one succinct line. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE = EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS. We all want to make money and have repeat customers.

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3D Printing 2.0

Small Business Labs

Desktop Metal , a leader in 3D printing with printers than can build metal parts, is going public.    Supporters of the company claim this is the beginning of a much more successful era for 3D printing, which they're calling 3D printing 2.0.

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5 Important Features of a Team Collaboration Software

Small Business CEO

Team Collaboration software is the ultimate source to boost your team’s productivity while the members work from home and connect virtually. It can lead to better bonds, cooperation and innovations for your organization.

Productify Your Phone

Simple Productivity Blog

A friend of mine called from the road and asked me for the phone number for my mechanic. She had a breakdown, and even though I had given her the number when she told me about her concerns weeks before, she had lost it and never made the appointment.

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Good vs. Well

Daily Writing Tips

The words good and well have been in English since its earliest incarnation. When Beowulf finds the ancient sword in the underwater cave of Grendel’s mother, one of the words used to describe it is good.

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How to Overcome the Fear of Being Judged

Dumb Little Man

Ah, the old fear of being judged – have you ever dealt with it? Unless you’re one of those ultra comfortable in your own skin, walk to the beat of your own drum type of people, chances are you’d answer “yes” to that question. I certainly would have when I was younger.

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Research Shows That Individual Purpose is Critical

45 Things

These are uncertain times for many people, including employees. Will they have a job next week? Will they work from home next month or will they be called back into the office? Will continuing to work remotely hurt their careers? Will they be given pay raises this year or be able to take time off?

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