July, 2020

3 Ways to Reduce Your Anxiety Before Going to Sleep

Dumb Little Man

Having a lot of stress and anxiety is harmful for anyone during the day. Having a whirlwind of negative thoughts when you lay down to sleep is even worse! These anxious thoughts make it so difficult to get the sleep that your body and mind desperately need.

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The Pandemic Could Make Businesses Prioritize Sustainability

Eco-Office Gals

Sustainability is the topic of conversation on many people’s minds lately. Though the COVID-19 pandemic derailed everyday life, sustainability objectives remain constant. Specifically, business sustainability is growing in popularity.

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5 Grammar Miscues that Undermine Good Writing

Office Dynamics

Did you know that bad grammar can ruin a good message? You could be missing opportunities to get your point across because your readers have to wade through awkward sentences that set their teeth on edge.

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30 Day Challenge: Learn A Language

Simple Productivity Blog

I was never required to take any language other than English during any of my schooling. My home school district didn't consider it essential, and it never fit into my university requirements. (I I am, however, fluent in seven programming languages and can write in four others.

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Cloudy Weather

Brilliantly Better

Each intimate relationship enlightens its actors in some way. The proximity of two people, being them two friends, a mother and her child, or a romantic couple, creates a magical light that shines upon both.

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Which Colleges Will Survive the Coronavirus

Small Business Labs

Scott Galloway is a professor at NYU, tech entrepreneur, author, and popular podcaster.    His article This Chart Predicts Which Colleges Will Survive the Coronavirus has caused quite a stir in colleges and universities across the country. 

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9 Unselfish Tips of Self-Care To Try Out And See Instant Results

Dumb Little Man

“I have the courage to be the happiest and healthiest version of myself.” – Madi Baulch. As we are living in an uncertain time right now, it is important to protect our energy and take care of our mental, spiritual, and emotional health.

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The Best Assistant Interview Tips

Office Dynamics

Are you in the market for a new job? You’re not alone. Recent events have led to a rise in job seekers, which means more competition. So, how do you stand out in a saturated market in which employers are receiving resumes by the minute?

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30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Brain Training

Simple Productivity Blog

I decided that I would challenge myself to some brain training this month. I used some games I had for a Nintendo DS, and worked from there. My goal was to do some training that had measurable results What I Found I enjoyed using the software, but found that I had good days and bad days.

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Detached Shadows

Brilliantly Better

We all have a dark side, wether we like it, or not. Most of the time, we don’t like it. But just because we don’t like it, it doesn’t mean it’s not there. It doesn’t mean it’s not part of us.

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Online Mental Health Marketplaces Democratizing Therapy

Small Business Labs

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a substantial increase in mental issues.    According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study : "Over half of U.S.

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How to Develop Confidence in Your Vision and Realize Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

We all have dreams. For some, a dream is a specific vision that they aspire to. For others, it’s more of a vague feeling or sense of what they want to become. Our dreams are a part of our identity. This means that when a person achieves their dreams, their identity is validated.

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Wether, Weather, Whether

Daily Writing Tips

Wether is a prime example of a word that will slip past the spell check. It is easily confused with two of its homonyms , whether and weather. Flying fingers find it easy to miss the single letter that separates them.

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6 Tips to Improve Visitor Engagement on Your Website

Small Business CEO

Is your website’s engagement far below where you’d like it to be? Are you thinking ahead to strategies to increase engagement with your yet-to-be-constructed website? photo credit: Andrea Piacquadio / Pexels. In either case, you’ve got to think in practical, actionable terms.

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Editing Life: Relationships

Simple Productivity Blog

Not all relationships are created equal. Some are great, supportive relationships, while others will suck the life right out of you. After a round of social isolation, you are probably aware of the benefits and drawbacks of your various relationships.

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Discipline versus Motivation

Brilliantly Better

Discipline is boring. Discipline is not spectacular. Discipline is discrete, silent, hard and annoying. Motivation is exciting. Motivation is spectacular, shareable, inspiring. Motivation is exhilarating.

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Census Household Pulse Survey Data Shows Self-Employment Recovering

Small Business Labs

According to the  U.S. Census Pulse Survey of Households. over the 10 weeks the surveys have been conducted (they started the end of April) the number of self-employed Americans has increased from 13.5 million to 15.2 million.      This is an increase of 12.7%. 

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How Positive Thinking Leads to Positive Outcomes

Dumb Little Man

Everybody has heard the classic piece of advice: stay positive! The reason this advice is repeated so often is because it’s difficult to do. Sometimes negative thinking is easier in the short-term; sometimes, we don’t care about the long-term.

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Something Odd Happening with Irregular Verbs

Daily Writing Tips

In Old English—the principal language spoken in England from the mid-fifth century until the Norman Conquest in 1066—English verbs were of two main kinds: Weak and Strong.

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5 Steps to Becoming a More Productive Entrepreneur

Jen Lawrence

As a business owner, you’re frequently wrestling with the challenge of how to get all the things done. How do you balance client/customer work and business development? How do you set priorities? How do you stay on task? How do you keep track of it all? I get it.

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Podcast Episode 27: Sharpen the Saw and Fill The Well

Simple Productivity Blog

Why have we been exhausted through the shutdowns? I think it's because we've all been running on fumes. Today we talk about sharpening the saw and filling the well - activities to get us back to productivity without exhaustion.

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Overcoming Inertia

Brilliantly Better

This is the 47th article from my 230 days of blogging challenge. Change is difficult. Change is scary. And every time we’re forced to change, our first reaction is resistance. We try to hold our ground.

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Our Updated Small Business Closure Forecast is More Optimistic, But Still Grim

Small Business Labs

In early April, we released a 2020 small business closure forecast. We've updated our forecast and the good news is we're more optimistic about small business survival rates than in our April forecast.  

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How To Develop Self-Discipline

Dumb Little Man

We start something new with the best intentions. We have great aspirations and a clear vision. We feel inspired. How could we fail? And yet, we do. Over and over. Things don’t go the way we planned. We get discouraged. Maybe things are even going well, but somehow we just run out of steam.

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Episode 323: 3 More Things with Benjamin Spall

Productivityist

Benjamin Spall returns to the podcast to share three more things. Check out his original appearance on Episode 196 of the podcast. Enjoy the show? Want to keep up with the podcast?

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6 Reasons Why Your Business Absolutely Needs SEO

Small Business CEO

Search Engine Optimization is an effective digital marketing tool that is valuable in creating a brand, building relationships, and establishing trust from potential customers. It increases the visibility and ranking of any business site when the audience searches on the internet.

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Editing Life: Projects

Simple Productivity Blog

When I was young, I believed I could do everything. People told me I could do "anything" and I assumed that meant "everything". Unfortunately, this has given me a "put more on my plate than I can eat" with respect to the things I want to do. The truth is, I am not Wonder Woman. I am human.

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5 Stages Of A Healthy Disagreement

Brilliantly Better

If you read my blog, you probably know that I consider some level of friction necessary in a relationship. If both partners are autonomous, healthy persons, sooner or later some sort of disagreement will arise, and this is normal – we’re different.

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75 Must-Know Statistics About Race, Income, and Wealth

Small Business Labs

Morningstar's 75 Must-Know Statistics About Race, Income, and Wealth covers a wide range of U.S. financial indicators by race. 

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Discovering And Leveraging Your Key Strengths With These Few Simple Tips

Dumb Little Man

Everybody has assets and qualities that help them in their everyday lives. We apply them both in our personal and professional lives. Most of us don’t bother to look at these assets or ponder the question of how we can articulate and expand them to advance our careers or to become better persons.

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Episode 322: The New Corner Office with Laura Vanderkam

Productivityist

On this episode I’m joined once again by Laura Vanderkam , a fellow productivity specialist. Laura is the author of several books, including The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home. This episode is sponsored by Setapp , a subscription for Mac apps.

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Top 3 Mistakes Made When Selecting a Task Management Tool

Jen Lawrence

We’ve all been there. We start getting overwhelmed by how much we have to get done. We decide it’s time to make a change. We google “best task management tools” and pick the one with the best reviews. Things start out really well.

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Editing Life: Expenses

Simple Productivity Blog

When the pandemic hit with the stay-at-home orders, many people were knocked out of work. The world economy is now officially in recession, and most households are facing lean times. I'm one of the lucky ones in that I can work from home, and my client committed to keeping us consultants employed.

Repeating Yourself

Brilliantly Better

When I first read “Getting Things Done”, by David Allen, I had a few “a-ha moments” Some of them grew into bigger breakthroughs that eventually became part of my routine, but some of them slowly faded away, despite the initial excitement.

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Zagat's Future of Dining Study

Small Business Labs

Zagat, the restaurant review site favored by foodies, recently released a Future of Dining Study.    The study looks at the impact of COVID-19 on the eating habits of consumers and how they may evolve post-COVID.  

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How To Create A Business Mobile App That Sells

Dumb Little Man

Businesses always want to create a product that sells, but a lot of time they forget to imply the factors that shape success. So here are some pointers that you can look at to develop an application that sells. Discover a unique idea for an application.

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Episode 322: The New Corner Office with Laura Vanderkam

Productivityist

On this episode I’m joined once again by Laura Vanderkam , a fellow productivity specialist. Laura is the author of several books, including The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home. This episode is sponsored by Setapp , a subscription for Mac apps.

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