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 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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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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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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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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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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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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More Trending

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. Among all these intimate relationships, the romantic ones are probably be the most intense, because we all crave this type. Read more Cloudy Weather. The post Cloudy Weather appeared first on Dragos Roua. Relationships & Society

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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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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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Musings on Five Collocations

Daily Writing Tips

Speech and writing are made up of single words, but most words we use are grouped as phrases. Many of these groupings occur again and again in specific patterns.

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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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10 Tips to Craft Rockstar Email Marketing Content

Small Business CEO

If you’ve been trying to tap into successful email marketing for some time without the desired results, it could be down to a number of factors. Nailing email marketing techniques require the backing of science and is often considered an art.

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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. If you really think about it, that’s how the light actually works: while it. Read more Detached Shadows. The post Detached Shadows appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2020 62

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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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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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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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 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?

2020 52

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. Reaching any important goal in your life cannot be done with only one of these approaches, though. You cannot get from a certain level to the next one only with. Read more Discipline versus Motivation. The post Discipline versus Motivation appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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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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How to Become an Independent Consultant

Small Business Labs

Last week we had an article on U.S. Census data showing a big uptick in the number of Americans who are self-employed.      s It's likely this increase is caused by people who have lost their jobs turning to self-employment.  

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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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5 Career Tips for Project Managers Post-Pandemic

Dumb Little Man

It is said that difficult times bring out the best in people. Time and again, people, communities, and businesses have proved the same. All across the globe, nations are facing economic uncertainties while businesses are finding it difficult to manage challenges due to the current world crisis.

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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How To Put Together An Effective FAQ Page

Small Business CEO

The FAQ page on your website is one of the most important pages and is frequently visited by customers and users interested in your product or service. This is because it provides answers to some of the questions that most users can have. What that means is that your FAQ page needs to be well-drafted by learning some FAQ best practices , and you also need to know how to make the page more effective for both the business and the customers.

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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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Thrasio's "Platform on a Platform" Rolling Up Fulfillment by Amazon Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

Thrasio is a large and fast-growing acquirer of small consumer product companies that are part of Amazon's Fulfillment by Amazon program (FBA).    They recently raised $260 million in a funding round that values the company at $1 billion.  

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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. We stick to the old ways of doing things, even if we do understand, rationally, that we may have. Read more Overcoming Inertia. The post Overcoming Inertia appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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7 Easy To Spot Signs Your Relationship Has Problems

Dumb Little Man

You would probably be surprised at the number of couples I work with where one or both partners feel their problems “Came out of nowhere” or “Happened overnight.”

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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.

2020 52

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: 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. But there is still the uncertainty of the future, both for my family, and many others. One of the outcomes of this recession was that many people cut back on unnecessary spending.

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.      The bad news is the numbers are still grim with the base case indicating about 1 million (17%) of U.S. employer small businesses will close in 2020. 

2020 53

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. The problem is not in the arising of the disagreement itself, but in. Read more 5 Stages Of A Healthy Disagreement. The post 5 Stages Of A Healthy Disagreement appeared first on Dragos Roua. Relationships & Society

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How to Stargaze: A Guide for Novices

Dumb Little Man

If you like to take a breather from time to time and marvel at the beautiful night sky, stargazing is a very fun activity that can bring a lot of joy into your life.

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4 Tips to Make the Most of Your Working Day

Productivityist

Being able to get the most out of your working day is important. Well, nothing feels better than having a productive day… no matter what your job entails. Here are four tips to make the most of your working day. Create a Schedule.

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