October, 2013

5 Questions To NEVER Ask Yourself

Dumb Little Man

Life causes us to question ourselves, but not all thoughts that come to mind are beneficial for us. In fact, many can be harmful and misleading. Here are five of those undesirable questions that if you find yourself asking, you'd be wise to rephrase or reroute them.

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Dispelling the Personal Assistant myth

Practically Perfect PA

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8 Tips to Help You Clean Off Your Desk

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 8 Tips to Help You Clean Off Your Desk appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Make an appointment - Don’t just hope you find the time to clean up, set a calendar entry and stick to it. Use the right tools: Set a timer for the length of time you have decided to work on this project.

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Venta Airwasher – The Harms of Indoor Pollution and Dry Air in your Office

Eco-Office Gals

Most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors and many of those hours are spent in an office environment. The effects of dry air and indoor air pollution can range from sinus aggravation and chronic coughing to the bringing on of headaches and exacerbating asthma.

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The No. 1 Reason Employers Can't Find the Right Talent

On The Job

There have been many complaints by some companies that they can’t find people to fill positions, despite a 7.3% unemployment rate. What gives? Are the unemployed a bunch of no-talent, bottom-of-the-barrel drudges who should never be given a job? Hardly.

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Automate Your Business! Top 5 Automation Tools

Office Organization Success

Part of running an efficient and organized business is making full use of the technology and resources available to you.

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4 Simple Tricks For Setting Goals And Creating Outstanding Business Clarity

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever come across a successful entrepreneur or a thriving business that didn’t have clear direction? I’m guessing you haven’t. Businesses that are profitable and attractive always have clarity at the center. Clarity in what they offer, who they serve, and where they want to end up.

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Top 5 social media tips for small businesses

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Top 5 social media tips for small businesses appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. (NC) NC) – Limited by time and resources, Canadian small business owners often view having a presence on social media channels as a daunting task.

Make Your Office Green and Clean for 2014

Eco-Office Gals

As the end of 2013 approaches we start to plan for a new year of business ahead. The New Year brings new clients, new projects, new workloads and new challenges. We are all now fully aware of the need to keep our businesses Green and work in harmony with our environment.

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Are You Doing Business the Way Everyone Else Is?

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips How unique is your approach to business? Have you done some trailblazing to find what works best for you or are you following someone else’s recipe for business success? My son is constantly sharing funny videos with me from YouTube.

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My Time Management Reboot: The Pros and Cons of Electronic Systems and Why I Created a Hybrid

Eat Your Career

It pains me to announce that my grand experiment with using electronic time management systems has officially come to an end (sort of). You see, for the past several years, I’ve been using a variety of tech tools to help organize my life and work—appointments, tasks, projects and more.

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3 Identity Theft Horror Stories That Will Make Your Toes Curl

Dumb Little Man

Identity theft is a scary phenomenon. It's unnerving to think your identity could be out there somewhere, shambling around like a rotting zombie from The Walking Dead, wreaking unfathomable havoc on your reputation and credit score.

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Organising the office Christmas party? Here are some do’s and don’ts

Practically Perfect PA

I know, I know it is only the 11th October but it is unfortunately the time when you really need to start organising your office Christmas party. A few years ago I wrote a post on the different types of parties you can organise depending on your colleagues and the environment you work in.

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9 Habits of Successful People

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 9 Habits of Successful People appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Leo Tolstoy starts the novel Anna Karenina with the line, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” There’s a measure of truth in that idea, which applies to successful people. Successful people exhibit common traits, while the habits of unsuccessful people are all over the place. Here are nine common habits of successful people.

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[Video] How A Simple Email Signature Can Get You More Clients

Office Organization Success

Online Marketing

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Taking Your Marketing From Print to Digital

Eco-Office Gals

Establishing greener business practices can seem like an uphill struggle sometimes, but trust us, it is getting easier!

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How to Stay Competitive in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

So, you want to get ahead at work? Join the club! In today’s competitive workplace, you can’t afford to get lazy. No matter how “secure” you feel right now, there’s no such thing as certainty.

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The Science Of Getting What You Want: 7 Simple Steps To Help You Achieve Anything You Want

Dumb Little Man

Just imagine for a second you could make all your dreams come true, achieve anything you want and succeed in all your undertakings. Wouldn't this be absolutely amazing? And you know what? Achieving outstanding success actually isn't even that complicated.

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The Office* Show and how to be a great delegate

Practically Perfect PA

Right everyone raise your hand if you attended the Office* Show last month?! I did, I did! As you can imagine I am pretty much surrounded by events 24/7 so it made a lovely change last month when I attended the show simply as a delegate!

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The Pricing Battle: Charging for Your Time or Charging for Results/Value

Productive & Organized

Recently, I've been talking a lot with clients and in on-line groups as questions come up about pricing strategy. There seems to be a lot of confusion around making the choice of hourly charges or value based pricing / results based pricing.

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Disorganized And Overwhelming Shouldn’t Be The First Words You Use To Describe Your Business!

Office Organization Success

But for many business owners that’s exactly what their businesses are! What if I could show you a way to turn that all around, would you be interested? Your Systems For Success is the solution you’ve been looking for!

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Working Green – Simple Ways to Make Your Home Office More Eco-Friendly

Eco-Office Gals

If you are a freelancer who works from home, have you ever considered the impact that your home office makes on the environment? How could you alter your surroundings or habits so that you make your home office even greener?

How To Ask For Help With Your Career (And Get It)

Eat Your Career

Before I jump into the advice portion of this article, please allow me a moment to vent… I get anywhere from a couple dozen to a hundred or more emails a week from my blog readers. I love it and I read them all, I assure you. I do not, however, answer them all.

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Work Smarter: 5 Productivity Hacks To Maximize Your Time In The Office

Dumb Little Man

Everyone has them. Days spent staring at the computer screen, drinking cup after cup of coffee, struggling to get any work done. There are several common causes – procrastination, tiredness – all of which can be easily solved.

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Don't Hurt People When You Unsubscribe

Business Writing

The other day a consultant told me that he felt bad about someone unsubscribing from his monthly e-newsletter. Sure, people unsubscribe all the time. Why did this simple unsubscribe gesture upset him? Because the person who unsubscribed was one of. Courteous Writing Etiquette

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Perspective - It Can Completely Change Your Results

Productive & Organized

The other day I was listening to Dave Ramsey share a story that I thought fabulously illustrated the power of perspective. He told of an English professor who wanted to make a point to her students.

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The Real Reasons You're a Terrible Leader

On The Job

If you’re in any kind of leadership position, chances are you don’t go into work every day telling yourself, “I’m going to be the worst boss I can possibly be. Today is a new day to truly suck as a leader!” Yet, somehow, your team believes that is exactly what you must be doing.

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How We Made Our High Energy Consumption Business Green

Eco-Office Gals

As a stage and studio installation company, understandably our projects don’t always have energy saving properties at their core.

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Free Coaching Call: October 2013

Eat Your Career

In case you missed it, I held my “quarterly” free coaching call earlier today. You can listen to recording using the audio player below or download the MP3 if you’d like.

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Beware of Passion ‘Suckers’!

Dumb Little Man

We call it by different names, but we all share the same sentiment; passion is an absolute necessity for greatness. Whether we’ve named it desire, obsession, fervor, enthusiasm or fire, we mean the same thing.

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Top 5 Tips for Coworking

The Small Business Blog

Coworking might not be something you have ever considered before as a business owner, but there are numerous benefits from working in a shared place with other people. Here are our Top 5 Tips for coworking: 1.

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Living the Mobile Life - Colleagues Share Their Virtual Business Strategies and Tools

Productive & Organized

Last week I started the series Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Living the Mobile Life and two of my colleagues shared their tips.    Today, we're going to share some more!    Do you dream of having a business where you can work from anywhere? 

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The New Serfs and the End of the Middle Class

Small Business Labs

A growing theme across the Internet is that technology is driving income inequality and creating a "neo-feudal" economy.  This week alone there are two good examples of this point of view.

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Despite Redbridge’s Air Quality Grant, The Future’s Bleak for Air Quality Monitoring

Eco-Office Gals

Last week, industry professionals and environmentalists marveled at news of Redbridge’s £100,000 ($160,870.33) air quality grant which was offered as part of the Mayor of London’s £20 million ($32M) Air Quality Fund.

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My Search for Cloud Storage-Weighing the Options

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Featured Tags: Cloud Storage Dropbox Skydrive Storage Storage Services I’ve been meaning to write this blog post on my search for reliable cloud storage since mid-July. So why am I just getting around to it in early October?

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There Are Huge Health Benefits of Drinking Water But How Much Should You Really Drink?

Dumb Little Man

First Lady Michelle Obama was hit with a bit of controversy recently, when she recommended that Americans drink more water, but no matter which side of the political aisle you’re on, she’s right!

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How to Use Facebook for Your Business

The Small Business Blog

As Facebook has grown, so have the opportunities and challenges for businesses to get in front of their ideal consumers. With over 800 million users worldwide, it may be the most highly trafficked social media site.