February, 2017

Get Strong, Sleep, Repeat: The Importance Of Sleeping

Dumb Little Man

When you’ve had a long and tiring workout, you just want to go home and sleep. You feel satisfied knowing that when you wake up, you’re ready to take on another day at the gym for successful growth. How do we fall asleep? In a simple manner, your internal body clock recognizes your environment.

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Start-up funding: Private and public funding opportunities for your start-up business

The Small Business Blog

There are some very generous tax breaks and reliefs that encourage investors to back your business. 85% of equity crowdfunding is through Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) or Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).

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Top 10 Venues in London that Every PA Should Know About

Practically Perfect PA

So your boss has asked you to find another unique meeting room, locate a cool party venue for the office do and source a screening room for an investor pitch. Your to-do list is as long as your arm and you have no idea where to start. Enter HeadBox.

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Safety First: Avoid Disasters By Minimizing Risks at Work

Eco-Office Gals

Workplace safety is an integral part of any successful business. If employees feel safe in their work environment and there are no injuries, there’s no need for disruptive downtime.

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Animated Quote video using Double Exposure design

Andrea Kalli

Animated Quote video using Double Exposure design. I just love these. And they are so fun to create. They make your quotes, tips, and words of encouragement, empowerment, or inspiration really pop. Unique and professional. Let your imagination run wild with what images you will use for these.

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Career Success A to Z: M is for Mindset

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. It’s no secret that how you think impacts your reality.

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9 Reasons Why We Procrastinate and How to Address Them

Dumb Little Man

‘Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone’ ~ Pablo Picasso. Procrastination can be one of life’s biggest barriers to success. If we don’t tackle it, it can really prevent us from moving forward towards our goals.

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More Trending

Sharing some feedback

Practically Perfect PA

Over the years I’ve had some wonderful feedback from readers that I tuck away and come back to when I need a little confidence boost but I never share the messages with other readers. Well, today is a new day, folks.

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8 Killer Tips for a Successful Executive and Assistant Partnership

Office Dynamics

There is no greater relationship in the workplace than that of an executive and assistant. I can honestly say that because of my experience as an assistant for 20 years and as an executive for 27 years. While the world is a much different place today, there are core strategies for a successful executive and assistant partnership that do not change. That is because they are the interpersonal side of the partnership.

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10 Super-Charged Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017

Andrea Kalli

Want to Know How to. Supercharge Your Business? 10 Great Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017. 10 Great Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017 and Beyond. Whether you own a brick-and-mortar store or an online business, if you are not growing your company, you are likely losing ground.

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Career Success A to Z: L is for Lifelong Learning

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. It’s no exaggeration to say that I truly believe one of the core reasons we are all here on this planet is to learn. As humans, we have been endowed with the amazing gift of intellect.

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How Social Media Helps Students Study

Dumb Little Man

Social media in education is a no-brainer and many studies and experiences have proven its efficiency. Once you get serious about your education, you then realize that you must take the hand of as many resources as you can.

Why focus for productivity?

Clutter Coach

by Did you know that sticking to your task makes you happier? When you let your mind wander, even to a pleasant memory, studies show you’ll be unhappy. I remember reading about this in Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s terrific book Flow. In it, he writes about being in the flow, where you are totally engaged with your task, whatever it is. Being in the flow feels great. You’re completely present and time is suspended.

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Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Assist Conference winners are…

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Assist Conference giveaway! Originally we could only give one free place away, but thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we can now pick five winners!! I can announce the winners are … drum roll please…. Leigh Adams. Victoria Abebrese. Deborah Dei. Karen Coote.

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Love Your Career

Office Dynamics

I have always been a “career-minded” woman since I was a little girl. When I was about 10 or 11, I went from house to house in our neighborhood selling my Mom’s used magazines. When I got a little older, I went to work at my uncle’s beauty salons in Cleveland, OH. I was responsible for collecting money from the customers and straightening the product shelves. After doing that for a few years, I worked at Franklin Ice Cream store, which I loved because I could eat all the ice cream I wanted.

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Test, Analyze, Course-Correct

Office Organization Success

The month of January has just flown by — I feel we were just celebrating Christmas and poof! it’s the end of January! One of the reasons I think is that (as well as a trip to San Diego) I’ve been knee-deep in a client’s launch campaign for one of her online training programs. We’ve also been testing several different marketing strategies too to see what works best.

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Career Success A to Z: K is for Karma

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. This week’s topic is a little out there, but stick with me. Once again, my thoughts on this topic are fully summed up in my book, The Proactive Professional.

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Five Ways of Overcoming the Problem of Getting Sleep

Dumb Little Man

Sleep. An important and inevitable physiological body function. An effortless activity in past years but an increasingly difficult one in the present day. Many people in our contemporary society are struggling with sleep — correctly termed insomnia — in their daily lives.

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How to Create a Stellar Video Marketing Plan – 7 Essential Components of a Cohesive Video Outreach Strategy

Andrea Kalli

How to Create a Stellar Video Marketing Plan – 7 Essential Components of a Cohesive Video Outreach Strategy. How to Create a Video Marketing Plan.

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Podcast 044: What’s the worst case scenario?

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how asking yourself what the worst that can happen is can help you make decisions. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website. Each week I go into greater depth about one of the 52 ways.

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Building the Partnership with Your Executive: Are You a Center of Influence?

Office Dynamics

High-quality assistants can be a distinct competitive advantage for executives and the organizations they serve. Here at Office Dynamics, we are constantly reminded of this when we help executive and assistant teams develop truly strategic partnerships. As one Fortune 500 CEO puts it, “Administrative Assistants are the center of influence.” He describes his assistant as a “flow manager,” meaning she helps facilitate progress. She has the power to keep things moving at an optimal pace.

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The Large and Rapidly Growing U.S. On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

The research firm BIA/Kelsey estimates that in 2016 local U.S. on-demand economy generated $34 billion in revenue. They are forecasting this will grow to $57 billion in 2017.    BIA/Kelsey is an analyst firm focusing on the local advertising and marketing marketplace.

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Career Success A to Z: J is for Journey

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. This week’s topic is one I’ve written about in the past, but it bears repeating here. When it comes to career success, don’t look at it as a destination; instead, focus on the journey.

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Your Ability To Fail Without Fear Is A Requirement To Reach Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

What is Failure? Did you know that you need to fail to live life? Yes, you do. When we were all born, we never received a “book of life” that had all the rules laid out for us to skim through when we needed to refer to it.

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Video Animations Add Wow Factor

Andrea Kalli

As you’re building your video project, don’t forget that Video Animations add a great WOW factor. They also work great used as attention-getting pattern interrupts. Don’t let your viewers fall asleep!

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Habits are your friend

Clutter Coach

by What are the best habits? The ones that work for you. Why do they work? Because they are tailored to you in all your quirky glory. It’s said that the early bird gets the worm and that early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. But, frankly, I am not a morning person. Never have been. When my mom woke me up for breakfast on school days she usually had to try several times. I slept like a corpse. By contrast, my sister was often awake already, before Mom came in the room.

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Building A Star Partnership – Free Webinar For Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are in a unique position to build incredibly powerful partnerships with the person or people they support. The bond that exists between executive and assistant can be truly special and it can create a distinct competitive advantage in the business world. However, this kind of partnership doesn’t just happen.

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PWC's 2017 Sharing Economy Predictions

Small Business Labs

According to the accounting and consulting giant PWC, 2017 will be another high growth year for the sharing economy. They're predicting sharing economy revenue in Europe will grow about 60% over 2016, reaching about 27 billion Euros (the predictions are from PWC's European group). 

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A Simple 24-minute Morning Ritual To Kickstart Your Day


This guest post is by Amy of Brainy Owls. Amy likes to write about self-improvement and productivity. Check out the free email course , The Strategies of Enormously Successful People. These science-backed lessons with highly actionable worksheets will help you unfold the path to success. Let me start by saying this: How you begin your mornings can either make or break your day. For years, getting out of bed every morning was a big struggle for me. Every morning was chaotic and stressed.

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How To Overcome Negative Emotions Using 5 Writing Techniques

Dumb Little Man

Having a positive attitude is important when it comes to improving your mental heath, but it can be difficult to push through negative thoughts. No one is immune to negative emotions – they can occur very suddenly, and in the most inappropriate situations.

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Audio Testimonial Video for Credibility Building and Reputation Management

Andrea Kalli

Here’s a perfect example of a testimonial video that doesn’t include anyone recording themselves on video. It uses audio instead. It’s ideal to highlight the clients who you have impacted the most and want to praise your relationship and work.

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Overcoming resistance

Clutter Coach

by I am happy to announce that the interview Mike Vardy did with me for The Productivityist podcast is now available. We had a terrific conversation about productivity, of course, and also habits, how to start, what clutter is, and today’s topic, resistance. You can listen here. What is resistance? It’s when you don’t do the thing you said you wanted to do. It’s caused by many different things, but mainly fear of failure and feeling that you’re not good enough.

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Learn To Become A Better Leader: 10 Most Important Must Have Skills

Office Dynamics

Being a leader is so much more than just being the person in charge of your team or company. It’s a unique set of skills that you must have, in order to lead and take care of the people under your charge. Here are the ten most important skills you must develop to be a good leader. Listen to others. No one knows everything, even a good leader. Listen to others when they come to you. They’ll have good ideas, and takes on situations that you may not even have thought of.

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Digital Transformation Leading to Ghost Restaurants

Small Business Labs

Ghost restaurants are delivery only, online restaurants that skip storefronts and deliver food straight to the customer. Think Amazon for restaurants.

Reading Other People's Minutes

Laughing all the Way to Work

It is important to read other people's minutes. Especially from meetings that your boss may have something to do with. It can be beneficial for a number of reasons: It will give you a broader idea of what your boss is involved in and will help you assist him or her better; It will help you understand the business better, which will help you in taking your own minutes; It can give you pointers are how to minute better by looking at how they worded a sentence or handled a discussion.

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The Romantically Challenged Guy’s Guide to a Successful Valentine’s Day

Dumb Little Man

No matter what your significant other has said about Valentine’s Day, it’s still important to her. Whether you’ve been married for twenty years or just went on a few dates with someone, Valentine’s Day matters. Even men with the best of intentions need a little help sometimes with this love holiday.

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IT Network Assessment promo video for client

Andrea Kalli

This short and visual IT Network Assessment promo video for a client may not seem like much, but it’s perfect when placed at the top of their Network Assessment web page.

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