March, 2017

Sleep Debt: Do You Have It?

Dumb Little Man

There is no such thing as catching up on sleep. Although a lot of people think that they are effectively catching up on sleep, in reality, they are just compromising their health. Most people need 7 hours of sleep each night at minimum, with 8 hours being the most recommended.

2017 285

Managing your boss’s schedule like a mega star

Practically Perfect PA

In my mind, the single most important aspect of our role is to save our Executive’s time. Saving our Executive time means they can spend that time on making the organisation more successful.

2017 236

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Mobile Phone Recycling – Promoting Proper Disposal of Electronic Gadgets

Eco-Office Gals

Mobile phone recycling is the best practice to save the planet and also to generate money in the process. Improper disposal of phones only fills out the landfills. Not doing so, will only continue harming the planet and putting lives in danger.

2017 207

How Trumpcare Will Impact Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

The quick summary is self-employed who are younger or have higher incomes will likely be better off under the Republican proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA, a.k.a. Trumpcare). Self-employed who are older or have lower incomes will likely be worse off.

2017 173

List Building: Facts & Figures

Office Organization Success

If you’re new (or newer) in business, you may have heard that you need to be “building your list”, or “the money is in the list” or any variation thereof.

2017 151

Career Success A to Z: Q is for Quit

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Today’s topic is a deserving one. However, some may wonder what it has to do with career success. After all, winners never quit and quitters never win, right?

2017 137

5 Happiness Hacks That You Need To Try Today

Dumb Little Man

When was the last time you felt happy? Not just a shadow of the pleasant feeling, but truly happy? You could say that most of our actions are fueled by our motivation to feel good. Unfortunately, however, it’s not all the time that we feel happy. There are days when we just can’t resist feeling low. If that is your case today, these simple happiness hacks can give you that extra shot of joy. Let Your Inner Child Take the Lead.

2017 218

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Why Going Green is Good for Your Furniture

Eco-Office Gals

Many businesses have adopted recycling programs for office paper, inks and toner, plastics, and aluminum as a matter of course. For companies ready to take conservation efforts to the next level, green furniture is the key to getting there. Green Furniture.

2017 130

More Industries Moving to the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

The On-Demand Economy is commonly defined as the economic activity created by online marketplaces that fulfill customer demand via the provisioning of goods and services immediately or much faster and/or easier than traditional firms. 

2017 158

Perceptions Matter on the Job

On The Job

Several years ago, I was in a meeting and had just given my report. When I was finished taking questions, I sat back in my seat and crossed my arms while I listened to others in my group provide their own reports. After the meeting, a co-worker I had known for many years stopped me in the hallway.

2017 164

Career Success A to Z: O is for Opportunize

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Alright, let’s address the elephant in the room first: opportunize is not, technically, a word. I know that. But I’m going for something here, so stay with me.

2017 137

7 Mentally Damaging Habits You Need To Let Go

Dumb Little Man

When we were toddlers, we didn’t understand much of this world. Our minds were too young to understand the way things worked. Because of our fragile age, we were often told how to think, behave, and even how to perceive our lives. The media, our environment, and social system taught us how to live our lives so we can fit in. This is dangerous and disempowering. You see, believe it or not, most of us have a lot of bad habits that we continue to practice each day.

2017 215

Technology of the week: iTranslate

Practically Perfect PA

What is iTranslate. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in 90 languages, anywhere in the world. What does it do?

2017 207

The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are always asking us what it takes to really stand out in the workplace. After all, it’s a competitive market out there! If you really want to make a name for yourself and get ahead, it takes more than just skimming the surface. You have to dive deep within yourself to develop that “World Class” status that executives are looking for in their assistants.

2017 164

Self-Employment and the Attributes of the Dream Job

Small Business Labs

Gallup's The Dream Job covers the key attributes employees look for in a job. These  These are: the ability to do what they do best. greater work-life balance and better personal well-being. greater stability and job security. a significant increase in income.

2017 157

If Your Office is Still Using These Two Things, Stop. Now.

Tips From T. Marie

Once upon a time small and medium sized businesses prided themselves on being at the cutting edge of office technology. They were the first to adopt things like electric typewriters, fax machines and yes, even computers. And then they weren’t. In fact, an amazingly embarrassing amount of these same sized businesses are still using ancient. Read more. Business Tips Technologically Speaking

2017 112

Career Success A to Z: P is for Paycheck

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. When it comes to career success, there’s no denying that money matters. Sure, I’m all about creating career “nourishment” and finding meaningful work that enriches your life.

2017 130

Take 7: Seven Tips For A Better Organization Of Your Time

Dumb Little Man

While time management apps help us configure and control our schedules, it is still best to exercise time management skills and create a habit out of them. Maximum productivity, after all, is reached when one is able to produce more results in a shorter period of time. To help you kickstart that habit, here’s a rundown of seven of the most effective tricks and tips to establish better time management! Manage your day according to your prime time. Our energy levels differ from one another.

2017 213

Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! At some point in an assistant’s career they will be asked to put together a slide deck for their Executive.

2017 207

Is It Ever Too Late to Change Your Personal Brand?

Office Dynamics

Designed by Freepik. Personal branding is a topic I’m personally passionate about, and one that’s very relevant in today’s business world—especially for assistants. Your role requires a certain professional presence after all. You need others to respect you and view you as a valuable contributor. Without the power of a positive personal brand, it’s much harder to get things done, influence others, and achieve success. Many people wonder if it’s ever too late to change your personal brand.

2017 155

The Multstage Life and Self-Employment in the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

Recent research by future of work expert Lynda Gratton  suggests due to longer life spans the traditional life stages - education, work and retirement - no longer work.

2017 157

This $20 Business Investment Took Me from Struggling to Successful

Tips From T. Marie

One of the best investments I ever made for my business was “The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude” by Jeffery Gitomer. It’s a book I don’t consider a business book, but a life book, yet it has probably made the difference between my success and failure. I bought the book on a whim in. Read more. Business Tips Featured

2017 110

Career Success A to Z: N is for Non-Negotiable

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. When it comes to career success—and more importantly, career fulfillment—it’s important to know what you’re looking for.

5 Ways To Use The Mind Muscle Connection For Better Workouts

Dumb Little Man

Ever wonder why some people are so committed to working out? Maybe it’s because you have never experienced and truly enjoyed the feeling of what many weightlifters call the ‘pump.’ ’ It’s the stimulating and euphoric feeling that directly results from the mind muscle connection.

2017 201

Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! At some point in an assistant’s career they will be asked to put together a slide deck for their Executive.

2017 207

5 Ways to Enhance Your Professional Online Image

On The Job

Fifty-two percent of 52% of recruiters say they always search for social media posts during hiring, and what they’re seeing often isn’t flattering to job candidates: alcohol or drug use; a profile that links to an escort service and revelations about activities in a demonic cult.

2017 152

Automation Helping the Self-Employed With Their Taxes - And Making Them More Productive

Small Business Labs

There's been a lot of discussion about automation and technology replacing jobs. But there's been much less discussion about the positive sides of automation and in particular how automation can improve productivity. 

2017 154

Podcast 049: Organizing is a journey

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how organizing is a way of life. It’s something you do everyday, not something you spend all weekend on and then it’s done for good. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

2017 100

Developing Your “Wow” Factor

Office Dynamics

Some assistants have it. Some assistants don’t. What is it, you ask? That intangible, invaluable “wow” factor. Here’s the good news: It’s a learnable trait! Anyone can develop their own unique wow factor. It has nothing to do with your title or pay grade; it’s about who you are as a professional. The wow factor is a term we use in the World Class Assistant™ certificate program to describe the powerful executive presence that the most successful administrative professionals exude.

2017 142

16 Essential Tips for Quitting Smoking

Dumb Little Man

Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. There will be approximately 159,260 deaths from lung cancer in the United States this year alone. Despite smoking being the most common cause of lung cancer, more than 42 million Americans continue to smoke cigarettes. In case you are struggling with ditching the habit, here are some tips for quitting smoking. Find a Substantial Reason to Quit. The best way to motivate yourself is to find a compelling reason to quit.

2017 194

Managing your boss’s schedule like a mega star

Practically Perfect PA

In my mind, the single most important aspect of our role is to save our Executive’s time. Saving our Executive time means they can spend that time on making the organisation more successful.

2017 173

Don't be Afraid to Question the Data

On The Job

“Don’t fall in love with the data.” – Frank Sesno Not many companies ignore data these days since it’s often thought to be the secret sauce that’s going to lead to greater success. Yet data can be an inexact science.

2017 151

Airbnb's Economic Empowerment Initiative

Small Business Labs

Airbnb has launched an economic empowerment initiative.    The goal seems to be to show that Airbnb contributes to local economies, creates jobs and provides opportunities for the middle class to supplement their income.

2017 151

In box zero: yea or nay?

Clutter Coach

by If you’re new to the productivity game, you may not know about Merlin Mann, who invented the game. Well, not exactly. But he did coin “in box zero,” which went viral. His idea was that instead of idly perusing your email in box, you do it with intent. Answer what needs to be answered. File what needs to be filed. Act on what needs to be acted on. And delete the rest. That’s pretty much it.

2017 100

Spring Video Seasonal Message to Clients

Andrea Kalli

Want to wish your clients a Happy Spring? Send them a simple seasonal video greeting and put a smile on their face! Provided by Andrea Kalli – Video Editing & Marketing Services.

2017 141

5 Ways To Bounce Back From A Big Mistake

Dumb Little Man

Everyone makes mistakes. The recent mistakes in the media with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong movie for the Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars and Steve Harvey’s slip-up when he said the wrong name for Miss Universe 2015 are reminders that no one is perfect.

2017 189

How to solve those hotel booking ‘facepalm’ moments

Practically Perfect PA

Office Managers and PA’s across the world are using Roomex to save time and money on their work-related hotel bookings. This innovative tool comes at no cost and with no contract but saves on average 21% on hotel bookings.

2017 173