December, 2010

Our “Best Of” Blog Content

ProAssisting Blog

After going through all of our blog content from the last year and a half, we thought it would be a good idea to take some of our best posts and content and share them in a “best of” blog post… so here we go: General Assisting Blog Posts Wanna know what the number 1 rule of being an assistant is? We tell you right here. What does your career have to do with pizza? You can read part 1 and then part 2 to find out! What can’t we teach you? You can find out here in this three part blog series.

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Green Gift Giving: Naturally Good Soaps

Eco-Office Gals

Each year I partner with a great green company to sponsor Holiday gifts for my clients. This year I connected with Melissa Riviera of Naturally Good Soaps and it has been a true pleasure! A bit of background: Naturally Good Soaps is currently a web based business.

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What You Need to Say in an Interview

On The Job

Sometimes I really feel for my kids. As a career columnist, I've been full of advice -- from how to behave at work to how to choose the right career -- since they were about 3-years-old.

10 Creative Ways To Reuse Gift Bags

Complete Organizing Solutions

Having three children with birthdays around Christmas means our holidays are filled with parties and gift giving galore. In preparation for wrapping some of my daughters gifts I noticed I had an over abundance of baby shower gift bags left over from when she was born.

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Featured Soloist Revisited: Tommy Walker’s Biz Takes Flight

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that appears every Tuesday at The Solopreneur Life. Tommy Walker. This week I have a variation that I’m calling “Featured Soloist Revisited.&#

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Gift Ideas For Productivity-Conscious People

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Christmas is just around the corner. Chances are you are in the middle of your Holiday shopping.

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It’s a BOY!

ProAssisting Blog

Stephanie and I are very proud to announce our son, Wyatt Bull. Wyatt was born on 11/5/10, weighed in at 7 pounds 11ounces and was 20.75 inches long. It has been a real joy to get to know him over the last 4 weeks and he’s doing great. We think he’s taking it easy on us because he knows we’re newbie parents. Thanks for all of the well wishes and we’d like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season

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More Trending

How to Find a Professional Mentor if You're in College

On The Job

When I was in college, I relied greatly on the advice of my school newspaper advisor, who had just left a bureau job for UPI to enter the college teaching arena.

10 Reasons To Simplify Your Life Now

Simple Productivity Blog

I am currently taking a break. This article was first published on 14 September 2007. One of my main interests is how I can simplify my life. Back when I became interested, I wanted to get off the merry-go-round of too many activities and demands on my time and energy, but I didn’t know how.

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Shell Live Wire Competition – Meet Business Partners

The Small Business Blog

As readers of my blog will know, I love innovation and entrepreneurship – both of which I am passionate about. Shell Live Wire are currently running a competition and the winners are the people who produced the video that gets the most views on YouTube.

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My Favorite Inspiring Career Quotes

Eat Your Career

As we enter a brand new year, I know many of you may be facing career changes (both big and small) in the future. While this can be exciting and energizing, it can also easily become overwhelming and draining.

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7 Secrets of the Super Organized

Dumb Little Man

A few years ago, my life was a mess. So was my house, my desk, my mind. Then I learned, one by one, a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? Of course not, and I don't aim to be.

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Green Gift Giving: Kiss Naturals

Eco-Office Gals

This holiday season I discovered Kiss Naturals. I really love their kits and if you have little ones like me I know you will, too! Kiss Naturals makes DIY kits which come with everything needed to make your own natural lip gloss, perfume, soap and bath fizzies.

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5 Things You Must Know Before the Office Party

On The Job

I've written about the workplace for a long time, and I know that when the calendar hits December there's going to be a flurry of advice about what you should and shouldn't do at the office holiday party.

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Simplify Cleanup By Cleaning While You Cook

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Did you ever finish making a meal, then look around the kitchen in despair because it would take so long to clean up? Or find that the food has hardened past the point of all return, and cleanup becomes an exercise with a chisel?

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106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Productive & Organized

Overwhelm - You Can Overcome It "Overwhelm" is a word that I have been hearing a lot lately. I hear it from my clients and workshop participants as well as my connections on social media sights. We have a lot that comes at us every day

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Should Small Businesses Use Twitter?

Small Business Labs

The quick answer is yes -  if you see a positive return from the time and effort required to maintain a Twitter presence.    Having said that, we believe the answer will be no for most small businesses.    The reason is simple. 

8 Signs That It's Time to Look for a New Job

Dumb Little Man

There are good jobs, bad jobs, and jobs that make you want to gouge your eyes out with a soup spoon. Most of us can take the good with the bad, but when things at work are continuously awful, it's time to start thinking about a change.

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Little Green Footsteps

Eco-Office Gals

What is the business cost of going green? In today’s society most of us are becoming more environmentally conscious, particularly in our personal lives. If the adoption of greener habits and practices are going to accelerate then we need to see more green initiatives in business.

4 Ways to Feel Better When Your Career Sucks

On The Job

Everyone in my life knows not to talk to me for the first 30 minutes I'm awake in the mornings. And sometimes the last hour before I go to bed. To be honest, sometimes the middle of the day isn't such a great time, either. I don't always have the sunniest demeanor.

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Play 20 Questions To Help Define Goals

Simple Productivity Blog

I am taking the rest of 2010 off to recharge my batteries. This article was first published on 23 July 2009. There comes a time in every examined life where you have to stop and say “What am I trying to do?&#.

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The Kettlebell: Your All-in-One Home Gym

The Solopreneur Life

T his was written by Jen Waak, who pens a monthly health column for The Solopreneur Life. Jen Waak. Stopping by the gym on the way home from work is a bit of a fantasy for most solopreneurs. We work from home, so there is no “stopping by.”

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Tweets Not All Sweet on Black Friday

Customers Rock!

Social media has brought the customer experience more in-focus than ever before, and this became very apparent during the start of the 2010 holiday shopping season on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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10 Speed Bumps On The Road To A Better Life

Dumb Little Man

Let's be honest, we all want more in life. We want more money, more freedom, more peace, and more time. In a perfect world, we would have all these things and more, but that's just not how it happens. Life has a way of becoming filled with "stuff".

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Happy New Year 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe 2011! May you achieve the goal you set for yourself, your family and your business. Post from: Eco-Office Gals Happy New Year 2011. Random Green

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How To Keep Your Good Ideas From Being Shot Down at Work

On The Job

Long before Debbie Downer ever came along -- or Michael Scott or Dwight Schrute hit the airwaves -- there have been naysayers in the workplace. You know exactly who I'm talking about. Those people who shoot down your good ideas before they even get off the ground.

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Are You a Twitter Menace?

Tips From T. Marie

I’ve talked about Twitter Do’s and Don’ts before. Today I want to talk about making sure you’re not a Twitter menace. So just what is a Twitter menace? Those people that are using Twitter as a bullhorn rather than a communication device. Are you guilty of the following?

Featured Soloist Kelly Newsome: “Lessons Annihilate Regrets”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that appears every Tuesday at The Solopreneur Life. Kelly Newsome. The purpose of “Featured Soloist” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses.

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WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Our Wedding Videographers

The Small Business Blog

This week’s WinWeb Pitch of the Week winner is Tom Skelton, founder of Our Wedding Videographers, a wedding video company that is focused on providing truly excellent customer service, and amazingly produced wedding videos to give happy couples an extra special memento of their wedding day.

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7 Important Questions To Ask Yourself Before The Year Ends

Dumb Little Man

It's December again and the year is coming to an end! How do you feel? Excited? Eager to see what's in store for the new year? For myself personally, I love Decembers because it's the time when I take a breather, look back and see how the year has been.

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Merry Christmas 2011

Eco-Office Gals

As another year comes to a close, I want to take a moment to thank all of you and wish you a Very Merry Christmas. May it be safe & happy. May you be surrounded by those you love and may all your dreams and wishes come true in 2011. Click here to view my card to you. Happy Holidays!

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Tips for Combining Business and Personal Travel

On The Job

I've joined my husband on business trips -- both with and without the kids -- and I can tell you it's a lot of fun. But it can also be a bit stressful if you don't plan ahead.

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A Closed-List Approach to Processing Email

Simple Productivity Blog

I am taking a break this week. This article was first published on 6 March 2008. You have decided to take control of your email, and answer it when YOU decide, not be at the beck and call of every email that comes in.

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20 Questions for Setting New Year’s Resolutions

Ian's Messy Desk

The end of the year is traditionally a time to reflect on the past twelve months and set resolutions for the year to come. We start on January 1 st with high aspirations and motivation to make change in our life, but our resolve doesn’t survive much beyond the end of January. While a desire for self-improvement might get us started, it’s rarely enough to keep us going all year. Having a plan can make a huge difference in the accomplishment of goals or resolutions.

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The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

Eat Your Career

Out of everyone in my group of college friends, I was the only one who still had the same job two years after graduation. Everyone else had changed jobs once, twice, even three times. So, I felt somewhat smug—as if I knew something they didn’t.

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40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and Punctuation

Dumb Little Man

After all these years you finally have the courage and opportunity to write the email announcing that you and you alone have single handedly saved the company from utter disaster. You're excited, you type it, you spell check it, and you hit send.

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Social Media for Business-Are You Making the Most of it?

Tips From T. Marie

If you’re a virtual assistant I have something special at the end of this post you won’t want to miss. 2010 could very well be called the year of social media.