September, 2012

7 Life Changing Quotes from Will Smith

Dumb Little Man

Willard Christopher Smith, Jr. is one of the most successful actors alive today. He has enjoyed success in music, television and film. He has been called the most powerful actor on the planet.

2012 286

Featured Soloist Monique Y. Wells: “I Love the Freedom to Explore”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is The Solopreneur Life’s “Featured Soloist,” the purpose of which is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. Today we meet Monique Y. Wells.

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5 Strategies to Become Highly Successful and Get More Done

Office Organization Success

Business owner’s To Do lists are endless … I mean there is so much to do all the time that it feels like a never-ending cycle of To Do lists! And they can spend all day being “busy” but at the end of the day never feel like they’ve accomplished anything….

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How to negotiate when planning an event

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. As we all know being an assistant means that our super organised skills are second to none. We are the most organised profession there is available to the working world and our skills can be transferable to many different tasks, including managing an event from start to finish.

Labor Day Sale: WordPress Maintenance Package Reduced Pricing.

Eco-Office Gals

Happy Labor Day! We’re supposed to take the day off, we’re not supposed to labor, right? Not going to happen at Eco-Office Gals, I always work – it’s a bad habit. However, Labor Day is all about the sales, I can do that at least.

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Put a Star on Today

Eat Your Career

When I was in fourth grade, my best friend and I were really “into” day planners. We meticulously noted our homework, our special activities (like trips to the mall) and anything else we found relevant in our young lives. Every once in a while, we would play a game.

2012 208

9 Warning Signs That Your Friends Are Emotional Vampires (And How To Save Yourself)

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever notice how some people seem to suck all of the energy out of you; you come away from them feeling exhausted and drained? You spend time with them and even though they were all smiles, you still felt like you had been attacked in some way, and it leaves you feeling confused ?

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Workforce Participation: Where is Everyone Going?

Small Business Labs

Ugly is only way to describe the August job report.  Non-farm payrolls grew by an anemic 93,000.   And if you look under the hood at the new jobs, you find the greatest gains came from the food services and drinking sector.

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How to negotiate when planning an event?

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. As we all know being an assistant means that our super organised skills are second to none. We are the most organised profession there is available to the working world and our skills can be transferable to many different tasks, including managing an event from start to finish.

5 Small ways to make a big difference to your company’s green credentials

Eco-Office Gals

Many businesses hesitate to adopt green practices because they fear it will damage their bottom line and negatively impact profits. But the reality is that customers quite often scrutinize companies that they know do not actively make an effort to save the environment.

2012 208

7 Habits of Highly Unproductive People

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. We’ve all heard about the habits of productive people. But productivity is as much about what you don’t do as what you do. Here are 7 Habits of Highly Unproductive People. Do any sound familiar? Procrastination.

2012 283

Eight Tips to Decrease Public Speaking Anxiety

Dumb Little Man

Let’s face it: Many of us would rather dive into a vat of boiling oil than give a speech. Public speaking is one of the major phobias. But it doesn't have to be that way. By following the eight tips below, you can decrease your public speaking anxiety and give an effective speech.

2012 285

How to be an Organized Student

Ian's Messy Desk

Starting tomorrow, students in Canada will change from a relaxed summer schedule to the structured program of school and other activities. The key to success in achieving your academic goals is good organization and time management. As you head back to school, here are a series of tips that can help students get organized: Improve your work habits. In class. Have all the materials you need: pen, sharpened pencil, paper, etc. Listen carefully to your teacher.

2012 193

Smartphone Usage Booms, Young Adults Lead

Small Business Labs

According to Nielsen : "U.S. Smartphone penetration continued to grow in July 2012, with 55.5 percent of mobile subscribers in the U.S. now owning smartphones.This is a significant increase compared to July 2011 when only 41 percent of mobile subscribers owned smartphones."

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Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

[Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice! Both times I’ve replaced my phone as quickly as is humanly possible because I am just lost without it (sometimes I am literally lost without it thanks to my dependence on Google maps to get me about London!).

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New Life: Eco-Office Gals is Mobile Responsive

Eco-Office Gals

Yesterday was pure misery, I was hacked at 4:30am by some you-know-what in Italy. I did the cardinal sin – I didn’t do my upgrades! BUB was found !

2012 208

Quiz: Are You a Workaholic?

Eat Your Career

It can be difficult to achieve the perfect work/life balance. In fact, there may not even be a “perfect” balancing point. The general idea is to have both a satisfying career and a fulfilling personal life. But sadly, many of us get so caught up in our careers that we let our personal lives suffer.

2012 185

Six Simple Steps to Better Time Management

Dumb Little Man

Being able to manage your own time is a crucial skill in the workplace. If you work for yourself, it’s even more important – poor time management could spell the end of your business, or at least make you less successful than you’d hoped. Poor time management can be at the root of many problems.

2012 285

10 Re-Uses For Plastic Grocery Bags

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Even though I bring my own bags shopping, I still seem to end up with many plastic grocery bags in my house. Rather than throw them out, I came up with 10 ways to re-use the ones that come into my house. School waterproofing.

2012 253

Health Care and Education Inflation

Small Business Labs

New Geography's The End of the Road for Eds and Meds argues that the health care and education industries are "at the end of their growth cycle."

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Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

[Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice! Both times I’ve replaced my phone as quickly as is humanly possible because I am just lost without it (sometimes I am literally lost without it thanks to my dependence on Google maps to get me about London!).

2012 190

Remembering and Reflecting 9/11

Eco-Office Gals

I don’t think anyone who witnessed the tragic events on 9/11 will ever forget – I can narrate that entire day as if it happened this morning! Every call, news reporters watching in shock, arguing with the VP that the towers were leaning, insisting they were going to come down.

2012 193

How to Navigate a Career Change

Eat Your Career

Looking to move onward and upward? Yes, it’s possible– even in THIS economy ! Check out my most recent segment from Fox 31′s Good Morning Colorado below where I share 4 tips that will make the process of changing careers much easier to manage.

2012 172

How to Effortlessly Attract Your Dream Life by Designing Your Perfect Average Day

Dumb Little Man

Are you happy with the life you’re living now? Do you think there’s room for improvement? There always is, isn't there? Having a clear vision and knowing exactly what your ideal life looks like will get you moving towards your dream life faster. I’m not talking about cars, houses and lots of money.

2012 285

Are You Infected With “Lack of Time” Virus? How To Get Rid Of It

Simple Productivity Blog

This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines. There is a very dangerous virus that has been bothering people for as long as I can remember: Lack of time.

2012 252

Daily Deals Not Dead Yet

Small Business Labs

Whenever I talk to someone about the daily deals business I'm reminded of the Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie scene where an undertaker is dragging off a man who says "I'm not quite dead yet." "   For those not familar with this movie, rent it.

2012 191

David Ogilvy on How to Write

The Solopreneur Life

O ne of my favorite Web sites, Lists of Note, published a memo written by advertising legend David Ogilvy. David Ogilvy, the original Mad Man. Ogilvy’s internal memo was sent on September 7, 1982, to all employees of his advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather.

2012 169

Retrofitting Offices for Sustainability: 5 Reasons to Update Your Commercial Building

Eco-Office Gals

During a job interview, I was asked the question, “What does the term ‘sustainability’ mean to you?”

2012 190

EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I was asked to speak to a group of assistants in Sweden about personal branding. I was interviewed by the lovely Elena Aylott from EMEA East about my blog and social media in general. I thought I would share the Q&A session with you: Tell us shortly about your professional background?

2012 163

Stop Being Offended Today: The Cure For Everything That Irritates You

Dumb Little Man

There is an epidemic spreading across the world. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we’re all carriers of the disease. It’s called Offend-initis, a skin condition whereby the thickness of our skin melts away to the point where everything offends us.

2012 286

Strategies for Automating Some (Hopefully not All) of Your Social Media Content

Productive & Organized

I have been talking with people about social media a lot lately.    There is a lot of confusion and frustration about what to do and what not to do when it comes to social media. Recently, I participated in Michele Price's #SpeakChat on Twitter. 

Learnings from the Global Workspace Association Conference

Small Business Labs

We attended the Global Workspace Association (GWA) annual conference last week in Baltimore. The GWA is a trade association for members of the workspace-as-a-service industry. Their members are folks from business centers, coworking facilities, executive suites, mobile workforce service providers and other vendors who serve this industry. The conference sessions were excellent and very informative.  But even better was the interaction at breaks.

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How To Help Your Team Come Up with Brilliant Ideas

On The Job

If someone looked you in the eye and said, “You have 10 minutes to come up with the most creative, most breakthrough idea this industry has ever seen” you might be tempted to laugh in that person’s face.

2012 230

New Venture: Mobile Responsive Designs

Eco-Office Gals

I’m happy to announce a new project. It’s still in the works, but it’s live so what better time to let you know it’s out there?

2012 185

What To Do When Chaos Erupts

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. There are times when life gets chaotic. And sometimes it is more than a little chaotic. I’m not sure what cosmic influences have inspired the changes in my life right now, but they are all big.

2012 229

5 Quick Hacks to Kill Your Excuses and Pursue Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

You make them. I make them. We all make excuses and often we're well aware of it. Excuses feel good in the short-term but when you take a step back and think about the long-term effects, the end result isn’t all that enticing.

2012 285

Featured Soloist Kent J. McDonald: “Jump In and Do It”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is The Solopreneur Life’s “Featured Soloist,” the purpose of which is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. Today we meet Kent J. McDonald.

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