August, 2018

How to set up an ideal week calendar and why it’s a must have

Practically Perfect PA

Why am I here? How am I going to get through this? Shouldn’t I be doing something else with my time? Will I ever eat again? These are the questions executives ask themselves while sitting in meetings they don’t need to be in.

2018 218

Study Finds Middle Aged Professionals Moving to the Countryside

Small Business Labs

A study out of the University of Minnesota found that in Minnesota while the younger adults were leaving small, rural towns, people in their thirties, forties and fifties were returning.    The chart below shows the key findings from the study.

2018 192

Management Isn't That Hard if You Remember These 3 Things

On The Job

Parenthood is one of those jobs that you think doesn't look too difficult until you've done it. Then, you realize that you have 18 years of caring for a child when you're running on no sleep, (usually) bad food and everyone constantly telling you what you're doing wrong.

2018 179

35 Small Acts Of Kindness To Spread Happiness And Flex Your Kindness Muscle

Dumb Little Man

You want to be happy. So, you do everything to maximize your happiness. You do the things that make you happy. You set and achieve goals. You make as much money as possible so you can buy your way to happiness. But, what if I told you that one of the best ways to feel happy is to give it away.

2018 222

Picking Things To Stink At

Simple Productivity Blog

Most of us are not experts at everything. You might know someone who claims to be - and aren't they annoying?) The real deal is that we all have to pick the things we're going to work on being good at. As a consequence, we end up having things to stink at.

2018 151

6 Tips to Adopt Eco-friendly Printing Practices at Home or the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Printing is unavoidable in a variety of settings, from personal to academic and professional. But printing can also pose significant environmental costs, from the paper itself to the ink and energy.

2018 130

Productivity tools and tips for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

During October’s Virtual Summit I will be showing our attendees 20 pieces of technology that can help with productivity for Assistants. As we have so much to do and the workload is never ending I thought I would share my productivity tools and tips for Assistants.

2018 214

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4 Ways to Handle a Passive-Aggressive Colleague

On The Job

There are always different personalities at work, and that's what can make your day strange, fun, interesting -- and maddening. One of those different personalities can be the passive-aggressive colleague.

2018 158

Digital Detox: Should You Switch Off For The Benefit Of Your Health?

Dumb Little Man

We are a nation of gadget addicts and knowing how to disconnect from technology isn’t easy for most of us.

2018 214

Always Be Aware of ROI

Simple Productivity Blog

Return on investment is not just about manufacturing. If we are going to be at a good productivity level, we have to be aware of our time ROI. The post Always Be Aware of ROI appeared first on Laura Earnest. Time Management

2018 130

Eco-Friendly Pest Control Tips to Keep Your Office Pest-Free

Eco-Office Gals

There’s nothing worse than having to work in an office with an infestation of ants, roaches or other pests — well, other than walking into an office that reeks of chemical pest control.

2018 130

6 things to stop doing in your one to one

Practically Perfect PA

For Assistants, the time they spend with their Executive in a one to one setting is so necessary and enables them to get on with all the tasks that require just that little bit of input from their boss. But, as I’ve heard many many times, there are lots of you out there who do […].

2018 210

How Coworking is Changing Commercial Real Estate

Small Business Labs

Coworking has reached the size and scale where it's starting to have second order impacts on the broader real estate industry.    Farthest along is coworking's impact on office design.

2018 176

3 Signs You Need to Run From That Job Offer -- Fast

On The Job

One of the nice things about the unemployment rate dipping below 4% is that job candidates are in high demand and are getting much nicer offers (more pay, free Doritos for life, massage chairs), but that doesn't mean all employers are going to make your life better.

2018 151

Six Golden Rules for Successful Project Management You Need to Know

Dumb Little Man

Project management is pretty straightforward – you find the requirements, create a realistic plan, assign the right people on the job, set a deadline, and most importantly, get work done. However, when it comes to the real world, project management is never that easy.

2018 209

Some Thoughts On Attention

Simple Productivity Blog

I recently listened to the TED Radio Hour on Attention. And then I listened again, paying much closer attention. What I heard has given me a lot of food for thought. The post Some Thoughts On Attention appeared first on Laura Earnest. Deliberate Living Media Diet Time Management

2018 122

Free Chapters From Joan’s Book: Who Took My Pen…Again?

Office Dynamics

Thank You! It’s not very often that Office Dynamics can celebrate another book release by Joan but when we do, the amount of support shown is truly amazing. Joan’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed , is set to be released in Septemeber, 2018.

2018 167

Day in the life: Sheri Meyer Executive Assistant iDrop

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Day in the life: Sheri Meyer Executive Assistant iDrop. What are the main aspects of your role? The central aspect of my role is to ensure that all components of the business work well together, that also means that I have an idea of what everyone’s part of the business is.

2018 205

Gallup Says 36% Of U.S. Workers are in the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Last week Gallup released the results of their  Gig Economy and Alternative Work Arrangements  study.    Gallup found that 36% of U.S. workers are gig workers. Key quote from their report: "Gallup estimates that 29% of all workers in the U.S.

2018 171

5 Everyday Habits That Can Quickly Derail Your Career

On The Job

It's often the simple things at work that can really cause the most problems for your career. While you may be sweating over the big presentation you're giving next week, it's really something else that has caught the attention of others in your workplace. Your feet.

2018 141

How To Find The Time To Workout Every Day

Dumb Little Man

Some people look back on their younger years when they seemed to have all the time in the world to stay fit. As we become adults with families, work, and seemingly endless responsibilities, it can suddenly seem that we’re too busy to work out.

2018 207

When A Tool Becomes A Black Hole

Simple Productivity Blog

Productivity tools don't have to be complicated. They simply have to work. A solution isn't a solution if it's too complicated, unusable, or a black hole. If it's too hard to use, you won't use it. Today we'll look at rules for good tools, and what to do when a tool becomes a black hole. The post When A Tool Becomes A Black Hole appeared first on Laura Earnest. Productivity Tools

2018 109

Adapting to Change

Office Dynamics

There can never be too many discussions about change. It’s constant, it’s inevitable, unexpected at times, but it can be extremely rejuvenating. No matter how many times change occurs in life, expected or not, it can seem as if you are not in control.

2018 163

How to network at any PA event

Practically Perfect PA

I organise a lot of events, and I also attend a lot of events so I get to see a lot of networking take place and I can tell you straight away, most people find networking scary. That is why people avoid it at all costs, they either don’t go to events at all, or […].

The Rise of Small "Speed Factories"

Small Business Labs

2018 171

Why Your LinkedIn Photo Sucks

On The Job

While you may not have given more than a moment's thought to your profile photo on LinkedIn, you may want to reconsider.

2018 130

5 Ways To Get Physically Fit Without Spending Too Much Money

Dumb Little Man

According to research by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), more than 1 in 3 adults are overweight and 1 in 13 adults have extreme obesity. The findings mentioned above are to be expected in today’s fast-paced environment.

2018 205

Podcast 101: Stop acquiring

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 101 and it’s called stop acquiring. Last time I talked about completion, that is, including time to put away whatever you just brought home or got in the mail or used for some purpose or that’s out because someone else didn’t put it away. Sure, blame someone else. It stands to reason that the more stuff you have, the more completion you need to do.

2018 109

Uplifting Positive Self-Talk

Office Dynamics

When you are feeling “less than best” (and we all do from time to time), it helps to rely upon a technique I call Uplifting Positive Self-Talk. This will increase your confidence and allow you to approach the day with a positive frame of mind.

2018 161

How to make your desk space more efficient

Practically Perfect PA

Recently I have been spending a lot of time trying to get my home office into a state of total perfection, where I have everything I need to hand, and the atmosphere is one of calm efficiency. Obviously, this is a dream but one I aim to achieve one day. Anyway, I was thinking about […].

2018 192

189 Coworking Spaces Opening in August

Small Business Labs

According to Coworking Resources , a site that provides information for coworking space owners, 189 coworking spaces are opening around the world this month. As their chart below shows, over half of these openings are new, independent coworking spaces.

2018 158

This is What Being the Shy One at Work Does to Your Career

On The Job

When you're the "quiet one" or the "shy one" at work, others may make assumptions about you. For example, they may think the fact that you don't say anything in meetings means you're not confident in your opinions, or that you're not prepared.

2018 130

How to Find Happiness Within Yourself?

Dumb Little Man

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your actions.”. ? Dalai Lama XIV. Happiness is a state of mind. We can keep ourselves happy in every situation; we only need to make up our mind. There are people who have a limited income and simple lifestyle and yet, they are happy.

2018 206

Money Saving Deals for Businesses: Get What You Need Without Breaking the Budget

Tips From T. Marie

Doing business can be expensive. From computers to apps, and everything in between, doing business costs money. Often, critical business needs are put on the back burner in order to stay on budget. Luckily there are some great ways to get what you need and save big bucks at the same time. Over the eleven years , I’ve been running my own business , I’ve come across a few ways to save a few dollars for the things I need to run my business.

2018 108

A Conversation with Joan

Office Dynamics

Over the past 20 years, I have attended several conferences ranging in topics from fiction writing to motivational to professional training and even a full weekend trying to become a more educated outdoor woman.

2018 161

Technology of the week: Envoy

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Envoy. Here are the details: What is Envoy? Envoy is a cloud-based visitor management system for your office or reception area. It is compatible with iOS and usually runs from an iPad. What does Envoy do?

2018 179

The Data Behind the 5 Signs You Were Meant to Work for Yourself

Small Business Labs

The CNN Money article  5 signs you were meant to work for yourself caught our eye for several reasons. First, the five reasons listed in the article are consistent with our research findings on the self-employed. The second reason is the article had no data backing up the five signs.

2018 158