April, 2014

Before You Quit Your Job – Ask Yourself These 5 Things

Dumb Little Man

It’s no mystery that most people are unsatisfied in their jobs. Statistics show that more than 70% of the U.S. workforce is unhappy with their current jobs. Why is this happening in this great and free country?

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Hotel Casablanca, New York City

Practically Perfect PA

The Hotel Casablanca is a good quality hotel in the middle of Time Square. Yup, you read that correctly! There aren’t many nice hotels near Time Square but The Hotel Casablanca certainly fits that description.

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Tips for Proofreading Emails Like a Pro

Business Writing

This month''s free Better Writing at Work e-newsletter features the article "10 Tips for Proofreading Your Emails." Here are three of my favorite tips, followed by two that readers sent me: 1. Double-check the spelling of names. Check the signature. Email Proofreading

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How New Hires Can Make a Great First Impression

Eat Your Career

Congratulations! You got hired! Now the hard part starts. The first 30 days on the job is a critical time for creating your professional reputation. Like it or not, first impressions are often lasting impressions.

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Use Lists to Manage Your Life

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Use Lists to Manage Your Life appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. My wife is the queen of lists. She uses an iPHone 4s and can, a swipe and a couple of taps, pull up whatever information she needs to plan her next action.

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5 Systems For Success Tips

Office Organization Success

Entrepreneurs are generally the creative type, they love to create and come up with new ideas – that’s what makes them an entrepreneur. As solo business owners, that’s all we want to do – create products and programs, and come up with new ways of delivering our services.

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How To Live a Life That Is Uniquely Yours

Dumb Little Man

The biggest mistake people make in life is that they pursue dreams and goals without taking the time to discover what they are truly passionate about, and then allowing their dreams to unfold naturally as an expression of their passion and who they really are.

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Don't Chip Away at Your Credibility

Business Writing

The other day I had lunch with an old friend at a restaurant. We both ordered tea, and our tea came in ceramic teapots. My friend''s teapot had a noticeable chip on its lid. She commented to me, "They should. Grammar and Usage Proofreading Teaching Business Writing

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Do Indoor Plants Really Provide Return On Investment?

Eco-Office Gals

There are numerous reasons to invest in indoor plants for the office environment. Plants help to create a welcoming atmosphere, they can clear airborne nasties from the air, and of course, they are nice to look at. But do they provide a return on investment? Increasing Productivity.

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Learn to Stop to Keep Going

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Learn to Stop to Keep Going appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Imagine getting behind the wheel of your car and driving continuously, without any thought to refueling or maintenance. It would run along for a while, but sooner or later something would bring the car to a halt.

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12 Tips For Commanding a Room

The Solopreneur Life

As a solopreneur, you’re not always going to be holed up in your home office. Knowing how to captivate an audience is an essential skill — and it’s one that can be learned. Here are tips from More magazine on how you can be the person who’s worth listening to.

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5 Questions To Catalyze Big Change

Dumb Little Man

No matter what you want to change:- career, relationship, body, mind, the catalyst always comes down to one thing:- you. You, and you alone, are the vehicle driving the force of change in your life.

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Giveaway: 5 sets of Uni-ball Eye Designer Pens!

Practically Perfect PA

Like many other assistants I am also a stationery addict – Hello! I’m not here to suggest you go into rehab – quite the opposite in fact. I am about to encourage your habit! Consider me your stationery supplier… (see what I did there!).

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How Fast Can You Edit?

Business Writing

Each of the wordy phrases below can be replaced by one word. How fast can you edit them? Note: For some phrases such as "during the course of," you may need to imagine a sentence to help you recognize a. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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Owning It: A VA Success Story

Virtual Moxie

It''s rare that I find a post by a VA that makes my toes curl, but this post by Amy Kazor does just that. I remember the Amy before now. She was eager, and bright, willing to try new things, desirous of getting things right, and being hard on herself when she didn''t.

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How to Write a Speech to Inform

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Write a Speech to Inform appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. If you’ve ever told your spouse about your day at work, or explained how to make an omelet, you already have experience giving an informative speech.

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Creating Leverage is Not Always The Answer To More Income

Office Organization Success

We’re constantly told that we need to create leverage in our business; that working with one-on-one clients is too time-consuming.

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The Real Truth About Lasting Weight Loss-Why Diets Don’t Work (and What Does)

Dumb Little Man

Imagine for a moment you have $1000 to invest. After giving it much thought, you decide to put your money in a mutual fund because a financially-competent friend gave a glowing recommendation.

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The Lowell, New York City

Practically Perfect PA

This is me arriving at The Lowell , New York City. It was freezing cold and I was actually wearing two coats. The doorman was lovely and didn’t mind carrying my bright pink suitcase.

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Solopreneurs Generated $1 Trillion in Revenue in 2012

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Census recently reported that the number of U.S. nonemployer businesses reached 22.7 million in 2012. This is up 1.1%, or 245,000 businesses, from 2011.   These businesses generated $1 trillion in total revenue, up 4.2% from 2011.

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The Art of Conscious Compromise: Finding Your Perfection

Eat Your Career

I’ve been thinking a lot about compromise lately. Some people do it too much in life, others not enough. Over the past year, I compromised a lot to be with someone I thought I loved. If you asked him, he’d say he did the same.

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3 tips for a stress-free connected workplace

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 3 tips for a stress-free connected workplace appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. (NC) NC) Does your workplace stress you out? It may not be the everyday tasks, projects and deadlines, but rather the physical environment. Maybe your desk is too messy, or your colleagues are too loud.

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Spring Clean Your All-in-One eCommerce System

Office Organization Success

Like your desk becoming overrun with paper piles, or your PC becoming littered with folders and files, so too can you ecommerce system become disorganized and out-of-control. It’s a good idea to go through it, at least once a year, and see what can be re-organized or deleted.

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5 Ways To Cope With Workplace Stress

Dumb Little Man

Workplace stress happens to the best of us. Even if you love your job, there are going to be days where you are likely to feel overwhelmed, overwrought or just plain stressed out. Things won’t always go your way.

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What can Oprah Winfrey teach assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

I bloody love Oprah Winfrey! I can remember watching her chat show when I was a young girl and I just thought she was the most amazing women in the whole wide world. As I’ve got older my opinion hasn’t really changed.

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A Macabre Niche from the 1800s: Photos of Dead Outlaws

The Solopreneur Life

In my ongoing quest to find examples of interesting niche markets, I give you Ira Sumner, a Northfield, Minnesota photographer who lived in the 1800s. Sumner possessed a peculiar talent: taking portraits of dead men. And September 7, 1876, was Sumner’s lucky day.

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Simple Productivity: 7 Day Productivity Plan (Infographic)

Simple Productivity Blog

It doesn''t get much simpler than this: a 7 day productivity plan, bringing together the best advice in productivity. The post Simple Productivity: 7 Day Productivity Plan (Infographic) appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com.

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Control your body language for effective communication

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Control your body language for effective communication appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Communicating effectively means more than knowing what to say and when to say it. Communication involves the subtle signals your body language sends to those listening.

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[Six Week Challenge] Final Few Days to Register

Office Organization Success

A quick note to remind you that you have just a few days left to register for the Your Systems For Success Six-Week Challenge. Your Systems For Success Six-Week Challenge. link]. If you know you need systems in your business, but you don’t know where to start, this program is for you!

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How to Stop Black-and-White Thinking from Destroying Your Life

Dumb Little Man

“Black” or “white”, “right” or “wrong”, “good” or “bad”, “smart” or “stupid”, “strong” or “weak”. Do you live your life in black and white terms? Is your mood in constant fluctuation, going from great to depressed in under one minute?

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Who discovered Elvis?

Practically Perfect PA

Early this year I was in Memphis. During my visit I went on the Sun Studio tour. For anyone going to that neck of the woods I would highly recommend the tour – it is brilliant. One of the stories I absoutely loved was about the woman you can see in the picture above.

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5 Ways Graphic Shades Can Help Improve the Workplace

Eco-Office Gals

You may think of window shades simply as a way to protect sunlight from entering a room. However, there are many additional functions of window treatments than what meets the eye.

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What "People" Can Teach "WSJ" and You

Business Writing

On Friday at a dental appointment, I had a chance to read People magazine, something I do only when at the dentist or standing in a supermarket line. The cover featured Ellen DeGeneres, and I wanted to read her interview. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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How to Automate Evernote

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Automate Evernote appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. or… “Put Evernote on Autopilot, Save Boat Loads of Time and Make Your Life Easier (and More Organized)!”

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Are You Up for the Challenge?

Office Organization Success

Given that my website got hacked last week, and it caused some issues regarding registrations for the Your Systems For Success Six-Week Challenge, I decided to EXTEND REGISTRATIONS through to Midnight tonight, Tuesday, April 29.

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10 Ways to Stop All That Drama in Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Choose – Diplomacy or Silence? As you grow up you realize that being honest and straightforward doesn’t mean you blurt out everything that comes into your mind. You have two choices, either you learn to be diplomatic or if that route is too political for you then learn to keep quiet!

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Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

It sounds simple. All you have to do is book a car to Heathrow Airport, organise transfers on arrival at the foreign destination and then make sure that all your travellers get to every meeting in their jam-packed itinerary without a hitch.

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