December, 2016

4 Productivity Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

The biggest obstacle to our success as business owners is often not a lack of knowledge or resources, but rather our ability to manage time. As a freelancer, I’ve had the opportunity to experiment with several time management strategies over the past few years.

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How to have an end of year detox in the office

Practically Perfect PA

With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s a good time to focus on your surroundings and think about clearing any clutter that may have built up over the year. Taking the time for an end of year detox will mean you’re ready for a fresh start in the New Year.

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How to Make Going Green Easier on Employees

Eco-Office Gals

Deciding to go green in your business is a great thing to do. However, everyone may not be on board. Many times, employees hesitate because change isn’t always easy to deal with. They may feel like these changes are forcing them to do things that make no sense or make their jobs harder.

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Choosing Administrative Training That’s Right for You

Office Dynamics

As 2016 comes to an end, I hope you are working on your goals for your 2017 development. The challenge may come when you realize there are a plethora of training programs, conferences, webinars and other learning events for administrative assistants and executive assistants.

5 Challenges and Mistakes Faced by Every Solopreneur

Office Organization Success

At some point on your journey as a solopreneur, you will encounter at least one of these issues. How will you handle it?

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Career Success A to Z: E is for Etiquette

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Before we talk about etiquette, let’s first consider another e-word: Elevator. Next time you’re in one, I want you to observe normal elevator behavior.

Three Ways to Build Trust In Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Trust is foundational for any relationship, whether business or personal. When trust breaks, a fracture occurs in the relationship. These fractures weaken the foundation of the relationship, with more fractures creating an overall unstable relationship.

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7 great organizing gifts for Christmas!

Clutter Coach

Here’s my gift round up for the year. All items are available through my Amazon store. Click on the photo of each to learn more and purchase. I love drawer organizers! They are particularly helpful in the bathroom to keep small items contained and separated. If a tube comes open, you’ll only have to clean the icky stuff out of one organizer. No need to empty the whole drawer and wash it out. 16.78. Magnetic knife bars keep your knives from getting jumbled in a drawer.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Question and Answer with Joan Burge

Office Dynamics

We’ve been having a holly, jolly, super fun and festive time with our 12 Days of Christmas Webinar Series event. In this Day 3 webinar we wore our ugly sweaters and took questions from our live audience about the administrative profession.

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3 Simple Steps to Plan for a Successful 2017

Office Organization Success

As we head into the start of a new year, if you’re: Feeling overwhelmed with getting your systems in place – Get More Clients System, Financial Management System, Business Planning System, just to name a few; Stuck in “analysis paralysis” because you have so many ideas you don’t know where to start; or.

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Career Success A to Z:D is for Diminishing Returns

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Okay, stick with me. This might sound like an odd one, but it’s valuable nonetheless.

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Finding Out the Best Time for Posting on Social Media Sites

Dumb Little Man

As of writing, there are over two billion social media users. This makes social media an excellent way to interact with our users. This is also why over 90% of brands use up to three social media platforms for their marketing campaigns.

When Losing is the Answer – 3 Things to Lose for your Best Year Yet

Practically Perfect PA

I love the book Transitions by William Bridges , he says that new beginnings, all begin with an ending. As a result we may feel a sense of loss, then feel a little lost before we can embrace a new beginning.

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Podcast 036: Make it to the finish line

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how to make it to the finish line with your projects. Here are some highlights: Why should I limit my time? How do limits aid in creativity? How can I manage my time better? Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Goal Setting & Branding for 2017

Office Dynamics

In this brief webinar with Office Dynamics, we cover quick and impactful tips on goal setting and branding. This video will help prepare you for 2017 and it can’t help but put you in the holiday spirit, too. Watch the webinar replay, Goal Setting and Branding for 2017.

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Upwork and the Paradox of Place

Small Business Labs

The average distance between buyers and sellers of services on the talent marketplace  Upwork  is over 1,000 miles. If you look at transactions where the buyers and sellers are both in the U.S., 96% of the buyers and sellers are more than 50 miles apart.

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Positive Career Affirmation #3

Eat Your Career

“I am always grateful for what I have, even as I strive to achieve more.” ” . To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #3 appeared first on Eat Your Career.

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10 Life-Changing Tips That Will Boost Your Happiness

Dumb Little Man

Once or twice, we find ourselves in a dark place in our life. When this happens, we all know how difficult is to see the light at such times. Everything seems impossible in the midst of these situations. Here is a list of life-changing tips that can help us achieve a level of happiness and peace.

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10 reasons to attend Assist 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few months I have been busy behind the scenes working on the programme for Assist 2017. It is coming together really well, so I thought now would be a good time to share 10 reasons why I think you lovely lot should attend. It is on Friday 24th February in London.

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Podcast 035: The master list

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about maintaining a master list. This is the place you can do your brain dump and get mental clarity. Here are some highlights: What’s a brain dump? How do I write my entries? Won’t it get way too long? Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

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Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

The theme for our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence was The Revolutionary Assistant. Our conference was held in October 2016 in Las Vegas. We had 450 assistants from 11 countries attend.

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How to write and keep New Year’s resolutions

Productivity Bits

The start of a new year is often seen as the beginning of a new you; a clean slate that allows you to look back on the previous year, see where you went wrong, and correct those mistakes while growing and rebuilding yourself. It can be your health or physical fitness; it can be that dream job you wanted to get or any goal that you have always wanted to achieve; this is the time to do it!

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Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & ViewsDec. 9, 2016

Eat Your Career

In honor of national pastry day (which apparently is today). This post is part of a series in which I share some of my favorite Internet finds (related to career advancement and professional development) from the past week. Enjoy! From Yours Truly.

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5 Easy Healthy Habits You Can Start Straight Away

Dumb Little Man

Exercising and making dietary changes are often two sure-fire ways to improve our health. Unfortunately, it is truly much easier said than done. Making lasting health changes to our lifestyles is no easy feat.

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Solving Bank Collection Compliance Issues For United States Financial Institutions

Small Business CEO

If you run or manage a financial institution, then you already understand how difficult staying ahead of collection compliance laws can be.

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3 great solutions for overwhelm

Clutter Coach

by How do you get organized when you’re too overwhelmed to deal with it at all? Try one of these three ideas, or all of them. These techniques are described in Stephanie Winston’s book Getting Out From Under. The key is that making lots of small changes will really add up and help you significantly. . The 10% Solution. Take the problem of getting out of the house in the morning. If it’s a frantic rush and you’re often late, then it’s a problem. .

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3 Ways to Manage Stress During the Holidays

Office Dynamics

Christmas is only 3 weeks away. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I’m sure you are busy with year-end activities and preparing to celebrate New Year’s Eve. If you’re like most of us, you’re feeling the “squeeze” to get it all done. (I’ll

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What is Hygge?

Small Business Labs

Hygge is a   Danish word that roughly translates to a feeling of comfort and coziness.    It's also becoming a word used to help sell a wide variety of products and services. 

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Positive Career Affirmation #2

Eat Your Career

“My self-worth does not rely on anyone else.” ” . To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #2 appeared first on Eat Your Career

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8 Interview Tips For Introverts

Dumb Little Man

As an introvert myself, I know how difficult it is when the spotlight is right on you. The thought of talking spontaneously to total strangers brings sweaty beads of nervousness on the forehead, and interviews are just as much of a challenge, if not more of a challenge.

Company Cafeterias Foster Healthy Eating Habits

Small Business CEO

You are what you eat. Unfortunately, a sizable portion of today’s workforce is going about their lunch breaks all the wrong ways and paying the price through lethargy, stress, and overspending.

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Podcast 034: Make a “not to do” list

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how to make your to do list more effective by taking some of the items off and putting them onto a “not to do” list. Here are some highlights: But I need to do all of this! Isn’t that cheating? What if I change my mind? Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Accelerated Assistant

Office Dynamics

In our program today we talked about seven ways to become an accelerated assistant. Below you will find our replay link, program notes, certificate download and access to our deal of the day. If you haven’t already registered for our 12 Days of Christmas Webinar Series, you can register here.

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5 Cases of a Missing Hyphen

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, omission of a hyphen hinders comprehension; discussion and a revision follows each example. Two and a half months elapse between when the president elect is declared the winner of the election and when he or she takes office.

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The Proactive Professional: TV Interview!

Eat Your Career

Earlier this week, I was honored to visit Good Day Colorado (our awesome morning show here in Denver) to talk about my new book, The Proactive Professional. I hope you enjoy it! The post The Proactive Professional: TV Interview! appeared first on Eat Your Career. Uncategorized Video interview

Building Self Discipline For A Strong Personality

Dumb Little Man

Raise your hand if you’ve started a diet only to break it two hours later? How many times have you promised yourself to start going to the gym from tomorrow then six months later, you’re cancelling your gym membership.

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5 Tips for Hiring Better Sales Account Executives

Small Business CEO

Salespeople play a crucial role in the success of any organization. After all, they are the ones who generate the revenue a company needs to grow. One common mistake that hiring managers make is focusing too much on the numbers and other details that are already on a candidate’s resume.

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