July, 2015

5 steps to regaining confidence

Dumb Little Man

Confidence is part of the human soul that affects us all. There are two primary aspects of life that can affect confidence: Number 1: Our own personal experiences. For example, I can remember my earliest experience of losing confidence when I was aged 10, and I missed a penalty at a soccer match.

4 Ways to Ensure You're Not Overlooked at Work

On The Job

No one likes to be passed over for a promotion or big project, but if you ask even the most successful people if it's happened to them -- they will probably respond "Yes."

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Top 5 Tips to Relax after Work

The Small Business Blog

Can’t switch off after work? Restless? Anxious? Thoughts endlessly going round your mind? Heart racing? Grumpy with your family for no particular reason? Maybe it is time to relax!

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Independents Happier, Healthier Working on Their Own

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners released a preview of their 5th annual State of Independence study. We worked with MBO Partners on this study. One of the key findings is that 79% of independent workers (freelancers, contractors, self-employed, etc.)

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Simple Tools for Big Productivity Gains, Part One

Simple Productivity Blog

What are the simple things you do or use every day that make a huge impact on your productivity? In July we are going to be looking at some of my favorites. Today we begin with my morning routine and mini-habits.

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5 Ways to Significantly Increase Attendance of Your Free Teleclass

Office Organization Success

You’ve planned your teleclass, promoted it … and only a handful of people have registered! Worse … with such a small number of registrations, it’s likely all you’ll be hearing is crickets on the call.

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Are You Afraid Of Becoming A Leader? 5 Simple Ways To Overcome Your Fear

Dumb Little Man

Being a leader is definitely not an easy job. But this does not mean that you are allowed to sit back and avoid any kind of responsibilities. On the contrary, it is always good to take initiative and get out of the comfort zone.

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Top 5 Tips for Startup Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Attracting customers is one of the top challenges for startup businesses, especially if you do not have any marketing background yourself. However, the principles of marketing are common sense and can get you a long way without excessive expenditure.

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Coworking, Independent Work and Happiness

Small Business Labs

Over the last year or so we've been digging deeper into why independent workers are consistently more happy at work than traditional employees. 

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Eccleston Square Hotel, London

Practically Perfect PA

Less then two minutes walk from Victoria station you can find one of the most tranquil places in London.

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Grab your free TEMPLATES from Templates-A-Palooza

Office Organization Success

I’m thrilled to let you know about an amazing TEMPLATE giveaway event – Templates-A-Palooza – happening NOW through July 31st. There are lots of of free templates from industry experts on business management and online marketing that are just waiting to be snapped up! Grab yours here.

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9 Things You Must Stop Doing Now If You Want To Live Free In A World That Can Bind You Up

Dumb Little Man

Most people want to be free to do what they like when they like. Unfortunately, this never becomes a reality for a whole host of reasons that always seem sensible at the time.

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Analysis: Honesty Can Backfire in a Performance Review

On The Job

When can telling the truth be counter-productive? During a performance evaluation.

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Top 5 Tips for Productive Meetings

The Small Business Blog

As pointed out in an earlier post, it is worth thinking twice before scheduling a meeting and preferable to first consider whether the meeting is really necessary. When you do arrange a meeting, make sure it is as productive as possible. Be clear about what you want to achieve.

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What it Takes to Be a Successful Freelancer

Small Business Labs

Several good articles this week about what it takes to be a successful freelancer. HBR's 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Freelance  nicely synthesizes the key questions a person should ask themselves prior to becoming a freelancer. 

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What are your manager’s objectives?

Practically Perfect PA

Mid year review season is here again! Many of you will be completing your mid year review paperwork, looking back on the last 6 months to see what you have accomplished and having conversations with your managers regarding your performance to date.

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Have You Heard About This “Light House” Client Getting Technique?

Office Organization Success

If you’re not attracting enough clients to your business and are feeling overwhelmed, but you don’t know what to do next, I have a gift for you may just help you take that next step. But first… Have you ever been to the beach on a cloudy night? You can’t see a darn thing.

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7 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid (And their easy Solution)

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever thought about your money leakage? You work hard to get the precious paycheck. At the end of the month, you scratch your head in confusion. You are not able to diagnose the money outflow. Your self-confidence shatters in front of your eyes. There is no progress in your life.

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3 Ways To Keep Projects Moving Forward

Simple Productivity Blog

Have you ever been excited to start something, only to have that interest wane and the project fizzle out? In July we are going to look at projects: how to pick what to do, how to get started, how to move forward consistently, how to fix stalled projects, and what to do after you finish a project.

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Top 5 Tips to Become a Better Public Speaker

The Small Business Blog

For many people the fear of speaking in public is second only to the fear of dying. Don’t let this put you off: Giving presentations, speeches and talks is an effective and valuable undertaking to promote your business and generate leads.

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Amazon Launches Truck-Based Retail Store

Small Business Labs

Amazon recently launched Treasure Truck , a truck-based retail service in Seattle. It carries 1 item per day and cruises through different Seattle neighborhoods.    Shoppers use the Amazon Mobile Shopping app to buy items and arrange a place to meet the truck.

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Ten tips for travelling Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Organising business travel can take up a big chunk of our time with most assistants booking complex travel on numerous occasions throughout the year.

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SEAL Team Six Member Shares Leadership Lessons

On The Job

When a Navy SEAL comes up against an obstacle at work, he doesn’t head for the nearest pub where he complains about his problems or blames his inaction on a lack of resources.

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7 Great Foods to Boost Your Brain Power

Dumb Little Man

Our addiction to work and the internet is slowly wearing us down, and with that it’s dragging down our ability to think clearly and creatively. Luckily there is the help at hand, and thankfully it comes in the form of food. Here are seven great foods that can get your brain back on track.

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Thursday From The Trenches Episode 15

Simple Productivity Blog

In this episode I talk about "start as you mean to continue.". The post Thursday From The Trenches Episode 15 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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Steady Growth for British Online Retail

The Small Business Blog

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics last week show that British online sales increased by 11.4 % in June 2015, compared to the same time last year. The value of sales made online in June 2015 increased by 1.4 % compared with May 2015 and accounted for 12.4 % of all retail sales.…

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The Rise of Micro Multinationals

Small Business Labs

A study recently issued by eBay reports that in the last year 190,000 U.S. small businesses that use their platform export to multiple countries and continents. This is up from about 30,000 in 2009.

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What do you love about the assistant role?

Practically Perfect PA

Sometimes it can difficult to remember what it is that you love about your job or why you are doing it in the first place (other than paying the bills!) so I thought I would dedicate today’s blog to sharing a little assistant love.

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Yes, Small Business Owners Can Take a Vacation

Tips From T. Marie

I’m writing this post from a gazebo at Acres of Wildlife Campground. Yes, I’m working from a campground in the Maine woods. I’ve been sleeping in a tent for the past three nights, working only from 9am to 12pm each day.

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How To Use Regret To Fuel Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” ― Sydney Smith Regret prison. That’s a horrific place to be, isn’t it? Just sitting in your mental cell, torturing yourself with regret.

2015 285

High Impact Productivity: The Lowly Plan

Simple Productivity Blog

In July we are looking at some of the simple things you can do or use every day that make a huge impact on your productivity. Today we will look at planning. The post High Impact Productivity: The Lowly Plan appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

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Are You Struggling to Find IT Staff?

The Small Business Blog

Integrated cloud-based IT systems can help solve one of the biggest problems for small businesses: How to find the right information technology experts.

2015 200

The Rise of the Highly Talented and Compensated Independent Worker

Small Business Labs

The Forbes article  Six Figure Solo Businesses Grew by 45% in 5 Years, Study Finds reports on the growing number of U.S. independent workers who report earning more than $100k.

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Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

Once upon a time you spotted or were presented with a Job Spec which caught your attention. You applied for the role and after an interviewing process were offered the coveted position. I’m curious to know how the original Job Spec evolved.

2015 191

Avoid Fake Intimacy

Business Writing

If you write a blog, a newsletter, or both, you work to develop valuable content that appeals to readers. You build a relationship of trust with your readers that encourages them to return to your site. But you don't want. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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How To Live An Uncomplicated Life

Dumb Little Man

If we delve deeper into what everyone wants from life, we all get one answer at the very root of it: peace. We either want to live an easy-going, tranquil life, or we want to live an action-packed, fun-filled life to realize our dreams and attain inner peace.

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New Productivity Forms: July 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

In 2014 I decided I wanted to release monthly productivity forms with a seasonal theme. Fun tools make it more likely I will use them, and honestly, I get bored with the plain old print and line forms. In 2015 I decided to continue this tradition. So to that end, I will be releasing a […].

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