June, 2020

Self-Development Tips for Every Entrepreneur

Dumb Little Man

Anyone can start a business, but not everyone can succeed with it. That’s a fact that every aspiring entrepreneur should understand when planning to open and start their own company. In fact, thousands of people have opened a business only to find it failing at the end. The truth is, success isn’t a sure-fire thing in business. You, as an entrepreneur, should be prepared to face some changes along the way and learn how to adapt to them.

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10 Tips for Communicating with Employees

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Tips for Communicating with Employees appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Effective communication is a key skill for supervisors. If a supervisor is unable to deliver a message clearly, it doesn’t matter how good or important the message is, it has no value. Communication is a continuous process, and good communication provides both quantitative and qualitative input. It serves as a yardstick whereby your employees can […].

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How Assistants Can Deal with Difficult Bosses (Video)

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Librar y. A participant in our recent Q&A (Ask the Career Coach) session asked: My executive treats me like a servant rather than a business partner. I’ve told him in previous conversations regarding him being late to appointments/interviews, that I’m looking out for his brand, and he has told me that is not necessary.

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Advanced skills for C-suite Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Working alongside every successful Executive is an incredibly smart, switched-on and highly skilled Executive Assistant. There are many advanced skills that Assistants, who work in the C-suite, need to be successful in the role. We cover a lot of those skills on this website. In this article, we are going to cover some of [.].

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The Best Assistant Learning Resources

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1990, we have provided rich resources for administrative professionals around the world. As you can imagine, we have covered thousands of assistant-focused topics over the decades. Everything from improving time-management skills to refining your career portfolio to compete in a post-COVID-19 workplace.

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5 Tips for Moving Back to the Office

Simple Productivity Blog

As we start to reemerge after the quarantine, many of us are headed back to the office. But after working remote for so many weeks, it's hard to think about going back to the way we were. Today I offer some tips to keep your productivity up as you move back to the office. The post 5 Tips for Moving Back to the Office appeared first on Laura Earnest. Productivity

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Beat The Competition: Self Discipline For Business Success

Dumb Little Man

How would you describe the business landscape in today’s time? Would you describe it as competitive? Ruthless? Cutthroat, aggressive, or maybe a dog-eat-dog world? Well, all of the above are accurate discussions of how the business world truly is. Indeed a world full of ambition, it is still a world where simple hard work won’t be enough to guarantee success.

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The Art of Career Crafting (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of The Art of Career Crafting. Date : Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern. Sign up for the Eat Your Career Newsletter to receive registration information: [link]. No job is perfect. However, there are almost always things you can do to make an imperfect job a little closer to perfect.

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The ultimate guide to board and Executive team management

Practically Perfect PA

Organising and arranging meetings for boards and executive teams can be a long-drawn-out process that requires a lot of patience and managing a lot of moving parts. I would also like to draw your attention to the following guides, which will also help you manage meetings. The ultimate guide to effective minute-taking I’ve worked [.].

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Dealing With a Difficult Boss

Office Dynamics

Working with people has its pros and cons. When you work with others you are able to bounce around ideas, collaborate, get feedback, and share knowledge. However, when you work with difficult people, you may experience resistance. In the past, we’ve touched on how to deal with difficult people but let’s face it, dealing with… Attitude Career Management Conflict Resolution Difficult People Stress Management Work-Life Balance bad boss bad manager difficult people difficult situations

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30 Day Challenge: Brain Training

Simple Productivity Blog

I feel like I've been getting mentally sloppy. For this month's challenge, I decided I would do brain training every day. Why Brain Training? I feel like I've been getting mentally sloppy. I don't read things that challenge me much; my work exercises my skills in problem solving, but the rest of my skills don't get a regular workout. I want to use science to help me maintain (and hopefully regain) some of my mental agility.

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5 Retirement Planning Myths Busted (To Help You Plan Your Finances Better)

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to financial myths related to retirement planning, there exists plenty. Thankfully, younger citizens are becoming more conscious by the day and are opening up to embracing less conventional financing options. However, even the most well-informed people can sometimes fall prey to some of the existing retirement planning myths. It’s high time we reboot our thinking process and break free from such shortsighted ideas today.

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The Money Diagram

Brilliantly Better

One of the perks of traveling is that you get to meet other people. I know it sounds funny, but, as Sheldon will put it: “it’s funny, cause it’s true” For the last 4 days I’ve been traveling around Spain (in Mallorca, precisely), and, after settling in, I finally got the chance to get a. Read more The Money Diagram. The post The Money Diagram appeared first on Dragos Roua. Money and Wealth

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COVID-19's Huge Financial Impact on Cities

Small Business Labs

According to the National League of Cities (NLC) , 65% of cities are being forced to delay or cancel capital spending and infrastructure projects due to COVID-19.      Unlike the federal government, most U.S. cities are required by charter to run a balanced budget. This  This means revenue shortfalls have to be met with cost-cutting.

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10 Terms About the Coronavirus You Should Know

Daily Writing Tips

One by-product of the COVID-19 pandemic is the introduction of a vocabulary pertaining to the disease. Here are ten terms everyone should know to help them and others in their families and communities understand the disease and avoid contracting it. Asymptomatic: This term simply means “presenting no symptoms of disease,” but the connotation is that the asymptomatic person or animal has a disease but shows no signs of it.

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Do You Find Yourself Rambling?

Office Dynamics

More words don’t always translate into more meaning. That’s why it’s important to avoid wordiness in your writing, especially in a business setting. Your colleagues’ and customers’ time is precious. They need to know what you offer, need, or suggest quickly and concisely. If you find yourself rambling, it might be due to a lack… Writing and Grammar

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30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Make A List of 30 Day Challenges

Simple Productivity Blog

I was having difficulty coming up with 30 day challenges that actually interested me. I knew that if I wasn't interested, there was no way in heck I was going to do them. So I decided to challenge myself to make my own list of 30 day challenges. This was actually fairly easy to do. I sat down for three sessions, and wrote out things I wanted to try or add to my life. Here is my list: The post 30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Make A List of 30 Day Challenges appeared first on Laura Earnest.

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Daily Habits That Will Increase Your Happiness To The Max

Dumb Little Man

Who doesn’t want to feel happy all the time and get rid of all life’s sorrows? Alas, it’s not always possible to stay in your best spirits. What most people don’t understand is that happiness is not something that can be achieved by material things. In fact, if you want to stay happy most of the time, you’ll need to change the mindset that possessions equate to joy. A good mood is not only good for your mental health, but it can also keep your physical health in good shape.

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5 Signs Of A Healthy Relationship

Brilliantly Better

I was thinking about a nice, witty introduction for this short article, but, in all honesty, I couldn’t come up with one. I think relationships – and I’m talking about romantic relationships here – are a very difficult topic, so putting out a witty, happy-go-lucky article about it, will simply be unfair. Consuming that article. Read more 5 Signs Of A Healthy Relationship. The post 5 Signs Of A Healthy Relationship appeared first on Dragos Roua. Relationships & Societ

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Study Shows Most Want to Go Back to Offices, at Least Part-Time

Small Business Labs

Gensler, a large global integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting firm, recently released its U.S. Work From Home Survey 2020 report. The survey was done between April 16th to May 4th and the respondents "were required to be working full time for a company of 100 or more people, to have worked in an office environment prior to COVID-19, and to be currently working from home." 

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8 Ways To Improve Your Productivity And Mental Health

Small Business CEO

During a pandemic, productivity and mental health may seem to function far apart from each other, but they actually work hand in hand. For many of us, including myself, there has been a lot of pressure to not only stay productive, but to accomplish more than ever before. Although many are working from home, maintaining productivity may be even more difficult right now due to the state of our mental health.

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10 Writing Resources to Explore

Daily Writing Tips

Are you hoping to go further with your writing this year? Whether you want to launch your freelance writing career, write and publish a book, or start a successful blog, these ten resources could help. I’ve split them into three different categories: learn, write and market.

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Editing Life: Consumption

Simple Productivity Blog

Spending patterns and consumption are areas that get out of control for a lot of us. The pandemic has changed our consumption patterns, if for no other reason than we couldn't get out to the stores. But as the restrictions ease, we have a chance to take a look at our consumption and make conscious choices going forward. Why is consumption an area for editing? Why not just go back to the way we were? First of all, we are in a global recession.

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How To Become An Inspiration To Others: 4 Essential Qualities

Dumb Little Man

If I were to ask you to name the person who has inspired you the most, your first choice might be a celebrity. It also might be a professional public speaker, a successful business person, a spiritual guru, or some other public figure. But in reality, the people who make the biggest, and most lasting impact on our lives are probably ordinary folks. They might not even consider themselves to be inspirational.

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The Best Productivity Hack For WhatsApp

Brilliantly Better

And the only productivity hack I know for WhatsApp, honestly. Just to make things clear, WhatsApp doesn’t particularly strike me as a productivity app. On the contrary. It can be the most distracting thing in your digital inventory. And yet, many people are using it, and sometimes for good reasons. It has end to end. Read more The Best Productivity Hack For WhatsApp. The post The Best Productivity Hack For WhatsApp appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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One Health Advantage of Work Autonomy and Control May be Less Risk of Dying

Small Business Labs

Independent workers (freelancers, gig workers, independent contractors, etc.) consistently report a major benefit of being independent is the work flexibility, autonomy, and control it provides. It turns out having work flexibility, autonomy, and control may also mean you are at less risk of dying. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Psychology , limited work autonomy and control can lead to mental health problems and an increased risk of death.

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5 Tips for Starting a New Job Remotely

45 Things

Many companies have been great about keeping their job commitments to new hires or even interns in the midst of a global pandemic. The problem is that many new employees are starting their new positions from their kitchen table instead of the building where the employer resides because companies are still following work-from-home policies. That presents quite a challenge for the employer -- to successfully onboard a new hire virtually -- and also to the new worker or intern.

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Publicly vs. Publically

Daily Writing Tips

Is publically a word? Yes, if by “a word” you mean “a term that is found as an entry in dictionaries.” But is it a word a careful writer is apt to use? That’s another story, which will be told below. First, dictionaries are not arbiters of highly literate writing; they merely document usage.

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Podcast Episode 25: The Importance of Writing Out A Daily Agenda

Simple Productivity Blog

Today I talk about the importance of making a daily agenda - and why writing it out is key. The post Podcast Episode 25: The Importance of Writing Out A Daily Agenda appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

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LinkedIn Dos and Don’ts: LinkedIn’s Best Practices

Dumb Little Man

LinkedIn is the largest online professional networking platform. It’s only wise to make use of it the right way. If someone is only using it as an online resume, then they are missing out on a lot of opportunities. LinkedIn not only help to recruit people faster, but it also helps professionals increase their network faster. Some common mistakes can prevent LinkedIn users from utilizing LinkedIn’s benefits. Avoid these mistakes to avail its many advantages.

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Managing Expectations

Brilliantly Better

I’ve been wanting for a long time to write about expectations. I find them a source of both suffering and happiness, depending on how you’re, well, managing them. Expectations are part of our life, wether we like it or not. Unless we’re in Nirvana, fully detached from Samsara, and immersed in the now, we’re all. Read more Managing Expectations. The post Managing Expectations appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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Academic Study Measures the Pandemic's Impact on Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

The Effects of the Coronavirus on Hours of Work in Small Businesses , from Yale's Tobin Center for Economic Policy, shows the pandemic's dramatic and ongoing impact on small businesses.    The study uses data from Homebase , which provides scheduling and time tracking tools for small businesses, to measure the change in overall hours worked by small business employees. As the study chart below shows (click to enlarge), average hours worked in U.S.

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Episode 315: I Took a Clarity Day

Productivityist

I took a Clarity Day this week. This episode is sponsored by the University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education. Established in 1962, UCI offers education for adult learners in Orange County. But thanks to technology, their courses and certification programs in various fields are now available worldwide and online for just about anyone who’s interested. You can get 15% off of one (1) course by visiting [link] then enter the promo code timecrafting.

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Too Many Shades of Disheveled?

Daily Writing Tips

A word’s original meaning often expands over time. For example, take decimate , from Latin “to take a tenth.” The element dec is from decem , the Latin word for ten. One meaning was “to tithe,” but the sense that has given us the English word related to destruction is from a Roman military practice: To select by lot and put to death one in every ten of (a body of soldiers guilty of mutiny or other crime): a practice in the ancient Roman army, sometimes followed in later times.

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Editing Life: Commitments

Simple Productivity Blog

We all have multiple demands on our time. Some of these we choose, and some are thrust upon us. Some of them we choose; some we are asked to do, and some creep up on us through insidious means. This time of pandemic has been a good time for examining our commitments. With many of our after-hours activities canceled, we now have the free time to examine those activities that had been taking up our time. I've had pretty much all of my evening activities stop.

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Top Tips to Protect Your Long-Term Eyesight

Dumb Little Man

Nature has provided us with a single set of eyes. Although there is no doubt that modern medicine is able to offer a host of solutions if we encounter vision problems, the fact of the matter is that the notion of an ocular transplant is still entirely fictional. This is why ensuring that our eyes remain healthy at all times is an important consideration, which should never be taken lightly. What are some professional recommendations to keep in mind?

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A Definition Of Wealth

Brilliantly Better

In today’s world, wealth is linked to the amount of money you own (or control). The more money you have (or control), the wealthier you are. But it wasn’t always like this. Money is a relatively recent interaction tool in the history of human kind. I would even say that money isn’t an interaction tool, Read more A Definition Of Wealth. The post A Definition Of Wealth appeared first on Dragos Roua. Money and Wealth

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