August, 2010

How to Chill a Hot Beer or Soda in 3 Minutes

Dumb Little Man

So my father and brother-in-law were over this weekend for a barbecue. My fridge was stuffed with appetizers and salads so I was only able to fit a 12-pack of beer. Normally, this would have been enough so I didn't worry about it.

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How to Be Proactive at Work: My 5 Step System

Eat Your Career

Let’s take a few minutes to look critically at your actions in the workplace. Do you react to the events happening around you or do you take initiative to prepare for, participate in and/or control the events? Do you take an active or passive role?

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Flaunt It! Monday: Reviyve LLC

Eco-Office Gals

(In compliance with the new FTC Guildlines , please note that this is a sponsored post. I was given these products to test and review free of charge. However, I was not paid for the review and the opinions are my own.). Been a while since I have done a Flaunt It, for sure.

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Stop Holding Yourself Back

Ian's Messy Desk

It may come as a surprise to you to find out the negative opinion of yourself is coming from you. Pay attention to the things you tell yourself and others, and then cut the negative attitudes that hold you back. Stop the negative talk

2010 208

Linking Coworking and Innovation

Small Business Labs

"Accelerated serendipity" is a term you hear often in the coworking community. It is a belief that coworking increases the generation of business ideas and productivity. The concept is when smart people from diverse backgrounds come

2010 195

Master Marketing As You Bring Your Great Idea to Life!

The Solopreneur Life

( Midday September 2 update: Nine people have enrolled in the mastermind groups. There are only 11 spots left! Follow the instructions at the bottom of the MASTERMIND PAGE to enroll now.). T his is a big day for me, but more importantly, it can be a pivotal day for you and your business!

2010 190

How to Give Up Coffee and Caffeine Altogether

Dumb Little Man

A few of the original readers of DLM may remember my article about quitting smoking. Well, after hearing that my father-in-law gave up coffee and caffeine 8 months ago and how it's impacted him, I decided to do the same.

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Why I Broke the Number One Blogging Rule

Tips From T. Marie

I broke the rules. When I consult clients on blogging for business, one of the first ‘rules’ is to post on a regular basis.

2010 187

Stress Management Techniques

Ian's Messy Desk

Living is inherently stressful, but how we manage it will determine the number and severity of the stress related symptoms we experience. Many people don't recognize the symptoms or choose to ignore them. Stress related symptoms can be

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Time Spent on Social Networks Exploding; Email and IM Fading

Small Business Labs

MediaPost reports on a Nielsen study showing that Americans spent 43% more time on social networks in June than they did a year ago. Where are we finding the time? We are using email and instant messaging less. From the article

Earth Talk: Greening the office

Eco-Office Gals

EarthTalk®. From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine. Dear EarthTalk: What are some simple things I could do to green the office I work in? – James Raskin, Framingham, MA. No matter how green your office may be already, there is surely room for improvement somewhere.

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8 Simple Steps To Overcome Shyness - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

The Most Expensive Habit You’re Ignoring

Eat Your Career

I’ve been a bit frazzled lately. Yesterday, I realized that my refrigerator was full of condiments but empty of real food. But the idea of going to the grocery store was almost overwhelming. I’d have to make a list, first off.

The Contractor Test; Do You Pass?

Tips From T. Marie

Virtual Assistants provide business to business services. They own and maintain their own businesses.

2010 182

The Five Phases of Project Planning

Ian's Messy Desk

David Allen says, regardless of task size, the human brain goes through a Natural Planning Model. This is the process we use daily to organize regular tasks: eg, getting dressed or driving to work. We go ahead and complete them without

2010 186

10 Things Your Client Doesn’t Want to Hear At Your First Meeting

The Solopreneur Life

G uys, if you are striking out in your attempts to take fine prospective clients from the first meeting to the signed contract, then this article if for you. It is free advice, but it is extremely valuable, so pay attention! Gals, you can read it for the entertainment value.). To begin with, you must remember that this is your first meeting with a potentially EXCELLENT client. You are meeting her for lunch.

2010 181

Developing Countries: The Engine of Global Economic Growth

Small Business Labs

Good article from Nielsen Wire articleon going global. The article focuses on the growth of the mobile Internet, but also covers general economic growth. The chart below wasbuilt by Nielsen using regional economic forecasts from the

2010 178

How to Keep Your Cool: 12 Tips for Staying Calm Under Pressure.

Dumb Little Man

2010 220

How to Make Wise Career Choices

Eat Your Career

The Power to Choose Life is full of choices. Some require little thought or reflection—like the choice of what to eat for dinner— while others demand rigorous deliberation. When it comes to your career, you've likely already made

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Virtual Assistant Rates- You Want to Charge What?

Tips From T. Marie

Don’t let the title mislead you, this post is for both those of you that are interested in using a virtual assistant as well as virtual assistants themselves ( and those that want to be one). I love hanging around the virtual assistant forums. It’s become just one of the ways that I try to give back to the virtual assistant community. The forums were an important place for me when I was first starting my business and I got tons of great advice and information there.

2010 178

Public Speaking Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

10 Ways to Avoid Bombing While Public Speaking. Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounc'd it to you, trippingly on the tongue, but if you mouth it, as many of our players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines

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How To Effectively Manage Your To-Do List

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. The Next-Action Lists, along with the calendar, are at the heart of daily action-management organization. David Allen in Getting Things Done.

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Over Half of Baby Boomers Plan to Work Past Traditional Retirement Age

Small Business Labs

A recent survey by Robert Half survey found that 54% of baby boomer respondents plan on working past tradtional retirement age. A major reason given for planning to work past traditional retirement age is the impact of the recent

9 Ways to Never Be Late Again - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

15 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Major Career Change

Eat Your Career

If you’re considering a major career change, you may find the process a little overwhelming at first. To help organize your thoughts and feelings on the topic, ask yourself the following 15 questions. Remember to answer thoughtfully and honestly. This is for your eyes only.

2010 216

Increase Productivity: Focus on What You CAN Control - Free.

Productive & Organized

19134746 Thanks for dropping by my blog today. I hope that you will take a moment to share your thoughts after you have read today's post. It seems the more people I talk to, the more I hear about stress, frusteration and the inability

2010 248

Featured Soloist Bob Andelman: Be Willing To Do Whatever It Takes

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that appears every Tuesday at The Solopreneur Life. Bob Andelman. The purpose of “Featured Soloist” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses.

2010 170

How to Remember Names and Faces

Ian's Messy Desk

With Look, Snap, Connect. Do you want to know how to remember names and faces? What would it be like to never forget a person's name again? Does this sound like a pipe dream? Not of you use Gary Small's Look/Snap/Connect technique

2010 170

Local Online Advertising to Increase 18% in 2011

Small Business Labs

2011 local advertising Borrell Associatesis forecasting a solid increase of 14% in online advertising in 2011. This results in the overall market for onlilne advertising reaching $35.7 billion. This is much faster than their 2011

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Sun Tzu's 5 Factors for Life Hacking Domination - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Bad Career Advice: Promotions Are Always Positive Career Moves

Eat Your Career

Congratulations! You’ve done such an amazing job managing your current responsibilities; we’ve decided to give you more! You’ve earned longer hours at the office, higher levels of stress, and no additional vacation time.

Are You Sabotaging Your Search for a Virtual Assistant?

Tips From T. Marie

During my previous career there was a point in time when I was called upon to assist my employers in finding someone to replace me as I prepared to move on to another position.

2010 166

The Solopreneur Life “Friday Bits” Column #17

The Solopreneur Life

I t’s the end of the week, and just like every Friday at The Solopreneur Life, I have several bits of information to share with you.

2010 165

AZVAs the Podcast Episode 6: DIY and Your Business

Loosely Speaking

August 2010 Podcast Program Notes. To listen, scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the “AZVAs the Podcast&# logo. Just for you iPod users, AZVAs the Podcast is also found in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store (FREE!). Here’s that link: [link].

2010 163

Small Business Employment, Confidence Stalled

Small Business Labs

The Intuit Small Business Employment Index for August showed a slowing rate of small business job growth. The good news is the index was positive, with small businesses posting a gain of 26000 jobs in August

Five Surefire Ways to Strengthen Your Willpower - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Ready to Quit Your Job? Read This First

Eat Your Career

Okay, so you gotta get out. I hear you. You're practically screaming it from the rooftops. It's time. But let's not be hasty here. Believe me; I've done this a few times. It's much more effective to focus on doing it right

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