November, 2018

?How Your Happiness Is Related To Your Health

Dumb Little Man

Over the past decade, a whole industry has grown around teaching people the secrets of happiness. You’ve probably seen shelves full of self-help books, each touting to help you find happiness. There are also courses and programs promising the same.

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What are the top desk must-haves for Assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

In the next few weeks I will be moving house, and although the thought of it feels me with absolute dread, I am also very excited because I finally get to have an office. Yes, that is right, a whole room that is just dedicated to Practically Perfect PA!

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How to Hide Your Age on Your Resume

Eat Your Career

As a career coach and professional resume writer , I work with a lot of “older” job seekers. I use quotes there because age is relative. It always surprises me that the people most concerned with age discrimination are usually women in their mid- to late-forties. I hardly consider this old!

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6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

It is no secret that Joan Burge and the Office Dynamics team believes in continuous education and training so we wanted to provide you with several resources that give you access to free education and training. Educational Video Library.

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Podcast 107: Get ready to move

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! This is podcast 107 and it’s about getting ready to move. I occasionally help people pare down their possessions for a move. In these cases, it’s a corporate move and the company pays for this service. What a great idea!

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Coworking is Disruptive Innovation

Small Business Labs

The term disruptive innovation was coined by Harvard professor Clayton Christensen and popularized by his classic 1997 book  The Innovator’s Dilemma.

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5 Daily Habits That Will Make You A More Positive and Happy Person

Dumb Little Man

As we grow older and gain more wisdom through the years, we realize that money or popularity by themselves do not spell success. Rather, it is the presence of happiness in our lives that makes it all worthwhile.

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Time Management for Admins

Eat Your Career

This is an excerpt from a special report available in the Career Resource Library , a convenient and affordable training program featuring 100+ on-demand professional development resources for career advancers and administrative professionals.

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Snuff Out the Burnout

Office Dynamics

If you feel you are on the verge of stressing too much because of your job or even home life, take a step back. You might be burning out. Before it becomes full-blown, take these steps: Find time to play. Even if it means forcing yourself.

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Podcast 106: College organizing tips

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 106 and it’s about organizing tips from my college days. They involve beer and garbage bags, just so you know. Before I get to that, I want to announce that I’ve been posting more to Instagram. To find me, go to Instagram and search on clutter Coach. Type it with the space in between the words or not, I should be the first entry that comes up.

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A Look at Non-Employer Businesses from the SBA

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Advocacy recently released A Look at Non-Employer Businesses , a one-page summary of key data on non-employers businesses. "Non-employer"

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5 Reasons People Don’t Take You Seriously and How to Fix It

Dumb Little Man

Ever wonder how some people manage to command a room simply by entering it? In contrast, do you sometimes feel like you get mowed down by other people’s big ideas, priorities and needs? Is it exceedingly difficult for you to get people to cooperate and follow your lead?

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Expense Management Process

Practically Perfect PA

Collecting and processing expenses is not fun. There I’ve said it – call me controversial if you like but I stand by my statement! In fact, I’ll go further as to say processing expenses can be an absolute time zapper for Assistants.

How to Build a Powerful Partnership with Your Boss

Eat Your Career

Note: I realize that a lot of people dislike the word “boss.” I use it here for ease as a catch-all for any workplace superior. It is not intended to sound derogatory or condescending in any way.

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A Title Does Not Define You

Office Dynamics

As one of my recent Star Achievement students wrote me. Too many administrative assistants at our organization believe that their title defines who they are.”. Executives have also brought this to my attention over the past few years.

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Podcast 105: Desk triage

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 105 and it’s about desk triage. Can you spare half an hour? What if it would make the following half hour twice as productive? And the hour after that too? Spending time on organizing is a great investment because it always gives you a high return, unlike other investments these days. Here’s how to start.

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Minute-Taking Coach

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am one of those rare birds who actually enjoys taking minutes. I avoided taking them for years. I wouldn't apply for a job if I saw that minute taking was a requirement and if an employer ever suggested it, I threatened I would quit. However, when I finally decided to try it, I found I really liked it. I enjoy the preparation leading up to the meeting, the actual taking of the minutes and the follow up afterwards. I particularly like senior executive meetings. So how did I get into it?

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The 10 Most Common Traits of Losers: Are You One?

Dumb Little Man

What is a loser? Well, many people define it differently. Some believe that a loser is someone who has no money, job, family or even friends. I happen to think that a loser is someone who does not trust, love, and respect others.

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Day in the life: Brenda Rogers, EA to the CEO, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s day in the life: Brenda Rogers, EA to the CEO, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group What are the main aspects of your role? The main aspects of my role are to manage the CEO and CFO’s active calendar of meetings and travel.

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Coworking Doesn't Need a New Name, But the Office Space Industry Does

Small Business Labs

There's a mini controversy going on around whether or not coworking needs a new name.    The recent Allwork article Why Coworking Needs a New Definition covers the new name side.

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My First Experience at The Conference for Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

As Told By Your Office Dynamics Marketing Specialist. Hello from your Office Dynamics Marketing Specialist! Recently we held our 25 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and WOW, it did not disappoint!

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A Task List That Helps You Schedule: Sorted(3)

Simple Productivity Blog

Have you ever been frustrated with not knowing how to fit your tasks into your schedule? A new iOS app does just that. The post A Task List That Helps You Schedule: Sorted(3) appeared first on Laura Earnest. Reviews Software

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41 Words That Are Better Than Good

Daily Writing Tips

The soul of writing is specificity, yet all too often, we lean on general-purpose words instead of choosing the most precise ones. Most of our daily communication probably depends on less than 1,000 words.

2018 113

7 Effective Ways to Deal with Rejection in Relationships

Dumb Little Man

We’ve all been there. Do you remember how you felt when you failed that math test back in school? Or when your application for inclusion in that sports team was rejected? Or more recently, when that job application didn’t work out?

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How to thrive, not just survive as an Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

Let’s face it, we all know that sometimes you can have the best day at work when you feel on top of the world and you are high-fiving your teammates and CEOs… and sometimes you want to throw your resignation at the first person you see in the office and run as fast as you […].

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More on the Changing Nature of Retirement

Small Business Labs

There's been a recent flurry of articles on retirement, mostly focusing on older people staying in the workforce longer than prior generations. An examples is Harvard Business Review's When No One Retires.

Successfully Overcome Challenges

Office Dynamics

Determine to Succeed. Attitudes are important to successfully overcome challenges. Right now, we have a lot of challenges facing us – the economy, companies downsizing, air travel stress, an election year on the horizon, and personal challenges. That is just life.

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Rules For Controlling Email

Simple Productivity Blog

I get a lot of email; in fact about 300 emails per day wander through the various work and personal email inboxes. I have had to develop rules or risk getting swamped under the flood.

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8 Writing Tips for Beginners

Daily Writing Tips

Welcome to the wonderful world of writing! However young or old you are, writing can be so rewarding. For some writers, it’s a fun hobby and a creative outlet; for others, it’s a dream career. When you’re just getting started, you might feel excited but also a little daunted – where should you begin?

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How to Set Goals When You Have No Idea What You Want

Dumb Little Man

You’ve heard about the importance of goal setting- we all have. You know that people with written goals succeed and you might have read all about achieving ambitious goals. The problem is, you don’t have any ambitious goals. You don’t have any goals at all.

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20 websites that will help any business

Practically Perfect PA

There are loads of brilliant websites out there that are so hidden in the depths of the internet they are impossible to find, but when you stumble upon them they change your life! This is what today’s blog post is all about.

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Social Network Support Helps Turn Knitting Hobbyists into Hobbypreneurs

Small Business Labs

A recent academic paper -  Knitting Community: Human and Social Capital in the Early Transition into Entrepreneurship - covers research on the process hobby knitters go through to decide to turn their hobby into a business.

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Decision Making

Office Dynamics

Why is it that at the time we make a decision we believe it is the best, right answer or choice. Then days, weeks or months later, we regret the decision we made. We say to ourselves, “What was I thinking? However, based on the information I had at the time, I felt I made the best choice.”

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Finally, An App That Keeps Me Focused

Simple Productivity Blog

My phone app usage was out of control. I was losing entire evenings to pursuing the next word in a puzzle, and reading (koff) brain-candy novels. But there was no app to help me. There were website time controllers, but I needed something at the app level.

2018 130

20 Tips to Improve your Writing Productivity

Daily Writing Tips

So you’d like your latest writing project to get moving faster. Great writers have felt the same. Don’t worry, it’s fixable. When the words stop, writers have effective ways of getting them moving again. Plow new ground.

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20 Questions to Know Yourself Better and Unlock the Immense Potential Within

Dumb Little Man

“Know Thyself”. All of us have heard this aphorism. Most of us acknowledge that unless you know yourself first, you really can’t achieve much in life. We also realize that we each have immense potential to create amazing things and find lasting happiness.

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10 points to consider when visiting a new events venue

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know, when it comes to organising events there are a million decisions that have to be made. From catering through to goodie bags and badges, there are a ton of things to think about. The venue choice is a significant consideration and something that can make or break an event. So, in […]. Core Skills Events Management Featured admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Skills Tasks

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