July, 2018

50 Chrome extensions for business

Practically Perfect PA

If you use Google Chrome as your browser, then I am sure that you are aware of all of the brilliant extensions you can download to help with pretty much anything that you need to do on the world wide web. I use Chrome all the time and have a whole suite of extensions that […].

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13 Ways to Get More Reading Done (Even If You Don’t Have the Time)

Dumb Little Man

Are you valiantly seeking new ways to get more reading done? No matter how busy your schedule is, making more time to read and improving at it is simpler than you think. Discover this detailed list to help you make more time to explore the world of words in a variety of ways.

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How Long Should a Job Search Take?

Eat Your Career

This is a question I get quite frequently in my monthly “Ask the Career Coach” sessions. It’s not surprising; people who are in the midst of a job search are always anxious. They want the process to be much faster than it (usually) is. The longer it takes to land that new gig, the more self-doubt starts to creep in. So, at what point should you start to worry? How long should a job search take on average?

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It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional because you have a pulse on how people feel. It seems that most people in a workplace confide in administrative professionals. How many times have your executive’s direct reports talked to you in confidence?

Social Media: Use It or Lose It

Tips From T. Marie

At this point, you should know that using social media to grow your business and/or brand is a smart move. There is a reason that just about every business guru out there recommends it. It works. Well, it works if you know what to do and are ready to do it.

Most Eco-Friendly Coasts on the Planet

Eco-Office Gals

The several islands that make up the Caribbean Islands have some of the most beautiful natural features surrounding them.

2018 130

5 things to do when starting a new PA role

Practically Perfect PA

Starting a new Assistant role can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience. We have to form productive working relationships pretty quickly, build rapport, learn new systems and hit the ground running within a few weeks (if we are lucky!).

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Mastering Self-Management: How to Gain More Autonomy at Work

Eat Your Career

This month, here in the U.S., we celebrate Independence Day. Technically, the fourth of July commemorates our founding fathers’ declaration of freedom from British rule. But practically speaking, it’s just an excuse to barbecue and watch fireworks.

2018 156

Word Alert! Pompous Phrases Can Set an Arrogant Tone

Office Dynamics

With the spoken word, we have the privilege of adding voice intonation, hand gestures, and emotion with our vocal cords. That doesn’t happen as easily in writing. You might leave readers guessing about your intended meaning and risk setting a tone that can be misconstrued.

2018 196

Why effective lead management can help small businesses grow

The Small Business Blog

Growth and expansion is important in any business, but it is especially true for small business who might only just be starting out in their industry. It’s important to hit the ground running and lay strong foundations in the market for your business to build upon going forward.

2018 167

How to Declare Business Independence

Tips From T. Marie

With the July 4 th holiday tomorrow here in the U.S. it only seemed fitting that I pen a post about independence. Specifically, independence as it relates to your business. And yes, I know I’ve written about it before, but it’s a subject worth repeating. If your business is coming between your life, liberty and pursuit of happiness keep reading. It’s time to claim your business independence. Start With The Pursuit Of Happiness.

2018 110

A Simple Tool for Leading Productive Meetings

Practically Perfect PA

I hate meetings. Long or short, large or small, food or no food, outside or inside, morning or afternoon — it doesn’t matter. Meetings drain the life out me, and I’m guessing most of you feel the same. There’s even a book called, Meetings Suck by Cameron Herold.

2018 214

5 Habits Of Successful People You Should Be Following Today

Dumb Little Man

Ever wonder how successful people are so successful? Habits play a crucial role in shaping our lives. According to a psychology study at Duke University, 45% of everything we do on a daily basis factors in daily habits. We all know that bad habits can be detrimental to your mental and physical well-being. They can hinder your road to achievement and success. Good habits, on the other hand, can help you rise above others and be at your best. The concept of success differs with each person.

2018 189

Podcast 100: Completion

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 100! Wheee! Today I’m going to talk about completion. Some of my podcasts are about concrete actions you can take to get more organized or use your time better. A lot of them are about the concepts that underlie these actions. I never like doing something unless I know WHY I should do it. So I won’t ask you to do anything without explaining why.

2018 100

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

Office Dynamics

Scheduling a performance evaluation meeting and setting measurable goals can be stressful or even seem unproductive to some.

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How business support services can help small businesses grow

The Small Business Blog

When you stake your claim in a market for the first time as a small business – whether as a sole trader or with a couple additional staff members – it’s always immensely gratifying to watch your business grow and expand. Growing as a small business isn’t always so cut and dry, however.

2018 139

DIY Websites: Just Because You Can Build It, Should You?

Tips From T. Marie

On YouTube I’m constantly being bombarded with ads for Wix. In their videos they make creating a website look so simple. It’s not just Wix either, there are plenty of other website builders who crow about how easy it is to create DIY websites. But is it? Really? It depends on your expectations. Is a unique website important to you? All of the DIY websites that I’m talking about rely heavily on pre-made templates.

2018 101

Why should an Assistant have a mentor?

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few years, I have often written and spoken about the benefits of having a mentor. The relationship really can bring lots of fantastic benefits for both the mentor and the person receiving their advice.

4 Really Simple Yet Highly Effective Ways To Achieving A Goal

Dumb Little Man

Setting a goal is one thing that we must all consider in life. Whether you are a professional, a service provider, a student or an entrepreneur, you need to be able to set clearly defined goals. It encourages you to pursue and work harder. But what exactly is a goal? A goal is something you intend to achieve at all cost. It could be to increase sales, boost income or to reduce weight. Whatever that may be, you need to know exactly how to achieve your goals and dreams.

2018 172

5 Things To Do On Sunday To For A Calm Week

Simple Productivity Blog

I see Sunday evenings as the jumping board to a successful week. While some people bemoaned that their free time is coming to an end, I use Sunday evenings to make sure that I will have a good start and continued success throughout the week.

2018 130

Intentional Word Choice: Did You Write “Feel” When You Meant “Believe”?

Office Dynamics

Much of the spoken language slides into our writing, but at times the words we say aren’t the exact fit for what we mean. Check your intention every time! Consider these sentences from an article about education: How many principals do what they feel will win approval?

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"Everything, it seems, is a shared office these days"

Small Business Labs

The title of this post is a quote from the NY Times article  Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now. The article covers Spacious , a startup that transforms unused space - especially restaurants outside of meal times - into shared workspaces.

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The Evolution of Getting Things Done with David Allen

Productivityist

David Allen joins me on this episode of the podcast to dive deeper into the Getting Things Done methodology. The meat of our conversation gets into how it has evolved over the years since it first was introduced in 2001.

2018 79

New resources for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few months, you might have noticed that I have been adding some new sections to the Practically Perfect PA website. Haven’t noticed? Don´t worry I know you are busy! So, today, I thought I would let you know what we have going on. Here are our new resources for Assistants.

2018 151

3 Coffee Myths That Will Make You Question Everything

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever heard something so contrary to what you believe that it made you question your entire existence? Well, buckle up because you’re about to. Here are 5 coffee myths that will make you question everything: Coffee is a diuretic. Do you believe that coffee will dehydrate you? You’re probably wrong. To bust this myth, researchers at the University of Birmingham studied the fluid levels of 50 men who were in the habit of drinking a whopping 6 cups of coffee every day.

2018 161

Why The Tortoise and Hare Isn’t About Pace

Simple Productivity Blog

Aesop's fables have infiltrated our culture to a remarkable degree. The story of the Tortoise and the Hare is an example of one of these fables. I was always taught that the moral of the Tortoise and the Hare is "slow and steady wins the race." But I've recently had cause to look at this fable again, and I find that really isn't the moral at all. Here's what it's really about. The post Why The Tortoise and Hare Isn’t About Pace appeared first on Laura Earnest. Deliberate Living

2018 109

The Secret Is Out!

Office Dynamics

The secret is out! Finally, the secret we have been building up to for several weeks is out. I am very pleased to announce the title of my new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed.

2018 167

Independent Workers Feeling More Secure

Small Business Labs

One of findings that most surprised us when we first started researching independent workers was how many think independent work is more secure than traditional jobs. 

2018 75

Top 10 Online Tools for Writers

Daily Writing Tips

All writers need a helping hand now and again – and having the best tools at your fingertips can make a huge difference. I’ve picked my favourite tools that will work for almost all writers – whether you’re a blogger, a novelist, a freelancer, or (like me) a bit of everything.

2018 103

Dealing with awkward situations at work

Practically Perfect PA

Throw a load of random people together, and you are bound to get some awkward moments, especially if you are forced (as you often are at work) to spend a lot of time with each other.

2018 151

7 Ways on How to Be More Positive In Life Despite Your Negative Past

Dumb Little Man

Every day, I come across so many people who seem to have lost their spirit for the present and future. It breaks my heart to see people with so much potential choosing to give up due to their past experiences. Whether it’s a family crisis, relationships or financial issues, problems that occur at an early age stick to a person’s mind like gum. I have noticed this in every age group- from terrified childhood to depressed teenage years and hopeless adult life.

2018 159

Why Intentional Living Isn’t Enough: Choosing Deliberate Living

Simple Productivity Blog

Are you making progress toward your goals? Or do you find yourself often off-plan? I am very good at putting together plans. But once I got to the plans, I often found that I wasn't getting things done. The problem was that I was only making intentions, and I wasn't following through with deliberate action. The post Why Intentional Living Isn’t Enough: Choosing Deliberate Living appeared first on Laura Earnest. Deliberate Living

2018 100

Develop a Healthy Curiosity

Office Dynamics

I would like to focus on tips from my high-end boot camp for administrative and executive assistants called World Class Assistant. The topic is Develop a Healthy Curiosity.

2018 164

Survey: Almost 4 in 10 Americans Have a Side Hustle

Small Business Labs

Bankrate recently released a survey showing that 37% of Americans have some sort of side job.    The survey was of adult Americans , of which there are about 250 million. This means the survey found about 92 million Americans have side hustles. 

2018 73

30+ Old Norse Words You Already Know

Daily Writing Tips

Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it. But the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced the development of English more than any other language besides French and Latin.

2018 86

Supplier of the Month: Travel Counsellors

Practically Perfect PA

Travel Counsellors is an award-winning independent travel company that’s seeing increasing growth in its corporate travel division due to clients recognising the benefits of having their own personal travel manager available to them 24/7 when required.

3 Easy Yet Effective Ways to Remove Junk From Your Home

Dumb Little Man

Getting rid of junk can seem like an overwhelming task if you’re not prepared. It doesn’t really matter whether you’re just clearing out years of stuff that has been piling up in your garage or if you’re taking on a major home renovation project – you’re going to need ways to declutter. You could ask your brother-in-law and borrow his pickup to make runs to the landfill or you can get professional help from a removal service. Another option is to rent a dumpster and pile everything in it at once.

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