February, 2014

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

Dumb Little Man

When was the last time someone said that you were too positive? Never. The reason is that we can’t be. The key to success in anyone’s life is how happy we are. We may be the wealthiest person on our street, but if we’re miserable, we are far from successful.

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Make more money! 3-Hour Intensive at a massive discount!

Step It Up VA Coaching

I want to support you in March in a BIG way, with a ”3-Hour Make More Money Intensive” , at a super cool, “bring on spring!” ” discounted investment.

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21 Things We Love and Hate About Being Solopreneurs (in GIFs)

The Solopreneur Life

I n a typical day, how many times do you swing back and forth between loving the stuff you’re working on and hating it? Two times? Ten times? Fifty times? I’ve never kept track, but I know it can be a lot for me, even within an hour. But that’s the nature of the work.

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Sitting comfortably? Good posture at work

Practically Perfect PA

In the initial weeks of a new job we have so many forms to complete that I’m sure the workspace assessment doesn’t really warrant much attention. The form itself is a tick box exercise but really we should be spending much more time looking at our workspace.

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How to Love Your Job

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Love Your Job appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. How to love your job [Infographic] by the team at Adecco. You just finished reading How to Love Your Job ! Consider leaving a comment!

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Want To Know The Fastest Way To Grow Your List?

Office Organization Success

The answer is telesummits! Telesummits are hands down one of the fastest ways to grow your subscriber list in a very short amount of time – this is why they’re such a popular online marketing strategy. Sounds great in theory, right? But the reality of it is that it’s a lot of work to pull off.

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How to Tell if You Have Mind Parasites and How To Get Rid Of Them If You Do

Dumb Little Man

Susan woke early. Early for her was any time before eight on weekdays. Weekends she would sleep in until ten or ten-thirty. However on weekdays, eight meant that she had just enough time to get ready for work, grab a bowl of Special K and get to work three minutes late.

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To Make Copywriting Easy, Start With a Fact Sheet

The Solopreneur Life

T he late Gary Halbert was a copywriter who lives on in his books and in the newsletters he wrote for subscribers. Many copywriters believe he’s the greatest copywriter who ever lived.

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What to do when you’ve taken on too much work

Practically Perfect PA

Most assistants have a tendency to work to a capacity of about 99.9%. We seem to operate at this level day after day, year after year. It is expected that we take on every piece of work thrown at us, every task is accepted and deadlines are met.

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10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace

Ian's Messy Desk

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How to Make Smart Career Decisions

Eat Your Career

Considering a new job? A new career? Wondering if you should take that promotion or explore opportunities at other companies? Whatever career decision you’re facing, you certainly want to be smart about it. That’s where I come in!

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Don’t Just Do Something. Sit there!

Dumb Little Man

It might seem counter-intuitive, but I have found that really sinking into downtime can boost productivity. Scientists have backed this up.

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Seattle Seahawks Apostrophe Test

Business Writing

In Seattle, where I live, the entire city is fired by Seahawks fan fever. To wave a banner for our team to win tomorrow’s Super Bowl, I offer an apostrophe test. What else can a business writing expert do?) Punctuation Pointers

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How I Made My First $10,000: Selena Templeton

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “How I Made My First $10,000,” a new, ongoing feature that gives all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs hit the challenging $10k milestone. If you would like to be the “How I Made My First $10,000,” please send me an email. Selena Templeton. Name of solopreneur: Selena Templeton.

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What holds us back?

Practically Perfect PA

Good question right? I think so. I know so many personal assistants who are highly intelligent, experienced, skilled and professional yet they are often deemed as the person that does the menial office tasks. Why do we allow ourselves to be seen like this? Why do we put up with it?

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3 Quick Steps to Preventing Clutter

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 3 Quick Steps to Preventing Clutter appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. If you want to prevent clutter, you have to be preemptive. Before you add an item to your home, office, yard, workspace, etc., ask yourself three questions. Are you going to use it?

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How To Make Your WordPress Website Less Vulnerable to Hackers

Office Organization Success

This past week I had a few technical issues with two of my websites (both WordPress sites) and needed to enlist the help of a WordPress expert … step in SandraDeFreitas of WPBlogsites. I have several websites and they are all WordPress websites.

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7 Inspiring Reasons To Help You Follow Your Bliss

Dumb Little Man

One of the first starting points to follow our dreams is to stop dreaming. Yes, stop daydreaming about what you'd love to do, or who you would love to be and start giving small steps towards achieving your goals.

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Loose Lips Sink Relationships

Business Writing

Today at the airport as I waited for a plane, I overheard a man across from me talking loudly on his phone. He went on and on about a client company, using the company''s name repeatedly. He described their problem. Etiquette

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How a Night Watchman Created a New Niche and Revolutionized Major League Baseball

The Solopreneur Life

N iches can meet known or unknown needs. The latter was the case with Bill James, who in 1977 was working as a night watchman at a Van Camp’s pork-and-beans cannery in Kansas City when he began his assault on Major League Baseball’s conventional wisdom. Bill James.

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10 nice touches: hotels

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few years I’ve stayed in many many hotels and I can honestly say the quality can vary enormously.

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5 Tips for Effective Phone Management

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 5 Tips for Effective Phone Management appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. The telephone has been a part of our lives for so long we probably don’t even think of it as technology. The telephone is a great communication tool.

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How to Fall In Love With Your Job (Again)

Eat Your Career

It’s that time of year again where love is in the air. I know most people don’t use the word “love” very often when discussing their work, but I think we should change that. So today, in honor of V-day, I’d like to share a few tips to help you fall in love with your job…again. Why do I say “again”?

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Interview Tips: What Not To Say During Your Next Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

Your interview can help you secure the position of your dreams, or it can also sabotage your efforts by saying the wrong things.

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It's Not Enough to be Brilliant. You Have to Share it.

Virtual Moxie

Brilliance…we all have it, and it deserves to be shared as it does nothing just caged up inside of us. I didn’t always believe that. Back in the day, even reading Marianne Williamson’s famous quote over and over didn’t help me think I had something worth offering.

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The Home-Office Deduction: IRS Offers New, Simplified Option

The Solopreneur Life

I ’ve never taken the home-office deduction, because it’s so difficult to calculate. I might have to reconsider. The Internal Revenue Service has announced a simplified, alternative method for determing the amount of expenses you can deduct for a qualified business use of a home.

Practically Perfect PA visits: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin Texas

Practically Perfect PA

Where do I start with Lake Austin Spa Resort ? Well I think it is only fair to say from the outset that Condé Nast Traveler are right in voting Lake Austin Spa Resort the #1 Destination Spa on the Condé Nast Gold List. It is stunning, in so many ways. You are made to feel completely at home.

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Pay Gap Closing for Millennial Women

Small Business Labs

According to recent government data and reported by Pew Research , women aged 25-34 are nearing wage parity with men of the same age.

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Organize your garage with Monkey Bars!

Clutter Coach

Well, these bars don’t come with any cute monkeys to entertain you, but they’re cleverly designed. I really like the way you can have two layers of items hanging parallel to the wall; very creative maximization of space.

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How Safe Are You from Your Thoughts?

Dumb Little Man

Really think about it. What do most of your thoughts consist of? Are they positive, do you uplift yourself? Or are you doubting yourself and questioning every glimmer of hope? Your thoughts are a reflection of your personal beliefs.

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5 Reasons You’re Losing Clients to the Competition

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Marketing Your Biz Admit it. It’s happened to you. It’s happened to all of us. You’ve invested time and effort wooing a potential new client, pulling out all the stops to impress them during your phone consultation.

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Another Cool Niche Business: The Chair Guy at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas

The Solopreneur Life

Y ou could go a long way and not find a cooler niche business than this one: Derek Kipe, the Chair Guy, rents folding chairs to people standing in the legendary line for Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas. Kipe charges $5 per rental, with a shade umbrella included at no extra charge.

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Shall we try something new…

Practically Perfect PA

Every time an out of office meeting is required, I usually turn to my tried and tested hotel and conference directory. These are venues that I have personally visited and most importantly, have been approved by my boss. We do this, because we trust what we know.

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Free Coaching Call: February 2014

Eat Your Career

In case you missed it, I hosted my quarterly free coaching call a little while back. You can listen to the recording using the audio player below or download the MP3 if you’d like. Please note: The sound quality isn’t perfect.

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How to Promote Yourself Without Being an Obnoxious Braggart

On The Job

We''re often told that if we want to get ahead in our careers, we must learn to promote ourselves.

The Happiness Diet: 5 Food Habits That Can Reverse Depression and Actually Make You Happier

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that just a few surprising dietary tweaks can boost your happiness, and help speed up recovery from depression? The number of people on antidepressants is startling. And when you look at the stats, almost 25% of women and 15% of men in their 40s and 50s are on antidepressants.

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Think Twice Before You Stop Paying for These Two Things

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips A fellow virtual professional shared a link to this article in which the author lists eight items you could stop paying for in your business.

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