March, 2012

15 Grammar Goofs that make you look silly

ProAssisting Blog

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21Tips For Building the Body of Legend Bruce Lee

Dumb Little Man

Bruce Lee had one of the most iconic bodies in the film industry. Even the big-shots of bodybuilding like Joe Weider and Arnold Schwarzenegger have nothing but praise for him.

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How A Simple Email Signature Can Get You More Clients

Office Organization Success

Whenever you receive an email from me you will ALWAYS see my contact information at the bottom and know exactly how you can get in touch with me. You will see: My name. My company’s name. My telephone and fax number. My email address (with an active hyperlink).

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Use Nondisclosure Agreements When Trying to License Your Ideas

The Solopreneur Life

T here’s a new addition to The Solopreneur Life’s Amazon bookstore: Stephen Key’s One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Change Your Mind

Eat Your Career

Here’s a lesson I’m still learning: Changing your mind isn’t the same as giving up. You see, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about goals— how to set them properly , how to see them through, how to keep your perspective about achieving them. As most of you know, I’m kind of a goal junkie.

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Top 10 Signs Coworking is Growing Up

Small Business Labs

The recent Global Coworking Unconference Conference left many with the same impression it did Shareable's Neil Gorenflo - that " coworking's all grow'd up "   GigaOm's Jessica Stillman echoes this view, writing in her article The conversion to coworking 2.0 continues : "Coworking, it seems, is growing up and moving out of its original geographic and industry-specific enclaves, penetrating the consciousness of more mainstream institutions."

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The Virtual Office: Can Your Business Go Any Greener?

Eco-Office Gals

With the advent of cloud computing, advancing mobile technology, and the overwhelming majority of products and services being made available through digital means, the ability to switch to a completely virtual plane of business operations has never been more possible.

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Stop procrastinating! How to Overcoming and Avoid Procrastination - 30 Tips

Productive & Organized

Procrastination is the #1 reason business owners find that their business stalls.

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10 ways to improve your public speaking

Ian's Messy Desk

According to The Book of Lists , the fear of public speaking ranks number one in the minds of the majority of people. Far above the fear of death and disease comes the fear of standing in front of a crowd. I was a member of Toastmasters for a number of years. I enjoyed the applause and after effects of successful speeches, but I hated the nerves and stress that went with the delivery. It goes without saying, great content can be ruined by poor delivery. Okay, I said it.)

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Do You Have Unrealistic Career Expectations?

Eat Your Career

So, you’re not happy at work. But,” you wonder, “is anyone?”. Maybe you expect too much. Maybe you have some unrealistic idea of what career fulfillment looks like. Maybe this is as good as it gets. Maybe. After all, no job is perfect. But, there might be one that’s a little closer to perfect.

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Getting Creative With Pinterest

Small Business Labs

Even if you've been living in a cave the last year or so you've probably still heard of Pinterest.  As the chart below from Comscore shows, it's the fastest growing social networking site of all time.

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How to Make Your Workplace Greener

Eco-Office Gals

There are a range of methods which can be employed to make your workplace more environmentally sound.

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Five Surefire Ways to Kill Your Marriage

Dumb Little Man

I don’t have to tell you that marriages and lifelong partnerships are tricky and unfortunately, many fail. However, most of us dream of the one woman or man to spend the rest of our days with, blissfully happy until we take our last breath.

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12 Ideas for the Best To Do Lists and How to Get Things Done

Productive & Organized

  One of the questions that I frequently get when I work with clients is "What is the best way to ensure that I get things done? What type of to do list should I use?" "   And I often answer: "It depends!" " You see, managing your tasks is a personal thing. 

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6 Cool Examples of Successful Niche Businesses

The Solopreneur Life

T he secret to a successful niche business is realizing that it isn’t about you. It’s about the customer.” ” —Glenda Ervin, vice president of marketing for Lehman’s. Ervin is absolutely correct. Niche businesses meet needs. Niche businesses solve problems. Niche businesses ease the pain. Here are six examples of how enterprising solopreneurs identified needs, created fabulous niches, and built thriving businesses. The Need: Retribution.

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4 Basic Types of Speeches

Ian's Messy Desk

The four basic types of speeches are: to inform, to instruct, to entertain, and to persuade. These are not mutually exclusive of one another. You may have several purposes in mind when giving your presentation. For example, you may try to inform in an entertaining style. Another speaker might inform the audience and try to persuade them to act on the information.

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The Rise of High-End Personal Services

Small Business Labs

According to the New York Times , high-end nannies in New York City are garnering salary and benefit packages that take their total compensation to well over $200,000 per year.  A related Huffington Post article points out that high-end nannies in Europe are also hansomely rewarded.

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Why It’s a Bad Idea to Air Your Grievances Publicly

Eat Your Career

Remember on Seinfeld , when George Costanza’s dad decided to rebel against the commercialism of the winter holidays and celebrate a holiday called Festivus instead? One tradition was to stand around the Festivus pole and air your grievances.

2012 189

Your Willingness to Fail Will Determine How Often You Succeed

Dumb Little Man

Learning how to surf was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I have zero natural athletic ability, and I’ve never been good at sports. To add to that, the conditions are different every single time you paddle out. But, I persevered.

2012 285

Green Living, Green Wallet

Eco-Office Gals

We live in a world that is driven by excessive consumer spending and excessive consumer waste. We often buy things we cannot really afford, and in many cases these are things we don’t really need.

2012 181

A Solopreneur Life Survey: Do You Want To Help Build a Great Community?

The Solopreneur Life

T heSolopreneurLife.com strives to provide resources, connections, and community to solopreneurs. I think the site does a good job with resources and connections, but it hasn’t delivered on the community promise. In large part it’s because I haven’t had a clear vision of what a great, sustainable solopreneur community would/could/should look like. And I’m hesitant to dedicate the resources to creating a great community without knowing if you want one.

2012 181

Gatekeeping: what does it actually mean?

Practically Perfect PA

According to Wikipedia the word ‘gatekeeper’ is a person that controls access to something or more recently an individual who decides whether a given message will be distributed to a wider audience.

2012 169

The Car as a Mobile Office

Small Business Labs

We've long followed the trends toward connected cars.  Back in 2007 we discussed the growing role cars would play as mobile offices in the Intuit Future of Small Business report The Connected World of Entrepreneurs.

2012 181

7 Tips to Get You Where You’re Going-On Time!

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Being on time is rarely a problem with me. For some reason, with all my other bad time-management habits, I don’t have a problem with tardiness. For those of you who are perpetually late, Maria Gracia gives seven simple tips to get you where you need to be – on time.

2012 169

Do You Have Too Many Goals? Here's How to Prioritize Them

Dumb Little Man

How many goals are you chasing right now? There's a good chance that you've got too many. It's a classic productivity mistake – and an understandable one. We all want to achieve the best we're capable of, and experts advise us to set challenging, even "audacious" goals.

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Eco-Options: Shaklee

Eco-Office Gals

I’ve had the opportunity to try several Shaklee products in the past. I’ve enjoyed cleaning with Basic H , a super concentrated cleaner which can be made into all-purpose, glass or degreaser based on the number of drops you add to good old water. I love their laundry line as well.

2012 170

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation”

The Solopreneur Life

S olopreneurs are frequently encouraged to “find your niche.” ” I disagree with that advice. Don’t find your niche. Create your niche. As an example of what niche creation looks like, consider the story of Bob Chandler, the St.

Answers to YOUR Biggest Challenges to GETTING IT ALL DONE - Managing Guilt

Productive & Organized

Sometimes not getting a task done really is okay and other times it is a symptom of something going awry in your business.    Recently, Debra shared the following comment to me on Facebook : " I echo what Gina and Michelle shared - I'm still here at the computer.

2012 241

What is the Post-PC Era?

Small Business Labs

During Apple's recent iPad announcement CEO Tim Cook made several references to the "post-PC era" This led to a flurry of articles on the topic. At the simplest level, the post-PC era refers to the growth of computing devices that are not traditional PCs.

2012 178

Elevate Admins: Gaining Support for Administrative Professionals

Eat Your Career

As a former executive assistant, I have a huge respect and appreciation for the field of office administration. The role is absolutely essential to the success of any business, and yet, administrative professionals are often overlooked, under-appreciated and under-utilized.

15 Simple Changes That Will Quickly Improve Your Health

Dumb Little Man

Did you start January full of health resolutions, determined that this would be the year that you ate better, lost weight and exercised regularly? If you’re back to your usual habits – skipping breakfast, grabbing chocolate to get you through that afternoon slump , neglecting your fruit and veggie intake and chugging down mug after mug of coffee – don’t feel guilty about it. Your problem isn’t that you lack willpower – it’s that you tried to change too much at once.

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Why the Cloud is Green

Eco-Office Gals

Businesses these days are flocking to green options and to cloud services. Fortunately, the two are interconnected and, in many cases, complement one another perfectly.

2012 169

Sitting all day at work is killing us

Ian's Messy Desk

What do you do to make your work environment more health friendly? Created by: Online University. Personal Development

2012 168

10 Ineffective Ways To Simplify

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Recently someone complained to me that she could not make simplicity work.

2012 236

Coworking for Writers and Artists

Small Business Labs

Writers and other artists have long joined together to form coworking spaces, although they rarely call them that.  They usually call them clubs or salons.  San Francisco's Writers Grotto  considers itself a club.

2012 178

Expand Your Wi-Fi Signal At Home And Make Your Internet Faster

Productivity Bits

S ometimes being productive means having the right tools at the right time. Sometimes having the right tools means having to shell out extra dollars just to get them. I wanted to do stuff over the internet when I am at home during the weekend.

2012 235

How to Find Happiness Without Buying It

Dumb Little Man

Our materialistic society has led us to believe that happiness cannot be obtained without having money. Rather than learning to be satisfied with what we have, we are taught to want more. We learn from advertising, and from the media, that we need to buy trinkets and toys in order to make ourselves happy, or to fulfill emotional needs, and that the purchases they are trying to talk us into will provide us with the psychological comfort we are looking for.

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