Sat.Jul 27, 2013 - Fri.Aug 02, 2013

No Time To Workout? 5 Ways Busy People Can Keep a Consistent Workout Schedule.

Dumb Little Man

You no doubt already know that you should be making your health and fitness a top priority in your life no matter what. After all, you only have one body, and the better care you take of it now, the easier it will be to stay healthy and fit in the long run. But when it comes to working out, that's often easier said than done. Because despite your best intentions to keep a consistent workout schedule, we all know it's only too easy to make excuses not to work out. You’re too busy.

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Covering cover letters

Practically Perfect PA

I updated my LinkedIn profile the other day, for no particular reason other than it was a bit dull. I then went on a mad CV updating, portfolio organising frenzy. In amongst all of my files and paperwork I discovered a handful of my old covering letters for various jobs I had applied for over the years (one was hand written – that is how old I am!). I wondered how many of us still write covering letters when we apply for jobs?

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Setting up an Eco Friendly Online Marketing Business

Eco-Office Gals

The workplace can be a wasteful environment if the right steps aren’t taken to limit the amount of waste produced. However, if an office has a collective goal to reduce the amount of unwanted waste, it can become significantly more environmentally friendly. It’s important to understand that everyone in the office can play a big part in creating a new way of working. Online companies have already limited their paper and office waste output by doing their business primarily online.

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How to Get your Project Back on Track

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Get your Project Back on Track appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. No matter how much planning you put into projects, things can get off track pretty easily. In fact, it’s standard practice to build buffers into the variables of a project to allow of delays and over-runs. If you’re working on a project and it gets off track, here are some steps to get things back under control: Renegotiate : The easiest action, when you can’t meet a deadline, is to renegotiate the due date.

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Do You Know Life's Unstoppable Formula?

Dumb Little Man

Life’s best formula is to dream big, set achievable (medium) goals, and then break the goals down into small steps. Here’s why. Big Dreams Give You Room To Expand. Your dreams are your guiding star. But if your guiding star is right in front of your feet, you won't know what to do next. Make sure your guiding star way out in front of you. What is the best life you can imagine? My current life is far from my dream life, but I'm still having a good time.

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Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve been an EA for quite some time now, in fact I started working in 2003 so it has been a decade. Most of that time has been spent figuring out how to look as youthful as I did at 21, making terrible decisions with fashion, money and well men but also making my way along the career path that has led me to being an EA in Barcelona.

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Should you Refill or Replace Old ce255a Ink Cartridges?

Eco-Office Gals

One of the many dilemmas that people face with their ce255a ink cartridges is whether to replace or refill them. Although this is a very common question today, there are a number of advantages and disadvantages that people should know about to make sure that they are getting the printing quality for the lowest amount of money. Refilling. Today, there are ink cartridge refill kits for the ce255a that provide one of the quickest ways of refilling an empty one.

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Life Is Stressful! Here Are 17 Ways to Relax and Reduce Stress at Home That Anyone Can Use.

Dumb Little Man

These days, our lives are more stressful than ever, or at least it seems that way. Many of us are working longer hours for less money and facing all kinds of stress, so it’s no wonder that we find it hard to unwind and relax when we get home. Don't fear though because there are plenty of things that you can do to help eliminate some stress from your life. Here are a few ideas for how to unwind, de-stress and generally relax once you finally get away from the office.

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Behavioral Finance Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Small Business Labs

Despite ample evidence this approach was wrong, until relatively recently the vast majority of economic and financial theory was based on the assumption that people always made rational decisions in these areas.   The academic fields of behavioral finance and behavioral economics have changed this by including social, psychological and emotional factors in the analysis of economic and financial issues.

Electric Cars and the Hybrid market – Is Going Green worth It?

Eco-Office Gals

The times – they are a changing! Gone are the days when gasoline prices were so low that you didn’t have to think twice before tanking up. Increasing gas prices accompanied by rising costs of other essentials have made life for the average Joe pretty difficult – on road as well as at home. Propelled by the need to save on gas, more and more Americans are choosing hybrid and electric cars over conventional vehicles. But there’s more to this trend than the simple cost factor.

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Summer is a Good Time to Review Your Financial Management System

Office Organization Success

I had a great trip to Portland last week. The fashion event was fabulous. But now I’m glad to be home knowing that I’m not going anywhere for a while. I can’t believe that in just a few short weeks the boys will all be heading back to school … the summer seems to have gone by so fast. We’ll be going school supplies shopping next week. Seems like I’m not the only one who’s ready for the new school year to begin.

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Ditch the 5-Hour Energy: 5 Natural Ways to Energize

Dumb Little Man

Ah, caffeine: the world’s favorite pick-me-up. Whether in the form of coffee, tea, or increasingly fashionable energy drinks, many of us rely on caffeine every day for a quick energy fix. And although you might get that energy boost you so desperately seek, caffeine combined with an energy drink cocktail can be costly to your health. . A Closer Look at the Energy Drink. In addition to caffeine, many energy drinks also contain healthy-sounding amino acids and other B vitamins to perk you up.

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Intuit Contest: Winner Gets Free Superbowl TV Ad

Small Business Labs

Intuit is conducting a really cool small business contest called Small Business Big Game.  The winner gets a free 30 second commercial during the 2014 Superbowl.   The ad for the winning company will be created by RPA, an advertising agency that has produced past Super Bowl commercials, including an Acura ad starring Jerry Seinfeld and a Honda spot with Matthew Broderick. BTW if you haven't seen the Honda ad - a take off on Ferris Bueller's Day Off - click here.

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Going Green In The Office Can Be Fun

Eco-Office Gals

Let’s face it. With all of the news stories about the environment being harmed by human consumption and waste, the average consumer can get the impression that in order to fix the planet we have to stop doing anything fun. Or that we have to spend a lot of money that we don’t have turning ourselves “green” The video on YouTube about the life of a plastic trash bag that ends up in the ocean is cute at first, but ultimately is depressing.

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3 Keys to Building a Profitable E-mail List

Office Organization Success

The easiest and most effective way to follow up and nurture relationships with your clients and potential clients is to build an e-mail list of people who have “opted in” and given you permission to send them e-mails. With a profitable e-mail list you can: Fill your seminars and programs. Attract more clients and sales. Turn current clients into repeat clients. Promote other peoples’ programs that you believe in and earn $1,000?s s in affiliate commissions.

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Achieve Your Goals and Get Rid Of Those Limiting Beliefs by Asking 3 Simple Questions

Dumb Little Man

Friedemann Schaub, author of “The Fear & Anxiety Solution” (Sounds True Publications, 2012) , states that one of the biggest causes of fear and anxiety that surrounds our daily lives is self-limiting beliefs. These core beliefs define the rules and regulations that individuals create for themselves and are responsible for impacting the way a person thinks and acts. These core beliefs can form an important strength for personal development or can prove to be a barrier for growth.

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Pet Humanization and the Quantified Dog

Small Business Labs

An alert reader sent me to the article  Market Trends Show the Power of Pet Humanization. It's from the research folks at Packaged Facts. They do studies on consumer markets, including pet spending. They recently released their 2013 - 2014 U.S. Pet Market Outlook.  According to the report, the U.S. pet market will reach $62 billion in 2013, up 4.7% over 2012. Dogs garner the most spending, with about 2/3rds of all pet spending going to the dogs.

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Why the Love of the Gmail Tabbed Inbox is Good News For Marketers

Virtual Moxie

Gmail. I just do. I love how it works, I love how easy it is, I love that it’s ubiquitous, I love the interface…I just love it. Like a whole slew of people, I got the new tabbed inbox last week. And like most of you, I imagine, I’ve received email upon email and have seen countless Facebook updates from people with something to sell via email alerting me to the fact that Gmail has taken over my email with the new tabs.

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Seriously, What Are You Waiting For?

Productive & Organized

What Are You Waiting For? The next certification? Until you know more? Until your list is bigger? Until your book is done? Until you lose 20 pounds? Until. I talk to so many amazing people that are holding off creating their programs because they don't have the "perfect" circumstances.    Maybe you would like to host a telesummit. Maybe you would like to switch from hours-for-dollars to results-based programs.

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8 Top Productivity Apps for Your Smartphone Can Help Make Your Life Easier, More Productive and More Organized

Dumb Little Man

Are you so busy that you fear you could lose your head if it wasn’t attached to your neck? This list of eight top productivity apps for your smartphone can help make your life not only easier, but a lot more organized. It’s rather simple. The more organized you are, the easier life is. Just think about it. It’s a typical work day, and your schedule is particularly loaded with tons of tasks. Not only are you overburdened, but you are also unorganized, making your day that much tougher.

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The Open Talent Economy

Small Business Labs

Deloitte's The Open Talent Economy suggests the traditional employment model is giving way to a networked model that consists of a "portfolio of full-time employees, contract and freelance talent, and, increasingly, talent with no formal ties to a company at all."

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Being Clumsy, Taking Risks, and Shifting Your Story

Eat Your Career

I’ve probably never mentioned this before (for obvious reasons)…but I’m a little accident-prone. I’m very good at breaking things, including the occasional body part. I’m awkward and clumsy and inelegant. If something can go wrong, it most likely will when I’m around…and I’ll probably be 100% responsible for the situation. It’s a real curse, I tell you. So the other day, I pulled a classic Chrissy and it upset me. I was embarrassed. I felt stupid. I felt defeated by the cruel, cruel world.

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Applying Blackjack Rules To Solopreneurship

The Solopreneur Life

I ’ve been a member of the same fantasy football league for 30 years. Last weekend we held our annual rookie draft. The location for the draft moves each year, and this year we held it at Jackpot Junction, a casino hotel (with a terrific golf course ) located in central Minnesota. The only time I visit casinos is when our draft is held at one. I have nothing against casinos, except the smell of cigarette smoke.

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Five Reasons to Think Before You Speak

Dumb Little Man

Last week, I was about to walk into a Whole Foods while a twenty-something year-old man was heading out. I was carrying a gym bag, a purse and a couple branded shopping totes for the items I expected to pick up. In other words, my hands were more than full. The young man had an ear bud wired to his cell phone which was tucked into his shirt pocket and was eating a scone. . His load was much lighter than mine, yet he seemed to wait for me to open the door.

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My Productivity Won’t List

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Productivity articles often focus on what you need to start doing in order to be more productive. While that is well and good, I think there is room for things to stop doing. Here is my list of things I won’t do because they adversely affect my productivity – my productivity won’t list: 10. Say “Yes” Automatically. For a long time, I would agree to do things when people asked. Be on another committee?

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Feisty Enterprise Tip #12: Get Into Networks That Give You Know-How and Fun

The Small Business Blog

Choose carefully with your business networks. Informal networks may be best. Most business networking meetings are an absolute waste of time. It doesn’t matter whether they are online or offline, time is the one resource you cannot afford to waste. Many networks seem like a lot of desperate people hoping for a break in the… Read the full article here: Feisty Enterprise Tip #12: Get Into Networks That Give You Know-How and Fun on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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Introducing TheSolopreneurUniverse.com

The Solopreneur Life

T oday is the public launch of TheSolopreneurUniverse.com, a new offering from The Solopreneur Life. The Q&A below explains what TheSolopreneurUniverse.com is all about. Who Is TheSolopreneurUniverse.com For? Businesses that want to sell products and services to solopreneurs. Solopreneurs who need products and services that are tailored to fit solo businesses. Why Did You Create TheSolopreneurUniverse.com?

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Take It and Like It! 5 Life Lessons Learned from Hardboiled, Tough-Guy Detectives.

Dumb Little Man

“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ”. Raymond Chandler. . Most lessons learned from hard-boiled detective novels are fast, ugly, and taught at the wrong end of a gun barrel. The classroom is often a filthy, dark alley and the instructors can be a beautiful femme fatale or the misplaced trust you put in a lying client.

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Get Rid of Your Backlog With The 4 Laws Of Simplicity

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. After bumping into the Four Laws Of Simplicity, I realized that they can be applied not only to physical stuff, but also the aspects of every productivity system. In this series, we have already talked about applying it to “stuff” , as well as calendars , task lists , reference material and projects. Now in the last article of this series, we’ll take a look at how to apply them to someday/maybe lists.

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Book Review: Work Women Want

The Small Business Blog

Recently I read a business book that I really enjoyed. The author, small business owner Jennifer Forest, worked from home following the birth of her children and set out to make that the topic of her latest book. She found that she was often asked by mothers she met about how they could start working… Read the full article here: Book Review: Work Women Want on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Book Review book review Business Books women work women want

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Does the Value of E-newsletter Subscribers Diminish, Over Time?

The Solopreneur Life

T he conventional wisdom in email marketing is that open rates and click rates diminish as names on a list get “older.” ” There are many reasons why names go stale, but IMO these are the biggies: • The subscriber’s circumstances change and they don’t need your information anymore. • The subscriber has gotten bored or disinterested with what you have to say.

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How To Battle The 5 Powers of a Real-Life Zombie

Dumb Little Man

George Romero started something big when he produced Night Of The Living Dead back in 1968. Not only did he create a legacy for himself and develop a new horror sub-genre, but he also refined the term “zombie”. Pop culture zombies are exactly what you know them as: infected or cursed, flesh-eating, lifeless, half-alive, reanimated corpses that serve and have no purpose. One good shot to the head, and it’s game over. But that’s not the zombie I’m talking about.

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Happy Birthday Saleabration--Save BIG on Our Virtual Assistant Trainings!

Virtual Moxie

. As brilliant as I can be, there are times when I''ve compartmentalized things so cleanly, that I can''t connect my own dots. Case in point, we''re running a promo on both the self-study Virtual Basics Program, and our deeply-personal and focused Virtual Mentoring Program in conjunction with rounding out the end of my 50th bday celebration. But did I think of writing a post about it? Not until tonight when a friend asked me why I hadn''t.

Top 5 Tips for Crowdfunding

The Small Business Blog

It is now potentially easier than ever to raise startup capital and get a great business off the ground. Crowdfunding has been made accessible to every entrepreneur via the internet and this is good news for anyone that has an amazing idea but lacks the resources to actually turn it into a business. It might… Read the full article here: Top 5 Tips for Crowdfunding on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Top 5 Tips Crowdfunding top 5 tips

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Setting Boundaries with Clients — the Good, the Bad and Even the Ugly Ones

Step It Up VA Coaching

Here’s a question for you. When was the last time you hired a service provider, say an attorney or a mechanic and you were able to set their schedule for them? Or had them drop everything and come running every time you called? My guess is—probably never. When you deal with other businesses, you abide by their policies, their normal hours of operation, and you respect that, right? It should be no different with you and your clients.

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Worried About Job Security? Use These Tips To Become Immune To Layoffs In A Tough Economy.

Dumb Little Man

How secure is my job? Can I rely on my source of income in the future? With the economy in the sorry state it is in, these are questions we all ask ourselves far too often. Between news stories of big companies doing massive layoffs, outsourcing of jobs, and new technology making some jobs obsolete, it is enough to leave you in a constant whirlwind of anxiety and worry for your financial future.

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Boston Summit & Its Impact On Green Business Engagement Programs

Eco-Office Gals

Nearly one month has passed since the Boston summit that was attended by as many as 21 business engagement programs across the country. Such national association is unprecedented in terms of growth for green businesses. It’s now possible to analyze what initiatives have been taken since and their impact. One of the main benefits of the Boston summit is that now more than 50 various independent green engagement programs are on a single platform.

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