Sat.Aug 24, 2013 - Fri.Aug 30, 2013

11 Simple Ways to Fall in Love With Yourself

Dumb Little Man

Whenever we think of falling in love we always imagine another person involved. It even feels awkward to utter the phrase “I’m starting to fall in love with myself”. Try it on for size and I bet it’ll feel like shirt that’s too small, something about it just doesn’t feel right.

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Are You TOO Nice at Work?

Eat Your Career

You’re a nice person, I know. And nice is good! That old saying that “ nice guys finish last ” is a myth. Niceness, by and large, is an asset to building relationships —both personal and professional. However, there is a point of diminishing returns, especially in the workplace.

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Social Media, Experiences and the Fear of Missing Out

Small Business Labs

Way back in 1998 a couple of consultants coined the term " the experience economy " and urged companies to offer interesting and unique experiences in addition to products and services.

Which Type of Business Owner Are You?

Office Organization Success

Over my 12 years of being in business, and speaking with many, many business owners over that time, I’ve discovered that when it comes to creating a strategic business and marketing plan for their business, these business owners typically fall into one of these four camps: The Perfectionist Camp.

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6 Easy To Install Productivity Habits

Dumb Little Man

Each time I come back from a long or short holiday, I find the task of throwing myself back into work a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Is it laziness? Is it my penchant for procrastination? Or is it the trepidation of knowing what will undoubtedly spring from the simple act of opening my laptop?

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5 Do’s and Don’ts to Improve Your Natural Speaking Ability

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 5 Do’s and Don’ts to Improve Your Natural Speaking Ability appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Have you ever noticed someone who is talking on a topic about which they are emotional or passionate?

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Let’s spend time together this September!

Step It Up VA Coaching

Summer is winding down and the kids start school in one week from today! It has been the most glorious summer. As you likely know from my ezines, I took most of the summer ‘off’ I don’t consider what I do as “work”, as it energizes me and makes my heart full – - yet, I did enjoy being more available to the kids and spending a lot of quality time with them. In fact, we just got back from a little Maine vacation and it was wonderful!

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The Number 1 Productivity Hack That Will Change Your Life And Boost Productivity

Dumb Little Man

A couple of weeks ago I launched a new business that I’m super-passionate about. The only problem is, launching a business and running another personal development blog is seriously time-consuming work!

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The ABC’s of Self-Motivation

Ian's Messy Desk

The post The ABC’s of Self-Motivation appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. A – Avoid negative people, things and places. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”. B – Believe in yourself and what you can accomplish. C – Consider things from every angle. Motivation comes from determination. D – Don’t give up or give in. When Thomas Edison was working on the light bulb, he didn’t get it right the first time.

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How to Have an Inspired Career

On The Job

Years ago, Tama Kieves was a Harvard University graduate, working as a successful lawyer on the partnership track. Big money and big success were on the horizon. "I I was miserable," she says.

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Review: A New Laptop for this Geek

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Featured. Technologically Speaking About two years ago, when my second laptop died in 4 years of business, I decided a desktop computer just might make more sense.

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4 Ways to Become a Lucky Person

Dumb Little Man

“Care and diligence bring luck.” - Proverb. Some people seem to have all the luck. Opportunities just appear to fall in their lap. However, this is not true.

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Infographic: Facebook Posting

The Small Business Blog

Your small business probably already has a Facebook page. But were you aware that the best day of the week and time that you post on it will vary, depending on which industry you are a part of?

Startups and the Growth of Online Staffing

Small Business Labs

Online staffing firms and marketplaces like Elance, oDesk and Freelancer.com continue to report substantial growth in jobs posted, jobs placed and money paid to service providers.  Examples include: oDesk recently announced over $1 billion has been spent on its platform since its inception. They also report having 4 million registered freelancers.   Elance recently reported that over $750 million has been spent on its platform and they are over 3 million registered freelancers.

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How to Have Better Meetings Right Now

On The Job

Photo: Business News Daily “No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it’s in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.” – Ronald Reagan Meetings are an important part of our careers, and are necessary for progress, innovation and team work.

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14 Great Apps for Getting Organized

Dumb Little Man

Do you feel like you live in total chaos? Do you have nine pairs of scissors because you keep losing them in the piles of junk in your home, then buying new ones? Do you get stuck paying late fees on your credit cards because you forget to pay the bills on time?

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Top 5 Tips for Outdoing Big Business

The Small Business Blog

People often say that big businesses have an unfair advantage over small and micro businesses.

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Business Owners Fall Into One of These Camps

Office Organization Success

The boys went back to school on Monday! And as much as I love having them around, it was so good to get back into a routine again … for everyone. I now have a Senior, a Freshman, and a Third Grader! I also got back into my fitness routine too (it had been very hit and miss over the Summer). And I started a new class, Yoga! It’s been a long, long time since I took a Yoga class and, boy, did I feel it in on Wednesday.

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An Email Caution for Job Seekers

Business Writing

The other day I had coffee with a man I will call Ryan to talk about his search for a new job. When I suggested a company that sounded like a perfect fit with Ryan''s goals and expertise, he told. Email Etiquette

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The Dos And Don'ts Of Planning Your Day

Dumb Little Man

Planning is tricky. Eric wants to be a pro golfer. He reads articles on swing technique, he watches the pros and takes notes, and he researches courses and equipment. He does these things all day, every day. See a problem? Eric never plays golf!

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Pay-as-you-go Pricing

The Small Business Blog

This is an interesting piece on the BBC Business News website today about the increasing number of startups opting for the pay-as-you-go business model to offer their products more like a service than a physical item.

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Ezines — There’s No Excuse Not To Do Them

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. I was recently doing some research for a coaching client that took me to several virtual assistant websites. I was amazed at the number of sites I visited that did not include an ezine or newsletter for visitors to register to receive.

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Freelancer Lesson: The Burden of Empowerment

Small Business Labs

The Billfold's Six Lessons I Learned After Becoming a Full-Time Freelancer does an excellent job of covering some of the key pluses and minuses associated with independent work. Overall the author is quite positive about freelancing saying it's "awesome" and "everyone should live like this" But the author also points out that freelancing comes with challenges.

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6 Playful Strategies to Beat Procrastination and Boost Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Are you a procrastinator? When there's something you know you have to do, do you feel overwhelmed instead of motivated? How often do you think to yourself, "I can't deal with this right now. I'll start later today. Or maybe tomorrow."

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5 reasons why you should use a business storage company

The Small Business Blog

Space saving solution If your business is looking cluttered or if you do not regularly use items such as furniture or files, using a business storage company can be an effective solution in freeing up space.

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How Not Being Open Complicates

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ” — Mark Twain. In this life of online presence, it can be difficult to know what to reveal. Reveal too much detail, and it could cost you a job or relationship. Reveal too little detail, and people you care about but who live far away might not be able to know what is going on. Reveal too much in quantity and you can drive people away.

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Autism and IT

Small Business Labs

The number of children and adults diagnosed with autism has skyrocketed over the past 10 years. A recent CDC report estimates that 1 out of 88 U.S. children are on the autism spectrum , which includes conditions like Aspergers and other developmental disorders.    IDG's We Need More Autistics in Tech  discusses how a small but growing number of tech firms are looking to hire those with autism spectrum conditions.

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14 Top Fitness Apps to Get You in Shape

Dumb Little Man

Your smartphone can be a great tool for helping you get fit and stay that way. Since this little gadget is the one thing that’s likely to be with you 24/7, you can pack all of your pertinent diet, exercise and fitness information in one place.

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Infographic: Management Revolution

The Small Business Blog

The changing world of business has also often necessitated a change of management style for many business owners. A lot of newer businesses have eschewed the traditional hierarchical approach to management.

You Know You’ve Arrived When…

The Solopreneur Life

H ere’s evidence that society is recognizing the importance of the 20+ million solopreneurs in the United States: #solopreneurs now receives spam tweets. Imsoproud! For the past three years I’ve monitored the use of “solopreneurs” and “#solopreneurs” on Twitter. Back in 2010, it was used perhaps five times per 24 hours. It was me and crickets. In December 2011 I began promoting the use of #solopreneurs and it has grown steadily.

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Open Loops 8/30/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. So true. You can’t counter inaction with anything but action. From Lifehacker’s “”Regret For Wasted Time Is More Wasted Time”". …and you can kill ants with 409, and immobilize wasps with hairspray. From Lifehacker’s “Knock Out Flies with Glass Cleaner” As my daughter approaches middle school, we have noticed more and more inclination to be distracted.

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The 10 Best Free iPhone Apps for Parents

Dumb Little Man

Being a parent is stressful: from the time they’re newborns to the “terrible twos” and beyond, it can be difficult to keep it all together. The good news? There are some awesome free apps from your iPhone that can help you stay organized, save money, and (most importantly) keep your sanity.

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Infographic: Health Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Blog

Without entrepreneurs in the health sector, many important medicines and vaccines may never have been developed. Healthy competition in the industry over the years has led to new innovations and driven down the cost of expensive procedures and drugs.

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Going "Girl?"

Virtual Moxie

The phrase is "going girl." I heard it from Barbara Lochen , although she says she doesn''t know where it came from. You use the. phrase this way: "Don''t go girl on me". You''re going girl on me". Stop going girl on me". I always imagine it accompanied by a requisite. finger wag of warning. The message is "don''t wimp out," or "don''t cave in." Although. seemingly somewhat derisive to women, it doesn''t offend me because it.

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How I Went to Part-Time Work

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the direct benefits of my interest and application of productivity principles is that I work part time. In this article, I will tell you how I applied productivity principles to get to the point of working part time, as well as thing to consider if you want to pursue this yourself. Why I Work Part Time. I work 30 hours a week.

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Financial Advice: Why Young Americans are saying Good-Bye to Credit Cards

Dumb Little Man

More young Americans are saying no to credit cards and yes to prepaid debit cards. A recent survey conducted by a credit score provider examines the current figures related to credit card use and explains the reasons behind the move away from credit cards. Read more ». Money Credit

Quote of the Week: Innovation

The Small Business Blog

“For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards always be old-fashioned.” ” The quote this week is by George Santayana, U.S. philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist.

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