Sat.Mar 03, 2018 - Fri.Mar 09, 2018

Thinking of Starting a VA business? The time is now…

Practically Perfect PA

There has never been a better time to launch your VA business.

2018 219

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret To A Happy Life

Dumb Little Man

The pressure to find happiness can lead to a sense of inadequacy and disappointment. In fact, the pressure to be happy can make you unhappy. Instead of forcing yourself, try Ikigai. It can get you out of bed in the morning. In the culture of Okinawa, Japan, Ikigai (pronounced “eye-ka-guy”) roughly translates to “reason for being.”. In a 7-year study involving about 43,000 adults, it was found that those adults who were able to find their Ikigai were alive 7 years after the study.

2018 166

3 Dumb Moves That Kill the Careers of Smart People

On The Job

"Success is a lousy teacher," Bill Gates says. "It It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." The working world is littered with the careers of people who didn't listen to Gates (or probably their mothers who offered the same advice).

2018 163

Good Word to Know: "Polymath"

Business Writing

Reading yesterday's New York Times, I came upon the word polymath, and I couldn't confidently determine its meaning from the context. Can you define the word? Here's how The NYT used it: The debut season of "Atlanta," the FX series. Gems of Language

2018 151

We have to raise each other up

Practically Perfect PA

Happy International Women’s Day you AMAZING readers. I want to start today’s post by telling you a little bit about me over the last few years. I started Practically Perfect PA while working as an EA for a whole number of reasons, but mainly because I had a lot to share.

2018 192

How to Maximize Space in A Dorm Room

Dumb Little Man

Most dorm rooms are really tight. Without the right strategy and failure to know how to maximize space in a dorm room, you’ll have a hard time fitting everything you need in your space. If you are about to transfer or you’re redecorating your room, here are some great tips you can use. Utilize the Storage Space Under Your Bed. Via Pinterest. Many students looking for more space to store their belongings will just stuff things underneath their beds.

2018 160

Is Craft Brewing a Harbinger of a New Artisan Economy?

Small Business Labs

There have been a number of recent articles pointing out that despite having to compete with several giant beer companies, the craft brewing industry has dramatically expanded over the past decade.

2018 196

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Day in the life: Jane Condliffe, VA at the PA Pod

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Day in the life: Jane Condliffe, VA at The PA Pod. This is our first Virtual Assistant to complete the day in the life questionnaire. So, do enjoy! What are the main aspects of your role?

2018 192

Truths About Life: $1 Million Ideas Given For a Penny

Dumb Little Man

Combine your goal of self-realization with the right actions. Start bringing your ideas to life by writing them down. Stop searching for the truth and look deep into you as you already know the truth. The only challenge is acknowledging it. Truths about life. I learned a lot from “Uncle Agbo” at Zion Nursery & Primary School Amagu. There, I used to serve him as the office boy. I ran all the errands without expecting a penny from him.

2018 143

The Post Millennial Generation

Small Business Labs

A fun demography fact is there aren't official definitions of generational cohorts*.    Making this even more fun, different people and groups often use different definitions and even different names for the various cohorts.

2018 196

Shareable: Email And Focus

Simple Productivity Blog

One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship. Jacqueline Leo. Email Shareable

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Technology of the week: Hipmunk

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Hipmunk. Here are all the details… What is Hipmunk? Hipmunk is a website and app that helps you plan travel from searching for flights and hotels to airbnb apartments, ground transport and everything in between. What does it do?

2018 190

3 Major Lessons Learned From Losing 100 Pounds

Dumb Little Man

I’ve lost over 100 pounds twice. The first time, I experienced a major injury, job loss, relocation, and the death of my closest family member. I was about 2/3 toward my total weight loss goal that time. I kept up with exercise and good nutrition for a bit. Unfortunately, I slowly reverted to old habits and then eventually things rapidly declined. I gained seventy pounds in six months. It took a few years for me to get inspired to try again.

2018 143

Research Reveals the One Thing That Can Derail Your Motivation

On The Job

It's not unusual to hear people say that when they've been job searching for a while, they sort of lose their motivation. This loss of initiative can also be found when people are working on projects for work or trying to come up with an innovative idea. I've been through this myself, many times.

2018 130

How To Reset Your Email

Simple Productivity Blog

I wandered over to my client manager's desk. I had a changes to go into a release, and she hadn't responded to the system emails asking for her approval. It was the first week of January, and the fix needed to be in the next week. "Oh, Oh, I deleted all my emails on January 2nd.

2018 130

Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

Setting Healthy Boundaries. I was teaching a class two weeks ago from the Star Achievement Series®. Our theme for that day was the attitude component of Star Achievement.

2018 159

Four Great Sites for Creating Amazing Online Videos

Dumb Little Man

If you are thinking of creating some great video content but you’re not quite sure where to start, don’t worry. You can easily find the best video-making website with just a quick search on the internet. But before you do that, make sure you have a digital asset first. It can be a blog, website, a YouTube channel or a Facebook page. If you do not have one yet, make one before you start making online videos. Why video?

2018 138

Podcast 091: Make your bed

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 91 and it’s about making your bed. First, I have an announcement. I’m going to start a group coaching program for productivity, time management, prioritizing, procrastination and decluttering. The format will be virtual so it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you can still join in.

2018 100

Do Uber Drivers Only Make $3.37 Per Hour? (The Quick Answer is No)

Small Business Labs

A study on ridesharing drivers -  The Economics of Ride-Hailing: Driver Revenue, Expenses and Taxes - was released last week by the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. Their finding that the ridesharing drivers working for firms like Uber and Lyft have median earnings $3.37 per hour was widely covered in the press. The only problem was their analysis was flawed, something they conceded this week. 

2018 140

What Assistant Certification Courses Are Best For You?

Office Dynamics

Are assistant certification courses necessary? At Office Dynamics, we are noticing a tremendous amount of interest in executive assistant certification or administrative assistant certification courses or programs. We regularly see interest in our certificate-based designation programs, World Class Assistant Certification program or our Star Achievement Series® Certification and Designation curriculum.

2018 126

How to Increase Conversion Rate: Top Tips in Designing Your Website

Dumb Little Man

You only have 8 seconds to capture a visitor’s attention. If you’re planning on making it big on the internet, you need to make sure you get that 8 seconds right. The answer is to keep your site’s visitors as engaged as possible. Make sure that your website is eye-pleasing, easy to navigate, and highly usable.

2018 138

How to Trade Penny Stocks: The 101

Small Business CEO

Day trading is one of those pursuits that cannot be quantified into a perfect analytics style that anyone can accomplish. Understanding trends and being able to read charts is important, so you need to have a head for numbers, but you also need to be able to think in abstract terms.

2018 79

Vocabulary Quiz #15: Homonyms

Daily Writing Tips

Homonyms are words that sound alike, but have different meanings and usually different spellings. In these sentences choose the word with the correct meaning for the sentence context. Mrs. Reid has the responsibility for her disabled son for twenty years. a) borne. b) born.

2018 59

Why You Shouldn’t Spend Time Journaling In The Morning (And What You Should Do Instead)

Productivityist

I’m a big fan of journaling. But I’m not a fan of taking time to write in your journal in the morning. Before I dive too deep into this subject, I don’t want to get the idea of writing in the morning confused with writing in a journal in the morning.

2018 55

Going on A Date? 6 Tips In Planning A Cruise for The First Time

Dumb Little Man

So, you have spotted that perfect girl that makes your heart race every time you see her. You asked her out on a date and she said yes. Now, the next thing is to plan a perfect date that will impress her and get her to think some nice things about you. One of your best options is a dinner cruise. If you’re looking for an exhilarating way to see London’s riverside sights, then opt for a high-speed RIB cruise on the Thames River.

2018 131

4 Reasons Why Every Business Should Use ID Cards

Small Business CEO

Identification badges have become an important part of the business world today, evidenced by the fact that one of the first things a new employee gets upon joining an organization is their ID badge.

2018 71

25 Names of Fabrics, Wools, and Leathers Derived from Place Names

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists and defines terms for apparel materials that have in common that the terms are derived from place names. angora: a type of wool from Angora rabbits, which originated near Ankara (previously Angora), Turkey.

2018 59

What Motivates Getting Things Done with Mary Lamia

Productivityist

This episode of The Productivityist Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to healthiq.com/vardy to support the show and see if you qualify.

2018 52

9 Tips You Can Use When Talking With Your Doctor

Dumb Little Man

Don’t be reluctant when talking with your doctor. Be open and honest. After all, the best family medical practitioners want to hear from you. They want to build strong, trust-based relationships with their patients and the only way that can happen is if the communication flow is as free and easy as possible. Promoting an open, empathy-based communication with you is the way your professional family doctors put the “care” in “health care.”.

2018 120

3 Key Ways Your Small Business Can Save

Small Business CEO

Keeping down costs as much as possible without sacrificing quality is critical to any small business if it’s going to stay competitive, maintain a high customer satisfaction rate, and ultimately grow into a medium or even large-sized business somewhere down the road.

2018 68

3 Examples of Expletives to Be Expunged

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, an expletive (a form of “there is” or “it is”) inhibits an active, concise sentence construction, and other wording is passive and/or more verbose than necessary. Discussion after each example explains the problem, and a revision demonstrates the solution.

2018 57

Legal Liability in the Workplace

Small Business CEO

America is a fairly litigious society, although we’re not quite as bad as our reputation suggests. The truth is, there are good reasons for many of the civil lawsuits that are currently winding their way through the court system. There are far fewer frivolous lawsuits out there than it may seem.

Legal 65

Make Your Business “POP” With Eye-Catching Displays

Small Business CEO

If you want to attract more dollars to your business, start by attracting eyeballs. The products that get the most attention are usually the products that get the most sales. photo credit: aldask / Flickr.

2018 61

Negative Restaurant Reviews: Best Ways to Respond

Small Business CEO

A common misconception among many local restaurant owners is that it’s best to take the high road and ignore negative reviews. The thinking being that it’s better to walk away than fight, further damaging your reputation. There’s a big problem with this thought process.

Boosting Information Retention During Staff Meetings

Small Business CEO

According to Harvard Business Review , 15 percent of an organization’s collective time is spent in meetings. This percentage has increased year-over-year since 2008, meaning many organizations are now devoting even more time and energy to meetings than in the past.

2018 59

How to Get More Millennials Coming to Your Restaurant

Small Business CEO

Millennials rank dining out as one of their top guilty pleasures. Ranking this activity even higher than buying electronics, apparel, beauty products and accessories.