Sat.Jan 14, 2017 - Fri.Jan 20, 2017

Why Do We Procrastinate?

Dumb Little Man

Procrastination: Putting off from day to day, directly from Latin “procrastinationem” (pro “forward” + crastinus “belonging to tomorrow”).

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The keywords to help you land your next PA role

Practically Perfect PA

If you are anything like me, the new year brings a lot of soul searching and a nostalgic look back at the 12 months past. I have spent many a January reading self help books, joining gyms, going on diets and making resolutions that are generally forgotten around the middle of the month.

2017 191

Can You Find The Errors? Try These Error Quests

Business Writing

Each of the three short passages below has one error. Can you find all three? Test your skills. Passage 1: I just saw the schedule for the conference, and I am frustrated because Caren and Priya's presentations take place at.

2017 186

Career Success A to Z: H is for Honesty

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. My goal in this series is to talk about important concepts related to career fulfilment in a fun and unusual way. So today’s topic of “honesty” is a very important one indeed.

2017 130

3 Unique Things That Successful People Do Differently

Dumb Little Man

Are you already wavering on your New Year’s resolutions? It’s okay, you’re not alone. If you want this new year to be the year that they stick, you are going to need some proven routines to keep you going. Where better to look than at the habits of highly successful people?

2017 240

Announcing the Assist Conference Programme

Practically Perfect PA

With just over a month to go until the Assist Conference we are hard at work making sure that we put together the best conference for our amazing readers. I’m so happy to share the following updates with you!

2017 166

2017 Rural and Small Town Trends (and Webinar)

Small Business Labs

Tomorrow Becky McCray  is hosting a webinar of 2017 rural and small town trends.    Becky is the founder and publisher of the rural small business site Small Biz Survival. It's our"go to" site for information on rural and small town businesses and we highly recommend it.

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10 Best Skin Foods For Healthy Glowing Skin

Dumb Little Man

Beauty doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, with the right food, you can boost your skin’s natural glow without having to rely on creams, serums, and lotions. And because these natural foods don’t contain the chemicals and preservatives most skin care products have, they are also a lot safer.

2017 231

Win a free place at the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

We have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers this month. We are offering one lucky reader the chance to attend the Assist Conference for free. Yes, that is right – a whole day of fantastic training specifically for assistants – completely for free!

2017 155

Is your office making you sick? Toxins lurking in office buildings (and what to do about it)

Office Dynamics

Have you ever gone to work feeling fine, and then left for the day with a headache or queasy stomach? Have you ever thought that it could be something in your building that’s contributing to that?

2017 149

It's Time to Stop Mindless Collaboration

On The Job

It certainly seems to make sense that collaborating can lead to better results, but it’s the sort of touchy-feely subject that many senior leaders don’t believe can lead to real bottom-line payoffs.

Be a Rebel: 7 Tips for Radical Achievement from Albert Einstein

Dumb Little Man

People love a good rebellion story. From Alexander Hamilton to Luke Skywalker, rebel heroes inspire us. The idea that we can rise up, against all odds, has captured the imagination of generations. But day-to-day social pressures are a powerful force.

2017 211

The "Conscious Coziness" Trend - Hygge - Continues to Grow

Small Business Labs

2017 130

Five Ways to Deal with Workplace Changes Positively

Office Dynamics

Article contribution by Amanda Wilks. Change in the workplace is often very difficult to embrace. It may not be readily apparent to employees why the alterations and adjustments are being made. When they have to deal with workplace changes, it can become the perfect source of employee complaints and disgruntled comments. These can be anything from a switch in employee health insurance to a total company shakedown.

2017 126

I hate filing

Clutter Coach

by I always recommend that my clients be as ruthless as possible when filing paper. When are you going to look at that again? Why would you need it in the future? What terrible thing is going to happen if you get rid of it? When was the last time you even opened that drawer? . Part of my agenda is to get them to keep less paper because paper takes up space, space that could be used better by more useful items. Another agenda I have reflects my attitude toward filing: I hate it.

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11 Things You Should Let Go Of To Be Happy

Dumb Little Man

If you’re feeling stressed or anxious, you’re probably carrying around a lot of baggage that you don’t really need. Simplifying your existence can help you focus on what’s really important and get rid of what’s not. To live a happier life, try to let go of the following 11 things. Overthinking.

2017 207

Flying Drone Intro Video – Way Cool!

Andrea Kalli

Loving my new Flying Drone Logo intro video for a new series I’m working on about video tips for businesses. It’s different, fun, current, and dramatic…and if I don’t say so myself, it’s pretty darn cool! If you would like something similar, I’d be happy to help. Andrea Kalli. The post Flying Drone Intro Video – Way Cool! appeared first on Video Editing Service & Internet Marketing Virtual Assistant. Video Marketing

2017 100

Bridge the Generational Communication Gap

Office Dynamics

We can bridge the generational communication gap between Gen-Xers, Nexters, Baby Boomers and Veterans. We just have to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of each. If you read the January 9 Monday Motivators , you are aware that I am writing a 3 part series on communication to kick off the New Year! Communication is the umbrella of our relationships and interactions. It is at the core of what can help us be successful in the workplace.

2017 125

Podcast 039: Make the most of your productive time

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about what productive time is, and how to manage your work so you use it best. Here are some highlights: What if I’m a night owl? What should I NOT do? How do I get more productive time? Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

2017 100

15 Unforgettable Haruki Murakami Quotes For Dealing With Adversity

Dumb Little Man

Haruki Murakami is an internationally renowned Japanese writer, probably best known for his novel, Norwegian Wood. If you need to rebuild your strength when you’ve been through tough times, the wisdom in these quotes by Haruki Murakami will show you the way. “Life is not like water.

2017 207

These 6 Strategies Will Make Your Business More Efficient

Small Business CEO

Are you looking for ways to make your business more efficient? There’s no shortage of opportunity. The trick is knowing which strategies are likely to pay off for your company, and which are best left to others to pursue.

2017 74

Lessons in Revolutionary Thinking

Office Dynamics

Guest post by Tara Browne, DTM, 2016 Conference Scholarship Winner. . When I was awarded one of three scholarships for the 2016 Conference for Administrative Excellence, I was beyond excited. I looked forward to acquiring strategies and tools to advance my administrative career.

2017 109

The Limited Currency Called Focus

Productivityist

Ryan McRae is the creator of the blog, The ADHD NERD , a blog dedicated to helping people be more productive, successful and happy especially if they have ADHD. He is the author of Conquering the Calendar and Getting More Done and it’s available for a free download today. You know the drill. You want to start something new—a creative venture. Whether it’s a business, a side hustle, a new book or a new skill, you get revved up. Ideas are brewing and it keeps you up at night.

2017 58

8 Time-Saving Hacks for Busy Moms

Dumb Little Man

The homemaker has the ultimate career of all. She has regular work hours, makes each day both useful and pleasant, and proves the worth of time by employing it well.

2017 207

10 Things To Remember When Expanding Your Business Globally

Small Business CEO

Expanding your business into overseas markets may be a long-cherished dream of yours, but when doing so, you shouldn’t presume that your success at home will automatically translate into success elsewhere. Follow these 10 tips to ensure that you do well in new markets.

2017 66

3 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

n each of the following examples, placement of a phrase obfuscates the sentence’s narrative flow. Discussion and a revision follow each sentence. Ultimately, it isn’t the strongest or the smartest companies that survive and prosper, but those that successfully adapt to change.

2017 58

The Productivityist Podcast: The Sunday Basket with Lisa Woodruff

Productivityist

My guest on this episode is Lisa Woodruff , a professional organizer, productivity specialist and author of the book The Mindset of Organization: Take Back Your House One Phase at a Time. She coaches people to organize their households and their lives through systems she designed specifically for whichever part of your life or house that needs help tidying up and organizing. Lisa and I tackle one of the most popular systems she has created: The Sunday Basket.

2017 55

The Guide to TMJ Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Dumb Little Man

Do you have immense jaw pain? Do you hear a cracking noise in the jaw that did not exist before? Have you fallen victim to a locked jaw on more occasions than one? If you have answered “yes” to any or all of the above questions, then you probably have TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.

2017 206

10 Resources to Help Make Telework Possible for Your Company

Small Business CEO

Offering telework opportunities is a great way to increase your employee morale within your organization. Working remotely gives employees a stronger sense of autonomy and freedom.

2017 65

Words in the “Struct” Family

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin source of the element struct , the basis of structure and other words pertaining to literal and figurative building and unbuilding, is also the root of a couple of unexpected words. The root word in common is struere , meaning “arrange,” “build,” or “pile.”

2017 56

My Year In Preview: 2017 Edition

Productivityist

There is no doubt in my mind that reviewing the past year is a valuable exercise. But what about previewing the year to come? I think that’s an exercise that is just as valuable. Because it offers you a map for the months ahead. You may not hit every place on the map as you navigate the year, but at least with a map you’ll have a better chance of getting to where you want to go. Monthly Themes are the pillars of My Year in Preview.

2017 46

Camping Outdoors: A Perfect Health Booster

Dumb Little Man

Great fun happens when camping outdoors. This is what comes to mind for people especially the kids when camping is being planned. Are there any other things we can think of when it comes to camping? Yes, there is! You forgot one other benefit that camping outdoors has on people.

Health 201

6 Small Business Service Types That Offer a Flexible Work Environment

Small Business CEO

Telecommuting and freelancing are gaining popularity not only because of the obvious benefits they hold for employees.

Punctuation Quiz #11: Appositives

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for punctuation of appositives; revise the sentences as necessary: 1. My friend, John, is coming over today. He was compared to WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, who has been provided asylum in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

2017 56

8 Strange Funeral Customs From Around the World

Dumb Little Man

From your side of the world, saying goodbye to the dead might mean burial or cremation. For others, funerals are more than just burying the dead.

2017 201

10 Domains of Beliefs That We Should Be Questioning For Personal Growth

Dumb Little Man

The majority of us have heard someone tell us at some point in our lives to question everything. The inquisitive two-year-old somehow inherently understands that notion when he or she constantly asks one simple question – Why?

2017 199

7 Powerful Habits To Skyrocket Your Self-Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever imagined how it would be to gain a ton of self-confidence? Every challenge would feel way easier to you. You would negotiate the pay raise you have been dreaming for years. You would ask out that girl you always think about.