Sat.Mar 07, 2015 - Fri.Mar 13, 2015

Yes, I’m an Over Fifty, Overweight Woman in Tech

Tips From T. Marie

I did something yesterday that I’ve been putting off since 2007. I went to a photography studio and had professional photos taken for my business. I know it’s something I should have done way back when. It’s something every business guru recommends. So why did it take me so long to have them done?

2015 254

Chasing colleagues who do not report to you

Practically Perfect PA

Imagine the scene – you’ve been asked to lead on a piece of work, for example compiling a report or managing a new project. You have to gather information from a number of colleagues so that you can complete the work you have been given.

2015 245

Answers to "Why Are You Looking for a New Job?"

On The Job

"Why are you looking for a new job?" This is often a question asked by interviewers as way to set the tone for the interview. If you answer something like "my boss is a total a**hole," then the interviewer knows he or she can make the rest of the interview fairly short.

2015 223

Do You Have a Good Business Model? Use This Assessment to Find Out

The Solopreneur Life

B usiness model is a term that a lot of people talk about, but few are able to explain thoroughly. This is a picture of my copy of “Value Proposition Design.” ” For example, how often have you heard people say, “Apple has a great business model.” ” Super.

2015 222

Simplifying the Housecleaning Habit

Simple Productivity Blog

I''ve been struggling with something recently. As much as I love having a neat and clean house, I cannot get myself motivated to actually do it. When I ran into this problem years ago, Flylady helped me by showing me how to apply method to cleaning.

2015 220

Dealing with ‘characters’ at work

Practically Perfect PA

Most businesses are made up of a variety of people and characters. There are so many different tests we can take which determine our personality type, we should work in a team and how all of us can get the best out of each other.

2015 241

Create the ultimate home office working environment in 5 easy steps

The Small Business Blog

With increasing numbers of people working from home, such as knowledge workers, freelancers, and stock traders, a high specification office is not a luxury any more – it’s essential for your health and effectiveness.

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Thursday From The Trenches Episode 10

Simple Productivity Blog

In this episode I talk about breaking down big goals into meaningful weekly goals. The post Thursday From The Trenches Episode 10 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 211

5 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Disney Junior

Tips From T. Marie

I’m Granmama to a 3 year old princess. Since moving back to Maine I’ve enjoyed lots of quality time with her and that includes watching some of her favorite shows. At 3, Disney Junior is to her what AMC or HBO are for me, the home to her favorite shows and characters.

2015 199

How to increase social sharing at events

Practically Perfect PA

How to encourage your attendees to share your content is an important theme. To stop me from droning on I’ve made a few assumptions: that you have a hashtag, have encouraged people to get engaged on line and have good wifi; you know the basics.

2015 198

4 Ways to Work On The Internet and Stay Healthy

Dumb Little Man

We “ the internet people” can’t really say that we focus on having a healthy lifestyle. I mean, our posture is usually bad from all the sitting around, we can’t exactly be called fit, and most of us love fast food, as well as sodas and other sugary drinks.

2015 285

A Balanced Life and Living

Simple Productivity Blog

Robert Fulghum wrote "Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some." Today we will look at the component of living in context of a balanced life. The post A Balanced Life and Living appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2015 209

Futurist Faith Popcorn on the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

We're continuing futurist week here at Small Business Labs by covering  a presentation on the future of work from Faith Popcorn.   Popcorn is probably best known - at least for those of us old enough to remember - for her best selling 1991 trends forecast book The Popcorn Report. 

2015 196

5 Reasons Millennials Want to Quit -- and How to Make Them Want to Stay

On The Job

A recent Gallup survey found that 28.9% of millennials (age 18 to 34) are disengaged. The reason? Many faced a difficult economy when they graduated from college, forcing them to take jobs that didn’t necessarily use their talents and strengths.

2015 193

What a successful Blogger Should do “before breakfast”.

Dumb Little Man

A successful blogger is one that keeps blogging past the six month mark. That is where the real success lies because that is roughly how long it takes for people to burn out and to stop wanting to play with their blog anymore.

2015 284

New Productivity Forms: March 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

In 2014 I decided I wanted to release monthly productivity forms with a seasonal theme. Fun tools make it more likely I will use them, and honestly, I get bored with the plain old print and line forms. In 2015 I decided to continue this tradition. So to that end, I will be releasing a […].

2015 208

PwC's When Megatrends Collide

Small Business Labs

Strategy & Business , one of our favorite publications, has a good article on trend analysis. When Megatrends Collide is written by a trio of partners from the giant accounting and consulting firm PwC.    The article provides a primer on identifying and using megatrends.

2015 189

Forks In the Road for Solopreneurs

The Solopreneur Life

I ‘ve been thinking about the forks in the road that we face in our solopreneur lives. Some of the forks are big ones, and making the wrong choice can have huge ramifications for our businesses. For example, should I quit my job — or not?

2015 182

5 Secrets of Long Distance Relationships

Dumb Little Man

As they say about a long distance relationship, that a smooth and healthy relationship can prove to be a blissful whereas a suffocating one can lead to intoxication for freedom. Living away from your partner is hard.

2015 280

Secretary vs Assistant – do they think differently?

Office Dynamics

Do I have your attention? Should your title be “secretary,” please do not take offense to what you are about to read. Secretary vs Assistant. Do secretaries actually think differently than business professionals?

2015 260

Best Practice: Scheduling Thank-Yous

Business Writing

As one of their volunteers, I just received an email from Treehouse, a Seattle-area nonprofit that sponsors programs for kids in foster care. Here is one of the volunteer opportunities listed: Champions Thank-You Note Mailing Tuesday, March 31, 3:30 p.m. Courteous Writing Etiquette

2015 176

What You Need to Know About Renovating Your Office

Eco-Office Gals

Renovating your office space is about a lot more than just a few paint swatches. Deciding to make a change in décor is really about deciding to make a positive change in the office environment , one that will be beneficial to you, your employees and your clients.

2015 173

The 3 Sure Ways to Avoid Business Juggling

Dumb Little Man

Being a Solopreneur, or having to run a Small Business by yourself, Without the help of employees or associates can be very hard on your time. You spend the whole day extinguishing fires and trying to get some money producing work in the mean time.

2015 278

Open Loops 3/13/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything.

2015 172

10 Questions to Flag Sensitive Situations

Business Writing

Sometimes you can recognize instantly that a message will lead to trouble. When you are angry or upset, you know better than to bang out a hostile email. But some sticky circumstances may not be obvious. Ask yourself these 10. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette Writing Tips

2015 173

Personal Updates, Reflections and Looking To The Future

Eat Your Career

Well, friends, let me start this blog post by saying one thing: I’m still alive! I know, I know. It’s been…like…forever. Or more accurately, it’s been almost a year. A YEAR! I can hardly believe it. And yet, I can believe it because so much has happened.

2015 164

4 Lessons I Learned About Happiness From Door-to-Door Sales

Dumb Little Man

If there’s one job that will teach you about the power of happiness, it’s 100% commission-based door-to-door sales. It’s often described as an industry where only the most ballsy and sharp-tongued survive.

2015 278

Top Communication Tips for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

(Excerpt from Office Dynamics’ World Class Assistant™ Certificate Program). This article was originally posted at Establishing rapport is critical to attaining successful business and personal relationships.

2015 231

The World Economic Forum's Top 10 Emerging Technologies

Small Business Labs

Continuing with futurist week, today we're covering The World Economic Forum's recently released list of their  Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015. Because the focus is on emerging technologies, it's more "futures" oriented than most tech trends lists - meaning most of these technologies won't have a broad impact for at least 5-10 years.   This list has 3 technologies from the biotech field, 3 from robotics, 2 from clean tech and 2 from manufacturing.

2015 157

My Top 10 Newsletter Items So Far for 2015

The Solopreneur Life

T oday I studied the most-clicked-on items in my newsletter for 2015. I compiled a Top 10 and thought you’d like to see it. Sigh* a story from that had a Taboola -style headline (I hate Taboola) ranked number-one. But I was happy that four stories I wrote cracked the top 10.

2015 154

The One Trick That Will Help You Become Wealthy

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to know how to become wealthy? Who doesn’t? I’ve done a little searching recently for just how to become wealthy. The results surprised even me. Some of the results I found were along the lines of live within your means, save and invest, etc. Basically all of the typical stuff you already know and hear. But one thing I learned but rarely ever hear about is the ultimate key to becoming wealthy: changing your viewpoint. What Does Changing Your Viewpoint Mean?

2015 219

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. You may think this would be a biased conversation about our curriculum-based designation courses but it was far from that!

2015 227

Getting to Abundance: What You Believe Matters!

Virtual Moxie

In a conversation with a friend, one of the things that we discussed was Abundance. He asked me what it meant to me, and I said that it''s the belief that there''s more than enough of everything, for everyone.

2015 198

The Best Woman I Know

Loosely Speaking

I owe everything I am to her. I am inspired by her wisdom, intelligence and strength and draw on those qualities daily. She is hilarious and spontaneous: who wouldn’t want to hang out with her? I live every day wrapped … Continue reading → Family Life

2015 130

Steps to Create a Financial Framework for Your Finished House

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are finishing a major renovation project or finalizing a new repair, you may be eager to put the finishing touches on your home. While the majority of your expenses may have been accounted for in the work you have already completed on the home, you may still have several thousand dollars’ worth of finishing touches you want to put in still. Planning for these expenses can help you to finish your home to your satisfaction as soon as possible.

2015 210

The Ritz, London

Practically Perfect PA

They say you should never meet your heroes. To meet them is to make them mortal, to remove the glean, to open yourself up for a cold shower and a dose of reality. The Ritz. A giant in the world of hotels. A legend in the business of service. A statement in design.

2015 130

7 Tips for Executive Assistants Who Want To Be More Assertive

Office Dynamics

Do you want to be more assertive? Learning how to tactfully voice your opinions and assert your needs as an executive assistant is important. Many assistants have crossed the line from assertive to aggressive. So what is the difference between assertive and aggressive? Isn’t being aggressive good?