Sat.Sep 19, 2015 - Fri.Sep 25, 2015


Dumb Little Man

All of us need change in our lives. Even our countries and nations need changes on the way we do things and live to make progress and achieve success.

2015 285

Creating More Profits: 3 Essential Areas to Focus On

Office Organization Success

Making more profit is NOT the same as generating more revenue. They are two completely different areas, and something that I see very little discussion on.

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Are You Too Busy for The Most Important Partner In Your Office? The Importance of Daily Huddles

Office Dynamics

I recently received a request for advice from an assistant named Kathryn. She posed a typical problem that I have heard for years and I want to respond to her question in a blog as I bet many executive and administrative assistants run into the same problem.

2015 252

Would Life Just Be Easier if I Got a J•O•B?

Tips From T. Marie

If you’re an owner of a micro business like I am, most of the time you consider yourself lucky to be your own boss. Yet every once in a while the stress of highly fluctuating income, self-employment taxes, and the solitude of going it alone makes you wonder.

2015 166


Dumb Little Man

Life is a journey. Live in the moment and enjoy the journey’ is what they often say. Yet, there are many who find this journey extremely burdensome, mundane, dull; to sum it all in one word- boring.

2015 285

Periscope: Here is Why I Wouldn’t Use This as a Marketing Tool

Office Organization Success

There is always the latest *hot* new marketing tool that you can use to market your business. What was in favor just a couple of years ago has now been replaced with the latest whiz-bang tool.

2015 187

Building Client Trust: Communication is Key

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Effective client communication is a crucial element in running a service-based business, yet it is often overlooked in favor of things we think are more important, like client work.

2015 141

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How to Supercharge Your Afternoon With a Napuccino (aka a Coffee Nap)

Dumb Little Man

When I tell most people about coffee naps their response is pretty much what you’d expect: puzzled. That seems a little counter-intuitive.” “Can Can you sleep after drinking coffee?” “But But I read an article that said caffeine has negative effects on your sleep.” Yes it might.

2015 285

How to Choose an Office Space

Productivity Bits

Choosing an office space for one’s company may seem not-all-that-important. If a business owner is running a quality business, people will come, no matter the other factors, right? If you’re under this misconception, you better forget all about it.

2015 181

Natural Organizing

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2011-05-03 13:55:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter You aren’t a cookie cut from a generic mold (even though you’re sweet). You deserve more than a cookie cutter approach to organizing. Methods you’ve read about in books may partially work, or not work at all. Or they’ll work for awhile but then something happens to make them stop working. That’s why it’s so important to have your own personalized system.

2015 116

Review – Critical Tactics In OmniFocus


Evernote Essentials , by Brett Kelly is without doubt one of the finest software guides I have ever read. I was able to read it as an Evernote ‘newbie’ and found myself taken on a voyage of organizational discovery with a remarkably balanced mix of expert guidance and child-like humor.

2015 107

6 Ways to Find Joy in Everyday Life

Dumb Little Man

For some reason we’ve eliminated joy from our lives only to become the overworked, tired, and grumpy version of ourselves that nobody (even we, ourselves) would enjoy being around.

2015 285


Simple Productivity Blog

I am on "vacation" this week in order to prepare for the major announcement coming next Monday. Check back then! The post Relaunch-cation appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 151

Be even more successful by using these 3 little words

Office Dynamics

One of the benefits of being in my line of work is learning little-known, proven workplace-effectiveness techniques that increase success – and then sharing them with you!

2015 148

Productivity Advice: Break Your iPhone


I recently did something I should not have. I opened up my iPhone and tried to clean off the dust on the camera lens. Well, I got the dust out, but managed to break my iPhone. That happened a few days ago.

2015 92

How This Gibberish Song Can Help You Succeed

Dumb Little Man

Ever heard of Adriano Celentano’s song, “Prisencolinensinainciusol”? If your answer is “no,” you’re not alone. And if your answer is “um, yes, totally,” you’re also not alone.) Basically, this glorious thing is a song that the Italian singer wrote and released in 1972.

2015 279

Global Small Business Forum October 23rd in Chicago

Small Business Labs

The number U.S. small businesses exporting goods and services has increased substantially over the last decade.

2015 92

5 smart tips to avoid going broke as a freelancer

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! 5 smart tips to avoid going broke as a freelancer first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Better Busines

2015 83

Why You Need A Clarity Day (And How To Make It Happen)


Over the summer, my to do list grew exponentially. I expected a break but never really got one. I felt frazzled part of the time and completely wiped out the rest of the time. As a result, I was cranky and short with people, which is really out of character for me. My sleep patterns were all over the place and I wasn’t able to move forward with as much drive and focus as I was accustomed to. And it all came to a head going into the Labour Day weekend.

2015 84

Why Breakthroughs & Epiphanies don’t work anymore

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Is there any human desire more universal than the itch to improve ourselves? The itch is the force behind multi-billion dollar industries in health, fitness, self-help, publishing, medicine and therapy.

2015 83

The Canadian Coworking Conference & the Globalization of Coworking

Small Business Labs

Last week about 150 people gathered in Toronto for the 1st Annual GCUC Canadian Coworking Conference. 

2015 75

The Story Of Transmaraton – 64 KM Ultramarathon

Brilliantly Better

Last year I ran my first mountain half marathon, in a competition called Transmaraton, on “the most beautiful road in the world, Transfagarasan” (I didn’t … The post The Story Of Transmaraton – 64 KM Ultramarathon appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2015 72

The Productivityist Podcast 58: Building Better Teams with Jared Brown


This episode features a discussion with Jared Brown of Hubstaff. Jared and I talk about what you need to do in order to make bringing people on to work with you a more beneficial experience for everyone involved.

2015 81

Precedent vs. Precedence

Daily Writing Tips

A passage in a newspaper article prompted this email from a reader: I’m grimacing at a Virginia newspaper passage:”…the first paid event held at the commons area, which might set precedence for future events…” I assume the author is not saying that this might make the future events come first.

2015 102

10 Ways to Improve Interpersonal Communications at Work

45 Things

In one of my previous posts, I wrote about how we all need to take more responsibility for writing better emails. Now I think it's time to look at a more difficult problem -- interpersonal communications. You know, when two or more human beings actually talk to one another?

2015 93

Toxic Work, Freedom and Why More People are Choosing Freelancing

Small Business Labs

The New York Time's article A Toxic Work World nicely summarizes the growing Darwinian nature of traditional jobs. Key quote: FOR many Americans, life has become all competition all the time. Workers across the socioeconomic spectrum, from hotel housekeepers to surgeons, have stories about toiling 12- to 16-hour days (often without overtime pay) and experiencing anxiety attacks and exhaustion. Public health experts have begun talking about stress as an epidemic.

2015 65

Preposition Mistakes #5: Descend, Discuss, Return

Daily Writing Tips

One kind of preposition error is to follow a verb with a preposition when one is not needed. descend. INCORRECT: Sunita Gale and her husband descend down Highclere Castle’s majestic staircase. Caption, Today site.

2015 98

Diluting the Bucket List

Daily Writing Tips

The idiom “to kick the bucket,” meaning “to die,” has been used in English since the eighteenth century. The term “bucket list” makes its earliest appearance on the Ngram Viewer in 1962, forty-five years before it was popularized by the movie The Bucket List (2007).

2015 98

The Three Restauranteers

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks about a word that means “a person who owns and manages a restaurant”: I recently saw the term “restauranteer” on someone’s resume. I’ve heard of musketeers , and even mountaineers ; but I thought restauranteurs and connoisseurs were in a different category?

2015 95

Vindicate, Avenge and Revenge

Daily Writing Tips

The verbs avenge and revenge mean basically the same thing, but avenge is widely perceived as having nobler connotations than revenge. Both words, like the English word vindicate , derive from the Latin verb vindicare/vendicare : “to claim, to set free, to punish.”.

2015 95

Inspiring vs. Inspirational

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, What is the difference between ‘inspiring’ and ‘inspirational’? Some speakers see no difference. Here, for example, in a headline and the text that follows it, the two words are used interchangeably to refer to the same speech: Headline.

2015 93

Diegesis and Diegetic

Daily Writing Tips

This summer I enlarged my vocabulary while participating in an online film course. Among the words new to me are diegesis [DYE-uh-JEE-sis] and diegetic [DYE-uh-JET- ik].

2015 87

How to Spur Employees Into Being More Loyal and Productive

45 Things

You might remember a time when you knew not only the names of everyone in your department or company, but details about their likes and and dislikes. You knew who hated coffee, who played in a jazz band and who was training for a marathon.

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