Sat.May 24, 2014 - Fri.May 30, 2014

10 Universal Truths That Will Set You Free

Dumb Little Man

From a very young age everyone conspires to hide the truth about life and themselves from us.

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Knowing your value

Practically Perfect PA

What do you enjoy? In some cases, the things you’re good at will correspond with the things you like doing – we all tend to put more energy into the tasks that we enjoy. So, it’s worth initially considering what you enjoy at work, as this may help to piece together your unique skill-set.

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Minute-Taking Tip: Put Three Appointments on Your Calendar

Business Writing

Here is a tip that will help you feel more confident taking meeting notes and minutes and completing the final draft. I use it when I take minutes for the board of the Joyful! Noise community choir, a job I. Meeting minutes

1ShoppingCart’s New Features

Office Organization Success

I am so glad I didn’t jump on the Infusionsoft bandwagon and instead stuck with my trusted 1ShoppingCart account! I’ve always maintained that 1ShoppingCart is a great all-in-one ecommerce system; you can do so much more with the system than most people realize.

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6 Ways to Deal with Burnout

Dumb Little Man

The going gets tough. The rubber hits the road. And the euphoria and adrenalin rush you once had when you concocted that dream of yours is now gone. What’s left is you hitting the wall or rock bottom, and every single step forward feels like an eternity.

2014 285

Another PA news story

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last year there have been loads of news stories with PAs right at the heart of the scandal.

2014 215

Book Review: Baby Bust

Small Business Labs

Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family is a short (88 pages), easy read. But it fully covers a very important topic - declining birth rates  - and the growing numbers of young adults choosing not to have children.

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You Precious Angel (Moms and Dads Know)

Dumb Little Man

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth.

2014 285

The Westbury, London

Practically Perfect PA

The Westbury is in the heart of London’s Mayfair area dangerously close to all of the amazing shops that London has to offer. The day prior to my stay at The Westbury I had arrived into London from New York and as you can imagine I was still feeling the full affects of a red eye flight.

2014 173

Growing Opportunities for Independent Cloud Labor

Small Business Labs

It seems like almost every day there's news about a startup that uses independent workers accessed via the cloud as a key part of their business model.   Examples from just the past week include: Door Dash , which is an on demand food deliver startup, raised $17.7 million. 

2014 173

Overcoming The Need To Do

The Small Business Blog

You know the feeling; you’ve got so much you need to get done that you don’t know where to start. So you create a to-do list. When you get to write the last item you’re already feeling better.

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How to Blow the Whistle (from a Bank Whistleblower)

Dumb Little Man

Whistle blowers are stigmatizing – people either love or hate you for it. Not only that, it’s one of the most difficult projects you’ll ever work on.

2014 267

Cleaning (Blog) House

Simple Productivity Blog

It''s funny. Sometimes I can''t see the forest for the trees. I have spent many articles talking about the way clutter is a detriment to productivity. Yet I didn''t see a big pile of clutter that is not only impacting my productivity, but also other people as well.

2014 213

Is the U.S. Becoming Less Entrepreneurial?

Small Business Labs

We think entrepreneurship is alive and well in America.  But several recent studies report that small business formation and entrepreneurship are in decline. The Wall Street Journal's  Risk Adverse Culture Infects U.S. Workers, Entrepreneurs  summarizes much of this research. 

2014 165

The Best Thing to Do For Your Career While on Vacation

On The Job

Probably the last thing you want to do on your summer vacation is think about work. And yet it intrudes into your thoughts, whether you want it to or not.

2014 210

Infographic: Skype Interviews

The Small Business Blog

With the rise of outsourcing, it’s becoming increasingly common for companies to interview job applicants using video-calling software such as Skype rather than ever meeting them in person.

Obligations: You Can Change Your Mind

Simple Productivity Blog

There are very few circumstances in life where the choice is irrevokable. Most of what we deal with day in and day out are not in the category of irrevokable. Yet many of us continue to keep slogging away at things that no longer interest us, and provide limited benefit, simply because we committed.

2014 211

Communication Skills That Have Impact…Choose The Right Medium

Office Dynamics

In the 21 st century, we have so many ways to communicate. Is each communication medium interchangeable? Should you use whichever one is fastest or most convenient for you? Does it make any difference whether you IM or phone someone? And when should you use letter correspondence?

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Speak for Yourself

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. There are many ways to market your business – email marketing, social media, press releases, attending networking events. But to really “kick it up a notch,” you have to put yourself out there, in person, in front of people.

2014 141

5 Things to Do to Protect Your Business from Data Security Breaches

The Small Business Blog

Critical steps that must be taken to ensure the security and protection of your company’s data.

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Open Loops 5/30/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

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.

2014 188

Think Your Little Website Is Immune to Hackers? Think Again.

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Business Websites and Blogs As someone who provides ongoing WordPress Website Care and Maintenance, a few things have come to my attention in recent months. The first is that there are three distinct types of WordPress website owners when it comes to security. And the second is that people mistakenly think hackers are only targeting big brands, […] ( Read more. ). Business Tips Business Websites and Blogs

2014 122

How I Work On Several Big Projects At Once

Productivityist

In the latest issue of the Productivityist Newsletter (which you can view here ), I discussed how I was taking things to the next level. I''m in the midst of making some big changes here at Productivityist, but I''m also in the midst of working on several projects.

2014 102

Converting your Garage into a Home Office

The Small Business Blog

Prefabricated garages have many uses, and offer a great way to grab a little extra space for your home life or work needs.

How to Get Back to Writing After a Death in the Family

Men With Pens

2013 was a good writing year. At least, for me: I wrote and self-published two books, began writing a third and had articles published as well. I was proud of what I''d accomplished and was determined to ride the momentum to make 2014 even better.

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Think Your Little Website Is Immune to Hackers? Think Again.

Tips From T. Marie

As someone who provides ongoing WordPress Website Care and Maintenance , a few things have come to my attention in recent months. The first is that there are three distinct types of WordPress website owners when it comes to security. And the second is that people mistakenly think hackers are only targeting big brands, banks and government sites. So let’s talk a little bit about both. Hackers Only Care About BIG IMPORTANT websites…NOT!

2014 100

Arrive To vs. Arrive At

Daily Writing Tips

A prepositional error usually associated with ESL learners seems to be gaining ground with native English speakers.

2014 104

Criticism – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“I can’t tell you the number of times that I meet with Internet entrepreneurs or executives, and how little theory they have, and how little cognitive behaviour they seem to exhibit about what it is they are doing.” ” – Jay S. Walker, US entrepreneur. Even if you don’t have a formal business education, that’s not… Read the full article here: Criticism – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

2014 155

Declutter the Digital

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-01-17 12:27:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Rule of thumb: it’s easier to organize things when there are fewer of them. How often do you look through a folder or collection of digital photographs and find only a handful that you want to show to anyone? The rest are too dark, out of focus, more versions of the same thing, make you look fat, or you have no idea why you even took them.

2014 100

Survey: Most Business Owners Remain Optimistic in California

Small Business CEO

Most California-based entrepreneurs want to invest more resources to grow their company, according to a recent survey by California Bank & Trust (CB&T).

2014 97

Blah, Blah, Blah

Daily Writing Tips

Since ancient times, speakers of every language have made up nonsense syllables to indicate contempt for what other people were saying to them. We’ve even inherited the ancient Greek nonsense syllables bar-bar-bar in the word barbarian : The Greek word barbaros meant “foreign, strange, ignorant.”

2014 98

The Mud Race

Brilliantly Better

A few weeks ago I ran my first mud race ever. If you’re wondering what a mud race is, well, it’s a trail race filled … The post The Mud Race appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Running curiosity mud race running

2014 89

Steampunk

Daily Writing Tips

My introduction to the term steampunk came when I read what I thought was a mystery with a historical setting and came to the part where Queen Victoria was hooked up to a steam-powered life-support machine.

2014 96

How Text Message Marketing Can Spike Traffic During Slow Times

Small Business CEO

Sometimes business is booming, and other times things are a little dead and it seems that attracting a crowd is something beyond impossible. Seasons change, and with them maybe your business traffic takes a dip.

2014 95

5 Tax Pitfalls to Avoid This Year

Small Business CEO

Most entrepreneurs shudder at the thought of dealing with their taxes. With their eye firmly on growing their business and forging ahead the idea of meticulously tracking and recording every aspect of their business is at the very back of their minds.

2014 94

Complacent vs. Complaisant

Daily Writing Tips

Both complacent and complaisant descend from Latin complacere , “to please, to be pleasant,” but they have acquired different meanings in English. complacent (adjective): feeling or showing pleasure or satisfaction, especially in one’s own conditions; self-satisfied.

2014 93

Irregular Past Participle Forms

Daily Writing Tips

I went through elementary school in the bad old days, when teachers drilled the class on irregular verbs. For example: Teacher: go. Student A: go, went, have gone. Teacher: come. Student B: come, came, have come. Teacher: write. Student C: write, wrote, have written.

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