Sat.Sep 07, 2013 - Fri.Sep 13, 2013

Reduce Stress Levels and Increase Your Willpower Using These 3 Stress Reduction Techniques

Dumb Little Man

Most of us are under a constant stress. There are so many things that take away from our peace of mind: health issues, financial troubles, responsibilities at work, relationship dramas, and so on. We all know by now that stress is very detrimental to our health and can cause some serious problems.

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What is business acumen and how do you get it?

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I have been developing a twitter strategy for one of my company’s clients. They are an online events business and we are helping them with their marketing so I have been learning about hybrid and online events.

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The Principle Components of Communication

Ian's Messy Desk

The post The Principle Components of Communication appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Understanding the basic components of communication can help you become a better communicator. Aristotle outlined the basic model of communication in 336 B.C.

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Is Technology Hurting Your Job Search?

Eat Your Career

What you don’t know could hurt you! Perfect example: Many job seekers have no idea that resumes submitted online are typically filtered through a software system before a human being ever sees them.

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5 Reasons Why Journaling is the Ultimate Tool for Self-Development

Dumb Little Man

As a reader of Dumb Little Man, there's little doubt in my mind that. you've take a personal interest in improving who you are as a person. You want to grow, you want to learn, and you want to develop every aspect. of your life. And this is definitely the place to do that.

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Managing expectations

Practically Perfect PA

I was recently discussing some of the harder areas of the role with a fellow EA. She mentioned that she was never 100% sure what her boss expected of her and whether or not she was delivering.

Outsourcing and the Future of Accounting

Small Business Labs

Last week we had the opportunity to lead a think tank session on the future of accounting at the Intuit Summit. This event was hosted by Intuit and attended by about 40 leading accounting profession practitioners, industry analysts and media.

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Use Your Brain: 7 TV Shows That Will Make You Smarter

Dumb Little Man

It’s easy to sit on your couch for endless hours watching TV shows that do nothing more than entertain you. After all, you don’t have to do anything besides change the channel and look at a screen.

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Employer adds yoga, dance and fun to retain workers

On The Job

Often the little things can make a difference in how an employee feels about a workplace. Maybe the boss ensures that you get your favorite color of nail polish at holiday time. Maybe you can bring your dog to work. Or, maybe the culture asks you to do kind things for other people.

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The 2013 State of Independence Report Released

Small Business Labs

The 2013 MBO Partners State of Independence Report was released today.  This is the 3rd year we've worked with MBO Partners on this study and it's the most in-depth analysis of the independent workforce (freelancers, the self-employed, etc.) we're aware of.

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Top 5 Tips for Content Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Content marketing is a low-cost and effective way of spreading the message about your business online. If you don’t have a budget to promote your small or micro business, it is still possible to attract an audience by providing content that people will want to read and share with friends.

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Must Read Tips for Skype Interviews

Dumb Little Man

With modern technology, being in the office isn't always a necessity for the interview process. Skype and similar web-conferencing tools allow interviewers to connect with candidates throughout the world.

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Step Up to a New Level of Success

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Life is short. And our time here is precious. So why waste time dreaming about the things you want to do and the places you want to go? Stop dreaming. Stop thinking in terms of “someday” and instead, start thinking in terms of “now.”

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Life as a Freelancer

Small Business Labs

Two articles on what it's like being a freelancer caught my eye this week. The Wall Street Journal's Before You Go Freelance, Read This provides a set of advice from an experienced freelancer on what life is like as an independent worker.  Key quote: "Going it alone is liberating – and tough." " The author covers a number of challenges associated with being a freelancer including unpredictable income streams, how hard the work can be and periods of lonliness.

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Personal or Professional Development

The Small Business Blog

In my last post I talked about the Business Owner Blind Spot and argued that personal development had to be an integral part of being a business owner. But the term personal development doesn’t sit well with many business people; to them it sits with the self-help books in Waterstones and WHSmith.

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Trying to Lose Weight or Eat Healthy? Stay Away From This List of 13 of the Worst Frozen Dinners.

Dumb Little Man

Most of us have a frozen dinner or two stashed in the freezer for those nights we don’t feel like cooking. Most of them get purchased according to how appetizing the photo on the box makes the contents appear, and how hungry we are when we go shopping.

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Change Your Attitude; Change Your Biz

Virtual Moxie

For more than a decade I worked with a wonderful VA who had, in her signature line, the following original quotation: "It never occurs to me that there are things I cannot do.". C''mon, what MORE could a client want from someone? That''s moxie personified!

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Academic Researchers Go Freelance

Small Business Labs

Harvard University's Some Ph.D's 's Choose to Work Off the Grid  covers the growing trend towards independent, freelance scholars. These are people who do academic research and publish papers and books, but do so without a formal affiliation with a university or college.

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High Speed Internet, Not HS2, Is What Business Needs!

The Small Business Blog

When BT spent £780m on their sports channel I was speechless. Here is a company losing total business focus, while failing the business community in Great Britain in almost every street. The internet service provided in the UK is appalling at best.

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No Time to Workout? Here's How to Keep Fit and Exercise When You're Traveling (Or Don't Have Access to a Gym)

Dumb Little Man

If you're like most people, you don't have a problem fitting exercise into your normal day-to-day routine.

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Don’t Read If You Know What A Content Marketing System Is

Office Organization Success

If you don’t have a Content Marketing System in place, or you don’t even know what a Content Marketing System is, then I highly encourage you to register for tomorrow’s free training: How To Create A Content Marketing System That Brings You New Subscribers Daily. Click here to register.

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LEADERSHIP: Believe It or Not!

Office Dynamics

Administrative and Executive Assistants Are Leaders. When I say “Leader” do you think in response to that statement, “Me!” ” or ‘Who, me?”

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Escape your home office

The Small Business Blog

Working from home can be great, but there are also times when it can be quite isolating. That’s why WinWeb recently launched the first of their innovative co-working spaces, the WinWeb Hub.

Clutter is Bad For Your Physical and Mental Health. This Portable Wand Scanner Can Help Get You Organized.

Dumb Little Man

Does clutter have you ready to pull your hair out? Are all those receipts and stacks of papers lying around your home or office making it difficult to concentrate?

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A Tip To Increase Product Sales

Office Organization Success

It was lovely to have a long weekend last weekend; we enjoyed the last couple of days at the pool, a murder-mystery night (which was a lot of fun), and, of course, the usual soccer games. I am glad to be heading into Fall though; it’s my favorite time of year. As I was putting together information earlier this week for the upcoming training classes, I had a realization … the School for Online Business Success is entering it’s fourth year of training programs!

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When And How To Let A Project Go Dormant

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. My schedule was disrupted this week by house guests, and I didn’t manage my time very well. (I I see an article in that!) Here is an article that ran originally in November 2009 about letting projects go dormant. It is applicable right now as I revamp my someday/maybe list, and also as I gear up for Nano #8. It’s November.

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Infographic: Back to School

The Small Business Blog

A new school year is just beginning for kids and students all over the world and for many retailers, this is one of the most critical periods of the year.

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Health and Fitness: These 5 Supplements For Getting Ripped Fast Just Aren’t Worth It And Can Be Harmful To Your Health

Dumb Little Man

As the president of a nutritional supplement company, I often deal with guys who want to look like Dwayne Johnson in “The Scorpion King.”. They ask, “How do I get the massive biceps, V-shaped torso, and chiseled abs like that macho movie star shows off in (insert popular action movie title here)?”.

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TEAMWORK - Creating the Magic!

Office Dynamics

What is teamwork? The dictionary defines it as: the combined action of a group of people, esp. when effective and efficient. If it’s not effective or efficient, it’s not a team. There is a difference between a group and a team.

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Simplifying Repeating Maintenance Tasks

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. All of us have repeating tasks of some sort. They usually involve things that we don’t do every day, but there is a visible reminder of it somewhere. Then there are the maintenance tasks that don’t “show”…those that if you don’t do, have consequences, but yet may not be visible. These things could involve things like changing your car oil, or decalcifying a coffee pot or changing a water filter.

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Moving into a new office: Utilising the space

The Small Business Blog

Even within the current economic climate, a number of businesses are experiencing periods of exponential growth. If your company is one of these, you may find that your changing business needs require a larger office space.

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iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, Samsung, HTC, Nokia and More. Which of the Top 10 Smartphones of 2013 Is Right For You?

Dumb Little Man

This is the biggest week of the year in the smartphone industry, because Apple just unveiled its latest line of iPhones. The iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C are sure to be among the top sellers of the year, but they’re not the only in-demand smartphones of 2013.

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Persuasion Skills – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Office Dynamics

Persuasion skills for the administrative assistant. It was Desmond Tutu who stated, “ Don''t raise your voice, improve your argument. There are a lot of people in the workplace who don’t seem to operate by that wise statement.

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Building Relationships: How to Take the First Step

The Solopreneur Life

R elationships are the foundation of solopreneurial success, and the first step in building relationships is taking the initiative — being alert, open, and alive to possibilities for making connections. To create a mindset that will help you start relationships, you must: Anticipate. Anticipate with whom, when, how, and where you will take the initiative. Take risks. And remember that the cost of not taking the initiative is missed opportunity. Take responsibility.

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Quote of the Week: Personal Growth

The Small Business Blog

“You don’t learn to hold your own by standing on guard, but by attacking, and getting well hammered yourself.” ” That was a quote by the famous Irish writer George Bernard Shaw and it can be applied to your everyday life as a small business owner.

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Financial Advice: How Social Media Can Help You Find Deals and Save Money on Shopping

Dumb Little Man

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s always helpful to find ways to save money on top items. Social media is not just for communicating with friends; you can find great deals at some of the most popular stores across the country.

Everything you know about brainstorming is wrong

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

“I will figure it out” . As far as entrepreneurial quotes go, this one is entirely unremarkable but utterly ubiquitous. You figure stuff out – as we all do – because you’re an entrepreneur. That means you’re a problem solver. You brainstorm like you’re Thor.

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