Sat.Dec 06, 2014 - Fri.Dec 12, 2014

3 Questions You Need To Ask To Overcome Your Fears

Dumb Little Man

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.

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15 social media and technology trends for 2015

Practically Perfect PA

Wearable technology. Google Glass and the Apple iWatch really do seem like something out of a sci-fi film but they will be available in 2015. If my Executives are anything to go by your Executives will also want to try out the latest technology and incorporate it into their working day.

Are you thinking about your business or in it?

The Small Business Blog

Why are we even starting a business? Is it passion, are we driven to do something new, or as Steve Jobs put it make a dent in the universe? Start a business, grow it and then do an IPO – world domination next! For many the reality often has little to do with passion!

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Inbox Zero Is Not A Myth

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the productivity buzz words often seen is "Inbox Zero". This concept is one where everything in your email inbox gets handled appropriately. Most people I know believe that Inbox Zero is unattainable - a mythic state.

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How Writing Santa Claus Can Be Good For You

Dumb Little Man

Today we are in the middle of a revolution – the creative revolution. Science has found that children are way more creative than adults a long time ago – and now we know why: their minds aren’t limited by pre-conceived ideas about how things are supposed to work.

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Hutong, The Shard, London

Practically Perfect PA

Prior to moving out of London I was living in a house in Wapping. From my bedroom window I had direct views out to the Shard and over the years I watched Europe’s tallest building grow and grow until it was finally opened to the public in summer 2013.

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Collecting Client Testimonials Using the Before/After Template

Office Organization Success

I’m going to share with you a really simple way for collecting your client testimonials. This is an important aspect of building your business. But many business owners overlook this important step simply because they don’t know how to implement it.

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Three Steps to Keep Fear From Controlling You and Your Relationships

Dumb Little Man

Fear stops all of us from doing things. It can also drive our behavior too – often behavior that is not good for us. Either way, when fear controls us, it’s not good. Not surprisingly, men and women respond to fear differently.

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How assistants should resign

Practically Perfect PA

After the festive period, employees tend to take new resolutions which often involve changing job. Whatever your reason for leaving, and regardless of how stressed or excited you are, it’s always important to resign in a calm, calculated and diplomatic manner.

2014 211

Release The Equity In Your Business Vehicles

The Small Business Blog

As a business owner there may come a time when you need to raise cash, either because of an unexpected cost or emergency, or because you see an opportunity to invest for growth.

2014 205

How to Get Your Team on the Same Page

On The Job

When you have a critical deadline approaching on a big project, as a manager you are hyper-focused on doing everything you can to ensure your team meets it. Then it happens. Your worst nightmare.

2014 194

Feeling Like Your Financial Adviser Doesn’t Care? Here’s 7 Tips to Get Them Listening

Dumb Little Man

I was talking to a friend recently and she was telling me that her adviser was condescending, spoke with too much jargon, and didn’t appear interested in her concerns. In fact, he became irritated whenever she wanted to discuss them.

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Drones, 2nd Order Effects & Technology Forecasting

Small Business Labs

The New York Times article Now, Anyone Can Buy a Drone.

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Send Your Clients Some Christmas Cheer with Custom Envelopes

The Small Business Blog

Some business owners find it difficult to justify the cost of sending Christmas cards and messages to their clients, but there are some very persuasive arguments for doing so.

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Technology of the week: Survey Monkey

Practically Perfect PA

What is Survey Monkey? Survey Monkey is a website which allows users to create really simple online surveys. What does it do? Survey Monkey has a number of features but its fundamental function is to create really simple surveys.

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New Productivity Forms: December 2014 – Winter Snowglobe

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things I wanted to do this year is to release productivity forms more often. Fun tools make me more productive). This month: Winter Snowglobe Forms. The post New Productivity Forms: December 2014 – Winter Snowglobe appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

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Some Business Building Freebies For You

Office Organization Success

We all love a giveaway event … especially around the Holidays. So I’m thrilled to have partnered with 18 other business coaches and service professionals who support business owners just like you.

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Why Everyone Needs to Become a Digital Master

On The Job

When hearing the term “digital masters,” many business people think of Silicon Valley and the whiz kids running dominant IT companies like Google.

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Fairmont, St. Andrews

Practically Perfect PA

Fairmont an American based group with some stunning properties is rightly regarded as a global hospitality icon. From the beaches of Hawaii and Bermuda to the heart of San Francisco their offering is wonderfully diverse.

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Expanding Meal Plans

Simple Productivity Blog

For many years I have done my menu plans and bought groceries accordingly. The problem is that when it comes time for meals, the plan may no longer fit. Today we will look at expanding meal plans and building in backup meals so that you aren''t stuck having to do fast food.

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Why I Moved My WordPress Website to Rainmaker

The Solopreneur Life

T his week I’m rolling out a new design for TheSolopreneurLife.com. It’s actually more than a new design. It’s a complete website overhaul: the exterior, the interior, a total engine replacement, new tires, new brakes, and new shocks.

2014 165

3 Simple Strategies to Get 3 New Clients in 30 Days

Office Organization Success

If you’re struggling to get more clients, there are three simple strategies that you can implement that will help. But, more importantly, taking consistent, daily action is the real answer to getting more clients. I’ve had many conversations with business owners these past few months who are, quite frankly, really struggling with their businesses: They have little to no clients. They’re not making the income they need just to pay the bills. They’re barely keeping their heads above water.

2014 154

Never Agree to Being Paid for Outcomes

Virtual Moxie

One of my coaching clients said that she''d been approached by a prospective client who, in discussing his needs, said he wanted to only pay her for successful outcomes based on the work she did, rather than simply paying her for her work.

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Open Loops 12/12/2014

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.

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What Are Solopreneurs Like? Well, They’re Like My Friend With the Amazing Tenor Voice

The Solopreneur Life

What are solopreneurs like? They’re like the guy with the amazing, colorful, unforgettable tenor voice. I met a guy in college who had a voice like that — at St. Olaf College, renowned for its music department and choir.

2014 152

The Holiday Lull—There’s No Better Time to Prepare Your Business for The New Year

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. With the sacred carving of the Thanksgiving turkey completed, and that first slice of your favorite pie eaten; the holidays are officially upon us! I don’t know about you, but it’s one of my favorite times of the year.

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Here’s What I do at This Time of Year

Office Organization Success

For those of you in the US, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Even though this isn’t a traditional holiday for us, we’ve embraced the Thanksgiving Holiday — it’s like Christmas but without all the hassle! We enjoyed lots of family time (my son was home from college) and went to the movies to see the latest Hunger Games movie. I’ve read all the books and love watching them come to life on the big screen.

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BIG Celebration! Celebrate Who You Are!

Office Dynamics

This week I encourage you to. Celebrate WHO you are. Celebrate WHERE you are in your life. Celebrate WHAT you have.

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Rainmaker Landing Pages Can’t Be Customized With CSS

The Solopreneur Life

I f you read my Rainmaker post from yesterday , you know that I have made the switch to the Rainmaker platform. Here’s an addendum to that post: landing pages in Rainmaker can’t be styled. I made that discovery last night while building a landing page, and I’m still seeing red.

2014 152

How to find the courage to execute on big bold plans

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

In my latest blog post , I argued that most entrepreneurs are optimizing for productivity when they should be optimizing for courage. It turns out that how you spend your time – hour to hour – does not determine your success.

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5 Tips for Small Businesses Looking for a Loan

Small Business CEO

The ways in which small businesses and startup companies find the funding they need to develop their ideas and target growth has changed significantly in recent years.

2014 108

Organizing kitchen spices

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2014-05-20 16:11:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I worked with a client unpacking and setting up her kitchen this week. I corralled and sorted all her spice containers; jars, plastic bags, paper bags, plastic boxes, fabric bags; and we saw that there were duplicates and even triplicates of some spices. One problem is that spices don’t all come in the same kind of container and plastic bags don’t work well in a spice rack.

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The Best of The Solopreneur Life Blog

The Solopreneur Life

I n the midst of moving TheSolopreneurLife.com to the Rainmaker platform, I spent time in the The Solopreneur Life’s basement, sifting through the site’s dusty archives. I easily found TSL’s equivalent of perennial Christmas decorations — on top of the rest of the boxes because they get used often. These are the posts that receive big page-view numbers every month and always show up in the “Popular Posts” sidebar.

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Used To vs. Use To

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, Which is correct – . He USED to go the game on Friday. He USE to go to the game on Friday. When the statement is positive, as in the reader’s example, the expression is used to. In negative statements, the expression is use to.

2014 102

7 Essential Considerations for Choosing a Cloud Hosting Service

Small Business CEO

You’ve probably heard that moving your business to the cloud has its advantages, but where do you start? What options do you have and what are potential pitfalls?

2014 107

100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 32. Write A Personal Mission Statement

Brilliantly Better

You’re here for a reason. No matter how small you feel now, or how insignificant others may made you feel in the past, you have … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 32. Write A Personal Mission Statement appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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5 Reasons to Offer Employees Voluntary Legal Benefits

Small Business CEO

Most Americans are faced with at least one new legal issue each year. Legal matters require time and money to resolve, and some of that time is spent while on the job. Companies are increasingly helping to relieve their employees of this burden by providing a voluntary legal benefits plan.

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