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12 Changes We Can Make to Have Everyday Simplicity

Dumb Little Man

One of the main reasons we suffer so much is complexity. Our constant effort to make everything complex, although it’s quite simple, is what makes us want to give up, to just escape and leave everything behind. Simplicity is what we need more of.

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A day in the life: Rebecca-Monique Williams, Adaptive Lab

Practically Perfect PA

What are the main aspects of your role? I have a dual role: my primary responsibility is being the PA to the managing director.

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CES: Everything is Better With Bluetooth (and Sensors)

Small Business Labs

Fans of the TV show the Big Bang Theory know that everything is better with Buetooth (see the clip below). Evidently the consumer electronics industry agrees and also thinks sensors make everthing better.

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Are You Still Struggling to Get Clients?

Office Organization Success

Have you ever wanted to create a marketing plan so that you would know exactly what to do to get more clients? Well now is your chance: GET CLIENTS NOW! 28-day marketing plan.

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5 Things 2014 Taught Me Plus 1

Dumb Little Man

I honestly said I was through with doing any major posts, blogs or articles about making changes in the New Year. It’s not that I don’t think they help, I feel they have a place if the person reading it is ready to do the work.

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Tips on transitioning your career

Practically Perfect PA

As a PA you know you have the organisational skills to rule the world and actually know your company well enough do half the jobs in the place if push came to shove.

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Results of the 2014 Solopreneur Survey: Quality of Life is Up, Expectations are Up, Facebook is Down

The Solopreneur Life

Q uality of life improved for solopreneurs in 2014, solopreneurs have high expectations for 2015, and Facebook has fallen out of favor. Those are among the key findings in The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey.

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Top 9 Lifehack Blogs to Motivate and Inspire You in 2015

Dumb Little Man

2014 comes to its end, and we all try to make some conclusions and plans on what we’ve done right or wrong and what we should do to make 2015 the best and most profitable year ever. As we all know, if you want to change your life – start with changing yourself.

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Technology of the week: Eventbrite

Practically Perfect PA

What is Eventbrite? Eventbrite is a well established event management platform for all different types of events. The website also has a search function for events taking place in their industry and location. What does it do? Eventbrite has a number of features.

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A Super-Cool Niche Art Business: Martin Bruckner’s Spaghetti Toes

The Solopreneur Life

O K, you’re going to love this niche art business. Martin Bruckner lives in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife and daughter. Bruckner launched a Tumblr site — Spaghetti Toes — that’s dedicated to the absurd things he hears under his roof on a daily basis.

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The Reason We Don’t Reach Our Goals

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the first ways to go about reaching a goal is to crystallize it in our minds so that we are clear about what we are trying to have/do/be. Then the next is to break it down into manageable steps.

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5 Killer Reasons For Quitting The Day Job

Dumb Little Man

I was keeping a list of the reasons I could use to justify handing my notice in. It included such gems as one of the office toilets getting regularly blocked (#13) and the lack of decaf coffee available in floor 2 drinks machine (#9). It was quite a long list but I never used it.

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How Successful People Overcome Failure

On The Job

There are several things in your career that are fairly well guaranteed: At some point you will work for an idiot ; you will be convinced human resources is populated by Death Eaters; and you will experience failure.

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Eugene Schwartz’s 5th Rule of Great Marketing (Unabridged)

The Solopreneur Life

E ugene Schwartz was a marketer and copywriter. His sales copy and letters generated more than $150 million in sales. Later he became a renowned collector of modern art. Schwartz was born on March 28, 1927, in Butte, Montana and studied at the University of Washington.

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How Should I Legally Structure My Startup Business?

The Small Business Blog

Along with the countless other things a start-up has to deal with when setting up a company, there is the major decision of how the company should trade legally. Establishing it correctly at the outset is crucial and could eliminate many issues along the way.

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Why is it so Difficult to Adapt to Change in Business?

Dumb Little Man

The great industrialist Henry Ford once said “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” ” For all intents and purposes, he may or may not have been referring to the concept of change and the importance of it.

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The Year the Job Broke (and the Year We Start Fixing It)

Small Business Labs

The Pacific Standard's interesting article What Was the Job? claims 2014 was the year the job broke. By that they mean 2014 was the year we accepted a re-interpretation of the traditional job's fundamental bargain and "bought in to the push to get us to all work for ourselves rather than each other" Key quote: The job was once something we felt we could depend on.

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To Create Products and Services That People Want, Focus on Customer Gains

The Solopreneur Life

I n my 21 years as a solopreneur, I’ve learned that when I focus on customer pain and customer gains, I’m more likely to create products and services that people actually want to buy. Below are questions I use to think of ways to create customer gains.

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Accept or Shift Your Primary Commitments to Reach Your Goals With Ease!

Virtual Moxie

The brilliant Alice Inoue of Happiness U wrote a smart post about why people don’t reach their goals. I loved it, wanted to share it, and felt called to add one more piece to the discussion in case it’s helpful. Be sure to read it, then come back and continue to read my post.

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Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: DiamondAir Winner

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the DiamondAir competition! I can now announce the winner … drum roll please… it is: Sophia Hutchings. Congratulations Sophia! We will contact you to get your details. DiamondAir International.

2015 151

Questions on the Rise of the 1099 Economy

Small Business Labs

I did an interview  with the folks at Zen99 last week.  Zen99 is a Y-Combinator backed startup that provides tax and insurance tools for independent contractors.    They also offer advice through online guides at Zen99 University , which is where the interview appeared. The interview covered a lot of ground related to the growing freelance economy. But based on the parts they highlighted, the folks at Zen99 seemed to find the following points of most interest.

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To Create Products and Services That People Want, Focus on Customer Pain

The Solopreneur Life

I n my 21 years as a solopreneur, I’ve learned that when I focus on my customers’ pain, I’m more likely to create products and services that people actually want to buy. Below are questions I use to think of ways to eliminate customer pain.

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Guest Post at Productive Super Dad

Simple Productivity Blog

Check out my latest guest post over at Productive Super Dad: The Rules Of Email Productivity In this article I talk about the 5 Cardinal Rules of Email Productivity: Process your email without taking action Don’t work from your inbox Have things delivered to your inbox Make a magazine pile Unsubscribe from what doesn’t bring […].

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Tips for Boosting Productivity in 2015

On The Job

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Is office technology taking admin jobs?

Office Dynamics

Is office technology playing more and more of your admin role? by MARY ELLEN SLAYTER on DECEMBER 30, 2014 8:00AM. in ADMIN PRO FORUM. Question: “Not that I want to be out of work, but it seems to me that technology has now given my boss plenty of tools to fend for himself in a lot of areas.

2015 179

12 Perspectives To Embrace This New Year

Productivity Bits

If you are like most productivity-aware people, chances are you already have penned down goals or "things" that you want to accomplish this year. Most have theirs when the last quarter kicked in last year. You constructed these goals in a way that each one is geared towards you becoming a better person than last year - more or less. You probably have an execution plan on how to accomplish them in manner that WINNING is the only result expected.

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Thursday From The Trenches Episode 6

Simple Productivity Blog

In this episode I talk about what my grandfather called (punnily) "Condiment Time". The post Thursday From The Trenches Episode 6 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 181

App Review: Reflect


Didn’t I save this to Evernote? I’ve wondered about that question many times and after some tinkering with Reflect ( ) I can say that, yes…I have. Reflect lets you review your Evernote notes on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

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Methinks vs. I Think

Daily Writing Tips

An archaic verb form that survives in modern speech, thanks to its presence in a well-known quotation from Hamlet , is methinks. A Google search for “methinks” brings up more than five million hits. The quotation appears in the “mousetrap scene” in Hamlet.

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How Safe is your Company from Losing Credibility?

Small Business CEO

Carmakers that need to recall defective vehicles lose credibility. Multinational banks busted for bribing foreign officials lose credibility. And brand name designers busted for running sweatshops in third world countries lose credibility.

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New Productivity Forms: January 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

January is about cold and snow. Even though I live on the coast of Virginia and snow is a rare occurence, I love the idea of a snow covered landscape (the reality, not so much). This month''s forms feature a snow-covered landscape and a cool color scheme to fit the month.

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The Truth about Content-Writing Mastery

Men With Pens

We all know how we''d like to feel when we write. We want to be transcendent. We want to craft breathtakingly compelling content that brings us piles of comments and eager new clients.

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Punctuation Review #2: Honorifics

Daily Writing Tips

A reader wonders, Why on earth do we place a period after Ms ? It’s not an abbreviation of anything I know of. Americans place a period after Ms. because style guides like The Chicago Manual of Style and The AP Stylebook tell us to.

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59. Randomly Hug A Person You Don’t Know

Brilliantly Better

Ok, this might be a little bit dangerous, but only if you think at it. If you’re doing it, chances are that you’re going to … The post 59. Randomly Hug A Person You Don’t Know appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Relationships & Society hugs

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Consolidate Files With MultCloud

Simple Productivity Blog

Sometimes you just need a simple solution. Like when you''re trying to remember in which cloud storage you stashed a particular file. Instead of going through each one, wouldn''t it be great if there was one place you could look that had all of them? There is. And it''s called Multcloud.

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Today’s Top Tech Careers: Tips for Becoming Microsoft Certified

Small Business CEO

One of the most well-recognized certifications today is the Microsoft cert. A Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) credential qualifies you to work on Windows Networks, but it’s not necessarily the easiest certification out there.

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Anyone vs. Everyone

Daily Writing Tips

A promotional announcement for an end-of-year review on NPR set me thinking about the difference between anyone and everyone : The year 2014 has been no fun for just about everyone. The construction struck me as odd because the negative “no fun” led me to expect anyone , not everyone.

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