Sat.Aug 29, 2015 - Fri.Sep 04, 2015

4 Things Experts Do to Learn Faster Than You

Dumb Little Man

Let’s learn how to play Bizaroo. The fictional game invented by me, five minutes ago. How would you start? Your first attempt would naturally be followed by immediate failure and maybe amused laughter from experienced onlookers. We would then probably say,”Wow!

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3 Simple Strategies for Discovering What Your Target Market Wants

Office Organization Success

To find out exactly what your target market wants, you gotta ask them! Sounds easy enough, right? But you’d be surprised at how many business owners don’t do this. They just assume they know what their audience wants.

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Freelancers Embrace Health Insurance

Small Business Labs

According to data from the 2015 MBO Partners State of Independent study , the percentage of U.S. full-time independent workers/freelancers who report having health insurance increased from 64% in 2013 to 82% in 2015.    This increase in coverage means that roughly 3.2

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The 4 steps of business travel planning: Delivering your Exec to their destination

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I have been looking at the four stages of business travel planning. Today I am going to write about stage two – delivering your Executive to their destination.

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Dumb Little Man

“Make a budget” is one of the most often repeated personal finance tips but, just like “eat more greens”, very few of us actually follow it even though we know it’s good for us.

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3 Tips for Getting Clearer Instructions From the Boss

On The Job

"You'll figure it out." These are the words often imparted to an employee as the boss hands off an assignment. If the employee is lucky, then that may truly be the case. But many of us have been in the position of being confused -- and possibly even totally clueless -- about what the boss wants.

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Defining the Human Cloud

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) - a leading, global analyst firm focused on the use of contingent workers by businesses - recently released a report on the human cloud. It's only available to their members.

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10 Things To Avoid If You Want To Be a Good Roommate

Dumb Little Man

More than ever, Americans are choosing to save money and live with roommates. There has been a noticeable increase in community living situations in the last decade. Roughly 32% of Americans live in a roommate scenario.

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Beginning Your Job Search? Start By Building Your Brand

Office Dynamics

Maintaining and building your online persona is a part of the new job search. Building your personal brand is crucial to standing out from the crowd when job hunting.

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The Newspaper Death Spiral

Small Business Labs

The Observer's Newspaper Death Spiral Made Plain in One Chart covers the decline in newspaper ad revenue.    The key quote is: Newspapers are not a mass medium anymore.

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The hidden side of getting organized

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2012-07-31 17:20:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter How does it feel to be disorganized? Not so good, right? I’ve heard people say embarrassed, overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious and desperate. Here’s the thing. It can be really hard to make a change when you’re in the grip of such negative emotions. If you act from those emotions, every decision will be agony and you’ll feel so tired and disheartened that you won’t get very far anyway.

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Ten Tips for Life That I Learned Coaching Softball

Dumb Little Man

As a softball coach and parent, I give softball advice to parents, coaches and players in person and on my Softball Journey blog. In my recent article, “Top Ten Tips for Players at Tryouts,” I noticed the parallel between softball and life in general.

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This is Why You Always Need to be List Building

Office Organization Success

Last week I had one of the highest number of unsubscribes for a single broadcast than I’ve had in a while. And this is perfectly normal! I know it wasn’t the content of this particular broadcast; if it was that there was something wrong with the content, I would have gotten feedback to let me know. No, the reason for the unsubscribes was simply the time of year! You see, having been in the email marketing business for many years, I understand the nature of list management.

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Opportunity Is Disguised As A Barrier

Office Dynamics

What’s standing in your way? Do you give up at the first sign of resistance? As soon as you hit a bump on the road to your dreams, do you back off? Do you say to yourself, “This just isn’t meant to happen?” Or “This must be a sign that I need to forget this dream.”.

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5 Reasons Your Team Hates Data -- and How to Get Them to Love It

On The Job

When leaders start to talk about data to non-technical employees, reactions can vary. Some employees will immediately break eye contact, thinking about how to fake an aneurism to get out of the room.

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8 Candid Reasons Drug Companies Won’t Fix Your Health Problems

Dumb Little Man

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Ian Maclaren Are you waiting for someone smarter than you fix your problems? I was, but I have come to the conclusion that it’s not going to happen. I go to bed every night wondering what the next day will be like. I’m wasting away.

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Two Capture Methods You Might Be Forgetting

Simple Productivity Blog

I was setting out for my daily 3 mile walk, and thumbing through the various podcasts I had waiting for me. I scrolled past the ones about blogging, and noticed the list was getting very large. But at the same time, part of me resisted because I didn't have a way to take notes while listening.

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Labor Day Sale On Your Favorite Items

Office Dynamics

Our office is gearing up for a holiday break and we hope that you are doing the same! This is the time of year that everyone is heading back to school.

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Essentialism: Focus on Less Tasks to Get More Work Done


This is a guest post by Niklas Goeke. Niklas is a freelance writer and coach on Action is his cure to anything, so he won’t be mad at you if you cut some corners and jump right to the audiobook and video workshop version of this post.

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Why Harry Potter is Nothing Without Voldemort

Dumb Little Man

Harry Potter is one of the great characters created in the history of fiction writing. We all know about the commercial success J.K. Rowling duly experienced from the Harry Potter series (over 450 million copies sold, and over $6 billion at the box office).

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Why You Should Let Your Client Make a Mistake

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! Why You Should Let Your Client Make a Mistake first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2015, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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My Coworkers Appear Frustrated with My Disability

Office Dynamics

It’s just a common, minor handicap–so why does it frustrate staff so much? Question: “I wear a hearing aid, but still I often have the need to ask co-workers to repeat things.

2015 172

6 Email Principles To Boost Productivity And Reduce Stress


David Ly Khim is a growth marketer for Sidekick by HubSpot where he writes about email productivity. When he isn’t writing, he is often found reading a book or on the dance floor. He would love it if you connect with him on Twitter @davidlykhim. Email is a strange beast.

2015 113

How to cope with break-ups: the 3 day-solution guide

Dumb Little Man

Break ups happen every day, everywhere. Even though we may have already experienced them, the fact is we are never prepared to coping with such hard times. Our world seems to be falling down to pieces and it is quite hard to overcome them.

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The 3 Deadliest Traps Of The “Helping People Syndrome”

Brilliantly Better

There is this Buddhist story about two monks sitting in meditation on the shore of a deep river. At some point, a man comes and … The post The 3 Deadliest Traps Of The “Helping People Syndrome” appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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Verb Mistakes #10: Dropping the Past Participle Ending

Daily Writing Tips

These errors are not particularly noticeable in spoken colloquial English, but they jump out in formal written English. Some of these forms have become quite common in writing. INCORRECT: My son says he wants to marry an old-fashion girl.

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How We Use Slack


I’ve only sent a handful of emails to the Productivityist team over the last year. It’s all because of Slack. Slack has not only improved the flow of communication throughout the team, it has also improved our overall productivity as well.

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Not That Big of a Deal

Daily Writing Tips

A reader dislikes this commonly heard idiom: This is a losing battle, I’m sure. I constantly hear – and am annoyed by – people expressing reservations about something with phrases like “It’s not that big of a deal,” or “It’s not that good of a movie” etc.

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In Case Of and In the Event Of

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks if there’s a difference between these two phrases: Is there any difference between “in case of” and “in the event of”?

2015 95

Holing Up

Daily Writing Tips

This morning I heard an NPR journalist say in elegant, educated accents that Julian Assange “has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for three years.”. When I looked at the NPR site, I saw that a copy editor had changed “holed up” to “hiding out” in the transcript.

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Act and Action

Daily Writing Tips

Act functions as both a verb and a noun: The government must act quickly to avoid worse consequences. verb). Polluting the stream with transmission fluid was a criminal act. noun). As a noun, act has several specialized meanings: deed. Paying for the child’s piano lessons was an act of kindness.

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Idem and Ibid

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, Could you discuss the use of “id.” in conjunction with referencing citations, especially web links? The abbreviation id. in bibliographical citations stands for Latin idem : “the same.”. The abbreviation id.

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Lord of the Manor

Daily Writing Tips

A headline at a blog called Hollywood Scoop caught my eye: Scott Disick is Knighted ‘Lord of the Manner’”. Thinking that the spelling manner must be a deliberate pun, I read further to see if Disick had received some sort of award having to do with fashion or elegant behavior.

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The Productivityist Podcast 55: The Productive Woman with Laura McLellan


This episode features a lengthy discussion with the host of The Productive Woman – and a productive woman in her own right – Laura McLellan.

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