Sat.Jan 26, 2019 - Fri.Feb 01, 2019

BCG on the New Freelancers

Small Business Labs

Last week the Big 3 strategy consulting firm BCG released THE NEW FREELANCERS: TAPPING TALENT IN THE GIG ECONOMY , a study on "those who find temporary work through digital labor-sharing platforms."

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How to Benefit When You Get Blindsided by Criticism

On The Job

One day when I was on deadline frantically trying to complete a story, my instant messaging app popped up with something like: "Anita didn't check the database and now I'm having to recreate this work. sigh*" The IM was from my direct editor to another editor.

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Not got much to do? Here are a few ideas!

Practically Perfect PA

We all have certain points at the office when we just don’t have much to do. I know some of you will be laughing your asses off right now, and thinking yeah right!

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7 Hacks I Learned From James Bond

Dumb Little Man

Not everybody can be a globetrotting super-spy who saves the world every few years. In fact, almost nobody can. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t view James Bond as a role model. No, we’re not talking about the rampant murder and womanizing.

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What Is Passive Income?

The Solopreneur Life

What Is Passive Income and How Do You Do It? Basically, it’s the opposite of trading dollars for hours. Most people have been raised on the concept of trading dollars for hours and so they try to find jobs that just increase the hourly rate.

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The Critical Element You May Be Missing in Your Job Search

On The Job

This seems to be the time of year when a lot of people are jumping ship for a new gig. People are seeking new challenges -- or feel unsettled by the current instability of their industry.

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Don’t want to annoy your Exec? Ask these questions!

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know having a good relationship with your Executive makes your job, as an Assistant, much easier! It is the key relationship for Assistants and the one part of the role that you have to get right. Without a successful partnership, the work just becomes that much tougher.

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5 Job Search Red Flags to Watch Out For

Eat Your Career

Job seekers are notoriously eager to believe things. They’re not necessarily gullible or naïve, but they often want to think optimistically about every “opportunity” that crosses their path.

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Coworking Goes to the Dogs (it had to happen)

Small Business Labs

Allwork's DOG-FOCUSED COWORKING: A Q&A WITH WORK & WOOF FOUNDER JILLIAN DRETZKA talks about Work & Woof , a combo coworking and doggie day care space in Austin, Texas. Dog friendly coworking is common. But Work & Woof takes it to a whole new level.

2019 165

How to start your own Virtual Assistant Business

Practically Perfect PA

Are you currently a PA, dreaming of having your own VA business? Maybe you’re an Admin Professional, who craves having the control and freedom of running your own business? If you’re currently employed and looking to make a career change to VA, it’s a simpler process than you think.

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10 Ways to Ruin Your Health and Die Young

Dumb Little Man

Keeping yourself healthy isn’t the easiest thing to do, particularly if you’ve lived a very unhealthy lifestyle all your life. But hey, life’s for living, right? So, if you want to be breathless whenever you walk upstairs or be constantly ill, read on.

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Over Their Heads and Far From Their Comprehension

Business Writing

Marcia Yudkin's excellent "Marketing Minute" arrived in my inbox today. It included an important reminder about jargon. Marcia gave me permission to share this guest post with you. Over Their Heads and Far From Their Comprehension By Marcia Yudkin. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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The Gig Economy Fills a Need for Low Friction, Highly Flexible Gig Work

Small Business Labs

One area of the gig economy that is finally starting to get attention is it expands the number of low friction, highly flexible work options.    By "low friction" we mean it's quick and easy to start earning money and it requires little or nothing in terms of an initial investment. With most of the online gig platforms you can sign up and be earning money in just a few days or less.

2019 157

Administrative Assistants and Ongoing Status Updates

Office Dynamics

As administrative assistants and executive assistants, we all know there are a hundred moving parts in business. There is constant change, new projects and ideas, rework, barriers, coordinating multiple people and meetings, travel, and more.

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What to Do When There Are Too Many Things to Get Done

Dumb Little Man

You know that feeling of having way too many things to do. When you don’t feel like starting to work on them any time soon and just the thought of all the tasks, projects, housework, school assignments, or else, is overwhelming you. Most of us do know how this situation looks like.

2019 248

Cuba Is Complicated, But Writing Should Not Be

Business Writing

Cuba is complicated. That's what our guides told us when we asked questions about how things work in the country: Es complicado. Salaries, food, ownership, restoration, politics, global relationships--Todo es complicado. But writing about Cuba should not be complicated. Writers.

2019 141

How to Build a Powerful Professional Network

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Build a Powerful Professional Network.”. February is the month of love! While most people think love doesn’t have a lot to do with business, I disagree. In fact, business is all about people and relationships.

2019 139

How to be the best Executive Assistant? Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Welcome to another question for Ask an Admin. This is where the executive assistant and administrative assistant can submit any question they have and their peers will answer the question based on their previous experience.

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How To Find A Restricted Phone Number

Dumb Little Man

When you see “Restricted” appear on your caller ID, you are receiving a phone call from a restricted or blocked number. An individual can block the origination of the phone call by dialing *67 before he or she dials your number.

2019 246

Technology of the week: Voice Recorder & Audio Editor

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Voice Recorder & Audio Editor. Here are the details: What is Voice Recorder & Audio Editor Voice Recorder & Audio Editor is a straightforward app for iPhones and iPads. It free to download with in-app purchasing options.

2019 130

What Is Passive Income?

The Solopreneur Life

What Is Passive Income and How Do You Do It? Basically, it’s the opposite of trading dollars for hours. Most people have been raised on the concept of trading dollars for hours and so they try to find jobs that just increase the hourly rate.

2019 130

Why Most Task Advice is Worthless

Simple Productivity Blog

As part of my quest for productivity, I read a lot of articles and books on the various aspects. I get frustrated from time to time, because I think a lot of the authors miss the points. For example, I have been reading a lot about building a better task list.

2019 130

How CBD Has Improved the Medical Industry

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people live their daily lives in severe pain. Most of them rely on strong painkillers to achieve comfort, even if it’s temporary. Unfortunately, being pain-free comes at a cost. As soon as you stop taking those painkillers, you’ll experience their nasty side effects.

The Ultimate Admin and Assistant Survey – Enter to Win 500€

Practically Perfect PA

Do you want to be in with the chance of winning a €500 travel voucher? While helping others to understand the complex role of being an EA, PA or Office Manager?

2019 130

Best Way to Organize Your Email Inbox for Administrative Professionals? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Welcome to another question for Ask an Admin. This is where the administrative assistant and executive assistant can submit any question they have and their peers will answer the question based on their previous experience.

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Podcast 112: Daily habits

Clutter Coach

by * Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! ?. This is Podcast 112 and it’s about habit development. I recently started coaching through an app called Coach.me. Their approach is to focus on creating small daily habits. The daily part is key. If you can do your new, positive habit even just for a minute every day, that’s better than doing an hour once a week.

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9 Useful Strategies to Dealing with Difficult People at Work

Dumb Little Man

Ever encountered someone who frustrates you so much that you feel like you want to pull your hair, jump around the room, and just scream out loud? You’re not alone. Over the years, I’ve encountered my fair share of difficult people.

2019 236

6 Ways to Slash Businesses Expenses This Year

Small Business CEO

As a business grows, it’s easy to let expenses scale up proportionally. And before you know it, your costs of doing business have a significantly negative impact on the bottom line.

8 Great Podcasts for Writers and Book Authors

Daily Writing Tips

There is a lot of writing advice out there. Perhaps you’ve signed up to read lots of blogs by email, you’ve bought some great writing-related books, and you still feel like something’s missing.

2019 106

The one cognitive bias all customers share that determines if they buy or not

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Smart entrepreneurs spend a lot of time thinking about product market fit. Turning strangers into customers is pretty much everything, after all. That’s why entrepreneurs put a ton of energy into crafting the marketing narratives that will persuade people to buy their thing. . They study these arts and sciences to do so: . Product Design. Marketing. . Sales. Persuasion. . Founders are wise to learn about—and ruminate upon—this stuff.

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20 Qualities for A Successful Life

Dumb Little Man

How do you define a successful life? Is it by how much money or stuff you have amassed or is it by the legacy you leave behind? All too often we equate a successful life with material possessions.

2019 234

Ways to Deal with Negative Comments About Your Business Online

Small Business CEO

It is inevitable that you to face some people in your life that will try everything to destroy your business, as some will spread false information to prevent people from benefitting from what you have to offer.

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Making the Best of Your Social Media Profile

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to promoting yourself or your business, our online image is becoming incredibly important. This includes both our brand and personal. online profile. Our online presence represents our largest social field. When crafting an online profile, it’s.

2019 230

The Importance of Personal Hygiene for Healthy Living

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people overlook the importance of personal hygiene which can be a huge mistake. You see, we interact with different organisms on a daily basis, exposing us to a wide range of infectious or communicable diseases.

2019 226

5 Things Your Hair Can Tell About Your Overall Health

Dumb Little Man

Your hair is not only your crowning glory. More importantly, it reflects your overall health. There are signs and symptoms of certain illnesses, deficiencies, and other medical conditions that manifest visibly through your hair.

2019 209

How to Meal Prep

Dumb Little Man

While many people can access helpful information on choosing a healthy diet, just a few implement the tips. You should realize that acquiring healthy eating tips is futile if your execution is wanting.

2019 201

Important Lighting Tips for Older Eyes You Should Know

Dumb Little Man

As my grandma says, “Growing old is no picnic.” ” Aging effects every aspect of your life, especially the eye sight. Some older people might read and watch TV without bifocals but the majority of them suffer from weak eyesight.

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