Sat.Mar 08, 2014 - Fri.Mar 14, 2014

How To Make Quick Decisions For Your Life

Dumb Little Man

We make decisions every day. Some can be extremely important, while others tend to be trivial in the long run. When it comes to making decisions, choosing the right one can at times be stressful, especially if the decision must be made quickly.

2014 285

How to remember those random requests

Practically Perfect PA

I was watching The Devil Wears Prada the other day and although it is fictional I must say the scenes between Miranda Priestly and her assistants did have a grain of truth to them.

2014 279

The Psychological Effects of Cleanliness in the Workplace

Eco-Office Gals

The physical and psychological effects of an unhygienic workplace can be debilitating for staff and visitors. The negative impact is gradual, but it is inevitable.

2014 262

Life lessons from a dog

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Life lessons from a dog appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. There’s lots we can learn from a dog about living a good life. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy-ride. Get the most out of the experience of fresh air and wind in your face.

2014 254

3 Little Phrases That Will Change Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Perception is everything. Some of us see our glasses as half full, some as half empty. Some of us wonder if it's the right glass, or if the stuff inside is fit for drinking. No matter where we stand, there can be little doubt that the way we see the world shapes our experience of the world.

2014 285

How exactly is the assistant role diversifying?

Practically Perfect PA

So the topic of diversification has been discussed quite widely within the assistant industry for a number of years now. I think the conversation started around the time of the credit crunch.

2014 268

How I Made My First $10,000: Marie Segares

The Solopreneur Life

This is “How I Made My First $10,000,” a new, ongoing feature that gives all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs hit the challenging $10k milestone. Click here to read the other “How I Made My First $10,000″ articles.

2014 253

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6 Bad Habits That Make Work Unbearable

Dumb Little Man

Let’s face it, having to be somewhere for 8+ hours each day, even if you like it, isn’t ideal. I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of us would prefer to be doing something other than our jobs if we felt we had the choice.

2014 284

The Talbott Hotel, Chicago

Practically Perfect PA

What an absolute godsend The Talbott Hotel is! I arrived into Chicago following a very very long over night journey from Memphis and all I wanted to do was get to my hotel so that I could catch up on some much needed sleep.

2014 242

Napoleon Hill on The 10 Major Causes of Failure in Leadership

The Solopreneur Life

Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in a cabin on the Pound River in Wise County, one of Virginia’s westernmost counties. Hill’s mother died when he was 10 years old, and Napoleon’s father, James Hill, had difficulty taming his son’s wild nature.

2014 244

How to Keep Your Skills Sharp When Out of the Workforce

Eat Your Career

Whether you’ve voluntarily taken some time off work or involuntarily found yourself unemployed, it’s important to keep your skills sharp while out of the workforce.

2014 195

The one question that can make all the difference: “What am I really afraid of?”

Dumb Little Man

It is often said that roughly two things motivate people: interest and fear. A lot of self-development programs and books deal with interest related topics: What is it that I really want in life? What is my passion? What do I really-really want to do? What would I do if I’d win $50 million?

2014 284

A Facebook for Dogs

Small Business Labs

The quantified dog startup Whistle  is expanding its product line to include a Facebook-like social network offering for dogs. OK, the dogs won't be doing the networking. Their owners will.

Client Spotlight: Loves the Simple Steps!

Office Organization Success

I love this program! The steps are simple and clear enough to get done every week. I modify what I need to, but I pay attention to all of them. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for this program.

2014 181

Top 5 Tips for Running a Business on the Side

The Small Business Blog

Not all of us have the luxury of being able to spend their whole working week on their business. A large number of entrepreneurs only have the time to run their micro biz after they have done a full day of work already or at the weekend.

2014 253

How to Look Manly While Being Environmentally Conscious

Dumb Little Man

Once upon a time, men drank wine from goblets while sticking their chests out and challenging each other to drunken duels to impress the women around them.

2014 277

It's a Freelance Life - Great Video

Small Business Labs

It's a Freelance Life is a very funny video about freelancing.  It's a parody take on the song "It's a Hard Knock Life" from the musical Annie. In addition to be being funny, it also nicely covers many of the key aspects of freelancing.

2014 183

The Administrative Professional: A Vital, Yet Overlooked Contributor

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International, We Passionately Believe. The administrative role is a noble calling. In a “Career of Choice” mentality. Falling into a job” will never compare to “falling in love with your career.”. A sophisticated, modern executive assistant is an extension of the executive.

How to Choose When You Fear Being Imperfect, or That You Will Choose Badly

Virtual Moxie

Jane was working with me on her marketing. She needed to do some research, choosing someone to send a letter to. She found several people she thought would be appropriate, but really struggled and struggled with how to choose between them.

2014 233

4 Ways to Stop Coasting at Work and Feel More Challenged

Dumb Little Man

You work eight to 10 hours a day, five days a week, wracking up anywhere from 40 to 50 hours in the office. With only 168 hours in a week, 56 of which you (hopefully) devote to sleep, you’re spending nearly half of your waking hours on the job. Don’t you want them to be worth your time?

2014 275

Driverless Concept Cars: Offices vs. Living Rooms

Small Business Labs

Thanks to Google, driverless cars are getting a lot of attention these days.   While still a ways in the future, designers are already thinking about the day when cars become living rooms and office spaces on wheels.

2014 182

Productivity Toolbox: Schedule Your Free Time Tasks

Simple Productivity Blog

Sometimes a task list just isn''t enough. Even though there are plenty of things on the list, and plenty of time to do them, things still don''t get done. Today we will look at the productivity toolbox method of scheduling a block of free time with tasks in order to power through a list.

2014 230

How to Keep Colds From Damaging Your Bottom Line

The Solopreneur Life

I’m nearly back to 100 percent health after a nasty cold that required 500 boxes of Kleenex. It’s amazing how good “normal” feels after being sick. It was my first cold of the 2014 cold/flu season. I was hoping to get through winter unharmed, but no dice.

2014 157

3 Mistakes I See Business Owners Making

Office Organization Success

This week has been jam-packed. Lots of client work taking place; indoor soccer and karate classes to run to; my gym classes to get to; and just lots of other fun stuff happening (including a fundraiser taking place tonight at The Wine Merchant here in Findlay … I’m one of the servers!). Even though it’s been a busy week, it’s all good. This is exactly why I set my business up to run the way it does … so that I have the time and freedom to actually live my life!

2014 147

Building a business from your skillset

The Small Business Blog

There is an interesting article on the BBC Business website about how former athletes are making a success of their retirement by becoming entrepreneurs. Sportspeople have to face a massive change in their life at a relatively young age.

2014 209

Reducing Inputs: Piles

Simple Productivity Blog

In this series of articles, we have looked at reducing inputs into your life with the hopes of making it easier to manage. In this article, I wanted to look at the areas that we hadn''t covered already (paper, phone, email).and and realized that it all boiled down to Piles.

2014 217

Why You Don't Want A Mini-Me

On The Job

Admit it: You would rather work with people who are pretty much just like you. It’s human nature to feel more comfortable with people who share common traits, habits or values. But there is real danger in surrounding yourself with a bunch of “mini-mes.”

2014 203

Free Training: 3 Mistakes 80% of Business Owners Make That Keep Them In Overwhelm, Frustration and Chaos

Office Organization Success

… And What You Can Do So You Don’t Make Them Too. If you’re like 80% of the business owners out there: You’re juggling many different tasks during the course of your day. You don’t have enough time to do everything. You’re struggling to get the attention of your target market. It’s now time to STOP the chaos, frustration, and overwhelm. And create a plan for building a successful (and, yes, profitable) business!

2014 142

Micro businesses need more time

The Small Business Blog

Anyone who has ever attempted to run their own business is aware that there simply are not enough hours in the average working day to get everything done to satisfaction.

2014 204

Open Loops 3/14/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

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. This week I highlight articles on digital clutter and how to get rid of it; preventing clutter; breaking out of procrastination; and things to put on your To Don''t list.

2014 203

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Memphis Downtown

Practically Perfect PA

Arriving into Memphis after a long cold journey I was glad to know that I would be staying in a Doubletree hotel. I had a warm cookie, good service and a comfortable bed to look forward to. I wasn’t disappointed.

2014 141

Are You Trying to be Perfect?

On The Job

I was recently asked to contribute to the career section on LinkedIn, and thought it would provide a good opportunity to interact with new people. Here''s my first post.

2014 201

UK economy to return to pre-recession levels

The Small Business Blog

The latest estimates from the British Chambers of Commerce suggest that the UK economy will exceed its 2008 peak from before the economic crisis very soon – as early as this Summer. Economic growth for the year has been upgraded to 2.8% from 2.7%

2014 204

Your Business Needs a Leader – And That Leader is You

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Chief Executive Officer isn’t simply a title. It’s a mindset. It’s a position of leadership. If you’re not embracing the role of CEO in your business, then you’re not serving your business to the best of your abilities.

2014 130

Case Study: Ccs Drive Freelancer Crazy

Business Writing

A blog reader wrote to me recently with an issue that drives her crazy. Please read about her situation and share your opinions and advice. As usual, I have disguised the situation slightly to maintain the individual’s anonymity. Naomi” wrote: Email Etiquette Teaching Business Writing

2014 126

Eliminate Energy-Draining People From Your Life

Office Dynamics

Hello Monday Motivators ! Quick question: Who drains you? Who are the people at home and at work who seem to zap your energy, kill your dreams, make you feel “less than,” or cause you to have self-doubt?

2014 181

Infographic: Bubbles

The Small Business Blog

We’ve been posting a lot of good news lately about the UK economy and how it finally seems to be recovering from when the “bubble” burst back in 2008, but how much do you actually understand about the principle of economic bubbles?

2014 193