Sat.Oct 20, 2012 - Fri.Oct 26, 2012

Live Big and Drive in Your Own Lane

Dumb Little Man

What are you good at? This one question terrifies most people. The reason is we’ve been taught to stress our weaknesses instead of celebrating our strengths.

2012 285

Clark Kent Becomes a Freelancer

Small Business Labs

In the latest issue of the Superman comic book , Clark Kent quits his job at the Daily Planet and is becoming a freelancer. Clark quits because the Daily Planet is acquired by a media conglomerate that cares more about entertainment than hard news.

2012 241

How to Deal with Annoying Coworkers

Eat Your Career

We’ve all had coworkers who just rub us the wrong way. Maybe they have some annoying habit that gets under your skin. Maybe they don’t follow the same social “rules” you follow. Maybe they’re just different. Annoying or not, you still have to work with these people.

2012 224

Environmentally Friendly Powered Access Equipment

Eco-Office Gals

The construction industry has come a long way in recent years with some of best innovations in green technology.

How to Build Self-Discipline – The 6 Key Elements

Dumb Little Man

Do you often find yourself procrastinating? Perhaps doing things that you know you shouldn’t be doing? Do you find it hard to stay focused and perform at your peak? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need to build self-discipline.

2012 286

Chart Shows Why You Should Go To College

Small Business Labs

I was reviewing some BLS data on wages by sex and educational achievement when I ran across this chart: A couple of things really hit me: 1. College matters when it comes to wages. People without college degrees have been killed wage wise over the last couple of decades.

2012 191

A Lesson From Trader Joe’s: Your Customers Might Want Less Choice, Not More

The Solopreneur Life

I ’m a big fan of Trader Joe’s. "My" "My" Trader Joe's, on the corner of Randolph and Lexington in St. Paul The most convenient one to my house is about 50 miles away.

2012 190

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Warning: Do You Have an Iceberg on Your Task List?

Dumb Little Man

Does this scenario sound familiar: You have a task on your list and you think it’s a piece of cake. You start working on the task just a little in advance of its deadline and then the first issue comes up. You manage to solve it, but then another issue comes up … and another and another.

2012 285

How to Cope When You Don’t Get the Job

Eat Your Career

Originally published on U.S. News & World Report. You just got the phone call. They liked you a lot. The interview went well. But they’ve decided to go in another direction. You’re disappointed and confused. You were perfect for this job.

2012 176

Assistant cold

Practically Perfect PA

I have a stinky cold which is rubbish when you have just started a new job and have to suffer through it and you are also going away for the weekend. I am determined to beat this cold, hence the over dramatic dash around Superdrug emptying their shelves of cold and flu products.

2012 172

Cost Effective Ways to Greenify Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

Greenify. In the eco-friendly world, it’s a word that is becoming more and more popular with every passing day. Basically what it means is that it’s a way to make our homes, schools and offices more “go green” savvy.

2012 185

6 More Ways of Effectively Overcoming Fear

Dumb Little Man

How often do you let fear control your life? Fear can be a powerful enemy, but also a powerful ally. A few years ago, I wrote an article here on Dumb Little Man called 6 Deceptively Simple Ways to Conquer Fear. I still use the tips in that article in my own life.

2012 285

How to Write Sales Pages that Empower and Sell!

Productive & Organized

As solo-entrepreneurs, we have a lot of stuff that we are supposed to write for our business >> blog posts, articles, web site content, Facebook posts, LinkedIn profiles, ezines, etc. (I'm I'm exhausted just thinking about it.)

2012 240

Writing Practically Perfect PA for a year and what have I learnt?

Practically Perfect PA

So this is my 56 blog and I have now officially been writing for a whole year! Knowing my little anniversary was coming up I’ve been reflecting on my year as a blogger and what I’ve achieved over the last 12 months.

2012 153

Sustainable Materials for Self-Build Projects

Eco-Office Gals

There is no greater feeling than building your dream home, brick by brick. And if you want to ‘go green’, you can be proud of a home that will be environmentally-friendly, as well as being compatible with your lifestyle!

2012 176

The Lost Art of Encouragement

Dumb Little Man

We've all heard of American literary great Walt Whitman. But did you know that Whitman struggled through years of obscurity to get anyone interested in his poetry? One day, in the midst of crippling discouragement, Whitman received a life-changing letter from an admirer of his work.

2012 286

Simplify With Mental Masking Tape

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. As part of my renovation of the closet into a writing nook, I have a painting project on my hands. I do not leave painting to my husband because he isn’t very thorough and doesn’t necessarily color within the lines.

2012 214

Writing Practically Perfect PA for a year and what have I learnt?

Practically Perfect PA

So this is my 56 blog and I have now officially been writing for a whole year! Knowing my little anniversary was coming up I’ve been reflecting on my year as a blogger and what I’ve achieved over the last 12 months.

2012 151

Safety Tips for Your Eco-Friendly Office

Eco-Office Gals

When it comes to the health and safety of your employees, not to mention the security of your office, you might be a little lost as to where to begin with your efforts, especially if you’re trying to keep your green sensibilities in mind with every aspect of your operation. For example, you might not be too keen to install a video surveillance system that requires tons of additional equipment (and manufacturing) as well as constant electrical drain.

2012 152

3 Reasons Why You’re Hardwired to Learn the Hard Way

Dumb Little Man

Talk to anyone who is at least 10 years older and you’ll get an earful of advice. Some of it may not be relevant, but for the most part, it’s good stuff. Will you heed the warnings of your elders and make changes to your life ? Probably not.

2012 285

Product/Program Promotion Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned Expert Interview

Productive & Organized

Anyone that has ever launched a program or product knows that the entire process is kind of like running a race. You have a strategy and training and you've done all of your warm ups.    You are ready to get your promotion "out there."

2012 212

The Rise of Branded Content

Small Business Labs

The Online Publishers Association's Is Branded Content the Future covers the growing trend towards online media companies allowing sponsors "to publish branded content directly into the main news stream." " As the article points out, this isn't a new idea. Advertorials have been around a long time. But in print publications it was generally very clear what was sponsored content versus real content. Online it's much harder to differentiate between the two.

2012 148

Need Office Space? Why Co-Working Might Be Your Perfect Green Solution

Eco-Office Gals

Co-working space is not a new concept. However, as people are becoming more and more eco-friendly, it is definitely something that is catching more people’s attention when it comes to being a viable solution for office space.

2012 148

Mythical Productivity Creatures

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. A teacher of mine once defined “myth” as a story that is believed as true, whether or not it really is.

2012 207

Small Leadership Gestures That Have a Big Impact

On The Job

Humble. Decent. Accessible. Are these words your employees would use to describe you? Those are terms often used to describe business tycoon Warren Buffet, the man who still lives in the Omaha, Neb.

2012 205

Go Midwest Young Man/Women

Small Business Labs

Regular readers know I grew up in a small town in Kansas. Despite leaving long ago, I still consider myself a midwestern farm boy at heart.   So I was very excited to see the Texas Tech study The Rise of the Great Plains. It covers the economic Renaissance happening in the midwest. The report identifies 3 drivers of this growth: 1. The great plains is taking advantage of rising global demand for commodities, especially food and fuel.

2012 144

What Is The Future Of Alternative Energy?

Eco-Office Gals

Few issues are as important to the sustainability and future of our planet as global warning. Global warming is a widely debated topic, and some people downplay the thought that mad-made pollution and deforestation is causing strange weather patterns and damaging the environment and atmosphere. Those who recognize its effects, however, are keen to take decisive action and minimize the damage before it is too late.

2012 146

Assistant cold

Practically Perfect PA

I have a stinky cold which is rubbish when you have just started a new job and have to suffer through it and you are also going away for the weekend. I am determined to beat this cold, hence the over dramatic dash around Superdrug emptying their shelves of cold and flu products.

2012 141

Is it a good idea to get a coach or mentor?

The Small Business Blog

Do keep up. I’m sorry it has been a couple of weeks since my last effervescent erudition. I thought it best to go into hiding for a little while – two reasons. Firstly, ever since I was papped topless whilst reading ’50 shades of” I’ve been stalked by a sweat of billionaire businessmen (not sure…

Please Take the 3rd Annual Coworking Survey

Small Business Labs

Our friends at Deskmag have released the 3rd annual global coworking survey. Last year over 1500 people from 20+ countries filled out the survey.  We'd like even more this year. So if you work or have worked at coworking space please take 5-10 minutes and fill out the survey.  The data is extremely useful for everyone associated with coworking.  And, of course, Deskmag will be making the results public.

2012 143

Ways to Raise Money for Your Green Business

Eco-Office Gals

Raising money for your business can be tough, and it can be even tougher when you’re trying to keep things green. Unfortunately, many investors only understand one kind of green, and it isn’t the kind that cuts down on waste and reduces emissions. If you’re thinking of breaking off, establishing your own start-up and being your own green business, you’re going to need to find funding.

2012 146

Can't Afford Me? That's 100% You.

Virtual Moxie

In a conversation I had yesterday with a group of my Ultimate VA members at AssistU , we talked about when clients decide to move on, stating money problems as their issue. There was a fairly general consensus that they (the VAs) tend to say things to themselves like, “What could I have done to prevent this for them? Could I have done something better, or differently? Should we have considered this program/tool/service/marketing method over what we did choose?

2012 199

Are Your Passwords Strong Enough? [Infographic]

Productive & Organized

It seems like almost every day I am setting up a new account with a new password.    People on average are subscribed to at least 25. websites that require a log-in.    With all of those sites, it would be easy to slip into simplistic password choices. 

2012 199

How to Sell Yourself Like Virgin's Richard Branson

On The Job

While most of us would like to believe that it's our hard work that gets us ahead in the workplace, the truth is that the person who gets the job or promotion possesses something extra.

2012 198

Eco Friendly Transportation Options for Your Weekly Commute

Eco-Office Gals

Everybody has to get somewhere, and some people have to get somewhere pretty far away. Our steady commutes can, in many ways, dictate the way we live our lives. An easier commute can be the main reason for moving to a different part of the city. Still, for many people the long drive to work or school is a grim reality every morning.

2012 138

Quick Biz Tip: Project Planning

Office Organization Success

Create a timeline for your projects – this takes away a lot of the overwhelm as you can see what you need to do when. Creating a project planning calendar to map out key activities and tasks is a great, low-cost way to do this. Quick Biz Tip

2012 138

How To Remove Wire Shelving

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. We recently undertook to convert an unused walk-in closet into a small writing studio.

2012 194