Sat.Oct 17, 2015 - Fri.Oct 23, 2015

9 Simple Tricks to Supercharge Your whole Day

Dumb Little Man

Some of us are morning people, able to get up full of energy and charge into the day with nothing but a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee. Others of us need to build up to the point where we no longer long to return to bed for another hour.

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Minimum Wage Versus On-Demand Economy Jobs

Small Business Labs

Critics of the on-demand economy say the jobs aren't good. The main reasons given are lack of security, lack of benefits and low pay. When I hear these complaints, my reaction is compared to what? 

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A review of Assist Travel 2015

Practically Perfect PA

We held our first Assist Travel conference and exhibition on Friday 25th September at the Hilton Bankside and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the day. I hope those that came along enjoyed it too. It was particularly brilliant being the first event to take place at the Hilton Bankside.

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Did Someone at Work Just Steal Your Idea?

On The Job

Have you ever had someone steal your idea? If you've been in the workplace for any amount of time, the answer may be "yes." But as Daniel Solis points out , there really isn't a way to steal an idea, because someone else has probably thought of it first.

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4 Reasons Why We Never Give Ourselves the Advice We Would Give to a Friend

Dumb Little Man

I mostly found myself giving people the best advices ever. I always try my best to leave the person feeling better and inspired. But when I fall into the same situation, I never treat myself the same.

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The Rise of Online Lending

Small Business Labs

The Rise of Online Lending is a new entry in Intuit's Dispatches from the New Economy report series.

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Dealing with Visas

Practically Perfect PA

At our recent Assist Travel event one of the most interesting topics discussed was the trials and tribulations of organising visas for our Executives. It seems everyone there had a story or two to tell so I asked our exhibitors, Blair Consular , to give a few more tips on dealing with Visas.

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Reaching a Goal? Here’s 10 Common Fears that May Derail You

Dumb Little Man

There are 2 kinds of fears – instinctive and unnecessary. Instinctive Fear: This is immediate and temporary – the type of fear when you have a near-miss accident. Your fear impulse notifies your brain that then pumps a bunch of adrenaline into your system.

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The Return of Guilds

Small Business Labs

The New Yorker's The New Guilded Age  provides an excellent historical overview of guilds and their potential return. Key quote: From roughly the turn of the first millennium to the French Revolution, guilds operated as associations of independent craftspeople, setting standards for their lines of work and cultivating lively subcultures around their labor.    The article focuses on  Prime Produce , a New York city coworking collective.

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Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire

Practically Perfect PA

We arrived at The Gleneagles Hotel during its year long 90th birthday celebrations at the tail end of an exceptionally warm and sunny Scottish autumn. The fine weather made September and October that bit busier at one of Scotland’s three Leading Hotels of the World.

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5 Signs You Are Out Of Balance

Simple Productivity Blog

We all get busy. Busy is something we can expect from time to time. But when we start giving too much of our energy and focus, we can get out of balance. Today we will look at the 5 signs you are out of balance, and then look at the consequences, and what you can do. The 5 Signs.

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How to Organize Your Writing Workplace for Better Productivity

Dumb Little Man

The #1 problem every blogger tries to solve is productivity. No matter how cool you are, you need to write; you need to blog by creating, improving, generating, and distributing good content to your audience. To do this effectively, you have to be productive.

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Future-Proof Your Career

Office Dynamics

NOTE: Monday Motivators will not be published on November 2. We will be recuperating from our big conference! Dear Monday Motivators, Happy Monday! It’s that time of year again for the Office Dynamics staff to put everything they have got into high gear this week.

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The Productivityist Podcast Episode 62: 15 Time Secrets with Kevin Kruse


Joining me this week on the podcast is the author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management. We talk about why Kevin wrote this book, how to wrap up your work day responsibly, the idea of awareness and how it relates to productivity, the importance of routines, and more.

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Where to Get a Writing Critique

Daily Writing Tips

From time to time, I receive emails from writers, asking me to critique attached poems or short stories. In the early days, I would send a polite reply, explaining that I hadn’t time to critique their work. Now I simply delete the email and attachments and get back to my own writing.

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What To Say To a Girl You Just Met

Dumb Little Man

How many beautiful women have you let waltz out of your life before they were even in it? She could have been your blushing bride but you didn’t even speak, probably because you ‘didn’t know what to say.’

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Reminders for "Messies"

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-01-25 11:48:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Author and "Organizing Lady" Sandra Felton has written many books about organizing for "messies." " She herself is a recovering messie so her advice comes from first hand experience. Cleanies vs. Messies She often writes that "cleanies" tidy up automatically, without having to be reminded or nagged at.

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The Value Of Going Off The Grid


This piece was originally published in The Productivityist Weekly. Not signed up for the newsletter yet? Click here and you’ll get it delivered to your inbox every week and receive a copy of The Way of The Productivityist Manifesto absolutely FREE!”

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Effective, Efficient, Effectual, and Efficacious

Daily Writing Tips

My recent post on cost-effective and cost-efficient garnered a couple of emails from readers who suggested that I might not be aware that effective and efficient have different meanings.

2015 107

Introducing The Awareness Building Class


Awareness and focus are two essential elements needed to “be” productive and take your life to the next level. To improve focus, you must also maintain a high level of awareness, and this often does not come naturally. Honestly, this is an area each of us can improve in.

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Daily Writing Tips

A reader has asked me to discuss the word quantify : I was hoping you could help me with the word quantify. I feel like I’m not quite using it correctly. As a term in logic, quantify means to ascribe universal or particular quantity to a term or proposition.

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Stigma, Stigmas, and Stigmata

Daily Writing Tips

Another term associated with religious practice, but often used in other contexts, is stigma. The word has two plural forms: stigmas and stigmata. Stigma derives from Greek and Latin words for the type of mark made by burning, like the brand placed on a slave, or by cutting.

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Inferno and Infernal

Daily Writing Tips

When I see the word inferno , I think fire , but originally, the word did not carry the connotation of intense heat. The association with burning derives from beliefs taught by some religions about the afterlife.

2015 93


Daily Writing Tips

The verb electrocute was coined in the late nineteenth century on the model of execute in the sense of “to inflict capital punishment upon.”. Unlike execute , which has a legitimate Latin etymology, electrocute is a portmanteau word.

2015 92

Verb Mistakes #11: Fare

Daily Writing Tips

The verb fare derives from the Old English verb faran , “to travel.” In OE it could also mean “to undergo” or “to suffer.”. In modern usage, the verb fare is used to mean something like “to get along.”

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