Sat.Dec 12, 2015 - Fri.Dec 18, 2015

40 Excel hacks for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

If I had to make a list of all of my favourite office technology and software Microsoft Excel would most certainly be missing from the top ten (urm… it probably wouldn’t make the top 100). I do hold a grudge against Excel I must say.

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Increase Your Productivity With These 9 Morning Habits

Dumb Little Man

The things you do in the morning, truly set the tone for the rest of your day. If your mornings are disjointed, rushed, and fraught with crises, chances are the remainder of your day will unfold the same way.

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How Wastewater Recycling is Changing to Save the Environment!

Eco-Office Gals

Clean water is crucial for human survival and health. For thousands of years, many civilizations have risen and fallen on the ability to secure sources of water and use them to their advantage.

After 14 Years in Business I Did This

Office Organization Success

Last month I celebrated 14 years in business. Wow — that’s quite an achievement! And to celebrate I became an LLC! It was something I’d been thinking about doing for the past few years but never really got round it. And finally, I made an appointment with my attorney and let her handle it all. The driving force behind going this route is simply for legal reasons; I wanted to protect my personal assets and have a very clear division between business and personal.

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How to Stay Organised as a Personal Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

Modern personal assistants have come a long way from secretaries working in typing pools. These days, a personal assistant is more likely to be involved in making key decisions, even managing budgets.

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10 Behaviors That are Hurting Your Wifes

Dumb Little Man

Marriage is hard, relationships are hard, and we all do bonehead things that cause problems once in awhile. Occasional lapses in sanity are forgivable, we are only human, but it’s the habits we create that will set off the divorce grenade.

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The Admin’s Guide to Organizing Digital Files

Office Dynamics

The Admin’s Guide to Organizing Digital Files By Julie Perrine. Just like papers on your desk can pile up, the same thing can happen with digital files. If you don’t have a filing system to put things where they belong when you save them, the virtual mess can accumulate quite quickly.

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10 reasons to attend Assist 2016

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few months I have been busy behind the scenes working on the programme for Assist 2016. It is coming together beautifully so I thought now would be a good time to share 10 reasons why I think you lovely lot should attend. It is on Friday 26th February in London.

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Some ways to find inspiration in life

Dumb Little Man

Everyone needs a drive and motivation to move on in life. Without the presence of the key drivers that help you to stay focused on your aims and objectives for the future, you cannot really work and find success in achieving those aims.

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Top 5 Reasons Companies are Increasing Their Use of Contingent Talent

Small Business Labs

The HBR's The Big Factors That Attract the Best Freelancers  provides an excellent overview of why companies are hiring more freelancers and what organizations need to do to attract top flight contingent talent.

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‘Tis the Season to Advance Your Career

Office Dynamics

Can you feel the excitement of the holiday season? Did you know the holidays can be the perfect time to advance your career? Between gift giving and office parties, there are plenty of opportunities to get people to remember who you are and where your career interest lie.

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New job, new culture, new language

Laughing all the Way to Work

Starting a new job is more than just changing where you work. You have to learn a whole new way of doing things, from how to log onto the computer to filling out a purchase order form. There is a new work culture to adapt to and a new language of acronyms to try and sort out. Even though they can seem like small things, at the beginning you are trying to do your best to impress and can feel a bit helpless when the phone rings and you realize you don't know how to answer it.

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3 Reasons Why You Are Not Rich Yet

Dumb Little Man

Most people dream of a life of luxury, I certainly do – the First class flights, the mansions in two countries, the sports car in a warm climate, the entrepreneurial friends that all make millions and all the perks that come with that.

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On-Demand Economy Work Primarily Part-Time

Small Business Labs

Data Sheds New Light on the On-Demand Economy , from Intuit's Alex Chriss, summarizes recent research from Intuit and Emergent Research on the motivations, attitudes and activities of on-demand economy (ODE) workers. 

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6 easy ways to improve readability in 5 minutes or less

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! 6 easy ways to improve readability in 5 minutes or less first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Better Writing

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How wannabe entrepreneurs ruin their New Year 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

I’m obsessed with the binary differences between mega successful entrepreneurs and the thousands of people struggling to succeed. You should be obsessed with this too. If you’re a business owner, you’re playing with some ludicrous odds.

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Innovative Ways of Using the Cloud

Dumb Little Man

With everyone buzzing around with some new app or gadget that uses “the cloud” to store data of this sort and that, there’s a distinct level of mystification, especially for non-techy folks, regarding how the cloud works. The reality is actually much simpler than it sounds.

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Real Estate Developers See Airbnb Opportunities

Small Business Labs

We get an weekly email from John Burns , a real estate consulting firm. What caught our eye was their discussion of Airbnb. Key quote: We recently conducted an apartment feasibility study for a proposed new building where the developer was considering including some units devoted to Airbnb users. Even at conservative assumptions on rental rates and occupancies, the Airbnb apartments were likely to generate more revenue per unit than the standard leased units.

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Don't Just *Open* Your Mail

Clutter Coach

by Does this happen to you? You get home from work and you’re looking forward to relaxing, having a nice dinner, maybe going out. But you really want to get that mail out of the way so it doesn’t pile up on the kitchen counter. So you stand there and open everything. You dutifully toss the junk mail into the recycling along with any other mail you know you’re not interested in.

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Is Your Success Killing Your Creativity?

On The Job

Innovative companies often grow rapidly, dazzling customers with creative ideas. The bottom line begins to reflect that success, and the organization’s teams receive a jolt of confidence. Then, it happens. The creativity starts to wane. The profits are less robust. What’s going wrong? Surprisingly, a new study reveals the problem may be self-confidence and growth.

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Steps to Being More Satisfied in Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Happiness is different for everyone and so is the satisfaction. One individual might not be satisfied with having a lot of money at his disposal, on the other hand another individual can be ten times happier and satisfied by even earning the quarter of the money.

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The T-Minus List: A Powerful Tool

Simple Productivity Blog

The whole point of having a checklist is so that you don’t have to remember to do things over and over. You do the thinking once, it is captured, and it is there whenever you need it again. One of the most powerful applications of this way of thinking is the T-Minus list. The T-Minus list gives you the ability to plan out what you need to do before an event, capturing it so you don’t have to think about it again. Definition Of A T-Minus List.

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Password Hints

Clutter Coach

by I have 170 passwords in my Palm. Some are written in directly, the ones I use for sites where I don’t care about security, like reading the New York Times online. Others I use so often I have them in my head. But there too are many secure passwords for me to remember and those are listed with hints only. Mine your past to create easy-to-remember passwords with letters and numbers.

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How ultra-achiever entrepreneurs use the holidays to win

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

The way you start 2016 will determine your success. Astronomically successful entrepreneurs treat the end of their year as a sacred ritual. They get a serious head start by taking advantage of the holiday lull to reflect and plan ahead. This isn’t just a matter of setting a few goals. .

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5 Seemingly Good Things That Could Turn Out Badly For You

Dumb Little Man

Everybody wants to excel at the things they love even if they don’t admit it. Nobody wants to be considered a loser, so most of us give our best to the things we do and, for the most part, we do well.

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The One Thing I Started Scheduling On My Calendar

Productivityist

I’m not a big believer in scheduling tasks on your calendar. Instead, I strongly believe the task app you’re using is the best place for that. Because if you fill your calendar up with all of the things that you need and want to do, it can fill up your schedule and then overwhelm you.

The Low Information Diet

Clutter Coach

by I’ve been reading Timothy Ferriss’s blog, specifically his entries about the " low information diet." " This is a powerful concept. It refers to not reading the newspaper, spending. less time on email and the web and generally limiting the information that. comes into your life. Here’s a great example of why you don’t need to follow.

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Preposition Review #1: Chance of vs. Chance for

Daily Writing Tips

The noun chance comes from Latin cadentia : falling. Chance is how events “fall out.”. The word chance has several meanings in English. This post is concerned with chance followed by the prepositions of and for : chance noun : opportunity. chance noun : possibility or probability.

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8 camping hacks that’ll turn you into a super-camper (and impress the girls)

Dumb Little Man

The first time I went camping was over 15 years ago. The thing that made me fall in love with it, was the sweet freedom, which we would savour with almost barbaric relish.

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A New Year Plan for Busy People

Productivityist

The holiday season is in full swing and to say you’re busy is an understatement, right? The new year is rapidly approaching. You want to finish the year strong, but this often means some other tasks and projects are left incomplete. And the thing is…it takes time to plan your year.

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How ultra-achiever entrepreneurs use the holidays to win

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

The way you start 2016 will determine your success. Astronomically successful entrepreneurs treat the end of their year as a sacred ritual. They get a serious head start by taking advantage of the holiday lull to reflect and plan ahead. This isn’t just a matter of setting a few goals. . Wannabe entrepreneurs flub it. They don’t have a good process in place. They know planning is crucial, but not how to do it correctly.

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Hitting the Nail on the Head

Daily Writing Tips

Somewhere, in an email or on Facebook or on a news blog, I saw this: But she hammered the head on the nail with this quote. How odd, I thought. Shouldn’t it be, “she hammered the nail on the head”?

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Rifle vs. Riffle

Daily Writing Tips

A reader has a question about the verbs rifle and riffle in relation to papers: One word I so often see misspelled in books is riffle. Authors will say, “He rifled through the papers in the file.” ” More often than not, they do not use riffled. I even see it in bestsellers.

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How wannabe entrepreneurs ruin their New Year 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

I’m obsessed with the binary differences between mega successful entrepreneurs and the thousands of people struggling to succeed. You should be obsessed with this too. If you’re a business owner, you’re playing with some ludicrous odds. The US Treasury puts out an annual report that shows roughly half of American adults aspire to the idea of starting their own business. Meanwhile the number of people who actually start their own company is a only single digit percentage.

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The Productivityist Podcast 71: Chris Johnson

Productivityist

In this installment of the podcast, I’m joined by my friend and principal owner of Simplifilm Chris Johnson. We dive into a lot of things but really focus on how to work on sales technique and how being relentless in the sales arena – and in life – can go a long way. Relevant Links. Simplifilm.

2015 56

A New Year Plan for Busy People

Productivityist

The holiday season is in full swing and to say you’re busy is an understatement, right? The new year is rapidly approaching. You want to finish the year strong, but this often means some other tasks and projects are left incomplete. And the thing is…it takes time to plan your year.

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Indefatigable

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks about the words fatigable , defatigable , and indefatigable : Indefatigable apparently is of the same/identical meaning [as defatigable ].

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