Sat.Jul 26, 2014 - Fri.Aug 01, 2014

How to Manage the Rush Jobs

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Manage the Rush Jobs appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It’s 3:00 in the afternoon and your boss calls from the road and says, “Drop everything, I need this report in an hour.”.

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Can you improve the relationship with your boss? Part two

Practically Perfect PA

Back in May I wrote a blog post on improving your relationship with your boss. At the time I wrote that the most important relationship assistants have at work is with their Executive.

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15 Steps to Mindfullness And A Better Work Day

Dumb Little Man

Mindfulness and Focus are hot topics right now among the Leadership and Management communities. I get questions now and again from clients and colleagues who recognize the value but don’t know where to begin. I understand.

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Is Your Business Missing a Motivating Factor?

Tips From T. Marie

Every business needs a motivating factor. It’s the thing that pushes you to step out and start your business in the first place and it’s the thing that keeps you going when things get hard once you’ve launched.

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Test Yourself: Using Commas and Semicolons

Business Writing

How confident are you in your use of commas and semicolons? The article below contains 11 intentional errors that involve commas and semicolons. Note: I use the serial comma. If you don''t use it, your error count will be different. Proofreading Punctuation Pointers

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A guide to job hunting

Practically Perfect PA

We don’t need to tell you how competitive the job market is. Increased competition means that your chances of getting a job could hinge on specific and even unexpected details. This guide looks at the little things that could make a big difference. CV essentials.

We Are All Stressed – 3 Simple Lifehacks That Help!

Dumb Little Man

We are the sickest, unhealthiest, and fattest we have ever been as the human species. The number of people who are overweight or even obese is at an all-time high, cancer rates are at an all-time high, and a long list of other diseases are all at “all-time-high” levels.

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San Francisco's Coworking Boat

Small Business Labs

7X7SF's A Boat Owned by Two Tech Geniuses is Charting a New Course in Coworking  describes the Maritol, a former car and truck ferry that has been converted into a floating coworking space.

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5 ways to turbo-charge your career this summer

Practically Perfect PA

As I was reading Nicky’s timely and pertinent piece about mid-year reviews , it started me thinking about how you should be positioning yourself for the rest of the year. There is a temptation to think that the summer is waste of career-time and that should save our action lists for January.

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5 Habbits To Achieve Greatness

Dumb Little Man

You’ve made the decision. Starting right now you are going to take the necessary actions to develop yourself. Maybe it’s personal development for business, marriage, family, kids, etc. You first need to decide which area you want to develop. I won’t get into that here.

2014 285

How to Breathe New Life into Old Blog Posts

Tips From T. Marie

started blogging in 2004. Back then if there was a picture included with your post you were ahead of the curve. It’s not 2004 anymore. While the actual content of your posts is still the most important thing, it’s not the only thing.

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Help! I’m Drowning In Email!

Simple Productivity Blog

Help! I am drowning in email! Email usage is out of hand these days. Too much gets sent around to too many people. Is it any wonder that very few people have "inbox zero"? Here are some basic tips to help you dig your way out of the pile. The post Help! I’m Drowning In Email!

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Getting to grips with IT issues

Practically Perfect PA

Don’t blame your tools they say, but we’ve all had those days when the equipment fails and things do not go to plan. Laptops do not synchronise properly, emails disappear, photocopiers jam and chew up your important documents etc.

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Three Reasons I Hate My Facebook ‘Friends’

Dumb Little Man

I hate Facebook – that seems like the best way to start a discussion about my friends. Oh, I use it of course, otherwise how would I know I hate it; but I use it begrudgingly.

Freelancers and the Rise of Multiple Income Sources

Small Business Labs

A recent Freelancers Union post titled  87% of Freelancers Have Multiple Sources of Income covers the gowing trend of freelancers piecing together multiple sources of income - and even multiple careers - to meet their financial, work and lifestyle goals.

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Are You Making Housecleaning Difficult?

Simple Productivity Blog

Three of my friends and neighbors have cleaning services. And from all three, over the last month, I have heard the same thing: "I have to pick everything up becauase the cleaning service is coming tomorrow!" And they go into a frenzy. I don''t have a cleaning service.

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Grab Your Email Broadcast Checklist Here

Office Organization Success

My trip to Denver was fabulous! I’ve never been there before so it was wonderful to visit a new place. And the event I attended was just as great too. This week it’s been back to following my 90-day Strategic Business Marketing & Action Plan (MAP). It’s such a relief to have this planning in place. I know many business owners shy away from creating a plan for fear of boxing themselves in.

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4 Reasons Why You Fail At Investing

Dumb Little Man

If you are like the average investor, you fail at investing. I’m sorry to be so harsh, but studies have shown this to be true. The average investor only earns 2% a year while the stock market earns an average of 8%. Why the discrepancy?

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Say What You Mean!

Virtual Moxie

Joyce was recounting a story to me about a discussion she had with a client. In it, she shared that she told the client there was something she couldn''t do. Couldn''t?" I asked. Well, I can do it," she replied, "I just don''t do that kind of work.". Can''t" means you''re not able.

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Open Loops 08/01/2014: 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.

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The Common Mistakes Futurists Make

Small Business Labs

LinkedIn's post Why Everyone Needs to be a Futurist  contends that due to growing competition and the pace of change, everyone should spend part of their day thinking about the future.   As the title states, it even goes so far to suggest everyone should become a part-time futurist.

2014 184

Don't Blame Your Reader When Saying No

Business Writing

In a recent business writing course, someone was writing a message to say no to an employee''s unworkable request. In his first draft, he blamed the reader, writing, "Had your request complied with our guidelines, I may have been able. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

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How to Negotiate In Difficult Situations

On The Job

It can be frustrating to have a conversation with someone who is difficult. You may come away from the experience without the answers you wanted, and believe the person is a selfish, immature jerk. But instead of blaming the other person for the bad interaction, consider that it may be a matter of you not clearly defining an issue or problem and letting the conversation get off track.

Entrepreneurship – Business Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling.”

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Strategies for Thriving Through Change

Office Dynamics

Have you ever stopped to think about the importance of change? Look around you. What’s changed over the years? Look in front of you! At the very device you are using to read this very message!

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The Societal and Small Business Impacts of Economic Uncertainty

Small Business Labs

If you Google "economic uncertainty" you will find many references to its impacts on the economy and business. But you won't find much on its impact on people and society. We find this interesting because we think in addition to having a big impact on the economy and businesses, economic uncertainty is a major driver of societal change.    Several articles this week provide some insight on some of these changes: 1.

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What is a Pop-up Business: Innovative Commercial Models for Beginners

Small Business CEO

There is no doubt about it, the nature of business and commerce has changed considerably during the last two decades.

2014 114

The One Productive Weekly Meeting You're Not Having (But Should)


I''m not fond of meetings. But there''s one I''ve been having every single week that I just won''t skip: the one i have with my wife. Our weekly meeting is crucial because it allows both of us to map out the week ahead for our work and the household.

2014 109

How Many Tenses in English?

Daily Writing Tips

A reader questions the veracity of my saying that English has three main tenses: Most modern grammar writers argue that there are only two tenses in English, past and present.

2014 106

The Seven Deadly Organizing Sins: Wrath

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2009-11-05 12:37:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This is Sin #5 on the list, which also includes lust, gluttony , greed and sloth. Wrath, or anger, is sinful because it’s destructive. It can harm others and it can harm you as well. Here’s a scenario: Overwhelmed Olivia decides to beat clutter once and for all. She buys an organizing book and sets aside a weekend. By Sunday night, she’s only on the third cabinet and she feels frustrated.

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I have Just Started My Own Business. Why Do I Need An Accountant?

Small Business CEO

So, you’ve decided to start your own business. Do you really need an accountant? After all, there are numerous apps such as Easy Books , Kashoo , and Shoeboxed easily and cheaply available online.

2014 105

5 Ways You Can Get the Most Out of Filters in Todoist


The ability to really focus on tasks in Todoist isn’t limited to Project or Labels views. Initially, new users spend their time working in Projects and then slowly start adding Labels to the mix, allowing themselves to work with Labels as a trigger.

2014 99

Famous vs. Infamous

Daily Writing Tips

I have long bewailed the misuse of the word famous to apply to bad people, reminding readers that the word for widely known people of ill repute is infamous.

2014 106

How To Identify, Manage and Integrate an “Origo” Situation

Brilliantly Better

I know: you have no idea what an “Origo” situation is. It’s ok, you’re not supposed to, anyway. Because, you see, an “Origo” situation is … The post How To Identify, Manage and Integrate an “Origo” Situation appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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Why SEO is an Important Investment for Your Business

Small Business CEO

Marketing is amongst one of the most important considerations that you should have a small business owner. While your product or service could be amazing, without the right marketing, no one will know about it, and no one will buy.

2014 101

5 Ways You Can Get the Most Out of Filters in Todoist


The ability to really focus on tasks in Todoist isn’t limited to Project or Labels views. Initially, new users spend their time working in Projects and then slowly start adding Labels to the mix, allowing themselves to work with Labels as a trigger.

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Awe and Awesome

Daily Writing Tips

Words, like human bodies, become enfeebled over time. Awe and awesome are two such words. In the early Middle Ages, awe meant “immediate and active fear; terror, dread.” Because awe was frequently used to describe the fear inspired by the divine, it came to mean, “dread mingled with veneration.”.

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