Sat.Feb 14, 2015 - Fri.Feb 20, 2015

6 Tips for Getting Things Done

Dumb Little Man

People have always commented at my ability to get things done. At school, university, work or on the various courses I’ve taken over the years, I’m generally met with the same question: ‘How do you find the time?’

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PayPal, Square & Others Moving Into Small Business Lending

Small Business Labs

BI Intelligence , the research arm of new site Business Insider, has an excellent report on PayPal and Square's activities in the small business lending space. Their report - The Small Business Lending Opportunity - requires a paid subscription.

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Buying a Green Home? Be Sure to Look For These 6 Things

Eco-Office Gals

Often when it comes to buying a home, so much of the focus is on location or size. But if you’re an especially environmentally-conscious person, you may want to know how “green” a home is. Does the home use a lot of electricity?

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Does your boss make decisions?

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve worked with a number of Executives over the years and seen many many different types of management styles.

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12 Powerful Questions to Help You Live Your Life on Your Terms!

Dumb Little Man

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” ” – Tony Robbins Do you often ask yourself questions like, “Why does this always happen to me” and “Why am I always doing everything wrong?” or “Why did he do that to me?”

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Small Businesses Turn to Their Accountants & Each Other for Advice

Small Business Labs

Barlow Research Associates is an analyst firm that works with banks to help them better understand the needs of small businesses. According to one of their recent surveys, small business owners turn to a number of sources for advice and as the chart below shows, accountants are their first choice.

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Not Enough Clients? What’s In Your Way?

Office Organization Success

What’s stopping you from getting all the clients you want? Do you know? The answer to this one question may be the key to making your marketing more successful.

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8 Steps to Having the Perfect Marriage Proposal

Dumb Little Man

Proposing to your partner is the ultimate way to show your love and commitment and with that come many emotions like happiness, excitement, and nervousness. Here are 8 steps to help ensure the perfect marriage proposal: 1) Make sure that you and your partner are on the same page.

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How to Make Any Job Interview Pay Off

On The Job

It can be frustrating when you interview for a job and then aren''t offered the position. What a waste of time," you think. But it doesn''t have to be.

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This Easy List-Building Tweak Has Boosted My Newsletter Opt-In Rate 345 Percent

The Solopreneur Life

S ix weeks ago I made an easy list-building tweak. Since then I’ve experienced a 345-percent increase in the number of newsletter signups I receive per month at my website. And if you’re like me, you’ll want to kick yourself when you learn how small the tweak is.

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The Assist Conference is just over a week away

Practically Perfect PA

Yup, that is right my event baby is almost ready to be born (my actual baby *fingers crossed* will arrive a few weeks later). I must say it has been an amazing few months getting the Assist Conference up and running.

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Two Renegade Hacks to Help You Land That Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

What’s your dream job? C’mon, don’t be shy. Writer? Designer? Lion tamer? Everyone’s got one: the job title they drool into their lap over. But with so much competition for so few positions, what chance do you have of turning that dream into a reality?

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Why I Make My Own Planners

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the questions people ask me when they find out I love productivity is what my tools are. Most expect me to be completely electronic because I am a software engineer.

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How to achieve simplicity in a complex world.

The Small Business Blog

Making it easy for your customers to do business with you is one of the cornerstones of business success. Customers are happy to invest in relationships that promise simplicity in the future, i.e. with their personal data.

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Find Your Thunder Snow and Geek Out Like Jim Cantore

Tips From T. Marie

Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel went viral in the aftermath of winter storm Neptune with his reaction to capturing several incidences of thundersnow and lightning on video. I dare you to watch the video and not smile. His enthusiasm and excitement are fun to watch.

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Never Let Your Fears Prevent You From Succeeding

Dumb Little Man

I am talking about a great deal of things right here. You might be tempted to think that money making or planning and business strategies are the main stuff on my mind when I am saying this. But they are actually not, so what is success really?Sadly, Sadly, far to often in today’s society, success in ones life is basically measured by the size of a bank account or success at work.

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Why You Should Clean Your Task List

Simple Productivity Blog

A couple of weeks ago we talked about how to spring clean your calendar. The same sort of productivity boost can be had by cleaning your task list. Today we will look at why and how to clean your task list. The post Why You Should Clean Your Task List appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

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Technology of the week: Highrise

Practically Perfect PA

What is Highrise? Highrise is a flexible contact management tool which helps users keep their contacts organised. Prices start from $24 per month. What does it do? Highrise has a number of features which allow users to track the people, conversations and tasks that make up any business.

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How High Achievers Keep Things Running Smoothly

On The Job

Every day millions of us search for our car keys, our smartphones and our sunglasses. We can’t remember passwords for our online banking account and lose critical emails or other bits of data important for our work.

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Is Labour saying all small businesses are tax dodgers?

The Small Business Blog

It is so ‘cute’ to see how naive Ed Balls really is – £10 to have your hedge cut? What century is he living in? No wonder we are struggling with the minimum wage. Better yet, he seems to say that most micro and small business owners are tax dodgers.

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Choose Your Battles Wisely

Virtual Moxie

A friend sent me this funny thing (whether or not it''s factual is in debate!): You''ve Gotta Love the Irish! This is the transcription of the ACTUAL radio conversation between the British and the Irish off the coast of Kerry, October 1998.

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Open Loops 2/20/2015

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. not pushing yourself too hard; an analog task tracking/prioritization on the wall. how Bill Nye The Science Guy works.

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It’s February – Do You Know Where Your Resolutions Are?

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Hard to believe we’re already deep into February. How are you keeping up with your business resolutions? For some of us, the resolutions we made a very short time ago are already just a memory, having been “hijacked” by other pressing matters. Others of us are struggling to make good on our intentions, but may have over reached by expecting too much of ourselves too quickly (i.e.

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Where Will You Be Five Years From Now?

Office Dynamics

While going through the books in my office last week, I was reminded of an incredible book called FIVE: Where Will You Be Five Years From Now? It is one of the most inspiring books I have read in a long time.

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Manage Expectations with Email

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-05-29 09:15:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter People put a variety of information in their email signature files , from business phone numbers to favorite quotations to colorful images of their signatures. I recently got an email that had a very clever sig line , as follows: "I reply to emails at 8AM, 2PM and 4PM. Calls returned: 10-11AM, 1-2PM and 5-6PM." " Short and sweet, gets right to the point.

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3 Ways To Create Start Dates In Todoist


One of the biggest pain points that Todoist users have is the lack of start dates in the app. To be fair, not many of the task management apps out there have starts dates. And those that do have start dates don’t have the scalability that Todoist offers in terms of features and platform ubiquity.

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life: 100. No Regrets

Brilliantly Better

First of all, there are two forms of regret: the intelligent one (in which you realize the s**t you’ve done to yourself) and the dumb … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life: 100. No Regrets appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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5 Ways a Virtual Assistant is Better than a Regular Employee

Small Business CEO

With everything we do moving in to the virtual sphere the need for adding the “virtual” edge to our office and administration becomes more pronounced.

2015 106

Imaginary vs. Imaginative

Daily Writing Tips

Reading that a child in Texas was suspended for bringing “an imaginary ring” to school, I marveled that the school officials were able to detect the ring’s presence. Here’s the headline: Texas School Suspends 9-Year-Old for Terrorism. Because He Brought Imaginary Hobbit Ring To School.

2015 93

How I Use A Paper Fortune Teller To Decide My Next Project


Remember paper fortune tellers? You probably do, but you may not know them by that name. Here’s what they are and what they (traditionally) do: A fortune teller (also called a cootie catcher , chatterbox , salt cellar, or whirlybird ) is a form of origami used in children’s games.

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 96. Enjoy

Brilliantly Better

Like being in joy. Like giving permission to yourself to extract joy from any situation you’re in. Even if it’s bad. Or especially if it’s … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 96. Enjoy appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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7 Ways an Apprentice Can Help Your Business Grow

Small Business CEO

Apprenticeship jobs are usually work-based training and education programmes for individuals of all age groups. You can find over two hundred and fifty types of apprenticeship programmes readily available, across a selection of market sectors and companies.

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Pronouncing Dour and Other OU Words

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks: How does one pronounce properly the word “dour”? Should it rhyme with “sour” or “door” or be pronounced something like the whiskey “Dewar’s” or perhaps “doer”?

2015 93

The Productivityist Podcast: Everything Is A To Do


I’m not a fan of the term “have to” do. When someone tells me that I have to do something, I get my back up. I know there’s no maliciousness attached to the term “have to” but the phrase repels me all the same. Now if you were to say that I “need to” do something, that’s different.

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EMAIL MARKETING TIPS Issue 2: Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Design

Denise Aday

And we’re back! This issue features the second in a series of quick check-ups for your marketing emails. In case you missed it, last month was about how to entice opens with a winning combo of your from info, subject line, and preview text.

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Accidents at Work: Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Small Business CEO

If you drive a truck for a living you’re more than likely familiar with the amount of truck accidents that happen in the Los Angeles area. Workplace accidents aren’t uncommon by any means and most employers do all that they can to keep their employees safe.

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Hyphenating More + Adjective

Daily Writing Tips

A reader questions the standard advice that the adverb more should not be linked to an adjective by a hyphen: I find that most style guides do not favor hyphenating phrases starting with “more” (e.g., more honest).

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