Sat.Nov 21, 2015 - Fri.Nov 27, 2015

8 Mind Hacks That Give You Instant Results

Dumb Little Man

Learning never exhausts the mind Leonardo da Vinci I have many weaknesses. I struggle to engage in conversation. Having to call up someone triggers a strong resistance in my brain, so I avoid the phone and use email instead. I do have some strengths though.

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How going digital can make business events more valuable

Practically Perfect PA

Networking events are vital to the visibility of a business and present valuable opportunities to build strategic relationships. The importance of such events is no secret. 375 billion a year is spent on events worldwide with £40 billion of that being spent in the UK.

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Black Friday through Cyber Monday 2015: WordPress Deals Your Website Will Love!

Eco-Office Gals

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for, including Eco-Office Gals. I could never ask for a better gift then the ability to be my own boss and work with some of the most amazing clients.

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Research: Internal Moves Smarter Than Job Hopping

On The Job

Job hopping has become more prevalent, especially as workers look for better paychecks and opportunities. But could you be making a mistake by leaving your current job, one that will hurt you financially and professionally in the long run?

14 Things Only Shy People Understand

Dumb Little Man

Being a shy person has its perks (oh, it does!), but it also has a long list of not-so-great consequences that only we—shy people—can understand.

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What is going on with your Exec?

Practically Perfect PA

The key to success in this role is a great relationship between the assistant and their boss. That kinda goes without saying right? Yes it kinda does… but actually it can be pretty difficult maintaining any good relationship when there are a gazillion other things going on.

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Use of Contract Labor by Sole Proprietors Surging

Small Business Labs

The IRS recently released the 2013 data on sole proprietors. This data covers business receipts, deductions, and net income reported by individual taxpayers on Schedule C of Form 1040. This is how most independent workers and small businesses report business income for tax purposes.

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The Gift of Work

Eat Your Career

This Thanksgiving, I wanted to take just a few minutes to discuss the gift of work. I know it’s easy for many of us (myself included) to forget that work is indeed just that: a precious gift. I’m currently in the process of doing a major home re-organization. In fact, I’m hoping to share some of what I’m doing in a video later this week, so stay tuned.

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Ken Blanchard: Why Collaboration Begins With You

On The Job

The Growing Need to be the "Client of Choice" for Independent Workers

Small Business Labs

Harvard Business Review's Your Company Needs Independent Workers  covers the growing need by corporations to be seen as a "client of choice" by highly skilled independent workers.

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Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over. Here at Office Dynamics International, as we wrap up this 25th year of business, we’re feeling both grateful and overwhelmed with all we’ve experienced in 2015. Perhaps you can relate to those feelings?

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The Gift of Work

Eat Your Career

This Thanksgiving, I wanted to take just a few minutes to discuss the gift of work. I know it’s easy for many of us (myself included) to forget that work is indeed just that: a precious gift. I’m currently in the process of doing a major home re-organization. In fact, I’m hoping to share some of what I’m doing in a video later this week, so stay tuned.

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Starting Somewhere

Clutter Coach

by Starting is hard. It means going from a standstill into some. useful activity that you may not feel confident about doing. Once you have. started, though, it’s much easier to. continue. That’s why I have a bunch of tricks for just getting started, any. which way. One typical problem people have is that everything they need. to do seems equally important. Here are a few ways to handle it. Assign each task a number from 1 through X (whatever the. total is) randomly.

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Why I’m quitting my business to build software 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

It’s time to come clean and tell you what’s really going on. There are two parts to this update: The “What” and the “Why”. Let’s start with Why: I’m really fed up and frustrated. Productivity Software is utterly broken. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t get results. Aspiring entrepreneurs are desperate.

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How To Have 26 Hours In A 24 Hour Day.

Productivityist

Did you know you can add more hours to your day? Well, not in the traditional sense–but hear me out. Does thinking about productivity in a new format change how we view productivity? When you start to think about time as it relates to money , your approach to productivity changes.

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Is an Emoji a Word?

Daily Writing Tips

The Oxford English Dictionary has rocked the English-speaking, word-loving world by proclaiming an emoji the OED “word of the year.”. The emoji “face with tears of joy” has been declared the most popular “word” of 2015.

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Multi-tasking: Yea or Nay?

Clutter Coach

by Ah, the debate over multi-tasking continues to rage. Is it productive? Or is that speed an illusion of productivity? Is it required for success in business today, or is it just kind of addictive? In his daily roundup of relevant articles, Michael Sampson includes one from Inc.com about this activity. First, let’s define multi-tasking. Literally, I say it means doing two or more things at once, such as responding to email while talking on the phone and listening to a conference call on mute.

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Why I’m quitting my business to build software 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

It’s time to come clean and tell you what’s really going on. There are two parts to this update: The “What” and the “Why”. Let’s start with Why: I’m really fed up and frustrated. Productivity Software is utterly broken. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t get results. Aspiring entrepreneurs are desperate. They’re frantically searching for breakthroughs. Hunting for anything that promises to boost their personal effectiveness.

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How To Have 26 Hours In A 24 Hour Day.

Productivityist

Did you know you can add more hours to your day? Well, not in the traditional sense–but hear me out. Does thinking about productivity in a new format change how we view productivity? When you start to think about time as it relates to money , your approach to productivity changes.

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Due Diligence and Eavesdropping

Daily Writing Tips

Misused idioms on amateur blogs are not cause for surprise. When they appear in the writing of people who practice a profession, however, they probably warrant comment. Here are two expressions that people who use them in a professional context ought to know the meaning of. due diligence.

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Shoe Box Storage Revisited

Clutter Coach

by The quest for the perfect storage container is never ending. Sometimes, you just want something new, something different to perk up your space. Of course, if the thing does more than one job, so much the better! The Hotel Box is about the size of a shoe box and looks like a couple of milk cartons cobbled together. It comes in patterns or solids and you can add a plastic window to the opening to make it into a display box (or just keep your stuff from getting dusty).

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The Now Movement

Productivityist

I’d normally reserve this kind of piece for The Productivityist Weekly , but I decided to send this out for all of the Productivityist audience to see because it just feels right to do so. So here goes… I’ve been in the midst of a lot of deep work lately.

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The Now Movement

Productivityist

I’d normally reserve this kind of piece for The Productivityist Weekly , but I decided to send this out for all of the Productivityist audience to see because it just feels right to do so. So here goes… I’ve been in the midst of a lot of deep work lately.

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What About Hence?

Daily Writing Tips

Commenting on my recent post about whence and thence , a reader asks, Don’t “whence” and “thence” have a third sibling, “hence?” ” “From where,” “from there,” and “from here?”

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The Productivityist Podcast 68: Military Time with Julie Sheranosher

Productivityist

On this episode I chat with military veteran and fellow productivity professional Julie Sheranosher.

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Save “Dispute” For People

Daily Writing Tips

The verb dispute , like contradict , connotes disagreement. Unlike contradict , dispute does not work equally well with human and nonhuman referents. The following “clickbait” headline illustrates what I mean: 13 Facts That Will Dispute The Person Who Says Reagan was a Great President.

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Good-paying Jobs

Daily Writing Tips

A reader questions the expression “good-paying jobs”: I’ve just come across ‘good-paying jobs’ in a report I’m editing by a highly regarded organization. (It It has also been used by some politicians lately.)

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Stress and Emphasize

Daily Writing Tips

A reader says, Your thoughts re “stress” and “emphasize” would be appreciated. As transitive verbs, stress and emphasize are used interchangeably with the meaning “to accentuate or draw attention to.”

The Productivityist Podcast 68: Military Time with Julie Sheranosher

Productivityist

On this episode I chat with military veteran and fellow productivity professional Julie Sheranosher.

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Translatory

Daily Writing Tips

This reader’s question relates to the word translatory. Before writing, he looked it up: . Merriam-Webster definition: “of, relating to, or involving uniform motion in one direction.” Nothing about its clear parallel, translate.

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