Sat.Jan 23, 2016 - Fri.Jan 29, 2016

10 Life Changing Tips for Successful And Happy Life

Dumb Little Man

Success which can’t be defined in normal terms. It is a subjective notion. Every individual has his/her own success term from their perspective of life. Though we generalize the term “success” for many material things.

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Staying in the loop

Practically Perfect PA

The say goes that information is King. For assistants information is everything! Keeping up to date with all the goings on within your organisation is incredibly important for a number of reasons.

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Read Carefully Before You Write That Email

Business Writing

Emails have their problems. They can suffer from old subject lines, too many topics, lack of focus, and bad punctuation. But one serious, time-wasting email problem has nothing to do with writing. That problem is reading. Actually it's poor reading--reading. Courteous Writing Email

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A Very Simple Promise

Virtual Moxie

This is for Jane, Marie, and all the other women like them who think the way to success is to work whenever possible, and when not possible, to fill the time with motion. Just stop. There is nothing that can't wait till tomorrow--or even next week.

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5 effective ways to reduce your stress levels

Dumb Little Man

The 21st century has led to our lives being exposed to the constant stress. It is attributed to the different issues that we deal with on a daily basis. It includes the health issues, the financial freedom, issues in relationships, a bossy boss, and so forth.

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Technology of the week: Ginger Software

Practically Perfect PA

What is Ginger Software? Ginger Software is an award-winning productivity-focused company that helps you write faster and better, thanks to grammar checker , punctuation , and spell checker tools which automatically detect and correct misused words and grammar mistakes. . What does it do?

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How to Use A Competency Assessment for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Use this assessment for assistants as a tool to measure your skill level. Several years ago I was preparing for my first annual review with my new executive, Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International.

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Escaping Information Overload: How and Why to Filter Your Feed

Dumb Little Man

Information overload is a problem. It causes wasted time, makes it difficult to make important decisions, and contributes to the spread of bad information. You have access now to a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week, nonstop barrage of information on a limitless variety of subject matter.

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Time to start thinking about your summer party

Practically Perfect PA

So many of you will be reading this blog sitting in your office with the heating on and a small layer of snow on the ground outside. You are probably thinking it is January, why oh why is Practically Perfect PA teasing me with thoughts of summer parties?

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3 Tips to Organize Your Executive & Team Members

Office Dynamics

3 Tips for Organizing Your Executive & Team Members. You can’t make others work the way you work. This is the first thing you have to accept if you want to help someone, such as your executive or team member, get and stay organized.

2016 159

CEO Says It's Important to Be Paranoid

On The Job

Ever heard of Kronites? Your first guess might be that they’re part of the new Star Wars movie.

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7 Smart Ways to Exercise At Work

Dumb Little Man

Many will find that desk jobs mark the end of their perfect stomach. Sitting around won’t boost your heart rate, and your lunches will start to turn into inches around your waistline. The occasional plate of donuts in the breakroom aren’t helping, either.

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Decluttering in Depth

Clutter Coach

by Okay, so maybe it is time to declutter than closet. This basic technique works for desktops, drawers, cupboards and any other spots where you keep a lot of stuff together. It’s not for attics or out of the way storage spots where you’re allowed to keep things that are rarely used and off-season clothes. This is for high traffic spots. The idea is that you have to take all the stuff out of where it is now in order to properly sort it.

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Stop Allowing Bad News to Destroy Your Good Attitude

Office Dynamics

Attitude IS a Choice. Do you let the bad news destroy your good attitude? Stock market has gone wild-for the worse. Blizzards, giant snowstorms and ice smack the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Recent celebrity deaths including Glenn Frey (Eagles) and Celine Dion’s beloved husband-both died from cancer.

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Vanity Fair Covers the Contingent Worker Supplement to the Current Population Survey

Small Business Labs

Vanity Fair's The Obama Administration Is Finally Getting Serious About the On-Demand Economy covers the plan by the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to run the contingent worker supplement as part of the May 2017 current population survey.    In the forecasting world, we call this a signal. Up until recently, I doubt any mainstream publication had ever written a story about the contingent worker supplement.

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Set These 3 Goals Now!

Dumb Little Man

You have a vision of your dream life but don’t know how to get there? Time keeps going by and you wonder why you are making so little progress compared to the potential you know is inside of you? You even start wondering whether it’s worth it to keep going?

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How to Make New Year's Resolutions

Clutter Coach

by This year, don’t let your New Year’s resolutions be just another list of to do’s that you never get to and feel guilty about. Here are some tips on how to make some resolutions that you can actually keep. Don’t pick too many. Challenging yourself is a great idea, but be kind to yourself too. Keep in mind that a resolutions typically involve major changes in lifestyle and habits, and those don’t occur overnight.

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Inspiring Business Leaders: 5 of the Most Influential Women

Office Dynamics

These 5 influential women are inspiring business leaders. According to a report published by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the gender gap in business is still very real and not likely to go away by itself.

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Does Your Office Design Affect Your Productivity?

Productivity Bits

If you’re reexamining your current office space, you’ve probably got some ideas about how you want things to flow. You might have what you believe to be the perfect design plan all laid out, but in reality, you could be sacrificing functionality for looks. A lot of things you take for granted have a larger impact than you may expect, and that impact may be contrary to your intentions. Consider your lighting Offices love fluorescent track lighting.

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Is Honesty Really the Best Policy?

Dumb Little Man

Not everyone is a born smart or Genius. As we grow old, we get that funny feeling. There were lot of fights and quarrels , that could have been avoided. Many things were meaningless. There were not worth dying for. This is like what they say….Growing Growing up. There were so many people, whom we met in our adult hood. They left. We moved on. I remember hearing from my old friends, that time has changed in this generation. Now, I see myself saying it sometime. Actually, nothing has changed.

Aging Boomers Discovering the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Next Avenue's Gig Economy: Better for Boomers Than Millennials  covers the growing trend of retirement age Americans choosing to work in the gig economy. Key quote: The lure of job flexibility and part-time income may be too hard to resist for millions of older Americans. This is borne out by the research on the on-demand economy (ODE) we conducted with Intuit.    We found about 18% of all ODE worker are aged 55 or older.

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6 Steps for Getting an Internship

On The Job

When it's cold and miserable outside and there are 80% off sales on Christmas decorations, it's often difficult to think about spring, let alone summer. But if you want a summer internship this year, you need to get busy -- right now. Companies often get the bulk of applications between February and April, so there is no time to waste if you want a chance to land an internship. Here's what you need to do: 1. Do your homework. Research employers and industries that interest you.

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Curb Your Appetite For Projects: The Foundations of Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

Productivity requires a solid foundation if the methods are going to be successful. Just like every building must have a solid foundation if it is going to remain standing, productivity must also have a solid foundation unless you want it to crumble underneath you. We are in a ten-article series on the foundations of productivity. Today we will look at another fundamental rule: curb your appetite for projects. Eyes Too Big For The Stomach.

2016 100

Rename Your Junk Drawer

Clutter Coach

by It's time to rehabilitate the much-maligned junk drawer. In the unlikely event that you don't have one, this is a drawer, usually in the kitchen, that acts as a catch-all for small items and pieces of other items that you don't have time to put away or don't know where to put. People are often embarrassed to admit that they have junk drawers, but I say using a drawer for this purpose is a heck of a lot better than letting those doohickeys clutter up the rest of the house.

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"Gig" - The Word of the Year

Small Business Labs

NPR's Goodbye Jobs, Hello 'Gigs': How One Word Sums Up A New Economic Reality  covers the history of the word "gig" and suggests it as the 2015 word of the year. For those of us who have been saying for years that the gig economy is growing - and often being told we're wrong (we're still often told we're wrong) - it's nice to see recognition of the term and trend.

2016 100

What To Put On Your To Do List

Productivityist

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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Classic vs. Classical

Daily Writing Tips

What’s the difference between classic and classical ? Both words, befitting their roots in the word class , refer to quality, but the meanings are distinct.

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7 Ways To Express Gratitude As A Man

Brilliantly Better

One of the most effective ways to get more of what you want, is to be grateful for it. Want more money? Be grateful for money you already have. Want more meaningful connections in your life? Be grateful for the… The post 7 Ways To Express Gratitude As A Man appeared first on Dragos Roua. Relationships & Society

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Why Reading Leadership Books will Boost Your Productivity

Productivityist

I’ve been reading a lot of books on leadership lately, something that I really haven’t done all that much before. Historically, I’ve read mostly time management, productivity, and technology books.

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Why Reading Leadership Books will Boost Your Productivity

Productivityist

I’ve been reading a lot of books on leadership lately, something that I really haven’t done all that much before. Historically, I’ve read mostly time management, productivity, and technology books.

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“Confused With” and “Confused About”

Daily Writing Tips

Preposition use is tricky. Sometimes a rule can be applied, as in the choice between in and into: The dog jumped from the bank into the water. connotes movement from outside to within). The drowning man flailed in the water. connotes containment within).

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English Titles of Nobility

Daily Writing Tips

Terms for members of the aristocracy are often applied by extension to other, often colloquial, usage. Here are titles of English nobility and some of their other connotations.

2016 62

“Ply” and Other Words from the Fold

Daily Writing Tips

Looking into the origin of ply as a result of thinking about the expressions “plying [someone] with drinks” or “plying [someone] for information,” I found etymological connections to an interesting variety of terms. Here are some words related to ply based on its Latin ancestor.

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The Productivityist Podcast 77: Chris Bailey

Productivityist

In this episode of the podcast I chat with the author of The Productivity Project, Chris Bailey.

2016 60

Vile and Villain

Daily Writing Tips

A recent reference to a certain Republican presidential candidate in which he was described as vile sent me to online etymological resources to look up the origin of the term. Interestingly, vile is unrelated to the similar-looking villain.

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30 Words Containing the Letters “sm”

Daily Writing Tips

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Using “Pharma Bro” and Other Pop-Culture Epithets

Daily Writing Tips

Not long after Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli stepped out of the media spotlight, the notoriously greedy former pharmaceutical-company executive briefly popped back onto the popular-culture radar to helpfully illustrate how epithets have evolved (or devolved, as some may judge).

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