Sat.May 26, 2012 - Fri.Jun 01, 2012

Seven Lessons to Reboot Your Life

Dumb Little Man

In 2008, I was like most dynamic women: running on life’s treadmill, overbooking myself, pursuing all my passions at once. Trying to “live my best life” almost stole it from me. I almost died from a brain aneurysm. My husband found me on the floor, collapsed and unconscious.

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6-Step Checklist for a Successful Sales System

Office Organization Success

So, your brand-new product or program is all ready to go. You’ve done all the hard work in creating it and getting it ready to sell on your website; the one job that remains to be done is to actually get it out there so your clients can purchase it … you need a Sales System!

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Ghana – A Community Devastated by E-waste

Eco-Office Gals

Few things can galvanize a neighborhood quite like trash. It’s a classic community problem—everyone creates lots of garbage on a daily basis, but no one wants a trash dump next to their neighborhood, or anywhere near them for that matter.

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PA Confidential

Practically Perfect PA

As assistants we are trusted with confidential information on a regular basis, we see our boss’ emails, we open their post and we often hear private details about other members of staff.

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How to Make Each Day a Downhill Stroll Instead of an Uphill Struggle

Dumb Little Man

Back in college, I came across a life-changing personal development concept. It made an immediate difference to my academic work – and it’s still something that helps me every day.

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Most Feel Classic Retirement No Longer Affordable

Small Business Labs

Transamerica  released their 13th annual retirement survey.  They cover a lot of areas related to retirement and their full report does a nice job with the details.

Paper + Pen = Magic at Work

Eat Your Career

At various points in my career, I’ve been in managerial positions where I directly supervised people. I’ll be honest; it’s not my favorite thing to do (hence the one-woman show I run now).

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How To Use Food To Keep Off Of The Energy Roller Coaster

Dumb Little Man

Does this sound like your day?

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Social CRM: An Idea Whose Time has Come?

Customers Rock!

Social Media CRM, or Social CRM, is getting a lot of air time these days. But where does it fit? Today’s post is by Laurie Shook. Laurie is a technology marketer creating solutions that help people communicate and collaborate more effectively.

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Book Review: How Will You Measure Your Life

Small Business Labs

Clayton Christensen is a leading guru on innovation, a professor at Harvard Business School and the author of The Innovators Dilemma - one of the most influential business books ever written. 

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Start Sentences With Any Word You Want!

Business Writing

This week two people who subscribe to my e-newsletter emailed me to question a word I had used to start a sentence. One individual was polite; the other was not. The polite individual, who works as a field representative for. Frequently Asked Questions Grammar and Usage

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One Uncomfortable Difference Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

Dumb Little Man

Are you one of those people who jealously adore successful people and think, “Why am I not successful? Why haven’t I reached fame - even if I’ve worked hard every day? What’s wrong with me?”

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Steps to Becoming an Environmental Office Hero

Eco-Office Gals

Changing the environment for the better will often be triggered by the behavioral change of one person, acting as the catalyst that will trigger mass change.

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Lovely Jubilee!

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. This weekend is the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee which means all of the assistants in the UK get a lovely long bank holiday weekend to celebrate and enjoy all that Great Britain has to offer. I live in London so I’m extra excited about all of the events that are taking place in the Capital!

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Hello, Voice. I Recognize You!

Virtual Moxie

At the end of last week, D and I were watching TV and during a commercial break, I went to my office to get my iPad. As I picked it up, I noticed a running water noise.

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Are You In Control of Your Life?

Dumb Little Man

A sentence that our cycling instructor told us a while back made me think. She reminded us that we are in control of our workout. She could be there to motivate us to push harder and try to keep us from giving up, but ultimately it was completely up to us to perform.

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How Pre-Flight Checklists Can Save A World Of Effort

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. An airplane pilot goes through a pre-flight checklist of things that she must do in order to make sure the plane is in working order before attempting to take off.

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Chinese Businesses Renting White Guys

Small Business Labs

Foreign Policy magazine has an article on the phenomenon of Chinese companies employing white Americans on a part-time basis.   According to the article, they are looking for white American males "to sit near the front of an office or to join in on meetings because it apparently adds a level of sophistication." " This practice was also common in Japan during the boom years of the late 1980s.

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Words That B.S. Artists and Scammers Use

The Solopreneur Life

J ohn T. Reed is a real-estate professional who publishes a Web site in which he evaluates the credibility of real-estate “gurus.” ” His site includes a “B.S. Checklist” that includes 55 ways to spot someone who operates unethically; Reed is writing about the real-estate business, but a lot of what he says applies to other industries. Reed says: “Readers often ask me what I think of a particular guru’s seminar or home-study course.

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Save Money and Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Dumb Little Man

Living paycheck to paycheck is extremely common nowadays. But, did you know that this trend occurs in families regardless of how much money they make? Even after a substantial pay increase, somehow we still find a way to use it all up. At the time, it feels like there's nothing we can really do without, even though weeks before, while making less money, we were managing just fine!

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Simplifying Your Stressors

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the aspects of living a simpler, saner life is to eliminate stress. Yet so many times, I hear people talk about difficulties that they are having with individuals, only to follow it up with a vow to try harder to get along.

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Coke Investing In Africa

Small Business Labs

Africa has long been the globe's economic backwater.  Except for minerals and other resources, there has been little economic interest in Africa. This is changing and an excellent example of is Coke's decision to invest in the continent.  Trefis, a financial research and stock valuation company, has an excellent article covering Coke's plans to invest $12 billion in Africa over the next decade. Most of the investments are being made in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

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Gossip Girl!

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written a few blogs recently on how to work with confidential documents particularity when your desk is in an open plan office.

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10 Undeniable Reasons Why You Should Exercise Your Self-Awareness (And How to Start)

Dumb Little Man

Let's say you want to travel from the East coast to the West. You have your car, but realize that the tires' pressure is unbalanced, the car is in need of an oil change, very little wiper fluid, and the brakes seem a little strange. Nothing deadly, but you know you can make it across the country — it might take a little longer, and the chances of a breakdown is now tangible.

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“Useful” Gifts And Better Alternatives

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. I recently read an article over at Wisebread called 25 Awesome, Useful Gifts. And all I could think about was how most of them were impractical or clutter in the making.

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How to Break the 24/7 Work Cycle

On The Job

Lots of people tell me they'd like to give up the 24/7 work habit, but no matter what they try, it cannot be done. The biggest problem, they tell me, is that their coworkers or their boss are hooked into the "always on" mode, so it means they must be also.

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Top 5 Tips for Selling Online

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Let people know the story behind your business. Many people support small businesses purely because of the people who are in charge of them and knowing about the struggles they go through …

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Time to Dig in and Get It Done

Dumb Little Man

What do you do when you put loads of time and energy into a project … and you still don’t get any results? It’s often tempting to just give up. Even if you normally find it easy to stay motivated, there’s nothing encouraging about feeling like you’re running hard and going nowhere. Whatever you’re struggling with right now – whether you’re trying to lose weight, trying to make money from your own business, or trying to write a book – these four steps can help.

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Quick Biz Tip: Avoid Email Overwhelm

Office Organization Success

Unsubscribe from all those ezines that you’re not reading. Only subscribe to the ones you REALLY want! Quick Biz Tip

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How to Break the 24/7 Work Habit

On The Job

A lot of people tell me they'd like to quit working 24/7, but they can't because their colleagues or the boss won't let them. Emails show up at 2 a.m., phone calls are made on the weekends -- even about the most trivial matters.

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DOs and DON’Ts for Building a Great Team

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. When it comes to building your Virtual Assistant business, hiring a great team makes all the difference. When you’ve got a pool of experts, you’ll be able to take on bigger projects, focus your talents-and best of all, make more money. Hiring go-to teammates gives your business a tremendous advantage, but there are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind. Here are some of the top tips for working with virtual team members.

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Check Out CenStats For Free Market-Research Data

The Solopreneur Life

I f your market-research budget is limited (or even if it’s not), check out CenStats, a free service from the U.S. Census Bureau. Search by county or zip code under “County Business Patterns” to get business profiles that include payroll information and the number of businesses by industry. Click on “USA Counties” to access counties’ economic and demographic information, including personal income per capita, population size, building permits, and a LOT more.

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Last Few Days to Grab Done-For-You Services & Products

Office Organization Success

Just a quick reminder that the 4th Annual Done-For-You Giveaway ends this weekend! The 4th Annual “Done4You” Giveaway of the Century is like NO OTHER event ever! It is NOT a giveaway of “how to’s” and other training, but instead it’s actual done-for-you products and services that you can use in your business but don’t have to create or do yourself.

2012 126

10 More Things You Don’t Know About Me

Simple Productivity Blog

A couple of years ago I wrote a post called “ 10 Things You Don’t Know About Me.” ” It was kind of a lark, but I have heard from many people over the past few months about how that post really helped them connect with what I was saying.

2012 164

Shopping with the Indies

The Small Business Blog

If the title of this blog leaves you imagining a high street full of Harrison Fords then ladies of a certain age can calm down now and gentleman of the same age need not feel so threatened: when I refer to Indies I am actually referring to Independent Retailers! When Tony Robinson OBE; yes I…

2012 164

Bounce Back After Failure

Office Dynamics

Has it been another week of adventure? A lot can happen between Monday and Friday, can't it? I’d like to focus today on Turning Failure into Success. Failure is a dirty word in the corporate world. And our success-oriented society often makes it difficult for those who fail to adjust.

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Enjoying the Long Weekend

Office Organization Success

Woohoo … we have a long weekend! And I’m so looking forward to the break. It’s been another busy week what with client work, finishing off my Junior Achievement program with a local fifth grade class, planning for the big Fundraising Gala in June (and I’m going shopping for my dress tomorrow), and lots of school events happening due to it being the end of the year, that I’ll be glad for an extra day this weekend!

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