Sat.Apr 08, 2017 - Fri.Apr 14, 2017

55 Bulletproof Productivity Hacks – Do You Know Them All?

Dumb Little Man

What do Mark Zuckerburg, Arianna Huffington, Jerry Seinfeld, and The Terminator have in common? They’ve all been ridiculously successful by hacking their productivity, often in super simple ways. And they’ve all been generous enough to share their methods so that you can benefit, too.

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Solopreneur Mentors

The Solopreneur Life

The Best Solopreneur Mentors Are The Ones You Can Model. Modeling is the key to shortening the learning curve. The old saying “it takes 5 years to get a new business off the ground”, is certainly true, but there is a HACK to this timeline.

Digital Nomad Services Creating "Temporary Locals"

Small Business Labs

One of the first things you hear when you talk to digital nomads  is how their approach to travel allows them to be much more than just tourists. Being a digital nomad lets them get to know people from other countries and participate in local cultures.

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Day in the life: Donna Lindsay

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Day in the life is with Donna Lindsay, who is a PA with the Scottish Government. Donna recently spoke at the Assist Conference and had loads of advice for the audience on how to deal with confidential matters and remain discrete. Donna also won last year’s Scottish PA of the Year.

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Leave a Note to Surprise and Delight Customers

Business Writing

I received a delightful note when I found my seat at the Arena Stage Theater in Washington, D.C., last week. I was on vacation and visiting the theater for the first time. An envelope addressed to Ms. Lynn Gaertner-Johnston lay. Courteous Writing Positive Language Teaching Business Writing

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Channel Your Inner Cat to Survive in Business

On The Job

The statistics paint a bleak picture: From 2001-2011, only about 10% of companies actually met their growth targets, Bain & Co. Only 13% of Fortune 100 companies were able to sustain as little as 2% annual real revenue growth from one decade to the next over the past 50 years, reports CEB Inc.

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How to Use Video to Re-engage Past Clients or Inactive Clients

Andrea Kalli

How to Use Video to Re-engage Past Clients or Inactive Clients. Video for Re-engagement and keep-in-touch campaigns. One thing that online marketing can do far better than traditional marketing methods is re-engaging old clients and prospects to make them new again.

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Is the Gig Economy Good or Bad for Gig Workers?

Small Business Labs

The reality is the gig economy is good for most gig workers and bad for some.    But the New York Times doesn't see it that way. They believe the gig economy is all bad.

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11 Best Tips To Help You Lose Weight Naturally

Dumb Little Man

Losing weight can be easy as long as you know the right things to do. However, since there are a lot of confusing tips on how to lose weight naturally and quickly, the process becomes challenging and frustrating. For long-term health, it is essential that you avoid the weight loss quick fixes that promise astounding results and stick with these tips. Keep a food diary. The most important step towards achieving the right body weight is keeping a food diary of everything you eat each day.

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The 43 Folders Method (Paper System)

Office Dynamics

I mentioned the 43 folders method in my Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving post and a lot of you wanted more information on this method. This information is in our Executives and Assistants Working In Partnership: The Definitive Guide to Success. Because we love you and it’s our Blog-A-Thon , I would love to share it with you! This is a popular system advocated by productivity and time management experts around the world.

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Why Bosses Need to Be More Agile

On The Job

There's lots of talk these days about the need for companies and their employees to be more "agile," to learn to adapt quickly to changing market conditions and customer demands. The problem, however, may be that it's the managers who are the ones who are the real sticks in the mud. For example, there was a story in the Wall Street Journal about how some bosses hoard talent, refusing to let workers move on.

2017 109

Podcast 051: You get to choose

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how important it is to embrace decision making and take control of it back, if you’ve lost it. It’s always you who’s choosing, so make the good choices. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

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How To Start Reading More Books In Just 30 Days

Dumb Little Man

Reading is one of the most common pieces of advice you’ll get when it comes to life improvement. Just think about Mark Zuckerberg. We often hear about how he devours dozens of books per month and how successful he has become for that. To tell you the truth, there were many times I felt motivated to improve my reading habits. Unfortunately, that kind of resolution never seemed to stick. Then, I moved into a new apartment and my roommate happened to be a real-life bookworm.

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Why Do Administrative Teams Have So Much Drama?

Office Dynamics

On a recent webinar, Joan noticed a question that caught her attention: Why do so many administrative teams have drama? She asked me to weigh in on this topic and I jumped at the opportunity. The question of why is interesting, and I’ve found there are several reasons for workplace drama. But first, let’s talk about what that word really means.

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Career Success A to Z: S is for Self-Motivation

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. There’s no doubt that motivation is essential for career success. After all, it’s a long and arduous journey.

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When Do You Need Slow Mode?

Clutter Coach

by Last month I included a blog post by Leo Babauta who writes Zen Habits. This time I’ll write about slow mode; what it is and when you need it. To start with, here’s some wisdom from the International Institute of Not Doing Much. . Put your feet up, and stare idly out of the window. Warning: Do not attempt this while driving. Do one thing at a time. Remember multitasking is a moral weakness (except for women, who have superior brain function). Ponder, take your time.

2017 100

Leave The Past Behind: 6 Ways To Learn The Art Of Un-Loving

Dumb Little Man

Learning how to fall out of love isn’t easy. You simply can’t stop thinking about them. They don’t return your texts, never call back, and don’t want to see you anymore- yet you keep on loving them. People stick to bad relationships for many reasons and the most powerful one is being ‘in love’. While the feeling is positive, it can bring a lot of negative effects, especially if the feeling isn’t mutual anymore.

2017 165

5 Reasons Why You Need Emotional Intelligence

Office Dynamics

Sure, having a high IQ is great, but how does your EQ (emotional quotient) at work stack up? Nearly all HR managers (95 percent) and employees (99 percent) surveyed by OfficeTeam said it’s important for staff to have strong emotional intelligence. In addition, more than one in five workers (21 percent) believe EQ is more valuable in the office than IQ. What is Emotional Intelligence? You’ve probably heard the phrase “emotional intelligence” before and dismissed it as the latest buzzword.

2017 155

3 Cases of Superfluous Wording

Daily Writing Tips

Certain types of words that may be of no use nevertheless often stealthily make their way into sentences like gate crashers.

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Getting things done, in a nutshell

Clutter Coach

by I came across a great, succinct description of David Allen’s Getting Things Done process on the ToDoist blog. Here it is: Capture – collect what has your attention. From little to big, personal to professional, record every single to-do, project or task that’s on your plate. Use a to-do list app like Todoist or even a simple pen and notebook, but get everything recorded as it pops into your head. Clarify – process what it means. Make the decision: are these items actionable?

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Mental Toughness: The Secret To Success

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever wished you had a super power? Something that can make you special or better than everyone else? Of course, almost everyone wishes, in one way or another, to have some secret potential to unlock. Well, what if I told you that all your superhero dreams of unlimited power, potential, and unmatched skills are completely attainable? Now, you might probably be thinking that this is another cheesy scam. Well, it’s not. I’m not trying to sell anything either.

2017 165

Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

Designed by Freepik. I am pretty sure that as you focus on your career this month because of Administrative Professionals Week, you are looking for some awesome earth-shattering, off-the-charts ideas. We have done our best to provide you with some great blogs during the month of April. Now I am going to surprise you by telling you one of the most awesome administrative skills you can work on is being brilliant at the basics.

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A Taxing Endeavor: 3 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Tax Season

Small Business CEO

Benjamin Franklin famously quipped that only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. Given that inevitability, it might seem surprising that so many business owners struggle during tax season.

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The Article “The” in Geographical Names

Daily Writing Tips

When is it appropriate to use the article the in geographical names? Some types of terms are consistent, but for other categories, usage differs depending on the type of name. The following discussion lists categorical examples and explains why the is used with some designations and not others.

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The Evolution of Men’s Fashion

Dumb Little Man

Time has been the biggest witness of the evolution of men’s fashion. Every period, both wearers and designers experienced immense changes that led the industry to what it is today. In this article, we made sure no era has been overlooked. We’ve listed down the time frames and the respective fashion must-haves that made men look stylish for each period. Late 1800s.

2017 163

Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant!

Office Dynamics

What if you had Donald Trump as a boss? Even if you are a Trump supporter, you cannot deny that our new President ran his entire campaign exhibiting Class A, typecast bully behavior. This may lead one to ask: Is this the new paradigm of acceptable behavior in the workplace today?

Create the Marketplace – Own the Marketplace

Small Business CEO

People want something unique and different, so don’t compete—create your own. In a nutshell that’s the motto CEO and business founder Jeff Pedersen lives by, and what enabled him to start, and continue running, his successful business, Cariloha. Many of today’s current marketplaces are saturated.

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3 Ways to Avoid Confusing Your Readers

Daily Writing Tips

Word choice, insertion or omission of punctuation, and syntax (arrangement of words and phrases) all affect comprehension. In each of the following sentences, one of these components of sentence construction is the source of ambiguity or confusion.

2017 69

Outsmart Your Brain: Tips On Recognizing And Overcoming Cognitive Biases

Dumb Little Man

Why is achieving success so hard? Why is overcoming cognitive biases difficult? Maybe the problem isn’t you. Or more accurately, the problem isn’t the conscious you. It’s possible that you’ve been unconsciously sabotaging your own success. If you are curious to know, below are some of the unconscious ways your brain can stop you from becoming productive and successful. Information Bias. Information bias is a cognitive bias that makes you attribute distorted value to information.

2017 154

It’s Not the Destination. It’s the Journey

Office Dynamics

It’s not where you end up that means as much. As the road that you travel along. And it’s not the result that counts as much. As the progress that makes you strong. Since it’s not the destination. It’s the journey. It’s not meeting your aim that matters as much. As the course that you take day by day. And it’s not reaching your goal but who you touch. As you share from your heart along the way. Because it’s not the destination. It’s the journey.

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Risky Business? How to Make The Most of Your Startup or Pop-up

Small Business CEO

Starting a new business is a task that’s as exciting as it is daunting. On average, half of all startups fail within their first five years, but don’t let this deter you; new businesses continue to boom and in the last year, the pop-up economy generated £300 million more than the year before.

2017 77

“Non-Hyphenation” Is a Nonstarter

Daily Writing Tips

A friend of mine recently posted online a humorous observation to the effect that it’s ironic that non-hyphenation is hyphenated.

2017 69

How To Master Difficult Conversations At Work

Dumb Little Man

It’s safe to say that no one likes workplace confrontation. However, avoiding these kinds of interactions at work is practically impossible. Whether you are leading a team, a company or just your own task list, there will be times where you’ll need to face difficult conversations at work. Fortunately, there are ways to soften the blow and make these types of conversations much less painful.

2017 151

Cut Word Clutter: Get Rid of Tag-ons and Redundancies

Office Dynamics

Designed by Freepik. This is part of a series by editor Barbara McNichol to provide tips for writing like a pro. Let’s say you have to fill out a form online and you’re restricted to 100 words. You absolutely cannot add one more word; the system won’t allow it. So you work it the best you can, but what can you search for in your quest to meet the magic number of words? Tag-ons and redundancies (which aren’t needed, anyway). In these tag-ons, you can get rid of the second word.

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