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9 Unselfish Tips of Self-Care To Try Out And See Instant Results

Dumb Little Man

“I have the courage to be the happiest and healthiest version of myself.” – Madi Baulch. As we are living in an uncertain time right now, it is important to protect our energy and take care of our mental, spiritual, and emotional health. It is very easy to be overwhelmed by everything that is happening around us, and that’s normal. We are humans with emotions. But, what would it benefit to gain the whole world, but lose your soul?

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5 Grammar Miscues that Undermine Good Writing

Office Dynamics

Did you know that bad grammar can ruin a good message? You could be missing opportunities to get your point across because your readers have to wade through awkward sentences that set their teeth on edge. Common grammar mistakes can be avoided if you take the time to learn the rules and then apply them …

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Podcast Episode 26: Interview at Lifelong Learning

Simple Productivity Blog

Joshua Galinato of Galiway.Blog and Lifelong Learning podcast interviewed me about productivity, burnout and deliberate living. He has been gracious in allowing me to share the interview with my audience. The post Podcast Episode 26: Interview at Lifelong Learning appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

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Cloudy Weather

Brilliantly Better

Each intimate relationship enlightens its actors in some way. The proximity of two people, being them two friends, a mother and her child, or a romantic couple, creates a magical light that shines upon both. Among all these intimate relationships, the romantic ones are probably be the most intense, because we all crave this type. Read more Cloudy Weather. The post Cloudy Weather appeared first on Dragos Roua. Relationships & Society

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Discovering And Leveraging Your Key Strengths With These Few Simple Tips

Dumb Little Man

Everybody has assets and qualities that help them in their everyday lives. We apply them both in our personal and professional lives. Most of us don’t bother to look at these assets or ponder the question of how we can articulate and expand them to advance our careers or to become better persons. In the following, I will demonstrate in a few simple steps how you can discover, grow, and leverage your strengths to achieve your personal or professional goals. How to discover your key strengths.

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Our Updated Small Business Closure Forecast is More Optimistic, But Still Grim

Small Business Labs

In early April, we released a 2020 small business closure forecast. We've updated our forecast and the good news is we're more optimistic about small business survival rates than in our April forecast.      The bad news is the numbers are still grim with the base case indicating about 1 million (17%) of U.S. employer small businesses will close in 2020. 

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Editing Life: Hobbies

Simple Productivity Blog

I love my hobbies. Creativity is second nature to me, and I would spend my days making music, braiding, knitting, scrapbooking, doing calligraphy, spinning and writing if I could. Unfortunately, I can't. I have financial and family obligations that preclude my full-time participation in hobbies. In this time of the global pandemic I have found that I have more time to engage my hobbies.

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How Cultivating A Single Habit Improved My Life

Dumb Little Man

The year 2020 has been a tough one for all of us, but for me it was the worst of my life. My anxiety was at its all-time high, I was lost, broke, and, in a word – miserable. I was spending my days scrolling down Facebook, liking silly memes, sharing them, and cursing myself for not doing anything productive. But why was I not doing anything productive? There’s this theory stating that there’s a difference between “action” and “movement”.

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How To Put Together An Effective FAQ Page

Small Business CEO

The FAQ page on your website is one of the most important pages and is frequently visited by customers and users interested in your product or service. This is because it provides answers to some of the questions that most users can have. What that means is that your FAQ page needs to be well-drafted by learning some FAQ best practices , and you also need to know how to make the page more effective for both the business and the customers.

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Episode 318: Growing Young with Marta Zaraska

Productivityist

My guest for this episode is Marta Zaraska. Marta is a Polish-Canadian science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New Scientist, the Atlantic, Discover, and more. She’s the author of the book Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100. This episode is sponsored by Setapp , a subscription for Mac apps. Setapp packs over 180 high-quality apps into one.

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5 Stages Of A Healthy Disagreement

Brilliantly Better

If you read my blog, you probably know that I consider some level of friction necessary in a relationship. If both partners are autonomous, healthy persons, sooner or later some sort of disagreement will arise, and this is normal – we’re different. The problem is not in the arising of the disagreement itself, but in. Read more 5 Stages Of A Healthy Disagreement. The post 5 Stages Of A Healthy Disagreement appeared first on Dragos Roua. Relationships & Society

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The Potential Dangers of a Cracked Phone Screen

Dumb Little Man

In the early days of cellular phones when you drop your device, you could just bend down, pick it up, dust it off, and you are good to go. No damage, no nothing. But today, when you drop your probably very expensive smartphone, which is, let’s be honest, a lifeline none of us can live without it, you are sure to find the shiny and sleek display shattered to million pieces. Yes, it might still work without a hitch but should you really keep on using a smartphone with a cracked screen?

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Userway Review: Is it Effective for SMB Web Accessibility?

Small Business CEO

Life is definitely not easy for small business owners today. Massive international corporations like Amazon and Walmart are swallowing small businesses whole. Markets are changing constantly, forcing you to be constantly on your toes; and you’re operating with a small staff and a low budget. On top of that, SMBs now have to overcome the challenge of web accessibility.

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Episode 318: Growing Young with Marta Zaraska

Productivityist

My guest for this episode is Marta Zaraska. Marta is a Polish-Canadian science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New Scientist, the Atlantic, Discover, and more. She’s the author of the book Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100. This episode is sponsored by Setapp , a subscription for Mac apps. Setapp packs over 180 high-quality apps into one.

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Repeating Yourself

Brilliantly Better

When I first read “Getting Things Done”, by David Allen, I had a few “a-ha moments” Some of them grew into bigger breakthroughs that eventually became part of my routine, but some of them slowly faded away, despite the initial excitement. In today’s post I want to write about one of these forgotten – or. Read more Repeating Yourself. The post Repeating Yourself appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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Increase Your Peace with This Quick Morning Routine

Dumb Little Man

I have never been much of a morning person. My morning routine used to go something like this: A beautiful Zen-sounding chime would alert me to the beginning of a new day. Despite all my intentions to use this sacred time to get centered, express gratitude, and connect with my breath, I would always just hit snooze and roll over. I would repeat this pattern several times before finally rising with just enough time to catch the 6 o’clock train and, sadly, no time at all to caffeinate.

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On Behalf Of vs. In Behalf Of

Daily Writing Tips

The noun behalf (from Middle English, from by and half , meaning “side”) is an unusual word in a couple of respects. For one thing, it is used only in two prepositional phrases, anchoring either “in behalf of” or “on behalf of.”

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Episode 318: Growing Young with Marta Zaraska

Productivityist

My guest for this episode is Marta Zaraska. Marta is a Polish-Canadian science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New Scientist, the Atlantic, Discover, and more. She’s the author of the book Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100. This episode is sponsored by Setapp , a subscription for Mac apps. Setapp packs over 180 high-quality apps into one.

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5 SEO Mistakes You Are Making

Small Business CEO

SEO, or search engine optimisation, is an integral part of any business’s marketing strategy. It allows you to appear higher in search engine rankings, and therefore be seen by more potential clients or customers. That said, it can sometimes feel pretty daunting, so here are five common SEO mistakes that you might be making right now, and how to fix them. You’ve been keyword-stuffing your content.

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5 Ways To Increase Your Value In The Post-Pandemic Marketplace

Dumb Little Man

Why you should increase your value. You need a competitive edge more than ever in today’s uncertain and overcrowded marketplace. With the global economy inching towards a recession, organisations are laying off staff faster than you can say the word ‘sack.’ For example, in the UK, there were 600,000 fewer employees on payroll and 342,000 fewer jobs in May than in March. Freelancers are also feeling the pinch as contracts are being cancelled, payments delayed, or even withdrawn.

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How You're Showing Intolerance at Work

45 Things

The ongoing protests and calls for greater equality in our country are prompting many changes, from renaming buildings to large donations to diversity organizations. For many, however, these changes won't directly impact them. Whether they're working from home or going back to work, they may not really think about diversity other than to be supportive of various causes or to voice their concern. Yet, diversity does affect all of us. Every day.

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How to Make Real Progress with Goal-Setting

Productivityist

Photo by Mpho Mojapelo on Unsplash. Making real progress with goal-setting is not always that easy to quantify and measure. For instance, there are many paths towards learning a skill, and many means in which to make that skill something you can turn into a profession. Someone may find that they have a taste for photography, post a few Instagram pictures of their cousin’s wedding, and suddenly get booked for a real, professional gig.

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Trusted Strategies To Get Back Into Great Shape After Lockdown

Small Business CEO

Getting back in shape after the prolonged period of lockdown is honestly the most daunting task. You’ve probably added a few bounds, lost track of your workout, and the progress you made previously is not visible. It’s frustrating! Despite the bleak situation, all is not lost. As governments lift the lockdowns, you can start all over again and get back in shape. But it won’t be magic; you must put in the work.

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Easily Forgotten Factors When Purchasing a New Vehicle

Dumb Little Man

Buying a vehicle, whether from brand-new or used, can be a challenging and daunting task. There are so many things you have to think about, and while you may be excited about getting a new car, you need to keep these important factors in mind. Unfortunately, a lot of people get carried away with the excitement of purchasing a new vehicle, so they tend to forget some of the basics that should always be taken into consideration when making this important decision.

The Secret To Learning Any Skill Insanely Fast

Dumb Little Man

Some say your brain is your most powerful asset, so why not learn as much as you can? There are many benefits of being a jack of all trades, such as being able to adapt to unanticipated changes. For example, a lifelong learner will take a job loss, change in work responsibilities, and/or technological advances much easier than their underskilled counterparts. However, the benefits of lifelong learning extend far beyond being adaptable.

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How to Make Real Progress with Goal-Setting

Productivityist

Photo by Mpho Mojapelo on Unsplash. Making real progress with goal-setting is not always that easy to quantify and measure. For instance, there are many paths towards learning a skill, and many means in which to make that skill something you can turn into a profession. Someone may find that they have a taste for photography, post a few Instagram pictures of their cousin’s wedding, and suddenly get booked for a real, professional gig.

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How to Make Real Progress with Goal-Setting

Productivityist

Photo by Mpho Mojapelo on Unsplash. Making real progress with goal-setting is not always that easy to quantify and measure. For instance, there are many paths towards learning a skill, and many means in which to make that skill something you can turn into a profession. Someone may find that they have a taste for photography, post a few Instagram pictures of their cousin’s wedding, and suddenly get booked for a real, professional gig.

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Episode 317: The Analog Way with Jeff Sheldon

Productivityist

On this solo episode of the podcast, I’m doing something a little different: I’m hosting a guest. Jeff Sheldon joins me on the program to talk about simplicity, productivity, and the story behind Analog. This episode is sponsored by the University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education. Established in 1962, UCI offers education for adult learners in Orange County.

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Episode 317: The Analog Way with Jeff Sheldon

Productivityist

On this solo episode of the podcast, I’m doing something a little different: I’m hosting a guest. Jeff Sheldon joins me on the program to talk about simplicity, productivity, and the story behind Analog. This episode is sponsored by the University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education. Established in 1962, UCI offers education for adult learners in Orange County.

2020 40

Episode 317: The Analog Way with Jeff Sheldon

Productivityist

On this solo episode of the podcast, I’m doing something a little different: I’m hosting a guest. Jeff Sheldon joins me on the program to talk about simplicity, productivity, and the story behind Analog. This episode is sponsored by the University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education. Established in 1962, UCI offers education for adult learners in Orange County.

2020 40

How Should Brands Market During The Time Of COVID-19

Small Business CEO

In unprecedented times of coronavirus pandemic, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. COVID-19 has caused global markets to crash, businesses to be deeply affected, and economic growth to be on a halt. The virus is testing us all — be it entrepreneurs, health workers, world leaders, etc. And when it comes to digital marketing, marketers need to be careful. They must focus on long term brand building, protecting their employees, and honoring what they stand for.

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How to Stay on Top of Social Media-related Tasks

Small Business CEO

Regardless of the type of business you run, you must keep in touch with your customers. Doing so helps you to build a stronger relationship with them. It also makes your brand more memorable and helps you to learn more about your customers. Social media is an excellent way to do exactly that. Plus, you can also use it to let your customers know about new products and services or special deals.

How Refurbishing your Retail Space Could Boost Sales

Small Business CEO

High street retail remains on top in the UK, with the country’s 300,000 outlets competing with many more online shops to take around 80% of annual sales. Running a physical retail store is no easy undertaking, however, and whilst you can easily update a website by adjusting a few lines of code it is nowhere near as simple to keep up with shop maintenance.

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Understanding the World of Online Business and How to Conquer It

Small Business CEO

The digitized age has offered all of us the opportunity to become our own bosses and become financially independent. Online business is vast, and there are many ways you can stake your claim and conquer it. Deciding to take a step toward becoming your own boss and managing your online business is something you will not regret, and you will likely reap the rewards of it for the rest of your life.

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Save Your Business From Financial Crisis With These 7 Tricks

Small Business CEO

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or the mastermind behind a renowned franchise, all companies run the risk of failure, whether it’s due to the economic downturn or a shift in the market. From successfully managing cash flow to applying for an emergency loan, we’ve rounded up 7 ways you can save your business from a financial crisis. Take an objective look at your business model.

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What Qualities Should A Top Software Developer Have?

Small Business CEO

If your business is in need of specialised software, this isn’t something to do ‘in-house’, rather you require a top software developer who can handle the entire project from initial concept to checking for bugs. Of course, there are many software developers out there, all claiming to offer a second-to-none service, so it can be challenging to choose one, and with that in mind, we decided to list some of the qualities that a leading software developer would have. Dependability.

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