Sat.Dec 28, 2013 - Fri.Jan 03, 2014

January 1st Is Just Another Day

Dumb Little Man

The end of the year makes us think of what we did, what we could have done, and what we'll try to do differently next year. But thinking about changing your life in this “yearly” way isn't a good idea when you consider the implications below.

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10 Simple Communication Resolutions for 2014

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Simple Communication Resolutions for 2014 appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Here are some things you can resolve to improve the way you communicate with others. These are simple changes, easy to keep all year. I will talk less. I will listen carefully.

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How to remain flexible while handling multiple priorities

Practically Perfect PA

You know that sinking feeling when you come back from a long break (Happy New Year by the way!) and you have a vast number of emails to sort through, you have loads of paper work to read and everyone wants you to deal with their urgent issue first? Yes, well, welcome to the life of an assistant!

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2014 Pet Industry Trends

Small Business Labs

I can think of no better way to start 2014 than with a look at 2014 pet industry trends.  Multibrief's Pet Businesses Will Prosper: Industry trends for 2014 and beyond  provides such an outlook.

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Framework for Creating Holistical?ly Ambitious Goals for 2014

Dumb Little Man

One common problem that occurs with goal setting is that we tend not to take into account all the areas of their lives that are important to us when we craft our aspirations. This can result in an unbalance between how we spend our time and what is important to us.

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Forget New Year’s Resolutions

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Forget New Year’s Resolutions appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Just choose one word. This is an interesting idea. Instead of setting a list of resolutions you hope to keep over the next twelve months, pick one word that will define the way you live during that period.

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Let’s chat TODAY!

Step It Up VA Coaching

I hope your new year is off to an amazing start! Mine is! Some pretty incredible women are stepping up and getting ready to make 2014 ROCK by working with me in the Make Magic & MONEY, 3-Month Coaching Program ! And you’re in luck, there is still a couple open spots! .

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What to Do When Your Hard Work Goes Unnoticed

Dumb Little Man

You put in long hours, toiling away with vigor, polishing your masterpiece. Finished, you flash a proud smile, anticipating the recipient’s reaction. You just know they’ll love it. You submit your work. Then you wait for the praise to descend. But you get dreaded silence instead. You’re crushed.

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Practically Perfect PA visits: NH Constanza Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

On the run up to Christmas I’d been working some pretty long hours so it was with much relief that I could take a break and spend a few hours at the very lovely NH Constanza Hotel in Barcelona.

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David Ogilvy’s First Commandment for Great Copywriting

The Solopreneur Life

D avid Ogilvy was widely regarded as the 20th century’s most sought-after advertising executive. Even though we’re 15 years removed from his death in 1999, his reputation and stature continue to grow.

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How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. By: Dr. Donald E. Wetmore.

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Ways to Protect Your Computer from Hackers While Traveling

Dumb Little Man

Traveling is an occasion for excitement that's second to none. It's a time where we escape the day-to-day grind and plan for the future. For the various reasons we travel, business or pleasure, one constant remains with us -- our laptops and mobile devices.

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How to Turn Metal Trash into Treasure and Help the Environment

Eco-Office Gals

Each year, tons of metals are disposed of worldwide, with the US being the leading culprit, at about 540 pounds of metal waste per family per year.

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How Your Drive for Success Can Derail Your Life

On The Job

Are you addicted to speed? You may answer in the negative, thinking this refers to a desire to drive over the speed limit. But many of us are addicted not to going faster in our cars but in our lives, says psychologist Stephanie Brown, an addiction specialist.

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Turn Post-Holiday Panic into Fresh Starts for the New Year

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips I don’t know about you, but from mid-November to January 2nd it always seems like the majority of business decisions are put on hold for the holidays.

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Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Dumb Little Man

I have always believed that legends are ‘made’, not ‘born’. It is in fact the moment to moment responses we make to the pressures of life that are molding what type of legacy we will leave behind. And make no mistake my friend, we all will leave some sort of legacy.

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My Goals for 2014

The Solopreneur Life

T his is the eve of 2014, and I am writing a list of goals I want to achieve in the next 12 months. My overarching goal for 2014 is easy to comprehend, yet difficult for me to accomplish: Slow Down. Why do I want to slow down? Well, consider that an asset of mine is acting quickly on new ideas.

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Get Your Message Out Farther by Getting Rid of Your Visibility Blocks

Productive & Organized

One of the fastest ways for you to reach more people, so you can serve more people, is to get your message out far and wide.    We all know that using different media to teach and market is an awesome way for our ideal clients to find us. 

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How Not to Behave in Front of Co-Workers

On The Job

Office holiday parties are an annual tradition, whether they’re a potluck among the cubicles or a more elaborate affair complete with a DJ and a chicken dinner.

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Tax Credits For Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

Dumb Little Man

There are many motivating factors pushing homeowners to adapt more eco-friendly consumption habits, particularly with respect to home appliances.

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Speed Up Email Processing Using Mailbox Techniques

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things I do to simplify my email is I have everything end up in my Gmail account. This works great from the standpoint that I only have to check one place to see all my email - personal, blog, and other. Unfortunately, it means I have a lot of email to process. One of the greatest applications that I use on my iPhone and iPad is called Mailbox, and its sole purpose is to make processing Gmail easy.

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9 Ways to Become a More Productive Writer


Sometimes all we need are simple reminders on how to be more productive in our field. This is no different for writers, and this list post by guest writer Melisa Marzett will likely act as a "head check" for many writers who know they could be using their time better.

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Get My Ebook: 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2010-08-04 16:53:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This ebook will help you get organized. What exactly will you get out of it? Lots of creative, helpful and immediately useful tips, including: You’ll get more time. Time to spend the way you want to.

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Identity Theft Gone Wild: Are you Protected Online?

Dumb Little Man

Identity theft is a serious problem, whether you are an individual or a business. Online identity theft continues to grow as more people use the internet. Identity theft is a serious crime that occurs too frequently.

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Goals – Planning = Failure

Simple Productivity Blog

One of my problems in 2013 was that although I had a destination in mind, I didn''t plan for the work it would take me to get there.and the goals didn''t just magically happen. And why? Because I never planned to do the work. I just assumed I would get to it. I didn''t. When I was reading Timo Kiander''s free book, I was taken by the idea of setting goals, then breaking them down into monthly goals, and then into weekly goals.

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Focus, Forward, and Family: My Three Words for 2014


I don''t do new year''s resolutions, and I certainly don''t take on anything huge in the first month of the calendar year. My energy levels just aren''t at a place where I can handle massive undertakings during the month of January.

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Top 10 Business Trends for 2014

Small Business CEO

Business in 2014 is bound to be more vibrant, connected and tech savvy. Here’s how things are set to be in the year to come: 1. Visual Explosion. Pictures can speak a thousand words and they are really more effective in communicating ideas and messages.

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Email Matters

Daily Writing Tips

The ease of dashing off an email is both a convenience and a deadly snare. Emails are not as public as a Twitter tweet, but can lead to grief for the unwary.

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Open Loops 1/3/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings -- my open loops -- to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on saying no to reduce stress, unsubscribing from things (not just electronic!)

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What to Look for in Your First Task Management App


There are so many task management applications you could add to your workflow in order to get a better handle on what you need, and want, to get done. In my experience, people that get into the task management space for the first time tend to dive in rather than test the waters first.

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Easy Step by Step Approach to Make a WordPress Site for Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Almost every small business owner is faced with the challenge of building a website to help develop and market their brand at some point.

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The New, Delightful Use of Because

Daily Writing Tips

The headline over a recent article (Nov. 19, 2013) by Megan Garber in The Atlantic announces, “English Has a New Preposition.”. The subhead expresses implied approval: Linguists are recognizing the delightful evolution of the word “because.”.

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10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come

Denise Aday

10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come : Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better. Good and important news to share. The common denominator? PEOPLE. The People linking minds, hearts and hands. inspiration people power environment climate economic justice

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Focus, Forward, and Family: My Three Words for 2014


I don’t do new year’s resolutions, and I certainly don’t take on anything huge in the first month of the calendar year. My energy levels just aren’t at a place where I can handle massive undertakings during the month of January.

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Nothing wrong with Hopefully as Modal Adjunct

Daily Writing Tips

My 2009 edition of the Associated Press Stylebook has this to say about hopefully : It means in a hopeful manner. Do not use it to mean it is hoped, let us hope or we hope. The 2012 edition of the AP Stylebook reverses that dictum.

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Alternate vs. Alternative

Daily Writing Tips

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Prepositions with Enamored

Daily Writing Tips

A reader is troubled by the use of enamored by instead of enamored of. British enamoured ).

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