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If Your Goals Don’t Scare You, You’re Setting Them Wrong

Dumb Little Man

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo. When I was six years old, my alcoholic mother forced me to drink saltwater, then laughed in my face as I vomited into the sink.

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Connecting Artisan Makers With Retailers and Customers a Rapidly Growing Industry

Small Business Labs

Two companies that connect artisan makers with retailers and customers announced large funding rounds last week. The wholesale marketplace Faire raised $100 million while the wholesale and licensing business Minted said they raised $208 million.

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Key skills roundup for 2018

Practically Perfect PA

I hope you enjoy our key skills roundup for 2018. We focussed really heavily this year on increasing our content around the key skills Assistants need to develop in their role this year.

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3 Ways to Handle Nosy Co-Workers

On The Job

Believe it or not, some people don't like to talk about their personal life. I know, I know, this seems bizarre in a time when people post photos of themselves sitting on the toilet or reveal every detail of giving birth.

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4 Unexpected Ways Playing Board Games Can Improve Your Well-Being

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever heard that you need to exercise your mind as well as your body? Play is an important part of human development, but adults are notoriously bad at making time for it. Finding time to relax is important to our health and even our sanity.

2018 279

Gig Workers and Economic Anxiety

Small Business Labs

Marketplace and Edison research recently released Americans and the Gig Economy, a survey of gig workers.    The survey covered a lot of ground, including finding about 24% of American 18 and older are gig workers. This works out to a bit more than 60 million. 

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Career development round up for 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the career development round up for 2018. This year we have written a lot of blog posts dedicated to the career development of our Practically Perfect PA readers!

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16 Great Reasons to Meditate That’ll Convince You to Start Now

Dumb Little Man

Not only the monks or the devotees of Lord Shiva meditate. You don’t have to belong to a specific religion nor convert into an ascetic to meditate. There are many definitions of meditation by distinct people, but I feel this is where we are wrong.

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Happy Holidays!

Small Business Labs

We'll see you in 2019

Competencies for Assistants roundup for 2018

Practically Perfect PA

During 2018 we delved into everything from influencing, productivity, resilience, rapport building and a whole load of competencies that Assistants need to thrive in the role. Here are just a few of our highlights from this year including videos from our recent Virtual Summit.

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Happy Holiday Season from Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics

As 2018 comes to a close, we think of all the people we have served this year and are blessed to know. It has been an incredible year of meeting new people around the world and working with new organizations. We thank you for your time, energy, support, and friendship.

2018 155

5 Ways to Stop Millennials From Killing the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Millennials are accused of killing banks, breakfast cereals, and bars of soap. As they take on leadership roles in companies, how can they keep the workplace humming and thriving in the new gig economy? Short History of Generations at Work.

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How Texting Can Ruin Your Career -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

Everyone knows you shouldn't text and drive, and several cities (such an Honolulu) make it illegal to text and walk. The reason is clear: people driving or walking distracted are not only a danger to others, but to themselves.

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Career development round up for 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the career development round up for 2018. This year we have written a lot of blog posts dedicated to the career development of our Practically Perfect PA readers!

2018 130

Deliberate Task Management: Responsibility

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things about living a more deliberate life is that it means I have to take full responsibility for my decisions. It has been brought home to me that what I do is a choice, which requires a decision, and this has led me to consider more of what I am doing - and not doing - at any time.

2018 130

9 Proven Secrets and Health Tips for Men Over 50

Dumb Little Man

Hi, my name is Lou and I want to talk to you about something that is really important to me and hopefully, to you as well. What is up with men’s health? Why is it that in a country with the best health care in the world, we have so many unhealthy men? And the problem gets worse as we age.

2018 261

11 Writing Exercises to Inspire You and Strengthen Your Writing

Daily Writing Tips

Whether you’re writing just for fun, for school, or with professional goals in mind, these exercises can all help you to improve your writing. Some will give you inspiration, others will help you avoid editing as you write, and many of them will help you pay closer attention to your word choices.

2018 112

Podcast 109: Delegating

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! Hi, gang! It’s almost the end of the year. I’ve been doing this podcast for two and a half years now. When I look at my stats I see that people are listening to the whole thing! Excellent. I purposely make it short and cut out the fluff so you won’t want to turn it off. I’m also excited about how many great reviews and ratings I have on itunes.

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A Simple Guide To Managing Short Term Property Rentals

Small Business CEO

Managing short term property rentals is becoming easier and more profitable with every passing year. With technology and automation, this shared-economy business model is both welcoming and lucrative.

2018 96

Six Ways to Stay Motivated during Hideously Boring Tasks

Dumb Little Man

Staying motivated is difficult. Finding motivation to do something you don’t really like is even harder. And when the task is boring, it gets more challenging.

2018 253

1,462 Basic Plot Types

Daily Writing Tips

For centuries, writers and critics have tried to put stories into basic categories. I’ve written about the scientific quest for universal plot types using the Hedonometer and the theories of Kurt Vonnegut.

2018 94

On Being Steadily Fluid

Brilliantly Better

Bruce Lee famously said once: “Be like water my friend, be like water. If you pour water in a bottle, water becomes the bottle.” ” I thought a lot about stability versus fluidity lately. If you look at these two concepts… The post On Being Steadily Fluid appeared first on Dragos Roua. Blogging

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The Secret to Exhibition Success

Small Business CEO

Having a successful exhibition is all about being organized and knowing the steps you should take. However, doing so isn’t as easy as it sounds because there’s a lot to consider. What do you need to do before the exhibit? Who will oversee the brochures and booklets printing ?

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9 Sleep Hacks to Elevate Your Mood and Improve Your Health

Dumb Little Man

Lack of sleep is hazardous to your physical and mental health. It’s connected to a variety of health-related risks, including cardiovascular disease, depression, and car accidents.

2018 252

Merriam-Webster’s 2018 Words of the Year

Daily Writing Tips

Toward the end of every calendar year, Merriam-Webster, like other major dictionaries, shares a list of the words most frequently searched for on its website.

2018 90

Alien Landscapes: Places on Earth You Should Totally See

Dumb Little Man

Planet Earth has more than its share of magnificent spectacles, many of which tourists queue to see.

2018 244

Self Reflection Questions for When You Need A Moment of Clarity

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever had one of those moments where you feel like your life has become stagnant and nothing seems to be working out? You are not able to create anything you’d like to accomplish and just feel absolutely useless?

2018 241

How to Cope with The First 90 Days of Addiction Recovery

Dumb Little Man

The most critical and challenging period of addiction recovery, according to the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment , is the first 90 days. It is during this period that a newly recovering addict is overwhelmed with rebuilding his life from the ground up.

2018 235

7 Actionable Hacks for Creating a High Converting Website Homepage

Dumb Little Man

Ask any E-commerce business and they will say that their biggest concern is driving traffic to their website. However, what many businesses don’t do is look at the big picture. They don’t take into account what happens when that traffic actually reaches their website.

2018 228

Is Workplace Drug Testing Changing?

Dumb Little Man

Back in 2012, positive drug test rates among American employees were just under 5%, hitting a 30-year low. Today, 88% of employers conduct drug testing at any point in the tenure of their employees.

2018 222

5 Tips for Finding a Fitness Program That You’ll Never Want to Quit

Dumb Little Man

It’s happened again. You gave up on another workout plan. You’ve gone through at least half a dozen and haven’t stuck to one. You vowed that this time would different, that you would push yourself and see this through to the end.

2018 222

DumbLittleMan’s Wellness and Productivity Gift Guide 2018

Dumb Little Man

Buying gifts this Christmas season isn’t as easy as you might think. With all the choices, you can easily end up spending hours and hours thinking about the perfect gift. And who has such free time?

2018 218

How to Tell Someone You’re a Recovering Addict

Dumb Little Man

Many recovering addicts view getting sober as a chance to start over and re-invent themselves. The process is challenging, but the benefits are worth the work. Unfortunately, telling people you’re in recovery can be just as daunting.

2018 217

6 Effective Tricks to Make Your Apartment Look Bigger and Spacious

Dumb Little Man

Living in an apartment unit isn’t new to everyone, especially those people living in the heart of the city. It’s very convenient since it gives you easy access to shopping malls, department stores, restaurants, and most importantly, your workplace.

2018 215

Choosing the Right Shipping Partner for Your Business

Small Business CEO

If you are a starting a business or you are simply fed up with your current shipping partner and are looking for options in the market, this article is for you. The following points are important factors you should evaluate before choosing the right shipping partner for your business: Price.

2018 75

5 Reasons Why Sharing Is Caring in Small Business Time Management

Small Business CEO

Time management is important to SMEs, as this is the one resource that can’t really be bought. For small businesses, limited staffing and a small budgets are common.

2018 74

5 Skills Social Media Managers Should Nurture Without Much Ado

Small Business CEO

It goes without saying, the social media industry is growing in leaps and bounds and so are social media jobs. Not surprisingly, Linkedin is swarming with 18,000+ social media gurus. But then, tell me one thing, how many of these are *real* social media gurus? Don’t get me wrong.