Sat.Dec 05, 2015 - Fri.Dec 11, 2015

How to Overcome Self-Doubt and Follow Through with Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

If you’re like a lot of Americans, you probably struggle from time to time with procrastinating, getting started, and following through on your goals.

2015 207

A day in the life: Bethany Fovargue, EA Data Interchange

Practically Perfect PA

I have recently changed roles, becoming EA to the Commercial Director at Data Interchange, where I have worked for four and a half years.

2015 200

Names to Use for Greetings and Envelopes

Business Writing

First name? Last name? His name? Her name? THEIR names? At this time of year, when many people mail holiday greetings, the big questions involve how to render people's names in the greeting and on the printed envelope: How do. Courteous Writing Etiquette Frequently Asked Questions

2015 164

Nanotechnology and the "Golden Age" of Materials

Small Business Labs

The Economist's New Materials for Manufacturing covers what it calls the "golden age" of materials.

2015 151

10 Insights I Wish I Had Known In My 30?s

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever noticed yourself saying, “I wish I knew then what I know now”? As someone in my late forties, I say that constantly. The past decade has been a time of growth, loss, and new beginnings; and I’ve gained more insight than in all the previous decades combined.

2015 207

5 reasons to learn a foreign language to further your career

Practically Perfect PA

In today’s global society being bilingual is one of the most advantageous skills you can have. With several financial, employment, as well as social and health benefits to knowing a second language, it is surprising that only one quarter of Brits are actually able to speak in another tongue.

2015 186

Dear Manager, Please Stop Doing This!

Business Writing

Managers across the globe get in the way of their employees’ growth as writers. They rewrite to suit their whims, correct errors that do not exist, and obstruct employee writing performance in other ways. I know about these behaviors because. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

2015 130

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5 Simple Mindsets To Make You Happier Everyday

Dumb Little Man

Happiness is not determined by what is happening around you but how you perceive those circumstances. Often you must have noticed that some people manage to remain happier than the others most of the time. Dejection and depression tend to affect them much less as compared to others.

2015 207

End-of-Year Exercise: Rate Your Career Fulfillment

Eat Your Career

It’s that wonderful time of year again…where we all drink eggnog and sing merry songs as we reflect on the past and make plans for the future. It’s the perfect time for a quick career reassessment! That’s why I’m sharing this super-fast exercise to help you determine your End-of-Year Career Fulfillment Rating. It’s a very simple tool, but helpful nonetheless. And by the way, this is something you can do anytime, even daily if you so desire, not just at the end of the year!).

2015 113

6 Ways to Become More Likable at Work

On The Job

No matter what anyone says, it's difficult to go into work every day if you feel like no one likes you. It could be that you're quiet, and so it's difficult for you to strike up conversations or participate in discussions at lunch.

2015 151

DC Buzzing about Portable Benefits for Gig Workers

Small Business Labs

Busy week in DC related to the new economy: The Hamilton Project at Brookings hosted a gig economy event yesterday. The main topic was potential labor law changes. Brookings proposal is laid out in their paper Modernizing Labor Laws in the Online Gig Economy. It has multiple law change proposals, with the big one being creating portable benefits for gig workers. It's also interesting because the study authors have a very narrow definition of the gig economy.

2015 100

10 Amazing Foods You Should Include in Your Detox Diet

Dumb Little Man

Detoxing your body can do more for your body than just put a glow on your face or help you shed some pounds. The main purpose of following a detox diet is to take the load off organs that detoxify your body and help them function better.

2015 207

Vacation Thinking

Clutter Coach

by I just got back from vacation. I stayed with a friend part of the time but mostly I lived out of my rental car. I had the right clothes, plenty to drink (I was in the desert), great music to keep me company and money for whatever needs came up (such as a new camera battery. Dang!). I felt free and ready for anything, even though I hardly had any things. Even if you have lots of clutter at home or are just “well supplied,” you’ve probably had that experience.

2015 100

End-of-Year Exercise: Rate Your Career Fulfillment

Eat Your Career

It’s that wonderful time of year again…where we all drink eggnog and sing merry songs as we reflect on the past and make plans for the future. It’s the perfect time for a quick career reassessment! That’s why I’m sharing this super-fast exercise to help you determine your End-of-Year Career Fulfillment Rating. It’s a very simple tool, but helpful nonetheless. And by the way, this is something you can do anytime, even daily if you so desire, not just at the end of the year!).

2015 100

How Can Executive Assistants Be Like Zappos?

Office Dynamics

This title might seem strange to you: How can executive assistants be like Zappos. Hear me out. In case you have not heard of this cutting-edge company, Zappos has 1,600+ employees who produce in excess of $2 billion in revenues annually.

2015 131

7 Ways to Stop a Panic Attack Instantly

Dumb Little Man

I remember the first time I suffered from a panic attack. I was 21 years old, had just graduated from college, and lived in first real apartment. I was a country girl living in the big city. On the outside, my life looked like the textbook definition of perfection.

2015 206

The Tyranny of "Free"

Clutter Coach

by These days we are bedeviled with two tempting sources of free stuff: Craig’s List and Freecycle. A visit to either site can feel like finding ten bucks in the pocket of a jacket you haven’t worn in awhile. Every day you’ve got a new opportunity to win the jackpot. So, what’s the problem? People have a more convoluted relationship with free stuff than they do with stuff they buy. Buying something involves a decision to spend money.

2015 100

How to prevent the brain fog that stops you thinking straight and moving forward

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

We all – us entrepreneurs – want to be “in-the-zone” as much as possible. The term gets thrown around a lot. What does it actually look and feel like? Crystal clear thinking. Singular purpose. Impervious to any distraction. Excited. Enthusiastic. Passionate.

2015 82

Celebrating the season? Preserve your professional image

Office Dynamics

Welcome to the final installment of this year’s series of Monday Motivators e-zines! It’s been a great year, and I can’t thank you enough for joining us in our continuing journey to promote workplace excellence and administrative effectiveness!

2015 131

How to Make Your Commuting Between Work and Home More Productive

Dumb Little Man

When you are commuting from work to home and vice-versa, it definitely takes time especially if you are living quite far away from your home. For some, commuting really sucks. But the good thing is that there are so many ways to make your commuting not just enjoyable but even more productive.

2015 194

How To Get Better Perspective (In Just 90 Seconds)

Productivityist

Here’s a typical day for most people: Wake up. Get ready for work. Go to work. Get ready to go home. Go home. Do “home” work. Have some leisure time. Go to bed. This may be simplifying things, but those are the basics.

2015 76

I'm back!!

Laughing all the Way to Work

In 2008 I took a job as an Executive Assistant and Corporate Secretary to a non-profit corporation. My daughter had just left home and I was a empty nester so I had time to try something different and put some time and effort into a new position. This position was certainly different than anything I had ever done. When I took the job, I had never taken minutes before and I had a Board of Directors' meeting in two months that I had to prepare for.

2015 109

End of Year Reflection and Celebration Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

Did you miss our last free webinar for administrative professionals of the year? Catch the replay here and download all the resources available that partner with this program. In this webinar, Joan Burges spoke about 7 tips to set yourself up for career success in 2016.

2015 130

Help Me Help You

Brilliantly Better

I’m getting out of the comfort zone. Again. As of January 1st 2016, there will be a paid section in DragosRoua.com blog. The access will … The post Help Me Help You appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2015 71

The Task At Hand Vs. The Time On Hand

Productivityist

Note from Mike: This is a post that was originally published in The Productivityist Weekly. Not signed up for the newsletter yet? Click here and you’ll get it delivered to your inbox every week and receive a copy of The Way of The Productivityist Manifesto absolutely FREE!

2015 71

Why Every Employee Must Understand Digital Transformation

On The Job

When you’ve been involved in business operations for more than four decades, you’ve learned a thing or two about strategies and how to put them in place. A veteran shares his wisdom and best practices for digital transformation that makes sense – even for those outside IT. Eric Clemons, a professor of operations, information and decisions for The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, often begins any advice he offers on digital transformation by couching it in terms of history.

2015 100

Upcoming Free Webinar! Overworked But Underutilized: Go From Order Taker to Cognitive Being

Office Dynamics

Are You Overworked But Underutilized? One of the most common complaints we hear from modern administrative professionals is that they feel busy—overwhelmed even—but they still aren’t really being utilized. The problem?

2015 130

6 Uber Hacks You Need to Know

Productivity Bits

Uber is a big part of many people’s lives. Hearing phrases like “let’s grab an Uber” or “should we Uber?” is now commonplace in our society. There’s good reason for this, as the shared ride phenomenon leaves public transit and taxis in the dust, at least in terms of convenience, reliability and cost. Unless you’re running a taxi business you’ve likely come to embrace Uber. It is, after all, the byproduct of innovation trumping a price-gouging industry.

2015 100

The 3-Second Website Test You Should Try

Men With Pens

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2015 67

The Productivityist Podcast 70: The Art of The Side Hustle with Nick Loper

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast I speak with the founder of Side Hustle Nation, Nick Loper. We talk about some of the unconventional productivity tactics he uses and dive into some of the equally unconventional side hustle experiments he’s undertaken. Relevant Links. Nick Loper (@nloper) | Twitter.

2015 56

On Behalf Of vs. In Behalf Of

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, Is there a difference in the use of these two prepositional phrases? I get mixed up a lot of times. I’d appreciate your clarifying this in one of your posts. “ On behalf of” means, “as representing,” and “ in behalf of” means “for the advantage of.”

2015 79

How to prevent the brain fog that stops you thinking straight and moving forward

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

We all – us entrepreneurs – want to be “in-the-zone” as much as possible. The term gets thrown around a lot. What does it actually look and feel like? Crystal clear thinking. Singular purpose. Impervious to any distraction. Excited. Enthusiastic. Passionate. Like a laser-guided missile homing in on a target. Like the total alignment of mind, body, spirit and purpose. The feeling that you’re doing precisely what you’re supposed to be doing – and loving it at the same time. Sounds good right?

2015 40

The Importance of Being Unimportant

The Marq

Fame.fortune.glory! None of these matter. The importance of measuring against anything arbitrary that has no relevance to my basic human needs are.well.unimportant. How wealthy am I compared to the Joneses? Irrelevant, since wealth, in and of itself, buys time and material things.

2015 52

The Task At Hand Vs. The Time On Hand

Productivityist

Note from Mike: This is a post that was originally published in The Productivityist Weekly. Not signed up for the newsletter yet? Click here and you’ll get it delivered to your inbox every week and receive a copy of The Way of The Productivityist Manifesto absolutely FREE!

2015 52

Top Ten Words Confused Words [Q-R]

Daily Writing Tips

My cumulative list of “words commonly confused” continues with ten that begin with the letters Q and R. The confusion relates to spelling or meaning. quote / quotation. Traditionally, quote is a verb and quotation is a noun: May I quote you on that? verb).

2015 72

Verb Mistakes #12: Heard on Television

Daily Writing Tips

Quite apart from stylistic errors involving redundancy and inapt word choice, television can be a rich source of grammatical errors. Here are four examples. INCORRECT: Gin was drunken out of necessity, not choice.—Documentary Documentary narrator. CORRECT: Gin was drunk out of necessity, not choice.

2015 71

The Oxford Short List 2015

Daily Writing Tips

As I pointed out in a recent post , the Oxford “Word” of 2015 is a pictogram. In this post, I’ll take a look at eight other words that placed in Oxford’s annual list of frequently used English words and phrases.

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