Sat.Jan 10, 2015 - Fri.Jan 16, 2015

5 Reasons to Use Pinterest to Create A Vision Board

Dumb Little Man

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” Joel A. Barker As we reflect on the past year and welcome the new, many of us may start to think about what we would like our new year to look like.

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What can assistants expect in 2015?

Practically Perfect PA

Every January I seem to find myself in a bit of a confused state. I’m excited about the year ahead and yet seem to ask anyone who will listen ‘how fast did last year go?’

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Should Your Home Go Solar?

Eco-Office Gals

Solar panels are gaining quite a bit of popularity. Still, they’re a relatively new innovation. Most people know what they are, but don’t know much about the specifics such as how exactly they work or how to install them.

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1 in 3 Small Business Owners are 65 or Older

Small Business Labs

Barlow Research Associates is an analyst firm that helps financial institutions better understand the small business sector of the economy.    For over a decade Barlow has fielded a quarterly survey of businesses on topics of interest to financial institutions.

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7 Hard Truths About Success From John D. Rockefeller

Dumb Little Man

We love to celebrate the success of technology entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Their technologies and companies have shaped our era. Every single day, I use Apple and Microsoft products for productivity and leisure.

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Creating Your Online Marketing Flow in 3 Simple Steps

Office Organization Success

Are you doing what many service professionals are doing when it comes to marketing? And jumping around from one online marketing strategy to the next? Without giving any one of them any time to really work?

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What Is HTTPS? And Why Your Website Will Need HTTPS Soon

The Solopreneur Life

H ave you ever noticed how some websites have “http” in their URL while others have “https”? This post explains what HTTPS is and why your website will need it soon. What is HTTPS? HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transport Protocol Secure.

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Does Money Equal Success?

Dumb Little Man

Wouldn’t it be great if you could win the lottery, or if that rich uncle in Nigeria you keep getting emails about, really was true and not just a scam, but you were really about to become fantastically rich?

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News from the Assist Conference

Practically Perfect PA

With just over a month to go until the Assist Conference we are hard at work making sure that we put together the best conference for our amazing readers. I’m so happy to share the following updates with you!

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How Chris Como, a Quiet, Obscure Golf Teacher, Became Tiger Woods’s New Coach

The Solopreneur Life

I n November, Tiger Woods announced that he’d hired a new golf-swing coach to help him with his game. The coach’s name: Chris Como. This is a screen shot of Chris Como taken from a Golf Magazine YouTube video that features him. Ninety-nine percent of the golf world said, “Who?”

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Gallup Wrong About Solopreneurs

Small Business Labs

I'm a big fan of the Gallup organization and often reference their work. Which is why I'm so disappointed by their article  American Entrepreneurship: Dead or Alive? Gallup is simply completely wrong about solopreneur businesses. Key  Key quote from the article: Let's run some numbers. You will often hear from otherwise credible sources that there are 26 million businesses in America.

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The Wisdom of Procrastination

Dumb Little Man

We are all familiar with the concept of procrastination. Not being able to take actions, struggling to complete a straightforward task, stuck midway through finishing a report, etc are all different examples of this little devil.

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S?r Steak + Spirits, Dallas

Practically Perfect PA

Ask any Texan or in fact anyone who has visited the lone star state and they will sum up Texas, this massive expanse in one word, and that word is big. It is a cliché but like many clichés it is true.

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Having the Moxie to be a Legend

Virtual Moxie

Nearly a decade ago, Oprah did a special event that she called the Legend''s Ball, to honor a group of African American women who had paved the way for others. I can''t tell you what an impact it had on me. .

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Misconceptions of the Open Plan Office

The Small Business Blog

Over the past decade, our obsession with the open plan office has well and truly skyrocketed.

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New Year’s Resolutions Won’t Work

Dumb Little Man

Last year you vowed to lose 27 pounds. You lost 4. Then gained 12. The year before you said you’d quit drinking so much. And you did. For a month. Until your productivity bottomed out (@ work) in February and nothing you did worked to get it back up…until April. I need a beer!

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One Productivity Tool? Or Many?

Simple Productivity Blog

Somebody asked me recently what I thought of single solution productivity tools. They mentioned a particular software that had a calendar, task list, project list, and contacts, and you could read your email from within the software.

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The Key to Feeling Less Overwhelmed

On The Job

One of the solutions being touted more and more as a solution to the emotional and physical overload many of us experience is mindfulness. But is mindfulness the answer ? Or is it just the latest fad that you don’t have the time or inclination to try?

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Certain Truths That Never Change In Professional Development

Office Dynamics

I am so excited to kick off 2015 with a bang for many reasons. One big reason is I am feeling great and healthy. Second is because Office Dynamics will be celebrating its’ 25th year anniversary all year long and boy, do we have surprises for you!

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Reduce Gift Clutter

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2010-10-21 12:44:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter It’s book chapter Wednesday (um, Thursday). Here you go! Like it? You can buy the ebook here. Simple Way #8. Reduce Gift Clutter. Request non-cluttering gifts such gourmet food, show tickets, donations in your name, wine, flowers, etc. It may seem awkward at first to tell friends and family about your new policy; after all, they’re giving you a gift!

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Don’t Work From Your Inbox

Simple Productivity Blog

When people have email lingering in their inboxes, there is generally one reason why. It''s not because they aren''t opening the emails, or because they''re not realizing they have to do something with the email. It''s because they are trying to work from their inboxes.

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Creating an Ideal Office at Home

Productivity Bits

Working from home has its own share of pros and cons. While it is a more feasible option for many, there are people who would choose to work in a proper professional setup without even a hint of homely feeling to it. The choice varies from person to person but recently there is a growing trend of home-office setups. People give their homes the touch of an office ambiance.

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Good Cookware Set Make All the Difference

Professional Assistant Blog

Are you tired of using an old set of cookware that even don’t heat evenly? Are you thinking of buying a new set of cookware? If yes, then you must think about Calphalon cookware set. But before purchasing one, you should read the best cookware set reviews.

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Acronym vs. Initialism

Daily Writing Tips

Every so often I’m taken to task for referring to an unpronounceable string of letters as an acronym instead of an initialism.

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Open Loops 1/16/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on Pixar''s Lessons For Success; a better way to declutter - by category; and why electronics don''t belong in the bedroom.

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Why Should a CEO Care About Employer Brand?

Small Business CEO

CEOs have many things to occupy their attention. There’s share price, growth, profit levels, competitors and new product development. Why should they add Employer Brand to their list? Isn’t it just another fad?

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3 Success-Killer Mistakes to Avoid this Year

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article → Another rocking post from Men With Pens! 3 Success-Killer Mistakes to Avoid this Year first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2015, All Rights Reserved. Better Business

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Punctuation Review #3: En Dashes

Daily Writing Tips

Dashes are not the same as hyphens. An en dash is wider than a hyphen, and an em dash is wider than an en dash: hyphen: – en dash: –. em dash: —. The terms en dash and em dash originated in the days when text to be printed was set in type by hand.

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How To Do A Yearly Preview In 3 Steps


I take the month of January and slowly build up the muscles and energy I’ll need to see all of what I’ve planned to the end.

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 62. Get A Pet

Brilliantly Better

Whatever works for you, a bird, a guinea pig, a dog or a cat. It will keep you alert and it will cheer you up … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 62. Get A Pet appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Relationships & Society pets

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Enter to Win Your Spot in the Damn Fine Words Writing Course

Men With Pens

It''s that time of year again: The Damn Fine Words writing course opens to new students on February 2, 2015.

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Confused Words #6: Imply vs. Infer

Daily Writing Tips

A commonly cited usage error is that of mixing up the verbs imply and infer. Here are some examples from the Web: Incorrect: My girlfriend inferred it was over without actually saying it. Correct : My girlfriend implied it was over without actually saying it.

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Three Uncommon Hacks For Better Team Productivity


A note from Mike: I am not a fan of bookkeeping. When we started to expand Productivityist into a full-fledged company, we knew we’d need a service to help us out with that. One of the services we looked at was Bench.

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 66. Say Something Nice To Yourself

Brilliantly Better

Ok, but if nobody is telling you nice things, why not start it yourself? Do it in whatever form you think it’s appropriate: send yourself emails, … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 66. Say Something Nice To Yourself appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Spirituality & Beliefs

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Choosing the Best Website Hosting for a Personal or Community site

Small Business CEO

Ever noticed how most of the advice you receive online about choosing a web hosting plan focuses on business customers? There’s no end to the number of articles or blogs out there giving us tips on how to pick hosting that helps us to make money and serve our customers.

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What is Grammar?

Daily Writing Tips

A Web search for the word grammar brings up about 171,000,000 hits. Many of the links lead to discussions of “bad grammar.” In popular usage, grammar can mean anything from misspelling a word to putting an apostrophe where it doesn’t belong.

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Book Review: Switch


Until now I had never read the Heath brothers, which is a shame. Their books are good. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard is a mix of business experience, academic research, and productivity tools that anyone can apply.

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