Sat.Apr 04, 2015 - Fri.Apr 10, 2015

The Best of Life Metaphors & Similes

Dumb Little Man

You can look at life in many ways. Below are my favorite life metaphors and similes categorized based on the lesson it evokes. Depending on what’s going on in my life, it often helps to remind me of what life is all about and how I can choose to play a part.

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Ensure your clothes work for you!

Practically Perfect PA

“No-one will champion you or your career if you don’t.”. Karren Brady. To really start championing your career you have to ensure your clothes work with you, rather than against you. Clothing covers 90% of your body so make what you wear count!

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The Pet Sitting Dog Fight

Small Business Labs

Seattle based , a site that connects dog owners and sitters, recently announced a $25 million funding round led by Technology Crossover Ventures. This brings the total amount raised by Rover to $50 million across 4 funding rounds.

2015 226

Increase Product Sales with These 3 Types of Special Offers

Office Organization Success

Sometimes you need a quick cash injection in your business. And having a few options available can really help you create some immediate cash flow.

2015 208

15 Values That Make You a Better Partner and a Better Person

Dumb Little Man

I believe that every man has certain values that he lives by. The only problem is that a lot of men are either not consciously aware of them, or they adhere to values that are not really beneficial for their personal development. A couple of years ago I was one of those guys.

2015 285

CV tips for PAs and EAs

Practically Perfect PA

For PAs and EAs, writing an impressive CV requires many of the same techniques and conventions applied in other occupations. But there are also ways of boosting your CV that are unique to your profession. This guide provides handy tips for your next PA application. Write a new CV for every job.

2015 230

Americans Consume an Amazing Amount of Media

Small Business Labs

The audience measurement giant Nielsen released new data on the total number of media users across connected devices. Their chart below (click to enlarge) summarizes the data. Not only are lots of Americans using connected devices, they're spending a stunning amount of time on them.

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How to Become a Spiritual Badass – The 20 Laws of Spiritual Power

Dumb Little Man

So you want to become a spiritual badass? By following these laws you will learn to be a spiritual badass, to be both perceived as spiritually powerful and, more importantly, feel the depth of your own latent spiritual power.

2015 286

Could One Item in Your Office Be Hurting Your Productivity?

Tips From T. Marie

Do you ever get to the end of a long day and wonder just where the time went? Do you find your to-do list still looks the same as it did when you started and you feel like you accomplished nothing? Of course you have, we all have days like that.

2015 177

Using Excel To Take Apart and Consolidate Text

Simple Productivity Blog

I deal with a lot of information, for my job, for my classes, and for Girl Scouts. When I get information in a form that is readable, but not quite usable, I have the option to re-type it.or I can put Excel on the task and let it do the work.

2015 248

A day in the life: Danielle Howes, Linley

Practically Perfect PA

I have worked at LINLEY since August 2013, initially as an Office Manager and then moving into the EA role in January this year when Anna took over the running of the business.

2015 169

Strategies And Tips On How To Avoid Procrastination

Dumb Little Man

“How soon ‘NOT NOW’ becomes ‘NEVER’ ” Martin Luther King Jr. With today’s constant flurry of activities, it’s easy to fall into the habit of procrastination.

2015 286

Make Your Boss Look Good [Part 2]

Office Dynamics

Did you read Part 1 of this 2-Part series? Read: Make Your Boss Look Good [Part 1]. Helping your executive shine is about doing 100 little things, not 1 big thing. In the previous blog, I shared tips specific to teaching your executive how to work with you.

2015 231

Creating an Idea Notebook in OneNote

Simple Productivity Blog

This month on Mondays we are going to be looking at how a suite of tools - namely Microsoft Office - can make you more productive. Our first post in the series comes from one of my readers, who is organizing everything using OneNote, Microsoft''s notebook tool.

2015 248

The Advantages of Being a "Global Cosmopolitan", or a Digital Nomad

Small Business Labs

"Global cosmopolitans" are people who have lived, worked and studied for extensive periods in different countries. And according to a professor from the highly regarded European business school Insead , because of their travels and life paths: "They have often developed skills that allow them to think flexibly and creatively to find workable solutions to complex work and life challenges." 

2015 151

5 Types of Bad Conversationalists and How to Avoid Being One

Dumb Little Man

We have conversations every day, but not every conversation is equally pleasant. There are people who can engage you in a conversation and make you feel so comfortable that you hope the conversation never ends. They get you to share things that you haven’t even told your best friends.

2015 285

You Are Always More Important

Virtual Moxie

I’m happy to say that I’m pretty sure winter is over.

2015 215

Science Shows Us How to Perform Under Pressure

On The Job

There is no shortage of inspiring messages about how you must learn to rise above the occasion and show your brilliance under pressure if you want to be successful. When we think of people who epitomize such messages, those who come to mind are often sports superstars like Michael Jordan.

2015 208

New Productivity Forms: April 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

We''re all sick of winter. The first sign of spring where I live is the daffodils poking their cheery yellow heads out. So they''re poking out on this month''s forms, too. The post New Productivity Forms: April 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2015 208

Tips To Spring Cleaning At Work

Office Dynamics

With the onset of spring, now would be a good time to do a little clean up. Here are a few ideas to get you started with your spring cleaning at work. S pruce up your work area with fresh flowers. P urge files; clean up computer files. R earrange furniture. I nform your team of new concepts.

2015 197

Bring Success to Your Business by Respecting Your Money— Practically and Spiritually

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. As a successful business owner, you should have systems in place for tracking and measuring the various aspects of your business. Without these measurement tools, there’s no accurate way to tell if you’re on the right track to meet your goals.

2015 130

Never Forget That You're Always Expendable

On The Job

The March unemployment report wasn''t as rosy as was expected as employers only added 126,000 jobs. But no one appears to be panicking, as the unemployment rate remains at 5.5%, and some economists dismiss the lackluster hiring as simply a result of bad winter weather.

2015 201

New Productivity Form Bundles Released

Simple Productivity Blog

Make productivity fun with the themed forms included in the new productivity pack. I’ve now packaged a set of themed productivity forms — 14 themes in all — together with new undated calendar pages.

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Blog-a-Thon Bonus Announcement

Office Dynamics

BONUS BONUS BONUS!!! Get Bonus Entries In Our Blog-a-Thon For The Administrative Profession. For those of you who are participating in our blog-a-thon this April we want to give you even more ways to get entered to win. Announcing BONUS entries with social sharing.

2015 195

Why I’m Not Getting An Apple Watch


With the Apple Watch hitting the market, you’d think that someone involved with productivity – or, more specifically, time management – would be chomping at the bit to pick one up.

2015 111

5 Ways to Be a Responsible Writer

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article → Another rocking post from Men With Pens! 5 Ways to Be a Responsible Writer first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2015, All Rights Reserved. Better Business Better Writing

2015 85

Open Loops 4/10/2015

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. Learn what ala carte TV really costs. A rant against K Cups (mine) in response to a "reuse" article. 5 daily rituals for happiness.

2015 141

Personal Growth Is Your Responsibility

Office Dynamics

<Guest Blog Post by Judi Moreo> One of the biggest assets any Administrative Assistant can have is the understanding that her personal growth is her responsibility. This may mean attending training programs to increase your skills.

2015 192

Natural Organizing

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2011-05-03 13:55:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter You aren’t a cookie cut from a generic mold (even though you’re sweet). You deserve more than a cookie cutter approach to organizing. Methods you’ve read about in books may partially work, or not work at all. Or they’ll work for awhile but then something happens to make them stop working. That’s why it’s so important to have your own personalized system.

2015 118

Issues vs. Problems

Daily Writing Tips

The word issue has been used with various meanings since the Middle Ages. For most of that time, English speakers have talked about issues, but rarely have they had issues. Issue derives from classical Latin exitus : “to go out.”.

2015 110

How to Crowd-design your Way to Entrepreneurial Success

Small Business CEO

You don’t need to seek out the services of a fancy design firm, or risk wasting hours of time communicating with an online freelancer to get the best logo, website and other graphics you need for your business.

2015 107

Free Webinar Replay: 7 Steps To A Ridiculously Radiant Career

Office Dynamics

In today’s busy working world, it’s easy to get so distracted with the daily tasks of your job, that you forget what you’re really building is a career. Administrative professionals in particular often don’t even recognize the difference.

2015 180

First Race Of 2015 – Half Marathon Brasov

Brilliantly Better

Last year I started the season with a race in the mud, and boy, that race was cold. And muddy. And hard. And it kinda … The post First Race Of 2015 – Half Marathon Brasov appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2015 54

Some Thoughts on Dashes

Daily Writing Tips

A reader wonders about the use of dashes to replace colons: More and more I see dashes (of various sorts) used to do the work you say that the colon should do: introduce a word, phrase, clause, list, or quotation after a complete sentence. Is either acceptable?

2015 106

5 Steps to Build Processes That Safeguard Your Most Sensitive Data

Small Business CEO

It seems like major corporate data breaches have become all too common. In fact, they’ve become so common that you might have become immune to such news. If you own or run a small business, you might think protecting sensitive data is not something you have to worry about.

2015 106

Make Your Boss Look Good [Part 1]

Office Dynamics

As an executive or administrative assistant, you will find that your light will shine brighter when you help your executive shine. The more you enable your executive’s success and freedom to focus on their important work, the more valuable you will become.

2015 178

Make Learning Fun For Your Admin Team

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics launched a series of webinars this year and online courses. We have received numerous requests from assistants for permission to view our recorded or live webinars with their administrative peers or team. This seems to be a hot trend, learning as a team.