Sat.Sep 29, 2012 - Fri.Oct 05, 2012

10 Quick Ways to Give Yourself a Motivational Boost

Dumb Little Man

Everyone has trouble with motivation. Sometimes you need to get something done, but it just isn't happening. That's when you need a motivational boost. But remember, there are no quick fixes. In the end, you have to be the one to take the first step.

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Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. As we all know writing minutes is a basic skill for assistants and we have probably written more over the years than Stephen King has writing novels.

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How to Nail a Great Internship

On The Job

I live in a city with a major state university and things are starting to get a little crazy this week. Hundreds of college students are buying dress clothes, running off resumes as Kinkos and removing nose rings and covering tattoos. It can only mean one thing. Employers are in town.

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How To Eliminate Self-Generated Crises

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. How many “emergencies” do you have on a daily or weekly basis that are actually self-generated crises? I’m talking about panic because you can’t find something you need right then.

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Why Good People Make Bad Decisions

Dumb Little Man

Should you have chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla? Should you take the dive into entrepreneurship or keep working for a boss you can’t stand? Is it time to work on your marriage or get a divorce? Every day we make countless decisions…big and small.

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Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know writing minutes is a basic skill for assistants and we have probably written more over the years than Stephen King has writing novels.

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Commas With Adjectives Before Nouns

Business Writing

One of the trickier comma rules involves separating adjectives when they come before nouns. It's tricky because only some adjectives in some situations require commas, while others do not. It depends on the relationship between the consecutive adjectives and the. Punctuation Pointers Teaching Business Writing

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7 Excruciatingly Simple Tips on How to Work Less and Get More Done

Dumb Little Man

Work less. Do more. A preposterous suggestion, isn't it? What’s even more preposterous is the idea of working more when you could work less. Many of these tips you may have heard of, but some of them you may not have. And if you've seen the tips before, have you applied them?

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The Final Stretch of 2012: Three Questions to Ask Yourself

Eat Your Career

Note: Please leave your answers to these questions in the comments below! I don’t want to scare you but…brace yourself… we’re in the final stretch of 2012 ! Cue screams of horror and outrage).

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Is 3D Printing Overhyped?

Small Business Labs

3D printing has been getting a lot of attention these days. Maybe too much. The chart below shows the number of Google hits for 3D printing for each of the last 4 years.  The hits are in millions and for 12 month September to September time periods. 

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3 Maintenance Tasks I Will Be Doing This Fall

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. As a homeowner, there are tasks that need to be done regularly. Most of us remember to take in the hoses and winterize the windows and doors. But there are other tasks that need to be done.

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Mick Jagger, Pole Dancing & the Art of Non-Verbal Communication

Dumb Little Man

Let’s face it. Mick Jagger gets nothing but satisfaction. 69 years old and he can still hold 75,000 people in the palm of his hands. Yes, he’s got the reputation, the raspy rock ’n’ roll voice and one killer song after another. But, it’s more than that. It’s his moves. His strut.

2012 284

#Cinchspiration Update

Eco-Office Gals

I’m not going to put a week this round since I’m ashamed to say I was VERY uncommitted to the Cinch Program this month and my stats say it all. We’ll make this short and sweet I’ve stocked up the pantry and I’m ready to give more effort and commitment.

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Book Review: The End of Men

Small Business Labs

To be honest, I was disappointed by The End of Men and the Rise of Women.   It's a decent book. But except for the detailed coverage of the sexual activities of today's college women,it adds little content wise to the excellent Atlantic Monthly article the book is based on.

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What’s thong with ‘entrepreneurial’?

The Small Business Blog

Be disruptive not desperate ‘I’ll do it’ That’s the response you get from Tony Robinson OBE’s answer-phone. It doesn’t surprise me that he’s desperate for work – he can’t do anything. As a literary agent, to yours truly, he’s been as successful as my goldfish. His long suffering wife, Eileen, tells me that he is…

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5 Body Postures That May Actually Boost Your Self-Esteem

Dumb Little Man

“The body says what words cannot” – Martha Graham Wisdom tells us that the body is not worth as much as our inner being. However, it is our body that bridges the world into our soul. It is the means that nurtures our being not only by what our environment shows us. It is also affected by the way we choose to move and act our bodies. A study by the Ohio State University found that our posture can also affect how we think about ourselves.

Why own a Hybrid car?

Eco-Office Gals

If you’re trying to think of a new eco-friendly way to travel to work, but can’t quite face cycling in, why not invest in a Hybrid car?

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The Changing U.S. Household

Small Business Labs

The Population Reference Bureau's Household Change in the United States does an excellent job summarizing the changing composition of America's 117 million households. As the chart below shows, family households have steadily declined while one person households have steadily increased.

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How to keep your small business financially adaptable

The Small Business Blog

Financial commitment can feel alarming when the economic future looks this murky. Flexible, online systems and a freelance workforce are becoming more common, and are both good ways to keep costs low. Pay-as-you-go facilities – online file storage, mailing list management, even call-center infrastructure complete with automatic dialler systems and unlimited answering capacity – can…

2012 167

7 Effective Steps to Taking Action When You Don’t Know What to Do

Dumb Little Man

What do you do when you feel like taking action, but don't know what you should do, how you should do it, or where you should start? If you're like most people, you might just give up in frustration, while cursing some unknown entity. That's a normal response to have when you're frustrated, but it isn't helpful if you want to create a life that fulfills you. That's why, in this article, we'll take a look at how you can take action. Even when you don't know what to do. The process is quite simple.

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The Grass is Greener on the Other Side.Or is it?

Productive & Organized

We've all heard the phrase, "The Grass is Greener on the Other Side."  "  It is a phrase that has been used for years to describe how the average person looks at someone else's life or another situation and thinks it is better than their own.

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Reshoring of Manufacturing, Services Accelerating

Small Business Labs

According to several recent studies America is becoming increasingly cost competitive for manufacturing and services relative to our competitors overseas. Because of this, the reshoring to the U.S. of work once outsourced to the rest of the world is accelerating. A recent study by the strategy consulting firm BCG found that the U.S. is the most cost competitive developed country for manufacturing. This is leading to more firm choosing to manufacture in the U.S.

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Top 5 Tips for Turning a Hobby into a Small Business

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. They often say running a small business should be something you love doing. For many people the ideal situation would be to turn something that they do as a hobby into a…

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Six Clever Tricks for a Better To-Do List

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever written a to-do list, only to find that, at the end of the day, you hadn’t even managed one item on it? When you fail to make headway with your to-do list, you might end up blaming yourself – but it’s probably not your fault. To-do lists are great tools, but to be truly effective, you need to know a few tricks for making them work well. #1: 1: Write Action Items Does your to-do list look like this? Taxes New desk?

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Open Loops 10/2/2012: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

Tuesdays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. A great compliation of tips about how to get more reading done. From Pick The Brains’s “10 Easy Ways To Get More Reading Done” Another NaNoWriMo is staring me in the face.

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Should I Go Back to School for My Career?

Eat Your Career

In my most recent segment on Fox 31′s Good Day Colorado, I address one of the most challenging questions facing professionals: Should I go back to school for the good of my career? It’s a big decision.

2012 151

PA in Malta

Practically Perfect PA

Autumn is here and I can no longer live in denial that winter is on its way. How do I know this? Well looking out my window the only thing interrupting the perpetual gloom of a grey London day is the kaleidoscope of damp umbrellas bobbing about below me.

2012 151

Journey to Self-Acceptance

Productive & Organized

In the past, I have shared a few personal stories about my husband's heart attack or my battle with health issues.    However, I have shyed away from this topic.    I don't know why.    I just have.

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Simplifying For A Move

Simple Productivity Blog

This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines. Moving houses is one of life’s messiest, most complicated processes.

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It Takes More than Marketing to Deliver Your Ideal Clients!

Step It Up VA Coaching

You get what you give. You reap what you sow. What goes ‘round comes ‘round. There may be several ways to say it, but there’s only one way to do it. If you want to work with great clients, you have to be a great client. Think about why you have the friends you have. It’s because you have similar interests, personalities, and attitudes. We all tend to gravitate to people that we have things in common with. It’s often the same in our business lives, as well.

2012 138

PA in Malta

Practically Perfect PA

Autumn is here and I can no longer live in denial that winter is on its way. How do I know this? Well looking out my window the only thing interrupting the perpetual gloom of a grey London day is the kaleidoscope of damp umbrellas bobbing about below me.

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If You Are Considering Running a Contest, Consider Using One of These Tools

Productive & Organized

Lately, I have been informally investigating tools to run contests. I started thinking about this because I have either had colleagues that have been nominated for something or I have been nominated for various things.

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Stay Focused Tip #5: Block Out Your Client Calls

Office Organization Success

Allocate specific blocks of time for client calls. Rather than having your client calls/appointments all haphazard in your calendar, create blocks of time when you’ll be available to speak or meet directly with clients. Quick Biz Tip

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Work & Place Journal

Small Business Labs

Work & Place is a new online journal on, well, work and place.  It comes from the Occupiers Journal, which according to their website is: a global learning and development organization serving real estate and facilities management (FM) “end users” with whom OJL engages and cross-shares data, knowledge, experience, and case studies with other occupiers in a confidential environment. I just finished the first issue and was very impressed.

2012 135

Business Success Lessons I've Learned (Part 2)

Virtual Moxie

Last week, I sat down to create a list of some of the business lessons I've learned in my 15 years in business for myself. When the 30th one rolled out of my head, I decided to break the post into two pieces. This is the second, and you can read the first here. Communication needs to be easy. I can't stress enough how important I've found this to be--especially with people closest to you in your business. All relationships require work (anyone who tells you otherwise is an absolute liar), but if.

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Join @AdamUrbanski and Me On His Webinar Your Big Ticket Sales Formula - How to Quickly Attract More High-End Clients

Productive & Organized

Adam Urbanski & Stephanie Calahan. Knowing how to attract your right audience and turning that audience into high paying customers doesn't just happen by accident - there is a formula for that. Do you know it? Most people don't!

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How To Use Google Tools To Increase Your Productivity

Office Organization Success

Having access to your emails, your calendar, and your documents, from whichever portable device you’re using, makes running your business a whole lot easier. It means you’re no longer tied to your office, and you can take your business with you, wherever you go. Join me as I show you how to incorporate Google tools into your daily business activities so that you can become more productive and efficient. Class Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Registration Now OPEN! Investment: $47.

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