Sat.May 18, 2013 - Fri.May 24, 2013

7 Smart Ways to Becoming Your Best Possible Self

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever wanted to be the best version of yourself? Think of it: loaded with money, lots of high-profile friends, amazing job with amazing benefits. sounds pretty good, right? Most of us would agree that becoming our best selves is something we'd like to do.

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Picking the right promo good

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve spent the last few days at a big exhibition for the events industry in Frankfurt called IMEX 2013. When I say big I mean huge! There were hundreds of exhibitors all with massive stands, tons of speakers and thousands of delegates.

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How to Manage and Renegotiate Deadlines in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

A big part of managing expectations in the workplace involves understanding deadlines and making them work for you. There’s nothing that makes you look more unprofessional than missing an important (or even unimportant!) deadline—and few things break trust as quickly.

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Q&A With Lisa Duncan, Co-Founder of Flipside Workspace

The Solopreneur Life

T his is my interview with Lisa Duncan, co-founder of Duncan+Coleverria, Inc., which created of Flipside Workspace. Lisa Duncan. What is Flipside Workspace? Flipside Workspace is a virtual work environment that mimics the experience of working in a physical office space. When did it launch?

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Top 6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Get Married

Dumb Little Man

Millions of divorces take place all around the world every year. Many of them happen because one of the partners has changed significantly. Some of them happen because of the chronic cheating habits of either partner. But most of them happen because they were not in the right marriage to begin with.

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Evernote adds reminders

Ian's Messy Desk

Evernote has added “reminders” to Mac, iOS and web-based versions. Hopefully. the feature will be added to the Windows version in the not too distant future. Here’s a short video tutorial. You just finished reading Evernote adds reminders ! Consider leaving a comment!

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Top 5 Tips for Business Trips

The Small Business Blog

Some lines of work involve frequent travelling. But you don’t have to write off all of the time that you spend on trains and planes – it can in fact be very productive. Here are our Top 5 Tips for business travel: 1. Do a little bit of research on your destination before you leave.…

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7 Limiting Beliefs of Unhappy People

Dumb Little Man

Your beliefs shape your life. Trust me, I know that life can be hard. Really, really hard. But how you see the world is ultimately responsible for whether you are overall a happy person, or whether you end up feeling bitter and unhappy most days. Negative beliefs act like a filter.

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Are You Engaging? Do You Really Know What That Means?

Productive & Organized

Engagement is a word that many in the information marketing and social media industries are using lately.    I have been using the word a lot recently too.

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A Lesson From Beckham

The Small Business Blog

On the day that David Beckham announced that he will be retiring from professional football, I felt compelled to put aside the theme I’d been planning and write this piece instead.

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Using Twitter's Promoted Tweets

Small Business Labs

Promoted Tweets are basically paid ads for Tweets. They are described by  Twitter  as "ordinary Tweets purchased by advertisers who want to reach a wider group of users or to spark engagement from their existing followers."

6 Ways to Improve Relationships by Tackling Self-Consciousness

Dumb Little Man

When I was growing up, I was a great soccer star, a swimming champion, and a well-read student. Deep down, though, I was struggling to make more than a few good relationships with other people. One of the biggest hindrances in my life has been self-consciousness.

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Why It's Not Complicated to Be More Productive At Work

On The Job

The following “It’s Not Complicated” AT&T commercials may be fun and cute, but they also are full of advice on how to be more productive at work. In politics and in sports the phrase “keep it simple” is often repeated like a mantra as a way to win the contest.

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Run your business from anywhere in the world

The Small Business Blog

With cloud technology, small businesses can now stay in total control of their affairs even if they want to take some off to go on holiday. Manage your sales, finances and admin while sipping a cocktail on the beach! Why not allow teleworking to change the way your business operates?

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The Lie You Were Told When You Were Young That's Hurting Your Business

Productive & Organized

"Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words will Never Hurt Me!" " is a lie. There, I said it. Many of us were told this phrase when we were young to combat the mean things that kids can say to one another.    But it is simply not true. Words can hurt. 

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The Man of Steel Myth Debunked

Dumb Little Man

The summer of 2013 is gearing up to be an action movie junkies’ dream come true. With releases set from Hollywood heavy hitters like DeNiro, Smith, Hanks and Cruise, I have already prepared to beat the heat of summer in the movie theaters.

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What is Quantum Computing?

Small Business Labs

The announcements that Google and Lockheed Martin have purchased quantum computers has led to a lot of recent coverage on the topic. Quantum computers are very, very fast.

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Cloud Accounting no longer requires a subscription

The Small Business Blog

If your business desperately requires new accounting software, but the thought of an ongoing subscription is putting you off upgrading to the Cloud – this could be the answer that you have been looking for. One payment. Lifetime cloud access.

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Need Systems? You’ll Love This!

Office Organization Success

A quick reminder that the, “4 Key Systems To Set Up When You Don’t Know Where To Start Workshop” is happening next Wednesday, May 29. This free training is going to be perfect for you if: You want to get systems in place so that you can feel organized enough and have the time to focus on growing your business. You want to get clear on which systems you need to put in place FIRST, and have a checklist so that you can stay focused.

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How to Transition Your Clients to Your Team When What They Really Want is You

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. I have discussions all the time with clients about how to create that 6-figure business they want. And one of the things we discuss is the need to build a team to help make that happen. After all, you need the right tools to build a sturdy house, right?

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R.I.P Lotus 1-2-3

Small Business Labs

IBM recently announced that it's no longer selling Lotus 1-2-3.  Most readers of this blog likely have never heard of Lotus 1-2-3.  But more experienced readers (meaning old) will remember 1-2-3 as their first PC spreadsheet and the first "killer app" for the PC.

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Think ‘Small’ first- It’s more palatable!

The Small Business Blog

Not a week seems to go by without some sort of nonsense being reported going on in the corporate world. A few years back we saw the banks implode and need bailing out, many reported this was due to greed to make bonuses and the desire to make money at any cost.

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How Color Affects Mood

Office Dynamics

Hello, Monday Motivators! I’m going to take a new twist on wellness today. Let’ think color, clothing and attitude. How does color affect mood? Just look at the colors below and what they represent or emotions they evoke.

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Email: A Great Place for a One-Track Mind

Business Writing

In a recent Better Business Writing class, several participants had a challenge that most of us have: They could not get readers to respond to everything they requested in their emails. They tried to be efficient by covering more than. Email

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Coworks - A Social Online Talent Marketplace

Small Business Labs

Coworks is a new online talent marketplace with a twist. Instead of offering talent buyers a large number of potential hires like an Elance or oDesk does, it connects buyer and sellers of talent  based on personal connections and recommendations.

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Infographic: Micro Business

The Small Business Blog

Do you define yourself as a micro business owner? If you employ less than ten people, the chances are that your business is not just small but is in fact a micro business.

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Does Being Connected Make You Sloppy?

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I was doing the standard morning commute, listening to Stever Robbins talk about being disconnected (transcript here ) when something he said brought me to full attention. Stever said that being connected all the time had made him sloppy. I began to wonder if it was making me sloppy, too. Sloppiness, Explained.

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Why It's Easier to Not Get In Than to Get Out of a Relationship

Virtual Moxie

For as long as I can remember, I’ve taught that one of the best reasons to move more slowly when interviewing a prospective client is that it’s easier to never get into the relationship, than it is to get out of it once it’s begun. For the record, this is true for any kind of relationship you can choose to get into.

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Why Your Adventure To Keep A Journal Notebook Failed

Productivity Bits

My notebook is an extension of my brain. I love it this way because I don''t have the distraction of having to deal with the technology layer of a simple task such as recording a thought on a smart phone or tablet. Recording to a notebook is almost instantaneous — find the next empty page, then write; and, you''re done. Keeping a notebook for many is a challenge. And I understand why. Thank you for subscribing! Please grab my free productivity ebook!

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Use the F word to ensure your business stands out

The Small Business Blog

Conformity is a real business problem especially in the field of marketing promotions. In fact it’s a disease that left unchecked, sends companies to the wall. When you’re promoting your business, you naturally want your message to stand out, be remembered and ideally go viral.

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Media Diet: Print Media

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the things that has happened in the past few years is that magazines have crept back into my life. At one point I had cancelled all subscriptions except one. Yet when I looked around last weekend, I found seven different magazines in my to-read pile. I can’t keep up with this many magazines, which is why I have a to-read pile. Clearly this has gotten out of hand. I need to trim out the fat here.

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Your Brain: Distracted

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2010-02-03 17:10:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Your brain craves novelty and will be distracted by it whenever it appears. Period. It's neuroscience.

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The Rationale for the Serial Comma

Daily Writing Tips

Do you employ a serial comma — the final comma in a sentence such as “I bought one apple, two bananas, and three oranges”?

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Infographic: Signs

The Small Business Blog

How important is your business signage? According to the infographic below, the answer is very. A massive 8 out of 10 American consumers have entered the premises of a business simply because the sign caught their interest.

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Open Loops 5/24/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. This really spoke to me. Viewing tasks as deliverables is what I do during the day. Doing it at home shifts the focus (and makes it seem a whole lot less like slogging through a huge backlog). From’s “The One Mind Shift To Rule Them All: Everything is a Deliverable” This is funny, but too true. An infographic on how to kill your productivity.

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How Small Businesses Should Make The Most Of Their Social Media Presence

Small Business CEO

There is no doubt that social media is an integral part of online marketing for small businesses. Unfortunately the social media landscape is very fragmented and it is difficult to know what conversations to join and more importantly how to explore these opportunities in the best way.

Being A Digital Nomad – The Book

Brilliantly Better

As promised, we’re launching today. Being A Digital Nomad, the book, is finally available. This is my 9th book, and one that is very dear to me. It started as a side project a few months ago, based on the fact that I was constantly living as a digital nomad, but, mind you, nobody seemed [.].

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