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Top 10 to-do apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

We all know how hard it is keeping on top of the never-ending to-do list every Assistant and their Executive seem to have. The work can be relentless but don’t fear; there are lots of fantastic apps available that can help you manage your to-do list.

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A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Eating During the Holidays

Dumb Little Man

Adults aren’t the only ones who have to worry about growing festively plump during the holidays. People, including kids, typically gain 1 to 2 pounds over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. You can commit to losing weight after the holidays or, better yet, not gain it in the first place.

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The Truth Behind Virtual Assistant Horror Stories (and Why They Shouldn’t Scare You)

Tips From T. Marie

I’m pulling this article directly from the crypt archives. Because for home businesses that need help, working with a virtual assistant is one of the smartest things they can do. One of the reasons many are reluctant is because they’ve heard one or more virtual assistant horror stories. This oldie but goodie explores the truth behind the stories and why you shouldn’t let them scare you. Halloween.

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2019 Joan Burge Innovation Award for Assistants

Office Dynamics

I know assistants are always coming up with great ideas, creating new systems or templates, or taking the lead. Oftentimes assistants do not have the opportunity to showcase their talents or what they have created, nor do they always get recognized for their work.

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Bridging the interpersonal gap between staff and a busy boss

Practically Perfect PA

A considerable part of an Executive’s job is to lead their staff, motivate and encourage them. However, this isn’t always the case. There are many Executive’s who are too busy, or under too much pressure in their roles to manage their staff effectively.

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How to Increase Productivity by Switching Off and Getting Cozy

Dumb Little Man

The working world is in a constant state of flux. We have come a really long way in the last 150 years or so in terms of employment law and workers’ rights. In the grand scale of human history, we’ve barely stopped sending our children to work in factories.

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How Political Polling is Done

Small Business Labs

We get asked a lot about political polls. And while Small Business Labs is non-partisan, we're OK with talking about how political surveys are done. There are two big issues to be aware of with political polls.    The first is how the questions are asked.

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Why you should get out of your comfort zone right now

Practically Perfect PA

A crucial aspect of being an Assistant is that ability to organise everything backstage so that others can shine. We are so used to being that support for others that quite often we are stuck in a bit of a rut with our own personal and professional development. I wonder if it stops us from […].

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Avoid the Weight Gain: 6 Reasons To Work Out During The Holidays

Dumb Little Man

As things cool down and the pumpkin spice lattes start coming out, it can be tempting to let your workout routine slide. Problem is, once you begin to justify missing one or two workouts, it is far easier to just not exercise during the holiday season.

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Pew Internet: Experts Optimistic about Digital Life over the Next 50 Years

Small Business Labs

Pew internet's Experts Optimistic About the Next 50 Years of Digital Life project asked hundreds of technology experts how people's lives might be impacted by the evolution of the internet over the next 50 years.

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Help Your Career by Learning the Art of Persuasion

On The Job

Have you ever tried to persuade someone to do something at work -- give you a pay raise, let you take on a new project, adopt a new system -- and you fail miserably? There's a reason for your lack of success.

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Working with your Executive on a planned approval process

Practically Perfect PA

In most organisations, work often needs to be formally approved or signed-off by Senior Executives before the work can begin or the next phase of the project. Executives also have to accept leave requests, sickness reports, expenses, invoices, purchase orders and budget requests.

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Lessons You Can Learn From Dealing With Frustration

Dumb Little Man

We all struggle with our frustrations. They come in all shapes and forms. We often get frustrated with work, either because we do work that we aren’t passionate about or lack some skills to thrive. But our frustration can be turned into a passion.

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30 Day Challenge: Exercise Every Day

Simple Productivity Blog

The average American sits for 11 hours a day. That is outside of the time spent in bed sleeping. We are the fattest we have ever been, and our sedentary lifestyle is leading to disease.

2019 130

The 14 English Punctuation Marks With Examples

Daily Writing Tips

Do you know how to use punctuation marks correctly in English? While some might seem straightforward, you may come across punctuation marks that you’re unsure about … so this post is designed to serve as a handy reference. .

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Podcast 130: The danger of all or nothing thinking

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 130 and it’s about the danger of all or nothing thinking. This kind of thinking can get you energized about an organizing project or even ongoing maintenance when you’re on the “all” side of the equation, but it has obvious drawbacks when you end up on the “nothing” side. Once a client hired me to help her refine her filing system.

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How To Identify A Narcissist At Work: Nailing Down The Key Factors

Dumb Little Man

Crossing paths with a narcissist is not rare. In the USA alone, 6% of the general population has been diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. That is not a small number. Now apply the same number to the estimated population of the world and you have 450,000,000 people having the disorder.

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30 Day Challenge: Planning The Night Before Wrap-up

Simple Productivity Blog

I realized I was having difficulty sticking to my task list.because I had never made a plan. The Planning The Night Before challenge was to get me past that difficulty. The challenge was to make my plan for the next day in my bullet journal the night before.

2019 130

Why Using Personal Phone Numbers Looks Unprofessional

Small Business CEO

Entrepreneurs that serve local customers can create credibility for their brand by securing a cost-effective VoIP business number. You can’t grow your business using your personal phone.

Buddhism For Geeks

Brilliantly Better

5 years ago I started to follow Buddhism as a way of living. I don’t consider it a religion, so I’m not identifying as a “Buddhist”. There are more formalized ways to embrace this lifestyle, like taking vows and joining… The post Buddhism For Geeks appeared first on Dragos Roua.

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How Does the US Workforce Spend Their Vacation?

Dumb Little Man

When life at work gets a little tricky, the promise of an upcoming vacation can often be enough to get us through. Some of us have more time away from the office than others, and how people choose to spend that time can vary widely. Recent research has given us insight into how we use our time off.

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Learn Your Shortcuts

Simple Productivity Blog

I was working with a colleague recently, helping him through a process that was unfamiliar with a tool he had not really used. What we were doing is less important than the conversation. Paste the item three times." I'll admit it, I was bored.

2019 130

4 Essential Questions for New Businesses

Small Business CEO

Starting a new business is so exciting, but it can be daunting! There is so much to keep track of, so much to do, and seemingly not enough hours in the day. How do you even begin?

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ZenTasktic – The Pivot

Brilliantly Better

It’s always nice to look back at your life and see that some of your actions are still making sense, so to speak. Or, to be more precise, it’s nice to revisit some projects that you put on hold and… The post ZenTasktic – The Pivot appeared first on Dragos Roua. Business Getting Things Done Productivity and Effectiveness Programming Bits

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Living A Sustainable Lifestyle: 10 Simple Tips On Going Green

Dumb Little Man

Lately, ecology has become definitely trendy. Luckily, not all trendy comes to harm. Going green is an excellent idea for several reasons. While saving the planet is certainly the most important, saving money and improving health are not bad, either.

Episode 268: Metamorphosis with Steven L. Blue


On this episode I speak with Steven L.

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Competition and Collaboration Interplay Creates High Performing Teams


Many of us have heard the story about the classical race between the tortoise and hare but did you know that there is a version 2.0 of that metaphor? In essence, there was a re-match as the rabbit wanted to prove that being the fastest and ergonomically conducive animal, it would win the second race.

Protecting Your Business Against Civil Lawsuits

Small Business CEO

For any business, the risk of lawsuits is a real one. You do not have to do much wrong to end up fighting one. It is a danger that no business can afford to ignore. Losing just one lawsuit can strip your company of most, sometimes all, of its assets.

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What To Do If Your Significant Other Hates Working Out

Dumb Little Man

There is a lot of information supporting working out in a group. From helping with accountability to pushing you to the next level of your fitness, there are many positives to exercising with at least one other person.

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Pujas And Patching – And Why They Work

Brilliantly Better

As I already wrote in the first post of these series, the concept of Karma is at the same time simpler, but more inclusive than the popular Western belief “justice shall be made” There is no external judge, applying some… The post Pujas And Patching – And Why They Work appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Spirituality & Beliefs

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Navigating The Job Market Before Earning Your Degree

Dumb Little Man

It’s never too early to prepare for your future or consider the steps you’ll need in building a successful career. We’re asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up,” from the time we enter primary school. However, the system isn’t quite set up to guide us to where we envision ourselves.

2019 158

How to Improve Employee Morale and Productivity

Small Business CEO

A person’s emotional and mental wellbeing impacts their quality of work. That is a given. It is why benefits extend beyond healthcare and go into what wellness bonuses employees will receive. A gym membership, for example, or perhaps a wellness retreat at the end of the year.

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5 Visual Strategies To Boost Your Sales This Season

Small Business CEO

The quickly changing seasonal landscape between October 31 st and January 1 st may leave you feeling like you’re on a roller coaster ride.

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Using Mail Merge to Boost Customer Engagement

Small Business CEO

When it comes to business outreach, you should never underestimate the effectiveness of email marketing.

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Consider Essential Add-On Features when Choosing the Best Car Insurance Policy

Small Business CEO

If you were contemplating on choosing a car insurance policy, your best bet would be to look for the best car insurance companies in the business. It would be in your best interest to look for all kinds of car insurance needs, such as those offered by

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