Sat.Apr 19, 2014 - Fri.Apr 25, 2014

4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Marriage Awesome

Dumb Little Man

The notion of healthy and happy marriages often sounds like just another drop in the bucket of wish list items and Hollywood media hype. But the truth is this is a very real and very important topic of sociological consideration.

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Hotel Casablanca, New York City

Practically Perfect PA

The Hotel Casablanca is a good quality hotel in the middle of Time Square. Yup, you read that correctly! There aren’t many nice hotels near Time Square but The Hotel Casablanca certainly fits that description.

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Tips for Proofreading Emails Like a Pro

Business Writing

This month''s free Better Writing at Work e-newsletter features the article "10 Tips for Proofreading Your Emails." Here are three of my favorite tips, followed by two that readers sent me: 1. Double-check the spelling of names. Check the signature. Email Proofreading

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3 tips for a stress-free connected workplace

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 3 tips for a stress-free connected workplace appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. (NC) NC) Does your workplace stress you out? It may not be the everyday tasks, projects and deadlines, but rather the physical environment. Maybe your desk is too messy, or your colleagues are too loud.

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How To Live a Life That Is Uniquely Yours

Dumb Little Man

The biggest mistake people make in life is that they pursue dreams and goals without taking the time to discover what they are truly passionate about, and then allowing their dreams to unfold naturally as an expression of their passion and who they really are.

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5 Systems For Success Tips

Office Organization Success

Entrepreneurs are generally the creative type, they love to create and come up with new ideas – that’s what makes them an entrepreneur. As solo business owners, that’s all we want to do – create products and programs, and come up with new ways of delivering our services.

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Lights off as Avery launches green office week 2014

Practically Perfect PA

Organisers of the award-winning Green Office Week are delighted to announce that registration is now open for their 2014 campaign which will run from May 12 th – 16 th.

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5 Questions To Catalyze Big Change

Dumb Little Man

No matter what you want to change:- career, relationship, body, mind, the catalyst always comes down to one thing:- you. You, and you alone, are the vehicle driving the force of change in your life.

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Help I Need Systems! Last Day to Register

Office Organization Success

A quick note to remind you that this is the last day to register for the Your Systems For Success Six-Week Challenge. Registration will close tomorrow, at 12 Noon Eastern. Your Systems For Success Six-Week Challenge. link].

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Spotlight on assistant resources: PA Life

Practically Perfect PA

There are a lot of different resources available to assistants. From magazines, blogs, exclusive membership clubs to events and exhibitions. Some resources are better than others and we do have a lot of choice. So where do we begin?

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Simple Productivity: 7 Day Productivity Plan (Infographic)

Simple Productivity Blog

It doesn''t get much simpler than this: a 7 day productivity plan, bringing together the best advice in productivity. The post Simple Productivity: 7 Day Productivity Plan (Infographic) appeared first on

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The Real Truth About Lasting Weight Loss-Why Diets Don’t Work (and What Does)

Dumb Little Man

Imagine for a moment you have $1000 to invest. After giving it much thought, you decide to put your money in a mutual fund because a financially-competent friend gave a glowing recommendation.

2014 285

How to Learn to Receive Feedback Well

On The Job

This morning your mirror confirmed that yes, indeed, you do look fat in those pants. Your new puppy let you know that your house-training efforts are not working. Then you got to work and your boss had edited your report so heavily the only original thing was your name and the date.

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The Hotel Library, New York City

Practically Perfect PA

As a little girl I loved spending time in my local library so imagine my excitement when I found myself spending a night in a library themed hotel – in New York City! Walking into the lobby from the hustle and bustle of Madison Avenue you do feel like you are in a rather sophisticated library.

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Infographic: Brand Culture

The Small Business Blog

How often do you think about the branding of your small business? You might not consider it very regularly, but everything you do under the banner of your business adds up to create your own personal brand.

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Fight to Win!

Dumb Little Man

‘Deep within all of us there is a fight, so powerful so strong, it can overcome any fear, any obstacle, any challenge.

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Bind It Up: DIY Planner Binding Options

Simple Productivity Blog

Once you decide to make your own planning system, the binding becomes the first matter of choice. It dictates the size of your pages, as well as any special equipment you might need. Today we will look at the various binding options and how they work with different DIY options.

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The Conference and Hospitality Show and The Ultimate Travel Itinerary slides

Practically Perfect PA

Thanks to Jamila Juma-Ware ?@Justjampr Justjampr for the most flattering pic! A few weeks ago I spoke at the Conference and Hospitality show in Leeds. For a regional show I was impressed with the variety of exhibitors and the number of attendees.

2014 158

Infographic: Big Data Energy Efficiency

The Small Business Blog

Big Data is changing the way that many businesses do things. Marketing departments, in particular, now have a huge amount of information to work with in terms of computerised data.

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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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Thank Goodness I Have a Backup Systems in Place!

Office Organization Success

I’ve had a fun week this week … I spent three days hosting a fashion event here in town. I met some wonderful ladies, helped them put fabulous outfits together, and generally had a great time. Next week I’m in a more normal routine for the next few weeks, and I’ll be delivering the first training module in my brand-new training — Your Systems For Success Six-Week Challenge. Which reminds me… you only have a few days left to register for this training.

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Open Loops 4/25/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

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.

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The Legal Aspects of Setting up a New Business

The Small Business Blog

Beginning a new business can be an exciting process, but the legal aspects of it can be quite intimidating. Often, asking business solicitors for advice and aid can be a good way to get everything in order.

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Forbes and its Freelance Workforce

Small Business Labs

Forbes recently released some fascinating data on their use of freelance writers. They have roughly 1200 freelancers working for them, of which 400 are paid and 800 provide content for free.

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day

Office Dynamics

Happy Administrative Professionals Day to all the wonderful executive assistants, administrative assistants, secretaries, administrators and all support staff who support the management team! I personally know the wonderful contributions you make every day to the workplace.

Congratulations to You and Me!

Business Writing

I am delighted to let you know that "Business Writing With Heart: How to Build Great Work Relationships One Message at a Time" has been named as a finalist for Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) awards in two categories. Best Picks Books Etiquette

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The Fallacy of “Sometime”

The Solopreneur Life

In his book “How to Write a Good Advertisement: A Short Course in Copywriting,” Victor O. Schwab stresses the importance of pressing for immediate action. Schwab asks: Has this ever happened to you? Your friends have had a nice evening at your home. Yet their goodbye goes like this: “We’ve had such a great time. […]. No related posts. Sales advertising Victor O. Schwab

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Why You're Annoying Your Colleagues

On The Job

You’re never late for meetings. You also chip in for every co-worker’s birthday or baby shower that comes along. That’s why you consider yourself a good colleague – certainly not like that annoying person in the cubicle next to you. But what you may not realize is that you are indeed that person.

2014 176

Top 5 Tips for Office Essentials

The Small Business Blog

Setting up your very first office is a big moment for any business, no matter whether you are decking out a room in your house to become a workplace or if you are renting premises from somebody else. Today’s tip column reveals our Top 5 Tips for purchasing your office essentials: 1. Even though your… Read the full article here: Top 5 Tips for Office Essentials on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Top 5 Tips home office office chair office desk office furniture

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Investment Bank "Kiosks" Take On Big Banks

Small Business Labs

The New York Times article Goldman, Citi, UBS. and a Guy in an Office  describes a successful one man firm that is currently the world's 11th ranked merger and acquisition adviser.   The article describes this as the "trend toward merger and acquisition microfirms, or, as in his case, sole practitioners." " Key quote: Bankers have already coined a new catchword for such small firms: “kiosks,” as opposed to the somewhat larger “boutiques,”. Such

2014 146

The Art of Conscious Compromise: Finding Your Perfection

Eat Your Career

I’ve been thinking a lot about compromise lately. Some people do it too much in life, others not enough. Over the past year, I compromised a lot to be with someone I thought I loved. If you asked him, he’d say he did the same. At some point, the question loomed: If all of this compromise is required, is this the right thing for either of us? It’s a hard, gut-wrenching lesson to learn in romance, but it also applies to your career.

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3 Things To Help You Get More Out Of Your Weekend


3 Things is a weekly series posted every Sunday that highlights three things you can do to overcome a challenge, enhance your productivity, and improve other aspects of your work and life. Each of the things also offers an app or product recommendation that can help you take action and move forward.

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Beginnings – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.” ” – Mike Dooley, US author. Easter is a traditionally a time of new beginnings and getting a fresh start. If you really want to make a change, it will… Read the full article here: Beginnings – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations beginnings business quotes

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Staying Organized

Clutter Coach

by I live in California near the Golden Gate Bridge (which celebrated its 75th birthday last year). To protect it from corrosive sea salt, it needs to be touched up all the time. As long as the ocean winds blow, the bridge will need new paint. I’m talking about maintenance , my friends. There’s really no way to get around it. Once you organize your space, you have to maintain it or, like that bridge, it will fall down.

2014 109

Six Words from Shakespeare for 2014

Daily Writing Tips

In honor of the Bard’s birthday, here are five words Shakespeare used that we still find useful to describe life in the 21st century.

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Simply Podtastic: My 2014 Essential Podcast Diet


"An information diet is not about consuming less; it’s about consuming right." – Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet. I think it''s important to take a look at what you''re consuming in terms of content fairly regularly.

2014 105

5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Outsource Their Bookkeeping

Small Business CEO

Few small business owners relish the thought of going over their books on a regular basis.

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