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Betting on the Lottery: Is There a Strategy?

Dumb Little Man

Lotteries are among the world’s most favorite gambling pastimes, with hundreds of people made much richer because of them. So there’s no wonder lottery ticket sales are huge when there’s a massive jackpot on the line. With state and national lotteries all completely checked by third-party audits, people play knowing that the results of each draw are completely fair and random; and yet people still manage to concoct strategies for playing the lottery.

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Is a PA job description worth the paper it is written on?

Practically Perfect PA

During the Future Assistant Conference we touched on the subject of job descriptions, which if truth be told, we talk about a lot at Practically Perfect PA events. It is a topic that never stops being hot. Well, firstly pretty much every job comes with a job description, detailing the skills and requirements for […].

2018 159

Paperless Post- Can E-Cards Work For Businesses?

Tips From T. Marie

Paperless Post, a service providing ecards and evites, contacted me and asked if I would be interested in checking out their service and possibly writing about my experience. They provided free credits so that I could take the service for a test drive and give my readers my opinion and review of what they have. Read more. The post Paperless Post- Can E-Cards Work For Businesses? appeared first on T.Marie Hilton's Clerical Advantage Online Business Technology Services. Online Tech Tools

2018 112

Blatant Pronoun Misuses You Want to Learn and Avoid

Office Dynamics

by Barbara McNichol. I love watching the TV show “Dancing with the Stars” but even this escape doesn’t give me a break from grammar glitches. In one episode alone, I counted four times when participants and/or hosts misused the pronouns as they spoke. As a society, if we repeatedly hear words used incorrectly on national TV (and all around us), how will we ever know what’s right?

2018 155

It’s Not What You Have But How You Feel That Makes You Rich

Dumb Little Man

One day, while riding the train, I overheard a cry for help. Sure, the young lady sitting across from me was literally crying. “If only I was rich,” she said. “If only I was rich!” ” “I know, Babe. I know,” responded her friend in hopes of consoling her. What started out as watching from afar, as if I were some nosy neighbor peeking from a window, turned into full-blown observation.

2018 184

Business travel without the stress

Practically Perfect PA

Business travel can be a stressful experience. Unfamiliar surroundings, time and performance pressures, networking in a second or third language, and a confused body clock all contribute to rising stress levels. We look at simple techniques that help you get the basics right, so you can keep stress to a minimum. If you can eliminate […]. Core Skills Featured Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistan

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My conversation with Chris Wilson of Unstuck School

Clutter Coach

by On Monday I was the guest presenter, talking about limiting your options and why it’s a good idea. No, a necessary thing to do if you want to get anything done! Click the image to watch the replay and find out why. The post My conversation with Chris Wilson of Unstuck School appeared first on Clutter Coach

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The Four Burners Theory and Managing Life

Dumb Little Man

If we want to be successful this year, it’s important to streamline our plans and priorities. This way, we can achieve our maximum potential over the next coming months. We all spend our lives juggling priorities and making sacrifices in some areas of our lives to excel in others. We burn ourselves out focusing on one goal while all of our other priorities get neglected. The “Four Burners Theory” depicts life as four burners on top of a stove, each represents a core area in our lives.

2018 171

10 Instagram accounts to help develop your career

Practically Perfect PA

I loooooovvvvveee me some Instagram and I’m sure most of you are the same. I think it might be my favourite social media platform, although that is like picking your favourite child, it kinda depends on the day. Anyway, I do love Instagram and it has so much to offer Assistants who are looking for some career […].

2018 137

Everyday Leadership in Action

Eat Your Career

The word “leadership” is often misunderstood in the workplace. Most people think it requires a title of some sort. You’re a leader if you supervise others or if you have a few fancy letters after your name. I don’t think leaders are defined by position or organizational hierarchy. To me, leaders are defined by their actions. Consequently, I believe that anyone in any role has the ability to be a leader.

2018 100

Paperless Post- Can E-Cards Work For Businesses?

Tips From T. Marie

Paperless Post , a service providing ecards and evites, contacted me and asked if I would be interested in checking out their service and possibly writing about my experience. They provided free credits so that I could take the service for a test drive and give my readers my opinion and review of what they have to offer. I have what could be considered a paperless office.

2018 100

3 Important Factors to Consider for an Effective Business Analysis

Dumb Little Man

The first time I thought about the success of various big organizations, I used to feel that their success was just a result of some huge luck. I also thought that the founder of those organizations had a lot of money in stock before they started their businesses. I started studying what could have led to their huge success and how they were able to maintain their growth in today’s most challenging business era. This is when I realized the strategic utilization of business analysis.

2018 169

Project Management 101: Getting to grips with MS Project

Practically Perfect PA

At the recent Future Assistant conference we held a session on Project Management for beginners. It was a really popular session and it made me think that we could do a lot more blog posts on project management, particularly as so many of you are working on your own projects and in supporting project teams. So […].

What is Holding Your Brand Back? PART 3

Office Dynamics

By Anel Martin. Well, that is a big question! Personally, I think what is holding us back from powerful, successful and valuable brands is the same thing that holds us back from fulfilling careers and happy lives. That is a big statement but here goes! I think it is the inability to speak up, trying to fit in, not being able to decide and FOCUS, believing we don’t deserve it (whatever “IT” is for you), lack of self-discipline and confidence. So let’s run the list down: Speaking up.

2018 119

The 3 Ingredients Of A Minimalist Productivity Workflow

Productivityist

I don’t consider myself to be a minimalist. But when it comes to my personal productivity, I definitely have minimalist tendencies. I align tasks with my time in a way that allows me to move forward with as little friction as possible. I put templates and frameworks in place that reduce decision fatigue so I can leverage every moment of my time. I am very deliberate with the tools I use—both digital and analog—so I know what to use and when to use it.

2018 70

How to Survive a Mass Shooting: 8 Actionable Tips from Experts

Dumb Little Man

One of the worst mass shootings in the United States is the Las Vegas shooting incident which has woken up everyone worldwide. Even I was deeply affected by the news as I read through what victims and the families of the dead have endured during the tragic event. Because of what has happened, hundreds of people around the area and thousands of people all over the world probably have one thing in mind: How to survive a mass shooting?

2018 157

Pet Obsessed Millennials Pamper Their "Fur Babies"

Small Business Labs

Last week the online retailer Zulily celebrated their first annual pet week. In honor of this auspicious occasion, t hey released a set of survey results on pet owning millennials.

2018 58

3 Steps to Take When You No Longer Like Your Job

45 Things

Sometimes you accept a job and are really excited about it. But as you spend more time in that job, you start to lose some of that enthusiasm. Before long, you feel stuck. It can be difficult to finally admit to yourself that you're not happy with a job you thought was a good fit. You feel a bit guilty because you know about the time and effort the employer has put into hiring and training you.

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The Free-Time Formula with Jeff Sanders

Productivityist

This episode of The Productivityist Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to healthiq.com/vardy to support the show and see if you qualify. Our guest this week is Jeff Sanders : a keynote speaker, founder of the Rocking Productivity Academy and the author of the new book The Free Time Formula.

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How to Set Your Mind to Lose Weight

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever asked yourself how people lose weight and manage to keep it off? You are thinking losing weight and staying fit is a matter of genetics, metabolism, and the willpower to change one’s habits. Although those things play a part in losing weight, building muscle, and improving one’s general health, the most important component to change happens in your brain. The two stimuli that cause a person to take action.

2018 156

Coworking, Differentiation and Segmentation

Small Business Labs

Kansas City's Laya Center  (pictured below) is the  the first coworking spa in the U.S.   In addition to having the only natural cryotherapy chamber in the Midwest, the Laya Center also offers chromotherapy as well as yoga and other traditional spa treatments and services. And, of course, it offers a workspace.

2018 58

3 Website Essentials to Boost Service Business Sales

Small Business CEO

Service businesses are interesting. Small towns may only have one electrician that has a monopoly on the industry, but other cities may have dozens of electricians all vying for the same business. It’s a difficult situation to be in, but there are ways to use your website to boost sales. People flock to the Internet to review companies, search for the best prices and find a service provider to meet their needs.

2018 57

Grammar Quiz #23: Pronous

Daily Writing Tips

Correct errors of pronoun use in the following sentences. Do you want to go with Hamed and myself to the park? Last summer, the Retys were extremely kind to my family and I when we stayed with them. If it snows, me and the children will take our sleds to the hill behind the school. Be sure to remind the children that too much horseplay could cause them to hurt theirselves. The coach of the boys’ basketball team said, “I expect everyone to do their best in the game tonight.”

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Balancing Work and Study: 4 Highly Effective Tips You Need to Try

Dumb Little Man

If you are a student, you’ve probably thought of getting a job. But is it possible to work and study at the same time? The answer is yes. To be successful in balancing work and study, here are some tips and tricks you can consider. Find a Job Based on What You Are Studying. It might seem difficult but it is not impossible! For example, if you are pursuing a degree in History, you could look for jobs that can help you improve and learn more about your course.

2018 153

LinkedIn's Deep Dive on VanLifers and Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

LinkedIn's From van life to careers, figure it out as you go covers a couple who have spent several years as VanLifers.    It includes an excellent video that is the most professionally done of any VanLife video we've seen and is well worth watching. For those not familiar with with the VanLife trend , it refers to the growing number of mostly millennials who have traded in their homes and apartments for life on the road in vans. 

2018 57

4 Tips for Successful Social Media Marketing

Small Business CEO

Digital marketing in the modern age is a beast to be reckoned with. Although there are tons of people constantly studying the shifts in the dynamic of internet marketing, it changes so often that it can be difficult to know where to get a hold of understand exactly what you can and should do to make your business and marketing strategies more successful.

3 Types of Hyphenation Errors with Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

Writers are easily confused by, or are negligent about, proper use of hyphenation with phrases with numbers, whether the numbers are represented in spelled-out or numeral form. The following sentences represent various types of erroneous use of hyphenation; a discussion after each one points out the problem, and a revision resolves it. In April 2016, the Houston area was soaked by a once-in-10,000 years rainfall event.

2018 49

How Has Trade Changed Over Time

Dumb Little Man

Trading centuries ago was way different than what we’re experiencing today. It was less convenient, easy, and predictable. It took a lot of time and it came with a lot of risks. Here, we take a look at how has trade changed over time. Setting the scene. Post-war investment was very different to the trading opportunities of today. The Great Depression, along with two world wars, had impacted the Stock Market such that very few people owned common stock.

2018 135

EXPOSED: The Dark and Nefarious TheMarq.com Blog

The Marq

It's been about three months since I posted anything on TheMarq or the YouTube channel, but that's changing today. I've published the video speaking to why I've been away for so long and exposing the dark and nefarious actions of.THIS SITE! ;-) Enjoy the video.and if you want to contribute to the survey, this is it. Copyright(c) 2017 TheMarq.com. Blogging Business Startup Business Tactics

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The Key to Cybersecurity Awareness? Tell Your Employees to Slow Down

Small Business CEO

Do you have a cybersecurity awareness training program in your office? If so, what’s the central theme? How about… slow down. There are of course many tenets of a successful cybersecurity awareness program, but none more central to stopping human error and negligence. photo credit: Juan J Martinez / Flickr. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 State of SMB Cybersecurity report, negligent employees were the number one cause of SMB data breaches.

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3 Types of Errors Involving the Correlative Conjunction “Either”

Daily Writing Tips

When either and or are employed in a sentence to frame two alternatives, the correlative conjunction either is often misplaced, usually rendering the sentence more or less comprehensible but potentially introducing confusion. For each of the examples below, a discussion explains the problem, and a revision provides a solution. She’s either criticized for being too fat or too thin.

2018 49

What To Look For In Health Insurance Plans for Parents

Dumb Little Man

Finding the right health insurance plans for parents can be tough but when you know exactly what to look for, it can become a seamless process. Old age brings with it ailments and health-related problems. If you aren’t prepared, it can put you under a lot of stress. It can cause problems not just with your finances but your relationship with your parents and siblings, too. One of the best ways to be prepared is to invest in the right health insurance plan.

2018 133

You're Always Being Watched

45 Things

Years ago I was volunteering at a community fun fair, which is another way of saying that kids were running around juiced on too much soda and candy, and parents were paying $10 for a hot dog. All of it was in good fun since it was aimed to raise money for a local community project. I worked alongside a 13-year-old boy, who never said "no" to anything I requested. He bused gross picnic tables. He took the trash to a giant dumpster. He fixed the soda dispenser when it got stuck.

2018 40

How to Beat the Competition: 24/7 Phone Answering Service

Small Business CEO

A common complaint among small business owners is the battle to beat out the competition that exists in this day and age. Since businesses open and close every year, estimates as to how many companies there are in the world are hard to make. Some experts place numbers well over 100,000,000 global businesses operating at any one time. So how then is it possible to compete, even beat the competition operating in your industry?

“Constitute” and Its Established Cousins

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists and defines a small family of words derived from a Latin verb meaning “set” that share the element -stitute. Statuere , stemming from the Latin verb stare , meaning “stand,” alludes to establishment or causing to stand. As you’ve probably guessed, it’s also the forebear of statute and statue , but words that include -stitute are also descended from statuere. To constitute (literally, “set with”) is to compose, form, or make up, or to enact or establish.

2018 48

Become Happier Today

Dumb Little Man

Are you happy? How to be happy everyday? This is a really subjective question when you think about it. Happiness can’t really be measured easily through quantitative measures. Happiness is dependent on a lot of things, including your circumstances. But one thing is for certain. You need to develop certain habits in order to become happier overall. Factors Leading To Greater Happiness. Though happiness may be subjective and deeply personal, there is still a basic formula to it.

2018 164

Vitamin B12 Deficiency: What You Need to Know

Dumb Little Man

Vitamin B12 is essential to the human body. It has an incredibly important role in your central nervous system as it ensures the health of your nerves and blood cell. It plays a huge role in the production of DNA, too. Because of its functions, it’s highly important that you get enough of this vitamin, whether through your diet or by taking supplements. If you do not get enough vitamin B12, then your blood cells will not be able to function properly. This can cause anemia.

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