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7 Ways to be More Productive and Less Busy

Dumb Little Man

It can be hard to see the difference between being productive and just staying busy. But there is a difference – a big difference. It’s possible to be busy all day long and at the end of the day feel like you haven’t accomplished much.

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List Building: Get Your First 1,000 [Fill-in-the-Blank]

Office Organization Success

Build your list! The money is in the list! That’s what the experts tell you do when you’re just starting out in your business. And it makes sense.

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A Day in the Life: Simone White, PA, BlackRock

Practically Perfect PA

What does your career path look like? I started my life as a temp at the V&A in London, after graduating and realising that the world of fashion journalism & promotion was not for me. I took all my skills learned from my studies to organise people and offices instead.

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Managing Your Executive’s Day [Free Webinar Replay]

Office Dynamics

Managing Your Executive’s Day (October Free Webinar). As an administrative professional, you probably already know that a big part of your job involves “managing” other people—namely, the Executive(s) you support. It’s your mission to ensure they have what they need to reach their goals.

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How a Healthy Lifestyle Affects Your Career

Dumb Little Man

Any kind of job requires you to have healthy not just physically but as well as mentally and emotionally. Unfortunately, not everyone has a healthy lifestyle.

Greening Your Roof to Life

Eco-Office Gals

For any environmentally conscious homeowner, there are a multitude of things you can do to your property to make it more ecologically sound.

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The tax implication of business travel

Practically Perfect PA

In this blog post we have concentrated on the tax implication of travel, as we believe it’s a very relevant issue today. As a company Voyage Manager provides end to end travel tracking and monitoring services, with a historical focus on safety and security.

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3 Reasons Why Most Entrepreneurs Drop Out Of The Race, Here’s How To Prevent It.

Dumb Little Man

It is so easy right now to start a business working out of your home but it is not actually quite so easy to make that business, start making you money. And this is where a lot of entrepreneurs find themselves. And this is why a lot of entrepreneurs quit.

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New Productivity Forms: October 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

In 2014 I decided I wanted to release monthly productivity forms with a seasonal theme. Fun tools make it more likely I will use them, and honestly, I get bored with the plain old print and line forms. In 2015 I decided to continue this tradition.

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Pay Your Bills

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2012-02-16 14:10:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Next week is National Pay Your Bills Week. Isn’t that exciting? Okay, so it’s not. It’s important though. Like filing, death, taxes and going to the dentist, bill paying is a must. How could it be easier? Use online banking. I believe this is a very safe way to pay, despite recent alarms. You have to do your part to make it safe, however. Remember: Don’t click on links from bank emails!

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What’s the learning hurdle you’re most proud of clearing?

Office Dynamics

Question: “I could have many more opportunities, and higher pay, if I learned French and could reply to emails from our French customers.

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5 Tips for Effective Online Dating

Dumb Little Man

Years ago, some people might have said that online dating is the future. They were right. Today online dating is commonplace. There is no longer as much stigma attached to it as there was in the past. There are many different sites/types of online dating you can engage in.

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What Is Whole Life Productivity?

Simple Productivity Blog

As I mentioned in my last article , work and life no longer have distinct boundaries thanks to the technology that we carry with us at all times.

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Goodbye Tabbed Browsing, Hello Focus


I have a confession to make: I am the king of tabbed browsing. I have the unique ability to crash any browser within minutes. Click here and click there and suddenly there are countless tabs staring back. I bet you know what I’m talking about, right?

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Why “Finding Your Passion” is self sabotage 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Passion is misunderstood. Entrepreneurs LOVE to be passionate. We don’t consider someone to be truly successful unless they’re making (a ton of) money by following their true love in life. Finding your passion” is practically a spiritual quest. What could be more important?

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5 Tips to Convince Your Overprotective Parents to Let You Travel Alone

Dumb Little Man

You want to go traveling to Europe or spend a summer abroad in Asia. But your parents say no. They think it is unsafe. It is a waste of time and money. It takes away your focus from what is important in life like your education and career.

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The Continued Rise of the Collaborative Economy

Small Business Labs

Crowd Companies has released their 2nd annual report on the collaborative economy - The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy.    It's full of interesting information and data on why consumers are participating in the collaborative economy.

The Productivityist Podcast Episode 61: The Power of Focus with Shawn Blanc


This week on the show I welcome my friend Shawn Blanc, creator of The Focus Course. We have a deep discussion about intentionality, being attentive, the creative process, productivity, and – fittingly – focus. Relevant Links. The Awareness Building Class. The Focus Course. Tools and Toys.

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Not An Umlaut

Daily Writing Tips

A reader has posed a question about a mark he noticed in The New Yorker : In a recent copy of The New Yorker the word ‘reëlection’ appeared with an umlaut over the second ‘e’ I had not seen the umlaut used that way before. . Is the umlaut making a comeback?

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Being a Good Helper May Be Bad for Your Career

45 Things

It's often advised that those seeking to make their mark at work should be willing to stick up their hand and volunteer for a project, lend a helping hand to others when it's needed and generally be the person who is willing to do what it takes to help the team succeed.

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Uber, Airbnb Garner Majority of On-Demand Economy Funding

Small Business Labs

CB Insights Unless You're Uber or Airbnb, The Mobile On-Demand Funding Boom Has Cooled covers the fact that Uber and Airbnb have attracted large sums of venture capital - $6.6 YTD in 2015 alone. The rest of the on-demand economy has also done pretty well - $1.67 billion YTD 2015.

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How To Be Productive Again After Vacation


Carina Parry-Stevens is class of 2014 graduate in Broadcast, Journalism and Media Communication. She loves communicating with people through articulate speech, vision and writing. Engage with her on Linkedin here. Now that you’ve taken some time to relax, it’s time to go back to the office. You sit down and fire up your computer as a feeling of nervousness washes over you. Your mind starts to drift toward the emails waiting in your inbox. We’ve all been there!

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Porn Joins Pimp

Daily Writing Tips

A reader has called my attention to a new use of the word porn : I would like to know, what do you think of the recent use of the word “porn” to mean anything pleasurable to view (i.e. “Earth Porn” or “Word Porn”)?

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Why Your Team Sees You as Manipulative -- and What to Do About It

45 Things

In a new book, “Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How you Live and Lead,” author Laszlo Bock says that the company wants to serve as an example of how to better treat employees and do business.

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8 Traits of Millennial Independent Workers

Small Business Labs

Millennial Independents in 2015: 8 Things the "Work to Live" Generation Wants You to Know , from MBO Partners, summarizes detailed information on Millennials (born 1890 - 2000) from the MBO Partners 2015 State of Independence study.

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Why I Am Writing Two Books At Once (and How I Am Doing It)


This piece was originally published in The Productivityist Weekly. Not signed up for the newsletter yet? Click here and you’ll get it delivered to your inbox every week and receive a copy of The Way of The Productivityist Manifesto absolutely FREE!” ” I’ve got two ideas for a book that have been eating at me for a while now. Two ideas and neither will go away. Now if both weren’t pulling at me, this wouldn’t be a problem.

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Population vs Populace

Daily Writing Tips

Lately I have begun to notice speakers and writers using the word populace where I would expect to see the word population.

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All Things Political

Daily Writing Tips

During the Pope’s visit to the United States, social media and television abounded with comments discussing what is and isn’t political.

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Punctuation Review #7: Family Relationships

Daily Writing Tips

A random Web search suggests that people writing about families are not all on the same page when it comes to hyphenating terms for family relationships. For example: A step-sister is the daughter of a step-parent to whom one is not biologically related.

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Mea Culpa

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin expression mea culpa is used as an interjection and as a noun. mea culpa interjection : an exclamation acknowledging one’s guilt or responsibility for an error. For example: MOTHER: The garbage is overflowing! SON: Mea culpa! I’ll take it out right now.

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To Relish Memories or To Revel In Them?

Daily Writing Tips

I noticed this use of the verb relish on a cooking site: I was happy to find the recipe again at Sweet Little Bluebird so I could relish in my childhood memories. In current use, the verb relish is transitive. It takes an object. One might relish childhood memories, but one does not relish in them.

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