Sat.Jan 21, 2017 - Fri.Jan 27, 2017

Obamacare's Impact on Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

There's no doubt the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or better known as Obamacare) has been a good for freelancers, the self-employed and other independent workers.

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5 Ways to Slay Small Talk with Your Boss

Practically Perfect PA

You’ve got an event coming up and your boss suggests that you meet and travel together. You know that this is a great opportunity to have one to one time with her, but are not sure if you have anything in common.

2017 191

Are You Sleep Deprived? 8 Health Risks Of Poor Sleep

Dumb Little Man

No energy drink can invigorate you more than a good night’s sleep. Sadly, our society has become too proud to acknowledge that sleep is as important as proper nutrition and regular exercise. This is evident in our overworked culture and amplified by technology that keeps us connected 24/7.

2017 263

How to Get Colleagues to Trust You

On The Job

When you buy your popcorn at the movies, you probably don’t have more than a fleeting thought about the concession clerk, which is why such a relationship is referred to as transactional. You hand over the cash, and the clerk hands over the popcorn.

2017 151

How to Introduce Two People in Writing

Business Writing

Deb Arnold of Deb Arnold, Ink. is a terrific businesswoman and one of my favorite people. We met a few years ago through an introduction from our mutual friend, consultant Ron Scott. Ron introduced us by email like this: Subject: Courteous Writing Etiquette Teaching Business Writing

2017 141

Pet Tech Booming

Small Business Labs

Despite a decline in venture capital investments last year , 2016 was a record year for venture investments in pet tech startups. As the CB Insights chart below shows, the amount of venture capital investments in pet tech startups is up 4 fold over the past 5 years.

2017 130

5 Tips to Learn Languages by Reading Foreign Books

Dumb Little Man

Language is the mirror of our culture. It reveals a nation’s secrets, shows a people’s everyday, and expresses their attitude to life. If you want to easily speak a foreign language, you need to get to know it better. And it’s not about grammar.

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More Trending

Lioness Magazine publishes my article on Business-to-Business Videos

Andrea Kalli

January is really shaping up! Publisher, Lioness Magazine , picked up my article – “ How To Use Video To Drive Business–To-Business Sales ”, at – [link]. A few key points about the article are: Before you create content, define your purpose or your message.

2017 130

Career Success A to Z: I Is For Initiative

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. This week, I want to talk about one of my favorite topics: Initiative. This is a critical part of being proactive—another topic I’m passionate about.

2017 130

5 Exercises to Improve Posture and Mobility for Seniors

Dumb Little Man

Are you looking for posture exercises for seniors? Poor posture can affect moving around, walking and daily activities. In the long run, bad posture can lead to back pain and joint pain in your hips and knees.

2017 228

The RideShare Guy's 2017 Driver Survey

Small Business Labs

The RideShare Guy released their  2017 Survey Results: Driver Earnings, Satisfaction and Demographics.    It has lots of interesting data on those who drive for services like Uber and Lyft. 

2017 130

Top 8 Time Management Tips To Hack Productivity

Office Dynamics

Amongst the hectic schedules and infinite demands of modern life, we often feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything we need to done. This pressure has resulted in many self-aware individuals seeking ways to save time throughout their day. Some of this is relevant to work life, some to home life, but all time management hacks end up with you being more productive while you work and having more ‘me-time’ as a result.

2017 161

Annotated Agenda

Laughing all the Way to Work

It is very useful to use an annotated agenda. For those who have never used one, it is simply an agenda with notes on it. For the agenda that I send to the meeting participants, I annotate it to let them know why an item is on the agenda or if there are any attachments. In my example below you will see that I put brackets around the notes and italicize them. Call to Order: 1. Adoption of Agenda (Motion Required) 2. Approval of Previous Minutes of December 25, 2016 (Attached) (Motion Required) 3.

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Why We Need More Warriors (And How to Become One)

Dumb Little Man

In today’s world, many aspects of masculinity have been called into question. I think we can all agree that masculine drives to dominance and force have led to much violence, corruption, trauma, and suffering in the world.

2017 228

Space clearing expert Karen Kingston on clutter

Clutter Coach

by I heard Karen Kingston, author of Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, speak at a NAPO conference years ago. I was familiar with her work, but hadn’t read her book so I went and bought it after the conference. . Although she’s not an organizer, her work ties in quite well with organizing. One of the skills she practices is space clearing, which means cleaning out stagnant energy and replacing it with new vital energy.

2017 109

10+ Lessons Learned In My 10 Years with Office Dynamics International

Office Dynamics

I woke up this morning with the strange realization that this is my very last day with Office Dynamics International. What a very weird feeling. As I write this I am feeling all the emotions. I’m remembering many of our incredible stories that we’ve collected over the last decade of partnership. Life has been filled with so much joy and with an unbalanced amount of pain. We’ve been through it all, together.

2017 159

The Million Dollar Dog: Pet Industry Gold Mines

Small Business CEO

Money has gone to the dogs – but in a good way. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), Americans spent about $62.75 billion on their furry, feathered or finned friends, including dogs. The APPA note that 54.4 million homes have pets.

2017 83

10 Ways You Can Benefit From Chiropractic Adjustments

Dumb Little Man

Back pains? That’s easy with chiropractic. If you haven’t used this treatment yet, you are missing an opportunity for wellness and a natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.

2017 220

Podcast 040: Pump your decision making muscles

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how you can improve your decision making skill. Hint: it’s like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets. Here are some highlights: But what if I get it wrong? I need to know more first. I’d rather wait! Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

2017 100

Tactfully Voicing Your Opinion In The Workplace

Office Dynamics

I hope you had a great week last week and were able to apply the tips I had for communicating with people from different generations. In case you did not read the last two Monday Motivators , I have been writing a 3 part series on communicating for business success. The first one was, Be a better communicator at work and the second was, Bridge the Generational Communication Gap.

2017 154

The Baby Boomer Business Continues to Grow

Small Business CEO

Conventional wisdom has long held that when it comes to making money on a product, it pays to market it to young people. In our youth-obsessed society, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

2017 83

Health Myths: 10 Crucial Mistakes People Make in Getting Healthy

Dumb Little Man

Everyone is trying to live healthy these days. Pinterest is flooded with healthy grocery shopping lists and exercise infographics. And let’s not forget those motivational pics of beautiful men and women. They seem happy and complete because they are living healthy. And, we all want to be like them.

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Millennials career advice that will help you!

Job Advice Blog

Millennials career advice that will help you does not grow on trees. Allow me to give you some advice that will help you with your career. I can guarantee you that […]. The post Millennials career advice that will help you! appeared first on JTL Services Inc. Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre Job Advice Job Hopping JTL Services

2017 116

Title: Habits That Will Make You A Happier Person

Brilliantly Better

This is a guest post by: Matthew Snider We all want to be happy throughout life, but we may wonder if nonstop joy just appears in our lives without us doing anything to get it. It’s true that happiness can at… The post Title: Habits That Will Make You A Happier Person appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2017 54

Corporate Billing Errors Cost Consumers Millions

Small Business CEO

Some corporations process customer billing in-house, but others pay 3rd-party services or even outsource their billing to foreign lands in order to save money. No matter how corporate billing is done, it’s a mistake to think that billing today is computerized and accurate.

2017 83

7 Power Habits of Great Leaders, Business Icons and Inspirational Achievers

Dumb Little Man

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”. Aristotle. Our never-ending quest towards self-improvement is a long journey of small steps. Small habits we repeat day after day, week after week, year after year.

2017 212

6 Reasons Why You Fail to Reach Your Goals

Productivityist

Robert Morris is a freelance writer and personal development coach. He helps people reach success and achieve their personal and career goals. Currently, he writes for NinjaEssays writing service. While some of us reach our goals, others struggle and fall short. Some people have huge goals like becoming millionaires or even owning a football team. Others want to live a peaceful life, spend more time with their families or spouses, and not stress too much.

2017 64

French Words with New Meanings in English

Daily Writing Tips

Thanks to the Norman Conquest, and to the long dominance of France in European culture and politics, almost half the words and phrases in the English lexicon (including that of its American variety) are derived from French.

2017 63

Top 5 Habits of The Best World Leaders in History

Small Business CEO

The idea of being “successful” is indeed a matter of personal judgment. There are timeless truths and habits that helps one achieve success, regardless of one’s personality or industry he/she works in, or a point in history. photo credit: Wikipedia.

2017 71

Top Tips On Training Your Brain To Be Creative

Dumb Little Man

Creativity is one of the most vital aspects of life. Were it not for people’s creativity, we would not have the Internet or smartphones or even the car that we drive to work.

2017 211

How to Build an Input Management Plan

Productivityist

Have you ever used a power bar before? You know, the ones that have 5–7 outlets on them so you can plug a bunch of devices into them? I’m betting you have. Now, have you ever had to look at one you’ve filled and had to figure out which device needs to be expelled because you’ve got a new one that needs its plug? That’s how input management works. You only have so many slots to house inputs, so you should replace one input source with another instead of trying to stack them.

2017 61

Words That Turn on the Root “Vert”

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin verb vertere , meaning “turn,” is the source of a number of English words that pertain to shifting one’s position from the status quo.

2017 58

How To Deal With A Debt Collection Agency?

Small Business CEO

In recent times, ignoring creditors’ phone calls and failing their continuous attempts of setting the debts has become a massive issue. Though a majority of individuals do not ignore creditors intentionally but yet it seems like you are making a big mistake by avoiding them.

One Awesome Tip On How To Shift Perspective

Dumb Little Man

A while back, I took acting classes, one of which involved me doing a monologue (which is basically when one person stands in front of the audience for an extended period of time and speaks directly to them).

2017 211

The Productivityist Podcast: Fostering Your Inner Youpreneur with Chris Ducker

Productivityist

. The guest on this episode of The Productivityist Podcast is my good friend Chris Ducker , whom I will be joining at the Tropical Think Tank event happening this coming March. Chris is a Virtual CEO, as he manages a BPO Call Center company and a Virtual Assistance business. But it hadn’t always been this way for Chris, who has also gone through long days and nights working IN his business before realizing that it wasn’t the way to live a truly productive life.

2017 43

The Meanings and Variations of “Brother”

Daily Writing Tips

2017 58

17 Small Business Dilemmas and Its Solutions for Budding Entrepreneurs this 2017

Small Business CEO

Startups face a lot of challenges. Sadly, some don’t triumph over these challenges and end up closing down. We are here to help new entrepreneurs by taking into account 17 of the most common small business challenges, and how these problems can be solved. Thinking of the right business.

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