Sat.Sep 13, 2014 - Fri.Sep 19, 2014

Success Comes To Those Who Have No Need For It

Dumb Little Man

The idea of hard work leading to success has been a universal and sacred tenet for centuries. But is it true? Does hard work truly lead to success? Is every hard working person that you know a success? Or is their life full of disappointments and anguish?

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The benefits of using a private jet charter

Practically Perfect PA

As every assistant will know a lot of time, effort and money goes into organising business travel. I’ve often be told that hiring a private plane for my Executives can save me and my boss a lot of time and hassle but I often wonder if it is worth the money.

2014 276

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Fast Food Declining; Food Trucks Increasing

Small Business Labs

The Forbes article Survey Says Americans are Losing Their Appetite for McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King covers a study showing that consumers - and especially Millennials - are choosing fast casual restaurants over fast food places. Key

2014 271

Setting Boundaries with Clients — the Good, the Bad and Even the Ugly Ones

Step It Up VA Coaching

Here’s a question for you. When was the last time you hired a service provider, say an attorney or a mechanic and you were able to set their schedule for them? Or had them drop everything and come running every time you called? My guess is—probably never.

2014 180

These Are ?he 10 Amazing TED Talks You Need ?o Watch

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to acquiring knowledge, there is only one place on the Internet nowadays, every successful person would suggest without hesitation – TED talks. TED talks are the epitome of knowledge.

2014 286

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

A few months ago I asked the Practically Perfect PA readers if they could complete a survey for me. The survey asked if assistants feel that having or not having a university degree has made a difference to their career path.

2014 190

Excellent Presentation Explains Online Talent Marketplaces

Small Business Labs

Andrew Karpie's Online Work Arrangements Platforms  presentation does a great job of explaining the changing ways contingent workers are sourced, engaged and managed by hiring organizations.    It also describes the rapidly growing and diverse online talent marketplace industry.

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Finding the Right Solutions by Asking the Right Questions

Dumb Little Man

“It’s not that they can’t see the solution. They can’t see the problem.” – G.K Chesterton, Writer and philosopher We need to ask the right questions to get the right answers. If you think you have the problem figured out and are convinced that you do, think again.

2014 285

Hilton Doubletree, Downtown Montgomery

Practically Perfect PA

Montgomery’s official population is 205,000. This is pretty small for a US city and Alabama’s state capital doesn’t even sneak into the US’s largest 100 conurbations. This came as no surprise to us as we walked the streets during the 24 hours we spent in Montgomery: in January it’s a ghost town.

2014 180

The Rise of Fixed Term Contract Workers

Small Business Labs

A few weeks ago we reported on the trends that are leading to more workers being on fixed term contracts, which means employment relationships with their employer that terminate after a specific period of time.    A new study by the Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk adds more information on this type of work. According  According to their Freelancing in America study , 5.5

2014 176

The Enormous Business Opportunity That I Missed

The Solopreneur Life

On a wet, windy Tuesday night in September 1983, eight college students and two professors gathered in a lounge at the student center at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

2014 167

25 Guiding Questions to Identify and Manage Anxiety While Recovering

Dumb Little Man

You can’t enter a battlefield armed with only an arsenal of interrogative statements. However, acquiring a database of questions can definitely tame a few pesky weeds. For example, I might worry intensely every day.

2014 284

Experience vs. a university degree

Practically Perfect PA

A few months ago I asked the Practically Perfect PA readers if they could complete a survey for me. The survey asked if assistants feel that having or not having a university degree has made a difference to their career path.

2014 173

Beyond Productivity: 5 Psychological Drivers To Efficiency

Simple Productivity Blog

In this article is a list of psychological drivers to efficiency, and how leaders can apply them to everyday work scenarios. The post Beyond Productivity: 5 Psychological Drivers To Efficiency appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2014 230

Mom and Pop Shops Moving to the Cloud

Small Business Labs

CNBC's Mom and Pop Shops Flying to the Cloud does an excellent job of describing how and why small businesses are rapidly moving to cloud based tools.  Key quote: Welcome to a new era of computing, where silos are giving way to standards. Small  Small shops with little to no money to spend on technology can subscribe to modern software for a few bucks a month without the need for a separate consulting budget.

2014 153

Get Off That Lazy Couch: 8 Ways to Get Out of a Slump

Dumb Little Man

Recently I was in a bit of a slump. Things just weren’t going my way. Nowadays I am absolutely great again. I feel wonderful and life is on the up and up again. However sooner or later I will probably get into a slump again. It’s inevitable. How did I get out of it.? #1 1 First of all: stop stressing about everything that isn’t going well. You will be fine. You are fine right now. You are just having a little down period in your life. Life always comes in waves.

2014 219

Dealing with lazy colleagues

Practically Perfect PA

At some point or another you will encounter lazy colleagues. They are everywhere and a lot of them have been lazy for years! I have always thought ‘each to their own''; if they want to be lazy that is their problem.

2014 151

10 Ways To Simplify And Boost Productivity At The Same Time

Simple Productivity Blog

Most people think of simplifying their lives in the same vein as radical life change. However, simplification is about little things.and sometimes they have added bonus effects as well! Today we will look at 10 ways to simplify and boost productivity at the same time.

2014 216

Don't Emulate.Know What You're Doing and Why

Virtual Moxie

I remember a few years ago, I was watching D get his ears candled. Shahnaz, our wonderful esthetician, mentioned that I could do it, and I thought, "Hmmm, sure looks simple enough." But as I sat there and watched, I had this thought: Emulating is one thing, knowing is another.

2014 198

Lots of New Launches and Systems Set Up

Office Organization Success

One of the things I love about my business is the variety of the workload — I get to choose what I want to work on. And this week has been very varied (the kind of weeks I like!). I led a training workshop on Wednesday on how to create your 90-day MAP. I put together a sales page and back-office system for a new-format School for Online Business Success (details to be revealed next week).

2014 132

How to Get Your Big Idea Into the Marketplace

On The Job

Scott Anthony refers to it as “the first mile” – that place where innovation moves from an idea on paper to the market. It is often a treacherous first mile, full of obstacles of your own making and roadblocks thrown up by others.

2014 179

How To Craft Effective Emails

Simple Productivity Blog

Emails come from everyone these days, and it is hard to distinguish between those that need attention and those that can be ignored. If you are sending emails, you want to make sure that your emails are getting the attention and action they need.

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Wealth – Business Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“The most successful people are those who take pride in their work, pride in their family… It is great to attain wealth, but money is really just one way – and hardly the best way – to keep score.” ” – Kemmons Wilson (1913-2003) US entrepreneur and founder of Holiday Inn. It is tempting to see… Read the full article here: Wealth – Business Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

2014 157

Productivityist Practices: My Three Months with Bulletproof Coffee


Productivityist Practices is a new series where I spend an extended period of time – usually three months – with a particular approach, product, or service.

2014 107

BIG Self-Improvement…Commit to One Learning Event

Office Dynamics

Happy Monday, Motivators! If you read last week’s message you know I’m taking a break from writing the weekly Monday Motivators to nurture my Wellness Pillar. As we looked through past Motivators to share with you, this one struck a chord!

2014 130

Open Loops 9/19/2014: 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.

2014 163

Being Famous Is Just An Accident

Brilliantly Better

During the last couple of months something interesting happened. Namely, I got a lot of public exposure. A few articles featuring me or my business … The post Being Famous Is Just An Accident appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2014 86

A Look at Productivity and Workflow "Versioning"


I''ve found that over the years my workflow and productivity tactics haven''t just evolved. I''d suggest they''ve also gone through a "versioning" of sorts, which is very different than evolution. Let me explain. The word version is derived from the Latin word vertere , which means "to turn."

2014 99

Punctuation Mistakes #1: Unnecessary Commas

Daily Writing Tips

A common error with commas is to sprinkle them where they don’t belong. Here are five examples of this type of comma error. Incorrect : The laptop on the table, is mine. Correct : The laptop on the table is mine. Do not separate a subject from its verb. The subject is “The laptop on the table.”.

2014 114

Voicemail, Improved

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2007-10-24 10:30:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Two big reasons I love email: I can send a quick reply or request or, more likely, a whole slew of them. Not that I have anything against conversations, but sometimes I really need to get through a list of to do’s and email is the quickest way to dispatch them. I can send email on my own schedule. I don’t need to worry about interrupting or, worse, waking someone up.

2014 109

Online Entrepreneurs: Are you Working in the Toilet with Your Smartphone?

Small Business CEO

Have you tried living without your mobile phones for, say three days? I did. And it was awful.

2014 107

He just randomly sent me an internet letter…

Denise Aday

“He just randomly sent me an internet letter.” ” Hey email marketers! You don’t have this in common with Murray’s friend from Nigeria, do you? Just ‘cause it’s legit and you’re absolutely sure they’ll want it doesn’t mean it’s not spam! Source: ).

2014 56

Indefinite Article With Initialisms

Daily Writing Tips

Note: An initialism is a group of initial letters, each pronounced separately, used as an abbreviation of a name. Many English speakers who probably use the indefinite article an in front of a vowel when speaking seem to encounter a mental disconnect when it comes to writing.

2014 112

The Simple Art Of Making Things Happen

Brilliantly Better

I love to make things happen. And when I talk about making things happen I refer to what we, humans, understand by creating stuff. Building … The post The Simple Art Of Making Things Happen appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development creativity making things happen

2014 55

White Label SEO: A Sensible Software Solution for SMB

Small Business CEO

It gets harder and harder to compete on the Internet as more competitors pop up each year. There are only 10 spaces on the first page of Google, and even the slightest bump down can greatly affect sales and revenue.

2014 103

He just randomly sent me an internet letter…

Denise Aday

“He just randomly sent me an internet letter.” ” Hey email marketers! You don’t have this in common with Murray’s friend from Nigeria, do you? Just ‘cause it’s legit and you’re absolutely sure they’ll want it doesn’t mean it’s not spam! Source: [link] ).

2014 52

Don’t Do Due Diligence

Daily Writing Tips

Not so very long ago, the only people I heard talk about “due diligence” were realtors. Due diligence is a legal term that refers to the exercise of proper care and attention to avoid committing an offense through ignorance.

2014 107