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Do You Have Too Many Goals? Here’s How to Prioritize Them

Dumb Little Man

How many goals are you chasing right now? There’s a good chance that you’ve got too many. It’s a classic productivity mistake – and an understandable one.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Business Fresh

Tips From T. Marie

There’s nothing worse than biting into a stale carrot. You know what I mean, I’m sure you’ve grabbed a carrot stick off from a vegetable platter expecting that crisp snap as you bit into it but instead got a rubbery, orange something.

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How to show empathy with even the most annoying person!

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants have buckets full of empathy; you wouldn’t be in the job if you didn’t. What I find is that empathy can often be taken advantage of by people who don’t respect what we do – be it, that colleague who wants your time or that Executive who doesn’t understand your role.

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7 Tips to Help Overcome Procrastination

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Tips to Help Overcome Procrastination appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I was planning to write this post last week, but I put it off. Okay, now that the obligatory bad joke is out of the way, we can look at another internal time waster, procrastination. We all put things off.

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Top 8 Apps for Productivity to Help You With Your Daily Tasks

Dumb Little Man

Keeping track of the things we need to do and staying organized can be a daily struggle. It is so easy to get distracted, more so when all of our information is scattered across different devices and online tools.

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Does Word Order Matter? Think “Short to Long”

Office Dynamics

When polishing your sentences, pay attention to the nuances of word order. To my eye (and ear), placing “short” before “long” works best. This applies to both sentences and lists. Here’s a simple example: “He was well respected and loved in the academic community.”

2019 219

Five alternatives to Skype

Practically Perfect PA

How often do you organise a video conference for your Executive or team on Skype? If you are using Microsoft Office, it is probably quite often. Well, today, I thought I would share with you the top five alternative video conferencing platforms that are available online.

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Six Reasons You Should Consider Reading Poetry

Dumb Little Man

Unless you’re currently in high school or taking an English class in college, chances are that you don’t read much poetry. After all, lots of people find it boring, unfathomable, too erudite or pointless. However, there are loads of great reasons to read poetry.

2019 213

Administrative Assistants Broaden Your Skillset

Office Dynamics

At our recent Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , I surveyed 350 attendees about the topics they would like me to address at future conferences or training events. I wanted to know the areas the assistants were interested in growing and learning about.

2019 207

8 Common Time Wasters

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 8 Common Time Wasters appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Over the years, I’ve posted some thoughts on behaviours and practices that can get in the way of our productivity. To help bring some of these forwarded, this post will link to past articles, as well as adding some new material on common time-wasters. I’ve broken these time-wasters into two groups.

2019 118

Is Your Job About to Become Obsolete?

On The Job

Trade wars. Labor strikes. The rise of automation. Those are the things that are most worrisome for the U.S. economy and the employment outlook, along with the decline in manufacturing, retail and government jobs.

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Body Image Awareness: How to Talk to Your Kids About Body Image and Health

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that your children might already be thinking about dieting and feeling insecure about their bodies? Cultural influences are strong and in a world where social media creates unrealistic body image standards, children as young as six years old can be sensitive about their weight.

2019 179

The Cozy Mystery Genre

Daily Writing Tips

As we are in the first week of NANOWRIMO—the yearly challenge to writers to produce a 50,000-word novel in the thirty days of November—an overview of the cozy mystery may be of use to participants who have chosen that genre as their challenge. The adjective cozy (Br.

2019 109

What’s the Hidden Cost?

Simple Productivity Blog

Last month I did a spending freeze. I spent no unnecessary money, and it really opened my eyes. I had gotten in the habit of running to the store with the pretext of buying something necessary, only to come home with much more. When I did the spending freeze, I realized how much extra this was costing me in both time and energy. Everything has a cost. There are no exceptions. But are you aware of the hidden costs of time and energy of areas in your life?

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Advice from the Pros On How To Take Your Business To the Next Level

Small Business CEO

How ambitious are you when it comes to your business? Are you comfortable with the way things are? Do the numbers seem to be adding up in your favor, and you want to cruise at your current level? Or, are you looking to improve and move up in the world continuously?

2019 93

How to Develop Property Listings that Make Purchasers Take Action

Dumb Little Man

After discovering a property representative, preparing your home for sale, and staging the house, you and your realty representative require to create remarkable real estate listing descriptions. The initial step that 42% of purchasers require to buy a home is to look for listings online.

Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens – Book Review

Brilliantly Better

Yuval Noah Harari is an interesting phenomenon. For a historian, he’s extremely popular. In a culture dominated by Instagram celebrities and teenage Youtubers, he stands out as a solid professional, astute thinker and prolific writer, with best-sellers like “Sapiens” or… The post Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens – Book Review appeared first on Dragos Roua. Book Reviews

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Episode 269: You Are Awesome with Neil Pasricha


On this episode of the podcast, I have the pleasure of being joined by the author of The Book of Awesome Series, Neil Pasricha.

2019 69

3 Marketing Ideas To Use During The Holidays

Small Business CEO

With the holidays coming up quickly, it’s time to start thinking about how you can cater some of your marketing strategies to take advantage of this shopping season.

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5 Web Advertising Tools to Boost Your Sales

Dumb Little Man

To take one’s business to reach the global market, there is a fixed set of rules which an organization needs to take into consideration. Though an online business runs 24/7 without any trouble, that doesn’t mean it won’t require some specific ways of advertising.

2019 164

Follow Your Passion: Do’s, Dont’s and Detours

Brilliantly Better

“Follow your passion” is, today, one of the most common mantras of the modern human. In less than a generation it became the synonym of “living a fulfilled life” in a significant part of our world. But was it like… The post Follow Your Passion: Do’s, Dont’s and Detours appeared first on Dragos Roua. Motivation and Inspiration Personal Development

2019 54

Personal Loan vs Credit Card vs Debit Card: When to Use Each

Dumb Little Man

You’re working hard every day to provide for your family and you’ve got a steady source of income. Frankly, you know you’re doing everything you can to get by, but you’ve also got personal necessities to buy, a pantry to restock, and hungry mouths to feed. The bills just keep piling up every month!

Preventing Employee Turnover With Better Benefits

Dumb Little Man

Turnover is a serious problem in many businesses, especially as the economy grows stronger. When the economy does poorly, people tend to stay in their jobs and not make any switches out of fear they won’t be able to bounce back if a new job doesn’t work out.

2019 179

Finding the Right Cash Flow Solution for Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Starting and running your own business in a large city like Sydney can be tough. You will need to work with wily contractors, beat the competition and attract customers all at the same time. When your business is small, cash flow becomes all-important.

2019 69

Fleet Management: Calmac’s How to Tyre Care Guide

Small Business CEO

Not only scheduling and tracking, but fleet management is also all about maintaining the condition of your company vehicles. Especially tyres, you need to make sure that these are at top-notch condition to ensure your drivers’ and vehicles’ safety.

2019 68

3 Tips for Giving Your Investors Gifts For the Holidays

Small Business CEO

The holidays are right around the corner- ’tis the season for cheer, merriment…and, if you’re a corporate leader, figuring out what to do about corporate gifts for your important investors.

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