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Eight great business books for strategic Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The trait that I admire most in exceptional leaders (think Oprah Winfrey and Brene Brown) is the time they dedicate to learning new things. I love that they read, take on new ideas and concepts and never stop growing. This is something that I always try to find time for, and I think it is […].

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Eating Mindfully: What It Is and What It Can Do To Your Body

Dumb Little Man

Many people like to zone out for the evening after work. Watching the Box and taking it easy is a common practice. But do you regularly add chocolate, ice-cream, and potato chips to the mix? In other words, do you tend to forget eating mindfully and binge eat?

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Executive Assistants –Developing Your “Wow” Factor

Office Dynamics

Some executive assistants have it. Some executive assistants don’t. What is it, you ask? That intangible, invaluable “wow” factor. Here’s the good news: It’s a learnable trait! Anyone can develop their own unique wow factor.

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Positive Career Affirmation #26

Eat Your Career

I’m not afraid to ask for help when needed. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #26 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations askingforhelp career advice professionalis

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How to work with a boss who wants everything done right now!

Practically Perfect PA

I was recently reading through the comments on one of the fantastic online networks for EAs when I saw an Assistant had posted a question asking if it was okay to take time off following a knee operation, even though her boss had assumed she would be back in the office the next day! As […].

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Ultimate Success Tips For College Students

Dumb Little Man

Going to college is a fun and exciting time for many people, and it’s usually the first step for complete independence for young adults. However, there is also a great responsibility that comes along with this, and our success tips for college students can help.

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What is a Meeting Planner Exactly?

Office Dynamics

A meeting planner by MY definition is the go-to person and should be a key member of the design (or planning) team within an organization — be it corporate, association or otherwise — charged with the responsibility of planning and executing a meeting or special event.

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How to build trust with your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

One of the most common challenges I hear from Assistants who want to push their career forward is that their Executive’s do not trust them enough to hand overexciting projects and tasks.

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How To Contain An Oozing Toxic Situation In Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Imagine a container of toxic waste that is oozing out at the top. It is almost boiling over and the lid is barely hanging on. Wouldn’t you do anything to stop it? Even from a distance? Once we recognize that a situation is out of control, we should step back, reexamine, and reassess the situation.

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Punctuation Advice for "Ask Amy"

Business Writing

Today I read "Ask Amy" in The Seattle Times. Amy was giving advice to someone who could not set boundaries for herself. I liked Amy's advice, but her punctuation--or lack of it--grabbed my attention. Which punctuation mark would you add. Punctuation Pointers

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What Control Means to the Self-Employed

Small Business Labs

Our article yesterday covered a study showing how work autonomy and control resulted in mental health benefits for the self-employed.    As a follow-up, the chart below (click to enlarge) is from the Freshbooks 2019 Self-Employment in America Report.

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What if all of your business travel was refundable?

Practically Perfect PA

How many times have you booked a work trip for you or your colleague, only for them to end up needing to change the date or time, or even cancel altogether? Of course, business trips get amended for endless reasons which are out of your control.

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Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: The Pros and Cons You Need to Know

Dumb Little Man

Nobody in this busy world wants to file for bankruptcy. However, if debt settlement and negotiation are not sufficient to resolve your financial crisis, then you may have no other option.

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Before Criticizing Team Members, Take a Look in the Mirror

On The Job

Have you ever walked up to a cash register to pay for your Yoo-Hoo and there are two clerks bad-mouthing a manager or another worker? It doesn't seem to matter where -- banks, convenience stores, doctor's offices -- there always seems to be some grumbling about someone else.

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The Positive Mental Health Effects of Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

A recent academic study found that self-employed gig workers in the UK score higher across a range of psychological well-being measures than workers in the mainstream economy.

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How I Do Web/Blog Reading (2019 Edition)

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we take a look at a targeted way to read content from the web. I'll look at RSS readers, and share an even better way to read the content when it's convenient for you. Most bloggers will offer free content in exchange for your email address.

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What To Do If A Doctor Makes a Medical Mistake

Dumb Little Man

Just the thought of going under the knife and having a medical procedure is frightening. But as there is nothing you can do, you’ll listen to your doctor’s advice and have surgery. Unfortunately, surgical malpractice can happen. It can lead to injuries and even death.

Cold Calling Vs. Social Selling – Why Not Both?

Small Business CEO

This issue is one of those debates that nearly feels talked to death. The amount of spilled digital ink on the subject could fill out about a hundred blogs, and there would still be some opinions left over.

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Can you write a book or a novel with speech recognition software?

Daily Writing Tips

You have a right to disagree with my previous post Writing with Speech Recognition Software. For many writers, dictating a book instead of typing it just doesn’t work. Maybe you can dictate faster than typing. But that doesn’t matter much if you can’t think faster than you can type.

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Podcast Episode 7 – 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Productivity Journey

Simple Productivity Blog

When I started this journey back in college, I was convinced that all I had to do was use the right planner and write everything down, and I'd never forget to do anything or be late for anything again. In the years since then, I have learned a lot of lessons about productivity. Here are 10 things I wish I knew when I started. The post Podcast Episode 7 – 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Productivity Journey appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

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Bootstrapping Your Business: One Founder’s Journey to Self-Financing

Dumb Little Man

Being a founder of a business is never easy, but when you are bootstrapping along the way, eventual success can feel impossible. While I can only speak for myself, I wanted to bring you an honest, uncut, and (mostly) uncensored view of one founder’s journey with no external finance. Who am I?

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10 Tools a Small Business Needs for Streamlined Communication

Small Business CEO

If you own a small business, then you know how important communication is – yet how overwhelming it can seem at times. That said, you need tools that can help you in streamlining your business communication.

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Episode 258: What You Can Learn from Napoleon Hill with Jeffrey Gitomer

Productivityist

Jeffrey Gitomer joins me on this episode of the program. Jeffrey is the author of 15 best-selling books. He’s a creative, on-the-edge, writer and speaker whose expertise on sales, customer loyalty, and personal development is world renowned.

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Recession-Proof Your Career With Tax Training

Dumb Little Man

Choosing careers in recession is never easy. You have to thread that tiny needle of what you are good at, what you are passionate about, and what the market will bear.

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How to Find an Affordable Engagement Ring — Without Sacrificing Quality

Dumb Little Man

The phrase affordable engagement ring probably makes you think of a lot of things: weird lighting in malls, trays of identical-looking rings, and maybe even your credit card bill.

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6 Effective Marketing Tips for Freelancers

Small Business CEO

Did you know freelancers contributed around $1.4 trillion to the US economy in 2017? And this number continues to grow each year. With the increase in popularity of remote work, freelancing is becoming a popular part-time or full-time career option for many people.

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What To Do When Your Business Is Turning South

Small Business CEO

As entrepreneurs, we all strive to build businesses that create value in the ecosystem, make money and help stakeholders establish a profitable venture. That does not always happen. Businesses fail due to various reasons and in the worst cases can also shut down.

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How to Boost Traffic to Your Fitness Website

Small Business CEO

The question of how to get more traffic is quite familiar to all online content creators. This is because the growth and sustainability of their brand and business depend on how much following they get.

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Can Your Business Recover From Criminal Accusations?

Small Business CEO

It’s very possible that your business is the center of your life. You have put your heart and soul into it, and you have put lots of money, time, and energy into it as well. Through an unfortunate set of circumstances, though, your business has been accused of criminal activity.

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Why Dash Cams Are So Important (Infographic)

Small Business CEO

As you already know, life can bring many unexpected events. You never know when something odd or unbelievable is going to happen. Using your smartphone to capture evidence can help but this can be tough when you’re driving an automobile. Instead, you should think about buying a dash cam.

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Making an Impact on Your Credit History

Small Business CEO

Bad credit can be a serious problem for your future. When you’re looking to take out a loan or begin your own company, having the right score can make all the difference. Those who have low scores are often viewed as a risk by lenders and are denied the chance at finding fair financing options.

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Need Tech to Boost Your Restaurant? Use Employee Scheduling Software

Small Business CEO

Breaking into the restaurant industry is notoriously difficult. The dire statistic everybody knows is that one of every two new restaurants close after only being open for a year or two. Of those that survive past this point, their financial situation is often still precarious.

The Leadership New Teachers Need to Flourish

Small Business CEO

A key factor steering the economic growth of any country is a knowledge-driven workforce and the significance of the teaching profession towards the same cannot be underrated. Teachers play a vital role in building a strong human capital base and shaping the future of a country.

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7 Tips For Organizing The Perfect Business Launch

Small Business CEO

First impressions last longest. This saying also applies in business and that is why there is always a lot of stress attached to business launches. Corporate events are usually the most tedious as you cannot just play simple fun events. Do not fret yet.

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What Should a Small Business Website Include?

Small Business CEO

There is little doubt that a website is essential to the success of any business. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to create one. But, creating a website is not enough, you need the right features on your page and enough advertising to encourage people to visit.

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Professional Negligence Claims – All You Need to Know

Small Business CEO

As a small business owner, you will often rely on the services of outsiders to handle certain aspects of the business. This is a smart way to complete important business tasks, reduce stress and free up time to focus on the business.

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