Sat.Sep 15, 2012 - Fri.Sep 21, 2012

How to Effortlessly Attract Your Dream Life by Designing Your Perfect Average Day

Dumb Little Man

Are you happy with the life you’re living now? Do you think there’s room for improvement? There always is, isn't there? Having a clear vision and knowing exactly what your ideal life looks like will get you moving towards your dream life faster. I’m not talking about cars, houses and lots of money.

2012 285

5 Strategies to Become Highly Successful and Get More Done

Office Organization Success

Business owner’s To Do lists are endless … I mean there is so much to do all the time that it feels like a never-ending cycle of To Do lists! And they can spend all day being “busy” but at the end of the day never feel like they’ve accomplished anything….

2012 248

How To Help Your Team Come Up with Brilliant Ideas

On The Job

If someone looked you in the eye and said, “You have 10 minutes to come up with the most creative, most breakthrough idea this industry has ever seen” you might be tempted to laugh in that person’s face.

2012 230

What To Do When Chaos Erupts

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. There are times when life gets chaotic. And sometimes it is more than a little chaotic. I’m not sure what cosmic influences have inspired the changes in my life right now, but they are all big.

2012 229

Stop Being Offended Today: The Cure For Everything That Irritates You

Dumb Little Man

There is an epidemic spreading across the world. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we’re all carriers of the disease. It’s called Offend-initis, a skin condition whereby the thickness of our skin melts away to the point where everything offends us.

2012 286

The site visit and other venue considerations

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing about the wonderful world of events. Firstly I put a little infographic together on various seating arrangements and then I shared some top tips on how to negotiate with a venue.

2012 221

Heads-Up on Amplyfyd, a New Referral Software for Freelancers

The Solopreneur Life

I launched TheSolopreneurLife.com two-and-a-half years ago, and in that time nobody has impressed more with their knowledge of solo, freelance, and small business than Rob Place.

2012 206

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How to Define a Bulletproof Work-at-Home Mindset

Dumb Little Man

Working from home isn't all it's cracked up to be. You are sitting at a kitchen table and you are staring outside the window with your eyes glazed over.

2012 285

Understanding “Ego Depletion” to Enhance Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines.

2012 199

Smartphone Usage Booms, Young Adults Lead

Small Business Labs

According to Nielsen : "U.S. Smartphone penetration continued to grow in July 2012, with 55.5 percent of mobile subscribers in the U.S. now owning smartphones.This is a significant increase compared to July 2011 when only 41 percent of mobile subscribers owned smartphones."

2012 189

Are You Worried You're Not Unique at Work?

On The Job

I remember in junior high all the girls dressed the same. Blue jeans, boots, white belts, flannel shirts and pea coats. I would rather have jumped into a trash compactor than not look like everyone else. But as I got older, of course, I wanted my own style. I wanted to stand out.

2012 188

Six Powerful and Wise Quotes from Theodore Roosevelt

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever find yourself wondering how to achieve success , how best to live your life , and how to make progress towards your goals? Sure, we all do. But let's not over-think the source of the solution. You don’t need to seek answers from the latest self-help books or seminars.

2012 286

Schedule A Study Hall For Free Time

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Did you ever have a block of time in school where you didn’t have a class, but you could do essentially what you wished? You might have had this period called study hall, lunch or a free block.

2012 191

New Venture: Mobile Responsive Designs

Eco-Office Gals

I’m happy to announce a new project. It’s still in the works, but it’s live so what better time to let you know it’s out there?

2012 185

Quiz: Are You a Workaholic?

Eat Your Career

It can be difficult to achieve the perfect work/life balance. In fact, there may not even be a “perfect” balancing point. The general idea is to have both a satisfying career and a fulfilling personal life. But sadly, many of us get so caught up in our careers that we let our personal lives suffer.

2012 182

3 Keys to Life You Can Learn from Shawn Johnson

Dumb Little Man

Say the word gymnastics around my household and we get excited. We are a family that loves the beam, bars, vault, floor, flips and twists. So viewing the London Olympics each night the past couple of weeks has been a family affair.

Why Everyone Wants Small Businesses as Customers

Small Business Labs

One of the most interesting shifts we've seen since we started researching small businesses is the change in view of small businesses as a target market. A decade ago relatively few firms - large or small - considered small businesses a key target market. Today, lots of firms do.   This fact was highlighted in a letter sent to the management team of Office Depot by the Hedge Fund Starboard.

2012 181

The site visit and other venue considerations

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing about the wonderful world of events. Firstly I put a little infographic together on various seating arrangements and then I shared some top tips on how to negotiate with a venue.

2012 176

How To Preserve Herbs

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. My garden was an unqualified disaster this year. As my daughter would be quick to tell you, it was expected my garden would fail…but this exceeded even those expectations.

2012 176

Seven Procrastination-Busting Tips to Use Today

Dumb Little Man

One of the most common questions I get is “how do I stop procrastinating?” It’s human nature to avoid hard work if we can – and it’s no surprise that many people find themselves chatting on social networks, or tackling “easy” work rather than getting on with important projects. If you struggle with procrastination, though, there’s plenty you can do to make it easier to get on with the task at hand.

2012 219

Daily Deals Not Dead Yet

Small Business Labs

Whenever I talk to someone about the daily deals business I'm reminded of the Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie scene where an undertaker is dragging off a man who says "I'm not quite dead yet." "   For those not familar with this movie, rent it.

2012 181

How to Navigate a Career Change

Eat Your Career

Looking to move onward and upward? Yes, it’s possible– even in THIS economy ! Check out my most recent segment from Fox 31′s Good Morning Colorado below where I share 4 tips that will make the process of changing careers much easier to manage.

2012 167

Open Loops 9/18/2012: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

Tuesdays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. Sometimes forcing yourself to do something is not the best way of beating procrastination. Sometimes it is better to ease in.

2012 164

Are you jumping steps in the relationship cycle?

The Small Business Blog

Recently I read a read an article from Forrester called: “B2B Marketers Have A Blind Spot: The Buyer Journey”. It was the first paragraph and diagram (below) that caught my eye: “Last month, I was immersed in face-to-face dialogue with senior B2B marketing leaders from well-known companies who were attending Forrester Forums and FLB events,…

2012 162

Featured Soloist Kent J. McDonald: “Jump In and Do It”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is The Solopreneur Life’s “Featured Soloist,” the purpose of which is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. Today we meet Kent J. McDonald.

2012 160

New Venture: Mobile Responsive Designs

Eco-Office Gals

I’m happy to announce a new project. It’s still in the works, but it’s live so what better time to let you know it’s out there?

2012 130

Stay Focused Tip #3: Hit the Unsubscribe Key

Office Organization Success

Unsubscribe from ezines that no longer serve you – and, yes, I realize I may be shooting myself in the foot when I say this to you. But having fewer emails landing in your inbox will really make a difference to your inbox overwhelm and will allow you to focus only on those mentors/teachers that serve you best. Quick Biz Tip

2012 126

Why Energy Management Systems Can Bring More Power To Your Small Business

The Small Business Blog

Now that the feel-good factor brought to our country by London 2012 has been and gone, we’re once again waking up to the harsh reality that the UK economy is still in dire shape and as we look forward, there’s yet to be any signs that things are soon to be on the up. With…

2012 158

Passion and Purpose – Keys to Finding (or Not Finding) Your Niche

Step It Up VA Coaching

You are a talented individual, and through your past positions you may have acquired a pretty big proverbial hat collection with all of the different ones you’ve had to wear. So when you’re developing your business, don’t be too hasty in picking one and throwing the rest out. It’s important to identify which hat is the most comfortable; which one you like wearing the most, and which one makes you shine every time you put it on. Don’t force a niche.

2012 125

I Need Web-Site Pros For My Virtual Corporation

The Solopreneur Life

M y flagship/main/original business is Straight River Media, which provides marketing communications for small businesses. From “day one” of my business formation in December of 1993, Straight River Media has operated as a virtual corporation. This means that if a project requires a particular creative skill that’s outside of my expertise, I have trusted resources at the ready. Right now, I’m looking for Web-site professionals to add to my virtual corporation.

2012 124

Want To Create An Online Marketing System?

Office Organization Success

You’re told EVERY DAY that you need to implement the latest hot marketing strategy and it will add thousands of new subscribers to your list! But the truth is…. You just need a system! You don’t need to implement every new marketing strategy that you hear about … you just need to implement the RIGHT strategies for you and your business. And not only do you need to implement the right strategies, but you also need to have the RIGHT systems to support those strategies.

2012 126

Top 5 Tips for Choosing Small Business Viral Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Viral marketing is perfect for any small business without a large marketing budget to spend on advertising. So, in all likelihood, this will include YOUR small business! The only investment is usually…

2012 154

Moxie Tip 244: What's Your Destination?

Virtual Moxie

Focus on what you want, and what you hope for. Walk toward that. Keep your eyes on that. Make every action about that. And trust that which matters—which will never be your fears. Moxie Tips assistu be a successful virtual assistant moxie tips virtual assistant virtual assistant success tips virtual assistants

2012 172

Focus, Share and Package Your Passion with Ease

Productive & Organized

Do you have many different interests?    Are you a multi-passionate entrepreneur?    I am! Multi-passionate business owners often have many ideas percolating in their heads.    Often, we have so many that it’s hard to get focused.

2012 153

Ready for a Bit of Everything?

Office Organization Success

This week I held the first workshop of the new school year. It was fun to get back into hosting workshops again after the summer break. We focused on how to set up your online systems, and covered everything from domain registration, to hosting, to list management services, to merchant accounts. If you missed this workshop, the recording and all workshop materials are available here. Did you see my announcement yesterday letting you know about my Bit of Everything program?

2012 122

Keeping Cloud Computing Costs in Check

Small Business CEO

The cloud is a boon for companies with small budgets and small (or no) IT staff. It is seen as a way to keep costs in check. But as so often happens with budgets, there are expenditures that you plan for, and then there are the costs that seem to appear out of nowhere.

2012 99

What the Mob Has Done to the Virtual Assistance Profession

Virtual Moxie

A private coaching client recently shared that she’d been asked by a prospect, “How will you promote my new book?”. My client wondered what I would have said had I been in her shoes. My response? “I’d I’d say, ‘I’ll help you find the best publicist available.’”. Now, I know that’s not what the client would have wanted to hear. The client would have wanted to hear all the fabulous publicity ideas I had for her that would skyrocket her sales, her platform, and send her off to best-seller land.

2012 169