Sat.Nov 15, 2014 - Fri.Nov 21, 2014

Get After It…Now!

Dumb Little Man

“People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.” - Charles Bukowski Yes, people are strange. You, me, and everyone else – we’re all guilty of wasting our lives.

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Practically Perfect PA Survey: The industry snapshot 2014

Practically Perfect PA

Well firstly I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that took the time to complete my survey a couple of months ago. I have decided to break the survey results into a few blogs so that I can share how you all feel about being assistants, the industry and your thoughts on the blog.

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Decision Making Data Used by Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

Marketing Charts, one of our favorite data related websites, covers a recent Constant Contact survey in their article Types of Data Used by Small Businesses.

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Get Organized to Get Clients

Office Organization Success

“I need clients, not organization.” ” That’s what one of my clients said to me. But she’s wrong!

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A Little Bit of Gratitude, Everyday!

Dumb Little Man

How many struggles have you encountered this week? How many times have you bounced back quickly from each one? Struggles are a part of everyday life, especially if you’re in sales.

2014 285

The Assist Conference: So much to do so little time!

Practically Perfect PA

I have the Assist Conference up and running and I can not begin to tell you the amount of lists I have produced to help me keep on top of all of the details. It is great to be back organising events again and I must say it is even more special that it is my first Practically Perfect PA event!

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Small Businesses Hiring More Independent Workers

Small Business Labs

New Geography's 1099 Economy on the Rise features data from Zen Payrol l showing: "the ratio of independent contractors to full-time employees has meaningfully risen among small and medium-sized businesses in states and major metropolitan areas across the country."

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More Trending

Eat Amazing (and Healthy) for $50/Month

Dumb Little Man

I changed my nutrition lifestyle to one that contains significant amounts of both meat and vegetables a few months ago. I was shocked when my grocery bill for the month went down and I could get by on 30$ and sometimes 50$ a month. $50

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Blythswood Square, Glasgow

Practically Perfect PA

The hotel spreads across one full side of Blythswood Square and was once home to the infamous Royal Scottish Automobile Club catering to the wealthier Glaswegians. Our taxi driver, as they tend to do in Scotland, chatted away telling us the history of our destination.

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Schedule Control and the Independent Worker

Small Business Labs

Independent workers (freelancers, self-employed, etc.) consistently tell us they like the autonomy, control and flexibility independent work provides.    The National Journal article How Airbnb and Uber are Changing the Nature of Work  explores one aspect of this - schedule control.

2014 195

Building a Business Around What’s Important

Office Organization Success

We had a fabulous weekend celebrating my son’s 10th birthday—I can’t believe he’s 10 already; the time has flown by. I remember how grateful I was that I was self-employed when I was expecting him. I gave myself a 10-month maternity leave and all I did during that time was send out a regular newsletter. Then when he was nine months old, I slowly started easing back into business again by working just a few hours a week, and gradually building up from there.

2014 152

Win The Life Insurance Game: Do These 4 Things Before Getting Your Physical

Dumb Little Man

As if acquiring life insurance wasn’t hectic enough, did you know that you might be required to get a physical exam? A licensed phlebotomist, nurse, or medical doctor will check your vitals: blood, urine, blood pressure, height, and weight.

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Is your Executive causing a bottleneck?

Practically Perfect PA

I’m sure at some point in your career you will experience an Executive who causes bottlenecks in your organisation (if you haven’t already). It can be really frustrating waiting for colleagues to complete a part of your work, especially if you have a deadline.

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Ezines — There’s No Excuse Not To Do Them

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. I was recently doing some research for a coaching client that took me to several virtual assistant websites. I was amazed at the number of sites I visited that did not include an ezine or newsletter for visitors to register to receive.

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How to Tell a Good App Idea From a Bad App Idea

The Small Business Blog

Have an idea for an app, but aren’t quite sure if it’s “good enough”? Plenty of factors distinguish a good app idea from a bad one, from the technical to the…not so technical.

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4 Benefits of Mind Dumping to Help You Sleep

Dumb Little Man

In today’s world, there’s so much constantly going on. We’re constantly multitasking away, getting a million different things done in a minimal amount of time. This has created such a fast paced society that more and more people are being diagnosed with anxiety disorders. More anxiety means less sleep. Less sleep means the worse off you will be in the morning and day ahead. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. I keep a notepad and pen next to my bed every night.

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Thursday from the Trenches 3: Someday/Maybe

Simple Productivity Blog

In this episode of Thursday from the Trenches, I talk abut a snarl I recently untangled with my Someday/Maybe list. The post Thursday from the Trenches 3: Someday/Maybe appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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How I Improved My WordPress Website’s Speed by 60 Percent

The Solopreneur Life

One of the best things about the WordPress publishing platform is that it gives you endless customization options. Most of the customization comes via plugins, which are small programs that you install on your site. There are thousands of plugins, serving nearly every purpose you can imagine: drop caps, forms, tables, security, search-engine optimization, blog […]. No related posts. Web Site WordPress Load speed P3 Plugin Performance Profile User Experience WordPress plugin

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The Small Business Blog

WORRIED ABOUT USING CLOUDWARE? WE ADDRESS THE MOST COMMON CONCERNS FOR BUSINESSES Despite the benefits it offers to the business world, some people still don’t trust cloud technology. This article seeks to set their minds at ease!

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Get Engaged In Your Work and Life for Resilience

Office Dynamics

Big Resilience Is Being Engaged In Work and Life. Don’t panic. Thanksgiving is just 10 days away! In addition to the holidays approaching we want to be sure you are aware we will not be publishing a Monday Motivators on November 24.

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On Vacation November 2014

Simple Productivity Blog

It''s time for a blog vacation for me. I''m actually very busy writing my latest novel attempt, and finishing up email ecourses which will launch at the start of 2015. Here are some articles you might enjoy: The post On Vacation November 2014 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2014 172

The 1Password Emergency Kit: Version 3.0


It''s been a while since I updated The 1Password Emergency Kit I created a couple of years ago. I''ve had various versions and adjustments sent my way over the past couple of years, and even created a second iteration last year.

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Why You Need to Think Like a Rookie

On The Job

If you could be a rookie at work again, would you? You might immediately think, “heck, no” considering all the mistakes you made when you were new to the job. But if you think harder, you might begin to realize that even though you stumbled sometimes, you were a rookie with passion, with drive and with an innovative mindset. What happened to that person? That’s what Liz Wiseman believes a lot of people wonder.

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How Worker’s Productivity Determines Incentives

Productivity Bits

Workers productivity is both important to the firm and the employee himself. A workers productivity is determined by various aspects which influence the efficiency and quality of work. Companies are investing heavily on their workforce because they are well aware that without them, there would be no production. Workers are the company''s assets and failure to maintain a good relationship with them may lead to low productivity thus leading to a drop in profits.

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The Rise of WeWork Coworking

Small Business Labs

Inside the Phenomenal Rise of WeWork , from Forbes, covers the explosive growth of the coworking chain WeWork.    Key quote: Over the next 12 months the company expects to triple its membership from 14,000 to 46,000 and expand to 60 locations from 21 today and 9 just a year ago. WeWork

2014 208

The 1Password Emergency Kit: Version 3.0


It’s been a while since I updated The 1Password Emergency Kit I created a couple of years ago. I’ve had various versions and adjustments sent my way over the past couple of years, and even created a second iteration last year.

2014 110

Snail Mail 101

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2011-06-20 17:24:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Ah, the plague of the daily mail. Kind of like death and taxes, it’s inevitable. Here’s what’s in your mailbox: stuff to. delegate. act on. trash. Let’s call it DRAFT for short. Delegate. This is mail that you can fob off on someone else. If you’re married, you may decide one partner is responsible for paying the bills, so they go in that person’s in box (don’t have an inbox?

2014 109

Pronoun Mistakes #1: TV Characters

Daily Writing Tips

When it comes to nonstandard grammar in the mouths of television characters, I expect the professionals–like FBI agents, medical examiners, and college professors–to model standard English. When they don’t, I always wonder if the scriptwriter or the actor is at fault.

2014 108

5 Small Business Cybersecurity Fixes

Small Business CEO

In today’s world of accelerating technological advancements, it’s almost hard to imagine a small business not using technology. However, as a small business owner, you may find it increasingly difficult to keep pace with current trends.

2014 107

How I Went from Mad to Motivated (and Got Writing Done)


“I was inspired by how smooth and solid Jim Gaffigan was at Oddball Fest. What a f—king pro. Made me mad and then motivated. Which is better than mad and self defeating.” – Marc Maron, WTFPod Dispatches Before I wrote this post, I had no idea what I was going to write about.

2014 109

MailChimp Help = Another Happy Client. Ready to be one?

Denise Aday

Henci’s very goal-driven and determined to understand how to engage her audience with email marketing. Not just the what, but the why. Not surprising considering her important work helping pregnant women make informed childbirth choices.

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Spelling and Word Origin

Daily Writing Tips

A reader wonders how knowing a word’s origin helps spelling bee contestants arrive at the correct spelling: Recently, I was watching [a spelling bee] competition and students were asking about the origin of a spelling like Latin, French, Greek, Dutch, Italian etc. and were guessing correct spellings.

2014 104

Ways to Improve Your Brand Image with (Relatively) Minimal Effort

Small Business CEO

Do you really understand the power of a great brand? It allows you to dominate the market. It increases the rate of referrals. It becomes a major point in the decision making process. It creates a strong, opinionated, passionate community. It keeps people coming back for more.

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How I Went from Mad to Motivated (and Got Writing Done)


“I was inspired by how smooth and solid Jim Gaffigan was at Oddball Fest. What a f—king pro. Made me mad and then motivated. Which is better than mad and self defeating.” - Marc Maron, WTFPod Dispatches Before I wrote this post, I had no idea what I was going to write about.

2014 94

100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 5. Make New Friends

Brilliantly Better

Reach out. Don’t be afraid. Establish new contacts. The worst thing that may happen to you is to be rejected. Well, if that’s the case, … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 5. Make New Friends appeared first on Dragos Roua. Blogging Relationships & Society friends kids

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An Came First

Daily Writing Tips

A reader writes: I propose that “an” was invented to prevent us from having to interrupt the flow of speech. And it still fills that purpose before unaccented first syllables starting with h.

2014 102

Avoiding Accounting Nightmares

Small Business CEO

As a small business owner you no doubt wear many different hats during your day-to-day tasks. Accountant, marketing manager, PR guru, head of HR, etc. are probably just some of the roles you have to take on.

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