Sat.Nov 09, 2013 - Fri.Nov 15, 2013

Down in the Dumps? How to Become a More Positive Person

Dumb Little Man

Having a positive outlook on life has many benefits, both to your mood and your physical health. Personality traits like optimism or pessimism can have an effect on your overall well-being, so it’s important to cultivate a positive frame of mind.

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SMART objectives for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I wrote about performance reviews and although I’m still not sure that the majority of performance reviews are all that helpful, especially for assistants. I do think that objective setting is really important.

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Book Review: The Fifth Age of Work

Small Business Labs

The Fifth Age of Work  describes how a broad mix of shifts and trends are transforming work and the workplace. The author, Drew Jones, is well suited to take on this subject.

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5 Little-Known Recycling Facts That Could Help Your Business Go Green

Eco-Office Gals

The pressure on businesses to recycle and become more environmentally conscious is always rising – but for many companies, the incentives are often seen to be few and far between.

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Why Getting Motivated Is An Unreliable And Frustrating Strategy

Dumb Little Man

Many people assume inspiration and motivation to mean the same thing. They're so different, however, that I only believe in seeking one of them, and it's inspiration. Why Getting Motivated Is An Unreliable And Frustrating Strategy. Getting motivated is such a backwards practice.

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10 tips to consider when contemplating an office relocation

Practically Perfect PA

When it comes to an organisation deciding to move offices you can be sure that an assistant will be involved in the process at some point.

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9 Ways to Avoid a “Virtual” Backlash

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips If you provide services virtually you’ve been enjoying the surge in cloud storage, virtual offices and mobile warrior-ism. Wise virtual professionals will also prepare themselves for the eventual ‘backlash’ of all of this virtual love.

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How To Lose Weight (Even If You Have No Time, Work Too Much And Don’t Know Where To Start)

Dumb Little Man

As a man, the brutal truth about health and weight loss is this: It’s hard to get motivated. You get home from work. You are tired, stressed and lack the energy to go through all of the health information available.

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Part-Time Women Out Earn Part-Time Men

Small Business Labs

In Part-Time Jobs, Women Outearn Men  covers the interesting fact that women who work 35 hours or less per week earn about 110% of what men working similar hours earn. The chart below, from the article, shows this data by various hours worked.

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New Types of Energy Efficient Lighting

Eco-Office Gals

Shedding Light on the Subject. Back in the day, electric lighting was limited to three major types: incandescent, neon and fluorescent. Neon lights were designated for entertainment, advertising and play. They were meant more to draw attention than to shed illumination.

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Product/Program Promotion: Problems & Profits - Launching Lessons Learned Interview Dr. Venus Opal Reese Live Event Launch

Productive & Organized

Anyone that has ever launched a program or product knows that the entire process is kind of like running a race. You have a strategy and training and you've done all of your warm ups.    You are ready to get your promotion "out there."

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Does More Money Always Equal More Happiness?

Dumb Little Man

Are you hungry for the Money? But you don’t know how much money is enough money? Cash rules everything around you. It’s gone nuts and we can all sense it. The global financial instability just drives it deeper. Money defines who we are and what we do.

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How to Find Your Perfect Niche

The Solopreneur Life

W hen writers begin writing, they ask, “Who’s my audience?” ” When a new solopreneur starts a business, the question they should ask is, “Who’s my customer?”

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This Christmas Give the Gift of Time

Ian's Messy Desk

The post This Christmas Give the Gift of Time appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Here it is mid-November, stores are well-stocked for Christmas, and seasonal ads are everywhere in the media. What does your Christmas shopping list look like? What will the list look like in another month? Retailers would have us believe we need to spend, spend, spend to avoid comparisons to Ebenezer Scrooge. However, we can give a gift that costs nothing, but is priceless.

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Labor Force Participation Continues to Decline

Small Business Labs

The labor force participation rate continues to fall.

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How a 529 Plan Can Help You Save for Your College Education

Dumb Little Man

All parents dream of providing their children with quality education. But with the rising cost of tuition and other school fees, funding college education in the 21st century becomes a serious dilemma for most average American families.

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I Need Your Opinion!

The Solopreneur Life

I n order to serve you better, I have a quick, two-question survey that I would like you to complete. I’m using Survey Monkey to conduct the survey. Click here to take the survey. Thank you for your help! Related posts: Participate In The Second-Annual Solopreneur Life End-of-Year Survey.

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Mistakes: Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.” ” The quote this week was from US writer Pearl S. Every business makes mistakes at some point, but there is usually a tipping point where the mistake can be prevented.

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The Recovery and the Polarization of Jobs

Small Business Labs

Over the last 4 years the U.S. economy has added about 7.6 million jobs.   But as the chart below from the New York Times article Comparing Jobs in Recessions and Recoveries shows, we're still not back to where we were, jobs wise, prior to recession.

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Personal Finance: Five Steps To Making Better Financial Decisions That Will Yield Return

Dumb Little Man

Every investor wants to get the maximum amount of returns possible. Some people make very risky and unwise decisions in the hopes of outsmarting the market or taking advantage of some arcane system. The reality is that investing requires patience, knowledge and planning.

Giveaway For Coaches Closes TOMORROW

Office Organization Success

Just a final REMINDER to claim the best gifts in this field: Sales conversations. List building. Online marketing. Networking. Group coaching. Signature talk. Teleclasses. Content creation. Client retention. Copywriting templates. Outsourcing. Website. The Giveaway For Coaches event is CLOSING TOMORROW! So if you haven’t downloaded my gift and the ones offered by all those top industry experts, make sure you rush to the site now and do that! Training Workshops and Products

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Alternatives to Salesforce and NetSuite

The Small Business Blog

We hear a lot of stories in the small business community about people having problems with some of their business software, particularly when it comes to CRM. The two names that are most commonly mentioned seem to be Salesforce and Netsuite.

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Solopreneur Poll: What Generates the Most Revenue For Your Business?

The Solopreneur Life

I ’ve had “polls” as an item on my “story ideas” list for more than a year. Today is the day I got ‘er done! Your voice is needed, so participate in the poll and tell others about it, too. If this goes well, there will be more solopreneur polls in the future.

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How to Stack the Deck for a Better Life

Dumb Little Man

Every day we're faced with a number of challenges. We are challenged for time. We are challenged by our desires. We are challenged by our colleagues, spouses, family, and friends. There are a couple simple tricks that can give us an advantage when it comes to these daily challenges. Read more ».

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NEW: Certification in Your City! Mastering Exceptional Self-Leadership for Executive & Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Joan and Jasmine of Office Dynamics International are hitting the road in 2014. Read on to find out if we''ll be in a city near you. By Joan Burge.

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Return and Investment: A salutary lesson in Emotional Intelligence

The Small Business Blog

On Thursday I was hosting a seminar session at a local business expo. I generally enjoy doing this and I had been lucky enough to have been offered the opportunity by a good friend of mine.

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Is Finding New Clients a Constant Challenge?

Office Organization Success

Business and marketing automation is the key to more clients, more revenues, and less stress and overwhelm in your business, but knowing where to start and what to do is the problem. In fact, one of the areas where I see many of you struggling is in finding new clients — it’s a constant challenge.

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Verizon Steals Blogger Content and Shrugs When Caught

The Solopreneur Life

A s if succeeding as a small business isn’t hard enough, there’s word today from BusinessGrow.com (an outstanding website, by the way) that Verizon brazenly stole/scraped original content and shrugged after being caught.

Payment Processing "On Location" Just Got a Whole Lot Easier (App How-To and Review)

Productive & Organized

Have you ever been at an event and watched others easily process payments for their products and programs and wished you knew of an easy way to do that for your stuff?    Well, you are in luck!    PayPal now has a really easy way to take payments on location.

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Bored meetings require slick admin

The Small Business Blog

A friend of mine complained bitterly the other day about the ten pages of ‘minutes’ she had to write for the quarterly board meeting she recently attended. “It takes me hours to write these up and half the time I can’t make sense of my own notes and who said what” she said. “I’m…

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Back From My Travels

Office Organization Success

Sam and I had a great time visiting friends and family back in the UK. We had a fun trip planned for each day we were there. You can see some of pictures I posted on Facebook. The only downside … it took us 39 hours to get back home as our original flights were cancelled due to bad weather in Amsterdam. This meant we didn’t get home until late on Tuesday afternoon. Which, in turn, has completely thrown my plans for the week. But that’s okay … I can work with it!

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What We Can Learn From the Miami Dolphins Debacle

On The Job

The story surrounding the Miami Dolphins and whether Richie Incognito bullied rookie teammate Jonathan Martin has more drama than seven years of “Sex and the City” and may drag out in the tabloid magazines for just as long.

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Affirmation of the Day: I Allow Myself to be Helped and Supported by Others

Productive & Organized

I talk with many business owners every day that are extremely giving. in their time and talents.    However, when it comes to receiving, they. have a bit of a harder time.    (I've been there too.    I'm a recovering. I-can-do-it-myselfer.)

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Know who your business is dealing with

The Small Business Blog

Fraud is one of the biggest issues when it comes to small business and identity fraud is of particular concern for many UK citizens.

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Contemplating an office relocation

Practically Perfect PA

When it comes to an organisation deciding to move offices you can be sure that an assistant will be involved in the process at some point.

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Bring Success to Your Business by Respecting Your Money— Practically and Spiritually

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. As a successful business owner, you should have systems in place for tracking and measuring the various aspects of your business. Without these measurement tools, there’s no accurate way to tell if you’re on the right track to meet your goals.

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5 Good Facts About the World

Small Business Labs

The press mostly reports on bad things, so I was really happy to read the BBC's  Hans Rosling: How Much Do You Know About the World. It presents 5 good things that are going on globally.   My favorite is the first fact, which is about the rapid decline in global population growth.  Key quote: It's a largely untold story - gradually, steadily the demographic forces that drove the global population growth in the 20th Century have shifted.

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