Sat.Sep 21, 2013 - Fri.Sep 27, 2013

Focus On Achieving Your Goals And Defeat Your Need For Perfectionism By Using The Completionist Mindset

Dumb Little Man

How many of you out there are perfectionists? You know, those people who spend all their time and energy fine-tuning the details to death. Are you guilty? While some of you may not completely identify as a perfectionist, I'll bet you've done it on more than one occasion.

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Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Quite often I am asked which courses I would recommend for assistants that are just starting in the profession and want to undertake some training to increase their skills and help them move up the career ladder.

5 Steps to Create a Successful Product Launch System

Office Organization Success

There is more to launching a product or program to your community simply than sending out an email and hoping people will buy! It’s about creating a whole product/program launch system so that you can get maximum sales for your brand-new offering.

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Green Incentives You Can Set as an Entrepreneur

Eco-Office Gals

The world is become more eco-friendly and green, but it can be hard for you as an entrepreneur to motivate individuals to join the movement.

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If You Want To Lose Weight You Must Know How To Maximize Your Willpower

Dumb Little Man

How many times have you tried to lose weight, but fell off the track after few weeks or months, and gained it all back? When it comes to losing weight, we often have the best intentions and effective nutrition plans, yet it's our willpower that turns out to be the stumbling block.

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How can assistants stay on top of the scene?

Practically Perfect PA

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Chili's Augmenting Waiters With Tablets

Small Business Labs

Restaurant chain Chili's is rolling out table top tablet computers to most of their 1200 locations after a successful test run earlier this year. The goal, according to the company, isn't to replace their human wait staff. It's to get diners to spend more per visit.

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Successful People Don't Let Their Fear Of Failure Hold Them Back. Do You?

Dumb Little Man

Every four years we are graced with The Winter Olympics. Do you ever watch the figure skating competitions? I wanted to avoid watching them for years, as I always felt terrible for the competitors who fell. The entire world just watched them go from a gold medal to no man’s land on the score card.

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Cut Costs And Improve Energy Efficiency In Your Warehouse

Eco-Office Gals

There are a million and one reasons to become more energy efficient, not least saving money (and saving the planet!). Increased energy efficiency and sustainability in your working environment improves the conditions for staff and helps you to save money in this less than favorable economic climate.

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Is your business ready for Christmas?

The Small Business Blog

It might seem too early for your small business to start planning for the festive period, but larger companies certainly don’t think this is the case.

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10 Christmas Organizing Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Christmas Organizing Tips appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I know. It’s still September. However, we’re less than three months from Christmas. Getting an early jump on the planning can make a world of difference on how well things go in December. Have you been a bit stressed during past Christmas‘s? Does it seem like the holidays bring too much to do? By organizing Christmas this year you can help to make this a low-stress holiday.

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Making Friends and Increasing Business Contacts is Easy If You Know These 7 Secrets of Socially Successful People

Dumb Little Man

We all know people who are beloved by everyone and seem able to make friends wherever they go. Some regard them with admiration tinged with a bit of envy, then shrug their shoulders and figure those people are just born with that special “something”.

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Applying the Principles of Feng Shui to Your Office

Eco-Office Gals

It’s not uncommon for those who work in the professional sector to spend long hours at the office.

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Is your self-talk holding back your ability to innovate?

The Small Business Blog

We are taught from an early age to mind our language and be careful about the way we talk to other people but do you ever stop to think about how you talk to yourself? As children we become accustomed to phrases such as: Don’t talk to me like that. Don’t do that.

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What’s the Secret to Business Success? Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. The fears and excuses that people have when it comes to their growing their business is always a big topic with my coaching clients. They want to have great success.

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Do Your Brain A Big Favor With These 15 Healthy Foods That Can Make You Smarter

Dumb Little Man

A diet heavy in sugar, caffeine and preservatives can not only make you feel like crap, but can also slow down your brain function. If you want to achieve maximum brainpower, you need to consume foods high in important nutrients like fiber, antioxidants and Omega-3 fats.

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Waste Not, Want Not: Recycling In Your Office

Eco-Office Gals

It is common place these days to see multiple recycling bins in offices for food packaging, scraps, cups and unwanted paper. And whilst this is a great step forward in the war against waste, did you ever consider what happens to the larger items in your office?

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Infographic: Ecommerce Pitfalls

The Small Business Blog

Ecommerce is the sensible (and sometimes, only) option for businesses of a certain size. But online businesses also have the highest likelihood of failing, with some sectors experiencing a failure rate of up to 90% – sometimes as early as the first 120 days.

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[FAQ] I Think This Covers It All

Office Organization Success

There’s a lot of excitement around the Product Launch Training starting tomorrow, but I noticed you haven’t yet registered for it. Either your product launch campaigns are going great so you have no need for a step-by-step, systemized approach to creating a successful product launch campaign. Or maybe you have a couple of questions about the training. So if it’s the latter, I thought I’d take just a minute to answer some of your more common questions that are coming in.

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7 Ways to Stop Looking in your Rearview Mirror and Focus on the New Road in Front of You

Dumb Little Man

“ Never look back unless you are planning to go that way” – Henry David Thoreau. Focusing on your history robs you of your destiny” – Bishop T.D. Jakes. It is human nature to review our past. After all it is what has led us to where we are today. Our past is familiar.

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Setting up a Green Garden Office

Eco-Office Gals

Having an office pod at the end of your garden is one of the signs that you’re making it in your home business. At prices ranging from a few hundred for a homemade version to 30k and upwards for a post-apocalyptic work pod , there are lots of versions for all levels of professional success.

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Infographic: Creativity

The Small Business Blog

Creativity is a trait that is inherent in the vast majority of entrepreneurs. But if you own a business, is it possible to inspire the rest of your workplace to tap into their own creativity?

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Self-Employment and the Future of Work Webinar

Small Business Labs

We're participating in the webinar The Future of Work: Self-Employed Workers are America's Hidden Growth Engine this Thursday, September 26th from 1:00pm to 1:45pm ET. The webinar is being produced by MBO Partners, who we work with on the annual MBO Partners State of Independence study and report.

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Promote Your Business and Promote Yourself By Using Your Blog for Networking

Dumb Little Man

I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but one of the most powerful vehicles for getting ahead in business or in your career today is through blogging. .

3 Surprising Ways Your Business can Save Energy

Eco-Office Gals

Turn off the lights when you leave a room; turn down the thermostat; make sure the windows are shut. These are just three of the (many) ways we are encouraged, ad nauseam, to save energy in our homes and places of work.

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Top 5 Tips for Establishing Procedures

The Small Business Blog

Running a business without any formal procedures in place might seem cool and trendy, but when your enterprise begins to grow and problems start to occur you will soon see why having written procedures are an essential part of running any business.

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The Shift to Defined Contribution Health Care Plans

Small Business Labs

Like the defined benefit pension plan before it, the defined benefit health plan seems likely to be replaced by most employers with defined contribution plans.   Years ago most large corporations (and many mid-sized and smaller firms) offered defined benefit pension plans. These plans promise an organization's employees a specified retirement benefit that's determined by a formula based on some combination of an employee's earnings, length of time with the firm and age.

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Do You Know How To Get The Most Out Of Your Next Vacation?

Dumb Little Man

So, you've got your two weeks booked and have negotiated the perfect destination with your family. Whether you're headed to the beach to relax, to the city to enjoy some urban life, or to some exotic locale, there is one thing you can do to get the most out of your vacation.

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What Multitasking Costs Us as Writers

Business Writing

Yesterday I was teaching a writing class in Sunnyvale, California. In the morning, an executive car picked me up at my hotel to take me to the client company. At the start of the trip, the driver and I talked. Email

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Quote of the Week: Creativity

The Small Business Blog

“Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ” This quote is by US financial consultant William Adams. He makes a great point in that some of the most successful business ventures come from mistakes. Even the mighty Steve Jobs made mistakes.

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The Artisan Economy Continues to Expand

Small Business Labs

Several Artisan Economy articles caught my eye this week: The Guardian's Toy Choice Gets Wider as Internet Inspires Playtime Revolution covers how the Internet and networked business models are enabling a growing number of artisan and boutique toy producers. Key quote: "You may have noticed it, here and there: more smaller brands, more toys with an eco angle. More  More craft-oriented, or retro toys. Maybe more unusual toys, tech-enabled toys and toys that teach.

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Are You A 'Call Of The Wild Man' Willing To Risk Everything?

Dumb Little Man

Do you hanker to hike the Appalachian Trail? Care to climb Kilimanjaro? Dream of daunting feats of physical fortitude? The wife of a wilderness junkie would like to hear why.

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Help With Infusionsoft or 1ShoppingCart Set Up Is Here!

Office Organization Success

I was reminded this week of why I decided to work for myself when I received a phone call from my son, “Mom, I’ve missed the bus!” ” Fortunately, I could take a break from what I was doing, hop in the car, and go pick him up. Okay, so that’s just the lighter side of being in business for yourself, but every now and then, you need these moments.

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Infographic: Virtual Private Servers

The Small Business Blog

You may have heard the term before but not have much understanding about it – so what exactly is a Virtual Private Server? They have existed for over a decade now as a way of hosting the data of any business and storing it off-site.

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Deal with Paper Every Day; Don't Pile It

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2008-12-15 12:19:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter. When your desk is a mound of paper that spills over onto every available surface, including the floor, it's natural to feel that you just have to buckle down and start sorting it from the beginning.

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Reduce Your Work Week, Part One

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. How much time do you spend at work? If you are in the majority of people, more than you would like. Most people, although paid to work 40 hours per week, work far more than that. Whether it is answering emails from home, responding to emails routed to your personal phone, working through lunch, or simply working late. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics , in 2011 the average employed person worked 8.8 hours per day.

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Don't Be a Moxie Moron!

Virtual Moxie

Moxie, at its core, has nothing to do with fear. Moxie really is all. about courage, and having moxie is about belief in oneself, and one''s. abilities above all else. Integral to everything moxie-related is. integrity; the state of being whole and right with oneself. Sometimes people act boldly, and what they do looks like Moxie. when that energy is used out of fear or mean-spiritedness, or a lack of. self-confidence, that''s not moxie, that''s just crap. People who behave.

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