Sat.Feb 21, 2015 - Fri.Feb 27, 2015

7 Reasons successful people have mentors and you should too

Dumb Little Man

Does this sound familiar? You have a big dream. It’s what you were meant to do. It motivates you. It has you getting up early and staying up late. But none of your effort seems to make a dent.

Cats Drive 15% of All Internet Traffic

Small Business Labs

Regular readers know we like pet trends. But I admit our coverage has been slanted towards dogs, mostly because I like dogs.    But cats are more popular with online audiences.

2015 257

Understanding your boss

Practically Perfect PA

One of the best things about being a PA is the challenge of building relationships with each new boss you support. But it’s never easy – with each new boss comes new work styles, quirks, habits and expectations. This guide looks at how you can get on to your boss’ wavelength quickly and easily.

2015 226

How to Create Lead Magnets That Convert

The Solopreneur Life

E very online-marketing pro talks about the importance of growing your list. They’re right, of course. But if you’re a solopreneur who provides client-facing services, how do take your website traffic and turn it into new business?

2015 211

How to get rid of stress and anxiety in 10 minutes?

Dumb Little Man

I don’t know about you, but I see a lot of people, who have two daily companions – stress and anxiety. They wake up together, go to studies or work together, make decisions together and even try to relax and have fun together.

2015 285

Follow-Up Is Simple – So Why Isn’t It Easy?

Office Organization Success

Doing a good job at follow-up is a piece of cake. You just capture every lead or potential referral partner you run across, then place a call or send them something, or both. If you don’t make a sale right away, you calendar them for the next follow-up and do the same thing again.

2015 205

Smartwatches Forecast to Drive Wearable Computing Market

Small Business Labs

BI Intelligence has released their wearable computing forecast to 2020 and they are very bullish on smartwatches.

2015 197

More Trending

5 Secrets For Becoming More Productive

Dumb Little Man

Our lives are filled with stress. Spending long hours at work, in traffic, never having enough time to eat properly and then coming home exhausted to drop on the couch and turn on the television. This is the daily routine for a large percentage of the people on this planet.

2015 286

Do You Feel Lucky? You’d Better Be If You’re Using a Social Media Page as Your Business Website.

Tips From T. Marie

“You’ve got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky?…Well …Well do you punk?”- Dirty Harry. I see it a lot these days. Businesses who are using a Facebook Page rather than their own website.

Assistant Certifications, what’s the deal? A Free Webinar

Office Dynamics

Have you been curious about the various assistant certifications? In today’s competitive workplace, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Employers want admins with more than experience.

2015 241

Ready to Take Your Startup to the Next Level? Consider Outsourcing These Services

The Small Business Blog

Outsourcing sometimes gets a bad reputation as it can conjure up images of workers being paid low wages while a company’s profits soar. While that certainly happens in some instances, outsourcing can also be a really savvy way for business owners to take their startup operations to the next level.

2015 220

4 Factors that Will Determine Your Potential for Happiness

Dumb Little Man

The older we get, the greater the sense of urgency we feel to find ourselves “happy”. No matter how we define it, it is happiness that is the end all and be all of life.

2015 285

Give Your Clients Options

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. The abundance of available methods of delivering information and services these days means savvy customers and clients will demand options.

2015 151

Thursday from the Trenches Episode 9

Simple Productivity Blog

In this episode I talk about lapses to important things in my life, and how I countered this with habit stacking. The post Thursday from the Trenches Episode 9 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 209

The Backlash Against Sharing Economy Jobs

Small Business Labs

Over the past month or so there's been a crescendo of negative press on the sharing economy, with sharing economy jobs being the primary target. The negative press tends to focus on Uber, which has established itself as the company everyone - except Uber users - hates due to their rough and tumble business practices. Adding to the negative press is a growing litany of complaints by sharing economy "providers", which is the industry's term for their workers.

2015 145

3 Rarely Used Tricks for Feeling Happier In A Heartbeat

Dumb Little Man

Everybody has this moment every now and then. We feel like everything is just fine, going in the right direction, and we should feel happy. But there’s something missing… I experience this on a daily basis.

2015 285

Refuse to Hold Others Down No Matter Who Seems to Benefit

Virtual Moxie

My friend Shannon is a content strategist and fellow writer. The other day on Facebook, she posted this image, along with her thoughts about how people get what they pay for. click to enlarge). That’s one view, of course.

2015 202

Ten Additional Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Simple Productivity Blog

I''m taking a writing vacation this week. Over the life of this blog, I have written two articles on the theme "10 Things You Don''t Know About Me." I thought I would toss a third into the bucket.

2015 193

How to Become Better at Delivering Feedback

On The Job

If you Google “performance review phrases” you will turn up more than 4 million sources offering advice such as how to deliver “good” feedback (the employee “is ready for any challenge”) to the “bad” review (the employee is “hostile to feedback or criticism.”)

2015 173

9 simple steps to becoming an assassin

Dumb Little Man

There you are, sitting at your computer, cranking out a great report or blog post. Then suddenly it hits you, the dreaded distraction. Now you can’t seem to concentrate. That YouTube video of fighting ninja cats becomes more important than finishing your work.

2015 285

“Month of Love” Prize Winner Announcement

Office Dynamics

Thank you to all who entered our “Month of Love” contest this month by attending one of our Wednesday Webinars. Congratulations to our prize winners: 30 min private coaching session with Joan Burge: Jana Reffel. 2014 Conference On Demand: Lori Bules.

2015 168

2014 Best of SimpleProductivityBlog.com

Simple Productivity Blog

I''m taking a writing vacation, so I thought I would share the top posts read on SimpleProductivityBlog.com in 2014. The post 2014 Best of SimpleProductivityBlog.com appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2014 180

3 Ways To Break The Email Habit And Improve Mental Focus

Productivityist

I have a confession to make—I’m a bit of an email addict. As a self-employed freelance writer, checking email is directly connected to my work. My thoughts would scream, “Do I have another job to do? Is there an update on that project?”

2015 109

4 Steps To Overcoming Your A.M Overwhelm

Dumb Little Man

This morning, I felt on edge. It ‘s just two days before I make the biggest move of my life and I’ve got so much to do.

2015 277

Shake It Up!

Office Dynamics

It’s time to shake things up. Okay, Monday Motivators, it is the last week of February 2015. What did you do last week that demonstrated you “living your life on purpose” ? Please comment at the blog to share.). This week I’d like you to really step out of your comfort zone—shake it up!

UPS 157

On Vacation

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I normally pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. I''m taking a writing vacation this week. Check back next week for more great links from across the web! The post On Vacation appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2015 172

How to Organize Your Wallet

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-06-12 10:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter It may be small, but your wallet can be chock full of clutter. You don't want to be one of those people who holds up the line trying to find her preferred shopper card, do you? Or the guy with the unsightly rectangular growth on his backside (because we know it's not all money)? Of course not.    So, empty your wallet and let's see what's in there. Coupons :   Are they still good? 

2015 131

How Preparing For Vacation Can Lead To A Proactive Life

Productivityist

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks planning for an extended vacation with my family. This is the first time in over four years that we’re doing something this big (or extended) and it’s the first time I’ve taken any sort of vacation since starting to work for myself. It’s a bit nerve-wracking. But I need the time away and I need it to be restful, so I knew I had plenty to do beforehand that would allow me to really take the time off and enjoy the trip with my wife, children, and extended family.

2015 85

Five Obfuscating Business Verbs

Daily Writing Tips

I’ve just learned five new business verbs: onboard , level-set , operationalize , descope , and action-plan. One meaning of to onboard is “to train new employees.”

2015 113

Analysis of the Cloud Computing Market: Trends in 2015

Small Business CEO

According to Business Insider, the price war on cloud computing rages on. Described as “the race to zero” by some tech experts, the competition seems fierce in the coming year and the market continues to be a vicious battle ground for cloud service providers.

2015 106

You Are My Love

The Marq

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy when skies are grey you never know, dear, how much I love you Please don’t take my sunshine away I''ve always loved this song and saw it for a love the author had for another, but saw out of his reach.

2015 67

Review – Mail Pilot 2 for iOS

Productivityist

Mail Pilot has been a popular email management application since it was released as a Kickstarter web application in September 2012.

2015 78

Verb Review #8: Passive Voice

Daily Writing Tips

The way some writing coaches slam Passive Voice, one might imagine that its use constitutes a grammatical error. It doesn’t. In the context of grammar, Voice refers to the relation of the subject of a verb to the action of the verb. In English, there are two possibilities: 1.

2015 107

Get Ready to Show Proof of Health Coverage in 2015

Small Business CEO

By now, you should know the law: As of last year, all Americans – both individuals and businesses – are required to carry health insurance coverage under the terms of the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010.

2015 103

Prepositions to Die With

Daily Writing Tips

A reader wonders about prepositions used with the verb to die : Just recently when a prominent politician passed away I saw and heard various reports that he had died – FROM cancer, WITH cancer, and OF cancer. Do you have a view on which may be better?

2015 104

Confused Words #8: Flout and Flaunt

Daily Writing Tips

The words flout and flaunt convey very different meanings, but they are often used as if they were interchangeable. flout (verb): to mock, jeer, insult; to express contempt for, either in word or action. For example, a person flouts the law by refusing to obey it.

2015 102

Suit or Jacket: How to Play it Right for Your Game Company Job Interview

Small Business CEO

Businesses in the tech industry in general, and in the gaming industry in particular, tend not to go by the same ideas as businesses in other industries. It’s well known, for instance, that casualwear rules at companies like Apple and Facebook.

2015 97