Sat.Jan 24, 2015 - Fri.Jan 30, 2015

5 Easy Ways to Improve your Mental Clarity

Dumb Little Man

You turn on the TV and you are bombarded with images and stories of disaster and tragedy from around the world, you are getting 100 emails a day, your finances need attention and you still haven’t fixed the leak in your bathroom.

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Are assistants overqualified?

Practically Perfect PA

I have just spent the last hour looking through jobs that are currently available to assistants. It has been really interesting reading all of the different job descriptions, the skills that are required and the salaries attached to different levels of the role.

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Five Things Small Businesses Need to Know About Free

Tips From T. Marie

When I first started my virtual assistant business I was on a tiny budget. Surviving on unemployment and taking part in Maine’s Self Employment Assistance Program meant that I just didn’t have any extra money to invest in my little start up.

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Are You Taking the Easy Options?

Office Organization Success

This past week I’ve been working with several clients helping them to create their 28-day marketing plan.

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5 Reasons Your Life Should Have a Theme

Dumb Little Man

You should have a theme, a motto, a definite thing that you stand for. Does that sound a bit corny to you? It did to me too until I realized how much having one could affect all aspects of my life.

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Working with a self-reliant boss

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve often been asked to give advice to assistants who work with a self-reliant boss. I have experienced this myself and it can be really frustrating.

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Digital Nomad Trend Taking Off

Small Business Labs

Tanya Mohn's New York Times article Coworking on Vacation: A Desk in Paradise  hit a cord with readers. It lit up social media with thousands of tweets and Facebook posts.    The article focuses on coworking facilities in exotic or tourist oriented locations that also provide accommodations.

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5 Motivation Secrets of Successful People

Dumb Little Man

Because motivation is such a powerful, driving force, it is one of the most important elements of the corporate world and can be the difference between failure and success.

2015 286

Minute taking tips

Practically Perfect PA

As any PA knows, taking minutes is a challenging and essential skill. This guide provides some handy tips on getting it right, every time. Do your research.

2015 249

NBC Comedy to Look at Life in a Coworking Space

Small Business Labs

According to Variety , NBC has ordered a pilot of the comedy "Sharing", which it describes as: “Sharing” is a single-camera entry from Universal TV about disparate groups of people who work side-by-side in a shared office space. Jeremy Bronson wrote the pilot and exec produces with Jimmy Fallon and Rick Schwartz. Damian Lanigan is a co-exec producer. I wonder if Fallon has ever worked in a coworking space? Coworking

2015 172

Solopreneur Online-Marketing Survey

The Solopreneur Life

I need your help (again!). Online marketing is a perennial challenge for solopreneurs, and I’m conducting a three-question survey that deals with it. The results will help you and me solve solopreneurs’ biggest online-marketing challenges.

2015 167

10 Ways to Embrace Changes In Your Personal and Professional Life

Dumb Little Man

For many individuals, accepting change in their personal and professional lives is oftentimes a difficult proposition. Yet change is inevitable; it is the only thing that is constant in our world.

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Feeling unappreciated?

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I have been wondering how my initial thoughts about running an event have turned into the Assist Conference – which is just a month away!

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What I Use: My iPad Productivity Tools

Simple Productivity Blog

I''ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the tools that I use to operate at peak productivity. Today we will start a series of articles about my go-to productivity tools by looking at what I use on my iPad.

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The Inbound Marketing Grader Examines Golf Instructor and YouTube Star Shawn Clement

The Solopreneur Life

S hawn Clement is a golf instructor based in Canada. He’s the most popular golf instructor on YouTube, with more than 22 million views since he started making YouTube videos in 2006. The home page at Shawn Clement’s Wisdom In Golf website.

2015 167

Don’t Quit Your Jobs…Yet

Dumb Little Man

It’s the new year. If you’ve put off pursuit of your dreams, I have a message for you. And no, it doesn’t require that you write a resignation letter, tell off your boss or make a viral video informing company management that you quit. You could do all that, but what’s the point?

2015 281

Break Through a Career Plateau and Climb to the Stars!

Office Dynamics

Employees often ask me “How can I continue advancing my career after I feel I’ve hit a career plateau?” They also tell me that they like who they work for and the work they do, but feel stagnant. Anyone who asks that question is a go-getter!

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Why "Total Talent Management" is Important to Freelancers

Small Business Labs

One of key trends we follow is the growing awareness of the importance of contingent talent by corporate HR departments.    Long viewed by HR departments simply as a way to save money, the independent workforce (freelancers, contractors, independent consultants, etc.) is starting to be be seen as a strategic resource.

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“How Mobile-Friendly Is My Website?”

The Solopreneur Life

D o you ever wonder, “How mobile-friendly is my website?” ” I know I do. I work on a MacBook Pro and I’m on my iPhone a lot. I don’t use an iPad, so My Inner Boss sometimes says: “You should see how that page looks on an iPad.”

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Minimal Is Not Simple

Simple Productivity Blog

Several people have commented to me in the past few weeks that because I prefer to simplify things, that must mean I am a minimalist. Nothing is further from the truth. The post Minimal Is Not Simple appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

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How to Get Out of Work You Don't Want to Do

On The Job

We all have tasks as work we''d rather avoid, but usually we just suck it up and get them over with as quickly as possible. But is there a way to get out of doing work you really don''t want to do?

2015 186

Uber Study - Drivers Satisfied, Like the Flexibility

Small Business Labs

Uber released a survey of their drivers last week.  As with all things Uber, it's being widely covered. The key findings, at least from my perspective, are: 78% of Uber drivers are satisfied with their experience driving for Uber. 74% reported Uber has made their lives better by giving them more flexibility with their schedule. 81% of the drivers work part-time as Uber drivers. As of December 2014, Uber had 162,037 active drivers on its platform.

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How to Get a Premium YouTube Channel

The Solopreneur Life

I f you’re looking for potential revenue streams, consider trying to get a premium YouTube channel. A screen shot from the Fix My Hog premium YouTube channel. YouTube paid channels, which launched in May 2013, give video creators the opportunity to earn revenue from paid subscriptions.

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Open Loops 1/30/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything.

2015 180

Why It's Your Fault You're Out of the Loop at Work

On The Job

Take a look at comments posted on workplace blogs or on social media sites, and it won’t be long before you find an employee complaining that they’re often left out of the loop regarding business decisions.

2015 181

Review – Casual.PM


Project Management tools can be unwieldy beasts, that’s for sure. In some ways, this can be understandable. I mean, managing a project is supposed to be complicated, isn’t it? So many things to track, people to monitor, vendors to liaise with, stakeholders to keep happy.

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If Your Website Navigation Copy Reads Like This, Rewrite It Now

The Solopreneur Life

I was just about ready to call it a night and get back to the Teddy Roosevelt biography I’m reading when I visited a B2B marketing firm’s(!) website that had this navigation copy (screen shot): It reads: Home/What We Do./Why Why We Are Different./How How We Help Grow Your Business./Who

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The Bonham, Edinburgh

Practically Perfect PA

The Bonham, a 4 star boutique hotel, is situated in the West-end of Edinburgh. It is a lovely small (or should I say ‘wee’), quiet hotel and it has a very relaxed atmosphere. The reception area leads on to the restaurant area and to a small bar space – The Consulting Room which serves cocktails and afternoon tea. I arrived on a wet and windy Sunday morning and was immediately whisked up to my room.

2015 109

How to Turn a Prospect into a Paying Customer

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article → Another rocking post from Men With Pens! How to Turn a Prospect into a Paying Customer first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2015, All Rights Reserved. Better Business

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The Productivityist Podcast: Intentions, Time, and Saying No with Patrick Rhone


This week Patrick Rhone makes his third appearances on The Productivityist Podcast. I always enjoy chatting with Patrick because even when we don’t see eye to eye on a topic, we always manage to find common ground on several others.

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Empathize vs. Sympathize

Daily Writing Tips

A reader says, I’ve always been confused on how to use [the words empathize and sympathize ] in proper context. For about 300 years, English speakers didn’t have to choose between sympathize and empathize to express the idea of sharing another’s feelings. Empathize hadn’t been invented yet.

2015 110

Disruptive Marketing Trends Every CEO and CMO Should Follow

Small Business CEO

Running your own small business is no easy task. Not only do you need to know how a business works, but how to market and brand your business successfully. Computers were first intended for business use mainly to store data, and other information processing needs.

2015 109

100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 80. Stop Complaining

Brilliantly Better

Complaining is like an open invitation for troubles. The more you complain about something, the more of that something you invite into your life. Cut … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 80. Stop Complaining appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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Why I’m Passionate About Personal Productivity


Over the weekend I spent time watching Saturday Night Live, as I usually do. Sure, it’s not as funny as it used to be, but it’s something I’ve always done and enjoyed doing – especially as a former comedian.

2015 86

Starting a Business Letter with Dear Mr.

Daily Writing Tips

Several years ago, when a reader said he refused to use “Dear So-and-So” to begin a business letter because dear is too intimate a word to use with a stranger, I assumed that he represented a minority of one. Who, I wondered, would interpret an established convention like “Dear Sir” literally?

2015 102

Awesome Perks You Can Offer Your Employees

Small Business CEO

You want your employees to love working for you. So, obviously, you’ve set up a comprehensive salary and benefits package. You offer paid time off to take care of sick kids, more than enough vacation time, on-site daycare, the works. Those are all great.

2015 107

Tips On How to Secure a Job in the Oil and Gas Industry

Job Advice Blog

The oil and gas industry is an ever-evolving marketplace with new technologies constantly being developed. But potential applicants shouldn’t be put off by the task at hand; many leading companies offer a raft of varying position to a plethora of different professions such as engineers, accountants, scientists, project managers, safety inspectors and much more. The [.]. Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre Interviewing advice Job Advice

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