Sat.Aug 01, 2015 - Fri.Aug 07, 2015

5 Questions You Need To Ask Before Taking A Risk

Dumb Little Man

“I think there’s a difference between a gamble and a calculated risk.” ” – Edmund H. North Taking a risk can be a scary thing, no matter what type of risk it is. And that fear alone can paralyze you before you even take your first step.

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Hitting the salary cap

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I was working as a PA to a senior board director in an organisation full of project managers, engineers and specialist technicians. There were a large number of administration and support staff but we certainly didn’t make up the bulk of the business.

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Special pricing for VIP full-day intensives!

Step It Up VA Coaching

Softball is over for the summer. No more practices, games, try-outs, or workouts! I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all this free time, except hopefully spend some of it with YOU! I would love to work with you for a full day on your business!

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Practicing Principles of Persuasion

Office Dynamics

This week I have a short but powerful Monday Motivator for you. Tomorrow we’ll be offering a free webinar focused on Getting to Yes, which has brought up a lot of thoughts around the idea of assistants needing to build the power of their persuasive skills.

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3 Simple Ways to Trim Your Monthly Expenses Without Being Miserable

Dumb Little Man

Have you added up all of your monthly expenses lately, or are you too afraid to look? By the time you account for things like rent/mortgage, utilities, cable and internet, groceries, gas, car insurance, health insurance, daycare, lawn care, and car payments, what’s actually left of your paycheck?

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Doing This One Thing Will Make Your Boss Happy

On The Job

It happened again yesterday, so I guess I need to write about this AGAIN. I went to a restaurant, and a friendly server named "Matt" came to take our order. He smiled pleasantly as the six people at the table gave their order. He never once reached for a pen or paper.

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How Do You Know When It's Time?

Virtual Moxie

How can you be sure that it's time to let a client go, time to change your business model, time to go for training or certification, or time for… well, anything, really? When do you really know that you're ready? You never do.

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How to get great customer service, anywhere.

Dumb Little Man

Dealing with corporate customer service departments is often one of the most frustrating experiences of modern life, and many of us have horror stories of futile attempts to resolve a simple issue amid a minefield of unhelpful automated phone trees and uncaring representatives.

Are Outside Innovators the Key to Success?

On The Job

In 2013, Campbell Soup Co. launched its “Hack the Kitchen” contest to challenge innovative developers to create web or mobile apps for mealtime solutions. The winner, FoodMood, tapped into user’s emotions by asking “What’s your mood?”

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The Economic Woes of Millennials

Small Business Labs

Life's tough out there for millennials (born 1980 to 2000). And several recent articles have extensive data illustrating this. 

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New Productivity Forms: August 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

In 2014 I decided I wanted to release monthly productivity forms with a seasonal theme. Fun tools make it more likely I will use them, and honestly, I get bored with the plain old print and line forms. In 2015 I decided to continue this tradition. So to that end, I will be releasing a […].

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6 Tips to Telling Someone, “I’m Not Interested”

Dumb Little Man

Someone at work have a crush on you? A friend of a friend who keeps asking you out? Or maybe someone you have seen a few times and you just do not see a relationship happening? It can be really hard to tell someone we just are not interested.

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My Sense of Urgency Is Killing Me (Slowly)

Eat Your Career

For those of you who haven’t met me in the real world, let me first explain some of my character assets and liabilities. I’m what every personality test on the planet would describe as “highly dominant” in a workplace setting. (In In a personal setting, I’m quite different, but that’s a story for another day…). At work, I’m extremely task-focused, almost to the detriment of my professional relationships. I do everything fast—from walking to talking to achieving.

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The Accelerating Pace of Worker Misclassification Regulations

Small Business Labs

Spend Matters and MBO Partners had a really interesting webinar last week titled Highly Skilled Independent Professionals are Coming - Get Ready. 

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On Vacation, August 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

I’m on vacation this week…I’m spending the time with family, planning the upcoming blog changes, and relaxing! Photo by davidwilson1949. Licensed under Creative Commons. The post On Vacation, August 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

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7 Inspirational quotes by CEOs and co-founder that will guide you to be successful

Dumb Little Man

Ever wondered what it takes to be a CEO of top companies or to have a successful start up. Answer to this might be quite complicated taking into consideration wide range of factors.

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5 Challenges Faced by Small Businesses in 2015

Small Business CEO

Companies face difficult challenges in today’s competitive business world. Some researchers estimate that about 50 percent of companies only last four or five years before going out of business.

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Trading Income for Flexibility

Small Business Labs

We've been doing a lot of research lately on people trading income and income stability for greater work autonomy, control and flexibility.    The two most recent examples are discussed in our posts Why the Self-Employed Flourish and Coworking, Independent Work and Happiness.    But the desire for more work flexibility goes beyond just independent workers (freelancers, self-employed, contractors, etc.). 

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The Simple Travel Hack I Use To Save My Time And My Sanity

Productivityist

I like going places, but I don’t like what it takes to get there all that much. I’m sure I’m not alone here. But I do spend time some away from home, as shown in the screenshot below from my TripIt profile. I’ve been using TripIt for four years.

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4 Tricks To Turn Your Buyers Into Loyal Customers

Dumb Little Man

One of the best business advices I have ever got was this – “do not plan your business strategy around getting new customers. Instead, plan it around getting repeat orders”.

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Increase Productivity with Flexible Working

Small Business CEO

Businesses can often be reluctant to engage a flexible working policy through fear that the system will become more of problem than a benefit. The correct structure has to be in place to support the system and maximise the benefits but can it increase job satisfaction?

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Remember the Tricolon

Daily Writing Tips

A tricolon is a rhetorical device that employs a series of three parallel words, phrases, or clauses. The word derives from Greek tri (“three”) + colon (“section of a sentence”). The plural of tricolon is tricola. Julius Caesar’s famous “Veni, vidi, vici” is a tricolon consisting of three verbs.

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Ancient Productivity Advice That’s Relevant Today (Part II)

Productivityist

If a local pizza place has been around for twenty years, it can’t be bad pizza. If advice has been around for 2000 years, it can’t be bad advice. Here are four more suggestions from Roman author and philosopher, Seneca. (In In case you missed part one it’s here.). Don’t be expectant.

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ASMR Relaxation and Tingle Braingasms

Dumb Little Man

Do you get tingles when you stare into a drawing, or when you hear a type of repetitive sound? Are you burnt out from long days at work or essentially bored out of your mind watching the same fast paced and extremely jolting television commericals?

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Tips For a Productive Working Environment

Small Business CEO

Your workspace environment can have a major impact on your overall productivity and motivation. Let’s face it, a drab and cold feeling office isn’t going to fill you with joy is it? Just a few simple changes can give your office an overhaul and create a warm and welcoming environment.

The Seven Deadly Organizing Sins: Wrath

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2009-11-05 12:37:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This is Sin #5 on the list, which also includes lust, gluttony , greed and sloth. Wrath, or anger, is sinful because it’s destructive. It can harm others and it can harm you as well. Here’s a scenario: Overwhelmed Olivia decides to beat clutter once and for all. She buys an organizing book and sets aside a weekend. By Sunday night, she’s only on the third cabinet and she feels frustrated.

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Why You Need to Attach Meaning to Your Money

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! Why You Need to Attach Meaning to Your Money first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2015, All. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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I Made $11.65 My First Year in Business! 51 Questions for Getting Through the Struggle

Dumb Little Man

So, in April of 2014, I published my first post on my new blog begintobelieve.com- “a prayerful & practical guide to facing change and challenge.” And yes, over the last 12+ months, I made a whopping $11.65 selling my ebooks and guides…wtf! But I have to say that surprisingly, I was initially elated about my $11.65! For me, receiving even the slightest form of validation is something to be grateful for and I am!

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How MOOC s are Changing the Way we Do Corporate Education

Small Business CEO

Remember when everyone thought the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) would be the future of higher education as we know it? Yeah, that was only 2012. In recent years, the popularity of the MOOC has dramatically decreased.

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Standard, Standardize, and Standardized

Daily Writing Tips

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Review – Momentum

Productivityist

Last month, I had the most amazing family vacation in Florida. For the first time in several years, I was able to kick back, relax with my loved ones and forget about the daily grind that would await me on my return home. Vacations are not all good news, however.

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Intelligent Insights to Ignite Positive Change for Your Business

Small Business CEO

Brought to you by Spark Business ® from Capital One ®. Whether you’re breaking into new industries, creating services within a community, or carving a niche out of an existing market, as a modern entrepreneur, you’re set on exceeding expectations on all fronts.

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Office Rebranding: 7 Personalization Tips to Make Your Space Your Own

Small Business CEO

It seems that nine out of 10 offices look exactly the same: gray cubes, white walls, fluorescent lighting, and dull, dreary-eyed workers.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Trademarking Your Company Name

Small Business CEO

If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, you probably don’t need to be told how important it is to protect your company name and logo. The hit to your business if some other company started using your name or logo could be substantial.

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Consulting Advice for your Startup

Small Business CEO

Startup companies typically have a high amount of energy, which they need to grow into something that is viable as a business. Taking it to the next level isn’t always easy, though. Read on for advice on how to organize leadership, manage projects, and develop tools that help startups succeed.

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5 Considerations to Make When Your Stock Falls

Small Business CEO

Investing in the stock market can be an incredibly rewarding, and dangerous, game. Many investors are successful in turning a profit every year due, in part, to their choices when deciding whether to keep or sell stock.

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5 Things to Remember in Dominating Long Tail Keywords

Small Business CEO

For any person who is focusing on SEO campaigns for a business, it is essential to know about long tail keywords. Long tail keywords can be the difference between a successful business website, and one that nobody visits.

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