Sat.Nov 08, 2014 - Fri.Nov 14, 2014

3 Improv Comedy Tricks To Supercharge Your Social Life

Dumb Little Man

Picture this: You’re standing on stage in front of thousands of people. You have no script, no props, no set design, no director telling you what to do or how to do it, not even a story you’re supposed to tell. It’s just you, your scene partner, and maybe a couple of chairs.

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Participate in The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey

The Solopreneur Life

You’re invited to participate in the The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey! The survey is open through Friday, December 19. Results will be published on January 5. Past survey results have been reported on widely, including in The New York Times. Click here to take the survey.

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Coping with car hire – When the best is expected

Practically Perfect PA

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80% of Business Owners Don’t Do This

Office Organization Success

There is ONE thing that 80% of business owners don’t do that keeps them in overwhelm, frustration, and chaos. And I’m going to share with you what that is below … and I’ll even tell you how you can correct it too!

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Get Rid of Morning Anxiety with 10 Easy Positive Affirmations

Dumb Little Man

“What is love? Love is the absence of judgement. Dalai Lama.” Do you wake up with morning anxiety, feelings of stress and tension even before facing your day? Did you know that when you first rouse out of sleep, you are your most vulnerable and most susceptible to worry and anxiety and stress?

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The Global Shift to the Open Workforce

Small Business Labs

New Ways of Working. Managing the Open Workforce is a fascinating study from London-based CGMA. 

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Managing your social media content

Practically Perfect PA

These days most of us will have some sort of social media account. Most often it is Facebook, followed closely by LinkedIn and Twitter. Instagram is becoming ever more popular as is Pinterest and Foursquare.

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The First Step To Change

Dumb Little Man

I would forgive you for reading a few personal development blog posts and coming away from the experience more troubled than relieved. After all, *Why don’t you own a business? Isn’t it about time you traveled the world?

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Why Companies Are Increasing Their Use of Contingent Labor

Small Business Labs

Ardent Partners is an analyst firm focused on corporate procurement and as part of this brief they research and analyze the use of contingent labor (temps, contractors, consultants, etc.) by corporations.

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How Veterans Can Find a Job in the Private Sector

On The Job

I originally wrote this story a couple of years ago, but it''s still valuable advice for vets. Joe Kearney retired from the Army after 23 years and has two words of advice for fellow veterans who will be looking for a job in the private sector: "Start early."

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Information In Too Many Places? Simplify!

Simple Productivity Blog

One of my readers askend me to address the question of what to do when you have information in too many places. She said she had notebooks everywhere, plus all her email accounts, plus sticky notes scribbled on and stuck all over her house and office.

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Make Time For Yourself: 7 Tips For Your Successful Personal Project

Dumb Little Man

You’ve a great idea and a burning desire for a personal project. Therefore, you want to ensure that it gets done, you enjoy doing it and the outcome exceeds your expectations.

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What's a Jobbatical?

Small Business Labs

Jobbatical is a startup online talent marketplace that connects people looking for short term experiences combining work and travel with employers offering short term gigs.

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Step It Up VA Coaching

As you may know, a couple of times each year I hold a PAY WHAT YOU CAN DAY, for a one-hour strategy session with me. It’s always a great success, a lot of fun for me and super beneficial to the smart, savvy folks that take me up on it. I am able to provide coaching, support, strategies, information, plans, and more, to folks who wouldn’t otherwise have been able to have that guidance. So TODAY I’m announcing my second (and last!) “Pay What You Can Day” of 2014!

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Procuring a great supplier

Practically Perfect PA

You might not think so but assistants deal with suppliers on a a regular basis. From hotels to stationery manufacturers, car hire companies and venues for events we are constantly procuring suppliers.

Feel Less Awkward With This Simple Technique

Dumb Little Man

We’ve all had that moment when we just don’t know what to say. That lull in conversation coupled with an awkward silence can make anyone feel uncomfortable. One of my most prominent memories in awkward conversation is what I call, the curse of the empty drink.

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Mobile Data Usage Exploding

Small Business Labs

Mobile computing device penetration rates continue to expand.   As the chart below from BI Intelligence (paid subscription required) shows, US smartphone penetration is now 72%, up from 65% this time last year. Also, tablet penetration is now at 33%.

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Interview With a VA: Beatrice Ten-Thye

Virtual Moxie

This month, I had a great time talking with Beatrice Ten-Thye, and I know you''ll enjoy getting to know her! Meet Beatrice Ten-Thye. Interview With a VA

Technology of the week – Pin Drop

Practically Perfect PA

What is Pin Drop? Pin drop is a simple app and website that allows you to bookmark places on a map. It is a great way of keeping track of places you have been to locations you have stumbled upon and want to check out at a later date. What does it do?

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Boost Your Productivity: Designing A Calendar System

Simple Productivity Blog

This month we are taking a look at creating systems. We talked about the basics of systems, and the steps in Boost Your Productivity: Understanding Systems. Today we will look at creating a system from scratch. Our first example will be a calendar system. (By

It Takes More than Marketing to Deliver Your Ideal Clients!

Step It Up VA Coaching

You get what you give. You reap what you sow. What goes ’round comes ’round. There may be several ways to say it, but there’s only one way to do it. If you want to work with great clients, you have to be a great client. Think about why you have the friends you have.

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Create Value by Being a One-stop Shop For All Your Client's Needs

Virtual Moxie

I recently heard a business owner talking about how she delegates all the stuff in her "yuck bucket" to her VA. The "yuck bucket," she said, was all the stuff that was "beneath" her.

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Hilton, Belfast

Practically Perfect PA

Getting off the train at Belfast Central Station I was slightly disappointed the weather was as wet and windy as Dublin, which was where I boarded the train. Nevertheless, with only a five minute walk from the station to the Hilton I decided to face the weather and make the small trip.

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Steps To Patent Your Idea

The Small Business Blog

Coming up with a great invention idea is fantastic, however trying to figure out what next steps to take isn’t always easy! The United States Patent and Trademark Office doesn’t technically patent ideas, however it’s easy to get around this with the right application materials.

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Open Loops 11/14/2014

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.

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Kraft Workers Embrace Innovation

On The Job

Barry Calpino, vice president of breakthrough innovation at Kraft Food Group Inc.,

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The Thing About Focus


I’ve been silent here for a little over a week. I had some travel, and with plenty on my plate before and after said travel, my focus has been split … somewhat. The reason I consider it “split … somewhat” is because I had an inkling this would happen.

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Watch that tone! Deliver the right message.

Office Dynamics

What are your tips to ensure your email message is delivered properly? Deliver the right message and watch your email tone. Question: “For the last chapter of our company’s style guide, I was asked to compile tips on how to write emails that stay true to your personality.

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New Productivity Forms: November 2014

Simple Productivity Blog

November brings Thanksgiving to the US. As a time to celebrate all the things we have harvested during the year, and a time to reflect on our blessings, Thanksgiving is a time of contemplation and gratitude. This month the forms show a pumpkin and fall leaves in honor of the bounty of the harvest. The post New Productivity Forms: November 2014 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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The Story Of My First Ultra Marathon

Brilliantly Better

Two days ago I finished my first ultra marathon. The total distance was exactly 60km. It was the final leg of a bigger race, a … The post The Story Of My First Ultra Marathon appeared first on Dragos Roua. Running marathon pain ultra-marathon

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Do You Really Need That App?


There are no shortage of apps out there - and that can be a problem. That’s because for every new app that comes out, one has the potential to usurp an app that we already own and use. Every time we add a new app to our devices, we need to spend time learning how to use it to its fullest.

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The Resilient Thrive On Change

Office Dynamics

Thriving On Change. Hello Monday Motivators! I hope you are doing well and had a great weekend. In continuing with our November theme of BIG Resilience, another aspect is thriving on change. Obviously we have to be resilient during change whether personal or professional.

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Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-10-06 16:05:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter. P aper vs. electronic. If paper: wall or portable. To do’s vs. appointments. Personal vs. business. Repeating events. Family calendar. Where to keep it. When to look at it. The post Calendar appeared first on Clutter Coach

Verb Mistakes #1: Didn’t With Conditional

Daily Writing Tips

One type of conditional sentence refers to a situation in the past that might have happened, but didn’t. The speaker is speculating about what might have happened if things had been different.

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Do You Really Need That App?


There are no shortage of apps out there – and that can be a problem. That’s because for every new app that comes out, one has the potential to usurp an app that we already own and use. Every time we add a new app to our devices, we need to spend time learning how to use it to its fullest.

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How to Take Your Finances from Receipts to Balance Sheets

Small Business CEO

Many people assume that finances can be a confusing and stressful thing to manage, especially if you’re not prepared or educated in how to manage finances successfully.

100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 4. Build Self Discipline

Brilliantly Better

Don’t wait for other people to impose discipline on you. Start early. Create your own discipline. Although it sounds a little bit harsh, self discipline … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 4. Build Self Discipline appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development self discipline

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