Sat.Aug 31, 2013 - Fri.Sep 06, 2013

Honestly, what are the pros and cons of the role?

Practically Perfect PA

I have been planning to write a blog post around the pros and cons of the role for a while.

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Merlin Olsen’s Personal Mission Statement

The Solopreneur Life

A s you know, I’m a huge football fan. Merlin Olsen. Tonight is the eve of the 2013 National Football League season, and I marked the occasion by watching an NFL Films production, “A Football Life: The Fearsome Foursome.”

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8 Ways to Improve Your Attitude

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 8 Ways to Improve Your Attitude appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. No matter how you define success, a proper attitude plays a key role in reaching that success. I know people who blame their lack of success on a lack of education.

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How To Set Up LeechBlock

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the power weapons in my fight to stop wasting time online is an add in for Firefox called LeechBlock. Today I will show you how to set up LeechBlock. Why You Need To Block Time Wasting Websites.

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So you want to find a new assistant job?

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last 10 years I have been employed full time in 6 different companies. Is that a lot of jobs for one decade? I’m not sure, I suppose it depends on a lot of factors. I don’t think I have a vastly different career history to other people who work in London, because it is such a fluid market.

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Stop Asking Permission To Live Your Best Life

Dumb Little Man

We are free to go in any direction we choose, but for all the choices we have in life it’s amazing how many of us find ourselves in a situation we never would have chosen.

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Stop waiting…

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Stop waiting… appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Waiting for just the right time to do something is a big problem. Many of us spend too much of our lives waiting for something. We can probably relate to this little verse, more than we would like to admit. Stop waiting….

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Why Your Business Should Embrace the Cloud

Eco-Office Gals

We’ve long hailed the benefits of going paperless as a way to decrease your company’s carbon footprint. In addition to using less paper (requiring less deforestation), it saves your company money. Obviously you won’t need to buy paper anymore.

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12 Ways to Boost Your Energy in the Morning

Dumb Little Man

Are you a “morning person?”. You know, the type who jumps out of bed, bounding with energy and ready to face the day? Me neither. Most of us wake up feeling grumpy, grouchy and wishing we could crawl back into bed. Here are a few tips to make mornings a bit more pleasant by increasing your energy.

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Will the New Artisan Economy Save the Middle Class?

Small Business Labs

How Technology Wreaks the Middle Class covers the growing concern that automation and technology is replacing many middle class jobs.  Key quote: The multi-trillionfold decline in the cost of computing since the 1970s has created enormous incentives for employers to substitute increasingly cheap and capable computers for expensive labor.

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Feisty Enterprise Tip #17: Cash-flow is Queen – get your claws out for cash

The Small Business Blog

There is something Tony Robinson OBE has said to me over the years that has proven true for successfully starting and running your own business. He said ‘Focun widding cussmers ankajfleur iskin’ which translated means ‘Focus on winning customers and cash-flow is king’.

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What Is Wrong With Easy?

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. We were driving to my daughter’s birthday party, and she was giving us instructions to get off the highway. She wanted to take the first exit, which would point us away from the party location, instead of taking the second exit, which would put us in the right direction. When my husband pointed this out to her, she still insisted we should take the first exit, and then do a U-turn.

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The James Bond Guide To Ultimate Confidence

Dumb Little Man

James Bond is confident, nay, he is confidence incarnate. Ian Fleming created British Secret Service agent James Bond (aka “007") in his 1953 novel, Casino Royale. He went on to write 11 more James Bond novels and two short stories.

See What You Have

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2012-06-19 22:23:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter In my newsletter for this week I wrote about how effective it is to see clearly what you own. Clutter obscures your view. Clutter also tends to be unsorted, so finding what you need is a major chore.

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Who Wins in the New Economy

Small Business Labs

Noted economist Tyler Cowen's Who Will Prosper in the New World  discusses what type of people he thinks will win and lose in the new economy.  He defines this new economic order as "the machine economy", which he describes as a world where increasingly intelligent machines take over more work and life tasks.   Key quote: " machines are providing not only the brawn but the brains, too, and that raises the question of where humans fit into this picture."

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Open Loops 9/6/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the frustrations of being a driver in the US is dealing with the Department of Motor Vehicles. This article shows you alternate ways to get past the long lines. From Lifehacker’s “Renew Your License at AAA and Skip the Long DMV Lines” An interesting article on sleep and where disturbances occur.

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5 Killer “Hacks” for Networking at Events

Dumb Little Man

Social media is hot. Everyone is talking about Facebook, Twitter, and every other social media site under the sun. These are great tools for building and maintaining relationships. But they aren’t everything.

Free Training: How To Create A Content Marketing System That Brings You New Subscribers Daily

Office Organization Success

You’re told EVERY DAY that you need to implement the latest hot marketing strategy and it will add thousands of new subscribers to your list! But the truth is…. You just need a system! You don’t need to implement every new marketing strategy that you hear about … you just need to implement the RIGHT strategies for you and your business.

The Growing Role of Technology Based Talent Intermediaries

Small Business Labs

The Two Sides of MBO Partners: Things May Not Always be What They Seem is an interesting article from Andrew Karpie from the Staffing Industry Analysts. It provides a detailed look at Emergent Research client MBO Partners. And while we're always happy to write about our clients, the main reason I found the article interesting is the focus on how technology is changing nature of work arrangements.

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Don't Send Your Thank-You Too Soon!

Business Writing

Yesterday I visited a professional-service company I’ll call Glow and bought one of Glow’s services. I filled out the new-customer form, gave it to the receptionist, and sat in the waiting room to be called by the Glow consultant assigned. Courteous Writing Email

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Don’t Eat That! 10 of the Worst Restaurant Meals

Dumb Little Man

In these lean economic times, many of us have cut back on eating out, and when we do treat ourselves to a meal in a restaurant, it’s likely to be in one of the “casual dining” chains.

Diving Deeper into the World of Facebook Ads

Office Organization Success

This week Mat and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary! We enjoyed a lovely evening out (very rare occasion) at one our local restaurants! I’ve been diving deeper into the world of Facebook for business building, and specifically working on creating ads through the Power Editor tool. Over the summer I enrolled in Mari Smith’s Extreme Fanbase Growth program, and then joined her Inner Circle.

The Reason You Should Change Your Mind

Virtual Moxie

Rose called to say that she was overwhelmed. In talking about it, it. became clear that she was overextended; she''d simply agreed to do to. much for too many (clients, friends, and groups she belonged to). asked her why she thought she did that; she hesitated a minute and then. said, "I don''t know. Maybe I think I''m supposed to be able to do it. all.". After disavowing her of that little notion I said, "Ok --. which of these things you''ve agreed to do can you most easily get out.

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How to avoid the traps of Solopreneurship

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

This article isn’t for my readers who’re tycoons with empires. Or even those of you rocking small businesses with growing teams. You people should tune out right now, because the solopreneurs and I have some highly classified information to discuss. Listen up solopreneurs.

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Cautious Care: How to Protect Your Home Against Burglars

Dumb Little Man

Burglars do not just steal people’s belongings—they also steal a family’s sense of security and peace of mind. While a burglary could happen to anyone, there are several ways to make your home a less likely target. Use these four tips and let burglars make their money elsewhere. Read more ».

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"I feel like I know you!" Making Connections Online

Office Dynamics

Do you read a lot of blogs? Are there blogs (like this one *grin*) that you read often and feel like you know the author? I know I do! The funny thing is the author rarely knows me. I noticed this when callers would say "I feel like I know you" to me when I would answer the phones at our office.

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The 3 Best Ways To Market Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

When you are looking to market your small business, it’s important to find ways to get the most out of money spent. You want to get the most out of all your efforts because it’s likely your budget is limited. Here are the three best ways to market your small business.

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More to customer loyalty than just having a great product

Service Untitled

Most of us take great pride in the excellent products or services we provide, but let’s face it – there are many great organizations and service providers who do the same thing. So how do we set ourselves apart from our competition?

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Make Memories, Not Conflicts: How to Survive a Road Trip With Small Children

Dumb Little Man

Close your eyes and take a deep breath. A road trip with your little ones isn’t the worst thing you will ever encounter in life, even though it might feel like it at the moment.

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Irritating Co-workers, How do you deal?

Office Dynamics

What does it take to get nominated for the Most Irritating Co-worker Award? by MARY ELLEN SLAYTER on AUGUST 22, 2013 8:44AM. in ADMIN PRO FORUM. Question: "I opened the office fridge one day last month and found a note taped to my empty grocery bag.

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Website Design: Don’t Let Your First Impression Be Your Last

Small Business CEO

The other day, I looked up a restaurant website to tell a friend about a great meal I enjoyed. Instead, I found myself making excuses for their lousy website, which was a poor reflection of their excellent food and service. Does your website possibly give the wrong impression of your business?

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5 Tips on How to Work with an Editor

Daily Writing Tips

You’ve retained an editor’s services and have received the edited version of your manuscript or article, or you are reviewing the work of a staff or freelance editor working for a publication you have submitted your content to.

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Anti-fraud Tool Now Available To Help Retirees Protect Their Identity and Finances

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to identity theft and fraud, there are no age limits — both young children and the elderly are prone to falling victim to identity thieves, not to mention everyone in between those age groups of course. Senior citizens, in particular, are a vulnerable target for scammers.

The True Key to Transforming Your Content-Marketing Results

Men With Pens

Content marketing is one of the most effective ways to promote and market your business in today''s world, no matter what kind of business you have. You could be a solopreneur offering consultations, a painter who hosts workshops, or a magician who dazzles at corporate events.

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How to Choose an Online Fax Service

Small Business CEO

It’s 2013, and you know that faxing is an antiquated technology. At the same time, you realize that some people still use it, and it’s unprofessional not to have a fax number if someone requests it. An online fax service is a technology that bridges old world faxing with new(er) world email.

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10 Interviewing Tips and Techniques

Daily Writing Tips

Whether you are conducting a journalistic Q&A session or preparing an oral history, it’s important to prepare carefully for an interview. Here are some guidelines to help you succeed with the interview session. Be Straightforward.

Relationship Troubles? 4 Healing Tips to Try Now.

Dumb Little Man

Every person goes through ups and downs in relationships. No relationship is perfect, and having too high of expectations can really lead to failure. Right now, you want to work on the relationship between you and your partner.

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