Sat.Feb 04, 2017 - Fri.Feb 10, 2017

9 Reasons Why We Procrastinate and How to Address Them

Dumb Little Man

‘Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone’ ~ Pablo Picasso. Procrastination can be one of life’s biggest barriers to success. If we don’t tackle it, it can really prevent us from moving forward towards our goals.

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Sharing some feedback

Practically Perfect PA

Over the years I’ve had some wonderful feedback from readers that I tuck away and come back to when I need a little confidence boost but I never share the messages with other readers. Well, today is a new day, folks.

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2017 Top 10 Pet Product Trends

Small Business Labs

Package Facts recently released their list of 10 Pet Product Trends to Watch in 2017.    Key quote from their press release: From leather collars to fur-lined carriers and orthopedic bedding, there's no shortage of innovative and human-inspired products trending in the U.S.

2017 170

8 Killer Tips for a Successful Executive and Assistant Partnership

Office Dynamics

There is no greater relationship in the workplace than that of an executive and assistant. I can honestly say that because of my experience as an assistant for 20 years and as an executive for 27 years. While the world is a much different place today, there are core strategies for a successful executive and assistant partnership that do not change. That is because they are the interpersonal side of the partnership.

2017 182

Five Ways of Overcoming the Problem of Getting Sleep

Dumb Little Man

Sleep. An important and inevitable physiological body function. An effortless activity in past years but an increasingly difficult one in the present day. Many people in our contemporary society are struggling with sleep — correctly termed insomnia — in their daily lives.

2017 247

Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Assist Conference winners are…

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Assist Conference giveaway! Originally we could only give one free place away, but thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we can now pick five winners!! I can announce the winners are … drum roll please…. Leigh Adams. Victoria Abebrese. Deborah Dei. Karen Coote.

2017 130

The Growing Biotech Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Unlike traditional pharma or biotech companies, most of the people working at  Nimbus Therapeutics  are gig workers.    And the primary reason Nimbus hires gig workers is not to cut costs.

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How Social Media Helps Students Study

Dumb Little Man

Social media in education is a no-brainer and many studies and experiences have proven its efficiency. Once you get serious about your education, you then realize that you must take the hand of as many resources as you can.

How to Create a Stellar Video Marketing Plan – 7 Essential Components of a Cohesive Video Outreach Strategy

Andrea Kalli

How to Create a Stellar Video Marketing Plan – 7 Essential Components of a Cohesive Video Outreach Strategy. How to Create a Video Marketing Plan.

2017 151

Uber, Lyft and Airbnb Rapidly Gaining Share in the Corporate Market

Small Business Labs

According to a survey from the Global Business Travel Association  (GBTA), half of corporate travel policies allow for the use of ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft. That’s up from 44% just six months ago and less than 10% 4 years ago.

2017 130

Learn To Become A Better Leader: 10 Most Important Must Have Skills

Office Dynamics

Being a leader is so much more than just being the person in charge of your team or company. It’s a unique set of skills that you must have, in order to lead and take care of the people under your charge. Here are the ten most important skills you must develop to be a good leader. Listen to others. No one knows everything, even a good leader. Listen to others when they come to you. They’ll have good ideas, and takes on situations that you may not even have thought of.

2017 167

How To Overcome Negative Emotions Using 5 Writing Techniques

Dumb Little Man

Having a positive attitude is important when it comes to improving your mental heath, but it can be difficult to push through negative thoughts. No one is immune to negative emotions – they can occur very suddenly, and in the most inappropriate situations.

2017 224

Test, Analyze, Course-Correct

Office Organization Success

The month of January has just flown by — I feel we were just celebrating Christmas and poof! it’s the end of January! One of the reasons I think is that (as well as a trip to San Diego) I’ve been knee-deep in a client’s launch campaign for one of her online training programs. We’ve also been testing several different marketing strategies too to see what works best.

2017 106

4 Ways to Get the Boss to Give You What You Want

On The Job

If you're having difficulty getting what you want at work -- perhaps a promotion or a big project -- it's time to rethink your negotiating skills and learn from the best.

2017 151

How to Use Video to Drive Business – to – Business Sales

Andrea Kalli

How to Use Video to Drive Business – to – Business Sales . Business-to-Business Video Marketing. Business-to-business, or B2B buyers today do not contact a supplier directly until 57 percent of the purchase process is complete, research shows.

2017 130

10 Amazing Business Ideas For Stay-At-Home Retirees

Dumb Little Man

Retirement does not mean that a senior just has to sit at home and do nothing. Many seniors prefer to work even after they have crossed the retirement age. Some seniors actually perceive this as a golden opportunity to follow their long forgotten entrepreneurship dreams.

2017 215

A Simple 24-minute Morning Ritual To Kickstart Your Day

Productivityist

This guest post is by Amy of Brainy Owls. Amy likes to write about self-improvement and productivity. Check out the free email course , The Strategies of Enormously Successful People. These science-backed lessons with highly actionable worksheets will help you unfold the path to success. Let me start by saying this: How you begin your mornings can either make or break your day. For years, getting out of bed every morning was a big struggle for me. Every morning was chaotic and stressed.

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What Others Really Think About You

On The Job

Were you the smartest kid in school? The funniest? The most athletic? It's a little strange to think that we like to label people from an early age. What's even more strange is how some of us like to label ourselves -- to the detriment of our own happiness or career success.

2017 141

Podcast 042: Options are illusions

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how keeping your options open is not always a good strategy, plus, it can make you unhappy. Here are some highlights: But I could make a mistake. Isn’t it better to have options? It’s scary not to have them! Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

2017 100

Stumble, Success, Stumble, Success – 11 Simple Steps to Improve Your Life

Dumb Little Man

In its simplicity, life can be difficult. Then we make it more tortuous by the way we treat ourselves — feeding our minds with thoughts that reinforce the negatives. So what can you do to focus on the positives? Get off Facebook.

2017 212

How CRM Can Help Grow Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

It’s challenging to maintain a customer relationship in a business landscape where your biggest competition could be right across the street or one click away.

2017 84

Hyphenation Rules for 35 Prefixes (and 1 Suffix)

Daily Writing Tips

There was a time when prefixes were routinely attached to root words with hyphens, but that time has, for the most part, passed. Now, hyphens are the exception, as detailed in the following list, which also provides simple definitions. ante (before): closed.

2017 77

The Productivityist Podcast: The Mikes on Mics 5 Year Anniversary Show with Michael Schechter

Productivityist

It’s been 5 YEARS since my very first podcast recording with Michael Schechter. I thought it would be fitting to bring him back this week. We caught up on what has happened since we stopped recording podcasts together roughly 2 years ago. This episode at its core is just the two of us being nostalgic. I even injected in some clips of our podcasts together.

2017 52

How to Increase Your Instagram Followers in 2017

Dumb Little Man

With over 500 million active users, Instagram is a popular social media app mostly for youngsters, creatives, and photographers. But, how do you increase Instagram followers? After the addition of Instagram Stories to the app, it is now becoming more popular and controversial.

2017 212

How to Prioritise Employee Wellbeing in Your Business

Small Business CEO

Sometimes in the work place the wellbeing of employees is sacrificed in the flow of business. It might sound like something well out of your capacity, but it happens more often that you’d think and generally without anyone even realising.

2017 81

Vocabulary Quiz #3: Commonly Confused Words

Daily Writing Tips

In each sentence, choose the correct word from the pair of similar terms. (If If both words possibly can be correct, choose the more plausible one.). Any business leader with a of sense would say this is the perfect time to borrow money to rebuild the country. a) whit. b) wit.

2017 76

My Monthly Theme Report: January 2017

Productivityist

Every month I send out an email to subscribers of the My Monthly Theme Series that dives into my plans for the month ahead. I publish the results of said plan here on the blog within one week of the month ending. If you’d like to subscribe to the monthly series so you have an understanding of what I’m working on each month, then click here. During the month of January, my focus was on Productivityist Coaching. My plan was to take this aspect of Productivityist to the next level.

2017 40

7 Tips to Happy Coworking with Your Pets

Dumb Little Man

It may surprise you to know a few facts: There are about 80 million dogs and more than 90 million cats nice and comfy in U.S.A. homes. According to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 45% of people telecommute for at least part of their work week.

2017 204

How To Make Sure Your Business Is Creating Happy Customers

Small Business CEO

Customers are the bread-and-butter to all businesses. Even if you are a business-to-business corporation, your other businesses that you work with are still your customers and you still want to make them happy.

2017 77

Pleasing Words

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin verb placere , meaning “be acceptable” or “be liked,” is the source of a number of English words pertaining to agreeability. This post lists and defines these terms.

2017 73

10 Brain Damaging Activities You Need To Stop Doing Now

Dumb Little Man

The brain is one of the most vital organs in the human body, and it is everyone’s responsibility to keep it in optimal condition. People race for time, information and money nowadays and some even cling to limitless brain pills out of their desire to perform better mentally.

2017 203

4 Ways to Enjoy Each Day and Do More With Your Life

Dumb Little Man

I have a good friend who recently received some bad news concerning his health. A couple of days later, this same friend bumped into a co-worker in the hallway at his office.

2017 203

The Romantically Challenged Guy’s Guide to a Successful Valentine’s Day

Dumb Little Man

No matter what your significant other has said about Valentine’s Day, it’s still important to her. Whether you’ve been married for twenty years or just went on a few dates with someone, Valentine’s Day matters. Even men with the best of intentions need a little help sometimes with this love holiday.

2017 203

What Can Employers Do About The Student Loan Crisis?

Dumb Little Man

There’s news about the student loan crisis just about every day. College tuition is going up at a greater rate than wages. Daycare costs more than college, leaving parents unable to save beforehand.

2017 199

6 Best Valentine’s Gifts For Her This 2017

Dumb Little Man

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and if you are a man who hasn’t figured out the best Valentine’s gift for her yet, now is probably the right time to narrow down your choices. Deciding on the last minute isn’t only stressful but it can also put you at risk of buying the wrong gift.

2017 192

5 Essential Tips for Keeping Your Sobriety When Traveling

Dumb Little Man

*This article is for recovering addicts and how you can stay sober while traveling. Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac.

2017 186

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Gun Safe

Dumb Little Man

Burglaries and other dangerous events happen everyday, and without a proper firearm, you may not be able to protect and defend yourself and your family. However, having guns laying around your home isn’t safe as well, which is why it is important to have a gun safe. What is Gun Safe?

2017 184