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7 Incredibly Powerful Ways to Reach Your Goals Using Inspiring Quotes

Dumb Little Man

Would you like to take great strides in your professional and personal life, by (quickly and easily) learning from inspiring thinkers, writers, and business people? Inspiring quotes can be words of wisdom from almost anyone – from Greek philosophers and poets right up to present-day CEOs.

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9 Habits of Successful People

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 9 Habits of Successful People appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Leo Tolstoy starts the novel Anna Karenina with the line, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” There’s a measure of truth in that idea, which applies to successful people. Successful people exhibit common traits, while the habits of unsuccessful people are all over the place. Here are nine common habits of successful people.

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[Video] How A Simple Email Signature Can Get You More Clients

Office Organization Success

Online Marketing

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The perfect corporate gift

Practically Perfect PA

A corporate gift website called Tippletreat has recently launched in the UK and I think their products look great, so I thought I would let the guys from Tippletreat tell you a little more about what they do! .

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Exercise Your Mind and Reduce Your Risk of Dementia With These 10 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever feel like your mental processes slow down as you get older? Do you have times when you feel “fuzzy” and have trouble concentrating? Maybe your brain needs a little exercise!

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7 Steps You Can Take When Your Best Isn’t Good Enough

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Steps You Can Take When Your Best Isn’t Good Enough appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Traditionally, Canada does not place well in the Olympic Summer Games. The winter games is a better story.) Canadian athletes competing often surpass “personal best” results or break Canadian records for their sport. However, that’s not always good enough on the world stage. You’ve trained and prepared, you’re motivated and ready, but you end up fourth, fifth or even last.

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Perspective - It Can Completely Change Your Results

Productive & Organized

The other day I was listening to Dave Ramsey share a story that I thought fabulously illustrated the power of perspective. He told of an English professor who wanted to make a point to her students.

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How To Make Quick Decisions And Get More Done With Less Stress

Dumb Little Man

"Thank God a text is coming in, I was about to have to decide to do something productive." " Is this thought really that far from the truth? Many people recognize that distraction is a problem today, and look to technology as the main culprit.

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How to Optimize Space

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2008-02-19 10:29:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Although I still have websites, the blog is the place where I put my new content. The websites are ridiculously hard to a not-too-computer savvy person like me to edit. The blog, by contrast, is easy as pie (thanks, Typepad!).

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How to Use Facebook for Your Business

The Small Business Blog

As Facebook has grown, so have the opportunities and challenges for businesses to get in front of their ideal consumers. With over 800 million users worldwide, it may be the most highly trafficked social media site.

Businesses Hiring More Freelancers

Small Business Labs

The Freelance Model for Enterprises is an interesting study from Tower Lane Consulting. The key take away is businesses are planning to hire more contingent workers (freelancers, etc.) over the next year. The study focused on mid-sized firms with 50 to 1000 employees. The key results are: Over 60% of the respondents plan to hire more freelancers next year. 75% said they use freelancers because they need different skill sets at different times.

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Did You Know That Owning a Pet Can Decrease The Risk of Major Illness and Lower Stress and Anxiety

Dumb Little Man

Any pet owner can tell you that having a furry friend can boost your spirits and make you smile as well as providing unconditional love. In fact, we love our pets so much that 65% of U.S. homes have at least one and we spend more than $30 billion per year caring for them.

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My “Secret” Productivity Tip!

Office Organization Success

On Tuesday I had an amazingly productive day. I got so much done, both business and personal. It’s amazing how much you can accomplish when you focus. My secret … Well it’s no biggie. I simply made a list at the start of the day on everything I wanted to get done that day, and I didn’t detract from it until it was complete. The real success in this though was the fact that I made sure my list of things to do were realistic (that, if anything, is the secret).

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Thanks to the thief

The Small Business Blog

Towards the end of my first full year of business in York I arrived at my office one Monday morning to find the whole place had been ransacked. Cables were ripped out walls, paper was strewn over the floor and my beloved computer was gone.

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The Growing Specialization of Micro Jobs

Small Business Labs

Task Rabbit is probably the best known of the online micro job marketplaces.  It is a general purpose site. By that I mean you can hire (or at least try to hire) someone to do most anything.   Also, most task rabbits are generalists who do a wide variety of micro jobs.   Most industries start with companies that provide general purpose products. As these industries grow, specialty firms emerge targeted at specific niches.

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The Top 13 Reasons Why You Need to Start Doing Bodyweight Exercises Immediately

Dumb Little Man

I’ll admit it; I am hooked on bodyweight exercises. I have been working out for 2 decades, rotating through dozens of different workout fads, but one aspect to my workout programs that have always been consistent are the use of bodyweight exercises.

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5 Tips the Pros Use to Make their G+ Hangouts Sing

Productive & Organized

Have you heard about Google+ Hangouts (video calls) and wonder what it would take to really make it work in your business?    I love teleseminars and webinars, but being a guest or hosting your own hangout program is a great way to get your message out in a much bigger way! 

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Start a sequester business

The Small Business Blog

The current U.S. government shutdown has put many people (temporarily) out of work. If you are a U.S. government employee, how will you be spending your time?

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Freebie: Email Processing Poster

Simple Productivity Blog

I’ve released a new freebie – a poster on Email Processing. To get it, put your email address in below, and click on the button! Email: . More great content can be found on the site at,

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Don't Risk Having A Vacation Nightmare! Use These 7 Tips Seasoned Travelers Agree Upon.

Dumb Little Man

Even inexperienced travelers can travel like seasoned pros if they get a few pointers ahead of time. Some frequent travelers recommend ordering kosher meals to get served first on airlines, others swear by finding lodging outside densly populated cities to get the best rates.

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Lead the Client Consult to Meet Everyone's Needs

Virtual Moxie

Consulting with clients can be a scary thing for some Virtual Assistants. I think that’s, in part, because that activity is a responsibility of the company’s owner, and although VAs understand that they own their own companies, for many, it’s most comfortable when in the role of the technician (those who do the work).

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Stress: Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“Brain cells create ideas. Stress kill brain cells. Stress is not a good idea.” ” That quote was by US business write Doug Hall and it is a good explanation of why too much stress will be bad for your business.

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Ways To Reduce Your Work Week, Part Two

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Last week we looked at ways to reduce your physical working hours. This week we will look at things you can do to speed up your work, so that you don’t have to work extra hours to catch up. Have Set Email and Web Times. Responding to email as it comes in can prove to be a game of Whack-A-Mole. If you respond at set times during the day, you will be able to see much more of the discussions, and decide if your input is needed or not.

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Are You Drowning In Debt? Here's What You Need To Know To Avoid Emotional Spending as Men.

Dumb Little Man

You probably know a few women who you would call " shopaholics " These are the women who always let a great sale, or a shiny set of new shoes get the best of them.

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Administrative/Clerical: Will Technology Replace the Administrative Assistant?

Office Dynamics

Technological innovation has become the driving force behind mass production in the manufacturing industry, making assembly-line work almost obsolete in the process.

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Review: 1Password 4 for Mac


Having a password management tool in your arsenal is a huge productivity booster, and I''ve been putting 1Password 4 for Mac through the paces for a while. Today it arrives in the Mac App Store, meaning the transition to version 4 on the Apple side of things is now complete.

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Simplify Sunday Cooking

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Old-fashioned Sunday dinners don’t have to be a product of many hours in the kitchen. In fact, you can harness one of the weekday cooking magicians to simplify Sunday dinners. The Lowly Crockpot. Crockpots can be lifesavers during the week, when meal preparation time is often short. Most people use crockpots for things like soups and stews. But you can use the crockpot to produce such Sunday staples as roasts as well.

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Eye Opening Lessons Learned From Beauty Pageant Life

Dumb Little Man

As odd as it may seem, recently I had the honor of being a guest judge for a regional Miss Teen beauty pageant. It was my first experience into the world of pageantry so I was committed to doing my home work.

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Executive Assistants Beware of POWER PLAYS

Office Dynamics

“I work for a higher level executive than you do.” ” “My ideas are so much better than hers.” ” “I’m given a higher dollar amount on my corporate card than others.”

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How They Got Maximized Exposure with Expanded Social Influence

Productive & Organized

For the past few months, I have been looking at the different strategies and technology that successful coaches and knowledge entrepreneurs use to get their message out.    Hands down, there is one tool that is standing WAY out from the rest of the crowd. People like Sir Richard Branson, President Barak Obama, Anderson Cooper and his Holiness the Dalai Lama all do this to get their message out Faster -- Better -- With the Least Amount of Human Effort!   Curious?

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Open Loops 10/4/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. Task lists are worthless if they don’t help you. That is why I don’t use a three-item task list. Here is a list of tasks that should be on your list. From Time Management Ninja’s “10 Tasks That Should Be On Your Todo List Today” Another excellent article from the Time Management Ninja. Planning isn’t enough. You also need to prepare.

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Is Fighting Ruining Your Relationship? Reduce Stress and Tension By Avoiding Argument Pitfalls.

Dumb Little Man

It’s hard not to take an “every man for himself/anything goes” attitude when caught in an argument with a loved one. Setting some personal ground rules for yourself or your relationship can help keep arguing a healthy, useful means of communication instead of an opportunity to tear one another down.

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Mike Song – Zip Tips! Amazing Productivity Tips!

Office Dynamics

Mike Song, best selling author of The Hamster Revolution, zipped to the stage and showed us the FASTEST way to get more done with Zip! Tips for Outlook, iPad, iPhone, Android, Google and more. Mike told us that energy is contagious. He said we should analyze where we spend our time. Much of it interfaces with technology, so the more we are productive in our use of technology the more efficient we''ll be and the more we''ll be able to do.

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Begin Before Bed


This isn''t new advice, but it definitely needs reinforcing from time to time. Not only do you need to close off your day before going to bed, you need to begin the next one.

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Non-standard English and the New Tribalism

Daily Writing Tips

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Making These Financial Mistakes Can Kill Your Business Or Get You Fired

Dumb Little Man

In June of this year a German bank supervisor was fired over a multi-million Euro typing error, after the colleague she was managing fell asleep at his desk. The bank clerk was supposed to be transferring the modest amount of 64.20 Euros ($86.65

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You're Hired! Understanding Job Benefits

Office Dynamics

About three million college graduates will be churned out in 2013 and nearly all of them will be eager to find a job in their profession.

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