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6 Life Lessons We All Know But Always Forget

Dumb Little Man

School isn’t the only place where we can learn—day-to-day experiences can deal us some major life lessons that you won’t find in any academic book. Sadly, because we are always too wrapped up in our fast-paced lives, we forget about these life gems that help us become better people.

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Why the Self-Employed Flourish

Small Business Labs

Flourish is not a word normally used in discussions about work. But it explains why most of the self-employed report being highly satisfied with their jobs.

2014 250

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Go Native Apartments, London

Practically Perfect PA

Now that I live in Barcelona it is always a bit strange going back to London and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the city that I worked in for over ten years. Seeing familiar faces rushing to and fro.

2014 246

5 Ways to Shine at a Job Fair

On The Job

During the height of the Great Recession, job fairs were a mob scene. People with 30 years of experience were standing next to recent college graduates, all clamoring for work. But as things have improved, many people don''t think that job fairs are worth their time. They''re wrong.

2014 257

So, Here’s 14 Reasons Why You’re Not Successful!

Dumb Little Man

You Complain. Complaining may feel good for a second but it is probably the biggest waste of time there is! It serves no purpose unless you are taking note of what went wrong for the sake of figuring out what you’re going to do about it.

2014 286

2014 MBO Partners State of Independence Report Released

Small Business Labs

The 4th annual MBO Partners State of Independence study was released yesterday. It shows independent workers (self-employed, independent contractors, freelancers, etc.) who regularly work 15 or more hours per week as independents numbered 17.9 million in 2014. This is up 1.2% from 2013 and 12.5%

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The Assist Conference 2015

Practically Perfect PA

I am so proud and delighted to launch the first conference from Practically Perfect PA – The Assist Conference 2015. It is taking place on the 27th February 2015 in London and as you can imagine I am very excited!

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5 Things We All Do That Over Complicates Our Lives

Dumb Little Man

Can you get trapped in a treadmill while you try to chase your dreams? My answer is yes. You can sleepwalk through life, with your eyes wide open, and not even notice you are doing it. You can convince yourself that you are building a career, while you are simply being used as, often cheap, labour.

2014 285

It’s Not Poor Time Management…It’s Focus

Simple Productivity Blog

Recently I have observed several people whose time management skills are exceptional. They plan their day, pick their most important tasks, fill in gaps.and never get things done. It''s not poor time''s poor focus management.

2014 235

How to make your event more environmentally friendly

Practically Perfect PA

Sustainability is slowly creeping back on everyone’s radars. Over the last few years ‘going green’ has not been at the top of many company’s list of priorities.

2014 230

Apps to Consider When Job Searching

On The Job

When considering a job or career, you may turn to a personality assessment to determine what type of job you should have or what kind of employer would be a good fit.

2014 226

5 Things Happy People Let Go Of

Dumb Little Man

There’s a reason the theme from Frozen is a worldwide hit. People have been finding ways to “Let It Go” for a very long time, but throwing caution to the wind is easier said than done.

2014 285

Use A Checklist to Make Invisible Maintenance Tasks Pop

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things I struggle with is the home maintenance tasks that are invisible. By this. I mean those things that you need to do to preserve things on and around the home, but don''t necessarily come into your awareness until it is too late.

2014 228

Stakeholder management tips for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

As some of you will know I used to work in a department full of ‘change management professionals’ Their job was to initiate projects that would improve procedures or systems within other departments. As you can imagine they were not always the most popular members of staff!

2014 226

How Enterprise Unified Communication Technology Is Changing Business

The Small Business Blog

Do you remember those small handwritten sticky notes that people used for phone messages? Communications has come a long way since then, but are we really any better at getting the message to the right person at the right time? Sticky notes have been replaced by email or text messages.

2014 209

How Not To Network

Dumb Little Man

I spent the better part of an afternoon recently having a conversation with someone on my Southwest flight back home. Like many of us who travel frequently, I was bored, restless and looking for something to occupy my time.

Simple Structure; Immense Freedom

Virtual Moxie

Let me ask you a couple of questions: Do you struggle (generally, or time to time) with managing your time; juggling, and getting everything done? Do, or have you struggled with what your "regular" office hours "should" be?

2014 205

Ten tips for organising a business trip to… London

Practically Perfect PA

A few months ago I wrote a blog post about all of the different apps that are available to help assistants organise a business trip to London. It went down pretty well so I thought I would share a few more of my London business travel tips with you.

2014 196

Automated appointment reminders and HIPAA

The Small Business Blog

I get asked all the time if we are “HIPAA Compliant” and honestly I have no idea! OK, I’m only kidding.

2014 204

You Want to Grow Your Business – But Are You Really Ready?

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Wow, I can’t believe we are charging into a new year already in a just a few short months! Exciting things are happening, and I’m looking forward to a wonderful year in my business. How about you? Are you anticipating a breakout year in your business?

2014 141


Office Dynamics

After so much anticipation, the Office Dynamics Conference, titled the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , opened on Tuesday evening September 30th with the Social Fusion Mixer.

2014 202

If Systems Aren’t Working … Time To Change Them

Office Organization Success

I’ve been working on a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff this week, and I’ll be making some changes in the next couple of weeks too. You know that famous quote: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ” ~ Albert Einstein. Well, time to change things up and get some different results! Stay tuned. What about you? Are you ready to make some changes?

2014 139

A New Space: How Storage is Redefining Business

The Small Business Blog

Every so often a business game changer comes along that prompts a rethink on common work flow and logistic methods. Storage may not be top of mind when you think about business solutions, but it can make or break a commercial venture.

2014 197

Open Loops 10/10/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

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.

2014 191

Eeeeeek! She Let me Steek!

Loosely Speaking

So my mom said she doesn’t wear this sweater bought on out road trip to Orcas 10 years ago. Weird. The one we got color me didn’t work out either. She says she wishes it was a cardigan. Hmmmmm …I … Continue reading → Creativity Knitting

2014 130

Staying Organized

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2014-04-24 10:04:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I live in California near the Golden Gate Bridge (which celebrated its 75th birthday last year). To protect it from corrosive sea salt, it needs to be touched up all the time. As long as the ocean winds blow, the bridge will need new paint. I’m talking about maintenance , my friends. There’s really no way to get around it.

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The Greatest Leadership Trait? Being Authentic

Small Business CEO

Do you remember how leaders used to be? They were patriarchal, unquestioned and respected (or feared) by their workforce merely because of their position. As time passed and society changed, the most admired leaders were those deemed to be charismatic. Great leaders needed strong personalities.

2014 111

New Productivity Forms: October 2014

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things I wanted to do this year is to release productivity forms more often. Fun tools make me more productive) So to that end, I will be releasing a new set of productivity forms every month. They are free…all you have to do is sign up for the mailing list here. This […].

2014 180

The Story Of My Third Marathon

Brilliantly Better

Last Sunday I finished my third marathon, the Bucharest International Marathon. My result: 4 hours, 33 minutes and 30 seconds. 7 seconds more than my … The post The Story Of My Third Marathon appeared first on Dragos Roua. Blogging Personal Development Running

2014 76

Depreciate vs. Deprecate

Daily Writing Tips

The words depreciate and deprecate are from different Latin originals, but the difference in meaning between them is being eroded in popular usage. Depreciate is from Latin depretiare , a combination de (from) and pretium (price). “To To depreciate” is to become less in value.

2014 98

CEOs: Meet and Connect with Jon Miller

Small Business CEO

The month long celebrations of the 1 year anniversary of The Made in NY Media Center by IFP are truly starting off in style. Members of the Media center will get a chance to meet Jon Miller, former AOL/Time Warner Chairman.

2014 103

The Top 3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Task Manager


I''m still traveling, so I''ve commissioned another guest post. The following is a guest post by Bojan Dordevic , who has contributed to the Productivityist blog in the past.

2014 97


Daily Writing Tips

Not a month goes by that someone doesn’t write to complain about the ubiquity of the word absolutely. The following objections to this word are typical: Please answer a question without starting with the word “absolutely.” ” It’s driving me mad, please please stop.

2014 97

Euphemisms for Job Loss

Daily Writing Tips

The unfortunate occasion of being dismissed from employment can be expressed in numerous ways. Some of the more familiar expressions are: to be made redundant. to receive a pink slip. to be dismissed. to be discharged. to be laid off. to be let go. to lose one’s job. to be fired. to be got rid of.

2014 95

Verb Review #1 Run and Drink

Daily Writing Tips

Native English speakers frequently make mistakes with the irregular verbs run and drink , even in contexts that call for standard usage: Woman arrested on manslaughter charge; man was ran over by car he was fixing. Albany Democrat-Herald.

2014 91

How to Raise Cash Without Calling Your Bank

Small Business CEO

There is no reason to assume that if a bank rejects your loan or credit application then there is no way for your small business to raise cash or find funding. In fact, there are a growing number of ways in which SMBs can secure crucial lines of credit and loans that provide vital flexibility.

2014 90

Coordinating vs. Subordinating Conjunctions

Daily Writing Tips

When I received not one, but three emails telling me that I’d punctuated a sentence with because incorrectly, I decided I’d better write a post about adverbial clauses of reason. Here’s the example that drew the criticism: Incorrect : The famous author lives in a small town, because she doesn’t like the noise of a big city. ?. Correct : The famous author lives in a small town because she doesn’t like the noise of a big city. Here are the objections I received: 1.

2014 78