Sat.May 25, 2013 - Fri.May 31, 2013

Personal Development: 5 Playfully Crazy Tips That Can Unleash Your Creative Potential and Boost Your Creativity

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck on autopilot and not tapping into your creative side? You’re so entrenched in your daily routine that hours and hours can pass without ever fully engaging your brain in a more expanded way.

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Self-Employed Happier With Lives Than Employees

Small Business Labs

Life Satisfaction and Self-Employment is an interesting academic study out of the UK. It shows that those who choose to be self-employed are not only more satisfied with their jobs than traditional employees, but they're also more satisfied and happier with their lives as a whole.

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How Guy Kawasaki Manages His Social Media Presence

Ian's Messy Desk

This is likely to pop-up all over the web. It is a good insight into how “one” person, Guy Kawasaki , manages a large social-media presence. How I Post—A Social-Media Core Dump. By Guy Kawasaki.

Are you stuck in a rut?

Practically Perfect PA

This morning I was talking to a guy about our career history and how we had progressed over the years.

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Getting Things Done: The Art of Time Management

Dumb Little Man

Drop into any office during peak working hours and you are sure to find people busy at their desks trying to get their day’s work done; yet, at the end of the day, it seems like there is still so much left undone.

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Stouffer's Rolling Out Fleet of Food Trucks

Small Business Labs

Nestle's Stouffer's division, known for their Macaroni 'N' Cheese, is rolling out a fleet of food trucks this month. Starting in New York and then moving to other cities, the trucks will serve up their Mac 'N' Cheese in support of local charities.

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Save your money, save your space, save your stuff

Eco-Office Gals

Space is getting tight in your office. Maybe the lease is up or the building is for sale and you’re seeking a new location. Or maybe you’re growing by leaps and bounds, and the space that once held a cabinet is now home to the new girl’s desk.

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16 Excuses that Prevent You from Going After Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

“I shouldn’t write this.” “Nobody’s going to read it anyway. So much has been written about this topic already.” What if people hate my stuff? What if they get bored to tears?” What business do I have teaching them something? Heck, am I even qualified to talk about this?”

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McKinsey's 12 Disruptive Technologies

Small Business Labs

Disruptive Technologies: Advances that will transform life, business and the global economy is a new, 154 page report from the strategy consulting firm McKinsey and Company. 

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Top 5 Summer Business Tips

The Small Business Blog

It is just over three weeks until the official start of Summer 2013. The changing of a season is a great excuse to make changes in your business that you have been putting off for awhile. Here are our Top 5 Tips for Summer: 1. Adopt a summer theme to your marketing efforts.

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How to Handle a Workplace Bully

Eat Your Career

The workplace, sadly, can feel a lot like high school at times. And if you think bullies only exist in the school yard, you’re sorely mistaken. The workplace bully has gotten a lot of press recently.

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5 Ways to Prevent Your Identity from Being Stolen

Dumb Little Man

Identity theft is a growing problem, as technology becomes a bigger part of our lives. This is a major crime that can complicate your life in ways you could never have imagined, like wrecking your finances, ruining your credit history and damaging your reputation.

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Free Productivity Tools and Links at Daily PlanIt

Ian's Messy Desk

A new find for the reading list and blog roll, Daily PlanIt. This blog covers areas of personal development, productivity, relationships, information management, and more. The blog’s tagline is, “Work smarter. Live better. PlanIt for success!”.

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Turning ideas into businesses

The Small Business Blog

Let’s imagine you have come up with a revolutionary business idea. Do you know what the next step would be if you plan on turning that idea into a reality? This interesting article from the BBC Business website concentrates on examples of people turning great ideas into viable businesses.

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Free Coaching Call: May 2013

Eat Your Career

In case you missed it, I held my “quarterly” free coaching call earlier this week. You can listen to recording using the audio player below or download the MP3 if you’d like. We actually had over 100 questions submitted this time!! TOTALLY CRAZY!

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Achieving Your Goals: How To Go From Spinning Your Wheels To Incredible Traction

Dumb Little Man

The brutal truth of achieving your long term goal is this: It’s hard to get the traction you need to succeed. There are so many things you need to get done it can be completely overwhelming. You get paralyzed, you get distracted, and instead of chipping away at our dream, you let it go.

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Responding to RFPs – Creating Proposals That Shine Your Best Light

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. For years, businesses have been using RFPs when searching for professional services. An RFP, or Request for Proposal, is a written request for a particular service or type of individual that is needed to fulfill a specific role within an organization. It typically contains details about the skills and experience that are required for the position, along with the scope of work to be done.

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Pic of the Day: Business Cards

The Small Business Blog

Today’s picture demonstrates that not even a bad business card has to be a barrier to your success. This is apparently the original business card of Bill Gates himself and it would certainly have stood out if you received it at a networking event.

Make a List

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2008-06-17 10:14:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I love lists. I have a poor memory so I make lots of lists to help myself get things done that I'd forget otherwise. One list I consult before I do laundry.

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Career Advice: 3 Reasons You Should Transform Your Talent into a Money Making Service

Dumb Little Man

I never really believed that it was possible to play, and still make money until I started playing. I played really hard for one year, but for some reason, I didn’t go broke! Many people told me to get serious with my life and get a job. But being stubborn as I was, I played harder!

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Social Networking Is Often Not Understood

Job Advice Blog

Disclaimer: Social networking is not a substitute for attending social events, talking with others on the phone, or having lunch with someone. To me there is no question of the growing importance of social networking for people in transition who are looking for their next career stop.

Benefit Your Team

The Small Business Blog

Many small businesses are a closely knit team. But even if your business can’t stay together in person, there is Cloud software to bridge the gap and make sure your processes are working as intended.

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Laziness And Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I recently had the opportunity to talk to someone about my blog. “Why productivity?” ” she asked. And my answer astonished her. “Because I am lazy.” ” Laziness, Defined. Merriam Webster’s defines “lazy” as “disinclined to activity or exertion” I am not universally lazy. Just in doing the things that don’t hold my interest. Like dishes. Or laundry.

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How to Stop Incessant Fights from Ruining Your Relationship

Dumb Little Man

Do you sometimes feel unnecessary fights with your significant other are sapping the time and energy out of your life? I know I did. Until less than a year ago the fights between me and my husband were quite literally incessant.

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Systems Are at the Heart of Every Successful Business

Office Organization Success

Oh my … what a week it’s been! What with three end-of-year school functions, personal appointments, and soccer games and practices, I’ve actually spent more time out of the office this week than in it. Fortunately, though, I have all my systems and processes in place so that things still run smoothly. And when I do get back to my desk I’m able to be productive rather than be putting out fires.

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Focus on your customers

The Small Business Blog

Where would your business be right now if it were not for your customer base? Most small businesses rely on the loyalty and goodwill of their customers in order to stay in existence. Make sure that you have the software you need to be able to give them the experience they desire.

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10+ Simple Steps to Build Well-Being

Productive & Organized

I've mentioned in a few posts about how I'm stretching myself (litterally) by taking yoga classes a few days a week.    The other day, I spotted a note on the bulletin board of the studio. 

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Administrative/Clerical: Should You Be Required To BYOD?

Office Dynamics

BYOD may sound like a party acronym, but it''s actually a new policy sweeping many professional spheres that stands for "bring your own device," meaning you bring your own laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone to work.

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Why feeling like an impostor is good for you

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

“You’re not really an adult at all. You’re just a tall child holding a beer, having a conversation you don’t understand.” . Dylan Moran. It’s the secret whispered behind the hands of entrepreneurs who are the best of friends. Just writing about this practically feels like a betrayal.

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Positive Social Media Interaction

The Small Business Blog

Some businesses have trouble dealing with criticism online. If you have an irate customer bad mouthing your business on social media, how would you respond?

Media Diet: Slimming Other Media

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. In the past few weeks, we have talked about putting media consumption on a diet to limit information overload. This week, the last week of the series, I am mopping up with the other types of media in our lives. It’s hard to believe that 100 years ago, there was no such thing as television or radio, much less streaming media, recording or podcasts. Each one of these media can be good or bad, depending on what you are getting from it.

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Your Boss Made You Do What?!

Office Dynamics

In our line of business of servicing administrative professionals in their professional development needs we are often asked somewhat personal questions from the assistants or the executives we work with. What exactly is it okay for me to ask my assistant to do?

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I'll Never Be Done


As I prepared the last bit of work I needed to do before I head off to New York City for Book Expo America , I peered into my kids''s bedroom to check in on them. I won''t have that opportunity until Sunday now, so I wanted to get that done before I went to bed myself.

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Quote of the Week: Work

The Small Business Blog

The Business Quote topic for this week is inspired by work. Many small business owners will have to to work tomorrow even though it is a public holiday in both the US and the UK, because if you are an entrepreneur you can always find something important to be doing in relation to your business.…

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Open Loops 5/31/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. This is an interesting take on procrastination based on surfing. From Peter Bregman’s “The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination” Few people I know have energy all the time. has a great list of “104 Ways to Boost Your Energy” It is gardening season! You can save a ton of money by starting your own seeds.

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Video Training for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

First Live Video Conference Training. Administrative Assistants. with Joan Burge, CEO, Office Dynamics. "It''s It''s like we were in the room together!". Thursday, May 23, 2013 we made history at Office Dynamics International.

Creating Strategy Without Any Experience—Can it be Done?

Virtual Moxie

Jaimie wrote to ask me this question: My client has asked me to create a strategy for him for something I know absolutely nothing about. What’s the best way to get up to speed so that I can create that for him? At first blush, I was tempted to give my initial response which was that you can’t. But it really depends on what level of strategy is needed, and whether there’s any intersection within your realm of expertise that would be helpful.

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