Sat.Aug 03, 2019 - Fri.Aug 09, 2019

What Is Your Success Meter?

Dumb Little Man

What does success mean for you? Here’s an interesting story. In 1983, a young talented guitarist was kicked out of his dream band. He was delirious with joy even just before the manager called him at his office to kick him out.

2019 272

Proofreaders, Follow the Rules!

Business Writing

As someone who designed the course Proofread Like a Pro, I pay attention when a competitor offers a training program on proofreading. Today my inbox included an invitation to a session. Below is the graphic with the program title. Proofreaders, Proofreading

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The Rise of Independent Worker Teams: Fiverr's Studios and Upwork's Agency Experience

Small Business Labs

Fiverr this week announced a new service offering called "Studios" This service gives freelancers the ability to easily join forces to sell and tackle larger and more complex client assignments than a freelancer could do on their own.

2019 201

The Assistant as a “Center of Influence”

Office Dynamics

I created the above visual as an image of the ideal situation between an executive and their assistant, especially when it comes to communication. Because of all the technology today, assistants have a very hard time staying “in the loop.”

2019 242

5 Holistic Fitness Routines For Those Who Hate The Gym

Dumb Little Man

If the first reaction when you think of the gym is “Ugghh, not again! Why does staying fit has to be so difficult?”, we feel you. If existence is a pain, gyms are probably the reason.

2019 234

ESL Instructors--Is This Book for Ewe?

Business Writing

Today is Book Lovers Day, an unofficial holiday celebrating the love of books. It's a great excuse to relax and read. I picked an easy book to enjoy, P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever, written by rapper. Best Picks Books Gems of Language Global Communication

2019 205

4 Tips to Trap Your Inner Pack Rat

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 4 Tips to Trap Your Inner Pack Rat appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. A while ago, I got a new desk for my office. I figured that making room for new furniture was a good opportunity, to not only clean out my desk, but to go through everything in my office.

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The Cost of Email Phishing

Dumb Little Man

When did email become the weakest link? How can you protect your organization from email phishing attacks? There have always been problems with people clicking on malicious links and somehow having them sent directly to you seems to make it more likely you will click on it.

2019 217

What is a Business Creative?

Tips From T. Marie

Over the course of the last two posts, I’ve been talking about three new terms I’ve begun using here on my website and the Tips from T.Marie blog. They also happen to describe the type of businesses I provide services to.

2019 156

A simple template for a farewell speech

Ian's Messy Desk

The post A simple template for a farewell speech appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. A number of co-workers in our office are transferring to new opportunities in new regions. We had a luncheon today to say goodbye and make some presentations.

2019 167

Positive Career Affirmation #24

Eat Your Career

Today I choose collaboration over competition. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #24 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations career advice collaboration

2019 148

What Is The Best Time To Study According To Your Peak Mental Productivity?

Dumb Little Man

Are you preparing for a big exam? If so, part of your test prep is arranging a conducive schedule for studying. What is the best time to study? Is it during the day or at night? This actually is a perennial question and numerous researches have been conducted about it.

2019 214

How to take initiative when working with a micromanager

Practically Perfect PA

Working for someone who is a micromanager is hard work. There is no denying it, and it is especially true for Assistants. We are there to save our Executive’s time and the organisation money. It is hard to do that part of our job if our Executive is involved in everything that we do.

2019 144

Find the Errors and Win the Prize

Business Writing

Warm up by finding one concisely spelled error in this sign. When you find it, go on to the next challenge. This dumpster sign has three punctuation errors, along with some funny commentary. Don't quit until you find everything. Thank. Proofreading Punctuation Pointers

2019 141

The Democratization of Wealth Work

Small Business Labs

The Brookings Institute's Who’s employed by the lifestyles of the rich and famous? covers the growth of the personal care and services jobs, which has been one of the fastest growing job segments over the past decade.

2019 139

How to Take Full Control of Your Career Development

Dumb Little Man

How to develop your career? Well, career development does not happen overnight. One needs to put a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve his goals. This is why it is important to plan and choose a career where you are good at so your potential for success is great.

2019 204

How EAs can navigate work place politics

Practically Perfect PA

The term office politics comes with a lot of negative connotations. It is very much associated with game playing where the ability to win is equated with success and losing will keep you on the lowest step of the career ladder.

2019 144

How To Become A Sustainability Influencer Who Makes A Difference

Eco-Office Gals

Sustainability influencers offer their audiences information on how to live more eco-friendly lives. As an environmentalist who wants to make a big impact, becoming a sustainability influencer could be the answer to call other into action on a global scale.

2019 130

SafetyPIN: Building Trust in the Gig Economy (and elsewhere)

Small Business Labs

SafetyPIN Technologies is a startup that has created a background check system and trust badge that lets people see at a glance if someone they met online - or elsewhere - is safe to meet offline.

2019 134

Bitcoin Trading Platform: What Exactly to Look for

Dumb Little Man

The cryptocurrency market has grown exponentially over the past five years, with many people interested in the emergence of a virtual currency which isn’t controlled by a central authority (government) & has the potential to gain massive value over a minimal amount of time.

2019 201

10 websites to help book great hotels

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many hotel websites available for Assistants to use when booking business travel for their Executive. If you don’t work with a travel management company, where do you even start? Here are ten websites to help book great hotels.

2019 137

Become a Lifelong Learner or Risk Your Future

On The Job

Infosys President Ravi Kumar predicts that 75 million jobs "old" jobs will vanish by 2022, replaced by 135 million "new" jobs that will be created because of new technologies. As a result, he has some advice that no employee or job seeker should ignore: become a life-long learner.

2019 182

Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Office Dynamics

An important component to self-management versus stress-management is to set healthy boundaries in the workplace. In this article what kind of boundaries and with whom.

2019 178

12 Tips On How To Shop For The Perfect Wedding Dress

Dumb Little Man

You’ve got the ring, set the date, and now it’s time to shop for your dream wedding dress. Although this is a stressful time for many brides, it doesn’t have to be. So how you go about shopping for the perfect wedding dress?

2019 197

Podcast Episode 6: How I Use A Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

Calendars form the basis of any productivity system. These are the single item that tell you where you need to be and when. But calendars have evolved massively from 30 years ago, when everything was on paper. Today I'll look at my own calendar evolution and share how I use a calendar today.

2019 130

10 Best Mobile Apps to Learn English

Daily Writing Tips

If you’re learning English as a second language, you might want some extra help and support beyond your regular lessons. Alternatively, you might decide to dispense with lessons altogether and learn from websites or apps.

2019 99

How to Develop a Strong EA Group in a Company – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individuals problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below.

2019 177

7 Reasons Why You Need to Start Checking Your Credit Score Regularly

Dumb Little Man

Your credit report houses all the important information regarding your credit history. If you plan to apply for a loan, its contents can make or break the deal. Although many know the significance of a good credit score, most people almost always fail to check it.

2019 196

How I Use My iPad (2019 Edition)

Simple Productivity Blog

Tablets are a great way to have productivity on the go. With the latest hardware and apps, some people are using them to replace their computers. Today I'll give you an update on how I use my iPad.

2019 130

Episode 256: Understanding Ultralearning with Scott H. Young


On this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by fellow Canadian and author of the book Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition and Accelerate Your Career , Scott H. Young. Scott is a writer, programmer, traveler and avid reader of interesting things.

2019 60

Complete Guide To Starting Your Own Business

Small Business CEO

There are many amazing benefits to starting your own business – you have the flexibility and freedom to be your own boss and choose your own work schedule, plus the potential to receive incredible financial rewards.

2019 84

Writing Fiction – New Challenge, New Book

Brilliantly Better

It’s been a while since I wrote anything on this blog. Sometimes, life tends to happen “outside” and not everything that unfolds is meant to be logged, written about or signaled to the world. That’s how it was for the… The post Writing Fiction – New Challenge, New Book appeared first on Dragos Roua. Blogging Science Fiction

2019 63

7 Ways To Future-Proof Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

As a small business owner, you don’t always have time for the little details that help your business run successfully. Answering every email, following up with every lead. These can all slow you down especially when you’re managing accounts and nurturing prospects.

2019 82

3 Reasons Why Your Company Should Have a Staff Retreat

Small Business CEO

Work has an emotional pull that keeps people checking their emails and worrying about work even when they’re supposed to be resting. In the midst of all this stress, it’s becoming clear that taking a real break is as good for business and for the employees who operate it.

2019 81

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Getting Corporate Headshots

Small Business CEO

Getting corporate headshots are important for marketing yourself or a small business. For an individual, your LinkedIn or other online profile gets many more views with a headshot. For management teams on the company website, headshots are an essential first impression with potential customers.

2019 79

5 Benefits to Working with Real Estate Agents

Small Business CEO

Not working with a real estate agent can be tempting. You might do some reading and decide that you know enough about it to just do it on your own. Plus, you won’t have to worry about losing money on a realtor’s commission if you do the work yourself.

2019 61

4 Benefits of Switching to an Online Inventory Management System

Small Business CEO

There are several reasons why more and more people are turning to online platforms to shop. For one, they have a wider range of products to choose from, which may even include items that are only available overseas.

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