Sat.Feb 15, 2014 - Fri.Feb 21, 2014

How Safe Are You from Your Thoughts?

Dumb Little Man

Really think about it. What do most of your thoughts consist of? Are they positive, do you uplift yourself? Or are you doubting yourself and questioning every glimmer of hope? Your thoughts are a reflection of your personal beliefs.

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Make more money! 3-Hour Intensive at a massive discount!

Step It Up VA Coaching

I want to support you in March in a BIG way, with a ”3-Hour Make More Money Intensive” , at a super cool, “bring on spring!” ” discounted investment.

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Sitting comfortably? Good posture at work

Practically Perfect PA

In the initial weeks of a new job we have so many forms to complete that I’m sure the workspace assessment doesn’t really warrant much attention. The form itself is a tick box exercise but really we should be spending much more time looking at our workspace.

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How I Made My First $10,000: Selena Templeton

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “How I Made My First $10,000,” a new, ongoing feature that gives all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs hit the challenging $10k milestone. If you would like to be the “How I Made My First $10,000,” please send me an email. Selena Templeton. Name of solopreneur: Selena Templeton.

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What I Learned About Achieving Goals and How to Achieve Yours

Dumb Little Man

Behind every achieved goal, there’s a story about our own personal development. It is a manifestation of experiences, challenges, and our inner abilities all accumulating to one glorious moment, marking off a goal from your “to-achieve list”.

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10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk.

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What to do when you’ve taken on too much work

Practically Perfect PA

Most assistants have a tendency to work to a capacity of about 99.9%. We seem to operate at this level day after day, year after year. It is expected that we take on every piece of work thrown at us, every task is accepted and deadlines are met.

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5 Tools For Entrepreneurs To Boost Productivity

Dumb Little Man

For an entrepreneur, 24 hours in a day is just not enough. That is because there is always more things that can be done in a day. This often leads to burnout and a general loss in motivation.

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5 Tips for Effective Phone Management

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 5 Tips for Effective Phone Management appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. The telephone has been a part of our lives for so long we probably don’t even think of it as technology. The telephone is a great communication tool.

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Practically Perfect PA visits: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin Texas

Practically Perfect PA

Where do I start with Lake Austin Spa Resort ? Well I think it is only fair to say from the outset that Condé Nast Traveler are right in voting Lake Austin Spa Resort the #1 Destination Spa on the Condé Nast Gold List. It is stunning, in so many ways. You are made to feel completely at home.

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Book Review: Sharing is Good

Small Business Labs

The sharing economy is all the rage these days. Sharing companies like Airbnb, Uber and Task Rabbit are regularly in the press and the number of sharing startups seems to grow each day.

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A Clear Space, A Clear Mind – Tips For Office Organization

Dumb Little Man

We’ve all heard the saying, “a clear space, a clear mind”. But what does it actually mean? Well, it’s quite simple – the more cluttered the space around you is, the more you have to think (or worry) about. This can apply to your personal or your working life.

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Organize your garage with Monkey Bars!

Clutter Coach

Well, these bars don’t come with any cute monkeys to entertain you, but they’re cleverly designed. I really like the way you can have two layers of items hanging parallel to the wall; very creative maximization of space.

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Which tasks should assistants manage?

Practically Perfect PA

As I’ve always said our main role as assistants is to free up time in our executive’s day so that they can focus on the big stuff. There are so many ways we can help them with this from managing their calendar effectively, minimising interruptions and generally keeping them on track.

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Stress, Complaining and Lost Business

The Small Business Blog

'I came across this article “15 Statistics That Should Change The Business World – But Haven’t” which identified 15 pieces of research that show how important customer service is in retaining and developing business – much more so than the quality and price of the product or service being sold. This led me to think… Read the full article here: Stress, Complaining and Lost Business on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Personal Effectiveness complaints stress'

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Jackpot! Important Investment Lessons We Learn from Past Lottery Winners

Dumb Little Man

A massive lottery win can be a joyous and life changing experience, but great fortune seldom comes without burdens of its own. A number of lottery jackpot winners in recent memory have squandered their winnings, and are now no better off because they didn't manage their money wisely.

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Include the Date of Publication on Your Posts

The Solopreneur Life

W hen you publish a blog, you have the option of including — or not including — the date of the publication of your posts. Here’s a strong recommendation: include the date. If you’re not publishing on a frequent, regular basis, the temptation is strong to not include the date.

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Practically Perfect PA visits: Royal Sonesta Houston Texas

Practically Perfect PA

They say that everything is bigger in Texas and that is certainly true of the hotels in Houston. The Royal Sonesta is huge.

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Reducing Your Inputs: Email

Simple Productivity Blog

How many email addresses do you have? From how many places do you get email? How much of that email is not relevant? In today''s article about reducing inputs, we are going to tackle that modern miracle and bane: email.

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10 Things to Buy for Less at End-of-Winter Sales

Dumb Little Man

This weekend is President’s Day, and that means the major department and discount stores will be having big sales. Since they’re looking to clear out space for spring and summer items, this is a great time to score substantial savings on leftover stock from fall and winter.

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Think for Yourself

The Solopreneur Life

T here’s a short passage in the book “Moneyball” that can be paraphrased and applied to solopreneurship. Think for yourself along rational lines. Hypothesize, test against the evidence, never accept that a question has been answered as well as it ever will be.

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Practically Perfect PA visits: Hotel Sorella Houston Texas

Practically Perfect PA

I have booked hundreds of business trips to Houston over the years (for the oil and gas industry it is the centre of the universe) so I was really excited to see the city for the first time myself. As you approach Houston you really do start to understand how absolutely huge it is.

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Top 5 Tips for Explaining Your Business

The Small Business Blog

When you are a small business, it can be difficult to make people pay attention to your products even if you are selling something familiar.

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How to “Hack” Your Networking and Grow Your Income Using a Email Newsletter

Dumb Little Man

One of the best things I’ve done for my business in years is starting an email newsletter. Now, you may be thinking: what a hassle! I have enough to do already! I don’t need another thing on my plate. Well, good news.

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The Staffing Industry Analysts Temp Worker Forecast

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is a research and industry analyst firm that focuses on contingent work. Their clients are staffing industry firms and corporations that employ contingent and/or temporary workers. The recently released their 2022 employment projections and U.S. staffing industry forecast.  The full report is only available to their clients, but they publicly released their high level forecast numbers. The key SIA forecast is that U.S.

The 15 Websites I Visit Most Often

The Solopreneur Life

I t’s always fun to find a useful, new website. I hope you find a few sites you love among the 15 websites I visit most often. Small-business tips and news submitted by bloggers. Handy site for bridging the HTML/RGB/Hex gap.

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The 10 Worst Email Habits

On The Job

While you may claim to hate email , the truth is that you don’t hate email. You are peeved by the people who send them. We’re talking about those email senders who fire off messages that are inane, stupid, weird, incomprehensible, worthless, depressing and annoying.

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Are You The CEO of Your Business — or The Technician?

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Do you consider yourself to be the CEO of your business? It is your business, after all. It’s your vision, your creation, your baby. So you must be the CEO, right? But do you think like the CEO of your business? Do you act like one?

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There are More Than 1 Million Academic Freelancers

Small Business Labs

According to The Just-In-Time Professor , a report by U.S. House of Representative staffers, "more than one million people are now working as contingent faculty and instructors at U.S. institutions  institutions of higher education" Despite  covering college and university freelance faculty in the past  (they're called adjunct faculty), we were a surprised by how large this number is.

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Small Business Transformer Summit

The Small Business Blog

It is impossible to underestimate the transformational power of small businesses, especially when they come together to create something great. Ruth Noel-Sammaro is a small business owner – a bookkeeper with a keen interest in small business.

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How to Best Respond to a Bad Job Review

On The Job

You can make a bad situation worse when talking to your boss after a poor performance review. Think for a few seconds before saying anything. The first mistake we make is to respond emotionally. We are human and we need to be loved," says Laurie Ruettimann, a human resources consultant. "A

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Read what these ladies say about their 3-hour intensives!

Step It Up VA Coaching

I don’t want you to just take MY word on how valuable and beneficial haing a “3-Hour Make More Money Intensive” is! Read what these VAs have said about their time with me! . My coaching call with Donna was possibly the most productive 3 hours of my life.

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Repurposing = Easy and Stress-Free

Office Organization Success

I got two big jobs done this week that I’d really been putting off: Get my taxes to my accountant. Fill in the FAFSA (College) form. Both are checked off my list … and I’m so glad! I had an interesting phone call with a client this week (well actually I had several great phone calls with clients!) , but this particular call resulted in one of those a-ha moments. We were talking about her upcoming free teleclass and she was stuck on writing the copy for the call.

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Assistant Recommended Apps for Travel

Office Dynamics

Thanks to an extremely helpful resource for administrative professionals called Officepal , I have been inspired to gather and share with you favorite apps that myself and fellow assistant peers are in love with right now!

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5 Time Estimating Tips

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the fundamental aspects of time management is being able to accurately estimate how long a task or series of tasks will take. A large chunk of my success in my job as a computer consultant comes from being very good at estimating tasks. Today I thought I would share 5 time estimating tips with you. The post 5 Time Estimating Tips appeared first on More great content can be found on the site at,

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The Creator’s Curse: Why your latest project will eventually make you miserable

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

You have a great new idea for a creative project that’ll move your business forward. It feels exciting and sexy. You’re pumped, because part of you thinks this’ll be the best thing ever. You know it’ll be hard to actually build your thing, but you dive in anyway because that’s what you do.

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The One Email Trick That Keeps My Inbox In Shape


Email is a real pain point when it comes to truly being productive.

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