Sat.Jan 30, 2016 - Fri.Feb 05, 2016

5 Words That Limit Your Career Success

On The Job

There's a lot of things that challenge me in life and in my work. I cannot flip a pancake without making a mess. I get lost in new places -- even with a map. I find it difficult to focus on work when I know the St. Louis Cardinals are playing.

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A day in the life: Katrina Wardell, EA at Dropbox

Practically Perfect PA

I’m originally from San Diego, California, but I have been living in Dublin, Ireland for the past six years. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Mills College in International Politics & Economics and a Master’s degree from Trinity College Dublin in International Development.

5 Things to Remember When you’re about Give Up

Dumb Little Man

There are times when despite our hard work, optimism and good intentions, we fail to make progress on our goals. All of our efforts seem wasted. We lose hope in our abilities. We become demotivated and angry.

2016 208

Virtual Reality Hype Hits New Highs

Small Business Labs

We too believe virtual reality is going to be big - eventually. But the hype around virtual reality seems to be getting ahead of the actual reality these days. A big driver of the excitement around VR is Facebook's Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

2016 141

How Would You Revise This Sign?

Business Writing

This signed appeared today on the door of my local post office. Oh no! The lobby of the post office is closing? How will the people with post office boxes get their mail? But wait. maybe

2016 130

The Langham Hotel, London

Practically Perfect PA

The Langham Hotel , London was Europe’s first ‘Grand Hotel’ opening its doors in 1865. The hotel is an exquisite five star luxury property and one of the best known hotels in London. It is also one of London’s eight Leading Hotels of the World.

2016 148

3 Uncommon Ways To Be More Positive

Dumb Little Man

“It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” ― Ellen DeGeneres If you were to Google – “how to be positive” you’d come across over 1 billion results for those keywords.

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More Trending

10 Things NOT to Tell Your Email Readers

Business Writing

Sometimes people say things in email that would be better left unsaid. This list of 10 examples will alert you to statements that can weaken your messages and your business relationships. My manager told me to handle it this. Email Etiquette

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Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Assist Conference winner…

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Assist Conference giveaway! I can now announce the winner … drum roll please… is: Cheryl Bennett. Congratulations…! We will contact you to get your details and we will see you at the Assist Conference!

2016 139

When Putting Yourself First May Be The Least Selfish Thing You Can Do

Dumb Little Man

We’re better to others when we’re at our physical, mental, and emotional best. Ironically, sometimes we’re so busy doing things for others that we forget to take care of ourselves.

2016 207

Most Workers in the On-Demand Economy Are Looking for Highly Flexible Part-Time Work

Small Business Labs

Intuit released their latest Dispatch from the New Economy - The On-Demand Workforce.    How The On-Demand Economy is Reshaping the 40 Hour Work Week , from Intuit VP Alex Chriss, covers the study in more detail.    The study covers a lot of ground.

2016 130

The little things

Laughing all the Way to Work

When learning something new it is usually the little things that can seem overwhelming. I just learnt a new program to search patient names for information and medical records. I recall the person telling us how to use the program and it seemed complicated. Log in, enter your password, press F1 if you want to do this, F2 if you want to do that. When you get to this screen, look on the right hand side and press F11. You can see what I mean.

2016 109

Refusing Rush Work Improves Well-Being

Virtual Moxie

Anastasia wrote to ask about charging rush fees. “I I haven't charged it before but just got a new client with whom I feel it would be very appropriate. But I am not sure what's the best way to do it - flat fee, or raising the hourly fee or something else, and what's a reasonable percentage.”

2016 155

10 Smart Tips to Get More Organized For Your Moving Day

Dumb Little Man

You just bought a brand new house. Congratulations! The thoughts of moving to a new home can be exciting, stressful and tiring at the same time. Whatever your reason is (marriage, annulment, work, school); you are up for a big change in your life.

2016 206

Why Your Website Needs to Get Active

Tips From T. Marie

We are a month into the New Year which is about the time the local gyms stop being quite as packed with resolution makers. By this time next month, the elliptical machines and treadmills will once again be available to the ‘regulars’ who frequent the gym regularly. We all know we should be exercising regularly, but the failure rate of resolutions is proof that trying to force ourselves into a healthier activity level seldom works.

2016 107

Love Your Admin Career 14 Day Challenge

Office Dynamics

Do you LOVE your admin career? Or have you lost the love for your career as an administrative professional? We love the administrative profession and we hope you do too. But, it doesn’t matter which camp you reside in.

2016 148

Organizing My Organizing Blog

Clutter Coach

by The main benefit to being organized is that it makes your life easier. Life is easier when you know where your stuff is and you can get to it quickly. The less stuff, the easier to organize it. I try to keep my blog layout organized and uncluttered, although everyday it seems like there's some new cool link or tool or information I can offer my readers.

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Mom vs. Mom – Why Going back to Work does not Make you a Bad Mother

Dumb Little Man

New mothers, especially with comfortable financial means have always had the freedom to choose between going back to work and staying at home after the birth of a child.

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The On-Demand Economy is Not Just Good or Bad

Small Business Labs

We've been getting a lot of feedback on the On-Demand Workforce report Intuit released last week  (we worked with Intuit on this study). Most of it has been positive, a fair amount negative and some of it downright nasty (see the very large comment section in the article  How The On-Demand Economy is Reshaping the 40 Hour Work Week for examples).      Who knew people could get so worked up about a survey?

2016 100

Focus on One Thing: The Foundations of Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

Productivity requires a solid foundation if the methods are going to be successful. Just like every building must have a solid foundation if it is going to remain standing, productivity must also have a solid foundation unless you want it to crumble underneath you. We are in a ten-article series on the foundations of productivity. Today we will look at another fundamental rule: focus on one thing. Focus on One Thing: Monofocus.

2016 100

Vertical Storage

Clutter Coach

by A reporter asked me today, “What’s the best advice you can give to someone who has a lot of stuff and not a lot of space?” ” “ Go vertical !” ” I replied. Get shelving that goes up to the ceiling wherever you can fit it in. Add more shelves above the ones you have, even in the back of the closet. Add them above the bathroom door and along the hallway.

2016 100

Take Your Love Life To A Racey Track With These 7 Tips

Dumb Little Man

To spend the whole life in the arms of the person we love is something most desired. Are you in a relationship and looking forward to settle in your life now?

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Working in Partnership With Your Assistant Takes Commitment

Office Dynamics

Executives and Assistants Working in Partnership Takes Commitment. Office Dynamics released a new Guide in October called E xecutive and Assistants Working in Partnership: The Definitive Guide. This amazing Guide is the culmination of 25 years of coaching work with executives and assistants.

2016 139

Are You Logged In Into The Right Area Of Your Life?

Brilliantly Better

We recently started to profile and test a special membership feature for Connect Hub, the coworking and event venue I founded a couple of years ago and where I’m currently spending a consistent part of my time. This membership feature… The post Are You Logged In Into The Right Area Of Your Life? appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2016 60

Sentimental Clutter

Clutter Coach

by In her book Let Go of Clutter , Harriet Schechter writes about how to let go of sentimental clutter. This kind of clutter is stuff with valid emotional attachments, and logic doesn’t play any part in whether you decide to keep it or not. Items that make you feel joyful with the memories they bring back, such as love letters and home movies, you’ll want to keep.

2016 100

Too Busy To Think: 6 Ways To Create More Space

Productivityist

Daniel Sih is the co-founder of Spacemakers, a productivity and time management company in Australia. He is also the creator of EmailNinja, an online inbox zero training solution for busy people. You can read his blog at www.spacemakers.com.au/blog/. blog/.

2016 82

Pros & Cons of Your Collaborative Work Space

Office Dynamics

Last week, I was researching the pros and cons of today’s collaborative (open-space) work environment. I am preparing for a speech that I will give at our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence: The Revolutionary Assistant later this year.

70 Words and Phrases to Identify a Horse

Daily Writing Tips

An extensive vocabulary surrounds the various subjects pertaining to horses. Below is a list of contemporary and historical words and phrases referring to horses distinguished by characteristics such as color or type of use (but not by breed—hundreds of distinct breeds exist).

2016 69

Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose

Clutter Coach

by Two years ago, Jenny’s life turned upside down. “The Universe,” she says, “picked me up and spun me around.” ” She landed in Detroit with her computer and a few bags of clothes. Nothing else. At first, she missed her books and her photo albums, but none of the other stuff. Not a thing. That came as a big surprise. Not only didn’t she miss her houseful of possessions, she actually felt good that it was gone. Relieved. Liberated.

2016 100

Too Busy To Think: 6 Ways To Create More Space

Productivityist

Daniel Sih is the co-founder of Spacemakers, a productivity and time management company in Australia. He is also the creator of EmailNinja, an online inbox zero training solution for busy people. You can read his blog at www.spacemakers.com.au/blog/. blog/.

2016 81

Solutions for Online Learning In a Collaborative Space

Office Dynamics

Assistants, Don’t Let Collaborative Work Space Stop Your Education. Last week I was conducting a full-day workshop with 25 assistants. I had been telling them about our monthly free webinars as a way to continue their education after our live workshop.

Top 10 Confused English Words [U-Z]

Daily Writing Tips

Having come to the end of the alphabet with my series of “words often confused with one another,” I find myself hard-pressed to come up with a final set of ten for the remaining letters, U-Z. I can’t think of any for U or Z, but here are some for V, W, and Y. vane / vain / vein.

2016 63

Be Productive in Your Own Time

Clutter Coach

by Do you live your life by the clock so you can squeeze everything in? Do you anxiously consult your watch. while working toward a deadline? Most of us have to live by a schedule part of the time, whether it’s work, school or events. But when you don’t, try leaving the watch on the bureau and forgetting about its constant ticking. Susan Sabo proposes having a "watch out" day or evening on her Productivity Blog.

2016 100

Too Busy To Think: 6 Ways To Create More Space

Productivityist

Daniel Sih is the co-founder of Spacemakers, a productivity and time management company in Australia. He is also the creator of EmailNinja, an online inbox zero training solution for busy people. You can read his blog at www.spacemakers.com.au/blog/. blog/.

2016 75

Actualizing Your Professional Goals with a Personal Manifesto

Office Dynamics

As I prepare for my upcoming free webinar for administrative and executive assistants on Actualizing Your Professional Goals , I came across an image from an exercise I did with my team a few years ago. The exercise was to create our own personal manifesto.

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If You Don’t Know Jack, You’re a Jackwagon

Daily Writing Tips

2016 63

Packing List for Holiday Travel

Clutter Coach

by Holiday travel season is coming up! If you’re going somewhere, use a packing list. It will ease your travel considerably. I use checklists a lot, all kinds of them. They’re very helpful for making sure nothing falls through the cracks, and I get the satisfaction of checking off items as I do them. I put everything on my checklists because I find that the most common things I forget are the ones that seem most obvious (my toothbrush, for example).