2020

How To Dispose Face Masks in an Eco-Friendly Way

Dumb Little Man

We thought it couldn’t happen in our lifetimes, but it did. Since early 2020, the pandemic continues to rage throughout the world. The good news is that medical researchers have learned more about how the coronavirus works, and researchers are already working on effective vaccines and treatments.

2020 259

Is Your Job in Danger?

Eat Your Career

As a career coach, I often work with people when they’re dealing with an expected job loss. They’ve either been terminated for cause, laid off, or asked to resign. In any case, it’s never an easy situation. Most people tell me they were blindsided—they had no idea!

2020 187
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The organised Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

The role of the Assistant these days is pretty diverse; one day you will be assisting one Executive with personal tasks, the next you may be making business travel arrangements for a different person, managing a project, working on a big event or hiring a new Administrative team. Assistants are always pulled in so [.].

2020 189

Customize Your Zoom Background for Your Home Business

Tips From T. Marie

It seems like everyone is using Zoom for video conferencing during this time of social distancing due to Covid-19. Students and teachers are using it for learning. Friends and family are using it to keep in touch and more businesses are using it now that many of their workers have moved to working remotely. Some of us have been using it all along to communicate from our home offices. Did you know you can customize your Zoom background for your home business?

2020 172

How to Implement a Zero Waste Business Strategy

Eco-Office Gals

Zero waste is enjoying a newfound spotlight in the business community, but it’s something that should’ve been standard practice a long time ago. Pursuing zero waste means finding ways to use resources as efficiently as possible. It also means eliminating the materials sent by a company to the landfill. Discover some of the advantages — as well as tips — for achieving this vision. Why Does Zero Waste Make Good Business Sense? Can going zero waste be self-serving? It turns out that it can.

2020 151

Podcast Episode 28: Saying No

Simple Productivity Blog

Saying no is a crucial skill to learn if you are going to be in charge of your life. Today we will look at when and why to say no, how it's not always a black and white answer, and various ways to say no. The post Podcast Episode 28: Saying No appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

2020 141

11 Effective Ways for Assistants to Work From Home

Office Dynamics

Rare and unusual times have presented themselves as a result of the onset of Coronavirus COVID-19. As an office, we learned just how many Assistants across the nation and world have become impacted. While we anticipated learning of non-essential business closures leading to working from home, we did not anticipate the high number of Assistants around the world struggling with the uncertainties, isolation and communication barriers brought on by the circumstances.

2020 205

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Podcast 145: Create stabilizing structure

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ClutterCoachClaire · Create stabilizing structure. This is podcast 145 and it’s about creating stabilizing structure. I’ve talked about this before but today I’ll give it a different slant because many people during this pandemic quarantine time have lost their daily regular routines and schedules.

2020 122

3 Ways to Reduce Your Anxiety Before Going to Sleep

Dumb Little Man

Having a lot of stress and anxiety is harmful for anyone during the day. Having a whirlwind of negative thoughts when you lay down to sleep is even worse! These anxious thoughts make it so difficult to get the sleep that your body and mind desperately need.

2020 267

8 Logical Reasons Why Failure is the Pillar of Success

Dumb Little Man

We all have experienced failures, either big or small. They are life events that, admittedly, are not great experiences and can bring us a lot of negative thoughts. When we fail at something, we generally have two choices to consider.

2020 256

How to Set Up Your Digital Productivity Space – Top 10 Tips

Dumb Little Man

When you work from home, it is important to set up your workstation properly to have the same convenient space that you would have at the office. But what about the digital space?

2020 254

Taking on More Work Due to Downsizing? Want to Ask for a Raise? Read This!

Eat Your Career

A common question I’m hearing lately goes something like this: My organization has recently downsized and now I’m doing more work covering for some colleagues who were laid off. I think I deserve a raise, but is that a reasonable request given that we just had to let people go?

2020 172

Where do Assistants draw the line? Setting boundaries for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Where do you draw the line? Setting boundaries for Assistants Let's start with a question. Would you say that you are good at setting boundaries? Here is an even more important question - are you good at setting boundaries, and are you good at sticking to them? Assistants need to [.].

2020 172

We Should View These Lessons As A Gift From 2020

Tips From T. Marie

Well, here we are again. At the end of another year. Normally I’d be writing about yearly accomplishments and setting goals for the new year. But 2020 has been as far from a normal year as you can get. So, there will be no ‘normal’ year end post.

2020 149

7 Eco-Friendly Changes to Make to Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

With millions of tons of plastic ending up in the ocean every year and other environmental concerns, it is important for business people to make eco-friendly changes to how they run their company. However, it can be difficult to know just where to start.

2020 130

A Practical Time Blocking Example

Simple Productivity Blog

Time blocking is a great way to get things done efficiently. Today I show you how I do time blocking, including pictures of an actual day's result. The post A Practical Time Blocking Example appeared first on Laura Earnest. Productivity aff aweber

2020 130

Top 4 Timeless Skills for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In an ever-changing world consumed by apps, devices, and software, some administrative assistants think that their experience can be measured by their technical savvy.

2020 197

10 Tips for Communicating with Employees

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Tips for Communicating with Employees appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Effective communication is a key skill for supervisors. If a supervisor is unable to deliver a message clearly, it doesn’t matter how good or important the message is, it has no value. Communication is a continuous process, and good communication provides both quantitative and qualitative input. It serves as a yardstick whereby your employees can […].

2020 131

Why has Social Media Marketing Become Popular to Grow Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Google is the undisputed master of the web markets and being indexed in a more favorable position than a competitor is essential to have a return in popularity (and therefore, also economic) and to make your website productive.

2020 241

The Hidden Cost of Social Distancing

Dumb Little Man

I’ll admit it, when COVID-19 came to town this past March I was secretly excited that we were ordered to quarantine. Finally, I thought, a legitimate excuse to hunker down at home and stop the hustle! Work slowed down. I embraced my role as chief laundry-doer-dinner-maker-house keeper.

2020 250

The Benefits of Solitude

Dumb Little Man

We live in a world that is always connected. Our daily lives are filled with work, school, family obligations, house chores, or caring for the elderly. When we are not busy carrying out our daily commitments, we fill our remaining time with social media, extra activities, or community work.

2020 237

Podcast 147: Still not starting

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! Hi, everyone. I’m posting one of my early podcasts about dealing with not being able to get started. I’m doing that partly because I feel stressed out and uncreative and have zero ideas for what to write about today. And I’m posting this particular one because I think it’s helpful information for our current situation.

2020 100

How to Stop Complaining About Work (and Why You Need To)

Eat Your Career

Not long ago, I wrote an article on the topic of chronic complainers. It focused on how to deal with these kinds of folks because, let’s be honest, no one likes a whiner. And yet, it seems most workplaces are crawling with them. But then it dawned on me…What if (dare I say it) YOU are the pesky complainer in your office? Sure, we all have complaints—about work, life, you name it. Things are never as perfect as we’d like them to be.

2020 180

Staying in the loop with your Executive while working from home

Practically Perfect PA

How to stay visible and in the loop with your Executive while working from home We are living in strange times. I know many of you will be working from home, trying to juggle your home life and your work life more than ever - while not leaving your home [.].

2020 165

Side Gig Ideas to Supplement Your Home Business during the Pandemic

Tips From T. Marie

Has the current pandemic had an adverse effect on your home business income? Even though self-employed individuals are now eligible for unemployment via the pandemic unemployment assistance program, it may not be a fit for everyone. You could still be making enough money to make you ineligible yet you’re still not making what you normally do and you’re feeling the pinch. I’ve written about side gigs here before, but it seems like a good time to talk about them again.

2020 161

The Pandemic Could Make Businesses Prioritize Sustainability

Eco-Office Gals

Sustainability is the topic of conversation on many people’s minds lately. Though the COVID-19 pandemic derailed everyday life, sustainability objectives remain constant. Specifically, business sustainability is growing in popularity.

2020 130

Podcast Episode 37: Happy Holidays

Simple Productivity Blog

Wishing you and your families very happy holidays. Support me at Patreon: [link]. The post Podcast Episode 37: Happy Holidays appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

2020 130

The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

I would like to address the recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on January 18, 2020 by Rachel Feintzeig regarding The Vanishing Executive Assistant. First, I have been entrenched in the administrative profession for 50 years. I worked in the profession for 20 years before starting Office Dynamics in 1990. Office Dynamics specifically focuses on training and development for administrative professionals of all levels.

2020 200

How to Empower Your Employees

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Empower Your Employees appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Empowerment as a term is widely used and often misinterpreted; as a genuine action, it is difficult to put into practice. Empowerment is really about offering and receiving commitment so it is important to recognize that there are two kinds of commitment: external and internal. External commitment External commitment occurs when employees have little control over their […].

2020 126

How Positive Thinking Leads to Positive Outcomes

Dumb Little Man

Everybody has heard the classic piece of advice: stay positive! The reason this advice is repeated so often is because it’s difficult to do. Sometimes negative thinking is easier in the short-term; sometimes, we don’t care about the long-term.

2020 253

Why Minimalism?

Dumb Little Man

Many people are seeking to live a life with less. But what exactly is minimalism? Put simply, minimalism is a way of living that’s focused on experiences while purging life of unnecessary possessions and commitments.

2020 231

How to Achieve Self-Mastery

Dumb Little Man

Life is comparable to chess. There’s a limitless number of viable moves. You’re free to choose, but every move generates all future moves. Consequences, after all, are unavoidable. There’s never an escape from even the smallest of actions. You are the Architect of Your Life.

2020 226

How to Stop Being Offended by Everyone (in just 13 steps)

Dumb Little Man

It seems like you can’t do or say anything nowadays without someone being offended by it. It’s gotten out of hand, and I want to help. Are you sick of getting your “feathers ruffled” every time you go on social media, talk to a certain relative, or hear some BS on Zoom?

2020 241

Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader. Date : Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

2020 165

Anticipating needs and other mind reading tricks

Practically Perfect PA

Anticipating needs and other mind reading tricks Over the last few years, I have written a lot about creating a successful Executive and EA partnership. It is the key relationship for Assistants and the one part of the role that you have to get right. Without [.].

2020 164

Working from Home Flip-Side in Covid-19 Shutdown

Tips From T. Marie

Anyone who follows me here on the blog or on social media knows that I have been working from home for 13 years. For 10 of those, I’ve had a focus on assisting other businesses with online technology. Unlike so many of you, the current pandemic situation did not suddenly throw me into an unfamiliar work from home situation. That does not mean Covid-19 hasn’t had an effect on my business. The truth is, the results are rather interesting.

2020 161

When Reality Threatens To Kill Your Dream, Turn Reality Into Your Dream

Dumb Little Man

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”. Lawrence.

2020 243