2011

Interns (& Internships) ROCK!

ProAssisting Blog

I know, I know… ProAssisting is a blog and on-line learning environment for assistants… and it is but before one becomes an assistant, they usually have had some experience working as an intern. Basically, we believe, interns and internships rock and that anyone in college (and even high school) should be interning during summer breaks and potentially during semesters when they have a break in their schedule. But why? What’s the point?

7 Secrets to Making This Year the Best Year Ever

Dumb Little Man

It’s the time of year when goals are made and abandoned a few weeks later. Will you be one of them, or will you set goals that have the power to change your life? Not achieving what you set out to do means you’ll yet again fail to move toward the life you desire, which leads to nothing but regret.

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31 Ways To Recycle Your Home Waste

Eco-Office Gals

Recycling begins in the home. If every person starts recycling home waste, we’ll be that much closer to a cleaner planet. However, recycling has to become part of your daily routine, a part of your home care. Here are 31 great methods to recycle home waste. Make Recycling A Part Of Your Life.

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How to Have a Positive Attitude at Work (While Still Being Yourself)

Eat Your Career

My former co-worker (let’s call her “Ruth”) always saw the negative in everything. When an idea was presented, she was the first one to say, “That won’t work.” Fair enough. But she never offered alternatives. She never looked for solutions.

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The Solopreneur Life Heroes for 2011

The Solopreneur Life

I am happy to present The Solopreneur Life Heroes for 2011. The purpose of Heroes is threefold: • To recognize the efforts that these people have made in helping solopreneurs flourish. • To expose you, the solopreneur, to people and ideas you haven’t heard about before. •

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Gmail Email Management: Create Filters and Labels for Quick and Easy Email Organization

Office Organization Success

We all know that email is a huge source of overwhelm for many solopreneurs, and also one of the biggest time drains. However, email is essential to a solopreneur’s success, so you have to find a way of organizing your emails.

Email 270

Coworking at a Growth Inflection Point

Small Business Labs

Coworking facilities - shared, collaborative workspaces - are rapidly gaining traction as a work location option.    This is illustrated by several clear signals. Web traffic and activity related to coworking continues to surge. 

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AZVAs the Podcast: Transitioning from employment to self-employment

Loosely Speaking

Season 2/Episode 11 Program Notes. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the “AZVAs the Podcast&# link to listen to the episode now. iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. Here’s that link !

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19 Work From Home Success Secrets to Eliminate Distractions & Get More Done!

Productive & Organized

There are more professionals working out of their home now than ever before. Working out of your home can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. Distractions can come from every corner. Today we will cover 19 tricks or tips to make working from home. work! Create Your Office Space!

2011 285

Personal Assistant Super Powers!

Practically Perfect PA

Every PA / EA has a set of skills that enable them to do their job well, senior staff might not notice these unique attributes but we should and more importantly we should know how to use them to the best of our abilities. Assistants are the superheroes of the office, possessing extraordinary superhuman powers, their skills can go unnoticed until there comes a time when they are called upon to help protect their colleagues! So what type of powers do we possess…? Flexibility.

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Some Useful Links

ProAssisting Blog

Believe it or not, we are not the only website out there dedicated to career development, job searching and work/life balance. I know, crazy, right?

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Are You Making These 7 Productivity Mistakes?

Dumb Little Man

You want to get things done. You're keen to be efficient and effective. Productivity" is your favorite word – and you're working really hard at it. The problem is, if you're going about being productive the wrong way, you might just be setting yourself up to fail.

2011 286

3rd Annual GMW Earth Day Giveaway 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Let’s get this party started! Earth Day (Month) is here and Eco-Office Gals wants to get as many people as possible on board to grow a little greener. If you’ve been wanting to, trying to, thinking about growing a little greener there’s no better time to do it then now!

2011 285

It’s Not My Job: The Attitude That’s Killing Your Career

Eat Your Career

This article is the second in a 10-part series on the topic of overcoming career-limiting habits. In a recent study identifying the most common career-limiting habits , “It’s Not My Job” came in second place.

2011 282

A Solopreneur’s Story: Ed Sabol of NFL Films

The Solopreneur Life

A s a sports-crazy boy growing up in America in the late 1960s and early 1970s, my daydreams looked like an NFL Films movie — my heroic deeds on the gridiron were in slow motion, with a soaring orchestral score, and the Voice of God narrating. Ed Sabol.

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Gmail Email Management: Create Filters and Labels for Quick and Easy Email Organization

Office Organization Success

We all know that email is a huge source of overwhelm for many solopreneurs, and also one of the biggest time drains. However, email is essential to a solopreneur’s success, so you have to find a way of organizing your emails.

Email 238

Women in Management - How Far We've Come, How Far We Have to Go

Small Business Labs

The chart below is from Catalyst , a nonprofit membership organization focused on expanding opportunities for women and business.           The purpose of the chart is to show how few women there are in senior management and on the boards of public companies. 

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24 Time Management Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Know what is important to you. Figure out your values. Make goals and review them regularly to keep focus. Learn to delegate: co-workers, professionals, family members, neighbour teenagers earning extra money can all help with your workload. Learn to say no.

AZVAs the Podcast: Opportunities in Sports and Entertainment

Loosely Speaking

Season 2/Episode 12 Program Notes. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the “AZVAs the Podcast&# link to listen to the episode now. iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. Here’s that link !

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Time Management Tips that DON'T Work -- Yet You Try Them All of the Time

Productive & Organized

What happens when you get a group of organizing and productivity pros together and ask them a goofy question?    Well. You get this post! Here is a bit of background:  Earlier this week, I shared a link on my Facebook Page called 10 Time Management Tips that Work.

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Have A Successful and Organized New Year! + A Giveaway

Complete Organizing Solutions

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our family enjoyed Christmas festivities in New York this year which included an extended stay due to a wintry snow storm that canceled our flight home for several days.

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7 Tips to Boost Your Memory

On The Job

Blogs such as The Cynical Girl (by Laurie Ruettimann) have generated some entertaining -- and informative -- discussions about what older applicants should wear to an interview.

2011 264

Trying to Improve Your Willpower is a HUGE Mistake - Here's What to Do Instead

Dumb Little Man

When we're failing to reach our goals, we often blame a lack of willpower: I've gotta try harder. If only I could stay focused. I need to be more determined. I have to be self-disciplined. The problem is, willpower alone won't get you far.

2011 285

Giveaway: Like Eco-Office Gals Win Studiopress!

Eco-Office Gals

It’s no secret that I have fallen in favor of the StudioPress Genesis Theme Framework and child themes over the past year and have been working nearly exclusively with the themes.

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5 Simple Career Management Tips Everyone Should Follow Starting Now

Eat Your Career

There are a few standard career management tips I recommend to every professional regardless of position, industry, experience level, or future ambitions. These things are super easy to do and they help ensure you’re taking at least a minimally active role in your professional development.

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Featured Soloist Shauna Washington: “Stop Settling!”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is The Solopreneur Life’s “Featured Soloist,” the purpose of which is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. This week we meet Shauna Washington.

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5 Simple Steps to Getting More Clients

Office Organization Success

One of the biggest problems my clients tell me they have is getting more clients – or even getting their first client.

2011 225

Two Years Later, Small Business Economy Finally Improving

Small Business Labs

The Great Recession officially ended two years ago.    But the recovery has been weak and uneven, with large corporations benefiting much more than small businesses.    This is continues to be the case. 

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5 Common Communication Mistakes

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Good communication and interpersonal relationships are imperative to overall business performance and sustainability. Yet they tend to be neglected in terms of their importance.

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11 Halos – 2nd Spring Training Season

Loosely Speaking

READER WARNING: If you don’t care about baseball, skip this post, one of my periodic updates on our son’s progress through the Los Angeles Angels organization. I may have imagined such a night, but I couldn’t have scripted it any better than it happened.

Productive Communication & Marketing : How to Manage All of Those Links! Interview with @ItsMyURLs CEO @hustle247

Productive & Organized

How many social networks do you belong to?    How many different web sites are related to you personally or professionally?    I bet the number is more than five.    How are you managing all of those different urls? Do you even remember signing up for everything?

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Virtual Assistant?

Tips From T. Marie

Have you ever wondered if you could start your own virtual assistant business? Or maybe you’re just curious about what type of requirements or skills are required to be one. I know it’s one of the top ten questions I see hit my e-mail inbox on a regular basis. Which made me think.

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The 1 Word Every Successful Career Needs

On The Job

Here's my 2011 gift to you: I'm not going to write a list of new year's career resolutions. I'm not going to come down in favor -- or not -- of setting goals for yourself this year. (If If you'd like to read such a post, there are about 62 million out there floating around on the blogosphere.

2011 264

Whose Goals Are You Really Chasing?

Dumb Little Man

Do you have a big goal for the next year – or perhaps a three-year or five-year plan?

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How to Start a Workplace Garden

Eco-Office Gals

Although you may have never heard of it, workplace gardening has become increasingly popular over the past decade or so. Establishing a garden that employers and employees collectively tend to can promote new relationships and strengthen teamwork within a company.

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10 Career-Limiting Habits: Are You Guilty?

Eat Your Career

I stumbled upon this great article the other day and I wanted to share it with all of you. According to new research, 97 percent of employees report that they have a Career Limiting Habit (CLH) that keeps them from achieving their potential at work.

2011 276

5 Branding Lessons That Solopreneurs Can Learn From Jeep

The Solopreneur Life

“ America’s greatest contribution to modern warfare, as faithful as a dog, as strong as a mule, and as agile as a goat.&#. War correspondent Ernie Pyle, describing Jeeps.

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