2010

8 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Tough Boss

ProAssisting Blog

When we say work for a tough boss, we're not necessarily saying someone like the Kevin Spacey character in “Swimming with Sharks” or the Meryl Streep character in “The Devil Wears Prada”—although if you can tough it out with someone

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7 Secrets of the Super Organized

Dumb Little Man

A few years ago, my life was a mess. So was my house, my desk, my mind. Then I learned, one by one, a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? Of course not, and I don't aim to be.

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Coaching vs. Consulting vs. Training vs. Freelancing: Which One Is Best For You?

The Solopreneur Life

T his is a guest post written by Rob Place. He is the publisher of Solventurer, a Web site that helps solopreneurs during the start-up stage. Rob works as a small-business coach, trainer, and speaker.

2010 285

How to Be Proactive at Work: My 5 Step System

Eat Your Career

Let’s take a few minutes to look critically at your actions in the workplace. Do you react to the events happening around you or do you take initiative to prepare for, participate in and/or control the events? Do you take an active or passive role?

2010 284

Green Gift Giving: Soda Stream Review & Giveaway!

Eco-Office Gals

The Sodastream products had struck my fancy for a few holiday seasons. Several blogs had been giving them away and unfortunately, I hadn’t won one yet. So, I was excited when the company agreed to be part of my Green Gift Giving series this season!

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Personal Organizer

Ian's Messy Desk

5 Advantages of a To-Do List. One of the fundamental personal-organizer tools is the list of things you need to get done daily. It consolidates all your tasks in one place. From there you can prioritize them and tackle the important

2010 254

The Trend Towards US Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

The New York Times article Is Manufacturing Coming Back to the US? discusses the increasing and hidden costs of manufacturing in China, resulting in manufacturing in the US becoming more cost effective. Chinese manufacturing costs are

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106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Productive & Organized

Overwhelm - You Can Overcome It "Overwhelm" is a word that I have been hearing a lot lately. I hear it from my clients and workshop participants as well as my connections on social media sights. We have a lot that comes at us every day

2010 285

7 Things Every Virtual Assistant Should Know

Tips From T. Marie

I love being a virtual assistant. I love educating others about virtual assistance. And I love helping new virtual assistants get started. With that said, I also believe that if you’re thinking about becoming a virtual assistant there are some things that you shouldn’t need to be taught.

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7 Job Search Secrets You Must Know

On The Job

When I interviewed Harvey Mackay recently about using selling techniques to help in a job search, I told him that he was giving away the top secrets of journalists, also. It's funny -- I never thought that journalists and salespeople

2010 274

From Executive Assistant to CEO

ProAssisting Blog

The New York Times has a great article about Ursula Burns, the new CEO for Xerox. She has held many different positions throughout her 30 years working for the company but what is particularly interesting to us here at ProAssisting is

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8 Signs That It's Time to Look for a New Job

Dumb Little Man

There are good jobs, bad jobs, and jobs that make you want to gouge your eyes out with a soup spoon. Most of us can take the good with the bad, but when things at work are continuously awful, it's time to start thinking about a change.

2010 286

Solopreneur Business Conception: Mix and Match to Spark Ideas

The Solopreneur Life

T his is a guest post written by Rob Place. He is the publisher of Solventurer, a Web site that helps solopreneurs during the start-up stage. Rob works as a small-business coach, trainer, and speaker. Thinking of starting your solo business? Don’t know where to get started?

2010 249

51 Ways to Break a Limiting Belief

Eat Your Career

Are limiting beliefs preventing you from achieving the personal and professional success you deserve? Discover 51 simple strategies for breaking limiting beliefs and free yourself once and for all

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Cyber Monday Deals 2010

Eco-Office Gals

Granted Eco-Office Gals doesn’t offer anything that you can wrap up pretty and slap a bow on, but there are a few deals coming out for Cyber Monday that I would be crazy to keep to myself!

2010 251

8 Time-Saving Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Use the “standby” or “hibernate” feature on your PC instead of shutting it down when you step away for a short time. You'll be able to resume your work much faster than from a cold start. Find urgent computer files faster by starting

2010 252

Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Small Business Labs

One of my favorite technology trend analysis and forecasting efforts is Gartner's annual Hype Cycle report.    Gartner analyzes hundreds of technologies and forecasts which will - and will not - enter the mainstream over the next 2-5 years. 

2010 237

3 Essential Financial Reports to Ensure YOUR Profitability

Office Organization Success

Okay, I’m going to dive right in to one of the biggest problems for many solopreneurs, and one that quite likely will keep them awake at night … finances!

2010 191

Major Meltdown in Time Management - Tips to Avoid it Happening To You

Productive & Organized

19185528 Productivity Fact: You can be busy all day and still have gotten nothing done. We realize our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities. We confess, We have left undone those things that

2010 283

How To Take Advantage Of The 80/20 Rule

Productivity Bits

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The Pantry Makeover: After

Complete Organizing Solutions

I recently partnered up with The Stow Company to completely makeover my master closet and pantry with custom closet solutions, a dream come true! The Stow Company supplied the product and Nashville ORG dealer Closets & More provided the installation services.

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Raise your hand if you like automated phone message systems…

ProAssisting Blog

I don't know about you but whether I'm making calls for my boss or myself, I try as much as possible to bypass those pesky recorded messages that prompt you to input all sorts of information before it lets you speak with an actual

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10 Speed Bumps On The Road To A Better Life

Dumb Little Man

Let's be honest, we all want more in life. We want more money, more freedom, more peace, and more time. In a perfect world, we would have all these things and more, but that's just not how it happens. Life has a way of becoming filled with "stuff".

2010 285

Featured Soloist Tzaddi Gordon: “Become Great at Networking”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that appears every Tuesday at The Solopreneur Life. Tzaddi Gordon. The purpose of “Featured Soloist” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses.

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Bad Career Advice: Never Give Up

Eat Your Career

This post is part of my Bad Career Advice series in which I expose outdated, clichéd, and counterproductive advice for exactly what it is. I understand the sentiment behind this piece of advice and clearly, its intent is to push you past your own perceived limits.

2010 269

Earth Talk: Building a Green Economy

Eco-Office Gals

EarthTalk®. From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine. Dear EarthTalk: What does it mean when one uses the phrase, “building a green economy?” I’ve heard it repeated a few times lately and would like to have a better understanding of the concept. – Rosie Chang, Islip, NY.

2010 250

10 Time Management Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Updated and reposted from May 2008. 1) Always Look Ahead. It is human nature to want to live in the past: to savour accomplishments or to wallow in defeats. However, you will not effectively move forward if you are constantly looking

2010 247

The Structural Shift to a Contingent Workforce

Small Business Labs

One of the most important trends of the last few decades is the growing use of contingent workers. This is a structural shift towards employer use of contractors, freelancers, part-timers, etc. instead of hiring full-time

2010 227

3 Simple Steps to Taking Time Away from Your Business

Office Organization Success

When you’re constantly working on and in your business you forget to schedule in some down time for yourself. The summer is the perfect time to take that downtime, especially if it means taking a vacation somewhere nice. But then there’s always the worry that if you’re not involved in your business on a daily basis that things will fall apart and you won’t have any business to come back to when you return.

2010 189

Caffeine-Free Ways to Increase Focus & Attention - Productive.

Productive & Organized

Tweet "I just can't focus Stephanie. I've tried different systems and they don't work. I don't think I have ADD, but I'm beginning to wonder." That was one of the first things she said to me on the phone. Sara was taking part in our

2010 271

Why I Broke the Number One Blogging Rule

Tips From T. Marie

I broke the rules. When I consult clients on blogging for business, one of the first ‘rules’ is to post on a regular basis.

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How Your Handwriting May Impact Your Job

On The Job

What does your handwriting say to your boss? You might be surprised to learn just how much. A story in today's Wall Street Journal discusses how forming letters is key to developing the brain. It quotes an education professor noting that messy handwriting can have "ramifications."

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Some BIG News To Share

ProAssisting Blog

Yep, your eyes are not deceiving you… that's Baby Bull sucking its thumb! Stephanie and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting at the beginning of November. Needless to say, life has gotten a little bit crazy real quick in the

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7 Important Questions To Ask Yourself Before The Year Ends

Dumb Little Man

It's December again and the year is coming to an end! How do you feel? Excited? Eager to see what's in store for the new year? For myself personally, I love Decembers because it's the time when I take a breather, look back and see how the year has been.

2010 285

Featured Soloist Revka Stearns: “Don’t Wait For Perfection”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that appears every Tuesday at The Solopreneur Life. Revka Stearns. The purpose of “Featured Soloist” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. This week we meet Revka Stearns, who builds Web sites for solopreneurs.

2010 232

20 Inconvenient Career Truths

Eat Your Career

This post was inspired by Charlie Gilkey’s recent (genius) post 20 Inconvenient Business Truths. I read it and realized that, in career coaching , I share inconvenient truths with my clients on a regular basis. I know it’s sometimes hard to hear these things but, in the end, they make you stronger.

2010 259

Green Gift Giving: Piggy Paint

Eco-Office Gals

Stocking stuffers, we tend not to do them in this house. I find that there is just too much junk that goes into them, candy, junk toys from the dollar store, etc. I’d rather take the money I would spend on a bunch of junk and get one more decent gift.

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