Guide To Life Insurance: How to Make Sure Your Policy Takes Care of You

Dumb Little Man

In this article, you’ll learn the best tricks to make sure your life insurance policy is prepared to take care of you and your family. The premise of the claim is that the payments you make into the policy build cash value (almost like an investment) which you can later use as collateral for loans or payment for your monthly insurance premiums. In reality, the monthly premiums are almost always so much higher than for a similar term policy. Life Insurance.

Why Your Office Needs a Green Workplace Policy

Eco-Office Gals

If you have an office without a green workspace policy, it’s about time to put one in place! There are a variety of reasons to implement such a green policy, and if you’re looking to do so, ways to do it simply and without great cost. Green policies make a big difference.

Avoid Decision Fatigue: Learn The Steps for Effective Delegation

Dumb Little Man

Learning the steps for effective delegation can help you refocus on your long-term goals. Design your policies and procedures so they’ll scale easily as your company grows. Small business owners are no strangers to sacrifice.

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What I Learned From Reading 1,000 Resumes

Dumb Little Man

To put yours at the top of the pile, potentially leading to at least a phone interview, here’s what I learned from reading over 1,000 resumes: Make sure you’re qualified. The post What I Learned From Reading 1,000 Resumes appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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How Simple Policies Can Change Your Business

While this makes sense, it doesn’t mean you should ignore behind-the-scenes business administration tasks, such as setting policies. Policies that outline how you run various elements of your business, and why you do it that way, set boundaries and create a foundation for the business.

Learn to Communicate With WARMTH

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Learn to Communicate With WARMTH Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on October 22, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

BIG Learning: The Invisible Bag of Skills Give Assistants the Edge

Office Dynamics

Carrying on with the May theme of BIG learning, today I want to talk to you about the invisible bag of skills, knowledge and information. The post BIG Learning: The Invisible Bag of Skills Give Assistants the Edge appeared first on Office Dynamics. Hello Monday Motivators!

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How To Learn Something New Every Day (And Actually Do Something With It)


For years I kept reading blogs, listening to interviews and watching TED talks, without implementing what I’d learned. That’s why today I’ll not only show you what you can do to learn something new every day, but also how to actually do something with it. where to find new things to learn, every single day, how to consume them without going into overdrive. You’ll feel a lot better about the things you do learn, because you’re actually backing them up with actions.

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A Buoyant Life: Five Life Principles I Learned at Sea

Simple Productivity Blog

Every day I learn something from the sea and as the years have gone by, I have grown to see how these lessons transcend into every area of life. We all need to have contingency plans: insurance policies, money set aside for a rainy day, people we contact in case of emergencies.

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10 Lessons Office Professionals Can Learn from Phil Jackson

The Office Professionals Place

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10 Lessons Office Professionals Can Learn from Phil Jackson Phil Jackson, current coach of the Los Angles Lakers, is revered as one of the greatest basketball coaches in history. In other words, learn from your mistakes.

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Through the Ages: How Car Insurance Rates Change as you Age

Dumb Little Man

If you own a car, or have ever owned a car, you know that maintaining an effective auto insurance policy is generally one of the most expensive aspects of the entire experience. Learning Money Shopping

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7 Ways to Save Money while Earning a College Degree

Dumb Little Man

Although schools usually don’t advertise it, many have policies that allow full-time employees to take classes either for free or at a deep discount. It’s definitely worth checking with a school you are interested in to see what their policy is on employee tuition before enrolling.

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Effective Tips for Writing Assignments You Probably Didn’t Know About

Dumb Little Man

Secondly, many professors have attendance policies which can have a direct impact on your grades. College How To LearningFor many students, transitioning to high school can cause an academic whiplash. They have to adapt to a new environment, adjust with the surroundings, and most importantly, score well in their academics. If students are serious about getting the best grades, they have to get a number of things sorted. The first on the list is assignment writing.

2018 124

Learning to Mind Your Own Business

On The Job

And here’s another consideration: Some companies have strict policies on what employees may or may not discuss, and blabbing that you know what someone else earns or revealing confidential details of a co-worker’s performance evaluation could cause the boss to take disciplinary action against you. The report was just sitting there, almost under your nose.

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A few lessons learned from new PayPal president David Marcus

Service Untitled

When customer service personnel refused to lift the freeze on all of McMillan’s accounts because of PayPal policies, McMillan scaled the customer service mountain up to the Resolution Center. Time will tell if new lessons have really been learned.

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The Milkshake Moment

Ian's Messy Desk

The following is an excerpt from the book The Milkshake Moment: Overcoming Stupid Systems, Pointless Policies and Muddled Management to Realize Real Growth by Steven S. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 164

Who Speaks for Small Business in DC?

Small Business Labs

"  Because of this, the article claims: " inside the Beltway, the NFIB's raw partisanship is increasingly isolating it from key policy circles, as lobby groups such as the National Small Business Association, the Main Street Alliance and others expand their influence among entrepreneurs and mom-and-pop enterprises." " Emergent Research (firmly non-partisan) has done a fair amount of policy work.    government policy

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Good Q&A on the New Health Care Law & Small Business

Small Business Labs

  The sections that have the biggest impact on small businesses don't go into effect unitl 2014, so there isn't a huge rush to learn more.   government policyFew people know much about the health care reform bill (officially the Affordable Care Act) that was passed last year.  But if you are interested, The National Association of Realtors has a great Q&A covering the topic in easy to follow language. 

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Can You Learn How to Be an Overnight Success? | Men with Pens

Men With Pens

It’s not a bad idea to keep an eye on what the success stories are up to today, but if you’re really looking to learn something useful (and reduce your stress levels), then you need to go back in time. See what you can learn from them to make your business better.

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Will Small Businesses Drop Employee Health Coverage in 2014?

Small Business Labs

Great quote from the White House about the McKinsey study: “As we learn more, it’s become clear that this one flawed study from McKinsey is truly an outlier,” Nancy-Ann DeParle, an assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff, said in a blog post."   government policyWe've looked at the new health care law and tried to understand and forecast what it means for small businesses. 

2014 117

Remembrance Day

Ian's Messy Desk

Remembrance Day 2 Learn about how the first Remembrance Day in Canada came to be and who initiated this holiday. Veterans Affairs/Anciens Combattants Canada At this site you can find real time audio recollections from war vets, listen to war time songs, and learn about the war years.

2010 164

How to be an Effective Mentor

Ian's Messy Desk

Mentoring can be one of the most effective means of teaching: inviting someone to learn from the example of another with more experience. Even though things haven’t worked out as you’d hoped, what are you learning from that?

What Freelancers Want From Their Clients

Small Business Labs

  But as companies become more reliant on external talent, they increasingly need to structure their policies, procedures, and engagement practices in order to be successful in attracting, engaging, and retaining highly skilled independent professionals. 

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2 Measures of effective productivity systems…

Ian's Messy Desk

I learned from my mother. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 130

10 Things To Say No To

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the hardest lessons I have had to learn about productivity is saying No. I have learned, however, that such parties do not show me at my best. I have learned to politely avoid the social activities I really don’t want to be around.

2010 169

Topic Changes for TheMarq

The Marq

TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life Topic Changes for TheMarq Site Policy I mentioned in a post last week that I was reconsidering the topics and format of information covered on this site.

2009 56

How Employers Can Help Fight The Opioid Crisis

Dumb Little Man

Drug Policies Should Be About More Than Drug Testing. Having a drug testing policy in place and following it is a must in this day and age. But if employers are going to join the fight against opioid addiction, they are going to have to take their policies a few steps further.

2019 238

Leading and Working with a Multi-VA Team

Denise Aday

What I learned during this panel and had confirmed in several other conversations during the conference is that it’s common and quite okay to contract with these VAs ahead of time. Tags: uncategorized Best practice books clients collaboration customer service delegation Getting Things Done goals IVAA organization planning policies preferred partners pricing Resources services success virtual assistant Continuing reflections on IVAA Live Summit 2010 (#IVAA10)….

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Why Performance Reviews Make Some.

On The Job

If Ive learned one thing from covering the workplace for so many years its this: Just saying "performance review" is likely to generate some heated discussion. I heard some companies are adapting this policy now. Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Why Performance Reviews Make Some People Crazy Performance. Review. Two fairly harmless words.

2010 138

The Power of Pets: Can Pets Really Help Grow Your Business?

Dumb Little Man

But many businesses are looking toward pet-friendly policies in the workplace so people can bring their pets along for the workday, leading to a greater work/life balance. Pet Policies For Customers Can Get More Business. Are pet-friendly businesses better?

2019 212

10 Things That Are Essential For A Great Office Environment

Dumb Little Man

Introduce open-door policy. By simply introducing an open-door policy! Instead of asking your employees to constantly report their progress, learn to take a background role and let your employees breathe for once. A great workplace does not happen by accident.

2019 196

Protecting Your Network From Cyber Criminals

Dumb Little Man

All secure corporations will have a remote access policy that requires employees to use a virtual private network (VPN). First, as CISO you must outline a mobile device policy for the organization as a whole. Leverage Automation and Machine Learning.

2019 211

Systemizing For Team Empowerment

Step It Up VA Coaching

Basecamp, Central Desktop, or some other project management software is a great place to load information, documents, policies, etc, so the team can discover answers on their own rather than have to ask. Create a policies and procedures manual. by Donna Toothaker.

2015 141

3 Leadership Lessons From Game of Thrones

Dumb Little Man

The King was advised by members of the Small Council on matter of policy-making and strategy. She realized that while she had come a long way, she still has a lot to learn especially about the politics of Westeros. See Also: 3 Life Hacks You Can Learn from Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow.

2019 197

5 Things to Remember in a New Job

On The Job

As the economy improves, many people are starting new jobs and learning how to work for a new company and a new boss. Take notes on instructions regarding procedures, company policies, names, etc.

2014 273

Top Remote Working Trends in 2019 You Should Know More About

Dumb Little Man

One rising trend for 2019 is for small companies and start-ups to introduce security policies. Remote workers can expect more self-paced learning, which they’ll be asked to complete online. Working from home is no longer a once-in-a-blue-moon treat.

2019 251

Aspen Institute and Cornell Release Gig Economy Data Hub

Small Business Labs

In addition to being a valuable source of information for policy makers, we think it will quickly become a key resource for anyone interested in learning about independent work, the gig economy and the future of work. The Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative and Cornell University's ILR School recently launched the Gig Economy Data Hub , which is a curated online repository of studies, data and information on independent work and the gig economy.

2018 126

Be Stern with Goals, Flexible with Roads

The Marq

TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life Be Stern with Goals, Flexible with Roads Motivational As my business development efforts have continued for iEngineer , my startup company, I’ve learned that you have to be flexible with how you achieve your goals.

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5 Challenges and Mistakes Faced by Every Solopreneur

Office Organization Success

One of the questions I seem to get asked a lot when I present on Telesummits is to talk about some of the biggest challenges and/or mistakes I’ve faced during my business journey, and how my experiences and learnings can help other business owners.

2016 163

24 Ways to Find a Date Offline

Dumb Little Man

First know your employer’s dating policies and always use discretion. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to sail, then join a group and learn. Go get some learning and chat to some fellow attendees. Everyone seems to be trying out online dating these days.

2018 251

Advice For Greypreneurs Entering The Gig Economy

Dumb Little Man

Starting back in 2013, IBM began operating under a new policy that corrected seniority mix. Younger entrepreneurs start off their path with trial and error learning. Among Baby Boomers, four out of five currently have no plans to retire.

2019 269

Productive Communication: You Don't Have to Yell To Be Heard - Part 2

Productive & Organized

  If you are delivering a new policy for your company or department - you probably need a meeting. When small businesses begin to go through process improvement activities, often the business owner will decide on new policies or procedures during off-hours. 

2011 239

Top Reasons Why You Should Find A Virtual Assistant Today For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Then, develop his understanding of the policies and ethics of your business. See Also: Avoid Decision Fatigue: Learn The Steps for Effective Delegation. Running a business can take a significant toll on you, especially when you are doing all the tasks alone.

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