July, 2020

Discovering And Leveraging Your Key Strengths With These Few Simple Tips

Dumb Little Man

Everybody has assets and qualities that help them in their everyday lives. We apply them both in our personal and professional lives. Most of us don’t bother to look at these assets or ponder the question of how we can articulate and expand them to advance our careers or to become better persons.

2020 203

Our Updated Small Business Closure Forecast is More Optimistic, But Still Grim

Small Business Labs

In early April, we released a 2020 small business closure forecast. We've updated our forecast and the good news is we're more optimistic about small business survival rates than in our April forecast.  

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5 Grammar Miscues that Undermine Good Writing

Office Dynamics

Did you know that bad grammar can ruin a good message? You could be missing opportunities to get your point across because your readers have to wade through awkward sentences that set their teeth on edge.

2020 172

Bad Zoom Habits to Break Now

On The Job

When we first started using Zoom meetings, it was a learning curve for many. It was often funny -- the cat who constantly walked in front of a co-worker's computer screen or the pants-less spouse who ran by in the background.

2020 130

Editing Life: Expenses

Simple Productivity Blog

When the pandemic hit with the stay-at-home orders, many people were knocked out of work. The world economy is now officially in recession, and most households are facing lean times. I'm one of the lucky ones in that I can work from home, and my client committed to keeping us consultants employed.

Cloudy Weather

Brilliantly Better

Each intimate relationship enlightens its actors in some way. The proximity of two people, being them two friends, a mother and her child, or a romantic couple, creates a magical light that shines upon both.

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The 7 Chakras – Types & Benefits

Dumb Little Man

“Chakras” – if you’ve attended a yoga class, there’s a good chance you’ve heard it there. You might have even heard it in some movies or shows when they speak about the blockage or aligning of the chakras.

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Episode 319: The Quest for Simplicity

Productivityist

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” ” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I couldn’t agree more. So I decided to share my thoughts on my quest for it on this episode. Relevant Links.

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How You're Showing Intolerance at Work

On The Job

The ongoing protests and calls for greater equality in our country are prompting many changes, from renaming buildings to large donations to diversity organizations. For many, however, these changes won't directly impact them.

2020 141

Podcast Episode 26: Interview at Lifelong Learning

Simple Productivity Blog

Joshua Galinato of Galiway.Blog and Lifelong Learning podcast interviewed me about productivity, burnout and deliberate living. He has been gracious in allowing me to share the interview with my audience. The post Podcast Episode 26: Interview at Lifelong Learning appeared first on Laura Earnest.

2020 130

Detached Shadows

Brilliantly Better

We all have a dark side, wether we like it, or not. Most of the time, we don’t like it. But just because we don’t like it, it doesn’t mean it’s not there. It doesn’t mean it’s not part of us.

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9 Unselfish Tips of Self-Care To Try Out And See Instant Results

Dumb Little Man

“I have the courage to be the happiest and healthiest version of myself.” – Madi Baulch. As we are living in an uncertain time right now, it is important to protect our energy and take care of our mental, spiritual, and emotional health.

2020 181

About 14 Million Freelancers, Gig Workers and Self-Employed are Getting Unemployment Insurance

Small Business Labs

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program (PUA) is part of the federal CARES stimulus act passed in March. The PUA extends unemployment insurance to the self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and others who typically don't qualify.

2020 136

How To Put Together An Effective FAQ Page

Small Business CEO

The FAQ page on your website is one of the most important pages and is frequently visited by customers and users interested in your product or service. This is because it provides answers to some of the questions that most users can have.

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Episode 318: Growing Young with Marta Zaraska

Productivityist

My guest for this episode is Marta Zaraska. Marta is a Polish-Canadian science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New Scientist, the Atlantic, Discover, and more.

2020 52

Editing Life: Hobbies

Simple Productivity Blog

I love my hobbies. Creativity is second nature to me, and I would spend my days making music, braiding, knitting, scrapbooking, doing calligraphy, spinning and writing if I could. Unfortunately, I can't. I have financial and family obligations that preclude my full-time participation in hobbies.

2020 130

Discipline versus Motivation

Brilliantly Better

Discipline is boring. Discipline is not spectacular. Discipline is discrete, silent, hard and annoying. Motivation is exciting. Motivation is spectacular, shareable, inspiring. Motivation is exhilarating.

2020 75

Working From Home? 7 Cybersecurity Tips to Keep in Mind

Dumb Little Man

The most recent world pandemic has led to the closure of many businesses. Consequently, many professionals have started working from home. And this has become a norm in the IT industry. Even big companies like Google and Facebook have allowed their employees to work from home.

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75 Must-Know Statistics About Race, Income, and Wealth

Small Business Labs

Morningstar's 75 Must-Know Statistics About Race, Income, and Wealth covers a wide range of U.S. financial indicators by race. 

2020 152

Userway Review: Is it Effective for SMB Web Accessibility?

Small Business CEO

Life is definitely not easy for small business owners today. Massive international corporations like Amazon and Walmart are swallowing small businesses whole. Markets are changing constantly, forcing you to be constantly on your toes; and you’re operating with a small staff and a low budget.

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Episode 318: Growing Young with Marta Zaraska

Productivityist

My guest for this episode is Marta Zaraska. Marta is a Polish-Canadian science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New Scientist, the Atlantic, Discover, and more.

2020 52

Something Odd Happening with Irregular Verbs

Daily Writing Tips

In Old English—the principal language spoken in England from the mid-fifth century until the Norman Conquest in 1066—English verbs were of two main kinds: Weak and Strong.

2020 57

Overcoming Inertia

Brilliantly Better

This is the 47th article from my 230 days of blogging challenge. Change is difficult. Change is scary. And every time we’re forced to change, our first reaction is resistance. We try to hold our ground.

2020 65

The Potential Dangers of a Cracked Phone Screen

Dumb Little Man

In the early days of cellular phones when you drop your device, you could just bend down, pick it up, dust it off, and you are good to go. No damage, no nothing.

2020 182

Increase Your Peace with This Quick Morning Routine

Dumb Little Man

I have never been much of a morning person. My morning routine used to go something like this: A beautiful Zen-sounding chime would alert me to the beginning of a new day.

2020 175

Here’s How You Can Successfully Change To A Work-From-Home Career

Dumb Little Man

Most companies have transitioned to remote work because of the pandemic. Employees embraced this move. However, the excitement was short-lived because working from home may seem fun, but it is not as simple as most people thought it would be. Truth be told, working from home is challenging.

2020 174

How Cultivating A Single Habit Improved My Life

Dumb Little Man

The year 2020 has been a tough one for all of us, but for me it was the worst of my life. My anxiety was at its all-time high, I was lost, broke, and, in a word – miserable.

2020 166

5 Ways To Increase Your Value In The Post-Pandemic Marketplace

Dumb Little Man

Why you should increase your value. You need a competitive edge more than ever in today’s uncertain and overcrowded marketplace. With the global economy inching towards a recession, organisations are laying off staff faster than you can say the word ‘sack.’

2020 166

Easily Forgotten Factors When Purchasing a New Vehicle

Dumb Little Man

Buying a vehicle, whether from brand-new or used, can be a challenging and daunting task. There are so many things you have to think about, and while you may be excited about getting a new car, you need to keep these important factors in mind.

The Secret To Learning Any Skill Insanely Fast

Dumb Little Man

Some say your brain is your most powerful asset, so why not learn as much as you can? There are many benefits of being a jack of all trades, such as being able to adapt to unanticipated changes.

2020 185

How To Have A Growth Mindset About Money

Dumb Little Man

More than 75% of Americans have at least one financial regret, and is it any wonder? We’re taught from a young age that talking about money is taboo, and the result is that throughout most of adulthood we have no actual idea how to deal with our finances.

2020 170

5 Stages Of A Healthy Disagreement

Brilliantly Better

If you read my blog, you probably know that I consider some level of friction necessary in a relationship. If both partners are autonomous, healthy persons, sooner or later some sort of disagreement will arise, and this is normal – we’re different.

2020 64

Repeating Yourself

Brilliantly Better

When I first read “Getting Things Done”, by David Allen, I had a few “a-ha moments” Some of them grew into bigger breakthroughs that eventually became part of my routine, but some of them slowly faded away, despite the initial excitement.

2020 62

How To Avoid An Unnecessary Fight

Brilliantly Better

Like any other human being on this Earth, I got involved, for a few times in my life, in fighting. I’m using the term “fighting” in the sense of “violent verbal arguments”, not physical fights (might go there in another post, though).

2020 61

The Most Important 3 Things To Do In The Morning

Brilliantly Better

We, humans, have this annoying tendency to over appreciate our own awareness. We like to think we act on our own will, whereas, most of the time, we’re doing almost everything on auto-pilot, without even realizing it. Take mornings, for instance.

2020 61

How to Make Real Progress with Goal-Setting

Productivityist

Photo by Mpho Mojapelo on Unsplash. Making real progress with goal-setting is not always that easy to quantify and measure. For instance, there are many paths towards learning a skill, and many means in which to make that skill something you can turn into a profession.

2020 52

How to Make Real Progress with Goal-Setting

Productivityist

Photo by Mpho Mojapelo on Unsplash. Making real progress with goal-setting is not always that easy to quantify and measure. For instance, there are many paths towards learning a skill, and many means in which to make that skill something you can turn into a profession.

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