2020

5 Ways to Fix Your Focus During Lockdown

Dumb Little Man

If you are having difficulty finding focus right now, join the club! You are not alone. In this article, I will share with you the top 5 motivating factors to keep you focused on the future. Because to have focus is to have a vision.

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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.

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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.

2020 233

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.

2020 196

January WordSearch

Tips From T. Marie

It’s time for the first WordSearch of 2020. Happy New Year and Good Luck! Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience. Select Level: {{ currentLevel.width }}x{{ currentLevel.height }} {{ level.width }}x{{ level.height }} {{cell.letter}} {{word}} × You won? You rock!

2020 187

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.

2020 260

How to Build Effective Working Relationships

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Build Effective Working Relationships appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I came across these notes I had taken at some time. I’m not sure if they come from a book I was reading or a presentation I was attending. Leaders achieve results through the work of others.

2020 163

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Getting The Most Out of Batching

Simple Productivity Blog

The two-minute rule says that if you can deal with it in under 2 minutes, do it right then. In some cases, I think this is a good rule. But in others, I think batching is a better way to go. Batching is grouping like tasks together and getting them done.

2020 169

IT Support Business Animated Explainer Marketing Video for Security Services

Andrea Kalli

Check out my latest IT Support Business Animated Explainer Marketing Video for Security Services – for my client, Azure-Horizons, with custom designed talking character. Designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing.

2020 130

Episode 281: Accomplish It with Mridu Parikh

Productivityist

On this episode I chat with Mridu Parikh , founder of Life Is Organized and author of Accomplish It: 7 Simple Actions to Get the Right Things Done and Achieve Your Goals. This episode is brought to you by Zapier. When you’re running your own business your to-do list is never-ending.

2020 98

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 247

SMART objectives for Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

SMART objectives for Executive Assistants are so crucial because, without them, Assistants can be at such a disadvantage. They can be taken for granted, they can be mismanaged, and they can be left without a clue as to what exactly is expected of them in the role.

2020 213

5 Tips for Working Without Direct Supervision

Eat Your Career

As I write this, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, which has changed the way we live and work. Many professionals are working from hom e for the first time.

2020 215

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

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 171

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

7 Things Great Leaders Do

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Things Great Leaders Do appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Once in a while you meet a someone who stands out as a leader. They are more than just charismatic or likeable. You can quickly tell, they think and act and lead differently than most people.

2020 164

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

Podcast Episode 31: Little and Often vs Deep Work

Simple Productivity Blog

Two approaches to getting things done, Little and Often (Forster) and Deep Work (Newport) are often pitted as exclusive options. I think there is a place for both. The post Podcast Episode 31: Little and Often vs Deep Work appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

2020 130

Client Christmas Video Greeting 2019

Andrea Kalli

I gifted this holiday video to my client at Azure Horizons last year to send to his clients. It’s created in the 2D animated character style, using his custom character dressed in his Santa finest. Designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services.

2019 130

Episode 283: Well-Presented with Mike Pacchione

Productivityist

On this episode, I’m joined by my good friend Mike Pacchione. Mike is a speaking expert who helps presenters find their voice on stage. Hint: putting yourself in your speech, while scary, is a bit of a secret weapon for making your speech memorable.). This episode is brought to you by Future.

2020 92

7 Must Do Hacks for When Your Motivation Dips

Dumb Little Man

Do you know that feeling when you are hyped and ready to take on a new challenge? You are taken over by a surge of motivation and excitement and you’ve made a commitment you fully intend to stick to. It sounds familiar, right?

2020 275

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know writing minutes is an essential skill for Assistants and this ultimate guide to effective minute-taking we will break-down everything Assistants need to know to create minutes that will be read and actioned.

2020 205

Administrative Assistant vs. Executive Assistant: What’s the Difference?

Eat Your Career

As many of my regular readers already know, I am a proud former administrative professional.

2020 191

7 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Be Energy Efficient

Eco-Office Gals

It’s a myth that only large corporations can afford to make the switch to efficient energy. Despite start-up costs, eco-friendly initiatives can lead to significant savings and benefits. Ultimately, many business owners believe the investment is worthwhile.

2020 130

What’s Really Stopping You From Launching Your Home Business?

Tips From T. Marie

We all have different excuses. I don’t have the money. No one supports me. I don’t know how to begin. There are as many different excuses for not following your dream of being your own boss as there are people who dream it.

2020 166

Be a Trailblazing Assistant

Office Dynamics

Your office environment is a mix of workers and trailblazers, and the two have nothing to do with titles. Workers tend to know their job and only their job. They work with their heads down.

2020 207

How to Be a Leader

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Be a Leader appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Do you get frustrated by things that don’t seem to happen the way they’re supposed to? People are milling about, but nothing gets accomplished. In the hustle, do you feel that your goals remain just that – goals?

2020 153

Podcast 146: Tips for supporting staff remotely

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ?. Today I’m talking to Renee Green who is operations manager at a small software company. We’ll talk about the abrupt transition to working at home and how it’s going, and how things may go in the future. In particular, we’ll talk about the challenges of working remotely, especially when there’s been no advance preparation or experience.

2020 100

Productify Your Phone

Simple Productivity Blog

A friend of mine called from the road and asked me for the phone number for my mechanic. She had a breakdown, and even though I had given her the number when she told me about her concerns weeks before, she had lost it and never made the appointment.

Phones 130

Camino de Santiago – The Experience

Brilliantly Better

Warning, this is going to be a long post. Inception And Reasons Around mid July, a couple of events changed my intentions for August – which was supposed to be a slow, holiday and chill month. On one side, my plans to spend time with family in Valencia had to be cancelled because of the.

2020 83

The Census Bureau's Small Business Pulse Survey is Back and Shows the Pandemic is Still Taking A Toll on SMBs

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Census started a COVID-19 impact survey back in April to measure how the pandemic was impacting small businesses.    The weekly surveys ran until the end of June. Unfortunately, the pandemic wasn't over by then. 

2020 75

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 253

How to transition out of your role

Practically Perfect PA

So, you are thinking about heading into the unknown and need some tips on how to transition out of your role Whether you are changing your career or going into business for yourself, this is a big deal. You are amazing for deciding to follow through with your dream! Well done! The idea didn’t [.].

2020 199

5 Ways to Improve Your Self-Awareness

Eat Your Career

I am a firm believer that all growth starts with understanding yourself. Before you can grow as a person or as a professional, you have to first know who you are and why you do what you do.

2020 187

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. Companies are realizing the effects their actions have on the public, environment and economy. By taking steps toward eco-consciousness, like sustainable supply chains, businesses can strengthen their social responsibility. The Need for Sustainability.

2020 100

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