The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Up

Eat Your Career

Though the term “managing up” is often thrown around in the workplace, few people really know what it means or how to do it effectively. This session will help you master the delicate art of managing up and avoid the potential pitfalls in the process. . SIGN UP HERE.

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Career development round-up 2019

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the career development round-up for 2019. Career development round-up 2019 Here are some of our highlights and a video from How to set goals for your career that you can stick to […].

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The Life-Changing Magic of Giving Up

Dumb Little Man

‘Giving up’ or ‘quitting’ on something has mixed connotations. For one, giving up smoking is widely applauded. Giving up on a marriage, on the other hand, well, it depends on who you speak to. In my life, giving up has not been equated with praiseworthy behavior. To give up or to ‘throw in the towel’ is to be defeated. Giving up my ballet lessons, in favor of Saturday morning cartoons was my decision, age six.

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Key skills round-up 2019

Practically Perfect PA

I hope you enjoy our key skills round-up 2019. We focused really heavily this year on increasing our content around the key skills Assistants need to develop in their role this year.

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How to Set Up Your Digital Productivity Space – Top 10 Tips

Dumb Little Man

When you work from home, it is important to set up your workstation properly to have the same convenient space that you would have at the office. Back up your documents. Use tech tools to manage tasks and create alerts, for example, to send a follow up e-mail.

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Modernising the ‘bring up’ folder

Practically Perfect PA

Today I thought I would write about a system I used to use to keep my Executive organised everyday – the ‘bring up folder.’ ’ I think most of you are familiar with the bring up folder system and many of you use it to also keep your Executives on track throughout the day. For those […].

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Getting Tangled Up Managing Unrealistic Expectations

My EA Career

We gave up after a number of failed attempts to get Slinky to ‘walk’ down the steps. We are human beings, not human doings and I know that you can get just as tangled up as a Slinky when you’re being stretched beyond your capacity.

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Picking It Up From Where You Left

Brilliantly Better

The post Picking It Up From Where You Left appeared first on Dragos Roua. Last two-three days were rather hectic. A whirlwind of news and developments, both in business and personal life, hit my relatively stable routine, and threw me a bit off course.

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Shake It Up!

Office Dynamics

It’s time to shake things up. This week I’d like you to really step out of your comfort zone—shake it up! I dare you to shake yourself up this week. The post Shake It Up! Career Management Motivators Projects Self Development 9 ways to enjoy life more shake it up shake things up at work tips for changing up your ho-hum routine Okay, Monday Motivators, it is the last week of February 2015.

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Should You Break Up Before Or After The Holidays?

Dumb Little Man

Breaking up at any time of the year is difficult and painful, but it becomes significantly more complicated and awkward during the holiday season. This leaves many people asking themselves, is breaking up during the holidays good or should you do it after? You know it’s coming.

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Career development round up for 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the career development round up for 2018. Career development round up for 2018 Here are some of our highlights and a video from our first Virtual Summit – Developing your business acumen on […]. This year we have written a lot of blog posts dedicated to the career development of our Practically Perfect PA readers!

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5 Tips to Help You Get Up Earlier

Productivity Bits

W aking up early is probably one of the hardest things to do. There are so many late nights filled with studying, partying and socializing, it is near impossible to get up early. And getting up early is one big concern also of those who are after the quest of productivity in general. Getting up early has many benefits: You are more functional and you are able to get more done. You must have a goal when you are getting up earlier.

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3 Reasons Why Being ‘Bad’ At Small Things Sets You Up For Big Success

Dumb Little Man

Whether it’s a new sport, a change in career, or a creative pursuit – trying something new and being pretty adequate, or even downright rubbish, brings up these horrible feelings of ‘failing’. If you’re anything like me, you hate not being good at something.

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Showing Up For 100 Days, Every Day

Brilliantly Better

Until now, I showed up every day. The post Showing Up For 100 Days, Every Day appeared first on Dragos Roua. Today is the 100th day of my 365 daily bogging challenge. I started it on January 1st this year, and I intend to carry it on until December 31st.

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Time to Break Up?

Step It Up VA Coaching

It’s break-up time. Establishing boundaries with clients early in the relationship AND becoming clear on who is an ideal client for you will help to eliminate having difficult clients but some will sneak through on occasion, and these difficult clients will eat up your time, energy and passion for your business…but only if you let them. You’ll be freeing yourself from negativity, and opening up an opportunity for better clients to come in.

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Personal Tune-Up

Office Dynamics

A Personal Tune-up for Peak Career Performance. But if you don’t feed your body with food (fuel) and exercise (tune-ups), then the machine begins to gum up or break down. To remain a star at work, here are some “personal tune-up” tips to put into practice daily for peak career performance: Eat breakfast. Walking is the no-cost, easy way to keep your energy up and lose weight at the same time. The post Personal Tune-Up appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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The Shut Up Strategy


A few weeks ago, I shared a post from Austin Kleon called Just shut up and write the book. The Shut Up Strategy that I’m talking about is keeping certain things quiet to yourself. So for me, The Shut Up Strategy involves the bigger things that you have a sliver of hesitation to share. Try to incorporate The Shut Up Strategy more often. The post The Shut Up Strategy appeared first on Productivityist.

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We have to raise each other up

Practically Perfect PA

Happy International Women’s Day you AMAZING readers. I want to start today’s post by telling you a little bit about me over the last few years. I started Practically Perfect PA while working as an EA for a whole number of reasons, but mainly because I had a lot to share. I’d learnt and I’d […]. Editor's notes Featured Mentoring admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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How Fast Are You Waking Up?

Brilliantly Better

The post How Fast Are You Waking Up? As an early riser, I’ve always been a big fan of the first few hours in the morning.

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How to Set Up a VPN

Dumb Little Man

To help you out, we’re here to discuss how to set up a VPN and how you can start using it. Clear and Easy Way to Set Up a VPN. Not all of them are equally good and some of them may even end up doing more harm than good. If you’re curious, you can look up any other settings online before messing with them but do this with extreme caution. The post How to Set Up a VPN appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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The Bottom Up Economy

Small Business Labs

Homebrew is a new seed-stage VC fund focused on investing in what they call the bottom up economy.   They go on to explain the drivers of the bottom up economy are technology and the shift to the business of one, meaning solopreneurs. They define this as "the idea that technology is now helping individuals and small businesses drive economic growth and innovation." 

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Bottom Up

The Small Business Blog

Keep up won’t you – most websites that promote ‘how to successfully start and run your own business’ are sponsored by big companies and government bodies and written by people that are in jobs and have never started their own business.

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4 Ways Men Can (Accidentally) Mess Up Their Relationship

Dumb Little Man

As a result, we get ourselves in trouble and can, without even realizing it, mess up our relationships. She may end up pushing back or spending time with someone who doesn’t expect her to do them. Doing this will help keep you from accidentally messing up a good thing. The post 4 Ways Men Can (Accidentally) Mess Up Their Relationship appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Men are from Mars and women from Venus, right?

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How to Successfully Get Back Together After A Break Up

Dumb Little Man

Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself reacting to your partner in a more intense way because of something that happened long ago and before you broke up. Before you consider a reunion, here are the best tips on how to successfully get back together after a break-up. This is a time to clear up your past and let it go. The post How to Successfully Get Back Together After A Break Up appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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Holing Up

Daily Writing Tips

This morning I heard an NPR journalist say in elegant, educated accents that Julian Assange “has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for three years.”. When I looked at the NPR site, I saw that a copy editor had changed “holed up” to “hiding out” in the transcript. Julian Assange could spend years holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in a bid to dodge extradition to Sweden, an expert said today.

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10 tips to tidy up your inbox

Practically Perfect PA

Recently I have been doing a lot of research on how to maximise my time, be more productive and generally kick ass during the hours I can dedicate to work (the rest of my time is taken up with making meals that my kids don’t eat, tidying up Lego and my other half’s dirty clothes that never quite make it to the laundry bin and binge watching Orange is the New Black). So today, I am sharing my 10 tips to tidy up your inbox.

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Movin' On Up!

Virtual Moxie

Today, a happy note. We're heading toward the end of a long rebrand, including the creation of not one, but two new sites! Included in the site for VAs, a new blog--well, a different version of this blog, really. Virtual Moxie will live on there, I'm happy to report. We just need to stop adding content here and focus on what has to happen to finish the new sites. So this will officially be my last post for a few weeks (best estimate). My next post will be from our new home!

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30 Day Challenge Wrap Up: Spending Freeze

Simple Productivity Blog

The post 30 Day Challenge Wrap Up: Spending Freeze appeared first on Laura Earnest. For my 30 Day Challenge this month, I did a spending freeze. As I talked about when I started it, I wanted to reduce the stuff I was bringing in to the house, and see if could manage to break my spending habit. It wasn't easy, but I got some great results. Read on for more details. 30 Day Challenge

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Does Your Online Dating Profile Need Sprucing Up?

Dumb Little Man

Liven it up. I’ve offered you some simple basic tips on freshening up your profile for spring but Daniels goes deeper. Take a look at your goals by doing some revisions and sprucing up of your online dating profile. You’ll never know what dividends you might be opening yourself up to. The post Does Your Online Dating Profile Need Sprucing Up? Is your profile looking as good as it could be?

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30 Day Challenge Wrap Up: Exercise Every Day

Simple Productivity Blog

The post 30 Day Challenge Wrap Up: Exercise Every Day appeared first on Laura Earnest. My 30 day challenge of exercising every day is over. See what I learned! 30 Day Challenge

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30 Day Challenge: Life Reboot Wrap-Up

Simple Productivity Blog

The post 30 Day Challenge: Life Reboot Wrap-Up appeared first on Laura Earnest. I spent a month working through a life reboot. I found that it was useful in many ways.but that at the same time I needed to recover from a hard-drive crash of life rather than the stuffed memory that required a reboot. 30 Day Challenge

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5 Strategies for a Super Follow Up System

Office Organization Success

Having a super-duper follow-up system in place is a critical, if not the critical, system you need to grow and build your business. What system do you have in place to follow-up with them and turn them into a paying client? This is where you need a super-duper follow-up system in place so that you can continue to connect with them and, when they’re ready to purchase, you’re top of mind. Here are my top 5 strategies for creating your follow-up system.

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Should young people join start-ups?

The Small Business Blog

The obvious answer to this question is “yes, of course” but the reality of the matter is that getting young people (and particularly graduates) to come aboard an actual start-up can be a tough sell. When faced with the uncertain path of start-up employment or a straightforward trek up the career ladder, it is understandable… Read the full article here: Should young people join start-ups?

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Pump Up the Jam

Virtual Moxie

I got about the same benefit, in terms of waking up and getting more bang out of my work day, but I certainly had more fun dancing than napping (if you know me, you know what a HUGE statement that one is!), And just that fast, Wake Up Your Day was screaming at me to be created. Set up the Tumblr blog that would make it easy for me to contribute to the booty-shaking cause.

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How To Set Up LeechBlock

Simple Productivity Blog

Today I will show you how to set up LeechBlock. In order to make sure you don’t end up somewhere and some time you didn’t want to be, you should use a site blocker for your browser. Using LeechBlock, you can configure up to 6 blocks. The next tab allows you to set up the parameters for when you want to block the sites. To block everything, choose Lock down and then the block you set up. So that is how to set up LeechBlock.

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How I Struggled With My TV Addiction: Tips on Giving Up TV

Dumb Little Man

Each day has been a roller coaster of emotions, following the lives of my favorite characters, experiencing their ups and downs as if they were my own. They are always addictive” And we all know it isn’t easy to get over any addiction and that includes giving up TV.

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What’s tied up in the executive?

The Small Business Blog

Now, I am no stranger to this phrase as for many years I ran one of the… Read the full article here: What’s tied up in the executive? Small Business / SOHO Start-Up start-up in business business startup getting started start your business Starting a Business where to start young entrepreneurs Young people I heard on the radio recently something about the number of Young Entrepreneurs rocketing since the recession started.

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When was the last time you spruced up your LinkedIn profile?

Practically Perfect PA

This is a guest post from Jenna Potter, the Social Media & Content Executive at CHS Group. Jenna sends out a Weekly Roundup email series where she selects her favourite 4+ resources every week that help PAs, EAs and VAs advance their career and life. Get it sent to your inbox here.

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8 Ways To Set Up An Awesome Home Office

Dumb Little Man

Here are 8 easy steps in setting up a home office you’d love to spend your working hours in. Setting up a home office starts with developing a list of absolute essentials. These are the things you’ll definitely, definitely need in order to get your home working space up and running. If you work from home, you have complete control over the look and feel of your space, so it’s entirely up to you what you do with it.

Career development round up for 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the career development round up for 2018. Career development round up for 2018 Here are some of our highlights and a video from our first Virtual Summit – Developing your business acumen on […]. This year we have written a lot of blog posts dedicated to the career development of our Practically Perfect PA readers!

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How Assistants can keep up in a fast-paced working environment

Practically Perfect PA

In a recent survey we conducted with the Practically Perfect PA readers we found that many Assistants struggle with the huge amount of work they have to get through in a day. The fast-paced environment, the never-ending deadlines and demands on their time seems to have become the norm.

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8 Reasons To Set Up An Active Workstation ASAP

Dumb Little Man

If that isn’t enough to convince you to reconfigure your workstation to allow you to be more active, here are 8 reasons to set up an active workstation as soon as possible. Standing for three hours a day, five days a week adds up to 8 pounds of weight loss over the course of a year without making any other changes. While you’re standing, try adding a river rock mat or a balance board to make your legs work harder to keep you up and stable.

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Podcast 022: Close up shop

Clutter Coach

The post Podcast 022: Close up shop appeared first on Clutter Coach by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. In this episode, I’ll talk about why you need to budget in time to put things away to keep clutter from getting out of control. Here are some highlights: What are the three phases of a work session? Why can’t I just leave stuff out if I’m using it again tomorrow? What are the best practices for putting things away?

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