August, 2021

Starting a Work From Home Micro-Business has Different Rules & Requirements

Tips From T. Marie

On September 7 th , 2021 I will have run a work from home business for 14 years successfully. Over that time, I’ve discovered that although my little one-woman show gets categorized as a small business, that moniker doesn’t always fit or benefit my home office operation.

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How to Deal with Employment Gaps in Your Resume

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Library. A participant in our recent Q&A session asked: “CVs (or resumes) are often rejected by recruiters for having career gaps.

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15 Tips for Assistants on Staying Power

Office Dynamics

I am writing this blog on the eve of my 69th birthday! I wasn’t going to tell the hundreds of assistants who follow me that I was turning 69 (that sounds old). But then I decided, why not?

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A Client’s Take on How to Best Approach Your Prospective Clients

Virtual Moxie

I was reading some reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally old posts and articles I’d written; many of them more than a decade old. I was surprised by how evergreen many of them are, and especially this one, so although it’s more than a decade old, I wanted to share it.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Retirees and the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

According to the American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) The age re-retirement: Retirees and the Gig Economy , 20% of retired Americans also work in the gig economy. The article lists the usual financial reasons for working in retirement.  

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3 Tiny Habits That Can Shift Your Home Business Into a Growth Mindset

Tips From T. Marie

In the worlds of psychology and business, you’ll often hear the terms ‘growth mindset’ and ‘fixed mindset’.

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10 Phrases to Drop from Your Vocabulary

Success

Researchers believe that the earliest spoken language was Mayan , which was around 7,000 years ago. Imagine, in 70 centuries, we’ve progressed to, “… and I was like, really ?”.

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The EU is giving citizens the “right to repair” electronics — here’s what that could mean for the world

Ideas.Ted

Roman Hottgenroth is surrounded by lamps, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners. Computers, smartphones and TV receivers are piled high on tin shelves behind him.

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How to Handle Things When You’ve Said Yes But Should Have Said No

Virtual Moxie

Rose scheduled an on-the-spot coaching session with me. When she called, she immediately shared that she was overwhelmed. As I listened to her, it became clear that she was overextended; she’d simply agreed to do to much for too many (her VA clients, friends, and groups she belonged to).

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Tropical Island Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

The Wall Street Journal's  Some People Worked From Home During Covid. These People Moved to a Tropical Island  covers the growing number of Caribbean islands offering digital nomad visas and includes interviews with people taking advantage of these visas.  

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Are You Ready for This Job Market?

On The Job

Many workers are looking into new careers or new jobs, spurred by changes in their industry or simply a desire to do something else. If you're one of those people, it helps to be aware of recruiting trends so you know what to expect. Target a specific employer.

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3 Mindsets That Sabotage Your Dream to Work From Home

Tips From T. Marie

Do you still have work from home dreams of a lifestyle you’d love to attain or a home business you’d like to start? Do you remember how to dream big like our kids do?

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12 Productivity Tools and Strategies to Help You Seize the Day

Success

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden said, “Don’t mistake activity for achievement.” You may be busy from the moment your alarm goes off in the morning until the time your head hits the pillow at night, but are you accomplishing anything meaningful toward the fulfillment of your goals?

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Feeling stuck? Guilty? Overwhelmed? Try clearing these feelings out of your home

Ideas.Ted

This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community; browse through all the posts here. True confession: Next to my bed I have a little bit of guilt.

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Moxie Tip #8: What am I Doing?

Virtual Moxie

Being successful requires you to focus on what you’re doing, and what you want to do. To keep your eye on the goal, ask yourself often, “What am I doing here?” ” There are all kinds of possible layers to the answer(s) your wise self will give you.

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Air Taxi Company Joby Went Public

Small Business Labs

The urban air mobility (buzzword alert) company Joby made its public markets debut last week.    As with many new public offerings, it was done via a SPAC. The company is developing a five-seat electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, pictured below in-flight (click to enlarge).

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Please Stop Using This Jargon

On The Job

It's often the little things that get on our last nerve at work. The guy who heats up his stinky lunch in the office microwave. The boss who sends emails after 5 p.m. on Friday. But according to a new study, one of the most annoying things is business jargon.

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What’s Stopping You From Starting a Work From Home Business?

Tips From T. Marie

I often tell the story of how I started my business. From getting a pink slip to the fear of ending up homeless, it seems to resonate with folks. But I don’t often share the fact that looking back I really wish I’d been brave enough to start my business before I was forced to due to that pink slip.

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6 Best Business Strategy Books to Pull Ahead of the Competition [2021]

Success

Business strategy is needed to pull ahead of the competition. That means careful planning. Yet, there is more to strategy than planning alone. Strategy requires knowing how to pull together all available resources and implement them for the best possible outcome.

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The science behind panic attacks — and what can you do to manage them

Ideas.Ted

Have you ever woken up in the morning — or even in the middle of the night — only to find that your body is already in full-blown, heart-racing fight-or-flight mode?

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Moxie Tip #5: Communicate Quickly

Virtual Moxie

This week, create a standard around over communicating, and communicating quickly. What do you think is a reasonable expectation for clients to have of you? What would you want to be able to expect from others? Be sure to offer no less than that.

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America's Growing Diversity

Small Business Labs

According to the 2020 census, between 2010 and 2020 the white population in America declined  by 5.1 million.      And as the chart below (click to enlarge) nicely illustrates, all of America's population growth in the past decade came from people of color.  

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Working Moms Should Feel Good About Their Choices

On The Job

Being a working mother is no cakewalk. The multitasking and juggling required to raise children — with or without a partner — while also maintaining a career can be daunting at times.

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3 Ways to Deal with an Overwhelming Workload

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live training session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video (“Overcoming an Overwhelming Workload”) is available in the Career Success Library. The article below summarizes the video content.

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Why Failure Is Good for Success

Success

The sweetest victory is the one that’s most difficult. The one that requires you to reach down deep inside, to fight with everything you’ve got, to be willing to leave everything out there on the battlefield—without knowing, until that do-or-die moment, if your heroic effort will be enough.

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The planet clearly needs help. So what can you do? Demand change

Ideas.Ted

If the true urgency of climate change was not clear to Americans before, it should be clear by now. The mind-bending heat , drought , fire and floods sweeping the US are both nightmares and wake-up calls to the reality fossil fuels created.

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Moxie Tip #9: Focus on Your Own Stuff

Virtual Moxie

You can’t truly be focused on your own stuff if you have one eye focused on everyone else’s. Plus, an overabundance of looking around dulls your creativity. Stay focused and creative. The world needs what you know how to uniquely offer.

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LA's Creator Townhouse Community

Small Business Labs

The Hollywood Reporter's New Studio City Townhouses Draw Digital Creators Thanks to Hybrid Zoning covers a new townhouse community designed for artists and creative professionals.      Quite unusual in LA, the townhouses have live/work zoning approval. 

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Tips for Preparing for a Job Interview

On The Job

The worst mistake you can make in a job interview is trying to "wing it." Whatever you do, don't walk into the room unprepared.

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Exploring Time Management Tools & Tech

Eat Your Career

When it comes to time management tools and technology, you have choices…A LOT of choices! In fact, it can be overwhelming to consider the vast array of options available. And once you’ve made a decision, there’s more work to do!

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11 Ways to Achieve True Work-Life Integration

Success

Balancing work and life is never easy—you may find yourself struggling to know when or how to dedicate your attention to sometimes conflicting priorities.

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The new IPCC climate report is hugely important — and here are 6 main takeaways

Ideas.Ted

Earth has warmed 1.09? since pre-industrial times and many changes such as sea-level rise and glacier melt are now virtually irreversible, according to the most sobering report yet by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Moxie Tip #7: Choosing Clients

Virtual Moxie

As a virtual assistant, you absolutely have the right to work only with clients you purposefully choose. If someone tells you that makes you sound entitled, let him/her know you are…entitled to every single possible good thing, including clients of your own choosing.

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