May, 2021

The Secret Power of Telling Your Story

Dumb Little Man

There is power in a story. Everyone has a story to tell, but many think they don’t have the tools to do so. Worldwide, there are approximately 152 million books available. Additionally, there are around 2.2 million books published each year , yet more stories have yet to be written.

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The Pandemic Increased Interest in Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

Forerunner Ventures' The universal holding pattern: a period of trial followed by an era of opportunity   covers survey work they've done on the impact of the pandemic on consumers. One of their main findings is the desire for empowerment and independence has increased. 

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The Ownership Mindset: An Essential Ingredient for Career Success

Eat Your Career

“Your company owns your job. You own your career.” Earl Nightingale. In my training programs, I cite the above quote more than any other…and for good reason!

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Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role

Practically Perfect PA

Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role takes initiative - you have to work in a culture where initiative and proactivity are recognised and rewarded. You have to have the confidence and drive to see it through, and you need some [.].

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Where to Get Free and Low-Cost Ebooks

Simple Productivity Blog

I am a reader. The term "voracious" has been applied, but to me, it is just the level I read at. During a typical month I will read upwards of 15 fiction books. That can lead to some hefty book bills, unless you know where to get free and low-cost ebooks.

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39 Phrases Everyone Should Know and Use

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 39 Phrases Everyone Should Know and Use appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I remember a visit at the Greyhound depot, pick up a couple of parcels. As I walked through the door, I heard a customer berating an agent in loud and abusive terms. The customer had expected something to be there … Continue reading → You just finished reading 39 Phrases Everyone Should Know and Use ! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials.

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6 Indispensable Lessons For A Meaningful Life

Dumb Little Man

There are many theories and books written about how to make your life meaningful. There are many discourses given by learned people to show us the right path. But, are they actually practical and easy to follow in our day-to-day life?

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Up

Eat Your Career

Odd as it sounds, organizational leaders need their staff to help manage them. While you’re not technically their “manager,” you certainly have influence. Learning how to leverage that influence to help lead your superiors (from behind) will make you an invaluable asset to the team. .

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The US and China have announced a preliminary trade agreement.

Practically Perfect PA

This agreement is a way for renters to keep rent paid, even when they arent currently dwelling in the rental unit. This is due to the fact that the tenant adds on an extra tenant. When this happens, the original tenant becomes the sublessor, and this new renter becomes the sublessee.

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Podcast Episode 47: The Zeigarnick Effect And Open Loops

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we're going to talk about how just putting your open loops - your unfinished objects - into a trusted system isn't good enough. We'll look at the Zeigarnik effect and how this can get in the way of focusing on what your are doing.

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How to write an elevator speech

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to write an elevator speech appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Our public relations director came by my office recently with a prospective volunteer board member. As part of the introduction, the director asked me to outline my role, in 30 seconds or less. Well… I hemmed, hawed, and took about … Continue reading → You just finished reading How to write an elevator speech ! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials.

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Find Out What The 7 Most Popular Hobbies During Lockdown Are

Dumb Little Man

In the past year or so, being in lockdown is something almost everyone around the world has gone through. Suddenly, most people had too much time on their hands. As online shopping skyrocketed, so did an interest in specific hobbies that require neither traveling nor close contact.

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The Long Term Shift to Contract Labor by Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

Data from the IRS shows that sole proprietor small businesses spent $69.2 billion on contract labor in 2018 (the most recent data available).    Contract labor refers to nonemployee labor, such as freelancers, gig workers, etc. This is up from $64.8 billion in 2017 and just $34.4

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Are You Self-Sabotaging?

On The Job

You might spend a lot of your time trying to figure out how to get ahead at work, or how to become more successful in your career.

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As a result of such agreement, Joseph M.

Practically Perfect PA

Multiyear contracting, like most things in life, has advantages and disadvantages. Some of the potential benefits are:23 Another course of action for an agency with fiscal year money to cover possible needs beyond that fiscal year is an indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract.

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Why I Left Hootsuite, And How It Caused Me To Re-evaluate Many Other Things

Simple Productivity Blog

Sometimes I get complacent. I don't want to do the work to evaluate my habits, routines, processes, and tools simply because I've done the work before. As a result, I often am stuck with things that don't work, until some external force causes me to re-evaluate where I am.

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7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It takes a lot of preparation to craft the kind of speech or presentation that is going to grab your listener’s attention. Once the speech is crafted, you need to spend a lot of time practicing, so as to make … Continue reading → You just finished reading 7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters ! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials.

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You’re Wrong About These Foods Being Bad For You

Dumb Little Man

We’re constantly being told what we shouldn’t eat. That we have too much of something in our diet, that our favorite snacks are ‘bad’ for us, that we’re not “eating right”. But what if some of those rules – about the stereotypical ‘bad snacks’ – were actually food myths?

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The Creator Economy Monetization Features of the Major Social Media Platforms

Small Business Labs

Axios' Tech giants have all become creator companies covers the various ways digital creators can earn money on a variety of tech platforms,  Their excellent summary chart is below (click to enlarge). The article also makes a good point about the diversity of digital creators.

It's OK to Be Dumb Sometimes

On The Job

I'm often the dumbest person on a Zoom call. Seriously. I talk to a lot of people who are experts in their field (data science, AI, global supply chains) and I rely on their expertise to educate me so that I can write a story and inform others. So, I ask a lot of questions.

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Be sure any and all such requirements are put into the agreement.

Practically Perfect PA

Here are a key things to consider when creating your own team working agreement. The most important part of creating a working agreement is that it must be done by the entire team. If youre a decision maker or influencer on your team, this is easy to do.

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Anti-Procrastination: Clear the Deck

Simple Productivity Blog

Every now and then I take a long look at my to do list and I realize that drastic action is called for if I am gong to significantly cut it down. I schedule a "clear the deck" day.

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Ep 113: Elissa Berg – Executive Assistant to the President of Luxe Hotels

Go Burrows

Elissa Berg has been in the administrative world for over 14 years, working in almost every department. She’s currently executive assistant to the president of Luxe Hotels. Elissa was the very first premium Leader Assistant member when we launched the premium membership !

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Are You The Victim Of Unconscious Gaslighting?

Dumb Little Man

Most of us have become somewhat familiar with the concept of gaslighting. It’s a cruel and malicious form of emotional abuse used to make someone question themselves and their own sanity by distorting the truth – or outright lying – in order to skew things in your favor.

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U.S. Birthrate Hits Another All-Time Low

Small Business Labs

One of the interesting statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census was their finding that the U.S. birthrate hit an all-time low in 2010.  

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How to Get Good Habits to Stick

On The Job

A lot of people developed new habits and routines during the pandemic. For some, it was learning to set boundaries during their workday so they could go for walks or spend time with family. For others, it was just the opposite -- they found themselves working longer hours and unable to disconnect.

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Respect work pay agreement sample in pdf from?

Practically Perfect PA

Facing disagreements as they come up/never going to bed angry/coming clean and being honest about emotional responses to each other All relationship agreements should include all means that will be used in conflict resolutions. In recent years couples used to go courts to resolve disagreements.

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Podcast Episode 46: Complications Getting In The Way Of Life

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we're going to talk about complication, and how it often leads to us not reaching our aims. This could be in the systems we set up to reach our goals, or extra steps to get something done at home, or even just getting set in our ways.

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Words and Expressions from Poker

Daily Writing Tips

Perhaps the quintessential American card game, poker gained its first popularity on the riverboats and in the saloons of the 19th century West. Based on a European card game that involved betting and bluffing, the game was called poque in French. “To To place a stake or bet” was poquer.

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10 Credit Score Myths And Revelation To Avoid Losing Money

Dumb Little Man

Your credit score matters. It influences every aspect of your financial life. It will be hard to convince your creditors that you will be able to pay off your debts with a low credit score. Even to rent an apartment or land a good job, you need to have a good credit score.

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Led by Retail, The Surge in New Business Applications Continues

Small Business Labs

The new business application surge, which started last summer , continued in April, with about 488,000 applications submitted.      This data comes from the U.S. Census' Business Formation Statistics and based on IRS Employment Identification Numbers (EIN) applications.  

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How to Better Understand Digital Body Language

On The Job

As more of us prepare to move back into the office environment -- either permanently or on a more flexible basis -- we need to understand that Zoom calls and other forms of digital communication will become a permanent part of our career.

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When it comes to conducting business, agreements can change over time.

Practically Perfect PA

Primary Person Responsible for Administering the Contract Name: Miguel Mejias Title: Marketing Rep Florida Region Street Address: 5725 Adamo Dr City, State, Zip: Tampa, Fl. 33619Email Address: miguel.mejias@hercrentals.com Arbitration shall be subject to the U.S.

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Having A Low-Tech Day

Simple Productivity Blog

Is it possible to have a tech-free day in the time of COVID? I don't think it's entirely possible - at least not on a recurring basis. But I think it's possible to have a low-tech day. Here's how I did it. The post Having A Low-Tech Day appeared first on Laura Earnest. Deliberate Living

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Awkward and Untoward

Daily Writing Tips

Both these adjectives are in frequent use on the web: awkward : about 163,000,000 hits in a Google search. untoward : about 5,290,000. Language, as the media illustrates daily, can be used to illuminate or obscure ideas. The purpose of adjectives is to make writing more vivid.

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The 3 Best Ways To Impress Your Partner

Dumb Little Man

In reality, relationships are not about impressing one another. The foundation of a relationship is built on trust, chemistry, compatibility , and communication. With that being said, it is meaningful to surprise your partner on occasion.

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Who are "Geriatric Millennials"

Small Business Labs

Over the past week, there's been a flurry of articles and social media posts on "geriatric millennials" This term refers to the oldest millennials, those born between 1980 and 1985.  

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