April, 2020

CEOs Are Moving To Remote Teams and It’s a Win for All of Us

ProAssisting Blog

Grit Daily recently sat down with Ethan Bull to discuss the rise in demand of the remote executive assistant and how ProAssisting is reshaping the industry. Insider

2020 829

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.

2020 253

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 236

Working from Home Q & A: Facebook Live Replay

Tips From T. Marie

Dealing with a pandemic can make you feel pretty helpless. I’ve found a great way to feel a little less helpless is to make myself helpful. That’s why I finally decided to take the plunge into Facebook Live. This was a big decision for me.

2020 215

What's Next for Digital Nomads?

Small Business Labs

It’s clear remote work, and especially working from home , are trends that are being amplified and accelerated by the COVID 19 pandemic and related economic shutdown.      But one group of remote workers are mostly not benefiting from the pandemic - digital nomads. 

2020 182

Go Remote: How CEOs Can Work in the Digital World

ProAssisting Blog

Ethan Bull shares his insights with Nasdaq on the trend of CEO's hiring remote executive assistants and how they can best utilize this rising position. Insider

2020 829

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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 213

Beware of Toxic Productivity: Tips for Working While Under Stress

Eat Your Career

For most of us, “productivity” is something positive, desirable, even healthy —especially when it comes to work. But productivity also has a dark side, which I’ve been experiencing more and more recently. Perhaps you have too, but maybe you don’t even realize it.

2020 219

Working from Home Flip-Side in Covid-19 Shutdown

Tips From T. Marie

Anyone who follows me here on the blog or on social media knows that I have been working from home for 13 years. For 10 of those, I’ve had a focus on assisting other businesses with online technology.

2020 209

Small Business Closure Scenarios

Small Business Labs

Based on an industry by industry analysis (1), our base case estimate is 21% of U.S. employer small businesses will close in 2020 (2) (3).    This is about 1.2 million small businesses.      In our optimistic case, 14% close and in our pessimistic case, 34% close.  

2020 173

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

How to Use Positive Energy to Achieve Better Results

Dumb Little Man

Can the surroundings and the people around you influence your thoughts and actions? Well, they do, and it happens without your control. Let me explain with 3 scenarios. Most of you have experienced these in real life.

2020 247

Working Remotely – How to Keep Balance and Productivity

Practically Perfect PA

Many of you are reading this from the comfort of your home office. At first, this may sound like heaven on earth (a lot of people think they want to work from home). The reality will settle in quickly (if it hasn’t already).

2020 164

What’s the Difference? Career Advancement vs. Career Progression (Video)

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live training webinar hosted by Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video and worksheet are available in the Career Success Library. The topic of this webinar was, “Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals.”

2020 217

Should You Start A Home Business in a Recession?

Tips From T. Marie

The protective measures we have taken to help protect ourselves and others from the COVID-19 virus is very likely to bring on our next big recession. With unemployment at an all time high, there are also more people out there seriously considering starting their own business.

2020 162

Tracking Our Unemployment Forecast Scenarios

Small Business Labs

On April 2nd we released a set of scenarios with estimates of how high the unemployment rate may go in 2020 due to the pandemic induced recession. 

2020 164

Fail to Plan; Plan to Fail – Meeting Planning Success

Office Dynamics

Planning and executing meetings and events is no easy task and requires a PLAN and a PROCESS and a TEAM of experts to make it happen and for it to be deemed a success. If you fail to plan appropriately, you are setting yourself up to fail and who wants to do that? Not me and hopefully not you.

5 Keys For Being Successful In A Long Distance Relationship

Dumb Little Man

All relationships have their challenges. But when you are in a long-distance relationship, the challenges you face are very unique and sometimes difficult to overcome. Difficult but not impossible, nonetheless. Most people wouldn’t choose to be in a long-distance relationship.

2020 244

30 Day Challenge: A Picture A Day

Simple Productivity Blog

How much do you remember about your day-to-day life? When it was busy it was hard. But under the stay-at-home restrictions, I have found that the days all blur together unless I am very deliberate about remembering. This month I am doing a 30 day challenge to take a picture of something each day.

2020 130

Podcast 145: Create stabilizing structure

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ClutterCoachClaire · Create stabilizing structure. This is podcast 145 and it’s about creating stabilizing structure. I’ve talked about this before but today I’ll give it a different slant because many people during this pandemic quarantine time have lost their daily regular routines and schedules.

2020 122

3 Ways You Can Make a Difference During the Pandemic

On The Job

Right now, everyone has to step up. That's my mantra -- I've got to step up. Whether it's in my community, in my own family or in my job, I've got to do more. I can't be sitting by, working puzzles, watching "Tiger King" and and thinking someone else will do what needs to be done.

2020 151

Site Covers How the Economy is being Impacted by the Pandemic by Industry

Small Business Labs

Vertical IQ is a leading provider of Industry Intelligence for those advising small- and medium-sized businesses such as bankers, accountants, and other SMB advisors.  

2020 161

Working in Tandem with Your Leader

Office Dynamics

One of the most common struggles amongst administrative professionals and their executives is a disconnect.

2020 160

Why You Need a Mindful Journaling Practice

Dumb Little Man

Each person should find time to have a break and think about what is bothering them. Mindful journaling will help to figure out what is in your heart. Our hectic lifestyles lead to stress, depression, and other similar problems.

2020 220

30 Day Challenge Wrapup: 5 Minute Breathing

Simple Productivity Blog

During April I wanted to spend some time trying to learn to meditate. Since I fall asleep more often than not when attempting meditation (especially guided meditation), I wanted to have something of short duration, but that would be easy to do on my own.

2020 130

10 Pairs of Words with Dissolving Distinctions

Daily Writing Tips

Erosion of distinctions between senses for words with similar or related meanings is a natural process, but careful writers resist becoming accessories to acceleration of that process. Here are ten word pairs that are used interchangeably, often at the expense of clarity.

2020 101

Job Seekers: Make Sure You Understand an ATS Before Applying for Any Job

On The Job

If you've never heard of an applicant tracking system, you need to become very familiar with it if you're one of the millions of Americans who is looking for another job after losing yours in the pandemic.

2020 151

How Many Employees Will Small Business Layoff?

Small Business Labs

Based on an industry by industry analysis of small business employment, our base case estimate is employer small businesses will layoff about 21 million employees through July (1).

2020 156

Embrace a Warrior Mindset – The Ultimate Guide for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In life and our professions, we are going to experience chaos. Whether as a result of organizational restructuring, economic downturns, family hardship or otherwise.

2020 160

How To Handle Burnout And Toxic Stress In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Whenever you’re stressed, your cortisol levels, which is also known as the stress hormone, increase 2-5x from their normal state. However, not all stress is equal. Humans can experience two types of stress: short-term or chronic. The difference? One has a clear endpoint while the other never ends.

2020 216

How I Do Longer-Term Planning

Simple Productivity Blog

Daily and weekly planning will get you through the day-to-day without having tasks pile up for a massive weekend task-fest. But isn't there more to life than just the day-to-day? For a long time I existed on daily and weekly planning only.

2020 130

Podcast 144: Organizing to soothe your soul

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ?. Try Clean Email today ! This is podcast 144 and it’s about organizing to soothe your soul. If you’ve got the motivation, energy and focus for a project, you’ve probably already started one. I hope you’ve gotten some helpful info from my podcasts. Is your email inbox on overload? It probably is, despite your best efforts.

2020 100

All Job Seekers Should Know the STAR Method

On The Job

Have you ever heard of STAR? Not the kind in the sky, or the guy who played drums for the Beatles (that's Starr, by the way -- Ringo Starr). STAR is an acronym for situation, task, action, result. It's something that everyone should master, especially if they are interviewing for a job.

2020 141

Barclay's 150 Trends for Investors to Watch

Small Business Labs

Barclays, a large global financial firm, recently released a report and chart covering 150 trends that they think investors should watch over the next decade. The trends cover six broad categories and they rank all 150 trends by their likelihood of happening and their potential impact. 

2020 140

Time Management Skills for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

One of the biggest struggles executive assistants report to me is mastering effective time management. Let’s face it: your days are chaotic. You’re pulled in a million different directions, and many of you have multiple leaders to support.

2020 142

How To Use Social Media For PR: A Step-By-Step Guide

Dumb Little Man

Social media marketing is one of the most important aspects of digital marketing and PR. If you don’t use social media platforms to promote your business, then you are missing out on quite a lot. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use social media for PR. Build Your Brand’s Personality.

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