October, 2020

Do You Need To Hire An Executive Assistant? Top 10 Questions To Ask

ProAssisting Blog

There comes a time when business leaders recognize that balancing their growing workload is causing them to drop the ball professionally and personally.

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Digital Nomad Numbers Skyrocket Thanks to Work From Anywhere

Small Business Labs

The number of U.S. digital nomads grew from 7.3 million in 2019 to 10.9 million in 2020, a 49% increase. This data comes from COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad , which is the report on the third year of an ongoing research series on digital nomads conducted by MBO Partners.

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8 Logical Reasons Why Failure is the Pillar of Success

Dumb Little Man

We all have experienced failures, either big or small. They are life events that, admittedly, are not great experiences and can bring us a lot of negative thoughts. When we fail at something, we generally have two choices to consider.

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Taking on More Work Due to Downsizing? Want to Ask for a Raise? Read This!

Eat Your Career

A common question I’m hearing lately goes something like this: My organization has recently downsized and now I’m doing more work covering for some colleagues who were laid off. I think I deserve a raise, but is that a reasonable request given that we just had to let people go?

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Staying in the loop with your Executive while working from home

Practically Perfect PA

How to stay visible and in the loop with your Executive while working from home We are living in strange times. I know many of you will be working from home, trying to juggle your home life and your work life more than ever - while not leaving your home [.].

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30 Day Challenge: Mental Health Boosting

Simple Productivity Blog

I needed something easy and effective for November, since this is National Novel Writing Month. For those that don't know, I will produce 50,000 words in 30 days during this month. Since I have done this many years (and completed all but one), I know that I need some extra help during this month.

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4 Ways to Get More Respect at Work

On The Job

Are you respected at work? For many, the answer is "no" and that can make life a little more miserable when you're at work. People may be rude to you or treat you unprofessionally.

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The Hidden Cost of Social Distancing

Dumb Little Man

I’ll admit it, when COVID-19 came to town this past March I was secretly excited that we were ordered to quarantine. Finally, I thought, a legitimate excuse to hunker down at home and stop the hustle! Work slowed down. I embraced my role as chief laundry-doer-dinner-maker-house keeper.

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Career Tips for Assistants from the Star Achievement Series

Office Dynamics

Take a good, long look around your office (or, if you’re still working remotely, around your Zoom room). How many successful executive assistants do you see? Who is at the pinnacle of growth, productivity, and success? Are you one of those successful administrative assistants?

2020 131

Developing a growth mindset

Practically Perfect PA

Developing a growth mindset Developing a Growth Mindset doesn’t have to be complicated, even in the midst of a global health crisis. Let’s be real for a moment… and put things into perspective. Do you honestly believe that you’ll never progress or accomplish anything new in your career or life? [.].

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30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Self-Care Challenge

Simple Productivity Blog

Self-care: so simple, yet so powerful. I'm not talking pampering here. But the basics. And the challenge I just spent had some unexpected benefits. The post 30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Self-Care Challenge appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

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Learn How to Say "No" at Work

On The Job

When the job market is tough like it is now, it's very difficult to say "no." You don't want to say "no" to a request from a colleague for fear of not being seen as a team player. You don't want to say "no" to a boss for fear of being fired.

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The U.S. Has 1.7 Million VanLifers

Small Business Labs

VanLifers are people who travel, work and live on the road in vans, RVs, and other vehicles.    And according to the recently released MBO Partners research study on digital nomads , there are about 1.7 million VanLifers roaming the country.

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10 Thing To Consider While Designing A Live Chatbot

Dumb Little Man

The current business world is extremely contentious. Now, meeting your clients’ expectations is not enough. You need to exceed them to stand out in the crowd. If your customers are surfing the web at 4 A.M. in the morning with a fiery issue regarding your company, they await you to respond to it.

2020 204

Cognition and Cognitive Offshoots

Daily Writing Tips

Before my use of Facebook, I imagined that, apart from insignificant personal differences, most people I know agreed on matters of true and false, right and wrong, good and evil. No more.

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10 Signs That Your Company Is In Urgent Need Of An ATS Right Now!

Recruit CRM

A lot of companies struggle with the process of hiring and running an ultra-successful business. Recruiters in these companies are always in search of top talents but hiring being a complicated process can really make the job tougher than it already looks.

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Book Review: Eat That Frog!

Simple Productivity Blog

Eating frogs? Well, if you eat a frog first thing in the morning, nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. And that applies to productivity as well. Brian Tracy's book, Eat That Frog!

2020 130

The Best Way to Help Employees Feel More Positive

On The Job

Telling employees not to worry these days or to "be happy and look on the bright side" isn't very helpful when it comes to motivation. The times right now are too uncertain, too tough, to think that such platitudes will work.

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Academic Studies Show Gig Work Increases Entrepreneurship an Acts as a Safety Net

Small Business Labs

Two recent academic studies illustrate several of the benefits of the gig economy.    The University of Chicago Booth Review article Does the gig economy promote entrepreneurship? covers a study showing that gig economy employment helps people make the leap to entrepreneurship and start their own businesses. 

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How to Stop Being Offended by Everyone (in just 13 steps)

Dumb Little Man

It seems like you can’t do or say anything nowadays without someone being offended by it. It’s gotten out of hand, and I want to help. Are you sick of getting your “feathers ruffled” every time you go on social media, talk to a certain relative, or hear some BS on Zoom?

2020 204

Meanings of “Of Course”

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks about the placement of the phrase, “of course”: Please discuss which of the following is correct: “Of course, the photography was superb.” ” “The photography was, of course, superb.” ” “The photography was superb, of course.”

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Learn How to Post A Job On LinkedIn Like A Pro Recruiter

Recruit CRM

LinkedIn has actually been around you for longer than Facebook or Twitter and with over 600 million professional users. A social networking site that primarily focuses on professional networking and career development, you can extensively use this platform to find a perfect job or internship.

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Podcast Episode 33: Antelopes, Rocks and Balance

Simple Productivity Blog

This episode debuts the segment format: Segment 1: Antelopes, Mice and Energy ROI. Segment 2: The Pickle Jar Theory Of Time Management. Segment 3: Tying it All Together. The post Podcast Episode 33: Antelopes, Rocks and Balance appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

2020 130

This is One of the Biggest Mistakes Being Made by the Unemployed

On The Job

The standard advice when you're unemployed is to be evasive about that fact when applying for new jobs.

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Debt and Payment Collection Advice for Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

When you’re a small business owner, every penny counts. And when you have customers or clients who have failed to get their payment to you on time, it’s enough to make any business owner a little anxious.

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8 Skin Care Tips for the Cold Weather

Dumb Little Man

Seasonal changes, especially when transitioning from warmer to cooler months, can be a cause for skin worries. Decreasing temperatures mean a drop in humidity, taking much-needed moisture away from your skin.

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List of Halloween Words

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, Could you comment on Halloween words such as jack-o’-lantern vs jack o’ lantern and Trick-or-treat vs Trick or treat? I’ll add the word Halloween to the list.

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Understanding The Basics Of Cold Emails

Recruit CRM

The total number of global e-mail users are 3.9 billion which is rapidly increasing day by day. It is expected to reach 4.48 billion by 2024. At some time or the other everyone is supposed to use cold emails.

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Are You Over-Systemized?

Simple Productivity Blog

I've believed for a while it is possible to be over-systemized.

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The life unfolding inside your cells, revealed in 3D | Gokul Upadhyayula

TED Talks

To understand how life works, you need to watch it in action, says bioimaging scientist Gokul Upadhyayula.

2020 91

How to Grow Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Growing your small business is something you will do over the course of time, and you should not rush to do so too quickly. This holds true for any types of business.

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6 Tips to Stay Sane During Quarantine

Dumb Little Man

An unprecedented global health crisis has forced many countries to implement quarantine and lockdown protocols to contain its spread. Because of this, people are left to stay at home for longer periods of time than they could ever imagine.

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Post-positive Adjectives in English

Daily Writing Tips

An often-noted difference between English and the Romance languages is that in English, adjectives precede the noun. English-speakers say “the red car,” whereas French-speakers say, “the car red” ( la voiture rouge ).

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6 Tips On How To Start A Successful Work-From-Home Recruitment Agency

Recruit CRM

The concept of remote work has been riding high on success since the Covid-19 lockdown has started and in no mood to be slowed down.

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Getting A Kindle Book List From Amazon

Simple Productivity Blog

I've been buying Amazon books since 2009. That's a whole lot of books. And while writing a recent article on backlogs, I realized that I have built up a huge backlog of unread books on my Kindle. How many, exactly? Well, there's no easy way to tell.

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The global movement to restore nature's biodiversity | Thomas Crowther

TED Talks

Biodiversity is the key to life on Earth and reviving our damaged planet, says ecologist Thomas Crowther.

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Things Entrepreneurs Should Know When Starting Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Starting and running a business is often overwhelming, especially for first-time entrepreneurs and employed individuals looking to escape the 8 am-5 pm employment.

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