September, 2019

9 Great Reasons to Drink Water And How to Form the Water Habit

Dumb Little Man

We all know that water is good for us, but the reasons are sometimes a little fuzzy. Even if we know why we should drink water, it’s not a habit that we can easily form. The truth, however, is that we don’t focus enough on this habit. This is why we end up drinking lots of coffee, soda, alcohol, fruit juices, teas, milk, and a bunch of other beverages. And despite all those fluids, we still end up dehydrated which isn’t good for our health.

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How to Become a More Valuable Employee

Eat Your Career

These days, people talk a lot about adding value in the workplace. Specifically, everyone wants to know how to become a more valuable employee. After all, when you add more value at work, you should (in theory) receive more value as well. It’s only natural; contributing at greater levels should enable you to earn at greater levels too. In my newest book, The Invisibility Cure , I cover this topic in depth.

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How do you measure your career success?

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many events, webinars, publications, blogs out there that talk about career success for Assistants. Career success comes in many shapes and forms and, let’s face it, is an entirely personal definition. It could be that you define success as having a fantastic salary, amazing job title, or office all to yourself. It […].

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What WeWork's Troubles Mean for the Coworking industry

Small Business Labs

WeWork's troubles seem to be going from bad to worse. They lowered their target IPO valuation from their last private funding round value of $47 billion to under $20 billion - and maybe as low as $10 billion. But after reading about WeWork's huge losses and highly questionable corporate governance practices in their S-! ,  even that wasn't enough to attract investors. So they postponed their IPO. 

2019 147

7 Ways to Get More Done

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Ways to Get More Done appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Work with a clean desk – A study on productivity found that, “The average desk worker has 36 hours worth of work on their desk and wastes up to 3 hours a week just ‘looking’ for STUFF!” Clean your desk to work more effectively. Keep a time log – It is a good idea to analyze your use … Continue reading 7 Ways to Get More Done → You just finished reading 7 Ways to Get More Done ! Consider leaving a comment!

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8 Productivity Lessons from the Teacher’s Desk

Simple Productivity Blog

Teachers have an immensely difficult job. Faced with a classroom of children, they have to plan the lessons, produce the materials, manage the classroom and deal with the politics of the front office and parents. If a teacher is not productive, they end up working hours beyond their contract hours and adding to their stress burden. It has been four years since I entered the classroom to teach high school math.

2019 126

Starting Life After Divorce: How to Make the Process Easier

Dumb Little Man

Getting a divorce is not the end of your life. In fact, the process gives you more things to explore, and this article will show you how to reinvent yourself for a new life. Starting Life After Divorce. When a marriage ends, it leaves people feeling like they failed at something. That feeling, when left unchecked, festers, resulting in a lot of negative emotions that would prevent you from finding out what more life has for you.

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Moving past a perfectionist mindset to achieve increased productivity

Practically Perfect PA

As assistants, managing details to ensure things run smoothly is a big part of what we do. We take pride in our detail-oriented nature as it relates to all that we produce, from professional email correspondence to travel arrangements to company-wide projects and initiatives. We are the doers and the boots-on-the-ground, working “in the weeds” […].

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The Economic Impact of Craft Brewing

Small Business Labs

The Brewers Association recently released their small and craft brewing economic impact report for 2018.    The study found that the craft brewing industry contributed $79.1 Billion to the U.S. Economy in 2018 and provided directly and indirectly about 550,000 jobs.    These numbers are based on what are called economic multipliers , which are used to measure both the direct and indirect impact of economic activity.

2019 129

You Don’t Have to Be Lucky to Work from Home

Tips From T. Marie

Often, when I tell people what I do, one of the most frequent responses is, ‘You are so lucky to work from home’ While I certainly feel fortunate, luck has very little to do with it. Thanks to technology, today anyone who wants to work from home can. I understand where they are coming from. When my children were small, I would have given anything to be able to work from home. Back then, if a Mom wanted to work from home they sold Tupperware, Mary Kay or even Creative Memories.

2019 121

Free Google Tools for Your Non-Profit

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Free Google Tools for Your Non-Profit appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Did you know that Google offers a suite of tools to qualified non-profits? These are premium, licensed Google products , but at no cost. These products can help your organization reach new donors and volunteers, work more efficiently, and tell your non-profit’s story.

2019 118

7 Secrets of the Super Organized

Dumb Little Man

A few years ago, everything about my life was a mess. Then, I learned a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? Of course not and I don’t aim to be. However, I know where everything is and I know what I need to do today. Most of the time, I don’t forget things and my house is uncluttered and relatively clean. Well, as clean as you can get when you have toddlers and big kids running around. So, what’s the secret? In truth, there aren’t any secrets.

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Strategic Career Management Fundamentals (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “Strategic Career Management Fundamentals.”. Date: Wednesday, October 23. Time: 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern. Duration: 1 hour. Description: Successful careers don’t just happen; they are the result of an intentional, strategic process.

2019 126

Why every Assistant should have their own personal vision statement

Practically Perfect PA

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? A great question isn’t it? This is where I started when I created my personal vision statement. I love Practically Perfect PA, and I find the work really rewarding, but I have been doing this for 8 years and it was definitely time to stop […]. Career Development Featured Performance Reviews admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Gig Economy an Important Income Source for Military Service Members

Small Business Labs

According to a survey from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling , military service members and their spouses are turning turn to the gig economy to supplement their income.    Key quote from the study site : The findings of this year’s survey are a clear indication that military households are turning to the private sector for supplemental income. About half of active service members and their spouses have turned to the gig economy for additional income.

2019 127

How To Create Personal Connections When You’re A Digital Business

Tips From T. Marie

Creating personal connections with your clients or customers helps keep them your client/customer. As I’ve mentioned here before, keeping your clients is an important part of building a successful business. In the ‘old’ days, people came to your office or store and you communicated with them face to face. Today many of us are providing services digitally or selling our handmade items online. This can make making those personal connections more difficult.

2019 119

3 Things To Do This Month for Your Career

On The Job

I'm looking at my garden, noting all the flowers that have started to die as we move into the fall season. It's not been below 80 degrees, but already one of my trees is started to lose its leaves. At this time of year, many of us are dealing with back-to-school chaos or taking the last days of warm weather to go on vacation. When spring rolls around, we may be filled with energy as we emerge from the cold, dark days of winter.

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The Physical and Mental Benefits of Having House Plants

Dumb Little Man

Wellness has become one of the buzzwords of the 21st century. And in this dystopian future we’re living in, there’s more focus and conversation about looking after ourselves than ever before, as we’ve never needed it more. One of the ways you can inject a bit of wellness into your life while simultaneously improving the aesthetic of your living space is by becoming a plant parent. Indoor houseplants have become increasingly popular as we learn more about what they offer to us.

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How to Prevent & Overcome Burnout

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Prevent & Overcome Burnout.”. Let’s be honest: Stress is an unavoidable part of the modern workplace. It surrounds us all day, every day. And if we’re not careful, it can quickly consume us. When we fail to properly manage stress over a prolonged period of time, it can eventually lead to burnout. Burnout is a state of extreme mental, physical, emotional and/or social exhaustion. But it also goes deeper than that.

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5 questions to ask before you start your next job search

Practically Perfect PA

We all know that looking for a new job isn’t easy. It can take a lot of time with hours of searching through job descriptions, speaking to recruitment agencies and then, of course, the time spent preparing for and going to job interviews. It is a job in itself! But, most people start a new […]. Career Development Job Hunting admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Interviews Job hunting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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7.3 million Americans Describe Themselves as Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners this week released Digital Nomads: Leading the Shift to Remote and Distributed Work. The key finding of this study is 7.3 million Americans identify as digital nomads.    Digital nomads are people who choose to embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel and work remotely, anywhere in the world. There are many kinds of digital nomads. Some are nomadic for relatively short periods of time. Others travel for many years.

2019 121

How Much Should You Charge as a Home Business?

Tips From T. Marie

Possibly one of the hardest parts of starting and growing a business is deciding on what to charge. Whether it’s a product or services, getting the price right is critical in your ability to sustain the business and yourself. So how much should you charge as a home business? Your first instinct is going to be to think with an employee mentality. The first things you’ll think of are: How much do employers pay per hour for this? How do I keep this affordable for clients?

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30 Day Challenge: Planning The Night Before

Simple Productivity Blog

I had thought to tackle something major this month, but honestly, I need something that is going to help me stay on track rather than something that is going to shake the foundations. And for that reason, I have decided that this month's 30 day challenge is going to be to plan the night before. I've noticed that when I have a plan when I get up, I get more done that day. It doesn't seem to matter if I actually look at the plan first thing or not.

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10 Awesome Tips On Finding The Best Deals Online

Dumb Little Man

Going to a local shop to purchase an item is an outdated job. It’s quite exhausting, too. You’d have to wait on traffic lights on the roads, manage time from a busy schedule, visit shops to compare prices, and bargain to get a small concession or discount with the shopkeeper. Seriously, it can be really frustrating. Online shopping has changed the trend. Online shopping is more preferred by people. It allows us to shop in the comfort and coziness of our home.

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5 Ways Small Businesses Save Money by Going Green

Eco-Office Gals

Going green is no longer just a personal decision. Today, many leaders are eager to make eco-conscious decisions in their entire business, too. For many, the decision to use more environmentally friendly business measures provides a twofold benefit. On the one hand, it feels good to contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable society. On the other, green measures tend to come with their fair share of financial perks, too. Not convinced?

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How to prioritise your workload

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants are regularly asked to juggle multiple tasks and projects while reacting to other people’s urgent requests and deadlines. It is not an easy gig! When your To-Do list doesn’t stop growing, how do you plan what to do first? When you do plan, there will be the inevitable surprises, re-prioritisation of work and of […].

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Liza On-Demand, a Gig Economy Comedy

Small Business Labs

Liza On-Demand is a TV show that, according to its description:  follows the chaotic misadventures of Liza, a young woman in Los Angeles who is trying to make a career out of juggling various gig economy jobs — for lack of a better idea of what to do with her life. We've only watched a few episodes, but we've seen Liza drive for Lyft, get hired via TaskRabbit to bake cookies, help someone move and kill a cat (she didn't do it). 

2019 118

Let Your Clients Inspire You and Watch Your Business Grow

Tips From T. Marie

Do your clients inspire you? In my last article, I discussed how to make personal connections with our clients if we run a digital-based business. Since that article published, I was lucky enough to be able to have lunch with one of my long-term clients. We’ve been working together for years, and although we’ve done quite a few Skype calls, we had never actually met face to face. Although we did talk a little bit of business, we mainly enjoyed just having a one on one conversation.

2019 108

30 Day Challenge Wrap Up: Spending Freeze

Simple Productivity Blog

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. The post 30 Day Challenge Wrap Up: Spending Freeze appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

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5 Ways to Make Your Morning Coffee Healthier

Dumb Little Man

A cup of coffee is the perfect pick-me-up. Apart from that, coffee is also a healthy beverage, assuming that you don’t overdo it. But how can you make your coffee even healthier? It involves making small changes to your coffee-making routine, which it’s a small price to pay for a more nutritious and energizing beverage. Go Easy on the Sugar. If you’re not drinking your coffee black, at least don’t load up your morning brew with heaps of sugar. The problem with regular sugar lies in the fructose.

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Podcast 127: Tidy vs. organized

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 127 and it’s about tidy vs. organized. A lot of the time, they go together. If your possessions have homes and make sense and they get put back in those homes when not in use, tidiness will usually result. If an item’s home is 2/3rds of the way down a big, precarious pile of paper, it’s organized, but not that tidy.

2019 100

Assistants we are ultimate team players!

Practically Perfect PA

On pretty much every job description for Assistants, you will see the phrase, ‘must be a team player’ It is so common that it is easy to skim over that requirement – sure, we all have to be team players, next! But, I want to pause a minute and look at the skills required to […].

2019 136

Is AB5 the End of the Gig Economy? The Quick Answer: No

Small Business Labs

California recently passed AB5 , a law that changes how workers are classified. AB5 establishes an “ABC” test to decide whether or not a worker is an employee or a contractor. The law starts with the assumption that everyone is an employee. To be considered an independent worker, a worker must: Be free of the hirer’s control; and. Do work that is “outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business”; and. Be established in a trade similar to the work being performed.

2019 107

Give Your Readers a Break—Pick One!

Office Dynamics

In wanting to cover many aspects of a topic, business writers sometimes throw down so many variables that readers have no way to gauge the importance of each. They feel weighed down trying! Look at these examples: The professor included and provided a methodology for continuing the effort. The state and local leaders developed and drafted numerous statutes. We need to appreciate and understand the factors affecting the time and place. The “Pick One” Principle.

2019 132

What is Multi-tasking, Exactly?

Simple Productivity Blog

Back about 10 years ago, multi-tasking was touted as the way to get more done. Doing two things at once is better than one, after all, right? Not so fast.(literally literally and figuratively!). When I first heard about multi-tasking, I really thought it was a good idea. After all, who doesn't want to do two things at once? But I quickly realized that when I was doing two things that required the same skills/senses/appendages, I seemed to lose track of what I was doing altogether.

2019 100

6 Perils of Moving In With A Partner (and How to Avoid Them)

Dumb Little Man

Moving in with a partner is a big step for any couple. And for some couples, it can actually spell the end of the relationship as each party finds out things about the other that they’d rather not. Before you move in together, it’s easy to maintain a bit of illusion — you’re not thrown together all the time, you can keep your finances separate, and you don’t have to deal with arguments over whose turn it is to do the dishes.

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Podcast 126: Quick tips for tight spots

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 126 and it’s about quick tips to get you out of tight spots. Things you can do when you feel a bit panicked that things are out of control and you don’t know what to do next. I had that feeling the other day when several situations seemed to be going off the rails at once. It happens.

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