July, 2020

Fully Integrating & Onboarding an Executive Assistant into Your World

ProAssisting Blog

There comes a time in every successful executive’s career where they transition from having to do everything for themselves to having an executive assistant. remote executive assistant Assistant-Principal Partnership Onboarding

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3 Ways to Reduce Your Anxiety Before Going to Sleep

Dumb Little Man

Having a lot of stress and anxiety is harmful for anyone during the day. Having a whirlwind of negative thoughts when you lay down to sleep is even worse! These anxious thoughts make it so difficult to get the sleep that your body and mind desperately need.

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Which Colleges Will Survive the Coronavirus

Small Business Labs

Scott Galloway is a professor at NYU, tech entrepreneur, author, and popular podcaster.    His article This Chart Predicts Which Colleges Will Survive the Coronavirus has caused quite a stir in colleges and universities across the country. 

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5 Grammar Miscues that Undermine Good Writing

Office Dynamics

Did you know that bad grammar can ruin a good message? You could be missing opportunities to get your point across because your readers have to wade through awkward sentences that set their teeth on edge.

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30 Day Challenge: Learn A Language

Simple Productivity Blog

I was never required to take any language other than English during any of my schooling. My home school district didn't consider it essential, and it never fit into my university requirements. (I I am, however, fluent in seven programming languages and can write in four others.

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The Pandemic Could Make Businesses Prioritize Sustainability

Eco-Office Gals

Sustainability is the topic of conversation on many people’s minds lately. Though the COVID-19 pandemic derailed everyday life, sustainability objectives remain constant. Specifically, business sustainability is growing in popularity.

2020 130

Wether, Weather, Whether

Daily Writing Tips

Wether is a prime example of a word that will slip past the spell check. It is easily confused with two of its homonyms , whether and weather. Flying fingers find it easy to miss the single letter that separates them.

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Our Updated Small Business Closure Forecast is More Optimistic, But Still Grim

Small Business Labs

In early April, we released a 2020 small business closure forecast. We've updated our forecast and the good news is we're more optimistic about small business survival rates than in our April forecast.  

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The Best Assistant Interview Tips

Office Dynamics

Are you in the market for a new job? You’re not alone. Recent events have led to a rise in job seekers, which means more competition. So, how do you stand out in a saturated market in which employers are receiving resumes by the minute?

30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Brain Training

Simple Productivity Blog

I decided that I would challenge myself to some brain training this month. I used some games I had for a Nintendo DS, and worked from there. My goal was to do some training that had measurable results What I Found I enjoyed using the software, but found that I had good days and bad days.

2020 130

3 Ways to Ensure Online Meetings Don't Suck

On The Job

Before I begin today's post, let me apologize for the blog being unavailable for the last several days. Due to a technical glitch (which I don't understand, nor do I want to understand), my website wasn't available. Things are all better now, so let's begin.

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Top 20 Benefits Of Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Recruit CRM

Benefits of Applicant Tracking System For Agency Recruiters. Every day recruiters are flooded with hundreds of resumes for various jobs advertised. Now, they have this huge responsibility of selecting the right top talent for the company and the right company for the candidate.

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How Positive Thinking Leads to Positive Outcomes

Dumb Little Man

Everybody has heard the classic piece of advice: stay positive! The reason this advice is repeated so often is because it’s difficult to do. Sometimes negative thinking is easier in the short-term; sometimes, we don’t care about the long-term.

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75 Must-Know Statistics About Race, Income, and Wealth

Small Business Labs

Morningstar's 75 Must-Know Statistics About Race, Income, and Wealth covers a wide range of U.S. financial indicators by race. 

2020 175

Something Odd Happening with Irregular Verbs

Daily Writing Tips

In Old English—the principal language spoken in England from the mid-fifth century until the Norman Conquest in 1066—English verbs were of two main kinds: Weak and Strong.

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Editing Life: Relationships

Simple Productivity Blog

Not all relationships are created equal. Some are great, supportive relationships, while others will suck the life right out of you. After a round of social isolation, you are probably aware of the benefits and drawbacks of your various relationships.

2020 130

How to Connect More Easily With Anyone

On The Job

Even before the pandemic, getting to know someone was difficult. Whether it was a new co-worker, a client or even a boss, finding the right mix of friendly small talk without crossing professional boundaries was a sometimes difficult balancing act.

2020 141

Cloudy Weather

Brilliantly Better

Each intimate relationship enlightens its actors in some way. The proximity of two people, being them two friends, a mother and her child, or a romantic couple, creates a magical light that shines upon both.

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How to Develop Confidence in Your Vision and Realize Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

We all have dreams. For some, a dream is a specific vision that they aspire to. For others, it’s more of a vague feeling or sense of what they want to become. Our dreams are a part of our identity. This means that when a person achieves their dreams, their identity is validated.

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Online Mental Health Marketplaces Democratizing Therapy

Small Business Labs

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a substantial increase in mental issues.    According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study : "Over half of U.S.

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Musings on Five Collocations

Daily Writing Tips

Speech and writing are made up of single words, but most words we use are grouped as phrases. Many of these groupings occur again and again in specific patterns.

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Podcast Episode 27: Sharpen the Saw and Fill The Well

Simple Productivity Blog

Why have we been exhausted through the shutdowns? I think it's because we've all been running on fumes. Today we talk about sharpening the saw and filling the well - activities to get us back to productivity without exhaustion.

2020 130

How You're Showing Intolerance at Work

On The Job

The ongoing protests and calls for greater equality in our country are prompting many changes, from renaming buildings to large donations to diversity organizations. For many, however, these changes won't directly impact them.

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Detached Shadows

Brilliantly Better

We all have a dark side, wether we like it, or not. Most of the time, we don’t like it. But just because we don’t like it, it doesn’t mean it’s not there. It doesn’t mean it’s not part of us.

2020 82

How To Develop Self-Discipline

Dumb Little Man

We start something new with the best intentions. We have great aspirations and a clear vision. We feel inspired. How could we fail? And yet, we do. Over and over. Things don’t go the way we planned. We get discouraged. Maybe things are even going well, but somehow we just run out of steam.

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Census Household Pulse Survey Data Shows Self-Employment Recovering

Small Business Labs

According to the  U.S. Census Pulse Survey of Households. over the 10 weeks the surveys have been conducted (they started the end of April) the number of self-employed Americans has increased from 13.5 million to 15.2 million.      This is an increase of 12.7%. 

2020 173

A blueprint for reparations in the US | William "Sandy" Darity

TED Talks

With clarity and insight, economist and author William "Sandy" Darity discusses how the grievous injustice of slavery in the US led to the immense wealth gap that currently exists between Black and white Americans.

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Editing Life: Projects

Simple Productivity Blog

When I was young, I believed I could do everything. People told me I could do "anything" and I assumed that meant "everything". Unfortunately, this has given me a "put more on my plate than I can eat" with respect to the things I want to do. The truth is, I am not Wonder Woman. I am human.

2020 130

Bad Zoom Habits to Break Now

On The Job

When we first started using Zoom meetings, it was a learning curve for many. It was often funny -- the cat who constantly walked in front of a co-worker's computer screen or the pants-less spouse who ran by in the background.

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Discipline versus Motivation

Brilliantly Better

Discipline is boring. Discipline is not spectacular. Discipline is discrete, silent, hard and annoying. Motivation is exciting. Motivation is spectacular, shareable, inspiring. Motivation is exhilarating.

2020 81

5 Career Tips for Project Managers Post-Pandemic

Dumb Little Man

It is said that difficult times bring out the best in people. Time and again, people, communities, and businesses have proved the same. All across the globe, nations are facing economic uncertainties while businesses are finding it difficult to manage challenges due to the current world crisis.

Zagat's Future of Dining Study

Small Business Labs

Zagat, the restaurant review site favored by foodies, recently released a Future of Dining Study.    The study looks at the impact of COVID-19 on the eating habits of consumers and how they may evolve post-COVID.  

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How To Put Together An Effective FAQ Page

Small Business CEO

The FAQ page on your website is one of the most important pages and is frequently visited by customers and users interested in your product or service. This is because it provides answers to some of the questions that most users can have.

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Editing Life: Expenses

Simple Productivity Blog

When the pandemic hit with the stay-at-home orders, many people were knocked out of work. The world economy is now officially in recession, and most households are facing lean times. I'm one of the lucky ones in that I can work from home, and my client committed to keeping us consultants employed.

On Behalf Of vs. In Behalf Of

Daily Writing Tips

The noun behalf (from Middle English, from by and half , meaning “side”) is an unusual word in a couple of respects. For one thing, it is used only in two prepositional phrases, anchoring either “in behalf of” or “on behalf of.”

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Overcoming Inertia

Brilliantly Better

This is the 47th article from my 230 days of blogging challenge. Change is difficult. Change is scary. And every time we’re forced to change, our first reaction is resistance. We try to hold our ground.

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How To Create A Business Mobile App That Sells

Dumb Little Man

Businesses always want to create a product that sells, but a lot of time they forget to imply the factors that shape success. So here are some pointers that you can look at to develop an application that sells. Discover a unique idea for an application.

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