December, 2021

Building effective workflows with your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

Building effective workflows with your Executive I’m sure you have heard the term workflow a lot. It is certainly something you will have come across if you have ever decided to research how to manage your time best and increase your productivity. It is a term often used in project [.].

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for Clients

Tips From T. Marie

I’ve written about client gifting here before. More than once. But what do you do if the holidays are overwhelming you this year and you still haven’t decided what to do as far as client gifting is concerned. Here is a list of last minute holiday gift ideas for clients. Gift cards.

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Supporting Your Executive—Your Sole Purpose

Office Dynamics

Note: While this blog refers to being in a physical office space, you can apply the concepts to a “working from home” situation.

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The United Nation Reports There are 4.9 Billion Internet Users

Small Business Labs

The UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimates that 4.9 billion people are using the Internet in 2021 , which is about 63% of the world's population.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

5 Ways to Keep Positive During the Holidays

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 5 Ways to Keep Positive During the Holidays appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It’s easy to place too much pressure on ourselves at this festive time of the year. We get caught up in the demands of spending, entertaining, making things bigger and better than last year.

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Unmasking Imposter Syndrome on the Let’s Get Social Show

Stephanie LH Calahan

Imposter Syndrome afflicts over 70% of all people, and many don't know it is standing in the way of their dreams and goals. It is prevalent among people considered to be high-achievers. It can show up as overperforming in one area and underperforming in another.

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5 easy ways to supercharge your sales process using automation

Practically Perfect PA

5 easy ways to supercharge your sales process using automation Maintaining a sales process as a business owner is a huge challenge. You will likely be using multiple tools and apps for the various tasks, and if they’re not connected, your team will be wasting hours of valuable time on [.].

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Moxie Tip #23: Leadership

Virtual Moxie

Truly successful Virtual Assistants lead in a variety of ways: in their profession, with their clients, and in changing the way the world works. No matter where you are in your VA journey, you can always be a leader for someone else. The post Moxie Tip #23: Leadership appeared first on AssistU.

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Pew Research on The State of the Gig Economy in 2021

Small Business Labs

The Pew Research Center, a highly regarded non-profit, non-partisan D.C. think tank, recently released The State of Gig Work in 2021 report.  

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Celebrate the Second Day of Christmas

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Celebrate the Second Day of Christmas appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a piece on ending Christmas slowly. I like the idea of stretching the celebration of Christmas through the full twelve days.

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3 Questions You Must Ask to Get Ahead

On The Job

Are you good at your job? If so, congratulations. But it's not enough. If you really want to move up in your career or in your company, then you've got to offer more. You have to go beyond your job description and figure out how your input contributes to the bottom-line success of the company.

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Why are some people irritable all the time? And what can you do?


As a psychologist who’s been in private practice for 25 years, I’ve seen that there are as many kinds of relationship problems as there are humans on this planet.

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4 Actionable Steps to Build a Positive Money Mindset


The modern entrepreneur community has long been fascinated with wealth consciousness and money mindset.

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The Real Reasons People Are Quitting by Bonnie Low-Kramen

Bonnie Low-Krayman

No doubt you’ve read about “The Great Resignation” and Americans quitting their jobs in record numbers. The headlines report alarming labor shortages that we see in our own towns with stores that have shorter hours or that have closed entirely.

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Study by U.K. Think Tank Finds Gig Workers Satisfied With Their Work

Small Business Labs

The Social Market Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank based in the U.K.  

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Celebrate the Seventh Day of Christmas

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Celebrate the Seventh Day of Christmas appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, seven swans a-swimming. This idea comes from Take a feather from the swan as symbolism.

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How Managers Can Learn to Go With the Flow

On The Job

No one would argue with the statement that the last 18 months have been challenging for workers. But it's also been a very, very challenging time for managers.

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Episode 403: John Meese talks about Profit, Growth and Thriving


Find out how to move from survival to thriving with your business with economist-turned-entrepreneur John Meese.

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Nice Is Not Enough: How Mindy Stearns Builds a Culture of Kindness


We could all use a little extra kindness, and leaders are better placed than most to spread it. Mindy Stearns is so committed to doing her part that she took on the title of Chief Kindness Officer at mortgage lender Kind Lending.

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3 Tips to Prepare for Holiday Time Off

Jen Lawrence

Preparing for time out of the office for the holidays is frustratingly stressful. It’s supposed to be the most magical time of the year and somewhere amongst the gifts, parties, and holiday movies, we are still expected to carry our normal workload. The audacity!

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16 planet-friendly gift ideas, recommended by TED speakers


The holidays are here — a time for family, friends and festivities. But it’s also a season of consumerism, which is costing our planet a hefty price. .

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Celebrate the Fourth Day of Christmas

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Celebrate the Fourth Day of Christmas appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, four calling birds Use today to prepare your personal communication tools for next year.

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What Does Your Pride Say About You?

On The Job

Many of us have been taught from a young age that lacking humility is a downfall. Of course, now that social media has come along, it seems that bragging is an art form.

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Life Missions with LifeHack


I sat down with my old boss – Leon Ho, founder and CEO of Lifehack – to discuss how his organization helps individuals be more productive, effective, and successful. . Do you still think that goal setting is important? Aren’t people tired of setting goals?

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Burnout Can Be a Sign of Big Business Growth—Here’s What to Do Next


Sometimes in life, pain and difficulty can be positive signs. To the bootstrapping entrepreneur , for example, feelings of burnout may be inevitable, but it might actually mean you’re on the right track. If there’s more and more work to be done, your business is probably growing.

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Cold Calling in Recruitment: 13 Things Recruiters Must Remember

Recruit CRM

Cold calling in recruitment is one of the most common and effective strategies recruiters have adopted and has become integral in identifying quality candidates.

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3 Things I Learned About Myself in 2021

Go Burrows

The amazing and challenging year of 2021 is almost over. As I reflect on all that’s happened this year, I find it helpful to consider a more personal version of the question, “What have I learned this year?”

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Take Time for Rest and Relaxation

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Take Time for Rest and Relaxation appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It’s three days before Christmas and things are ready to go. There will be a couple of things that need to be done on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Is climate change increasing the number and intensity of tornadoes? Here are 3 things that scientists know


The deadly tornado outbreak that tore through communities from Arkansas to Illinois on the night of December 10-11 2021, was so unusual in its duration and strength that a lot of people — including the US president — are asking what role climate change might have played , and if tornadoes will become more common in a warming world.

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Q&A for Productivityist


Productivityist sat down with Leon Ho, founder and CEO of Lifehack, to discuss how his organization helps individuals be more productive, effective, and successful. . Do you still think that goal setting is important? Aren’t people tired of setting goals?

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This Digital Nomad Couple Sold Everything to Travel the World in a Sailboat—Here’s What They’ve Learned About Life, Goal Setting and Relationships


Her name is Polar Seal. She’s 40 feet long, bright white with a thin blue stripe down each side and a monochromatic logo of a seal at the helm. To the sailing community, she’s a 2007 Beneteau Oceanis 40 with a two-cabin layout.

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Recruit CRM Is Leading The GetApp Category Leaders Chart In The Recruiting Agency Software Category

Recruit CRM

Recruit CRM has been placed on GetApp’s newly released Category Leaders Report for Recruiting Agency Software , a free online service that helps organisations find the right software. Category Leaders are designed to help small businesses evaluate which software products may be right for them.

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Ep 147: Giovanna de Beij – Executive Assistant at Royal BAM

Go Burrows

Giovanna de Beij has worked as an executive assistant for 16 years at companies like Mattel, Philips, and HERE Technologies.

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