March, 2009

10 Simple Ways To Overcome Depression and Sadness - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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5 Tips for Finding a Great Virtual Assistant

Office Organization Success

I’ve been hearing too many stories of late from fellow business owners, clients, and colleagues who have had bad experiences when partnering with a virtual assistant. So in this article I thought I would shake things up a bit and share with you my five tips for finding a GREAT virtual assistant for your business… and believe me, there ARE many great VAs out there; you just need to know what you want before you go looking! Decide what your requirements are.

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Promote Healthy Habits in Your Kids

Office Dynamics

Some of you may be in the season of motherhood of young children. Children aren’t born with the ability to eat and live healthy. It’s up to you to foster healthy habits. The earlier, the better. Here are some tips: Work out with your kids. It keeps you and the children fit. For the kids, a half hour of vigorous outdoor activity twice a day is ideal. Limit TV. There are too many commercials for unhealthy foods. And remember; don’t provide snacks unless the kids are hungry. Make it easy.

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Seeing issues distinctly--one piece of the relationship puzzle

Virtual Moxie

Had this come up for me today in a completely different context, but thought I'd share it with you, 'cause I know I do it sometimes, when I'm not paying attention…and noticing it can really help me right things that have gotten off

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Organizing in Six Words

Clutter Coach

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Time for another NAVA meetup

Loosely Speaking

Do you meet up with your colleagues regularly? Meetups with those who share the same challenges and resources as you can be very motivational and, yes, comforting. In times like these, it feels good to share ideas and extend a helping

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Why You Should Ignore Your Horoscope - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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More Trending

Executive Speak

Office Dynamics

Hello Admins! I’m working on a handout for an upcoming workshop and wanted to share something important with you. It has to do with learning to communicate and use words that executives use. When you learn to communicate in a fashion that they like and regularly use, you will create a more synergistic relationship with them. It will open the lines of communication and they will view you more as a business partner. So here are some quick tips. Practice and let me know how it works for you!

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On "disappearing."

Virtual Moxie

Danielle wrote a post about six weeks ago where she wrote about something I'd written in this post about creating safety in the relationships you have with your clients. Specifically, she thought that my writing, “No disappearing--even

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The SHED Philosophy of Organizing

Clutter Coach

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Time for another NAVA meetup

Loosely Speaking

Do you meet up with your colleagues regularly? Meetups with those who share the same challenges and resources as you can be very motivational and, yes, comforting. In times like these, it feels good to share ideas and extend a helping

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10 First Date Tips for the Modern Gentleman - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Grab TONS of Quality Internet Marketing Products

Office Organization Success

The Friday the 13th Giveaway has recently launched and there are TONS of quality Internet Marketing products sitting around waiting for you to download them all! Click Here to grab your Products. There are gifts in this giveaway covering so many aspects of online business, from traffic generation and list-building to Web 2.0 and blogging. Don’t miss this chance to download thousands of dollars worth of products for free and get the resources you need to build your online business.

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Dealing With Co-Workers Who Won't Pull Their Weight at Work

On The Job

It's late. Most of the offices are dark, and the only sound if the "squeak, squeak, squeak" of the cleaning guy's cart as he slowly wheels it down a nearby hallway. At your desk, you try again to focus on the work in front of you. You've been working for 14 hours straight, and only grabbed some potato chips and a soda from the vending machine for dinner. Your head pounds and your neck and back are one continuous pulse of pain. You long ago shed your jacket and rolled up your sleeves.

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Working With a Difficult Boss?

Office Dynamics

Some managers are really difficult to work with; others are just misunderstood. You have to figure out the real difference so you can increase your job satisfaction. How do you do that? Usually, tense situations with another are geared around communications. You may have very different communication styles. (I’ll I’ll write about this in another blog.) You can be very different in how you view things at work. This is called different perceptions. Then there can be a difference in expectations.

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Ways to Make Decluttering Easier

Clutter Coach

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Spring means new acquaintances and new projects

Loosely Speaking

Between wordpress projects for clients and getting my new e-book on web development finished, I've enjoyed meeting with some new-to-me people who are launching some interesting projects this Spring. Among them are Craig Dombey

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How to Avoid Overreacting and Acting like a Juvenile - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

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“Tracey, I’m a VA. Is a place in the TAKE ACTION Group suitable for me?”

Office Organization Success

Oh absolutely! Not only are you a VA but you’re also a solo business owner too. And by becoming a member in the Easy Office Organization TAKE ACTION Group I’ll not only be able to teach you how to create office organization and online marketing systems in your business, but you’ll be able to take that information and implement it in your client’s businesses too… making you a much sought- after VA! Ready to grab one of only 20 spots available ? Click Here.

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How to Protect Your Personal Brand When Your Company's Reputation Sucks

On The Job

Just imagine, for a moment, what it must be like to be an AIG employee. Armed guards at the door. Your top executives threatened in horrific ways, even if they had nothing to do with the executive bonus debacle. Even AIG families have been threatened. Dan Schawbel , a personal branding expert, says there’s no doubt that current AIG employees are going to be “tainted” by the “bad corporate reputation” of AIG.

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Peer Power: Administrative and Executive Assistants Unite

Office Dynamics

Hello Admins! Do you really understand the power administrative assistants, executives assistants, and administrative professionals wield when they unite? I do. I have seen it for more than 18 years. When you unite with your peers, share common goals, employ outstanding communication skills, and set aside differences, there are no limits to what you can accomplish. I am every excited to be launching the first administrative Blog-a-thon! I hope you will spread the word to your network of admins.

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Microorganizing

Clutter Coach

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Professional Development Opportunity for VA Entrepreneurs

Loosely Speaking

Here's a short except from my conversation on web development and SEO with Jeannine Clontz, owner of Accurate Business Services and vabizcoach. We spoke yesterday, March 18, 2009, as a part of her Insider series for Virtual Assistants

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How to Change Your Life in 30 Seconds or Less - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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“Tracey, will you be covering list building?”

Office Organization Success

Since I launched details of the Easy Office Organization TAKE ACTION Group on Tuesday, I’ve been getting lots of questions about the program, but the main one seems to be around list building and whether we’ll be covering it in the TAG – it seems this is a really hot topic for a lot of you! So, let me answer that one for you now… Absolutely we will be covering list building!

2009 109

When working isn't fun: Ho hum, ho hum, it's off to work I go.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you ever get that ho hum feeling about your job and know it is time to consider moving on? After four years at my previous job I knew it was time to go. When an opportunity came up, I went for it

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Peer Power: Administrative and Executive Assistants Unite

Office Dynamics

Hello Admins! Do you really understand the power administrative assistants, executives assistants, and administrative professionals wield when they unite? I do. I have seen it for more than 18 years. When you unite with your peers, share common goals, employ outstanding communication skills, and set aside differences, there are no limits to what you can accomplish. I am every excited to be launching the first administrative Blog-a-thon! I hope you will spread the word to your network of admins.

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New Organizing Ezine

Clutter Coach

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SEO Teleseminar Wednesday March 18

Loosely Speaking

Here's a great opportunity to listen in on a conversation on web development and SEO between myself and colleague Jeannine Clontz, owner of Accurate Business Services and vabizcoach. Jeannine hosts monthly “Elite Virtual Assistance

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Lance Armstrong's Guide to Getting What You Want in Life - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

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“Tracey, will you teach me how to organize and track my tasks?”

Office Organization Success

Definitely! In the first three weeks of the Easy Office Organization TAKE ACTION Group we’ll be setting the foundational systems for your business – you wouldn’t build a roof without first building the walls to support it, would you? And so it’s the same with your business. How to organize your office, create your core office management systems, and plan your time all form the foundations for your business – without these core systems in place you can’t effectively market your business.

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Expert Advice on How to Deal With Current Mind-Blowing Stress

On The Job

Some days I think there should be another word for stress besides "stress." I mean, does one simple word really describe what millions of people are experiencing these days? We've been complaining for years that we have too much stress at work. Studies have shown that we get headaches, stomach pains, back problems and may even make ourselves more susceptible to things like cancer because of the pressure we feel in our lives. But nothing could have prepared us for what we feel now.

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The First Administrative Blog-a-thon Starts Here

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics, our passion is not only training assistants to shine and excel, but bringing national attention to this wonderful profession. The week of April 20 is Administrative Professionals Week and April 22 is Administrative Professionals Day. We are inviting admins from across the globe to participate in what we hope will be the world largest Blog-a-thon for the Administrative Assistant / Professional.

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Psyche Yourself Up to Get Organized

Clutter Coach

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How to stay on top of your marketing and networking tasks

Loosely Speaking

Today I'm excited to feature a guest post by my friend and colleague, Tara Fort, owner of Versatility! Take it away, Tara! What a treat to be featured as a guest blogger on Loosely Speaking. Every month, Katie and I meet to provide tips

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Spice Up Your Life: 7 Awesome Adventure Ideas - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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“Tracey, creating a more organized office is exactly what I need right now but I’m not sure I’ve got the time to participate in a workgroup. Will it be worth my while to join?”

Office Organization Success

Actually, whilst the Easy Office Organization TAKE ACTION Group is designed to support solopreneurs and help them get more organized, streamlined, and automated, I’m more than happy if you wanted to send one of your team members in your place. For example, you could send your VA along and I’ll teach your VA how to systemize, streamline, and automate your business… talk about time saving! Ready to grab one of only 20 spots available ? Click Here.

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