July, 2010

Some BIG News To Share

ProAssisting Blog

Yep, your eyes are not deceiving you… that's Baby Bull sucking its thumb! Stephanie and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting at the beginning of November. Needless to say, life has gotten a little bit crazy real quick in the

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How to Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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51 Ways to Break a Limiting Belief

Eat Your Career

Are limiting beliefs preventing you from achieving the personal and professional success you deserve? Discover 51 simple strategies for breaking limiting beliefs and free yourself once and for all

2010 216

How To Take Advantage Of The 80/20 Rule

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. If you are like most knowledge workers, you might be familiar with the 80/20 rule or the Pareto Principle which states that the 80% of the effects come from the 20% of causes. This means that 80% of your output is produced by 20% of your input.

2010 209

The Trend Towards US Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

The New York Times article Is Manufacturing Coming Back to the US? discusses the increasing and hidden costs of manufacturing in China, resulting in manufacturing in the US becoming more cost effective. Chinese manufacturing costs are

2010 194

10 Tips to Help Keep Your Desk Clean

Ian's Messy Desk

This is one of the more popular posts at Ian's Messy Desk. I'm reposting with some update information. How much stuff do you have sitting on your desk or in your work area? A while back, Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers

2010 189

Are you keeping your kids safe on Facebook?

Virtual Moxie

While suspecting that most VAs who read VMoxie are pretty social-media savvy, and probably use SM—including Facebook--to their own, and their clients' business advantages, I wondered how many are savvy when it comes to keeping their own

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Are You a Job Hopper? 3 Reasons Why You Can't Stick It Out

Eat Your Career

Are you a job hopper? If you're a serial job hopper, don't worry: I'm not here to pick on you. This article isn't about placing blame; it's about exploring motivation. You see, I've worked with a lot of people who want desperately to

2010 196

Getting Things Done With StickySorter

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. The Function of an organization system is primarily to supply the reminders you need to see when you need to see them. David Allen. Choosing what system to apply in your environment can either make or unmake your productivity standing. Failing to choose what is appropriate and what fits you can bang up your productivity flow.

2010 179

Reader Poll: Eco-Office Gals New Theme

Eco-Office Gals

So, it’s been a few weeks since Eco-Office Gals Launched the new site design and I’m curious as to what you think of it. Mind taking a second of your time to let me know? Thanks! Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Post from: Eco-Office Gals Reader Poll: Eco-Office Gals New Theme. Share and Enjoy: Tags: Eco-Office Gals

2010 168

Boiling Water, Or Being Aware of Stress

Simple Productivity Blog

There's an old wives' tale that if you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water he will jump out, but if you put a frog in a pot of cool water and slowly raise it to boiling the frog will allow himself to be boiled to death

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Trust your knowing

Virtual Moxie

When I first started AssistU in '97, I did a daily (well, five days/week) email blast called Daily Assistant. Back in the day, I used a majordomo to send it out, the only option was text, and there were no scheduling tools

2010 160

7 Reasons Why You Are Time Poor - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 217

Bad Career Advice: It's Not WHAT You Know, It's WHO You Know

Eat Your Career

Speed Networking This is post is part of my Bad Career Advice series in which I expose outdated, clichéd, and counterproductive advice for exactly what it is. This is perhaps one of the most frequently repeated pieces of bad career

2010 162

How To Dig Yourself Out Of The Productivity Pit

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Act after having made assessments. The one who first knows the far and near wins – this is the rule of armed struggle. Sun Tzu, in The Art of War.

2010 166

The Green Challenge Giveaway

Eco-Office Gals

A Distinctive Style Magazine is offering a wonderful giveaway to their readers and I am honored to share it with you! All you have to do is tell them in 250 words or less what your Green Challenge has been so far this year and how you conquered it, therefore reducing your carbon footprint. Visit their giveaway page to enter now! Enter the Green Challenge Giveaway and you could win some of the most desirable merchandise on the market today.

2010 165

Do Small Businesses Still Need a Website?

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting web trends is the shift away from traditional websites. The dramatic growth in social media use - especially Facebook - is resulting in more small businesses choosing to use social media sites as their

2010 157

Simplifying Vacation Preparation Using Remember The Milk

Simple Productivity Blog

I recently went on vacation. Vacation for an extended period, for me, means that I have to do prep work to ready the house and animals for the absence. I know I've written before how I cannot rely on my memory for any accuracy with a

2010 154

How to Walk a Mile in Someone Else's Shoes - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Career Management: Defining the Process and Purpose

Eat Your Career

The term “career management” is a bit abstract for some people. It sounds like this fluffy, indefinable concept that doesn't really mean a whole lot. In reality, career management is a very significant and specific process that

2010 160

10 Reasons Why You Need To Establish Your Online Identity

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. If you are on the mid-level of your career, it is most likely that your job now is not going to be the same job that you will have until retirement. It is usually natural for any employee to seek the greener pasture.

2010 166

Green Gem of the Week: Sarva Soap

Eco-Office Gals

Our Green Gem of the Week is Sarva Soap. Sarva soap is an award winning soap company owned and operated by Michelle Gilbert. I have had the pleasure of “virtually&# knowing and working with Michelle for almost 2 years. She has graciously sponsored both Green My World Earth Day Giveaways as well as a giveaway when Eco-Office Gals re-launched into the world of WordPress. Yet, it wasn’t until recently had the honor of receiving some of her soaps to try for myself.

2010 164

Life's too short to tolerate.anything!

Virtual Moxie

Life is long and wonderful, and there are countless opportunities for incredibly fabulous experiences. But life is absolutely too short to tolerate.anything. What I mean is that if this is the only life that any of us knows for sure

2010 148

Prevent Backsliding By Finding Your Killer Instinct

Simple Productivity Blog

A lot of personal development advice seems to revolve around the concept of improving areas of your life that are completely messed up. If you are incredibly disorganized, stressed out, and unhealthy then it makes sense to try to

2010 149

Strategies to Help Build Your Self Esteem - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

Is Facebook Replacing Traditional Websites?

Small Business Labs

Yesterday's post Do Small Businesses Still Need a Website? generated more traffic and emails than usual. The general consensus from the feedback is that despite the growth of social media, having a traditional website is still a good

Let Us Talk About Innovation

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. “ People who have lost their adaptiveness naturally resist change.&#. John W. Gardner. Innovation is the only way that a company, or any business for that matter, can continue to grow. In fact, the very survival of the organization greatly depends on whether or not it can adapt itself to the constant change in its environment.

2010 164

Guest Post: 5 Indispensable iPhone Apps for Virtual Assistants

Eco-Office Gals

If you are hoping to stand out from the rest as a highly regarded, top quality virtual assistant, then you must realize that it is essential for you to have on hand all tools and resources that assist your clients in getting work done faster and easier. Not only will these tools help your clients, they will also help you run your own business hassle free. The iPhone is the perfect device for getting work done for your clients when you’re on the go or away from your desk.

2010 157

5 Keys to Business Success?

Tips From T. Marie

Occasionally I’m asked to do interviews related to my business. Most of them ask similar questions, how did you start, when did you get your first client, what you did for marketing… but recently one of these interviews asked me what I thought were the five keys to success. That one made me stop and think. Based on my experiences, just what were those five keys? I came up with the following five items after some thought. Determination. Preparation. Professionalism. Confidence. Vision.

2010 141

Taking Breaks for Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

This wasn't the article I had planned for today. The fact is, I've been struggling for the last few weeks, trying hard to fill out the editorial calendar. But the words wouldn't come. It wasn't until I was in the middle of my yearly

2010 142

14 Ways to Expand Your Influence - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Business Incubators Versus Coworking Spaces

Small Business Labs

An interesting trend we're seeing is business incubators offering coworking options, and at the same time coworking facilities are offering incubator-like services. The overlap is being driven by the growing number of early stage

2010 145

The Habit Of Getting Things Done

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Author's Note: This is Part 3 of the series " Establishing The Habit Of Staying Productive "]. Series Outline: Introduction. The Habit Of To-Do List. The Habit Of Getting Things Done. The Habit Of Celebrating Milestones. The Habit Of Getting Things Done. Man has been working his toil since time immemorial.

2010 162

Green Gem of the Week: Staybull Flooring™

Eco-Office Gals

In the past, if you wanted to use wood for your green home, you were forced to use reclaimed flooring that was salvaged from old barns and warehouses. Reclaimed flooring really shines in traditional design aesthetics where a more rustic look is desired. What if you’re aiming for a newer look? One that fits in your modern, contemporary, or transitional green home? Enter Staybull Flooring™.

2010 152

The Workplace is a Productivity Killer

Professional Assistant Blog

You walk into your office, sit down and unpack your bag, possibly your lunch and agenda, like I do each morning. Then you turn on your computer, put your food in the fridge and head back to your desk. Before you can even open the first e-mail that’s marked urgent, your boss shows up and asks you to send him the latest sales report on the department’s products. Then your co-worker starts.

2010 139

Declare your independence!

Virtual Moxie

Freedombutterfly. I realize that, for those of us here in the US, Independence Day was Sunday past. But my intern reminded me of a post I wrote about declaring indepence four years ago, and in reading it again, I got such a kick out of

2010 138

12 Ways To Build Your Business While Keeping Your Family First.

Dumb Little Man

2010 209