Sat.Nov 14, 2015 - Fri.Nov 20, 2015

5 Ways to Achieve Any Goal

Dumb Little Man

You are frustrated! You passionately desire to move from where you are to that grand goal you have set for yourself. The only problem is that you seems to fall short of reaching your goal every single time. The passion just seem to die off over time. You are perplexed! What happened? You started out with so much excitement, your goals and the thought of accomplishing them put a spring on your steps every single time. Somewhere along the line things changed and you simply lost track of time!

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3 Simple Steps to Taking Time Away from Your Business

Office Organization Success

“I don’t have time for a vacation!” ” “My family are sick of talking to my back as I’m constantly hunched over my desk!” ” “Give me five more minutes … and I’ll watch that movie with you.” ” Does any of this sound familiar? I hear it a lot from entrepreneurs. They start their business because they want freedom … a flexible schedule.

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Better Time Management With Goals

Simple Productivity Blog

Many time management systems say that you should block out time on your calendar for everything you need to do. This means that if you need to take out the garbage, you should schedule time on your calendar to do so. However, this sort of planning can be counterproductive, stifling and rigid. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can have better time management with goals. I’m not talking about the project-based goals, or life goals or finish-line goals here.

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Risk Profiles of Freelancers Versus Non-Freelancers

Small Business Labs

There's lots of people criticizing independent work these days as being too unpredictable, risky and all around bad for both workers and the economy. But a pattern we've noticed is almost all the criticism comes from people with traditional jobs. This got us thinking about risk profile differences between independent workers and those with traditional jobs.

2015 159

3 Monumental Startup Disasters And How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Them

Dumb Little Man

Startup culture and entrepreneurship in the US is on the rise. The darlings of Silicon Valley – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Snapchat to name a few – have all started with a simple concept. Along the road of their development, huge fortunes have been gained. These are the glorious stories of success we watch in films like “The Social Network” that likely put people under the misconception that anyone can be an overnight millionaire.

2015 202

All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we love what we do. Part of what we do is provide tools and services to administrative professionals to enhance the quality of their work-life that promote administrative excellence. We offer high level coaching, onsite workshops, an annual conference for administrative excellence, an executive assistant boot camp and more. However we aren’t able to reach every administrative professional with our our premium programs.

2015 171

Why Does This Geek Girl Use a Paper Planner?

Tips From T. Marie

If you’ve been reading my blog or following me on social media for any length of time, you know that I’m a lover of technology. From my online tech services to reading my books on a Kindle , I love tech and tech gadgets. So why did I recently purchase a paper planner to keep track of my schedule? I’ve been using calendars in Outlook, Google calendar and on my iPhone for years. The first thing I do when a new meeting, event or appointment is scheduled is add it to my Calendar in Outlook.

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6 Manageable Steps to Life Goals Achievement

Dumb Little Man

There are many steps one can take to achieve their goals. Though different, they all have one thing in common; you can only go so far, if you do not take them together. Yes, they are all important in building the right character for success in an individual, but the trick in building this persona, is to implement all these steps into one’s lifestyle. The below are the steps so discussed.

2015 197

Keep Your Cool Without Blowing a Fuse!

Eco-Office Gals

Summer: the time of long, hot, days and nights, dense green foliage and lazy barbecue-filled afternoons. But as enjoyable as the summer months can be, it’s all too easy for your home to overheat.

2015 116

The Revolutionary Assistant: Disrupt the Status Quo [Free Webinar Replay]

Office Dynamics

It’s no secret that our world is changing faster than anyone thought possible. As an assistant in the modern workplace, it can feel practically impossible to keep up with the ever-evolving landscape of technology, innovation, and connectivity. All too often, assistants struggle to adapt. Even those who are naturally agile still feel pulled along by forces outside their control.

2015 165

Store your jewelry with the Gem Genie

Clutter Coach

by Today’s post is about the Gem Genie , a jewelry organizer created by local gal Brody McHugh, who lives in Mill Valley. Brody’s inspiration was her own jewelry drawer. Over time, she’d collected stacks of tiny boxes, larger boxes, zippered bags, bags with little snaps, etc. Her jewelry took up a lot of space in an awkward configuration. All the containers were opaque so she often hunted for particular pieces, or forgot about them entirely.

2015 109

5 Tips to Use Social Media for eLearning Content

Dumb Little Man

So you want to promote your eLearning content on social media. Well, you’re not the only one. These days, everyone and their mother is trying to promote their business on social media. So the question is, how do you stand out in a sea of content that seeks not only to educate, but entertain? It’s not as easy as it looks, so here is some actionable advice you can use to reach your social media goals.

How to Help Your Company Spot the Next Big Thing

On The Job

If only there was really such a thing as spidey-sense. The ability of Spider-Man to sense things about to go terribly wrong would be of great benefit to many businesses today. Teams would know to stay away from innovations that no one wants. Leaders would know the projects that are about to implode. Unfortunately, such a thing doesn’t exist in the real world. Instead, teams and leaders must develop other ways to figure out what will work, and what won’t.

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Today Is Going To Be Awesome

Office Dynamics

I hope you are feeling awesome today. I’m going to go out on a limb here and proclaim, even if you aren’t feeling awesome-yet, today is going to be awesome. Do you ever wake up on a work day morning and think, “Another day going to work, taking the kids to day care, cooking dinner, and going to sleep. Is that all there is to life?” There are days we feel that way and there are weeks when we feel that way.

2015 143

Myths About Being Organized

Clutter Coach

by When I taught organizing skills at adult school, I devised this matrix to bust some myths about organized people. I did it because I realized that many students, although they’d paid money and were attending the class, had some negative ideas about what being organized means. I also knew that my students weren’t going to get very far if they thought that the place they were going wasn’t any fun!

2015 109

How NOT to Try and Help People in Times of Stress

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are a kind, helpful person or an egoistic introvert, you will always find yourself in a situation when you can’t help but to feel sorry for a person and try your best to support him or her. Of course, there are people who are urging to look friendly and supportive for their own benefit, but there are surely a lot of people who mean it from the heart.

2015 183

Punctuating “So” at the Beginning of a Sentence

Daily Writing Tips

A reader remarked on my punctuation of so at the beginning of several sentences in a recent post: No commas after “so” as you have used here in your examples! Here are two of the offending sentences: So, how was the interview? So, what should we do now? These examples appear in a discussion of a use of so that is common in spoken English. The written form I gave them represents a style of casual speech.

2015 83

Less

Productivityist

Note from Mike: I’m in the midst of NOWvember planning so I’m offering up another post that was originally published in The Productivityist Weekly. Not signed up for the newsletter yet? Click here and you’ll get it delivered to your inbox every week and receive a copy of The Way of The Productivityist Manifesto absolutely FREE! I’ve been doing a lot lately. Too much of a lot lately, actually. I pride myself on being able to handle multiple things and yet not multitask.

2015 80

How to Successfully Manage Remote Employees

Office Dynamics

Whether it is a few employees or your entire workforce, it is becoming more and more likely that if you have employees, you are facing the challenge of managing remote workers. In fact, between 2005 and 2012, the number of remote workers in the U.S. grew by almost 80 percent. In 2014, 10 percent of all employees worked remotely. Organizations from Automattic to the U.S.

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How to Get Great Testimonials for Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Social proof is a great way to bring credibility to your business, and to encourage people to buy from you. But all too often, either clients are too busy to give you a testimonial, or they don’t know how to write a testimonial that will increase your credibility instead of simply being white noise on your website.

2015 180

In and Of Itself

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, Is the term ‘in and of itself’ usually associated with a reward, complete: can the reward be either in or of itself or is the separate use insufficient. I had to puzzle over the question a bit. I think it is asking if the phrases “in itself” and “of itself” can be used separately to mean intrinsically instead of being lumped together as “in and of itself.” Yes, they can. in itself. This game is in itself an insult to anyone who buys it.

2015 78

The Power Of A New Start

Productivityist

This is a guest post by Johan D’Haeseleer. His passion lies helping others grow in personal effectiveness by maximizing your time and maximizing your life. You can connect with him on his website here or on Twitter @johandhaeseleer. Have you ever been asked the question “If you could start over—knowing what you know now—what would you do differently?” ” Quite the question isn’t it. Would you do everything over again, or would you take a different fork in the road?

2015 70

How to Never Be a Victim Again

On The Job

Remember what 2008 felt like? And 2009? Pretty grim years. Thousands of people lost their jobs, and didn't have the foggiest idea of where to turn. Now, with unemployment at its lowest level in seven years (5.4%), those memories may be fading for many people. Big mistake. No one should ever forget what that felt like. The panic. The sleepless nights. The internal scolding of "Why didn't I network more?" "Why Why didn't I look for a new job sooner?" "Why

2015 95

Why You Need Good Writing Skills To Survive College

Dumb Little Man

Anyone can write. But not everyone can write well. College requires a lot of writing.This isn’t like high school where you can pass a 500-word essay about your reflection on a movie and get away with an easy A+. College writing involves more analysis, citing of facts and days of research. You will encounter professors who might require you to submit different kinds of writing assignments. It can be in the form of book reviews, essays or term papers.

2015 179

“Liminal” Is Not a “Fancy Word”

Daily Writing Tips

The other morning I heard someone on NPR use the word liminal. He immediately referred to it apologetically as “a fancy word.”. Granted, liminal is not an everyday word, but it is one that adult readers encounter if they progress very far beyond the Ayres List. The Extended Ayres List is a list of 1500 of the most common words, ranked by difficulty. It’s widely used as a spelling and vocabulary benchmark in US schools.).

2015 77

The Productivityist Podcast 66: A Doer Who Likes To Be with Michael Townsend Williams

Productivityist

This episode of the podcast features a conversation with Michael Townsend Williams, who is known as “A doer who likes to be.” He’s the founder of Breathe Sync™ and the author of the book Do Breathe…and he’s a big believer in mindful productivity. We talk about that very subject, yoga, and a lot more. Enjoy! Relevant Links. Stillworks. Getting Things Done with David Allen | The Productivityist Podcast. The DO Lectures | Michael Townsend Williams. Do Breathe by Michael Townsend Williams.

2015 65

[ Video ] Conversations With A Mysterious Partner – Motivation

Brilliantly Better

As of today I’m starting a new experiment. I want to provide, apart from regular blog posts, videos. I had a few trials with video … The post [ Video ] Conversations With A Mysterious Partner – Motivation appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2015 55

Introducing Examples

Daily Writing Tips

A reader has asked me about my use of the abbreviation Ex. Does [Ex.] mean ‘for example’? I’ve only known one abbreviation and that’s ‘eg’ If that is the case can you please explain where eg came from? Sometimes I use Ex. to mean “for example” or “an example.” Sometimes I spell out “for example.” And when I’m feeling academic, I use e.g. to introduce a list of examples. E.g. is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase exempli gratia , “for the sake of example.”.

2015 74

Hypocrite or Just Liar?

Daily Writing Tips

The word hypocrite is especially popular during election season. Here’s a small sampling from the Web: Former Senator Landrieu calls Jindal ‘a hypocrite’. Wall Street executives are fighting back against Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, branding [him] a hypocrite for attacking the big banks. Carly Fiorina Slams Tim Cook As A Hypocrite For Indiana Criticism. Black Professor Calls Ben Carson Hypocrite. Carly Fiorina Slams Hillary Clinton As a Hypocrite.

2015 73

Chances Fat and Slim

Daily Writing Tips

A reader wonders about two expressions: For many years I’ve wondered about Fat Chance and Slim Chance – both meaning “little chance,” but where’d they come from? The Ngram Viewer indicates that “slim chance” came along about eighty years earlier than “fat chance” and that “slim chance” is far more common in print than “fat chance.” A Google search shows the expressions in about equal use on the Web.

2015 71

Less

Productivityist

Note from Mike: I’m in the midst of NOWvember planning so I’m offering up another post that was originally published in The Productivityist Weekly. Not signed up for the newsletter yet? Click here and you’ll get it delivered to your inbox every week and receive a copy of The Way of The Productivityist Manifesto absolutely FREE! I’ve been doing a lot lately. Too much of a lot lately, actually. I pride myself on being able to handle multiple things and yet not multitask.

2015 58

The Power Of A New Start

Productivityist

This is a guest post by Johan D’Haeseleer. His passion lies helping others grow in personal effectiveness by maximizing your time and maximizing your life. You can connect with him on his website here or on Twitter @johandhaeseleer. Have you ever been asked the question “If you could start over—knowing what you know now—what would you do differently?” ” Quite the question isn’t it. Would you do everything over again, or would you take a different fork in the road?

2015 55

Eponymous Revisited

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, What is it with eponymous ? I never understand its use. Eponymous is the adjective form of the noun eponym. It derives from the Greek combination epi (upon) + onyma (name). eponym noun : one who gives, or is supposed to give, his name to a people, place, or institution. The earliest application of eponymous was in the context of the names of countries, tribes, and nations.

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The Productivityist Podcast 66: A Doer Who Likes To Be with Michael Townsend Williams

Productivityist

This episode of the podcast features a conversation with Michael Townsend Williams, who is known as “A doer who likes to be.” He’s the founder of Breathe Sync™ and the author of the book Do Breathe…and he’s a big believer in mindful productivity. We talk about that very subject, yoga, and a lot more. Enjoy! Relevant Links. Stillworks. Getting Things Done with David Allen | The Productivityist Podcast. The DO Lectures | Michael Townsend Williams. Do Breathe by Michael Townsend Williams.

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