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11 Surprising Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep

Dumb Little Man

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical to your mental and physical well-being. Few things are more frustrating than when you lay down, and you simply can’t go to sleep. We’re going outline several common but surprising reasons why you can’t sleep below. You Have Blue-Light Insomnia. Experts (and maybe even your family) has repeated time and time again to turn off the electronics before you go to bed. If you don’t, you could fall victim to blue-light insomnia.

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If time management is so obvious why don’t you have enough time?

Practically Perfect PA

If time management is so obvious why don’t you have enough time? Time Management is so obvious, and it’s unlikely you will read anything new in this blog post. So why should you keep reading? Simple, if you already ‘know what do to’…WHY aren’t you doing it? WHY don’t you have more time than you know […]. Assist Events Core Competencies Featured Time Management Virtual Summit Writers admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Time management

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5 Things You Must Do When Providing References

On The Job

Once an employer gets around to checking your references, you may be feeling quite confident that a job offer is coming your way. Hold on. According to an Accountemps survey , one in three candidates are removed from job consideration after checking with their references. The problem is often that references don't know that they're your references because you neglected to ask them. Or, you asked so long ago that they have forgotten.

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The desk is still messy.

Ian's Messy Desk

The post The desk is still messy. appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It is almost four years since I last posted anything here. Now , it’s time to reactivate. Over the next while, I will add new content. The layout is somewhat old-school blog, and needs updating. My web-design skills are rusty and haven’t really kept up with changes over the past few years. Welcome back. Hopefully, you will find content that is useful. You just finished reading The desk is still messy. !

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Startup SEO: 5 Tips to Get More Organic Traffic

Dumb Little Man

Many startup businesses believe that SEO is both time-consuming and too inefficient to provide traffic fast — but this is simply wrong! Search engine optimization can quickly turn around traffic to your site and provide a huge number of benefits, including free leads and garnering trust and credibility within your niche. Here are 5 tips on how to get more organic traffic: Crawl your website and gain insights into your technical SEO level.

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Recruiting your replacement – where do you start?

Practically Perfect PA

When I started researching this topic, I found a whole load of articles on why businesses should never, and I mean NEVER, let the incumbent member of staff recruit their replacement. There were a whole load of reasons that I kinda agreed with, but from experience, this is something that a lot of Assistants have […]. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants conducting an interview Core skills EA Executive Assistant Interviews Office manager PA Personal Assistant

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Administrative Professionals Day is Just Around the Corner

Office Dynamics

Here we go again! Administrative Professionals Week and Day will soon be upon us. The dates are April 22 – 26. Here at Office Dynamics, we love to celebrate administrative professionals of all walks of life in a big way. Since I worked as an executive assistant for 20 years before starting Office Dynamics, I thoroughly understand what it is like to be in your job and walk in your shoes. I loved being an assistant. It was an exciting career. There was always an element of surprise.

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How To Convince Your Boss To Let You Work Remotely

Dumb Little Man

You’re a 9-to-5 desk jockey chained to your cube. The ambient chatter of your co-workers has burned into your earholes. The worst part? You can do your job from anywhere and be more productive. Instead, you have to wake up at 6 am. It feels akin to crossing the Sahara desert with no camel. Take heart and put your party pants on because you’re about to start working from a hammock and enjoy the blue sky. Here’s what you can do when asking your boss to work from home.

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Podcast 116: The perils of storage space

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! This is podcast 116 and it’s about the perils of storage space. Are you scared? You should be! I came across a post on the website Becoming Minimalist, which has some great tips on downsizing for families. This post cited statistics about how much stuff people own and how much room it takes up. Here are some of them.

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The solution-focused temp

Practically Perfect PA

Securing a forward-thinking and solution-focused temporary assistant is often high on priorities when executives enter the market for a new assistant. So how can you deliver your best self in such a short amount of time? The need for a temp can strike at any moment or may be part of a longer route to […]. Career Development Featured Job Hunting Sponsored posts admin administrators assistants Career EA Employment Executive Assistant Job hunting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Temp wor

Positive Career Affirmation #5

Eat Your Career

I confidently express my opinions and ideas at work…and others listen. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #5 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations communication confidence

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7 Characteristics of A Broken, Undefined, and Unhappy Life

Dumb Little Man

Are you really living the life you want? We all have some characteristics that hold us back from the life we dream for ourselves. Motivational gurus constantly claim to have the answers and aren’t shy about telling us to do this and that. If you’re reading this, then it’s quite possible that those things haven’t worked for you. The problem isn’t that these motivational teachers aren’t good, because most of them are.

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Administrative Professionals Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

Where would you be without your administrative assistant? Who would handle all the nitty-gritty work that needs to be done plus the big picture stuff? Who would set up your travel and meetings and troubleshoot? Who has your back, no matter what? This coming Administrative Professionals Day I want to challenge you when it comes to thinking about a gift. If you truly value your administrative assistant, I want to challenge you to think beyond flowers and lunch.

Are you working in a hostile environment?

Practically Perfect PA

Everyone has the right to work in an environment that is based on respect and supports your wellbeing. This is the necessary level of care that every employer offices but, unfortunately, there are a lot of working environments that do not offer this to their employees. Working in, what has been coined ‘ hostile working […].

Inbound Marketing: Its Advantages and Disadvantages for Solopreneurs

The Solopreneur Life

Inbound marketing can be an efficient method for building your solopreneur business. It’s a great tool if you have the proper skills, knowledge, and tools to make it work.

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Top 5 Small Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Dumb Little Man

I remember someone saying, “Home is where the heart is, and mine is always in the kitchen.”. I agree with this statement. The kitchen is not only a place to eat and dine, but it is much more than that. We spend so much of our time in the kitchen — be it preparing brunches on a weekend or hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. Shouldn’t we take some time out to make our kitchen look more lively and vibrant? Even if you have a small kitchen, that’s still possible.

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Mary Sue Test: Does Your Character Pass It?

Daily Writing Tips

Let’s say you’re writing a story that involves a character who’s smart, funny, gorgeous, and beloved by almost everyone. They sound great, right? Well, they might be. Or you might be inadvertently creating a “Mary Sue”. So what’s a Mary Sue … and why should you avoid using one in your story? Mary Sue Defined. A Mary Sue is a character who is way too good to be true.

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Counting the costs: What government funding for scientific research will cover?

The Small Business Blog

What Costs Can You Claim Through R&D Tax Credits? Finding out that the government could give you some money is always great news, especially when you’re a small business to whom it makes a real difference. And if you’re working in scientific, technological, medical or engineering research, the government can end up giving you quite a lot of money, through a scheme called research and development tax credits.

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Featured Solopreneur Dr. Shannon Reece: “You Never Stop Learning”

The Solopreneur Life

This is “Featured Solopreneur,” a feature that is published on The Solopreneur Life. The purpose of “Featured Solopreneur” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. This week we meet Dr. Shannon Reece of Naples, Florida.

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How to Control Your Luck

Dumb Little Man

All of us have times when we feel down on our luck. You might have faced the difficulty of a relationship breakdown or missed out on the dream job that you were sure was going to transform your life for the better. You may have even seen your go-to numbers come up in the lottery only to realize you forgot to get your ticket that week.

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Administrative Assistants Working on a Team – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin is a place where administrative assistants and executive assistants can get advice…from each other! This peer to peer interaction allows us to not only make the administrative profession stronger but it also gives us a great way to network and interact with one another. This week Ms.

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The Dumbest Habit That's Going to Hurt Your Career

On The Job

Whenever I get interviewed as a "career expert" I'm often asked: "What do you think it the biggest problem in the workplace today?" My answer? Communication." Whether it's communication between colleagues, between a boss and an employee or even in the c-suite, I see the most problems crop up because people simply don't communicate clearly or effectively.

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The One Degree Difference

Productivityist

I had eye surgery only days before writing this piece. It wasn’t a laser surgery designed to improve my eyesight, like so many of these surgeries are. Instead it was a surgery designed to prevent me from making my eyesight worse. (If If you want to know more about the type of laser surgery I had then just search the term “laser iridotomy” and you’ll be on your way.).

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29 Brilliant Uses for Lip Balm

Dumb Little Man

With so many things to do on a daily basis, it’s only practical to find ways to do tasks in less time and with less products. All my life, I’ve looked for shortcuts and easier ways to do things. For years, I’ve collected tips, tricks, and MacGyver-esque hacks to do everything faster, better and cheaper. Here, I’ll share my collection of really useful things you can do with a simple tube of lip balm. Fix Shaving Nicks.

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Time Management for Administrative Assistants – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

The questions keep flowing in so we will keep posting them! Ask an Admin has been a success because all of the great questions and the amazing answers that administrative assistants and executive assistants have been submitting. This week Lynda asks us: My 2019 development goal is time management. I’ve been studying this for a while and, although I’ve compiled many good tips, many don’t apply to me because of my admin role.

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How to Protect Your Time and Energy by Creating Boundaries

Jen Lawrence

In our ever-connected world, we are being drained by our work. Access to email means your boss can find you wherever, whenever. Customers and colleagues are using social media for business at alarming rates. Throw in collaboration and communication tools like Slack, workflow managers, chat, text, *gasp* the phone… and the idea of unplugging becomes downright laughable. On top of all this communicating, you have to get actual work done and live a life.

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How Your Website A/B Tests Can Benefit From Artificial Intelligence

Small Business CEO

How successful is your landing page? Could it be better? Should you place that Call-to-Action button at the top or bottom of your page? A/B tests help you test and control against a variable and find out which variable option determines the best response. Artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of measuring the same type of responses, albeit, in a better way. In this post, we will explore the benefits of AI and how it can complement your A/B tests. How AI is Surpassing A/B Tests.

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An Easy Way to Sell Your Old Car for Cash

Dumb Little Man

Are you stressed about that old, junk car lying in your backyard? Are you spending hours to look for a service that’s willing to buy it? We understand how stressful it can become when your car turns into a piece of junk, leaving you no choice but to sell it. Surprisingly for you, even your junk car can bring you a decent amount of money so that you can get your backyard all to yourself again. Read on to find out how you can start selling your old car. Who Will Buy Your Junk Car?

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5 Things You’ll Love About Being A Men’s Hair Donor

Dumb Little Man

There are so many reasons why you should consider donating your hair. For one, it helps people undergoing radiation therapy and chemotherapy as they tend to lose hair during treatment. Donating hair can also help burn victims and those suffering from trichotillomania and alopecia. As a man, however, you’ve probably never considered donating your hair and that’s understandable.

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And The Oscar For The Best Speech Goes To…

Dumb Little Man

Also called the Oscars, the Academy Awards is one of the most significant and highly anticipated annual events in the film industry. The set of awards is given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize cinematic excellence. And there is no actor/actress that won’t love to hear his/her name called after the much-awaited “And the Oscar goes to…” announcement.

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The Booming Business Of Dogs

Dumb Little Man

In the United States today, there are nearly 90 million pet dogs – that’s 90 million snuggle buddies, fur babies, and best friends that rely on us to take care of them. In 2018, spending on pets exceeded $72 billion , putting the business of pets far ahead of countless other industries. So, what is it about the pet industry that seems so recession-proof? How Much Do We Spend On Our Pets? On an individual basis, pet parents spend around $100 per month on their pets.

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5 Effective Budgeting Tips for Small Business Owners

Small Business CEO

Budgeting is an important part of running any business. For small businesses, being able to properly manage and account for all funds coming in and going out can make a huge difference to the amount of profits being made. Learn to create a business budget. Doing your own accounting is a great way to keep track of your income and expenses. You would need to know how to create a business budget that is right for you and keep to it. lets you know exactly where you are financially at all times.

How to Protect Your Time and Energy by Creating Boundaries

Jen Lawrence

In our ever-connected world, we are being drained by our work. Access to email means your boss can find you wherever, whenever. Customers and colleagues are using social media for business at alarming rates. Throw in collaboration and communication tools like Slack, workflow managers, chat, text, *gasp* the phone… and the idea of unplugging becomes downright laughable. On top of all this communicating, you have to get actual work done and live a life.

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How to Choose The Right Logistics Plan for Your Business and Create a Lasting Relationship in The Process?

Small Business CEO

The importance of a good solid logistics plan in your business is paramount. Logistics is fundamental for many companies to go about their day to day activities. Simply moving your goods from A to B isn’t as easy and straightforward as it sounds, and when planning the logistics for your business, it’s important to remember that you aren’t just making plans for shipments. You also have things such as regulations, licences and taxes to worry about. Outsourcing your B2B logistics.

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5 Business Ideas that Can Help Students with Their Assignments, College Life, and Everything Else in Between

Small Business CEO

Studies show that most businesses fail in their first quarter, which is a pointer to how difficult it can be to create a venture and run it successfully. Thus, you must be ready to make mistakes and learn vital lessons. It gets even more difficult if you are a student trying to start a side ‘hustle’ without hands-on business experience. So, you ask, which are some of the best business ideas for college students ? Read on to find out. Student business ideas that work.

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Tips for Finding a New Executive for Your Company

Small Business CEO

There is a significant difference between recruiting executives and the typical hiring process. You need to employ advanced recruiting strategies when searching for the best top-level talent. Here we will provide tips for hiring executives. Understand the Position and Sector. Conducting your due diligence concerning the job position and industry is the first step of recruiting executive talent. Proper preparation is paramount when seeking the best executive for your team.

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8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Career Change

Small Business CEO

A career change is an interesting journey — it always begins with the same question: what to do next? That’s the very first question one asks his or herself before considering a career transition. But how does that question come up? Well, first it’s a matter of how you feel. You are unhappy with your current daily bore and want to start again in a new exciting adventure.

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