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How Awareness In Business Can Predict Your Future Success

Dumb Little Man

In 2000, Reed Hastings met with Blockbuster’s CEO, John Antioco, to propose adding another video rental delivery system. Antioco rejected the proposal and ignorantly followed the path that eventually led to the closure of Blockbuster. Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, achieved success while Antioco missed the opportunity. In 1999, Mark Cuban sold his publicly traded company, Broadcast.com, to Yahoo for $5.7 billion and proceeded to further expand his successful empire.

2017 170

Organising your Outlook folders

Practically Perfect PA

If you are anything like me, you will live your life by Outlook. Sad but true, right? I literally wouldn’t know what I was doing without my inbox and calendar organised just so. For me, Outlook is key to the work that I do – it was even more important when I was working as an EA. I’ve written a few blogs in the past about maximising Outlook for productivity and filing paperwork , but today I wanted to focus specifically on organising your outlook folders.

2017 169
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Building customer loyalty for small businesses

The Small Business Blog

Building customer loyalty is an important process for a small business. It helps encourage first-time customers to come back, builds a strong customer base, and can make you stand out from your competitors. So how should you go about achieving customer loyalty in a small business? We’ve provided several key ways to build customer loyalty and help make your key customers into regulars. Making customers feel special.

2017 189

The Need for More and Better Future of Work Data

Small Business Labs

There's long been a need for our government agencies to collect more timely and better data on the the forces impacting jobs and work. The Aspen Institute's article More Data Needed to Prepare for the Future of Work  covers a recent academic study calling for more data on the shifts and trends impacting the future of work. The study is titled Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce: Where Are We and Where Do We Go from Here?  It's from the U.S.

2017 127

10 Ways to Avoid Making Your Kid Resent You

Dumb Little Man

When I was younger, I worked in a nursing home. It was a sad and disheartening place to work. The people you’d normally find there are not in their best condition and it was heartbreaking on most days. On weekends, the grown children of some of those people would come to visit. They’d sit awkwardly on the stiff chairs, obviously just fulfilling their duty. However, once the obligatory hour and a half were over, they’d quickly walk out looking visibly relieved.

2017 165

Why you should use a trusted ground transportation company for your Executive’s travel

Practically Perfect PA

In a time where the majority of emphasis is placed on finding the best price, the easy route is to choose the cheapest option when booking your executive travel, especially when it comes to airport transfers, be it a group or individual. However, there are several factors which could lead to a compromising situation.

2017 135

How to choose a business bank account

The Small Business Blog

Business banks accounts can offer a wide variety of features and incentives that can make the day-to-day operation of your business that much more smooth and hassle-free. Here we take you through some of the things to consider when choosing your business bank account. What kind of business you are, and your needs. Business bank accounts can differ based on a number of factors.

2017 175

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Why Surrendering Is Critical To Overcoming Obstacles In Life

Dumb Little Man

Would you like to unleash the power within yourself that will enable you to achieve impressive results in whatever facet of life you focus on? The key is to surrender. When most people make a decision to change a certain aspect of their lives, it’s more like a wish than a steadfast decision. A decision, on the other hand, is an important component in how we approach this concept of surrendering for success and overcoming obstacles.

2017 166

News on the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

Well, it’s been a week since I launched our new event and here is some news on the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit. I must say, I’m totally blown away by the reaction from you lot. As you know, I decided to crowdfund for the summit and I set a target of 100 attendees by the 1st June. With just a week of crowdfunding we have already reached just over 40% of our target ! This is incredible! Thank you to everyone that has pledged their £50 so far!

2017 130

The Power of One

Office Dynamics

Welcome to May! Such a lovely time of year. I hope everyone has recuperated from an exciting Administrative Professionals Week. We did a lot of celebrating at Office Dynamics. On Wednesday, April 26 I hosted a Facebook Live where I spoke about what I love about the administrative profession and gave tips on how to shine in the profession. In case you missed it, you can access it here. Well, last week was very exciting for me because once again, I witnessed The Power of One.

2017 148

1.1 Million Work in Great Britain's Online Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

According to a study released by the UK think tank The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA ), there are about 1.1 million gig workers in Great Britain. Here's how the study defines the gig economy: "When we refer to the ‘gig economy’, we are discussing the trend of using online platforms to find small jobs, sometimes completed immediately after request (essentially, on-demand).

2017 113

11 Secrets To Building High Self-Esteem To Find Happiness

Dumb Little Man

A high self-esteem means you know what you’re worth and can hold your head high when others are losing theirs. This definition is relatively basic but, in life, so many people still don’t understand what they are worth. Building self-esteem is like forming a new habit. It takes small incremental efforts before it can become second nature. To help you out, here are some of the tips you can use. Learn To Improve Yourself. Cherish opportunities to improve yourself.

Technology of the week: LastPass

Practically Perfect PA

Technology of the week: LastPass. Here are all the details… What is LastPass? LastPass is a password manager that simplifies everything you do online by remembering your passwords, logging into your sites with one click, creating strong passwords for every account. What does it do? With LastPass, you only remember one master password and LastPass takes care of the rest.

2017 122

Podcast 054: How to drown out distractions

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how distractions of various kinds can prevent you from getting stuff done, and what you can do about being distracted by mental chatter. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

2017 100

Career Success A to Z: V is for Values

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. This week’s topic is one I’ve spoken about at length in many training sessions and with my career coaching clients. Here, I want to give you an overview of what values are and why they are so essential to career success. What Are Values? Values are the core of who you are. They are NOT: Your job. Your bank account. Your family. Your friends. Your religion. Your political beliefs.

2017 100

How To Find The Boring Life Of Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

Sounds funny, right? Why would you want to make the life of your dreams boring? There’s just so much to do these days. You can take in a live sporting event, enjoy fine wine, dine on international cuisine or even travel to exotic destinations. But, do you really want those things? Does a fast-paced, entertainment-filled life bring you real happiness? My guess is it leaves you feeling depleted.

2017 166

Technology of the week: LastPass

Practically Perfect PA

Technology of the week: LastPass. Here are all the details… What is LastPass? LastPass is a password manager that simplifies everything you do online by remembering your passwords, logging into your sites with one click, creating strong passwords for every account. What does it do? With LastPass, you only remember one master password and LastPass takes care of the rest.

2017 100

The “just do it” habit

Clutter Coach

by I aim to get on the treadmill 3 times a week. Do I do it? Well, there are some days when my schedule tramples that plan, and other days when I just can’t force myself into it. I do go most days, though, and that’s partly because I give myself permission to quit. Once I get my workout clothes on, I’m likely to get out the door. Once I’m out the door, I’m likely to get to the gym. Once I’m at the gym, whatever I do is a win.

2017 100

How to Attract and Retain Loyal Customers

On The Job

Want your business to thrive? Then start thinking about all your pet peeves and how to solve them. That’s the advice of Dave Peterson, who says that this is exactly the strategy that made Uber so successful. In 2008, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had trouble getting a cab on a snowy night, and came up with an app to help them get a ride.

2017 126

Playing Great Defense With Money

Dumb Little Man

Gaining financial independence won’t happen overnight, nor will it happen only by knowing how to cut costs. But, those are great ways to start. As many sports fans say, defense wins championships. Playing great defense with your money is the best way to rack up small victories and quick wins in your quest to achieve financial security. It’s the first thing you should think of. Defense is where you learn what you truly need and hone your sense of discipline.

2017 164

Why you should use a trusted ground transportation company for your Executive’s travel

Practically Perfect PA

In a time where the majority of emphasis is placed on finding the best price, the easy route is to choose the cheapest option when booking your executive travel, especially when it comes to airport transfers, be it a group or individual. However, there are several factors which could lead to a compromising situation.

2017 100

Create your vision, Konmari style

Clutter Coach

by I’ve been reading Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Early in the book, she tells readers how important it is to start with a vision of how you want your life to be after getting organized. Be specific about what you want and also why you want it. No matter what your answer is, Kondo says the underlying reason is that you want to be happy. My free ecourse starts out with that premise too. If you haven’t taken it yet, here’s the link.

2017 100

How to Engage and Energize Longtime Workers

On The Job

Often we think we know long-term employees really well. After all, they’ve been around for what seems like forever. We know how they like their coffee, the name of their family dog and even their favorite shirt (worn every Thursday). But those assumptions can cause managers to assume they know what motivates such workers, and take it for granted that they are already engaged.

2017 122

7 Important Things To Do To Travel Like A Local

Dumb Little Man

For some people, traveling is about getting an authentic experience. It’s about learning genuine things about a place and its people. While there are various ways to achieve that, every method provides a different level of exposure to people. Some prefer to go around a place in groups wearing matching outfits and led by a tourist guide with a flag. On the other hand, there are people who prefer to be low-key tourists when traveling.

2017 162

News on the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

Well, it’s been a week since I launched our new event and here is some news on the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit. I must say, I’m totally blown away by the reaction from you lot. As you know, I decided to crowdfund for the summit and I set a target of 100 attendees by the 1st June. With just a week of crowdfunding we have already reached just over 40% of our target ! This is incredible! Thank you to everyone that has pledged their £50 so far!

2017 100

Tips To Keep Your Millennial Employees Committed and Engaged

Office Dynamics

It’s important that companies take into account workforce demographics, so they can effectively manage and utilize their talents for future growth. By 2020, 46 percent of your employees will be millennials. This new generation of workers are similar to older generations, as they desire adequate compensation, growth opportunities and challenging work.

2017 109

The Problem with Productivity with Adam Quiney

Productivityist

Despite the two of us being based in Victoria, and within the same circle, I have only been able to touch base with Adam Quiney pretty recently. He is the kind of guy that I can talk to for hours, no beer needed. In his words, he is an “obsessive perfectionist and high performer” who used to work as a project manager and lawyer. He is currently working as an executive coach where he teaches people how to live a life without compromise while creating the impact they want to.

2017 66

What To Do When You Hit A Roadblock: The Power Of The Subconscious Mind

Dumb Little Man

Many of us know that if you want something in your life, you’ve got to visualize it, hold it clearly in your mind, feel it and be it. In essence, you have to implant that thing using the power of the subconscious mind. You can spend time each day visualizing exactly how your life is going to look. You can imagine yourself there, living the lifestyle you want, doing the things you want to do and being the person you want to be. Another way is to journal.

2017 159

Organising your Outlook folders

Practically Perfect PA

If you are anything like me, you will live your life by Outlook. Sad but true, right? I literally wouldn’t know what I was doing without my inbox and calendar organised just so. For me, Outlook is key to the work that I do – it was even more important when I was working as an EA. I’ve written a few blogs in the past about maximising Outlook for productivity and filing paperwork , but today I wanted to focus specifically on organising your outlook folders.

2017 100

Style Quiz #9: Simplifying Sentences

Daily Writing Tips

Improve these sentences by restructuring them to be more direct and by removing extraneous words. Mary and John had fostered relationships with government and park officials and were allowed to submit a counterproposal. The incident was tragic all around and should not have played out as it did. These are annual events that provide members with the opportunity to network and build collaborative relationships. There is so much that remains to be done.

2017 61

When Reaching For Your Wallet Is Suddenly Returning An Unexpected “404 – File Not Found”

Brilliantly Better

When spring kicks in, at least 2 important things happen in my life. First, I get to spend more time outside, usually in a park, and second, my storage patterns are changing. By “storage patterns” I understand the places where… The post When Reaching For Your Wallet Is Suddenly Returning An Unexpected “404 – File Not Found” appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Relationships & Society

2017 48

Visual Tools To Boost Your Productivity At Work

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that you can only be productive for about 3 hours in an 8-hour work day? One good reason is the limited concentration of humans. Aside from that, there are other factors that can eat up your time at work. Just think about meetings, lunch breaks and having small chats with your co-workers. If you aren’t careful, those 3 hours of productivity can easily go down the drain.

2017 158

How Webinars can Create a Stronger Company Workforce

Small Business CEO

Corporate profits are an all-time high across the globe. This has effectively made the business landscape more competitive than ever before. The rise of social media, advertising platforms, analytics tools, and other digital technologies has created an aggressive and cutthroat environment. There is no shortage of competition. It is not enough to fill vital roles in any organization with mediocre candidates. To really compete these days, companies need to hire top-notch, dedicated talent.

2017 58

3 Errors Involving Prepositions

Daily Writing Tips

You are attempting to describe an action, but you can’t remember whether one, say, goes in to the breach or into the breach, or whether one, for example, walks on to the next trail junction or onto the next trail junction. This post explains the respective roles of the operative words and phrases. A prepositional phrase is a phrase that includes a preposition, a word that, as its name implies, comes before the object of a sentence.

2017 58

Real Life Startup versus “Competition” Startup

Brilliantly Better

The last 10-15 years created an interesting culture in the tech world (and not only). It’s the startup culture. You know the type: young, hipster, clever people gathering together, in a dorm or in a garage, hacking things together, day in and… The post Real Life Startup versus “Competition” Startup appeared first on Dragos Roua. Business

2017 40

11 Life Hacks All Lazy Girls Definitely Do

Dumb Little Man

Every lazy girl knows a few tips and tricks to look her best and arrive on time with as little effort as possible. To give you an idea, here are a few lazy girl life hacks you can try to simplify your life: Dry Shampoo / Baby Powder / Cornflour. Maybe your shampoo ran out without you noticing or maybe you’re just plain lazy that day. Don’t worry! Dry shampoo can get you through another day of skipping the tedious hair-washing routine.

2017 156

Does Business Location Still Matter?

Small Business CEO

Today, location plays less of a role in the success of a business than it used to. New technology offers flexibility that can give businesses a better degree of competitiveness and facilitate collaboration on a global scale. That’s great news for startups and small businesses who are increasingly being priced out of prime London city-centre locations. But while office location no longer matters so much to your workforce, it does to your clients.

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