Sat.Jul 23, 2016 - Fri.Jul 29, 2016

How to Unlock Your Creative Mind: 5 Easy Steps

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever wished you could use your mind in a more creative way without losing it? Do you want to have a more creative mind ? Let’s admit it – we’ve all doubted our creativity at some point in our life. But what if I were to tell you that today there’s a substantial amount of scientific evidence that shows creativity isn’t intrinsic at all? Okay then, what is creativity anyway? Well, it’s a skill you practice, develop and hone over time, just like any other.

2016 159

The Practically Perfect PA guide to finding the perfect PA job

Practically Perfect PA

I’m very excited to launch the first Practically Perfect PA eBook! With the support of Career Moves we have been able to put together a guide to help you prepare for the perfect PA job. Each chapter is dedicated to helping you through the process of applying for and securing the dream assistant role.

2016 151
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Defining and Achieving Small Business Success

Small Business Labs

Defining and Achieving Small Business Success  is a new study we recently conducted in partnership with the sales and marketing automation company  Infusionsof t.    The study consisted of a survey of over 400 small business owners coupled with a set of 26 in-depth interviews with "successful" business owners.

2016 146

Interview Preparation Part 2: Nervous Butterflies?

Job Advice Blog

Piggybacking on our last blog’s topic of interview preparation, I’d like to write a little bit about being nervous on an interview. This week, I had the pleasure of working [.]. The post Interview Preparation Part 2: Nervous Butterflies? appeared first on Free Job Advice Blog. Millennial Corner Uncategorized how to interview interview preparation interview tips JTL Services Nervous Butterflies Nervous on an Interview Raleigh Recruiter

Five Things To Do Right Now To Stop Procrastinating

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to stop procrastinating ? Do you find yourself constantly spinning your wheels and feeling like your to-do list never stops growing? If so, there are things you can do in the next few minutes to stop feeling like you never get anything done. Here are five things you can do right now to stop procrastinating, become more productive, and get more done today. Make A List. It can be so helpful to write down all the things we want to accomplish.

2016 159

The Assistant Toolkit

Practically Perfect PA

It has been a busy few months here at Practically Perfect PA. I have just finished the regional events and we are just adding the final details to Assist Travel. The first Practically Perfect PA eBook is available for everyone to download and I am just about to launch this year’s Industry Snapshot survey… So busy, busy! On top of all of that, we have opened up bookings for next year’s Assist Conference.

2016 130

Satisfaction With Traditional Jobs at 10 Year High - Still Well Below Independent Worker Satisfaction Levels

Small Business Labs

The Wall Street Journal's Job Satisfaction Hits a 10-Year High—But It’s Still Below 50%  covers the results from The Conference Board's annual job satisfaction survey.    As the chart on the left below from the WSJ article shows, just under half (49.6%) of U.S. workers surveyed reported they are satisfied with their jobs. While lower by quite a bit than the 60%+ levels in the 1980s, satisfaction is at a 10 year high and well above its low of just over 40% in 2010.

2016 126

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5 Techniques for Increasing your Focus in 5 Minutes

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that for every distraction, you will have to wait for at least 25 minutes before things return to normal? Yeah, I didn’t know that either. That’s why increasing your focus is vital. The truth is, distractions are now a part of everyday life. Notifications, email, the Internet, social media, colleagues… these are but a few of the many obstacles we face today. And if you have ever struggled with any of these, you aren’t alone.

2016 159

Feeling undervalued….

Practically Perfect PA

We are chuffed to bits to be guest blogging today for the Practically Perfect PA Blog. After sponsoring the first ever Big Questions event in Edinburgh, we wanted to introduce ourselves to some of you that weren’t able to make it along. One of the main topics discussed at the Big Questions was “ How do we get our organisation to value the work that we do ?” and it was really interesting to hear a lot of your opinions on this.

2016 116

Mattel Brings Back the ThingMaker as a 3D Printer

Small Business Labs

Way back in the early 1960s Mattel released a product call ThingMaker. Kids used the ThingMaker to make creepy crawlers, which were squishy, plastic bugs. Youtube  Youtube has  a 1964 Mattel Creepy Crawler TV commercia l, which nicely describes the product and provides a nostalgic look at life in the 1960s.    Let's face it, ThingMaker is a great name for a 3D printer.

2016 122

Guest Posting 101: 5 Things Every Guest Poster Should Know

Tips From T. Marie

A quick shout out to my awesome Biz Buddy Vicki Voisin for inspiring this post. She’s always stopping me during one of our weekly chats to say “That’s a blog post!” and many of my best posts have been because of it. The Tips from T.Marie Blog has been around awhile. Almost 9 years to be exact. In all of those years I can count the number of guest posts I’ve had here on one hand. While other blogs consistently showcase guest bloggers, this one has remained mostly in one voice.

2016 103

33 Expressive Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt & Anxiety like Madonna

Dumb Little Man

Did you come here to read all about overcoming self-doubt ? I have good news and bad news. Bad news is we are all here to learn lessons… sigh. Good news is that we are meant to learn lessons and by addressing them, we can transform them into strengths. Yaaayyy! So why not transform self-doubt and anxiety into performance gold? Just look to Madonna for inspiration. This sassy, bold chameleon doubts herself saying, “I too have my moments of doubt and weakness.

2016 158

Win a hotel break in Berlin with Roomex

Practically Perfect PA

This month we have a fantastic competition for you guys! The wonderful folks at Roomex are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a city break in Berlin. Here are Roomex to tell you a little more about the competition and what they do…. Win a hotel break in Berlin with Roomex. You have enough on your plate. The ink never dries on your to-do list.

2016 116

Podcast 014: Select a spot

Clutter Coach

In this episode, I’ll talk about how you can make it much easier to find your stuff, like your keys, when you pick the right spot to store them. Here are some highlights: Do you lose your keys regularly? You don’t really have ADHD. What are the essential factors for selecting a spot? Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

2016 100

Why HR and IT Need to Make Peace

On The Job

When IT has an unfilled opening, the entire organization feels it. Projects stall, daily processes slow and productivity drops. That’s why human resources often kicks into overdrive to try and fill IT positions as quickly as possible. They know that technology is so deeply ingrained into every department that it’s critical for the bottom line to get IT running as smoothly – and quickly – as possible.

2016 130

Are Men Or Women More Successful At Saving For Retirement?

Dumb Little Man

Do you know who is more successful at saving for retirement ? The sphere of finance and economics is largely male-dominated. From the most powerful positions to the highest salaries, the world of wealth has been a boys’ club since the first drachma was minted in ancient Greece. While that disparity isn’t disappearing anytime soon, advocates for gender equality can look to one area of finance as a sign of the changing tide: retirement-saving.

2016 153

Tech of the week: Administrate

Practically Perfect PA

What is Administrate? Administrate is a training management solution built for training companies and internal training departments that helps them run their entire operation. Where traditional solutions are focused primarily on the student experience, they are focused on making the administration of training easier, more efficient, and more visible through their CRM, reporting engine, automated communications, and workflow support. What does it do?

2016 109

Podcast 013: Stores are for storing things

Clutter Coach

In this episode, I’ll talk about why you should only purchase what you need in the immediate future and why. Here are some highlights: Warehousing goods creates clutter. Couldn’t you use that space for something more important? How to satisfy the acquisition urge without shopping. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

2016 100

Do You Live By Guiding Principles for a Successful Life?

Office Dynamics

I live by a set of Guiding Principles that have attributed to an enjoyable life that I would consider successful. They are simple and to the point but can have a huge impact on your career and personal life. I’d love to share them with you today. 12 Guiding Principles for a Successful Life. Attitude: Life is 90% attitude. It’s not what happens to you that is important; what matters is how you choose to respond. Barriers: Barriers are only challenges—temporary roadblocks.

2016 118

The One Person Who Can Give You a Great Career

On The Job

Over the weekend I watched several news hosts interview various people around the U.S. who explained why they planned to vote for a certain presidential candidate in November. One thing that struck me was the number of people who were either unemployed or about to lose their jobs who decided to base their vote on the idea that a presidential candidate would bring back their jobs and defunct industries to their towns. I really feel for these people.

2016 109

So… Technology to Help you Fly happened!

Practically Perfect PA

Round two of our regional events took place last week in Leeds and Edinburgh. The Office Superhero… Technology to Help you Fly was a resounding success with just under 100 assistants booked onto each event. Thanks again to everyone for coming, especially those in Leeds who managed to make it across the city despite it being the hottest day of the year! At both events, we threw a whole load of technology at our attendees.

2016 100

Interview Preparation Part 2: Nervous Butterflies?

Job Advice Blog

Piggybacking on our last blog’s topic of interview preparation, I’d like to write a little bit about being nervous on an interview. This week, I had the pleasure of working with an extremely friendly candidate in the Southeast for a customer service position. She had the perfect amount of solid experience related to the position […]. The post Interview Preparation Part 2: Nervous Butterflies? appeared first on JTL Services Inc.

Executives and Assistants Working in Partnership with Special Guest, Joanne Linden

Office Dynamics

In this video from Facebook Live Joan Burge sits down with Joanne Linden to talk about executives and assistants working in partnership. Joanne is the Chief Executive Assistant at Synopsys; Master Trainer at AdminUniverse and an Author. What is a strategic partnership and how do Joan and Joanne recommend getting there? . Joanne joins us in Las Vegas to learn the Executives and Assistants Working in Partnership course that Joan Burge developed for the executive and assistant team.

2016 108

Should There Be a Hyphen?

Daily Writing Tips

Hyphenation rules can seem complicated, leading to confusion for the writer. In the following sentences, determine whether a hyphen is called for in each example, and then read the discussion for an explanatory answer. He was still far back in third place in most polls. Third place” is a simple noun phrase that requires no hyphenation.

2016 63

How to Start (and Keep) a Journal that Works for You

Productivityist

In my last post , I dove into how journaling can: – Deepen your awareness and connection to your work and yourself. – Give you clarity and confidence to make important decisions. – Propel you towards what you want to accomplish. That all sounds fine and dandy, but how exactly do you keep a journal that accomplishes these things? The good and the bad news is this: There’s no right way to journal.

2016 63

The Evolutionary Shift Of “S**t! We’Re Doomed!”

Brilliantly Better

We live in the most frightening, terrifying age of the human kind. There are terrorist attacks against innocent people every day. There are military coups and leaders are turning into dictators. The very United States, the world guardian and the… The post The Evolutionary Shift Of “S**t! We’Re Doomed!” ” appeared first on Dragos Roua. Relationships & Society

2016 59

3 Tips for Setting Realistic and Beneficial Business Goals

Small Business CEO

As a small business owner, setting and achieving realistic and beneficial business goals is necessary for ultimate business success. Without having goals for your business, you run the risk of never reaching as far as you could with your organization or pushing yourself to your professional limits. However, setting business goals isn’t just about thinking about something reasonable you want to achieve and hoping that it happens for you.

2016 61

What Is a Doctor?

Daily Writing Tips

Exactly what does doctor mean, and who can call himself or herself a doctor, and who can’t? A discussion of the term and its origins and parameters follows.

2016 62

The Productivityist Podcast: The Unmistakable Srinivas Rao

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I chat with my friend Srinivas Rao. Srini is the author of the book Unmistakable: Why Only is Better Than Best and the founder and CEO of Unmistakable Creative. We talk about his book (which I’ve dog-eared to death) and going down the path of becoming unmistakable. We discuss mastery, habits, systems, goals, in depth. I really enjoyed this discussion and know there are pearls of wisdom strewn throughout that won’t just help you with your productivity.

2016 52

3 Sentences That Cause Confusion

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, a word or phrase is an obstacle to comprehension. The discussion and revision that follows each example suggests a path to clarity. Technology companies have a very different mind-set to traditional financial institutions.

2016 55

Neologisms Come and Go

Daily Writing Tips

New words are being developed all the time, and there’s nothing we can do to stop this continuous expansion of our vocabulary—other than stop speaking, writing, and thinking, that is. After all, every word was new once. However, the lexicographical graveyard is crowded both with words that never caught on and with others that were long ubiquitous but are now obsolete. And though many dictionary entries have existed for decades, and quite a few are centuries old, many neologisms do not survive.

2016 54

Many Ways to Break

Daily Writing Tips

How does one break? Which preposition follows the verb break depends, in American English idiom, on which type of literal or figurative breaking is occurring. To break away is to escape, to suddenly separate from a group, as in a race, to stop doing something (also referred to as taking a break), or to end or reduce one’s dependence on another. A part of something is also said to be broken away from a whole. See also “break up.”).

2016 53

It’s All “Fine”

Daily Writing Tips

The two diverse meanings of fine —as a noun or a verb referring to payment of a penalty and as an adjective denoting quality—stem from a common root.

2016 52

Boost your Confidence, Boost your Success

Small Business CEO

In many ways the difference between running a small business and being a freelancer is that the pressures are greater. Everything comes down to you ultimately, it’s just that everything amounts to far more things! For freelancers, as for CEOs of small businesses, confidence and assertiveness are key. After all if you don’t have confidence in your own abilities, and demonstrate it, why should a prospective client or potential new hire have any confidence in you. Confidence can be learnt.

Taking your Business Online? What You Need to Consider

Small Business CEO

If you’ve finally made the decision to take your business online, then you’re doing the right thing. Today technology dominates our lives and more and more people head to websites and apps to purchase items or use different services – so if you’re not tapping into this market, you’re missing out. There are a few things though that you should consider first before you put your sites and apps live.

2016 58

Precautions to Take When Marketing Your Home Business

Small Business CEO

The beautiful thing about living in the modern world is the technological advancements that make it possible for anybody to work from home if they just have the motivation, the right idea, and the tools to do it. Working from home is most everybody’s dream. There is something so appealing about setting your own hours, waking up when you want, doing a couple hours of work, but taking a break and playing with the kids, taking the dog on a walk, or making yourself lunch whenever it pleases you.

2016 52

Using Recognition Items To Improve Your Work Environment

Small Business CEO

In ever-larger workplaces, it can be very easy for employees to feel lost in the shuffle and unappreciated for their contributions to the organization’s goals. Managers first realized long ago that people want to be treated as more than just a number when they are at work. Employees like to be recognized for their hard work and publicly praised for their dedication. photo credit: TSLAC / Flickr.