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3 Questions You Need To Ask To Overcome Your Fears

Dumb Little Man

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins. – Charles Stanley It doesn’t matter what your fears are specifically, what matters is how you’re going to get over them. Because regardless of the type of fear you have, it can be overcome.

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15 social media and technology trends for 2015

Practically Perfect PA

Wearable technology. Google Glass and the Apple iWatch really do seem like something out of a sci-fi film but they will be available in 2015. If my Executives are anything to go by your Executives will also want to try out the latest technology and incorporate it into their working day.

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Never Agree to Being Paid for Outcomes

Virtual Moxie

One of my coaching clients said that she''d been approached by a prospective client who, in discussing his needs, said he wanted to only pay her for successful outcomes based on the work she did, rather than simply paying her for her work. She asked what I thought of that idea, and I''m pretty sure that on my side of the conversation, I snorted in disdain.

2014 171

Collecting Client Testimonials Using the Before/After Template

Office Organization Success

I’m going to share with you a really simple way for collecting your client testimonials. This is an important aspect of building your business. But many business owners overlook this important step simply because they don’t know how to implement it. Getting feedback is so crucial to your long-term business success as you need to know that you are providing: the information/services that your clients and customers want; when they want it; and. in the way that they want it.

2014 170

How Writing Santa Claus Can Be Good For You

Dumb Little Man

Today we are in the middle of a revolution – the creative revolution. Science has found that children are way more creative than adults a long time ago – and now we know why: their minds aren’t limited by pre-conceived ideas about how things are supposed to work. Their minds use imagination to come up with solutions. As we grown up, we slowly stop exercising that imagination muscle.

2014 219

Hutong, The Shard, London

Practically Perfect PA

Prior to moving out of London I was living in a house in Wapping. From my bedroom window I had direct views out to the Shard and over the years I watched Europe’s tallest building grow and grow until it was finally opened to the public in summer 2013. By that point I was living in Barcelona, eating a lot of tapas and enjoying the Gaudi architecture.

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Inbox Zero Is Not A Myth

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the productivity buzz words often seen is "Inbox Zero". This concept is one where everything in your email inbox gets handled appropriately. Most people I know believe that Inbox Zero is unattainable - a mythic state. Today we will examine what contributes to this belief, as well as how to get to Inbox Zero. The post Inbox Zero Is Not A Myth appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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Three Steps to Keep Fear From Controlling You and Your Relationships

Dumb Little Man

Fear stops all of us from doing things. It can also drive our behavior too – often behavior that is not good for us. Either way, when fear controls us, it’s not good. Not surprisingly, men and women respond to fear differently. While many women will readily admit their fears, most men on the other hand will not. Fear is equated with weakness for a lot of men. And there is just something about being a man that makes it very difficult to acknowledge weakness.

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How assistants should resign

Practically Perfect PA

After the festive period, employees tend to take new resolutions which often involve changing job. Whatever your reason for leaving, and regardless of how stressed or excited you are, it’s always important to resign in a calm, calculated and diplomatic manner. Here are a few tips on how assistants should resign. Be clear about why you’re leaving. It’s difficult to know how your employers will react.

2014 165

Drones, 2nd Order Effects & Technology Forecasting

Small Business Labs

The New York Times article Now, Anyone Can Buy a Drone. Heaven Help Us  covers the growing use of drones by what the article calls "troublemakers and pranksters"   Key quote: As the price of drones has fallen and sales have risen, the machines have emerged as central characters in stunts from the puckish to the criminal. In recent months, drone pilots have tried to smuggle contraband into prisons and disrupt sporting events at stadiums.

2014 147

Some Business Building Freebies For You

Office Organization Success

We all love a giveaway event … especially around the Holidays. So I’m thrilled to have partnered with 18 other business coaches and service professionals who support business owners just like you. We’re offering you an array of fabulous gifts to support your business growth in the Build Your Brilliant Business: Holiday Giveaway. This special Holiday Giveaway only runs through December 19th so be sure to access your gifts from the industry leading experts (including me!)

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Feeling Like Your Financial Adviser Doesn’t Care? Here’s 7 Tips to Get Them Listening

Dumb Little Man

I was talking to a friend recently and she was telling me that her adviser was condescending, spoke with too much jargon, and didn’t appear interested in her concerns. In fact, he became irritated whenever she wanted to discuss them. She went on to say that the only time he called was to sell her something. When I tried to probe a bit and asked her why she simply didn’t find someone else, she admitted that he was her late husband’s adviser and she lacked the courage to make a change.

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Technology of the week: Survey Monkey

Practically Perfect PA

What is Survey Monkey? Survey Monkey is a website which allows users to create really simple online surveys. What does it do? Survey Monkey has a number of features but its fundamental function is to create really simple surveys. The platform allows users to create different types of questions on their survey, from drop down answers to free text boxes.

2014 149

New Productivity Forms: December 2014 – Winter Snowglobe

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things I wanted to do this year is to release productivity forms more often. Fun tools make me more productive). This month: Winter Snowglobe Forms. The post New Productivity Forms: December 2014 – Winter Snowglobe appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ). Productivity expires

2014 143

Here’s What I do at This Time of Year

Office Organization Success

For those of you in the US, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Even though this isn’t a traditional holiday for us, we’ve embraced the Thanksgiving Holiday — it’s like Christmas but without all the hassle! We enjoyed lots of family time (my son was home from college) and went to the movies to see the latest Hunger Games movie. I’ve read all the books and love watching them come to life on the big screen.

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Are you thinking about your business or in it?

The Small Business Blog

Why are we even starting a business? Is it passion, are we driven to do something new, or as Steve Jobs put it make a dent in the universe? Start a business, grow it and then do an IPO – world domination next! For many the reality often has little to do with passion! It… Read the full article here: Are you thinking about your business or in it? on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Success

2014 166

Fairmont, St. Andrews

Practically Perfect PA

Fairmont an American based group with some stunning properties is rightly regarded as a global hospitality icon. From the beaches of Hawaii and Bermuda to the heart of San Francisco their offering is wonderfully diverse. With only eight properties in the whole of Europe you could consider it a bizarre choice to set up a super hotel complex 10 miles from the nearest railway station in a tiny Scottish town with less than 20,000 inhabitants.

2014 146

Expanding Meal Plans

Simple Productivity Blog

For many years I have done my menu plans and bought groceries accordingly. The problem is that when it comes time for meals, the plan may no longer fit. Today we will look at expanding meal plans and building in backup meals so that you aren''t stuck having to do fast food. The post Expanding Meal Plans appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2014 131

The Holiday Lull—There’s No Better Time to Prepare Your Business for The New Year

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. With the sacred carving of the Thanksgiving turkey completed, and that first slice of your favorite pie eaten; the holidays are officially upon us! I don’t know about you, but it’s one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a special time to be with family and friends, and reflect on the blessings of the year, of which I have many. The holidays always bring with them a lot of hustle and bustle as far as preparations, activities and celebrations.

2014 109

Release The Equity In Your Business Vehicles

The Small Business Blog

As a business owner there may come a time when you need to raise cash, either because of an unexpected cost or emergency, or because you see an opportunity to invest for growth. In either scenario you have a few options to consider, like borrowing from your bank, another loans provider, or even freeing up… Read the full article here: Release The Equity In Your Business Vehicles on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Small Business / SOHO loan van Vehicles

2014 157

How to Get Your Team on the Same Page

On The Job

When you have a critical deadline approaching on a big project, as a manager you are hyper-focused on doing everything you can to ensure your team meets it. Then it happens. Your worst nightmare. You arrive for work one day expecting to get a status update that shows progress being made on systems and key details, but you instead discover: Several team members involved in a squabble over who is supposed to being doing what. At least a quarter of the team doing duplicate work.

2014 150

BIG Celebration! Celebrate Who You Are!

Office Dynamics

This week I encourage you to. Celebrate WHO you are. Celebrate WHERE you are in your life. Celebrate WHAT you have. I have been in the personal growth and development industry for 25 years (as of 2015), I know that we put emphasis on developing new skills; assessing our skill gaps and taking courses that make us smarter and better at our jobs; setting goals in various aspects of our life. I have believed in all those things since 1970 when I graduated from High School. But you know what?

2014 143

Organizing kitchen spices

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2014-05-20 16:11:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I worked with a client unpacking and setting up her kitchen this week. I corralled and sorted all her spice containers; jars, plastic bags, paper bags, plastic boxes, fabric bags; and we saw that there were duplicates and even triplicates of some spices. One problem is that spices don’t all come in the same kind of container and plastic bags don’t work well in a spice rack.

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Send Your Clients Some Christmas Cheer with Custom Envelopes

The Small Business Blog

Some business owners find it difficult to justify the cost of sending Christmas cards and messages to their clients, but there are some very persuasive arguments for doing so. A Christmas message shows your clients that you look upon their custom as more of a human relationship – something that could further your commercial interests… Read the full article here: Send Your Clients Some Christmas Cheer with Custom Envelopes on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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Why Everyone Needs to Become a Digital Master

On The Job

When hearing the term “digital masters,” many business people think of Silicon Valley and the whiz kids running dominant IT companies like Google. But a new book contends that it’s time other companies woke up to the reality that if they want to excel in the future – with their employees, with their customers and in running their operations – then they need to also embrace the idea of using technology to transform their business. They, too, must become digital masters.

2014 140

The Best of The Solopreneur Life Blog

The Solopreneur Life

I n the midst of moving TheSolopreneurLife.com to the Rainmaker platform, I spent time in the The Solopreneur Life’s basement, sifting through the site’s dusty archives. I easily found TSL’s equivalent of perennial Christmas decorations — on top of the rest of the boxes because they get used often. These are the posts that receive big page-view numbers every month and always show up in the “Popular Posts” sidebar.

2014 139

Used To vs. Use To

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, Which is correct – . He USED to go the game on Friday. He USE to go to the game on Friday. When the statement is positive, as in the reader’s example, the expression is used to. In negative statements, the expression is use to. For example, “He didn’t use to go to the game on Friday.”. The expressions are used to speak about things that were habitually done in the past. Both used and use are followed by an infinitive. For example: We used to play baseball every Saturday.

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How to find the courage to execute on big bold plans

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

In my latest blog post , I argued that most entrepreneurs are optimizing for productivity when they should be optimizing for courage. It turns out that how you spend your time – hour to hour – does not determine your success. The only thing that matters is how willing you are to act courageously on extraordinary, BIG ideas.

2014 83

100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 32. Write A Personal Mission Statement

Brilliantly Better

You’re here for a reason. No matter how small you feel now, or how insignificant others may made you feel in the past, you have … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 32. Write A Personal Mission Statement appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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Why I Moved My WordPress Website to Rainmaker

The Solopreneur Life

T his week I’m rolling out a new design for TheSolopreneurLife.com. It’s actually more than a new design. It’s a complete website overhaul: the exterior, the interior, a total engine replacement, new tires, new brakes, and new shocks. The only things left unchanged are the paint colors. This is a bittersweet moment. I’m fond of the original website, which debuted in March 2010. It served me well. I’ll miss it, and I know you probably will, too.

2014 138

Any

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, If a countable noun comes after any , then should it [the noun] be singular or plural? Like the indefinite article a/an , the word any derives from a form of the Old English word for one. Primarily an adjective, it is also used as a pronoun. As an adjective, any is most commonly followed by plural or uncountable nouns: In questions: Do you have any tomatoes for sale? plural noun). Baa, baa Black Sheep, have you any wool ? uncountable noun).

2014 81

5 Tips for Small Businesses Looking for a Loan

Small Business CEO

The ways in which small businesses and startup companies find the funding they need to develop their ideas and target growth has changed significantly in recent years. The process is no longer focused entirely on winning the approval of your local bank manager and there are new dynamics at play in this vital context for SMEs. Here are some ideas worth having in mind if you’re looking for a loan as a startup or a small business: 1. Be honest and realistic.

2014 83

100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 30. Release Your Guardians

Brilliantly Better

Don’t touch that! Don’t eat that! Don’t go for that opportunity! Those are the sentences you hear when going for something you really want. Those … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 30. Release Your Guardians appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2014 64

The Best of The Solopreneur Life Blog

The Solopreneur Life

In the midst of moving TheSolopreneurLife.com to the Rainmaker platform, I spent time in the The Solopreneur Life’s basement, sifting through the site’s archive of more than 400 posts. I was searching for the best ones. Here they are.

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Verb Review #6: Adjectival Clauses

Daily Writing Tips

Clauses function as one of three parts of speech: adverb, adjective, or noun. This review is about adjectival clauses (also called “adjective clauses”). Adjective clauses are a little more difficult to identify than adverb clauses. An adverb clause is introduced by a subordinating conjunction whose only function is to link the adverb clause to the main thought. An adjective clause is introduced by a relative pronoun that: links the adjective clause to the main clause.

2014 81

7 Essential Considerations for Choosing a Cloud Hosting Service

Small Business CEO

You’ve probably heard that moving your business to the cloud has its advantages, but where do you start? What options do you have and what are potential pitfalls? You shouldn’t just pick any random cloud host, and preparation and careful consideration will help you avoid data loss when you move. Here are some considerations you should make before you sign a contract with any cloud host. What Type of Reliability is Offered?

2014 83

100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 27. Learn To Ignore

Brilliantly Better

I think they should be teaching this one in schools. We’re focused on so many topics and think we have to do so much stuff, … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 27. Learn To Ignore appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development ignorance learning

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