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12 Changes We Can Make to Have Everyday Simplicity

Dumb Little Man

One of the main reasons we suffer so much is complexity. Our constant effort to make everything complex, although it’s quite simple, is what makes us want to give up, to just escape and leave everything behind. Simplicity is what we need more of. The funny thing is that things are so simple in their natural form. But we insist on making them hard, then we can’t handle them and it’s just too much for us. What we need to do is simplify.

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A day in the life: Rebecca-Monique Williams, Adaptive Lab

Practically Perfect PA

What are the main aspects of your role? I have a dual role: my primary responsibility is being the PA to the managing director. I manage his schedule and monitor his emails, as well as help organise some of his travel, company events, and client dinners, occasional research, expenses and ad hoc tasks – all the general PA duties. The second part of my role is office manager, which involves maintaining and helping to run our trendy studio in Shoreditch.

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The Reason We Don’t Reach Our Goals

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the first ways to go about reaching a goal is to crystallize it in our minds so that we are clear about what we are trying to have/do/be. Then the next is to break it down into manageable steps. Today we will look at the reason we don''t reach our goals, even after we have written them down and written the steps we need to reach them. The post The Reason We Don’t Reach Our Goals appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

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5 Essential Tips for Marketing Your Green Business

Eco-Office Gals

Are you a green company, or are you just trying to attract a new segment of buyers? The truth is, many companies are a little bit of both. Green industry is still on the upswing, and the market is big enough to interest all types of business. However, as more companies get into it for the money, consumers are becoming pickier about who they use and why.

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5 Things 2014 Taught Me Plus 1

Dumb Little Man

I honestly said I was through with doing any major posts, blogs or articles about making changes in the New Year. It’s not that I don’t think they help, I feel they have a place if the person reading it is ready to do the work. As the year began to wind down, I started seeing the posts on social media and instantly I thought; this has gotten so passé. Everyone has their five steps, seven steps or three steps to a better year. And I get it. We all share out of our own unique set of experiences.

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Tips on transitioning your career

Practically Perfect PA

As a PA you know you have the organisational skills to rule the world and actually know your company well enough do half the jobs in the place if push came to shove. A PA is part office manager, part senior project manager and part psychic, all skills that are extremely transferable if you decide you would like steer yourself on to another career path.

2015 189

12 Perspectives To Embrace This New Year

Productivity Bits

If you are like most productivity-aware people, chances are you already have penned down goals or "things" that you want to accomplish this year. Most have theirs when the last quarter kicked in last year. You constructed these goals in a way that each one is geared towards you becoming a better person than last year - more or less. You probably have an execution plan on how to accomplish them in manner that WINNING is the only result expected.

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Top 9 Lifehack Blogs to Motivate and Inspire You in 2015

Dumb Little Man

2014 comes to its end, and we all try to make some conclusions and plans on what we’ve done right or wrong and what we should do to make 2015 the best and most profitable year ever. As we all know, if you want to change your life – start with changing yourself. How often do we need motivation or inspiration to do anything, to take our chance, to be brave enough, to make a right choice, etc.? How often do we need advice or life hacks on doing anything?

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Guest Post at Productive Super Dad

Simple Productivity Blog

Check out my latest guest post over at Productive Super Dad: The Rules Of Email Productivity In this article I talk about the 5 Cardinal Rules of Email Productivity: Process your email without taking action Don’t work from your inbox Have things delivered to your inbox Make a magazine pile Unsubscribe from what doesn’t bring […]. The post Guest Post at Productive Super Dad appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

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Are You Still Struggling to Get Clients?

Office Organization Success

Have you ever wanted to create a marketing plan so that you would know exactly what to do to get more clients? Well now is your chance: GET CLIENTS NOW! 28-day marketing plan. Here’s just some of what you’ll learn during this program: What really works to market a service business, and what doesn’t. Over 100 different tools & tactics for marketing your business. How doing ten simple things per day can bring you all the clients you’ll ever need.

2015 152

The Year the Job Broke (and the Year We Start Fixing It)

Small Business Labs

The Pacific Standard's interesting article What Was the Job? claims 2014 was the year the job broke. By that they mean 2014 was the year we accepted a re-interpretation of the traditional job's fundamental bargain and "bought in to the push to get us to all work for ourselves rather than each other" Key quote: The job was once something we felt we could depend on.

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5 Killer Reasons For Quitting The Day Job

Dumb Little Man

I was keeping a list of the reasons I could use to justify handing my notice in. It included such gems as one of the office toilets getting regularly blocked (#13) and the lack of decaf coffee available in floor 2 drinks machine (#9). It was quite a long list but I never used it. That’s because in any job, and for many of us that’s in an organisation in some bland office (#21), there will be lots of things that niggle that we don’t like.

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Thursday From The Trenches Episode 6

Simple Productivity Blog

In this episode I talk about what my grandfather called (punnily) "Condiment Time". The post Thursday From The Trenches Episode 6 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 ( ). Productivity trench

2015 139

Technology of the week: Eventbrite

Practically Perfect PA

What is Eventbrite? Eventbrite is a well established event management platform for all different types of events. The website also has a search function for events taking place in their industry and location. What does it do? Eventbrite has a number of features. Firstly, there is a free online event registration tool which allows delegates to register for your events online.

2015 135

Questions on the Rise of the 1099 Economy

Small Business Labs

I did an interview  with the folks at Zen99 last week.  Zen99 is a Y-Combinator backed startup that provides tax and insurance tools for independent contractors.    They also offer advice through online guides at Zen99 University , which is where the interview appeared. The interview covered a lot of ground related to the growing freelance economy. But based on the parts they highlighted, the folks at Zen99 seemed to find the following points of most interest.

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Why is it so Difficult to Adapt to Change in Business?

Dumb Little Man

The great industrialist Henry Ford once said “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” ” For all intents and purposes, he may or may not have been referring to the concept of change and the importance of it. However, one thing that we do know is that as a business leader and individual, change is vital for development and growth.

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New Productivity Forms: January 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

January is about cold and snow. Even though I live on the coast of Virginia and snow is a rare occurence, I love the idea of a snow covered landscape (the reality, not so much). This month''s forms feature a snow-covered landscape and a cool color scheme to fit the month. The post New Productivity Forms: January 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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Tips for Boosting Productivity in 2015

On The Job

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CES: Everything is Better With Bluetooth (and Sensors)

Small Business Labs

Fans of the TV show the Big Bang Theory know that everything is better with Buetooth (see the clip below). Evidently the consumer electronics industry agrees and also thinks sensors make everthing better. The New York Times Bits blog article From the Start, Sensors Rule at CES  reports: It was clear from the beginning that the show would focus heavily on connected devices such as wearables and Bluetooth-enabled toothbrushes with 3-D motion sensors.

2015 143

How Should I Legally Structure My Startup Business?

The Small Business Blog

Along with the countless other things a start-up has to deal with when setting up a company, there is the major decision of how the company should trade legally. Establishing it correctly at the outset is crucial and could eliminate many issues along the way. It could also have profound implications for the financial future… Read the full article here: How Should I Legally Structure My Startup Business? on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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Consolidate Files With MultCloud

Simple Productivity Blog

Sometimes you just need a simple solution. Like when you''re trying to remember in which cloud storage you stashed a particular file. Instead of going through each one, wouldn''t it be great if there was one place you could look that had all of them? There is. And it''s called Multcloud. The post Consolidate Files With MultCloud appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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How Successful People Overcome Failure

On The Job

There are several things in your career that are fairly well guaranteed: At some point you will work for an idiot ; you will be convinced human resources is populated by Death Eaters; and you will experience failure. While an idiot boss and the followers of Lord Voldemort can be worrisome, it will be failure that will truly test your path toward greatness. That’s why it can be helpful to look at how the truly successful view their failures and overcame them: Learn from criticism.

2015 172

Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: DiamondAir Winner

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the DiamondAir competition! I can now announce the winner … drum roll please… it is: Sophia Hutchings. Congratulations Sophia! We will contact you to get your details. DiamondAir International. Since 2001 DiamondAir International has been the world’s leading provider of the finest luxury airport services to over 500 destinations worldwide, including London Heathrow and London City Airport , rail stations, ports and other transport hubs.

2015 116

Results of the 2014 Solopreneur Survey: Quality of Life is Up, Expectations are Up, Facebook is Down

The Solopreneur Life

Q uality of life improved for solopreneurs in 2014, solopreneurs have high expectations for 2015, and Facebook has fallen out of favor. Those are among the key findings in The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey. This is the fourth year for The Solopreneur Life survey, which was conducted from November 12 to December 20. The survey attracted 308 responses. Subscribe now to The Solopreneur Life Newsletter and instantly receive the complete solopreneur survey results.

2015 151

Sponsor Post, January 2013

Simple Productivity Blog

In January, my sponsors feature those that can help you take charge of various aspects of your life. The post Sponsor Post, January 2013 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 ( ). Blog Business expires

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Is office technology taking admin jobs?

Office Dynamics

Is office technology playing more and more of your admin role? by MARY ELLEN SLAYTER on DECEMBER 30, 2014 8:00AM. in ADMIN PRO FORUM. Question: “Not that I want to be out of work, but it seems to me that technology has now given my boss plenty of tools to fend for himself in a lot of areas. Outlook does pretty much everything I can in the scheduling department, and it just takes a few clicks to book a flight or rent a car these days.

2015 137

Methinks vs. I Think

Daily Writing Tips

An archaic verb form that survives in modern speech, thanks to its presence in a well-known quotation from Hamlet , is methinks. A Google search for “methinks” brings up more than five million hits. The quotation appears in the “mousetrap scene” in Hamlet. Traveling actors are performing a play written to Hamlet’s specifications. He wants to dramatize his father’s murder and produce a guilty reaction in his stepfather.

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A Super-Cool Niche Art Business: Martin Bruckner’s Spaghetti Toes

The Solopreneur Life

O K, you’re going to love this niche art business. Martin Bruckner lives in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife and daughter. Bruckner launched a Tumblr site — Spaghetti Toes — that’s dedicated to the absurd things he hears under his roof on a daily basis. I’ll let him explain: Some are said by me, some by my wife, but most by my wonderful 2-year-old daughter, Harper Grace.

2015 146

Open Loops 1/9/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on making daily unpleasantness less unpleasant; wrist wrests and the damage they do; how to cut cable; making a daily practice. The post Open Loops 1/9/2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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App Review: Reflect


Didn’t I save this to Evernote? I’ve wondered about that question many times and after some tinkering with Reflect ( ) I can say that, yes…I have. Reflect lets you review your Evernote notes on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. A great thing about Evernote is that it keeps everything organized for me. The bad things about Evernote is that it’s like my junk drawer. Stuff is in there, if only I can find it.

2015 84

Punctuation Review #2: Honorifics

Daily Writing Tips

A reader wonders, Why on earth do we place a period after Ms ? It’s not an abbreviation of anything I know of. Americans place a period after Ms. because style guides like The Chicago Manual of Style and The AP Stylebook tell us to. British speakers do not place a period (full stop) after Ms because their style guides tell them not to. American Style Guides. The Chicago Manual of Style. Use periods with abbreviations that end in a lowercase letter: p. page), vol. e.g. , i.e. , etc. a.k.a.

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Eugene Schwartz’s 5th Rule of Great Marketing (Unabridged)

The Solopreneur Life

E ugene Schwartz was a marketer and copywriter. His sales copy and letters generated more than $150 million in sales. Later he became a renowned collector of modern art. Schwartz was born on March 28, 1927, in Butte, Montana and studied at the University of Washington. In 1949 he moved to New York City to work for the advertising firm of Huber Hoge & Sons as a messenger boy.

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59. Randomly Hug A Person You Don’t Know

Brilliantly Better

Ok, this might be a little bit dangerous, but only if you think at it. If you’re doing it, chances are that you’re going to … The post 59. Randomly Hug A Person You Don’t Know appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Relationships & Society hugs

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How Safe is your Company from Losing Credibility?

Small Business CEO

Carmakers that need to recall defective vehicles lose credibility. Multinational banks busted for bribing foreign officials lose credibility. And brand name designers busted for running sweatshops in third world countries lose credibility. People thinking of buying that product or using that service prefer to look elsewhere. There is nothing more damaging to a company than loss of credibility. It’s more than a loss of face from bad press, it also loss of valuable market share.

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Anyone vs. Everyone

Daily Writing Tips

A promotional announcement for an end-of-year review on NPR set me thinking about the difference between anyone and everyone : The year 2014 has been no fun for just about everyone. The construction struck me as odd because the negative “no fun” led me to expect anyone , not everyone. Anyone means anybody or any person. It refers to an individual in a group; which one doesn’t matter. Anyone is the usual choice in negative statements and in questions: There wasn’t anyone in the lobby.

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To Create Products and Services That People Want, Focus on Customer Gains

The Solopreneur Life

I n my 21 years as a solopreneur, I’ve learned that when I focus on customer pain and customer gains, I’m more likely to create products and services that people actually want to buy. Below are questions I use to think of ways to create customer gains. For a superb, in-depth treatment of this topic, get Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want. These questions work for me, and they’ll work for you, too.

2015 135

100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 57. Stop Watching TV

Brilliantly Better

Television evolved a lot from the balanced news provider it was in the beginning up to the current manipulating tool. Just stop watching it for … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 57. Stop Watching TV appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development news television withdrawal

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