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7 Hacks I Learned From James Bond

Dumb Little Man

Not everybody can be a globetrotting super-spy who saves the world every few years. In fact, almost nobody can. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t view James Bond as a role model. No, we’re not talking about the rampant murder and womanizing. We’re talking about the little things he does every day to keep himself alive and at peak performance. I mean, come on.

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BCG on the New Freelancers

Small Business Labs

Last week the Big 3 strategy consulting firm BCG released THE NEW FREELANCERS: TAPPING TALENT IN THE GIG ECONOMY , a study on "those who find temporary work through digital labor-sharing platforms." " As part of the study BCG surveyed 11,000 workers in 11 countries: the US, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Japan, India, Indonesia, China, and Brazil. BCG took a different approach to their survey than others have.

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Not got much to do? Here are a few ideas!

Practically Perfect PA

We all have certain points at the office when we just don’t have much to do. I know some of you will be laughing your asses off right now, and thinking yeah right! But, there are businesses that have quiet periods and Assistants who find they don’t have much to do (That time in between […]. Core Skills Featured Task Management admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks Virtual Assistant

2019 155

5 Job Search Red Flags to Watch Out For

Eat Your Career

Job seekers are notoriously eager to believe things. They’re not necessarily gullible or naïve, but they often want to think optimistically about every “opportunity” that crosses their path. Sometimes, they’re just so desperate to find a job, that they ignore critical job search red flags—clear indicators that a role isn’t what it appears to be. As a result, they can be easily tricked, scammed and taken advantage of.

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20 Simple Tips to Increase Your Productivity When You Work From Home

Dumb Little Man

So, you work from home. Nothing wrong with that. You’re your own boss and you can set your working hours as you want. You can also make more money than from a classic job. But even with these advantages, you still have a problem: It’s hard for you to be productive. Because you don’t associate your home with a job. You associate it with comfort. Hence, you waste long hours doing nothing. Are you tired of this?

2019 213

The Gig Economy Fills a Need for Low Friction, Highly Flexible Gig Work

Small Business Labs

One area of the gig economy that is finally starting to get attention is it expands the number of low friction, highly flexible work options.    By "low friction" we mean it's quick and easy to start earning money and it requires little or nothing in terms of an initial investment. With most of the online gig platforms you can sign up and be earning money in just a few days or less.

2019 155

Don’t want to annoy your Exec? Ask these questions!

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know having a good relationship with your Executive makes your job, as an Assistant, much easier! It is the key relationship for Assistants and the one part of the role that you have to get right. Without a successful partnership, the work just becomes that much tougher. You can try your best every day […]. Core Competencies Featured Working with Executives admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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20 Qualities for A Successful Life

Dumb Little Man

How do you define a successful life? Is it by how much money or stuff you have amassed or is it by the legacy you leave behind? All too often we equate a successful life with material possessions. Yet, there are millions of people out there who lead successful, fulfilled lives who may be of modest means. They may not be rich in the financial sense, but they are rich in life and values. So, what are qualities required for success in life? Below is a list you can use as a guide. Sincerity.

2019 206

Administrative Assistants and Ongoing Status Updates

Office Dynamics

As administrative assistants and executive assistants, we all know there are a hundred moving parts in business. There is constant change, new projects and ideas, rework, barriers, coordinating multiple people and meetings, travel, and more. Keeping the information flowing and status updates are critical to everyone’s success. Today I am especially focusing on how important status updates are between executives and assistants.

2019 180

How to start your own Virtual Assistant Business

Practically Perfect PA

Are you currently a PA, dreaming of having your own VA business? Maybe you’re an Admin Professional, who craves having the control and freedom of running your own business? If you’re currently employed and looking to make a career change to VA, it’s a simpler process than you think. Whether you’re a PA, EA or […]. Career Development Featured PA to VA Video admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant VA Industry Virtual Assistant

2019 139

Coworking Goes to the Dogs (it had to happen)

Small Business Labs

Allwork's DOG-FOCUSED COWORKING: A Q&A WITH WORK & WOOF FOUNDER JILLIAN DRETZKA talks about Work & Woof , a combo coworking and doggie day care space in Austin, Texas. Dog friendly coworking is common. But Work & Woof takes it to a whole new level. Over the half of the facility's space is an interior play yard for the dogs. There's outside play spaces too. Work & Woof also offers grooming and doggy day care.

2019 124

10 Ways to Ruin Your Health and Die Young

Dumb Little Man

Keeping yourself healthy isn’t the easiest thing to do, particularly if you’ve lived a very unhealthy lifestyle all your life. But hey, life’s for living, right? So, if you want to be breathless whenever you walk upstairs or be constantly ill, read on. These 10 things below will guarantee you a short, miserable life. Smoke like a chimney. If you’re a smoker, great! You’re driving yourself to an early grave already. And if you’re not a smoker, why not get started now?

2019 203

How to be the best Executive Assistant? Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Welcome to another question for Ask an Admin. This is where the executive assistant and administrative assistant can submit any question they have and their peers will answer the question based on their previous experience. We believe that there are many different ways to approach problems, difficult tasks, and situations so we thought this would be a great way to provide you a place to share your input as well as receive input from others.

2019 167

The Critical Element You May Be Missing in Your Job Search

On The Job

This seems to be the time of year when a lot of people are jumping ship for a new gig. People are seeking new challenges -- or feel unsettled by the current instability of their industry. As you search for new employment opportunities, it's important that you look not only at the qualifications you need for a certain position, but also the culture of the company that interests you.

2019 161

How to Build a Powerful Professional Network

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Build a Powerful Professional Network.”. February is the month of love! While most people think love doesn’t have a lot to do with business, I disagree. In fact, business is all about people and relationships. Sure, love isn’t necessarily the goal. But all great relationships, whether personal or professional, have common elements: trust, respect and authentic connection, to name just a few.

2019 109

The Magic Lamp in Real Life

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever had someone you don’t want to talk to…talk to you? When it happens, it rarely makes you over ten thousand dollars? Well, that’s what happened to me. An uninvited conversation left me with one realization that is simultaneously a money maker, a happiness amplifier, and a life enlarger. Let me share it with you. I’m sitting at the metro and this man walks in. He starts walking towards me. Please don’t sit next to me, please don’t sit next to me, please don’t sit next to me.

2019 201

What Is Passive Income?

The Solopreneur Life

What Is Passive Income and How Do You Do It? Basically, it’s the opposite of trading dollars for hours. Most people have been raised on the concept of trading dollars for hours and so they try to find jobs that just increase the hourly rate. They go to college to get a higher paying job and never really grasp the concept of passive income. The only difference between the fast food worker and the doctor or lawyer is how much the get paid per hour.

2019 145

Podcast 112: Daily habits

Clutter Coach

by * Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! ?. This is Podcast 112 and it’s about habit development. I recently started coaching through an app called Coach.me. Their approach is to focus on creating small daily habits. The daily part is key. If you can do your new, positive habit even just for a minute every day, that’s better than doing an hour once a week.

2019 100

Technology of the week: Voice Recorder & Audio Editor

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Voice Recorder & Audio Editor. Here are the details: What is Voice Recorder & Audio Editor Voice Recorder & Audio Editor is a straightforward app for iPhones and iPads. It free to download with in-app purchasing options. What does Voice Recorder & Audio Editor do? This simple app has lots of functionality, including: Record […].

2019 100

How CBD Has Improved the Medical Industry

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people live their daily lives in severe pain. Most of them rely on strong painkillers to achieve comfort, even if it’s temporary. Unfortunately, being pain-free comes at a cost. As soon as you stop taking those painkillers, you’ll experience their nasty side effects. Hot and cold spells, trouble sleeping, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and drowsiness- the list of side effects can be scary.

Why Most Task Advice is Worthless

Simple Productivity Blog

As part of my quest for productivity, I read a lot of articles and books on the various aspects. I get frustrated from time to time, because I think a lot of the authors miss the points. For example, I have been reading a lot about building a better task list. And I’ve discovered that most task advice is worthless. The post Why Most Task Advice is Worthless appeared first on Laura Earnest. Productivity

2019 100

Best Way to Organize Your Email Inbox for Administrative Professionals? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Welcome to another question for Ask an Admin. This is where the administrative assistant and executive assistant can submit any question they have and their peers will answer the question based on their previous experience. We believe that there are many different ways to approach problems, difficult tasks, and situations so we thought this would be a great way to provide you a place to share your input as well as receive input from others.

2019 142

The Ultimate Admin and Assistant Survey – Enter to Win 500€

Practically Perfect PA

Do you want to be in with the chance of winning a €500 travel voucher? While helping others to understand the complex role of being an EA, PA or Office Manager? TravelPerk are surveying thousands of office managers, executive and personal assistants, and other administrative professionals, to get insights into the best ways for you […].

2019 100

What to Do When There Are Too Many Things to Get Done

Dumb Little Man

You know that feeling of having way too many things to do. When you don’t feel like starting to work on them any time soon and just the thought of all the tasks, projects, housework, school assignments, or else, is overwhelming you. Most of us do know how this situation looks like. And those who don’t are either the most organized people in the world or have some secret strategies for doing a lot of work in no time and not feeling stressed.

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What Is Passive Income?

The Solopreneur Life

What Is Passive Income and How Do You Do It? Basically, it’s the opposite of trading dollars for hours. Most people have been raised on the concept of trading dollars for hours and so they try to find jobs that just increase the hourly rate. They go to college to get a higher paying job

2019 141

8 Great Podcasts for Writers and Book Authors

Daily Writing Tips

There is a lot of writing advice out there. Perhaps you’ve signed up to read lots of blogs by email, you’ve bought some great writing-related books, and you still feel like something’s missing. Or maybe your reading time is limited: you can’t very well scroll through blogs while you’re driving to work, for instance. That’s when podcasts come in.

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The one cognitive bias all customers share that determines if they buy or not

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Smart entrepreneurs spend a lot of time thinking about product market fit. Turning strangers into customers is pretty much everything, after all. That’s why entrepreneurs put a ton of energy into crafting the marketing narratives that will persuade people to buy their thing. . They study these arts and sciences to do so: . Product Design. Marketing. . Sales. Persuasion. . Founders are wise to learn about—and ruminate upon—this stuff.

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How To Find A Restricted Phone Number

Dumb Little Man

When you see “Restricted” appear on your caller ID, you are receiving a phone call from a restricted or blocked number. An individual can block the origination of the phone call by dialing *67 before he or she dials your number. This is used when an individual does not want the person whom he or she is calling to be able to trace the call back to him or her. While finding a restricted phone number can be difficult, it is possible if you know what to do. Check your phone records.

2019 198

How I Made My First $10,000: Selena Templeton

The Solopreneur Life

This is “How I Made My First $10,000,” a new, ongoing feature that gives all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs hit the challenging $10k milestone. If you would like to be the “How I Made My First $10,000,” please send me an email. Name of solopreneur: Selena Templeton Name of business and

2019 130

6 Ways to Slash Businesses Expenses This Year

Small Business CEO

As a business grows, it’s easy to let expenses scale up proportionally. And before you know it, your costs of doing business have a significantly negative impact on the bottom line. If this is true in your situation, you may need to revisit the drawing board and slash some of these unnecessary expenses. Simple Steps to Save Money. Running a business is no different than running your household budget. To improve your bottom line, you either have to increase your income or slash your expenses.

Making the Best of Your Social Media Profile

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to promoting yourself or your business, our online image is becoming incredibly important. This includes both our brand and personal. online profile. Our online presence represents our largest social field. When crafting an online profile, it’s. important to remember that those who view us only interact with a snapshot of our personality. If we’re not cautious about how we approach our profiles, the wrong impression can be made very easily.

6 Essential Steps to Regain Your Self-Worth

Dumb Little Man

Your self-worth is a sum of internal and external factors that surround you. Internal factors revolve around your self- perception while external factors constitute of how other people look at you. Your self-worth determines who you are and how you interact with the outside environment. It reflects in each and every day of your life. In light of this, here are six ways on how to regain self-worth. Acceptance. Each and everyone of us is unique.

2019 193

The Importance of Personal Hygiene for Healthy Living

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people overlook the importance of personal hygiene which can be a huge mistake. You see, we interact with different organisms on a daily basis, exposing us to a wide range of infectious or communicable diseases. In 2016 , 3 infectious diseases have been included in the top ten causes of death worldwide They are diarrheal diseases, lower respiratory diseases, and tuberculosis. Failure to look after yourself and your hygiene can increase your risk of developing any of the conditions above.

2019 187

5 Things Your Hair Can Tell About Your Overall Health

Dumb Little Man

Your hair is not only your crowning glory. More importantly, it reflects your overall health. There are signs and symptoms of certain illnesses, deficiencies, and other medical conditions that manifest visibly through your hair. Remember that just like your skin, your hair, being an outer covering, is maintained by the nutrients absorbed in the body. Learn how the state of your hair and health are related: Dullness.

2019 182

How to Meal Prep

Dumb Little Man

While many people can access helpful information on choosing a healthy diet, just a few implement the tips. You should realize that acquiring healthy eating tips is futile if your execution is wanting. We are not here to accuse you; in fact, we understand the difficulties that you undergo to choose a healthy diet for your family amid your busy schedules. For this reason, this article will give excellent meal prepping tips. Meal Prepping: What Is It?

2019 180

Important Lighting Tips for Older Eyes You Should Know

Dumb Little Man

As my grandma says, “Growing old is no picnic.” ” Aging effects every aspect of your life, especially the eye sight. Some older people might read and watch TV without bifocals but the majority of them suffer from weak eyesight. Once you hit 40, you will begin to note the difference in the clarity of your vision. While you can start taking multivitamins to improve your eyesight, it is almost impossible to avoid poor eyesight after 60.

2019 178

Make A Profitable Impression: Know All About Designing Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Looking to give your business a powerful, cost-effective advantage over the competition? Your local professional interior designer can help. Some people think professional interior design is a “luxury” only accessible to the rich and famous. People who can afford to live in elegant homes and decorate those homes with the very best high-end appointments. But that’s a relatively small segment of the interior design industry.

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