Sat.Jun 09, 2018 - Fri.Jun 15, 2018

Depression Is A Myth: 4 Simple Reasons Why You Think So

Dumb Little Man

It’s easy to understand why depression is a myth for most people. Unlike cancer which has physical symptoms that you can easily relate to, the symptoms of depression aren’t easy to recognize. What exactly is depression? Depression, also called depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a mood disorder that affects your basic activities. It affects how you sleep, think, handle situations and the way you relate to others.

2018 168

Adding some creativity to a regular meeting

Practically Perfect PA

We have all been in charge of regular meetings. Perhaps it’s a formal board meeting with dozens of papers and reports, or maybe it’s a more informal weekly staff get together or something in between. Have you ever thought, I wish I could freshen this up to make sure the attendees get more from the […]. Core Skills Events Management admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Meeting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2018 165

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The Continuing Merging of Coworking, Social Clubs and Gyms

Small Business Labs

Several interesting recent stories illustrate how coworking, social clubs and gyms are merging. CNBC's Companies are making gyms their headquarters - here's why covers gyms that also have coworking spaces. The segment points out that most gyms are cheaper than coworking spaces and in addition to working, you can also work out and socialize. The Business Meets Members Club: Is This The Future Of Co-Working? from Forbes, covers the coworking/social club/event space  Spring Place.

2018 140

Podcast 098: Working on your own

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! ?. This is Podcast 98 and it’s about getting organized on your own, whether it’s just you, a couple or a family. If hiring an organizer isn’t in your budget, what can you do? Well, I’m not going to dissuade anyone from working on their own. It certainly can be done. My aim in doing this podcast is to give you valuable tips and ideas that you can implement on your own.

2018 100

11 Really Effective Relaxation Techniques to Relieve Anxiety

Dumb Little Man

No one can evade stress completely but you may resist it by mastering a relaxation method. Relaxation techniques can decrease the level of anxiety and bring your body into a state of equilibrium. Apart from producing a balancing effect, relaxation also magnifies energy and concentration. It helps overcome illnesses, alleviates pain and enhances problem-solving abilities and motivation.

2018 142

40 Apple hacks for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Now I know not everyone uses Apple products, but a lot of you do, and a lot of your Executive’s do too. So I thought I would share some great hacks that I have found, which will help you get the most from your iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and Macs. These 40 Apple hacks for […]. Featured Office Technology admin administrators Apple Apple Watch assistants EA Executive Assistant iPad iPhone Mac Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual Assistant

2018 159

Key Findings from the BLS's Contingent and Alternative Work Survey

Small Business Labs

Getting somewhat lost in the debates around the results from the BLS's 2017 Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements survey (CWS) are several interesting findings about independent contractors.    The BLS defines independent contractors as someone who is self-employed and their primary job is as an independent contractor, independent consultant or freelance worker. Key findings for this segment include: 1. 79

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Taking The Mystery Out of Life: Why Humor Is Important

Dumb Little Man

In one of his books, the late Dr. Wayne Dyer said: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is. ” Some persons attribute the quote to Einstein. Others reach back and give Buddha credit. Regardless of who said it, there is really no middle ground where some things are miraculous and others, well, not so much. Too many people fall into the middle ground.

2018 124

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

Overqualified but applied anyway – NOT a desperate move. I have applied for positions I was overqualified for and thankful for what I learned from them. There are a few reasons someone might be overqualified but apply anyway. Rarely, if ever, are any of those reasons a desperate move or because one simply desires contentment or lacks professional development desire. Some reasons include: Job loss and/or need for employment. Returning after a career gap due to health, caregiving, education, etc.

2018 132

The Growing Silicon Prairie

Small Business Labs

The Hustle's Life in the Silicon Prairie: Tech’s great migration to the Midwest covers the continued growth of the Midwest's tech sector. Key quote: Investors are flocking to Middle American cities like Omaha and Des Moines. Startups are forgoing the paradisiacal pastures of California for a little Midwestern mojo. And the “Silicon Prairie” — cornfields and all — is having a moment in the unrelenting sun.

2018 124

Why Collaborating Can Be a Pain -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

Many of us are being asked to work more collaboratively. That can mean a variety of things, from working with those in other departments or outside partners to the of "play nice and share your toys" kind of thing within your own department. But does collaboration have a downside? If you look at your inbox right now, you may say, "YES!" Your inbox may be groaning under the load of emails from collaborating partners.

2018 118

Eight Best Ways to Get Rid of Fleas On Dogs

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to fleas, prevention is much easier than trying to get rid of an infestation once they take hold. Fleas can spread rapidly from your dog to the surrounding environment and this makes it that much harder to get rid of them. A single flea can lay up to 40 eggs per day and the majority of the flea population thrives in grass and carpet. Only around five percent of the fleas present get on your pets.

2018 117

Office Dynamics Update: Sponsorship Now Available!

Office Dynamics

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2018 113

Oxford Comma: Yes or No? A Compilation of Opinions and Recommendations

Daily Writing Tips

First things first: what is the Oxford comma ? Also called serial comma , it is a comma placed after the penultimate item in a list and before the conjunction “and” or “or.”. Here’s a sample sentence without the Oxford comma: We traveled to China, Thailand and Japan. And here is the same sentence with the Oxford comma: We traveled to China, Thailand, and Japan. The Oxford comma is the one after “Thailand.”.

2018 78

The Direct Line Between Happiness and Productivity with Will Henshall


This week on the 200th(!) episode of The Productivityist Podcast my guest is Will Henshall. Will is the CEO and founder of Focus@Will , a tech music platform that helps 1.5m professionals be up to four times more productive at work. He has had a 30 year notable career as a startup entrepreneur, tech inventor and musician. He founded the platinum-selling 90s British pop soul band Londonbeat (he wrote Billboard #1 hit songs ‘I’ve Been Thinking About You’ and ‘Come Back’).

2018 63

How Anger Affects Your Life

Dumb Little Man

You know the feeling, right? Something has set you off and you feel like a switch flipped. You are angry- not miffed, not annoyed, not irritated, but down-right, seeing-red pissed off. And with that comes the nearly uncontrollable urge to express that anger. The ways that anger gets expressed can vary. Maybe you yell, storm out, go on a rant and tear down everyone around you- whatever it is, once it is done you likely have regrets about some aspect of your behavior.

2018 114

Why Workaholism Isn't OK -- and What You Should Do About It

On The Job

With the high profile suicides of chef and world traveler Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, many people are reassessing their lives and looking around them to gauge whether someone is struggling and needs help. One area that needs consideration is the person who becomes addicted to work. While we all may at times may laughingly call ourselves a workaholic, it is a real addiction that needs treatment.

2018 87

A Guide to Terminal Punctuation

Daily Writing Tips

This post outlines the functions of punctuation marks employed at the end of a sentence: the period, the exclamation point, the question mark, and ellipses. Period. Periods are employed as terminal punctuation for statements other than questions or exclamations. In American English, periods precede a close quotation mark at the end of a sentence (with some technical exceptions in such fields as botany, linguistics, and philosophy).

2018 56

Your Business and Inspiring Social Change

Small Business CEO

Everyday people form the backbone of charitable giving in the USA, but business is a driving force behind that, with the National Philanthropic Trust finding that charitable business assets totaled $85bn. A clear sign of the importance US corporations place on philanthropy, these numbers only increase as foundations like the Gates’ influence smaller companies. What, exactly, motivates business to give money away to those less fortunate?

2018 57

What They Don’t Tell You About Live Chat Effectiveness In Business

Dumb Little Man

It’s a hot summer day. There is a sale and your store manager is out sick. So, here you are handling the register on a holiday weekend. On most days, the team runs your clothing and accessories store like clockwork. However, on days like this one, you wish you had an on-demand customer service wizard to answer the phone, email responses to customer queries or manage complaints for online orders. The sales team on the floor has their hands full with stocking, shelving and cleaning duties.

2018 112

How to get comfortable with being uncomfortable 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Want to succeed as an entrepreneur? Nothing is more critical than becoming resilient to discomfort. . I have to thank Thomas Oppong for saying it better than I could: “Nearly everything that generates enduring value requires effort, focus and discomfort” . Aspiring entrepreneurs quake in fear when they hear this. Or, they secretly hope that they’re smart enough that these rules apply to everyone else, not them. . This fear of discomfort drives the wannabe’s endless search for shortcuts.

2018 54

Sense and Sensibility

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists and defines words derived from the Latin verb sentire , meaning “feel” or “perceive.”. The direct descendant of sentire is sense , which means “be or become conscious of” or “comprehend” or “detect.” As a noun, the word has a more extensive set of definitions—it can pertain to awareness; intelligence; conveyed or intended meaning; and the faculty or function of perceiving through sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.

2018 50

The Link Between Customer Training and Satisfaction

Small Business CEO

The Harvard Business Review published a report on customer satisfaction a few years back. In their report, they analyzed the customer satisfaction ratings of a telecom major that was grappling with a 50% dissatisfaction rating. Upon further investigation, the researchers found that new subscribers rated the company either on the very high side (9 or 10), or extremely poorly (1 or 2).

2018 54

How to Make Small Business Grow This 2018

Dumb Little Man

The year 2018 is unpredictable for many technocrats and entrepreneurs. While there are startups firing with all their might to get ahead of their market, we are also seeing small-scale entrepreneurs making a living from non-conventional businesses through new marketing and sales channels that Social Media has introduced recently. The unpredictability is due to how technology and information systems are being a very crucial part of our daily lives.

2018 108

How to Prepare for an Employee?s Absence

Office Dynamics

Have you ever been in a situation when a co-worker had to take a leave of absence or they parted ways with the company and everyone, including yourself, was clueless about some of their procedures or tasks they were in charge of? Here is how to prepare for an employee’s absence. It is hard to predict the future but it is not impossible to prepare for it.

2018 122

How to Be A Great Best Man

Dumb Little Man

So, your best mate is finally getting hitched. He has already popped the question to his girl and has now asked you to be his best man. The feeling is pretty eccentric, isn’t it? After all, we rarely get to be the ‘best’ anything in our lives. Not to forget, knowing your mate values your friendship enough to choose you as his go-to guy during the most important time of his life is truly special. Now that he’s chosen you, do you know how to be a great best man?

2018 107

Is Your Dog In Pain? Here?s How To Know For Sure

Dumb Little Man

Dog lovers treat their pets like family. We spend thousands of dollars on our pooches each year- from treats, toys to veterinary care. No one wants their canine companion to suffer but 80% of dogs over 8 years old suffer from joint pain. Effects of Aging. Half of all seniors in the United States experience arthritis pain and dogs are no exception. Just like humans, dogs often develop painful joint conditions as they age.

2018 118

Expanding at a Cost: 3 Important Things to Know About Financing Equipment

Small Business CEO

Businesses need to grow, right? The entire reason for a business to exist is providing a needed service or product, so of course they need to grow! The problem is growth costs money, and money is finite. Some businesses have their cash tied up on things like inventory and running costs. So, what’s the solution? The obvious one is a business loan. Taking out a business loan is a great way to provide funds for growth.

What are The Benefits and Pitfalls of a Small Business Loan

Small Business CEO

Despite the many challenges involved in running a small business, it is also an exciting time. There’s so much room for potential, and different aspects of your industry to explore in your business’ development. However, if you’re to drive your business forward and ensure a tangible presence in your local area, raising capital is an absolute must. One way of achieving your short and long-term goals is by applying for a Small Business Loan.

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