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The ultimate guide to creating a successful Executive and EA partnership

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few years, I have written a lot about creating a successful Executive and EA partnership. 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. So, today I thought I would […].

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How to Find Happiness Within Yourself?

Dumb Little Man

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your actions.”. ? Dalai Lama XIV. Happiness is a state of mind. We can keep ourselves happy in every situation; we only need to make up our mind. There are people who have a limited income and simple lifestyle and yet, they are happy. There are people who have big houses, expensive cars, loving families, stable jobs, and great health but they don’t feel happy at all. Ever wonder how the principle of happiness works?

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The Rise of Small "Speed Factories"

Small Business Labs

According to the Kellogg Insights article  How “Speed Factories” Help Companies Adapt to Capricious Consumers , speed factories are: a local-market facility designed to quickly pump out products with shorter life cycles and less predictable demand, like apparel sported by Kendall Jenner or LeBron James that suddenly becomes a must-have item. Speed factories tend to be small, highly flexible and able to quickly adjust to changing, local market demand or new customer requirements. 

2018 130

Adapting to Change

Office Dynamics

There can never be too many discussions about change. It’s constant, it’s inevitable, unexpected at times, but it can be extremely rejuvenating. No matter how many times change occurs in life, expected or not, it can seem as if you are not in control. Unexpected change disrupts a routine, but if we reevaluate the current routine and what opportunities the unexpected change offers then we take control.

2018 156

Discretion at work for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Look at any job description for Assistants, and you will see the word discretion. It is a crucial skill for Assistants and something that we have to practice on a daily basis. One slip and you are at risk of jeopardising your reputation and all the hard work you have put into building the relationship […]. Confidentiality Core Competencies Featured admin administrators assistants Competencies Discretion Executive Assistant PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2018 176

How to Actually Start the Task You’ve Been Avoiding

Dumb Little Man

Life would be great if we only did things that we wanted to do, each moment of the day. However, that sweet freedom also comes with a price. For example, many significant achievements of the humanity would never be realized if we could do only what our fleeting hearts wanted. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re having a problem with procrastination and trying to find out a way to beat it.

2018 158

The Strong Job Market's Impact on Independent Work

Small Business Labs

July was another solid jobs month for the U.S. The economy added another 157,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 3.9%. As the chart below  from the Washington Post  shows, U.S. employment has grown consistently since 2013. And if this chart went back further, it would show 94 straight months of job gains.    Economic growth has led to a jobs recovery for even the hardest hit segment of workers, those with less than a high school education.

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The top five alternative conferencing platforms

Practically Perfect PA

How often do you organise a video conference for your Executive or team? All the time, right? Well, today I thought I would share with you the top five alternative conferencing platforms that are available online. If you don’t have internal video conferencing software, each of these platforms will do the trick and are well worth […].

2018 135

4 Sure-Fire Steps That Will Make Your Home Shine for Selling

Dumb Little Man

Whether you’re trying to sell your home or you want to spruce things up, a little bit of effort can go a really long way. You could either spend a lot and have someone else do it all for you or you could muster a little bit of elbow grease and do some home improvements to make before selling. Either way, here’s a list to help you out. Take Care of the Exterior. Not many people will start here but addressing the exterior of your home is pretty significant.

2018 152

Always Be Aware of ROI

Simple Productivity Blog

Return on investment is not just about manufacturing. If we are going to be at a good productivity level, we have to be aware of our time ROI. The post Always Be Aware of ROI appeared first on Laura Earnest. Time Management

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Joan’s 5 Favorite Inspirational Quotes

Office Dynamics

Merriam-Webster defines inspiration as “a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation.” ” But what does inspiration mean to you? Where do you draw it from? What triggers your emotions and intellect to dig deep and keep going?

2018 113

Job hunting when you are already employed

Practically Perfect PA

It can be a little tricky job hunting when you are already employed, but the research suggests that the most desirable candidates are those that are already in a full-time job. So, how do you go about searching for a new job without jeopardising the one that you already have? Here are our five tips […]. Career Development Job Hunting admin assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Interview questions Interviews Job hunting LinkedIn PA Personal Assistant

How Our Most Celebrated Geniuses Defeated Creative Block

Dumb Little Man

Do you understand your own mind? Do you know how to spark creativity at will? Probably not. Nobody does. In the 21st century, we have maps of the brain. There are libraries of books on psychology, behavior, and self-improvement but the very wealth of literature demonstrates very little to no knowledge of what really goes on in that gray matter.

2018 150

5 Everyday Habits That Can Quickly Derail Your Career

On The Job

It's often the simple things at work that can really cause the most problems for your career. While you may be sweating over the big presentation you're giving next week, it's really something else that has caught the attention of others in your workplace. Your feet. Yes, it's sandal season, and it's blazing hot outside. You grab your favorite pair of flip-flops because the dress code is really no big deal at work. But, your feet. It's first noticed by the woman in the next cubicle.

2018 109

My Monday morning ritual to stay focused/organized and reduce anxiety 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs constantly feel like they’re not doing enough. . And when they have a super-productive day, they still feel as though there’s hundreds more tasks and projects remaining. That they’ll never be done. . Then there’s the worry that you’re prioritizing the “right” things! . All of this suggests that to live the entrepreneur life is to live with a constant baseline of productivity anxiety. . It doesn’t have to be this way though.

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7 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Daily Writing Tips

Every writer, at times, has trouble thinking of what to say next. Or what to say at all. The cause may be fear, pressure, perfectionism, but often lack of inspiration. No doubt even Mesopotamian scribes of five thousand years ago hesitated before putting stylus to tablet. We’ve written about writer’s block several times over the years, and here are seven practical suggestions to ease the symptoms of writer’s block. Give yourself something to edit.

2018 69

Searching for the Holy Grail of Work-Life Balance? Ask Technology for Help

Dumb Little Man

Even if you whittle away your office time to 40 or 50 hours a week, you may still feel like you’re always on the clock. When it’s possible to reach someone halfway around the globe in 10 seconds flat, work and home can no longer be easily siloed. It’s tougher than ever to find that elusive thing called “balance” I’ve tried. I’ve even told team members that unless they have an emergency that only I can fix, they shouldn’t expect an immediate return text or call.

2018 149

Don't Go to a Job Interview Without Doing These Things First

On The Job

When you get a job interview, the worst mistake you can make is just trying to “wing it,” no matter your level of experience or the skills you possess. Interviewing requires preparation and practice, and those that put in the effort are much more likely to get the job they desire. While there is no “best” way to handle interview preparation, there are steps that need to be taken to boost your chances of success.

2018 100

Three Tips for Reducing Your Small Business’ Everyday Operating Costs

Small Business CEO

When it comes to improving your business’s profitability you have three choices: Sell more, increase your prices or cut your costs. Put that way, it sounds like a statement of the glaringly obvious, but it is surprising how many businesses focus like mad on the first to while paying very little attention to the third. Here, we take a look at three areas every business should focus on that will help them get the optimum bangs for every buck. Automate your processes.

2018 50

Counting and Accounting

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists and describes words deriving from the Latin verb computare , meaning “sum up,” that, unlike computer and the like, do not closely follow the original spelling. Count derives its diversion from the spelling of computare from its journey to English through Old French, which spelled the verb conter. To count is to add up (“Count the money”), consider (“Count yourself lucky you didn’t get hurt”), or record (“Count me in”).

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6 Foolproof Tips for Creating Powerful Passwords

Dumb Little Man

Whether you’re accessing an online banking portal or checking your email, you can’t get too far without entering passwords. Unfortunately, hackers can also get as far as a legitimate user if they know the password or can figure it out. Understanding the best way to create passwords will help you avoid the disasters that stem from compromised accounts. Here are six tips to get you started. Create Nonsense Words.

2018 148

3 Things I learned When I Seriously Planned to Retire

Dumb Little Man

Retirement, unlike death, does not happen to all of us. Yet, I have been fascinated with retirement since I was about thirty years of age. Looking back, I think it was because my parents talked about it and planned for it openly with us. They both worked hard and purposefully to be able to retire when my dad turned fifty-five. And they did it even though not all they planned happened and many things unplanned showed up in life.

2018 147

10 Tips To Choosing The Best Gifts For Friends Who Have Everything

Dumb Little Man

We all have that one friend that seems to have everything. You love them, but buying them gifts can be a frustrating experience, and no one wants to just hand over money because that’s not a fun gift. Half of the fun of giving gifts is watching the recipient’s face when they open it. If this sounds like someone you know, you’re in luck. We’re going to give you 10 tips and ideas for gifts for friends who have everything.

2018 146

?What’s Your Mindset? How To Feel Confident In The Gym

Dumb Little Man

A friend of mine who recently shed 50 lbs shared his new diet. This lifestyle change not only helped him lose weight, but it also eliminated his need to take his high blood pressure medication. As far as his physical exercise, he made small adjustments to his activity level that included daily walks with his little Jack Russell Terrier. I told him that if he wanted to go to the gym with me, I would be happy to show him my routine. I could even introduce him to some of the guys there.

2018 144

Personal Loan Approved? Here’s What To Do Next!

Dumb Little Man

There is no greater happiness than knowing that your loan is approved, especially when you need funds urgently. Generally, the loan application process is simple and easy. Once you know your loan is approved, it is easy to take it for granted or misuse the funds. But doing that will cause further financial problems along the way. This guide on personal loan uses will explain what you can and can’t do with your money. Read the Fine Print.

2018 141

The Pros and Cons of an Asphalt Driveway

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to your home, curb appeal can increase the overall value. A quick and easy way to boost your home’s curb appeal is to asphalt driveway paving. Whether you want to replace your existing driveway or perhaps you currently have a gravel driveway, and you want to upgrade, asphalt is a great choice. We’ll go over the pros and cons of this driveway medium as well as what it is and how to maintain it, so you get the most life out of your new driveway.

2018 136

Use SMS Marketing for Your Next Conference or Workshop’s Success!

Dumb Little Man

Conducting a conference is very hard work, and as a business owner, it is your primary responsibility to make the task successful. It is here that you need to make schedules and ensure your team is mobilized in the right way. This will make your guests happy, and all the tasks will be done as per plan. Communication plays a vital role in making the event a success.

2018 133

Millennials Still Go To The Movies?

Dumb Little Man

Over the last 20 years, nearly 1 in 4 movie theaters have closed. Many people feel the days of the movie theater are behind us, with streaming services like Netflix and Hulu providing premium content from the comfort of home. In reality, there are more big screens in the United States than ever, despite the lower number of theaters. The days of the small, dollar theater may be behind us but the multiplex is gaining popularity.

2018 141

Getting the Green Light: 6 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Loan

Small Business CEO

A lot of people feel nervous asking for money, even if it’s a lender’s livelihood. We can usually chalk this up to uncertainty regarding whether or not we’ll be approved. If you’re in need of a loan, you might understand that getting approval can take time. It’s a hassle to spend all of that time waiting, only to be denied. If you want to go into the loan approval process with greater confidence, there are several ways to make it happen. Check your credit.

2018 50

5 Reasons to Take Business Letterhead Printing Seriously

Small Business CEO

A few folks are still skeptical about the role of custom printed materials such as letterhead and stationery for their business. In their mind business letterhead, printing is not much more than window dressing — something nice to have, but not an essentially critical part of your business. It’s almost like arguing that brushing your teeth is a good thing, but not really essential to for day-to-day living – it can be true, but why would you want to not brush your teeth?

2018 50

5 Ways Employee Scheduling Software Makes Life Easier

Small Business CEO

In 2017, there were more than 80 million hourly workers in the US alone and since you’re reading this, some of those people might be working under your employ. Whether you have hundreds of employees or just 10, keeping track of each and every employee can become a headache in the long run. And it’s not like you can skip on such an important activity.

2018 48

Customer Satisfaction: A Brand Maker

Small Business CEO

Customer satisfaction is not a fuel pump standing somewhere on your way which helps your organisation to re-energize but it’s the vast road. It is the way over which your organisation moves and becomes a world-class service giver. Especially in the field of grocery delivery, customer satisfaction is the support system. Because with a little focus on the customers, a one-time customer can become loyal for the lifetime.

2018 48

How Much Should You Be Spending on Personal Loans?

Small Business CEO

People around New Zealand can find personal loans with various values attached to them. Some loans may be worth thousands of dollars depending on what they are for. But while it can be inviting to find personal loans with great values attached to them, anyone who wishes to take out a loan must be aware of the value associated with the loan. You have to avoid spending too much on personal loans.

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