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Top productivity tech to help you take back Monday

Practically Perfect PA

Sometimes it can be hard to find that extra dose of #MondayMotivation, especially when you’re faced with a myriad of emails first thing in the morning and your to-do list becomes longer than your arm. We know nobody has a to-do list longer than a PA, EA, admin assistant or office manager. But fear not, […].

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3 Must-Reads For Ambitious Humans

Dumb Little Man

I am ambitious. To reach my goals I need to learn to get better. And to get better, I read all the time. I do it partly because successful people throughout the ages have been voracious readers. Legends, like Elon Musk and Abraham Lincoln, attribute their success to reading. So, without further ado, here are the best books to read for success. Methods of Persuasion. Every page and every section of this book is chock-full of methods you can use on a daily basis.

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The Digitialization of Jobs

Small Business Labs

Brookings recently released an interesting study on Digitalization and the American workforce.    The report: " presents a detailed analysis of changes in the digital content of 545 occupations covering 90 percent of the U.S. workforce in all industries since 2001. The analysis categorizes U.S. occupations into jobs that require high, medium or low digital skills and tracks the impacts of rapid change." " The study findings show the U.S. economy is digitializing rapidly. 

2017 151

Podcast 079: Work backwards

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 79 and it’s based on Simple Way #51 in my book, Work backwards. For the last several months I’ve been talking about other topics that aren’t in the book but today we’re back. Only one more to go after that! Then I need new material again. Don’t be shy, dear listeners, about suggesting subjects you’d like to hear about.

2017 100

Day in the life: Gillian Aitken Snr Business Admin & PA, Price Jones Ltd.

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s day in the life: Gillian Aitken Snr Business Admin & PA, Price Jones Ltd. Gillian is PA to Pat Price and proud owner of Arch the pug (more on that in that in a bit)… What are the main aspects of your role? As a long-time Executive Assistant, my day is incredibly varied which […].

2017 171

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Who needs heroin or cocaine when you can just take it in the ears? As effective as any drug, music can have an immediate effect on how you feel. In an instant, the right song can trigger emotions that either energize or depress you. In this article, you’re going to learn how music affects your productivity and how you can use it to your advantage. Predicting the Patterns in Music Soothes Anxiety. Music involves patterns, rhythmic patterns to be exact.

2017 137

The Cities With the Most Self-Employed

Small Business Labs

A new report from the Stephen S. Fuller Institute at Virginia’s George Mason University shows that Miami has by far the most non-employer businesses per capita in the U.S. click on chart to enlarge). New York, not surprisingly, has the largest total number of non-employer businesses.    Non-employer statistics are often used as a proxy for self-employment. This is because a "non-employer businesses" is defined by the  U.S.

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10 websites every PA should read for career development

Practically Perfect PA

Today I am sharing the love by showing you guys 10 websites every PA should read for career development. I follow these websites and they all have brilliant content for PAs, women in business and career advice in general. Do check them out! Her Agenda ‘Her Agenda is a digital media platform working to bridge the […]. Career Development Featured admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2017 154

The Magic of Appreciation: How to Practice Gratitude

Dumb Little Man

Gratitude is the key to happiness in life, at work, and in relationships. Studies show that depressed people who engaged in gratitude practice were 25% less depressed after a 12-week period. Interesting, right? When we are down, we tend to ruminate and go over the same things over and over. Most of the time, it’s about our past and ourselves. We can’t stop being self-critical.

2017 118

Are Makers the Future of Small Manufacturing?

Small Business Labs

The National League of Cities recently released Discover Your City's Maker Economy , a report that "provides a roadmap for cities to develop policies, programs and a culture that better supports local maker businesses." " The thrust of the report is that "maker-entrepreneurs" -  individuals or micro-businesses who create (either by design or fabrication) and sell tangible products - are potentially the future of manufacturing. 

2017 147

Research Shows Why You May Make Bad Decisions

On The Job

If you are under persistent, long-term stress, be aware that any decisions you make will tilt toward higher-risk options -- such as accepting a job that might be a mistake. New research from MIT neuroscientists finds that riskier decisions are made when there are impairments of a specific brain circuit. The good news is that in tests on mice, scientists were able to bring back normal thinking patterns by manipulating this circuit.

2017 100

How To Find Your Way Forward (And Finish)

Productivityist

The following post is an excerpt from my first book, The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want. I’m sharing it with you here to help you finish whatever you’re working on – and finish strong. Imagine you’re on a golf course. Actually, you’re on the green. You’re so close to the end—it’s mere steps away.

2017 66

5 Really Useful Tips For Renting A Car Abroad

Dumb Little Man

Often, the best way to go traveling is to rent a car and just head on out there. In that way, you can get off the beaten trail and see the world beyond the hotel in your own time and at your own speed. That’s way better than getting stuck in one of those tourist bus groups or trying to see everything with public transportation. Of course, if you’re going to rent a car while you’re abroad, then you want to make sure that you do so correctly.

2017 114

Vocabulary Quiz #12: Commonly Confused Words

Daily Writing Tips

In each sentence, choose the correct word from the pair of similar terms. (If If both words possibly can be correct, choose the more plausible one.). If we rise early enough, we can be down the road by noon. a) farther. b) further. Is there anyone me, who wants to volunteer for the flower committee? a) besides. b) beside. If the committee meets _ , they will only meet six times a year. a) semimonthly. b) bimonthly. Are you able to an authority for such an outlandish statement? a) cite. b) site.

2017 56

6 Business Tips You Must Ignore

Small Business CEO

When you want to start your own business, you start looking for information on the Internet to get some tips. It’s possible to find so many tips that you can feel totally overwhelmed and confused. In this article, we have gathered some “bad” tips you should avoid, helping you in realizing how you need to act. Don’t even try to start. Just from the moment you’ve got a great idea for your startup, begins bad advice from others.

2017 69

Man Up with Bedros Keuilian

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast I chat with Bedros Keullian. An immigrant from a communist country turned hugely successful entrepreneur. Bedros uses the stage, TV and social media platforms to share his personal Immigrant Edge and American Dream story to help inspire audiences worldwide to reach their fullest potential.

2017 52

A Quick Guide In Designing Your Children’s Room

Dumb Little Man

Adding fun to your children’s room is no different from any renovation project you have for your home. However, in choosing the right child room design, you have to make sure that it can adapt to the changing moods of your children while allowing them to develop some really cool memories. If you are not sure where to start, here are some ideas you can consider. Clocking The Cool Color: The Basics. The project has to start with picking the right color.

2017 113

Plans, Plains, and Planes

Daily Writing Tips

The three words in the headline for this post, and words derived from them—listed and defined below—stem from a common source. Plan , plain , and plane all derive from the Latin adjective planus , meaning “clear,” “even,” “flat, level,” and “plain.”.

2017 50

Business Visa Interview Tips for Those traveling to the United States

Small Business CEO

If you’re a businessman and you wish to travel to the United States of America , you probably know that a business visa is required and, for the same, you need to clear the interview round. When we talk about the interview around, there are many assumptions made by people such as grammatical activity on a particular accent will be tested but this is not true.

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The Solution To Professional FOMO

Dumb Little Man

Fear of missing out is such a strong phenomenon. In fact, it even has its own shortened hashtag on social media- #FOMO. In recent years, social media has heightened feelings of FOMO and created a vicious cycle that is often hard to escape. This feeling of missing out extends even into our professional lives. For example, a professional networking event can make you feel like you are missing out when you have to choose between two interesting seminars. Now, how do you solve professional FOMO?

2017 119

When Jargon Fails

Daily Writing Tips

Jargon has its purposes. In content pertaining to popular culture, when employing slang to engage readers and other consumers of entertaining information, concise and/or colorful slang enlivens the experience. But in writing about business and technology, jargon can encumber rather than enhance comprehension, and writers should take care to use it judiciously. Consider this sentence: “What ‘black boxes’ for validation and/or testing exist in the organization?”.

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3 Types of Sentence Errors Resulting from Missing Articles

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, lack of an article ( a , and , or the ) results in a grammatically flawed sentence. Discussion after each example, followed by a revision, identifies the problem. In 2006, The Simpsons television show paid tribute to the 1974 Oakland A’s in an episode.

2017 47

Why Most Businesses are Keen to Establish a Strong Online Presence

Small Business CEO

Accessing the internet is like getting in and out of your house or calling someone on the other end. It is simple and offers the best platform for users to connect. With the mobile technology quickly advancing, people visit their social media accounts using their mobile phones. This means that, by tapping into that market, you will be able to propel your business to greater heights. It’s imperative for your business to establish a strong online presence.

2017 58

How Virtual Offices Can Help You Win the Cost Cutting Game

Small Business CEO

A virtual office offers benefits to businesses of all sizes, including small startups and large corporations looking to expand operations into new areas. The fact is that in the era of digital, there’s no reason to rent, furnish and maintain an expensive office location, when a virtual office offers all the advantages at a fraction of the cost.

2017 55

5 Aspects Every Business Website Should Display

Small Business CEO

Building an effective business website takes a delicate mixture of several concepts of business. You must effectively represent your brand , call your viewers to take action, and maintain the interest of web users in only a few seconds. It may sound like a tall order, but business web design is not as hard as you think. Those who have designed before you have figured out a sort of equation that seems to work best. The good news is that just a few minutes of your time will reveal their findings.

2017 55

Insights for Small Businesses with Exposure to Foreign Exchange Risks

Small Business CEO

Small businesses seeking to grow their bottom lines often have to look for opportunities beyond their immediate markets. Many small businesses looking for growth often forge strategic alliances for international exposure. Some small businesses find suppliers in foreign markets in order to create a competitive advantage. Other small businesses hire professionals in foreign countries or market their products and services to buyers in other countries.

2017 52

How to Find a Reliable Asset Protection and Living Trust Attorney

Small Business CEO

A living trust refers to an estate-planning document with a list of instructions about what will happen to your assets after you die. Most people opt for living trusts instead of wills because they help avoid unnecessary expenditure and time wastage. It might be a good idea to sort out your living trust in case of something unexpected happens. Probate proceedings involve many complications and are tiresome, so you should consider setting up a living trust.

2017 52

Q&A with James Turner, the Managing Director of Turnerlittle.com, on American Adults’ Attitude Toward Cryptocurrencies

Small Business CEO

Cryptocurrencies’ popularity blasts through the roof. In fact, the search term “buy bitcoin” is being used more than “buy gold” – an indicator of people’s behavior toward buying/selling or investing in cryptocurrencies, specifically bitcoin. So, it’s safe to say that bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are supported by many, right? Well, not necessarily.

2017 52

6th Tax Compliance for Financial Institutions

Small Business CEO

From 7th to 9th November, Hermes bank representatives reaffirmed their commitment to regulatory transparency by turning their attention to adopting CRS updates and sustaining FATCA compliance. The 6th Annual Tax Compliance conference held at Times Square, New York brought together a global pool of acclaimed professionals in their field.

2017 52

Top Issues Faced by First Time Entrepreneurs and Solutions to Getting By

Small Business CEO

Being the boss is rewarding, but not without challenges. Though there will be peaks and valleys throughout your time as an entrepreneur, it is the beginning stages of starting a business that seems to cause the most obstacles. The quest to establish a new brand and being successful in the competition is not an easy one.

2017 50

5 Smart Blogging Tips for CEOs

Small Business CEO

Blogs play a crucial role in online marketing for businesses of all sizes. While most companies pay writers to handle these posts, some prefer to take a more personal approach. As the CEO of your company, you have more knowledge and insight to share than just about any member of your team. If you’re going to roll up your sleeves and do the dirty work of blogging, use five these tips to make sure you do it right. Use Big Data to Support Your Ideas. People love data.

2017 50

Why It is Dangerous to Keep Extending Debt Collection Time Frames

Small Business CEO

In the movies, debt collectors are thuggish, scary-looking individuals who hound consumers and threaten them with shame and physical harm. In the real world, unless of course, you borrowed from the mob, your debt collector is more likely to be a polite, well-dressed professional who will talk to you nicely with a sprinkling of legalese. As a debt collector, the first thing you should do when you contact a debtor is to tell them what their rights are.

2017 50

How Behaviour Science Can Help Solve Our Global Energy Crisis

Small Business CEO

It’s no secret that Australia, and indeed the world, is undergoing an energy crisis like never before. Our state and federal governments continue to make the argument that coal is the way to go, even as the threat of blackouts looms over us every summer.

2017 48

Is Cash really Dead? 4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Using It

Small Business CEO

Plastic have become so much the in thing when it comes to financial transaction that cash might as well be dead. Well, maybe not. But while there may be some benefits in using cash for your purchases and everyday transactions, they are even more benefits to using credit cards. If you can use plastics responsibly, you find that you are better off doing your payments with a credit card than with cash. Let us examine why the credit card comes out on top and why you should minimize your use of cash.

2017 46

Business Benefits of Making People Comfortable

Small Business CEO

One of the ways that you can make your business better for your clients is if you focus on making customers comfortable. This means thinking about different sensory input that a person might be going through, and trying to control it as much as possible to get people into a pocket of being happy in their physical location.

2017 43

A Capitalization Cheat Sheet

Daily Writing Tips

Capitalization is a bewilderingly complex issue, with many rules and exceptions. This post outlines the basic, most common guidelines for capitalization, with examples. Academic degrees: Lowercase—“bachelor’s degree”; capitalize entirety of most abbreviations (with a few exceptions, including PhD and DLitt ).

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