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5 Tips to Help You Make a Winning First Impression

Eat Your Career

As the saying goes, a first impression is a lasting impression. Those precious first few moments of interaction with a new contact can have a major impact on how that person sees you for the entirety of your relationship. A bad first impression can be difficult (and sometimes impossible) to overcome, while a good one can help you stand out in a positive and memorable way.

2018 192

How To Crush Uncertainty And Realize Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

You know the feeling. You have a dream or maybe a plan. You’ve been at it for quite some time now. Weeks, months or maybe years. And yet, the dream hasn’t come true yet. In fact, you feel farther from your goal than ever before. Doubtful thoughts mess with your head in an infinite loop. What is it that you’re missing? Are you not smart enough? Is it about luck? Are you too young/old for this? You feel you know what it takes to make your dream come true, but what if you’re wrong?

2018 177
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Feeling overwhelmed at work?

Practically Perfect PA

I’m sure at some point in our careers we have felt stressed and overwhelmed with how much work we have to get through. It can be such a vicious circle because it can feel like the only choice is to keep going, trying desperately to stay on top of everything and work extra long hours […]. Career Development Featured admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager overwhelm PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant Wellbeing

2018 167

Survey: Satisfaction Levels for Gig Workers and Traditional Workers Similar

Small Business Labs

Morning Consult's In a Robust Job Market, Gig Workers Satisfaction on a Par With Wider Workforce covers the results of their recent survey of employed Americans. Key quote from the article:   adults who identify as being a gig economy worker report being just as satisfied with their jobs, financial situations and family life as the average adult who has been employed in the past six months.

2018 142

Using a Bullet Journal to Get a Grip on Time

Simple Productivity Blog

Bullet Journaling is a very simple and straightforward way to capture notes, ideas and events. I love the simplicity of it, but out of the box it doesn't provide a way to do traditional time- and task-based planning. That's probably why it's called a bullet journal and not a bullet planner. That being said, traditional planners don't work all that well for me because I need a way to set my tasks out so that I can visualize the timing of how they will get done.

2018 109

How to Avoid The Regret of Yesterday And The Fear of Tomorrow

Dumb Little Man

“We look neither ahead nor backward. We look straight into the present.”. Stay in the present, be in the now, just for today. We’ve heard those lines time and time again, but we still struggle to get hold of this life-changing concept. Why is it so hard to know how to stay in the present? If we’ve been told that focusing on the present is the answer to all of our problems, then why do we find it so hard to do it?

2018 175

Choose A Positive Attitude

Office Dynamics

From Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018). I HAVE BEEN SPEAKING on attitude since 1990. What I said in 1990 still holds true today. You have a choice when it comes to your attitude. You are not a victim of your circumstances. It is not what others do or say that matters; it’s what you choose to do with what you have and choose how you want to respond. Regardless of our individual circumstances, we all have one thing in common—we choose our attitude.

2018 153

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Podcast 102: Use information

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 102 and it’s about using information. Are you good at gathering information? How about taking notes, on a seminar or a book? Maybe you write in the margins of the handouts, or maybe you create a dedicated binder for all your fantastic notes. But… what happens next? Unless you’re in school, there’s not going to be a test on those notes.

2018 100

How to Stay Strong and Extremely Resilient In Chaos

Dumb Little Man

Despite avoiding the news and mainstream influence 90% of the time, I’m still aware that the world is in a state of chaos and that people are having a hard time finding peace in chaos. Especially in the United States’ political climate, we see ongoing negativity, reactivity, and ignorance. We typically see chaos as a negative concept while order is preferred. With order there’s stability and predictability, thus we know we won’t be challenged.

2018 173

Featured Solopreneur Marlene Caroselli: “Think Big But Spend Small”

The Solopreneur Life

This is “Featured Solopreneur,” a special feature at The Solopreneur Life. The purpose of “Featured Solopreneur” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. This week we meet Marlene Caroselli.

2018 130

Silicon Republic on What is in Store for the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

The tech site Silicon Republic recently  had a full week of stories on the future of work in the careers section  - 15 stories in total. Our favorite is  These are 3 of the most pervasive future of work myths.    The article's 3 myths, which we agree with, are: AI will totally replace humans. We're entering a work-free future. Only stem skills will be important. See the article for more on why these are myths. And see the whole series.

2018 130

55 American English Words Derived from Algonquian Languages

Daily Writing Tips

American English has been enriched by the widespread adoption of words based on vocabulary of Native American tribes, including the many tribes that spoke (and, in some cases, still speak) one of the Algonquian languages of what is now eastern North America. The following is a list of such terms, more or less commonly used, most of which refer to animals or plants or products derived from them. apishamore (Algonquian): a buffalo-hide saddle blanket.

2018 85

How To Tell If You Or Someone You Love Is A Narcissist

Dumb Little Man

We have all known that person, the one who monopolizes the conversations or seems to always have a flattering story to tell – always about themselves. Maybe, we listen politely for a bit and make a break for it as soon as we possibly can. Perhaps, we suffer silently while inwardly rolling our eyes. But what if that person is you? Would you even know it? Identifying narcissism in others is one thing. There are some glaring signs that we can all agree upon.

2018 164

Get Rid of "Good Job" and Say This Instead

On The Job

As a parent, I think I probably said "good job!" to my children at least five billion times. I don't think I exaggerate -- it was "good job!" for just about everything, from getting good grades to going potty. In the workplace, it's also become the norm. But getting a "good job!" from the boss or a colleague can lose much of it's meaning, which is why I thought it might be helpful to provide some alternatives. Here are some ways to say "good job" in a different way: You’ve got it made!

2018 118

Grow Your Business with These 5 Social Media Tips

Small Business CEO

Social media offers plenty of benefits to businesses that are able to fully grasp the power that this form of media possesses. Not only can social media be an effective marketing tool, but it can also be an essential part of your plan to make your business grow. We utilize social media to assist us in marketing houses for sale in Calgary as well as to build our brand. With these five tips, you can fully harness the power of social media to create the business growth you desire. Tip #1: Set Goals.

Top 10 Online Tools for Book Authors

Daily Writing Tips

Writing and publishing a book is a huge (and wonderful) undertaking – and you’ll want all the help you can get. There are loads of great downloadable tools out there for book authors, like Scrivener (for writing), Calibre (for producing ebooks) and KDP Rocket (for finding good keywords to use on Amazon). But in this post, I want to focus on online tools – ones that you can use through your web browser.

2018 76

How To Grow Your Startup

Dumb Little Man

Starting your own business can be really exciting. It means earning your bread and butter on your own terms and at your own pace. Only, it isn’t as simple as that. Recent years have seen a significant growth in entrepreneurs and new startups. According to research by Kauffman Foundation in 2016, around 6% of the US adult population owns a business as their main job. The top reasons why people want to start their own business include: Money. Independence in work. Control over decision making.

2018 162

These Are the Really Dumb Things to Avoid in a Job Interview

On The Job

It’s not unusual to be a bit nervous for a job interview. It’s also not unusual to worry that you might say something dumb. But do you plan to ask the hiring manager the location of the nearest bar? Or why the hiring manager’s aura doesn’t like you? A CareerBuilder survey from 2017 found that these were some of the questions asked by job candidates, so you might be breathing a little easier, knowing that you could never ask anything that unprofessional.

2018 100

6 Ways Call Center Outsourcing Can Help Your Business Grow

Small Business CEO

Felix Dennis , co-founder of Dennis Publishing said: “I have an over-attachment to precision, which is why I’ve sold more magazines than any man alive.” Having an over-attachment to precision will keep your business alive. Being precise with your money, and executing an excellent business budget, will show you how to build an unbeatable customer support. One way to do so is by outsourcing your call center. Here are several benefits as to why that is. Constant Support.

2018 65

30+ Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Terms

Daily Writing Tips

Most of us heard or read stories about cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, blockchain and so on over the past few years. Few of us, however, understand what those terms mean. Given that those technologies are probably here to stay, writers and readers alike would benefit from a basic understanding of the terminology involved. Below you will find an initial list with 32 terms. We plan to update it as new ones appear. Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency.

2018 67

How To Stay Safe and Prevent Theft While Traveling

Dumb Little Man

Traveling to a new state or country can be very exciting and relaxing at the same time. However, there are some vacation safety tips you need to keep in mind in order to protect yourself and your finances. Here are a few ideas on how to stay safe while traveling abroad or even during a simple weekend getaway: Before You Leave, Protect Your Home. Safety while traveling begins at home before you ever leave town.

2018 153

I’m (still) here — blog back soon

Denise Aday

As any freelancer knows, the flip side to a busy client roster is that it’s all too easy to let your own stuff slide. And slide. And slide. We should walk our talk, right? So it’s high time to decide anew what would be of the most value here and in a relaunched newsletter, probably combined. I would love to hear what would be helpful to you. Please share a comment or get in touch.

2018 43

What the “Start over with Nothing” thought experiment teaches us about entrepreneurship

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

There’s a fun game entrepreneurs play over drinks: . Imagine starting over, totally from scratch. With nothing. Probably in an unfamiliar country or something. . You have zero access to any of the capital or physical resources you have now. You get to keep everything that’s already in your head: All the experience and hard-won learnings. . But that’s it. How long would it take you to get back to where you are today, success-wise?

2018 58

3 Basic Facts Regarding Cryptocurrency You Must Know

Small Business CEO

Cryptocurrency is a fairly new concept that is spreading in popularity like wildfire. Many online consumers and online traders prefer to use digital rather than regular cash. There are a lot of benefits associated with using a cryptocurrency. It is easy to see why so many people have made the switch. They’re are safer to use online than other types of currency. Since its introduction, many people are confused as to why using a cryptocurrency is better than other types of online currencies.

2018 57

The One Post Breakup Thing Women Need to Do

Dumb Little Man

“I’m not happy anymore. I see no future with you. I will never love you. You need to accept that and move on. I’m sorry.”. As cliché as it may sound, that was the last I heard from the guy I was so desperately in love with. He’s the guy who dumped me for his major insecurities, male ego, and limitless tail-chasing. After some time, he went with a follow up stating that he wanted the possibility of a friendship with me- different from what I had been hoping for with him.

2018 151

How To Break Out Muscle Growth Plateau Like A Pro

Dumb Little Man

Have you been working out but it seems like you have stopped seeing any progress? Don’t let this frustrate you. We’ve all gone through that at some point, whether it’s during training to lose weight or to build muscle. A muscle growth plateau refers to the period when your body adapts to all the stress you put it through. It leads to slow or no progress after training. If you have never reached one, consider yourself one of the few lucky ones.

2018 140

Challenges To The Business Of Hemp

Dumb Little Man

In 2017, $820 million worth of legal hemp products were sold in the United States. Yes, you read that right – legal hemp. From clothing and textiles to food and medicine, hemp has a long history of being a textile crop all over the world. However, it was only until recently that it has developed a bad reputation. There’s confusion as to whether it is really a controlled substance according to the U.S. government, alongside its cousin marijuana. History And Use of Hemp.

2018 147

How to Find and Hire Employees Who Can Think Critically

Small Business CEO

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you have a need for employees who are able to think critically and make smart business decisions. Why does it seem like those people are increasingly rare and hard to find? How do you go about recruiting them and putting them to work for your company? Let’s discuss viable strategies for finding critical thinkers and adding them to your team. Ask Interview Questions That Require Candidates to Demonstrate Their Critical Thinking Skills.

2018 56

4 Tips to be a Better Trader

Small Business CEO

Sometimes the human brain just doesn’t work the way we’d like it to. Unfortunately, there are a lot of variables that control our emotions, and thus our overall performance. That is why our efficiency varies so greatly across the board. However, we can all get better by continuously striving to fix our short-comings. When you’ve improved upon most of your big weaknesses, your performance will automatically increase. Today we are going to talk about the trading business.

2018 51

9 Signs You Are Doing Your Email Marketing Wrong

Dumb Little Man

Email marketing remains one of the most effective instruments when it comes to establishing a direct line of communication to the target audience. In fact, even one perfectly polished electronic letter can turn an addressee into a customer and drive sales. Even more, it also can help to boost brand loyalty and take a company to the next level.

2018 163