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To Deepen the Relationship, Meet in the Middle

Virtual Moxie

In any interaction with a client, there’s your space, her space, and the space between you that’s available to be shared.

2019 207

How to Overcome Lack of Self-Confidence In Decision Making

Dumb Little Man

If you have lack of confidence in decision making or if you feel insecure about your own abilities, you may find it difficult to make even the simplest of decisions. Even the horrid choice of choosing where to go for dinner sends you into a frenzy. Insecurity occurs for several reasons. At a young age, your parents may have stripped your ability to make any choices by deciding everything you ate, everything you wore, etc.

2019 185
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Specialized Virtual Assistants: The Best Move Your Business Can Make

Tips From T. Marie

I came across this article on Inc.com that proclaims that hiring a virtual assistant is the best move that entrepreneurs can make. I’ve actually been arguing that fact for years here. The above article was written less than a year ago, which makes it apparent that entrepreneurs still aren’t flocking to the idea, even though it’s been proven to be a successful investment over and over again. Which leaves me wondering why?

2019 165

Power Searching the Internet

Practically Perfect PA

We are really excited to announce that we will be sharing an article each month from Executive Secretary Magazine. We are starting with this fantastic article from Marie Herman. Following these tips really will save you a massive amount of time searching the internet! It’s overwhelming how much information can be found on the internet […].

2019 154

Positive Career Affirmation #16

Eat Your Career

I accept feedback gracefully and listen for the lesson. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #16 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations feedback Lessons

2019 127

Thoughts, Feelings, And Actions: Guiding the Entangled Trio In Your Favor

Dumb Little Man

As human beings, we have three avenues to express ourselves in the world: our thoughts, emotions, and physical bodies. We can be fired up or intellectually drained, sad or uplifted, tired or energetic. With all the diversity of various expressions we have, our thoughts, emotions, and our body always synchronize with each other. For example, somebody pushes you in a crowded subway. Your mood plunges and you get a headache.

2019 182

The A-B-C’s of Personal Knowledge Management

Ian's Messy Desk

The post The A-B-C’s of Personal Knowledge Management appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. The key question in filing or storing material is not, “Where do I put it?” but rather, “Where do I find it?” You can have the most sophisticated storage systems available, but if you don’t know where to find what’s inside, you’re no better off than having stacks of stuff all over the place.

2019 125

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Bankrate's Side Hustle Survey

Small Business Labs

Interesting survey resluts from Bankrate on side hustles.    According to their findings: nearly half of working Americans (45 percent) surveyed reported having a side gig in addition to their primary job.    48% of millennials, 39% of Gen Xers and 28% of Baby Boomers reported having side gigs. side giggers worked an average of 12 hours per week. side giggers earned an average of $1,122 per month.

2019 115

How Your Mattress Could Negatively Impact Your Health

Dumb Little Man

Sometimes, after a long and exhausting day, there is no better feeling than getting into your bed, sleeping for seven to nine hours straight and waking up feeling refreshed. Instead, do you toss and turn all night? Do you wake up feeling drowsy? Or do you often have a bad night of sleep? You can pinpoint these short-term side effects to low quality sleep. However, the long-term side effects take longer to develop.

2019 175

Getting Things Done

Office Dynamics

Getting things done in the workplace is one of my favorite topics to speak on and write about. I have been passionate about this topic for 28 years. Administrative assistants continue to struggle with how to keep up with all the demands placed upon them in a time-compressed world and yet maintain quality. I will share with you some of my favorite tips. And you can get more tips on this subject by going to Office Dynamics YouTube Channel. Coping with Conflicting Priorities.

2019 152

Working with a ‘paper person’

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago, I worked with a Director who did everything on paper. He rarely turned his computer on let alone sent an email or scheduled an appointment in his diary. He took his planner with him everywhere and expected it to be up to date with meetings, he wrote all of his notes […].

2019 146

Uber and Lyft Offer to Compromise Over Driver Concerns

Small Business Labs

Yesterday the CEO's of Uber and Lyft published an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle offering to support efforts to improve the working conditions, wages and rights of their drivers.    The offer is in response to a bill in the California legislature that would make it much more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors.    The new legislation would codify a ruling by the California Supreme Court in the Dynamex case.

2019 111

12 Side Businesses You Can Earn Extra Money From

Dumb Little Man

Even working a full-time job, it can seem almost impossible to make it from payday to payday without running out of money. Forget having money for any expected expenses, you’re just trying to cover your current bills. You’re not alone. According to the Federal Reserve, just 61% of households would be able to cover an unexpected expense totaling $400. In the same report, 17% of adults said that they expected to only partially pay a bill due to not having enough money.

2019 175

A Dozen More Bodacious, Dandy and/or Nifty Words

Daily Writing Tips

The English language has countless ways to say “Great!” ” or “Cool!” ” When people want to sound au courant , fashionable, trendy, or with-it, they often choose slang words that are currently popular in their culture – very informal, unconventional words that may not be found in standard dictionaries, but have a freshness and color that may not be found in standard English.

2019 82

Setting boundaries as an Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

As the saying goes, you can’t be all things to all people. As a people pleaser, this is something that I have had to come to terms with in my career. While working as an Assistant, I wanted to help people as much as possible and got pulled in all directions. It soon became apparent […]. Career Development Featured Reward and Recognition admin assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Saying no setting boundaries Virtual Assistant

2019 139

Outdoorsy - An Aribnb for RVs

Small Business Labs

Outdoorsy claims to be the largest recreational vehicle (RV) rental marketplace. And we certainly don't know of a bigger one.    RV owners use Outdoorsy to rent their idle RVs to people who want to hit the road but don't want to own an RV themselves. So think of Outdoorsy as an Airbnb for things that roll that you can sleep in. 

2019 111

Paw Care for Dogs: Everything You Need to Know This Summer

Dumb Little Man

Your dog’s paws are like his shoes. If your shoes were cracked, broken or otherwise in disrepair, you’d probably be, at best, uncomfortable and possibly in pain. It’s quite common for pet owners to see their dog’s bodies as relatively self-sustaining, but many external factors can affect their health and happiness. The weather should always be taken into account when planning your dog’s outdoor activities. Dog boots and protective waxes are popular in the colder months.

2019 173

8 Great Essay Writing Tips for Students

Daily Writing Tips

Whether you enjoy writing or not, there’s probably a fair amount of it that you have to do as a student. I don’t think essays are anyone’s favourite thing to write (and I say that as a former English Literature student!) … but by honing your writing process, you can get them over and done with quickly and – hopefully – well. I was an undergraduate student in the back in 2003-06 and back then, the most sophisticated tool I had to help with my writing was Microsoft Word 2003’s spellchecker!

2019 80

Hello world!

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing

2019 100

Episode 248: Productive Fundraising with Chad Barger

Productivityist

On today’s episode, I spent time with Chad Barger. Chad Barger is a fundraising coach, productivity guru and vlogger. Chad teaches charities how to optimize their fundraising, so they can focus on changing the world. He is the founder and managing director of the firm Productive Fundraising which focuses on implementing simple, effective fundraising systems as well as strategies to strengthen nonprofit boards of directors. This episode is brought to you by Front.

2019 70

Dating Sites for Millennials: How to Find the Right One

Dumb Little Man

Love can be quite complicated for the millennials of today. It is not quite like the seniors who have learned to be comfortable in their own skin, as most millennials are still trying to figure out who they are and how they fit into the world. When it comes to dating, the result is often inconclusive as love blooms just as often as it withers. Fortunately, you do not have to suffer alone.

2019 173

5 Things To Do When a Hiring Manager Texts You

On The Job

Imagine that you're standing in line at Starbucks, when you receive this text. Hello! We just received your resume and wanted to chat initially via text. Can you tell us why you feel you're qualified for this position?" After a minute, you answer: "I know this is a joke. Who is this? And why are you harassing me you a**hole?"

2019 100

Stepping Into Assertiveness

My EA Career

I released a ‘Being’ episode of the podcast this week that was a road ramble on the topic of male entitlement. Big topic and my contribution is based on an experience I had waiting for an elevator last week.

5 Tips For Hiring The Perfect Employee

Small Business CEO

In order for your company to succeed on a day-to-day basis, you need to hire the best possible employees. Thus, here are five tips that will help you find this person in the first place. First, think about who you need. What role needs to be filled? You don’t always want to hire an individual with the same skillsets; otherwise, you will not have a well-rounded team.

2019 70

Useful Text Marketing Features for E-Commerce Business

Dumb Little Man

The growth of internet and social media has led many marketers to focus more on these channels for marketing. The fact is that text marketing is much more powerful than other marketing channels in terms of reaching out to customers. The list of benefits of SMS marketing is actually impressive. It’s effective in reaching out to customers of an online store. It can help in connecting with potential customers and engage with existing customers. 92% of smartphone users use text messages.

2019 173

Why Unconscious Bias Training Matters

On The Job

It’s estimated there are more than 150 identified types of unconscious bias. These types range from the natural tendency to surround ourselves with others who are similar to us to form assumptions and stereotypes about others. In the workplace, this has become a cause for concern as employers worry that such biases can lead to (read more here

2019 100

Scary Email Scams: They Have My Password!

Tips From T. Marie

I’ve written about email scams here before , but just like everything online, scams have changed over the years. From phishing emails pretending to be trusted companies you do business with to shady characters demanding money to save your reputation, identifying email scams can be tricky. Here’s one of the latest and what you should do if you receive one. Sextortion/Extortion Email Scams It’s pretty scary to receive something like the following example: Hi.

2019 114

Visual Communication is Essential for Your Business Success

Small Business CEO

We often take the signs of businesses for granted because we pass by them every day. Sometimes as we head to our regular stops, the grocery store, restaurant, and gas station, we have stopped noticing the signs that advertise that these businesses are there. When a new business comes to town, we need to see those bright big signs as we discover our new favorite place.

2019 62

Top 5 Reasons To Get An Air Conditioner Upgrade This Summer

Dumb Little Man

We all love summer. This is considerably the best time to dive into the pool to ease the heat. And at night, we can stay comfortable with our air conditioners. However, the fun can halt to a stop if the air conditioning system cannot keep up with the strain of increased humidity and heat, prompting the need for an air conditioner upgrade. According to research , 12% of electricity consumed by the average American household goes to air conditioning alone.

2019 170

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day: DLM’s Top Picks for 2019

Dumb Little Man

Still looking for the perfect gift ideas for Father’s Day? Finding the perfect gift for your dad is not as easy as what most people think. It’s somehow more challenging to shop for the men in our lives. We know you want your gift to be extra special. So, with that in mind, we went ahead and compiled a list of really cool gifts you can give your dad this year. Check out our awesome picks below. Urban Legends Humor: Terribly Good Dad Jokes.

2019 169

8 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Burglar-Proof Your Backyard

Dumb Little Man

No one wants their home or yard to be ransacked and robbed. It can leave anyone feeling violated and afraid in his own home. Even though the items we have in our backyard, like a BBQ grill, yard chair, and garden vegetables aren’t high-dollar items, we certainly don’t want any burglar stealing them. With that, it’s essential for homeowners to implement effective backyard security ideas. We know a fence is a good line of defense to discourage thieves from coming into our yard.

2019 150

Eat Amazing (and Healthy) for $50/Month

Dumb Little Man

I changed my diet and added more meat and vegetables a few months ago. I was shocked when my grocery bill for the month went down and I could get by on $30 and sometimes, $50 a month. Now, $50 a month is obviously not for the faint of heart. It’s not for those who don’t want to live the bare minimum. My grocery spending decreasing so dramatically took me by surprise because the research I’ve done warned me eating healthy would be expensive.

2019 149

How to Apply Good Financial Habits to the Rest of Your Life

Dumb Little Man

It’s easy to see how having good money habits can make you feel better. More money in your pocket means you are able to go grocery shopping and get that fancy cheese, get your oil changed, and maybe shell out for another TV subscription. However, you may not have considered the psychological and health impacts that having better money habits can have. If you create improved money management, it has an effect on lowering anxiety. It helps you get better sleep which boosts your immune system.

2019 191

How To Make Money On The Blockchain: Here’s What You Need to Know

Dumb Little Man

Bitcoin has since become a household name and just about everyone wishes they had the foresight to buy it when it was still affordable. The phenomenon of cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm and it’s leaving many to wonder what the next big thing might be. And if you are one of those people, you’re probably wondering how you can start making money on blockchain, too.

2019 159

How to Create Smarter Inventory Management Solutions

Small Business CEO

Inventory management is about much more than just tracking down missing items. It’s about increasing your business’s efficiency, keeping shrinkage as low as possible, and ensuring that inventory counts are accurate. With accurate counts, you’ll never over-order, and you’ll always have your customer’s favorite items in stock. A happy customer is a paying customer after all, so why not keep your inventory counts accurate?

2019 50

A Guide to Selling Loose Diamonds

Small Business CEO

Diamonds have long been of great value, and with such a rigorous set of standards, diamonds are graded and this determines their value. If you have a few loose diamonds that you wish to liquidate into cash, the pawn shop is the best place to go, as they will give you a fair price for the stones. Registered Pawn Shops.

2019 50

Key Things to Have In Order before Calling a Real Estate Attorney

Small Business CEO

Nobody wants to have to face a real estate problem, but if the situation arises, you’ll be glad to have an experienced attorney to consult with to help you find a resolution. Before you pick up the phone and call a legal professional, there are few things you’ll want to get in order first. Here are some helpful tips that can enable you to make the most of your initial consultation. Summary of the Issue at Hand.

2019 50