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5 Daily Habits That Will Make You A More Positive and Happy Person

Dumb Little Man

As we grow older and gain more wisdom through the years, we realize that money or popularity by themselves do not spell success. Rather, it is the presence of happiness in our lives that makes it all worthwhile. We may be the wealthiest person on our street but if we’re miserable, we are far from successful. The problem most of us face is getting caught up in the daily grind of life and becoming worn out, overworked, and over-caffeinated.

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Coworking is Disruptive Innovation

Small Business Labs

The term disruptive innovation was coined by Harvard professor Clayton Christensen and popularized by his classic 1997 book  The Innovator’s Dilemma. According to Christensen : Disruptive innovation describes a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors. The Christensen Institute adds that a disruptive innovation.

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Expense Management Process

Practically Perfect PA

Collecting and processing expenses is not fun. There I’ve said it – call me controversial if you like but I stand by my statement! In fact, I’ll go further as to say processing expenses can be an absolute time zapper for Assistants. So what can we do to make this tiresome task less of a […]. Core Skills admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Expenses Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

Decision Making

Office Dynamics

Why is it that at the time we make a decision we believe it is the best, right answer or choice. Then days, weeks or months later, we regret the decision we made. We say to ourselves, “What was I thinking? However, based on the information I had at the time, I felt I made the best choice.” We will never be perfect at making decisions but we definitely need to take each bad decision or poor choice, learn from it, and commit to making better decisions in the future. Decision Maker.

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How to Keep Your Cool: 12 Tips for Staying Calm Under Pressure

Dumb Little Man

When I was just a little younger, I had great big goals, objectives, and aspirations for every day of my life. These days, my biggest ambition is to get through each day with grace and peace of mind – to be unflappable and to move peacefully from one task to another with focused attention and a quiet, calm energy. Simple right? Ok, maybe not. However there are steps we can take to at least increase how often we remain calm. Why be calm? Heck, because it feels fantastic.

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Coworking Doesn't Need a New Name, But the Office Space Industry Does

Small Business Labs

There's a mini controversy going on around whether or not coworking needs a new name.    The recent Allwork article Why Coworking Needs a New Definition covers the new name side.

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20 websites that will help any business

Practically Perfect PA

There are loads of brilliant websites out there that are so hidden in the depths of the internet they are impossible to find, but when you stumble upon them they change your life! This is what today’s blog post is all about. I am continually looking and researching things on the internet to help simplify my life, […]. Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual Assistant

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20 Questions to Know Yourself Better and Unlock the Immense Potential Within

Dumb Little Man

“Know Thyself”. All of us have heard this aphorism. Most of us acknowledge that unless you know yourself first, you really can’t achieve much in life. We also realize that we each have immense potential to create amazing things and find lasting happiness. And yet… Most of us don’t even scratch the surface of knowing who we really are, let alone figuring out what we have the potential to become. We are so confused that we keep oscillating between overconfidence and low self-esteem.

2018 173

GM's Restructuring Illustrates Multiple Trends

Small Business Labs

GM recently announced a restructuring plan that includes laying off about 14,000 employees and halting production at five of its North American auto plants. The announcement got a lot of attention, most of it rightly focused on the impact on workers and what it might mean for the broader economy.    But since we track and forecast trends, we focused on how GM's moves are being driven by a mix of businesses and technological trends.

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A Task List That Helps You Schedule: Sorted(3)

Simple Productivity Blog

Have you ever been frustrated with not knowing how to fit your tasks into your schedule? A new iOS app does just that. The post A Task List That Helps You Schedule: Sorted(3) appeared first on Laura Earnest. Reviews Software

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Administrative Training Sources – Friends of Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics

We recently posted a blog that listed free training sources we provide; 6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants. At Office Dynamics, it is our goal to elevate the level of the administrative profession through knowledge and training but that got us thinking, “What else can we do?”. So, we are going to provide you with links to some of our friends that you can use for your professional and personal life. Enjoy! Word Trippers – Barbara McNichol.

8 Good Reasons Why You Suck At Life

Dumb Little Man

Most of us want the same things- having a great life, enjoying freedom and flexibility in your days, and truly being fulfilled by what you do. In reality, however, very few of us actually do. Most of us will spend our time here going through the motions of a well-balanced life and die with too many regrets to count. And although this post may come off as a tad negative, its purpose is to serve you a much needed wake up call. You and I don’t need to suck at life.

2018 170

8 Writing Tips for Beginners

Daily Writing Tips

Welcome to the wonderful world of writing! However young or old you are, writing can be so rewarding. For some writers, it’s a fun hobby and a creative outlet; for others, it’s a dream career. When you’re just getting started, you might feel excited but also a little daunted – where should you begin? What do you need to know and learn? The great thing about writing is that whatever stage you’re at, you can keep growing your skills and honing your craft.

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How to Stand Out When it Comes to Your Career

On The Job

What makes you unique? If you ask your nana, it’s the fact that you have the cutest little dimples ever. Your friends might say you’re special because you can burp the alphabet. But do those things really mean anything to an employer? Probably not. The key to success in your career often comes down to how you’re able to bring that special “something” to an employer — some unique ability or skill that will help them beat the competition.

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Knowing when it's time to move on

Laughing all the Way to Work

Someone contacted me a year or so ago very fed up with her admin position. She was wondering how she could make her job more interesting. She was also having relationship problems with her colleagues. I could feel her frustration. I found her email the other day so thought I would contact her just to see how she was faring and things have not gotten any better. My gauge to go is when the joy is gone. I like to have a job where I have fun and can feel satisfied when I've done a good job.

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How To Know Which People Truly Care About You

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people would brag about how many friends they have. However, once you start questioning them about how many of their friends really care about them, they start to wonder and become really uncomfortable. If you think about it, the world is a big place. Everyone is busy in making sure that their needs are satisfied. With that, it’s only natural for your friends to not put you on top of their list of desires and wants.

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The 10 Most Frequently Looked-Up Words

Daily Writing Tips

According to Merriam-Webster’s website, these are the ten most frequently search terms on the site—not what is trending now, but the words that consistently rank among the top searches. Affect/Effect. This double entry is not surprising; the confusion between affect and effect is one of the most common among homophones (words that sound alike but are spelled differently) and near homophones.

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7 questions to ask before you go into business with anyone 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Partnerships. Strategic Alliances. Joint ventures. Investors. Vendor-Client relationships. Teaming up with other humans is undoubtedly the fastest way to create extraordinary business success. Good partnerships are greater than the sum of their parts. No one is an island. No entrepreneur succeeds alone. . Whenever and wherever you find yourself with a terrific, exciting opportunity to jump into something with another human , you also expose yourself to huge risk. .

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Riding the Tide: 10 Packaging Trends for 2019

Small Business CEO

When we’re packaging our products, we’re always wary of looking too trendy. That said, packaging needs to be visually attractive, practical, and relevant. What will buyers be looking for in 2019? Here are 10 features we are forecasting will have maximum shelf appeal. Soft colors. What we’re not doing for packaging in 2019 is anything that could be considered “aggressive”. This applies mainly to the most obvious detail – packaging color. Expect more subdued hues and pastels.

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How to Control Yourself From Overthinking

Dumb Little Man

Overthinking. That’s probably the biggest reason why you’re feeling the way you are right now. The thinking here isn’t the issue at all. It’s the excessive thinking that’s the culprit. We may not realize we’re doing it and believe that it’s not controllable, but it’s a total lie. It was the only reason that made me believe happiness was very hard to reach.

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The Quest for Universal Plot Types

Daily Writing Tips

For centuries, writers and critics have tried to put stories into basic categories. Novelist Kurt Vonnegut described eight of them: Man in Hole, Boy Meets Girl, From Bad to Worse, Which Way is Up?, Creation Story, Old Testament, New Testament, and Cinderella. He argued that stories have beautiful shapes which can be drawn on graph paper or fed into computers, rising and falling emotionally over time on a horizontal B-E axis (Beginning/End) and a vertical G-I axis (Good Fortune/Ill Fortune).

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9 Techniques to Delivering a Speech with Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Recently, I attended TEDxSF , a communal, multidisciplinary event which aims to bring thinkers together so that they can share ideas they’re passionate about. While there, I had the pleasure of watching nearly a dozen different speakers talk to a packed auditorium. Each person had his or her own unique technique for engaging the audience and holding us captive. A few had rehearsed presentations backed by visual aids while others seemed to be just making it up as they went.

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10 Myths About Making Money That Are Keeping You Back

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to money myths, there are thousands floating around. But, did you know that these myths could be holding you back from actually earning more? We’re going to debunk 10 different myths surrounding money and hopefully, they’ll help you be aware AND break any bad money habits you may have. You Can’t Invest Unless You’re Rich. Investing is for the rich, right? This is actually a myth and anyone can invest.

2018 152

Be More Creative: How To Make a Good Eye-Catching Design For Your Website

Dumb Little Man

Creativity is difficult to measure, especially because it’s more of a spectrum than a binary thing that you either have or you don’t. Everyone is creative to a certain extent, and people tend to specialize in different types of creativity. When it comes to designing a website, creativity is a must. After all, anyone can build a website. So, if you want to stand out, then you need something special. And to help you with that, here’s how to be creative in web design: Know your audience.

2018 148

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to File Permissions and Data Security

Dumb Little Man

It’s no secret that our relationship with computers has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Since they became widely commercially available in the late 1970s and early 1980s, computers have gone from simple data processing machines to key components of virtually every aspect of modern life. They’re in our phones, our cars, and even our home appliances.

2018 148

10 Ways For Freelance Writers To Earn Some Extra Money

Dumb Little Man

Freelance writing can be a tough job at times. Finding clients and finishing tasks takes a lot of time. It’s a risky career and you’ll never know when the work will slow down. That’s why it’s always good to know how else you can earn extra money by writing. Here are some great tips you can try: Start A Blog. This is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Do you have a hobby? A passion? Are you skilled in a craft? Blog about it.

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The Pros and Cons of Drinking Beer

Dumb Little Man

Beer is one of the oldest and one of most popular alcoholic beverages in the world. Brewer’s yeast, one of the beer’s main components, is known to be a rich source of nutrients and this means that beer may have some health benefits. Does this mean beer is a healthy drink? Let’s look at the pros and cons of beer drinking and decide after. Pros of Drinking Beer. Beer is rich in many vitamins of the B group and minerals like magnesium.

2018 147

Smoking vs Eating Weed: Which Is Healthier?

Dumb Little Man

To those with a sweet tooth, names like Mellow Handcrafted Marshmallows sound yummy. However, they shouldn’t be mistaken for ordinary treats. They’re actually marijuana edibles sold by pot dispensaries across the US. They’re also said to be the healthier choice than smoking weed. Now, if you’re torn between eating and smoking weed, let’s discuss their key differences. Dosing. To avoid accidentally overdosing on cannabis, serving sizes are determined in dosing edibles.

2018 138

How I Learned to Save Hundreds of Dollars Per Year By Not Taking Sales at Face Value

Dumb Little Man

We all have that one friend who likes to tell tall tales. I mean, he’s a good guy. You can rely on him, but you just know he tends to exaggerate, if not just making stuff up outright. Does he really expect anyone to believe he dated Jennifer Lopez in college? Dude, you went to the University of Cincinnati. Well, retailers are a bit like this, especially when it comes to sales. Here are the tall tales they try to spin and the common sales mistakes that you need to look out for: Perpetual Sales.

2018 138

Can Humans Reverse Climate Change With Dietary Changes?

Dumb Little Man

From urban American food deserts to developing countries, global hunger hits over 820 million people. Additionally, another two billion face nutrient deficiencies. After years of decline in world hunger, it seemed that some real headway was being made to combat the suffering and starvation experienced by millions of people. Unfortunately, the global statistics of those facing chronic hunger has steadily risen in the last two years.

2018 154

3 Reasons Why You’re Not Making Any Money Trading Forex

Small Business CEO

If making money trading on the Forex markets was easy, we’d all be millionaires. Sadly, Forex trading requires a certain skill set, and a certain degree of luck. Nonetheless, if you manage to perfect your trading strategy, you can be one of those Forex traders who makes money. It might not be enough to make you mega rich, but it could be enough to pay for a few extras in life, such as a dream vacation.

2018 64

3 Keys to Gaining Customers and Differentiating Your Business

Small Business CEO

Marketing — like every industry under the sun — is undergoing rapid, radical change thanks to digitization and modernization. But that doesn’t mean the fundamentals of marketing have changed, too. As a small business, you still need a clear understanding of who your customers are, what language and communication style works for them, and which medium of communication they prefer.

2018 63

How to Find Skilled Workers During a Labor Shortage

Small Business CEO

The key to getting any job done properly is to have workers that are skilled, experienced and if necessary qualified. Unfortunately while a low unemployment rate is generally good for the economy this can make it very difficult to find an appropriate skilled worker for your needs. Fortunately, it is possible. You simply need to follow these tips to find the right skilled worker. Use An Agency. The most obvious approach is to use a reputable agency such as Brix Projects.

2018 62

How Good is Your Business Credit Score?

Small Business CEO

Your business credit score reflects your firms’ responsibilities and values. While it’s easy to view money as something to hoard and churn out alone, your credit score however is also a symbol of your success. It signifies to others what you’re capable of, and what you may go on to achieve. If you need a loan from a bank, want to lease an office space or seek an investment, the business credit score is the data they’ll use to judge you to see if you’re worth their time and money.

2018 59

The Importance of Developing a Successful Company Culture

Small Business CEO

The words “company culture” have become somewhat of a buzz-phrase over the past few years. What does it really mean, and why is it so important to develop a successful company culture? Company culture’ is basically the shared values and beliefs that the organization’s leaders/owners develop and message to employees using various methods. Your culture should represent what the company stands for.

2018 59

How to Ensure That Your Business Remains Organized

Small Business CEO

Owning a small business and running it on your own can be a difficult thing to do. Besides doing the work that you do best, you also have to take care of your finances, sales planning, marketing, etc. When customers come pouring in, it’s easy to lose track of everything you have to do. And once you begin falling out of sync with all of your responsibilities, it can be very difficult to get back on your feet and recover. After all, your small business is only as organized as you are!

2018 57

Predict Your Profit: A Guide to Prospering with Predictive Marketing

Small Business CEO

The best companies don’t just market to their current prospects, they market to their future buyers too. Learn how to do that with predictive marketing. The marketing landscape looks completely different than it did 25 years ago. Social media marketing and online advertising have changed the way we market, and now there’s more new technology marketers love. Predictive marketing analytics is the next new marketing trend, and it looks like it’s here to stay.

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