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Get Strong, Sleep, Repeat: The Importance Of Sleeping

Dumb Little Man

When you’ve had a long and tiring workout, you just want to go home and sleep. You feel satisfied knowing that when you wake up, you’re ready to take on another day at the gym for successful growth. How do we fall asleep? In a simple manner, your internal body clock recognizes your environment. When it is bright, your brain signals to your body that it is daytime. When it is dark or night time, your body automatically releases a chemical called melatonin.

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Digital Transformation Leading to Ghost Restaurants

Small Business Labs

Ghost restaurants are delivery only, online restaurants that skip storefronts and deliver food straight to the customer. Think Amazon for restaurants.    Fast Company's Hold The Storefront: How Delivery-Only "Ghost" Restaurants Are Changing Takeout  describes the growing number of delivery only eateries that are popping up all over the country. There are three main drivers of this trend. Ghosts are much cheaper to operate than traditional restaurants.

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Executives and Assistants Working in Partnership — The Magic Formula

Office Dynamics

The most important team in the workplace is that of the executive and his or her administrative assistant. Just think about it…. they work together more closely than any other team; the assistant is responsible for running her executive’s life in addition to her own job; most executives rely heavily on their executive assistant to get the job done, be the gatekeeper, information flow manager, department liaison, decision maker, sounding board, organizer and Chief of Everything Officer.

2017 176

Why It’s A Good Thing To Delete Your Subscribers

Office Organization Success

Over the past few weeks I’ve been going through my subscriber database and cleaning it up — deleting subscribers, products, and autoresponders. I ended up deleting over 3,000 subscribers! While that might sound a little scary (after all, why would I want to delete subscribers that I’ve worked so hard to get?) it’s actually a very good exercise to do.

2017 109

Korean Valentine’s Year: 12 Romantic Celebrations Every 14th of the Month

Dumb Little Man

February 14 is a day for all lovers all across the globe. However, in Korea, the 14th of each month is very important for couples and lovers. Let’s find out all the special celebrations happening every 14th of the month and Korea’s Valentine’s Year. Diary Day (14th January). Januray 14 is known as a Diary day for Koreans. On this day, people exchange a blank diary with a loved one.

2017 167

Accenture Says Independent Work is the Future (and Soon)

Small Business Labs

We just read Accenture's Technology Vision 2017 report  and they strongly suggest independent work is the future of work.    Key quote from their Work Force Market Place trend: In five years or less, the presumptive judgments around full-time employment and freelancers will flip completely.

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Building the Partnership with Your Executive: Are You a Center of Influence?

Office Dynamics

High-quality assistants can be a distinct competitive advantage for executives and the organizations they serve. Here at Office Dynamics, we are constantly reminded of this when we help executive and assistant teams develop truly strategic partnerships. As one Fortune 500 CEO puts it, “Administrative Assistants are the center of influence.” He describes his assistant as a “flow manager,” meaning she helps facilitate progress. She has the power to keep things moving at an optimal pace.

2017 164

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56 Challenges To Kick-Start Life After Fifty

Dumb Little Man

Some people wait their whole life to start living… don’t be one of them. If you’re past the big 50 feeling jaded and lifeless. Concerned about the world. Concerned about your world. Your finances, relationships, health or work… Reading this list should spark at least one change. Kick-start your life with a new challenge and then the reward. Look for an idea that will set you off along a different path. Plant it like a seed and let it develop into a full grown life change.

2017 143

Is Social Video the Next Big Thing?

Small Business Labs

BI Intelligence , one of our favorite analyst groups, has a fascinating presentation on online social video being "the next big thing" Because they are a paid subscription site, we can't link to the presentation.    But we can provide the highlights. These are: Traditional TV is Declining While the New Online Networks are Booming. We won't bother with the charts showing the decline of traditional TV, but it's happening.

2017 126

Career Success A to Z: J is for Journey

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. This week’s topic is one I’ve written about in the past, but it bears repeating here. When it comes to career success, don’t look at it as a destination; instead, focus on the journey. Recommended reading: The Epic Journey: How to Make Progress. This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.

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Teamwork Quotes From Great Leaders

Office Dynamics

Teamwork is essential in the workplace. It encourages communication and collaboration, and it helps people grow and learn. Two heads really are better than one, as the saying goes. When intelligent team players come together, they build each other up and produce results that no one person can alone. To remind you how essential teamwork is, GetVoIP put together this visual on teamwork quotes from great leaders.

2017 141

Your Ability To Fail Without Fear Is A Requirement To Reach Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

What is Failure? Did you know that you need to fail to live life? Yes, you do. When we were all born, we never received a “book of life” that had all the rules laid out for us to skim through when we needed to refer to it. Sure, people always told us what to do and what not to do growing up, but it wasn’t until you lived the events and saw them through your own eyes that you realized what worked or didn’t work, was good or bad, and what was a success or a failure.

2017 138

10 Super-Charged Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017

Andrea Kalli

Want to Know How to. Supercharge Your Business? 10 Great Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017. 10 Great Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017 and Beyond. Whether you own a brick-and-mortar store or an online business, if you are not growing your company, you are likely losing ground. It is not enough to keep doing the same things year after year in hopes that your company will be profitable; you need to take decisive action for increased revenues.

2017 131

How to Consistently Come Up With Better Ideas

On The Job

No matter how talented a team may be, sooner or later they may fall into a rut. Ideas seem stale. Solutions are the same old, same old. It’s not as if everyone has given up, but rather that approaches seem less inspired. The challenge for leaders: finding a way to jump-start the team and then keep it from falling back into that rut. But how do you take such action quickly and effectively without jeopardizing customer satisfaction or a competitive edge?

2017 118

How are you ‘managing up’?

Office Dynamics

Each month we feature a question from our friends at Business Management Daily’s Admin Pro Forum. Please enjoy engaging in a conversation over this month’s question. Question: “I’ve been hearing a lot lately about the concept of ‘managing up’ and how I should be more aggressively working with my supervisors, and even leading them toward decisions, so I can get ahead.

2017 100

Staying Motivated as an Entrepreneur – Top Tips from Some of the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

Staying motivated is one of the most difficult things for entrepreneurs. It is the lack of motivation that causes many entrepreneurs to quit. Below are some tips on how some of the world’s successful entrepreneurs stayed motivated despite the ups and downs in the business. Joe Martin, President of Merchandize Liquidators, LLC. Joe Martin, an Israeli-born, founded Merchandize Liquidators while pursuing a Business Administration degree at Florida International University.

2017 134

Extenders:The new term for the gatekeepers of the office

The Office Professionals Place

I recently had the pleasure of serving as one of the MCs at the latest Q1 Productions Executive Leadership Support Forum at the Hotel Chicago. During a panel discussion with an executive and his assistant, he mentioned that assistants extend themselves in many ways. For example, helping clients and customers by either providing a service directly or finding someone who can if it not within their power to help.

2017 100

Video Budgeting and Spending Tip

Andrea Kalli

Video Budgeting & Spending. Video Tip: Not all videos have to be big production deals with big price tags. Actually, most don’t. I think not a lot of people realize that. Most of your videos can be simple with a little editing, strategically placed branding elements, and call-to-action. Save your $$ for high promotional video projects where ROI is high. Andrea Kalli – www.virtualassist.net. businessvideos # videomarketing.

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2 Ways to Get More Done Starting Right Now

On The Job

There's a lot of distracting stuff going on in the world today. It can be difficult to concentrate on work when your co-workers are loudly discussing the latest political news or your email box is filling up with urgent messages from political groups. But your job is important because without it you can't pay your bills. That's why you have to find a way during the workday to turn off such distractions and quiet the turmoil so you can do your job. It's not easy, I know.

2017 100

The Call for Change: Time to Step Out of the Comfort Zone

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever tried to define the comfort zone? It’s that place that you don’t like, but you’re afraid to change. You know you’re supposed to do greater things. You want to be more successful. You want to learn more. You need to make a change. Still, the comfort zone is like a disease that kills your ability to make that change. It frightens you with the assumption: “What if I fail?”. Why is this state of inactivity called a comfort zone?

2017 134

3 Cases of Too Many Commas

Daily Writing Tips

This post illustrates several types of sentences that incorporate excessive punctuation. Each example is followed by a discussion and a revision. Much of what happened between the moment Jones sat on a bench to enjoy the view and police opened fire and killed him, has been the subject of contentious debate.

2017 59

How Content Marketing Can Reach Targeted Customers

Small Business CEO

Despite continued reports of its death, content marketing is alive and well and remains one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience. Types and modes of delivery continue to evolve, spurred on by changes in the way consumers engage with brands, but the concept remains the same. Researching your audience, identifying an ideal market and delivering the content they want when they need it influences purchase decisions and builds brand loyalty.

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The Productivityist Podcast: Alignment and Automation with Mridu Parikh

Productivityist

Joining me this week as my guest is Mridu Parikh , the woman behind Life is Organized. She is a productivity coach, business strategist, speaker and trainer. She made it her goal to help individuals get clear on their priorities through effective time management, efficient processes, systems and life-changing habits – to do more in less time.

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5 Tips On Staying Healthy On Your Next Vacation

Dumb Little Man

Vacations should never be your excuse for having bulges and getting unhealthy. There are a lot of ways you can do to stay fit and healthy while on your most awaited vacation. Below are a handful of things you can consider to make your next vacation all worth while. Go With Fitness Buddies. Definitely! A good way to stay healthy on your vacation is to go with people who have the same goals as yours.

2017 131

The Promise and Peril of Editing in Proof

Daily Writing Tips

Which method of editing is the most effective one? Which content formats should be employed, and how many iterations are necessary? Ultimately, what works for the publisher is the best approach, but consider that what is most expedient is often at odds with what is best.

2017 53

Save your Business Money with a More Efficient Boiler

Small Business CEO

Fuel is expensive, and the prices only continue to go up. Boiler systems can waste energy for a variety of reasons; older systems are just not as efficient as newer systems, for example. In addition, heat loss is a problem. If your boiler is not efficient, you are going to pay more in fuel each month. However, you don’t simply have to accept this cost as a fact of life. There are things you can do to help the problem.

2017 61

5 Video Production Tips for Powerful Business Videos [INFOGRAPHIC]

Andrea Kalli

Video Production Tips Infograph. Sound production is crucial for a business video that drives sales. Understand Your Audience. Pay Attention to Composition When Filming a Video. Edit Like a Professional. SEO is Critical, So Take the Extra Time. Andrea Kalli. Video Design, Editing, and Marketing. www.virtualassist.net. The post 5 Video Production Tips for Powerful Business Videos [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Video Design, Editing, and Marketing Virtual Assistant. business productivity

2017 109

8 Awesome Strategies to Ensure Your Success

Dumb Little Man

“Progress equals happiness.” ” – Tony Robbins. If there is one thing that nearly guarantees success in life, it is this: progress. No matter whether it is in your business, your marriage, health, or your finances, if you just make a little bit of progress towards your goals every day, you feel like you´re on fire. Your energy and passion increase, your happiness skyrockets, and you wake up every day like you are on a mission.

2017 124

Grammar Quiz #4: Misplaced Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences includes a modifying phrase that is incorrectly or awkwardly placed; revise the sentences as necessary: 1. I told my parents I wanted to transfer many times during that first semester. Schools are wising up to the benefits of integrating technology into classroom instruction, but access still ends with the school day for too many students.

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3 Ways Your Small Business Could Be At Risk For Fraud

Small Business CEO

Fraud is one of those words that can put the fear into even the most confident of businesses. Being a victim of fraud within your small business can be a real kiss of death if you’re not able to rectify any damage done and make up for your losses. So to help your business stay one step ahead of those who’d like to defraud your company, here are three ways in which your small business could be at risk of fraud. Unauthenticated Callers.

2017 59

12 Colorful Ways to Dress Up Your Home (On a Budget)

Dumb Little Man

Take a look around. Yes, right now. Pause the movie, save your place in your book. Put down that glass of wine and that cupcake and look around at your space. Is your home looking a little dull, a little less you, these days? Maybe it’s time for some changes, time to express your colorful self. Interior decorators are expensive. Painting the whole place would be both expensive and complicated. So how do you make changes to showcase your rainbow personality?

2017 123

Is No One Paying Attention to Your Brand?

Dumb Little Man

Regardless of the nature of business one engages in, there’s no downplaying the importance of branding. The success of any entrepreneurial endeavor depends on the way it’s packaged and presented to the general public. There’s so much at stake with reputation that it’s of great advantage to put good effort into maintaining a positive public image. When you are working and no one is looking, it’s an indication that something is off.

2017 118

You Can Burn Your Calories Just By Sitting

Dumb Little Man

Sitting alone for a few hours is very detrimental to health. The less you move and the less activity you do, the less fuel you burn in your body which means you burn fewer calories that lead to obesity and other weight-related risks. Fortunately, it is a good thing to know now that even in sitting alone, you can burn calories! You may actually lose weight and achieve your body goals even if your priorities require you to sit for a very a long time.

2017 118

4 Key Ideas To Help Your Passion-fuelled Business Take Off Fast!

Dumb Little Man

I love passion! I love purpose! I love making money doing what you love! I love all of that stuff and I do believe that everyone can do exactly that. However, finding the thing that you want to build your life around, that is passion-fuelled, that is purpose-driven, and that you love, is just the first step. You also have to make this passion make you money. And guess how you do that?! PEOPLE!

2017 116

9 Powerful Lessons from the Success Story of Bill Gates

Dumb Little Man

Most people know Bill Gates as the founder of Microsoft. He is the brain behind most of the computer technology that the world currently enjoys. The most important thing is to learn some lessons from his life. Here are 9 powerful lessons you can learn from the success story of this great mind. Be Competitive. Some of the attributes you can draw from the life of Bill Gates is that he was competitive, smart and persistent. Bill is a person who had the drive to win.

2017 115

4 Ways Technology is Gradually Ruining Humanity and How to Tackle it

Dumb Little Man

Technology surely has done a lot more good than harm — the communication, socialization, research, etc, couldn’t have been any better. However, we can’t afford to disregard the side effects that accompany these benefits. A research by OECD , reported by BBC, showed that despite the $17.5 billion invested annually on Education, students’ grades are degrading progressively.

2017 109

5 Tips to Eliminate Fear From Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever failed to do something, or failed to do it to the best of your ability because of fear? Unless you are some kind of superhuman, the answer is probably a definite yes. Whether it is fear of failure, embarassment, pain, or even success, fear can stop us dead in our tracks, preventing us from living our dreams. Whenever we face some challenges in our lives, whether imagined or not, we have a choice to make: go on or give up.

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