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Easing Back Pain: 7 Things You Can Do To Promote Comfort

Dumb Little Man

Experiencing back pain can lead to many potential problems. For example, back pain can limit your motion, stopping you from performing certain activities. In addition, living with chronic back pain can take a toll on your mental health, contributing to conditions like depression. Thankfully, there are multiple things you can do to start easing back pain. Let’s look at some of your options below. Use Ice or Heat Packs. Often, back injuries can be accompanied by swelling in the muscles.

2019 185

Working with a new boss? Here is everything you need to know

Practically Perfect PA

When your Executive leaves to start a new role, it is understandable that Assistants are concerned about what to expect from a new Executive. You build up such a strong relationship with an Executive, that can take years to get right, and the thought of going through that again is daunting. There are challenges, but […].

2019 167

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10 Tips for Effective Presentation Visuals

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Tips for Effective Presentation Visuals appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. When considering what type of visual representation to use for your data or ideas, there are some rules of thumb to consider: 1. Use visuals sparingly. One of the biggest problems in presentations is the overuse of visuals. A useful rule of thumb is one visual for every two minutes of presentation time.

2019 145

How Long is Normal to Go Without a Raise?

Eat Your Career

In my monthly Q&A sessions, I commonly receive a lot of questions about raises. This one comes up frequently: How long is “normal” to go without a raise? Is it a problem to have the same salary for 5 years or more? Here are my thoughts on the subject and some key points you should keep in mind if you’re experiencing pay stagnancy. Some organizations adjust pay annually by a minimal amount (like 2 or 3 percent) to keep up with inflation and the rising cost of living.

2019 143

Best Family Beaches In the USA You Can Visit With Your Kids

Dumb Little Man

Summer is the perfect time to be on beach vacations. They offer a great way to bond with the family and create lifelong memories. But not every beach destinations can cater to the unique needs of travelers with kids. As we plan our family beach trip, we should ensure that the beach offers amenities like kid-friendly attractions, spacious accommodations, food stores/restaurants, easy access to clean showers and restrooms, and of course, the lifeguards.

2019 182

What does it mean to be a collaborative Assistant?

Practically Perfect PA

Every business and organisation needs its employees to work together, to move projects forward and reach common goals. Collaboration is an essential skill for everyone. However, for Assistants, collaboration is vital. We have to work with other members of staff on projects and reaching common goals. We also have to build a fantastic relationship with […].

2019 152

Why Certification and a Designation are Important for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Great administrators are known as those who do their best, work at the top of their game and who work like they are in a profession of choice. One of the strongest ways to send that message is when you choose to certify. Certification is a choice to complete a full program of study.

2019 169

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How to Start Creating A Home Gym That Fits Your Needs

Dumb Little Man

Is waking up early in the morning and traveling a long way to workout making you feel lazy? If yes, then you are not alone. There are many gym goers who will agree with this fact. However, laziness is not the only factor that stops people from going to a gym. Cost also influences decisions when it comes to continuing a gym membership. If somewhere in your mind, you are struggling with the same thoughts as above, then it may be the time to start creating a home gym. Yes, you heard it right!

2019 179

How to work with a visionary manager

Practically Perfect PA

Every business is started by someone with a vision. They are the driving force behind the business, and they want to change the world. You might not work for the person who started the organisation. But, if you work for an Executive who is the creative thinker in your organisation, someone who innovates and drives […].

2019 141

On-Demand App for Access to Special Needs and Disability Care

Small Business Labs

Joshin is a new company that connects specialized caregivers with families with special needs care requirements.    Their goal is to make it as easy for families to book a caregiver as it is to book a ride with Uber or a dog walker with Roverr. Joshin curates their independent worker caregivers to ensure they have the qualifications to provide the care required. Joshin's founders are twin sisters who have a special needs brother. 

2019 107

Podcast 124: Interview with mom-preneur Stefanie Gass

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! This is podcast 124 and it’s an interview with mom-preneur Stefanie Gass. Her business supports and inspires female entrepreneurs, especially moms. She has a podcast, The Mompreneur Mastermind Show and courses are available on her website Stefanie We had a delightful conversation about Stefanie’s system for prioritizing and scheduling tasks to meet her goals.

2019 100

Simple Yet Effective Habits For A Better, Happier Life

Dumb Little Man

If you could make yourself happier, wouldn’t you? If you know the habits for happiness, would you consider doing them? It’s natural to want to be happy, since ‘happiness’ is just your brain moderating the chemicals flowing around your body in a way that leaves you content and smiling. wouldn’t want that? Well, it’s not really about who wants it, but rather who’s prepared to make the effort to get into good habits which will allow them to be happier every day.

2019 178

Tech to help you plan your Executive’s schedule

Practically Perfect PA

We all know how challenging it can be to plan your Executive’s schedule. Everyone wants some of their time, and there are only so many hours in the day. It is a massive part of the Assistant role, and we do have to work hard to juggle all of the meeting requests with the time […]. Core Skills Diary Management Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants diary management EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Scheduling technology Virtual Assistant

2019 122

Positive Career Affirmation #23

Eat Your Career

I have unshakable faith in my abilities. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #23 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations abilities positivity

2019 100

Podcast 124: Interview with mom-preneur Stephanie Gass

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! This is podcast 124 and it’s an interview with mom-preneur Stephanie Gass. Her business supports and inspires female entrepreneurs, especially moms. She has a podcast, The Mompreneur Mastermind Show and courses are available on her website Stephanie We had a delightful conversation about Stephanie’s system for prioritizing and scheduling tasks to meet her goals.

2019 100

Staying Productive: 8 Tips I Follow To Break My Productivity Slump

Dumb Little Man

For the last few days, I have been feeling way too sleepy. That could be because the weather is fantastic where I live or I am overeating (I just ordered Mexican food from Chili’s) or both. The point is I am a solopreneur, a freelancer. I am in the phase of scaling up my business and feeling sleepy at two o’ clock in the afternoon is not something I can afford. I have too much on my plate at the moment. For starters – I want to get my website up and running.

2019 174

30 Day Challenge: Touch It Once

Simple Productivity Blog

What's a great way to avoid procrastination and clutter? Touching things once. My 30 day habit for August of 2019 will be exactly this: training myself to complete little things so I don't have piles of unfinished tasks everywhere. Read more about this challenge and join me. The post 30 Day Challenge: Touch It Once appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

2019 100

Time Management for the Modern Assistant

Office Dynamics

Year after year, one of the biggest struggles executive assistants report to me is effective time management. Let’s face it: your days are chaotic. You’re pulled in a million different directions, and many of you have multiple leaders to support. Deadlines press down on you, distractions steal valuable time, and there never seems to be quite enough hours in the day to get it all done! I know what you’re up against. There are many things throughout the day that can waste our time.

2019 142

Understanding “Either … Or” and “Neither … Nor”

Daily Writing Tips

If you’re presenting two alternatives, you’ll often use an “either … or” or a “neither … nor” construction. Here’s how those work: You can choose either cereal or toast for your breakfast. My friend’s car is neither green nor brown. Either is used in the affirmative sense, when you’re presenting possibilities that are both true or valid. Neither is used in the negative sense, when you’re presenting things that aren’t true or valid.

2019 82

Kitchen Organizing Tips: 9 Incredibly Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

Dumb Little Man

Space-saving kitchen organizing tips are helpful in creating space where you can cook, wash, and complete your other tasks in the kitchen easier and faster. Below are some of the best tips you can try today. Use Your Space Above the Window. If the distance between the kitchen windows and the ceiling above them is large enough for extra storage, you can create a shelf and store things there. Use the space to keep things you don’t use that often, such as cake or fruit platters and vases.

2019 168

30 Day Challenge: Life Reboot Wrap-Up

Simple Productivity Blog

I spent a month working through a life reboot. I found that it was useful in many ways.but that at the same time I needed to recover from a hard-drive crash of life rather than the stuffed memory that required a reboot. The post 30 Day Challenge: Life Reboot Wrap-Up appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

2019 100

Study Finds the 3 Actions Taken by the Most Productive Managers

On The Job

It's a familiar complaint among managers: They aren't as productive as they would like to be because they're constantly interrupted by the demands of others. They have to solve problems that seem to crop up constantly, they are required to attend endless meetings and their own bosses seem to need them for something several times a day.

2019 100

Episode 255: Productivity in Motion with Joel Heath


On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Joel Heath. Joel is founder & CEO of FluidStance, the world’s first work platform that elicits subtle movement where you are stuck working. His personal purpose is to move the world and FluidStance’s purpose is to help set the world in motion. This episode is brought to you by the University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education.

2019 60

The Most Important Tips For Dealing With Bully At Work

Dumb Little Man

You may have thought that bullying was left behind back in your school, but you’d be surprised to know that bullying can still occur in the workplace. As you get older, the effects of bullying can lead to many health concerns , including physical and psychological effects. This can cause stress, lack of confidence, and low productivity at work. Also, if you may have thought that bullying comes just from a position of power, you’d be mistaken.

2019 164

Stress Management From Teenagers

Simple Productivity Blog

Adults aren't the only ones who have to think about stress management. Recently, my Girl Scouts shared their favorite techniques with each other during their AP Exam week. The post Stress Management From Teenagers appeared first on Laura Earnest. Stress

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Starting a Small Business

Small Business CEO

Going into business is both exciting and daunting, and if you get bogged down in trying to cover all the details before you’ve opened your doors (real or virtual) you’d likely put yourself off starting up. That said, there are certain things you may not know or have perhaps underestimated about starting a business. Certain tech and equipment aren’t luxuries.

2019 82

Being Brave

The Persistent Assistant

As humans it is often in our nature to stick to what we know, whether it’s food, jobs, relationships or homes. Being creatures of habit means that we like predictability, even when that very same predictability is sometimes uninspiring or brain-numbing. Change scares us and the instability of the unknown can sometimes rock us to our core. The challenge is to face our fears and show it our inner Tiger! Being an administrative office professional means that we often get opportunities to be brave.

2019 40

7 Ways You Can Start Coping With Depression Naturally

Dumb Little Man

Almost everyone goes through a phase of depression in life. Some people are lucky enough to break free from this illness while others find it challenging. Majority of people, however, spend their entire lives fighting and coping with depression naturally. Depression is a common illness. The person you work with every day may be going through stress disorders. Your colleague that smiles every day could be going through a dark time in his life.

2019 160

How to Protect Your Assets When Working Remotely

Dumb Little Man

Remote work comes with numerous benefits. Whether you are a freelancer, run your own business or work for a company with flexible work options, getting out of the office is refreshing and can be great for creativity. But it can also be dangerous—for your data, at least. Fortunately, there are some simple, concrete actions and remote working security tips you can take to protect yourself from hackers, identity thieves, and data loss.

2019 160

How to Select a Safe New Bingo Site in 2019

Dumb Little Man

Trying to find the best bingo sites among a sea of options can be tough, especially with new brands popping up on the regular. With the result, it’s hard to determine which bingo sites are safe to play at and which ones are simply rogue. If you’re looking for a broad selection of the most trusted operators, you can check out for regular bingo site updates.

2019 142

Good Practices for A Successful Dropshipping Business In 2019

Dumb Little Man

These days, a lot of online gurus portray dropshipping as a cash cow, promising quick profits with minimum investment. If that’s true, then even a hundred dollars is good enough to get going. Unfortunately, not all that glitters is gold and not all dropshipping tips work. There are things that may or may not work for you. Building and running a successful dropshipping business is possible.

2019 136

Why We Need To Think More About Ethical AI Now

Dumb Little Man

Artificial intelligence is the stuff of nightmares and science fiction stories. What if it goes rogue and thinks we are dispensable? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think. Artificial intelligence can automate many of the repetitive things we do every day. It can even drive for us and recognize different human faces. The problem? Artificial intelligence is only as unbiased as we can program it to be — and we are humans with bias.

2019 173

10 Things You Might Not Know About Python

Small Business CEO

Python is everywhere! No, we’re not talking about the longer, non-poisonous, slimy reptilian cousin of your average garden snake, but rather the programming language that has by and large taken over the IT industry. If you are a developer, you know what I am talking about and chances are you already ‘speak’ Python and if you are not, you can just take a short Python course and be able to learn it easily owing to its reputation of being one of the easiest programming languages in the world.

2019 66

Plug your Business Directly into the internet with a Leased Line

Small Business CEO

Is the internet fast enough yet? For many of us, our broadband speeds are satisfactory. Our needs are met, our patience isn’t tested. For some organizations however, the limitations of broadband, even superfast business broadband, remain a frustration. In 2019, the internet is long past the early adoption phase and well into maturity. There are young people entering the workforce who may not even remember the days before the internet. Some might not even remember dial-up connections!

2019 61

5 Modern Technologies That Are Good For Your Business

Small Business CEO

The advent of technology has opened up new paths for people to do business. In fact, there are around 30 million small businesses being operated in America and a major credit goes to newer technologies that make it easy to do business. If you are struggling with your business in terms of profit, exposure and popularity, then it might be possible that you are dwelling on older technologies that do not work in today’s business world.

2019 57

4 Ways to Effectively Address the Cyber Skills Education Gap

Small Business CEO

America has more than 30 million small businesses with fewer than 500 employees apiece. These companies pay almost half the wages in the country and are huge engines for job creation. For too many of them, however, cybersecurity isn’t a pressing priority. We learned this in the Q1 AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business, which surveyed more than 1,000 small to midsize businesses. The results reveal that 58% of respondents consider the importance of cybersecurity to be “high” or “very high.”

2019 55

Benefits of Hiring a Temp Agency for Your Texas-based Business

Small Business CEO

Want to avoid the hassle of performing recruitment or selection process by yourself? Well, then hire the services of a temp agency for your Texas-based business. Plus, the hiring process takes a lot of time, resources, and energy. So, if these are the things you are looking to avoid , hire the services of a temp agency for your business and enjoy the following top benefits. Who Is A Staffing Agent?