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9 Unselfish Tips of Self-Care To Try Out And See Instant Results

Dumb Little Man

“I have the courage to be the happiest and healthiest version of myself.” – Madi Baulch. As we are living in an uncertain time right now, it is important to protect our energy and take care of our mental, spiritual, and emotional health.

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Our Updated Small Business Closure Forecast is More Optimistic, But Still Grim

Small Business Labs

In early April, we released a 2020 small business closure forecast. We've updated our forecast and the good news is we're more optimistic about small business survival rates than in our April forecast.  

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5 Grammar Miscues that Undermine Good Writing

Office Dynamics

Did you know that bad grammar can ruin a good message? You could be missing opportunities to get your point across because your readers have to wade through awkward sentences that set their teeth on edge.

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Podcast Episode 26: Interview at Lifelong Learning

Simple Productivity Blog

Joshua Galinato of Galiway.Blog and Lifelong Learning podcast interviewed me about productivity, burnout and deliberate living. He has been gracious in allowing me to share the interview with my audience. The post Podcast Episode 26: Interview at Lifelong Learning appeared first on Laura Earnest.

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Discovering And Leveraging Your Key Strengths With These Few Simple Tips

Dumb Little Man

Everybody has assets and qualities that help them in their everyday lives. We apply them both in our personal and professional lives. Most of us don’t bother to look at these assets or ponder the question of how we can articulate and expand them to advance our careers or to become better persons.

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How You're Showing Intolerance at Work

On The Job

The ongoing protests and calls for greater equality in our country are prompting many changes, from renaming buildings to large donations to diversity organizations. For many, however, these changes won't directly impact them.

2020 141

Cloudy Weather

Brilliantly Better

Each intimate relationship enlightens its actors in some way. The proximity of two people, being them two friends, a mother and her child, or a romantic couple, creates a magical light that shines upon both.

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The Potential Dangers of a Cracked Phone Screen

Dumb Little Man

In the early days of cellular phones when you drop your device, you could just bend down, pick it up, dust it off, and you are good to go. No damage, no nothing.

2020 183

How To Put Together An Effective FAQ Page

Small Business CEO

The FAQ page on your website is one of the most important pages and is frequently visited by customers and users interested in your product or service. This is because it provides answers to some of the questions that most users can have.

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Discipline versus Motivation

Brilliantly Better

Discipline is boring. Discipline is not spectacular. Discipline is discrete, silent, hard and annoying. Motivation is exciting. Motivation is spectacular, shareable, inspiring. Motivation is exhilarating.

2020 81

On Behalf Of vs. In Behalf Of

Daily Writing Tips

The noun behalf (from Middle English, from by and half , meaning “side”) is an unusual word in a couple of respects. For one thing, it is used only in two prepositional phrases, anchoring either “in behalf of” or “on behalf of.”

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Increase Your Peace with This Quick Morning Routine

Dumb Little Man

I have never been much of a morning person. My morning routine used to go something like this: A beautiful Zen-sounding chime would alert me to the beginning of a new day.

2020 181

How to disrupt philanthropy in response to crisis | Darren Walker

TED Talks

If we want to build back better after the pandemic, we must reconsider philanthropy and create a new kind of capitalism that's rooted in generosity and accountability, says Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation.

2020 83

5 Stages Of A Healthy Disagreement

Brilliantly Better

If you read my blog, you probably know that I consider some level of friction necessary in a relationship. If both partners are autonomous, healthy persons, sooner or later some sort of disagreement will arise, and this is normal – we’re different.

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Episode 318: Growing Young with Marta Zaraska

Productivityist

My guest for this episode is Marta Zaraska. Marta is a Polish-Canadian science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New Scientist, the Atlantic, Discover, and more.

2020 52

How Cultivating A Single Habit Improved My Life

Dumb Little Man

The year 2020 has been a tough one for all of us, but for me it was the worst of my life. My anxiety was at its all-time high, I was lost, broke, and, in a word – miserable.

2020 180

Activism, changemakers and hope for the future | Malala Yousafzai

TED Talks

Education activist (and recent Oxford graduate) Malala Yousafzai reflects on the defining moments of her life, how she balances passion with personhood and where the world finds itself during the COVID-19 crisis.

2020 83

Repeating Yourself

Brilliantly Better

When I first read “Getting Things Done”, by David Allen, I had a few “a-ha moments” Some of them grew into bigger breakthroughs that eventually became part of my routine, but some of them slowly faded away, despite the initial excitement.

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Episode 318: Growing Young with Marta Zaraska

Productivityist

My guest for this episode is Marta Zaraska. Marta is a Polish-Canadian science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New Scientist, the Atlantic, Discover, and more.

2020 52

5 Ways To Increase Your Value In The Post-Pandemic Marketplace

Dumb Little Man

Why you should increase your value. You need a competitive edge more than ever in today’s uncertain and overcrowded marketplace. With the global economy inching towards a recession, organisations are laying off staff faster than you can say the word ‘sack.’

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Every day you live, you impact the planet | Jane Goodall

TED Talks

Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall says that humanity's survival depends on conservation of the natural world.

2020 83

COVID Came – We Waivered and then we Conquered

The Persistent Assistant

It is a week since we held the OPSA National Administrative Excellence Award – online! I am still reeling from the fear, build-up and the pure excitement of having done it.

2020 52

Episode 318: Growing Young with Marta Zaraska

Productivityist

My guest for this episode is Marta Zaraska. Marta is a Polish-Canadian science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New Scientist, the Atlantic, Discover, and more.

2020 52

Easily Forgotten Factors When Purchasing a New Vehicle

Dumb Little Man

Buying a vehicle, whether from brand-new or used, can be a challenging and daunting task. There are so many things you have to think about, and while you may be excited about getting a new car, you need to keep these important factors in mind.

How museums help communities heal | Honor Harger

TED Talks

While on lockdown, the galleries of Singapore's iconic ArtScience Museum were empty -- but online, the museum was abuzz.

2020 83

Why Executive Assistants Need To Adopt A Slinky Mindset

My EA Career

The slinky is the perfect metaphor for the way I encourage Executive Assistants that I train, coach and mentor to adapt and adjust to the impacts of Coronavirus. Let me tell you why. The slinky was the accidental innovation of US inventor Richard T.

2020 52

How to Make Real Progress with Goal-Setting

Productivityist

Photo by Mpho Mojapelo on Unsplash. Making real progress with goal-setting is not always that easy to quantify and measure. For instance, there are many paths towards learning a skill, and many means in which to make that skill something you can turn into a profession.

2020 52

The Secret To Learning Any Skill Insanely Fast

Dumb Little Man

Some say your brain is your most powerful asset, so why not learn as much as you can? There are many benefits of being a jack of all trades, such as being able to adapt to unanticipated changes.

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The transformative role of art during the pandemic | Anne Pasternak

TED Talks

Museums are vessels of memory, knowledge, inspiration and dreams.

2020 83

Userway Review: Is it Effective for SMB Web Accessibility?

Small Business CEO

Life is definitely not easy for small business owners today. Massive international corporations like Amazon and Walmart are swallowing small businesses whole. Markets are changing constantly, forcing you to be constantly on your toes; and you’re operating with a small staff and a low budget.

2020 69

How to Make Real Progress with Goal-Setting

Productivityist

Photo by Mpho Mojapelo on Unsplash. Making real progress with goal-setting is not always that easy to quantify and measure. For instance, there are many paths towards learning a skill, and many means in which to make that skill something you can turn into a profession.

2020 52

A friendly, autonomous robot that delivers your food | Ali Kashani

TED Talks

Meet the friendly robot that could deliver your next burrito. Ali Kashani introduces us to Postmates' autonomous delivery robot and explains how it could help reduce carbon emissions and free up valuable real estate in cities everywhere.

2020 83

The COVID-19 crisis is a chance to do capitalism differently | Mariana Mazzucato

TED Talks

In the face of three simultaneous crises -- health, the economy and climate -- do we have a chance to do capitalism differently?

2020 83

The future of digital communication and privacy | Will Cathcart

TED Talks

People send 100 billion WhatsApp messages every day -- and they're all encrypted to protect them from potentially curious entities like companies, governments and even WhatsApp itself.

2020 83

Africa is a sleeping giant -- I'm trying to wake it up | Adeola Fayehun

TED Talks

"Africa is like a sleeping giant," says journalist and satirist Adeola Fayehun at the beginning of this hilarious, incisive talk. The truth is I am trying to wake up this giant. That's why I air the dirty laundry of those in charge."

2020 83

How to Make Real Progress with Goal-Setting

Productivityist

Photo by Mpho Mojapelo on Unsplash. Making real progress with goal-setting is not always that easy to quantify and measure. For instance, there are many paths towards learning a skill, and many means in which to make that skill something you can turn into a profession.

2020 52

Episode 317: The Analog Way with Jeff Sheldon

Productivityist

On this solo episode of the podcast, I’m doing something a little different: I’m hosting a guest. Jeff Sheldon joins me on the program to talk about simplicity, productivity, and the story behind Analog.

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