Sat.Oct 12, 2019 - Fri.Oct 18, 2019

Simple Money Hacks That Every Millennial Needs To Know

Dumb Little Man

If the media reports, editorials, and advice columns are to be believed, millennials can leave a lot to be desired when it comes to saving and spending money wisely. Living in the moment isn’t such a bad idea when those moments are fast running out! However, using ‘treat yourself’ as an excuse to indulge also isn’t all that great for our bank accounts.

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The Pros and Cons of Working Remotely

Small Business Labs

Recode's How remote work is quietly remaking our lives provides a deep dive on the growing impacts of the shift towards working remotely. Key quote: "The changes remote work has introduced have happened so gradually you may not have noticed. But its growing popularity is remaking how we work, the tools we use to work, how we communicate at work, and even the hours we work. What was once a rarity among a select set of workers is quickly becoming a defining feature of the future of work."

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Career development experts Assistants should follow on LinkedIn

Practically Perfect PA

Most of us have got a profile on LinkedIn, just in case we decide to change our role and need to have our resume online. LinkedIn is great when you decide to look for a new job but it is also a pretty great place to start if you want to develop personally and professionally. […]. Career Development Featured Mentoring admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant LinkedIn Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Podcast 129: Track others’ work

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 129 and it’s about keeping track of the work of other people. Recently I consulted with someone about making sure to do’s got done at work. But not his to do’s, his assistant’s. He’s a pretty organized guy. He gets things done and so do others in his office. He trusts his assistant. But every once in a while something slips through the cracks.

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10 Red Flags Your Relationship Is Going Downhill

Dumb Little Man

Why don’t we see the red flags before a relationship goes sour? Why does a breakup always catch at least one party by surprise? In hindsight, there are plenty of signs of a relationship going bad, but we choose to ignore them. We want you to be able to recognize these signs so you can either fix them or let go, and we’ve picked out 10 of the biggest red flags below. Lack of Communication. One of the first signs a relationship is going south is a communication breakdown.

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Each Year a Lot of Americans Start and Stop Being Freelancers

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from the 9 years of data from the MBO Partners State of Independence study series is how many Americans enter and exit independent work. As the study chart below shows (click to enlarge), the number of new full-time independent workers/freelancers entrants has stayed steady at around 1.5 million annually since 2011. But the number of people exiting has varied widely. In 2012, only about 800,000 exited, but in 2016 2.4 million did.

2019 129

Getting to grips with your organisation’s strategy

Practically Perfect PA

For Assistants, it has become more apparent that the way forward in our profession is to work as a strategic business partner with our Executive. We have written about this a lot over here on Practically Perfect PA and something I have advocated for many years. The role of the Assistant isn’t going anywhere, despite […]. Core Competencies Featured admin administrators assistants Competencies EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Strategy Virtual Assistant

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A 10-Minute Guide On How to Ease Neck and Shoulder Pain

Dumb Little Man

Our shoulders often hold a lot of our stress and that causes stiffness and uncomfortable pain. This pain may sound like second nature for someone who works long hours , has a busy schedule or just experiences chronic stress. While it may be an easy trigger response to relieve discomfort with painkillers, hot packs or secret remedies, the pain can usually manage to find its way back with these methods. Neck and shoulder pain is not new, but how you treat it can change the way you feel.

2019 159

Need a Seasonal Gig? These May Be Just What You Want

On The Job

Last year was a blockbuster holiday season for retailers, but threats of trade wars and a volatile stock market may put a damper on consumer spending and that could translate into less seasonal hiring this year, one labor expert says. It's hard to say if 2019 will be as giving as last year," says Alan Benson , an assistant professor in the work and organizations group at the University of Minnesota. Last year, retailers hired for some 700,000 seasonal job openings.

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Technology of the week: Duuoo.io

Practically Perfect PA

This week’s Technology of the Week: Duuoo.io What is Duuoo.io? Duuoo is a performance management system that aims to put people and purpose at the forefront of all staff appraisals and performance reviews. What does Duuoo.io Duuoo helps staff seamlessly execute 1-on-1s, reviews, ad hoc feedback and structured 360 feedback throughout the year. There […].

2019 100

Why I Am Grateful To My Worst Boss

Simple Productivity Blog

It has now been four years since my very short excursion into the world of education. The wounds have skinned over enough for me to talk about it, and so I wanted to take today to talk about why I am grateful for the worst boss I ever had. I'm going to call it a mid-life crisis. In 2014, I decided that I needed to give back, and so I enrolled in a teacher training course, secured my provisional teaching license in math and started interviewing.

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6 Ways To End A Fight With Your Wife Quickly

Dumb Little Man

People often say, “happy wife, happy wife” when it comes to marriage. So does this mean that when you have an argument you should just give in and say, “Yes, dear”? No, it really doesn’t. Acquiescing to every argument or disagreement won’t bring happiness – in fact, it’s much more likely to create resentment and deeper problems going forward. That doesn’t mean you need to allow fights to drag on and on, however.

2019 159

One Year After Moving To Spain

Brilliantly Better

Today, October 15th 2019, marks the first anniversary of moving to Spain. Exactly one year ago, me and my partner, Raluca, flew from Bucharest to Valencia with just two suitcases each. I refrained from writing about this experience, for various… The post One Year After Moving To Spain appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Travel & Fun

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Episode 266: Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal

Productivityist

On this episode I’m joined by Nir Eyal , the author of what I consider to be the best productivity book I’ve read in a long time, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. This episode is sponsored by MeetEdgar. I’ve been using MeetEdgar to help me pay greater attention to what I share on social media, when I share it, and how I share it.

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Guidelines for Effective Email Writing

Jen Lawrence

One of the biggest complaints in today’s modern communications is there are too many emails. We step away from our inboxes for an hour and BOOM! Thirty more emails. And then, we start to dig in and have to use extra energy and focus just to get to the main point of each message. Let’s be honest – we’re all friends here. You’ve read an email and thrown your hands up asking, “What the hell do you want?”

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Take The Strain Out of Exercise: A Look at The Best Yoga Apps

Dumb Little Man

Working out for that dream body has since become incorporated into many people’s daily routines. There are many different methods of working out. Depending on the end goal, individual workouts will all be different. For example, those who are looking to body build will do different exercises compared to someone toning. One of the best ways to work out is yoga. The good thing is that there are great yoga apps for beginners available.

2019 159

Using Artificial Intelligence To Generate Blog Posts – An Experiment And A Few Use Cases

Brilliantly Better

This year I focused on learning as much as I could in areas related to my current job – programming, that is. More specifically, I wanted to ramp up my skills in blockchain and artificial intelligence. As some of you… The post Using Artificial Intelligence To Generate Blog Posts – An Experiment And A Few Use Cases appeared first on Dragos Roua. Blogging Digital Tools Programming Bits

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Episode 266: Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal

Productivityist

On this episode I’m joined by Nir Eyal , the author of what I consider to be the best productivity book I’ve read in a long time, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. This episode is sponsored by MeetEdgar. I’ve been using MeetEdgar to help me pay greater attention to what I share on social media, when I share it, and how I share it.

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5 Ways to Get Free Business Advertising

Small Business CEO

The question has been asked by many people and businesses – How to get free advertising for your business? Luckily, there are a lot of free ways you can advertise your business. Please note that it’s recommended you do this even if you’re already doing paid advertising. Free advertising can still be good advertising if you’re doing it properly. Here are 5 ways to get free business advertising. Utilize Social Media.

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8 Really Awesome Tips For Working Remotely

Dumb Little Man

So, you work from home and enjoy all the perks that come along with it. Or do you? Surely, the pleasure of working in your pajamas is second to none. You may also find that having six tabs opened concurrently — and most likely unrelated to your job — on your computer screen without a boss looking over your shoulder is quite amusing. But let’s get real! The emergency call from your friend in a tizzy about a recent breakup can wait.

2019 154

The Chevalier In The Supermarket

Brilliantly Better

The year is 1448 and the city is Berlin, Germany. Although the proper name, at that time, for this settlement, should probably be Berlin-Colln. An eclectic conglomerate of peasants, guilds members and freshly made aristocracy, where the second emperor of… The post The Chevalier In The Supermarket appeared first on Dragos Roua. Motivation and Inspiration Personal Development

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Social Media Marketing Tips To Grow Your Presence Online

Dumb Little Man

Social media is the best way to connect with millions of people around the world. It has become an essential tool for companies that want to grow their online presence. With over 800 million users on Instagram and 2 billion monthly active users on Facebook, you can’t ignore these platforms. This also makes social media a crucial part of your future online marketing strategy. While you are on social media, you should know how to grow your online presence.

5 Things To Do After Failing An Exam

Dumb Little Man

“I’m doomed.”. This is probably your thought after failing an exam. It’s just like the world coming to an end. Then, you begin to imagine the worst, like you not being able to graduate or get a better job. You start to think that your dream of going to college is simply kaput or that your dream promotion is never going to be within your reach. How distressing it truly is if you didn’t make the grade in an exam, especially a major one.

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Redefining Office Culture To Boost Employee Satisfaction and Productivity

Dumb Little Man

The evolution of the office dynamic is interesting to study. Since the 1950s, employers have been toying with and reconfiguring office layout and culture in strife to boost employee productivity. Today, it’s important to interweave the desires of today’s average job candidate into a positive company culture as most want to work in an environment valuing work/life balance, health and well-being, and flexibility. A Timeline of Office Culture. The Bullpen ignited office culture in the 1950s.

2019 167

Can Vocational Training Help In Redefining Success?

Dumb Little Man

For decades, the advice was the same: Get an education, graduate, get a job, get married, buy a house, start a family, work until you are 65, and then retire comfortably. Over the last 30 years, each stage in life has been under attack, however. Housing prices have surged out of control. The cost of getting a college education has gone out of hand. Student loan debt has become a household staple.

2019 165

5 Ways to Improve Customer Lifetime Value for Your SaaS Business

Small Business CEO

Customer lifetime value is one of the most important metrics to measure for any company wanting to improve sales or scale-up. SaaS companies find it is even more critical to their success than anything else. Every type of software relies heavily upon the customer experience, measuring every aspect of it from usage of the app to customer service itself. With happy customers and a low churn rate, SaaS companies can achieve incredible CLV and revenue growth.

2019 57

Why Online Reviews are Important for Businesses

Small Business CEO

The online world has brought so much to our fingertips, from our weekly food shop to researching into our next holiday destination. One area in which it’s having an increasingly pronounced effect is the public perception of businesses, turning the internet into a forum that enables consumers to base their purchasing decisions on the opinions of like-minded individuals.

2019 56

What to Look for in a Digital Marketing Partner

Small Business CEO

Many business owners spend less time investigating their digital marketing consultants than they do equipment and furnishings. In fact, one OutboundEngine survey revealed 58% of teams spend less than five hours a week on their general marketing strategy, a sign that many companies don’t adequately vet their digital consultants. I’ve seen countless instances of businesses missing clear signs that their consultant wasn’t as reliable or brilliant as promised.

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Why Pitney Bowes’ SendPro Online Service Makes Sense to Business Owners

Small Business CEO

Small to medium-sized business owners face a plethora of unique challenges that usually involve obstacles including cost and time. When it comes to shipping, small business owners are definitely caught at a crossroads between needing a reliable shipping solution and needing a budget friendly option. Many small businesses have shipping needs that send them on a quest to find the cheapest shipping carrier, whether it be USPS, UPS, or Fedex.

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