Sat.Aug 31, 2019 - Fri.Sep 06, 2019

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Having House Plants

Dumb Little Man

Wellness has become one of the buzzwords of the 21st century. And in this dystopian future we’re living in, there’s more focus and conversation about looking after ourselves than ever before, as we’ve never needed it more. One of the ways you can inject a bit of wellness into your life while simultaneously improving the aesthetic of your living space is by becoming a plant parent. Indoor houseplants have become increasingly popular as we learn more about what they offer to us.

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Gig Economy an Important Income Source for Military Service Members

Small Business Labs

According to a survey from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling , military service members and their spouses are turning turn to the gig economy to supplement their income.    Key quote from the study site : The findings of this year’s survey are a clear indication that military households are turning to the private sector for supplemental income. About half of active service members and their spouses have turned to the gig economy for additional income.

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What kind of leader do you want to be?

Practically Perfect PA

There are now quite a few of us in the Assistant world running around shouting that you, lovely Assistant, are a leader within your organisation! You may not manage a team, but you do work in a management role. You manage your Executive, you work with and support the leadership team, and you should see […].

2019 126

8 Productivity Lessons from the Teacher’s Desk

Simple Productivity Blog

Teachers have an immensely difficult job. Faced with a classroom of children, they have to plan the lessons, produce the materials, manage the classroom and deal with the politics of the front office and parents. If a teacher is not productive, they end up working hours beyond their contract hours and adding to their stress burden. It has been four years since I entered the classroom to teach high school math.

2019 126

10 Awesome Tips On Finding The Best Deals Online

Dumb Little Man

Going to a local shop to purchase an item is an outdated job. It’s quite exhausting, too. You’d have to wait on traffic lights on the roads, manage time from a busy schedule, visit shops to compare prices, and bargain to get a small concession or discount with the shopkeeper. Seriously, it can be really frustrating. Online shopping has changed the trend. Online shopping is more preferred by people. It allows us to shop in the comfort and coziness of our home.

2019 193

How to Prevent & Overcome Burnout

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Prevent & Overcome Burnout.”. Let’s be honest: Stress is an unavoidable part of the modern workplace. It surrounds us all day, every day. And if we’re not careful, it can quickly consume us. When we fail to properly manage stress over a prolonged period of time, it can eventually lead to burnout. Burnout is a state of extreme mental, physical, emotional and/or social exhaustion. But it also goes deeper than that.

2019 125

The ten best Event Management blogs for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants are asked to organise a lot of events; this is nothing new! But the events we organise are getting more and more complex with lots of moving parts, technology and ever-growing expectations. Event management is a full-time job, and we have to juggle event planning with all our other tasks. So, if you organise […]. Core Skills Events Management Featured admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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5 Ways to Make Your Morning Coffee Healthier

Dumb Little Man

A cup of coffee is the perfect pick-me-up. Apart from that, coffee is also a healthy beverage, assuming that you don’t overdo it. But how can you make your coffee even healthier? It involves making small changes to your coffee-making routine, which it’s a small price to pay for a more nutritious and energizing beverage. Go Easy on the Sugar. If you’re not drinking your coffee black, at least don’t load up your morning brew with heaps of sugar. The problem with regular sugar lies in the fructose.

2019 187

3 Things To Do This Month for Your Career

On The Job

I'm looking at my garden, noting all the flowers that have started to die as we move into the fall season. It's not been below 80 degrees, but already one of my trees is started to lose its leaves. At this time of year, many of us are dealing with back-to-school chaos or taking the last days of warm weather to go on vacation. When spring rolls around, we may be filled with energy as we emerge from the cold, dark days of winter.

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Collaboration tools for small businesses

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many fantastic platforms available that will really help you work collaboratively especially if you work in a small business or a start-up. Today I wanted to share some collaboration tools for small business. These collaboration tools are bound to help make communication, project management and sharing ideas easier, faster and a whole […].

Podcast 126: Quick tips for tight spots

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 126 and it’s about quick tips to get you out of tight spots. Things you can do when you feel a bit panicked that things are out of control and you don’t know what to do next. I had that feeling the other day when several situations seemed to be going off the rails at once. It happens.

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6 Perils of Moving In With A Partner (and How to Avoid Them)

Dumb Little Man

Moving in with a partner is a big step for any couple. And for some couples, it can actually spell the end of the relationship as each party finds out things about the other that they’d rather not. Before you move in together, it’s easy to maintain a bit of illusion — you’re not thrown together all the time, you can keep your finances separate, and you don’t have to deal with arguments over whose turn it is to do the dishes.

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Podcast Episode 8: What To Do When A Goal Doesn’t Fit

Simple Productivity Blog

What happens when a goal doesn't fit who you are? Many of us are doggedly pursuing goals - and struggling - against them because they simply don't fit us. In today's episode I will talk about why a goal might not fit, how to spot them, and what to do about goals that just aren't right. The post Podcast Episode 8: What To Do When A Goal Doesn’t Fit appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

2019 100

How Can I Start a Group for Administrative Assistants? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individuals problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below. Emily K. asks: I live in a town close to admin groups (like Meetup or non-profit groups) but each is at least 1.5 hours away. I would like to start something similar in my town.

2019 129

While vs. Whilst

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks: what is the difference between while and whilst? Both while and whilst have been in the language for a very long time. While was in use in Old English; whilst is a Middle English development of while. As conjunctions they are interchangeable in meaning, but whilst has not survived in standard American English. I waited whilst Mugabe delivered what he thought were his pearls of wisdom… I waited while breakfast was finished. To the American ear whilst sounds quaint.

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4 Biggest Challenges of Being A Freelancer (And How To Deal With Them)

Dumb Little Man

You may be a freelancer right now or you may be considering entering the world of freelancing. Either way, the challenges of being a freelancer outlined below are real and they affect every freelancer at some point in their journey. If you’re yet to experience this set of nightmares, this should prepare you. If you’re riding through Freelancing Hell right now, maybe the following points will help you get out alive. You will need to learn how to chase money.

2019 174

30 Day Challenge: Spending Freeze

Simple Productivity Blog

My 30 Day Challenge for the month of September is a spending freeze involving no spending outside of the necessities. I will confess that I have a shopping habit. It's not for clothes or decoration or even anything big, but I still shop for a lot of stuff. There was a time when Amazon was delivering multiple times a week. As I looked around my house, there was too much stuff.

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6 Ways for Assistants to Gain Respect

Office Dynamics

A powerful, but underutilized, way for administrative and executive assistants to gain respect and be taken seriously is to exude executive presence. Forbes.com define executive presence as the ability to project gravitas–confidence, poise under pressure and decisiveness. Furthermore, communication—including speaking skills, assertiveness and the ability to read an audience or situation—and appearance contribute to a person’s perceived executive presence.

2019 113

Episode 260: 10 Years of Sketchnotes with Mike Rohde

Productivityist

On this episode I speak with my friend and returning guest, Mike Rohde. Mike is the author of two bestselling books: The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook – and co-creator of the new Kickstarter project, The Sketchnote Ideabook. He presents workshops around the world that encourage people to use visual thinking skills to generate, capture and share ideas more effectively. This episode is brought to you by Zapier. When you’re running your own business your to-do list is never-ending.

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A Sophisticated Guide on How to Build Your Startup

Dumb Little Man

Do you have a creative idea that you can turn into a successful business, but don’t even try because you don’t think you have what it takes? Do you know exactly how to build your startup? Too many aspiring entrepreneurs like you think that starting a business is very difficult and won’t even pursue a creative idea. The truth is, everyone has what it takes to start a business. However, only a few work hard enough to acquire the tools that can turn their creative ideas into a business.

2019 164

How to Develop a Visual Strategy for Instagram

Small Business CEO

With its popularity increasing exponentially in recent years, Instagram has become one of the titans of the social media landscape. Younger users in particular are captivated by the platform, with statistics showing that a massive 71% of members are under the age of 35. On top of this, those under the age of 25 tend to spend around 32 minutes per day perusing the site, as opposed to just 24 minutes for those of an older pedigree.

2019 76

Tips for Email Management

Jen Lawrence

Unsurprisingly, email tends to be most workers’ biggest headache. Whether it’s a burning desire to document everything or senders just like the ease of email, we are inundated with messages at all hours of the day. How do we manage the chaos? Well, first, start thinking of your inbox as a tool, not the bane of your existence. There are a lot of functionalities built into email clients to make our lives easier – we just have to discover them or actually use them.

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Episode 260: 10 Years of Sketchnotes with Mike Rohde

Productivityist

On this episode I speak with my friend and returning guest, Mike Rohde. Mike is the author of two bestselling books: The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook – and co-creator of the new Kickstarter project, The Sketchnote Ideabook. He presents workshops around the world that encourage people to use visual thinking skills to generate, capture and share ideas more effectively. This episode is brought to you by Zapier. When you’re running your own business your to-do list is never-ending.

2019 43

Ace Your College Exams: Tips On How to Study for A Test In College

Dumb Little Man

You’ve worked hard to get into college and now, you’re faced with a heavier workload than you did in high school. Class participation, assignments, quizzes, presentations, group projects, mid-term exams, and final exams are all challenges you must overcome to finally pass the course. However, simply passing the course to earn credit hours just enough to get the degree shouldn’t be your goal. You may have observed many college students wondering whether GPA matters.

2019 160

5 Key Skills Every Business Owner Should Have

Small Business CEO

No matter what sort of field your business is in, there are all sorts of key skills that can help keep your company a success. As a business owner, it’s only natural that you will want to do everything in your power to ensure your brand stays on top, so having the right skills and experience behind you can make all the difference. With that in mind, here are 5 key skills that you should know about. Communication Skills.

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Tips for Email Management

Jen Lawrence

Unsurprisingly, email tends to be most workers’ biggest headache. Whether it’s a burning desire to document everything or senders just like the ease of email, we are inundated with messages at all hours of the day. How do we manage the chaos? Well, first, start thinking of your inbox as a tool, not a the bane of your existence. There are a lot of functionalities built into email clients to make our lives easier – we just have to discover them or actually use them.

2019 43

Episode 260: 10 Years of Sketchnotes with Mike Rohde

Productivityist

On this episode I speak with my friend and returning guest, Mike Rohde. Mike is the author of two bestselling books: The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook – and co-creator of the new Kickstarter project, The Sketchnote Ideabook. He presents workshops around the world that encourage people to use visual thinking skills to generate, capture and share ideas more effectively. This episode is brought to you by Zapier. When you’re running your own business your to-do list is never-ending.

2019 40

Don’t Skip Leg Day: The Benefits of Working Out Legs

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people instinctively cringe when they realize it’s leg day. Unlike with the rest of your body, after a tough leg day workout, you still have to walk around and use the muscles you just worked over. Also, as the lower body is longer and more prone to building lean muscle rather than bulkier muscles, leg day can feel less visually rewarding. So, while it can be tempting to skip leg day, there are plenty of reasons why you should always stick with your lower body workouts.

2019 154

Understanding Franchise Territories: Here’s What You Need to Know

Small Business CEO

Buying a franchise means launching a business that has the framework of a bigger company around it. You can expect tons of support from your franchisor, but what about competition? As a prospective franchise owner, it’s critical that you know everything you can about territories and how they can make or effectively break your franchise.

2019 63

A Trick for Exec Assistants to Figure Out What They Want To Do

Executive Assistant Breakthrough

When it comes to your career, do you know what you want? Having a career you love starts with knowing what you want to do. But what if you’re not clear on that? How do you go about figuring out what you want?

2019 52

The Do’s and Don’ts of Establishing a Business Plan

Dumb Little Man

That time has finally come—you’re ready to start a business of your own. You’ve got an idea to sell the world on, and perhaps you’ve even got some basic goals laid out. But getting started in the realm of business is often easier said than done, and investors are going to want to see more than just your dream if they’re laying down cold, hard cash.

2019 152

Did The Gig Economy Jump The Shark?

Dumb Little Man

Is the gig economy working and thriving? The gig economy came on strong at a time in American history when people needed to be able to onboard quickly and start making money immediately. The country was deep in the grips of The Great Recession and people were losing jobs and homes left and right. The idea of driving people around in your own car for money didn’t seem all that crazy. And back then, the money was actually pretty good.

2019 196

How To Drive Traffic to Your Website Through Social Media

Dumb Little Man

How to drive traffic to your website? Well, driving more traffic towards your website can be best done when you make use of social media. However, doing that is not an easy task. It needs a lot of consideration and strategic planning. Right from choosing the right platform to the marketing strategies to follow, all must be perfect. Everything must fit the following factors: Type of your business. Demographics of your target audience. Knowledge of their needs and preferences.

What Are the Costs of Big Data?

Small Business CEO

Big Data has taken over the mainstream headlines for the last decade or so, and continues to be one of the most featured technologies in the headlines today. Forget the attention-catching headlines and talk of a new dot com collapse for businesses that don’t adopt Big Data for a while. Think of the other implications of adopting Big Data for your business. Surely, a massive undertaking such as a whole network of servers dedicated to crunching your data isn’t going to be cheap, right?

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