Sat.Oct 22, 2016 - Fri.Oct 28, 2016

How to Be Adaptable in 11 Simple Steps

Dumb Little Man

The ability to adjust to different environments, unexpected changes, people and circumstances is highly important for your personal growth and success. Thanks to a high level of adaptability, leaders stay strong, relevant and optimistic during hard times. These hard times including periods of failure, financial problems, family or work issues, and bankruptcy. Regardless of the situation, leaders aim to shape their new environments and turn their failures into opportunities.

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Educating Students for the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Two interesting articles caught our eye last week and both had to do with the gig economy and education. HBR's Why I Tell My MBA Students to Stop Looking for a Job and Join the Gig Economy  is written by a MBA program lecturer at Babson College. Key quote on reason for suggesting to MBA students that they join the gig economy: The problem is, jobs aren’t what they used to be. Growth in the number of jobs is stagnating and full-time jobs are both insecure and risky.

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The Launch of PA Insiders – for PA to PA Recommendations

Practically Perfect PA

Hi, I’m Merryl Futerman and I am one of the founders of PA Insiders. Having worked as a celebrity PA for nearly 20 years, one of the things I love most about the job i[link] never knowing what task is coming my way next. One of these unusual requests formed what would become the seed of PA Insiders. Let me explain. My boss bought an antique grand piano at auction for his country house.

2016 162

Do you have what it takes to be Revolutionary? Admin Conference Recap

Office Dynamics

Do you have what it takes to be Revolutionary? Well, I have finally recuperated from hosting our big conference. It was a huge success and was worth all our time and energy. Our event this year was much bigger (in numbers) than 2015 and we were in a much larger convention space area than ever in the history of Office Dynamics so it took a tremendous amount of mental and physical energy on my part for 4 full days and nights.

2016 187

8 Fitness Hacks That Will Make Your Life Better

Dumb Little Man

To stay fit and motivated at the same time in a world full of wonderful distractions is simply not an easy task. Moreover, we all already know how tough it is to stay on track with fitness goals. There are simply those moments when one needs to literally struggle to find the strength to eat clean and hit the gym regularly. We know how difficult it is so here are some genius health and fitness hacks to make your life better. Begin The Day With Lemon Water.

2016 177

Stride Health's Study on Gig Workers and Health Insurance

Small Business Labs

Stride Health's Stride Study: Health Coverage in the Gig Economy  covers how gig workers access and use health insurance.    The study's key findings are: Gig workers are uninsured at three times the rate of average Americans : 35% of those surveyed were uninsured while only 10.5% of all Americans remained uninsured.

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Annual List Building Plan – Explained In 3 Simple Steps

Office Organization Success

As I’m sure you already know, there are a ton of different list building strategies, and equally as many differing opinions on which one(s) work best. So when I first started purposefully list building (back in 2004), I would try all of these different list building strategies … and none of them really worked! Well, they didn’t work consistently, anyway. It wasn’t until I took a step back and looked at exactly what I was doing that it all started to make sense for me.

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7 Ways to Make Your Angry Wife Happy

Dumb Little Man

Happy wife, happy life. If you’ve heard this before, you know that if you pissed off your wife royally bad, you have to make her happy again. Even though each woman is different, some traits are common to all including feeling happy when showered with kindness and appreciation. Let her know how much you think about her, how glad your wife makes you with her existence and how much you care for her. If you’re getting the cold shoulder, here are some ways to turn it around: 1.

2016 176

Intuit Future of Small Business Report

Small Business Labs

Last week Intuit released the Slideshare presentation  The Future of Small Business. It covers 5 broad trends that are driving the growth of the small business sector of the economy. These are: World-class business infrastructure: Small businesses have the ability to build upon technology infrastructure that was once the sole domain of large organizations, such as cloud computing, manufacturing and distribution. 

2016 175

Why Trust Matters

On The Job

About a month ago I visited a favorite local deli. It reminded me of that scene from "Animal House" when John Belushi yelled "food fight!" While food wasn't flying across the room, it certainly looked like the aftermath. Food was on the floor, tables were overflowing with trash and employees looked harried.

2016 147

Revelations from the Revolution at the Conference for Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

Just over a week ago, I had the honor of attending the Office Dynamics Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. I was there both as a participant and a speaker, and the experience was, indeed, nothing short of revolutionary. As a proud former administrative professional, I consider myself intimately familiar with the unique challenges—and unique rewards—of the field.

2016 158

4 Signs That You’re Making Positive Progress in Life

Dumb Little Man

Whether you’re hoping to start a successful business or simply looking to live a fulfilling life, progress is an important indicator of current and future success. But what’s progress to one person may not be progress to the next, so how can you know for sure that you’re making true progress in your life? Fortunately, there are a few solid indicators that you’re making progress. Outlined below are five of them. You’re Able to Look to Your Mistakes and Learn From Them.

2016 175

Podcast 028: The to do list that gets done

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. In this episode, I’ll talk about how you can reclaim your to do list. There are some specific guidelines to follow to make it really work. Here are some highlights: How can I actually get through my list? Why just six items? What if I don’t get to everything? Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

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Why EQ Matters More To Some Employers Than IQ

On The Job

When emotional intelligence is mentioned, there may be agreement that it’s indeed a great thing for someone to be more relatable, more self- aware and better at controlling impulsive behavior. But does the emotional intelligence of a team really have bottom-line consequences? While a strong consensus may not have existed before, that is changing as more companies recognize the value of EQ.

2016 133

The Difference Between Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses

Daily Writing Tips

An essential, or restrictive, clause is a part of a sentence that provides integral context for the reader. A nonessential, or nonrestrictive, clause is parenthetical, presenting additional information that is not necessary for reader comprehension. Writers are, with increasing frequency, neglecting to appreciate the distinction, thereby undermining the effectiveness of the language they use. The following sentences illustrate how this carelessness (or ignorance) adversely affects meaning.

2016 74

Are You Your Own Best Friend Or Your Own Worst Enemy?

Dumb Little Man

Most of us know by now how important self-love is for our emotional health and physical/mental wellbeing. We’re often bombarded with an avalanche of books, videos, seminars and workshops discussing the importance of loving ourselves. But, while most of us understand the concept of how self-love works, realistically, how much do we truly practice it? The fact is, we live extremely busy lives and are constantly under pressure these days.

2016 171

The Mode That Helps Your Productivity Take Flight

Productivityist

I travel a lot between September and November. As a matter of fact, I wrote this while on a flight from Whitehorse to Vancouver. It was the second flight I had taken in as many days, as I flew from Vancouver to Whitehorse the previous day. After that flight, I flew from Vancouver to Dallas early the next morning. All in all, I spent about 20 hours in the air over that two week span. And I got a ton of work done because was in Airplane Mode for all of that time.

2016 74

Reach the Right Customers with These Search Marketing Tips

Small Business CEO

Through strategic outreach programmes and carefully tailored content, small businesses can begin to make their online presence felt and climb up the search engine rankings in a process known as Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Search marketing enables you to optimise your website to attract the your target audience. As many as 59% of small businesses predict that over a quarter of their revenue will be generated online in the next five years, making search marketing is increasingly important.

2016 85

Punctuation with Attribution

Daily Writing Tips

An attribution is a phrase that describes who said or wrote something. It is stated parenthetically before, in the midst of, or after a statement or question (it is basically an introductory phrase that can be located elsewhere than at the head of a sentence), but writers often erroneously omit a comma required to help frame the attribution.

2016 74

Top 10 Lifehacks Everybody Should Learn from Nurses

Dumb Little Man

Do you know that some nurse life hacks are also useful outside the medical practice? Nursing is a tough job. Over time, nurses developed their own life hacks that make daily patient care easier to accomplish. Due to their innate ingenuity and resourcefulness, some of their life hacks are actually useful not only in the hospital and wards, but also in our homes and offices. Take a look at the following life hacks we can learn from nurses. Use hydrogen peroxide for blood stains.

2016 170

The Productivityist Podcast: Dr. Michael Breus

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I speak with “The Sleep Doctor” and author of The Power of When, Dr. Michael Breus. We discuss the ties between chronotypes and productivity, what his chronotype is, how leveraging when you do something can impact how well you do it, and much more. I’ve long said that fighting your body clock is a bad idea, but I’m no scientist. Dr. Michael Breus is and this is his specialty. And he seems to agree with me about the whole body clock thing.)

2016 68

6 Tips for Getting the Best Hires for your Startup

Small Business CEO

For startups, the greatest resource is the employees. The most successful startups are the ones who hired employees who really believed in the mission of the company and feel invested in the product or service being sold. But how do you find these employees? When it’s time to find new staff for your startup, here are a few tips to make sure you are hiring the best of the best. Don’t be afraid to go remote.

2016 78

Tactile, Tangible, and Tractable

Daily Writing Tips

What’s the difference between tactile and tangible ? Very little—and they are cognate, sharing the same Latin source—but there is a subtle distinction in their use. Tactile , from the Latin term tactilis , by way of the French word tactile, and ultimately from the verb tangere , meaning “touch,” refers to things that can be touched and to the action of touching. For example, very young children, who learn about the world by manipulating objects, are said to be highly tactile.

2016 73

5 Tips to Form New Habits that Stick – Train Yourself Like a Dog

Dumb Little Man

You’ll work out one day. You’ll learn Japanese. You’ll start meditating daily. Or maybe you won’t. Good habits have a bad habit of not sticking around. Maybe you tell yourself that you’ll just slip up for one day and that one day turns into a week, a month, never again. Whether you’re just burned out or don’t have enough time, developing good habits can seem impossible. Here’s the good news – we’re all animals.

2016 169

Working in Isolation — 5 Quick Wins For Boosting Your Productivity 

Dumb Little Man

Nothing is more important than feeling comfortable in your workspace in order to excel at what you do best. Working alone to detach yourself from noise levels and distractions can be good for your output, as proven by many a study. Depending on your type of personality, you may even find that operating under peaceful and tranquil settings frequently in contrast to a regular communal environment will help you get more done and produce greater results across the board.

2016 168

Strange International Laws Every Tourist Should Know

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that a lot of countries have strange international laws ? It’s easy to get in trouble in a foreign country if you don’t know its laws and cultural traditions. Some laws have not been changed for centuries and are rather funny (or dangerous!) for a modern tourist. Not being aware of them can cause some serious problems during the holidays.

8 Ways To Set Up An Awesome Home Office

Dumb Little Man

If you’re working from home, sweeten the deal even further by putting together the best home office setup you can devise. Here are 8 easy steps in setting up a home office you’d love to spend your working hours in. Get the essentials. Setting up a home office starts with developing a list of absolute essentials. These are the things you’ll definitely, definitely need in order to get your home working space up and running.

10 Ways To Woo A Girl The Right Way!

Dumb Little Man

Everyone loves being wooed! But, if you think that courtship ends once you already have the girl (or guy), think again. Wooing your partner doesn’t stop once you decide to enter a relationship. Instead, real lasting relationships are ones where each one continues to make an effort for the other. Whether you’re just starting out or have been in relationships for a long time, here are 10 tips on how to woo a girl (or a guy) the right way. Be Genuine.

2016 165

3 Things You Should Keep In Mind About Fiancés and Finances

Dumb Little Man

Love and marriage are two words that more often than not go together. And yet, finances is another variable that couples must consider seriously before they pledge to a lifelong commitment. If you are thinking of going into a longterm relationship or are already in the middle of one, here is a must-read list of tips about couples and finances. Find your financial match.

2016 164

7 Ways To Create a Presentation that Captures Attention

Dumb Little Man

Do you know how to create a presentation that grabs your audience and keeps them hooked althroughout? No matter who you are, whether a student or a worker, you need to deliver speeches from time to time in order to communicate messages, inform an audience, and share your thoughts. It goes without saying that delivering a speech requires the ability to develop and present ideas.

2016 168

The Protruding and Dominant Meanings of “Boss”

Daily Writing Tips

Boss has two distinct meanings, and though one might seem to be able to draw a connection between them—they both refer to something that stands out among others—they have different etymological origins. The earlier, and less prevalent, meaning is “protuberance,” from a Latin word of uncertain origin by way of the Old French term boce , meaning “swelling.” The word usually pertains to the protruding central component of a shield, which helped the bearer ward off blows from an opponent.

2016 73

Style Quiz #4: Latinate Abbreviations

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for abbreviations from Latin; revise the sentences as necessary: 1. Vehicles are classed in various categories (i.e., cars, trucks, and SUVs). Sections of books classified as adventure, comedy, drama, etc. are organized alphabetically. Various weather conditions produce different types of precipitation (e.g., rain, sleet, snow, etc.). It’s not a question of conservative vs. liberal. Samsung, Nokia, et. will do well to take note.

2016 71

Another 3 Cases of Misplaced Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

Modifiers—phrases that provide additional information—are easily (and therefore often) misplaced, creating syntactical confusion. Here are three such sentences, each followed by a discussion and a revision. I will follow up with some of the questions I did not have a chance to address in a future post. This sentence reads as if the writer presciently knows that he or she will be unable to address certain questions when he or she writes a subsequent post and will follow up at an even later time.

2016 69

Lessons Small Retailers Can Learn from Giants Like Amazon

Small Business CEO

The biggest brands in business didn’t become so famous by sheer chance. There are numerous smart decisions and careful planning that helped them achieve this. Every small business dreams of the day that their business can reach countless consumers from all over the world, but very few genuinely reach this point. Regardless, there is plenty of room for success further down the mountain; you just have to know which strategies to implement.

2016 78

A Quick Guide To Opening A Successful Restaurant

Small Business CEO

So you want to open a restaurant. You’re a great cook and your friends and family have told you that you should do this for a living. So what exactly is involved in a venture like this? You should know that according to Alleywatch , almost 60 percent of all restaurants fail within the first five years of opening. That’s a daunting statistic but with some careful planning, you can make sure you maximize your business’s chance of success.

Print Marketing: Why it Matters and How to Use it

Small Business CEO

While champions of the digital era will have us believe print is dying out, you only need to look around you to see that print marketing is still very much alive and well. On any given day, we’re bombarded with billboards, magazines and posters – all pointing us towards a product, service or brand – and whether we realise it or not, these marketing materials influence our buying behaviour. Today, we’re throwing the spotlight on the print industry.

2016 77

Marketing Tips to Create Demand for Your Product

Small Business CEO

In the world of marketing, demand creation is the process of creating demand for specific products where none might currently exist. Sometimes called push marketing, creating demand is far more involved– and perforce, often more expensive– than traditional marketing and branding, which typically seeks to meet or satisfy existing needs.

2016 74