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6 Simple Habits For More Productivity, Happiness And Fulfillment

Dumb Little Man

Research tells us that willpower is like a muscle. You can work on making it stronger, but you can’t keep it flexed forever. In other words: Willpower is a limited resource. There’s no better use of one’s willpower than on forming the right habits. The right habits serve as the bridge between where you are and where you want to be. Once those habits are formed, you don’t have to exert willpower on them anymore. Your journey towards success is effectively put on autopilot.

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Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World

Practically Perfect PA

We live in a volatile world where threats and risks to personal security are an unfortunate reality. Whether travelling domestically or internationally, corporations have a Duty of Care to employees visiting other cities and locations for business. If disaster struck in a destination your employees had been sent to, do you have a system in place for them to mark themselves safe? Do you know their precise or approximate location?

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Renewables Vs. Coal: What’s the Score

Eco-Office Gals

When you travel through South Australia, you’re greeted by beautiful vistas and amazing ocean views. Another thing you often see are large solar power systems and wind farms strewn about. These renewable energy farms have been providing energy to South Australia for years. One issue that has come up more and more frequently, however, is the coal vs. renewables debate. The current Australian Prime Minister is pretty staunchly pro-coal and rarely gives credit to renewable sources of energy.

2017 126

VCs Investing Heavily in AI and Machine Learning

Small Business Labs

VC investments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning more than doubled in 2016, according to the National Venture Capital Association. As the chart below (click to enlarge) from the Axios article Venture Capital Investment in AI skyrockets shows, VCs have continued to pour money into AI in 2017. Virtual reality is also attracting a lot of investment.    It's not just startups. Most of the major tech companies are also investing heavily in AI.

2017 126

How To Start A Cat Hotel

Dumb Little Man

“I really just want to quit my job, move somewhere gorgeous and open my own B&B.”. That’s the secret dream of countless executives and “worker bees” alike. Chances are, they’re thinking of a luxurious inn that’s a peaceful, upscale retreat for humans – not a smaller facility filled with often-yowling and often-demanding cats. Then again, those dreamers are probably not “cat people.”

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Have you missed the content from June 2017?

Practically Perfect PA

Have you missed the content from June 2017? We don’t want you to miss out on the great Practically Perfect PA stuff… Here is a round up of this month’s posts and newsletters. June’s blog posts: JUNE 28, 2017 Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World. JUNE 23, 2017 Technology of the week: Join.me. JUNE 21, 2017 New speakers for the Virtual Summit. JUNE 19, 2017 The benefits of working abroad for Assistants. JUNE 15, 2017 Launching the Future Assistant 2018.

2017 122

Podcast 062: The big declutter

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! So, how do you tackle that big decluttering project? First, skim off the top. Get rid of the stuff you know you don’t want or need without having to think about it. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

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Staying Out Of Debt: 3 Money Habits You Should Be Doing

Dumb Little Man

Falling into debt is easy. Repaying that debt is much harder. A recent study found that more than a third of all Americans have personal debt that’s at least 180 days past due. While occasional overspending is common, most of these people see debt as a part of their lifestyle. Debt can pile up for a number of reasons, but it’s particularly problematic when people make major purchases without concern for the consequences.

2017 126

Reducing Information Overload (Part 3 of 4 Part Series)

Office Dynamics

To continue my series on better managing your day and work, today I am focusing on information overload. I’m sure you can relate. If you missed the prior parts of this series, you can read part 1 here and part 2 here. There’s just too much information out there! In fact, information processing accounts for half the gross national product—and most of it ends up on paper that someone has to read. You don’t have to fall prey to information overload.

2017 126

How to Overcome Resistance to Your Ideas

On The Job

Companies like Google and Amazon expect every employee to come up with new ideas, no matter how outrageous they may seem. But what if you don't work for such a company, and even your suggestion to try new paper towels in the break room is met with resistance? There are ways to get your ideas heard and respected, but it takes a little planning. Here are some roadblocks you might come across and how to deal with them: 1. We should stay with what is working.

2017 118

IT and Managed Services Provider animated video about Cloud Backup and File Recovery

Andrea Kalli

Watch this IT and Managed Services Provider animated character video with voice sync for MSPs and IT Support Providers. Follow the story of Bob. How a ransomware attack blocked a very important financial file he needed, and how the quick and painless cloud backup and file recovery through North Star saved the day! It highlights several of your services, including: Cloud Backup and Data/File Recovery, assisting with thwarting a ransomware virus attack.

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Best Business Books: The First-Time Entrepreneur’s Reading List

Dumb Little Man

Many of recent history’s well-renowned entrepreneurs are well-read. Take, for example, Elon Musk and Richard Branson. They have an extensive list, ranging from science fiction and fantasy to historical and business books. While reading is just one factor that may contribute to success, it is a habit that heavily influences the mind. So, for someone who’s starting out in the business world, you should choose which ideas inhabit and influence your plans, goals, and strategies.

2017 125

How to Capitalize and Punctuate Quotations

Daily Writing Tips

The guidelines for quoting a person or a publication are detailed but straightforward. Here is a summary of basic procedures. If a quoted word, phrase, sentence, or longer unit of text is described appositively (that is, if a descriptive word or phrase equivalent to the text it describes is immediately adjacent to that text), as in “Consider the saying ‘A stitch in time saves nine,’” note that no punctuation intervenes between the description (here, saying ) and the saying itself.

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5 Ways to Make Better Career Decisions

On The Job

When it comes to making a decision about our career -- such as whether to take a new job or jump into a new project -- we often are in a state of anxiety. We start to pick apart small things (the new job doesn't offer free parking) or feel compelled to accept the big project because all our friends seem to be involved in projects that make them happy. We feel anxious about whether it's the right move -- or whether we'll regret it in six months.

2017 116

Abundant Productivity with Damion Lupo

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Damion Lupo, a financial mentor and co-author of Reinvented Life. Wherever you are right now, I think this discussion will offer you some helpful advice and practical tips you can use today. Some of the takeaways from our conversation include: The importance of triggers. The questions to ask to find blind spots. How frameworks and structure foster creativity. Why we have a need for stillness and simplicity. Relevant Links: Total Financial Control.

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Red Flags: When To Start Giving Up On Relationships

Dumb Little Man

Falling in love with someone can be a wonderful experience. As you learn about one another, you begin to see new ways of learning and experiencing life. There is little that disrupts the flow of a newly budding relationship and it is easy to become swept away by the attraction. However, once you have settled into your role as a partner, the attraction and adoration may no longer enough. You will face the challenge of working out problems.

2017 115

The Long and Short of “Long-” Words

Daily Writing Tips

Longevity , longitude , and other words with the root long- (or altered spellings of the root) are derived not from long , which stems from the Old English adjective lang , but from the Latin equivalent longus , which shares its Proto-Indo-European ancestry with the Germanic cognate. This post lists and defines words that stem from the Latin term. Longevity , from the Latin adjective longaevus , means “long life.”

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Small Businesses Need an Online Presence, Too!

Small Business CEO

When you think of company websites, you may think of online retailers: Amazon, for instance. These giant companies live online – that’s where their customers are, where their products are sold, and where their money comes in. So it’s no surprise that they need websites. But what about a small business? What about your local plumbing company , or a small shop you run with your family? Do you really need a website if you run a business like that?

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5 Tips On How To Land The Best Jobs For Introverts

Dumb Little Man

If you become uneasy or anxious when you are around others, then landing a dream job may seem limited. The requirements many businesses have include working and being around others. For an introvert, this creates discomfort and may slow down your potential to achieve success. Psychology today states that almost 50% of the population is considered an introvert. There are diverse jobs that have been created to match the characteristics of this personality.

2017 111

The Hidden Advantages Of Using Nofollow Links For Your SEO Strategy

Dumb Little Man

What is the ultimate goal of your marketing strategy? For most companies, it is to increase their brand presence. In digital marketing, it is all about getting in the first few ranks of Google search results. You should push your brand towards popularity to increase your ROI. According to the leading SEO companies, it is all about getting the right kind of links. Getting outbound links and inbound links is the perfect way to encourage new customers. This improves search result ranks as well.

2017 104

10 Easy Steps To Buying A New Mattress

Dumb Little Man

You’ve decided to get to bed early. You unplugged all your devices, made the room temperature comfortable and turned off the lights. An hour has passed and you’re still wide awake, tossing and turning in a modern reenactment of the Princess and the Pea. After a couple more turns, you managed to get to sleep – only to wake up feeling crappy with an aching body. Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t just about proper sleep hygiene. The right mattress counts, too.

2017 104

How To Make The Gig Economy Work For You

Dumb Little Man

Fifty years ago, the expectation was that you would be in the same job until you retire. Today, 34% of the U.S. workforce are freelancers and that number is expected to reach 43% by 2020. The shift is being driven by a few different factors. First, the economy has been slow to recover since the Great Recession that started back in 2007. People have had to figure out how to survive in a terrible job market.

2017 123

Grammar Quiz #9: Dangling Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

Revise each of the following sentences so that the phrase that modifies the main clause correctly relates to the subject of the sentence. As a key magazine for coverage of national policy issues, you are cordially invited to a special event. the American Cancer Society. Back in 1913, when it was formed, cancer was a lesser threat for most Americans. Living in Washington, DC, my path crossed hers once again.

2017 49

The Writer’s Diet

Daily Writing Tips

How does your writing style rate regarding balanced use (or overuse) of parts of speech? An online test will evaluate your compositions for you. The writing handbook The Writer’s Diet: A Guide to Fit Prose has a companion website that features not only a blog (and a newsletter you can subscribe to) but also a test that analyzes writing passages. Naturally, I took a test drive (seven test drives, actually).

2017 48

Vague, Vagrant, and Vagabond

Daily Writing Tips

The three words in the title above, and others that share a derivation alluding to a lack of certainty or direction, are defined and discussed in this post. The Latin adjective vagus literally means “wandering” and figuratively refers to uncertainty. The name of either of a pair of nerves that extend from the brain to the abdominal organs is taken directly from this term, and vague means “uncertain” or “lacking specificity”; the noun form is vagueness.

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3 Types of Solutions with Semicolons

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, a structural flaw is easily repaired by use of one or more semicolons in place of one or more commas. Discussion and revision of each example explains the problem and demonstrates the solution. Smith’s father called an ambulance, however, she was pronounced dead at the scene. However is not parenthetical to the first clause or to the entire sentence.

2017 43

3 Tips for Running a Business Booth at a Community Event

Small Business CEO

Communities the world over have events almost every week where business owners can set up a booth and showcase their products or services to pedestrians in the area. This can be a great opportunity for you to reach an audience that you otherwise wouldn’t have the ability to come in contact with. Not only will this showcase your products to potential buyers in your area, but it will help spread the word about your company to those whom you frequently associate with.

2017 55

When Your Business Should Consider Switching to a VPS

Small Business CEO

There comes a time when a successful small business must look honestly and objectively at whether certain aspects of their infrastructure are indeed helping them to grow. This extends to the activities that occur on the web because a strong online presence is key to maintaining business relationships and a satisfied base of customers, especially for companies selling products through their website.

2017 55

Don’t Forget These Crucial Steps When Starting a Business

Small Business CEO

No matter how much preparation you do, setting up a business is a trial-and-error endeavour. Its success is unpredictable, and failures big and small could happen anytime. However, the amount of struggle for a start-up entrepreneur may be reduced by keeping in mind the right concepts and carrying out the right steps before launching. Before you take the risk of building your own business, it’s best to equip yourself for the battlefield ahead by knowing what to do first. Choose your name.

2017 50

5 Tips to Reduce Your Costs on Web Development

Small Business CEO

Guess what is the first concern a client has when it comes to a new web development project? Right, cost. To get good quality services for a low price is not that easy, basically, you receive what you paid for. However, some extra costs can be reduced, if companies strive to invest smartly into their web projects. Read these 5 tips and discover how to optimize your web development process and benefit from lower cost. Make up a brief. What is brief?

2017 50

Dream Big: How Small Businesses Become Global Players

Small Business CEO

In today’s vast world, small businesses are a bridge between the local and the global. They may employ far less employees than multinational corporations but that doesn’t mean that they don’t dream big – or that their potential and activities do not have equal reach. There is no escaping the reality that small businesses are nowadays global players: in June 2015, the US Small Business Administration reported that while US exports’ known value grew by 1.4%

2017 50

4 GPS Tracking Devices that Will Keep Tabs on Your Company Vehicles

Small Business CEO

When you own a fleet of vehicles, you understand the importance of keeping operating costs low and productivity rates high. GPS tracking devices can help you reach that goal by providing a link between you and your vehicles, so you can keep tabs on fuel costs, driver behavior, idle times and route efficiency. With GPS tracking, you can: Track and manage your vehicles at all times. Keep tabs on driving speeds to prevent speeding tickets and reduce legal costs.

2017 48

Commercial Auto Insurance: What Business Owners Need to Know Before an Accident Happens

Small Business CEO

If you run a business that has even just one vehicle, then you should look into getting commercial auto insurance. This will help you avoid large payments when an accident occurs and can give you peace of mind every time the vehicle is on the road. Chances are that you were already required to purchase coverage for bodily harm and property damage when you purchased the vehicle for your business, but policies like that do not cover damage to the vehicle itself.

2017 48

Defined Direction – What Skills You Should Look to Develop When Entering the Business Landscape

Small Business CEO

When you started university, you didn’t necessarily know what exactly you wanted to accomplish. With so many roads from which to choose, a clear path is not necessarily visible right away. After a time, however, you concluded that you wanted to get into business after uni. Now that you’re closing in on a graduate diploma of applied finance , or a master’s degree in marketing, or whichever business path you’ve chosen, it’s time to consider the outside world a little more.

2017 46

3 Times When an SMB Needs a Lawyer

Small Business CEO

Small business owners should build a relationship with a local attorney and have someone they can call if a legal problem arises. The problem that a lot of small businesses face is that they don’t have the finances to hire a lawyer for all of their needs. A lot of businesses need to pick and choose when it’s appropriate to hire a lawyer. Large-Dollar Contracts.

2017 46

To Maximize Productivity, Trust Experts In Fluid Power

Small Business CEO

When work is occurring on the floor or on site, at varying levels of difficulty, and relies on several different types of machinery to get done, it’s important be confident that the equipment your employees are using is functioning optimally. It’s difficult to know however whether your tools are enabling the work to be completed efficiently or hindering it, without fully understanding their components, or how they work.

2017 43

How to Create the Right Working Environment for Employees

Small Business CEO

When it comes to running a business, it is vital that you take steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your employees. First off, failure to do this could result in the breach of health and safety regulations, which could result in big issues for your business. Secondly, if you do not provide workers with a safe and comfortable working environment, you could end up losing valuable staff members or even being sued in the event of an injury.