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Dealing with Disappointment When Your Grown Kids Do Stupid Sh*t!

Dumb Little Man

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses. – Ellen Key. So, I won’t go into detail about my kids or anybody else’s but I think it’s safe to say that there are a lot of us who have and are experiencing the disappointment and guilt brought on by our grown kids doing stupid s**t! What constitutes “stupid s**t” can be relative. But no matter what it is, we know it when we see it!

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Career Success A to Z: E is for Etiquette

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Before we talk about etiquette, let’s first consider another e-word: Elevator. Next time you’re in one, I want you to observe normal elevator behavior. It’s odd how everyone seems to follow the same set of rules—unspoken and yet, known by most.


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3 Simple Steps to Plan for a Successful 2017

Office Organization Success

As we head into the start of a new year, if you’re: Feeling overwhelmed with getting your systems in place – Get More Clients System, Financial Management System, Business Planning System, just to name a few; Stuck in “analysis paralysis” because you have so many ideas you don’t know where to start; or.

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Podcast 036: Make it to the finish line

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how to make it to the finish line with your projects. Here are some highlights: Why should I limit my time? How do limits aid in creativity? How can I manage my time better? 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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6 Decor Hack to Make Your House look Pretty

Dumb Little Man

Everyone wants to make their home beautiful. People are often inspired by the beautiful and picturesque interiors of houses in the magazines. It often happens that in an attempt to make some changes, we often end up moving furniture unnecessarily and throwing things out yet still fail to achieve the desired result. If you know the right changes that you need to make then you will save yourself from a lot of work and trouble.

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Positive Career Affirmation #3

Eat Your Career

“I am always grateful for what I have, even as I strive to achieve more.” ” . To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #3 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations

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In Deep Gratitude-Serving the Administrative Profession Since 1990

Office Dynamics

Christmas is just around the corner. I’m sure many of you are scurrying to get your holiday shopping done and attending parties. So, I am keeping today’s Monday Motivator short. On behalf of the entire team at Office Dynamics International, I want to thank you for contributing to our company’s success and for being a fan! It has been an honor and a privilege to serve all of you, whether we have met you in person, via a webinar or you have purchased one of our books.

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7 Tips To Lead A Healthier Life As An Entrepreneur

Dumb Little Man

Are you an entrepreneur looking for ways to stay fit and healthy? I know. It’s hard to get some time off as your work always seems to follow you everywhere. It’s almost an impossible task to take care of yourself, especially for business owners. However, that’s a very wrong approach. Similar to your business, an entrepreneur’s body also needs attention and care to function properly.

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25 Words Coined by Twentieth-Century Authors

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists a number of words that were introduced to the English lexicon by novelists and other writers during the twentieth century. beep : Scientist and novelist Arthur C. Clarke came up with this onomatopoeic word for a small, high-pitched signal. blurb : Humorist Gelet Burgess coined this term for a short piece of promotional copy. catch-22 : Novelist Joseph Heller named his best-known novel after his term for the concept of a lose-lose predicament.

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How To Handle Hundreds Of Emails In Just One Hour


Today’s guest post is by David Moore. David is an engineer, blogger, Apple-centric enthusiast, and consultant. His passion lies in connecting productivity and technology together. You can connect with him on his website or on Twitter @davidjmoorecom. Three years ago, I accepted a new position in my company. As a result, my email went from around 30 a day to well over 150. I suddenly spent all of my time in Outlook.

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4 Things You Must Do for Your Career in 2017

On The Job

A lot of people say that New Year's resolutions are worthless, that they just make you feel like a failure when you don't stick with them (or even attempt to do them). Still, even if you don't want to call them "resolutions," I think it's a good idea to drop some bad habits and begin thinking about new ways to improve your career. Let's start with a list of things you need to STOP doing: 1. Writing childish and uncivil things on your social media accounts.

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5 Exciting Health Benefits of Tea

Dumb Little Man

Debating whether or not to cut back on your coffee habits? Already an avid tea drinker and seeking info on how your habit can help you? Then you’re in the right place! We’ve gathered 5 of the top health benefits of tea to make sure you have all the information you need. Here’s why you should be drinking tea on a regular basis: Lower Caffeine. If you drink several cups of coffee each day, you consume a lot of caffeine. An 8 oz cup of coffee can contain up to 200mg of caffeine.

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5 Cases of Insufficient Punctuation

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the sentences below, the omission of one comma (two commas, in one case) obscures the intended meaning. Discussion and revision following each example provides clarity. It’s not a real pleasant experience to tell you the truth. This sentence implies that the writer does not enjoy telling the truth to someone.

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Dads: Discover the One Strategy that Will Help You Get More Done Even If You Feel You Are Busier than Ever Before…

Brilliantly Better

Guest post by Allon Khakshouri, founder of For us dads who run our own businesses, time is a scarce commodity. Suddenly, our life has changed. We have a little baby crawling around our home. Our wife seems more irritated… The post Dads: Discover the One Strategy that Will Help You Get More Done Even If You Feel You Are Busier than Ever Before… appeared first on Dragos Roua. Parenting

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The 10 Best Books I Read In 2016


Full disclosure: The links to the books mentioned in this post are Amazon affiliate links. Should you use the link to purchase one of these books, then I’ll get a little bit of money to build my own library (as my Amazon earnings are used to buy more books). I’ve also placed Blinkist links to these books where applicable if you would like to learn more about the book without dedicating time and money to the full text.

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How to Build Positive Habits

Dumb Little Man

The sages have always said that habits are second to nature. Renowned scientists have on the other hand suggested that habits can be formed in just 21 days. All it takes is just repetitive actions that are applied and practiced daily. This repetitive and daily practices make the action to be part of you such that you will be doing them subconsciously; almost as if they are part of your nature.

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The Connotations of 30 Synonyms for “Cheat” and “Fool”

Daily Writing Tips

Numerous terms, many of them derived from colorful underworld slang, exist to refer to the action of cheating or fooling someone. This post describes the connotation inherent in some of these words and phrases. The implication of the nonsense words bamboozle and hornswoggle is that the perpetrator sets out to confuse the mark, or victim. Beguile suggests that the mark is lulled into a false sense of security.

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The Devil You Know is NOT Better Than The Devil You Don’t Know

Brilliantly Better

This is a guest post by Anthony Miranda. You probably have heard the old saying that the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know but Is the devil you know really better? I don’t think so,… The post The Devil You Know is NOT Better Than The Devil You Don’t Know appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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The Productivityist Podcast: A Closer Look at Automation with Wade Foster


On this week’s episode of The Productivityist Podcast, I will be chatting with Wade Foster. Wade is the co-founder and CEO of the automation platform Zapier, which helps people automate their work by allowing connections between various apps. Wade and I will talk about how to get started with automation, and how to work your way through it.

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Two Rules for Guys

Dumb Little Man

I’ve explored masculinity from a lot of angles over the years, both in my own journey as a man, husband, and father and also with many of my therapy clients. And while masculinity has many facets, nuances, and mysteries, over time I’ve started to see two very simple rules for guys that I’ve found to apply in pretty much any situation we encounter: “Don’t Be A Dick!” and , “Don’t Be A Pussy!”. The first rule is the most obvious of the two. Who wants to be a dick? Don’t be a dick!”

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Grammar Quiz #3: Possessives

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for treatment of possessives according to The Chicago Manual of Style ; revise sentences as necessary: 1. I walked over to the Smith’s house. The assignment is to identify and discuss “Great Expectations”’s theme. I went to my aunt’s and uncle’s anniversary celebration. She made it onto the girls basketball team. I sent flowers to her on Mother’s Day. Answers and Explanations.

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Targeted Facebook Ads: How They Work and How to Make Them Work for You

Small Business CEO

For small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs), targeted marketing is a powerful tool for better customer connections. Sending relevant marketing messages on topics that matter to your audience is a proven formula for success—and a fast track to a return on your marketing investment. We see that every day with our SMB clients,” says Bob Fabbio, CEO and co-founder of eRelevance Corp., a marketing automation service for SMBs.

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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2017

Small Business Labs

This year we release our 10 th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.    A quick review of the lists illustrates an important forecasting point. While change appears to happen very quickly, trends generally take a long time to become mainstream. Mobile computing, for example, is on the 2008 list and most of the other lists. And it's mentioned below. 

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Best Life Hacks For All Stay-at-Home Working Moms

Dumb Little Man

There’s no doubt about how great it is to be a Mom. However, with the tons of tasks and household chores one has to finish in a day, it can be both stressful and overwhelming. While there aren’t surefire ways to master the role, here are some of the best life hacks for stay-at-home moms you can use to stay in control of your life and home. Start your day early. If you want to accomplish more things during the day, you need to get up earlier than usual.

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The Dash Family’s Roles

Daily Writing Tips

The en dash is the oft-neglected middle sibling of the horizontal-line family of symbols that serve to connect words and numbers for various reasons. The em dash (—) is the dashing member of the brood, used somewhat sparingly to indicate a sudden break in syntax—either to signal a shift in sentence construction, as here, or joining with a twin to frame a parenthetical word or phrase (just as a pair of commas would be used in the midst of a sentence or two parentheses would be employed anywhere).

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Here Are The Secrets of The Most Successful Business Personalities

Small Business CEO

They’re often well known by the world, but sometimes it’s their empire that is recognized instead of their name. Either way, the biggest businesses that ever existed had a face behind the name pulling the strings and making the magic happen.

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Wireless Network Hacking And How To Avoid Being Hacked

Dumb Little Man

Finally, you’ve completed setting up your personal wireless network. You’ve assigned it a great network name and a solid password to keep intruders away. So, you are completely protected, right? Wrong! Although you have made some basic changes which help you secure your network, you are still not 100% protected. Hashers have their own ways to access your wireless network. This also means you have to be careful when you are connecting to any open network.

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Top 4 Tips for Getting Your Finances Ready for Retirement

Dumb Little Man

After working for decades, getting ready to become a retiree often feels overwhelming. In addition to mentally preparing yourself, you will also need to get your finances ready for the next few decades. Taking the time to make plans now will give you peace of mind knowing that you will be financially stable for many years to come. Aggressively Settle Your Debts.

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5 Seriously Easy Ways to Get Home Safe from Your Holiday Party

Dumb Little Man

It’s after midnight, your friends are donning their scarves and coats, and you’ve had a good time—and maybe a few glasses of boozy eggnog, hard cider, or mulled wine. You search your pockets and find your car keys just where you left them. What’s your next move? Put the keys away, of course. Last December alone, more than 800 people lost their lives due to drinking and driving accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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How Work Experience Can Benefit a College Student

Dumb Little Man

Competing in the job market is now a serious and daunting prospect. With more people going to college, it means more people are fighting for the same jobs. It has therefore become imperative that you have something that allows you to stand out from the crowd – and with there being 500,000 people having work experience , those who can’t boast of the same are in danger of being left behind. Get to Try Things Out.

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5 Ways to Say Sorry

Dumb Little Man

Why is it so hard to say sorry? While we desperately want to hear others telling us sorry, many times we turn this simple job into a chicken and egg game or use it to put blame on others. Since we all make mistakes once in a while, it’s prudent to learn how to say sorry. Usually, the key to forgiveness is to put a smile on the other person’s face. Here are 5 different ways to say sorry. Accept the responsibility.

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8 Common Content Marketing Myths You Should Stop Believing

Dumb Little Man

Are you aware of content marketing myths ? Content marketing is a tactic for creating and distributing quality content that is both engaging and useful for your potential customers. Effective content will drive traffic to your brand website, create an opportunity for you to capture leads, and generate sales. However, this simple definition of content marketing is riddled with several misconceptions due to differing views, outdated strategies, and sheer ignorance to the latest trends.

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The Many Cognates of “Cede”

Daily Writing Tips

The word cede and words with the syllable -cede share an origin with other similarly spelled words that in some sense refer to withdrawal. This post lists and defines those terms. Cede , meaning “assign,” “grant,” or transfer, is just one of multiple words descended from the Latin verb cedere , meaning “go” or “yield.” The term cession , which refers to an act of ceding, or yielding is rare.

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5 Online Tactics Small Businesses Must Use To Catch Up With The Big Players

Small Business CEO

If you run a small business it might feel like a struggle keeping up with the big players in your industry, but these days you have an advantage. It could take a large company months to implement something, whereas you could do it within hours. You have so much opportunities when you don’t have to ask anyone for permission. You’ll want to maximize your chances of success, so let’s look at some of the specific things you should be trying out. Write New Autoresponder Emails.

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