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Take 7: Seven Tips For A Better Organization Of Your Time

Dumb Little Man

While time management apps help us configure and control our schedules, it is still best to exercise time management skills and create a habit out of them. Maximum productivity, after all, is reached when one is able to produce more results in a shorter period of time. To help you kickstart that habit, here’s a rundown of seven of the most effective tricks and tips to establish better time management! Manage your day according to your prime time. Our energy levels differ from one another.

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Technology of the week: iTranslate

Practically Perfect PA

What is iTranslate. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in 90 languages, anywhere in the world. What does it do? With iTranslate you can translate text or websites, start voice conversations or look up words, meanings and even verb conjugations in over 90 languages. No training needed. Just start speaking and iTranslate recognises your voice, converts your words to text and translates them into another language.

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Self-Employment and the Attributes of the Dream Job

Small Business Labs

Gallup's The Dream Job covers the key attributes employees look for in a job. These  These are: the ability to do what they do best. greater work-life balance and better personal well-being. greater stability and job security. a significant increase in income. the opportunity to work for a company with a great brand or reputation. This list nicely illustrates the trade-offs people make when they become self-employed. 

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Career Success A to Z: O is for Opportunize

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Alright, let’s address the elephant in the room first: opportunize is not, technically, a word. I know that. But I’m going for something here, so stay with me. I could have used the noun “opportunity” for this week’s topic. But I wanted to turn it into a verb, because really, that’s what it should be. Opportunities don’t simply appear out of thin air. They are created.

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16 Essential Tips for Quitting Smoking

Dumb Little Man

Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. There will be approximately 159,260 deaths from lung cancer in the United States this year alone. Despite smoking being the most common cause of lung cancer, more than 42 million Americans continue to smoke cigarettes. In case you are struggling with ditching the habit, here are some tips for quitting smoking. Find a Substantial Reason to Quit. The best way to motivate yourself is to find a compelling reason to quit.

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Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! At some point in an assistant’s career they will be asked to put together a slide deck for their Executive. This could be for a presentation in front of the board, for other members of staff or a pitch to win new clients.

2017 159

The Multstage Life and Self-Employment in the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

Recent research by future of work expert Lynda Gratton  suggests due to longer life spans the traditional life stages - education, work and retirement - no longer work. Instead, we are going to restructure our lives and careers into a multistage life where we transition between education, traditional employment, semi-retirement and full retirement multiple times. 

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7 Signs Of Overworking (And What To Do About Them)

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people work more than they should and don’t get enough rest. Paired with being underpaid, these things can easily make anyone unhappy. They can also cause a handful of health issues. If you are wondering if you’re at risk of these negative effects, here are some of the telltale signs of overworking. You Have Trouble Sleeping. Studies have found that overworking can negatively impact your sleep. The stress you get from working too much in a day can disrupt your sleep cycle.

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Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! At some point in an assistant’s career they will be asked to put together a slide deck for their Executive. This could be for a presentation in front of the board, for other members of staff or a pitch to win new clients.

2017 159

Airbnb's Economic Empowerment Initiative

Small Business Labs

Airbnb has launched an economic empowerment initiative.    The goal seems to be to show that Airbnb contributes to local economies, creates jobs and provides opportunities for the middle class to supplement their income.

2017 116

Fast mode and slow mode

Clutter Coach

by Today I’m sharing with you a blog post by Leo Babauta who writes Zen Habits. He writes about how he drastically simplified and improved his life and he describes zen-flavored productivity techniques. I highly recommend reading him. This post is about fast mode vs. slow mode. Fast mode has its place. We’ve all got lot of little jobs on our to do lists that just need to be knocked off quickly.

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Five Easy Ways To Make Money From Social Media

Dumb Little Man

Making money with social media is no longer a myth. In fact, you can even do it without breaking a sweat. There a lot of opportunities for those who are actively online, but to give you specific ideas on how you can actually earn, here are five good ways you can try. Social Media Manager. This wouldn’t make you eye-boggling sums but it will make you some cool side cash if you find the right gig.

Technology of the week: iTranslate

Practically Perfect PA

What is iTranslate. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in 90 languages, anywhere in the world. What does it do? With iTranslate you can translate text or websites, start voice conversations or look up words, meanings and even verb conjugations in over 90 languages. No training needed. Just start speaking and iTranslate recognises your voice, converts your words to text and translates them into another language.

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Developing Your “Wow” Factor

Office Dynamics

Some assistants have it. Some assistants don’t. What is it, you ask? That intangible, invaluable “wow” factor. Here’s the good news: It’s a learnable trait! Anyone can develop their own unique wow factor. It has nothing to do with your title or pay grade; it’s about who you are as a professional. The wow factor is a term we use in the World Class Assistant™ certificate program to describe the powerful executive presence that the most successful administrative professionals exude.

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Almost free productivity coaching!

Clutter Coach

by I’m going to write about the different perks you can get when you support my business on Patreon. First up is the Level 3 perk. My members-only Twitter chat is probably the most valuable perk I’m offering. Group chats are great because you can get your personal questions answered and you can benefit from reading the advice I give to others.

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A Map Of Mythical Creatures And Where To Find Them

Dumb Little Man

Have you always dreamed of seeing a yeti? Maybe you’d love to have a beer with ol’ Bigfoot? Or sight a Sasquatch? Have a natter with Nessie? If mythical beasts from folklore are totally your thing, why not ditch that planned all-inclusive holiday to Greece and head off to a fantastic creature-spotting adventure instead? We’ve sourced five of the best mythical creatures and assembled a handy guide to these wonderful beasts.

2017 116

5 Ways to Enhance Your Professional Online Image

On The Job

Fifty-two percent of 52% of recruiters say they always search for social media posts during hiring, and what they’re seeing often isn’t flattering to job candidates: alcohol or drug use; a profile that links to an escort service and revelations about activities in a demonic cult. Still, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what you need to post to boost your professional image online, to make yourself seem more relatable and capable.

2017 118

Navigating Change with Courtney Clark – Free Webinar For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

You’ve heard of personality profiles and assessments like Myers-Briggs and DISC. But did you know that there are personality types that relate specifically to change? Probably not. Imagine knowing not just your unique change style, but also the absolute best, research-proven strategies to master change as quickly as possible. Courtney will show us how to navigate change in a healthy way to lead to greater happiness and success.

Stop Putting So Much Stuff On Your To-Do List

Productivityist

This guest post is by Camilla Kragius. Camilla is the founder of No More Hamster Wheel. She loves to teach people how to work smarter instead of harder, to start living and to excel their life. You can connect with her on Facebook. When you use a to-do list, you know the feeling you get when you are unable to complete all of the items on it. In some cases, your to-do list may even get longer during the day. It’s time to change this approach. How can we do this?

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Best DUI Tips to Keep You Out Of Trouble

Dumb Little Man

You get stopped by a police officer on one of those nights that you have been out with your friends having a good time. None of you expected to be charged with any offense- until the police handed the breathalyzer. Driving while intoxicated is not condoned in any state. For this exact reason, knowing how you can defend yourself in case you get caught is extremely essential. One of the best DUI tips is to get a lawyer. Here are 5 good reasons why: • The law is too complicated.

2017 106

What Dogs Can Teach Us About Careers -- and Life

On The Job

It's been about a year since my beloved dog, Annie, went to doggie heaven. She was a constant companion while I worked every day, and recently I came across this post I wrote about her several years ago. In honor of a great friend, here's a repeat of the post. Valuable career advice can be gleaned from a variety of sources, including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Apple founder Steve Jobs and even Monty Python.

2017 109

Spotting Dangerous Habits in the Workplace Before Accidents Happen

Office Dynamics

Good housekeeping isn’t just for your home. It is a practice that should be implemented in the workplace as well. There are a series of things you can do as a managing professional to ensure that your workplace is safe and free of dangerous habits. Here’s what dangerous habits you should be looking for at work and how you can prevent potential accidents and injuries. Deter Dangerous Behavior With Surveillance Cameras.

2017 126

How to Effectively Use Pattern Interrupt Elements in Your Videos

Andrea Kalli

How to Effectively Use Pattern Interrupt Elements in Your Videos. How To Use Pattern Interrupts in Videos. Have you ever caught yourself nodding off during a less than thrilling speech at a conference? Or felt your eyes glazing over as a long-winded salesperson rattled on about their product? If only those speakers had known about the power of pattern interrupts, you would never have reached a point of boredom. Pattern interrupts are small, unexpected actions that offer an element of surprise.

2017 100

The Freelancer’s Guide to PDF Management

Dumb Little Man

If you’re a freelancer, juggling multiple balls in the air is a must-know trick. One way to learn that trick is to know how to properly manage your time, systems, and files. As a way to help you, we’ve put together the ultimate guide for managing PDFs — every smart freelancer’s go-to tool — that will leave you more time to spend on your other tasks. Extracting Certain Portions.

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How Quitting Coffee Doubled My Productivity

Productivityist

This guest post is by Mike Fishbein. Mike is a bestselling author and digital marketing consultant. He shares unique personal development ideas at mfishbein.com. I’ve always been a big coffee drinker. I would drink it every morning, right after waking up. Coffee has given me the energy to write hundreds of articles and to consult with over a dozen companies on marketing over the years. Coffee has made me more alert and seemingly smarter.

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Don’t Be a Dragon to Yourself (Part 3 of 3)

Office Dynamics

If you read the past two blogs, you will know that I have been talking about office dragons. I have already written about managers as perceived dragons and co-workers. Today, I am talking about the third and most dangerous species: ourselves!! You can do more harm to yourself with negative thinking than any outside dragon. It is your thought process and attitude that controls your internal dragon.

2017 122

I love Those George Foreman Commercials And InventHelp

Small Business CEO

Many companies and entrepreneurs need a regular stream of new ideas in order to expand or even stay in business. Individuals who have a talent for invention often need someone with business sense who can not only promote an idea but also ensure it is properly patented. Thankfully, there is platform where inventors and those in need of inventions can meet each other. It’s called InventHelp. Have you seen those commercials with George Foreman ?

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Cultural Divide Due To Languages: Is It Possible?

Dumb Little Man

Countries around the world experience division in so many ways. They can be divided by religion, caste systems, and even educational background. In some places, socio-economic standings count, too. This particular article, however, will focus on language. A cultural divide due to languages restricts people from socializing with each other. Take, for example, a person from a British-English speaking background.

2017 102

7 Types of Punctuation Errors

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences below demonstrates a specific type of error involving internal punctuation, usually involving a problem with a comma. Discussion and revision following each example explains and illustrates correct use of punctuation in the sentence. Misplaced Punctuation. This approach requires an effective model risk governance program, and crucially, validation of the model by an independent party. A comma is needed after program only if what follows is an independent clause.

2017 58

The Productivityist Podcast: Kitchen Prep and Productivity Allison Schaaf

Productivityist

In this week’s episode, my guest is Allison Schaaf – a food, nutrition and culinary expert, and founder of meal-planning website PrepDish. It offers gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo meal plans to help people save time preparing healthy, homecooked meals. Allison was a guest on a previous bonus episode where we chatted about her approach in productivity which got its roots from the kitchen.

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How To Hire Help For Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

So, you started your own small business and now you feel like you can’t do everything on your own. Maybe you just want to find someone to help when you have overflow or many you want to have a steady assistant. No matter what kind of help you need for your small business there are some things you need to keep in mind. There is a difference between an actual employee and a contract worker, and you need to know the differences of employing them.

2017 72

Retirement Made Easy: Tips To Make The Transition Simple

Dumb Little Man

At some point in your life, you may have to retire. This phase can be challenging, intimidating, and even overwhelming, especially if you’re not really sure how to make the necessary adjustments. To make your transition more simple, here are some of the best retirement planning tips you can try. Ease Into Things. Suddenly stopping working after so many years can be incredibly tough so avoid rushing the process. If working part-time for your employer is an option, consider it.

2017 102

3 Cases Where One Word Makes a Difference

Daily Writing Tips

Often, the presence or absence of one word, or its location, can change the meaning of a sentence, or at the least affect the statement’s clarity. In each of the following sentences, inserting, omitting, or moving a word, respectively, improves its readability. Discussion and revision explain and demonstrate this improvement in each case.

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Friday Is For Films: Lion, with Dev Patel

Brilliantly Better

I first saw Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire and buy, was I impressed! Then I saw him in Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and I was hooked. But Lion, well, that’s a different story. First of all, the movie is based… The post Friday Is For Films: Lion, with Dev Patel appeared first on Dragos Roua. Movie Reviews

2017 40

The First Five Things You Should Consider When Your Business Starts to Boom

Small Business CEO

Everyone who starts a business does so with a dream in mind; however, very few actually make that dream a reality, let alone a profitable one. However, what happens when the seemingly unthinkable happens and the money actually starting rolling in? Oddly enough, raking in the dough as an entrepreneur can be both a blessing and a curse. After all, there are plenty of options on the table which can be quite daunting as a business owner.

2017 62

5 Ways To Sharpen Up Your Would You Rather Game Questions

Dumb Little Man

Would you rather is a classical social game that has stood the test of time and is among the most popular gather-around games in the world. Whoever says you can’t learn a lot about your friends over this game has probably never played it right. In reality, the game is hilarious, engaging and informative. However, for you to reveal your friend’s deepest secrets with this game, you’ll need sharper questions that promise better answers.

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Grammar Quiz #6: Dangling Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences includes a dangling modifier, a phrase that provides additional information but, because of its erroneous placement, confuses readers about what it is modifying; revise the sentences as necessary: 1. To understand the subject more thoroughly, the book was read and reread. Not his favorite subject, he participated in class and completed his projects.

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