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Top Tips on How to Reduce the Effects of Sitting All Day

Dumb Little Man

Prolonged sitting can have negative effects on the health of your spine. It can put stress on the muscles in the back, shoulders, and neck, too. It can lead to back pain and other kinds of discomfort. And if you are working, this can also have an impact on your work productivity. The good news is that there are things you can do to help lessen the effects of prolonged sitting to your spine. So, how to reduce the effects of sitting all day? Seek Professional Help.

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Freelancers and Financial Well-Being

Small Business Labs

One of the ongoing questions around independent/gig work is its impact on the financial well-being of independent workers (freelancers, gig workers, self-employed, etc.).    To better understand this issue, a series of financial well-being questions were added to the MBO Partners State of Independence study survey this year (Emergent Research works with MBO Partners on this ongoing study). The new questions included a set developed by the U.S. 

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What Does It Really Mean to Be Proactive at Work?

Eat Your Career

The word proactive is often tossed around in the workplace with little context. If you’re reading this article, it’s safe to assume you’ve heard it. Perhaps you’ve even been instructed to “be more proactive.” But you may be wondering what it really means to be proactive at work. This is the critical question that never seems to get addressed—and it’s why so many professionals struggle with the concept. This question is what drove me to write my book, “The Proactive Professional.”

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Expanding your role

Practically Perfect PA

You worked for years to attain the top title in your job classification, and it felt great to finally achieve it. So, when review time rolled around, you didn’t think much about it. After all, you’d only held the title for a year. But as you prepared for your annual performance review the following year, […]. Career Development Featured Writers admin administrators assistants Career Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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How to Take A Break: 5 Simple Tips To Your Success

Dumb Little Man

Why are so many working professionals struggle to find the time to work on their own goals while they have no problems working towards the goals of their company’s CEO? You know the answer, don’t you? Or do you? Have you ever truly thought about this question? Better yet, do you currently have goals that are sitting on the shelf but you just can’t seem to get to for some reason?

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Working Remotely the Norm for independent Workers

Small Business Labs

According to data from the 2019 MBO Partners State of Independence study , 83% of full-time independent workers report working remotely at least some of the time, and 31% report working remotely full-time. As the study chart below shows (click to enlarge), this is substantially higher than what traditional full-time job holders report.    That full-time independent workers are more likely to work remotely than full-time traditional job holders is no surprise.

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Successful Assistants Combine Left and Right Brain Thinking

Office Dynamics

Several years ago, I came up with Adminology. It was a formula for success for assistants. I still teach Adminology in our World Class Assistant™ certification and designation course because it never changes. Just bear with me as I explain this to you as it will all come together. Assistants should apply the Adminology formula to achieve better outcomes. The formula is: Science + Art = Success. So, what do I mean by that? Well, the left side of the brain is the science side.

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7 Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence You Need to Watch Out For

Dumb Little Man

Emotional intelligence can make or break a relationship. People with high emotional intelligence have fulfilling and successful relationships with their friends, family, colleagues, and soulmates. On the other hand, those with low emotional intelligence struggle to maintain a friendly equation with people around them. Discovering the EQ or emotional intelligence of your partner may tell you all you need to know about them, including if a relationship with them is worth your time and energy.

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FROGs, WFA and Remote Work

Small Business Labs

As we pointed out yesterday , working remotely is increasingly common for both independent workers and those with traditional jobs.    Two recent articles also point this out and add several new buzzwords to our remote work vocabulary. The Harvard Business Review's Is It Time to Let Employees Work from Anywhere? points out there is a new form of remote work emerging which they refer to as "WFA" (work from anywhere).

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Too Many Meetings!! – Managing My Executives Calendar – 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. April M. asks: My executive’s calendar is jam-packed on a daily basis & she’s asking me to come up with a better solution to managing her calendar.

30 Day Challenge: Touch It Once Wrapup

Simple Productivity Blog

I spent a month putting things away immediately - and found that not only were things neater, but my procrastination and stress went down too! The post 30 Day Challenge: Touch It Once Wrapup appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

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8 Helpful and Effective Strength Exercises For Cyclists

Dumb Little Man

For cyclists, the primary target of doing strength exercises is to train in the same motion as in cycling together with one’s upper and lower body, while improving overall muscular endurance and core strength. Strength training generates a stronger support system for a cyclist’s prime movers while riding a bike. If you have aerobically stronger core and muscles, you will gain more potential in increasing power and consequently experience less fatigue while cycling.

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Digital Marketing Guide for Book Authors and Writers

Daily Writing Tips

Whether you’re self-publishing a book yourself , or you’ve got a deal with a traditional publisher, you’re going to need to do a lot of the marketing. Unless you’re an A-List author, your publisher isn’t going to have the budget to spend a lot on promoting you and your book. Twenty years ago, marketing a new book might have involved radio interviews, local book signings, perhaps even talks or festival appearances. These days, most book marketing takes place online.

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3 Ways to Overcome Toxic People at Work

On The Job

Many people look back on "toxic" relationships in their personal life and wonder how they could ever be so dumb. They cannot believe they let the other person take advantage of them, destroy their self-esteem and make them feel so isolated from people who truly cared out them. But these relationships don't only happen in our personal lives. They also happen in our professional lives and can have such a negative affect that they can destroy or at least inhibit successful careers.

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How I Process My Email (2019 Edition)

Simple Productivity Blog

How many emails are in your inbox? How much time do you spend scanning over emails that are already seen, thinking about what you have to do to each one? Inbox zero, which is not the number of emails in your inbox, minimizes the time you spend in your inbox. Today I share my current (as of 2019) method of processing email. I had a shock the other day. I was at a co-worker's computer to help her with some code, and saw that she had 32,000+ emails in her inbox. Unread.

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Tips For Keeping Trees Healthy

Dumb Little Man

A stunning landscape filled with trees always adds beauty to any home and workspace. However, planting trees and keeping them in a healthy state is not easy work. It demands care and attention. So to help people who love gardening or landscaping, we have shared several tips for keeping trees healthy. Watch where you plant. The very first thing you need to do is to find a suitable place where you can plant a tree.

2019 178

Opinions, News And Facts

Brilliantly Better

An opinion is a personal belief about something. It’s just a point of view, at a certain moment in time, coming from a certain person, about a specific situation. News is a group of information on a certain topic, which… The post Opinions, News And Facts appeared first on Dragos Roua. Blogging Relationships & Society

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Episode 259: Being a Rare Breed with Ashleigh Hansberger

Productivityist

Ashleigh Hansberger is an award winning brand and business innovator. She was named by Inc Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” coolest entrepreneurs in America. She is the Co-founder and Chief of Strategy at Motto, a leading branding and digital agency that builds brands for emerging challengers and global brands who want to change the game in their industry. This episode is also brought to you by NetSuite by Oracle.

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9 Pro Tips to Improve Sales Operations Efficiency

Small Business CEO

No matter how good your product or service is, without a good sales strategy you can’t achieve much. Here are tips to improve your sales operations efficiency. Do you have a product or service that you believe is a game-changer in your field? Are you trying to come with the best way to make it known to the rest of the world? If so, then you must first come up with a reliable sales strategy so that you can do as much business as possible right away.

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5 Ways to Manage Anxiety in Public Places

Dumb Little Man

After losing my second child during pregnancy in May 2019, I developed what I thought would never fully grip me — anxiety. I had suffered with it before but never to the extent that I had when I lost my son. I found myself having panic attacks in the middle of supermarkets or uncontrollably sobbing when I saw a blonde baby boy. Right there, I knew that I needed to do something and I needed to act fast. Here are some things that have helped me in managing anxiety in public places.

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Quieting quarrels

The Persistent Assistant

Managing conflict in the office can sometimes be tricky. As an assistant and office professional you need to hone in on your diplomatic, fair nature and remain as neutral as your car at a traffic light. You cannot allow yourself to be sucked in to drama, by remaining professional you ensure that you don’t get dragged into the he-said-she-said saga. Everybody in an office environment will never get on with everybody and this is when you get the opportunity to demonstrate professionalism.

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Episode 259: Being a Rare Breed with Ashleigh Hansberger

Productivityist

Ashleigh Hansberger is an award winning brand and business innovator. She was named by Inc Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” coolest entrepreneurs in America. She is the Co-founder and Chief of Strategy at Motto, a leading branding and digital agency that builds brands for emerging challengers and global brands who want to change the game in their industry. This episode is also brought to you by NetSuite by Oracle.

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Is It Worth Getting Labour Hire Workers for Your Construction Project?

Small Business CEO

Construction is a fast-moving industry in New Zealand, and it is one of the sectors that are most closely linked with the country’s growth.

2019 59

How To Deal With Pests: A Quick Guide

Dumb Little Man

Las Vegas is known as the Sin City. It’s a home for gamblers and showgirls and a place where you can find a variety of Elvis’ lookalike. However, it’s not all fun in this part of the globe since there are pests that can ruin the fun. We’re talking of desert creatures that will interact unexpectedly and inflict potential harmful and annoying bites and stings to its victim. With increases in rainfall in Las Vegas at the start of the year, pest activity is likely to thrive.

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How to Style Your Living Room The Way You Want It

Dumb Little Man

While it would be nice to walk into a showroom full of sleek, modern Scandinavian furniture, point to everything and say, “I’ll send a truck on Tuesday” — who really has that kind of money? Unless you’re Miley Cyrus or you just won the lottery, chances are, you’re working with a slightly more modest budget. The good news is that you don’t have to break the bank to give your living room a makeover that will make you feel like a million bucks.

2019 164

Illegal Debt Collection Practices You Need to Be Aware Of

Dumb Little Man

The FDCPA or Fair Debt Collections Practices Act is a federal law that offers protection to consumers against illegal debt collection practices. It places restrictions on what debt collection agencies can say and do when trying to collect an owed debt. It provides coverage for different debt instances such as credit cards, mortgages, and medical bills used for family, personal or household causes.

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The Element of Surprise: Three Useful Gifts for Dads

Dumb Little Man

Dads are the backbone of families. They work extremely hard to give them a good future. But, because they are so busy working hard in order to provide and inspire, getting gifts for themselves can be the last thing on their minds. Instead, they focus more on guiding their children’s lives for a better future, expecting only love and respect in return. We are now in a generation where a simple “World’s Best Dad” cup is too common.

2019 147

5 Mobile Applications for Disaster Management and Preparedness

Dumb Little Man

Over the last few years, we’ve been seeing the devastating effects of natural disasters more frequently. From Florida to California, people have been forced to leave their homes due to events like hurricanes, earthquakes, and historic wildfires. Regardless of where you live, your region is probably susceptible to at least one type of natural disaster — and it’s important to be prepared.

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Why Interviews Matter (And How To Make Them Better)

Dumb Little Man

There’s a problem with hiring and no one wants to talk about it. The old ways of doing things just don’t work, but they’ve always been done that way so no one challenges them. When you maintain the status quo in the face of overwhelming evidence that isn’t working, it can be the beginning of the end for your team. How can you improve the hiring process better and conduct better interview? What Went Wrong With Hiring? Over the last few decades, HR managers have stuck to a ‘safe’ list of questions.

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3 Trade Show Networking Tips for Success

Small Business CEO

Networking is the single most powerful tool you can use at a trade show. You cannot afford to not have your whole staff networking at all times at the trade show. Spend some time before the show perfecting the finer points of your product or service you are providing. Make sure that these come off as conversational and not too pushy. Any connection you make at the trade show could be a potential sale now or down the road.

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Diagnosis of SEO Needs: Getting Consultants To Fulfill Company Needs

Small Business CEO

It’s hard to be an expert at everything. You have a good handle on the primary focus of your company. But you don’t necessarily know the best course of action when it comes to marketing and promotions. That’s why it’s so vital to recognize your search engine optimization needs. If you don’t feel like you can jump into advanced knowledge on that topic right away, then bite the bullet and pay consultants to fulfill your company’s needs.

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Boost Your Law Business With These Digital Tips

Small Business CEO

Though you may not be equipped to handle the business side of your law firm, it behooves you to become a competent businessman/woman. Your law firm will need the structure of a traditional business to keep things rolling in the right direction. If you’re looking to get things organized, arm yourself with knowledge. Start now, and read through this brief overview of some digital tips for boosting your law firm’s operations. Whip your website into shape.

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Episode 259: Being a Rare Breed with Ashleigh Hansberger

Productivityist

Ashleigh Hansberger is an award winning brand and business innovator. She was named by Inc Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” coolest entrepreneurs in America. She is the Co-founder and Chief of Strategy at Motto, a leading branding and digital agency that builds brands for emerging challengers and global brands who want to change the game in their industry. This episode is also brought to you by NetSuite by Oracle.

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5 Tips for Small Business Events & Meetings on A Budget

Small Business CEO

Small business events and meetings can be great opportunities to expand your network, draw potential customers, and generally promote your name. Let’s look at 5 tips for doing an event or meeting without breaking the bank. Meeting Management Services Software is Your Friend. If you’re trying to plan events and meetings, you would do well to invest in some good meeting management services software.

How to Set Up an E-commerce Website that Converts: 5 Tips

Small Business CEO

What’s the point of setting up an e-commerce website if you won’t attract customers? How much you sell online is determined by how much you can influence consumer behavior. Mind you, you cannot force consumers to purchase your goods. However, there is something you can do: You can set up your website in a way that would convert your visitors into customers. This can be done by ensuring that your entire website creates the kind of user experience that makes them want to patronize your business.

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6 Simple Tips for Retaining Your Best Freelancers

Small Business CEO

Hiring freelancers is an efficient and cost-effective way to make up for any skill or manpower deficiencies in your company. What’s more, the contractual nature of hiring freelancers affords you the flexibility you need to stay operational and remain profitable even during off-peak seasons. These make freelancers an indispensable resource for all businesses, especially in the case of SMEs and startups.

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Rapid Application Development: Smooth and Effortless Business Processes Automation

Small Business CEO

Some say people are lazy. We are constantly seeking easier ways to do things. We are seeking for someone or something to do things for us. Especially, boring and monotonous things and tasks that require too much attention and repetition. First, we have learned to delegate those tasks to people. Later, we also learned to delegate them to machines. That is how the concept of automation evolved. More and more of our daily life processes become automated.

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