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How to show empathy with even the most annoying person!

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants have buckets full of empathy; you wouldn’t be in the job if you didn’t. What I find is that empathy can often be taken advantage of by people who don’t respect what we do – be it, that colleague who wants your time or that Executive who doesn’t understand your role. Empathy can quickly […]. Core Competencies Dealing with coworkers Featured admin administrators assistants Competencies EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Six Reasons You Should Consider Reading Poetry

Dumb Little Man

Unless you’re currently in high school or taking an English class in college, chances are that you don’t read much poetry. After all, lots of people find it boring, unfathomable, too erudite or pointless. However, there are loads of great reasons to read poetry. Before you dislike something without trying it, consider these: Poetry Doesn’t Take Long to Read. Most poems are short (though “epic poems”, like Milton’s Paradise Lost and Spencer’s The Faerie Queen can be longer than novels).

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7 Tips to Help Overcome Procrastination

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Tips to Help Overcome Procrastination appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I was planning to write this post last week, but I put it off. Okay, now that the obligatory bad joke is out of the way, we can look at another internal time waster, procrastination. We all put things off. We hope to avoid tasks that are boring, difficult, unpleasant, etc.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Business Fresh

Tips From T. Marie

There’s nothing worse than biting into a stale carrot. You know what I mean, I’m sure you’ve grabbed a carrot stick off from a vegetable platter expecting that crisp snap as you bit into it but instead got a rubbery, orange something. Now the carrot doesn’t necessarily taste bad, but just the consistency is enough to turn you off from the veggie platter altogether, isn’t it? Even covering it up with ranch dip can’t disguise that almost spongy consistency.

2019 135

Five alternatives to Skype

Practically Perfect PA

How often do you organise a video conference for your Executive or team on Skype? If you are using Microsoft Office, it is probably quite often. Well, today, I thought I would share with you the top five alternative video conferencing platforms that are available online. If you don’t have internal video conferencing software or […].

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Do You Have Too Many Goals? Here’s How to Prioritize Them

Dumb Little Man

How many goals are you chasing right now? There’s a good chance that you’ve got too many. It’s a classic productivity mistake – and an understandable one. We all want to achieve the best we’re capable of, and experts advise us to set challenging, even “audacious” goals. The problem is, having ten simultaneous goals is worse than having none at all.

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8 Common Time Wasters

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 8 Common Time Wasters appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Over the years, I’ve posted some thoughts on behaviours and practices that can get in the way of our productivity. To help bring some of these forwarded, this post will link to past articles, as well as adding some new material on common time-wasters. I’ve broken these time-wasters into two groups.

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Powerful Prioritization Principles (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “Powerful Prioritization Principles.”. Date: Wednesday, November 20. Time: 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern. Duration: 1 hour. Description: In today’s busy workplace, there’s always too much to do and not enough time. Deciding what must be done first (and what can strategically be delayed) is a difficult, often complex problem that each individual must solve.

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Top 8 Apps for Productivity to Help You With Your Daily Tasks

Dumb Little Man

Keeping track of the things we need to do and staying organized can be a daily struggle. It is so easy to get distracted, more so when all of our information is scattered across different devices and online tools. As a result, projects take longer to finish and we waste a ton of our time every single day. Fortunately, the digital-obsessed world provides plenty of apps for productivity to help you with your daily tasks.

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What’s the Hidden Cost?

Simple Productivity Blog

Last month I did a spending freeze. I spent no unnecessary money, and it really opened my eyes. I had gotten in the habit of running to the store with the pretext of buying something necessary, only to come home with much more. When I did the spending freeze, I realized how much extra this was costing me in both time and energy. Everything has a cost. There are no exceptions. But are you aware of the hidden costs of time and energy of areas in your life?

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Administrative Assistants Broaden Your Skillset

Office Dynamics

At our recent Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , I surveyed 350 attendees about the topics they would like me to address at future conferences or training events. I wanted to know the areas the assistants were interested in growing and learning about. We had each attendee write their idea or ideas on an index card; we collected the cards; and I read every single card, some of which had more than one topic listed. From the index cards, I created a chart.

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Is Your Job About to Become Obsolete?

On The Job

Trade wars. Labor strikes. The rise of automation. Those are the things that are most worrisome for the U.S. economy and the employment outlook, along with the decline in manufacturing, retail and government jobs. But before panic sets in, it’s important to note that there are plenty of bright spots in the job picture, especially heading into the next six months.

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Body Image Awareness: How to Talk to Your Kids About Body Image and Health

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that your children might already be thinking about dieting and feeling insecure about their bodies? Cultural influences are strong and in a world where social media creates unrealistic body image standards, children as young as six years old can be sensitive about their weight. Eventually, this can lead to severe problems, like low self-esteem and even eating disorders. With that said, it’s important for parents to encourage their children to maintain healthy habits.

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The Cozy Mystery Genre

Daily Writing Tips

As we are in the first week of NANOWRIMO—the yearly challenge to writers to produce a 50,000-word novel in the thirty days of November—an overview of the cozy mystery may be of use to participants who have chosen that genre as their challenge. The adjective cozy (Br. cosy ) applies to people, places, and things. A person feels cozy when comfortable, warm, and well fed. A cozy place is sheltered and warm. A “tea cosy” keeps the teapot warm. A “cozy corner” is a pleasant retreat for reading.

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Follow Your Passion: Do’s, Dont’s and Detours

Brilliantly Better

“Follow your passion” is, today, one of the most common mantras of the modern human. In less than a generation it became the synonym of “living a fulfilled life” in a significant part of our world. But was it like… The post Follow Your Passion: Do’s, Dont’s and Detours appeared first on Dragos Roua. Motivation and Inspiration Personal Development

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Episode 269: You Are Awesome with Neil Pasricha


On this episode of the podcast, I have the pleasure of being joined by the author of The Book of Awesome Series, Neil Pasricha. Neil thinks, writes, and speaks about intentional living and on this episode he’s going to share with me some of his insights from the book You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life. This episode is brought to you by Woven Calendar.

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How to Develop Property Listings that Make Purchasers Take Action

Dumb Little Man

After discovering a property representative, preparing your home for sale, and staging the house, you and your realty representative require to create remarkable real estate listing descriptions. The initial step that 42% of purchasers require to buy a home is to look for listings online. 95% of purchasers utilize the web to eventually discover a home in their search. You might lose these purchasers permanently if your listing pictures and story do not mesmerize home hunters browsing online.

Advice from the Pros On How To Take Your Business To the Next Level

Small Business CEO

How ambitious are you when it comes to your business? Are you comfortable with the way things are? Do the numbers seem to be adding up in your favor, and you want to cruise at your current level? Or, are you looking to improve and move up in the world continuously? Even if you’re going to remain remotely competitive, you must always understand your next step. That’s what you need to take to make your business more successful. How can you do this?

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Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens – Book Review

Brilliantly Better

Yuval Noah Harari is an interesting phenomenon. For a historian, he’s extremely popular. In a culture dominated by Instagram celebrities and teenage Youtubers, he stands out as a solid professional, astute thinker and prolific writer, with best-sellers like “Sapiens” or… The post Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens – Book Review appeared first on Dragos Roua. Book Reviews

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Executive Assistants: How Do You Know When It’s Time To Make A Change?

Executive Assistant Breakthrough

Let’s talk about Change Cravings. If timing is everything – then how do you actually know when it’s time to start thinking about something new? There are all kinds of good reasons to keep your Executive Assistant role as is.

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5 Web Advertising Tools to Boost Your Sales

Dumb Little Man

To take one’s business to reach the global market, there is a fixed set of rules which an organization needs to take into consideration. Though an online business runs 24/7 without any trouble, that doesn’t mean it won’t require some specific ways of advertising. You made a website, it’s running fine, and revenue is increasing – but just wonder, is that the only thing you want from your online business?

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3 Marketing Ideas To Use During The Holidays

Small Business CEO

With the holidays coming up quickly, it’s time to start thinking about how you can cater some of your marketing strategies to take advantage of this shopping season. As people are getting ready to spend their money on their loved ones, it’s wise to do everything in your power to ensure you can get a slice of that pie, too. To help make doing this a little easier on your business, here are three marketing ideas to use during the holidays to help bring in more money to your business.

2019 67

Personal Loan vs Credit Card vs Debit Card: When to Use Each

Dumb Little Man

You’re working hard every day to provide for your family and you’ve got a steady source of income. Frankly, you know you’re doing everything you can to get by, but you’ve also got personal necessities to buy, a pantry to restock, and hungry mouths to feed. The bills just keep piling up every month! When is the best time to get a personal loan, swipe a credit card or use a debit card to consolidate debt? How do you manage your finances without hurting your pocket too much?

Preventing Employee Turnover With Better Benefits

Dumb Little Man

Turnover is a serious problem in many businesses, especially as the economy grows stronger. When the economy does poorly, people tend to stay in their jobs and not make any switches out of fear they won’t be able to bounce back if a new job doesn’t work out. When the economy is strong, however, people feel free to change jobs more frequently. It can lead to increased costs for the companies they leave behind. Turnover cost businesses $600 billion in 2018 alone.

2019 112

Finding the Right Cash Flow Solution for Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Starting and running your own business in a large city like Sydney can be tough. You will need to work with wily contractors, beat the competition and attract customers all at the same time. When your business is small, cash flow becomes all-important. Even a small break in that cash flow can threaten the survival of your precious venture. To ensure that you can continue operating your small business, there are times when you need to look at cash flow financing options.

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Fleet Management: Calmac’s How to Tyre Care Guide

Small Business CEO

Not only scheduling and tracking, but fleet management is also all about maintaining the condition of your company vehicles. Especially tyres, you need to make sure that these are at top-notch condition to ensure your drivers’ and vehicles’ safety. A good way to keep your tyres in good health is by doing monthly check-ups yourself and using professionals on a periodic basis. Majority of us are no experts when it comes to taking care of our tyres.

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3 Tips for Giving Your Investors Gifts For the Holidays

Small Business CEO

The holidays are right around the corner- ’tis the season for cheer, merriment…and, if you’re a corporate leader, figuring out what to do about corporate gifts for your important investors. The holidays are a great time of year to show your sincere appreciation for your company’s investors by giving them a token of gratitude, in the form of a thoughtful and memorable gift.

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