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7 Terrific Books That Can Make You Fall In Love With Math

Dumb Little Man

So, you are a student who loves reading and writing. You write essays, reviews, and stories. It’s not a problem for you to help peers with their academic papers and you are ready to read tons of books on different topics. Wouldn’t it be great to have reading and creative writing the only subjects in school? But here come the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Physics, Economics, Chemistry, and… MATH!

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How to be a creative genius at work

Practically Perfect PA

Creativity is such an essential competency for Assistants to have and here is why. We are faced with unusual requests and challenges every day. We often have to ‘think outside the box’, to come up with solutions to problems that most other people in the office wouldn’t even know where to start. We are asked […].

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The Benefits of Workplace Routines and How to Set Them Up

Eat Your Career

I’m a huge fan of workplace routines. I use them on a daily and weekly basis, and I truly believe they play a major role in my productivity. Workplace routines are like rituals—specific, pre-established ways of doing things that need to happen on a regular basis. Most people utilize a variety of routines in both their personal and professional lives. For example, you may have a morning routine at home.

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Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Meetings, meeting, and more meetings! In spite of all the technology, meetings have not gone away. Whether your executive is holding a virtual meeting or attending a virtual or live meeting, there are certain steps you can take to ensure you are properly scheduling meetings and making your executive’s life easier. As an assistant of 20 years, I had one perspective of meeting management. But now that I am the executive involved in numerous meetings, I can tell you what really is important.

How To Fund Your Holiday of A Lifetime

Dumb Little Man

We all have a place in the world that we want to visit more than anywhere else. Usually, it’s a far-flung place, steeped in history and a culture that is the complete opposite to our own. The one problem though is funding it. Holidays of a lifetime don’t come cheap and if you want to enjoy the most memorable of experiences, you’re not going to be able to scrimp.

2019 156

TV Sitcom Explores the Blending of Work and Life and the Barriers Between the Professional and Amateur

Small Business Labs

Salon's Mike Schur's new sitcom "Abby's" is "Cheers" for the gig economy is an interview with the producers of a new NBC sitcom that takes places in a backyard bar.    The interview covers what a show set in an illegal backyard bar says about modern culture.    The interview explores multiple themes. But the most relevant to us here at Small Business Labs are the blending of work and life and break down between professional and amateur.

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Positive Career Affirmation #8

Eat Your Career

I confidently draw professional boundaries when needed. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #8 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations boundaries confidence

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7 Mistakes People Make Under the Umbrella of Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Everybody wants to be successful, sexy, and productive. However, in order to be productive, you should experience some painful mistakes. In this post, I want to share a list of 7 productivity mistakes that I’ve made over the years. First, I have to admit that every now and then I still repeat some of those mistakes. It’s better that you accept that productivity and productive life is a journey – a never-ending one.

2019 156

The Rise of "Superjobs"

Small Business Labs

From Jobs to Superjobs covers the results of a Deloitte study looking at how automation and A.I are changing work and jobs. The key finding is Deloitte sees automation changing jobs instead of simply replacing workers. By this they mean many jobs are evolving and requiring new combinations of human skills and capabilities. In particular, they see jobs increasingly requiring both hard and soft skills.

2019 115

5 tasks that you can get AI to do for you right now

Practically Perfect PA

We all know that AI is on its way and threatening the role of the Assistant. The technology that is being developed will certainly take a lot of our administrative tasks away, that is for sure. So we have to get up to speed pretty quickly on how this technology can help us automate a […]. Featured Office Technology admin administrators AI Artificial Intelligence assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual Assistant

2019 109

Celebrate Admin Professionals Month by Resolving to Write “Right”

Office Dynamics

You want to be successful in your job as an administrative professional, but you feel your writing may not be as good as it should. Take to heart the following five steps and I guarantee a steady improvement! Find out your organization’s standard style of communication: Is a formal or informal style used—e.g., are contractions such as “it’s” and “can’t” acceptable? In reports and email messages, are bullet points or paragraphs more common?

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7 Ways Pets Affect Emotional and Physical Health

Dumb Little Man

Emotional support animals are everywhere these days. And it’s gone way beyond just dogs, cats or bunnies. Now, people are finding support and help from everything, from snakes to turkeys as well. Studies have found that pet owners are less likely to experience issues with depression and anxiety. They even have fewer problems with physical ailments like high blood pressure or high cholesterol. But what is it about animals that produces so many positive effects on us and on our lives?

2019 151

Why This 83-Year-Old Career Advice Still Makes Sense

On The Job

I've written before about how important it is to get along with others at work. You don't have to be besties, with your co-workers, but you do need to know what motivates them, what discourages them and how you can best help one another. To think you can go it alone at work and succeed is delusional. In addition, more companies are keeping an eye on whether you can get along with other people. If you can, then they are more comfortable promoting you.

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We need better meetings!

Practically Perfect PA

Recent research shows that two-thirds of all meetings are pointless! Don’t let your boss and her/his teams waste time like this. Preparation is the golden path to productive meetings. Doodle provides a suite of calendar tools that save a lot of time for anyone who has to set up a lot of meetings. Doodle State […].

2019 109

When to Use a Comma: 10 Rules and Examples

Daily Writing Tips

Commas can be a particularly tricky punctuation mark. There are some cases where you know you should use a comma – such as when separating items in a list – but there are other times when you might be unsure whether or not a comma is needed. While there’s some degree of flexibility in how commas are used, it’s important to have a clear grasp of the rules. Seven Places Where You SHOULD Use Commas. Rule #1: Use Commas to Separate Items in a List.

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How to Make Employers Pay a Closer Look at Your Resume

Dumb Little Man

It is no secret that average hiring authorities spend less than 10 seconds reviewing a resume. That means your main marketing document has very little time to prove to employers that you are the right fit for the job, especially if you are talking about 10-20 years of work experience. However, there are some things that will likely make employers pay a closer look. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make a resume stand out: Step 1: Make sure it passes initial ATS scan.

2019 150

7 Signs You're a Workaholic

On The Job

For most workers, the days of clocking out at 5 p.m. and never thinking of work again until the next morning when we clocked in at 9 a.m. are over. Texts and emails keep us tethered to the job, not to mention the "quick phone call" to the office when we're supposed to be on vacation. All of these can be annoying and disheartening, but many of us are trying to limit "screen time" after we leave the workplace and even dare not to respond to emails while on vacation.

2019 118

What if I look stupid?

Practically Perfect PA

During the Virtual Summit 2017, we had the brilliant Lisa N. Alexander present her session on how Assistants can feel more empowered in the workplace. On the outside you smile, you nod in agreement, but inside you’re frustrated. You’re angry at yourself for not speaking up. You don’t ask for what you want because: You […]. Career Development Featured admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2019 100

What Does [sic] Mean?

Daily Writing Tips

Samm [ sic ] asks “What does [ sic ] mean?” ” Sic in square brackets is an editing term used with quotations or excerpts. It means “that’s really how it appears in the original.” ” It is used to point out a grammatical error, misspelling, misstatement of fact, or, as above, the unconventional spelling of a name.

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Is It Possible To Find High Quality CBD?

Dumb Little Man

CBD, shorthand for cannabidiol, is one of the fastest growing yet most misunderstood cannabis products. Largely unregulated by the FDA and derived from a substance which has been federally illegal for decades, this compound has medicinal effects often denied by big Pharma. It’s no wonder there are massive amounts of misinformation and blatant lies surrounding CBD. Plus, there’s a near complete lack of scientific research into it. Today, 69% of all “CBD” products aren’t labeled correctly.

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6. How does a Recruitment Agency choose an ATS or CRM?

Recruit CRM

In this article, I will specifically cover software (ATS/CRM) for the ‘Permanent Recruitment ‘ business. Software for temping agencies (or Contract Staffing Agencies) is a different ballgame and will be covered in a later article. Do you require an ATS/CRM? Many agencies at the startup stage prefer working on google […] Source. Blogs

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The Virtual Summit April 2019: What did you miss?

Practically Perfect PA

Two weeks ago, we hosted our forth Virtual Summit for Executive Assistants around the world, and I’ve got to say, so far the feedback has been fantastic! We had just over 250 Assistants book onto the Virtual Summit. We opened the event just before 10 am UK time and immediately the Attendees started to join […]. Featured Virtual Summit admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Where Your Time Can Go

Productivityist

I’ve been spending a lot of time watching Highway to Heaven for the past couple of months. I’m not a particularly religious person but the show offers some strong messages that I think are valuable and we need to hear. There was an episode featuring Leslie Nielsen, best known for his work in The Naked Gun film series, who played a really awful rich gentleman. The episode seemed to be inspired by Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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Track Your Lost Items Using Gadgets

Dumb Little Man

If you are someone who forgets their belongings quite often, it is a good idea to use different devices and tracking gadgets to find lost items. Here are a few devices that you can have a look at: Tile. Via express.co.uk. This is one of the most popular and reliable gadgets that you can use to track. It has almost all the features that you need to keep your belongings within your reach. The Tile is a tiny device with many versions that come in different shapes and sizes.

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5. Establishing a Digital Presence

Recruit CRM

(This is part of a series of articles on becoming a Recruitment Entrepreneur. These articles are meant for first-time recruitment entrepreneurs and the more experienced recruiters may find some parts elementary. I shall start dwelling deeper into each aspect once we get done with the basics. If you wish to contribute to this topic please write to ajay@recruitcrm.io I will be happy to incorporate. Source. Blogs

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Customer Service: When is Automation a Good Idea?

Small Business CEO

Automation with customer service has to be handled with care. While customers are now used to computerized answering services instead of a receptionist picking up the calls, there’s also usually a decline in the service level when having trouble getting hold of a real person. Companies must strive to use automation in a manner that is a net benefit to the customers – not just the bottom line. When approaching automation from this perspective, it tends to work well for everyone concerned.

7 Tips for Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Jen Lawrence

You’re working your little heart out, losing track of time, and starting to consider hiring a little extra help. And you begin to wonder, “Am I ready for a virtual assistant?” ” The reality is if you’re starting to wonder if you’re ready for a virtual assistant you may actually be in desperate need of one. That brings us to tip #1… Tip #1: Hire a virtual assistant before you need one.

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How to Get Motivated for This Year’s Spring Cleaning

Dumb Little Man

Now, we can officially say that spring has sprung. The pressure is on to get dusting, hoovering, and feng-shui-ing your home. A big spring clean can be a surprisingly rewarding experience. However, finding the time, energy, and enthusiasm to start can be tough. Here, we’ve come up with a simple list of ways to get excited for your big spring clean. Check out the following amazing spring cleaning hacks you can try this season: Take inspiration from the silver screen. Via commonsensemedia.org.

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Feed Your Inner Brainiac: Books to Fuel the Fire - Part 1 of 2

The Marq

It’s often in quiet moments alone that I find meaning, and in the company of others that I find camaraderie and energy. I’ve spent a lot of time in quite the last few months catching up on my reading and searching for more business. Today I want to share some favorite books. I’ll follow up in the next post with some newly found blogs and podcasts, with a highlight of some of the outstanding articles and episodes from each, respectively.

2019 40

10 Businesses You Should Invest in to Become a Millionaire

Small Business CEO

Becoming a millionaire is everyone’s dream. Even though most of us desire financial wealth, it seems that we have no idea how to actually find the riches and reach our objectives. Investing in business is probably the best ways to become a millionaire, especially if you don’t really have a considerable amount of cash to start your journey with. Those that start from scratch can easily climb to millions if they only knew what, how, and where to seek.

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7 Tips for Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Jen Lawrence

You’re working your little heart out, losing track of time, and starting to consider hiring a little extra help. And you begin to wonder, “Am I ready for a virtual assistant?” ” The reality is if you’re starting to wonder if you’re ready for a virtual assistant you may actually be in desperate need of one. That brings us to tip #1… Tip #1: Hire a virtual assistant before you need one.

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Why You’ll Never Win What You Want Without A Win-Win Approach

Dumb Little Man

“An open heart is an open mind.” – Dalai Lama. Do you want peace everywhere around? Deep in our hearts, we all want world peace. Everyone wishes to live in a harmonic sunlit world where we could always have what we desire without having to compete and fight each other. Yet, most of us were taught that a peaceful world is nothing but a dream. Coincidentally, the more suspicious we become, the more betrayal we experience. Poor us. But is it the only possible way? Not necessarily.

2019 140

7 Ways to Make Your Angry Wife Happy

Dumb Little Man

If you’ve made your wife angry for some reason, you know how difficult it is to put a smile back on her face. While it’s true that each woman is different, a lot of wives like being showered with kindness and appreciation. You need to do more than just say you’re sorry. You have to let her know how much you think about her, how happy your wife makes you, and how much you value her presence. If you’re getting the cold shoulder, here are some ways to turn it around: 1.

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Launch a Startup Today Using These 4 Tips

Small Business CEO

In 2019, there is more opportunity than ever to launch a brand new startup business, and this is definitely something you should consider. There is so much that can impact a new business, and becoming an entrepreneur is something that is becoming more and more popular among people. So, if you are serious about being able to launch the right business, you need to make yourself competitive.

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A+ Business Communication Practices

Small Business CEO

Five-Star Communication Practices. Communication means everything in the modern world. It’s particularly important for professionals who want to thrive in their careers. It doesn’t matter if you work for a small or a big company, either. You need to make top-notch communication practices one of your biggest priorities. Period. It’s not difficult to be able to pinpoint strong communication methods either. Pure Honesty. A+ business communication is both honest and transparent.

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Lucrative Secondary Income Streams to Explore as a Business Owner

Small Business CEO

Being an entrepreneur has its rewards, but there will always be ups and downs. To mitigate the downs, create an additional stream of revenue that can supplement your business endeavors while you grow. This helps balance out some of the costs associated with running a company, while ensuring that you have a diversified source of income via lucrative secondary income streams.

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The Importance Of Good Communication In Your Business

Small Business CEO

Getting the message out is a major problem for a lot of companies. Strangely, the biggest problem is not that a business cannot produce enough content, but that it sometimes loses track of its content. This basic communication issue can create a lot of chaos, especially when it comes to establishing the entire thrust of the content. Not only does this mean that departments may release content without coordinating with other departments, but that the timing can be off for some of their messages.

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