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Six Surprising Facts about Attraction

Dumb Little Man

When you find people you feel you are attracted to, do you know what makes them attractive to you in the first place? Sure, they may have a certain personality or career qualities that pique your interest, but what about them is just so attractive? Why is it that many people have a “type” of person they like to date?

2017 197

Start-up funding: Private and public funding opportunities for your start-up business

The Small Business Blog

There are some very generous tax breaks and reliefs that encourage investors to back your business. 85% of equity crowdfunding is through Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) or Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). Also it is common for angels to invest through syndicates to take advantage of the generous tax breaks that SEIS and EIS incentives provide.

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Technology of the week: Any.do

Practically Perfect PA

What is Any.do? Any.do is a productivity app that helps organise every aspect of your life. It is available for free on most platforms, including Apple and Android, web and desktop. What does it do? Like most ‘life management’ apps Any.do helps users organise their tasks, set reminders and make to-do lists. It also has a calendar function that synchronises with your lists. You can send tasks to other people, it synchronises with other calendars (iCal, Google Calendar etc.)

2017 139

Using On-Demand Economy Platforms to Start and Build Businesses

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from the Intuit On-Demand Economy study is the various ways on-demand economy platforms are being used to start and build small businesses. According to the survey results, 37% of those using online, on-demand platforms have an existing business and 21% have a desire to run their own business. A good example is Victor Sandifer, Lyft driver and small business owner of Run the World Clothing.

2017 133

Feeling Overwhelmed? 14 Ways To Simplify Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Life moves fast, doesn’t it? It often feels like you’re trying to keep two dozen plates spinning at the same time. Heaven forbid one of those plates start to wobble. You know, when you have to flat out run to reach it in time before it topples to the floor, taking the next plate and the entire row with it. Life can sometimes feel like you’re constantly babysitting those darn plates when all you really want to do is experience what’s beyond them.

2017 184

Animated Quote video using Double Exposure design

Andrea Kalli

Animated Quote video using Double Exposure design. I just love these. And they are so fun to create. They make your quotes, tips, and words of encouragement, empowerment, or inspiration really pop. Unique and professional. Let your imagination run wild with what images you will use for these. Two images used in each. The right voiceover sends it over the top. If you want something like this for your messages, just let me know.

2017 159

A review of the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Last Friday we held our third Assist Conference at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. I can’t quite believe I’m saying our third conference as we have been on quite the journey since our first conference. Back in 2015 we had just over 50 assistants attend and this year we sold out (for the second year in a row) with 125 attendees!

2017 133

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7 Ways to Live Within Your Means

Dumb Little Man

Financial gurus often talk about living within your means. You hear it all the time but do you know what it truly means? Have you figured out how to do this? This advice is all about spending less than what you receive. Another way to put it is to cut back and that sounds no fun at all. However, it is necessary if you find yourself struggling financially. For the majority, this can be hard to achieve and definitely easier said than done.

2017 178

Career Success A to Z: M is for Mindset

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. It’s no secret that how you think impacts your reality. Whether or not you believe in the over-hyped concept of the Law of Attraction, there’s no denying this simple truth: Your mindset plays an enormous role in how you show up in the workplace. And how you show up effects how others perceive you, which ultimately influences how they treat you.

2017 109

Fighting Office Dragons – Managers (1 of 3 part series)

Office Dynamics

Image Designed by Freepik. Did my title get your attention? Last week I certified 7 people to teach my Star Achievement Series® curriculum for administrative professionals in their organizations. I spent 3 full days with these wonderful individuals who are going to create change in their companies. One of the modules in Star Achievement is all about attitude and events and feelings that affect our attitudes such as fear and intimidation.

2017 150

Automation Helping the Self-Employed With Their Taxes - And Making Them More Productive

Small Business Labs

There's been a lot of discussion about automation and technology replacing jobs. But there's been much less discussion about the positive sides of automation and in particular how automation can improve productivity.    A good example are the various tools that help the self-employed do their taxes.    Most any self-employed person will tell you keeping detailed tax records - and especially expense records - is a time consuming, tedious process. 

2017 117

5 Ways Business Investment Loans Can Help Your Start-Up

Dumb Little Man

As a business owner, you know your business inside out and are the best judge of its potential. While naysayers will always warn you against taking a business investment loan, it is sometimes nevertheless necessary in order to help your business achieve growth. Listed below are 5 ways in which a business investment loan can help to expand your start-up. Finance New Technology or Equipment. As in any business, productivity levels depend on the current level of technology being used.

2017 178

Podcast 045: Decide to decide

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about the first step to making effective decisions: deciding to decide. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website. Each week I go into greater depth about one of the 52 ways.

2017 100

4 Stress-Free Networking Opportunities for Women

Office Dynamics

Photo via Flickr by Eugene Kim. Few things in life are as stressful as making a career change. Whether you’re jumping into new territory because you’ve recently lost a job or because you simply want to shake up your 2017, putting yourself out there in an industry where you may not have as many connections can feel lonely and scary. Of course, the best way to start making advances towards your new career is to network with people who already have their foot in the door.

2017 111

3 Ways to Deal With a Distracted Boss

On The Job

Everyone thinks they can multitask, which is why we have people texting on their phones when they're supposed to be engaged in a conversation with someone else at work. Lots of people don't mind, because they see this as permission to do the same. It's also sort of like yawning -- you see someone on a smartphone and you automatically start doing the same.)

2017 109

How to Find your Buoy of Safety When You are Drowning in Fear

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever been gripped by paralyzing anxiety? Are you having difficulty overcoming fear? What I Learned from Panic and Fear. My daughter and I celebrated her high school graduation with a vacation in my home state of Hawaii. To make it extra special, we purchased a zodiac/boat excursion on Kauai to go snorkeling offshore. The zodiac raft raced us through the azure blue waters with dolphins playfully jumping alongside.

2017 165

Reading Other People's Minutes

Laughing all the Way to Work

It is important to read other people's minutes. Especially from meetings that your boss may have something to do with. It can be beneficial for a number of reasons: It will give you a broader idea of what your boss is involved in and will help you assist him or her better; It will help you understand the business better, which will help you in taking your own minutes; It can give you pointers are how to minute better by looking at how they worded a sentence or handled a discussion.

2017 100

When vacation comes, how hard do you try to spare others from doing your work?

Office Dynamics

Each month we feature a question from our friends at Business Management Daily’s Admin Pro Forum. Please enjoy engaging in a conversation over this month’s question. Question: “I actually stress out a little when my vacation rolls around because I feel I should work far ahead as a courtesy to the team so they don’t have to do anything for me that I could conceivably do in advance.

2017 103

If You're Burned Out You're Not Alone

On The Job

Worker burnout is getting worse. In the last decade, I bet I've written some version of this sentence a dozen times or more. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I will stop writing about it. I talk to people in their 20s who haven't worked less than a 10 or 12 hour day in years. I know several baby boomers who tell me that they thought as they entered their late 50s they would start to work fewer hours or take more vacation time.

2017 100

Why Criticizing Others Won’t Get Them to Change … and What Will!

Dumb Little Man

When someone in your life behaves in a way that is off-putting or upsetting to you — maybe they cross one of your boundaries, or perhaps they just do something that is not cool with you, maybe even repeatedly, and you finally get fed up with it — how do you handle the situation? How do you confront them about their undesirable behavior, or perhaps their lack of desirable behavior? You want them to change, right? But is your approach really working to bring about that change?

2017 165

What 24 Hours of Personal Productivity (Can) Look Like

Productivityist

So I’m leaving today for a 24-day trip to the Philippines. Part of my time there will be spent at Tropical Think Tank and the remainder of my time will be spent traveling through the country with my wife. Before I go, I decided to share this piece today that I recently wrote for The Productivityist Weekly. It seemed to be the most fitting. I hope you enjoy it. I’m here in Florida. It’s been two days since the close of Think Better Live Better event. There’s no one around from the event.

2017 64

Metaphorical Usage and Scare Quotes

Daily Writing Tips

Writers often mistakenly believe they are being helpful when, in the act of using a word or phrase in a nonliteral sense, they frame the term in quotation marks intended to alert readers, “This usage is not being employed in its original sense!”. However, because readers generally are able to make the cognitive leap to understand that the use of a word or phrase is metaphorical, such symbols—in this role called scare quotes—are almost invariably a distracting and even condescending device.

2017 63

Do You Have the Desire for Learning and Growth?

A Great Day's Work

A person who wants to grow needs a desire to learn. On a scale of 1-10, what’s your desire for learning? Now, take a moment to do a job search for positions you would be interested in considering now or in the near future. Read about the qualities of the ideal candidate.

2017 52

5 Ways to Legitimately Start Making Money Online in Your Spare Time

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever wanted to make money online but weren’t sure how to get started? The good news is that tons of people are already making money online and many of them have done this by turning their expertise, passion, or hobby into profits. To help with this process, today I wanted to share a list of five great ways you can start making money online. Each method is unique in their own way but also generating millions of dollars in revenue daily for people around the world. Start a Blog.

2017 163

My Monthly Theme Report: February 2017

Productivityist

Every month I send out an email to subscribers of the My Monthly Theme Series that dives into my plans for the month ahead. I publish the results of said plan here on the blog within one week of the month ending. If you’d like to subscribe to the monthly series so you have an understanding of what I’m working on each month, then click here. The focus for the month of February was to work on the talks I have in my repertoire. I’ll cut to the chase: it went…okay.

2017 58

Vengeance and Vindication

Daily Writing Tips

Vengeance , vindication , and a few related words are derived from a Latin word pertaining to punishment and retribution. These terms and their definitions are listed in this post. The forebear, the verb vindicare , means “avenge” and “claim,” though for each of its English descendants, the former sense holds almost exclusive sway.

2017 57

Intermittent Fasting – What Is It And Why I’m Trying It

Brilliantly Better

As many of you know, I’m an ultra-runner. As many of you know also, I’m an ultra-runner especially for the mental benefits I get from this activity: concentration, resilience and focus (among many others). But since we’re still made of… The post Intermittent Fasting – What Is It And Why I’m Trying It appeared first on Dragos Roua. Health and Fitness

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6 Ways to Recognise a Really Bad Manager

Dumb Little Man

Managers come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. Unfortunately, not everyone has had the benefit of obtaining the necessary training to lead a team. Many bosses just do it because, well, they have to. When interacting with staff, it’s often their personalities that can dictate how they deal with their team. Do you recognise any of these unhappy management traits? The People Pleaser. Cast your mind back to Michael Scott from The Office and you will instantly recognise the type.

2017 162

Habits Of Highly Effective Small Business Owners

Small Business CEO

It is easy to see that some people in the world of business stand out among all the others. A successful small business owner requires a particular skill set and disposition. People often wonder what makes those “high rollers” so successful in business. It does not take much to understand that success is earned, and those who are successful in small business instill a certain set of behaviors that allow them to be focused and purposeful in life and work.

2017 67

The Distraction of Prepositional Phrases in Noun-Verb Agreement

Daily Writing Tips

The question of whether to use the singular or plural form of a verb in a sentence can be complicated by the distracting presence of a prepositional phrase—one that includes a preposition such as of , in , or to followed by a noun directly or after one or more an intervening verbs and/or adjectives. But as the following examples demonstrate, such a phrase should (with a key exception) be disregarded when identifying which noun the sentence’s key verb should agree with.

2017 57

The Productivityist Podcast: Say Hello to David Knapp-Fisher

Productivityist

My guest on this episode is one of my good friends, David Knapp-Fisher. We met at the World Domination Summit where we found out that we live 4 blocks apart, and have been constantly connecting ever since. David is a father, speaker, and writer who loves connecting with people – especially the passionate and inspiring ones who lead remarkable lives. He describes himself as a guy who bumbled through school but always knew that he was smart outside of the standard school setting.

2017 43

4 Things Tom Brady Can Teach You About Career Management

Dumb Little Man

Tom Brady has created what is possibly the most successful career for any NFL quarterback, perhaps even in all the major sports. He continues to dominate the league as he nears 40 years old, and he cemented his legacy as the best quarterback ever with his Super Bowl 51 win. He now holds more Super Bowl wins than any other quarterback. However, his ability to sustain peak performance condition while staying cool under pressure doesn’t happen by accident.

2017 160

What are The Fastest Growing Industries for 2017 and Why?

Small Business CEO

In a world increasingly dominated by interconnective technology, emerging industries are creating new markets and investment opportunities almost every day. Capitalising on these new, fast growing business opportunities by investing or starting your own business is a surefire way to success; assuming you do the work too. Here are three of the biggest growth industries to get into in 2017: Cosmetic procedures & plastic surgery.

2017 59

Punctuation Quiz #12: Suspensive Hyphenation

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences demonstrates incorrect style for suspensive hyphenation; revise the style of the number as necessary. For an eighteen or nineteen-year-old, it can just seem like old guys blowing hot air. Cinder cones are formed by short eruptions of pea-to-walnut-sized lava rocks injected with gas and air. The medication alleviates flu or cold-related symptoms. The best-seller follows the action and comedy-packed story of a fairy turned human boy.

2017 52

Workplace productivity

Clutter Coach

by Productivity, and increasing it, is a perennially popular topic and it won’t go away anytime soon. New technology changes the issues a bit, as do new work habits, such as telecommuting. But as an issue to be dealt with, it remains. This fun infographic has some interesting statistics. Two thirds of office workers complain that chatty coworkers disrupt their work! That’s a lot. It’s probably not a new problem.

2017 100

How To Get The Best Deal From Your Local Used Cars Dealership

Dumb Little Man

Do you need tips on how to buy used cars? Do you want to buy used cars from Pueblo Co or some other state or area? If you think buying used cars is easy- think again. Even the most experienced car shopper can feel intimidated about making a deal once in a while. Apart from hidden mechanical problems, there’s title-washing and price-gouging that can take the deal off of the favor of the consumer. Should you buy online or local?

2017 158

Structure Your Business With Kanban

Small Business CEO

Starting a new business? Want to increase your chances for success? Every company, regardless of its size, needs to plan and establish an internal processes. Not only does a well-ordered set of core processes allow your business to consistently improve and streamline its operations, it also makes the sustainable expansion of those operations more likely.

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