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50 Ways to Strive for Excellence in Life

Dumb Little Man

Most of us want to excel in life, but there’s just one problem. People often rely on what their society has to say when it comes to determining whether they’re succeeding or not. The society in which we grow up determines how we perceive excellence and the goal of getting the very best out of our lives. Some cultures might attribute excellence to a few brilliant, hard-working, exceptional cases.

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7 Ways Admins Can Do More Meaningful Work

Eat Your Career

As a proud former administrative professional—and a current admin trainer and coach—I believe that support professionals can play an invaluable role in the workplace. Of course, that’s not always the case. There is a wide array of roles that qualify as “administrative” in nature, and a wide variety of people who occupy them. Some admins simply follow instructions and do what is asked of them—no more, no less. They meet expectations, but they aren’t really challenged.

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Day in the life: Keesha Williams, EA at Lift & Co

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Keesha Williams, EA at Lift & Co, which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks. What are the main aspects of your role? It changes from day to day, but mainly ensuring the CEO and CFO of my company have all the information and resources they need to perform […].

2019 169

Kauffman Foundation Indicators Show U.S. Entrepreneurship Near 20 Year High

Small Business Labs

The Kauffman Foundation recently introduced the Kauffman Indicators of Early Stage Entrepreneurship.    The indicators cover: Rate of new entrepreneurs : The broadest measure possible for business creation by population. Opportunity share of new entrepreneurs : The percentage of new entrepreneurs who created a business out of choice instead of necessity. Startup early job creation : The number of jobs created in the first year of business.

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Six Simple Factors for Successful Goal Setting

Dumb Little Man

Are you sure you’re setting the right goals? Believe it or not, one of the reasons why you are failing with your goals is that you aren’t aware how to set them up properly. You see, there are factors that’ll determine if your goals are achievable or not. If you don’t have any idea about those factors, the process of working towards your goals can be twice as hard. So, how should you do it? Below are 6 simple factors you need to consider when setting your goals.

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Terrible Time Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “10 Terrible Time Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”. You know that frustrated feeling you sometimes get at the end of the day? It’s not just exhaustion; it’s also the anxiety of barely making a dent in the day’s to-do list. It’s that feeling that you’ve been busy– slammed, in fact–but can’t actually identify anything you got done. Sure, busy days happen. Sometimes it’s out of your control.

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[Webinar] How modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019

Practically Perfect PA

Ever wondered… How do others in the job do it? What’s the best technology to save time? How can I take on new challenges? Well, now you can find out. On Thursday 14th March at 17:00GMT / 18:00CET, we’re joining TravelPerk’s FREE LIVE WEBINAR on how modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019. […]. Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant TravelPerk webinar

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The Role of Karma in Your Relationships

Dumb Little Man

If you think karma is all about getting punishments for doing bad deeds, you probably got it all wrong. You see, Karma is an old Sanskrit word that simply means “deed” Its ethical concept dates back thousands of years in India. To clarify all about it, let’s talk about its true meaning. What is Karma? Karma is actually the accumulation of our every thought, intention, and action from this and former lifetimes.

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Your Business Feels Like a Job? 5 Steps to Reclaim Your Passion.

Tips From T. Marie

For most small business owners, the impetus to trek out into the world of business ownership is a combination of passion and hating their current job. To be honest, hatred of their job is often the starting point to discovering their passion and a business model that fits it.

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Review of Gretchen Rubin’s new book

Clutter Coach

I’m excited to announce that I got to interview Gretchen Rubin for my podcast! I’ll be publishing that episode on March 14. Gretchen’s new book is called Outer Order, Inner Calm and it came out last Friday. The subtitle is “declutter and organize to make more room for happiness.” Right up my alley! In fact, a lot of the ideas in this book are ones I use with my clients and ones I put in my own book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized. Great minds think alike, right?

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Pets Used to be for Kids. Now they are Kids.

Small Business Labs

Petcare Everywhere , from J. Walter Thompson Intelligence, covers how brands are responding to millennials increasingly choosing pets over kids. Key quote: "Traditional life-stage choices are shifting, seeing millennials waiting longer to have children – and choosing pets with increasing fervor. Millennials are now the primary pet-owning demographic. What’s more, 82% of millennials see their pets as their children or as the first step towards starting a family.

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A Good Night’s Sleep: The Key to a Happy Life

Dumb Little Man

It’s not uncommon to feel unsatisfied, not good enough or unappreciated at work. Some of us are too ambitious for our own good so we struggle to feel like we’re achieving enough. Others might have a hard time managing workloads. Does this sound familiar? If so, don’t worry, you’re only human. But what can we do to help control these feelings? What can we do to make things easier for ourselves? It seems that as simple as having a good night’s sleep could be the answer.

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Things You Can Do As A Small Business Owner To Limit Your Tax Liability

Eco-Office Gals

Tax obligations will always be there as long as you’re running a business, whether it is a small scale business or a large scale business. There are different types of business taxes such as sales taxes, employment taxes, excise taxes, income taxes among others. It’s your responsibility as an entreprenuer to know how to pay your tax bills. It’s important as a business person that you review your taxes to know whether you are reducing or maximizing the deduction.

2019 100

What To Do When Crisis Hits

Simple Productivity Blog

Crisis can happen in the blink of an eye. One minute life is normal, and then everything is different. It could be anything that rocks your stability: death, divorce, accident, layoff, shutdown. But crisis comes to us all, and it's important to know what to do. My own personal experience with crisis was major - eleven years ago my husband fell twenty feet off of a ladder and spent two days in neuro ICU.

2019 100

How I Made My First $10,000: Marie Segares

The Solopreneur Life

This is “How I Made My First $10,000,” a new, ongoing feature that gives all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs hit the challenging $10k milestone. Click here to read the other “How I Made My First $10,000” articles. If you would like to be the “How I Made My First $10,000,” please

2019 130

Genius Tricks for Cleaning Your Clogged Drain

Dumb Little Man

A clogged drain can be a major inconvenience, an eyesore, and can cause pungent odors at home. If your pipes have become severely clogged, then you also run the risk of them bursting. Once that happens, you’ll have to deal with severe water damage and flooding, which ruin your furniture and appliances. To avoid such issues from transpiring in the first place, you will need to unclog your pipes as soon as possible.

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Empowering Tips for the Administrative and Executive Assistant – Part 2

Office Dynamics

In part one of “ Empowering Tips ” I mentioned that the word Empower is not only the theme of the 26 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, it is used in a variety of situations and conversations. I highlighted the many professional and personal development focuses that I have learned from Office Dynamics resources, conference, team, and owner – Ms. Joan Burge. .

2019 122

10 Misplaced Modifier Examples

Daily Writing Tips

Misplaced modifier is the syntactical error of misplacing nonessential but supplemental information within a sentence. It is so common among professional writers as well as those who are not paid to write (or for whom writing is not a primary job responsibility) that it is easy to find multiple examples of such a mistake during one’s casual reading of news articles, as demonstrated by the collection of sentences from such sources in this post.

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3 Things to Remember When Turning Down a Job Offer

On The Job

When you get called back for a second interview, it can be pretty exciting. You are obviously on the short list for the position. But, wait. If you do an internal gut check, you realize you're not super excited about the job or the company. Oh, well, you think, just get that second interview because you're close to desperation to get a new job. When the job offer does come, you might get a momentary spark of joy, but it's nothing on the scale of a Marie Kondo spark of joy.

2019 118

Can You Become A Police Officer With Bad Credit Or Bankruptcy On Your Credit Report?

Dumb Little Man

Many individuals who apply for positions in law enforcement worry about potential complications with their backgrounds, such as driving record or criminal history. Only a few of them consider the impact that their credit reports can have on them. Why You Need to Check On Your Credit Score. Apart from knowing exactly the steps you need to take to become a police officer , you should also check your FICO scores and credit histories.

2019 191

How Do You Choose the Right Punctuation? Emphasis Is Your Clue

Office Dynamics

A subscriber to my ezine Add Power to Your Pen asked, “Should I put spaces before/after a dash?” Getting on a roll, I answered a different question: when to use a dash vs. commas vs. parentheses to offset phrases in your sentences? The answer will be useful to professional administrators or anyone who writes. Of these punctuation choices—dashes, commas, or parentheses—how do you select the one to use? Degree of Emphasis Is Your Clue.

2019 119

Brand Identity and Content Quality

Daily Writing Tips

Every company is in the business of communication, and now that our society is well into the digital age, and businesses deliver their messages across multiple forms of media, it behooves them to do so with high professional standards. Two significant factors are brand identity and content quality, which are discussed in this post. The importance of brand identity is nothing new.

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PPA is the way to go

Job Advice Blog

In this candidate driven market and unemployment at an all time low a PPA (Project Partner Agreement) with JTL Services, Inc. will save you time and money! Here is what […]. The post PPA is the way to go appeared first on JTL Services Inc. Company News Project Partnering

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10 Easy SEO Hacks You Can Do Yourself

Dumb Little Man

Today, almost everyone uses search engines to find answers to their queries or solutions to problems they may be facing. Do you know which results or suggestions they go for? The top five! And how do those results get in the top five? It is because of their clever SEO strategy. So, if your website wants visitors or customers, make sure it appears on the first page. Once you achieve that, you will again need SEO to improve usability and user experience. Don’t let this process intimidate you.

2019 188

How do I Write Admin Goals? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

This week we are going to post two questions from different administrative professionals so we can get those helpful answers to them more quickly! The first question comes from Velma, and she asks: How do I write “Admin Goals?” ” Most companies want you to submit S.M.A.R.T. goals but admin duties are ongoing and don’t have completion dates (unless it is a specific task). Ok, interesting question.

2019 112

Science Shows How to Have Better Meetings

On The Job

It seems like every few years someone comes out with a new idea for how to have more productive meetings. But then they get shot down by those who think those ideas are dumb: Standing meetings. The complaint: "I'm not standing! I have a bad back! Someone get me a chair!" Walking meetings. The complaint. I'm wearing 5-inch heels! I'm not walking a mile in 5-inch heels over broken sidewalk! Someone get me a chair!" Impromptu meetings. The complaint: "I'm not ready for a meeting!

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Still Using Excel For Recruiting?

Recruit CRM

Excel sheets are used by almost all white collar workers to do some part of their work: Making a list of leads, Tracking Revenue, Managing a To-Do List & pretty much anything you can think of. Excel sheets have been a recruiter’s best friend for the past 20+ years. Tools for recruiters have gotten a lot more advanced today, maybe its time to move on to something better than excel. Source. Blogs

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Everything You Should Know About Car Tires

Dumb Little Man

Nobody wants to replace their tires. It costs a good chunk of money, and there’s nothing sexy about the purchase. At best, you’re ensuring that your car stays safe to drive. At worst, you’re experimenting with new tires that don’t work out too well. That said, replacing your tires is inevitable. Even if you don’t do much driving, you’ll need to replace them eventually. So how do you know which ones to buy? And how do you know when it’s finally time to pull the trigger?

2019 187

Optimizing Work From Coffee Shops – A Primer

Brilliantly Better

As a digital nomad, I always prefer to work from a coffee shop, rather than from a coworking space. I don’t have anything against working from coworking spaces, to be honest, and, sometimes, I go test a new space or… The post Optimizing Work From Coffee Shops – A Primer appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Productivity and Effectiveness Travel & Fun

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The Non-Linear Way


Have you ever looked at time in a non-linear way? I’m watching Pulp Fiction right now. The way the film is constructed is different than most films. The film is delivered in a non-linear fashion. All of the stories unfold into each other and on top of each other. Characters intersect and the endgame for one of them is surprisingly revealed well before the film ends.

2019 59

Understanding and optimizing the two psychological types of entrepreneur motivation

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

I think you can look at entrepreneur motivational in two basic ways: . Paradoxical Laziness . A lot of entrepreneurs don’t want to work that hard. Tech and “hacking” are particularly appealing to these people. “ If I can find a way to work smarter… then I can beat the people working harder.” ” . If you’ve ever had these types of thoughts, then you’ve been there. The entrepreneur motivated this way will disrupt lumbering, innovative status-quo industries. .

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The 7 Most Famous Venues for Amazing Wedding Photoshoots in Sydney

Dumb Little Man

If you’re looking for an incredible wedding photoshoot venue in the Sydney area, quite frankly, you’re spoiled for a myriad of options. Not only are the following wedding venues stunning in their own right, but many of them are famous, too. We’ve included some photos below but if you want to see more, just head on over to the Perfect Moment website to see more beautiful wedding photoshoots taken from these venues. Le Montage.

2019 181

4 Tips for Successfully Running Your Business From Home

Small Business CEO

Working from home has become pretty common over the last decade. The growth of the internet, cloud technology, and mobile devices has made it practical and cost-effective. But what about running a business from home? Is it a good idea? The Challenges of Running Your Business From Home. There’s no sense in sugarcoating the topic. Running a business out of your house presents numerous challenges. Issues that are commonly encountered include: Restrictions.

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Money – A Formula for Perceived Value, Reward and Punishment

Brilliantly Better

We will start our journey towards a new definition and understanding of money by claiming that money is just perceived value of the interactions of a given population of actors. A more formal definition will follow soon, but for now… The post Money – A Formula for Perceived Value, Reward and Punishment appeared first on Dragos Roua. Money and Wealth

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How To Make Your Website More Mobile-Friendly

Dumb Little Man

I could start by bombarding you with statistics on how many people now use smartphones vs. desktops, but you’ve probably heard them. I could talk about the importance of making your website usable and readable on mobile, but you’re doubtless already aware of that. At this point, there’s really only one thing left to say. Why isn’t your site already mobile-friendly? If you’re on WordPress, translating your site to the smaller screen is actually quite simple. I can even walk you through it.

2019 176

How Long Will A DUI Show On Background Check?

Dumb Little Man

Once you are convicted of driving under the influence, your life can change in several ways. You will likely need to part with your vehicle, even if it is your first offense. Your license may be suspended for at least six months to a year or longer. It will depend on the state in which you reside. Also, you might be required to pay thousands of dollars in legal fees, fines and other miscellaneous charges. You might even be forced to pay these bills from your retirement or savings accounts.

2019 169

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About AI Taking Your Job – Yet

Dumb Little Man

As automation and artificial intelligence sweep through business, predictions for this amazing tech keep changing. Thanks to serious advances in this technology, some managers are looking at a high risk of losing their jobs to automation. But before you imagine your boss as a robot in a suit and tie, understanding the limitations of AI can help you prepare for our eventual future. AI at Work: What AI Can Do Versus What AI Can’t Do.

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