Sat.Nov 05, 2016 - Fri.Nov 11, 2016

Survey: 29% of American Workers Have Side Jobs

Small Business Labs

As we pointed out a few weeks ago, there's been a flurry of studies lately on the gig econom y. So many we're having a hard time keeping up and reporting on them all.    So we're just getting to a survey on side gigs that CareerBuilder released in September. Key quote from the survey press release : According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 29 percent of workers have a side hustle, a trend that is especially strong among the millennial demographic.

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10 Things Ambitious People Are Thinking About

Dumb Little Man

Everyone laments at how badly they want to achieve success but few enact the steps needed to get there. The foundation for success is ambition. It’s what governs the lives of millionaires, business owners, and leaders in any field. Ambition isn’t merely a desire to achieve better, it’s a mindset that informs their day-to-day decision making. Here are 10 items that encompass the ambition ethos. Mastering Their Craft. Ambitious people don’t just aim to be good. They aim for total mastery.

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Inside Ness – the Network for Essex Support Staff

Practically Perfect PA

As someone born and bred in Essex I am so pleased that we have a network connecting PAs in the area. Here are all the details from the founders, Karen and Julia… . Firstly, can I have a little background about you…. What is your career background? . We are both experienced PA’s who also give our time as volunteers in our communities (Karen as Youth Leader for a local community Youth group in Essex and Jules as Relief Manager at Hamelin Trust retail).

2016 164

Realizing Your Full Potential: Venturing Into High Seas

Office Dynamics

Welcome to November. the 11 th month of 2016. The month of gratitude, family gatherings, and turkey. November is also pancreatic cancer awareness month. As many of my followers know, my husband of 34 years, David Burge, passed away almost 6 years ago from pancreatic cancer. it is because of David and his 3-year battle that Office Dynamics became devoted to supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan).

2016 144

HOK's Coworking Report: A Corporate Real Estate Perspective

Small Business Labs

The global design and architecture firm HOK recently released a new report looking at the coworking industry from the corporate real estate perspective.    It's a well researched, excellent overview of the coworking industry and it "examines the drivers of coworking from the demand and supply side, the industry risks and implications for corporate real estate, as well as information about the owners, coworkers and centers."

2016 146

Hack Your Soundscape To Boost Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that you can use music to boost productivity? Often overlooked, optimizing your sound environment is a great hack for improving productivity and staying focused. Here are the steps you can take to figure out the best soundscape for you and how you can employ it in your everyday life. Discover the noise, sound or music best for you. The first step in hacking your soundscape is to understand what it should be. This varies from person to person.

2016 171

Things you shouldn’t say to your boss… Even though you are thinking it

Practically Perfect PA

If I had a pound for every time I bit my tongue while working as an assistant, well, I would be a very very wealthy lady! In our role, we are confronted with so many different situations and personality types it can be really difficult to think before we speak. But as assistants this is exactly what we have to do – particularly with our Executives.

2016 164

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Seems Like Everyone is Jumping Into Food Delivery

Small Business Labs

It's interesting to us how little media attention the demand side of the on-demand/gig economy gets.    Demand, of course, is the reason on-demand/gig economy startups can raise large sums of money at lofty valuations. It's also why all the talk about the on-demand/gig economy going away is quite silly. On-demand food delivery is a good example. While currently a relatively small market, it's attracting companies of all sizes and shapes. 

2016 145

5 Ways To Travel The World While Keeping a Full-Time Job

Dumb Little Man

Developments in technology mean you can travel the world AND hold down a full-time job. These days, we don’t necessarily have to choose between one thing or another, but can have it all! Yes, full-time job included. Whether you are working for a technology company or in academia, all you need is a little planning, the right kit and the drive and you can work on the go. Now, here is an interesting thing – the whole world could be your office!

2016 170

Just how much time is lost to disorganisation?

Practically Perfect PA

Did you know, on average office workers will spend 13 minutes and 13 seconds each day searching for missing paperwork and stationery? That’s despite one in five decluttering their desks on a weekly basis. The little things we do in the office each day really do add up, according to a new study from Avery UK. Over the course of a working lifetime an office worker will drink an average of 24,684 cups of tea, disagree with colleagues 479 times and send a staggering 400,816 emails.

2016 149

Podcast 030: Use a timer to overcome resistance

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! Here’s the free link I promised you to sign up for my class, “How to beat procrastination”: [link]. In this episode, I’ll talk about how using a timer can make getting less-than-fun tasks done a lot easier. Here are some highlights: How long should I set the timer for? How can I get anything done in that time? Shouldn’t I just keep working?

2016 100

Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne

Office Dynamics

Mentors & Masterminds, a dating service for administrative professionals looking for their perfect mentor match! Tune in and hear Tara’s story on how this project was formed and where it’s going. It’s an interesting journey and we would love to know, is this something you’ll be using to advance your career? Special thank you to Debbi Shaffer, Audacious Admin, for taking the time to conduct this interview during our Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.

3 Easy Ways To Reclaim Your Power As A Leader

Dumb Little Man

Are you owning your FULL power as a leader? There was a point in my life and career where I sacrificed my own health and personal power for the needs of everyone but myself. I gave it away to anyone who asked and it showed on my body. I put on 40 pounds, developed high blood pressure, and felt just awful about my appearance. But, then I started my own business, and I looked around at the 3 beautiful, young men I was raising and I knew this just wasn’t cutting it. I knew something had to change.

2016 168

All work and some play: the rise of the ‘Bleisure’ travellers

Practically Perfect PA

When you’re one half of a couple, frequent business travel can take its toll on your relationship. Often you find yourself miles away from family on special occasions, missing birthdays, parties and anniversaries. There’s also something particularly poignant about sitting down to a table set for one in an unfamiliar restaurant amid the sound of strange accents and clinking glasses. However, for some business travellers (and even their partners) there is a middle ground.

2016 109

My new class is live! “How to Beat Procrastination”

Clutter Coach

by Do you learn better listening and watching than reading? Do you want to stop procrastination now and start getting things done? Then check out my new class on Skillshare.com. . For the next week, I’m offering free memberships via this link: [link]. I only have a limited number of freebies to give away, so go claim yours now! What will you learn? Top 3 reasons people procrastinate. The 6 types of procrastinators: which one are you? Customized help for each type of procrastinator.

2016 100

Research Finds Stressed Employees More Likely to Misbehave

On The Job

The U.S. election process has clearly demonstrated one thing: People are upset, mad and worried. While we may hope that this will all disappear once the election is over, managers shouldn't believe that workers will once again become jolly little employees, content with the cubicle world around them. By ignoring these feelings that many workers have expressed, managers may miss the clues that can help them build a more engaged, productive workforce.

2016 131

3 Natural Home Remedies to Heal Gum Diseases

Dumb Little Man

One of the most underrated human body parts is the mouth, although gum inflammations, cold sores, and cavities are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to “poor oral health.” Dental hygienists consider gingivitis – the bleeding of gums when brushing and flossing – to be a very mischievous oral health issue. Gingivitis is easy to treat, reversible and not damaging to the bone and teeth structures if prevented and properly kept under control.

2016 166

Finishing The Year Strong

Productivityist

Recently, I quit drinking alcohol for 90 days. I was on the one year no beer podcast and the hosts challenged me to abstain from beer for three months. During that time, I tasted a particular alcohol-free beer that had a very strong finish. That’s what I’d like to focus on in this piece today. I want to offer up two ways that will help you have a strong finish to 2016. Start Right Now.

2016 79

3 More Sentences with Unnecessary Semicolons

Daily Writing Tips

Some new entrants probably need to have a deeper focus on security and privacy than they have; not least because it is only a matter of time before they, too, are regulated more closely.

2016 68

Why Reorganizations Fail -- and How to Get Them Right

On The Job

It’s a great feeling to get a brand-spanking new reorganization chart done and then present it in all its unsoiled glory to the entire company. Unfortunately, that gleaming chart with all its little color-coded boxes lined up with precision has little to do with making a reorganization successful. In fact, putting so much effort and aspiration into that spruced-up chart could be one of the biggest mistakes a company makes when it comes to reorgs, says Stephen Heidari-Robinson.

2016 125

12 Simple Ways To Make Your Work Life Easier

Dumb Little Man

For many people, work is a miserable experience because it involves doing many difficult and even boring things that become routine with time. For example, a typical business owner wakes up at 7 am, goes to the office at 8 am, works until 6 pm, goes home, eats dinner, and continues to solve business problems that accumulated during the day. The same could be said about employees as well who cycle through rote office work. A pretty miserable experience, huh?

2016 166

The Productivityist Podcast: Brooks Duncan

Productivityist

Brooks Duncan from DocumentSnap (a.k.a. The Paperless Guy) is this week’s guest on The Productivityist Podcast. We talked about many things, but primarily focused on the idea of backing up and going paperless. Brooks sets things straight on the concept of going paperless, which often people think means just not using paper at all. He also recounts how he fell into the paperless lifestyle, and how people can also choose to do the same with theirs.

2016 62

When to Capitalize Words for Points of the Compass

Daily Writing Tips

When should you write north , and when is North appropriate? How about southern , or Southern ? This post outlines the recommendations for when to use uppercase letters for words referring to cardinal directions, and when to employ lowercase letters. Many geographical designations include north , south , east , or west , or combined forms such as northwest , as part of their names.

2016 66

4 Tips for Small Business Web Development on a Budget

Small Business CEO

One of the most important elements of successfully running a small business can be how effective your website is for attracting customers and allowing them to find what they need with ease. A 2013 Harris Poll showed that almost seventy percent of online shoppers abandon slow websites, which can result in a significant loss of revenue. photo credit: Sergey Galyonkin / Flickr.

Follow Your Bliss

Dumb Little Man

Do you follow your bliss? There is a moment in people’s lives when they realize that things aren’t as they should be. Somewhere in-between the daily routines are gaps are things that simply don’t connect or make sense. Most people choose to bury their heads in the soil like an ostrich and ignore these impulses. However, there are those few who are too curious. For them, these questions are like splinters in the brain and the more they choose to ignore them, the more painful they become.

2016 166

How Economic Uncertainty Elected Donald Trump

Small Business Labs

In 2011 we started tracking a trend we call Economic Uncertainty.    This is the angst felt by many Americans due to a lack of personal economic stability. This is caused by slow growth, stagnant wages, declining job security and the loss of middle class jobs to outsourcing and automation.    Economic uncertainty clearly shows up in the data. Examples include: The middle class is shrinking.

2016 146

5 Cases of Unnecessary Hyphenation

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, one or more hyphens are extraneous. A discussion and revision follows each example. Data is accurate and often delivered in real-time. Real time” is a compound noun, and such nouns are almost invariably open or closed; hyphenated exceptions such as mind-set are rare. If a compound noun does not appear in the dictionary in closed form (or hyphenated), treat it as an open compound: “Data is accurate and often delivered in real time.”

2016 66

5 Ways Businesses Can Streamline Their Processes and Save on Manpower

Small Business CEO

Are you looking for ways to cut business costs? Guess what; there might be one area you could look at that could save you up to 50 percent of your expense bill by the end of the year. Take a gander at the cost of skilled labor. For instance, we all know that starting a business requires good market research and an accountant or a CFO to ensure you make more than you spend.

2016 78

Top 10 Tips for Buying Stylish Furniture on a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Just as accessorizing an outfit can make or break your look, the furniture choices you make affect the way your home, work establishment or office design is perceived. Enhancing the living or working space is essential, especially with furniture that complements the visual appeal of the area as well as its functionality. Great furniture choices can do everything from making a small room look larger to transforming even the simplest building into a grand and beautiful space.

2016 166

5 Ways I’ve Improved My Life in The Last 12 Months

Dumb Little Man

Are you looking for ways to improve your life ? I recently turned 44. I’m in the best shape and the happiest I’ve ever been. Every area of my life has improved in the last 12 months. I’ve gone from being shy, limited, and held back, to being bold, confident and outgoing. I’m making more money than I ever have and I’m doing what I love. You know you’ve found your purpose in life when you wake up at 5.am

2016 166

6 Signs You’re In A Long-Term Relationship

Dumb Little Man

As couples grow old together, there’s a growing sense of comfort, reliability, and even shamelessness that the relationship acquires. You start showing your real self and your real colors. You can be the weirdest person in front of each other and that’s absolutely normal because you’re up for a long term relationship. What are the signs that you’re in for a long term relationship? Check them out below. Pets are the basic conversation. Did you know that Meow slept with me today?

2016 166

5 Essential Tools And Apps To Build Your Early Startup

Dumb Little Man

Apps for startups are very useful (and can even be crucial) for new companies. As a founder of a startup, you want to commit 100% to whatever it is you and your team are creating. You do not want to, nor can you afford to waste time. If you’ve ever found yourself asking these questions — “Did we miss something in our brainstorming notes? Has David made the interview call? Is the PowerPoint file I am looking at the latest version?”

2016 165

Use Pinterest to Plan Your Next Vacation — Here’s How

Dumb Little Man

Half the fun of going on a trip is in the planning: picking out restaurants, dreaming about the sights, and mapping out new destinations to explore. The internet has made the process so much easier than ever before. One of the most valuable tools at a trip planners’ fingertips is Pinterest. Yes, Pinterest. The social media platform has more than 100 million active monthly users. It has always been a great place to find inspiration and organize online information.

2016 164

10 Things Ambitious People Are Thinking About

Dumb Little Man

Everyone laments at how badly they want to achieve success but few enact the steps needed to get there. The foundation for success is ambition. It’s what governs the lives of millionaires, business owners, and leaders in any field. Ambition isn’t merely a desire to achieve better, it’s a mindset that informs their day-to-day decision making. Here are 10 items that encompass the ambition ethos. Mastering Their Craft. Ambitious people don’t just aim to be good. They aim for total mastery.

2016 163

7 Steps On How to Figure Out Your Career

Dumb Little Man

Do you need help with figuring out your career? Life is all about making decisions. Two of the most critical decisions that you would have to make in your life would be “which career to choose?’ and “how to figure out your career?”. Below are seven steps to help you out with these questions in the most efficient way possible. Whether you are planning your career for the first time or changing your career, acting upon them would surely help. Analyze Yourself.

2016 163

3 Of The Best European Football Grounds

Dumb Little Man

With the European football season well and truly in full swing, travel experts Expedia have created a guide to almost every football ground in Europe, helping fans heading overseas to sample the sights and sounds of continental football. We thought we’d take a look at three of the best and most interesting football grounds in Europe, using information from Expedia’s fantastic guide. Let’s go! Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund.

2016 161

3 Natural Home Remedies to Heal Gum Diseases

Dumb Little Man

One of the most underrated human body parts is the mouth, although gum inflammations, cold sores, and cavities are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to “poor oral health.” Dental hygienists consider gingivitis – the bleeding of gums when brushing and flossing – to be a very mischievous oral health issue. Gingivitis is easy to treat, reversible and not damaging to the bone and teeth structures if prevented and properly kept under control.

2016 161