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Don’y Worry About The Future – It’s The Easiest Way to Get What You Want In Life

Dumb Little Man

Worry does nothing but steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing. Unknown I’ve always worried about everything. I don’t know exactly when being caught up with the future became a natural state for me, but eventually it did. Every now and then I found myself living in the past, wondering how things would’ve been if I would have made different choices. When I did something I enjoyed or was with someone important to me I was always afraid of how I would feel when things came to an end.

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More minute taking tips

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know, writing minutes is a fundamental part of an assistant role and a skill we have to get right. As far as our tasks go, it is an important one but at the same time it can be pretty arduous and pretty dull especially if the meeting is lengthy or you left finalising the minutes until literally the last minute. A few years ago I wrote a blog post about minute taking which has proven to be really popular so I thought I would write a follow-up post with 10 more minute taking tips.

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Do What You Do Because You Love It!

Virtual Moxie

Recently, I heard a great story about a guy, who, when young, had been a really great football player—better than most others his age. Trying to get into University on scholarship, he pushed too hard to impress a scout that was watching him play, made some dumb moves, and completely messed up. He didn''t impress the scout, didn''t get his scholarship, and ruined his chances for a pro career.

2014 181

Simplify Outings with Checklists

Simple Productivity Blog

I was talking to the pet sitter. She was taking care of the pets for our vacation, and wanted to know when she could stop by to pick up the keys. You''re leaving on Saturday. I could stop by Friday night." And then she paused. But you''ll probably be running around frantically getting ready.". I laughed to myself, and assured her she could stop by with no problem.

2014 164

One Thing Everybody Should Do To Improve Their Life

Dumb Little Man

A life worth living is a life worth recording – Marilyn Grey We often find ourselves in a rut where we are demotivated and just not making any progress on the things we want in our life. Despite our countless efforts and persistent action we don’t seem to be getting any closer to the place we’ve envisioned for ourselves. We’ve all been there and it’s definitely one of the most frustrating positions you can be in; doubt.

2014 219

Mid year reviews

Practically Perfect PA

It is that time of year again! I’m afraid mid-year review season is back in town or otherwise know as the time when you have to dust off your objectives from the start of the year and have a look at how you have been getting on for the last 6 months. Talking to your manager about your progress and job performance can be quite nerve racking (although I do know some people that love reviews, but they are also the type that love job interviews…) so it is well worth being prepared.

2014 186

Interview With a VA: Monique Cunningham

Virtual Moxie

This month, I caught up with Monique, who is a talented partner to her clients as a VA and Infusionsoft guru. Enjoy the interview and getting to know her! Meet Monique Cunningham. Interview With a VA

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The Number One Reason You Are Attractive

Dumb Little Man

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this from friends, family, friends of friends, and the general public (yes, I am listening in). Something along the lines of, “I just don’t understand why (person they are interested in) doesn’t like me. I am pretty good looking, successful, and kind. Is there something wrong with me?” Or “I can’t figure out (potential love interest) and don’t know what it means when they twirl their hair 3 times instead of 5, or look at the ground and blink twice.

2014 219

The Capital’s largest Christmas party venue

Practically Perfect PA

I know it is only just the start of summer but, and I hate to break the news to you, Christmas is only around the corner and this is actually the perfect time to book the venue for your annual Christmas party. If you are in charge of organising your office Christmas bash you will know that finding the perfect venue can be a challenge. This is an even bigger task if you work for a large organisation.

2014 160

It’s Simple When You Have a Plan

Office Organization Success

In keeping to my 90-day Business & Marketing Action Plan (MAP) my Project of the Week this week was to streamline my hosting account. I’d still got websites in my account that were years old — I don’t even own the domain names for them anymore — so it was time to tidy up my hosting account and streamline my various websites.

2014 145

Help! I’m Always Rushing To Finish Things!

Simple Productivity Blog

There are times when we have to go into "crunch mode" to get something done on time. Yet if this is a habit for you, there might be something else at work. Today we will look at the productivity pain point of rushing to finish things. The post Help! I’m Always Rushing To Finish Things! appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2014 158

8 Little Ways to Be Awesome on a First Date

Dumb Little Man

A First date is like a gift wrapped in a box; you’d never know what’s inside until you open it. And when you do, you are either left excited or disappointed. No matter how long you’ve been in the dating circle, going out with someone for the first is exactly what it is; a first. The many expectations dangling on your mind create a mountain hill of anxiety over how it could turn out. It could be the first of many dates, or the first and the last.

2014 211

The Apartments by The Sloane Club

Practically Perfect PA

Sloane Square is a beautiful part of London and an ideal location for a luxury serviced apartment. I have often wandered around the streets of Belgravia contemplating what the beautiful houses contain. You can imagine my excitement when I opened the door to the The Apartments by The Sloane Club and finally had a chance to wander around a million pound property. It certainly feels like a luxurious crash pad for the rich and famous with its art deco furniture and opulent decor.

2014 138

The Rise of Social Commerce Platforms

Small Business Labs

Chloe+Isabel is an online social jewelry retailer and they recently raised $15 million in venture funding. Their platform allows women to build online stores featuring their favorite Chloe + Isabel jewelry, then market them via on and offline social networks. Think Tupperware parties going digital. They are one of many companies creating social commerce platforms targeted at women. Other examples include Stella & Dot (jewelry and accessories), Ruby Ribbon (clothing).

2014 136

New Productivity Forms: July 2014

Simple Productivity Blog

The ice cream truck has been crawling the neighborhood every day as I get home from work, playing "Turkey in the Straw" over and over. So to celebrate that joy of summer, have an ice cream bar! The post New Productivity Forms: July 2014 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ). Organization Planning Productivity expires

2014 143

Overworked? Tell Your Boss You Need a Virtual Assistant.

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Working with a Virtual Assistant There’s a lot of stuff written online about small business owners taking advantage of working with a virtual assistant. As of my last check, about 5 minutes ago, there is nothing out there about businesses hiring virtual assistants to give additional support to their employees. I find that strange. Having a virtual assistant […] ( Read more. ). Business Tips Working with a Virtual Assistant

2014 135

The 8 People You Will Find in a Meeting

On The Job

When I think of all the meetings I have sat through in my lifetime, it makes me want to chuck everything and join a crew looking for sunken pirate booty. But then I think about how the crew would probably want to hold a meeting about whose job is was to look for the loot and whose job is was to write the report…and I decide to stay where I am.

2014 182

Bitcoin Gaining Funding, Market Momentum

Small Business Labs

CoinDesk, an online site that covers the Bitcoin industry, released their State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 report. It shows that despite setbacks and negative press, the Bitcoin industry continues its rapid expansion. The chart below (from CoinDesk's report) shows their summary of the key things that happened Bitcoin wise in Q2. Also released recently was Business Insider's analysis of the amount of venture capital flowing into the Bitcoin industry.

2014 134

Guest Post At More Than Organized

Simple Productivity Blog

My friend Miriam Ortiz y Pino over at More Than Organized has published a post I wrote for her on Clearing Digital Reading Clutter. Find out how you can make online reading easier! You can read it here: One Way to Clear Digital Reading Clutter | More than Organized While you’re over there, check out […]. The post Guest Post At More Than Organized appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2014 132

The First Rule of Business Blogging

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Girly Girl Geek So you’ve read all about how great blogging is for business. It can help with things like SEO, customer/client communication and building a community that trusts your brand. The problem is, you’re website is old school html, so adding new content, never mind a blog, is a pain in the butt. Somewhere you […] ( Read more. ). Business Tips Girly Girl Geek

2014 128

Boost Office Morale with These Inexpensive Tips

The Small Business Blog

If you’re looking for the most cost-effective way to raise company profits, try raising employee morale. We’ve all heard that satisfied employees are more productive but new research by the University of Warwick proves it – a study of over 700 participants found that happiness boosted productivity by 12%. While happy employees help businesses perform… Read the full article here: Boost Office Morale with These Inexpensive Tips on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

2014 161

The Tiny House Movement

Small Business Labs

Bloomberg's Tiny Houses Big with U.S. Owners Seeking Economic Freedom covers the nascent tiny home movement. Homes are generally consider tiny if they are less than 500 square feet in total and they can be much smaller - as small as 100 square feet.  They're also called micro-homes and as the article points out, most industry analysts think there are only a few thousand in the U.S. In addition to freestanding micro homes,  micro-apartments are also becoming more popular.

2014 132

Get a Deadline

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2010-03-17 15:45:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter At a presentation I did the other day, one of the participants came up with a great way to manage her time better: get a deadline. Someone had asked her for information and she wasn't willing to take time from her own work to give it right away. However, she didn't want to leave the person hanging either. If she knew when the info was needed by, she could work it into her schedule and not let it interrupt her.

2014 109

It’s 2014, WordPress is NOT Just a Blogging Platform

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Girly Girl Geek I can’t believe that in 2014 there are still people out there using scare tactics to try to keep people from creating business websites with WordPress. And the number one scare tactic they use? WordPress is a blog platform that has limited functionality. I say “Hogwash”. These so called experts that are warning […] ( Read more. ). Girly Girl Geek

2014 121

Training – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“I used to always say ‘I never went to business school and I never read a business book’ But now I think maybe I should have read a few.” ” – Oprah Winfrey Oprah is one of the most successful female business executives ever with an entirely self-made empire, but even she can recognise the importance… Read the full article here: Training – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations Business Quotes training

Has Zappos Taken Customer Service Too Far?

On The Job

The last time you had a really horrible experience at a restaurant or received stellar service at a hotel, you may have jumped online to write a review. Or, when you needed your air conditioning fixed, you may have consulted what others were saying about the business before giving the repair company a call. Welcome to the age of age of customer feedback, where businesses can be made – or torpedoed—based on what Irene in Iowa says about her customer service experience.

May Have vs. Might Have

Daily Writing Tips

Speaking of a murderer who was apprehended in 1998, a law enforcement officer was quoted as saying: When all this happened, if I wasn’t there, he may have gotten away with it. As the speaker was there in the past and the murderer did not get away, standard usage calls for this construction: When all this happened, if I hadn’t been there, he might have gotten away with it. Might is the past tense of may.

2014 87

The First Rule of Business Blogging

Tips From T. Marie

So you’ve read all about how great blogging is for business. It can help with things like SEO, customer/client communication and building a community that trusts your brand. The problem is, your website is old school html, so adding new content, never mind a blog, is a pain in the butt. Somewhere you hear about how easy it is to start a blog on Blogger or WordPress.com and link to it from your current website. It seems like the perfect solution. But is it? Plain and simple?

2014 101

Three Ingredients for a Successful Commercial Kitchen

The Small Business Blog

For any restaurant, catering company or commercial food outlet, the kitchen is the heart of the operation. Running it effectively and efficiently is vital, and mismanagement can be very costly. Much of the success of your commercial kitchen can depends on the aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen space. Get this right and you’ll have… Read the full article here: Three Ingredients for a Successful Commercial Kitchen on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

2014 158

A Step-by-Step System to Higher Productivity

Productivityist

The following is a guest post by Greg Hickman. Greg is a blogger and podcaster that teaches people how to build a plan to leave their corporate jobs and work on their own terms. He shares his journey by leveraging his mobile marketing experience through a successful blog and podcast in his area of expertise, and now teaches others how to do the same at GregHickman.me. He is also the host of the Leaving Corporate podcast.

2014 87

Song Lyrics and Standard English

Daily Writing Tips

According to a story in the NY Times , researchers from the University of Pittsburg studied the 279 most popular songs from 2005 looking for references to drugs and alcohol. I’d like to see a study that tracks the repetition rate of nonstandard English in popular music. The Pennsylvania study found that some genres mention drugs and alcohol more than others. From my own cursory and unscientific survey, I conclude that nonstandard English is well represented across genres. (My

2014 87

It’s 2014, WordPress is NOT Just a Blogging Platform

Tips From T. Marie

I can’t believe that in 2014 there are still people out there using scare tactics to try to keep people from creating business websites with WordPress. And the number one scare tactic they use? WordPress is a blog platform that has limited functionality. I say “Hogwash”. These so called experts that are warning businesses away from WordPress are short-sighted and might I suggest, stuck somewhere in 2007. Perhaps they haven’t seen Time.com lately?

2014 100

The Real Cost Of Being An Entrepreneur

Brilliantly Better

I started my first company 15 years ago. According to this fact, technically, I’ve been an entrepreneur for the last 15 years. But I think … The post The Real Cost Of Being An Entrepreneur appeared first on Dragos Roua. Business depression entrepreneur entrepreneurship

2014 87

BIG Change Takes Courage

Office Dynamics

Well, it’s official—the year is half over! What kinds of changes have you experienced so far this year? Have you experienced personal changes? Career changes? Did changes occur that you did not expect? Were they pleasant changes or not-so-pleasant? Can you forecast changes coming up the next few months? What about big changes? I love speaking on and writing about change because it is something everyone can relate to personally or professionally.

2014 122

True and False Ranges

Daily Writing Tips

The combination from…to is often used to express a range of extremes, for example, “the prices ranged from $1 to $20.”. A “true range” requires a set of objects, persons, topics, or attributes in a limited set. Here are examples of the words from…to used to express measurable ranges: McDowell Mountain Regional Park has more than 50 miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails, ranging from easy to strenuous and ranging from 0.5 mile to 15.4 miles. .

2014 87

Overworked? Tell Your Boss You Need a Virtual Assistant.

Tips From T. Marie

There’s a lot of stuff written online about small business owners taking advantage of working with a virtual assistan t. As of my last check, about 5 minutes ago, there is nothing out there about businesses hiring virtual assistants to give additional support to their employees. I find that strange. Having a virtual assistant is a great way to take the pressure off overworked employees when you really don’t want or need to hire another employee.

2014 100

Be The Plumber. Or The Electrician

Brilliantly Better

How would you feel, as a business owner, to have repeat clients for more than a decade? What makes a business sustainable? What makes you … The post Be The Plumber. Or The Electrician appeared first on Dragos Roua. Blogging Business electrician plumber

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