Sat.Feb 20, 2016 - Fri.Feb 26, 2016

8 Tips To Make Better Decisions in Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Making a Better Decision in your Life is something that each & every one of us comes across in our daily lives. Starting right from when we wake up in the morning and take a look at the time on the alarm clock, is when we start making our day’s first decision like, Should I get out of the bed now? Will I be late for class or work if I sleep a little longer?

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A team away day with a difference

Practically Perfect PA

Many of us are often asked to find venues for team days or to organise corporate events. Sometimes these tasks can give us sleepless nights! Waitrose can offer a venue with a difference, at one of their three Cookery Schools. So, if you are planning a team day, looking for a venue for a private function or corporate event, then why not consider hiring one of the schools? Nothing gets the creative juices flowing like eating and drinking!

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Unexpected Events Help You Create Stronger Standards

Virtual Moxie

As you’ve undoubtedly heard me say, I believe that a person’s standards can always be higher. Even when a person believes she has things nailed, something will come along—a situation she couldn’t have seen before, an experience that wakes her up to something she was asleep to, a challenge she faces and learns from, just to name a few possibilities—that show her that the standard she had simply no longer serves her and needs to be higher, or stronger.

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The Low Information Diet

Clutter Coach

by I’ve been reading Timothy Ferriss’s blog, specifically his entries about the " low information diet." " This is a powerful concept. It refers to not reading the newspaper, spending. less time on email and the web and generally limiting the information that. comes into your life. Here’s a great example of why you don’t need to follow.

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How to Look Your Best Without Changing Your Eating, Sleeping or Lifestyle Habits

Dumb Little Man

It’s the one comment that we all hate hearing: “You look tired today.” These four little words can swiftly and deftly demolish your self-confidence, especially when you’re not actually tired. They can make you think you need to make dramatic lifestyle changes, because if what you’re doing makes you look like a zombie, it can’t be fine, can it?

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Moving from the City to the Country: 5 Big Changes You Will Have to Deal With

Productivity Bits

Moving from one site to another is a sane business strategy. These days many business owners and managers are taking the bold decision to move out of the crowded city centers into a more rural environment. This brave decision may well have been powered by the desire to work in country setting and will obviously have major implications when it comes to cutting costs.

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1 Billion Digital Nomads by 2035?

Small Business Labs

I ran across a really fun and interesting presentation on digital nomads. It  It was created by the founder of Nomad List , which is a site catering to digital nomads.    Digital nomads are people who live a location-independent lifestyle that allows them to travel and work anywhere in the world. 

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8 Principles to Manage Emails in No Time

Dumb Little Man

How much time do you spend checking emails? If you answered “a lot”, you’re almost right. On average, we spend 2.5 hours a day in our inbox every day. Assuming we don’t check emails during the weekend…THAT’S STILL OVER 28 DAYS A YEAR. It’s like spending an entire month in your inbox without ever stopping to eat, sleep, or take a break. That is A LOT.

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Yes, You Need to Dress Better at Work

On The Job

In today's Wall Street Journal there is a story about how to dress for success. This is a topic I've been writing about for years, but many people have decided they can ignore such advice because of Mark Zuckerberg. After all, Zuckerberg is a bazillionaire and he dresses like a 17-year-old. The thinking is that if Zuckerberg can be a success dressed in a hoodie and jeans, then why can't everyone? Because he's Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Zuckerberg is a creative enterprise," says Michael W.

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The Rise of Corporate Independent Worker Talent Pools

Small Business Labs

Spend Matters' PwC Launches its Online Talent Exchange to Join the Independent Workforce Platform Economy  covers a new initiative by the consulting and accounting giant, the PwC Talent Exchange.

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Why Multitasking Sucks

Clutter Coach

by Multitasking has the same effect on your productivity that drinking too much has on your wittiness at a party. You think it’s increasing, but it’s actually decreasing. In both cases, people seem happily unaware of this fact. By now, you must’ve heard that multitasking is a boondoggle. It doesn’t make you more productive. In fact, it makes you less productive. Just look online for studies galore showing this, going back more than ten years.

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4 Sure-Fire Ways to Motivate Yourself to Reach Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

No matter how big or small your goals are, they are very important, since achieving them can bring you closer to what you want to have in your life. Therefore, it is imperative that we find ways to obtain that inner energy, which can keep us going; and, such energy can be derived from motivating ourselves. Staying motivated help us in accomplishing goals, whether we like the activities involved in them or not.

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The Power Of The Color Red

Office Dynamics

While February is the month of red, I love red all year round. Do you know the power of the color red? Many of you know I wear red lipstick daily and red is one of our key corporate colors, along with black, white and silver. Yes, I even have red in my house. There is power in the color red. Red lip color means you’re willing to stand by your every word. Red lipstick is iconic; it is a powerful statement of feminine vitality and a positive outlook.

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Study: Gig Economy Growing Fast, Creating Mostly Part-Time Jobs

Small Business Labs

JP Morgan Chase Research Institute's study Paychecks, Paydays, and the Online Platform Economy  uses a random sample of 1 million bank accounts to analyze workers participation in the on-demand economy. According to the study, nearly 1% of U.S. adults earned income in September 2015 via one of the growing number of firms that are part of the sharing, gig or on-demand economy. This works out to about 2.5 million Americans.

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Digital Progress Critical to Employee Retention

On The Job

If companies want to retain talent, they need to realize that being seen as technologically savvy is critical to workers. Recent research , from MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte, finds that "employees across all age groups want to work for businesses that are deeply committed to digital progress.” Company leaders need to bear this in mind in order to attract and retain the best talent ,” the report says.

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3 Ways To Know If You Are In The Right Relationship

Dumb Little Man

For some of us it can feel like we have spent forever looking for the perfect partner and waiting for the perfect relationship (neither of which exists, by the way). So once we are in a relationship, bringing with us all those expectations and preconceived notions we have – how do we know if we are in the right relationship? Here are 3 indicators that you may be in the right relationship with the right person: 1. Praise and Appreciation.

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Real World Advice for Reaching Your Goals [free webinar]

Office Dynamics

Are you struggling with reaching your goal? Or are you one of the 16% of assistants who don’t have a goal for themselves at all? We’re here to help you achieve your goals with this real-world advice on goal setting and goal getting with administrative expert, Joan Burge. Handout: Actualizing-Your-Professional-Goals-Webinar-Handout-Office-Dynamics. Have you ever been really passionate about a goal? Perhaps you started off with a bang! Maybe you even made a little progress.

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50 Latin Phrases You Should Know

Daily Writing Tips

Latin expressions are often adopted into English, often with an extended or figurative meaning. Here are fifty of the most common phrases, followed by their literal translation in Latin and the meaning in English (omitted when the meaning follows the literal translation). a posteriori (from the latter): based on experience. a priori (from the earlier): independent of experience. ad hoc (for this): said of something created or formed for a special case.

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How To Be More Creative (And More Productive)

Productivityist

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” ” – Albert Einstein. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been guilty of expecting change without instigating it. According to Einstein, I have suffered insanity (which is perhaps a fair diagnosis given the frustration that arises when expectations don’t lead to action).

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3 ways that celebrating your half birthday will jumpstart your productivity

Dumb Little Man

As we get older, we start to avoid birthday celebrations like tax day. What were once excuses to eat cake are now reminders that we’re running out of time to complete our goals. We pass our mental deadlines for earning promotions, starting families, or buying houses, and we start to feel ashamed that the numbers attached to our birth certificates don’t match the numbers attached to our dreams. We wonder how we suddenly got so old with so little to show for it.

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10 Ways To Define Success

Brilliantly Better

Success is one of the most important concepts for humans. It shapes a lot of our activities, a lot of our perceptions and it drives us to do things we wouldn’t do, in “normal” contexts. We, humans, are striving to be… The post 10 Ways To Define Success appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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Swath vs. Swatch

Daily Writing Tips

A reader sent me this extract, asking if it might provide material for a post topic: Charles Darwin did a fine job of showing why his theory of evolution explained the living world better than any creationist ideas could, and evidence has piled up ever since, but a swatch of the American public remain unconvinced. The reader was referring to the use of swatch where the context calls for swath. The example appeared in Forbes Magazine.

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How To Be More Creative (And More Productive)

Productivityist

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” ” – Albert Einstein. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been guilty of expecting change without instigating it. According to Einstein, I have suffered insanity (which is perhaps a fair diagnosis given the frustration that arises when expectations don’t lead to action).

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Five Reasons to Ask Loved Ones for an Autobiography This Valentine’s Day

Dumb Little Man

Valentine’s isn’t just for lovers; a National Retail Foundation survey found that more than half of Americans give gifts to family members, and many also give to friends and colleagues. Of course, traditional Valentine gifts—costly trinkets that end up tucked away in a jewelry box, impersonal sweets, or an overpriced meal in a crowded restaurant—are counted a success if they make the recipient happy for a day or two. These gifts can be costly to the giver, and add clutter to the recipient’s life.

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Conversations With A Mysterious Partner 3 – Uncomfortable Situations

Brilliantly Better

Coming back with a new installment form the “Conversations With A Mysterious Partner Series” Two new things: a new (visiting) mysterious partner (like I told you, these mysterious partners, whose role is, obvious, to remain mysterious, will be many) and… The post Conversations With A Mysterious Partner 3 – Uncomfortable Situations appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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The English Lexicon Will Always Be Back-Formated

Daily Writing Tips

Back-formation, the development of a new form of a word by subtracting an element from an existing word, often results in additions to our word-hoard that people deem grotesque, but many words we consider members in good standing of the English language—usually verbs—have been created this way.

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The Productivityist Podcast: A Mindful Conversation with Patrick Rhone

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, Patrick Rhone returns so that we can have another great conversation. This time around we focus on reading more (and better), mindfulness (and Patrick’s new book “Mindfulness for Mere Mortals), and much more. I always have a blast talking with Patrick. I hope you enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together (with help from producer John Poelstra). Relevant Links. PatrickRhone.com. 2015 in review — 1 year after I quit blogging | Nathan Barry.

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12 SUPER Useful Tips for Eating Out (Without Ruining Your Diet)

Dumb Little Man

You did it! You didn’t give in… Not even once! Every juicy burger that crossed your path. Every creamy pasta dish that caught your eye. Every delicious dessert that you got offered. They were no match for your remarkable willpower. As the week comes to an end, you give yourself a pat on the back. You are serious about your diet and conquering your hard earned results. But… wait! You’re not safe, yet. Tonight you are having dinner with friends.

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Should I Save or Should It Go?

Clutter Coach

by People who are collectors love to tell me that things they've held onto for years and years have actually come in handy, so it was worthwhile to keep it. There's often a note of triumph in their voices when they come to the story's punchline, "and I had one!" " They assume that I'm against keeping things and they want to head off any suggestions I might have for downsizing.

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Infuse vs. Suffuse

Daily Writing Tips

What’s the difference between infuse and suffuse ? To infuse something is to literally or figurative fill it; the senses include “animate,” “inject,” “inspire,” “introduce,” “permeate,” and “steep.” One that or who infuses is an infuser, the act of infusing is called infusion. Suffusion is a closely related concept, but suffuse means, in addition to “fill,” to “spread over or through,” as if with light or liquid; synonyms include flush.

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The Productivityist Podcast: A Mindful Conversation with Patrick Rhone

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, Patrick Rhone returns so that we can have another great conversation. This time around we focus on reading more (and better), mindfulness (and Patrick’s new book “Mindfulness for Mere Mortals), and much more. I always have a blast talking with Patrick. I hope you enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together (with help from producer John Poelstra). Relevant Links. PatrickRhone.com. 2015 in review — 1 year after I quit blogging | Nathan Barry.

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20 Synonyms for “Excuse”

Daily Writing Tips

The sentiment behind the verb excuse can be expressed in many ways, whether the sense is of “remove blame from” or “stop blaming” (or even, in many cases, “deflect attention from blame”). Here are twenty words and phrases that will serve, along with their pertinent meanings. absolve : free from guilt or responsibility. acquit : discharge from accusation or obligation; also, perform satisfactorily (as in the statement “I am certain that he will acquit himself well”).

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Toll, Knell, and Tocsin

Daily Writing Tips

The following headlines lead me to assume that the bride or groom or both did not survive the ceremony: Wedding Bells Toll For A Bride From Camelot—Philadelphia news site, 1986. Wedding bells toll for Tiger— Cape Cod Times , 2004. Wedding bells toll in Conn. for gay couples— Boston Globe , 2008. Wedding bells toll for Richard Marx, Daisy Fuentes— Business Standard , 2015. However, each of these headlines appeared over articles about weddings that—at the time anyway—did not go awry.

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The Root Word “Solve” and Its Offshoots

Daily Writing Tips

A small family of words with the root word solve refer in some way to changing the physical or figurative state of something—naturally, since the Latin root of solve , solvere , means “dissolve, loosen, or solve.”. Solve itself means “find an answer, explanation, or solution for.” One who solves is a solver (rarely used in isolation but part of the common phrase “problem solver”); something solved is a solution, and solution is also defined as a liquid in which something has been dissolved.

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Why I Stopped Doing GTD: Part 3

Productivityist

This is a piece that was originally published in The Productivityist Weekly newsletter. I wanted to share it with you on the blog as well to explain why Productivityist no longer writes or focuses on the GTD methodology. If you would like more updates, Click here and you’ll get it delivered to your inbox every week. In the past two posts (found here and here ) I’ve discussed the first two reasons why I’ve stopped using GTD.

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Why I Stopped Doing GTD: Part 3

Productivityist

This is a piece that was originally published in The Productivityist Weekly newsletter. I wanted to share it with you on the blog as well to explain why Productivityist no longer writes or focuses on the GTD methodology. If you would like more updates, Click here and you’ll get it delivered to your inbox every week. In the past two posts (found here and here ) I’ve discussed the first two reasons why I’ve stopped using GTD.

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Check Out the Clutter Diet

Clutter Coach

by Getting organized can be challenging and time consuming. My aim with the blog is to help people with that task as much as I can without actually being there in person. Of course, I'd be happy if you wanted to hire me, but if you have a large project, hiring a professional can be pricey, to be honest. So, I'm thrilled to recommend my colleague Lorie Marrero's Clutter Diet service.

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