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35 Reasons Why You’re Succeeding At Life (Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It)

Dumb Little Man

In order to measure how successful we have been so far in life, we need to look at the little things instead of focusing on the big things such as being millionaires or having a fancy car. Feel like you haven’t succeeded at all? Here are 35 reasons that you are actually succeeding, even if you don’t feel like it: 1. Your relationships are not as dramatic or complicated as they used to be. Your relationships have become far easier for you as compared to previously.

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Global Interest in Coworking Booming

Small Business Labs

The annual Global Coworking Unconference Conference  (GCUC) is this week in Berkeley, California. And it's good times for this industry. According to analysis by Deskmag, global interest in coworking is booming and at all time highs. Key quote on from their article on their study of Google Trends data related to the search term "coworking": The worldwide searches for the term “coworking” on Google have reached their current peak this March.

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How to use your personal brand to get the right job

Practically Perfect PA

If you think about some of the most famous brands across the globe they will all have a unique attribute that makes them stand out from their competitors be it Nike, Coca-Cola or Apple. We all know what the companies stand for. We also know what Oprah Winfrey stands for and we are all aware of brand Beckham so we know that individuals can also have strong personal brands. Why not assistants?

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How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

I’m going to make a bold statement here: In the field of professional development, I consider myself an expert. It’s not just because I’ve been writing this blog for over 5 years (any Joe-schmoe off the street can do this, you know!). Rather, it’s because I’ve immersed myself in the field—soaked up knowledge and applied it at a rapid pace. And these days, I really feel it’s paying off with a level of expertise few others possess.

2015 199

10 Tips on How to Do Sh*t You Hate!

Dumb Little Man

One of the greatest challenges to getting to where you want to go and accomplishing your greater goals is having to do all the sh*t you hate along the way! Sometimes knowing we’re going to have to do some things we hate can be a deal breaker and cause us to give up on our efforts before we really get started. That thing for me is exercising! I don’t exactly hate it but I don’t enjoy it either.

2015 219

When Getting Things Done Gets In the Way

Simple Productivity Blog

When Getting Things Done (GTD) was introduced in 2002, it quickly became the go-to productivity system. It had the advantage of being one of the first formal methodologies combining not only time management, but project and goal management as well. I hopped on the GTD bandwagon soon after it was released. But thirteen years later, and I no longer use it.

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A day in the life: Catherine Pile, ELLE Magazine

Practically Perfect PA

I am the PA to Luxury Publishing Director in the magazine world of ELLE, ELLE Deco and Harpers Bazaar & Town and Country! What are the main aspects of your role? Looking after the Group Publishing Director for ELLE, ELLE Decoration, Harpers Bazaar and Town & Country. Diary management, travel bookings, client meetings as well as assisting the Events Manager with guest list, product bags and the events.

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7 Techniques for Taking Criticism Better

Dumb Little Man

I’m not very good at taking criticism. Even when I think I’m ready for it, hearing it shatters my ego into a thousand pieces. I get defensive, angry, standoffish, and hostile. Sometimes it makes me want to cry. Taking criticism makes me feel bad, and I don’t like it. But if I avoid criticism I know I’ll miss out on comments that help me improve. I might not like what I hear, but I know I need to hear it. Criticism isn’t bad: it’s good.

2015 219

Top 3 Eco-Friendly Office Products that I Couldn’t Live Without

Eco-Office Gals

Usually your office place is anything but “green”. You might think you don’t have that much control over what your office provides when it comes to sustainable living but that’s where you’d be wrong. There are dozens of eco-friendly office products that help you save the planet a little at a time. Here are three items that I couldn’t live without at work. Good Bye Sticky Notes, Hello Bamboo Board. Before I bought this beautiful dry-erase board my desk was always covered in sticky notes.

2015 166

Use Binders To Boost Your Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the most frustrating things is when you get somewhere and realize you don't have everything you need. I've recently started working with binders to help avoid that problem. Here is why and how to use binders to boost your productivity and simplify what you carry. The post Use Binders To Boost Your Productivity appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 165

How Large Corporations See Contingent Workers

Small Business Labs

Holistic Talent Supply Chain Management is an HBR study sponsored by Kelly OCG, which is the outsourcing division of the large staffing firm Kelly Services. The study surveyed around 300 global business leaders to understand the talent challenges large organizations are facing and identify the best practices among leading companies working with external talent. For me the most interesting section of the study covers how large corporations view contingent talent.

2015 153

12 Lies You Keep Telling Yourself And Must Stop Now

Dumb Little Man

Do you know your lies can become your truth? Yes, they can, if you repeat them long enough and believe them hard enough. When you allow your dreams to die, your life becomes meaningless, unfulfilling and sad. You are robbed of your joy, your happiness, your gifts and your purpose for being here. Many people live and die and never fulfilled their purpose because they believe the lies others told them.

2015 219

13 Steps to Problem Solving for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

No doubt you face problems on a daily basis. They can be as small as a printer jam or as big as your executive’s international trip is turning into a disaster due to bad weather. There are many methods people use to solve problems such as mind-mapping or brainstorming. But for larger issues or problems, you have to have a process to be more successful at making the right decision. This is called a Step Method and you follow it as outlined below.

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New Productivity Forms: May 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

They say you can take the girl out of Wisconsin, but you can't take Wisconsin out of the girl. I've lived in Virginia for almost 20 years, but Wisconsin is still "home". And as the granddaughter of a dairy farmer, I have been around cows my entire life. Even now, my kitchen is filled with cows.towels, cookie jars, rugs, timers, salt and pepper shakers.you get the picture. This cute little cow is currently gracing my workplace forms, and bringing a smile to my face every day.

2015 155

HBR - The 3-D Printing Revolution Has Arrived

Small Business Labs

Regular readers know that while we're very excited about 3-D printing, we continually warn not to get caught up in the surrounding hype. Harvard Business Review's The 3-D Printing Revolution (subscription may be required) not only is one of the best articles I've seen on this topic, it also explains the advantages and uses of 3D printing without over hyping the technology. Key quote: Industrial 3-D printing is at a tipping point, about to go mainstream in a big way.

2015 147

5 Types of People to Avoid to Maintain Happiness (and Sanity)

Dumb Little Man

Don’t we all just want to be happy? Of course, and most of us would like to see everyone else be happy as well. However, there are a lot of people in our lives who get in the way of that happiness. One thing that’s allowed me to maintain a positive and productive mental state is being able to spot these people, and eliminate them from my life. You can’t control how other people think and act, but you can control who you allow to have an impact on you.

2015 219

Tips for Female Travelers (Safety and Bonus Travel Tips)

Office Dynamics

Women Traveling Alone Should Enjoy Themselves. Traveling alone has many benefits. You get to eat in peace and quiet. You can “veg” out all night in your room and watch TV or read your favorite novel. I have been traveling for business for 25 years and 90% of the time, I travel alone. Most of my work as a female professional speaker and corporate trainer takes me across the United States with little international travel (by choice).

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Open Loops 5/8/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on: Morning routines and stress relief. Turning off FM radio. Cleaning burnt pans. Getting meetings back on track.and more! The post Open Loops 5/8/2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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The Best Laid Plans.

Virtual Moxie

Recently, I was rushed to the hospital with the worst pain I'd ever experienced. Now recovering from emergent abdominal surgery, the hardest part of it all is the way my brain is working--or not working. It's still not up to teaching, or doing most of the things I love to do--including blogging. So I'm honoring its apparent need to have me rest. and will be taking some time away from Moxie. Look for me back here by the beginning of June. . Until then.

2015 118

Why We Refuse To Grow Up – And What To Do About It

Dumb Little Man

When we are little we hope to grow up as soon as possible. Mostly because we think we would be able to buy all the ice-cream and stuffed animals we want, and we can stay up and watch TV all night. But as soon as we actually start to grow up things change. Do you remember when you noticed your first pubic hair? The first time you liked somebody? For most of us it was embarrassing. We’d hide it until we were sure that the majority around us deals with the same issues.

2015 218

Ways SMEs can save money

The Small Business Blog

When it comes to your small or medium enterprise (SME) the ability to save on operating costs without sacrificing efficiency can make a huge difference in both your bottom line and your future as an organisation. As a fast growing sector of the Australian economy and with over 1.2 million SME’s across the nation there… Read the full article here: Ways SMEs can save money on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

2015 166

Procrastination Strategies

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-06-27 11:21:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter “Talk of the Nation” did a show about procrastination recently featuring psychology professor Timothy Pychyl and philosophy professor John Perry. I read Perry’s funny article about structured procrastination several years ago and I still laugh every time I read it. Not only that, it’s a good strategy!

2015 109

Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams

Office Dynamics

I had a full week last week as I spent 4 full days with 15 wonderful women from across the country. They came to Las Vegas to attend my World Class Assistant Part 1 and Part 2 high-end boot camp. They were an amazing group filled with energy, great ideas, and creativity. While 90% of them did not know each other, they bonded instantly. It was very gratifying for me to see the group gel and spend time with each woman who was uniquely gifted.

2015 149

How to Program a Dish Network Remote

Dumb Little Man

Once it is properly programmed, a Dish remote control handset can serve as a universal remote for your other electronic devices as well. This will enable you to the control your satellite receiver, television and auxiliary devices, such as a DVD player, by using the corresponding buttons on the Dish remote control. Begin by turning on the power to your receiver, television and DVD player.

2015 206

Is French Still An Important Business Language?

The Small Business Blog

A portion of English speaking people, particularly in the USA, are feeling that French is becoming a redundant language in the business world. People are arguing that learning French is antiquated whilst others are still claiming it’s in the top five languages to learn for business. It’s the language of love and the choice for… Read the full article here: Is French Still An Important Business Language? on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

2015 149

What Motivates Millennials the Most

On The Job

Managers often are looking for that magic bullet when it comes to engaging millennials, and it may just be that it can be found in having a meaningful conversation about an employee’s strengths, shows a new study.

2015 145

How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

I’m going to make a bold statement here: In the field of professional development, I consider myself an expert. It’s not just because I’ve been writing this blog for over 5 years (any Joe-schmoe off the street can do this, you know!). Rather, it’s because I’ve immersed myself in the field—soaked up knowledge and applied it at a rapid pace. And these days, I really feel it’s paying off with a level of expertise few others possess.

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How to Defrag a Mac Hard Drive

Dumb Little Man

Mac OS X 10.2 and later versions have automatic processes that clean up fragmented files from the hard drive, but it can get to the point where you still need to defrag an older, slower-performing hard drive in your Mac. One of the simplest and most user-friendly methods is to use a trusted third-party defragmentation program. <strong>Reasons

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Top Ten Confused Words [C-D]

Daily Writing Tips

The words in the following list represent misunderstanding of the words’ meanings and not simply an inability to spell them correctly. This post covers words starting with the letters c and d (the a-b list is here ). canvas / canvass. The OED and M-W both show the spelling canvas as a variant spelling of the verb ”to canvass,” but Chicago, AP, and Paul Brians ( Common Errors in English Usage ) all agree that the verb meaning “to survey” is spelled with a double s.

2015 87

Is Motivation a Waste of Time?

On The Job

If you’re a leader and trying to motivate your team , you’re wasting your time. That’s because people are always motivated, and your efforts to motivate them to be more productive or cooperative by offering incentives or rewards just becomes frustrating, demoralizing and stressful for them, contends Susan Fowler. Fowler, author of “Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work….and and What Does,” says that there is a “naïve assumption” that motivation is something a person has or does not have.

2015 133

Why Being “In Between” is The Black Hole of Productivity

Productivityist

Great work requires both time and space , but you also need both attention and intention to deliver quality results. But attention without intention is powerless. Because unless you know why you’re dedicating energy, focus, and time to something it won’t get your full effort. The reason behind giving something the attention deserved can be decided either by need or by want. But once you have any sort of dilution of intention in there, then the power of attention is diminished.

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How to Block Websites in Mozilla Firefox

Dumb Little Man

Though the idea of slowing the websites you prefer, should Net Neutrality fail in congress, is not a good thing, the ability to control which websites will be viewable on your browser is. This may be done for many reasons. If you have kids, you may want to limit their ability to watch salacious material or violence.

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The Language Police

Daily Writing Tips

Lovers of language and literature, especially those with children or grandchildren still in Grades K-12, will find The Language Police by education historian Diane Ravitch riveting, revelatory, and extremely disturbing. The Language Police is an exposé of the practice of systematic self-censoring by textbook manufacturers to avoid offending either the political right or the left.

2015 87

Why You Should Create a Series on your Blog

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! Why You Should Create a Series on your Blog first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2015, All. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Better Blogging

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Book Review: Get Smarter

Productivityist

It might not seem like it considering the number of book reviews I do, but sometimes I get in a reading rut. Days will go by when I haven’t read a book and despite my best attempts to try tactics that have worked in the past I can’t seem to start a new book. Then I pick up something like Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons by Seymour Schulich and suddenly I’m off again. Get Smarter is like a series of notes from Schulich about how to conduct both your professional and personal lives.

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How to Look Up a Business By Their Tax ID Number

Dumb Little Man

A business tax ID number is also known as a Federal Tax ID Numbers, and the IRS issues it to business owners for various tax purposes. Companies and organizations with these ID numbers are easily identified by a number of government agencies. If you need to look up a certain business by its tax ID number, the steps you’ll need to take depend on whether the business is a public or a private organization. <strong>Publicly

2015 198

CE vs. AD

Daily Writing Tips

A reader takes issue with my use of the designation CE instead of AD in this sentence: “A mix of these tribes migrated to England in the fifth and sixth centuries C.E.” Here is the reader’s reaction: Give me a break with the New Age (CE) crap. You can’t make-up words and slogans to change history or our calendar. It’s AD period.

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