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How to Stop Black-and-White Thinking from Destroying Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Black or white. Right or wrong. Good or bad. Smart or stupid. Strong or weak. Do you live your life in black and white terms? Is your mood in constant fluctuation, going from great to depressed in under one minute? Many people suffer from this black-and-white thinking pattern. Most of the time, it is greatly influenced by their childhood and earlier experiences. This all-or-nothing type of thinking can seriously damage your sense of self, well-being, happiness, and relationships. How do I know?

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Purpose and a Paycheck and the New Retirement

Small Business Labs

Purpose and a Paycheck is a new book from Chris Farrell, a leading expert on retirement and workforce issues facing people over the age of 50.    The book covers the "new retirement" This is the growing trend towards older workers delaying retirement and continuing to work, either in traditional jobs or by starting their own businesses. Regular readers know this is a topic we cover often ( see our Baby Boomer section ). 

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The top five alternatives to Microsoft Office

Practically Perfect PA

Although most organisations are still using Microsoft products to run the business, there are other alternatives on the market that are becoming more popular with small to medium-sized companies. That being said, Microsoft isn’t going anywhere but it might be worth looking at and familiarising yourself with a few alternatives in case you ever get a […].

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Teach Your Executive How to Work with You

Office Dynamics

Today, I thought I’d take a little different spin and share with you an excerpt from a chapter in my newest book for assistants, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed. In my early days as a secretary I didn’t know how to teach my executives how to work with me or what I needed. However, at 26, thanks to an awesome executive, I learned how a strategic partnership should work and I taught every executive after that how to work with me. Here are a few quick tips.

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5 Tips to Convince Your Overprotective Parents to Let You Travel Alone

Dumb Little Man

A lot of parents aren’t comfortable with the idea of their children traveling abroad, particularly if they plan on going alone. They think it is unsafe and simply a waste of time and money. It may potentially take away their focus on what’s really important in life, like education and career. However, you and I know that traveling is actually one of the best ways to learn and grow. By going on a solo travel, you encounter new and diverse experiences that are not always comfortable.

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Food Delivery Continues to Boom

Small Business Labs

It's been an interesting couple of weeks in the food delivery industry.    Controversy swirled around grocery delivery company Instacart and their policy on tipping, witch many called wage theft. While this led to Instacart changing their policy, other food delivery companies so far are continuing with their tipping practices despite complaints by both drivers and customers. 

2019 115

Technology of the week: the RoWrite Smart Writing Pad

Practically Perfect PA

This week’s Technology of the Week: the RoWrite Smart Writing Pad What is the Rowrite Smart Writing Pad? The RoWrite, by Royole, brings the traditional notepad into the digital age to capture ideas, notes, and drawings. You can edit, enhance, and even erase your creations in real time, or after you’ve pressed save, when connected to […].

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10 Tips to Develop Both Sides of Your Brain

Dumb Little Man

Each side of the brain performs certain functions. The right side focuses on the visuals and the “big picture” of something. It’s the side from which creative thought springs. The left brain, on the other hand, is the linear, detail-oriented, and logical part. Many people tend to have a left or right brain dominance which is a factor in what they might choose for their life’s work. With that, an artist would never consider accounting for a career and vice versa.

2019 186

Limiting Tasks to Get More Done

Simple Productivity Blog

To get more done, you need to do more things. That's self-evident. But what if I told you the secret to getting more done was limiting your tasks? I am one of those people, who, when faced with a huge list of things to do, will shut down and do none of it. It's not uncommon. Most people, faced with a pile of work where they don't know where to begin, will not being at all. So how do you get past that? Read on. The post Limiting Tasks to Get More Done appeared first on Laura Earnest.

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The Future Assistant Conference 2019: What went down?

Practically Perfect PA

I can’t quite believe I am writing about our 5th conference! I have to pinch myself sometimes that we have come this far because when I started the blog back in 2011, I didn’t think eight years later I’d be welcoming over 125 Assistants in London and over 300 online to the Future Assistant Conference. […].

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4 Steps to Being Happier

On The Job

When my children were babies, I knew exactly what I would do if I won the lottery: Hire a nighttime nanny. That's because my kids couldn't seem to get the hang of sleeping through the night, and I was beyond exhausted. I could have tried out for the "Walking Dead" and won a part based on how I felt -- and how I looked.

2019 139

To Have It All: What Is The Cost?

Dumb Little Man

I signed our first contract in the delivery room. I felt so proud of this accomplishment for so long! NestApple (my recently launched real estate company) was born a few months before my daughter. Formally, however, clients started reaching out at the same time my epidural was going in. The emotions of having a baby have been thoroughly discussed, analyzed, and shared. I have nothing particularly innovative to add except to say it’s a unique experience that you cannot prepare yourself for.

2019 167

10 Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills

Daily Writing Tips

Prepare. Absorb information about writing, but don’t overwhelm yourself. I’ve been known to read a writing handbook or editing manual cover to cover, but I recommend reading one chapter or section at a time and absorbing information from online resources in similarly small doses as well.

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The Idea of Doing More vs. Doing Better

Productivityist

One thing that always comes to mind during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the idea of doing more vs. doing better. It’s at that time of year that I have the opportunity to really look at what I’ve done over the past several months and what I look to do in the months ahead. There’s a tranquility over those seven days that is hard to find at any other time of the calendar year. So I take advantage of it.

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Empowering Tips for the Administrative and Executive Assistant

Office Dynamics

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. It is also an excellent mantra keyword and topic for personal and professional mission statements. There are several ways to feel empowered and encourage empowerment in others.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Taking Life Seriously

Dumb Little Man

Pretentious title, but far from a call to adopt a stance of apathy within this wondrous and dynamic reality we exist together in. Well, no. It’s quite the opposite. The insight I’d like to share with you today is the equivalent of an open-handed, movie-cliche slap to the face, regretfully but lovingly administered to pull a panicked comrade back from the brink of a full-blown meltdown catalyzed by a collapse of rational, critical thinking. This short read is nothing special.

2019 157

26 Feel-Good Words

Daily Writing Tips

Some writers neglect the power of emotion when communicating their ideas, valuing logic more than others do, and assuming that everyone thinks like they do – that careful reasoning is enough to convince readers and make points. But even the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, who was no enemy of reason, taught that stimulating emotion in your audience can be the key to persuading them.

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5 Popular Recruitment Trends For 2019 | Recruit CRM

Recruit CRM

As the war for talent gets more brutal companies are making large investments in technology to gain a competitive advantage. Randstad alone spent $393 Million on IT last year! Here’s A List Of The Top 5 Challenges & Trends We Expect In 2019: 1. Employee Engagement Employee engagement has become […] Source. Blogs

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How Should an Administrative Assistant Prepare Their Day? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Welcome to Ask an Admin! This is where any administrative assistant or executive assistant can submit any question they have and your peers can weigh in on the conversation with their advice. There is more than one way to approach a situation or problem so we would love to hear your input! This week Karen asks: I would like to ask a question to other admins about their ways of preparing for their days out of the office.

2019 115

UI/UX Design for Users with Dyslexia

Dumb Little Man

As of the third quarter of 2018, Google Play had 2,100,000 apps and the Apple App Store reached the milestone of 2,000,000 apps. Windows store and Amazon Appstore together had some more than 1,119,000 apps in the same period. As the number of apps for every platform is continuously growing, the competition gets more and more fierce. Trying to reach out to every potential user, numerous businesses have learned that they are not accessible enough.

2019 152

Commodity Managers

Job Advice Blog

In the last year JTL Services, Inc. has seen an uptick in the number of our manufacturing clients searching for highly qualified Commodity Managers. The combination of tariff issues and […]. The post Commodity Managers appeared first on JTL Services Inc. Company News

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Practice makes perfect

Laughing all the Way to Work

Whenever I go on an interview, I set up a mock interview with a friend and we go over questions that might come up. Whether they are the exact questions doesn't matter. It is the time spent practicing for the interview that helps. You want to get over those initial jitters and not knowing what to say in the mock interview. Do this a few times and you will be more confident when you actually go for the interview. I call it getting into the interview mode.

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This is What You Need to Do to Change Industries Successfully

On The Job

More people are expected to test the job waters this year as more than 12,500 U.S. employers are looking for new workers and unemployment remains low. This comes as good news for workers who are ready to take the leap to a new job or industry, including those federal workers who are looking for steadier paychecks after government shutdown uncertainty. Still, those seeking to change industries in their job search will need a strategy to overcome blockades.

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Wedding Tips for Introverts Planning Their Wedding

Dumb Little Man

Your wedding day and the preparations before it are obviously going to be extremely taxing and troublesome. Not only do you have to channel your thoughts and try to get them on paper, but you also have to be responsible for handling several tasks at once. With many guests coming over to your marriage, it can be relatively easy to mess up and get the whole thing wrong.

2019 148

3 Digital Nomad Friendly Debit Cards Compared: Revolut, TransferWise And Wirex

Brilliantly Better

Being a digital nomad comes at a cost. And no, I’m not talking about a theoretical, psychological cost, but about a very earthy one: a financial cost. In order to move freely from one place to another, to function in… The post 3 Digital Nomad Friendly Debit Cards Compared: Revolut, TransferWise And Wirex appeared first on Dragos Roua. Business Money and Wealth Travel & Fun

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Stop Multitasking and Focus

Jen Lawrence

Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m a pro at multitasking!”? ”? Maybe you’ve said it yourself. I have bad news. Multitaskers may not be as productive and tuned-in as they think they are. Studies have shown time and time again that not only is multitasking less efficient, but it may actually be impossible. Don’t believe me? Here’s an interesting article on multitasking research. Now, I’m not here to be accusatory. I’ve definitely been there.

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6 Smart Reasons to Get a Business Loan

Small Business CEO

Going into debt for your business can be very intimidating, especially if you are not sure if you should. Here are six good reasons to consider getting small business loans. To buy needed equipment. A loan will enable you to buy the equipment and machinery that you need to create products or provide services to your customers, or to replace or upgrade the ones that don’t work well anymore.

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Wish to Make your Website Hack-Proof? Apply these 5 Security Measures

Dumb Little Man

Imagine a free-flowing stream full of beautifully colored fish and certain hazardous plastic pieces caught in the current. The internet is a similar pool of good and bad assortments. Where there are abundant opportunities for growth, there are subtle chances of downfall as well. Downfall, personified by the vile entities, which hide in the shadiest corners of the net and lead unsuspecting users to an early demise.

2019 145

10 Simple Habits That Will Greatly Improve Your Financial Discipline

Brilliantly Better

Financial discipline is the most underrated, ignored and, at the same time, extremely useful trait that one can develop. Because, you see, there is a big tension on both these words: “financial” and “discipline” One one side, when it comes… The post 10 Simple Habits That Will Greatly Improve Your Financial Discipline appeared first on Dragos Roua. Business Money and Wealth

2019 63

Stop Multitasking and Focus

Jen Lawrence

Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m a pro at multitasking!”? ”? Maybe you’ve said it yourself. I have bad news. Multitaskers may not be as productive and tuned-in as they think they are. Studies have shown time and time again that not only is multitasking less efficient, but it may actually be impossible. Don’t believe me? Here’s an interesting article on multitasking research. Now, I’m not here to be accusatory. I’ve definitely been there.

2019 40

8 Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

Small Business CEO

Are you going to visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in a business trip anytime soon ? Then you’ll going to love reading this article. We’re going to cover things to do – other than business – that you can enjoy during your ‘off-business-hours’ time in this magnificent city.

2019 64

How Long Does The Post Office Hold A Package?

Dumb Little Man

For more than two centuries, the United States Postal Service has reliably delivered packages to its customers. Occasionally, however, a postal worker must deliver a package that does not fit in the addressee’s mailbox. Guidelines prevent the worker from leaving the package on the front porch or near the mailbox. In such case, an established procedure governs redelivery attempts and the length of time that the post office will hold a particular package.

2019 144

A Digital Nomad Toolkit

Brilliantly Better

Living off the grid, traveling often and working from coffee shops, all of these are – theoretically – enjoyable things, but, as any activity, they have various degrees of efficiency. For instance, you may travel often, but you may not… The post A Digital Nomad Toolkit appeared first on Dragos Roua. Digital Tools Productivity and Effectiveness

2019 40

9 Unconventional Ways to Save Money

Dumb Little Man

Are you looking for ways to save some money? Most of us do, but only a few people know how to really achieve this. Of course, everyone knows about savings accounts and putting change in a jar, but if you really want to do it right, you need to learn every trick in the book. This article won’t speak of banks that return some of your spending or a good savings account plan you should follow. Instead, it’ll share some unconventional ways to save money. Troll Deals.

2019 144

How Do I Manage My Expenses After Getting Married?

Dumb Little Man

Getting married is an exciting time for any couple. It’s the beautiful prospect of waking up every day next to your best friend and sharing your lives and home together. But there are some tricky avenues of a new marriage to tackle, such as learning to live with each other’s house-habits. Another area that may be a little tricky to talk about is how to merge your finances. Some couples may feel uncomfortable talking about how much money they make or how they like to spend it.

2019 143

What is CFD and Why You Should Trade Them

Dumb Little Man

You may or may not have heard of CFD in regards to trading. However, they can be a valuable resource in the financial world. If you’ve never heard of them, this is for you. What is CFD? We’re going to cover the answer to this. Additionally, we’ll talk about how trading works, costs, and benefits. Defining CFD. CFD is short for Contract for Difference. This is a flexible financial market or instrument that allows traders to participate in several different markets.

2019 143

How to Stick to your Financial New Year’s Resolution

Dumb Little Man

At the start of a bright and shiny new year, the first few days of January are the easiest to get through. You’re full of motivation to make a big leap and get started on your resolution to save more money. But as the weeks go by, you start to lose momentum, falling for the temptation to stray from your goal and debating whether you should just give up. According to U.S.

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