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How to Fail, so you never Lose !

Dumb Little Man

2015 192

What is LifeWorking and How Does it Relate to Coworking?

Small Business Labs

Futurist Ayelet Barron  has coined the term  "LifeWorking"  to describe: "a way of life that does not try to separate life and work into two distinct and seemingly incompatible spheres, but instead meshes both into a new way of thinking about a life journey in the 21st century." " Her point is to find work that is personally exciting and fulfilling and that also allows you to enjoy the journey.

2015 176

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Why You Shouldn’t Check Email On Vacation

Simple Productivity Blog

It should be a no-brainer. You're on vacation to get away from work. Therefore, having made a decision to be away from work, you should stay away from all things work. This includes email. Today we will look at a scenario.real life.that illustrates what can happen when you answer email on your vacation. The post Why You Shouldn’t Check Email On Vacation appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 156

Play to the Strong

Virtual Moxie

In a recent conversation, I was sharing some of the lessons I learned while building AssistU that are helpful to me still today. There are two, specifically, that I want to share with you, and I'll share one this week, and one next week (so as to let them really sink in). Here's the first: You know who you are. You know what your business is all about. You know who's ideal for you and who isn't. And you know what you want for yourself.

2015 152

Three Easy Ways to Drastically Improve Your Charisma

Dumb Little Man

Pause for 2 Seconds Before you Respond The vast majority of people cannot wait for their turn to speak. For a day, pay attention to your day to day conversations. Observe how often the person you are talking to cuts you off before you have finished your thought. You will be surprised to discover that most of the time, people reply to your comments either right before you finish talking, or immediately after.

2015 179

The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

The current employment picture is quite interesting. The official statistics say we've got a great jobs market.   According to one economist : "Not only are the labor markets stronger today than at any point in the past 20 years, but we are beginning to see the start of broad-based wage growth," Rick Rieder, chief investment officer for fundamental fixed income at BlackRock, said in a client note.

2015 154

Productivity Tool Overview: Energy Management

Simple Productivity Blog

I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. Some days you may need to focus on your energy. All of these strategies will help you get things done, but work best under the right circumstances. This June I will be looking at my go-to tools - the ones in my productivity toolbox.

2015 149

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Are Your Goals Big Enough?

Dumb Little Man

All too often peoples success is hindered by the limitations they place upon themselves, if you don’t aim high you wont achieve much. As Napoleon Hill said: “the starting point of all achievement is desire.” Don’t forget this crucial first step, it is a rare thing for people to achieve amazing results without trying to, millionaires don’t become millionaires by accident and pro sports people don’t develop their amazing skill sets by accident.

2015 178

The Personal Services Boom

Small Business Labs

Back in 2008 we forecast that personal services would be one of the key small business growth sectors over the next decade. We described their appeal as: Personal services firms. provide life support services to increasingly harried, time-constrained consumers. Basically, these folks are paid to do things we used to do on our own, or did without. Since then the personal services sector has boomed (and yes, we are patting ourselves on our back).

2015 150

New Productivity Forms: June 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

I am lucky enough to live very close to the Atlantic Ocean, and I intend to spend some time there this summer. Of course, I will be at the hidden-away locals' beaches, and far away from the "oceanfront" with its tourists and blinking neon. I love being near the water, and I will enjoy sitting under an umbrella and watching the waves. These forms remind me that I can get through things quickly and be on my way to the beach!

2015 143

Technology to make events simpler

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants are using technology to help them manage their events and also to make their events better. So I thought I would ask William the Curator of Tech Fest a conference and event technology showcase which takes place at ExCeL on the 19th June to explain how five very different types of event technology can help those assistants who are involved in events stay on top of their events. Event Management Systems – taking all of the administration away from your events.

2015 130

7 steps to slow your financial burn rate

Dumb Little Man

Does your money just burn a hole in your wallet? Are you spending on stuff you don’t need leaving you with no money for want you’d planned? So how do you slow down your financial burn rate? The answer is by getting to grips with the psychology of spending and creating some new approaches that will help put out the fire in you pocket. Be the one that misses out Having the latest item and keeping up with the latest fashion is a trick that’s been going on since Alfred P.

2015 170

Are you an ORC? I am & Proud of it.

Tips From T. Marie

Being young, urban and creative is great, but baby boomers aren’t dead yet. Apparently Hipsters are dead. I know that will make some of my readers jump for joy in hopes that their local coffee shop will no longer be occupied by youngster’s sporting loafers, beanie caps and black rimmed glasses lacking magnification properties. Before you get too excited you might want to read the article on Mashable that proclaims their death and announces who they’ve been replaced by. The Yuccies.

2015 127

Open Loops 6/12/2015

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. Speaking up at work. Anger management. Life essentials worth investing in. 13 Things IT People Wish You Knew About Computers. Lyme disease information. Coiling cords. Things you should do before 9am.and more! The post Open Loops 6/12/2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2015 131

Key Steps to Becoming a Better Project Manager

Productivity Bits

The skills that are required of you as a project manager are numerous and various. You are supposed to be able to manage time and schedules well, and only those with developed planning skills can do this successfully. At all times, be ready to drop whatever you’re doing and dedicate your attention to helping any part of your team with the task at hand.

How to handle a new relationship

Dumb Little Man

Handling a new relationship can be a challenging task, since you don’t really know each other. Feeling a little uncomfortable at the beginning is quite common; unless of course the partner is a best friend. No one can give surety about your relationship, not even you as for how long it will work. But by keeping the below mentioned tips in mind you will surely be quite comfortable to handle a new relationship.

2015 167

Welcome to Office Life (for administrative professionals)

Office Dynamics

Have you ever taken the time to go back through old pictures? Over the years, have you collected and packed away special mementos or souvenirs from places you visited? Do you have a box of letters or cards you received that were special and you just couldn’t throw them away? Do you have anything you have kept over the years that were special to you? Well, since I started Office Dynamics 25 years ago, I have kept hundreds of things that were near and dear to my heart.

Don’t Forget About Print Advertising! Three 3 Times Brands Made It Work

The Small Business Blog

Poster printing is everywhere. Despite shifts to Twitter ads, PPC campaigns and digital banners, we still see a lot of print based campaigns every single day. So, is print really dying or is it just reestablishing itself? London based poster printing company Ro-Am Posters say that despite digital trends they are still seeing numerous orders… Read the full article here: Don’t Forget About Print Advertising! Three 3 Times Brands Made It Work on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

2015 176

Tips for Avoiding Distraction at Work

On The Job

You start the day with the best of intentions. You are not going to get distracted. Going. Distracted. Then you think you’ll just do a quick Gmail check to make sure you’re not missing anything critical. After that, you check your Instagram account – might as well while you’re already online, right? A quick peek at Twitter and you’re ready to settle into work. About that time, a co-worker interrupts, asking if you can take a quick look at an email she needs to send an unhappy customer.

2015 165

The ‘Dos and Don’ts’ when going through a divorce

Dumb Little Man

Going through separation and divorce is emotionally draining and it can be difficult to be objective. It is estimated that approximately 40% of marriages end in divorce. Going through separation and divorce is emotionally draining and it can be difficult to be objective about what is ‘fair’ in terms of a settlement so we have outlined a few Dos and Don’ts. Do: • Put your children first.

2015 163

The Star Performer’s Secret Sauce Free Webinar Replay [assistant training for 25 years and counting]

Office Dynamics

25 Proven Tips to Administrative Excellence. Did you miss it? The 25-year anniversary educational free webinar filled with fun and celebration was a great success and we’re including it here for you to view in it’s entirety. Check out the program, download the handouts below along with the added bonus downloads. It’s all here! If you didn’t here about this event, read more below about this webinar.

2015 161

Five Writing Tics to Delete in Revision

Daily Writing Tips

All writers strew less-than-perfect turns of phrase in their first drafts, unnecessary words and phrases that slow down writing. Here are five stylistic flaws that can be eliminated in revision. Unnecessary prepositional phrases. EXAMPLE: After all my hard work, the superintendent’s compliment was gratifying to me. BETTER: After all my hard work, the superintendent’s compliment was gratifying. The “to me” can be inferred by the reader.

2015 87

Productivity Experimention: A Case Study for Writing


Trip Adler is a Harvard graduate who was accepted to Y Combinator with the idea for a ridesharing app. But Trip Adler isn’t the founder of Uber. What happens when someone smart, who has a good idea, meets with a team of experienced advisors and they collectively whiff on an idea like Uber? In this case, the problem was bad timing. Adler had his idea three years before Uber, but it was simply too early. What do you do if you’ve got a great idea, but you’re too early with it?

2015 82

How Do I Get Him To Text Me Instead Of Me Texting Him All The Time?

Dumb Little Man

It’s all too common. You’re texting with someone new but you notice that you’re the one who starts every conversation. Things feel a little one-sided, but you can fix! Here’s how to get him to message first1 Stop Texting Him First If you’re the one who always initiates conversation, you’re letting him know that you’ll always be there.

2015 160

Ultrabalaton – The Aftermath Of A 222 Kilometers Race

Brilliantly Better

It’s been exactly 11 days since the race. If you don’t read my blog on a daily basis, then I should tell you I’m talking … The post Ultrabalaton – The Aftermath Of A 222 Kilometers Race appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2015 74


Daily Writing Tips

Ancient Egyptians had hieroglyphics. Modern Man has emojis. Since the 1980s, symbols to express emotions have proliferated in cyberspace. At first they were made with what was available on the keyboard, like the smiley face made with a colon, a hyphen, and a parenthesis. Now, thanks to Unicode, they appear as true pictures: faces, hands, heads, cupcakes, robots, even a swirly pile of brown poop with eyes and a smile.

2015 77

How to Love Writing Again

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! How to Love Writing Again first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2015, All Rights Reserved. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Better Writing

2015 64

How Long Will A Dui Show On Background Check?

Dumb Little Man

Once you are convicted of driving under the influence, your life can change in several ways. You will likely need to part with your vehicle, even if it is your first offense. Your license may be suspended for at least six months to a year or longer, depending on the state in which you reside.

2015 157

The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Fifth Marathon

Brilliantly Better

I’m writing this exactly one week after the race. One week ago, exactly at the same time, my GPS watch battery decided to give up, … The post The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Fifth Marathon appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2015 74


Daily Writing Tips

Metonymy [meh-TAHN-uh-mee] is a figure of speech that substitutes a word or phrase that stands for an object, action, institution or the like for the object itself. For example, in the phrase “surf and turf”— in the context of restaurant fare— surf is a metonymy for seafood and turf is a metonymy for beef.

2015 75

Three Simple Ways to Supplement Your Income

Small Business CEO

Keeping a small enterprise afloat with a limited income is an unenviable challenge, yet it’s one faced by many businessmen and CEOs. The current commercial climate is highly competitive, and keeping the wheels turning whilst make a tidy profit is incredibly hard work. This is why many entrepreneurs are beginning to look outside of the box, beyond traditional methods of increasing turnover.

2015 81

Do I Have To Pay Income Taxes On A Life Insurance Payout?

Dumb Little Man

For many, the federal tax code is confusing and complex. In most cases, you are required to pay taxes according to the total annual income you earned. In theory, the U.S. tax laws are set up to favor low-income workers over high-income workers, and every working citizen is taxed on a case-by-case basis. However, it is important to understand the differences in the type of income you receive as you may not be required to pay taxes on everything.

2015 156

The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Fourth Marathon

Brilliantly Better

The first kilometers after I put on my headlamp were rather easy. But, as I was covering more and more ground, I noticed a significant … The post The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Fourth Marathon appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2015 64


Daily Writing Tips

An ESL reader has a question about the expression “tit for tat”: If Tit is something we all commonly understand then is Tat the male counterpart of Tit? What does Tit and Tat mean in this idiom? The impulse to attach a gendered meaning to the words in this idiom illustrates how folk etymologies are invented. In fact, “tit for tat” is an altered spelling of the expression “tip for tap.”. In the context of the original idiom, both tip and tap refer to a slight blow.

2015 72

Staying Connected in Australia During your Business Travel

Small Business CEO

It sounds cliché, but we really are in an age of constant connection: video chatting on trains, emailing in cafés, watching YouTube in the bath (not advisable, but it can be done). Our smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices’ wifi and data capabilities let us access anything, anytime, anywhere. In fact, there is a growing number of business owners who work solely on their mobile devices.

2015 67

Can An Employer Legally Verify Salary History?

Dumb Little Man

The job market in the United States is becoming increasingly competitive not only in terms of individual skills but also in relation to compensation. As of 2015, American employers are still enjoying a substantial pool of overqualified candidates to choose from, and this has not stopped them from keeping the upper hand with regard to salaries and compensation. To this effect, verification of salary history has become a sort of hiring strategy, and it is legal to a certain extent.

Salary 156

The Smallest Step

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2010-03-05 16:02:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’ve posted before about the difference between goals and tasks. It’s similar to the difference between projects and to do’s. Goals and projects are not one-shot deals. They need to be broken down into do-able steps. Sometimes even the next do-able step doesn’t seem to be getting done.

2015 109