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The EA competencies you will need in 2019

Practically Perfect PA

Well, that is us in 2019 folks! Happy New Year. Firstly before I start this blog, I want to say a huge thank you to all of the Practically Perfect PA readers who are joining us for another year on the blog. We have been going now since 2011, and I can’t wait to see […]. Core Competencies Featured admin administrators assistants Career Competencies EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Fake Productivity vs Real Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Putting in work or “hustling” is the most widespread maxim for success in the world of entrepreneurship. But the question is this: Are you really being productive with your time or is your work merely a heightened form of procrastination? The three levels of productivity: The first level of productivity is outright procrastination. It is zero productivity. It’s neglecting your priorities and responsibilities in lieu of the dopamine rush of a Netflix series or a video game.

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32 Million Americans Say They Will Start a Business in 2019. Most Won't.

Small Business Labs

According to a recent Job Creators Network Foundation survey , "Sixteen-percent of Americans say they are likely to start a new business in 2019." "   This works out to about 32 million Americans. Most won't.    Over the past couple of years about 400,000 to 500,000 employer small businesses and about 2.5 million solopreneur businesses have been started each year. So it's much more likely that about 1.6%

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Reviewing Your Administrative Career

Office Dynamics

Have you created your own career portfolio or read about how to create one? If you attended the 25 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence you had the opportunity to attend a career portfolio breakout session with Joan Burge and create a beginner’s copy of your own. Joan’s article, “ Demonstrating Yourself & Selling Your Worth ” details the entire process. I personally learned a lot from that breakout session.

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How to send a fax in 2019

Practically Perfect PA

Hands up. Who has been asked to send a fax in the last year? I see a few of you nodding, some of you are rolling your eyes thinking – fax? What is it 1989? Some of you are wondering what I mean by the word ‘fax’ Yes, I know this is old technology, but you […]. Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual Assistant

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5 Quick Ways to Deal With the Confusion and Conflict Within You

Dumb Little Man

If you are going through a transition, you’d know how it feels. You may be confused, disorganized or even frustrated. You don’t know what’s what anymore and life doesn’t make sense. It used to be logical and you used to know what to do. Now, it’s all up in the air. I know, because I’ve been there and in this article, I’ll give you five quick ways to deal with it. Chaos. Before a new order can emerge, there’ll be chaos.

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Forget Resolutions, in 2019 I’m Going to Reach…What About You?

Tips From T. Marie

Welcome to 2019. To be completely honest, I’ve never been much of a “New Year’ fan. All the hoopla about making resolutions that wind up broken before winter winds stop blowing. I grew tired of the marketing cry of an entire industry telling us we weren’t thin, fit, rich or organized enough and that we should focus on that by buying into what they were selling. They somehow took all the joy of a fresh start out of it, and made it yet another expectation we needed to meet.

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Starve the Dragon

Office Dynamics

There is a huge fiery dragon roaming the earth. Some days, the dragon is a little tamer and other days the dragon is on a rampage breathing fire. Do you know this dragon? You may not be directly affected by this dragon – the dragon can be creating pain for your industry, your employer, managers, executives, and customers.

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How Entrepreneurship Helped Me Find My Real Calling

Dumb Little Man

Completing my business and marketing studies at a renowned French business school, I established a freelance digital marketing and content creation agency. I was determined to succeed. Making the transition from being a freelance content creator into a full-time agency owner, I expected to continue doing what I had been doing but with collaborators and at a larger scale. I loved writing, creating visual content, and exploring new industries.

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The 1 Thing That Could Lead to a Healthier, Happier 2019

On The Job

I distinctly remember one vacation where I sat alone on a beach, with only some birds for company. I watched the waves go in and out, and I did nothing more than just feel my breathing. I probably sat there for an hour or more -- it felt like one of the most peaceful places on earth and I was completely relaxed. I now recognize I was practicing mindfulness, although I had no idea at the time. You might think this is the part of the story where I reveal that I continued to practice mindfulness.

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Writing Within Limitations

Daily Writing Tips

A writer can’t do anything he or she wants. Every human being – you too – is bound by limitations. Our readers are limited because they are human. A skillful writer learns to work with these limitations. Don’t overload the emotions of your readers. Escalating the emotional level of your story makes it interesting, you may say, so why not do it unceasingly? If one or two spies add tension to a novel, why not include forty-eight or forty-nine spies?

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Getting Started: 5 Business Startup Loans Available to You if You Have Bad Credit

Small Business CEO

Need a loan for your small business but aren’t sure how you’ll get it? Here are 5 ways to get start up business loans with bad credit. Over half a million Americans become an entrepreneur every month. Do you have bad credit with an entrepreneurial mind? No problem! With the right strategizing and planning, you can still secure financing for your business dreams. Let’s get into understanding the best start up business loans with bad credit. Microloans.

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The 5 Most Common Obstacles That Keep You From Reaching Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

Let’s take the example of starting an Internet business as our model to see how to overcome your obstacles. Here are 5 of the most common ones you may come across while seeking your goal: Too much information. You’ve read the books, taken the teleclasses, and studied the websites. You’re on information overload, so you go into analysis paralysis which means you do nothing. Solution: Pick one person to study and go with that model.

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How to Figure Out What You Want to Do Next

On The Job

For many people, today is the first day back at work after eating too many holiday cookies, watching "Elf" 14 times and hustling the kids back to school (whether they wanted to go or not because your sanity depended on it). It's also the time when you might begin to reassess your career. You might decide that a) you're on track and content b) unhappy and need to make a change or c) floating somewhere in between because you can't really decide what to decide. If you're happy, that's great.

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3 Types of Word Treatment

Daily Writing Tips

Spelling, capitalization, and italicization are three aspects of writing that careful writers will attend to. This post discusses the importance of recognizing standards and making conscious decisions when contemplating deviating from them. Spelling. Employing proper spelling is one of the fundamentals of composition. Unfortunately, the explosive increase in writing opportunities afforded by the internet and social media makes it easier for careless writers to spread viral errors.

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4 Top Ways to Provide Superior Customer Service

Small Business CEO

Customer service is vital to the success of a company in any industry. Poor customer service can lead to lost customers, low levels of customer loyalty, and bad publicity. Unhappy customers tend to talk, whether to their friends and family members or in the form of online reviews. No matter how you look at it, customer service should be one of your top priorities as a business owner or manager. Improve Response Times.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Fitness Tracker

Dumb Little Man

Fitness tracker has bagged in immense popularity these days. These wearable technologies help you lead a fitter and healthier life, as they easily track your fitness level. Whether you are getting physically more active or training for sports, tracking your fitness is going to be easier than ever with a fitness tracker. These small tech-gadgets are going to evolve with exciting features and capabilities in the near future.

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How To Cast Local Media On Your Mac To Chromecast

Dumb Little Man

Google offers Chromecast to help you quickly and easily turn any TV into a smart TV with internet streaming capabilities. It also allows your TV to connect or “talk” to your computer, and there are several easy apps you can use to accomplish streaming quickly and easily. We’re going to go over several of these apps, and you can decide which one works best for you. Elmedia Player.

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3 Ways You Can Earn Extra Cash in Canada

Dumb Little Man

The average Canadian earns $986 a week which works out at just over $51,000 a year. With average monthly living costs of $3500 a month that leaves most Canadians with around $9,000 expendable cash at the end of the year. If you are looking to save money as well as enjoy your life, then this isn’t a particularly large amount of expendable cash. So how can you earn more money without getting a job with a higher salary? Read on to find out. Working Independently.

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How to Play Roulette Like a Professional

Dumb Little Man

Roulette is a game of chance. This game was created by the French mathematician Blaise Pascal in 1655. Roulette is a game of numbers – 0, 00, 1-36, and multiple bet selections available to players. Players are tasked with selecting a number, set of numbers, or selection of options during the wagering session, followed by the croupier’s announcement: ‘No More Bets!’. All winning bets are paid out, according to the pay table.

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Essential Tips for People Who Want to Enjoy Ketogenic Diet-Friendly Fast Food

Dumb Little Man

Sometimes, you don’t have enough time to prepare a keto-friendly meal. That’s why it’s practical to grab your lunch or dinner from the nearest fast food restaurant. The only challenge is ensuring that you remember the essential rules of eating a ketogenic diet. When you eat out, here are some important tips you should follow so that you can stay on track with your ketogenic diet while enjoying your meals. Remove the burger bun.

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Should You Be Googling Yourself?

Dumb Little Man

In 2004, after being shot by an unknown assailant, one Australian man encountered some disturbing information from Google search results. Revealed in image searches and even filled in by Google’s autocomplete searches was his own name, linked with the names of local criminals, mobsters to be exact. This false information nearly cost him his very life.

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5 Business Vehicle Considerations You Need to Make

Small Business CEO

When using a vehicle for business purposes, there are a lot of things to consider. These include taxes, mileage deductions, depreciation expenses and whether to use a personal or business car. Just like any aspect of your business and personal life, it is important to keep vehicle and other expenses separate. So before you start using a car for your business, address these five issues first. The Driver.

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5 Steps to Create a Better Experience for Your Customers

Small Business CEO

There’s a lot of steps that go into offering the best service experience possible for all your customers. It isn’t enough just to have the best quality or best priced product. It isn’t about having the best service staff possible either. Companies need to dig further and constantly be digging for answers even when everything seems to be perfect. Here are 5 relatively painless steps you can take to foster a better customer experience in your company: 1. Its everybody or nobody.

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