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Getting Over Depression: 8 Everyday Things That Help

Dumb Little Man

Depression is that feeling that makes you unable to recognize the reflection staring at you in the mirror. You feel so heavy like a big rock is placed on your head. Your whole body is stiff like you are bound in some invisible chains. Your eyes are wide open, but your view is blurry. Not even the brightest of lights could brighten up your mood. Like a slow killer, its gradually eating you up you need to do something. Its time to get over depression and grab your life back!

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Booking a chartered flight for your boss

Practically Perfect PA

Assistantsworking for private households or individuals will often have the task of organising business trips and holidays. For assistants working in the corporate world this can be a challenging task, but for those working with bosses who are high-net worth VIPs, business travel can be even more difficult.

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Boost Your Success by Improving Your Speaking Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Boost Your Success by Improving Your Speaking Skills appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Success in public speaking can open a world of opportunity for you. It can broaden your horizons through personal development, influence, and advances in your profession. Public Speaking Influences Your Personal Development. In Maslows hierarchy of needs , self-worth ranks highest. Giving speeches helps us realize self-worth through the satisfaction experienced when a good speech is given.

2014 178

The New Entrepreneurial Mindset

Small Business Labs

The economy is clearly changing and to better understand these changes Emergent Research (that's us) and Intuit partnered on a year long study examining these shifts, the trends driving them and their impact on the small business economy.

2014 165

5 Ways to End Unnecessary Stress

Dumb Little Man

Do you feel stress every day and often at unexpected times? For example, you are at an office job or just doing daily routine tasks (nothing dangerous or frightening) and your heart is racing and you are sweating way too much. You may have a deadline but nothing life-threatening. Sounds like an irrational physical reaction right? Unfortunately, you are just so used to experiencing unnecessary stress you don’t realize you need to immediately stop and think about how its harming you.

2014 190

Apps to help with client entertainment in London

Practically Perfect PA

Helping your boss organise client entertainment can be a tricky task, particularly if the client is incredibly important to your organisation and your boss has to pull out all the stops to impress them. Many of you will be asked to help put together an itinerary for visiting clients and will have no problem arranging the clients flights, hotels and ground transport. But what if you have also been asked to arrange entertainment, dinner and all of their spare time while they are in London?

2014 172

How To Easily Put Tasks On A Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

This article will show you how to show one of your Remember The Milk lists on your Google calendar. The post How To Easily Put Tasks On A Calendar appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ). Productivity

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Stop Trying To Change Who You Are!

Dumb Little Man

Can a fixation on self-improvement actually be a form of self-bashing? It’s a counter-intuitive idea, but sometimes when we think we are trying to improve ourselves, we are really just trash talking ourselves. The internet is surging with self-improvement tips, articles, books, speakers, etcetera. If a problem exists, you can find a dozen solutions online. And while it’s great to have access to all of that information, self-improvement, like all things, can go into overkill.

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One Aldwych, London

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve spent many eveningsenjoying cocktails in the Lobby Bar at One Aldwych. From bad first dates with inappropriate men, to pre-theatre drinks and post-theatre drinks, to hours spent putting the world to rights with best friends. It has always been my go to place for a sophisticated atmosphere and a glass of ros wine. Walking into the Lobby Bar at One Aldwych will always evoke some powerful memories but yet I have never stayed in the hotel or eaten in one of the restaurants.

2014 153

Small Business Success in the Cloud

Small Business Labs

Small Business Success in the Cloud is the first in a new research series from Intuit. It focuses on how cloud computing is transforming small business. New technologies, like cloud computing, tend to go through 3 broad generations.   During the first generation, which occurs after a technology is first commercialized, the impacts are mostly efficiency gains. The new technology makes things cheaper, easier and/or faster. 

2014 152

Hard-won Wisdom For Healing Hurt Feelings

Virtual Moxie

Megan wrote to say: "I recently had a situation where a.doc I was working on with a client went out to some of her people without having had the tracked changes accepted. The recipients whose Word settings show markup saw it. My error, to be sure, and I corrected it as soon as we became aware of it. Some folks were nice about it, and others not so; a total of nine people mentioned it to us, and I apologized and re-sent the doc to each of them individually.

2014 147

Lessons From The Checkout Line

Dumb Little Man

Contrary to popular stereotypes, as a man there are a few chores I really enjoy. Its probably due to my mother making it a point to have us all up on Saturday morning with music blasting, food cooking and cleaning the house from top to bottom. As an adult however, one thing I never perfected was the skill for cooking. This works out perfectly for my wife and me. We split household chores so she is dong the cooking and I get to handle the bulk of the cleaning and laundry.

2014 169

It???s My Birthday. Am I Too Old for Tech?

Tips From T. Marie

Today I turn 51 years old. Some would say that makes me too old to be actively making a living working in tech. Its true that the tech world does seem to be dominated by young people. I think thats great, it means tech has a great future. But does it mean that there is no place in tech for those of us with a few more candles on our cake? Some of us, me included, have been dabbling with computers since DOS was the operating system. We remember Windows 3.1

2014 144

BI Forecast: Beacons Will Change Retail

Small Business Labs

The ability to provide real-time, location-specific, personalized data delivered straight to a customer's smartphone has long been considered the holy grail of location-based marketing.    According to a recent report by Business Insider (registration required), a relatively new technology called Beacons  is poised to deliver this capability. The report goes on to say that Beacons are the most important retail technology since mobile mobile credit card readers.

2014 147

New Productivity Forms: August 2014

Simple Productivity Blog

With summer coming to an end, I am reminded that the ocean is a stone''s throw away. I don''t necessarily take the opportunities that are always available, and I want to spend more time with sand between my toes. The post New Productivity Forms: August 2014 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ).

2014 132

Seven Things You Need to Know About Writing for the Web ??? Whatever Your Job

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever read a web page, blog post, Facebook update or email that was just plain bad? Perhaps it was riddled with mistakes  or perhaps it was full of jargon, badly structured, or otherwise difficult to read. Almost all of us will write something online at some point in our lives: a personal blog, a company web page, a Facebook update, an email… And if you want to impress (your clients, your boss, your peers), then you have to be able to write well for the web.

2014 165

Where Should You Start Building Your Business Online?

Tips From T. Marie

In my an earlierpost I talked about businesses making the mistake of ignoring the increasing use of mobile devices. Even those businesses who understand the need to build a presence online often get overwhelmed at the starting point. With so many social networks and new ones cropping up all the time, its easy to get stuck thinking about diving into the pool. Where do you start? Testing the waters.

2014 123

TJ McCue's Excellent 3D Printing Adventure

Small Business Labs

TJ McCue is crisscrossing the country in a an RV exploring the world of 3D printing. How cool is that! According to his trip website , over 8 months TJ will make hundreds of stops with the goal of: exploring the cities, towns and off-the-path byways to uncover a fundamental change in the way things are designed and made, and how this is bringing radical change to business and to society at large.

2014 146

Simplifying For Storm Preparation

Simple Productivity Blog

We got hit with our first major storm of the season in July. Living on the coast, tropical formations pose significant threat. Arthur could have been much worse than it was, hitting land about 2 hours south of us. But luckily, we escaped damage. Interestingly, I found that hurricane preparation for the outside of the house is now streamlined. We know exactly what needs to be secured where, and I was able to do all of the preparation by myself in about an hour.

2014 131

Determination – Business Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.” ” – Booker T. Washington Get talking to any entrepreneur and they will tell you all about the things they had to do to get where they… Read the full article here: Determination – Business Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations Business Quotes determination

2014 164

Re-inspire Yourself this Fall!

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. The fall is nearly upon us, and sure – this is the time of year when the air cools down, the sun sets earlier, and we prepare for the dormant winter season. But in business, fall is also a time of new beginnings. The new “school year” cycle signifies a clean slate, a time for learning, and growth – even for those of us who graduated years ago. Harness the renewing energy of this cycle to reinvigorate yourself and your business, and end the year on a high note.

2014 109

Time Management is You Management

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-06-27 15:20:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Here are some helpful hints from Jan Hayner for managing your time , courtesy of the Clutter Control Freak Blog (sponsored by Stacks and Stacks , which has some fab organizing products). These hints are especially helpful for those of you who have a hard time saying no.

2014 109

Open Loops 8/15/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

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.

2014 125

How to Establish Trust in a Virtual Workplace

On The Job

Research shows that our conscious brains can handle about 40 bits of information a second. While that may sound like quite a bit, consider the fact that our unconscious minds can handle 11 million bits of information per second  and 10 million bits of that can be visual data.

2014 143

Spell My Name Right

Daily Writing Tips

“I don’t care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right.” ” No one knows who said it first, but anyone who has ever written for a newspaper or magazine has heard some version of this quotation. It’s a thought to be taken to heart by anyone–journalist or not–who has occasion to write someone else’s name on an envelope or in a comment box.

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Consider Yourself A Leader

Office Dynamics

This question is for you if you’re in an administrative role. Doyou consider yourself a leader? Administrative professionals and executiveassistants often see themselves in their supportroles as being non-leaders. Nothing, however,could be further from the truth! You may not be the CEO or VP of the company,but you are a leader.

2014 111

How to Launch Your Thing on Time

Productivityist

The following is a guest post by Omar Zenhom. Omar is a life long entrepreneur and educator. He''s the co-founder of an alternative business education called The $100 MBA. Omar attended Wharton business school and dropped out in frustration with the education system to build The $100 MBA. With his over decade experience as an entrepreneur and 12 years experience as a teacher, he and his partner Nicole created an business training program that has revolutionized business education forever.

2014 76

Win a Scholarship to the Best Writing Course for Business Owners

Men With Pens

Each time I prepare for a new session of the Damn Fine Words writing course, I open up the DFW writing contest. Many people tell me they wish they could register for the course, because if they could just get in.

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Reclusion vs. Seclusion

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks to know the difference between  reclusion and seclusion , reclusive and seclusive.. Although synonyms for one another, these words are not interchangeable in every context. Of the nouns, seclusion is used more frequently than reclusion to refer to a state of being apart from society.

2014 87

BIG Action Begins With An Action Plan

Office Dynamics

This weeks Monday Motivator is written by Jasmine Freeman, Vice President and Chief Executive Assistant to Joan Burge. Hello, Monday Motivators! Joan declared 2014 to be the year of BIG! Each month shes taken a different topic and shared its importance to living your BIG life in her Monday Motivators. This month, the focus is on ACTION. When you think about your BIG dreams and goals in each of the 5 pillars you likely have at least one goal in each of those areas of your life.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Podcasting Productivity

Productivityist

With Podcast Movement starting up this weekend, I took some to step back and look at my workflow that I''ve used to deliver podcasts on a regular basis over the past six years. Sure, it has the ball over that period of time, but there are some tactics and tools that I''ve used throughout the help me podcast productively. Right now I''m working regularly on one podcast, but I''ve created a framework that essentially would allow me to add another podcast fairly easily.

2014 69

How to fearlessly pitch and sell without feeling weird

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Your business success demands colossal sales skill. No entrepreneur can avoid it. No matter how it makes you feel, you must be come an expert salesperson. Even startup technologists building software in their code-caves have to persuade investors to sign cheques. Its no surprise that  sooner or later  I talk with all my clients about sales. Money does strange things to people and when talking to customers about it or asking for it things get weird.

2014 84

How Perfect Is the Present Perfect?

Daily Writing Tips

As a grammatical term, the word perfect can be a bit misleading. Because the adjective perfect derives from a Latin verb meaning to accomplish, to perform, to complete, explanations of the perfect forms of the verb often begin something like this: Perfect means completed; an action expressed in the perfect has been completed at some time in the past..

2014 81

Exclusive Q&A with Shane Caniglia, CEO of Torn Screen Entertainment and Rich Dad Interactive

Small Business CEO

I’m into gaming and am a big believer that business people can learn better through games. I personally play business strategy games, city building games and biz/finance educational games. One of the latest games I play on my smartphone and tablet is Capital City , a Rich Dad ‘s financial education game app developed by Torn Screen Entertainment, Inc. Today, I have a privilege to have a Q and A session with Torn Screen Entertainment, Inc.’s

2014 82

Video: What Is Connect Hub?

Brilliantly Better

To make a long story short, this project is just another crazy bet I’m taking against all reasonable odds. It may or it may not … The post Video: What Is Connect Hub? appeared first on Dragos Roua. Business connect hub indiegogo

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Four Keys To Improved Subscriber Journey With Progressive Profiling

Denise Aday

See on Scoop.it – Email Marketing Virtual Assistant. “Four Keys To Improved Subscriber Journey With Progressive Profiling” by Chad White. Denise Aday ‘s insight: Mind you, this is not “profiling” in the creepy, surreptitiously snooping and following you around the web so we can classify you kind of way. Rather much more respectfully and transparently, asking your subscribers directly about themselves and how you can serve them better — if they would like that.

2014 43

Head Words

Daily Writing Tips

English has several words that derive from caput , the Latin word for head. Here are just a few. The words cap , caparison , cape , and capuchin all trace their origin to a garment that was worn over the head. Originally, the word referred to a hood. Unlike a hat, a cap does not have a brim. When a cap does not refer to something worn on a person’s head, it can mean something applied to the top of something. Bottles have caps, as do chimneys. caparison.

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