Sat.Aug 03, 2019 - Fri.Aug 09, 2019

What Is Your Success Meter?

Dumb Little Man

What does success mean for you? Here’s an interesting story. In 1983, a young talented guitarist was kicked out of his dream band. He was delirious with joy even just before the manager called him at his office to kick him out. It happened just three days before he was about to record his first album. No reason, no complaints, no fight, just shown the door. For no reason. So, as he sat on the bus from Los Angeles to New York, you know what he did? He cried. What did I do wrong?

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Are Outward-Facing Hours Your Key to Work-Life Integration?

Virtual Moxie

I wouldn’t have been able to tell you whether I identify as an integrator or a segmenter, but I immediately saw myself as a segmenter the morning that I read this article by Melody Wilding.

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The Rise of Independent Worker Teams: Fiverr's Studios and Upwork's Agency Experience

Small Business Labs

Fiverr this week announced a new service offering called "Studios" This service gives freelancers the ability to easily join forces to sell and tackle larger and more complex client assignments than a freelancer could do on their own.

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A simple template for a farewell speech

Ian's Messy Desk

The post A simple template for a farewell speech appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. A number of co-workers in our office are transferring to new opportunities in new regions. We had a luncheon today to say goodbye and make some presentations. I was asked to say goodbye to one of the employees who was leaving.

2019 153

5 Holistic Fitness Routines For Those Who Hate The Gym

Dumb Little Man

If the first reaction when you think of the gym is “Ugghh, not again! Why does staying fit has to be so difficult?”, we feel you. If existence is a pain, gyms are probably the reason. If we had a magic lamp, we would probably wish to never go to the gym and yet stay in our best shapes — all our lives. But how to get fit without a gym routine? Thankfully, there are better alternatives to staying fit. No, we aren’t making this up!

2019 155

How to take initiative when working with a micromanager

Practically Perfect PA

Working for someone who is a micromanager is hard work. There is no denying it, and it is especially true for Assistants. We are there to save our Executive’s time and the organisation money. It is hard to do that part of our job if our Executive is involved in everything that we do. Micromanagers […].

2019 140

Positive Career Affirmation #24

Eat Your Career

Today I choose collaboration over competition. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #24 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations career advice collaboration

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What Is The Best Time To Study According To Your Peak Mental Productivity?

Dumb Little Man

Are you preparing for a big exam? If so, part of your test prep is arranging a conducive schedule for studying. What is the best time to study? Is it during the day or at night? This actually is a perennial question and numerous researches have been conducted about it. It’s day vs night when it comes to choosing the best time to study. Well, there really is no certain answer pertaining to this from a scientific perspective. It’s actually subjective because of individual differences.

2019 152

The Assistant as a “Center of Influence”

Office Dynamics

I created the above visual as an image of the ideal situation between an executive and their assistant, especially when it comes to communication. Because of all the technology today, assistants have a very hard time staying “in the loop.” When an assistant is aware of what is going on or what is on the horizon, she or he can better anticipate, be proactive, plan better, foresee barriers, look more professional, and reduce stress.

2019 186

How to Develop Executive Presence (Regardless of Your Role)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Develop Executive Presence (Regardless of Your Role).”. Presence is a tricky topic. It’s one of those things that’s hard to articulate, but you know it when you see it. Some people have a very strong presence: they walk into a room and people take note. Others have a very weak presence: they basically blend into the background. But what gives someone presence?

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How EAs can navigate work place politics

Practically Perfect PA

The term office politics comes with a lot of negative connotations. It is very much associated with game playing where the ability to win is equated with success and losing will keep you on the lowest step of the career ladder. In my experience, most Assistants will steer very clear of this type of behaviour. […].

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12 Tips On How To Shop For The Perfect Wedding Dress

Dumb Little Man

You’ve got the ring, set the date, and now it’s time to shop for your dream wedding dress. Although this is a stressful time for many brides, it doesn’t have to be. So how you go about shopping for the perfect wedding dress? Our wedding saving guide will help you in your search, and you can use our tips below for wedding dress shopping success! Set a Budget.

2019 142

Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Office Dynamics

An important component to self-management versus stress-management is to set healthy boundaries in the workplace. In this article what kind of boundaries and with whom. As administrative assistants and executive assistants, you can often feel like setting boundaries might get you fired or your leader will think you are not a team player. Some people think when I’m talking about setting boundaries, it has to do with sexual harassment in the workplace.

2019 169

What is a Business Creative?

Tips From T. Marie

Over the course of the last two posts, I’ve been talking about three new terms I’ve begun using here on my website and the Tips from T.Marie blog. They also happen to describe the type of businesses I provide services to. Those terms, solopreneur, coaches and business creatives are relatively new terms in the business world, although their use is increasing. My first post focused on solopreneurs and my second on coaches.

2019 112

10 websites to help book great hotels

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many hotel websites available for Assistants to use when booking business travel for their Executive. If you don’t work with a travel management company, where do you even start? Here are ten websites to help book great hotels. This list covers everything you need to search and compare prices. When you are […]. Core Skills Featured Travel admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2019 109

How to Take Full Control of Your Career Development

Dumb Little Man

How to develop your career? Well, career development does not happen overnight. One needs to put a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve his goals. This is why it is important to plan and choose a career where you are good at so your potential for success is great. Taking full control of your career by choosing the right decisions is important to have a successful career development in life.

2019 139

Become a Lifelong Learner or Risk Your Future

On The Job

Infosys President Ravi Kumar predicts that 75 million jobs "old" jobs will vanish by 2022, replaced by 135 million "new" jobs that will be created because of new technologies. As a result, he has some advice that no employee or job seeker should ignore: become a life-long learner. You have to learn to learn, learn to unlearn, and learn to re-learn. For an individual to imbibe that culture of being on that learning curve for a lifetime is a big switch," Kumar says.

2019 154

The Democratization of Wealth Work

Small Business Labs

The Brookings Institute's Who’s employed by the lifestyles of the rich and famous? covers the growth of the personal care and services jobs, which has been one of the fastest growing job segments over the past decade. They refer to this type of work as "wealth work", a term coined by MIT Economist David Autor  which he defined as personal service jobs created by rising incomes.

2019 107

How to Develop a Strong EA Group in a Company – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individuals problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below. Katrien B asks: We are a start-up company with offices in EMEA and in the US. In EMEA (HQ) we have 2 EA’s and in the US 3.

2019 144

7 Reasons Why You Need to Start Checking Your Credit Score Regularly

Dumb Little Man

Your credit report houses all the important information regarding your credit history. If you plan to apply for a loan, its contents can make or break the deal. Although many know the significance of a good credit score, most people almost always fail to check it. Due to our busy and hectic life, a credit score is often the last thing to cross our minds. After all, it’s not part of those “in your face” figures like your credit card balance or your checking account.

2019 139

Podcast Episode 6: How I Use A Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

Calendars form the basis of any productivity system. These are the single item that tell you where you need to be and when. But calendars have evolved massively from 30 years ago, when everything was on paper. Today I'll look at my own calendar evolution and share how I use a calendar today. The post Podcast Episode 6: How I Use A Calendar appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

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SafetyPIN: Building Trust in the Gig Economy (and elsewhere)

Small Business Labs

SafetyPIN Technologies is a startup that has created a background check system and trust badge that lets people see at a glance if someone they met online - or elsewhere - is safe to meet offline. According to the company's website, SafetyPIN has: "developed a proprietary algorithm that draws on over 10,000 sources of data – and combines behavioral screening — to identify people you can trust the most – and assure them they can trust you, too."

2019 104

How To Become A Sustainability Influencer Who Makes A Difference

Eco-Office Gals

Sustainability influencers offer their audiences information on how to live more eco-friendly lives. As an environmentalist who wants to make a big impact, becoming a sustainability influencer could be the answer to call other into action on a global scale. You can reach a lot of people online and, in turn, make a significant difference in the real world. Put your green living knowledge to use by learning how to become a sustainability influencer. Determine What Makes You Unique.

2019 100

Bitcoin Trading Platform: What Exactly to Look for

Dumb Little Man

The cryptocurrency market has grown exponentially over the past five years, with many people interested in the emergence of a virtual currency which isn’t controlled by a central authority (government) & has the potential to gain massive value over a minimal amount of time. But, the bitcoin market is very volatile and it can be very tough to keep up with the trend – especially since this kind of market never sleeps.

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How I Use My iPad (2019 Edition)

Simple Productivity Blog

Tablets are a great way to have productivity on the go. With the latest hardware and apps, some people are using them to replace their computers. Today I'll give you an update on how I use my iPad. When I first bought an iPad, I thought it would be an asset, but I never thought it would become a mainstay of my productivity. I use my iPad every day, and on a recent vacation didn't even open the laptop, using the iPad exclusively instead. Here is how - and when - I use my iPad.

2019 100

10 Best Mobile Apps to Learn English

Daily Writing Tips

If you’re learning English as a second language, you might want some extra help and support beyond your regular lessons. Alternatively, you might decide to dispense with lessons altogether and learn from websites or apps. There are loads of great apps out there, whether you want an entire course of tuition or simply a bit of help.

2019 85

Writing Fiction – New Challenge, New Book

Brilliantly Better

It’s been a while since I wrote anything on this blog. Sometimes, life tends to happen “outside” and not everything that unfolds is meant to be logged, written about or signaled to the world. That’s how it was for the… The post Writing Fiction – New Challenge, New Book appeared first on Dragos Roua. Blogging Science Fiction

2019 64

The Cost of Email Phishing

Dumb Little Man

When did email become the weakest link? How can you protect your organization from email phishing attacks? There have always been problems with people clicking on malicious links and somehow having them sent directly to you seems to make it more likely you will click on it. One out of every 99 emails is a phishing scam which means that every employee in your organization is getting almost 5 phishing emails every workweek.

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Episode 256: Understanding Ultralearning with Scott H. Young


On this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by fellow Canadian and author of the book Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition and Accelerate Your Career , Scott H. Young. Scott is a writer, programmer, traveler and avid reader of interesting things. His blog is one of my personal “must reads” and over its lifespan it has asked the compelling question: What’s the best way to learn?

2019 58

Complete Guide To Starting Your Own Business

Small Business CEO

There are many amazing benefits to starting your own business – you have the flexibility and freedom to be your own boss and choose your own work schedule, plus the potential to receive incredible financial rewards. However, setting up a business takes hard work, time, and dedication, so you want to do everything possible to make sure it’s a success. With this in mind, here’s a complete guide to starting your own business. Develop the necessary skills.

2019 65

EA BreakThrough Story #1: from Admin Assistant to 6-Figure Work/Life Balance

Executive Assistant Breakthrough

In this series, I share true stories of executive assistants who’ve made leaps to their next level – a new place in their career and their life that’s more aligned with what they truly want.

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7 Ways To Future-Proof Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

As a small business owner, you don’t always have time for the little details that help your business run successfully. Answering every email, following up with every lead. These can all slow you down especially when you’re managing accounts and nurturing prospects. If the administrative aspects are occupying too much time, here are some resourceful ways to automate work processes. Automate customer communications. First impressions matter.

2019 64

3 Reasons Why Your Company Should Have a Staff Retreat

Small Business CEO

Work has an emotional pull that keeps people checking their emails and worrying about work even when they’re supposed to be resting. In the midst of all this stress, it’s becoming clear that taking a real break is as good for business and for the employees who operate it. Retreats let everyone reflect. When every day is the same, creativity suffers. Taking time to reflect not only refreshes you physically, but it also frees your mind to be creative.

2019 62

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Getting Corporate Headshots

Small Business CEO

Getting corporate headshots are important for marketing yourself or a small business. For an individual, your LinkedIn or other online profile gets many more views with a headshot. For management teams on the company website, headshots are an essential first impression with potential customers. So, if you’re in the market for getting headshots there are at least three considerations to avoid getting a bad one. Don’t Use a Selfie. First, never use a selfie.

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5 Benefits to Working with Real Estate Agents

Small Business CEO

Not working with a real estate agent can be tempting. You might do some reading and decide that you know enough about it to just do it on your own. Plus, you won’t have to worry about losing money on a realtor’s commission if you do the work yourself. This seems like a good idea, but this isn’t something you want to handle alone. Many people go wrong when they try to buy or sell a home without a real estate agent.

2019 48

4 Benefits of Switching to an Online Inventory Management System

Small Business CEO

There are several reasons why more and more people are turning to online platforms to shop. For one, they have a wider range of products to choose from, which may even include items that are only available overseas. The price points are also quite competitive and various payment options can lead to even more savings for the customer. But perhaps the most compelling reason for most people to buy online is convenience and speed.

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5 Ways to Stimulate Questions During Your Panel Discussions

Small Business CEO

Panels attract attention primarily because of their speaker lineup—the audience attends because they want to hear the individuals in question weigh in on a certain topic. So, it’s easy to forget the importance of the glue that holds it all together: the moderator. photo credit: Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia. Moderator may be a more understated role than panelist, but it’s quite literally the make-or-break factor on whether a panel is successful in achieving its goals and engaging the audience.

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