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9 Great Reasons to Drink Water And How to Form the Water Habit

Dumb Little Man

We all know that water is good for us, but the reasons are sometimes a little fuzzy. Even if we know why we should drink water, it’s not a habit that we can easily form. The truth, however, is that we don’t focus enough on this habit. This is why we end up drinking lots of coffee, soda, alcohol, fruit juices, teas, milk, and a bunch of other beverages. And despite all those fluids, we still end up dehydrated which isn’t good for our health.

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How to Become a More Valuable Employee

Eat Your Career

These days, people talk a lot about adding value in the workplace. Specifically, everyone wants to know how to become a more valuable employee. After all, when you add more value at work, you should (in theory) receive more value as well. It’s only natural; contributing at greater levels should enable you to earn at greater levels too. In my newest book, The Invisibility Cure , I cover this topic in depth.

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5 questions to ask before you start your next job search

Practically Perfect PA

We all know that looking for a new job isn’t easy. It can take a lot of time with hours of searching through job descriptions, speaking to recruitment agencies and then, of course, the time spent preparing for and going to job interviews. It is a job in itself! But, most people start a new […]. Career Development Job Hunting admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Interviews Job hunting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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7 Ways to Get More Done

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Ways to Get More Done appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Work with a clean desk – A study on productivity found that, “The average desk worker has 36 hours worth of work on their desk and wastes up to 3 hours a week just ‘looking’ for STUFF!” Clean your desk to work more effectively. Keep a time log – It is a good idea to analyze your use … Continue reading 7 Ways to Get More Done → You just finished reading 7 Ways to Get More Done ! Consider leaving a comment!

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7 Secrets of the Super Organized

Dumb Little Man

A few years ago, everything about my life was a mess. Then, I learned a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? Of course not and I don’t aim to be. However, I know where everything is and I know what I need to do today. Most of the time, I don’t forget things and my house is uncluttered and relatively clean. Well, as clean as you can get when you have toddlers and big kids running around. So, what’s the secret? In truth, there aren’t any secrets.

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Liza On-Demand, a Gig Economy Comedy

Small Business Labs

Liza On-Demand is a TV show that, according to its description:  follows the chaotic misadventures of Liza, a young woman in Los Angeles who is trying to make a career out of juggling various gig economy jobs — for lack of a better idea of what to do with her life. We've only watched a few episodes, but we've seen Liza drive for Lyft, get hired via TaskRabbit to bake cookies, help someone move and kill a cat (she didn't do it). 

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How to prioritise your workload

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants are regularly asked to juggle multiple tasks and projects while reacting to other people’s urgent requests and deadlines. It is not an easy gig! When your To-Do list doesn’t stop growing, how do you plan what to do first? When you do plan, there will be the inevitable surprises, re-prioritisation of work and of […].

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How To Talk To Your Crush: A Guide For The Socially Awkward

Dumb Little Man

How do you approach someone you are romantically interested in? How do you start talking to your crush? These are good nerd questions, right? It also sounds like the title to an article in a Seventeen or Cosmopolitan magazine. Except, no one reads magazines anymore. These days, it’s the kind of thing that someone might look up on Google or YouTube. It’s something we all think about and almost no one feels actually comfortable following through on.

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2019 Annual Reader Survey

Simple Productivity Blog

Once a year I take a survey of my readers. I use this information to direct content over the next year. Please help me to help you by filling out the survey. The post 2019 Annual Reader Survey appeared first on Laura Earnest. Announcements

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Technology of the week: Time Zone Ninja

Practically Perfect PA

This week’s Technology of the Week: Time Zone Ninja What is Time Zone Ninja? Time Zone Ninja is a straightforward tool that helps you schedule international meetings. What does Time Zone Ninja do? The interface on Time Zone Ninja is straightforward to use, firstly, select your location and the location of your attendees, and then the meeting […].

Give Your Readers a Break—Pick One!

Office Dynamics

In wanting to cover many aspects of a topic, business writers sometimes throw down so many variables that readers have no way to gauge the importance of each. They feel weighed down trying! Look at these examples: The professor included and provided a methodology for continuing the effort. The state and local leaders developed and drafted numerous statutes. We need to appreciate and understand the factors affecting the time and place. The “Pick One” Principle.

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Why Recruiters Shouldn’t Keep The Candidates Waiting For Too Long

Dumb Little Man

An interview is a tiring process both for the candidate as well as the interviewer. This is why they want to cut the long recruitment process as soon as possible. However, there are times when more than one or even more than two people are involved in the interview process. As the rounds of interview increase, so is the involvement of more interviewers. In such cases, the candidate has to wait for long periods to complete the interview process.

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What To Do When Things Start Feeling Off Kilter?

Simple Productivity Blog

Over the summer, making deliberate choices about my life and activities have fallen by the side of the road. Not deliberately (no pun intended). It just has happened due to a lack of intention. Things have slipped over time, and I am conscious of not being very satisfied with how my life is right now. I've been very conscious of self-care and what it means in relation to the rest of my life over the past few months. I'm still recovering from the effects of severe stress.

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Never Accept a Job Without First Doing This

On The Job

It's understood that when companies begin considering you for a job, they're going to do some thorough checking on your qualifications, references and even social media presence. But how deeply have you probed the company? Beyond looking at the company's website or Facebook page, what do you really know about working for that employer?

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Creating an Administrative Professional Protocol Manual – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Christine N. Asks: I’m finally getting around to creating my Administrative Professional Protocol Manual but I’m not sure if it should print everything out in a 3 ring binder (using dividers), using a One Note document, having it electronically in an online file or all of the above. What do most administrative professionals prefer? Thank you! Please comment below. Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers.

Is it Ever Okay to Settle Down For Less?

Dumb Little Man

No matter how independent most women are, they secretly (or not so secretly) want to find their Mr. Right to settle down with. This is why majority of us have a long list of the qualities our Prince Charming should have. You probably have written it down in a journal when you were 11 or you might be keeping your secret wish list somewhere else. Well, it’s natural to have some expectations when it comes to committing our life to someone else’s.

2019 169

Three Act Structure: How to Nail This Story Structure in 3 Steps

Daily Writing Tips

Stories have been around for longer than we’ve been writing them down. The three-act story structure was even there before we knew what to call this method of storytelling. If you’re learning how to write a book , or just want to ensure your story structure is made for those looking for a good read, using the three-act structure is one of the best ways to do so. Very successful and famous authors still use this method to this day.

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Protected: Streamline Your Small Business with Cloud Storage

The Small Business Blog

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: Protected: Streamline Your Small Business with Cloud Storage is a post from: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Guest Blog

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Episode 261: Empathy Everywhere with Michael Ventura


This time around I’m joined by Michael Ventura. Michael is the founder & CEO of Sub Rosa – a strategy and design practice – and the author of Applied Empathy. This episode is brought to you by MeetEdgar. MeetEdgar helps you amplify your presence and message across multiple social networks. Sync Edgar with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram and connect with your audience where they are, when they’re there.

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The Introverts Guide to Networking on LinkedIn

Dumb Little Man

When you hear the word networking, how do you feel? Do your palms start sweating? Do you want to run in the other direction? Or do you feel like you’d rather do anything than talk to strangers? You’re not alone. People who classify themselves as introverts and those who are shy or uncomfortable around strangers often cringe at the idea of networking. However, expanding your professional network is extremely important when it comes to reaching your career goals.

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6 Reasons Your Business Needs the Help of a Staffing Firm

Small Business CEO

One of the most critical parts of running a business is hiring the right people. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for permanent employees or part-time, per-project workers, you’ll always need the most competent people to get the job done. This is one of the primary purposes of an HR department: finding the best human resources that will help your organisation achieve its goals.

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Understanding (And Countering) The Cost of Downtime

Dumb Little Man

When technology crashes, it brings businesses down with it. Treating systemic errors with priority or preventing them from happening are great methods to minimize your business’ losses to downtime. While you can start investing in network and server monitoring, it’s also important to understand how we became so reliant on this technology and the cost of downtime. Why Do Outages Happen? On average, majority of businesses need more than one hour to revive a crashed application.

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5 Ways To Grow Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Whether you are launching a startup or have spent several years establishing your business, growth is essential for success. Every small business, regardless of which industry it is in, benefits from generating new clients as well as encouraging repeat customers to purchase products or services again. Implementing these five strategies is an excellent way to grow your business quickly to help it reach its full potential. Develop a Comprehensive Understanding of Your Target Audience.

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4 Strategies for Inspiring and Guiding Your Team

Small Business CEO

Not every leader has the foresight or faith of Norm Miller, which is perhaps why Gallup’s research indicates that only 14% of workers feel inspired to grow after receiving performance reviews. Yet Miller’s not exactly radical; he just takes a fresh approach to managing a workforce. As Interstate Batteries’ board chairman and former CEO, Miller leads from a humble, centered place.

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Episode 261: Empathy Everywhere with Michael Ventura


This time around I’m joined by Michael Ventura. Michael is the founder & CEO of Sub Rosa – a strategy and design practice – and the author of Applied Empathy. This episode is brought to you by MeetEdgar. MeetEdgar helps you amplify your presence and message across multiple social networks. Sync Edgar with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram and connect with your audience where they are, when they’re there.

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5 Ways to Improve your Skills as a Business Leader

Small Business CEO

If you are a business manager or leader, it is important to stay ahead of the game in your niche. It can be all too easy to become stuck in a set way of thinking and carrying out business processes, yet being flexible and adaptable to change is essential if a business is to thrive in a changing market. Here are some quick tips to sharpen and improve your skills as a business leader. An Open Mind.

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7 Habits of Highly Excellent People

Dumb Little Man

If you’re like most people, you are aiming to be successful in life. You want to be excellent in everything you do. When I was in high school, I wasn’t exactly the kind of student teachers would like. I was truant, didn’t do my homework, and did badly on my examinations. I was lazy and unmotivated in school. However, after a while, I realized that this wasn’t who I wanted to be. This wasn’t the life I saw myself leading.

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Buy Or Lease? Exploring Property Options For Your Business

Small Business CEO

Property is one of the largest expenses for any business, whether that means renting a storefront or purchasing a warehouse, but expense isn’t the only challenge facing business owners. When it comes to investing in real estate, business owners need to project well into the future, determining whether a property will still meet their needs a few years down the line.

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Episode 261: Empathy Everywhere with Michael Ventura


This time around I’m joined by Michael Ventura. Michael is the founder & CEO of Sub Rosa – a strategy and design practice – and the author of Applied Empathy. This episode is brought to you by MeetEdgar. MeetEdgar helps you amplify your presence and message across multiple social networks. Sync Edgar with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram and connect with your audience where they are, when they’re there.

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How to Start a Cleaning Services Business

Small Business CEO

There is a growing number of Australian establishments that require the services of professional cleaning companies. This has become one of the fastest-growing service-related sectors in the Australian market. Starting your very own cleaning service business can be tricky if you do not know where to start. Here is how you can have your very own commercial cleaning company. Know Your Target Clientele. The first thing you would want to establish is the type of clients that you wish to serve.

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5 Tips to Help You Manage Remote Employees Effectively

Small Business CEO

Managing employees situated in different locations around the globe isn’t easy. Hiring remote workers has a number of challenges. Reviewing their work and providing timely feedback is can be difficult since you can’t physically monitor them. But most businesses (especially startups and small companies) find hiring remote employees to be very beneficial. Here are some of the benefits: You can hire top talent regardless of the location. Remote workers are often more productive than office workers.

2019 52

Mirai: Now with TOR

Small Business CEO

Botnets, a collection of Internet-connected devices compromised by malware and under the control of a botnet “herder”, pose a significant threat to the cybersecurity of both the owners of the devices and the rest of the Internet at large. photo credit: Obsydistone / Wikia. The security impacts of botnets for the Internet arise from the fact that they are designed to be used to amplify the botnet herder’s ability to perform large-scale cyberattacks.

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