July, 2021

Combo Social Club/Coworking Space Soho House Went Public

Small Business Labs

The high-end combo social club/coworking space Soho House went public last week   under the name Membership Collective Group (ticker symbol MCG). Soho House is targeted mostly at creative professionals and has 30 current locations across the globe. 

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How To Protect Yourself When Selling Your Life Insurance

Dumb Little Man

It’s a long-term financial commitment to buy a permanent life settlement policy. But, when you no longer need your life insurance, or you’re not able to pay the premium, it’s possible to sell it. Here’s how it works, and here’s how you protect yourself, as we’ve outlined for you below.

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Why This is the Perfect Time to Say Goodbye to Your Boss

Tips From T. Marie

The pandemic taught us a lot of things. Some good, some not so good. One important thing that lockdowns and quarantines taught us is that just because business has always been done a certain way doesn’t mean it’s because it’s the best way.

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Moxie Tip #3: Being Away

Virtual Moxie

It’s important to have high standards around how you’ll handle times when you simply cannot work, whether that’s due to vacation, illness, or just a personal day. When deciding, think about the distinction between the words “depended on,” and “dependent on.”

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Time Management Self-Assessment: Rate Your Skills!

Eat Your Career

I am a big believer in the power of self-awareness. All growth starts with understanding where you currently are. I am also passionate about all things related to time management. Recently, I wanted to assess my own skills in this area, so I did a personal inventory.

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Handling Inputs With Getting Household Things Done

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the weak spots of the Getting Things Done process is that it doesn't deal well with household and family type items. This article is the second in a series to show how you can create a system for Getting Household Things Done.

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Forerunner Ventures on Solopreneur Commerce

Small Business Labs

Forerunner Ventures was founded about a decade ago with a focus on direct-to-consumer ecommerce brands.    And they've invested in some of the most successful companies in this space, including Bonobos, Warby Parker, Jet, Dollar Shave Club and others.

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China Has Rejected A WHO Plan For Further Investigation Into The Origins Of COVID-19

NPR Technology

Chinese officials say they cannot support a second phase of a study into the origins of the pandemic, including new investigation into the theory that the virus might have leaked from a Chinese lab. Image credit: Laurent Gillieron/AP

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The Ten Commandments Of Managing Stress

Virtual Moxie

You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, not doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. — Max Ehrmann. Starting a new virtual assistant biz is stressful. No way around that.

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Overcoming an Overwhelming Workload

Eat Your Career

As a professional, it’s normal to be busy. You have a full to-do list and a jam-packed calendar. But what if you have TOO much going on? What if your workload has grown unmanageable? How do you deal with the reality of the work on your plate, without burning out or breaking down in the process?

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The Best Laid Plans

Simple Productivity Blog

Sometimes the best laid plans go awry. As some of you know, I was summoned for a visit by my mother during this past week. I went, fully intending to be able to get the blog article done during that time away. The post The Best Laid Plans appeared first on Laura Earnest. Self-Improvement

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Axios on The Rise of "Third Workplaces"

Small Business Labs

The pandemic has accelerated many work trends. But the dramatic and rapid shift to remote work has probably been the most potent trend impacting the way businesses operate. 

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The Importance Of Mental Wellness And How To Achieve It

Dumb Little Man

The human brain controls every function of the body and is one of the most important organs. When an organ is in pain, it is the brain that indicates it so a person can take proper action. If the brain is not healthy, then the functioning of other organs will also suffer.

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Bill Gates Says Lazy People Make the Best Employees. But Is Your Laziness Actually Masking a Deeper Issue?

Entrepreneur.com

You're not lazy. But there's something else wrong. Prepare to Succeed

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Moxie Tip #2: Spare Time

Virtual Moxie

Have high standards for your spare time, rather than consider it unmeaningful. Consider the time precious, and fill it with what matters to you. Don’t create spare time and fill it with more work. Instead, do what you love, always, in all ways.

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Deaf-Blind Athlete Quits Team USA After She's Told She Can't Bring A Care Assistant

NPR Technology

Becca Meyers is a star for the U.S. Paralympic swim team. But she won't be in Tokyo, after being told her mother, who acts as her personal care assistant, can't join her. Image credit: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Women's Sports Foundation

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Podcast Episode 50: Why You Shouldn’t Overplan

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we've talked about the dangers of overplanning and how it ties into traditional project planning. Agile planning is a better way and we talk about how to do this. The post Podcast Episode 50: Why You Shouldn’t Overplan appeared first on Laura Earnest

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HBR on Why Companies Need Digital Nomad Programs and Policies

Small Business Labs

The Harvard Business Review's Your Company Needs a Digital Nomad Policy covers the reasons why companies should have formal digital nomad programs and policies.  

Your Money Should Work for You – Not Against You

Dumb Little Man

Your Money Should Work for You –Not Against You. “We We must develop an absolute priority of humans ahead of profit — any humans ahead of any profit. Then we will survive.” Frank Herbert. Is your money doing its best for you? We expect our money to be loyal, especially when we send it to work for us.

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The jaw-droppingly high, out-of-this-world carbon footprint of space tourism

Ideas.Ted

The commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Moxie Tip #1: Focus on Plan A

Virtual Moxie

“Spare” time is created through efficiencies. I’m all for efficiencies and what they do for us, but the downside. In all areas of your life—life, work, relationships, money, business, etc., ditch your plan B. Nothing great comes from having a fall-back plan. Consider marriage.

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Low Pay, No Benefits, Rude Customers: Restaurant Workers Quit At Record Rate

NPR Technology

Average wages for nonmanagers at restaurants and bars hit $15 an hour in May, but many say no amount of pay would get them to return. They are leaving at the highest rate in decades. Image credit: Courtesy of Lamar Cornett

Getting Household Things Done

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the downfalls to the Getting Things Done system is that it focuses on work. And in that focus, it loses sight of the myriad things that have to be done to support life.

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Small Business Applications in May 2nd Highest Ever

Small Business Labs

May was yet another banner month for new business applications.    As the U.S. Census chart below shows (click to enlarge), 500,219 business applications were filed in May.    This was the second highest number of applications filed since this data was first collected in 2005.

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5 Tips on How to Do Video Marketing for Your Business?

Dumb Little Man

Video content has become a phenomenon in all social media platforms and other public forums, helping every individual and company to sustain their business in the digital world. The conventional marketing methods have become less effective when compared to the current video marketing strategy.

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6 Instagram Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

Entrepreneur.com

These six tips will help your small business grow in audience and sales on Instagram. Marketing

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Moxie Tip #1: Focus on Plan A

Virtual Moxie

In all areas of your life—life, work, relationships, money, business, etc., ditch your plan B. Nothing great comes from having a fall-back plan. Consider marriage. Anyone getting married knows that divorce is possible if she gets in and wants out.

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Everyone Should Wear A Mask In Schools, Vaccinated Or Not, U.S. Pediatricians Say

NPR Technology

The American Academy of Pediatrics released updated guidance for schools on Monday, recommending universal masking for students over the age of 2. Image credit: Getty Images

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The Power of Giving Yourself Permission: Hot Mess to Awesomeness Show

Stephanie LH Calahan

It is easy to look at successful people and think that they always have it “together” and that their life is nothing but joy. But, everyone has points in their life that are messy.

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McKinsey on Technology Trends

Small Business Labs

McKinsey, which is best known as a strategy consulting firm serving CEOs and seniors executives at large corporations, recently released its top trends in tech list.

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5 Essential Items Every New Dog Owner Needs

Dumb Little Man

If you’ve finally decided it is time to get a dog, perhaps this is something you’ve been planning for a long time, or maybe you’ve fallen in love with a dog unexpectedly during lockdown.

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3 Great Ways to Make Passive Income in 2021

Entrepreneur.com

Experts say you should save about $1 million for retirement. Here's how to make sure you can. Finance

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6 Steps to Discover Your True Self

Success

To truly know yourself is the most important skill you can possess. When you know who you are, you know what you need to do instead of looking for permission from others. It allows you to bypass tons of frustration caused by putting time into the wrong things.

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Outrage As A Business Model: How Ben Shapiro Is Using Facebook To Build An Empire

NPR Technology

In May, Ben Shapiro's website The Daily Wire had more Facebook engagement on its articles than The New York Times , CNN, The Washington Post and NBC News combined. Image credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

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Why we need to consider switching to a 4-day workweek — now 

Ideas.Ted

Iceland has made recent headlines by declaring the world’s largest ever trial of a shorter working week in the public sector a resounding success.

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It's Time to Upgrade U.S. Economic and Labor Statistics

Small Business Labs

Sometimes we post articles on topics few people are interested in.    This is such an article.      But you should be interested because the economic and labor data collected by government agencies no longer provide the information we need to properly understand and manage the U.S. economy. Over the past week several sources explained the problems with government data collection efforts and made suggestions on how to improve them.

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Top 6 Psychological Insights That Boost Productivity At The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

There are various things that an organization is concerned about in running the business successfully. And one of the most predominant ones is the productivity of the employees, because many other aspects are dependent on it.

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