2021

Connecting the Dots Between Service and Hospitality

ProAssisting Blog

Connecting the Dots Between Service and Hospitality.

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The Pandemic Increased Interest in Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

Forerunner Ventures' The universal holding pattern: a period of trial followed by an era of opportunity   covers survey work they've done on the impact of the pandemic on consumers. One of their main findings is the desire for empowerment and independence has increased. 

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Feeling undervalued and how to make a change

Practically Perfect PA

Feeling undervalued and how to make a change One of the many challenges that I often hear from Assistants is that their Executives and the wider organisation does not understand the role and the work that Assistants undertake.

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3 Tiny Habits That Can Shift Your Home Business Into a Growth Mindset

Tips From T. Marie

In the worlds of psychology and business, you’ll often hear the terms ‘growth mindset’ and ‘fixed mindset’.

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How to Handle Things When You’ve Said Yes But Should Have Said No

Virtual Moxie

Rose scheduled an on-the-spot coaching session with me. When she called, she immediately shared that she was overwhelmed. As I listened to her, it became clear that she was overextended; she’d simply agreed to do to much for too many (her VA clients, friends, and groups she belonged to).

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How to Deal with Employment Gaps in Your Resume

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Library. A participant in our recent Q&A session asked: “CVs (or resumes) are often rejected by recruiters for having career gaps.

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7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It takes a lot of preparation to craft the kind of speech or presentation that is going to grab your listener’s attention. Once the speech is crafted, you need to spend a lot of time practicing, so as to make … Continue reading → You just finished reading 7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters ! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials.

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15 Tips for Assistants on Staying Power

Office Dynamics

I am writing this blog on the eve of my 69th birthday! I wasn’t going to tell the hundreds of assistants who follow me that I was turning 69 (that sounds old). But then I decided, why not?

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When Was the Last Time You Invested in Your Career?

On The Job

Just because you can't travel or meet with a lot of people right now does not mean it's OK to stop investing in your career.

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Know Completely About Composite Decking

Office Organization Success

Composite decking is a modern decking material for industrial and residential decks that are capturing a market share. If you are unsure about using this content for your decking, you can read some of the brand feedback.

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Working Through the Digital Hyperactive Hive Industrial Complex

ProAssisting Blog

Working Through the Digital Hyperactive Hive Industrial Complex. THIS podcast by Ezra Klein with Cal Newport got my mind going in a number of different directions. How do we manage our deep thinking time? How do we tame the firehose of information being shot our way?

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Mapping the Creator Economy

Small Business Labs

The venture capital firm Antler recently released The Ultimate Guide to the Creator Economy. The guide includes the map below (click to enlarge), which shows, by category, "the 220+ platforms that are empowering creators to make an income by doing what they love." 

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Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role

Practically Perfect PA

Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role takes initiative - you have to work in a culture where initiative and proactivity are recognised and rewarded. You have to have the confidence and drive to see it through, and you need some [.].

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Starting a Work From Home Micro-Business has Different Rules & Requirements

Tips From T. Marie

On September 7 th , 2021 I will have run a work from home business for 14 years successfully. Over that time, I’ve discovered that although my little one-woman show gets categorized as a small business, that moniker doesn’t always fit or benefit my home office operation.

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Moxie Tip #8: What am I Doing?

Virtual Moxie

Being successful requires you to focus on what you’re doing, and what you want to do. To keep your eye on the goal, ask yourself often, “What am I doing here?” ” There are all kinds of possible layers to the answer(s) your wise self will give you.

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The Ownership Mindset: An Essential Ingredient for Career Success

Eat Your Career

“Your company owns your job. You own your career.” Earl Nightingale. In my training programs, I cite the above quote more than any other…and for good reason!

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3 tips to help support your small business’ road to recovery

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 3 tips to help support your small business’ road to recovery appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. (NC) NC) As the COVID-19 vaccine begins to reach Canadian communities, many small business owners are viewing 2021 as the year to shift from crisis response to rebuilding and recovery. While the pandemic continues to pose uncertainties, it’s important that business … Continue reading → You just finished reading 3 tips to help support your small business’ road to recovery !

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Tips for Saying “No!” the Nice Way

Stephanie LH Calahan

How easy is it for you to say “no” to requests that you do not want to do? For many, it isn't easy! In today's fast-paced, activity-rich society, we are all juggling a lot of responsibilities. You believe that you are handling all of the items well, and nothing is falling yet.

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Top 5 Timeless Skills for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In 2020, assistants faced an array of challenges in the workplace. This year has already shown to be just as challenging. Your ability to thrive and navigate through the uncertainties thrown your way will require a particular skill set – timeless skills.

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5 Tips for Implementing Sustainability Practices as a Small Business

Eco-Office Gals

Increasing sustainability is a major international goal, particularly as of late. Therefore, businesses around the globe are making an effort to implement eco-friendly practices. Unfortunately, smaller businesses may not find this to be easy.

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Select the best company with good reviews

Office Organization Success

Electricity pricing is the major factor in the energy field and this will be decided based on the level of energy used for a particular place. The energy rate will be determined by the company that is working as the major energy provider.

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Do you know how much your time is worth?

ProAssisting Blog

Do you know how much your time is worth? If you’re a business owner or an entrepreneur, do you happen to know your hourly rate?

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The Rise of Ecommerce Nomads

Small Business Labs

The Verge's Road-Tripping With Amazon Nomads looks at people who travel across the country looking for merchandise they can sell for a profit on Amazon.

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Improving decision-making for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Improving decision-making for Assistants Many Assistants are worried about making decisions because they are worried they will make the wrong one. We have talked about how important it is for Assistants to have space for making mistakes. That is very important.

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3 Mindsets That Sabotage Your Dream to Work From Home

Tips From T. Marie

Do you still have work from home dreams of a lifestyle you’d love to attain or a home business you’d like to start? Do you remember how to dream big like our kids do?

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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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3 Steps to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail in Your Work

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Library.

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39 Phrases Everyone Should Know and Use

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 39 Phrases Everyone Should Know and Use appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I remember a visit at the Greyhound depot, pick up a couple of parcels. As I walked through the door, I heard a customer berating an agent in loud and abusive terms. The customer had expected something to be there … Continue reading → You just finished reading 39 Phrases Everyone Should Know and Use ! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials.

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How to Answer "Tell Me About Yourself"

On The Job

"Tell me about yourself" is the most common interview question asked of job candidates, which is why it's a good idea that you come up with a great answer.

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Is an Administrative Assistant Certification or Designation Worth It?

Office Dynamics

In the ever-evolving administrative profession, a topic of recent interest has been training, certification, and designations. Many top-notch organizations are looking to the future with an eye towards optimization and growth.

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Assistants and cybersecurity in 2021 – Weekend Poll results

Exceptional EA

What a difference a few years make. When I published my first cybersecurity-focused Weekend Poll back in 2017, less than half the assistants who responded had received cybersecurity training in the workplace.

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Best plan for making a modular kitchen

Office Organization Success

The process of restoring the present kitchen or installing an original one from the score is an enormous undertaking. So, before opening with the kitchen development, it is indispensable to conduct required research to make certain the final fixing is practical for its planned use.

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Remote Executive Assistant? So, what do you DO?

ProAssisting Blog

Remote Executive Assistant? So, what do you DO? The setting is usually a party, sitting next to someone on an airplane -pre-COVID- or just striking up a conversation with a fellow patron at a bar while on vacation.

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The Independent Worker Surge

Small Business Labs

After falling by 7% in 2020 due to the pandemic, the number of independent workers (freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, etc.) rose to 51.1 million in 2021, an unprecedented 34% increase. This is the key finding from MBO Partners 2021 State of Independence research study.

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Is your Executive a poor communicator?

Practically Perfect PA

Is your Executive a poor communicator? In a recent survey conducted in the UK, Hays recruitment found 43% of those surveyed said leaders needed to improve their communication skills.

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What’s Stopping You From Starting a Work From Home Business?

Tips From T. Marie

I often tell the story of how I started my business. From getting a pink slip to the fear of ending up homeless, it seems to resonate with folks. But I don’t often share the fact that looking back I really wish I’d been brave enough to start my business before I was forced to due to that pink slip.

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A Client’s Take on How to Best Approach Your Prospective Clients

Virtual Moxie

I was reading some reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally old posts and articles I’d written; many of them more than a decade old. I was surprised by how evergreen many of them are, and especially this one, so although it’s more than a decade old, I wanted to share it.

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