5 top ranked personal assistant tools to help you organize your life

by Digital Bloggers Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Reference and Education
Gone are the days when you had to hire an expensive PA to get easily organized. Back then, you had to shell out for a secretary or drown in diaries, letters, paperwork, Word docs and computer organizers. This was a particularly widespread problem for small business owners and start-up entrepreneurs. When a business is young, there’s precious little money to go around, so a personal assistant can be an unaffordable luxury for the majority of small businesses. Thankfully, technology has your ...
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3 things to stop doing when you wake up

by Digital Bloggers Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Quick question for you…  What’s your morning routine?  Before you say, “I don’t have one,” the fact is that we all do. Even if it’s not conscious or planned, we all have a set few things we do as soon as we wake up.  It might sound mundane, but how we start the morning has a direct impact on our day. And since our lives, endeavors, projects, and successes are made up one day at a time, every single day is important. Check out ...
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Must haves to zen out your workspace

by Digital Bloggers Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
In today’s overloaded world, it can be difficult to get work done and feel calm in the process. Ringing phones, pinging emails, piles of papers, bursting diaries and endless memos and sticky notes can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, and drained of time and energy. We might not have control over how much we work, but fortunately, there are things we can do to improve how productive we are – and how good we feel – when we’re at our ...
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Why entrepreneurs need personal rituals to succeed

by Digital Bloggers Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.” Everyone thinks this quote is from Aristotle. Actually, it’s not. Somewhat less glamorously, it’s from a guy called Will Durant from Massachusetts. (He was quoting Aristotle in his own book and there was a mix up somewhere.) But the disputed authorship of the quote doesn’t take anything away from its truth. In the genes? A lot of people are surprised to find out that entrepreneurs aren’t magically born with ...
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Tips and Tricks for Staying Productive When Working From Home

by Digital Bloggers Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
There are countless advantages to working at home, especially in terms of convenience, flexibility and saving time. However, each of these advantages can quickly turn into a disadvantage if they start to create working conditions that detract from your ability to be productive while working from home. When your desk is only steps away from your laundry room, or you’re working on the sofa in front of your television, it’s hard to stay focused on the task at hand.  If working ...
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How to leverage social media in your business, without letting it take over your life

by Digital Bloggers Internet and Businesses Online, Communications, Reference and Education
This is the dilemma: We know that social media is excellent for business, and we also know that social media is addictive and can promote anxiety and depression. Like anything, social media has its good and bad sides. But now you’re left with a conundrum – how can you leverage social media for your business, without letting it take over your life? Here are our top tips: 1. Schedule your posts in advance Using an app like HootSuite, you can organize when your posts ...
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Are your grammar and spelling killing your credibility?

by Digital Bloggers Internet and Businesses Online, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Whatever type of business you run, you’ll probably use the written word a great deal. From shop signs to top-level proposals, from business cards to customer service emails, most businesses depend on text as part of the way they get their message across. Every time you and your customer come into contact, it’s likely they’ll see something you’ve written. Whether that’s a discount sign, a catalog, a Tweet, or a welcome email, it’s important you make a good impression. But ...
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Why It's Time For a Digital Detox

by Digital Bloggers Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
If you’re anything like the average American, you spend longer each day on a screen than you do sleeping. A study found that US adults spend 10 hours and 39 minutes on average every day consuming media. Year by year technology is becoming more mobile and integrated into our lives. With smartphones, tablets, laptops, video games, TVs, DVDs, cable, desktops, car radios and more, many of us are constantly tuned in or locked on. Because technology is so interwoven in everything ...
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How to Politely Set Your Work From Home Boundaries

by Digital Bloggers Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Working from home can be difficult at times when friends and family drop by for a chat. While it’s nice to take breaks and socialize, it forces you to sacrifice your time, making procrastination unavoidable. On the other hand, working from home can be lovely, especially if you’re your own boss. It allows you to enjoy a certain level of flexibility since you can choose when and where you work. However, discipline, dedication, and setting clear boundaries should be observed to ...
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ScreenFlow vs. iMovie

by Digital Bloggers Computers and Technology, Internet and Businesses Online, Reference and Education
Video editing: some people love it, and some people absolutely hate it. It’s hard enough trying to write a script and craft the perfect video without then having to worry about learning how to use complex video editing software. Just pause for a minute, why should you edit your video anyway?   Good video editing can give you not only a professional video but also a great viewing experience. Something too many people fail to consider. "Ok Jay, so editing is important. What are ...
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Importance of Header Tags - H1, H2, H3...

by Digital Bloggers Internet and Businesses Online, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
When creating website copy or blogging it can be easy to overlook certain formatting features that are available to you. It’s easy to open the editor, start typing away, throw in an image or two and then just rush to hit that publish button. But there are so many different tools available to you that will not only make your layout more visually appealing but also help your content GET SEEN.The feature/tool I’ll be focusing on here is the use of ...
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The Importance of Building a Personal Brand

by Digital Bloggers Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
A personal brand isn’t a new concept, regardless of how “hot” it may seem. Point to any great person in history, and you can get a good idea as to what their personal brand was. You know what their business was in, you know their reputation, and you even know how they dressed and carried themselves. Everyone, in one way or another, begins to build a brand for themselves from the day they are born. What your brand ends up ...
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Why Taking "Me Time" Is So Important

by Digital Bloggers Business, Self Improvement, Home and Family
“I was going to miss out on my family reunion in Jamaica. My family elders are all in their 70s and 80s. What if I never saw them again? That was the final reality check for me.” Shenuma Kashta, 29-year-old entrepreneur, wife and mother of four, was totally exhausted. “I was setting up my long-held dream, the W.O.M.B. Network, an international women's organization, which provides educational and economic empowerment for women and girls. Soon I became an isolated "mumpreneur", working all at ...
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10 Productivity Boosting Tools, Apps & Extensions For Entrepreneurs

by Digital Bloggers Computers and Technology, Internet and Businesses Online, Reference and Education
Isn’t it amazing that with every passing day, we’re getting more indulged with the perks of technology? Thanks to the surfacing of new web-based tools, productivity in online work has increased substantially. There are countless applications, extensions, and tools designed to help in the process. Google could easily be considered an app factory for all of the resourceful tools it creates. It has provided countless apps and extensions to make working online more efficient. Even Google Chrome has its own laundry ...
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Good Nutrition When Working From Home

by Digital Bloggers Home Based Business, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Working from home has lots of advantages, like avoiding traffic jams, being able to wear your pajamas to the office, and playing whatever music you want without your coworkers complaining. However, a huge disadvantage of working from home is that your desk is dangerously close to the pantry, making it easy to reach for the chips and cookies throughout your work day. Fortunately, we’ve got five easy, work-from-home nutrition tips that you can incorporate into your home work day today. ...
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Hey! Yeah, you. Can we have a chat? What are you afraid of?

by Digital Bloggers Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Reference and Education
What is fear?When I take a moment and think about what fear is, my first thoughts are it’s something dark, malleable, heavy yet agile, secretive, destructive, burdensome, all while being quiet and seemingly manipulative.But here’s a question: have you ever seen fear?The only answer is no.Fear does have a physical shape, though. It does create a real physiological response within the body. But consider this, it really only takes its shape and manifests a bodily reaction when it’s ‘triggered.’Fear can ...
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90-Day Facebook Strategy Guide

by Digital Bloggers Internet and Businesses Online, Communications, Reference and Education
For those of you who think that the world's largest social media network is dying, think again. So many times over the last few years we have heard the rumors, and how Facebook has had its day. To those who felt and still feel that way: You, my friends will be losing out if you walk away from Facebook.So, if this is the case and so many feel that Facebook is no longer worth investing their time and money, why ...
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How To Create Video Outdoors

by Digital Bloggers Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Ready to start creating video but don’t have the money for studio fees and an expensive videographer?Don’t panic! I have a cheap alternative for you...Shooting Video OutsideIt's not without its troubles, but shooting video outside is one of the cheapest and quickest ways to get started. You can take advantage of the sun’s natural light, and you can find yourself a stunning background to go with it.   Getting started is simple, all you need is: A Smart Phone A Tripod A Lavaliere Microphone The Promise ...
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10 Brain Boosting Foods

by Digital Bloggers Home Based Business, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Food and Drink
Our lifestyle choices affect the way every organ of our bodies performs. Healthy dietary habits are a natural remedy to most of the complications that we face. Our brain is like an engine that runs every aspect of our being from our creativity to performance. Here is a list of foods that will naturally help you boost your cognitive performance. Oily Fish Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients for cognitive health and increased performance. Our bodies do not naturally produce these ...
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How To Cite Online Sources in Your Blog: A guide to not plagiarizing

by Digital Bloggers Internet and Businesses Online, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Have you been plagiarizing without knowing? In online terms, sharing is caring, right? I mean, that’s the whole point of creating killer content, isn’t it? People read it, connect to it in some way and then share it, resulting in your readership growing. So the simple answer is, “Yes, absolutely! Share away!” But there’s a catch… There’s a right way to share and a wrong way to share. The tricky part comes in when it’s time to reference shared content. There seems to ...
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