Organization & Time Management

Com-MIT to Your Most Important Thing (Flashback)

Being a generalist is my specialty–people hire me to take care of the little things. As a Virtual Assistant and business owner, I have a myriad of little tasks each week to keep up with, for my clients and myself. Although I help overwhelmed professionals excel, I can feel overwhelmed too. So what’s a busy …

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irritated

How to Handle the Workplace Nag (How-to)

Hope received an early morning text from her colleague, Von.* “Please don’t forget to (insert task here) sometime early this week.” Sigh. She’d already put a note on her desk as a reminder to do the task when she got to work.  He’d already talked with her on the weekend about the task. He’d already texted …

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How to Keep Your Desk Surface Productive for YOU (How-to)

My desk could be considered cluttered. That may surprise you, given that I write about ways to de-stress and be more productive as a professional. But having some clutter doesn’t necessarily translate to being inefficient. Stop and take a look at your desk surface right now. What’s on it? Mine has several inspiring items, a …

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Freedom Week – (Highlights)

In the United States, we’ll be celebrating Independence Day on the 4th. It’s also prime time for summer festivities and a more relaxed attitude. So this week, instead of a formal post, we’ll have a “Freedom Week.” Here are some past posts that you might have missed, all with the idea of giving you freedom …

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Summer Book Club – Procrastinate On Purpose (Invitation)

Did you know that procrastinating can be good for you? This summer, I’m going to explore the concept by reading Procrastinate on Purpose: Five Permissions to Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden, and I want to invite YOU to join me!  I have NOT read the book yet, so I’ll be on the journey with you. …

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Hope in action

Tips from Pros We Know (Video/photo gallery)

Our current Hope In Action project is collecting tips from other professionals that we can share free on our social networks. I’ve added a gallery of some of the tips below. Here’s a video with more about the project!  Click here to participate! Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

10 Steps to Publishing Your Own Book (Flashback)

Do you have a book inside you? I’ve self-published a handful of books, all of which are available on Amazon and provide me some monthly income (click on the links in the sidebar to learn more.) From time to time, when people realize I have self-published, they become intrigued because they have a book inside of them, too. …

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Work Wisdom: Ten Tips to Help You Excel and Exhale (Slide Show)

It’s time for Work Wisdom, a random collection of tips and thoughts to encourage you to excel and exhale at work!  Click on the video to watch a slide show, or read the list that follows.     Plan ahead, but stay present. When setting up a project, break it into small pieces, and be more …

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