Virtual Assistant at the ready

Do you have a contingency plan for success?

Have you defined your Olympic gold yet?
I recently challenged you to decide what you were striving for – to define what Olympic gold in your business would look like …

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Let go and let your virtual assistant...

Let go and let your Virtual Assistant…..

For the client of a Virtual Assistant, getting a good working relationship up and running often involves a lot more than realising they need help with their business – a …

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Success in the home office

Success in the home office No. 5

Set up great systems
What do you do with the handful of business cards you inevitably come away with after every networking event? How do you keep track of your …

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Strive for progress not perfection

Is perfectionism hobbling your business growth?

When is good good enough for you? What holds up your projects? Do you hang onto pieces of work because they’re ‘not quite there yet’?
I heard a piece of …

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Success in the home office

Success in the home office No.3

Welcome to the third of my top tips series on discipline for home workers.
Set goals
This is one of my favourite methods a home worker can use to stay …

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Effective partnering with a Virtual Assistant

Effective partnering with a Virtual Assistant

The success of virtual teams in large corporate environments, such as software development, has been proven.
However, the principles behind that success apply in exactly the same way for working …

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Time Management

How to make your productivity simmer

I heard Nick Bramley, of Jorvik Associates, say something very interesting at an event he was running recently. He received some questions from delegates who said they had a time …

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Virtual Assistants are Working from home

To some workers, there’s just no place like home

Modern communications technology and flexible working practices have led to a sharp increase in the number of business professionals working from home. But while home-workers benefit from freeing up commuting …

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Virtual Assistant Multi Tasking

Are You Wearing Too Many Hats?

How many hats do you wear?
Ok, I know you are not actually wearing all of these hats but they do represent the number of skills that you need to …

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Success in the home office

Success in the home office no.1

Welcome to the first of my top tips series on discipline for home workers. With more than a few years of self-employment behind me I’ve learned a lot about how …

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How to measure success - KPIs

You’re never too small for good KPI’s

When you start a business, you tend to make decisions by following your nose.

You take the advice of the last person you spoke to, you follow courses of …

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Virtual Assistant Perfection Paralysis

I’ve been possessed by Mary Poppins!

I hope you have been taking my advice on Perfection Paralysis to heart.

Now it’s time to confess a little paralysis of my own. It’s not quite the same …

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Virtual Assistant Perfection paralysis

Perfection paralysis

What does doing a good job mean to you? Do you aim to maintain high standards, are you satisfied when you’ve given it your best – or must the fruits …

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When Virtual Assistants go professional

When Virtual Assistants go professional

Looking back at the evolution of my industry – administration and office management – its traditional roots lay with the secretary sitting outside the boss’s office, acting as gatekeeper and …

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Virtual Assistant gives you the gift of time

The Gift of Time

Would YOU like…

The freedom to focus on your key business objectives?
The energy to work on your core business activities?
The time to concentrate on planning for the …

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