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Dealing with Overwhelm: Stay On-Track – Part Two

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Approach to Life, Balance, Business, Organization, Planning, Strategy, Time Management | 0 comments

Dealing with Overwhelm: Stay On-Track – Part Two

In Dealing with Overwhelm - Part One, we started to break down the ways in which we could deal with overwhelm, so that you can stay on-track and meet your goals. These included recognising the symptoms, acknowledging it for what it is, planning your days in order to reduce it and tips for managing procrastination. This week, we’ll be look at the importance of re-prioritising, chunking things down, and finally revising where you are at this point in time and determining to let go of the things that no longer serve you. We’re halfway there: see...

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Dealing with Overwhelm – Part One

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Approach to Life, Balance, Business, Organization, Planning, Strategy, Time Management | 0 comments

Dealing with Overwhelm – Part One

It’s February. Way back in 2016 you made a solemn promise to yourself that 2017 was going to be the year you were going to get things done. You were going to make more progress in your business than ever before. On top of that, you were going to exercise more, eat less and have more fun! You’ve done your homework, you planned everything ages ago and swore you’d stay on track so that you didn’t get overwhelmed at all. Now, with deadlines looming like a tidal wave, you realise you’re in danger of drowning. The waters of anxiety and overwhelm...

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Strategy – the key to getting organised in 2017

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Business, Planning, Strategy, Webinar | 0 comments

Strategy – the key to getting organised in 2017

As a savvy business owner, I love developing a strategy that ensures my business fits my lifestyle. It's the very backbone of what I do. Aligning my work with my personal goals and making a difference is the reason why I'm in business. I apply it to everything: hiring staff, the services I offer, what I write about … you get the picture. A recent post talks about planning for the holidays.  These tips also apply to your yearly planning but you also need to consider the bigger picture. The following points are those I consider most important...

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Your passion – should it really be your business?

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Business, Planning, Strategy, Virtual Assistance | 0 comments

Your passion – should it really be your business?

It's a common theme these days in the blogosphere and coaching space that your passion should be your business. In theory it’s a great idea, but it’s not for everyone. There are reasons why choosing something you’re good at, and building a business around that, can be a better idea. Let me explain why Just because you’re passionate about something doesn’t mean it’s a great business idea.     I’m what some would call ‘multi-passionate’. There are many things that I’m extremely passionate about including knitting, Tarot, sustainability,...

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Holiday Planning – My Personal Approach

Posted by on Oct 15, 2016 in Business, Holidays, Strategy, Virtual Assistance | 0 comments

Holiday Planning – My Personal Approach

In my last blog post, I wrote about the fact that it’s never too early to plan ahead for holidays. This is especially important for me this year. For the first two weeks in November, I’ll be on a working holiday with a major client in Bali. I’ve never met my colleagues in person before and I’m really excited at the prospect! We have heaps of activities lined up - both work and leisure, so there’s no WAY I’m going to get the time to plan for the holiday season, although I’m staying on for a couple of extra days to do some strategic planning...

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Plan Ahead for the holiday season and rest easy

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Business, Planning, Strategy, Virtual Assistance | 0 comments

Plan Ahead for the holiday season and rest easy

  While people may take to social media snorting in disgust at Christmas supplies starting to appear on the shelves, you can NEVER plan ahead too early for the holiday season as far as your business goes. I admit that I’m one of those people who cringe when they see Christmas cards appearing on our shelves even before the US celebrates Thanksgiving but, honestly, wouldn’t you rather take some time off to be with family knowing your business will continue to function without you, instead of worrying about what’s happening to it?  ...

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So Much to do, So Little Time

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Balance, Business, Time Management, Virtual Assistance | 0 comments

So Much to do, So Little Time

It’s perfectly possible to earn passive income and reduce the amount of time that you work in your business. When you're first starting out or in the process of expansion, though, this is definitely not the case, though. If you’re still working a day job, then it’s even more difficult to find the time need.  Include family commitments and some leisure time and life gets pretty busy! So how do you manage when you can hardly think because of all the demands on your time? Efficient use of resources is definitely the answer and those resources...

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Your Website – How Well is it Working For You?

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Business, Customer Experience, Strategy, Virtual Assistance | 0 comments

Your Website – How Well is it Working For You?

Regardless of what kind of business you have, a website is an absolute necessity in today's business climate. Whether your website successfully contributes to achieving your business goals, however, is a completely different matter. Taking time out to ascertain whether your website is really working for you is an exercise well worth undertaking.   What purpose does your website serve? What are your business goals? Your business vision? How does your website help you to achieve these things? Do you use it primarily to sell things? To...

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Looking to get more done? Hire a Virtual Assistant!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Business, Operations, Time Management, Virtual Assistance | 0 comments

Looking to get more done? Hire a Virtual Assistant!

Once a month I've decided to talk about how I adapt various things to suit my business. When I first started out, I wasn't quite sure how to apply general principles or experience to my own situation. So this is where you can discover how I've modified things to suit me. You can do the same with your business, too! If you're not sure about something feel free to ask in the comments below. This month's topic is about hiring a Virtual Assistant and how I went about it. Opting to Maintain Quality of Life My business has grown fairly steadily...

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Customer Experience and Being of Service

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Business, Customer Experience, Strategy | 0 comments

Customer Experience and Being of Service

From their very first exposure to your business, the way you treat your customers will make or break your business.  Being of service is at the very core of providing the best customer experience you possibly can. When you love your work, and you live it every day, then being of service comes naturally. Part of this is going above and beyond to provide a customer experience that will keep people returning.   If you're like me, going above and beyond isn’t merely a business consideration – its part of who you are. It’s what fulfils you...

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