Finding the Confidence to Speak

Being invited to speak at an event can be a wonderful honour bestowed upon the potential speaker by those who want to hear the speaker’s message and share it with others. However, for some, it can be a great cause of anxiety and fear, with the thought that all those...

The Good, the Not that Bad and the Manageable side of Remote Work

Where do you work? Are you in an office, medical facility, retail store, restaurant, or even outdoors? If you are one of those lucky workers out there who has found a place that suits you, Congratulations! Having a place that you feel productive, content, and...

Life Balance IS Possible

Life can be busy, complicated and messy. Just in our personal lives, we have an abundance of responsibilities related to our health, household, family, finances, hobbies, etc. Somedays it may even seem like a full-time job to keep up with these, and then we add our...

Trends in Virtual Services

Time is valuable, whether that time is spent developing the next greatest product, providing services to help others, or taking time to yourself.  Either way, this valuable time during a business professional’s work hours would be best used providing the services that...

Managing a Changing Environment

Over the past several years the physical landscape of the traditional office space has changed to evolve and promote productivity of its workers. Ergonomics assessments, increasing natural lighting and working with flexible schedules are examples of changes that have...

Relationship Update: Only Some Tasks Need You

You work hard on your business, you put in the hours choosing just the right words for a brochure, answering the phone, taking out the trash, finalizing the month end accounting. It’s a lot and it all rests on your shoulders. Or does it? Your business support tasks...

Working in the Original Cloud(s)

When we think of the term “working in the cloud”, we refer to working in cyberspace – files in cloud storage, on a server somewhere on the planet rather than working on files on our hard drive. Remember when there were just the other clouds, you know, the white fluffy...

The High Price of Doing the Paperwork

When you think of the most expensive Admin Assistant on the Planet, you might think of someone like Tony Stark’s Assistant who puts up with all his quirks, but who is handsomely paid for her hardship. Or a billionaire’s assistant who is available 24/7 and at a...

A Penny For Your Thoughts…

We all know that in order to be successful at whatever we want to do, we have to take action. Simple, right? Then why is it so hard to get going? Sometimes it's because out the tasks are boring or difficult, or it’s something we just don't want to do. Denial won't...

The Value of Black Goo

I was in denial. My driveway needed re-sealing for quite a few years and I was really hoping the night fairies would come and do it for me. Alas, no. A couple of summers ago, I thought I’d do it myself: get the bucket of black goo and the roller from the DIY store and...

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