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Is Stuff Driving You Crazy… Listen Up!

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Soles4Souls Trip to Haiti: Day 1

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On January 5th I traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with Soles4Souls to distribute shoes to those in need. For 5 days I was surrounded by wonderful people and made great new friends. I came back with a new outlook on life and a love for the people and land that I left.

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Don’t Miss A Thing!

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Don’t forget to check out the new BLOG ! This week we are taking a look at what a simplified life looks like and discussing how excess can paralyze us. And here is an old school approach to memory keeping I shared with my readers! Don’t miss a thing, subscribe today

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Going From To Do To Done, Is As Easy As 1-2-3!

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image by: robstephaustralia (yes that’s a to-do list tattoo!). As a paper planner kind of girl I love making to do lists and checking the items off as they get done.

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Have A Successful and Organized New Year! + A Giveaway

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I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our family enjoyed Christmas festivities in New York this year which included an extended stay due to a wintry snow storm that canceled our flight home for several days.

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Soles4Souls Trip to Haiti: Day 5

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Sunday morning I woke and finished packing my bag. Anything we had that could be used at the HOM we left. Extra shoes, flip-flops, bug spray, hand sanitizer, towels and clothes. The pile kept getting larger and larger.

Soles4Souls Trip to Haiti: Day 4

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Last night the church held services until midnight and we could hear the congregation singing. I enjoyed listening to them praise God! Every once in a while you could tell what song was being played but couldn’t make out the words, except for hallelujah. Sweet music to my ears!

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Soles4Souls Trip to Haiti: Day 3

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Our rooster friend took it easy during the night so it was nice to get some restful sleep. I have never been a morning person but waking here with the rising sun and the open windows just made me feel more lively in the morning. This was the view from the rooftop where we ate our meals.

Soles4Souls Trip to Haiti: Day 2

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To start off day two of the trip I will just go ahead and throw out Lesson #3: Roosters crow whenever they want! I thought roosters only crowed at dawn or during the day but apparently that is so not true.

Home From Haiti

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I safely returned from Haiti and I can’t wait to tell you all about it! It was certainly a life changing experience for me in so many ways! I certainly left a piece of my heart there. I came home to snow and closed schools so I have been enjoying time with my kids.

There’s No Mess Like Snow Mess

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We just had our first snow here in Tennessee and oh what a mess. I love watching the kids get all excited about playing in the snow but a small part of me dreads getting them bundled up and then un-bundled again. And then there is the wet sloshy, muddy mess they bring in. Blech. I could do without.

Better Battery Organization

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This season don’t forget to add one more thing to your list… batteries are not included for many gifts! Last week on Penelope Loves Lists , Meredith posted about battery organization and I thought this would be a great time to show you my battery drawer!

Two Heads (or more) Are Better Than One When Getting Organized!

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I recently overheard two women complaining about chores, then the conversation went something like this, “How about you come to my house and help me clean, then we can go clean your house!&# It was said half jokingly but really what better way to get things done!

The Story That Will Last A Lifetime

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Last weekend we went on our annual shopping trip to Hallmark to pick up cards and ornaments. This year something new caught our attention. Hallmark now offers Recordable Storybooks for The Night Before Christmas , The Very First Christmas , and Frosty The Snowman !

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The Pantry Makeover: After

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I recently partnered up with The Stow Company to completely makeover my master closet and pantry with custom closet solutions, a dream come true! The Stow Company supplied the product and Nashville ORG dealer Closets & More provided the installation services.

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New Blog

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I will keep this short and sweet. I am changing things up a bit around here. My business site will stay here but the blog is moving. Well, it will still be floating around out there, kind of, but I will now be writing here… Please come check it out and subscribe so you don’t miss out

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Monday’s Motivation: Where Do Your Priorities Stand?

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The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Stephen R. Covey. - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -. Join me on Monday’s for a thought provoking. quote to inspire you and get your week off to a great start! Monday's Motivation

Mondat’s Motivation: Are You Listening?

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Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill. - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -. Join me on Monday’s for a thought provoking. quote to inspire you and get your week off to a great start! Monday's Motivation

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ORG Master Closet and Pantry Makeover

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In case you missed the full series before Thanksgiving. I thought I would share our master closet and pantry makeover one more time. Take a peek at the before and after pictures below, then you will find links to the complete series detailing the installation process from beginning to end! I recently partnered up with The Stow Company to completely makeover my master closet and pantry with custom closet solutions, a dream come true!

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Monday’s Motivation: Stress Relief

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The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James. - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -. Join me on Monday’s for a thought provoking. quote to inspire you and get your week off to a great start! Monday's Motivation

Monday’s Motivation: Slow Down

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An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth. Bonnie Friedman. For extra inspiration read my friend Leisa’s post, about a special person in her life that is teaching her to slow down and enjoy the little things.

Ground rules for team meetings

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A really fundamental task for assistants is organising your department team meetings. If your organisation is anything like the businesses I used to work for I bet you organise A LOT of team meetings.

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25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn

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Congratulations! You have an ‘All Star’ LinkedIn profile. You must be doing something right. Before you become too complacent, please ask yourself the following questions. Am I really leveraging LinkedIn to its full effect? Am I using LinkedIn strategically to grow my Personal Brand?

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How to deal with the office downer

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I was recently watching a brilliant interview with the former Assistant to Mark Zukerberg, Anikka Fragodt.

2017 77

Day in the life from Cressida Ford, PA at Cardiff University

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This month we have a day in the life from Cressida Ford, PA at Cardiff University. Cressida recently spoke at the Assist Conference. She was full of useful tips and very charismatic on stage.

2017 77

Best tips on working with multiple managers

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Last month I asked everyone on the Practically Perfect PA social media platforms to give me their best tips on working with multiple managers. Here are the results. Enjoy… There are some brilliant tips here! Here are my best tips on working with multiple managers.

2017 106

How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

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What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve? How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work? Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops.

2017 99

4 Tips That Will Help You Influence Others

On The Job

Communication seems to be a problem in the world today. It's not that we don't have plenty of ways to communicate, it's that we expect the tool (text, phone, email) to do the job for us. That's never going to work because good communication requires human effort.

2017 77

Using networks to get stuff done

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Just last week I was reminded how brilliant PAs are at using networks to get stuff done. I’m lucky to be a member of a direct messaging group on Twitter made up of some very awesome and proactive assistants.

2017 106

How Your Car Can Affect Your Personal Branding

Dumb Little Man

We all have a personal brand. If you think you don’t, you should probably look further into it. How you present yourself on a regular basis becomes your personal brand, like it or not.

2017 109

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2017

Small Business Labs

This year we release our 10 th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.    A quick review of the lists illustrates an important forecasting point. While change appears to happen very quickly, trends generally take a long time to become mainstream.

2017 117

Brighton: The Silicon Valley of the United Kingdom?

The Small Business Blog

We are all aware that the digital revolution has been fully embraced throughout the United Kingdom. As the digital age continues to evolve, there are always some locations which tend to stand out from the rest.

2017 77

How to Overcome Resistance to Your Ideas

On The Job

Companies like Google and Amazon expect every employee to come up with new ideas, no matter how outrageous they may seem. But what if you don't work for such a company, and even your suggestion to try new paper towels in the break room is met with resistance?

2017 74

The Rise of Smart Farms

Small Business Labs

Tech startups are increasingly targeting agriculture. This is leading to a range of new companies and technologies focused on improving farm efficiencies and creating smarter farms.

2017 86

Benefits Of Meditation: How You Can Change Your Life In 10 Minutes

Dumb Little Man

It takes time to develop and master any skill, and meditation is no different. The ability to calm the mind on demand can be a phenomenal tool to have at your disposal.

2017 116

The Growing Use of Online Talent Marketplaces

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from the MBO Partners State of Independence study is how much the use of online talent marketplaces has increased over the past 6 years.

2017 77

Building customer loyalty for small businesses

The Small Business Blog

Building customer loyalty is an important process for a small business. It helps encourage first-time customers to come back, builds a strong customer base, and can make you stand out from your competitors. So how should you go about achieving customer loyalty in a small business?

2017 89

Five Career Killers Every Professional Should Be Aware Of

Dumb Little Man

Hard work is, without a doubt, an indispensable factor in the ladder of success. Without it, there is not much that can be accomplished. Working hard with sincerity and integrity is sure to take an individual’s career a long way. Unfortunately, there are instances where hard-working individuals can lose their fight and succumb to the various obstacles along the way.

2017 84

The Taylor Review: The British Government Looks at the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Last October the British government asked Matthew Taylor , the CEO of the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) , to lead a study on the future of work with a focus on self-employment and the gig economy. The study - Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices - was released last week. 

2017 58

Launching the Future Assistant 2018

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I thought I would start the day by launching the Future Assistant 2018! Hurrah!

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