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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. It was breathtaking. Easy enough.

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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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2011 16

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!). Here are three simple steps to help you tame your to do’s: 1. Dump it out.

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! It is truly a dream come true. Today on twitter a friend shared the following quote….

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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. 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! Soles4Souls

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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. 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 was anxious to get the day started!

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!

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. 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! How do you organize your batteries?

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

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It was said half jokingly but really what better way to get things done! Organizing, like cleaning, is much more fun when you have someone to help!

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.

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!

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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. - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -.

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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. 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! The Pantry Makeover: Before. The Pantry Makeover: After.

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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. - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -.

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. Join me on Monday’s for a thought provoking. quote to inspire you and get your week off to a great start!

More Industries Moving to the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

  Uber, Lyft and ridesharing services are often cited as examples. But Amazon is in many ways a better example. on-demand economy

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2017 88

How Trumpcare Will Impact Self-Employment

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Trumpcare). Self-employed who are older or have lower incomes will likely be worse off. This makes sense from an insurance perspective.

2017 71

Secrets Revealed

Office Dynamics

Every person has secrets. They may be secrets about their families, health, money, business, fears, or successes. Some things should be kept secret or within a very small group. But there are other secrets that we should be sharing with others. What have you learned from years in the workplace that you aren’t sharing?

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Self-Employment and the Attributes of the Dream Job

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Gallup's The Dream Job covers the key attributes employees look for in a job. These  These are: the ability to do what they do best.

2017 79

The keywords to help you land your next PA role

Practically Perfect PA

If you are anything like me, the new year brings a lot of soul searching and a nostalgic look back at the 12 months past. But where to start?

2017 106

Are you wasting time?

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So today I am sitting at my kitchen table hoping to write a few blog posts before my son wakes up from his morning nap. I am ready to start working.

2017 69

The Multstage Life and Self-Employment in the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

  The chart below, from her MIT Sloan Review article The Corporate Implications of Longer Lives , illustrates this shift. 

2017 77

Getting buy in from the boss

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“Succeeding in business is all about making connections. Business is all about personal contact. Richard Branson. Internal & External Training.

2017 106

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2017

Small Business Labs

This year we release our 10 th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.  And it's mentioned below.  It's still too far away. 

2017 112

The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are always asking us what it takes to really stand out in the workplace. After all, it’s a competitive market out there! If you really want to make a name for yourself and get ahead, it takes more than just skimming the surface. Shift Your Paradigm. First, you have to change how you see yourself in your role.

2017 93

Highly Skilled Self-Employed Driving the Growth of the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

The Resolution Trust, a left leaning U.K. By "privileged" they mean self-employed workers who are relatively highly skilled and well paid.

2017 83

Creating Powerful Presentations

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At some point in an assistant’s career they will be asked to put together a slide deck for their Executive. This is the first question to ask. Slides.

2017 70

Upwork and the Paradox of Place

Small Business Labs

The average distance between buyers and sellers of services on the talent marketplace  Upwork  is over 1,000 miles. presidential election. 

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2016 106

The Industry Snapshot: The Office of the Future

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Thanks again to everyone who completed the Practically Perfect PA Industry Snapshot survey. We also have live chat with our IT support desk. Scannable.

2016 110

The Rise of Solopreneur Manufacturing Companies

Small Business Labs

Key quote: "The number of businesses classified as manufacturers with no employees has been rising steadily since the depths of the recession.

2017 98

The Industry Snapshot: The influence of Personal Assistants

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Nobody needs to tell you how influential you are in the office – it kinda goes without saying over here at Practically Perfect PA. In the Room.

2016 106

How can assistants add value in the workplace?

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Firstly, happy New Year! Last year was a mixed bag wasn’t it?! I hope you all had a lovely break and are looking forward to the year ahead.

2017 96

How to Be Assertive, Not Pushy

Business Writing

If you write to customers, clients, employees, or almost anyone on the job, you have times when you need to assert yourself.

2017 76

Employees of Large Corporation Not Happy at Work; The Self-Employed Are

Small Business Labs

PwC's  Work-life 3.0: Understanding how we'll work next  is a fascinating look at how workforce dynamics are changing. 

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