My 2012 Career and Business Plan

Eat Your Career

So, I’ve done a lot of analysis over the past few weeks (and a little soul searching as well), and I’ve created a plan for 2012 that I feel honors my true gifts and the areas of my work that really feed my soul. So, I’m making a very clear commitment in 2012 to maintain a 70/30 split.

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Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. for a full day at a conference or training. The engineers often come into the room while I am at dinner or off to my training session.

Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

Office Dynamics

I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. for a full day at a conference or training. The engineers often come into the room while I am at dinner or off to my training session.

How do you make your boss successful?

Practically Perfect PA

Once you have this information you will know when is the best time to schedule meetings for them, when to leave time free for them to get stuck into their emails or write reports. Pin It.

2012 268

More resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The membership allows you access to designatory letters, an online magazine and website, regional events and discounted training opportunities. There are regular networking events, a website directory, regular emails and an online newsletter. Pin It.

2012 209

Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

There are loads of websites, training providers and magazines out there for assistants and some are definitely better than others! The magazine doesn’t contain any advertising so it is packed full of articles focussed on training and mentoring assistants. Pin It.

2012 203

How to Create SMART Goals

Eat Your Career

Email this to a friend? Video Training goalsThis is a small segment pulled from a webinar I did at the beginning of the year where I provided tips for helping you keep your New Year’s resolutions.

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How to Manage (and Minimize) Workplace Interruptions

Eat Your Career

Aside from in-person interruptions, we’re constantly bombarded with IMs, phone calls, emails and so much more. You have the power to train others on how you want to interact with them simply by demonstrating the behavior. Email this to a friend?

2012 275

Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Whenever you receive confirmation emails from any bookings you can forward it to plans@tripit.com and they will add the details to the itinerary. Also you can share your plans with colleagues, family and friends either directly by email or through Facebook and LinkedIn. The app then sends you an email with their details. [Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice!

2012 192

More resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The membership allows you access to designatory letters, an online magazine and website, regional events and discounted training opportunities. There are regular networking events, a website directory, regular emails and an online newsletter. Pin It.

2012 158

Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Whenever you receive confirmation emails from any bookings you can forward it to plans@tripit.com and they will add the details to the itinerary. Also you can share your plans with colleagues, family and friends either directly by email or through Facebook and LinkedIn. The app then sends you an email with their details. [Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice!

2012 184

Gatekeeping: what does it actually mean?

Practically Perfect PA

This could mean monitoring their phone calls, emails and meeting requests. According to Wikipedia the word ‘gatekeeper’ is a person that controls access to something or more recently an individual who decides whether a given message will be distributed to a wider audience.

2012 159

How to Handle (and Relieve) Boredom at Work

Eat Your Career

Get Additional Training. Online training programs make it easy to do right from your desk. Email this to a friend? For some of you, the title of this article may cause a double take. Boredom?! Are you kidding? I have way too much to do and not enough time to do it.”.

2012 209

EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

As I said earlier personal assistants tend to fall into the job and then don’t see the benefit of training or improving their skills. I also wrote reports on training courses tat had taken place and any content I could add to a newsletter I would.

2012 158

Honoring an Inspiration: The Passing of Stephen R. Covey

Eat Your Career

This is a book I’ve used in my coaching and training for years and it’s also a personal favorite. Email this to a friend? The sad news came out earlier today that author and personal development guru, Stephen Covey, passed away.

2012 194

Why Emotional Decisions Aren’t Always Bad

Eat Your Career

I, like the rest of the world, have been trained to believe that emotional decisions almost always lead to disaster. Email this to a friend? Okay, listen up guys. I don’t say this often but here goes…. I was wrong. Well, maybe not completely wrong. But a little wrong.

2012 217

EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

As I said earlier personal assistants tend to fall into the job and then don’t see the benefit of training or improving their skills. I also wrote reports on training courses tat had taken place and any content I could add to a newsletter I would.

2012 151

Is meditation the key to a happier work life?

On The Job

David Levy , a computer scientist and professor with the Information School at the University of Washington , found that those who had meditation training were able to stay on task longer and were less distracted. A second group got eight weeks of body-relaxation training.

2012 256

How To Quit Talking And Finally Make It Happen

Dumb Little Man

Drop off your email to get access to the free live training event, “Game Changer: Add Spice & Satisfaction to Your Life in 10 Minutes a Day.” I’m a pretty disciplined person. I exercise a few times a week.

2012 286

How to Keep Your Competitive Edge in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

Aside from incredible networking, most professional associations also give you access to valuable learning opportunities—whether through featured speakers at meetings, annual training conferences, or newsletters highlighting trends in your field. Email this to a friend? During a recent free coaching call , one individual asked the following question: “I’ve been employed at the same company for over 10 years.

2012 187

Product/Program Promotion Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned Expert Interview

Productive & Organized

You have a strategy and training and you've done all of your warm ups.  The free training (a 4-part series of videos) was well done and well focused on a real problem that the audience, small business owners, were experiencing every day.

2012 212

7 Excruciatingly Simple Tips on How to Work Less and Get More Done

Dumb Little Man

If you're not working from home, you have to train your coworkers to leave you alone so you can get more done, and have more time to relax after that. No checking email. Work less. Do more. A preposterous suggestion, isn't it?

2012 286

Stop procrastinating! How to Overcoming and Avoid Procrastination - 30 Tips

Productive & Organized

Catch The Last Train. If you believe your task, project or an activity is like a train that's going to stop on your station for just a few seconds, and especially if you know that it's the last train for today by schedule, would you get in to go back home?

2012 283

Want to know how to leverage the new signups to YOUR list?

Office Organization Success

And to do that you need to offer them something of value in exchange for them parting with their name and email address (this is also known as pink spoon marketing). Make your free taste irresistible so that your website visitors are eager to give you their name and email address (hint: it’s all in the copy). Training Workshops and Products autoresponders follow up free taste

2012 133

How to Find Time for What Really Matters

Dumb Little Man

Often, our time can get swallowed up in the busy-ness of day-to-day living: emails, commuting, meetings, chores, TV. Do you ever feel as though weeks, months, even years, are going past, without you making any real progress in your life?

2012 285

The Sacred Process of Growth

Eat Your Career

I had my email message all typed up. Yes, I was going to cancel via email. I had told her about the big training event I had been asked to host. So I typed up the email. I checked my email to make sure the message didn’t spontaneously send itself in the night.

2012 164

How to Make Each Day a Downhill Stroll Instead of an Uphill Struggle

Dumb Little Man

It could be something huge, like starting your marathon training plan. Instead of starting off with an easy or habitual task, like answering emails, start by spending 20 minutes on a high-resistance task, like that big report with a looming deadline.

2012 285

Successful Teleclass Secrets

Office Organization Success

structure your pre- and post- emails for maximum impact. Training Workshops and Products hosting teleclasses marketing teleclasses teleclassesFor several years I have hosted my own teleclasses — I LOVE doing them! Not only do they get me interacting with YOU (my target market) and sharing a ton of great content, but they’re also a fabulous (and low-cost) way to build your list … FAST!

2012 126

Time to Kill Your Mental Boundaries

Dumb Little Man

The training is so thorough that even when the elephants are older and more powerful, they never attempt leaving, despite having the strength to pull up the stake and walk away. Get my free eBook Your Foundation to Wealth by signing up for my email updates (no spam I promise).

2012 286

Elevate Admins: Gaining Support for Administrative Professionals

Eat Your Career

I want you to get more respect, more appreciation, more training and more support. I’ve developed an amazing on-site training and coaching program designed to help elevate performance, increase satisfaction and improve retention of high-quality administrative professionals.

Great Tool for Sharing Your Voice with Others

Productive & Organized

  They run trainings for all of their customers on a monthly basis and are willing to answer your specific questions via email or phone. 

2012 224

Creating the Perfect Week

Simple Productivity Blog

I recently listened to Jim McKelvey speak at the Big Omaha conference, a gathering of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs in training and he told a story about driving through a terrible Colorado blizzard. I respond, move, file, delete and read through all the emails from the night before.

2012 233

How DreamWorks Teaches All Employees to Flex Their Creativity Muscle

On The Job

Regardless of what they do, employees are given training on how to pitch their ideas successfully. Satterthwaite says the company finds that in a time of emails, instant messages and texts, personal interactions are critical.

2012 226

Bullying Continues to Infect the Workplace

On The Job

If the person is in power, it may mean that you’re not included in email or you lose out on a job or promotion." Employees should be trained on how to give appropriate negative feedback and be respectful. Do you know anyone who has not been bullied? I sure don't.

2012 209

8 Ways To Get To Super-Productive Flow Faster

Simple Productivity Blog

Don’t rearrange things on your desk, don’t clear out your email so it won’t distract you. The next time, you will read what you were doing, and pick up in the same train of thought, already moving. Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog.

2012 223

A Week of Challenges

Office Organization Success

Follow-up system — letters, phone calls, and emails (potential income). This ezine — staying in touch with you, sharing great content, and letting you know about upcoming workshops and trainings (marketing and potential income). Constantly checked emails every 30 seconds.

2012 126

How To Handle the Mean Girls at Work

On The Job

But when they got a rousing response to the subject of “women haters” at a training session, they say they knew they had struck a nerve. The woman may exclude her target from emails, gossip about her , use body language that conveys (read the rest here

2012 189

Recognizing Burnout

Simple Productivity Blog

My immediate management has changed six times since last August, leaving me to train manager after manager to see them leave or transfer. Please share below, or email me. Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog.

2012 215

10 Ways to Find More Hours in Your Day

Dumb Little Man

If you take the bus or train, you could read a book rather than grabbing a free newspaper. Don't Check Email So Often Your colleagues and clients can wait for a few hours -- or even a day or two -- for you to reply to their emails. Keep your inbox closed when you’re working, and only open it when you’re ready to spend 30 minutes or so dealing with emails. We all wish we had just a bit more time.

2012 220

Moxie Tip 112: Updating Your Clients

Virtual Moxie

Consider a quarterly update email to your clients to fill them in. Moxie Tips AssistU Moxie Tips Virtual Assistant Virtual Assistant Training Virtual MoxieYou're growing, changing, becoming more "you" all the time. And because you work virtually, it's likely that your clients are absolutely blind to most of that. Maybe there's something new about you that will spark something new in one of them. and lead to new ways for you to work together!

2012 130

Three Strategies To Deal With Interruptions

Simple Productivity Blog

Being pulled off task can result in anything from loss of train of thought to major interruptions that pull you off task for hours. Phone, email and instant messenger are interruptions on our end, but the people calling and sending might not realize they are interrupting.

2012 197

5 Tips To Regain Your Focus and Save Your Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

Even if you don’t answer it, we have been trained to respond to a ringing phone in one way or another. Turn Off The Email. Email is a habit. It’s not because we need to respond to email; we check because we are looking for distraction.

2012 191

A Heartfelt Holiday Message

Office Dynamics

I am usually running all over the country speaking, training, and doing book signings. It does my heart good to know that I have made a difference in your lives and I greatly appreciate receiving your emails, letters, Facebook posts or LinkedIn messages.