March, 2010

From Executive Assistant to CEO

ProAssisting Blog

The New York Times has a great article about Ursula Burns, the new CEO for Xerox. She has held many different positions throughout her 30 years working for the company but what is particularly interesting to us here at ProAssisting is

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Why and How You Should Find Time to Read - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Major Meltdown in Time Management - Tips to Avoid it Happening To You

Productive & Organized

19185528 Productivity Fact: You can be busy all day and still have gotten nothing done. We realize our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities. We confess, We have left undone those things that

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Don't Underestimate The Importance Of Time Management

The Small Business Blog

I'm sure everyone has had days, weeks, months or even years of feeling snowed under with work, stressed and like they have little time for family or friends. Within a small business it seems that this is compounded, with less people to

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Know What Your Boss is Thinking

On The Job

I remember watching an episode of "Gilligan's Island" where the hapless castaways ate some kind of seed or berry, and it turned them into mind readers. They quickly discovered that it wasn't always such a good idea to be able to know

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Online Marketing Strategies: The Forgotten Two!

Office Organization Success

In the last issue of Office Organization Success I mentioned that I’d been using two online marketing strategies that I’d completely forgotten about … yet they were so easy to set up! I had quite a few emails from readers asking me for more information, so here ya go! Tell-A-Friend* software : I’m currently hosting a free Spring Teleclass Series and I’m using Tell-A-Friend to help spread the word about this series.

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Raise your hand if you like automated phone message systems…

ProAssisting Blog

I don't know about you but whether I'm making calls for my boss or myself, I try as much as possible to bypass those pesky recorded messages that prompt you to input all sorts of information before it lets you speak with an actual

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6 Areas of Your Business Life that You MUST Have Flow to Make More.

Productive & Organized

Moso Bamboo, Giant Chinese Timber How often do you wake up in the morning and say "ug, I don't really want to go in today"? It happens to the best of us, however; some people have it happen less often. Why is that

2010 236

10 Things to Simplify Today

Simple Productivity Blog

Sometimes simplicity is found in the little things. Here are 10 ways to try out simplifying your life today, for one day: Simplify your schedule. For one day, get rid of everything you don't have to do. It's only one day, after all

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6 Ways to Show Your Worth

On The Job

When you invest money, you want that investment to grow, right? You certainly don't want it to LOSE money, nor do you want it to just sit there, never earning an extra dime. That's why it's an investment, right

2010 209

Info Product Creation: How To Create Your FIRST Info Product in 7 Easy Steps

Office Organization Success

Once you’ve mastered your online marketing system and you’re growing your list on a daily basis, this is a good time to then set about creating additional offerings for your subscribers. This is where you start to look at your Product & Marketing Funnel and see where the gaps are and where new products can fit. If you’re like most solo service professionals you’ll have something at the top (i.e.

2010 143

Email Triage: What it is and how it can help you

ProAssisting Blog

To be honest, I don't know exactly where I first read the term “email triage” before—and if it was you who coined the term, please let me know in the comments and I'll edit this post—but when I read that term, I realized that I was

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Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein: Part Deux.

Dumb Little Man

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It' Everywhere! The Major Meltdown in Time Management - Have You.

Productive & Organized

16465050 You know, I talk with a lot of people -- in person and online. Can you believe that in the last year I have seen an increase of over 78% that say they are having difficulty getting things done on any given day

2010 224

Do you dig a dangling carrot?

Virtual Moxie

A somewhat growing undercurrent in the Virtual Assistant industry is the notion of working for incentives offered by clients for creating big results. I was asked this morning what I think of it, and I thought I'd share it here—with all

2010 202

Practical Productivity: Cleaning the Powder Room

Simple Productivity Blog

To me, housecleaning is one of those things that is never-ending, yet it must be done. It is also a terrible place for a perfectionist to be. I used to avoid cleaning until I could see the dirt, and then spend a whole day cleaning to

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Quick Tip… Tidy Up Your PC Files

Office Organization Success

Just this week I found one of my client’s folders had become a little full and it was taking me longer than ususal to find the document(s) I needed – simply because there were so many in the folder. . So I created a new Archive folder to store all the old documents – I didn’t want to delete them. Here’s the steps I took: In Windows Explorer… Go to File -> New Folder. Call your new folder Archive.

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So you wanna be a Virtual Assistant (VA)?

ProAssisting Blog

Beyond the e-learning modules, downloadable templates/checklists and resources that we provide to our enrollees, the other main component of our training is the member forum where they put us through our paces and ask us anything that

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7 Amazing Lessons from 7 Distinguished Billionaires - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

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Mon Motivation - 16 Failed Predictions - Limiting Your Beliefs Can.

Productive & Organized

Where is your ladder leading you "Nothing is as hard to do gracefully as getting down off your high horse." ~ CourtneyWilding ~. Often we do it when we aren't thinking about it. We create opinions about our systems and processes and

2010 215

Customer-Obsessed Service

Customers Rock!

I have been broadcasting my Customers Rock! Radio program now for 6 months, and I feel it is time to pull together a summary of information from some of those programs into a post (or two!).

2010 190

Bicycling from Phoenix to Denver. One Man's Journey

Andrea Kalli

Sandwriting+ +Inspire 299x200 Bicycling from Phoenix to Denver. One Mans Journey A friend of mine is taking on a huge challenge. He lives in Phoenix and we live in Denver. He'll be staying with us for awhile, so he's decided to bicycle

2010 188

Business Writing: Working on a Writing Brand

Business Writing

2010 130

Sweet - SarcMark: A punctuation mark for sarcasm!

ProAssisting Blog

I can't tell you how many times I've read an email, IM, Facebook post or comment online and not known if the person writing the remark was serious or not. Most of the time I don't even know them personally, just via email with no handle

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10 Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein - by.

Dumb Little Man

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Dyeing for something new

Loosely Speaking

Hand dyed yarn: "Poached Rhubarb". Spring was the air, I was cleaning out the old yarn stash in preparation for a friend's upcoming “Destashing Party,” and inspiration struck. Granddaughter was coming over after school

2010 130

Don't Let Empty Pockets Hold You Back!

The Small Business Blog

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” Norman Vincent Peale, progenitor of the theory of 'positive thinking'. The process of bootstrapping can make it possible for even those with empty

2010 182

Practical Productivity: Moving Cubes Efficiently

Simple Productivity Blog

This post is the first in an ongoing (but not necessarily weekly) Thursday feature where I share examples from my life on how I specifically apply productivity, simplification and organizational principles in my life

2010 181

4 Simple Steps for Creating Your Strategic Marketing Action Plan (MAP)

Office Organization Success

Your strategic Marketing Action Plan (MAP) is a document that is used to plan your day-to-day marketing activities/strategies for running your online business; in other words it’s your MAP to online business management success. And just like a real map, your MAP tells you exactly how to get from point A to point B and the route you need to take in order to get there.

2010 126

The plan for a successful project

ProAssisting Blog

As an assistant, you're going to be tasked with completing both large and small projects. Whether tackling this year's holiday cards, planning a multi-leg trip for 3 executives or just ordering lunch for the board meeting, each project

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7 Effective Ways to Consume Less and Live a Minimalist Lifestyle.

Dumb Little Man

Spring Cleaning

Loosely Speaking

After referring to self as “Cleanup Knitter” in my last post, it felt as though I should work a little harder to earn that title. So, after finishing today's client work, here's what I did. Or, I should say, speaking of “felt

2010 130

Business Writing: A Quick Example of Positive Language

Business Writing

2010 126

LinkedIn Profile Is More Important Than Résumé

Job Advice Blog

Your LinkedIn profile could potentially help you much more than the resume

2010 177

Why Your Small Business Needs A SWOT

The Small Business Blog

As a small business owner, or entrepreneur, you have no doubt heard of a SWOT analysis. But with a heavy workload, is it really necessary for your small business to complete a SWOT analysis? In my experience, it is an absolute must to

2010 176

Entertainment Biz 101

ProAssisting Blog

As a way to “spread the word” about ProAssisting toward a target market that would benefit greatly from our training, I recently conducted a call with students and alumni from the University of Wisconsin where I gave a presentation to

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Harness Your Subconscious Wisdom by Asking The Right Questions.

Dumb Little Man

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