Archive for Time Management

How Are You Managing?

Time management – do you really know what that term means? “The ability to use one’s time effectively or productively, especially at work.” The idea of time management is an often-discussed topic among VAs. There always seems like there is so much to do and not enough time to do it. But there is always enough […]

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How to find Time and Balance with a Time Audit

The biggest struggle we all face is a lack of time. We know what it is we want to be doing; maybe we wish for time to exercise or time to read. We may crave more time with loved ones or the time to really focus on a new project. What we don’t know is […]

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How do you take a break when you ARE the business?

We all know the signs. In fact our close family & friends probably know them better than ourselves. The signs you need to step away for a break. For a variety of reasons, business owners & entrepreneurs often are the last to take a break from the business they love so much. Usually because they […]

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Determining the best time management tools for you

I love gadgets, widgets, apps and anything that promises to streamline my processes and improve my quality of life. Embarrassingly enough, it took me some time to realize that more is not always better when it comes to using technology for time management. I can’t even remember all of the different software I’ve used over […]

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Getting Things Done – 20 Minutes at a Time

The best app on my phone is the timer. I use it daily. And the setting I use most frequently is 20 minutes. I started this routine after my surgery for colon cancer last year. The discharge instructions from my doctor included making sure I kept moving. He told me to forget about how long […]

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BURNOUT: Plan Ahead And Take A Break!

Are idle hands really the devil’s workshop? While still at the university, I came across a proverb in my American Studies class that quite shocked me. It went “idle hands are the devil’s workshop” (one who is idle will likely come to do evil) and it goes back to the very old times (Chaucer’s ‘Tale […]

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What do clients want from you besides your expertise and pricing that fits their budget? Results!!

Boost your client’s or your own confidence and rule the world with project management! We’re in the ‘get it done’ business and always interested to hear how other online businesses are managing their workload or client projects. Because whether you realize it or not, you ARE a project manager – that’s just the way most […]

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Missed Deadlines – The Importance of Having a Contingency Plan

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times* …” Business is good, in fact it has never been better. And you just missed a deadline for a brand new client – ouch! Not so good, and on the way to getting worse. Your carefully thought out and well executed plans have […]

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How to Manage Multiple Virtual Assistant Clients

We are excited to share this article from Tracey D’Aviero who will be one of the Speakers at our IVAA Live Summit in Philadelphia from April 30th to May 3rd. Tracey will be presenting at both the New Virtual Assistant Workshop Day as well as a Session at the main conference.  Enjoy her article which will be a little sample of […]

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Time Management is a Priority when you Work from Home

When you work from home, stress is everywhere. It’s in your success as you become more in demand, it’s in your lack of success as you try to figure out how to make a go of your venture. When you’re stressed out, you become less effective as your energy is sapped away from your goals […]

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