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Life’s Greatest Happiness

I believe life’s greatest happiness is found in good relationships. Likewise, life’s deepest hurt is found in bad or broken relationships. Married or single, young or old, every human has two things in common: relationships and the emotional need to feel loved. When the latter is met, the quality of the former increases significantly. Read more…

Success Habits to Power Up Your Day

Start your day like the rockstar that you are. Twenty-one ideas to help power up your day. Create a morning routine where you can use these or add them elsewhere to supercharge your productivity. Read more…

Are you using your Talents?

Are you using your talents? Do you know what it is your supposed to be doing with your life? A passion you absolutely have to do? I have a story. There was a business owner preparing to leave on an extended business trip. She called in her three managers to put them in charge of […] Read more…

How to Turn Your Workspace Into a Desk Sanctuary

Each person is acclimated to their own desk style, but are all desk styles conducive to feelings of calm and relaxation? According to a recent article published by Entrepreneur.com, an average office employee spends more than an hour a day “looking for things.” A cluttered space can result in haphazard workflows, misplaced documents, and a lack […] Read more…

Read… a lot!

One perfect word can say more than an entire paragraph. No, I do not get the Word of the Day calendar each year, but I am addicted to The Free Dictionary by Farlex. In 2017, I read 34 books. My primary addictions were business, classics, and spiritual. This year I have a goal to read […] Read more…

Oh, to be such a failure

I close my eyes for a moment and see before me a great army of men and women whose faces show the lines of care and despair.

Some are in rags, having reached the last stage of that long, long trail which men call failure! Read more…

She Almost Gave Up…

She almost gave up, but then she remembered a friend who never stopped bugging her: “When are you coming back to Toastmasters? We need more women in the club!” Read more…

When Your Work is a Masterpiece

I will be referencing art as I write this article. I rarely speak that I am an artist, as we are all multifaceted. I have worked my career as an administrative professional, but I also have a passion for art and am a portrait artist. And this is where the two diverge. When I worked […] Read more…

Famous Desks of the Rich & Genius

Messy Desk

How does your workspace compare to the desks of famous people? Famous desks of Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, Frida Kahlo and more reveal a lot about the type of leaders they were and how their work habits helped them achieve success. What descriptions come to mind about your desk organization? Meticulous? Minimalist? Hot mess? Read more…

Yes, You CAN Get Up and Going!

5:00 a.m. is a time of day with which I never expected to make peace. On a good day, I could sleep through it (yay!); on a bad day, it was the obligatory beginning of another round of drudgery. I was “not a morning person”, and definitely not the type to get up an hour early to fit in a workout. Read more…

Gigantic List of Awesome Assistant Websites

There is so much that we can learn from each other, so finding others that have put their knowledge out there is always exciting! Here are the hidden gems, as well as larger websites geared towards assistants that I have found: Read more…

Someone Said No

That’s all we ever hear. People are wired to say “no” first. It’s not that we necessarily mean no (aside from the obvious), it’s that we need more information or a reason to say “yes.” Read more…

Blogging Basics: How to Get More Eyes on Your Website

The internet has an insatiable appetite for information. Billions of searches are conducted every single day looking for everything from how to bake an apple pie to why zebras have stripes. For anyone who conducts business online, these searches represent a steady flow of potential customers who are looking for what you have to offer. Read more…

Life on a Little Blue Ball

There are people who seem to get it right, those who get it horribly wrong, don’t get it at all, or fall somewhere in between. “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation…” ―Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays Who are we? Some say, “I […] Read more…

The Only Website Builder You’ll Ever Need

In business? A website is a must-have asset. It’s where potential clients will find and get to know you. It’s the first place referrals will turn to learn more about you. It’s where you’ll sell your products and services, invite contact requests, brand yourself in your niche, and show off what you know. It might also be where you host your webinars, offer group coaching programs, publish a podcast, create a blog, and even set appointments with clients. Read more…

Measure Everything

Track Your Results to Reach Your Goals. If you really want to perform at the top level in any area of your life, you will need written targets and measure progress against those targets. It’s been said that what gets measured gets results. This is not an earth-shattering concept. Challenge yourself to take one or more areas […] Read more…

What is Your Definition of Limitless

Limitless is one of those movies I can watch over and over again. I’m not sure why. I think it reminds me that we have so much inside of ourselves that goes untapped because we let fear and insecurity hold us back. Take this little pill and all the best qualities of the person you are […] Read more…

Planning a Sparkle-tacular Year

I’m curious to know how you plan your day, week, year? Do you use a calendar or planner or journal to remember birthdays, anniversaries, grocery shopping and to-do lists, projects, travel, and events? Do you use a digital or computer calendar – something like Outlook, Google, or a specially designed calendar software program? Or do you prefer the tactile element of writing your tasks, activities, and appointments with a pen that flows like butter? Read more…