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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…

Word: Protect Your Documents

Most people aren’t aware that they don’t need Adobe Acrobat to send a protected document. Adobe Reader is free to download, but if you do not have Adobe Reader or Acrobat or another program that manipulates and converts to pdf, you will not be able to view or create pdf documents yourself. But that’s okay, […] Read more…