Work Smarter

One of my favorite horoscopes went something like this: If an infinite number of rednecks shot an infinite number of shotguns at an infinite number of stop signs, you would eventually have the entire works of Shakespeare in Braille. While I have always enjoyed this horoscope, and chose to interpret it “if you persevere, you …

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Renew Your Business in the New Year!

Everything has to get done – but do you have to do it? Small business owners wear many hats, and sometimes it’s hard to remember to take one or two of them off. Think of your many job descriptions, a determine which ones you really like doing. Out of the remainder, determine which you can …

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Holiday Greetings to you…

No matter what language is your native (or favorite), please accept my Christmas greetings. Gesëende Kersfees ~ Een Plesierige Kerfees ~ Rehus-Beal-Ledeats ~ Gezur Krislinjden ~ Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah ~ Feliz Navidad ~ Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand ~ Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun ~ Selamat Hari Natal ~ Zorionak eta Urte Berri …

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When is thinking big too big?

I recently had a discussion with the folks in my business group, BizBuilderCT, about goal setting and using vision boards. It occurs to me, though, that while setting goals is a good thing, both personally and professionally, without a clear plan on how to get there, goals can become nothing more than a distraction. Let …

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Do what you like… and what you're good at.

You’d think, perhaps, by now, that certain things would no longer shock me and yet daily I stumble across websites that make me want to cry. Or fix it. Or just leave. If any of these websites was one that I had navigated to hoping to purchase something, they definitely just lost a sale. And …

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Where have all the manners gone?

I wonder sometimes where people’s manners have gone, because there are many times when they are evidently not present in a lot of people. For instance – I am in charge of scheduling for a workshop to be held next week. Dates were sent out months ago to the speaker volunteers, as well as a …

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3rd Annual Online VA Summit ROCKED!

Last Friday I attended the 3rd Annual Online VA Summit and I must say that it rocked. While I wasn’t able to attend all of the sessions (three at a time all throughout the day), the ones that I did make it to were great. Carrie Wilkerson (The Barefoot Executive) presented a great talk on …

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Speaking of letting go…

Every April, the International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) holds a VA Summit, which I attended for the first time this past April. After I got over my mommy concern about leaving my at the time 18 month old daughter alone with her father for four days, I had a blast. There were some fabulous speakers, …

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Letting go in order to succeed

I recently read that in order to grow – as a person, as a business, whatever – first, you have to let go. You have to let go of the things that are holding you back, whether it’s comfort, complacency, fear of failure, fear of the unknown, or just because you don’t know what to …

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To Blog or Not to Blog…

As with anything else, I’ve done a lot of research before starting my blog. On of the articles that I came across recommended having several blog posts available before you really market or advertise that you have a blog. The idea behind it is that if market a new blog, and only have one post …

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Hello, World!

If you’ve ever taken a programming class, you may know that “Hello, World!” is traditionally the first project that you create. Even blogs, as installed on your server, come with the default “Hello, World!” initial post. Well, I’ve decided to stick with the tradition. This, my inaugural blog post, shall remain entitled “Hello, World!” Web-savvy …

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