Do you have September Anxiety?

It’s ALMOST that time of year…again!

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Yes, September is literally creeping up upon us.  My August is sooooo jammed pack with life and work, I don’t even want to look ahead, but really can’t help it.

This month I have the following going on:

– 16 year old son is in Driver’s Education class
– 16 year old son needs driven back and forth to class and to work
– 14 year old son is going to band camp (for 1 week)
– Preparing 14 year old son for band camp
– Taking a Business Writing course online

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I know it’s Summer, but please don’t be RUDE!

So, this image just about sums up how I’m feeling this Summer…

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I get it…I do.  It’s Summer.  People want to go on vacation and work less hours.  Business owners want (and need) a break.  BUT…please stop being rude to the people who rely on you!!

Listen, everyone has their own to-do list.  But what some people don’t realize is that other people can’t do their job if they’re always waiting for you to do yours.

As a Virtual Assistant, I need to have consistent communication between myself and my clients.  And while I don’t need any hand-holding type guidance, I do need specific detailed information to get done what I need to get done.

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What makes you GREAT?

OK.  So, I’m sitting here wondering what I want to post about this week.  And due to a not-so-fun, frustrating, attacking experience over the weekend, I decided to focus on what I do that’s GREAT.

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I’m a very motivated person.  I have an entrepreneurial drive.  I like to get things done, and if I don’t know how to do something, I’ll figure it out.  I don’t like to procrastinate (although it does happen sometimes).  I don’t like broken promises.  I like schedules.  I like lists.  I like organization.  I don’t like people who nag or complain about the little things.  I love music, walking outside, working in the yard, playing with my kids, cuddling with my dogs, and so much more!  Life is good!

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Organize Your Workspace and Be More Productive at the Office!

Working as a Virtual Assistant, I get this question over and over again… “How do you stay organized enough to balance all your client work?”

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Well, it’s called #TimeManagement.  I learn to #organize and #declutter my office area, so my mind stays clear of distractions.  This gives me optimal work time.  But, my decluttered desk and organized virtual space don’t happen without me working at it every day.

Here are some things I do to stay focused and organized:

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What Does Your CRM Look Like?

OK.  I need to start a topic of conversation regarding CRM programs & database management.  I talk to at least 1 person a week (sometimes more) regarding their contact database and CRM platforms.

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I currently work within the following platforms for clients:

www.Soffront.com
www.ConstantContact.com
www.MailChimp.com
www.Zoho.com

What does your CRM look like?  Here is what I often see:

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Business Communication…why it’s so important.

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When you own a business, it’s essential to have GREAT communication skills.  Whether you are communicating with vendors, clients, colleagues, or employees, your business is not going to work if there is lousy communication.

If you don’t know how to communicate in your business, then you should invest some time and money into learning how to.  Here is a great website to find communication skills seminars in your area.

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