I recently mentioned to another business owner that I took Fridays off, and she responded with “I wish I could do that.” I’ve heard that from several people and here’s the thing: you can. If you eliminate the unnecessary tasks in your business and set good, healthy boundaries, you absolutely can take whatever day off […]

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The holiday season is coming up, and for most people, that also means taking time off. But for many entrepreneurs….that doesn’t mean anything different. Rest is important, though, and we all need to take time off in order to continue serving our people well. Here are some tips on planning for vacation as a small […]

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Planning content for my own business used to be a struggle. Maybe you can relate: you’re really good at doing client work, but when it comes to your own business, things fall through the cracks. While I haven’t figured out everything in my own business, I’ve figured out an easy and simple plan for my […]

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As a Virtual Assistant, I’m working with multiple clients at the same time. But, staying organized and efficient can be difficult if I’m trying to switch between tasks for different clients all on one browser. My solution? Setting up individual Chrome browser profiles for each client. That way, I can keep important links and logins […]

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Were you one of those kids who always turned assignments in on time…but waited until the last minute to finish them? (Guilty over here!) Maybe you’ve outgrown that habit (good for you!), but chances are, you haven’t. And, even if you weren’t that kid, chances are that you’re spending too much time on certain tasks […]

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I recently shared 5 tools that make business easier, but today, I want to give you 5 of my favorite non-tech work supplies that make my life easier (and more enjoyable)! 1. Blue-light blocking glasses. I had really bad eye strain in high school because I spent so much time looking at a screen to […]

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The irony of this blog post is that I wrote the title and then lost focus and checked my phone. For no reason at all—just out of habit. You win some, you lose some.  But today, I want to share one little trick I use to stay focused.   We get so many notifications throughout the […]

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…And what to think about before you purchase Using stock images in your business—whether on your website, social media, or collateral—saves so. much. time. I used to try to create my own stock photos—but realized that it took so much time AND preparation (getting props, setting up, making sure everything looked balanced…) that it wasn’t […]

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Being productive is something we all strive for. I talk about it a lot because I firmly believe that controlling our time—instead of letting time control us—is a huge factor in living the life you’ve always dreamed of. Productivity isn’t about being fast; it’s about being efficient and knowing what’s important and what isn’t. With […]

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Summer is here and with it comes vacation (or maybe a staycation this year) and days out of the office! But as small business owners, stepping away from work completely is difficult. There’s always the temptation to check our email or get in some work when we have a spare second. Yet, in order to […]

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