When Life is Good – is your Legacy One of Smiles, or Frowns?

Did you wake up this morning and say, ‘Oh, what a glorious day’ even though it was absolutely pouring with rain when you looked out the window just moments ago?

Yes?  You are blessed with a exceptional mind-set and you are setting you and those around you up for happiness.  

No?  Is it maybe time to revaluate and refocus?  Smiles and frowns are both highly contagious and are likely to spread like an epidemic to your family and friends! 

Please know that it is good to be down at times.  Times we are likely to feel down are when we have lost a loved one, lost a job, or another point of ‘change’ in our lives – those times where, rather than hanging on to those negative emotions in, we need to go through the grieving process and ‘let go’. 

So that question again: When life is good – is your legacy one of smiles, or frowns…


Getting Organised!

A cool article on How to Get Organised:


Remember – getting organised helps us to find time for those more important things in our lives!

Check out eHow for ‘How To Do Just About Everything’

Getting Organised – or Getting Your ‘Stuff’ Together as I call it!

Have you ever had a problem with finding the time to get organised?  Or maybe you are unsure where to start when it comes to tidying your office.  A Virtual Assistant can act as your ‘Think Tank’ in getting the administrative side of your business humming along smoothly, in streamlining your office processes!

Maybe you sit there for hours and hours and hours to get your Admin and Finances out the way and you think, arghh there must be a better way?!  Check out our website at www.proactiveadminservices.com for more information on the services we offer.  And if you sign up for our free newsletter you can receive a handy ‘To-Day List’ and ‘To Do List’ template to help you do business.

Or take a look at http://virtualrave.wordpress.com for more information on the VA Industry.  You can find links to VA Networks that I am a member of to the right hand side of this blog.

Teach Your Children – Help Them Develop Skills for Life!

Maybe you have had that experience where a child sits on your lap, trying to have a chew on that keyboard, or grabbing at the mouse – and you are trying to hold them back?  Or maybe they are chattering on to, or growling at (yes I have experienced growling) that computer screen in front of you.  If you have ever experienced this you might agree with me that it can be kind of frustrating, but at the same time it is so very cute!  

I write today to say just how important it is in the early stages of a childs life to encourage them in the way to go.  To show them how to use a computer, to teach them how to read and write properly, to teach them how to cook, to spend time with them kicking a footy.  To spend time with your child doing those things that you, as a parent value and that offer your child happy memories.  The more we teach our children, the more they absorb and learn, the happier they are.

I myself learned to touch type at the age of 12 ’cause my Mum and Dad encouraged me and I was keen to learn.  In primary school I learned to research on the computer when I had a school project.  I was also encouraged to take minutes for youth and being a PK (Pastor’s kid) to help Mum and Dad with various admin.  Because of this early exposure to technology and admin I was never afraid of it and gained a skill set that has greatly helped in shaping my life.  I now really enjoy learning new softwares and stumbling across new ways to communicate.  

In the early stages children are like sponges, they absorb everything – and what they learn now will shape them for when they are our age.  Please know that a lot of the things you can teach, or encourage them in can’t be learnt from some manual or training course, it has to come from you.

Our next generation are actually, as I see it, more important than any career, as they are what will shape this world we live in as we grow older.  So – spend time with them, help them grow and you will in the longer term see the benefits it has had on your childs life.

Data Analysis – Maximise Your Profit Margin!

Do you have some data that needs analysing in order to maximise your profit margin?  Or maybe you would like to achieve a higher level of organisation within your business?  An Excel spreadsheet is a great way to do this!  It allows you to pull together all your information in one place and even more importantly in an organised fashion! 

Maybe you are thinking ‘Mmm, I have no idea when it comes to Microsoft Excel’.  You can be assured – there is a solution!  Many Virtual Assistants have the ability to pull this data together into an Excel Spreadsheet.  Hire one today, free up your time and move one step closer to growing those profits!

For more information on the Virtual Assistant Industry check out the Virtual Rave, or visit my website at www.proactiveadminservices.com.

When did the lights go out?

Well they didn’t!  They went on standby!  Last week I had a bit of a lull in my blogging.  I was so busy I couldn’t think, couldn’t allow my brain to settle long enough to put pen to paper (or finger to key).

I am continue to be in a busy period in my business, but are taking the time out to get those blogs up there.  For me I have found it is really therapeutic to write or blog – it really relaxes me – I enjoy it.

Are you in a busy period in your business?  Have you continued to blog, or have you let it slide?  Does blogging relax you like it does me?  Maybe try blogging about your busyness, about priorities, or something that relates to the moment.

Busyness in Business

Busyness in business can be a really good thing.  But to do business effectively we’ve got to make sure we don’t lose sight of those all important priorities.  I’m talking about the reason why we started our business in the first place – and our vision and goals for our business. 

Try to spend some time in reflection on how you might do business better.  Take some time out to get your business plan up to date if you haven’t lately and to do some goal setting.  Factor into your day some ‘time out’ or; some quiet time, where you clear your brain of the busyness of your business.