Check out Alphainventions.com!

When I came across AlphaInventions.com this arvo I wasn’t quite sure at the time what I had stumbled upon.  I checked back… and my mind boggles!  I felt a need to share this cool resource with others.

For those of you who enjoy blog posting and blog surfing you’ve just got to check out AlphaInventions.com.  Cheru Jackson, the person behind this site not only provides his readers with the most up to date information, but also provides a huge amount of traffic to so many of us globally.

Would like more information? Go to http://alphainventions.wordpress.com/

Happy blogging!

Busyness in Business

I don’t know whether anyone else is finding the same this week?  I have been absolutely flat out – and loving it!  I have plenty of work and more seems to keep on coming my way!  It is like that in both business and in life.  One week everything happens in full force and then the next week is so quiet it leaves us twiddling our thumbs and wondering why.  In those quiet times it is important to catch up on all those admin needs for your business – after all, who knows what tomorrow might bring.

Proactive Admin Services News this month focusses on Busyness in Business.  And if you join up for this free newsletter you also receive To Do List templates designed by us to help you organise your day.

Break time over, time to get back to work…

Finding More Time For Christmas

Do you hear this phrase as much as I do? 

“It’s almost Christmas already, where did that year go?!” 

It’s Spring time in Australia at the moment as well which is the traditional time of year for a Spring Clean.  So this got me thinking…

  1. How can I get through the hustle and bustle of Christmas and put the real important stuff forefront this Christmas?
  2. Does my house, my office, my business need a Spring Clean and how can I fit the busyness of one into the small amount of spare time I have?”

I think that getting organised and writing a To Do List is key to this.  Also, in preparation for Christmas and the New Year realising those areas that can be outsourced to a Virtual Assistant in order to free up some time to get on with the more important stuff; namely spending more time with family and friends, building and growing our businesses, focussing time on our customers.  The list goes on and on and on. 

You might also be thinking “Oh no, I haven’t gotten around to organising those Christmas Cards yet and it’s almost Christmas!”  Or maybe there are some last minute things you want to get done before taking the leap into 2009 which leaves you thinking “How in the world am I going to find the time?!”

If you are stressing, please don’t.  Instead check out my website at http://www.proactiveadminservices.com, or type in Virtual Assistant in your search engines.  There are so many outsourcing options available that you are bound to find the right one for you.  Remember in doing this that quality of the work that you receive back may be dependent on the money value you set aside for this assistant.

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Time for a Spring Clean?

I had a bit of a spring clean over the weekend, even moved the furniture around.  Not a small feat.  It is a wonderful feeling and achievement to now be more organised and functioning at full throttle again with a fresh feel to my office.  Is your office in need of a spring clean?

VAccolade Business Entrepreneur Award!

I have some really exciting news.  Out of about 10,000 members I have been blessed as this weeks recipient of the VAccolade Business Entrepreneur Award – wow, what an honour this is!  This award recognizes the professionalism that I, as a Virtual Assistant present on the web.

You will also find a write up on this at The Virtual Rave and at the VAnetworking blog.

And for even more of that good news – yesterday VAnetworking reached their ten thousandth member – so congratulations and a big hurrah goes out to Tawnya and her volunteers!

Life Balance

Today I stumbled upon the Life Balance Group Writing Project.  Check it out – you will find there 29 links to blog posts about Life Balance:

http://createabalance.com/how-do-you-practice-the-art-of-life-balance/

Some really good stuff, well worth a read!

The Everlasting Impression…

As business owners it is all about that lasting impression that we leave.  Honesty and reliability would be two key personality traits that would be at the top of any clients list.

To do a job well we need to have two things: expertise and enough time (plus a bit) to ensure our ability to meet the deadline as set out.  There is really no point in committing to something that in the end we are unable to deliver on – the client is not going to pay us for work that we have not done, will go somewhere else next time and will most likely spread the word that such-and-such business should not be touched with a barge pole.

Something I heard or read or something a long time ago is that a customer who has had a bad experience will spread the word at a more rapid rate than if they have had a particularly good experience.  I would tend to agree with this observation.

Thank you to Ruth Maplewood of Maplewood Virtual Assistance who recently reminded us of how important it is to deliver on our promises in a post at VAnetworking.  I felt this an important enough topic to blog about here.