Productivity Blog Posts
How can a VA help you grow your business?
A VA or Virtual Assistant can be many things. It’s a broad description,similar to how a tradie or tradesperson can be an electrician, a plumber, or a builder.
Watch the video for more (or read below).
It's so easy to get caught up in getting everything done in the day to day running of your business. But when was the last time you stopped and made sure you and your team are still working on the RIGHT things?
We all start a new year with the best intentions to be more organised and do great work and help more people, don't we? But then you get back in to the office and everything has piled up .... It can be very overwhelming and you feel like you're falling behind before you even begin.
So today I'm share my steps for starting the new working year on the right foot!
I've been walking around lately like the shoemaker with crappy, worn out shoes. Not so much with physical clutter (though there are plenty of toys around the house). But my head has been overflowing with ideas and wishes for how I want my biz and life to look in the future. I just haven't been able to put the pieces together or known where to start or how I would find time to do it all!
I've been playing with trying to plan and set goals for weeks and was just overwhelmed. But this morning something changed...
During my first conversation with new clients, I ask them to explain their challenges and what they need help with. Very often they end up explaining some event that has occurred that was the beginning of the problem (whether they were conscious of it or not). While I have always been understanding of the effects these types of events, my recent bout of morning sickness has given me a whole new personal perspective on it.
For a lot of businesses, Summer, Christmas and the holidays are the busiest times of the year. Some look forward to it, with lots of clients, lots of profit... it's why you're in business right? For some though, this busy time brings stress and exhaustion.
I have noticed a few people lately mention to me about struggling to make decisions. I always end up explaining Decision Fatigue to them so they understand that it's not just them and they're not just "hopeless".
Can you believe it's nearly the end of financial year? This year, that means the cold has finally kicked in, but for many it's also that dreaded time when you have to dig through a nasty pile of paperwork, figure out what needs to be sent to the accountant and then wait for a nice hefty bill. But wait! There are other options!
We're all busy, with information and demands coming at us constantly. It's impossible to effectively manage all this stuff in your head, and whether you're a paper person or a gadget person, it pays to be a list person.
Some people only need a single to-do list but what if it gets too long? Or you write it on scraps of paper and keep losing them? Or you don't have it with you when you need it?