Time for Continuous Professional Development

If you are a parent, you may have silently cheered recently when the children went back to school after the summer break. They started a new year and enhance their learning and skills. Which got me to thinking about my learning and development. What, how, when and why...

Who do you put first?

Our lives are busy. We are wearing so many hats or juggling so many different things it is a wonder we don’t drop them. The list of jobs, chores, tasks, errands is endless. Family, children and work are usually a high priority. Are you and your wellbeing a...
Budget planning

Budget planning

April was the start of the new financial year in the UK. A time to reflect on how the business did financially last year and envisage where it will be next year through budget planning. This might line up with the goals for the year. Now, I am not a financial wiz, nor...

What can you do?

Everyone has been asked at some point “what do you do?”. Recently that has quickly been followed with “what can you do for me?”. The individuals wish to outsource but have given me no other information. The first couple of times I was asked this, I did not have a clue...

The road is virtual

Everyone has a story of how they have got to where they are today. With some it is straight forward; most, like mine, is a journey. I remember being asked, “what are you going to be when you grow up?”. I was 30, but I was stuck. What do you do when you have a...

Best Laid Plans

I have written a blog about time management and how to raise productivity, but I missed a big part of it out. PLANNING. Without the best-laid plans, are we doomed to fail? I have always been a firm believer of having a diary or planner to a degree. I use it for the...

Time Management

The official definition of time management is ‘the ability to use one’s time effectively or productively, especially at work’. Throughout my career, I have been asked the same question in interviews, “Can you manage your time effectively?”. The actual wording...

Goals Galore

There are goals galore, and not just in the Premier League. Our business goals, clients business goals (and as a VA, I may play a role in enabling the CEO to complete them), personal goals, family goals, and the bucket lists. Before I start, it may help to understand...
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