Being honest about work time

Being honest about work time

One of the things I’m in charge of for one of my clients is sending out quarterly newsletters. The first quarter edition for the year went out recently, and I was going through the “bounced” and “bad addresses” this morning. What I...
Virtual Friendships are Lifelines

Virtual Friendships are Lifelines

In the fast-paced world of online business management, we often find ourselves navigating through tasks solo, buried in the digital trenches of productivity. While our roles demand efficiency and expertise, they can also lead to a sense of isolation as we work...
What is freedom, really?

What is freedom, really?

What is freedom, really? My friend has a “real job” that is remote. She works totally from home, but she is not in control of her schedule. She also has many, many meetings each day. While she’s making good money, she is very unhappy. I am not making...
Do obstacles get you there faster?

Do obstacles get you there faster?

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the process of building a business. It’s never straightforward. You may have the best business plan, but the trajectory is rarely a straight line; it’s more of a roller coaster, right?  When I started my personal VA...
How to deal with overwhelm

How to deal with overwhelm

I’m a technical wizard. And working online that means that at any moment, I could be bombarded with technical questions from clients in a panic. Sometimes it’s because they didn’t take a minute to try to resolve the issue on their own. It also...
Read This Before You Burn Out

Read This Before You Burn Out

I had someone reach out to me recently who is working for a previous client of mine. She mentioned several things that reminded me just how overworked I used to be. When I stepped away from that client, I was so burned out I felt allergic to my computer for at least 3...