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How much of your political beliefs should you share online?

How much of your political beliefs should you share online?

It was only one week ago that we elected Donald Trump as our 45th President of the United States. It was a surprise outcome and the conversation is quite different than expected. Nowhere else did this become more apparent than in my social media feeds –  everything from

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3 Ways to Cope When Bad Things Happen

3 Ways to Cope When Bad Things Happen

Have you ever had something bad happen in your business? As though the universe is hell-bent on messing up your day? When things go wrong no matter what you do? You are not alone. Bad things happen to all of us too, including me. I experienced a

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Failing Is Part of the Growth Process

Failing Is Part of the Growth Process

The truth is that if you don’t fail now and then, you’re not trying hard enough. Many virtual assistants have such a fear of failure that they never push themselves to move through a challenge, and so they never experience failure OR success. They just coast along.

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What it Costs to Run My Online Business

What it Costs to Run My Online Business

This is a super personal post but I absolutely love reading about others’ behind-the-scenes posts about where their money comes from and where they spend money, so here goes. I recently switched over to QuickBooks Online and boy oh boy do I LOVE it! But, for the past

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Celebrate Tall Poppies

Celebrate Tall Poppies

While on a call with my client today, she mentioned the term “tall poppy.” Popularized in Australia, “the tall poppy gets cut down” refers to a field of poppies in which the poppies all grow to the same height, but the tall poppy gets chopped. In the

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Stepping out from behind Coast2Coast

Stepping out from behind Coast2Coast

And we have lift off! FINALLY! My new website is complete. Many of you may know that I’m a rider of two horses so to speak. I provide services to business owners as a virtual assistant /online business manager / Infusionsoft specialist and then I have VirtualAssistantTrainer.com

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How to Design a Creative Workspace

How to Design a Creative Workspace

The space you work in has a dramatic effect on your creativity and your productivity. As an entrepreneur both of those factors are important. Yet most business owners and marketers focus more on creating a productive workspace than a creative one. Creativity is the fuel of a profitable business. It doesn’t matter if you’re creating content, products, or systems – imagination and innovation are the foundation of success. Design a creative workspace and prosper. Here’s how:

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Being Yourself – Don’t Be Afraid to Let Your Personality Shine

Being Yourself – Don’t Be Afraid to Let Your Personality Shine

Personality marketing is one of the most powerful kinds of marketing you could employ. Take Oprah for example. Oprah is one of the most powerful women in the world, able to take unknown authors to the top of the New York Time bestseller list just by mentioning

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How to Walk the Line – Are You Too Transparent and Authentic?

How to Walk the Line – Are You Too Transparent and Authentic?

You’ve heard the advice for the past several years. Business experts around the globe continue to tell owners to be authentic and transparent. Don’t hide anything and be yourself. While this is great advice and a sure-fire way to forge connections with your audience, you can be too authentic and transparent. You can share and show too much.

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Time for Pics…

Time for Pics…

It’s been about 5 years since I’ve had my photos done for my website so I finally decided to just make the darn call already and line up a photographer. Why did I wait so long? I’m sure you’ll recognize these statements:

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