Is there something holding you back from moving forward in your business? Often times we tell ourselves that it’s time, perfectionism or not knowing the how, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes what’s holding us back is fear and we use the things mentioned as an excuse. It can be fear of success or fear of failure.
There are numerous ways in which we can communicate online. There’s instant messaging, email, project management platforms, and more. However, using too many tools to communicate can become disruptive and time-consuming for you and your remote team. Here are the pitfalls of using too many tools.
Email is a necessary evil. We need it to conduct business, but it can become a thorn in our side, especially if it’s not managed well, because it can quickly get out of control. However, if you follow a few tips, you can keep it tamed.
Consistency is key when you want to become successful at anything. As a business owner, if you want to grow a successful company, you need to be consistent. That means consistency in your marketing, sales, customer service, operations, etc.
Have you ever mistakenly sent a document to someone and missed updating a specific area of it, and the recipient received it with someone else’s information? This can be embarrassing and not to mention unprofessional. A good way to prevent something like this from happening is to create form fields, and there are a few benefits to doing this.
Given our current health crisis, you may find yourself in an unfamiliar working environment – your home. It can be challenging to work from home if you’re not used to doing it. It takes discipline and organization to work from home successfully. Below are some things that you can do to help you manage this new way of working.
I use several different tools to help me stay productive. One of those tools is Wunderlist. Wunderlist allows you to create checklists for your to-do items.
You’ve finally achieved your goal of working from home and you’re ecstatic! You can’t wait to have all of the flexibility that you have read about working from home will bring you. Your work-life balance is about to be so on point and your life will become all the better for it. No more getting home in the evenings from a long day at the office and fighting traffic on your commute home. Your commute is about to become 10 seconds. You’ll be able to get everything done around the house and get your work done. Does all of this sound familiar to you? I’ve had a home office for over 16 years now, but I still remember my thoughts and feelings when I first began to work from a home office. However, little did I know that working from home is a learning process and in order to do it successfully, you have to put some boundaries in place. If not, you may find that the blissfulness of working from home can turn into a nightmare of chaos if you don’t learn how to master it. Below are some tips to help you get off to a great start of working from home.
One of the questions that I get asked about working with a virtual assistant is, “What can she do for me?” The answer is that she can do a lot for you; however, she can’t do everything, no one can. The role of an assistant can be broad, and consist of a lot of tasks, and one of those tasks is research. If you need something that goes beyond the scope of your assistant’s work, she can find someone else for you who has the specific skill set/talent that you need for your project or task.