For most working professionals, we will spend more time at work than at home. Our workplace will become our second home, and our coworkers will become our extended family. The decision about what we do for a career, who we work for, and who we work with is important. In fact, these decisions are critical to our overall happiness and success. Continue reading
When was the last time you set aside time to really work on your greatest asset—You!
Administrative professionals can often times lose sight of their personal and professional development when spending their days, nights, and sometimes weekends supporting and caring for others (e.g. executives, managers, family members).
Demanding more from yourself requires time, commitment, and discipline. It also requires goal setting. It requires new habits and routines. It requires planning. When we better our lives, we are in a greater position to enhance the lives of those around us. Continue reading
It does not matter which day of the week it is. I love every day Sunday through Saturday! Why? Because the outcome of each day is up to me, and I “choose” to have a great day every day!
Our work as administrative professionals is critically important to the day-to-day operations of government and business. I know this, and I hope you do, too! Going to work is not something I dread nor should you. Great satisfaction can be derived from working for a good employer and supporting executives and managers that value our contributions, building strong relationships with colleagues, nurturing friendships in the workplace, and doing work we enjoy. Continue reading
Today’s administrative professional has a variety of choices available when it comes to tracking To-Do’s. Businesses are making a fortune printing calendars and planners, creating apps, improving and designing software, and inventing gadgets to help us as administrative professionals be successful in meeting the demands of each work day. In addition to these systems, we can also elect to use electronic reminders, maintain a running To-Do List, use sticky notes, and send text messages or emails that can be sent to ourselves to help us fulfill our commitments.
On January 1, 2016, I kicked off the New Year wanting to experience something new every day for 366 days. (Yes, it is leap year!) Why do I want to experience something new? I’m a creature of routine and habit. I like what I like, and I stick with it, but not this year! This year I am committed to having 366 new experiences.
I announced my 2016 adventure on Facebook at the beginning of the year. Why? It created accountability, and now my friends and family text, call, and ask: “What is today’s adventure going to be?” My reply is “Wait and see.” Since the beginning of the year, I have been posting my new experiences and pictures daily. Setting this new goal for 2016 was not the hard part. The hard part was making the decision I would have 366 new experiences and post daily. Continue reading