Understanding the Value of Education

874ef2ba7c811682eda8b393253c7539For many across the United States, it is Spring Break.  Spring Break tends to be a break in the last semester or quarter of the academic year typically around Easter and before the Summer Break.  Usually about this time each year, I’m on a cruise with my sister, Michele, and we sail far, far away (usually to the Caribbean).  However, this year we decided to stay closer to home for a variety of reasons. Continue reading “Understanding the Value of Education”

Growing Your Network One-By-One

NetworkingAs a young child, I learned the importance and value of teamwork through playing team sports: basketball, softball, and volleyball. I quickly began to appreciate individual strengths, weaknesses, and the amazing energy created among team members as we worked together towards a common goal.

Later as I began my career as an administrative professional, I remembered the energy and excitement that was created playing team sports. It was the team approach I chose to use as a model to create and establish my own professional network to enhance my career. Continue reading “Growing Your Network One-By-One”

Public Speaking – Don’t Let Fear Stop You

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Is your fear of public speaking holding you back from career advancement, participating in meetings, or even speaking up at a large social gathering, retirement party, or community event? 

Public speaking is by far one of the greatest fears that people face.  The fear of public speaking can be crippling in a professional environment.  However, we can each face that fear and lessen the anxiety through practice and the help of Toastmasters International, a world leader in developing communication skills. Continue reading “Public Speaking – Don’t Let Fear Stop You”

Embrace Opportunities in the Workplace

opportunity-knockingToday’s administrative professional is often times asked to do more with fewer resources.  Job tasks and responsibilities that were once managed and completed by managers, executives, accounting and information technology staff, travel agents, and so forth are now being given to administrative support staff.

The duties and responsibilities of the 21st century administrative professional are varied, demanding, and complex.  Often times the work might even seem beyond our capacity.  The good news is some stresses can bring us happy exhaustion.  There is often times an excitement felt by people when they are able to meet demanding deadlines, accomplish a challenging project, confront a demanding situation, and learn something new. Continue reading “Embrace Opportunities in the Workplace”

Truth or Dare?

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Truth…I started a blog called “A Great Day’s Work” because I wanted to work from home and be my own boss.  Guess what?  I did just that!  You know why?  I believe I can.  I believe in me.  I know I can do it.

Truth…I believe there really are enough hours in the day if we focus on what is truly important to us, gather support, have a plan, and limit the timewasters.  Because I believe in this theory, I’m creating “A Great Day’s Work.”

Truth…I deeply care about helping businesses and individuals to succeed in the workplace.  I want to help YOU reach your potential as an administrative professional.  I want to help YOU reach your potential as someone who uses or should be using an administrative professional. Continue reading “Truth or Dare?”