International Travel Checklist: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

56755952_sHave you added TRAVO to your list of resources to assist you in planning trips to meetings and events?  If not, what are you waiting for?  Don’t delay!  TRAVO offers an incredible planning tool for administrative professionals, and it’s FREE!

Over the last couple of months, I have had the opportunity to meet and connect with members of the TRAVO team via video conference, phone, and email.  I am impressed with the TRAVO team’s enthusiasm to provide administrative professionals with a useful tool to save us time.

Tae Lee, CEO and founder of the event based trip planning tool TRAVO, has some great tips to share related to international travel.

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Make the Right Daily Choices

52179501_sLife is hard. In fact, life can be really, really hard.  What’s important is that we try and then try a little harder to move through life’s challenges.

The good news is that our days are filled with choices—our choices.  Are you taking action and making the right daily choices to ensure that you enjoy a satisfying life?  If not, what is stopping you?

Today is the start of a new day! Today you have the opportunity to choose what you will do and who and what will occupy your time.  Perhaps you can start something new.  Perhaps you can let go of something that is holding you back.  Consider the possibility of committing to refocusing on what matters most to you as you evaluate your overall happiness and well-being.  Choose to make you a priority.  Do things that make you smile! Continue reading “Make the Right Daily Choices”

Don’t Wish for a Satisfying Career, Work for It!

50243243_sIf I were given the chance to change my career, would I?  No!  Why?  Working and serving in my role as an administrative professional makes me happy.  In fact the happiness I feel in my role is somewhat magical and brings joy to my life.

Working as an administrative professional gives me the opportunity to meet new people.  It challenges me to learn new technologies.  It also stretches me to accept and seek new work assignments.  The career of the administrative professional can be far from glamorous; however, the work is necessary, diverse, and important!  Even with the challenges of scheduling meetings, managing email, participating on teams, coordinating travel, and meeting critical deadlines–it’s all worth it!

I grew up with a typewriter and taking handwritten notes. As technology advanced, I learned to use a computer and eventually took computer application classes.  Does anyone remember WordPerfect 5.1?  Oh, how technology has evolved over the years. Continue reading “Don’t Wish for a Satisfying Career, Work for It!”

Introducing Clever Gift Giving By Sugarwish

Sugarwish1Oh Marvelous Goodies (OMG!) Have you heard of Sugarwish?  Sugarwish offers a clever gift for just about anyone:  employee, client, family member, or friend.

Sugarwish flips the rewards and recognition process upside down by allowing the recipient to choose their gift. Yet, it doesn’t feel at all impersonal. In fact, the beautifully designed virtual Sugarwish candy store makes the gift-giving process feel even more personal. Gift giving has never been so easy!  You send a custom, branded e-card to the recipient who deserves some recognition, and they get to go candy shopping in a Sugarwish store (on your dime, of course). It’s a wonderful way to treat others to a shopping spree that won’t break your bank. Continue reading “Introducing Clever Gift Giving By Sugarwish”

Create the Mindset and Take Action to Nurture Your Career

46391269_sHow long would you be able to live without food? Answer:  Many days.  How long would you be able to live without water?  Answer:  No more than a few days.  Water covers a good portion of the Earth and is vital to our existence.  According to Nestlé Waters, water has several functions some of which include:

  • Water carries nutrients to cells.
  • Water removes toxins.
  • Water helps to regulate body temperature.
  • Water is helpful to our joints and acts as a shock absorber.

Without water our bodies cannot perform at their best. Likewise, our careers can become “dehydrated” if we do not take the time to enrich and advance our skills and knowledge.  Fill your Professional Development Well by continuing to nurture training opportunities. Continue reading “Create the Mindset and Take Action to Nurture Your Career”