Author Archives: Taking Care of Business and Life

About Taking Care of Business and Life

I'm Taking Care of Business and Life via my desktop. I've been a virtual assistant to a variety of businesses over 28 years. On this site I want to share my passion for photography, great business/leadership tips, and ideas for staying healthy and organized.

Transition

Autumn is a time of transition, summer is over, kids return to school, the days are shorter and there is something in the air that feels like change. It’s not easy at first, but as we transition into our new … Continue reading

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Mistakes

Believe that as long as you learn from your mistakes then it is not wasted time. There will be setbacks in your life and career path. Your attitude towards failure will determine how successful you become. Do not lament over … Continue reading

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Praise and Thanks

People want to feel what they do makes a difference. Continuous, supportive communication from managers, supervisors, associates and on the personal end family and friends is too often under emphasized.  It is a major, major motivator. Say thanks and don’t … Continue reading

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Procrastination

We are all procrastinators to some degree.  We postpone or delay until some future time something we have already decided to do.  There are a variety of reasons why we procrastinate. To escape an overwhelming or unpleasant task. To excuse … Continue reading

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Listening

Ways to listen with compassion, understanding and intention: Be present and give speaker your full attention. Don’t drift off into your own thoughts. Show interest, be generous, encourage the speaker.  Make eye contact, nod. Listen with your heart as well … Continue reading

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Success

Success is a journey with multiple peaks and not just one pinnacle.  The challenges and setbacks are all part of our journey to success…

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Sharing & Creating Holiday Memories

With the wealth of experiences older people have to draw from, reminiscing can provide personal pleasure for them, interesting details for their families, and an outlet for communication during the holidays. Enjoy the stories that are sparked from simple pleasures … Continue reading

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