Tools, Tips, and Treats for Living the VA Life [October 2019]

VA Tips, Tricks, Tools October 2019

Halloween is just around the corner (my favorite and my best!), and even though we’ve yet to have a hard frost in Kansas City, we’re expecting “heavy snow” on Halloween. Say what?

Sounds like the perfect time to stock up on tools (and tricks and treats!) for navigating the virtual assistant life.

Productivity Pick-Me-Ups

Hygge – what is it & how can it boost productivity at work? (DeskTime) 

If you haven’t hopped on the hygge train, perhaps now is a time to do so. It’s not all cocoa and candlelight, however. (Although I do admit to loving both!)

Hygge can be integrated into work as well. Personal happiness leads to more production—the system snowballs on itself!

Be Efficient, Not Productive (Zapier) 

“Productivity measures how much you do or produce within a given timeframe. Efficiency, on the other hand, is about being productive with less effort.” Just, you know, don’t drop any balls in the process.

Remote Work Revolution

How to Look and Sound Confident During a Presentation (Harvard Business Review)

Read up on these smart tips for presentingwhether it be to land a new client or on a weekly call.

9 ways to improve your brain fitness (In The Black)

This piece is packed with smart, no-nonsense ways to bring brain fitness into the workspace.

How to Feel More In Tune With Your Life (Scout the City)

You can apply the mindset explored in this article not only to the personal aspects of your life but to the professional aspects as well.

Marketing Mischief

Essential Digital Marketing Strategies To Grow Your Small Business (The Next Scoop)

This article provides an excellent overview of where to start, what to do, and how to build the chatter.

How to Deliver More Authentic Customer Experiences (Entrepreneur)

“Consumers talk about both great and horrible customer experiences, but in every situation, they spread the bad more than the good.” Yep, sounds about right. Click for four tips to develop better customer experiences.

Just for Fun

How Do Artists Celebrate Halloween? Michael Stipe, B. Wurtz, and 20 More Share Costume Ideas (ARTnews)

Tick tock—you can still make some magic happen for Halloween!

There’s a chance the black hole at the center of our galaxy is actually a wormhole (Popular Science)

Dude! Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!

Painting Cows To Look Like Zebras Has A Surprising Benefit (HuffPost)

File this under legit reasons why Halloween should be longer than a single day.

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