Being a #girlboss Virtual Assistant…


I am a #girlboss, and I am proud to say that. I am a VA = Virtual Assistant. What does that mean? I do anything and everything an assistant, admin, secretary, executive assistant does, but I do it virtual working from my home office. This freedom working from home, working from a laptop computer, also allows me to work from just about anywhere I can get wifi internet/ signal. Some VA’s are specialized in specific fields like real estate or social media. I communicate via email, text message, Instant Messaging, Skype, FaceTime, and phone. I keep an organized daily/weekly/monthly schedule on paper and digitally. Paper provides a real life checkbox to check when something is done, schedule + to do list all in one. My digital schedule holds my appointments with reminders. I work and rely heavily on cloud based software. Also cross platform friendly software helps too. Like Evernote, Dropbox, Google Calendar, and email. These types of software allows me to be able to access files anywhere anytime from my mobile phone and then email them if need be.

Skills: I am a very versed skilled assistant. I can handle technology to accounting. My years of being an admin/assistant has grown my skill set largely. And I have found I NEVER stop learning. You can always learn more, never forget that. In fact being a VA you’re more likely to be in continuing education than most folks. I don’t have a specialized field in particular I work in. Call me a general admin.

I don’t have a super strict set schedule, like I must be at work from 9-5pm. I can work for anyone in any time zone, usually though it helps to be only a few hours off main my time zone, like 3. I can take as many coffee breaks as I need (I do love coffee). No one is looking over my shoulder to be sure I am at my desk working on something all the time. I am the boss of me. But…yes there is a but in there, your clients come first! Remember that, you do need to be available within reason and accommodate them. Being you own boss takes discipline too. Don’t let yourself be fooled, its hard work managing you own work and time. But I have found that I have always been able to be do this even when I had a 9-5 office job.

Are you a VA or considering becoming a VA? What line of work do you specialize in? Shout out in the comments below your #girlboss ‘ness!

Coming tomorrow…#girlboss Part 2 post. A little more info about being a girl boss.

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thrive market app…


I might be late to the game but just noticed Thrive Market has a app for the iPhone. Yay!

This makes ordering so much easier. I just order right in my kitchen on the go. Click here to place an order!

I love Thrive Market to keep me healthy and find all the foods and ingredients I need to cook a healthy meal. Thanks Thrive!

Also Thrive saves me tons of money on my favorite foods and ingredients. Who doesn’t like to save?


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don’t wait, just do it now…


What is one thing you can do today that will bring you closer to your dream?

Is waiting for the “PERFECT” moment or thing holding you back? I am here to tell you there is not time like now! Don’t hesitate to take a least one step forward in the direction you wish to go. You will only stay stuck if you wait for perfection to arrive. Use what you got now, and go for it. I am here to cheer you on. Know this applies to all things in your life. Even organization. Waiting for the perfect tool or system is a waste. Be creative with what you have and use what you got. Don’t get stuck in waiting mode. Do something now!

I was reading a lovely article from I Heart Planners on this subject and it reminded me to keep moving forward. Not to wait for the perfect time or thing to complete me. I have all I need right now. Sure I struggle with perfection each day, but I am learning from it and realizing I want to live a optimal life, not a perfect one. I am far from perfect. I am simply ME! And I am good enough.

What action steps can you take today to help move you forward? Write them down, comment below…

My motto for 2016 is keep moving forward!




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Evernote my holy grail organizer…

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My holy grail organizer is Evernote. I keep all my important stuff there and more. It’s one powerful tool. I do pay yearly for the Premium version @ $49.99/year. It’s well worth it for my business to keep things straight.

I use Evernote to organize my life and it is cross platform capable. So when I update on my phone it updates to my PC desktop and vice verse.

Things I keep in my Evernote…

  • Notes on household items I need like what size vacuum cleaner bag do I need for my vacuum?
  • Lists of things I need to remember and update now and again.
  • Use Evernote Clipper to save GREAT web articles and such.
  • Ideas I have.
  • Penultimate docs via my iPad.
  • Skitch docs via my iPhone.
  • To Do list for things like household maintenance.
  • Special shopping list with product pictures and prices. Helpful so you don’t forget what foundation color you wear.
  • Passwords and logins.
  • Business related items.
  • IT info links and articles.
  • Webcam photos over time, great way to take a walk down memory lane.
  • And other great programs link to Evernote too.
    • Evernote Food
    • Scannable
    • Skitch
    • Penultimate

It’s like a massive brain dump. Keeping it out of my head and organized digitally. Easy and who doesn’t want easy? Right?

I recently discovered Scannable app on my iPhone to scan all my receipts and paperwork right into Evernote then I organize it from there. Quick and easy. Love it. Screenshot below.


What digital tools do you use to keep you organized? What do you keep in your Evernote? Comment below. Thanks!

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Productive App on iPhone…


Wanna level up your productivity and life? Want to develope good habits?  Try the app Productive for iPhone. Productive – Habit tracker – Daily routine & reminders for goals & resolutions
By Jaidev Soin


Build good habits. Organize your life. Productive has all the tools you need to build a routine of positive, life changing habits. Productive gives you:

● A way to plan your day – Schedule habits for morning, afternoon, evening, or any time of the day. You can also schedule habits for more than once a day, or only for weekdays, or just for the start of the month, or just on Mondays, or many other convenient choices.

● Motivating streaks – Build motivating chains of done habits and perfect days. The longer your chain of done habits, the more likely you will stick at the habit.

● A way to focus – You’re only shown what’s due for the current time of day. This helps you better manage your time, and prevents stress about what is still left to do.

● Powerful reminders – Productive lets you know what’s due for each time period, plus you can set reminders for each habit, or get a big push from Boost Mode.

● Lots more awesome stuff – Like calendars of your progress, detailed stats, notes, a passcode lock, and the beautiful Floodlight theme.

As you can see from my screenshot above, I use Productive for iPhone to help me build habits and remind me to do all those little things in life.

What’s on my app:

  • Make My Bed – try to do this first thing in the morning
  • Wash Face AM
  • Drink Some Water = 100oz for me a day
  • Eat a good meal – stay on track with wellness program
  • Get out of house – 1x day even if it’s only to get coffee
  • Tidy the home – pick up around the house, trash out etc.
  • Write in my journal
  • Go for a walk – 3x’s a week
  • Shower – I know weird but I like to track this
  • Take vitamins/supplements – all every day
  • Take a break – in the afternoon
  • Wash Face PM
  • Meditation – every day for minimum 5 min. a day

I love how easy this app is to use. [I do have the paid version, well worth it]. I am always adding to my list of things I should do daily/weekly that I want to track. My friend uses this app to track certain things that contribute to good sleep and healthy lifestyle.

What habits would you like to cultivate today and tomorrow and the next day? Comment below.

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