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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 30 years. On this site I want to share my passion for photography, great business/leadership tips, and ideas for staying healthy and organized.

The Vast Difference Between Managing and Leading

Originally posted on Lead Today:
Leading and managing are seen as nearly identical, interchangeable words by most people. Even people who should and must know the huge difference often don?t. That?s why I write about the difference several times each…

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A Letter to Ryan

Originally posted on pineapples_matter:
Dear Ryan, I hope you’re doing well. I got into college at UC Merced for Computer Science Engineering! It’s quite a ways away from San Clemente, but I’ve since gotten used to the drive. It’s…

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In the Pursuit of Happiness

“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” ~ Jim Rohn Too often we miss the moments in our lives that lead to the ultimate goal. Working with different personalities gives me perspective … Continue reading

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Leadership

lead·er·ship ˈlēdərˌSHip/ noun  the action of leading a group of people or an organization. Positive reinforcement The use of positive reinforcement is a successful and growing technique used by leaders to motivate and attain desired behaviors from subordinates. Many reinforcement … Continue reading

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Explore

“Don’t be afraid to explore; Without exploration there are no discoveries.” Deng Ming-Dao Every day provides an opportunity to explore. We get one shot at this life and regret at the end should not be the target. Tell yourself: ‘I will … Continue reading

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10 Ways Careers Fail

Not knowing why you were hired ~ Stop telling yourself you’re not qualified for your job, and start focusing on what you can achieve. Following up too slowly when managing staff ~ your boss says ‘get rid of him’ yet you go … Continue reading

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Psychology of Managing/Mismanaging Time

Mismanaging time can pay off in some rarely revealed ways that many of us unconsciously take advantage of.  Some of us mismanage time to get attention or gain a sense of power.  Mismanaging time also can serve as a way … Continue reading

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