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5 Things About Working with a Virtual Assistant - Out of the Office Virtual Assistance

It's hard to believe that I've been a VA for almost 10 years. I love what I do and adore my clients. ♥ Having said that, there's a lot of folks out there who don't know what VAs can do, what we are (I swear, we're not all crazy cat-lady introverts .. that's just me), and how much more efficient a small business can run when you delegate and outsource the tasks that don't earn you revenue, or suck the life out of your and your business, or aren't an effective use of your time.

If you're curious (c'mon .. you know you want to peek) into how to work with a virtual partner, have a read of today's blog post.

#virtualassistant   #outsourcing   #delegation   #oofva  
Take a look at your to-do list, are there tasks on there that are taking away the time you should be using on your business? If so, it’s probably time to start looking for a virtual assistant. A vi...
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I'm glad you found it to be a good post, +Monika Kristofferson​! Working with a virtual assistant can be a life altering change for your business and I'm glad to hear that it had worked out for you :)
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Francisco Sáez

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The Mind Sweep is an overall scan of everything that has your attention right now, and the first thing you must do to get organized. #gtd  
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Mike Vardy

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Nothing quite like getting a shout-out from Asana regarding the release of the new product +Jeremy Roberts and I have built...

Check out Do Better With Asana here: http://dobetterwithasana.com
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Nice work +Mike Vardy !
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If you think it depends on the fashion advisers and marketers, you are mistaken... There is a way for you to be more productive with smart fabrics. Read more.
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If you think it depends on the fashion advisers and marketers, you are mistaken... There is a way for you to be more productive with smart fabrics. Read more.
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Mike Vardy

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I know there are some folks out there who just want the Amazon Kindle version of my new co-authored book, Do Better With Asana​. Well, we've got it available for pre-order now and its list price is only $9.99. Why? Because you don't get content updates nearly as often, you only get the Kindle version (no PDF or ePub), and you don't get any of the other aspects of the tiers we're selling at the DBwA website.

But you do get it for $9.99 and can upgrade later if you want.

The other thing is that if you pre-order before launch date (2/10/15), then you'll get a bonus PDF to get you started doing better with Asana right away.

Ready to dive in and get the quintessential guide to doing great things with Asana? Then pre-order your Kindle version now!

http://amzn.to/1vtOyQj
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Have you heard of RescueTime? If you install this app on your computer it will log every place you spend your time during the day and then give you a report on your productivity. I used it a good bit when I first began working for myself, to help me curb…
Have you heard of RescueTime? If you install this app on your computer it will log every place you spend your time during the day and then give you a report on your productivity. I used it a good b...
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By the way, you could check out the difference between Rescuetime and Time Doctor here - http://blog.timedoctor.com/2010/07/25/how-is-time-doctor-different-than-rescue-time (a good resource to read to find out its Pros and Cons)
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Francisco Sáez

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There are a number of behavior patterns that most of us follow in a predictable way when we try something new.

It seems that #GTD has been designed—consciously or unconsciously—to support these forms of behavior.  What do you think?
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The smell of bacon supports my behavior.
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Larry Miller

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Nifty new #productivity  #app  coming out in Spring: Pip West. Allows you to access calls, messages and apps within your desktop or laptop--plus, it allows you to easily sync data between devices, regardless of OS. 

http://pipwest.co/
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Well, I wish I could offer more. While I think I've been able to  improve my productivity, I guess the best advice I've gotten so far is to keep things simple. Pretty hard nowadays, but I see a lot of wisdom in that.
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Bob Stanke

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How and why I declared Evernote bankruptcy --> http://goo.gl/iIOX2I
A few months ago, I came to a realization... I was starting to become an Evernote hoarder.  I was dumping notes into my Evernote account daily at an extremely high rate (often from numerous automation services like IFTTT).  Receipts, Amazon products, books I want to read, RSS feed articles, recipes, quotes I found inspirational at the time, grocery lists, vehicle records, furnace filter sizes, screenshots, etc., etc...  These are all ...
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I love this quote by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (and if you click the link below you can see my other favorites as well) --> http://www.bobstanke.com/blog/2015/2/12/top-10-quotes-from-marissa-mayer-on-leadership-and-innovation
I have followed the career of Marissa Mayer since the mid-2000's when she was making her way up the ranks at Google, heading up numerous large, notable projects like Google Search, Maps, and Gmail, just to name a few.  To be honest, the interest in Mayer started when I discovered that she was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin, the same city yours truly was born in and lived for a short time.  It is always great to hear about Minnesot...
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Of course if it were true, we'd all be successful.  
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Francisco Sáez

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Social networks can improve your productivity if you use them properly, but they might destroy it if they become an uncontrolled addiction.
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E Narcisse

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Good morning,

I launched a kickstart for this android day planner. Donate if you like the idea and want to support, or check it out and tell me what you think :)
Eetion is raising funds for HourBlock: a day planner for your task list and calendar on Kickstarter! Time management and task management are made easy with this simple app for increasing your productivity.
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I see.. are you based in US?
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Yesterday I talked about how automated tools like RescueTime and Todoist can be manipulated to create a false sense of ‘productivity security’. My goal is not to be productive in the conventional way. You see, many people equate productivity with simply…
Yesterday I talked about how automated tools like RescueTime and Todoist can be manipulated to create a false sense of 'productivity security'. My goal is not to be productive in the conventional w...
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Francisco Sáez

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Is your project starting to tumble down? Ask yourself these questions before deciding whether to abandon it definitely. #productivity #motivation  
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K. Ingles

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Ever wonder how you can get more time doing what's most important to you and less time processing email? 
How would you enjoy knowing about a golden rule that pierces through your inbox?
Start Learning Now!
http://asmithblog.com/secret-email-golden-rule
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That's a good photo man!
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Hi guys! Want to share my android app here and look forward any responce from you! 
App is based on Pomodoro timer concept, but also gives you possibility to organize your workplan and manage tasks. Pomodoro technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals (traditionally 25 minutes in length), separated by short breaks, to achieve maximum productivity.
-Easy-to-use intuitive interface.
-Task list management options.
-Setting workflow options.
-Access to full timer functionality via notification.
-Design palette fully customizable -choose any from 3375 color-combinations you like.
-List of already accomplished tasks to make you be proud of yourself 
-Tool for statistical analysis of your workflow results
#productivity   #pomodorotimer  #pomodoro #taskmanagement #timemanagement   #productivityapps   #productivitytools  
Searching for a tool that can help organize your workflow? Scheduler will d...
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+Jeff Causey sorry, I really don't know where is your problem, because I had no similar responses, and I am even not able to reconstruct your situation using my phones.
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Hi there! I'd like to share one of my productivity tricks. I use a new app called Flipd that acts like a lock screen on a timer. I'm able to get work done without being distracted by my phone and can set up an auto-response to let others know I'm busy. It's pretty handy! You can download the beta here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116881600097294615257
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Yes, actually all incoming calls go through and you can call back missed calls even while Flipd Off. An emergency contact list can be set up for making outgoing calls too. Give it a try! 
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Curtis McHale

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This is how I process not check my email.
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Email is likely the biggest inbox you deal with on a daily basis. If you’re like me, email may make up the 3 biggest inboxes you deal with every day. You hear about those people who maintain an Inbox 0 status daily, and you hate them (go ahead, admit you…
Email is likely the biggest inbox you deal with on a daily basis. If you’re like me, email may make up the 3 biggest inboxes you deal with every day. You hear about those people who maintain an Inb...
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Loved this perspective for sure---clearing "psychic RAM" is definitely a chief aim per GTD curiously. Aw, got to drain my email in box swamp!
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