FINDING FREEDOM: 11 STEPS TO SUCCESSFULLY SELECT AND MANAGE A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

The demands on our time have never been more plentiful than in today’s info overload and connected culture. Learning curves are steep and getting steeper and there just isn’t enough time in the day…or is there?

11 Steps to Successfully Select and Manage A Virtual Assistant

In our last post, Finding Freedom: 5 Need-To-Know Answers When Considering A Virtual Assistant, we answered the top questions surrounding virtual assistants and reviewed why I am finally considering hiring a virtual assistant (VA). In today’s post, I describe the necessary steps I plan to follow to secure and manage my future virtual assistant by following the advice in Chris Ducker’s book, Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business.

I hope this post can serve as your next generation catalyst if you find yourself (like me) wanting to work on your business more and in your business less.
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FINDING FREEDOM: 5 NEED-TO-KNOW ANSWERS WHEN CONSIDERING A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Does your to-do list include the following: Schedule conference call, read article, post to Twitter and Facebook, check email, make dentist appointment, send a birthday gift, book trip, schedule another conference call, budget, check more email, make dinner reservations, and update LinkedIn? If you answered yes, congratulations you have just been diagnosed with Superhero Syndrome.

Kick Your Superhero Syndrome To The Curb

I too have Superhero Syndrome. As an entrepreneur, it’s a badge of honor to wear all the hats but it’s exhausting and ultimately not sustainable. As our business grows, I find myself needing to focus on the tasks only I can do and delegate the rest. Read more

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NGC #016: 13+ PRODUCTIVITY TIPS, TRICKS, & HACKS WITH CHANDLER BOLT [PODCAST]

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The Next Generation Catalyst Podcast episode #016!

Next Generation Catalyst with Chandler Bolt

Episode Overview
In this episode of the Next Generation Catalyst Podcast, we talk with Chandler Bolt, the #1 Time Management author, entrepreneur, and speaker about 13+ productivity tips, tools, and hacks to kick your morning routine in hyper-drive, crush your to-do list and achieve work-life balance.

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DRONE PARENTS: THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF HELICOPTER PARENTS

Move over helicopter parents, there is a new breed of hovering, hyper-involved parent…the drone parents. They are leveraging today’s tech to optimize their children with cameras, apps, chips, and tracking it all from the comfort of their own smartphone.

Drone Parents: The Next Evolution Of Helicopter Parents

83% of new moms are Millennials and if they have learned anything from their helicopter parents, it was how to be overly involved in their children’s life. Helicopter parents differ from drone parents because they actually had to be present. They had to be hovering inside the classroom, on the soccer sideline, or in the parent-teacher association to keep an eye on their child. Today, drone parents track their child’s every move from afar. Read more

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WHY MILLENNIAL LEADERS MIGHT BE YOUR COMPANY’S SECRET WEAPON TO SUCCESS

With 41% of Millennials already having 4+ people reporting to them, could Millennial leaders be your company’s success catalyst? A new global study correlates Millennials in leadership positions with company success. 

Millennials plus Leadership equal Success

13,124 leaders from around the world, representing 48 countries and 32 major industries were included in the Global Leadership Forecast. The portion of the study that caught my attention was “Millennials: From Generational Differences to Generating Growth” where it identifies Millennial leaders as the catalysts for company growth. Read more

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