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Planning Out the Month

Planning Out the Month

This post is Part Three in my quest to defeat The Bossy Inbox and to take control of my days. Part Two outlined how I went about drilling down more into what time was needed each month for billable client work. Check out the overview post here. Pre-Note: You can get a...

How Much Time Do You Need For Your Clients?

How Much Time Do You Need For Your Clients?

This post is Part Two in my quest to defeat The Bossy Inbox and to take control of my days. You can read the post here. One of the most important aspects of planning is to figure out how much time is really needed for both client work and for the non-billable overhead...

Why I track every minute I spend at my laptop

Why I track every minute I spend at my laptop

This post is Part One in my quest to defeat The Bossy Inbox and to take control of my days, which you can read here. In my overview post, I mentioned that I felt as though I was a failure in achieving Inbox Zero. I was striving so hard for that elusive unicorn that I...

The War Between The Bossy Inbox and The Human

The War Between The Bossy Inbox and The Human

December 1, 2017 was my business birthday. Nine years! Sometimes it still amazes me that I’ve been an entrepreneur for so long. You can imagine I’ve made a lot of mistakes and have learned a lot of lessons in that time. By nature, I tend to approach things in a...

A Better Daily Plan

This post is Part Four in my quest to defeat The Bossy Inbox and to take control of my days. *** “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” ~ Yogi Berra About a year ago, I created a digital daily planner because I was having a really hard...

A Daily Planner for Virtual Assistants

I recently summed up the entire month of October 2017 as "trying to shove ten pounds of shit into a five pound bag". How I've been planning my days has gotten entirely out of control which was painfully obvious during October. Asana is fabulous...