Use Your Paid Time Off (All of It)

As I prepared for my family vacation this summer, I thought about how Americans are terrible at taking vacations. If you didn't know, check this out. In fact, I recently heard someone say, "I get 4 weeks of paid time off each year, but I only use 3 or 4 days." Sound crazy?  Well, I used to operate this way. Source: Over [...]

2017-08-16T04:39:01+00:00 August 16, 2017|Avoiding Burnout|

How to Rest Well During the Holidays

It’s been a long, crazy, up and down year. You're running on fumes, but you tell yourself to “Finish strong” because you have too much work to do. Instead of looking forward to some time off, you’re dreaming about how much you could get done with a few days of uninterrupted time. You make all sorts of excuses about how far behind you are, [...]

2017-05-04T03:47:31+00:00 December 7, 2016|Avoiding Burnout, Leadership|

5 Steps to More Time, Energy, and Success

In today’s fast-paced, busy-is-productive society, we’re bombarded with texts, emails, deadlines, blog comments, meeting requests, employee conflicts, budget reviews, social media pings, and (fill in the blank). Is your blood pressure rising yet? You likely spend the majority of your day reacting to what’s seemingly urgent, which leaves you little, if any time or energy to work on what’s actually important. How much longer [...]

2017-06-27T01:33:30+00:00 October 13, 2016|Avoiding Burnout, Leadership, Productivity, Resources|

Leave Your Assistant Alone During Off Hours

It’s a shame this blog needs to be written, but you know it does. Bosses regularly make their assistants work at all hours of the night, on weekends, and while they’re on vacation. Off the clock texts and requests are leaving assistants annoyed, over-worked, and burned out. Source: Unsplash How do I know? I spent 8+ years as an executive assistant [...]

2016-10-31T22:15:31+00:00 October 7, 2016|Avoiding Burnout, Leadership|

10 Driving Forces Behind Burnout

Burnout often happens when we least expect it. It almost happened to me (I wrote about it here). We know something isn’t right, but we can’t quite discern what, so we push through. Those around us know we're not healthy, but don’t have the courage to speak up. Then one day we wake up and realize we've burned out — or are dangerously close to it. Source: Paige J [...]

2017-06-03T03:20:50+00:00 September 20, 2016|Avoiding Burnout, Leadership|

Raise Your Hand If You’re Overwhelmed

Are you exhausted and overwhelmed? Do you want more time and energy to focus on what matters? My mission is to help you equip and empower your assistant (or hire the right assistant), so you can accomplish your goals without burning out. Getting more out of your assistant will free up time and energy for you to focus on doing what you love. I'll [...]

2017-10-06T00:38:09+00:00 July 3, 2016|Avoiding Burnout, Productivity|