Canada 9-5 Blog Carnival

It’s almost Canada Day so why not check out this edition of the Canada 9-5 Blog Carnival from Alphablogs – my post on Law Practice and Life Balance is mentioned!! One of the posts I particularly enjoyed was Sarah Welstead’s post called For the Price of a Cup of Coffee. Hope you enjoy the...

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VA Certification – Yes or No?

A resounding NO to this question from me! I’m of the opinion that experience in an administrative setting is the key to being successful as a VA, or at least one of the keys. Administrative experience will help you with your client’s work, but you will need some entrepreneurial skills also to help you run your business and you need to have some tech skills for the online and marketing aspects. A professional virtual assistant...

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Do you find work stressful?

This is an older article I came across recently, but stress, not surprisingly, continues to plague lawyers and business people alike. Work and life balance is a common topic in the work world, certainly with many people I know anyway. I know it’s on my mind. I love working – I love the challenge of difficult assignments, I love helping clients, I love the planning process! But without balance between my work life and my personal...

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Hanging Up My Out of Office Sign

We’re heading on a mini-vacation for a few days – we’re going to visit Grandma! I’ll be back early next week – hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!!!

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Name Calling and Target Practice

I just commented over at the CVAN blog on a post called So What’s in a Title? The topic is one that I’ve discussed before but I always find it interesting and yet frustrating.  So many titles for similar yet just dissimilar enough job descriptions. It’s no wonder I’ve worked for many lawyers with no idea how much I was capable of until we’d worked together a while.  I could have had anywhere from a legal...

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