Alternative to Hiring An Employee

puzzle piecesA lot of companies today (2017) are outsourcing their tasks and projects to outside contractors.  The reason is it’s cost-effective and getting talent from specialists who are experts in certain tasks they perform.  You don’t really need to train them, except for on-boarding and getting to know you and how you work.

I’m here to tell you about the virtual world of assistants that are available globally.  These are usually independent contractors (in the U.S) working from their home offices and to provide assistance for professionals, speakers, coaches and many small organizations.  They are hired for specific tasks or projects and work only when needed.

Do you need help with the back-end office? Someone who tackles projects from “working behind the scenes”, and manage your daily business functions?

I’m an independent contractor, working remotely, with different industries to help business owners with technical and executive administrative needs. I can help tackle your tasks and To Do lists, so you can focus on building your “empire”.

Are you good at delegating work to an outside person? Are you new to this type of getting help?

I’ll help you down-size your To Do List and figure out which tasks should be tackled first and start creating processes and procedures from day one. I’ll smooth your work flow so you can be more organized, able to see which projects or tasks should be done first, and create steps to complete each one of them.

Just think of the sigh of relief you can experience once we start working together. As a business owner myself, I care about the quality and success of your business. I know how overwhelmed you might feel when things all of a sudden start to pile up, especially as you get busier with new clients!

If you’re a “solopreneur”, small-sized business owner we’re only a phone call away or click away. If you’re located in the USA, our communication will be over Email, Skype and phone. I work with short-term or long-term projects.

To have a 20-minute complimentary consultation, please contact me here. Visit this page to see more support services.

To learn more about Virtual Assistants or some call “freelancer”, “personal assistant”, here’s some information about Virtual Assistants (VA), and how to work with a VA from my previous blog, titled: Who, What and Where are Virtual Assistants

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Lighten Your Mood with Colors

Your body responds to color on a sub-conscious level that you are probably not aware of. Take a walk thru the woods or stroll through an art museum and become aware of the color that surrounds you.

Chromotherapy, or color therapy is used in many parts of the world for improving a person’s psyche for better health and well-being. This type of therapy is not without debate, but when you consider the importance color that plays in nature, you might want to consider and give it a try!

Surrounding ourselves with a variety of colors such as the clothes we wear and the furnishings in our home is believed by many, to have a real impact on our state-of -mind. It’s not a coincidence that when a woman is wearing red, she feels powerful and vigorous; while a woman dressed in blue radiates peace and tranquility.

photo-1470274038469-958113db2384Your home-office is the perfect place to experiment on how color can influence stress, mood, and energy. Let’s take a look at at your home-office and how color influences us.

Do You Have Low Energy?

If you’re spending 8 hours or more in your home office, staring out the window and simply can’t get anything done, your energy level needs a boost.

Red and orange are colors that will set your mood on fire. Exhaustion and tiredness won’t last long when surrounded by these passionate, energizing colors. Use these powerful colors as accents so they don’t overwhelm or make you nervous.

Anxiety

When your mind is racing, your heart is pounding, and your anxiety is in over-drive, it’s time to stop and relax a moment.

Calming, quiet blues and greens are the colors for you. These colors create what you might think of as a cool hand on your forehead. You can include a shade of soft pink to help balance your energies. Blue, green, and light pink – are you visualizing a calm ocean sunset?

No Focus

Sometimes we get so involved in multi-tasking that we lose focus. This situation may cause stress so we want to fix the problem of lack of concentration.

Clean, crisp, and fresh white helps restore clarity of thought. Include the color violet to renew wisdom and strength to help guide you through your work and concentrated on your task.

Negativity

If your every thought seems to turn negative for no reason, perhaps a dose of color to lift your mood would help. Depending on where the sadness is coming from, colors could affect your mood in different ways.

Yellow is a cheerful color and can create a positive feeling. Orange is another color that invigorates the psyche and helps perk up the mood. Pink can be used in this instance as a way to balance negative energies with positive energies so the former does not dominate.

Stress is caused by both internal and external factors. Losing focus, having negative thoughts, feeling tired, lethargic, and getting anxious to the point of serious distraction are issues we face as we try to accomplish our work. Dealing with these matters in a proactive manner is the first step in creating a real solution. Consider using color as one tool to help alleviate these moods. It’s easy to do and well worth a try.

flower bouquetI bought fresh flowers and a cute fun small colorful “throw pillow” to add a cheery mood in my environment.  Tip: Visit a resale shop such as Goodwill or Salvation Army stores and buy wall pictures, colorful vases with silk flowers, and cute little knick-knacks!

What will you add today to bring color in your life to help change your mood?