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Mantra

(originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. “a mantra is given to a trainee meditator when his teacher initiates him” a Vedic hymn. “her high, sweet voice began chanting the mantra of life” a statement or slogan repeated frequently. “the environmental mantra that energy has for too long been too cheap”

By reading daily mantras, you can become more focused and productive. Every Entrepreneur or Business Owner will benefit every morning with just ten minutes of these,  to focus on the the day ahead, and think about what they want to achieve.

1. Determine goals

2.  Positive attitude

3. Review to do list

4. Forget your personal life

5. Confront challenges first

6. Do it your own way

7.  Do not let mistakes stop you

8. Be passionate

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My Virtual Assistant can easily go awol. How do I find them?!

Yes, as a Virtual Assistant works remotely and there is no way to track their whereabouts every minute of the day. However they are always available via phone/email, and will log their hours via a timesheet or time tracking software. If you hire a VA you can trust, this will never be an issue.

They don’t get as much done as a PA who is office based.

They get even more done. They start work as soon as they wake up, and don’t have to factor in time taken to travel to an office .Virtual Assistants are also highly skilled and multi tasking is their middle name.

They cost more than your average PA.

As you only pay for what you require, this is not true. If you hire an office based PA, you need to pay them a full time salary, where as a VA is effectively a pay as you go service.

I might run out of things for VA to do.

One of the major benefits of a Virtual Assistant is to help you keep on top of your work, company, and life. Some weeks may be slower than others, but your VA can still help you even in a smaller capacity. PS Virtual offer the benefit of no monthly or weekly minimums, so you don’t have to worry about meeting a certain “quota” of hours.

Will not improve business.

You’re hiring a VA to help you with minuscule tasks so that you can focus on the core functions of your business. For many, this means generating more revenue or developing a larger customer base. A skilled Virtual Assistant will certainly improve your business as they improve your productivity. See an example here of how we helped a fantastic company grow.

Contact us today julie@psvirtual.com

IG+Stories

On 2nd August 2016, Instagram launched a stories feature which is almost identical to Snapchat. You can share as many snippets of your day in the form of photos and videos, but they disappear within 24 hours. They will not  appear in your photo feed but located at the top of the screen. Instagram, known as the photo sharing platform, has increased in popularity due to brand awareness and people’s display of beautiful imagery.  They are now upping their game by adding another dimension, ‘Stories’.

How does it work?

Instagram can still be used to share photos, but the stories is an additional function. By the click of a simple button, you can record videos and take photos and add to your ‘story’, allowing all your followers to view.

But have they copied Snapchat?

There is no question about it, they are very similar but Instagram has slightly simplified it, in the sense it is more user friendly ( Snapchat takes a while to get used to). Snapchat is a great tool for marketing, but now there is a potential spanner in the works as it still has no way to find others unless you somehow know their username.

On Instagram Stories, you can see someone has interesting, beautiful photography – then follow their story to see their real, unfiltered lives.

What are your thoughts?

Who doesn’t love a pretty work space? As Virtual Assistants,when you spend a majority of your week in an office, it’s important to create a space that enhances inspiration and productivity. Having a clean desk is useless if an untidy office constantly distracts you . An office and desk space needs to be clean and functional ( not to mention pretty and stylish 😉 ). There are so many ideas on Pinterest on how to do this, but see below some of our favourites. Swoon!

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