How A Virtual Assistant Is An Affordable Asset In Your Digital Marketing Efforts

Laura Licursi Marketing...some of us love it, some don't. Some are great at it, some are not. It takes time, expertise, and energy to create an effective marketing campaign, but it's a necessary part of doing business. Laura Licursi, owner of the VA service Elite Virtual Assistants, says that the first question she is usually asked is how a Virtual Assistant can help [...]

My Top Advice for Project Success

Imagine, you have your project list in front of you. You have chosen three projects to focus on, they all relate to your goals.  And, you’ve added the project to your Rule of Three list each day. Yet, you aren’t making much progress. When it comes time to work on the project, you decide to spend time working on something else. (Or you don’t even consciously decide - you [...]

2018-04-20T18:01:36+00:00By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Use Your Time Wisely

Laura Licursi We all want to use our time wisely to achieve the most we can in a day. The fabulous Laura Licursi, owner of Elite Virtual Assistants says that means not only doing the right things, but doing them at the right time. Although everyone is different, she stresses that there are "best times" to accomplish certain tasks during the day. We need [...]

Your Future Self Isn’t That Great

Hal Hershfield, a professor at UCLA, conducted a study on brain scans and learned something important: when you think about your present self vs. a stranger, the scans look very different. But when you think about your future self and a stranger, the scans look the same. What does this mean? According to Chris Bailey author of The Productivity Project, this means that the [...]

How to Prevent “Important” from Becoming “Urgent”

I recently presented a workshop focused on scheduling and calendar skills for entrepreneurs and business owners, and was starting to work through the blocks of time that should be represented in a calendar on a daily or weekly basis. Planning time Maintenance time Email time Self-care time Client time Prospecting time Project time This discussion led to many of the participants feeling like they [...]

2018-10-23T09:28:43+00:00By |Prioritizing|2 Comments

Is Delegating to Friends and Family a Good Idea?

Laura Licursi If you've been following me for any length of time, you know that one of my favorite ways to increase capacity is to delegate. (Read this post or this one.) You may be considering hiring a friend or family member - is working with that person in your best interest? You want and need great service, but not at the [...]

When “Good” Crowds Out the “Great”

We allow so much “good” into our lives, that these activities often push out the room for the “great.” Here are some real-life examples from some of my clients over the past month! You say “yes” to hanging out with some work acquaintances after work (you had a free night, and you like your work pals, so good), but then are unable to take your [...]

Is 5:00 in the Morning the Magic Hour?

Pick up five books on productivity and I guarantee at least three of them will advocate getting up an hour earlier. It’s quieter then so you’ll have fewer distractions. You can start your day off working on your most important tasks without being interrupted. You can start your day proactively. In fact, I recently presented a workshop on scheduling and setting up a calendar, [...]

When Even a Locked Door is Not Enough

Let me introduce you to Brenda (not her real name). Brenda is one of my favorite clients. She is motivated to improve, aware of what's going on in her life and business, and has a lot going on, which keeps our coaching calls interesting. One day, Brenda came to our call and was frustrated because she just couldn't keep her dedicated "office time" distraction-free. [...]