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How To Cope With Mental Block At Work

Have you ever had ‘one of those days’? You know, the ones where you sit down at your desk and you just can’t get your brain to work. You can’t focus, you struggle to do any actual work, and you usually end up getting frustrated and not being very productive? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! This is known as a ‘mental block’ (also be known as creative block or even brain freeze), and it is not only very real, but it’s a professional’s worst nightmare. Everyone had experienced one at […]

Spring Clean Your Business

It’s now officially summer, but you might be forgiven for not realising given how much it’s been remaining for the past few days! Before that though, the sky was bright and sunny, which means it’s time for a good old-fashioned spring clean. We’re super excited to see that some of our clients are blowing the cobwebs away and giving their offices a vigorous clean and reset, ready to take on whatever the rest of the year can throw at them. But what if spring cleaning could mean more than just […]

5 Ways To Take Back Control Of Your Diary

Do you ever feel like you’re rushing from one meeting to another, without much time to pause for breath? Do you sometimes feel like your diary is running you, rather than the other way around? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The dreaded ‘diary takeover’ can happen to the best of us, and sometimes there are weeks where everything just happens to be on at the same time. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Believe it or not, there are some really simple tricks to help you wrestle back […]

What Magic Can Happen When You’re Not Doing Admin?

It took Van Gough just 2 days to paint his ‘Starry Night masterpiece’. The Rolling Stones wrote their mega-hit ‘I can’t get no satisfaction’ in just 2 hours. Lady GaGa and RedOne worked together to create her breakout hit and catchy dance tune ‘Just Dance’ in just 10 minutes. Some of the greatest pieces of art, music, design and sculpture have been conceived and created in a ridiculously short period of time. Now, compare that to your average business owner, who spends: • 4 hours a day reading emails • […]

Organising Your Day When Working From Home (Without Wasting Time)

There are a lot of benefits to running your business from home. Huge savings on overheads for one, the flexibility of working to your own schedule and the general home comforts you just miss in an office environment. Plus, being able to work all day in your pyjamas. But sometimes it can be difficult to get yourself going in the morning, to manage your time effectively or even to focus at all with so many things to distract you. Between answering the door for the postman, making sure the washing […]

Why Work-Life Balance Is Bullshit

For years, we’ve been bombarded with the idea that as a business owner you need to find a good ‘work-life balance’. If you’re struggling to get everything done in a day, find yourself working late, or spending too much time on housework, then your ‘work-life balance’ needs re-adjusting. It’s been hyped up to the point where it feels like some mythical unicorn, and the only way you can be a successful business owner is if you can tame it. But honestly? That’s utter bullshit. And we’ll tell you why. For […]

What The Hell Is A VA Anyway?

Have you ever heard someone talking about their VA and had no idea what they were actually talking about? Maybe you nodded and smiled while inwardly trying to figure out what it meant, and if it was some sort of weird code. Or maybe you’ve met one out in the wild, but haven’t had enough time to ask those burning questions about what they do before you were whisked away into the crowd. Don’t worry, it’s not uncommon. The truth is that VA’s have been around in some form or […]