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22 August 2021
Let’s Talk Learning!

Let's talk learning - but first, l can’t start this without mentioning helping. As an executive assistant I want to help people! It’s in my nature; I help and I’m fortunate enough that helping people is at the very core of my working day. There are 2 key ways in which I help my clients, […]

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25 July 2021
The Summer Holiday Juggle

I did think about writing a blog about getting organised to go on holiday but you all know that I’m going to say it’s all in the planning and the lists. And of course, this is true, but you know that already 😉 Instead, I’m looking at how we can stay on top of our […]

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23 June 2021
The Tale of the Two Rachels

I changed my mind about my blog this month. Instead of talking about all things planning, I’m going to talk about 2 small businesses that I have had the pleasure to work with this month, and tell you how they have adapted during lockdown. At the beginning of the year, Silver Lining Services had a […]

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20 May 2021
What Makes Me Uniquely Me?

As it’s #NationalTellAStoryMonth I have been sharing my snippets of story on social media, and some of my key learnings. I don’t consider myself to have a particularly unique or interesting story as such, but with the benefit of experience and hindsight I can pinpoint some key things that make me uniquely me. I am […]

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18 April 2021
How Do You De-Stress?

Life can be stressful, right? Particularly over the last year or so when the world has been in turmoil with Covid-19 and lockdown. Life as a small business owner is hectic, busy, time-consuming, challenging, satisfying… to name a few… and yes, it can be a little stressful at times. When you’re in business on your […]

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23 March 2021
Spring Cleaning - It's Good for the Soul

It’s Spring! Whether you fall into the meteorological camp that believes it’s on the 1st March, or the 20th March as being the official first day, we are there! It’s Spring – my favourite season. There are signs of spring coming through in nature – the daffodils bursting through, trees laden with blossom; the longer […]

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22 February 2021
Planning My Christmas

In many ways Christmas day is no different for us, but the festive season in general is and, like many others, we are missing seeing our family this year, and missing the usual gatherings and traditions. We’re at home, just our family of 4 (6 if you count the furries), on Christmas day, and you’ll […]

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22 February 2021
The In-Person Personal Palm Pilot.

My first proper job was at Carphone Warehouse. This was many years ago now, worryingly I can now say that it was decades ago, and it was well and truly before smart-phones existed – can anyone else remember that?  I feel lucky to have experienced this technological evolution, I was selling the first iPhone on […]

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22 February 2021
I’ve been talking Silver Linings this month...

Apt for both the situation and my general outlook on life, and the reason for my business name. We’re not out of the woods yet, but there’s enough of a return to normality to look back and really be able to see that silver lining of lockdown.  A big shift, business-wise, for me has been […]

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22 February 2021
PA or VA?

I’ve been inspired to write this blog by the wonderful Lesley Jones. It has become part of my business development, defining the identity of my business and its services. I was intending to discuss the differences between a VA and PA, but my research has thrown another possibility into the equation, and even whilst working […]

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