I couldn’t help it! I just have to blog about the takeaways I got from Al Jazeera’s interview with President Rodrigo Duterte. I think a lot of his views (agreeable or not) can be applied by small business owners. Remember that Virtual Assistants are considered business owners too, so read on… Important Note: Consider the “idea” and not necessarily the strategy or implementation. Watch the interview first: Part 1: Part 2:
I make sure I spend the weekend away from my computer and spend the day with my family. This is how I manage work-life balance. One lazy Sunday afternoon, our family decided to go on a road trip to Manila. Although, we live in Metro Manila, we chicken out on going to the city of Manila because of the horrendous traffic jam in this area. But since it was Sunday (probably no traffic congestion), we had nothing planned, and there’s no good movie to watch with the kids, we decided to visit this part of the metro. We passed by […]
Having watched Inside Out over the weekend, it made me assess my emotions all the more. Then, I read this article “10 Myths About Introverts” written by Carl King – see original article here… I had a strong urge to share it because even as a child I’ve heard my name associated with these words – apathetic, weird, aloof, shy, killjoy and rude. Well you know what, I can be all that sometimes! But most of the time, I’m just introverted. 😉 Myth #1 : Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have […]
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The Virtual Assistant or work-from-home lifestyle is not always about convenience, freedom or awesome things! It’s a lot of hard work, getting your hands dirty, sleepless nights, distractions, zits and a whole lot of other hilarious things! Let’s just call the whole scenario – the Yin and the Yang of working from home! Here’s some funny images I’ve seen online about working from home and freelancing… – The Real Skype Meeting – The Struggle with Bedgasm – Your Built-in Designer Bags – How Working From Home Can Mess with Your Head – Working From Home and Other People’s Home – Freelance Panic […]
Ever experienced being so lonely for no reason at all? Then, you stumble upon an inspiring quote posted on the wall of a coffee shop you visited, you read it, and you just start feeling better? You start to have this odd feeling…There’s this voice inside of you saying it’s God or a departed loved one talking to you through those words… I’m sure it’s not just me… Sometimes, all it takes are some inspirational quotes to lift your spirits and encourage you to keep on going. Do you agree? Here are 50 quotes I’d like to share with you […]
I have a confession. I’ve been intently following one of my Facebook friends these days – eagerly waiting for her next post. I haven’t seen her for a long time but I still think she is awesome. I love her to bits. This person is my high school English teacher. She has been posting a series of tips for better English and heck it was a hit! Imagine? Free English lessons from a very credible source? Wow! Madam (this is how we call our teachers in our school) Victoria Carbonell- Mangulabnan is a highly-esteemed Educator and a Language Editor of […]
We’ve heard it for the first time from our parents when we were kids (okay, teenagers) – set your goals. But how exactly? Our parents most likely explained it to us with so much vigor but we were just too stubborn to listen. Well, I was. So, I continued to move on with my life, being the stubborn Taurean that I am… I graduated from college, worked in various companies and had my own family… This is actually how I learned to set my goals. Setting my goals through trial and error. Trial and error meaning from having none to […]