5 Best Practices for Boosting Your Resiliency by Julie Perrine

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<Guest Post by All Things Admin, Julie Perrine>

Part of an admin’s job is knowing how to handle unexpected, uncomfortable and sometimes downright awful situations. This means being flexible, patient, and expert trouble-shooters. Yet even the best, most experienced, and innovative admins can get flustered or lose their concentration in times of extreme chaos.

We are admins. But we’re human, too. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed when an unforeseen situation comes up. However, there are some best practices that can improve your resilience and help you weather difficulties in a proactive and productive way.

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The Art of Accepting Positive Feedback

<Guest Post by Judi Moreo> How are you accepting feedback? Positive feedback, that is. It’s amazing how few people know how to handle positive feedback.  Actually, it’s as much of an art as handling criticism. And, how you handle it will determine how much more of it you receive. If someone says thank you to you … Read more

Why Putting A Lid On Venting Is Good For You by Courtney Clark

<Guest Post by Courtney Clark>

Don’t you hate that feeling when stress starts to build up, until you reach your boiling point and you feel like you just can’t take it any more?  When most of us get to that point, there’s a solution: venting.  You vent to your friends, your family, or other administrative professional colleagues, who understand the pressure of your job.

Venting makes us feel like we can take action, in a situation where we really don’t have any power.  Since we don’t have enough control to change the situation, the only thing we can do is vent.  Besides, venting makes us feel better.  Or, at least, we think it does…

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How To Do More With Less Effort by Adam Timm

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Ever feel like when you get to the end of the day, you’ve worked really hard but don’t have much to show for it?

To prevent these moments, we can choose to work smarter, instead of harder.

The energy of springtime (even for us in the land of eternal summer) is ripe for planting new seeds, starting new projects, and getting in the creative flow. Once the project is rolling, we might notice that we’ve taken on too much, adding to our already full plate.

Instead of stressing out and giving up, use these 5 powerful steps to stay in the flow, or to know when to step away for a bit.

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Take Ownership Of Your Personal Growth by Judi Moreo

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<Guest Blog Post by Judi Moreo> One of the biggest assets any Administrative Assistant can have is the understanding that her personal growth is her responsibility.  This may mean attending training programs to increase your skills.  Very often your companies will pay for these courses if your employer sees the benefit to the company for … Read more