Is it really that time already? The fall colors are coming into full bloom, football fills the television screen every Sunday (preferably Green Bay), evenings are brisk, chili is stewing in the crock pot, and the business year is soon coming to a close. Once Labor Day comes and goes, you know you need to ramp it up and knock your quotas out of the park. Hopefully fourth quarter will be your busiest and most successful one thus far. It doesn’t matter which key area makes your business flourish (new sales, mass production, promotional items, or new product lines); what truly matters is that you are prepared for fourth quarter success.
How can you make this happen? Let me give you a few suggestions.
Since this seems like the longest winter in all of mankind, maybe it’s time we start thinking positive about the countdown to the spring and summer months! All that I can think about right now is how I recently returned from a wonderful family vacation in Mexico (highly recommended) and how I just want to go right back! Not because I don’t love what I do, but because these frigid temperatures that we’ve experienced this year need to come to an end.
How about yourselves? Are you looking forward to fresh cut flowers and warm sunny days, or are you more stressed about what your work load is going to look like, and what tasks you will need to accomplish to stay ahead of the game? If the latter is true, you might want to consider what your options are to alleviate that stress and take some tasks off your plate in order to enjoy more of the sunshine, and appreciate the time you can spend with your family and friends.
Last month I had published some reminders on the endless benefits of hiring Virtual Assistants (VAs). If you haven’t been sold just yet, here are a few more! VAs really can make life so much easier; whether it’s for a small business, large business, or just to alleviate stress in your personal life. Check out a few more helpful pointers that might just sway your decision. Especially on days like today, when its 80 degrees and you want to get out for that hike at the lake, motorcycle ride, or even simply, a long walk with the dog.
More simple reminders on the many benefits to hiring a VA: