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Calendar Organization

Calendar Management

Let’s chat about calendar management today! Whether you are a paper calendar person or a digital calendar person, figuring out how to manage your schedule is really important.

I love colour coding. I love it on paper and I love it digital. Our kids are still young enough that their schedules are not too crazy – I am thankful for that. As they started to get into different activities, I decided to create a different calendar for each of us. As I mentioned last week, we meal plan every week and that can get confusing in all of our calendars so I even made one for that.

If you are using this for business, you could created a calendar for each project, course, or client. I worked with a client who uses Google Calendar. She is the one who introduced me to organizing this way. I found it easier to see what her day looked like and if I could schedule something in for her.

Some people may find this a little much but there are days when we have multiple things happening and our phones are very colourful. It is a way for us to communicate and keep our life a little more organized. If we are invited to an event, we can look in the calendar to see if anything is going on and accept the invitation or not.

Do you use a calendar? Do you like paper calendars? Are you a digital calendar person? What tips and tricks do you have for me?

Organization Productivity


Productivity: the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services

When I decided to embark on my virtual assistant business, Borealis Productivity Solutions, I considered what productivity really looks like. What does it mean to me to be productive. What helps me get the most out of my day? I am going on my own ideas, at the moment, but I would love to hear yours as well.

If I could take, or suggest how to take, some tasks off of your plate to make your day more productivity, what those items be?

For an entrepreneur, it may be calendar scheduling, email management, or posting to social media accounts. For you personally, it could be meal planning ideas, calendar management ideas, or housekeeping hacks.

What does productivity look like to you? Share your ideas and thoughts with me!


Endings, Beginnings, and Periods of Growth

Anyone who knows me, knows I HATE the word process… at least in my personal life. LOL

For business, it’s what I do – it’s how I think.

December 2021 was a big month for our family. We sold the townhouse that we bought 2 weeks before we got married and bought our forever home. What a process that was: I’ll just sum it up to say a good realtor is worth EVERY PENNY!!

Summer… full of blooms
Fall… ready to be put to bed for the winter

As I was standing in our backyard at our townhouse, I was thinking about beginnings, endings and everything we have learned and done in the last 15 years in this home. So many changes: brought both of our babies home here. Started, and ended businesses here. Loved here, laughed here, cried here, mourned here.

I remember standing on the door of this home on May 1, 2007 with my fiancée so excited about our new home. Thinking about the journey we were about to embark on.

December 1, 2021, I “ended” my personal business and “started” a new business to include my husband Stephen. In reality he has been part of my business from day 1 but now it’s official.

I have had my business for a little over 2 years now. The beginning was terrifying but hopeful. I just wanted to help some of my fellow direct sales sisters with parties and groups. My, how it has grown.

The middle has been a period of growth. Now what have I learned? Here are a few things:

  1. Be true to yourself – if something does not feel right for your business then there is a good chance it’s not a good idea. Take it under advisement (I will speak to that in a minute) with a trusted friend because that challenge could very well be an area of growth for you.
  2. Have a sounding board – this does not have to be a large amount of people but definitely a few of them. People from different walks of life and perspective to help you balance things out.
  3. Have fun – wait… what? Work is supposed to be fun? Damn skippy!! If you are doing what you love and are confident with it, then do it!!
  4. Continue to learn – you don’t know everything – there I said it!  Do you need to learn a new project management system? A new email campaign system? A way to set systems up (insert shameless plug – we can help with that!!). Then find some place to learn it (I am going to unselfishly plug The Virtual Savvy Vault for this. It’s my personal go to).
  5. Be confident – don’t let anyone tell you your worth! If you think your business is worth a certain amount, then set that amount. If you only have certain times of the day and week to serve your business, then keep that. Don’t let anyone tell you what you are worth!

What’s the end going to look like? I don’t know and I pray I don’t find out for a long time to come!

My new backyard view