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Lifehack: Don’t Overload Yourself

July 9, 2014

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Last week, I promised to tell you the last of the 3 Lifehacks that finally allowed me to get through my shift and get work done. But before I share that, allow me to summarize the first 2 Lifehacks: 1. Break down your project into manageable chunks. 2. Do the hard things first. And the […]

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Lifehack: Do The Hard Things First

July 2, 2014

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There was something useful my father taught me: When faced with assignments, work on the hardest ones first. At the moment, I have a very unsavory but fairly-paid project on my hands. The end result, with my articles on a European website, looks awesome, actually. However, personally, it is always an ordeal before I get […]

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How To Work On Overcoming Petrifying Fear As A Virtual Assistant

June 18, 2014

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As a Virtual Assistant, I’ve crashed and burned countless of times throughout my career. I was rather surprised when I learned that this “phenomenon” is something that is rather common to a good majority of Virtual Assistants. In fact, I later learned that this is a pattern that also exists in Western freelancers and other […]

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Lifehack: Break Down Your Project Into Chunks

June 10, 2014

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Last week, I mentioned that there was a productivity lifehack I wanted to share with you. And since it’s still a Monday in the Western Hemisphere, and tomorrow’s a Tuesday, still one of the most work-centered days of the week, I’m finally sharing what it was about. 🙂 I got this lifehack, surprisingly, from one […]

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Confessions: Three Radical Career Moves

January 30, 2014

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I’m doing my best to share a lot less about myself and work on giving you stories that will help you with working on your life, one puzzle piece at a time, but I feel like I have to level with the readers of LiveWealthier.net, as a lot of the hard-won lessons I’m learning just […]

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Of Driving As A Career

January 26, 2014

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During a conversation with an old friend tonight, we discussed his career options. One of those included working as a driver for an electronics company in Metro Manila. I encouraged him to take the job; as far as I know, working a decent living with morally upright circumstances is okay. In the US, it is […]

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Don’t Let Your Inbox Take Over Your Life!

October 2, 2013

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There was a productivity hack I learned from The Charge: Don’t let your Inbox dictate how your day goes. Thanks to Brendon Burchard, I learned that you need to ignore the things other people push on you via your inbox, and focus instead on what you need or want to get done. He actually has […]

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Boundaries In Freelancing

July 15, 2013

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One thing I learned in the work-from-home career is that the setup truly makes you confused about your boundaries: there’s no way of telling when you’re going to work or coming home. Especially if you live in a setup like mine. My current work-life balance is a tremulous juggling act in a studio-type room. My […]

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Different Roads As A Virtual Assistant

May 27, 2013

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There is no one way to do things. As a VA, most of my colleagues dream of growing to the point of being able to manage their own teams, and possibly even to set up their own companies. I, on the other hand, discovered early on that the subcontractor’s life is too stressful for me. […]

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How To Survive Being A Freelance Or SEO Writer

February 18, 2013

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In a freelance writing career, one may ask how one would be able to write article after article and never run out of ideas. The secret to that, I’m afraid is coffee. Just kidding. There is no one “secret” to being able to write article after article; each freelance writer probably does it their way. […]

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When You Screw Up, Just Get Back On The Saddle!

November 22, 2012

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This post takes off from my three realizations in the previous post, the point about “Getting back up on the saddle.” As a young Virtual Assistant, around 6 years ago, I had a very bad habit of “hibernating” whenever I failed myself and my clients. By “hibernating,” I mean that I wouldn’t show up back […]

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Life And Its Curveballs

November 22, 2012

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Life isn’t a neat, sequence-obeying creature. It is actually pretty much unpredictable and not under anyone’s control. You may want to perfect a daily or weekly routine, but life WON’T obey you. You’ll at least have your boss yell at you, a guy flip the finger at you in traffic, or, at the very very […]

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Take Back Control In Key Areas Of Your Life

November 19, 2012

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“The stability we cannot find in the world, we must create within our own persons.” — Nathaniel Branden Brendon Burchard, one of Robert‘s favorite motivational people, said that Control is one of the basic human drives. In fact he said that: “The human drive for CONTROL runs deep, and we all tend to strive for […]

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Taming The Facebook Monster

November 12, 2012

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Just now, I published a post about how I use Facebook for work. Now I’ll discuss taming the Facebook Monster. For those who work at home and don’t work under the supervision of monitoring apps like those on Odesk, there is definitely a need to discipline oneself. One major time-suck, is, admittedly, Facebook. The Urban […]

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Becoming A Virtual Assistant: How To Succeed (Or At Least Keep Going) As A Virtual Assistant

November 8, 2012

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In the last two posts, I’ve outlined the polar attributes to being a VA: the great parts of it, and the challenges that come with it. And now, I’m giving you a primer on how to succeed as a VA. Mind you, let me make this disclaimer as I go on: I am not PERFECT […]

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Becoming A Virtual Assistant: The Trials And Travails Of Being A VA

November 8, 2012

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I may have said this a few times in LiveWealthier.net already, and I’m saying it again, right this moment: I’m a Virtual Assistant, and I love how the Internet has opened up this career option to my generation. Just a while ago, I published an article of why the Virtual Assistant career is awesome, and […]

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Becoming A Virtual Assistant: Why Being A VA Rocks

November 8, 2012

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Outsourcing, especially home-based outsourcing, as a field, had opened up so many doors to different demographics, even spanning different countries. For the single mom in America, to the single dad in the Philippines, more people who may benefit from working from home have found a new avenue to make a living, with a lifestyle that […]

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Why Neutralizing Your Weaknesses Is Still A Great Idea

November 5, 2012

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  Earlier today, LiveWealthier published an article about the Clifton StrengthsFinder personality assessment and the heart of its concept: Focusing on and leveraging your strengths instead of picking at your weaknesses. The reason why I got inspired to write about the topic was that I came across this WiseBread article days ago: Why You Should […]

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