The Dactylus Digest

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    15 Ways to Trick People Into Thinking You Have Your S#*! Together

    A few years ago I saw this funny list of ingenious ways to trick your guests into thinking you have your $#*! together, and I remember it each year as the holiday season approaches. With holiday sales and new year resolutions coming up, your business may be expecting more visitors than usual! So here are 15 ways to trick people into thinking you have your business S#*& together!

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    Have You Got PMS?

    In school, I had a different notebook for every subject with its own to-do list. On top of that, I had separate to-do lists for hobbies and even my chores. While I felt hyper-organised, I kept missing due dates, consistently ran late and always forgot to do the dishes. This method wasn’t working because I …

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    Q4 Tips & Tools for a Calmer Year-End

    Welcome to Quarter 4, 2022! The delightful season of hot drinks, crunchy leaves, and holiday stress – and a great time to get a head start on year-end for your business. Here are tactics and tools to set up now so that, this winter, you can actually unplug during family time. Check out the links …

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    My Favourite Free Resources

    As a Virtual Assistant focusing on business software, I easily get drawn in by Shiny Object Syndrome. I often see this common problem in my clients’ businesses, too, and you’ve probably had some form of it yourself! There are so many genuinely amazing tools, and we want them all! We’ve all noticed that this can …

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  • 3 Ways to Reduce Your Workload

    I know, that you know, you’re busy. You’re probably using evenings and weekends to catch up. If long hours are becoming more of a habit than an exception, it’s past time to fix it! How to work less when there’s so much to do Your instinct might be to buckle down and squeeze more out …

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  • Filling the Gaps When Things Get Slow

    As someone who’s used to – and enjoys – feeling at capacity most of the time, I wasn’t sure what to do with myself when things slowed down a bit earlier this year. I began by cleaning out every closet in the house, a task that actually turned out to be quite rewarding. After a …

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