H is for Happiness

H is for Happiness

Blue Ninja Consulting is having a restructure and rebrand. After 4 years of being in business, I decided what I was doing wasn’t making me happy. Don’t get me wrong I love administration – it’s brilliant! What I was lacking was the excitement in the type of work I was...

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G is for Goal Setting

G is for Goal Setting

I’m in the middle of a review of my goals. Business, personal, strategic - I’m reviewing them all and it's challenging work. My business goals have usually been aligned with the type of clients I have been supporting. At this juncture, I am now trying to work out what...

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F is for Flexibility

F is for Flexibility

As an administrator flexibility is essential to a productive career. Flexibility operates on all levels of administrative support. When you think about the type of support that’s usually needed in an administrative position the role is about structure and order, but...

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The value of hiring a virtual administrator

The value of hiring a virtual administrator

I've had a few conversations over the past few weeks about justifying the costs of a virtual administrator like Blue Ninja Consulting. I wanted to explain a bit more about the value of hiring a professional virtual administrator, and why in the long run it can bring...

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E is for Evolution of Social Media

E is for Evolution of Social Media

Social media is incredible. It sparks inspiration, desperation and all things in between. My social media footprint has been limited, but is steadily growing. When you hear about something being an overnight success, it’s usually with years of work behind it. Social...

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D is for Direction

D is for Direction

I gave myself a challenge with this topic. I could have looked at delegation, but for administrators we are usually the ones that are at the receiving end of requests. We are delegated to and it’s due to our skills we do a great job. D could be for discretion, as...

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C is for Challenges, Connections, Collaboration

C is for Challenges, Connections, Collaboration

How can I explain C is for? It’s three words - challenges, connections, collaboration - that spark so many emotions and thoughts. Everyone sees these terms in a different way, so where to begin? Let’s start with collaboration. Workplaces are a mixture of...

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B is for Being Busy but not Burnt Out

B is for Being Busy but not Burnt Out

Stress occurs in all workplaces – it’s unavoidable. It occurs when we are too busy, or we cram too much into our lives. Burnout is unavoidable no matter how talented or experienced an administrator (or any type of professional) is. It’s the steps you take when you're...

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A is for Administration – let’s get serious

A is for Administration – let’s get serious

Welcome to a new year. This year I will be sharing my insights and experiences on the role of professional administrators, and explain why I believe administrators are so critical to organisations. I see administrators as being the hub of any organisation.  It’s a...

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