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May 2024

As I sit down to reflect on the whirlwind of activities that was April, I catch myself in the all-too-familiar refrain of “I’m so busy, I’m so busy!” But let’s be honest, we’re all busy, and it’s not a contest!

So, I made a conscious effort to shift my mindset and words. Instead of declaring myself busy, I started saying, “I’ve been blessed with business.” Because truly, I am blessed, and I want to feel that way rather than overwhelmed or stressed. How about you? How can you shift your mindset about being busy? Consider, I’ve been blessed with a secure position at my company. I’ve been blessed with a growing family. I’ve been blessed with people who love me.

  1. Speaking Engagements and Coaching Sessions: I had the opportunity to engage with wonderful audiences through six speaking engagements and five coaching sessions. The energy and enthusiasm I received were truly inspiring.
  2. “Not Just An Admin” Hits #1 Again: Marking the third time. Every time this happens, I feel ecstatic because it means more people are benefiting from my work and will have a more successful life and career. Here’s the link to my Empowerment Shop where you can find my books and products:
  3. Home Renovation and Spring Refresh: My husband and I started renewing our en-suite bathroom. And we’ve been planting flowers and sprucing up our patio for spring – just in time for Mother’s Day. The burst of color, especially from the exquisite purple irises, has been a delight. Additionally, we had the pleasure of hosting friends and family, which always fills my cup. I encourage you, Friend, to spend time with people you love too. Don’t be so “busy” that you lose track of what’s the most important part of life.
  4. Continuing the Journey with “Not Just An Admin”: Abby, my social media collaborator, and I completed our 10-week journey through “NJAA” and met the other day to strategize our next steps. We landed on providing more insights about who I am and what has led me to where I am now.  How does that sound? Is there anything you want to know?
  5. Much-Needed Downtime: I made sure to carve out some much-needed downtime. While being on the road and engaging with audiences is exhilarating, it’s also exhausting. What keeps me going is the people—the head nods, rich one-on-one conversations, and meaningful Q&A sessions, not to mention the occasional hug. It’s the validation that I’m living my dream and working towards it. And what also keeps me going is taking a break to unwind, reflect and renew my body, mind and spirit.  Here’s what I’ve learned – self care is essential to your happiness and health.

I’ve come to realize that paying attention to what I, my body, mind, and soul need is crucial. It’s not only about staying busy; it’s about recognizing the blessings in that busyness, taking time for self-care, and nurturing the relationships that sustain us.

Remember, dreams don’t just happen. They require knowing what you want, developing a plan to get there, and, most importantly, knowing your “why” to keep you motivated. My “why” is simple—it’s to help people be successful.

Wishing you a May filled with blessings, productivity, and self-care.

Understanding your “why” is essential for living a happier and more successful life. Your “why” serves as your guide for decisions, actions, and priorities. When you know why you’re doing what you’re doing, it brings clarity, purpose, and direction to your life. Your “why” is what motivates you, keeps you focused during challenging times, and gives you the resilience to overcome obstacles. By identifying your “why,” you can align your actions with your values and aspirations, leading to greater fulfillment, satisfaction, and success in both your personal and professional life. It’s not just about achieving your goals; it’s about living a life that is meaningful and purpose-driven.

Download it for free from The Empowerment Shop on my website here.

Have you heard about ES Global and Enlighten? These virtual events have a speaker lineup and topics you don’t want to miss! I’m providing my most in-demand topic: How to Position Yourself for a seat a The Table for both of these events. And, I’ll be live for both events for greater interaction Q&A.

ES Global

I am excited to be speaking at ES Global 2024! Executive Support’s world-class, flagship online training conference for Administrative Professionals is back. Don’t miss out on this fantastic chance to expand your knowledge and connect with fellow Assistants. Join us for ES Global this June! Simply visit the website at to book your place now.


Do you start off the year with enthusiasm and energy for professional development, only to feel yourself eventually lose motivation or become consumed by other projects? We get it. It’s why we created Enlighten — the ultimate mid-year spark to reignite your learning and development goals. Use discount code PV50 at checkout and receive $50 off your Enlighten pass! Here’s the link to register:

Elite Assistant Certification Course – This premier, one-day, immersive training is designed by me and  Lisa Olsen. Together we have over 40 years of trailblazing experience as administrative assistants and over 20 years of training experience.  This course is designed exclusively for ambitious executive and administrative assistants eager to elevate their capabilities. This certification is not just a workshop; it’s a crucible of growth, meticulously curated to challenge and expand your skill set. The program represents the fusion of expertise, where seasoned knowledge meets practical application, empowering you to excel in your role as an elite assistant. You can check out all the details here. The certification will take place on October 8, 2024 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

Administrative Professionals Conference – The APC 2024 Agenda is Here! With over 50 new sessions added, there’s an abundance of opportunities for you to dive deeper into topics that matter most to you and your professional growth. Here are a few specific benefits that training at APC offers admin professionals like you: Professional Growth, Increased Efficiency and Skill Enhancement, and Career Advancement. I’m providing three brand new sessions at this event – take a look at the agenda to determine what sessions align with your goals. You can explore the agenda here. The conference will take place October 27-30, 2024 at the Gaylord Rockies, Aurora, CO.

Powerhouse Training for Powerhouse Assistants – Prepare to become a Powerhouse Executive Assistant and elevate your skills and expertise at our NEW training event tailored exclusively for senior executive assistants. Our in-depth content-driven program is designed to empower and equip you with the knowledge and strategies needed to excel in your role. With a carefully curated lineup of FIVE world-renowned trainers, we’ll delve deep into the subject matter that will empower you to take your career to the next level. Join us for an immersive learning experience where you’ll gain invaluable insights, connect with peers, and leave with the tools to become a powerhouse assistant in your field including The Roadmap to Empowering You! I believe in this content so much that I’m sponsoring a copy for every attendee! Get ready to embark on a transformative journey at this one-of-a-kind event, where depth of knowledge meets the power of networking.  You can learn more about POWERHOUSE’s mission and vision here! Discover how we’re revolutionizing your training experience. The certification will take place on November 21-22, 2024 at The Arcotel, Wimburger, Vienna.

It’s that exciting time of the year for the ASAP Awards door to swing wide open for submissions!ASAP proudly presents two distinguished awards each year. The ASAP Impact Award and the ASAP DEIB Award. Submissions are welcome from now until August 15th, 2024. The week of September 2nd is when the winners will be contacted, who will then be extended a special invitation to grace the stage at the Administrative Professionals Conference 2024 in Aurora, Colorado, to personally receive their well-deserved recognition!

We invite you to nominate an individual (yes, this can be yourself!) who you believe embodies the essence of excellence and is truly deserving of this recognition. Please take a moment to review the awards and their criteria!

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