Twitter in Plain English

I have been on Twitter for a few months now, and this is about the best description that I have seen to date, of how Twitter works, and why people love it!

As a virtual assistant, I have found Twitter to be an invaluable networking tool for my business. I think you might like it too!

Watch this short video (just over 2 minutes).

If you think you might be interested in seeing what Twitter is all about, go to to set up your own account.

Follow me at – I’d love see what you are doing!

Audacious Creativity

I recently read a book by author & publishing consultant (and my client!) Stephanie Gunning: Audacious Creativity: 30 Ways to Liberate Your Soulful Creative Energy — and How It Can Transform Your Life.

The book is a compilation of thirty stories of creativity by a variety of contributors, and it is a remarkable addition to my bookshelf.

The authors tell their stories of how creativity has transformed their lives – how they came upon it, how they keep it alive in their daily lives, how they actively pursue it.

Stephanie inspires me every time we work on a project together, and I find myself opening this book on a regular basis to find and maintain inspiration for creativity in my life.

I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of this book at Amazon – and I wish you much creative inspiration!

Is done better than perfect?

So, I’m a perfectionist. You’ll learn that about me.

Well, maybe I’m really just a pessimist trapped in an optimist’s body or something like that.

Here’s the thing … I like to be sure that my work is completely ready before sending it out for the world to see, and this blog is no exception.

I started planning it last May just after returning from the conference at FoVA. My Virtual Assistant colleagues told me to ‘just get it out – don’t wait till it’s perfect’.

I knew what I wanted to do with it, but still didn’t get it together. I wasn’t ready; I was perfecting it (or so I thought). What I was really doing was … well, not doing it.

Over the course of the next few months the same advice kept coming up: ‘done is better than perfect’; ‘if you think of what you want to do, just start doing it’; ‘better to get going and then update after you’re started’.

I actually even started giving that advice to my clients and other colleagues. I just didn’t take my own advice. It’s great advice, after all!

And here I am at the end of 2008 and I decided … perfect will come. Just get it done.

So here it is. My blog.

Is done better than perfect? I’m beginning to think maybe it is!

Happy New Year!