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Note From Julie: Is the pursuit of perfection harming your career?

Note From Julie: Is the pursuit of perfection harming your career?

When it comes to getting organized, there are two big reasons most people struggle: perfectionism and procrastination. In my experience, perfectionism hinders a lot of assistants in one way or another. We think our file folder labels have to be perfectly typed, so we...

Note From Julie: Inclusive Fun for Everyone!

Note From Julie: Inclusive Fun for Everyone!

It’s that time of year again. Now is when a lot of admins start thinking about and actively planning their company’s holiday party. As someone who doesn’t celebrate a lot of the traditional calendar holidays, it’s always been a tricky subject for me at offices I’ve...

Note From Julie: Don’t Be a Victim of the Next Cyberattack!

Note From Julie: Don’t Be a Victim of the Next Cyberattack!

The message was sent to several assistants and support team members in a company’s legal department. It requested confidential information regarding recent company transactions. The email looked like it was from the company’s chief financial officer. It had her name...

Note From Julie: What is Your Self-Care Action Item for Today?

Note From Julie: What is Your Self-Care Action Item for Today?

Staying sharp mentally is a component of self-care that doesn’t get as much attention as diet, exercise, relaxation, and sleep typically do. Yet all of those activities – and many more – contribute to helping you stay mentally healthy. With mental health awareness...

Note From Julie: Good Sleep Habits Matter More Than You Think!

Note From Julie: Good Sleep Habits Matter More Than You Think!

When was the last time you felt well rested? Do you spring out of bed each morning energized and ready to take on the day? Sleep is one of the basics of self-care, yet many of us don’t get enough of it. With caffeine to help us wake up and energy bars to propel us...

Note From Julie: Are Your Food Choices Helping or Hurting You?

Note From Julie: Are Your Food Choices Helping or Hurting You?

Food is the fuel that keeps our bodies going. But when we’re short on time, or chaos erupts, it’s one of the first things that gets skipped or pushed down on the priority list. Consistently skipping meals or settling for unhealthy food because it’s fast can put you on...

Note From Julie: What Are You Doing During National Self-Care Month?

Note From Julie: What Are You Doing During National Self-Care Month?

It’s National Self-Care Month, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect for me! When we started house-hunting early this spring, I knew it was probably going to be a busy summer of packing up and moving. It had only been three years since we moved to Indianapolis, and...

Note From Julie: Dealing with Personal Crises in the Workplace

Note From Julie: Dealing with Personal Crises in the Workplace

It doesn't matter what your job title is. Life happens to all of us. Whether it's a personal illness or a sick family member, a death, someone having relationship issues, or an unexpected job change – these personal crises happen to people every day. When you spend...

Note From Julie: My Experience with a Workplace Bully

Note From Julie: My Experience with a Workplace Bully

I had been warned about the workplace bully in the interview process, although I didn’t fully realize it at that moment. However, about seven days into a new job, I knew exactly why one executive asked me the questions he asked and shared the stories he shared about...