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Working from Home After Covid19

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Working from Home After Covid19

Working from Home

Yikes – Told you’re continuing to work from home after Covid19? Be careful what you wish for.

Now that you’ve gotten all the equipment and organizational tools down with what was needed to work from home – many are being told – “just stay there”.

It can be a real shock because not EVERYONE is best suited to be productive at home.  There are issues…so let’s discuss a few.

  1. Got kids? Pets? Partner?  I’ve watched many Zoom meetings with visible interruptions on screen.  I even heard one attendee yelling at her hubby and kids to “get outta here.” The reality is- people think because you are home – You’re not REALLY working.  That same feeling will come thru once the kids are back at school too.  You may get called to run errands never before asked, after the prefix… “while you’re home.”  Even local friends and relatives might call and ask you to take them to the doc, go to the grocery store, go hunting or to the beach, or to blatantly take the day off…because you aren’t at “the office.”
  2. Staying focused is also a real issue. Have you caught yourself going to the fridge to get a drink only to realize you are next doing dishes or unloading the dishwasher?  Did you drop a towel off at the washing machine only to think I might as well do a load of laundry while here?
  3. You need a mind break. At work you could break that work concentration overhearing in-house conversations, or getting a cup of coffee, or attending an office meeting, or the boss wants you. No such luck at home.  And yet research proves you need to take mental breaks to be at your most productive.

As a Get a Life…Balanced Podcaster and Professional Speaker, I have gathered strategies from my many years with audiences. It just makes sense to share some real-life ways to solve some of these issues.  So, for issue one.

  1. Of course, the very first thing you must do is hold a KTC (Kitchen Table Conference) and explain what is going on in the household and how you will be working now. Communication is key to preventing most issues so keep those lines open. Then, here are some tips. One of my stay-at-home workers told me she had two ballcaps painted with 4 letter words.  One with the word LIFE and one with the word WORK.  When she’s in the business mode, she wears the WORK hat and even if she goes into the kitchen to get a drink of water, everyone understands they are not to interrupt her thinking and business flow.  When she’s finished, she puts her LIFE hat on and then welcomes any requests for hugs and kisses. Many of my attendees report back that this really works for them.

Another took a hint from a hotel room and hangs on his door DO NOT DISTURB.  Everyone knows not to open that door or bother him.

One sailor made small flags, red, green, and yellow and hangs one of his door.  Green means he is available for personal interaction, yellow means “I’m busy but you can interrupt” and red means “No interruptions, I’m concentrating.”  Everyone abides by those rules and he has been able to stay focused and get more done than expected, which has given him more free time with the family.

  1. Ok for problem number 2. Staying focused on your work helps if you will list and schedule what needs to be done that day.  Knowing you need to get a project or task done will aid in you getting your drink BEFORE you start work so that you don’t have to stop and take the risk of getting distracted.  Have you ever felt like you worked all day but got “nothin” done?  When you make a list, that allows you to “tic off” your accomplishments, you will feel better about “staying in the now” to finish the job.  And with all the organization videos on YouTube (I love Marie Condo) you will have systems in place where you CAN get the laundry and housework done, as a team, so you aren’t tempted to do it INSTEAD of working on work.
  2. Staying focused on work is important and research has shown you WILL be more productive if you DO take mind breaks. You may have even worked in an environment that knows that a power nap will boost your memory, cognitive skills, creativity, and energy level. But a power nap is a purposeful time (usually 10-20 minutes) set aside to rejuvenate – not just that you got bored or want to crawl back into bed and watch the end of that series on Netflix you started.  And what if you are someone who feels worst after a nap?  Then you could…

Take a mental break outside.  Go listen to the birds, feel the sunshine, the wind rustle, and feel the grass between your toes.  I break every day for a few minutes to see which flower or vegetable plant has opened.  And if you’re not an outside person, set the timer and pick up some crayons and a coloring book.  I love all the adult coloring books that are now available and encouraged.  They certainly have calmed me in the past while sitting at an airport or on a plane waiting to be cleared to leave.  When I do this training inside corporations, we suggest everyone bring a catalog from home and trade.  It’s interesting to view different themed magazines you haven’t even heard of before.

So this is just a start.  There are more tips on the podcast and YouTube channel.  And you can certainly email at [email protected] with additional questions.

Every new challenge is an opportunity to grow because success is always in YOUR hands.

About the Author:

Sheryl Nicholson, holds the CSP designation given to the top Professional Speakers in the industry.  She has authored 7 of her own books and is published in major magazines.  She created Get a Life Balanced podcast and Youtube channel with 52 tips to help listeners move from survival to success to Significant Living.  For booking information view www.Sheryl.com

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Why Prefer Cheap Curtains in Dubai over Expensive Curtains?

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Why Prefer Cheap Curtains in Dubai over Expensive Curtains?

Curtains can spoil and trivialize the most beautiful and thoughtful interior, or you can bring it to a new level. Choose only the finest fabrics you can afford and be as careful as possible when choosing a print.

The Best Place to Buy Cheap Curtains in Dubai

If you are looking for cheap curtains in Dubai, then Atlantis Curtains is your choice. It is even easier to shop online rather than in offline stores. Thanks to a well-thought-out system of filters, it is convenient to select only those products that meet your specific requirements. The more parameters are defined, the easier the search process becomes.

  • You can buy the cheapest curtains in Dubai UAE in a certain price range. Set the lower and upper level of the acceptable cost and view only those products that are in this range. Thanks to this option, you can buy cheap curtains online without spending a lot of time searching.
  • The assortment can also be filtered by curtain type. Long, short, arched or asymmetrical? Perhaps you want a kit, not just one curtain. Choose the options that suit you and view only relevant products.
  • The color filter is especially convenient. Thanks to it, you can save a lot of time. Color is the first thing we decide on before buying. Note that this filter allows you to select multiple options. For example, you can view curtains in blue, terracotta white, and green. You can even “tick” a dozen shades. The main thing is that they all can fit into the interior.
  • The filter system has such important parameters as purpose, height, type of fabric and print. Spending just a minute to mark the options you want, you can quickly find the right product.

The choice is so great that no matter what type of curtains, color or material you choose, we will have products at a promotional price and sales of curtains. What is important, the quality of these window treatments is not interior to the quality of other goods.

Curtains Sales — Profitable Offers for You

Special offer curtains at Atlantis Curtains are beautiful window treatments that perfectly cope with their functional tasks. They will decorate any room — living room, bedroom, nursery or kitchen. You can choose curtains for an office, hotel or restaurant and any other room.

At our studio you will find everything your heart desires, and at the most pleasant price.

How to Make Cheap Curtains Look Expensive

The drapes should be voluminous and almost touch the floor, even lie on it, if possible — over the entire width of the window.

Volumetric two-layer curtains look expensive, while short and narrow canvases visually hide the window space and look cheap.

You are welcome to select the curtains to your liking. We will deliver your order all over the UAE.

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How an iOS App Will Give You Your Desired Customer Base?

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How an iOS App Will Give You Your Desired Customer Base?

Smartphones are common and it is a rare occurrence that you will find someone without one. Moreover, Android and iOS are the only two key players when it comes to the mobile operating system as they control 99+ market share.

But among them, if we’re to compare then Google’s Android would take a lead with its 73% acquisition of user base out of the total smartphone users present in the market according to consensus 2021.

Then why are we suggesting you go for an ‘iOS App’ for your business instead of an android one? Well! There are reasons and not one, but we have a total of four of them.

Builds Brand Reputation

Brands work all their life towards building a brand reputation and they cannot manage to hamper that at any cost. With everything that they do, whether it be a big campaign or a social media post, they try to embed their brand inside everything.

Having an app developed for your business will provide a strong brand recall, recognition, and reputation system. Every time a notification pops up, or they get to see your app logo, which is usually your brand logo, they get to think about your organization, and such kind of free marketing should be bootstrapped at the earliest.

Customer With Better Purchasing Power

While targeting the audience should be your priority, many tend to ignore it, and then it hurts your business overall. But do you know that even with a 27% acquisition of user base in the smartphone market, iOS users would be a much better audience?

They have comparatively more purchasing power. Duh! They already have one of the most expensive phones on the market. So, they would end up subscribing to your services or purchasing the product that you sell.

Such a user base means that you’re sitting on a pot of gold and all you have to do is make sure your service/product is of some use and that it reaches your potential audience.

Better Security Than The Android Platform

The iOS platform is much more secure than Android and with that, we can say that it automatically makes sense that an iOS app will be much more secure than an Android one, wouldn’t it?

If you don’t believe that then you can refer to the San Bernardino terrorist case where Apple refused to decrypt iPhones acquired by the FBI from a group of terrorists. They claimed that with the iPhone they sell privacy and they cannot break their oath for whatever reason it might be.

So do you agree now that having an iOS app would be much better for your business? Well! You should, but one question still stands: ‘How To Get an iOS App Developed’?

Well! You would need to go and search for IOS App Development Company that can fix one up for you. But why go looking for one, when you can refer to the industry leader with about 11+ years of experience in the industry.

We are talking about ‘TechAhead’, a company that has been continuously bagging awards after awards and being the best Android App Development Company continuously.

What is their USP? Well! Not to say much, but they have been the trusted choice of Audi, AXA, ESPN, ICC, and much more high-profile clients. Now, what does that tell you about TechAhead?

Yes! They are the most trusted and preferred among the best, which is what you need for your business too because we believe that you’re someone who wants the best of the best only.

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Virtual Receptionist Guide: Start To End Game

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Virtual Receptionist Guide: Start To End Game

In the course of your work, how frequently did your phone ring? As a consequence of not being able to pick up the phone, how many new positions have you lost during the current month? Have you forgotten to get in touch with them? Your probability of losing a couple is high. There are probably a lot of them.

Perhaps a reliable virtual receptionist for your business is an arrangement you are looking for. It is possible for them to handle that load of calls for you and to deliver exceptional client support. A seaward call reply mail is definitely not this.

Why does it need to be so complicated? How is this going to work? To help you make sense of virtual receptionist facilities for your business, we have gathered all the data you need to know here.

Is A Virtual Receptionist Service Right For Your Business?

Reevaluating conventional receptionist occupations for actual client support professionals is a virtual receptionist service. The virtual receptionists for your business are contacted by phone calls at your business number (or versatile). An accomplished client support expert at that point replies to those inquiries. You determine how they respond to a call based on the type of business you have and the type of cooperation you need from your customers.

Involvement in significant exchanges is a profound part of the work of virtual receptionists for your business. The answer to questions is unhesitating and exact owing to the information they possess.

A reliable virtual receptionist for your business provides you with the flexibility to use the facilities as much or as little as you require, which is a key distinction between a conventional secretary and a reliable virtual receptionist for your business.  

  • Full-time availability during business hours
  • During times when you are inaccessible or unable to contact you in a nonchalant manner
  • Break over the Easter holiday or Christmas
  • An absence of a current employee or their inaccessibility

Also, you can choose if the virtual secretary for your business handles only messages or everything related to reservations. Additionally, the system can be customized to meet the evolving needs of your business. To improve the business cycles and consolidate data for the receptionists, the facility is continually evaluated.

In Conclusion

To have it up and to run, you need to take action or present data to the virtual receptionist for your business to have it up and to run. Follow these steps to complete the process:

Your mobile phone and landline should be configured for call redirection. You can ask for directions if you do not know how to do this.

Access all the products you use to manage your occupations, including email, schedules, installment stages, and the administration framework. More importantly, we can provide guidelines on how this can be achieved.

Provide any business security you may need to oversee client requests and appointments, including client group record access, the value of the facility, and value records.

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