Doing the work to be on a real vacation

My trip to Hawaii is looming. Looming? I mean, “Yea! I’m traveling again!” but it’s all coming back to me now, the work it takes to have a real vacation. It’s really worth it and it takes work. It’s now June 9. I leave June 29. I’ll be gone for 10 days. If I want a...

The Art of Productivity

Being productive takes planning, and energy. We have all put off those things that we really wanted or needed to do! We recently read a fantastic blog post about how time, energy and attention are all at the core of being more productive, and the importance of daily...

Give Your Brain A Break

Virtual meeting fatigue is very real. Have you experienced it? Working from home has a ton of perks, but just because you can sit in front of your laptop all day and attend back-to-back meetings…doesn’t mean you should. Your brain needs a break! Doing...

Thriving During a Crisis

“On the best of days, many CEOs would be lost without their EAs. In the chaos of the pandemic, exemplary assistance is not a luxury, but a requirement.” Of course… we couldn’t agree more! A good Executive Assistant is much more than a...

Working Virtually Isn’t Going Anywhere

Like the author of this article, our team has been working remotely since the start of our company, almost five years ago. Working from home is a benefit and advantage for our contractors. Our team of virtual Executive Assistants stay connected via bi-weekly strategy...

What does it take to manage people remotely?

What does it take to manage people remotely? As the founder and CEO of Athena, that’s all I’ve ever done. We didn’t “transition” our business to a “work from home” business. That’s been the primary benefit for our staff right from the beginning. With the pandemic came...