Etch Learning Time Into Your Schedule break from social mediaI was miles away and seated at the event before I realized I had not brought my most important tools with me (wallet, cell phone, and log in information), and it was if my right was cut off. I had difficulty focusing because I knew what was missing! Picture me, a virtual assistant, who had no way to call or reach clients, and worse than that, they had no way of reaching me.

I obtained access to a laptop during the lunch break.Instead of checking into social media, or scrolling through my email, I watched YouTube videos. I decided to make the time count, so I made a small list of all of the things that I felt I needed to learn and I spent an hour watching instructional videos. Was it worth my time? My goodness, I cannot tell you the impact that it made!

Lesson learned – glue my purse and cell phone to me. Significant lesson learned – schedule time away from social media and email. Remember to take the time to clock out and utilize the resources that you have on hand and learn! I walked away from that hour with an entirely new prospective, along with a fresh set of action steps.