Eight Reasons to Celebrate Administrative Professional’s Week

This is the perfect opportunity for employers to say “thank you” to their administrative person.

This is the perfect opportunity for employers to say “thank you” to their administrative person.

“Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” — John W. Gardner

I have always enjoyed the Administrative Professionals Week.  This is the perfect opportunity for employers to say “thank you” to their administrative person.  They are organized and efficient person that keeps the office runs smoothly.   The administrative professionals are the gatekeepers of a department.

The first National Secretaries Day was observed in June 1952.  In 2000, the name was changed to Administrative Professionals Day/Week and the date was moved to the last full week of April, just in time for spring flowers.

The Administrative Professionals Week has evolved into a wonderful day to recognize the work of an AA, EA, PA, or VA.   Expressing appreciation for your Administrative Professionals, as well as your entire workforce, not only rewards employees for a job well done, but also aids in engaging your employees to serve your organization’s best interest. It does not have to take a lot of money or time to show true appreciation to your team.

I am so happy that this day is still recognized as a special day and throughout the week.  Yes, the administrative professional’s boss can show their respect and value during the year in many ways, because they know that their admins work hard to show their loyalty their boss and to the company.  As an executive assistant, I was thanked for my support to the department on a monthly basis, with signed cards, flowers, email messages, and special dinners with me included within departments I supported.  A simple “Thank You” card to remind me that my work was vital to the success of the organization.

I have always valued for my administrative training and advanced skills, so I could support my department.  Being valued with a personal thank you, for assisting another EA Administrative Professional your department with their extra tasks, for the day, was very meaningful to me.


Special Ways to Show Your Appreciation:

  1. Have a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered to their office and don’t forget to take a picture of that moment
  2. Show your appreciation for your administrative professionals in a newsletter
  3. Send eCards through your employee recognition platform
  4. Provide a catered lunch and publicly recognize your support team with a special “Happy Administrative Professionals Day” card on the door.
  5. Write a LinkedIn recommendation for your team
  6. Send them an image quote that shows your appreciation of their assistance
  7. Gratitude posts in all social media platforms
  8. Offer On-The-Spot recognition using Instant Award Cards

I am really looking forward to Administrative Professionals Day 4/26/17.

Another quote I think fits the Administrative Professionals Day.

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”~ Colin L. Powell


Five Ways to Show Your Appreciation on Administrative Professionals Day

Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day Like a Boss

Celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day Like A Boss

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Four Ways to Celebrate National Pet Day

Four Ways to Celebrate National Pet Day

Four Ways to Celebrate National Pet Day

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ― Charles M. Schulz

National pet day was founded to celebrate the joy of adopting, owning and caring for a pet. People adore their pets, so this is a great day to celebrate national pet day and to show off your pet pictures. I am displaying pictures of my funny dogs in this image quote.

Four Ways to Celebrate National Pet Day

  • Visit your local animal shelter and pet rescue groups. Donate your time and volunteer to care for these animals.
  • Join public Facebook Animal Groups like The Animal Kingdom Alliance to share, learn and get involved with efforts to support animal businesses of all kinds for all animal categories from domestic pets to animals in captivity.
  • A great way to celebrate National Pet Day is to take pictures of your pets and post them on your social media platforms. Create some funny pet photos to share with others.
  • Take your pets to visit the elderly, if allowed by the facility.

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Fun Seasonal Christmas Quotes

A Time of Sharing, A Time of Giving, and A Time of Believing

A Time of Sharing, A Time of Giving, and A Time of Believing

A Time of Sharing, A Time of Giving, and A Time of Believing

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” ~ Burton Hillis

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. “~ Norman Vincent Peale

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens

“At Christmas, all roads lead home. “~ Marjorie Holmes

“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. “~ Harlan Miller

“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” ~ J.L.W. Brooks

“The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world.” ~ Author Unknown

“Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, and Batteries not included.” ~ Author Unknown

“May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through” ~ Author Unknown

“Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind.  Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. “ ~ Helen Steiner Rice


Great Christmas Quotes to Share:

The Quote Garden

Here is your link at http://www.quotegarden.com/christmas.html


All Things Christmas  

Here is your link at http://www.allthingschristmas.com/quotes.html



Cora Belle Marburger, Digital Marketing Support

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Four Steps to Schedule Your Busy Life

Achieve Your Work Balance.

Achieve Your Work Balance.

“We all have different skill sets, interests, concentration cycles, and energy levels. The key is to find out how long it really takes YOU to do the things you need to do and move away from wishful thinking.” ― Julie Morgenstern

Take control of your schedule and your life with mind mapping. Achieving a balance with a hectic schedule means that you need to divide your work and leisure time into the right proportions.

Four Tools to Help Schedule Your Busy Schedule:

  • A time map. A time map is a schedule template that will help you achieve your ideal
    life balance. This proactive positive tool will help you with your daily, weekly, and
    monthly schedule for your social media networks blogs, marketing campaigns, and
  • The iMindMap software is for all price levels and has multi-user licenses.
  • Use mind management techniques that uses a task management software.
  • Timesheet Template for Excel, OpenOffice, and Google Sheets.

Mind Mapping Your Schedule

The Daily To Do List

I know that everyone wishes that they had time to do everything on their to-do list.
You could daydream about having this capability if you watch the weekly show #Limitless
on the CBS TV channel. The character, Brian, takes a special pill so he can use the full extent of his brain’s capabilities.

An example of a time map is a kindergarten classroom model. Children have scheduled
activity zones that keeps all related tasks together.

Ideas on Setting up a Mind Map

  • Set up activity zones that corresponds to your life categories and that contains all the
    tasks on your to-do lists. Take control of your schedule and your life. Your mind map
    activities will support your life categories. Some examples of activity zones that
    could be set up are self, family, work, finances, education, leisure time, and community
  • Setting up a time map is like a puzzle setting up activities to your satisfaction.
    After you set up your time map follow it for several weeks to see how it feels, then if
    needed you can make adjustments.

Julie Morgenstern, a Time Management Expert

From Julie’s book,“Time Management from the Inside Out,” she says that
“Identifying and creating spaces for general routines does two things:

(1) It allows you to see whether or not you’ve actually made sufficient time available for all categories.
(2) It allows you to see the cyclical nature of your time and realize that it’s much
less erratic than you might otherwise assume.

For those with more varied schedules, like teachers or consultants, it’s easy to design updated time maps as needed, says Julie Morgenstern. Also, during the work day, in the middle of a task, do not stop to answer your phone call or answer an email. Little interruptions like these takes us up to 20 minutes to regain the same level of concentration that we had for the previous

Time Management

Time Management

My Resource’s to Share:

Julie Morgenstern’s Time Map Templates Library

I met Julie during an International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
chapter meeting. She is an IAAP influential followers.

Also, here is her profile,  Click the link to view: http://klear.com/profile/iaap/followers

Task Management Software

Click the link to view:


A Time sheet Template for Excel, OpenOffice, and Google Sheets

Click the link to view:

Cora Belle Marburger
Digital Marketing Support

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Thankfulness Quote #1


Being Thankful

I am thankful for the first responders and all who helped the people during the mass shooting this week in San Bernardino, CA.  I am also thankful that my belief in God has given me the fruit of the Spirit, which includes love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Cora Belle Marburger

Eight Practical Steps to Obtain Positive Thoughts

Eight Practical Steps to Obtain Positive Thoughts

Eight Practical Steps to Obtain Positive Thoughts

“I am the master of my mind.  I dwell on positive thoughts.” – Lailah Gifty Akita, Beautiful Quotes

The power of our thoughts can give us creative power or it can lead us astray.

Use positive thinking along with a positive attitude to empower yourself to attract business opportunities that match your target audience.

This is a way we can surround ourselves with positive thoughts and become more positive thinkers.

Here are eight steps to consider:

  1. Set a daily goal to have creative and positive thoughts around you.  Make it work for you.
  2. Keep a daily journal about the positive things in your life, then you can review those thoughts when you are having a bad day.
  3. Have a freedom from fear and step out of your comfort zone.  Have a healthy relationship and don’t seek approval from people.
  4. Challenge yourself to stress-free relationships.  Daily try to maintain your peaceful composure.
  5. Make a choice to focus on the bright side of life and expect positive results.   Being persistent in this area is very important.  It takes practice.
  6. Have positive quotes around your office to help you keep a positive attitude.
  7. A positive attitude is very contagious.   People around you will be asking for your secret about staying positive.  Use positive words with people around you.
  8. Read articles about having a positive attitude and how to control your thoughts.

I read a book called, “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale during my teenage years.  Even though I had a mother that had a positive attitude about life, I still had some negative people around me.  This author really changed my thoughts about the world around me.  I am so thankful that I corrected my life in positive way and tossed out some negative emotions that I had in my life.


One of my favorite author’s is Joyce Meyer.  Her book “12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind” has been a blessing to me over the years.

I really like Brian Tracy’s blog on “Transform Your Life with the Power of Positive Thinking.”  http://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/positive-attitude-happy-people-positive-thinking/

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