Category Archives: Life Hacks

Tips and tricks on how to live a fun, fulfillling and stress-free life


Halloween Fun Facts

October 31, 2013 | by Pepper
Halloween Facts and Trivia Virtual Assistants Pepper Philippines

Are you all set for your Halloween party? You may not know this but Halloween is the second highest grossing holiday in the world next to Christmas! For kids, it means candies and post-Halloween toothache. For adults, it means spooky parties and over-the-top grotesque costumes. So before you prepare your freaky ensemble, here are 10 […]


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Navigate Through Your Brain with Mindmapping

March 26, 2013 | by Pepper
Brain Mapping Virtual Assistants Pepper Philippines

In a previous post on Beating Writer’s Block, we briefly mentioned mindmapping as a way to get ideas out from our heads and onto paper. Today, we’ll revisit that topic and delve a bit deeper into mindmapping. Many of us take notes in a linear fashion. Lists and outlines take us from one topic or […]


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A Virtual Assistant In My Hand: Apps That Help Me Stay Productive

February 13, 2013 | by Pepper
Productivity Apps Pepper Virtual Assistants Philippines

I’ve often joked that my brain is stored on my phone. Compared to the amazing virtual assistants I work with everyday, I’m a veritable mess. Fortunately for me, my gadgets (and the apps I install on them) help me stay productive, and in a way, serve as my own virtual assistants. They keep track of […]


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Making the Most of Our VA Services, Part 2: Communicate!

January 18, 2013 | by Pepper
Communicating with your Virtual Assistant Pepper Philippines

Welcome to the second part of our primer on virtual assistants. Since you’re here, it’s a safe bet that you, like many people, you don’t quite know what to expect from a virtual assistant, or VA for short, and aren’t quite sure how to work with her. The simple fact is that working with a […]


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Making the Most of Our VA Services, Part 1: Don’t Expect Super(wo)man

January 15, 2013 | by Pepper
What to Except from Virtual Assistants Pepper Virtual Networking Philippines

For many people, working with a virtual assistant, or VA for short, comes with a steep learning curve. Most people don’t know what to expect from their VAs, and are never quite sure how to work with them. We’re not surprised by this, because just a few short years ago, the concept of a VA […]


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Finding Inspiration

September 12, 2012 | by Pepper
Finding Inspiration Virtual Assistants Philippines

No matter how much you love writing, or doing any type of creative work for that matter, it doesn’t always come easy. It’s inevitable – there will be times when your creative juices simply don’t flow. What do you do then? We have a few ideas. Just beat it Sometimes the way to get your […]


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Beating Writer’s Block

September 5, 2012 | by Pepper
Overcoming Writer's Block Philippines Virtual Assistants Pepper

Writer’s block sucks. Whether you’re crafting a blog post, typing up an essay for school, preparing a report for work, drafting an email, or writing anything else, writer’s block sucks. Yes, it sucks so much it bears repeating. Writing about how much writer’s block sucks (again) doesn’t really accomplish anything though, and as the title […]


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Virtual Teams Series: Pros & Cons of Working with Virtual Teams

September 8, 2011 | by Pepper

This is the 4th and final post in Pepper’s Virtual Teams Series. In case you’ve missed the first three posts, you can check out What is a Virtual Team, How to Effectively Work with a Virtual Team, and Online Collaboration Tools for Virtual Teams. Everything has an upside and a downside, and this includes working […]


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Virtual Teams Series: Online Collaboration Tools for Virtual Teams

August 17, 2011 | by Pepper
Online Collaboration Tools Virtual Assistants Pepper Philippines

An important aspect of effectively managing virtual teams is the collaboration that goes into the work. Many online tools are available for seamless communication and coordination so that the virtual team manager is always on top of every team member’s tasks, schedule, and work results. Here are some of the useful online collaboration tools for […]


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Virtual Teams Series: How to Effectively Work with a Virtual Team

August 10, 2011 | by Pepper

Communication and collaboration are two key success factors of effectively managing virtual teams, and ultimately, making the team work efficiently for you. Virtual teams are linked together by communication technologies that allow them to interact electronically by email, instant messaging, and Voice over IP technologies like Skype. For US based businesses, an internet-based telephone service […]


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