Focused People Get Stuff Done

to-do list imageThe other day I shared with my husband just how much I had accomplished that week.  It wore me out when I heard myself but it also gave me great satisfaction especially because some of those items had been on my to-do list for a while.  Two tele-classes, a blog post, two newsletters, marketing the classes and my coaching programs, helping my dad, etc.  I don’t know about you – though this can all be exhausting I take pride in being able to get a lot accomplished and help people.

I am not alone – everyone in my inner circle are ‘get ‘er done’ people and leaders.  I heard somewhere many years ago that if you want to get something done give it to a busy (The productive kind of busy) person.  Getting stuff done is prevalent in my industry because, well, that’s what we do – we are support professionals.  However it’s not just us virtual professionals – all our clients are movers and shakers in their own right.  They need us so they can get even more stuff done.

Many of my readers are the sandwich generation.  We care for aging parents while running our businesses and living life.  How do we accomplish so much in a day, a week, etc.?  I have absolutely no idea (Prayer helps me a lot!) but thankfully we do.  I’m very thankful for all the mentors I’ve had in my life who inspired me to be an overachiever.  My mom didn’t leave a whole lot of dust under her feet.  My pastor’s wife Linda Thompson sets the bar quite high; she is an excellent example to me and all the ladies in our church.  No one, and I mean, no one can be lazy around Miss Linda!  I appreciate her and her example much more than she realizes.  I’m blessed to have people like my mom and Miss Linda in my life.  It doesn’t matter if you are a pastor’s wife or a business leader as long as people know you care and they can rely on you.  I remarked to my dear friend and colleague Diana Ennen that if I ever needed to get anything done I know I can always rely on her and her team.

How about you?  I know you are an overachiever because you read my blog.  No slackers here!  Aren’t you so thankful for those who inspire you to greatness and to keep moving!  Why not let your clients, mentors, mastermind groups and all those who encourage you know just how much you appreciate them!

On behalf of the families of Peace of Mind Virtual Assistance we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

See you in 2013!


About Sue Kramer-Harrawood

Sue Kramer Harrawood is a Virtual Assistant, Speaker and VA/Client Relationship Coach. She is the founder of Peace of Mind Virtual Assistance. As the leader of Peace of Mind Virtual Assistance Sue connects established easy to work with small business owners to highly skilled virtual specialists. Sue’s passion for the VA industry drives her passion to speak to the business community. The lessons she learned from leadership in the VA industry and those she learned partnering beside her own clients for more than seven years led Sue to launch VA/Client Relationship Coaching. She coaches small business owners on how to partner with and build successful long-term VA/Client relationships. Sue’s transparent style of sharing her own strengths, weaknesses and lessons learned attracts clients who seek a knowledgeable VA leader with an approachable, helpful, humorous, direct and transparent style.


  1. A friend of mine mentioned a good way to get focused is to figure out what kind of person you are. Do you focus better with tasks or projects. For example her and I accomplish more knowing it’s a project and batching parts of it. Some people need a daily to do list.

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