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7 Ways To “Conjure Up” Immediate Relief In Your VA Business

Michelle Dale - Friday, August 26, 2011
As many of you know, I like to keep things a little more light-hearted on a Friday to get you in the mood for the weekend ;) Last weekend we went to a Festival here in the town where we are staying in Italy – which is our home for the next several months. It’s a festival that we would normally expect to go to around Halloween, so it was a little unconventional, it was for Witches and Elves.

Streets are decorated in cobwebs, bats, spiders and witches, and strangely elves that look like they came straight out of Santa’s workshop. In addition, they open up fronts of garages and place live bands in them, singing and playing different music, plus they have stages at different places around the town, an open theatre and also Disney fairytale scenes everywhere, where people dress up as Aladdin, Snow White, Cinderella and more… This video footage top right was taken about 60 seconds walk from where we are staying, so we had a jolly old time for 3 days, with families outside dancing, eating and drinking – lovely.

So I wondered how to link this blog post up with being a virtual assistant, and keeping to the witches and elves theme, here are some spells you can use, (taken from Harry Potter on Wikipedia, so I don’t think they will actually be very effective if you try to use them), to ward off evil clients and help you magic yourself to success!

The Harry Potter Technique For:

#1 Equipment – Accio (Summoning Charm)

“Description: This charm summons an object to the caster, potentially over a significant distance.” Great if you have your mind fixed on the Apple store, I would highly recommend summoning an iMac, Mac Book Air, iPhone and iPad.

#2 Working Relationships – (Cheering Charm)

“Description: Causes the person upon whom the spell was cast to become happy and contented, though heavy-handedness with the spell may cause the person to break into an uncontrollable laughing fit.” Ideal for using on a client who is having a bad day and feels like taking it out on you. If the relationship is beyond repair, you could use.. Evanesco (Vanishing Spell) “Description: Makes the target vanish.” And just make the person go away…

#3 Occupational Hazards – (Episkey)

“Description: Used to heal relatively minor injuries. When this spell is cast, the person feels his/her injured body part go very hot and then very cold.”  If you are feeling the stresses and strains of the keyboard becoming too much, carpel tunnel syndrome kicking in, or back ache from a dodgy desk chair, this will fix you right up.

#4 Work At Home Parents – (Freezing Charm)

“Description: Renders target immobile.” Ideal for work at home parents who need to make calls during the day, freeze the kids, but please don’t forget to unfreeze them after the call. You could also use the Silencio (Silencing Charm), “Description: Silences something immediately” if you need the volume down a bit longer to concentrate.

#5 Not Enough Hours In The Day – (Geminio)

“Description: Creates a duplicate of any object upon which it is cast.” Get several times as much done in the day by casting this spell on yourself and creating duplicates of you, great for productivity. Not sure if it works on humans though…

#6 ‘Potential’ Clients – (Legilimens)

“Description: Allows the caster to delve into the mind of the victim, allowing the caster to see the memories, thoughts, and emotions of the victim.” Had a consultation, or an enquiry from a potential client, but not sure whether to pursue it or even if they are interested at all in what you have to offer – just read their mind and find out if they are in to you or not.

#7 Technical Support – (Reparo)

“Description: Used to repair broken or damaged objects.” Computer broken down? Spilt coffee on the keyboard? No worries! With this spell, you can just fix it and get straight back to work.

Ahhhh if only, right?….

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Hi I'm Michelle, an entrepreneur specialising in virtual assistance, a digital and real world nomad, and a down-to-earth mother of three.

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