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A Change in Perspective

The Treehouse Office

This week I’ve been blessed to work outside my office. Literally, outside in our lovely forested backyard on the screened in balcony.

Everyday I’m treated to a cacophony of birds and other sounds of nature. Enjoying breezes and warmth, the occasional dog barking and squirrels yelling at each other. Its delightful!

This morning I saw a brilliant cardinal on my porch rail, so beautiful! Yesterday, two deer walked calmly through the backyard that is carved out of the forest, then back into the trees, pausing to nibble at little green dainties along the way.

This is the first time in the lifetime of my business that I’ve had the space and the surroundings to create an outdoor office. Nearly twenty-one years in business and only since 2011 have I had this perfect space with which to work and be productive while taking in nature’s bounty and refreshing my soul.  Sure, its only good in the spring and summer before it gets too hot in the day, and rainstorms drive me indoors. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Thanks to technology such as Splashtop for ‘remoting in’ and VoIP phone systems like my RingCentral, I’m able to do all this and still get everything done I need to.

Makes me realize how much I missed before moving to our amazing home in Pennsylvania.  🙂

I hope you’re enjoying your office wherever that may be.


Customer Comments

"To Whom It May Concern: In this day business are facing challenges from every direction, change is the only constant. Staying focused and having support of someone who anticipates, is proactive and can reach varied connections between her clients and their customers can sometimes be the critical competitive advantage necessary for a small to medium business. Kathy and her operation are more than services, individually helping and supporting a client's business. The synergy of all these services is a partner who reaches into each client and helps them get to their individual goal and to reach the next stage of their success. No matter what change in their environment, no matter what circumstances with their customers, or what challenges arise, by the very nature of business. Kathy is proactive, anticipatory, absolutely transparent, and more than that, has improved the very nature of the message and relationships I have of the business with all my clients. She, in fact, has raised the bar in my business, in my relationships, and in my growth with those customers. Her breadth of technology, her knowledge of administration, her ability to communicate, her follow through and her proactivity, all come together as I have said, to form a dynamic partnership that increases the bond between everyone of her clients and their customers. I actively recommend and recognize that she has taken the art of being a virtual assistant to the next level. If anything, she is a master. Feel free to contact me for further information. 908-771-0512."
John L. Picard, Principal, Picard & Company, Third Horizon -

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