Evolving Neighbourhoods Series: A history of progression

Posted by Emma McKenzie on Jan 31, 2017 12:01:49 PM

North Shore residents have always been quite forward thinking, even since the days before the community was officially known as North Vancouver.

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Topics: Real Estate, North Vancouver, Land Development, Community

The very best of Winter on the North Shore

Posted by Emma McKenzie on Dec 21, 2016 10:34:27 AM

It’s no secret that Vancouver’s North Shore is one of best places to live in the world. We know it, that’s why we live here! 

Here’s the very best of winter activities on the North Shore, as voted by the team at Harcourts. 

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Topics: Winter, North Vancouver

今年請幫助我們讓無家可歸的青少年們有一個不一樣的聖誕假期

Posted by Emma McKenzie on Dec 14, 2016 5:55:13 AM

Article about the Christmas Gift Drive for youth in need – Chinese translated.
對無家可歸的青少年來說一年的任何時候都是艱難的,而聖誕節更是令這些流浪在外的青少年們觸景傷情。 他們大都最不喜歡這個季節,因為它加劇了他們經歷的創傷和被遺棄的感覺。年長的青少年在這個困難的時期通常需要某種誘因使他們的生活導入正軌

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Topics: Charity, vancouver, West Vancouver, Christmas, Chinese, North Vancouver

Tips2.jpg Have a dedicated office space

Office-Home.jpgIt is very important to designate one room (or even a large closet) as your office. This space should have enough room for your desk and a cabinet, it should be quiet, comfortable, and if possible separate from the rest of the house. If you live in a small place try to dedicate a quiet area where you can have your desk. Whatever your office looks like, make sure the only thing that happens in that space is work.

♦ Treat your work day as a work day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity. This means getting up early, showered, and dressed like you’re going to the office. It doesn’t have to be a suit and tie or a pencil skirt – that’s one of the benefits of working from home, after all – but getting cleaned up and dressed makes it easier to stay “work-minded” all day.

Take Breaks

Take-break.jpgTaking breaks can be a great boost to your productivity. Take fifteen minutes each morning and afternoon, and be sure to take a lunch break. It helps you to be efficient and productive as well as keeping your day structure. A great Mac app called Breaktime can help you schedule your breaks.

 

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Make your home office efficient but also pleasing

Tidy-Office.jpgYou’re going to spend a lot of time in your office, make it an enjoyable place to be. When it comes to paperwork, you want to keep your business and personal things separate. It is easy to keep your personal documents such as, birth certificates, mortgages records, bank statements, etc, in the same room as their business files. Be careful not to get the two mixed up or misplace client information. Maintain your desk free of clutter.

 Adopt a system you trust

It’s easy to get distracted at home. One way to help you understand your productivity level is to start tracking the time you spend at the task at hand. Create a work-sheet where you can enter the task, task description and time spent on that specific item. Creating a system will make your work-day more efficient and productive.

 

 

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