Live Your Best Life as a Virtual Assistant

The Real Work of a Virtual Assistant May 20, 2024

Women thinking about becoming Virtual Assistants often worry they lack the skills to succeed.

They talk to me about how long they have been out of the workplace, stress that they have no corporate experience, and fret about not being techy.

That’s because they’re confused about how...

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The Fast Track to Business Success May 13, 2024

I love to putter around my house on Saturday mornings. I walk from room to room, putting things back in place, watering my plants, and organizing our belongings. It’s all about doing whatever I am drawn to at the moment.

Spending hours without an agenda is relaxing, especially after a busy...

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How Are You Spending Your Time? Apr 29, 2024

I recently learned that the average American watches television for 294 minutes a day. That’s almost five hours! I was shocked, so I did some Googling, wondering if what I had heard was accurate. It was. Holy smokes.

Then I remembered that I used to do this, too.

I would start with the...

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Take Charge of Your Thoughts Apr 22, 2024

Last Thursday morning began with a nasty text message. It came from our new cell phone service provider’s store manager, Jim, in response to a message I sent him. (I won’t name names, but the new carrier's name rhymes with Horizon.)

When my husband, Greg, and I relocated to...

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Is Being a Virtual Assistant For You? Apr 01, 2024

I began work as a Virtual Assistant in 2010, so not much about my daily routine changed in 2020 when people started to work from home. For others, though, the change was dramatic. There was no more commuting, packing a lunch, spending time in traffic, or dressing for the office.

I noticed that...

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Your Time is Valuable Mar 25, 2024

When you’re a Virtual Assistant who’s not making money or hitting your financial goals, it seems commonsensical to wait until you’re making money to invest in your business.

Even if you have money to invest from your job or savings, you feel the business needs to...

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Don’t Over Invest in Your Business Mar 17, 2024

My husband Greg and I are in the process of moving from Connecticut to Virginia. We began migrating our things on January 29th when we closed on the house. We will be completely moved in, chickens and all, by April 1st.

The distance between our old home and our new home is 415 miles, so there...

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Don’t Care More Than Your Client Mar 11, 2024

As Virtual Assistants, we are natural helpers. We enjoy making the lives of others better through our contributions. We’re driven by deadlines and an innate need to cross tasks off our to-do list.

When our clients are action-oriented, responsive, and excited about our work with them,...

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Just Say NO Mar 04, 2024

At the beginning of 2023, I decided to start saying no more often. No, to projects that weren’t moving the needle in my business and growing our community. No, to distractions and diversions in my day that took me away from how I wanted to spend my time. No, to people-pleasing.

I...

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What Stops You From Achieving Your Dreams? Feb 12, 2024

Have you ever been on an airplane and heard the flight attendant explain that in the event of a drop in the cabin air pressure, everyone has to put their mask on before helping anyone else?

There’s a good reason for this - if you don’t take care of yourself first, you risk being unable...

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