“Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.” — Marilyn von Savant, highest recorded IQ in the Guinness Book of Records. I am by far not weak, but I need to stop focusing on my lack of graphic design experience, stop comparing myself, and focus on what I am good at and make … Continue reading The Whole Picture
Instead of basing everything off of my 20 year history and experience, I need to step my game up and change my formula. While the experience is important, in this world it may not be enough because I am in all manner "New". I opened my doors in January 2018 with an idea that I … Continue reading Formula for Success?
As inspired per Lauren Eliz Love's Facebook post this morning, I had an epiphany. I can't influence or gain clients unless I am looking at myself and asking what do I need to work on? I am the product in my business endeavor, being a Virtual Assistant is personal to me. I love what I do … Continue reading What is my Product? ME!
Thumbtack link to Mrs Whittaker-Woody Profile PRSIST, back in 2001, I bought my first car, without any help except a referral to the Car Dealer from @MarshaMHays. That was my license plate, I loved it, it meant so much to get that Saturn SL1 all by my self. I remember that like it was yesterday, … Continue reading Persist
"Motivation is good for about 15 minutes, but what you actually need is discipline which is good permanently " @jockowollink via Twitter I totally agree, while I am motivated to keep my VA Business going, I can see where the 15 minutes loses its place in my mind and my discipline takes over and keeps me on my grind. Discipline keeps … Continue reading Motivation vs. Discipline
I am known for saying and being a "Wonder Woman" but I actually know that I can't do it all. I have never owned a business and as an Administrative Assistant have never been privy to the "Front Office" stuff so running my own business has been challenging to say the least. From having a … Continue reading Super Powers
I was teased as a kid for being a smarty pants, didn't bother me too much. I still consider myself a smarty pants because I am always trying to figure something out. But I am slowly learning that while my lifelong love of learning is a great characteristic to have, "Whew" all the things … Continue reading Smarty Pants……still
I love to write these little posts but find that my niche is not being supported by the content I write about. So the question becomes do I buckle down and only write about Administrative topics or do I allow me to just do me? Doing me is so easy, I can sit down and … Continue reading On My Own Terms
LaRay Quy, SmartBrief says that being comfortable is bad for your career, and gives 5 ways to move outside your comfort zone. I agree, being comfortable can make you stale in your position and give you a false sense of being in your position. No position is safe, you must always be looking to grow and expand your … Continue reading Are you Comfortable?
Today's Monday Motivation from Office Dynamics was on keeping a tidy desk which would then encourage better productivity. Above is a snapshot of my current work desk, not my VA Desk at home. I find that my work desk can get very untidy very quickly when I am focused on getting my work done. But … Continue reading Monday Motivation–Tidy Desk