Well, it’s officially nice weather here in Michigan. It’s been in the 70’s the last few days and I’m enjoying it very much. I love getting outside and exercising, so I’ve been walking 1.5 miles a day and doing as much yard-work as I possibly can. Why am I telling you this?
I have a few passions in life:
– Feeling good
– Helping others
– Working hard
Here’s something about me… I don’t pretend to have it all together. I don’t pretend to always know what I’m doing. I don’t pretend to be passionate about something I’m not. I’ll tell you straight away what I like and what I don’t, what I’m good at and what I’m not. I am not afraid to learn, but I only do what I’m passionate about. That’s who I am. That’s why I’m always happy and I don’t let anything stand in my way.
Are you doing what your heart desires?
Are you enjoying your business or are you just pretending you do?
Here’s a little story: When I first started out as a Virtual Assistant 6 years ago, I was willing to do pretty much any admin work I could get my hands on. I worked for a small hourly fee. I put in a lot of hours learning how to perfect my skills. I busted my hump to build up my business. In the process, I learned a lot about myself, my clients, and why I decided to work as a VA in the first place. I love helping others (one of my passions). Many business owners don’t want to sit behind a desk (or simply can’t) doing things they hate, or are not good at, or don’t have the skill for, or simply don’t have the passion for. When they pretend, things either don’t get done at all or they simply get put on the “will do later” list.
What I’m trying to say is that I’m not pretending to love my job, I actually have a passion for it. If you have a passion for your work, don’t let anything get in your way. Don’t let small tasks (and lack of skill set) stop you from pushing forward and continuing to grow your business.
I am now working on expanding my business, hoping to bring on some partners and work locally with more businesses. If you’re in need of some assistance with your administrative tasks, contact me. I want to help you!
Executive Virtual Assistant