I just wanted to apologize for being MIA on the blog for the last few weeks. It amazes me how everytime we plan something, life takes a turn. Before we know it, we are heading a completely different road.
When I launched my business in February, I had no idea that just five short weeks later we would be moving across the country. I am so thankful for this opportunity that has been given to my family and everything that my husband’s company has done to provide for us. With that being said, I have been super overwhelmed by everything going on. We are blessed enough to have movers this time, thank goodness! But there is still a ton of work that goes into getting a house and family ready to move. This is on top of running a household with a precocious toddler and trying to build a brand new business.
I recently reached out to my mentor, Alma, when I was feeling really overwhelmed. She’s been a small business owner and entrepreneur for over ten years. I have learned so much from her and her membership site, GPN, that now that I was feeling really overwhelmed, I wanted to reach out to her to see how I could make my life easier through the moving process. The absolute last thing I wanted to do was take time off, although I did seriously consider it. I began to scale back on my client workload, however, I didn’t want to lose the momentum.
A Little Back Story…
When I decided I wanted to become a Virtual Assistant, I had the idea in my head that I would take on one or two clients and work with them for a couple of years until all of our kids were in school. At that point, I would then begin to build my client roster and bring in one or two people to help me.
From my experience over the past couple of months, I have learned one thing: I didn’t dream nearly big enough!
I feel very blessed to have been able to work with the women I have so far; I have learned so much from each and every one of them. The past few months have been an amazing ride and I know I am only getting warmed up.
New Adventures Bring Big Changes…
As we embark on our new adventure in North Carolina, I am realizing that contrary to belief, I really can’t do it all on my own. The one thing I do know is that I want my business to succeed. I will work hard to see it succeed.
I had no idea that just a few months after launching my business that I would be at this crossroads… Do I maintain or reduce client load to save my sanity? Or do I consider bringing someone in to help me? I know if I want to succeed in my business that I cannot stop, I need to continue to build my momentum and scale my business.
In order to do so, I signed up for a course called Launch Your Online Agency, which teaches you how to move from being a soloprenuer to an online agency while using your own funds and not going into debt. (Also known as Bootstrapping.) I learned a ton from this course, and plan to write up another blog post, where I talk about my experience with it.
The Next Step…
As I mentioned above, I have been super overwhelmed by everything happening in our personal lives. This past week, I made a huge decision within my business; I hired an assistant to help me. She is an amazing mom from Dallas, Texas who has a beautiful baby girl. She has recently launched her business and has been looking for the perfect client to work with. I’m not sure if I am that client, but I can assure you that she has been a blessing to me. She has a background that will help me to grow my business and take it to the next level which is my ultimate goal for my clients. One of the tasks I have given to her to help me with is blog writing. I will still be writing too but by bringing Kae in, you will be provided with even more amazing content!
You will begin to see content from Kae next week.
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