Redefine your why…

I believe that people are beautiful creatures who deserve to be heard, to be visible, to be loved and to be supported.

Recently discovered Simon Sinek and his idea of Why – thanks to my current client. Even while working I keep learning everyday – awesome feeling.
Never stop learning.

That is why I like freelance work you are able to choose people and projects which are of interest for you.

What do you like about your work ???

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Everything is learnable…

Working from home doesn’t mean I don’t get a chance to meet other people.

Into the contrary as a self employed it is crucial to go out for:

  • Social events to recharge the batteries & to clear the busy mind, we need rest & fun activities to balance life
  • Networking events which is crucial to our businesses, as they say it doesn’t matter what you know, it does matter who you know!!!
  • Conferences, workshops & trainings to keep us up to date & learning.

The other Friday I had a pleasure to participate in the Connect2Grow – Mentoring Circle under umbrella of Rise and Lead Women by Ebere Akadiri. It was great opportunity to learn something new. Moreover, a huge eye opener & relief to find out that I’m not alone. Blanca Lilia Vergara had an amazing presentation. I knew she was great before but it was super to discover it again.

Here are some inspirational quotes from the event:

  • “Grow needs change, so change your habits” “You are unlimited”
  • “Every thing is learnable”
  • “Society needs us to do only one thing… Everything “
  • ”It’s easier to say what you don’t want than to express what you really want”
  • “In order to be in balance we need to be open for more and be content with where we are at this moment “

So great to reconnect and see new faces.

What is your experience with Virtual Assistant?

Do you know you could outsource your time consuming tasks to Virtual / Remote Assistant?

Just had a pleasure to participate in Zoom session created by BASE Conference “How to get free PR and become the authority in your field”. The charming and resourceful guest Simone Vincenzi shared with us some valuable tips for running free PR for our small businesses – thank you.

Though he also said few interesting things regarding VA:

“Remember building a business is not doing everything on your own… …Idea is to outsource as fast as possible …

… Be clear on what you wish to outsource first, before hiring Virtual Assistant…”

Also BASE Conference founders mentioned: “…we also have VA & we are love it & could not do it all without it…”

Thank you for giving the visibility to Virtual Assistants and sharing your opinion on it.

What is your experience hiring Virtual Assistant?

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What if …

What if you were a well developed computer?

Imagine!

& than the electricity goes down and all the data on your hard disc is not available anymore till you plug in again.
Your body and mind need the energy to function properly. Same as the computer (I like that analogy from author Anodea Judith).

In order to go further, to go faster, to go beyond unexpected, you need to charge your body’s batteries. You need to fuel your mind and body.
Therefore, next to the nutrition you should really take care of yourself and rest.

Create the inner peace. Do absolutely nothing. Enjoy life – enjoy the moment.

Sometimes the solution is to outsource some of your daily tasks.

Either you’re stay home mom and needs a day off – ask your hubby or your mother, a sister or a friend to help you out and do some chores for you.

Or you’re an entrepreneur who gets more and more on its plate. If you work with a team you can ask other team members to step in and help you out.

What if you are a solopreneur? Can you afford your inner computer to crash? What if there is a solution for overload? What if you could choose to work with somebody instead? Somebody who could work hand in hand with you to free you and help the batteries to run on less energy. Somebody who doesn’t necessarily sit in the office with you but do it remotely, that way you safe your inner energy and, yes hurray an office cost.

Would you like that somebody by your side?

Ups and downs…

When a baby sleeps mama can do some work…
I was so tired yesterday that I felt asleep in my cloths, waking up this morning fully dress. I was very disoriented what has happened.

Full time mom and a business woman in one not always work perfectly. There are ups and downs but who doesn’t have it. We are all responsible for our own choices and actions.

1️⃣ My number one priority is my son.
2️⃣ My biggest goal is to be location and financially independent.
3️⃣ My dream is to live with my whole family. Has a little garden and be able to do what I love the most: cooking for my loved one (including making jars and bake cakes).  And read, read, read. And finally at the end of the day have a glass of wine with people I love and enjoy the company…

Sometimes I have no power and  motivation to work. Yes even a coach can lack motivation from time to time.

Sometimes I just wish to cuddle my son and run away far far from here…

Than I look at my son and I know that I work that hard to be able to enjoy him as much as possible.

It is worth it even though it is hard.

Ups and downs… on LinkedIn

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3 things you wish to know before starting a business

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Follow your inner voice…

Currently I’m in a stage of rethinking and evaluating my career path and my life goals.
I worked as an assistant to a various international organisations, for many interesting and demanding projects. One day to another I decided to become a Coach. I did not know how challenging and wonderfully knowledgeable process it would be. While taking a coaching training I did not only learn about coaching tools, most importantly I learned a lot about myself.
Coaching people is a rewording job. Working for big organisations as an assistant was a great way to learn not only the administration tools and organisation world itself, but also the range of variety of people from all over the world was the best case study for me as a coach and a person.
Being pregnant and becoming a mother have changed my way of thinking and  my perspective what is really important in life. While pregnant I had a chance to follow a Virtual Assistant course and I jumped  into it.
Hence now I do both: Coaching and Virtual Assisting.
In both cases I help others. Either by helping to realise someone’s dreams and goals in professional and personal life. Or by providing an administration assisting hand to someone’s business. That way in a coaching process one can finally see that sometimes what matters the most is – You. While providing a Virtual Assisting service we focus on the grow and smooth running of someone’s business. In both cases the focus is on – You  -and what you can do best and what makes you smile and wake up every morning.

Recently, somebody asked a general question on a Facebook closed VA group:
”What are 3 things you wish you knew before starting your business?”.
At first I scrolled down, just to come back in a few minutes to give an answer:

”My 3 things will be:

1 – do not quit your current job before establishing your business first (I did it with my coaching career);
2 – I wished I set up my goals more clear at that time (I decided to be a coach while actually my number 1 goal / priority was to have location free and home based work; which I didn’t realize it back than) – hence adding to my coaching also a VA service;
3 – it is very hard to promote and sell yourself – it’s much much easier to do it for somebody else. ”

This one question from Facebook board just made me think. Putting down the answers cleared my mind. Also it lead to this post, as I found it motivating and useful information. I would like to know what other business owners think of those questions

What would you advice yourself back than?
What would you like to know about your business before starting?

Would you like to share it with me and others? That way we all can learn. Those who are thinking of a career switch from a corporate world into a self-employment and those who are already self-employed and struggle or same as myself rethinking and evaluating their current status.

Become a mentor for a moment and teach us all the wise lessons you have experience while starting and running your business.

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What do you really want?

What do you really want?

It seems as a very easy question, yet people tend to have a problem with it…

When I ask as a coach to my coachees: “What it is you really want?”, people freeze.  Their faces become tense and the process of intense thinking starts. Some do not even understand the question. They need a proper instruction and explanation of it. Once they realise the meaning of it, they become defensive and angry:

* “What a stupid question?” * “What do you want from me?” * “Why are you asking that?” * “How should I know?” * “I want what my family/friends/boss wants”

Is that last one really your wish? Or you are so afraid of thinking and dreaming for yourself that you hide behind others to have excuse for not doing anything in your life and for yourself. Is that the excuse for keeping the complains regarding your own life?

“What do you really want?” – This simple question is crucial in daily life. If you do not really know what you want, what your dreams are, it is very difficult to create your life and to get something from it.

Of course sometimes one tends to go whenever life will bring him/her. Though is it what most of us want?

Sometimes you have a desire, yet all: “I must”, “I have to”, “What others will say about it?”, “I cannot really do it”; cause that you even do not dare to dream any further. And you forget about it. You suppress it deep inside you. This is not a solution. Of course not all dreams are able to become true. Yet simple having a dream make us happier and ready for an action.

When you have a dream, you have a goal. When you have a goal you become proactive. When you are proactive strange, unexpected and good things happens around you and your life is more creative and more attractive. Than the fact if you will reach a goal / the dream does not matter anymore as your life is meaningful already. When you know what you want, it is much easier to ask for help. It is much easier to plan and go for it.

In professional life also, if you know what you want / who you wanna be, the focus on it brings the effects faster.

So – what do you really want?

What do you really want on LinkedIn

What do you really want