I’ve always considered myself a decisive person.  I don’t make spontaneous, knee-jerk decisions about things that have long lasting ramifications.  For example, weekend getaways are planned, birthday celebrations are planned – sometimes even lunch and dinner menus are planned.  I like to plan.  Having an outline of what I would like to do is comforting to me.  So why am I unable to decide upon a target market?

My first choice was the IT/Finance industry, and then I focused on executives.  After I thought I found my true calling in the non-profit industry.  Everyone has a cause.  Furthering a good cause will warm the heart – if not the pocket – I should be content.   Shouldn’t I?   I do like to help people, organizations, causes, so it appeared to be a perfect match.  It was a perfect match until someone suggested that I investigate the possibility of becoming an Author’s Assistant.  Wow – a new shiny object to follow.  But where does that leave my business?  The answer:  on the treadmill – moving but going nowhere.  Am I afraid to succeed?  I have become my own roadblock.  Another way to view this situation is to believe that nothing happens before its time.  OK – so I call “time” now!

I have a very patient business coach and I recently “won” two laser coaching sessions with another business coach.  Both persons are successful business owners who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise.  So the time is now.    The stars are aligned – the moment is here – all the clichés that relate to seizing the moment translate to me as:  get off the treadmill and start to climb the ladder.

Stay tuned for the journey.

As a Virtual Assistant (VA), I seek to, want to, need to improve my skills and learn more about the industry. My preference is to learn from those that know! My last post chronicled the highlights of a fantastic week and anticipated an even better week ahead. Well, I was not disappointed! I attended Forum on Virtual Assistance (FoVA) organized by absolute highlight of the event was the generosity shown by VA coaches Jeannine Clontz, Sharon Williams and Kathie Thomas – each successful business owners – to coach/guide/mentor 3 virtual newbies. That was pay-it-forward to the hundredth degree! Even better, I am one of the recipients! I will be coached by Sharon Williams, owner of the 24 Hour Secretary. This is the breakthrough I have been praying for! Thank you Lord!!!

A big shout out to my new friends; Kristi Pavlik, Lauren Pibworth, Grace White and Evelyn Olivares.

Special thanks to Barb Lang for organizing this mastermind event and to Patty Dost for being the catalyst to my good fortune.

I wish you all continued success in your VA practices. Thanks again! See you @ FoVA 2010!