Friday, May 30, 2008
Today was a better day. Although, it's not easy... I'm back!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
I'm so excited to see she has a blog that I wanted to share it with all of you!
Lisa is my coach and she is awesome!
She happens to be offering a special 5 session coaching package to spirited, go-getting, (possibly stressed out) women who want to thrive.
Stop right now and listen to that chatter inside your head.
What do you hear?
A. I'm a failure. I can't do this. I don't think I can handle this. I'm so stupid.
B. I am a successful business owner. I love learning new skills. I am smart. I can do this!
If you are hearing things like A then you are having poopy thoughts. Next time you catch yourself having a poopy thought stop right then and change that thought to a positive/prosperous one.
If you are hearing things like B - Congratulations! You are having prosperity thoughts! Keep up the good work!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Have you ever stopped to think about what you really want to do with your business?
How many hours a week do you want to be working?
How much money do you want to be making by this time next year?
What kind of clients do you want to work for?
How many clients do you want?
How much do you want your monthly income to be?
How about doing something for yourself this week? Or better yet, right now! Take a piece of paper or open a Word document and answer the questions above (or post your answers in a comment right here). Don't forget to write the date on your list of goals. A year from now I will bring this post back up to see how you did with your goals.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
“When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.” - Erma Bombeck
"The best academy, a mother's knee." - James Russell Lowell
“When you feel neglected, think of the female salmon, who lays 3,000,000 eggs but no one remembers her on Mother's Day” - Sam Ewing
“I know how to do anything - I'm a Mom.” - Roseanne Barr
"We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up." - Phyllis Diller
“Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young” – Unknown
"I'd like to be the ideal mother, but I'm too busy raising my kids." - Unknown
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Friday, May 09, 2008
Co-Authors of the book "Managing Your Thriving Business for Success", Sally Kuhlman and Yvonne Weld have each been recognized by their industry as nominees of these awards, Kuhlman for the Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction and Weld for the Janet Jordan Achievement Award.
The Virtual Assistant industry is gearing up for the 3rd annual Online Virtual Assistant Convention (OIVAC), which will be held from May 15, 2008 through to May 17, 2008. The highlight of the event will be the International Virtual Assistants Day (IVAD) celebration on Friday, May 16, when the announcement of the winners of the prestigious Janet Jordan Achievement Award and the Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction will occur.
The OIVAC website states that the Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction is to "honor a Virtual Assistant who has been in business for at least 5 years and who has contributed to the industry in such a way that it has provided a positive impact on many others and helped them to build a successful business." The OIVAC website also states that the Janet Jordan Award is to "honor a newcomer Virtual Assistant who has been in business for less than 5 years and has reached a milestone in their short career in the industry. This milestone needs to be an accomplishment that has helped to boost their new business to an overwhelming success."
These nominations prove that Weld and Kuhlman truly know what they are talking about and they also give their book credibility. Many books on the market today are filled with repetitive materials that are unsubstantiated. In other words, not too many authors "practice what they preach". The fact that these authors have been nominated for these awards goes to show that they are truly running successful businesses and are being recognized by the industry as leaders and role models.
"My goal in writing the book was to share with business owners the elements of my business that have attributed to my success such as goal setting, boundary setting and good time management", Weld stated. "Many business owners struggle to determine why their business isn't working without first looking at themselves and the management style they bring to their business."
Kuhlman believes "most people can be taught good management skills and, by utilizing those skills, run a successful and thriving business." "We don't want others to make the same mistakes we have and wanted to provide a resource that would give entrepreneurs the tools they needed to run a successful business." Both Kuhlman and Weld have learned their management skills through trial and error and life experience.
About Yvonne Weld
Yvonne Weld is the owner of Canadian based ABLE Virtual Assistant Services which opened in April 2004. Yvonne brings knowledge from a number of resources including personal experience (8 years in her previous employment as an Office Manager), education (graduate of several courses at the Small Business Centre, London, Ontario) and her love for information through reading and internet research. For more information visit the Web site at www.ableva.com.
About Sally Kuhlman
Sally Kuhlman is the owner of Virtual Simplicity located in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been providing virtual support to entrepreneurs since 2002. For over 15 years she has been professionally engaged in business management and administrative work. Sally has a bachelor's degree in Social Ecology specializing in Psychology and Human Behavior. For more information visit the Web site at www.virtualsimplicity.net.
About Managing Your Thriving Business for Success
For more information about Managing Your Thriving Business for Success and how to start organizing your time better, visit the Web site at www.thrivingbusinessmanual.com/managing.
The 3rd annual OIVAC is to be held from May 15-17, 2008 and will include several training teleseminars and workshops as well as an opportunity to network with Virtual Assistants from around the world. For more information visit the Web site at www.oivac.org.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
-excerpt from Managing Your Thriving Business For Success
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If so, you might want to check out this new ebook: Put Your Old on Hold: A Baby Boomer's Unconventional Guide to the Making of a dot com business" by Karen McGreevey.
She's funny, she's witty and she knows what she is talking about.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Have you thought about becoming an affiliate for a product that you like but you're not sure how it all works?
Did you know you could be making money while you sleep if you are an affiliate?
It's easy to be an affiliate! All you have to do is sign up and then you get your own unique URL for whatever product it is that you want to promote. You can put this link on your Website, on your blog, or email it to your friends and lists.
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Monday, May 05, 2008
In celebration of returning from FoVA and being interviewed at the Virtual Assistant Forums I'm offering a discount on the book Managing Your Thriving Business For Success. Just enter the code word productive to receive $10 off. This offer lasts through May 11th, 2008.
Yvonne & Sally
Considering I am incredibly jet lagged at this moment I'm going to post a few photos from the forum and wait for my head to clear up before attempting to post anything intelligent. These photos are from the socializing part of the weekend... I'll get down to business later this week and tell you about all the wonderful workshops.
(Left to right: Victoria, Jaime, Yvonne & Patty)
Patty's husband won VA husband of the year again. He sent flowers to her hotel room (again).
Barb our fearless FoVA leader told us all about what we could expect from the conference.
Michelle told us a bedtime story.
Some of the VANA volunteers posed for a picture with Tawnya wearing their new sweatshirts.
(Sally, Patty, Tawnya, Terry, Yvonne)
Stay tuned for more photos and stories...