This little series was great for me to examine where “I” am today and what I see as advantages of being an Executive Virtual Assistant. It has helped me to focus and really ascertain is this what I want to do for the next 5 years, how do I want to grow, what changes do I need to make? The first four advantages are:
Confidence – working for myself and being responsible for me, has been a huge inspiration.
Education – I love learning and each client has been a new exciting learning experience.
Flexibility – One of the things I love most – I can work from any city, home, cafe as long as there is an internet connection – I am connected to my clients.
Clients – I am blessed with having very professional, down to earth, caring clients…I could not ask for more.
Last but not least, my 5th advantage is just plain ole – Quality of Life. Working from home, being an entrepreneur has allowed me freedom that I have never felt before. Yes, there are days that I am stressed, depressed, concerned, because I don’t have the security I once had with a “job”. But, the quality I can bring to my life at this stage of the game can only come as a result of being truly independent. The difference for me is that “I” have to continue to stay up to date on technology, businesses, trends of all kinds. That’s the fun part.
I am a baby boomer and I truly believe we are a different breed. I urge all baby boomers to truly dig deep and find your passion. The corporate world and todays economy are not kind to us. We can either accept it or reject it and make things happen – differently. To survive in the future we have to find ways to make money in ways differently that we thought when we entered the working world.
First things first:
- Believe in ourselves and keep positive energy flowing
- FAITH – without it- quality and all of the other advantages I have for myself will not happen.
- Action – time waits for no one. Let’s do all those things we WISH we did earlier in life.
Our children, friends, family, parents are watching…let’s be the example, not the victim. Much love to my baby boomers.