Today is a special day. Today marks three years that I said goodbye to my job and stepped out in faith. It still ranks as one of the scariest things I have ever done. Let’s be honest. Going from a steady paycheck to being solely responsible for my income was terrifying. The fear of failure was intense. Being talked down to and feeling like you are worthless just compounded everything.
So what gave? I reached a point that was so very low. I was the most unhealthy I had ever been physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Being in a toxic environment day in and day out had taken a real toll on me.
I would cry the entire 40 minute commute to my job and back home. I’m talking uncontrollable ugly crying. I would get the absolute worst stress headaches every day. I would come home and crawl straight into bed where I would stay until the next morning where I had to get up and do it all over again.
This went on for months. I was not showing up well for my friends, my family or myself. Those closest to me were so incredibly worried about me. Finally, I reached a breaking point and decided that enough was enough.
The fear of what would happen if I stayed in this toxic cycle was greater than starting my virtual assistant business. I took a few months to find myself again. I slept a lot. Went on a few weekend getaways. I read books and went on walks.
And then I did the work to start my business. I took a course and implemented what I learned. Then came the hard part…finding clients. This became my focus and “my job”. I didn’t wait for clients to find me, I found my potential clients. I found them in Facebook groups and Instagram. I found a way to stand out among “my competition”. After weeks of doing this, it paid off. I landed my first client. And then another…and another…and now three years later, here I am.
I’m fully booked out and now have the incredible honor and opportunity to teach other amazing women how to be brave and start their own successful virtual assistant business. Women who want more for themselves and their families. Women who are pushing past their own fears. It’s amazing to watch and be a part of.
Maybe you are curious about what this could look like for you? I want to personally invite you to download my Virtual Assistant Start Checklist.