Becoming a Virtual Assistant | 5 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Starting Your Own Business

The year 2020 transitioned a lot of people from full-time employees in an office to being remote employees learning how to navigate all aspects of their businesses online. 2020 also saw a surge of new entrepreneurs starting online businesses to ensure they had a job that would keep them safe at home. 

I was one of those who realized after losing my job due to the pandemic, and taking a new position in a remote setting, that I could help people navigating the new world of business online. People ask me all the time why I decided to do this. They also want to know where to start. Here are a few reasons why I started a business and why you should to. 

5 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Your "Why"

We all have reasons to start a business. The most important reason to start a business is your "why". Why do you want to do this? For me, I have always had this feeling I would have my own business one day. When I lost my job during the pandemic, I knew it was time to take the steps. I was never 100% clear on what my business would be, but I knew I wanted to help people. Becoming a virtual assistant in a world that suddenly became very virtual, made sense to me. I had the skills to offer and I had people looking for my help. 


Starting a business is a lot of work. Some days you can work from the moment you get up to the moment you go to bed and still feel like you got nothing done. That is a true fact. But the thing is, you get to decide that. Even if you do work 12 hour days, no one else is telling you to do that. You are flexible to make your own schedule. That is a great feeling.


Life in itself is already an adventure, but starting a business brings on new exciting things to explore. You learn to become a leader. You learn that hard work pays off. You get to reward yourself and those who are helping you along the way. You get to learn how to fail. Failure in itself is an adventure. It brings on growth. You learn from your mistakes and take it to the next level. The hard stuff and the great stuff come together and create balance. Whew, what an adventure that is!


Building a business that people recognize and love is a great feeling. Maybe you create something that makes a difference in the people's lives who use your product. Maybe you help someone get ahead in their own business and they are forever grateful. You yourself will feel gratitude for the opportunities that come into your life and those you help will hold gratitude for you. It is a great feeling. 

Make the Choice that Works for You

There are many reasons why I made the choice. But that was the point. It was MY choice. It isn't always easy and there are days I doubt my choice, but I wouldn't change it for the world. It is a learning opportunity and there is a lot of growth associated with it. 

Have you considered starting a business? Are any of the five reasons I mentioned your reasons? Let me know in the comments!

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Journey to Becoming a Spiritual Coach | Introduction

This week started the first week of my journey to become a certified spiritual coach. This is something I have been working towards for a couple of years as I became clear on exactly what it was I wanted to do once I got certified. 

The picture isn't crystal clear, but I will be working with women who want to work through and heal from emotional trauma. I will be utilizing the tools I have already learned through yoga, reiki, and meditation and blending it with the coaching. My dream is to create a program that will nourish and support women who want to work on themselves to create the life they imagined for themselves.  

I will be using this blog as a way to document my progress over the next 6 months. Before I stopped writing in this space regularly, I was headed towards writing more about wellness, yoga, and holistic practices. I am going to continue on that path. 

I always enjoyed coming to this space and sharing my journey. I hope you come along with me as I grow into this new phase of my life. 

Namaste and love, 
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Life is an Adventure | Finding My Voice

I stayed pretty quiet in 2020. Not because I had nothing to say, but because I needed time to sort some things out. Nothing is ever as it seems and remembering to honor that is important. Looking at my last post in September, I can tell I am on the right path. This will be a sort of follow up. 

I am going to ramble on for a few minutes here, so bear with me.

I have thought about all of the things I have done with my life up until now. I wouldn't call my life boring for the most part, I would mostly call it growth. 

When I started blogging in 2014, the blogging space was very different. I started to blog because it was a fun way to connect with people and share glimpses of my, at the time, very mundane life. It worked though. I had a lot to say and it was a lot of fun.

By doing so, I have been able to pinpoint what was going on in my life by looking back to my blog. I noticed that even when I slowed down posting here, I always came back when I needed to say something important. 

I now realize, that this space is how I used my voice. I shared glimpses of my life: my struggles and my happiness, here, for the world to read if they should choose to. 

Over the years, many people have read my blog. I used to fly under the radar with people I knew. I didn't really want them to read my words, but I learned several times, that isn't realistic. I have been found by people who know me. I have made people angry. I have helped people though hard stuff. 

I had a blog post once go viral on Reddit. People I didn't know made fun of a post of mine. It was crazy, scary, and exciting all at the same time. So many interesting twists and turns happen when you are blogging, that's for sure.  

The landscape has changed a whole lot since I began, but I still come back here when I have something to say. While I have been quiet, I have learned a whole lot about myself and why this blog will always be an instrumental part of my life. 

I have a feeling this blog is about to come back to life fulltime. There has always been a reason I didn't let this space go. I had plans. I knew this. 

I am working out a content plan, but I have lots I want to share. I think I will be back to the 2-3 times a week schedule by May. 

I will be talking about my new adventures in entrepreneurship, my new journey to becoming a spiritual life coach, and life sprinkled in. 

I'm excited to be back and I can't wait to connect again. 

Namaste and love, 
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Being Relatable with a Twist

They say to be successful you need to be relatable. I say be relatable with a twist. Finding your "thing" or purpose and matching it with your people is key.

Being relatable doesn't mean being duplicatible. We aren't all the same.  We can take duplicatible actions and apply them to our own unique style and make it our own.

I have really thought about my purpose during quarantine and what I really l want to be doing with my life.

I know I want to be successful but I also know I want to make an impact. I want to know that I made a positive life changing impact on those I work with.

I also know I NEVER want to be in competition with others. That has always felt icky to me. I think we all have a purpose, we just relate to different people. That has taken me a long time to realize.

A favorite quote that reminds me of this every day is "When the teacher is ready the students will appear..". It can also go the other way, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear".

I have heard these quotes so much in the last 4 months in several different situations. When you show up, others will too. Mindset is everything.

If you read my last post, you know I've been working pretty hard on myself and where I'm heading. I have taken steps to educate myself on the next steps.

I am that much closer to revealing my new adventure, but I wanted to remind all of you that you are a beautiful unique being. Be you. Shine your own light. The right people will show up.

More on the way soon. New direction. New look. New content.

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Pandemic Musings of Self Discovery

What does self discovery mean to you? For me, it means challenges, darkness, and sometimes pain. That doesn't sound so fun does it?


Change is messy. Life is messy. The "self" is messy.


Some of you may know this already, but I have been on a path of self discovery for quite a few years now. I may not of said it out loud, but you could probably tell by my blogging patterns or style changes. Maybe you didn't notice at all. That just means, I am so good at hiding it, you had no idea.


Either way, this morning I saw that quote up there and realized how much I have changed in the past couple of years and that this pandemic has really helped me see some of that.


Sometimes we don't know why we started on the path to self discovery, and sometimes we get those 'ah ha' moments along the way. For me, I realized I was looking for something to heal trauma from an abusive relationship. At the time I lived in a city where I knew barely anyone and because of that, I found a yoga studio who was just starting out who accepted me. 

This studio started me on my journey to heal myself. I took many classes and workshops there for a few years and then decided to become a teacher myself. Going through a yoga teacher training changes you. You work a lot on yourself without even realizing it at first. Some people go through the training for themselves and never intend to go on to be a teacher. I was that person. I never thought I would want to teach.

What most people don't realize about these types of journey's is they can often be dark, challenging, and lonely. Some of these lessons I have learned along the way have been some of the hardest moments of my life.


I graduated the program a different person and knew I needed to keep on the path of this journey. I decided I wanted to teach. Help others along the way. Shortly after getting my first teaching job, I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I became dis-interested in teaching and stopped all together. No biggie. 


Fast forward to 5 months after I had my son.  I quit my job. I declared breastfeeding wasn't for me and quit. My cat disappeared. All in the same week. I was beyond devastated and emotional. It was all a part of my self discovery journey. I didn't see that then, but I can see it now. It brought me back on the path.


I started practicing yoga again little by little. It had been a year since I last tried. I became certified in Reiki because I loved working with energy. In this time we started looking to buy a house. We bought the first house we looked at (We did look at 3 total) and moved in a year ago. I feel like I manifested this house. That is a story for another day. I live in a log cabin. A real one. It is all wood and I have never felt so grounded in a space. I realized this past fall that I had the best space for a small home yoga studio.


The months leading up to the pandemic I was doing some deep self work with a coach. He helped me realize the yoga space and had me face a lot of truths. I began working on my relationships as well. Looking at my own interactions with those around me. Came to the realization I was not happy in my job. 


I started a plan of what I wanted to do next. This was years in the making. I had ideas and dreams and it all seemed to be coming in at the same time. I started teaching small classes in my home. I was offering free/donation classes to moms who needed a break. It was an amazing feeling. It was happening.


Enter Covid-19.


"You need to go home and work there. We can't work in the building. "You can't teach yoga, you can't even be near people." "This is only going to be a few weeks, you can teach again soon." "People are dying, you can't live out your dream anymore, sorry."


Everything came to a screeching halt. Wait what? I can't do this anymore? I was just getting started! NOOOO! Now what?


This is how journey's go. You never know what is going to happen next. You are never 100% prepared for the road blocks, but you are prepared to deal with them.


This is just the roadmap. You never know what you will come up against on the road. I will be writing more about what I have learned and what I am doing now to keep going with what I am after. My dream.

I will say, even with all of the crazy going on, I am proud of myself for doing the work. I am so happy I get to share it with all of you. This got long pretty quick, so stay tuned for more of what I learned and what I am working on next on my journey.


I appreciate you reading.


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