True story: I never, ever ever had plans to be an entrepreneur…but I had always dreamed of making a difference in other people’s lives and having “more,” even though I didn’t know what that was!
After a wide variety of jobs starting at age 17, doing everything from working in a dog collar factory to bookkeeping (with zero experience I might add!), I decided to take the test to work for the State Probation and Parole Department. (I’d studied Criminal Justice in College, so this had always been my plan!)
One day, I received letters from the state to interview for positions in Probation and Parole and I had 7 days to reply, yes or no. If I didn’t reply I would forever be banned from this job and this was always my goal.
You see, I was currently working from home as a bookkeeper and telecommuted to the office one day a week. I’d been doing this for a few years now. And my son had always been home with me except for that one day I went into the office.
When I received that notice, I quickly realized I didn’t want to spend my life working 50+ hours a week–not to mention hours a week commuting–and on a computer 90% of the time. Little actual time on the job would be helping offenders to make a new life for themselves.
After a bit of soul-searching, that thing I thought I always wanted changed.
Being home with my then 2-year-old son meant so much more.
I was not willing to be apart from my 2-year-old son for 50+ hours a week
and have my life dictated by someone else!
Deep down, I knew there must be work I could do from home that helped others and didn’t limit my potential, but also gave me the time I so desperately wanted to keep for my family.
While I continued in my position as a bookkeeper, I discovered the world of Virtual Assistance and I was hooked. I consumed all the information I possibly could and found out I had a real passion for online business, systems, and technology.
Once I realized this could be a business, within just six months, my business was fully booked and I retired my bookkeeping hat.
Since then, I went from being a Virtual Assistant to become a Certified Online Business Manager, and now a business mentor and systems guru where I help busy mom entrepreneurs start and grow their online empires and teach other Virtual Assistant’s how to grow their own online businesses.
Today I bring my plethora of skills to my clients. As your partner, I can help you create the right combination of strategy, systems, and technology so you have the foundation you need for your online empire and can grow without going crazy.
(And trust me, if a mom in small rural town Missouri, with no formal business education or entrepreneurial background can do it, so can you!)