My Oprah Story (personal)

My Oprah Story (personal)

It’s the end of Oprah as we know it and everyone is telling their “Oprah” stories so I thought I’d share my own Oprah story with you… It was the early 90’s. I had just had my 25th birthday, my career was at a point where I

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Meet the Pugs

Meet the Pugs

Meet Soochow, my pug. She is 14 years old but looks pretty small so people assume she’s a puppy.  I try to feed her so she’ll get a little fatter, the way pugs are supposed to look. Needless to say, it hasn’t been working. We got Soochow from a

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My son's graduation

My son's graduation

Eddie graduated June 12, 2009. He hates it when I talk about him so I’ll try to be brief. Eddie was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6. I used to think he was just “spirited” … Over the years we had good teachers and not so

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My Awesome Office – Sock Zombies!

My Awesome Office – Sock Zombies!

I’ll take pictures of things around my office and share with you… Being that it’s close to Halloween, the first picture is of my Sock Zombie family. I’m usually not into socks or puppets, but when I saw these hand-made gems, I knew I HAD to have them! The

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Lessons Learned – Lesson #3

Lessons Learned – Lesson #3

Mistake #3: Undervaluing my services If you were like me or like many other virtual assistants just starting out, you probably researched other virtual assistants’ websites, looked at the types of services others were providing, saw what others were charging, and then followed suit. Repeat after me

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Lessons Learned – Lesson #2

Lessons Learned – Lesson #2

Mistake #2 – Not aligning my business to my goals In the beginning, I fell on my background in real estate as my niche. I became a NAR Real Estate Professional Assistant, I got my Certified Real Estate Support Specialist desination from IVAA, and I perfected and

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