Hi there beloved readers
I really must apologise for my lengthy absence on this blog. I know some of you have been wondering why I haven’t been in touch as regularly as I had been previously. 2010 has been an extremely stressful year involving a major upheaval in my personal life. I had no option but to move out of the home I had lived in for almost ten years, in April of this year. I did not take this decision lightly, indeed I spent most of last year (2009) wondering whether to make this move or not.
2010 has mostly been spent keeping my head above water and focusing on client work while keeping things together in my personal life. I thank my clients, old and new, for continuing to work with me and providing a much-need “busy-ness” to my life.
I’m now feeling very optimistic about the future and really do feel that the decision I made was the right one. It’s important to realise when a situation is becoming more detrimental than positive. You cannot evolve if you stay stuck in a comfort zone that is no longer in your best interests. So that you can see how I’m feeling right now, here is a recent photo taken of me by my lovely friend Renee Barber (who I met through this blog)!
Along the way, I’ve had requests from some of you for one-on-one coaching, or more in-depth training than I provide in my ebooks. While the ebooks have helped many of you to start your own VA business by following clear-cut steps, I know that many of you would like to benefit from feedback and more hands-on help during the process.
Hence my decision to start 2011 on an exciting and optimistic note by running a six week teleseminar course on how to start a VA/freelance business from home. I’m still getting the details in place but at this stage I envisage a six week course which would involve a weekly one hour call.
I will cover the steps you need to take to set up your freelance business and you will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each call. You can either dial into the call or listen to it by visiting a private webpage. Each call will be recorded and transcribed so that you can download and listen/read each module at your leisure. I will also provide checklists and templates for you to use.
I am not sure of the exact date when I will launch this teleseminar coaching program but I’m thinking late January or February, which would be perfect for those of you who want to start your business in 2011. I’ll let you know more details when I have them.
I will end this blog post by thanking each and every one of you who contacted me while I “went underground” as it were, asking me if I was OK and encouraging me to keep blogging and inspiring you.
To help me put together the coaching course, please ask me any questions you may have about becoming a Virtual Assistant or indeed about freelancing in general, by posting in the comment box below or dropping me an email. Or if you just want to say “hi”, please do so! I would love to hear from you.
I’ll be back here in a couple of weeks time with another blog post for you. In the meantime, have a happy, safe and joyful festive season.