Week 15 – Take Time Out

Good morning and welcome Readers.

When we first started out I mentioned that this blog was a journey of the high’s and low’s of being a Virtual Assistant.  The thing is, we need to take the good with the bad. We can’t fly as high as a kite all the time; sooner or later we need to kneel down, get dirty and smell the roses.

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“We are our choices.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre

You see, what happens is this. One starts off as a solopreneur flying as high as a kite. The belief system is “sky high”. “This is SO easy” and at the time it is. Clients flock to us and we work hard and everything is peachy. Slowly but surely, as if walking on water, we realise what we are doing, crash and fall in. We work really hard at playing catch up and trying to make up lost time and glean as much information as we can and end up on this spiral of being absolutely frantic. Questions such as: “am I good enough?” or “do I know enough”? are paralysing. Too many of these questions result in frantically gleaning more information and comparing ourselves to other people and gradually we are paralysed into inactivity. This paralysis and inactivity results in choices being made that are often the wrong ones.


We need to take time to smell the roses!!!

We choose to work as Virtual Assistants.
We choose our clients.
We choose SUCCESS.

Yes, ability is needless to say, important, but so are our choices.

Take time out. Take time to smell the roses and then make the right choices.

“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”
― Ben Hogan

See you on line,

Katlyn Virtual Assistants

Website: http://www.katlyn.co.za
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P.S. I would love to hear from you, so please feel free to leave your comment in the space provided below.

4 thoughts on “Week 15 – Take Time Out

  1. Elaine Brennan

    I can identify with what you’re saying and it’s definitely a good thing to know we aren’t alone in feeling paralysed.


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