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The Business of Being a Virtual Assistant – Pt. 2

Business of Being a VA Pt. 2

The business of being a virtual assistant is first and foremost a lifestyle business. Whether your lifestyle needs more freedom and flexibility, more challenges, more money, or all of the above, starting a VA business takes thinking like a business owner. Otherwise, you will easily fall into the employee mindset trap.    Last week in […]

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The Business of Being a Virtual Assistant – Pt. 1

Business of Being a VA Pt. 1

The business of being a virtual assistant is first and foremost a lifestyle business. Whether your lifestyle needs more freedom and flexibility, more challenges, more money, or all of the above, starting a VA business takes thinking like a business owner. Otherwise, you will easily fall into the employee mindset trap and start working like […]

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Association of Virtual Assistants Best Blogs of 2022! Pt. 2

AVA Best Blogs of 2022 #2

The Association of Virtual Assistants is sharing the best blogs of 2022 in our December series!  Every month, the AVA writes on a new series and each new blog shared is to educate, inform, inspire, and encourage virtual assistants everywhere. This month we’re bringing back the best of the entire year.  Coming in at #2 […]

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Playing the Long Game As A Virtual Assistant

Playing the Long Game As A Virtual Assistant

Playing the long game as a virtual assistant is very much how it sounds – it means you’re committed to your VA business for the long haul.    Founder & CEO of the AVA, Melissa Smith remembers vividly when she told a friend of hers that she was going to start a VA business but […]

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No Frills VA Podcast: Returning Kindness to Yourself

In this episode, AVA Founder & CEO, Melissa Smith shares why the practice of gratitude is not enough unless you return kindness to yourself.    In this week’s episode, Melissa shares: 0:43 – How returning kindness to yourself is part of the gratitude process; 1:37 – How VAs return kindness to others but not themselves; […]

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No Frills VA Podcast: Dorie Clark: The Long Game In Your Business

Dorie Clark is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game and teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.   In this episode Dorie shares: 3:29 – What it means to be a short-term thinker; 6:41 – Why we should be excited about exponential growth; 10:45 – The trade-off of being bad […]

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