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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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No Frills VA Podcast: Already Overwhelmed?

In this episode, AVA Founder & CEO, Melissa Smith shares why she’s already overwhelmed this year and what she’s doing about it. It can work for you too!    In this week’s episode, Melissa shares: 0:45 – Why she is overwhelmed; 1:02 – Where the overwhelm is coming from; 2:55 – Why goals are goals, […]

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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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#3 No Frills VA Podcast Episode of the Year

This month we’ve been bringing you the best of the best episodes of the year from the No Frills VA Podcast. Coming in at #3 is: Natural Born Leader with Latrice Prater.    Latrice Prater is the CEO of The Digital Solutions Team, an agency providing tech solutions to female business owners. In this episode, […]

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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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