No Frills VA Podcast: Redefining Success

In this episode, AVA Founder & CEO, Melissa Smith invites you to redefine success.


In this week’s episode, Melissa shares:

1:25 – Melissa’s latest book recommendation;

2:47 – What the parable of the NY businessman and the Mexican fisherman teaches us;

5:12 – How Melissa knew to keep going in her VA business;

7:00 – How to redefine success and give yourself permission to say you’re successful;

8:12 – Why you shouldn’t be fooled by smoke and mirrors;

9:37 – Why Melissa believes more VAs are successful than not;


How have you redefined success in your life?


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Book Link: Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals


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Instagram: @melissasmithva and @associationofvas



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