January has whizzed past already and that’s all thanks to the 12-14 hour days I have been working so far.
This month, I have promised myself to take time out every day to recuperate and realign myself. I must, must, must, remember to do Yoga every morning or evening. Or at least do 10 minutes of mindfulness exercises. Probably better to do them at night when my daughter is fast asleep! Where the chances of her wanting me are slim…
That’s it, I am adding it to my diary right now!
As someone who is responsible for making the lives of others run smoothly, I think I forget that I am only one person and can only take on so much.
Which is why I am seriously considering taking on a freelancer to do some of the work. I will wait and see how the first quarter goes and if things are as busy as they have been, I will definitely be looking at taking on an extra pair of hands. I know some of my customers prefer I do certain tasks myself so I will continue to do those. Just because I absolutely enjoy doing them! 🙂
It’s a tough decision and I wish I could do it all! Sadly, that wouldn’t be very logical.
I just have to accept it when it’s time to grow my business and put new plans in motion.
I have come across some amazing virtual assistants that I would really like to work with. They have the right level of patience, knowledge, versatility and drive I look for in colleagues.
It’s early days but I feel I am ready to take the next big step!
A very Happy New Year to everyone!
I hope you all enjoyed a much-deserved break over the festive period. I spent a great deal of time with my family and am already starting to miss the holidays! I guess everyone takes a few days to get used to being in the office again after Christmas.
As well as relaxing and having fun, I took some time to think about my plans for the new year.
I am glad I decided to take the leap and start my company, I get great satisfaction from being a PA/support to multiple entrepreneurs around the country and building long-lasting relationships with them. It’s amazing to watch businesses grow.
Without putting too much pressure on myself, I have set some realistic goals for myself this year. Both business, and personal ones. By the second quarter of this year, I would like to have taken on board two more customers, or one, depending on the monthly hours I have to work for them. With my current schedule and planning, I think this is pretty achievable.
There is one thing I really need to work on, and that’s my social media presence. I find it quite easy to help others with their social media tasks but when it comes to working on my own, I start procrastinating. This has got to change this year! I have started using Buffer on a regular basis now and will take some time out every day to schedule my social media posts and interact with others.
On a personal note, I am going to try to do more for the three amazing charities I volunteer for. Read more books, take part in fitness activities regularly and finish writing my novel. Wish me luck!
With my business, a toddler and giving back to the community, 2019 is hopefully going to be the best year yet!