Back at it…

I’m back!  I haven’t blogged in a number of months, but the time has come.  I was writing quite regularly but something (I can’t even remember what), threw me off my schedule… and before I knew it I had stopped.

When I was writing before, it was a personal blog that I slowly tried to shift more to business but at the time I wasn’t confident about posting business related information, or tips and tricks because I really felt I was still in the development stage of my own new career.

Back then, I would wonder when I would turn the corner from feeling, almost, like a fake or a fraud.  Do you know that feeling?   Have you ever thought to yourself,  “who am I to tell people that I am a business owner?”?  I didn’t always see myself as a ‘Solopreneur’.

The key for me was not giving up on my dream.  That truly kept me going…  When I would let my mind wander, I would find self-doubt.  Had I made a mistake… giving up a pretty good job that I had had for over 10 years?   I’m lucky… I’ve always been the kind of person who is hopeful and that self-doubt never lasts very long.  I kept my eye on the prize by reminding myself EXACTLY why I wanted this career.

Now, here I am, a year and half since the launch of JenSheaVA and I recently realized that things really are moving in the right direction and in fact,  I have organically found my niches.

I’ve always known that what ever I do, I really wanted to be able to be creative and help people.  After a couple of recent conversations with another VA and friend, I realized I that I am doing both.

My business really is taking off…  people are finding me!!!

I am feeling blessed. I’ve met some wonderful people since starting this journey in the Virtual World.  Women who were starting around the same time as me… women (and men) who so very generously shared their time and knowledge  and others who became clients… and I feel confident in calling all these people, friends.

I will only look back now with a huge smile on my face, and look forward to all the exciting things to come.

2014 has already become my year!

Thoughts for Today…

How as your day?  

I had a pretty productive day, and accomplished a lot.  I did some research, I completed some administrative tasks and I did some networking.

I was reading the blog of a friend of mine and one of her posts was about having a theme song… and it reminded me of mine.  I think it ‘fits’ me and I have loved it since I was a little girl. It has taken me a while to get here…  I finally feel as though I have arrived. 

Here are the words:  

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it’s you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don’t you take it
You’re gonna make it after all
You’re gonna make it after all

How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you’re all alone
But it’s time you started living
It’s time you let someone else do some giving

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don’t you take it
You’re gonna make it after all
You’re gonna make it after all

Do you recognize it?  It’s the theme song to the Mary Tyler Moore show.  When I was young, I wanted to grow up to be Mary Richards.  I loved everything about her.  She was fun, and sassy, had great style and was Independent!   And, for those of you who remember the show, she had that great little apartment.

Here’s a clip.  Have a super night world, catch you soon.

Jen 🙂 

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