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“Submit” – A button that can make you “poop your pants”?

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I never thought I could be so intimidated by a submit button, but there I was, cursor poised.

Do I click the button? …DON’T CLICK THE BUTTON…Other people might see the answers to those very personal questions. You should totally click the button. You know you want to. What if people judge me…or the business I’ve created. …I don’t know what to do!!! Click the button. No! Don’t! …ah, come ON!!!

It’s like a tiny Ren and Stimpy were in my brain arguing over clicking the button. LOL!

The fuss was all about Entrepreneur®, a brand that most everyone in business knows about. People study their material, hashtag them, and reference their wisdom ALL THE TIME!!! They’re what I perceive as a GIANT in business. So when I sat down to apply for their 2019 Entrepreneur 360™ list… you can bet your sweet-Stimpy-cheeks I was sweating buckets of anxiety.

It’s funny how opportunity and anxiety go together.

But, having recently attended a Make Your Mark – Business Mastery event with Colin Sprake, who emphatically said:

“If you’re not pooping your pants, you’re not dreaming big enough…”

… I was really on that fence. For a small business like ours, THIS (clicking submit) would be freaking HUGE!!! To make the Entrepreneur 360™ list, your business is evaluated on impact, innovation, growth, leadership and business valuation. They do this with the goal of identifying 360 small businesses that are “mastering the art and science of growing a business.”

I realized it was a poop your pants moment! So I took a deep breath and clicked submit. No, the anxiety has not gone away. Seriously… the questionnaire feels kinda personal, and it would to any small business owner. They want to know things that would give any good business owner pause prior to sharing. AND THEN…they ask for permission to share some of the details, publicly. YIKES! …YEP! I’m virtually poopin’ my pants. (Thanks for that analogy, Colin 😉 )

Anyway… I’m still freakin’ out a bit, but to use an old cliché…

Go BIG or go home!

And if you literally pooped your pants – yeah… you can tell ’em I said you were okay to just go home, mmmmk?! LOL!

BTW, the Make Your Mark family and curriculum is AMAZING!!! I highly recommend attending one of their events. It’s changed my life and the lives of others too (you don’t have to take just my word for it):

P.S. I’ll keep you posted on the Entrepreneur 360™ stuff. My understanding is that they have been doing this since 2015, and that other companies in the administrative industry have made the list in previous years – so fingers crossed! Wish us luck.

 

 

 

2017 IVAA Live Summit

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Are you looking for a Virtual Assistant to add to your team, and feel passionate about networking?

Are you an aspiring Virtual Assistant???

Awesome! Because it’s almost time for the 2017 IVAA Live Summit! Get your ticket and join me for an amazing learning & business growth experience. I will be speaking at the conference on Thursday, September 14th from 9-12 (noon), and will be around for the entire event to answer any questions you may have. You can view all the speakers and their presentation details by visiting the IVAA Live Summit Speakers page.

Conferences are a great way to expand your network, and learn about things trending in business! Hope to see you in Canada!

Questions? Contact Us.

Prevent Fraud – Virtual Assistants & Bookkeepers Agree

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Being a bookkeeper and virtual assistant is super awesome, and it gets really REALLY interesting when you start to see the blank expression on people’s faces when you ask them about their Fraud Prevention methods. Each year, the Southern Oregon Bookkeepers Association puts on a Fraud Prevention event to help bring about awareness to other business professionals:

  • Fraud does happen and unfortunately, more often than you’d like to believe
  • There are simple things that you can start with to help prevent fraud
  • Even good people are capable of making poor choices. Prevention methods help protect them and YOU.
  • Who to turn to when you think you’ve been a victim of fraud2016 Fraud Prevention

…and so many more topics that people tend to not think about when they are busy working to earn a living.

If you’re in the Medford area on March 9th, please stop by and take in our annual fraud prevention event. It’s completely free to attend! And I would love to see you there – let me know if you saw this on the blog. It’s always great to get the feedback.

Click on the flyer (left) to learn more, or visit www.facebook.com/SOBookkeepers
Fraud Prevention is so important to all of us here at AVA Virtual Assistance because we’re often assisting people on cloud-based platforms. Not only do we want you to “accomplish more with a team” we want you to feel secure in your effort. And at the end of the day, we VA’s also want to rest easy knowing our professional relationship with each client is likely to continue, long term. By working through secure platforms and in keeping up to date on fraud prevention techniques, we support your success, and your success is why we do what we do.

Please join us March 9th at the library.