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Audrey Isbell

Speaker and Author of "100 Simple Truths All Virtual Assistants Should Know"
Audrey Isbell
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That’s like one of those inspirational quotes that you look for, “See Brilliance, Be Brilliant” but it’s true.

A few years ago I wrote an article about the many works of art currently displayed in my office at AVA Virtual Assistance. Still so proud to be displaying them! Each one was created with so much love and thought. And now there’s even more. I find that I’m a better person when I surround myself with the workings of other brilliant minds. I’m continually inspired by them and still feel as I did years ago – that my own creativity is elevated by them.

The most recent work to grace my walls is a piece done by Hannah Batty, VA and brilliant mind. She continues to amaze me and inspire my life. Here is a photo of her work, which YOU KNOW doesn’t do it justice.

I took it off the wall and still couldn’t avoid photographing the glare shining from the glass. I’ll try to update the photo someday with a scan for you, and if you’re local to Grants Pass… you might stop in and see what I mean…

There’s so much detail! It’s beautiful. (This took her MONTHS by the way.)

These cute little characters are her “babies”, Hopi and Navajo (from left to right). That’s one incredibly annoying chihuahua who thinks he’s the big dog on campus and a chi-weener!?! What the hell is that!?! …think, if Yoda were a dog what you would get. LOL! She’s VERY sweet. Anyway…

Every day I feel as though these adorable little furballs are cheering me on. The piece reminds me to breathe, laugh, approach the workday as if you were a dog waiting for your master to get home. It speaks to a saying that my close girlfriends and I have…

“I get to go to work”

It’s about feeling gratitude for the life we have, the work we do, the people we help and the people who help by supporting us. Funny how you get all that from a couple of chihuahuas.

Seriously though, a sliver of Hannah’s brilliance reminds us to go ahead and hang our own brilliance on the proverbial “wall”, for others to enjoy also. Here’s how you do it (inspirational quotes style…but ya gotta say ’em with fake accents):

  • Go with your gut, ya swanky bastard.
  • Trust yourself, pilgrim.
  • Enjoy your own creativity, mk?!
  • Duuuuuuuuuude! Speak up if you have an idea.
  • Sing out loud, lil’ diva.
  • Try something new, ah-ight!
  • “Choose Happy” (or just sing the Happy song by Pharrell Williams)

So, what does your office look like, I wonder? Is it covered with inspirational quotes? What might you have on your walls, bookshelves (even digital ones), window sill?

You don’t have to be good at something to be great. Just let the brilliance in and see what happens. When you surround yourself with who and what you admire, you’ll internalize the goodness without even trying.

Looking for a little more freedom to do your hobbies? Connect with our Virtual Assistant team by Booking a free consultation. Oooh! That’s brilliant too. 🙂 Or just send us an inspirational quote… those are fun too. 😉