Hey, I’m not even sure if it exists but I do know that when you love what you do it certainly feels like less of an issue…
My son was 11 months old and far from sleeping through the night when I started my Virtual Assistant business Admin Angels in 2016. There’s been incredible highs and devastating lows. But looking ahead, as my husband has just joined the business fulltime, I’m genuinely excited for our future and my only regret is not being brave and doing it sooner!
So, here’s five reasons why I love being a Virtual Assistant…
- No More Drama And Office Politics
Being a Virtual Assistant isn’t for everyone. Building a remote business is hard, some days it makes parenting look like a breeze! But, one of the perks is that you get to choose who you work with. No more office drama or politics!
- Personal Growth
Maybe I’ve always been in the wrong jobs but the level of personal growth I’ve experienced since I started my business has been phenomenal. When you become self-employed there are so many ‘hats’ to wear, so many decisions to make. You have to learn how to do it all…sales, marketing, finance, operations… I’ve learned so much about myself and discovered skills and traits I didn’t know I had!
Find what starts a fire in your belly and do that, right? Well, to me, knowing (and seeing!) the positive impact I’m having on my amazing client’s lives and businesses really lights me up.
- I Set My Own Schedule
How and when I work is down to me. These days, I have much more control over my working day and there’s no more wasted hours commuting. It’s tough being self-employed but it’s the ‘little’ things that make it all worthwhile. Things like enjoying breakfast with my family in the morning and very rarely missing bath and bed time. Time is so very precious, and I LOVE knowing that I’m in control of my own schedule. I take my client commitments very seriously and as long as they are met then I don’t have to ask anyone’s permission to take the afternoon off, enjoy a nap or finish early.
- The Potential…
The harder I work, the more hours I put in the more I earn. I’m no longer getting paid to show up every day. Yes, it’s a bit scary not having a stable salary or a fixed payday but the sky is the limit! All the hard work I am putting in now is to benefit me and my family, that is what motivates me to keep on learning, growing and pushing on.
Before she embarked on the roller-coaster ride of self-employment Suzy was an Executive Assistant supporting a Board Level Executive within a Global Recruitment Company. In addition to many years as an Executive Assistant Suzy has over a decade of practical hands on experience within Office Management, Projects and Administration. She’s operated as an integral part of HR, Project Management, Events, Marketing, Sales and Hospitality teams. Spanning across several industries including Recruitment, Service Delivery and Technology. Suzy’s outlook, mind-set and focus shifted dramatically when she became a mother. She came to realise that her true passion lies in enabling people to be their best, that she’s driven by making a difference and that supporting just one Executive was no longer enough. This thinking, combined with the new-found strength and determination motherhood bought, caused Suzy to completely rethink her career. In 2016 she founded Northamptonshire based Virtual Assistant company Admin Angels. Flexibility, fun and a strong work ethic are all at the heart of the business. Because Admin Angels work ‘virtually’ they are not restricted by location and the team proudly support a diverse range of businesses both locally and nationally. Since the business started, Suzy has been contacted by numerous individuals asking if she is recruiting or enquiring into how they can become a Virtual Assistants themselves. Knowing what a positive impact the business has made on her life, in 2017 she created Admin Angels Academy, an online training and support hub for aspiring Virtual Assistants.