I'm back to finish my story. I promise not to make this a novel but possibly an encouragement to anyone that is looking to take that great leap of faith. Ok, where did I leave off.
Once I joined the Administrative Consultant Association family and was welcomed with open arms, I inquired away. I know they were tired of me but I didn't care. I felt like it was life or death. Either this had to work and work quickly or here I come "Corporate America". I was not trying to see the latter. After expressing my feelings to a few family members, my baby sister mentioned that my sister, who was a very successful hairstylist needed help. She mentioned that she would be up until 4 am doing work even after being in the Salon for 12 hrs. Well, since I was oblivious to all of this, I asked her what in the world could she be possibly doing until 4 am. Low and behold, she was responding to emails, editing pictures and posting them on various sites, uploading and editing videos, so on and so on. At that point, a light bulb went off in my head. I was like, I can do that. I'll work while she does hair and she can go to bed, rest or even hang out after working all day in the Salon.
My sister, the stylist, lived in Texas and was scheduled to be in New York two weeks after this conversation. When she got to New York, I set up a meeting with her. I pitched this win/win opportunity to her and she said........ "Ummmm I don't know. I'm too particular and I need to make sure things are done a certain way". I hit so much resistance because she didn't know how to let go. Even though she was overwhelmed and overworked, she didn't know how to let go and delegate. How many of you are out there in the world or how many people do you know like this?
After 1 week of training, I was ready to go. I started out performing Social Media Management, Email Management and Customer Support. Now, I run both of her salon locations in TX and NY, all from my location in New York. Best to believe, after I showed her that I had this, her requests increased.
I am a Mompreneuer, DV Survivor, Christian and love helping others any way I can. Enjoy my thoughts. OJB