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.
Soooo, welcome to my 1st blog, EVER. I've been contemplating on writing this blog for some time now. I stalled for so long because I was unsure of how to write a blog, what I should say, will people even see my blog and most of all, will they be interested. After asking numerous people, all I heard was, girl it's easy. Well, if I thought it was that easy, I may have started awhile ago. Other advice I received was, just be you. That's something I needed to hear and was right up my alley. When I heard that, I said I can do this. With that said, let's get this show on the road.
Let's make this official and allow me to introduce myself. My name is Oneka Bady from Queens,NY. I am married and a mother of 2. In fact, I just recently had my daughter in March 2010. Being pregnant with her naturally, caused me to become pregnant spiritually, as well. My faith grew to believe that while on Maternity Leave, I could start a business.
I've always wanted to own my own business but struggled with what I wanted to do and what I knew how to do. After digging deep within, I realized that I have always been great with administration and organization. I don't really know when that started because I've never been a secretary in my life. I guess, some things you're just born with. Well anyway, I began to research things you can do from home. During my search, I came across: Telecommuting, Personal Virtual Assistants/Virtual Assistants. I had never heard of any of these in my life. You can say, I was intrigued. I dug so deep, till I found the Administrative Consultant Association formerly known as the Virtual Assistant Chamber of Commerce. I was then surrounded by people who were doing this for years, working for themselves and loving it. I jumped right on in and became a part of a wonderful family.
I am a Tech Consultant who loves to re-create tech tools for lil to no money and make them do what it do. DIY Tech Queen. #imsotechxy