If ever you're wondering where the hell I've been, this is an update.
I haven't posted in months because of two reasons:
One, I don't feel like it. I lost my mojo, drive, passion, fire - whatever you want to call it. I don't feel inspired at all.
Second, I started a new project which I'll tell you more about later.
Let's start with my first reason.
I always think I'm lazy. But honestly, I just say that.
I work hard for things I'm passionate about.
I work efficiently and never stop whenever I have new ideas.
But I always find ways to make my life easier, and I don't buy that "busy" mantra. I want to have productive activities scheduled within the day but I don't want to overwhelm myself doing them.
I don't feel guilty watching Netflix or reading a book.
In short, hindi ako martyr.
But whenever I have an option not to do things, I tend to procrastinate. And sadly, writing is the first one to get hit. I'm sorry.
And you know the reason why I feel so uninspired? Kasi parang wala namang nangyayari sa The Wealthy Pinay. Sure, I do have speaking gigs here and there but from a business sense, it's not earning the amount that can sustain my lifestyle. It's depressing to think that I'm not earning from TWP considering that this is my passion.
I love talking about money mindset, money, and helping others achieve anything they want, but in a way, I feel like a fraud. I know it's the Impostor Syndrome kicking in.
And I'm being transparent here because you might be experiencing the same thing. Maybe you lost your mojo, too. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Even the most positive person on earth experiences this punk and it's okay. We just need to ride it out.
Personally, whenever I feel like I'm in this dark hole, I allow myself to be in it for a while. I know I'll get out of that zone anyways. I know myself.
And then when I get tired of crying and getting depressed, I would start journaling. I am myself's psychologist, coach, and psychiatrist in one. It's good to write everything out and see where the depression is coming from and more importantly, how to get out of it.
Nakakapagod din kayang maging malungkot, di ba?
Then in October, I had an idea. What if I create an online course teaching Pinoys how to be a Virtual Executive Assistant?
This is the second reason why I was MIA.
As soon as the idea came to me, I started working on it. I planned the content, wrote the sales copy, bought the domain, and shoot the video lessons all in one day.
I didn't wait for the website to finish and just launched VirtualWork PH on Facebook less than 1 week after conceptualization.
1 person bought the course on first day. I was elated.
It has been 2 weeks now and we have 40+ students and counting.
It is amazing!
All the works I've done for TWP - writing, creating websites, developing online courses - prepared me for VWPh. For someone new in content marketing or online courses, executing this may take a while.
Pero sa dami ng ni-launch ko na courses and sites, completing the new project was quite a breeze. Lahat ng ginagawa natin ngayon, kahit feeling mo na wala naman masyadong value (hello, anong mapapala mo sa stress di ba?) prepare you for something amazing.
And that's the biggest realization -
You're exactly where you are meant to be! TOTALLY.
"LynJoy, anong mapapala ko sa stress?"
Let me explain...
When I first worked as an Executive Assistant in 2006, my boss was very demanding. As in! Yung tipong kahit puno na yung flight, gusto pa din nya na i-book ko sya sa flight na yun. Suicide!
I resigned because of stress.
But as I moved to different companies and was given more complex responsibilities, I realized that my first boss' demands were actually very manageable. My stress tolerance increased and I'm not bothered anymore with most nuisance. Sisiw na lang lahat.
And I know you can relate to that. Task that was so difficult when you first tried it, ngayon kaya mo na gawin kahit nakapikit.
Let me share another story proving that we are exactly where we're meant to be...
I started working as a VA in February this year. In all honesty, I resist the idea for a while. I left UAE because I don't want to work for someone anymore. I mean, why the hell am I going back to being an employee!?!
But I want the money and honestly, it's easy money. I am a very good Executive Assistant. My bosses always complimented how amazing I am but I never really believe them. For me, I'm just doing my job.
But whenever I resigned from any company, they counter-offered. The last company I worked with, they asked if I'll stay for Php 500k monthly.
As you know, I didn't stay because I want to enjoy FREEDOM OF TIME which I don't feel like I had when I was working in Dubai.
So you can imagine my resistance to getting a job. Just thinking that I may need to work at night stresses me out.
But as I said, I want the money, and being an EA is an easy task for me so I went ahead and started job hunting.
It took me a solid two months before I landed my first client. But the funny thing is I was hired and fired the same day. I didn't even last 1 day. I won't bore you with the details but it was some task that she said "I'm not getting!" Anyhoo, I just laughed it off because she's a psycho and I consider it a blessing in disguise.
After a few days, I saw another ad that I liked and applied. Went into two interview processes and was hired the following day. Yahoo! This was February of 2021.
Do you think I'll have this business of teaching aspiring VAs on how to become an actual VA if I haven't started freelancing? NOPE. I won't.
The idea came to me because I'm actually working as a virtual assistant and have a better understanding of how remote working works.
We are where
we're meant to be.
There is a reason for everything. We're never too early nor too late.
If you're going through something, I promise it will get better.
Start writing 10 things you're grateful for every day.
Visualize your dream life.
Believe that you deserve that life.
Then take inspired actions. Opportunities will present itself. If it excites you more than it scares you, take it as a sign and leap.