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Virtual Assistant Weekender Report - March 16th

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Here's your Weekender Report to keep you "IN THE KNOW" with informative and entertaining resources for your virtual business success this coming week!


In This Issue:


*** A Note From Tawnya

*** Virtual News You Can Use NOW!

*** VAinsiders Club MotiVAtor

*** Webinar Schedule - Mark Your Calendar!

*** Who's talking about what at the Forum...

*** YOUR Weekender Freebie

*** About Tawnya Sutherland, The VA Market Leader



A Note From Tawnya



Are you truly happy in your life and work? While the ability to achieve happiness and fulfillment may seem elusive at best, the truth is it is actually quite possible to find both.


Here are 5 tips to achieve happiness and fulfillment in your life and work.


Tip #1 - Know what you want, and write it down


What do you truly want? Visualize yourself feeling happy and fulfilled. What do you see? Are you sitting on a beach? Is your debt gone? Are you painting? Running? Playing with your children? Write down what will make you feel happy and fulfilled – consider it your life vision statement. Post it in a place where you have access to it and can refer back to it often. I have mine posted on the wall behind my computer monitor which I look at every day.


Now, from this vision statement, create small steps to make your vision a reality. For example, if you find fulfillment from being with your friends, then what can you do to make that a reality? Why not drop a phonecall today to that friend you've not heard from in awhile.


Tip #2 - Be grateful for what you have


Gratitude is a powerful emotion. It reminds you of how important the small things really are. Each breath, ray of sunshine, plate of food and roof over our head is something to be grateful for. Make a practice of writing down what you're grateful for each day. A nice practice is to wake in the morning and think about what you have to look forward to and end the day thinking about or journaling what you are grateful for.


Tip #3 - Help others


I'm not saying you have to donate your life savings or volunteer 40 hours a week, what I am saying is that small acts of kindness boost your mood incredibly. And they have the effect of improving the lives of others. Small things, like holding a door for someone in need, saying "thank you" and "have a nice day" when you're talking to strangers and helping to pay for someone's coffee when they're short changed, brings happiness to everyone around you.


Tip #4 - Understand that you have the power


You're ultimately responsible for everything you think and do. While that may seem depressing at first, when you consider the unfortunate decisions you've made (and we've all made decisions we wished we could take back) the truth is that this is an amazing power. You can choose to learn from mistakes, take advantage of opportunities, look on the bright side and control your life.


Tip #5 - What is your purpose in life?


Is your purpose to help others, to learn, to lead, to unite? We all have a direction we want to take our lives in. Finding your purpose may not be easy. However, it can be a fun process in and of itself. For example, if you love learning new things then your ultimate purpose in life might be to learn. Regardless of what your work and lifestyle are, you can make time to embrace your purpose. Read books, take online courses,, enroll in college courses, participate in community education to help you with your VA business!


You deserve to feel happy and fulfilled, whatever that means to you. Take the time to celebrate who you are and all that you have in your life. Understand what makes you ultimately feel happy and fulfilled and create strategies to make it happen.


To your happiness in 2012,

Tawnya Sutherland




Virtual News You Can Use NOW!



1) ONLY 32/100 SEATS LEFT! The doors are opened and tickets are selling out to attend our Virtual Assistant Virtuosos Seminars Season 5 (VAVS5) online conference called "From one Virtual Assistant to another…"


If you have attended this event before I'm sure you'll grab your ticket right now as you know how much you can learn to help you succeed in your VA business from the speakers who have been there and done it already, Virtual Assistants themselves. wink.gif


REGISTER NOW at http://www.VAvirtuosos.com


If you've not attended it yet, just listen to what some of our past attendees have said:


"The amount of information I have received for such a small investment is insane! The notes and tips I took away from the seminars are priceless! If you are a VA it should be a no-brainer to attend this week long event! Don't miss this event you will potentially lose new opportunities!!" ~ Jaime-Ann Laidlaw


"I can't wait! I attended last year's VA Virtuosos and it was one of the most informative series of tele-classes for virtual assistants I've ever been part of. I can't believe it's such an amazing bargain." ~ Nina Feldman


DON'T DELAY…THE DOORS ARE OPEN and you can attend all 20 webinars during March 26-30th for ONLY $19. You heard it right! That's under $1 a webinar to learn new strategies, tips, programs and ideas to help your VA business grow to its fullest potential. We sell out for every VAVS so make sure you grab your seat early.


Check out all the speakers at http://www.VAvirtuosos.com



2) Are YOU Finding Yourself Stumbling Over Technology?


Running a profitable blog, marketing and selling on the Internet is actually a simple process. What's not so easy, are little steps in between that are often technical in nature, like Cascading Style Sheets (or better known as CSS), making certain pages appear different in WordPress, protecting premium content, stringing together the payment system, affiliate program and membership system.


This tech stuff can be brutally frustrating. You could stumble, stub your toes, cut your knee or feel like taking a sledge hammer to your computer. That doesn't mean you should. In fact, you don't have to if you had a pass to attend and review all our NEW "TECH" training programs:




You will find a wide variety of technical training to help run a profitable blog or web based business. Topics vary through the year so there's something for every skill level. Keep in mind, what you'll get is so much more because classes are often peppered with valuable real life experiences and techniques.


To learn more visit: http://www.VAtrainingsite.com



3) Would like to get your message out in front of the Virtual Assistant industry? Look no further than the raved about VAvirtuosos Seminars. With 20 educational webinars for only $19 you'll receive the traffic you need to get the word out about your products and services to Virtual Assistants worldwide. The webinar rooms every Virtual Assistant can't wait to attend and learn at. This is our 5th season and our members keep coming back for more!


GET ON BOARD EARLY for the best exposure as VAs from across the globe start signing up to attend.


Learn more here on how to become a sponsor starting as low as $47:






VAinsiders Club MotiVAtor



Many of us make decisions based on what our head is saying. We do the things we think are right or we think others expect from us. There is nothing wrong with basing your decisions on your head, but how often are you also listening to your heart? By listening to your heart and asking yourself if your decision fits with what you want, not what others expect, you will find the joy that you are seeking and your decisions will become more fulfilling.


Receive more motiVAtional moments plus business strategies by Becoming a VAinsider Club member today!


Your VAinsider Club membership starts at only $7/mth. Not much to pay nowadays to help your business get the upper hand in the virtual service world. What are you waiting for?


JOIN TODAY at http://www.VAinsiders.com




Webinar Schedule - Mark Your Calendar!



DATE: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 3PM PST


SPEAKER: Tawnya Sutherland


TOPIC: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Becoming a VA But Were Afraid to Ask!


During this information-rich session based on Tawnya's own experience as a Virtual Assistant, you will learn the steps to take to become a successful Virtual Assistant with the potential to earn an above average income, including:


* Why there is increasing demand for Virtual Assistants, and how to take advantage of this market

* The best way to train to become a successful Virtual Assistant

* The most important thing you need to do if you want to earn a 6-figure income from home as a Virtual Assistant

* Common myths that might be holding you back from creating the career of your dreams

* Which personality trait is a must-have for anyone who wants to be a successful business owner

* The five things you can do to gain instant credibility for your Virtual Assistant business

* Where to find clients for your new Virtual Assistant business

* Also get a sneak preview of the Virtual Assistant Virtuosos Seminar (VAVS) online conference held March 26-30th



REGISTER HERE: http://www.VAnetworking.com/seminars


Stay up to date with times of all our educational business webinars by adding our schedule to your Google calendar now at our website.


PS: We are currently scouting for speakers for our 3PM PST slot. If you have something you'd like to share and educate our network of Virtual Assistants with, please submit your topic to us at http://www.VAsupportdesk.com




Who's talking about what at the Forum...



If you haven't joined our FREE Virtual Assistant Networking Forum http://www.VirtualAssistantForum.com you are sorely missing out on a huge resource for your business. With over 15,000 registered members and over 134,000 topics and posts, you'll find the answers to every question imaginable about virtual assistance. And if you don't find the answer, then just post your question and within minutes someone will kindly help you out.


Our Motto: No question is ever stupid, stupidity comes from not asking when you have the opportunity (VAnetworking.com) to do so.




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YOUR Weekender Freebie



Want to learn how to turn your website into a marketing machine that attracts your ideal clients?


Then watch this FR-EE video by Kathy Goughenour that she presented this past Thursday to our members.


Watch Video: http://www.VAnetwork...ownloads/kathyg





Until next week...


To Your Virtual Success,


Tawnya Sutherland, CIMBS

Founder of The Leading Virtual Assistant Networking Forum Since 2003


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