I was in corporate for over 20 years and I never really felt like I fit in because I never felt like I could be myself. You're sitting behind your little cubicle behind your computer and you’re doing what you do all day. This is fine for a lot of people, but I knew that I wanted more. I was definitely the most authentically “me” person, I think in the whole building.
I've said this before that I don't pretend to be anybody that I'm not. There are times when you show up differently in different situations and you're like quieter than you normally would be, or because the situation calls for it, right. I'm always led though, by how I feel. I can feel other people's energy very easily. So, I do have to protect my own.
Being in corporate, I saw a lot of people really stressed out all the time including me. I chose not to be stressed anymore because it doesn't serve me, my life, or my business. But working in Corporate, they tend to put you in this little box. You have...
This is a quick list of things that all entrepreneurs need to know but not too many talk about. Some are things I didn't realize I was signing up for but are crucial to being successful.
First, I did not realize as an entrepreneur you have to look inside of yourself more often than you are comfortable with because this is where most of the answers are.
Not one second did I believe that I would think that starting my business. We think that we have an awesome idea and that we’re awesome at what we do and think people will just come, but they don’t. This is not a business of dreams, if you build it, they will not necessarily just come. I’m not saying that it doesn’t happen for some people, but for most of us it doesn’t happen. 80% of the reason for that is us. There’s nothing wrong with us, but there’s so much growth and so much self development that happens. Look inside of you more often because that’s where all the answers are and...
Are you staying 100% committed to your purpose? I wasn’t.
We are on day 5 of self-quarantine and it is so extremely difficult to focus on positivity right now although that is exactly what we need to get through this.
I just had to sit back, not look at my computer and breathe deep for about 10 minutes because thoughts of uncertainty started to overwhelm me. My brain was racing 100 miles an hour and I felt like I just couldn’t think straight. I knew that if I didn’t step back and stop flooding myself with everyone else's words and thoughts that I would drown in the panic and overwhelm everyone is feeling right now.
So I turned it all off and sat in my chair and just started to breathe deeply and released all the tension in my body. I needed to focus on my own thoughts because I couldn’t tell what were mine and what werent. I asked a question and set an intention to just let in what I was meant to be doing right now in the midst of all this chaos. These...
Bethany's response to being the Elevation Societies first 'IT" girl was epic! When she saw the post she said: "SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!! I am the first IT Girl!! #honored!!!"
Elevation Society: Bethany tell us what you do and who you serve.
Bethany: I am a virtual assistant to podcasts hosts and small business owners.
Elevation Society: So cool! Tell us about your business
Bethany: So many people have no idea what a fantastic virtual assistant does or how they can change the life of your business. I want to give them that fantastic experience so their business can grow exponentially!
I am obsessed with helping people be seen and heard. I adore being the person behind the scenes making my clients business visions come true. I also believe that all small business owners deserve a time to have a life. So basically, I give life.
Elevation Society: Tell us something about you, outside of your business.