I read this article and it’s kind of messed up my afternoon, in a good way. I’ve cried and I’ve questioned myself as to why I’m doing what I’m doing. What’s my reason beyond myself?
We’ve heard from people interested in working online as VAs as well as clients asking how they can improve their numbers. I have one question, why?.
Why do you want an online business?
Why do you want to be a freelancer?
Why do you want to be a virtual assistant?
Why do you want x number of fans on Facebook?
Why do you want x number of people following you on Twitter or connecting with you on LinkedIn?
What are you going to do when they get there?
They’ve done what you wanted, now what? Will you over load them with sales pitches or will you genuinely care?
The ones who care are the ones we enjoy being around and associating ourselves with. The ones who care challenge us to be our best when we feel like giving up.
The ones who care charge us to take a stand against something not just to increase our net worth but to increase the net worth of others. To lead someone else into their destiny instead of down a road of destruction.
Sure it’s amazing to sit at your dining room table and work, creating, building a dream. However if you don’t know why then what’s the point.
Your why is way bigger than a car, house, family, debt freedom, it’s way bigger than that. If that was it your time would be up. But it’s not you’re here.
As long as you’re here do something!
I do understand and here is my story for all!
By Margy G
My sister was in a tragic accident which left her in a coma for over three months. I am remembering when I heard got the news that my sister was in surgery and critical, since she was in another state at the time we had to gather and get to her immediately.
Upon arriving to the hospital I did not know what to expect but my mind kept saying stay calm! The family was overwhelmed with emotions. I had to stay calm so AS I approached my sister room and saw nothing but machines and her body all in bandages. I leaned over and whispered in her ear your sister is here I love you and it’s going to be okay!!!
I proceeded to call my boss from the hospital alerting him that my sister was in a coma and critical. I called my job everyday that I was out plus got a letter from the hospital showing I had been there. I really was not worried about being out because this was an emergency and I had enough time on my record to cover.
Anyway after sleeping in the waiting room for several days and arriving back to work my supervisor asked me why was I’m out? I said I called and told you my sister was in a coma and on critical – do you know what he said? He said your sister is sick NOT YOU!!! WOW – My spirit moved at that moment and PEACE BE STILL is what I heard. Here I am coming in from having to leave my sister wrapped up in bandages – in a coma – near death – my family devastated and my supervisor instead of saying how is your sister just continue on to say that he was writing me up for being out and he did – WHO does that? Who kick someone at their lowest peak? Thank GOD the higher bosses over my supervisor heard about the news and reached out to me!
I had to traveled every week to my sister side faithfully. I gave up getting a pay check to getting my sister back. THANK GOD – JESUS!!! THANK YOU FOR GRACE AND MERCY!
Even though the doctors outlook for my sister was not great because she had major surgery in which her intestine had to be cut in order to stop the bleeding – her blood count was down to 4 – loss of oxygen – the tube had to be placed in her throat – an operation to insert a tube in her neck was done to give her air – tubes through her stomach for feeding – severe brain damage and so many other things. I knew in my spirit that was not the truth of my sister that she would pull through!!! I kept the power of GOD in me for Grace & Mercy! I knew in my spirit that was not the truth of my sister that she would pull through!!!
Family started getting weak and my poor mother near her 80’s pressure fell to 198 a few point from a STROKE because NOT only was my mom dealing with my sister but we got news that my mom sister (my aunt) sister dying from cancer and no cure!!!
When the hospital called the family meeting to tell the family my sister was not improving that she would probably be a vegetable because she had severe brain damage. I for one did not want to hear the negative thoughts and when my family asked me my thoughts – I said thank the doctors for all that they do but that’s NOT the truth of my sister – she will walk and she will talk again!! I never stopped trusting in my GOD and having faith during this difficult time. And I kept telling my family to keep trusting Jehovah! We all need the remember how GOD works especially when we are standing in tragedies!!!
I remember having dreams of seeing me and my sister laughing again and I knew GOD was giving me a sign that my sister was coming back!
We the family would talk to my sister – read the bible to her – keep the television on – massage her head – legs – feet and play music!!! Her husband devoted so much time and energy – there was no question of his love and commitment! My heart went out to my brother in law – nieces and nephews!
There was so much people in the hospital that even though their own family was in intensive care they devoted so much time to my family. They knew we were out of state so many people would bring food to each every day! We were given a place to sleep at a minimum of the cost because we had to rent monthly and be there weekly. I knew it was GOD placing angels around us! We found the right restaurant with the right prices. GOD place doctors that would keep an eye out when we could not be there. Yes, the angels were in place because it was not easy having to leave your love one not knowing of the treatment that would be given when they cannot talk – see – nor walk – so the only way we could leave was to trust in the HIGHER POWER GREATER THAN YOURSELF which for me was the mighty LORD Jehovah!
We the family got together and created a schedule so we would take turns coming in and going – when one set of family left another was arriving. We had to stay days out of every week – but can I tell you GOD made it happen! Thank you Jesus!!!
Time went on – months went by and we the family continue to travel to by my sister side every week. We would give her body massages because she was not moving on one side – we kept talking to her – reading the bible – calling her name – calling her husband and kids name My sister began to have some movement – thank god!
My brother in law bought in music and my other sister as well – can I tell you she began moving the body that was working. It took some time for it to happen but we never gave up and the day came my sister woke up – spoke her name – sat up – and started calling all the family names.
The doctors and nurses would gather outside her hospital room to see this amazing recovery that some did not think would happen. DON’T LET NO ONE TELL YOU WHAT THE LORD CANNOT DO!! I do understand some do not come through but in my heart I just felt different about my sister illness – I could not feel departure in my heart and never allow anyone else to tell me different!
I am so thankful that I took that cut in pay and did not allow my income to speak the love I had for my sister. I may have taken a loss in pay but I got my sister back!!! Yes, my sister walked out of the hospital and is regaining her memory which is now in a different consciousness. She was a great couture fashion designer and had some out of this world designs but none of those things are important to her anymore.
The sad emotional hit was right after my sister came out of the coma a month later she lost her son – her husband lost his mother and brother in law as well. My aunt died during my nephew funeral – two cousins and uncle. So this year of 2011 we lost a total probably over seven family members as a whole to cancer unfortunately and old age.
I remember getting the news about my nephew I had just arrived home when my mother called yelling – he’s dead – he’s dead – and I am saying who’s dead and she calling my nephew name. My heart felt like someone pulled it out and stomped all over it. I could not believe this was happening!
Jesus Jesus Jesus is all I could say – I found myself running in the bathroom holding my self over the sink. For my sister just came out of the coma now this tragic situation and my dear nephew whom was like my son was no more and even through the devastation that we call life epsiodes GOD kept me(us) and allow me to help strengthen my family during theses tragic times.
I was there to try and help keep everyone else lifted with family and friends. Even though my heart was aching GOD kept me under control I knew GOD was showing me the open door of transformation that was being placed before me and my family!!! I remembered feeling like I needed someone to share with – because my faith is different than a lot of people I needed to be lifted by people who was in the same faith as me. What is my faith? My faith is to stay as positive as I can without being overloaded with a lot of negative thoughts and emotions. When I started feeling I was alone the phone would ring with someone from the ministry providing me with that right on time prayer!
I remember writing this
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus – not my nephew is all I could say when I heard the news.
I love you more than words could ever say!! There is a hole in my heart right now. You were more than a nephew to me – you were my son – my friend – my Angel – and a gift to all people that came before you! I will always treasure your presence within this family. For I did no family gatherings without you. Now what do I do? Who do I call on? Who will love me(us) like you? Who will have my back – hear my cries – be my best friend – call and make jokes – honor me without judging and treat me with respect to the highest degree? Who can I trust NOW?
I am so proud of you and the legacy that you left behind for your son. Since a little boy I watched how you took care of your brothers and sisters. I saw the love for your parents – especially your mother whom you adorned with that big heart of yours. I watched how you loved your grandparents – aunts – uncles – cousins – your friends and the strangers on the street. What a honorable MAN you WAS – WERE and IS!
I don’t like saying goodbye so I will say SEE YOU LATER!!
For those days when I am sad like I am now I will lift my eyes high. Your spirit will always be that Guidance Angel to me and when I’m blue and feel I am losing my way – I see your smile and that will brighten up my day!
I will remember how you lived with joy – peace – honor – love – happiness and I will continue my mission in the same manner.
I thank you for the respect – I thank you for the memories – I thank you for allowing me to be me – I thank you for honoring me – I thank you for loving me – I thank you for loving my children and their children – I thank you for being the blessing!
See you later nephew I will love you forever!
______________________________ Thank You Jesus for allowing me to Share
I take every situation to strengthen not only me but those I came in contact with. I believe every testimony is a life saver for someone. I don’t know why I told this story but my fingers got to typing and I figure someone must need to hear this story.
I losted a lot of love ones but it’s the remembrance of them that is pushing me forward! For I want to remember how they lived and the joy they bought in everyone’s life. They knew about my business passions and would only want me to continue on the path I was going when they was here.
I am here to give joy and happiness to those I encounter and don’t encounter through encouragement. So at the end of the day I NO LONGER SAY I will do what I can do today TOMORROW.
I am trust and believe that GOD have a plan for all of us – so pick yourself up and DO something about it!!
The choice I have choose to do is start my own businesses so that I can work from home – enjoy my aging parents whom still not well – my sister who is still in recovery but doing great with all the emotion losses – my children – grandchildren and a lot of others who are ill. I want to provide all the strength allow me to those suffering and still need a pick me up! I enjoy giving for it just warms my heart at the end of the day.
I realize I will never get the fulfillment I am seeking through working for others but I am grateful for the experiences I receive and will continue to receive!
I am seeking the chance to prove my abilities! I am open to receive the blessings that await me through all the right businesses – all the right projects and all the right people who will hire me at the end of the day – knowing that a person who loves as I will definitely love the work I provide!
Thank you for appreciating my story!
I am now taking charge of my life even though I still give my time to others! I have decide to make changes and dare to be different! For if we do the same thing we will receive the same results – I am the deciding factor of my life! So I have started these businesses take a look and join me in my new beginning of a new rewarding LIFE!!! Yes, you can hire me for jobs. I am ready to work for ME!!!
I agree with you, your WHY must be bigger, must be genuine, it must have a passion. My passion is to help others. I feel rewarded to help others improve or reach their goals.