Virtual Assistant E-Book Review: Managing Your Thriving Business For Success

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Thriving, Healthy, Successful..These are the goals that many small business owners have for their businesses, me included!

I've been spending a lot of my "me time" reading books that I can apply to my business, written by some of the best virtual assistants out there. Being a "real estate" virtual assistant, I sometimes get so focused on the "real estate" side, I neglect my growth in the "business side".

So when I visited Yvonne Weld's blog Thriving Business Blog and saw her E-book series Creating a Thriving Business and Managing Your Thriving Business, co-written by another amazing virtual assistant, Sally Kuhlman...  I jumped at the chance to download my next good reads. And just as I suspected, I am blown a way at the inspiring, comprehensive and practical information that this series is full of! 

I'm already putting my sticky notes everywhere in the book, and implementing tips I can use right now. From Time Management, Organizing Your Files, Your Office, Setting Goals, Marketing Your Business, How to Avoid Pitfalls to Success, Overcoming Procrastination, Stress management and Balancing Work/Family this book provides helpful tips and guides for almost any work-style. I'm re-inspired to look at my short-term and long term goals and create positive affirmations to keep me on track.

Whether you are a Virtual Assistant or Entrepreneur, this series of e-books will inspire you to become the best business owner you can now, and keep you moving toward your future goals. Oh! and subscribe to Yvonne's blog too, for even more tips!

I believe in creating my own independence, and my own destiny, and sometimes need a little push in the right direction! Done...with the Thriving Business Series. 







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Comments (9)

Elaine Manes Gage
Home Staging Online Services - Denver, CO
Staging done ONLINE!
Laura- As stagers, we sometimes forget that we own a business, and that if we don't manage it properly, there won't be homes to stage! I really like "I believe in creating my own independence, and my own destiny", because it's a great way to remember that we are in control!
Mar 09, 2008 06:55 AM
Laura Monroe
Inman News - San Francisco, CA
Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media
Elaine~ Absolutely! We sometimes can get so involved "in" the business we forget to keep moving forward and manage well, sometimes I just need a swift kick in the pants for me to remember why I'm in business for myself anyway! Thanks for commenting:)
Mar 09, 2008 06:58 AM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Sounds great, I love books that help me grow.
Mar 09, 2008 10:23 AM
Courtney Fontenot
Alpha Prosperity Management - Missouri City, TX
NAR Certified REPA, REW
Sounds like something I need to check out. If someone with your vast experience can get something out it, I am sure I can find tons of stuff to help my business become successful. Thanks for sharing this info, Laura. 
Mar 09, 2008 11:02 AM
Laura Monroe
Inman News - San Francisco, CA
Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media

Hi Missy~ Me too, I'm always looking for a better way to do things:)

HI Courtney~ Highly recommned this book for VAs, as that who is mainly who it was written for, you must check it out! 

Mar 09, 2008 12:20 PM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
Laura - I checked out the blog and bookmarked it for a good future read.  No time on this manic Monday!
Mar 10, 2008 03:24 AM
Tom Plant - Murrieta, CA
Laura - Good for you! It sounds like you're really moving forward. I wish you the best.
Mar 12, 2008 01:59 AM
Gary Barnett
Home Matters - Indianapolis, IN
Home Matters Property Stylist Group, Indianapolis
Hello Laura, I am an avid reader (When I have time).  My most favorite books are anything by Stephen Covey and the "Dilbert Principal" series by Scott Adams.  There is a lot that can be learned in both.  I will be checking out the Thriving Business series you talk about. Thanks
Mar 12, 2008 06:46 AM
Laura Monroe
Inman News - San Francisco, CA
Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media

Norma~ Its a good read any day, so check it out and enjoy!

Tom~ I love seeing you here:) Yes, keep moving forward and keep learning..there is always something! 

Hi Gary~ I LOVE Stephen Covey! I'll have to check out the Dilbert Principal, thanks:) 


Mar 12, 2008 06:55 AM