I am on vacation – yippee – in
New Mexico. I am pleased to be presenting posts while I am gone from
several blogging buddies. I know you will find what they have to write
interesting. There are two kinds of posts:
- Some folks are providing a post about whatever interests them.
- Some folks have graciously agreed to answer a set of questions I offered a couple weeks back.
I thank all my contributors!
Here is a post by Stacy from Virtualosophy!
What do you do?
I’m a visionary. Everything I do follows from that. So…
I’m the Chief Visionary Officer of AssistU; the work I’ve done with Virtual Assistance is the primary way in which I serve the world. Additionally, I’m a professional business coach, I do visioning work with folks who struggle to bring into the world the things they imagine, and I’m a writer.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
That I get to envision things that don’t exist and bring them into being.
What drives you insane?
The belief that the traditional masculine model of business is the only valid model.
How many blogs do you read?
My reader says that there are 30 I read on a regular basis, and I’m always stumbling on a couple of others each week.
What do you look for in a blog?
First, I look for the blogger, and his/her integrity, character, voice, passion, and the ability to convey all of that via the written word. The more I can "hear" the blogger when I read his/her words, the happier I am. I also value a blogger who is willing to be raw–to say what s/he really wants to say, whether it’s likely to be a popular stance or not.
How do you think your work world will change in the next 5 years?
Virtual Assistance will become far more mainstream than it is now. The question today is, "What is a VA?" In the next five years, it will be, "Who is your VA?" I also believe that more people will come to see how valuable a partnership (in the relationship sense, not the legal) with a fabulous professional assistant can be. Offshoring may bring about some changes in how certain administrative work will be
handled, but in the U.S, specifically, that simply means that top-notch Virtual Assistants who have kick-ass resources and can make anything happen that clients might need, will be in greater demand than ever. Additionally, as the corporate world continues to undervalue administrative professionals, more admins will remove themselves from employment and seek the security only they themselves can create in their own businesses. Over time (probably not in the next five years, though), we’ll see more outsourcing of complete administrative functions to Virtual Assistants.
What’s one thing you would like to learn about in the next year?
I couldn’t possibly name just one, or even the most important. I’m learning bunches of stuff every day, and I love every bit of it.