Archive for June, 2007
I mean, it’s really hot! Like temperature and humidity know no bounds hot!
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Jewels of Life: Dream. Resources
The last couple days I’ve read articles on how to get “motivated” to post to a blog. Their mantra has been the same.
Simply, it’s “just do it”.
As a person of “few words” (not counting the 502 words in each of the blog posts already here
Jewels of Life: Believe
It’s an iridescent, “hot” pinkish-purple, speckled sphere sort of thing; it’s become the bane of my existence! And, it’s making my chiropractor verrrrrry happy!
I’d recently read several conversations about using a hula hoop for exercise in the Virtual DiVAs Yahoo Groups Digest; it sounded so much like fun and like something I could easily tackle. Next thing I knew, I was walking from the store with a hula hoop secured firmly on the store cart I was pushing in front of me. A lady passing by wondered if I “remembered how to use it”. Humph! Of course; I’d made sure there were explicit directions securely attached.
A dilemma is already brewing, alas.
I haven’t figured out where I can use the darn thing. Its circumference is enormous. Even when I’m inside! In fact, it’s “big around” is more so than the “sonic” hoop I originally considered; but then decided against. The “sonic” hoop had flashing “somethings or other” located on the hoop opposite each other. They were a bit annoying.
Besides, in the event I decided to use the hoop outside in the dark, it seemed like the flashes would easily draw attention (much like June bugs to zapper lights) to that “crazy neighbor lady over there with the hula hoop”. At the same time it might annoy the neighbors. Or would that be just me?
Have you noticed where I’m going with this?
A “plan”. “You gots to have a plan”. For whatever you do! Many times things just come so naturally you do them without thinking. I don’t suppose you gave much thought to putting on your socks this morning. (If you did put them on, that is.) You just did. However, subconsciously, getting dressed is a “plan”. We just don’t talk or think much about it. Unless you’re three, and your mother’s trying to coax you into quit playing with whatever it is that has your concentration at the moment—and pay attention to getting ready for, say–church.
If you genuinely want to “dress up” your business, make it work, and take it to where you really want it to be, to where it ought to be—you must have a plan. A well-thought out “business plan”!
Where do you start?
The library? The book store? Google, Yahoo, Lycos? Use a search for “business plan”. Try “Business Plan for Virtual Assistant”. Or, pose your question at several Virtual Assistant forums; you’ll discover you can get a sample plan in sizes varying from a simple one-pager to one with 12 or 21 pages. Or more!
When I personally Googled my way around the web in pursuit of topics one might include in a Business Plan, I discovered the result can be many and varied. Because of this, it seems a “simple start” perhaps using the “5 Ws & an H stand-by (Who, What, Where, When, Why and How)” can also help you get your groove on. Here goes:
Who: An Introductory Letter – tell us your intentions
What, Where: Title page; include the name of your business, address, contact information
Why: Executive Summary (short and sweet) summarizes the key components in your plan
How: How are you going to get there from here?
Then you might segue into a good round of 20 questions ranging from Vision and Mission Statements to Contingency Plan for a rainy day—if the money isn’t yet there.
That iridescent, “hot” pinkish-purple, speckled sphere sort of thing may look pretty good on a rainy day after all.
Jewels of Life: