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Ashley Kay | Virtual Assistant


✨ The Girl Who Gets Shit Done ✨ 📌 Administration Services 👩🏻‍💻 Social Media Management 🎉 Event Coordination 🍷 Obsessed with Rosé & Rose Gold

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This week are over the moon excited to feature our Savvy Sister Courtney Peters! 💕💕 Courtney is the founder of @mybunhead, seriously the cutest hair accessories ever (we are wearing one as we write this). Not only does she make cute scrunchies, she’s also one of the sweetest people we’ve ever met. Read more from Courtney below.⠀ ⠀ “To be honest, it was never my intention to start a business. The idea behind Bunhead came very organically one night with some girlfriends over a bottle of wine and a sewing machine. I had recently coloured my hair and was noticing so much breakage from using elastics on my damaged hair. I thought that wearing scrunchies might be a good solution. I posted photos of my creations on Instagram and friends started wanting to place orders. One of my best friends (@danilivinglife) encouraged me to launch the brand at her @seattlebusinessbabes launch party (only a week after creating my first prototype!) and we had a great response. I enlisted the help of my industrious mom to help sew the scrunchies and turn this crazy idea into a business and my husband built us a website within a month. It’s kind of crazy for me to think we’re still only 4 months old!⠀ ⠀ A little bit about me? I live in East Vancouver with my super hot husband ;), I work in marketing for a nonprofit healthcare organization, I’m a super fan of the show Survivor (yes, it’s still on!), I drink way too much McDonalds coffee, and my happy place is wine tasting in Osoyoos.⠀ ⠀ As for a favourite quote? Pretty much anything Winston Churchill ever said. I just love that guy.”
life is better when you’re laughing
✨ Make time for YOU ✨⠀ ⠀ As an entrepreneur scheduling time for YOU is essential to a positive well-being, increased productivity, and overall success. The recent tragic losses of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain serve as a reminder that a focus on mental health is crucial, especially to running a successful company AND living a happy and fulfilled life! ⠀ ⠀ Today is #internationalbathday, so I just had to share my absolute favourite way to de-compress and reset....with a glass of vino and Disney Princess bubbles! 🥂💕⠀ ⠀ I strongly encourage you to regularly take the time you need to de-stress and re-centre yourself. And if you don’t feel like you can do it alone, reach out for support in whichever way will help YOU the most! . . 📸: Tumblr
When it’s the Mondayest, Wednesday ever 🖤
Delegating tasks can be difficult.⠀ Where to start? ⠀ What to prioritize? ⠀ How to share current processes and systems?!⠀ ⠀ Ever feel like the thought of delegating tasks is more overwhelming than completing them yourself? We get it. ⠀ ⠀ Here’s our advice...⠀ ▪️Create a list of tasks you complete over a period of time (I.e. one month)⠀ ▪️Identify the tasks that can only be completed by YOU⠀ ▪️Of the remaining tasks, make a new list of tasks that are occurring frequently and that are sucking up the majority of your time ⠀ ▪️Now start by delegating those tasks! ⠀ ⠀ Do you know you need help now but you’re not sure where to start? Send us a DM we’re here to support you! . . 📸: @joshschmitzz
A team is a gift! From employees, colleagues, and networking groups to friends and family, our teams are our support systems. They inspire us, they motivate us, they challenge us, they lift us up, and they help us succeed! ⠀ ⠀ Have you thanked your team lately? There is no time like the present! Let them know how much their support, dedication, and love is appreciated in a meaningful way! A little thank you can go a long way! 💕
This week’s Savvy Sister is our new friend Jobina! Jobina is a life coach who helps people unleash and achieve their own miracle! AND she’s a lover of champagne, so she holds a special place in our heart. ⠀ ⠀ Hear more from Jobina below.⠀ ⠀ Hi, I’m Jobina Bardai. A life coach, entrepreneur, world traveller, champagne sipper, and an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you unleash your Miracles.⠀ ⠀ Not the supernatural, walk-on-water kind of Miracles, but real Miracles that absolutely anyone (yah, even you) can manifest.⠀ Miracles are the changes that happen inside us and around us every day. When we change our inner condition, our external life follows- it's the natural order of things. ⠀ The foundation for creating Miracles is therefore our relationship with ourselves. When this relationship is strong, everything else in our lives thrives. We live in flow, with abundance, love, fulfillment, vibrant health, wealth and everything else we desire.⠀ I passionately believe in the work I do. I am dedicated to guiding people to connect deeply with themselves, create lives they love and experience success on their own terms.⠀ In short, I believe in Miracles.⠀ ⠀ Some things about me that you won’t find on my LinkedIn profile:⠀ 1. Sometimes I start the day with a glass of champagne. Because, why not?!⠀ 2. One of my fave quotes: Take the leap and build your wings on the way down. ⠀ 3. One of my fave hobbies: making up crazy interpretive dances with my best friend at 3 am. If you’re nice to me, I’ll send you the videos!⠀ 4. I thrive on being nomadic! I have lived on 4 continents, in 5 countries and in 7 cities, with 33 different flatmates⠀ 5. My best fashion tip: You can never have too much bling.⠀ 6. My best people tip: Smile, be charming, and you can get away with anything (especially if you're in a foreign country and you have a Canadian accent).⠀ 7. The thing I value most in life: my family, and amazing friends all
Friday afternoons are for espressos, extra layers of your best mascara, and slaying it with your besties✨ #nationalbestfriendday
Check out▪️ Celebrate ▪️ Connect ⠀ ⠀ I’m taking my own advice this weekend and checking out for 4 days! Yup you heard that right 4 days of rest, laughter, and fun with a phenomenal group of friends.⠀ ⠀ I have a breaking point. Believe me when I say it took me YEARS to realize I even had one. Now I know that if I don’t take the time to unplug and reset I’ll hit my limit, and when I hit that limit I’m of no use to my clients, my family or myself. Taking breaks is essential to maintaining my mental and physical health and to providing my clients with exceptional service.⠀ ⠀ I hope you have time this weekend to do you! To unwind, rest, and laugh, because shit you deserve it! 💕 - 📸: @joshschmitzz
You can never achieve your own dreams if you spend your whole life working towards someone else’s. Choose your happiness, always.
You CAN do anything but you CAN’T do everything! So, let’s talk about delegating and letting go! ⠀ ⠀ As entrepreneurs our businesses are our babies. Trust me when I say, I know how hard it is to give up control of any part of your business. It’s scary, it’s nauseating really. By nature we are control freaks, I mean that’s what makes us such successful owners! ✨⠀ ⠀ If we can’t learn to delegate tasks, and to not carry the burden of everything on our shoulders, we are going to spiral into a viscous cycle of burnout. One of the biggest benefits of being an entrepreneur is that you get to live your life on YOUR terms, you get to design your schedule and your company. Wouldn’t it be nice if you weren’t too exhausted to enjoy the perks of being a business owner? 🙈⠀ ⠀ We’re here to help! Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we share tips and tricks on how to delegate work and let go of the tasks that are burying you! Want support now? Send us a DM!
Do you ever have those moments when you’re like shiiiiiit I did that! 🙋‍♀️ ⠀ ⠀ Ya, I had one of those this weekend. On Friday, I was asked to complete a very important task for a client, one they have never entrusted in anyone else before. Cue panic mode!⠀ ⠀ After a few deep breaths and a glass of prosecco, I tossed my thinking cap on and set out to create something beautiful. Once the work was completed, I took a moment to stop and pat myself on the back. I was proud of the finished product, heck I was damn proud! Turns out my client was happy with it too.⠀ ⠀ Like any nerve-racking but amazing experience this situation taught me a valuable lesson....when you believe in yourself, you truly can accomplish anything!! Oh and of course, wine always helps the creative juices flow 😉🥂🎉
I am so excited to introduce this week’s Savvy Sister Samantha! The work that this girl does is awe-inspiring! Samantha is the founder of @a.happy.mind. Thank you for the support, guidance, and love that you provide to women around the world! 💛 ⠀ ⠀ Samantha is an anxiety coach for women all over the world, who are ready to take back control of their life and happiness and no longer be controlled by anxiety. Samantha writes for 5 mental health magazines, has won awards and spoken on large stages all across Britain. Her passion for mental health and anxiety is the driving force behind A Happy Mind - no women should feel alone or struggle with anxiety, when the answers are waiting! #savvysistersseries
for Summer,⠀ for someone to ⠀ fall in love with you,⠀ for life. Happiness is ⠀ achieved when you stop ⠀ waiting for it and make ⠀ the most of the moment ⠀ you are in now.
S M I L E⠀ ⠀ You’re an entrepreneur so let’s get real for a minute you are going to have tough days. Days where you feel like giving up, days where you just want to cry, and that’s ok, that’s normal.⠀ ⠀ What’s important is to remember that no matter how tough or bad the day is, there is always something to smile about. Focus on one positive thing a day. Maybe it’s a smile from a stranger, maybe it’s a hot cup of cocoa, whatever it is allow yourself to enjoy the moment and truly smile about it! ⠀ ⠀ A simple smile can turn your entire day around. Smile wide, smile often! 💕⠀
Donuts, always.
Your final organizational tip of the month may just be the most important one, hire a Virtual Assistant! 🙋‍♀️⠀ ⠀ I know I know I’m bias, but seriously VAs are lifesavers! From client communications to database management, bookkeeping, and everything in between, your virtual assistant will ensure you stay on track and on budget all while giving you more free time! ✨⠀ ⠀ Interested in learning more? Sending us a DM, we’d love to support you and your business. 💕 ~~ 📸: @joshschmitzz
Everything you’ve ever wanted is within your reach. I know it’s scary, I know you have to make big changes. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to be ready you just have to be brave enough to start! 💕