Megan was working in a corporate job when she stumbled on an art fair and realized her creativity was not only sitting dormant, but she didn’t feel creative at all. This sparked her transition from her 9-5 to pursue a photography business full-time, and since then she’s pivoted again to work as a virtual assistant with Rock Solid Virtual Assistants.
Megan’s whole marker for deciding whether she stays somewhere or if she moves on is to ask herself the question, “does this excite me?”. This idea is so well aligned with how I want Season 2 of the Stand to Serve podcast to shift. If you want to hear more about how we’re shifting in Season 2, check out our last episode of Season 1 here.
Megan is my virtual assistant and I’m excited for you to hear how we work together and how she’s defined how she wants to live her life. If you’re in a season of uncertainty right now, if you’re curious what a virtual assistant is, or if you want to hear a story of someone defining their life this episode is for you! Listen to our conversation below and leave us a comment with any questions you have!
In this episode, you’ll hear things like:
- How to tune in to your intuition and let your internal voice guide you
- How to combat the isolation of entrepreneurship
- How to stay on track when you don’t have a clear example of the person you’re meant to become
- How to center your work around play
- How to turn off messages from society, as well as inner voices of fear and self-doubt
- How to use Trello to create structure in your business – read more about how we use Trello here
- How to stay organized when juggling multiple projects and clients at a time
Favorite quotes from Megan:
- “I’ve always had this ability to look inside, and tune in on my intuition in a way. Feeling, ‘Is this feel right? Does this feel good to me?’ There have been times in my career where I felt like the direction I was going was not the direction that felt right.”
- “I was at a point in my life where I’ve been craving this travel and growth and expanding my world in a way.”
- “I have 100% made choices that were hard to make, they were scary to make.”
- “If I could’ve talked to myself when I was crying and wanting to leave my job but feeling like I was stuck and couldn’t leave I would’ve said, ‘It’s a whole lot less scary on the other side once you do it.'”
- “Failure is just information.”
- “Success is so subjective for each person and everyone can define it differently. For me, success is if I am excited about my life, that’s a success. And right now I am.”
- “Giving yourself the grace of, ‘Alright, I don’t know everything.’ Nobody does.”
A few questions I ask Megan:
- Who are you in this world?
- What sparked your move from your corporate job?
- How do you use your internal wisdom to guide you?
- At what point did you pivot again and reach out to Rock Solid Virtual Assistants?
- What got you through transitions, personally and professionally, despite external doubt or internal self-talk or fear?
- How do you define success for you right now in this time in your life?
- When you’re trying to become the person you’re meant to be, you don’t often have an example of that. When you don’t have that example and you don’t have a role model of what you want to become, how do you keep moving forward?
- How do you balance your day-to-day?
- What is saving your life right now?
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