Sunday, March 11, 2012

Blessed to be a Work At Home Mom!

Thank you Lord! I'm quite happy to be working again. Mind you, my current work
is really God sent. Not in an "i think so" way. But, in an "i KNOW so" way.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me - Philippians 4:13
I really thought being a WAHM had become a far stretch. My cost of living had
gone up. Naturally, my rate just had to be higher... Suddenly, I found myself
competing against "native" speakers. Sure, I was confident I was as good as them.
I wasn't as confident that people will look past "heritage". And so, I considered
going back to work. I had to think long and hard about that. After all, that meant
sending our 2y.o. M to daycare!!! But he's so young!!!

Then I realized, maybe being a WAHM wasn't just a matter of convenience.
Maybe being a WAHM was really part of God's plan for our family!?! So I
said, "Lord, I will give this my best. That's all I can do. If you want me to be a
Work-At-Home-Mom, then you will give me a work-at-home project/job."
As soon as I meant it, the opportunities arrived and my current work materialized.

Once you're lucky, twice you're good - Tim Ferriss
I have to admit it's taken me quite awhile to share this. And by that I mean I've
been working online since July 2010; fellow Virtual Assistants normally share
their good news much much sooner. It took time for me to share this because
I thought my previous VA work was a stroke of luck. Add to that "well
intentioned" people who hinted that working online was not a viable career.
Thus, it's only now that I'm back working that I can say for sure, this is the
real deal.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people 
permission to do the same. - Marianne Williamson
The good news that fellow VAs shared in our Facebook Group, really
inspired me when I had my doubts. If they could do it, so could I. Now it's
my turn to pay it forward.

I hope that in some way I have inspired you. Nope, I am not telling you
to quit your job and work at home. Work at home is not for everyone.
Pray about it and discern if this is the direction that the Lord is leading
you. If it is, do know that you are not alone. We are doing it, so can you!

I would like to give special thanks to Jomar Hilario for being an excellent
mentor. Thank you for generously sharing what you know to us all. Thank
you for believing in me and encouraging me to succeed. My learning
investmentS --- yes, I've invested and still invest in Jomar's seminars and
workshops --- are worth it!

Thank you to Ella, Eihdra, Paul, Hyatt and Jay for sharing your story and
inspiring us to pursue online success.

Thank you to Marvin for sharing the work opportunity.

Thank you to H for the love and support.

Jomar is conducting a Virtual Assistant Seminar this Sat, 17th March.
It's the last for the next few months as he has other events lined up for
April and May. It's best to sign up before the seminar as the walk-in
rate is higher. Click here for details on the Virtual Assistant Seminar:

If you're interested in attending the Virtual Assistant Seminar but can't
make it on Saturday, you can avail of the online version. Go here for
details on the Online Virtual Assistant Seminar:

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  1. Your story will inspire those who are looking for something solid when it comes to working online, being a work at home mom or dad and best of all getting paid. You have to keep posting your experiences and they will soon learn from you.

    I'm so happy that in my own small way, I was able to help you.. Congratulations sis!

  2. What kind of work are you doing right now? Please share your experiences with us.

  3. Hiya, Mia. Congratulations!! Am happy that this was the blessing given to you. How I wish it was the same for me. I became a member of OMC2 last Dec-Jan and 'lo and behold, the computer crashed for about a month and before i knew it, they're doing lesson e now. And the opportunity at work is now pouring in my way. Ayaw pa ata akong paalisin dito. Dream ko pa naman maging housewife!!
    Anyway, its so far from the time when we 3 would attend Pera Mo, Palaguin Mo and Mandarin classes. But happy you're growing as a WAHM!! Little M needs you, mommy!! Blessing indeed. Kapag nauukol, bubukol!

  4. Thank you for sharing this inspiring story pinaymomadventures.

    I liked too that you quoted M. Williamson. It was very appropriate for your post. =)
    "...We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us. It's in everyone..."

    More success to you WAHM!

  5. Thank you Eihdra and Macky!

    cme, i'll try to share more on that next time :)

    Au-dee, ni hao peng you! The Lord is good. And yes, with His grace, it will all work out!

  6. This is a nice find blogsite Ms. Mia, wishing you more power and looking forward to read more inspiring thoughts from your site. God Bless and Good Skill!

    John Falsis