If you want to make it happen for yourself, you have to do what you gotta do!
Jo Hausman has an amazing story to share. She started her own online virtual assistant business in 2005 before moving to a brick and mortar business in 2014, only to close that down and start coaching fellow entrepreneurs and business owners in 2015! Jo says, it’s a process to find your true calling in life and at the end of the day, you just have to keep moving forward and go for it!
Key Insights & Aha Moments
*Hope is not a strategy!
*Remember I have a free Facebook community you can join.
*Who is Jo Hausman?
*Jo started her own virtual assistant business in 2005.
*Entrepreneurs are wearing all the hats in their business and then as women, we’re wearing all the hats in our family! It sometimes gets too much.
*Making a list helps!
*You need alone time to help yourself reset!
*Does Jo miss her brick and mortar business? No.
*Sometimes you have to go through the things that don’t work in order to find what does work for you.
*Even if you’re not happy with where you are today, just keep moving forward and work towards the next best thing.
*Working on your business isn’t rosy all the time.
*Jo shares the process of writing her book.
*It took Jo a year and a half to finish her book.
*Jo wanted to give up on her book, but she’s glad she didn’t because it has lead to many fantastic things for her.
*What are some of the things that have contributed to Jo’s success?
*It took Jo 9 months working on her virtual assistant business part-time before she was able to quit her full-time job.
*Jo decided to open her brick and mortar business in 2014.
*Discover what your strength and weakness are and then stick to what you’re good at!
*What kind of challenges has Jo faced?
*When Jo’s husband passed away, it was very hard for Jo to figure out the ‘what’s next’ after being a caretaker for so long.
*You have to keep carrying on and pushing towards what you want.
Before we wrap up, I just want to share a little bit about ‘grieving the dream’. When Jo’s husband died and her son moved away to college, she realized it’s all on her now to craft the life that she wanted and went off and did just that! I’ve spoken about grieving the dream before in relation to my business, but towards the end of the show I dive a little bit more into my personal brick and mortar business and how it sort of, if you will, derailed me from my true purpose in life.