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Paula Farthing

During my school years when someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I always told them I wanted to be a secretary. Not a nurse, or a teacher, or a million other things that I could have chosen, but a secretary. I even remember writing that on the forms that the guidance counselor asks you to fill out. Little did I know then that I would become the “secretary” to many small business owners and actually create my own business Admin At Your Service, LLC. (http://www.AdminAtYourService.com) in November of 2005 around my love of being the worker bee and computer geek. The mind is a powerful thing – you really can become what you think about most!

The quote “Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life” by Harvey McKay is a quote that I live every day of my life. I’m doing the type of work that I really enjoy and creating a lifestyle that most only dream about. I’ve found so much satisfaction in my business that I started a local group (http://www.SoCalVAGroup.org) to provide support and advice to current and aspiring VAs as they work to grow their own businesses and to educate the local business community about the work that VAs do.

If you are like me and you find that you are actually happy learning new software, can spend hours in the office supply store, consider your computer use one of your main hobbies, and are perfectly content to work on your own, you may find that becoming a virtual assistant is the perfect fit for you too. My hope is that this new site will help many others create the life of their dreams as well. I wish you much success in your journey.

Laurie Cantus

I’ve always been a supporter. A helper. For everything. As far back as I can remember, I always LOVED being part of a support team. It’s always been this way for me - from coaching little riders at my horse-back riding lessons, to working with kids in my karate class, to volunteering at our local hospital as a candy striper. I really enjoy receiving the appreciation of others, which naturally led me to a career as an executive assistant.

I amassed over a decade of high-level administrative experience in the fast-paced industries of fashion and telecommunications before launching my successful VA business, Go2Girls (http://www.yourgotogirls.com) in August of 2006. I have supported decision-makers at all levels of the corporate ladder, from mid-level managers to C-level executives. Prior to entering the corporate world, I spent over 12 years in the United States Army, where I was exposed to a myriad of exciting and challenging situations. Through these experiences, I developed superb organizational skills, creative approaches to problem solving, and was able to work with diverse groups of people from all walks of life.

As a mom, I intimately understand the reasons that more and more women are seeking a way to leave the traditional 9-5 world, and launched Go2Girls after struggling with many of those same issues. Today I am able to work from home and enjoy my husband and son. I get to focus my energy on the things that are important to me – my family, and my own business and projects. I consider it a privilege to encourage other women who seek to make virtual assisting their path to personal freedom.

I am a member of Toastmasters, IVAA, The SoCal VA Group.


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