Virtual Executive Assistant Spotlight- Maya

Maya, mother of five, is a Service Expert who works with small business owners and entrepreneurs to help keep on top of their hectic lives while maximizing their productivity. When Maya is not delighting clients or spending time with her family, she mentors incarcerated and at risk youth in her local community. She also loves to cook and take road trips across America. She is a #TEAMPROFESSOR VEA type. Read on to discover more.

When did you join Worxbee? I joined Worxbee in August of 2017.

What is your best piece of advice for someone starting out in this industry? My best advice is to never stop learning in this industry. Take advantage of free trainings and webinars!

Fun fact? I’m the 5th child of 11 children but the shortest at 5’7”

What are you most proud of? I’m most proud of being able to help my client obtain the capital to fund her dreams. It’s been a long road for her and hearing the joy and excitement in her voice because the dream is becoming real gives me joy!

What do you do in your free time? I’m a mom of 5 and they range from 18-1… I have no free time. Lol.

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be and why? The ability to read minds. I believe the art of communication is being lost due to technology. Everyone expects you to just know and because of that communication in the virtual world can sometimes be difficult. Reading minds would save me some time.

Who do you most admire and why? I most admire my mom. She was the first woman I saw have a family, a rewarding career, and lived life to the fullest. She’s my idol.

What’s your favorite book? My favorite book …. tough one. I have a library in my home. I’m known to read at least three books at one time. If I had to choose one to read over and over I’ll have to pick “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes

And the best for last… What does your day look like as a mom of five who manages her own Virtual Assistant company?

4:30 am – Alarm goes off, I hit the snooze
4:45 am – Finally up to pray, meditate, exercise.
5:54 am – Kid 5 comes to get in our bed, the shower will have to wait.
6:12 am – Places Kid 5 in bed and send out morning emails for clients.
7:00 am – Open time for clients to call to update me on any changes. Begins any outstanding
projects.
8:34 am – Kid 5 wakes up. Washes her up and feeds her my breakfast.
8:44 am – More work while Kid 5 eats.
9:00 am – Meeting.
9:36 am – Kid 5 is ready to play. There is a reason I record my meetings (notes) and have
various play stations set up in the living room.
10:15 am – Meeting ends, Kid 3 calls and forgot her lunch. Cash app her money.
10:30 am – Morning walk with Kid 5.
11:00am – Mid-morning check of all client emails and start callbacks.
11:45 am – Kid 5 goes down for a nap. I make all call-backs and eat brunch.
1:15 pm – Start dinner, wake up Kid 5, Kid 1 calls.
2:43 pm – Start a load of laundry, flip on a movie for Kid 5. Call from client to brief on a new
project.
3:00 pm – Kid 4 missed her bus, loads up the car to pick her up. Completes call-backs with
Bluetooth headset.
3:33 pm – Begin project for a client.
4:00 pm – Hubby walks in and Kid 5 belongs to him until I am free.
7:00 pm – Dinner time and we make a point to eat together.
7:36 pm – Kid 2 FaceTimes for homework help. Turns into a family conference with all teenagers
and parents.
8:15 pm – I complete afternoon project two days ahead of due date. A final check of client
emails and calendars.
9:00 pm – Bedtime for Kid 5.
9:15 pm – Downtime and I prep for the next day’s projects.
9:30 pm – Hubby is shaking me to go get in bed, apparently, I fell asleep
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