International Women’s Day was originally called International Working Women’s Day, which is celebrated every 8th of March of every year. It commemorates the movement for women’s rights. This is a global day whereas all women celebrate the:
Social, Economic, Cultural and Political Achievements of ALL WOMAN!
This year we are asking all woman to #beboldforchange and on this day: “On International Women’s Day, let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement, and activism, and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment” – UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres
We, woman, are like superheroes! Many of us work from home, at home, or a corporate office and many of us our day NEVER end. Especially those of us who have a husband and children. When we are done working, we come home to work some more, i.e., cooking, cleaning, washing, bathing our kids, homework, etc… So, on this special day, I ask everyone to say #thankyoumom #thankyouwife #thankyousister #thankyoufriend for being who we are and going above and beyond to help those who need help, to help our children, our husbands, our friends!
I would like to share some of my life hacks, products, discipline, and motivation because regardless of being sick, or life being hard I can’t wait to start every year on the right track! So, even if you fall off the bandwagon, you need to get up and keep on going!
15 minutes after I wake up I drink a warm cup of water and a slice of Lemon
I suffer from Back and Neck problems after suffering an Auto Accident 11 years ago, therefore I HAVE to do my Yoga stretches on a daily basis before starting my day…One of my favorite stretches and method is: http://www.yogawithadriene.com
As I start getting my kids ready for School I like to drink my delicious #HerbalifeTea with some delicious #Fiber and #Aloe Thrive4Wellness
I drop off my kids to School then I hit the #gym for some light #exercise and once I’m done I come home and drink my #delicious and #nutritious #harbalife #shake so many delicious flavors to choose from!!!
I then get ready to start my work day! That is #working on my #websitedesign get my #appointments scheduled and ready to hit the streets and do what I love most #interpreting and #translating “Connecting Worlds 1 Language at a Time!
Since I suffer from an Auto-Immune Disorder I make sure that I keep my self #stressfree #eatinghealthy #exercise but more importantly I drink my daily dose of #organicoreganogrape with some orange juice (consult with your physician before starting any new product).
I also take my #VitaminD #B12 and my #probiotics these are a must for my daily routine and keeping me out of the hospital!
Are you looking to start your own Interpreting or Translation or General business?
First and foremost keep in mind that starting a business is NOT EASY, but it’s also NOT IMPOSSIBLE! If you have the right mindset, ideas, planning in place – you can be very successful!
Do you have an idea, concept, service or product that you want to sell?
Have you done research and know what you need to put this idea to work?
Have you taken into account all the ups/downs, cash flow problems that may arise with a business? If not, it is important to be prepared for the ups and downs and especially the “cash flow” that can break your business!
Do you have a; business plan, strategic plan, etc…in place? If not, I will provide you with all the resources to make sure that you get all your licensing, permits, insurance, etc…in place!
Now, if your looking to Starting an Interpreting and Translation business then this is a whole new “ball game” it’s NOT EASY, but again it’s NOT IMPOSSIBLE!
First and foremost you have to know the industry, you have to know if you are able and experienced to do both. You have to find your nitch, your target market…It takes more than just knowing a “second language” to be a“Professional Interpreter / Translator”…
Many interpreters and translators forget the important things about the business. They forget that if you are a “Freelance Interpreter / Translator” based on the City, State, County that you live in, you are required to:
Invest in a business license
Obtain liability and errors and omissions insurance
Establish a contract/agreement for your services
Have a little sales and marketing experience in order to market your self
Some basic accounting experience in order to properly invoice and collect for your services
These are just a few key points that many “Freelancers” forget to obtain.
Follow my blogand learn more about the do’s and don’ts of this billion dollar industry, so that you don’t end up like “the other guy”…Not adhering to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
I’m the owner of (Elite Services 4 You) I’m a Professional Freelance Spanish Interpreter, Translator, Business Coach, Interpreter Trainer, Virtual Administrative Assistant, and B2B Marketing service provider.
I have a background of over 15+ years of experience working in several different executives, administrative and office positions, including construction, restaurants, hospitality, warehouse, law firms, real estate, sales and marketing, and general businesses.
I was born in beautiful Uruapan Michoacan Mexico. I was brought to this country at the early age of 3 or 4 and spent most of my life in San Jose, Ca. We had the opportunity to move to Beautiful Sacramento Ca and we have lived here since 1996.
I’ve been happily married for over 25 years and have 4 beautiful and wonderful school-aged boys and baby girl. I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family, camping, researching and I love to work!
For the past 25+ years, I’ve been assisting friends, family and small businesses “bridge the gap in communication”.
Background: I started working at a very young, helped run my fathers Upholstery business, then became the Office Manager of a New Construction Clean up company, then we decided to move to Sacramento in 2000.
By 2000, I decided to put my Vision and Mission into play and became the Founder, President / CEO of one of the largest Interpreting and Translation Corporations in the Sacramento area.
I’ve recently partnered with Prestige, a reputable Legal Marketing, and Focus Group organization while continuing to help small and large businesses with all there administration and marketing business needs.
I take great pride in what I do and I put 110% efforts into a successful business. For over 15 years I’ve been continuously attending webinars, local seminars, and obtaining certifications to improve and broaden my services in order to meet my customer’s needs.
Being Self Employed / Entrepreneur allows me to work part-time or full-time, to set my own schedule, and to take charge of my work, as well as taking care of my business as a Mom and Wife, which is very important to me. I am extremely dependable, reliable, friendly and always eager to learn, and motivated to get the job done right the first time – NO EXCEPTIONS!
I’m always looking into ways to improve myself and learn more about each industry, so I enjoy researching, taking new classes, going to seminars in order to enhance my work capabilities and skills so that my clients can get the best Virtual Assistant in the market.
If you are looking for a dedicated, professional, responsible bilingual and excellent Language Service Provider, Business Coach, Interpreter Trainer, Virtual Assistant, B2B Legal Marketing service provider – look no more, I’m here to assist you!