2023 in Review – Lesson 3

I’ve been told that one of my best traits is that I always see the good in people. I’m that person who will put a positive spin on your negative self-talk because I can see your potential. However, this trait has also been seen as a liability, which can make me an easy target. This duality is a significant contributor to my feelings of self-doubt and Imposter Syndrome, as it raises the question: How can someone like me lead a team of people?


A recent Strengths Assessment revealed that my biggest domain strength is in Relationship Building. Initially, I was a bit disheartened, as Relationship Building doesn’t sound as exciting as the other domains of Strategic Thinking, Influencing or Executing. However, upon further reflection, I realised that there is ingenuity in connecting people and building strong relationships, so crucial for team cohesion. There’s an even higher level of brilliance in connecting people so that they willingly hold themselves together as a team.

Learning 3: The magic is in nurturing your relationships. Be a magician!

Looking back at my journey, one thing remains clear – I got through it all only because I had the right support. The people who stuck by me, did so because I had invested time into them before I needed them. Because my actions and words conveyed that I wanted more for them, not just from them. So when things went pear-shaped for me, they willingly stepped in to help.

The same philosophy applies to business. Nurturing relationships with your key stakeholders – your team, your clients, your suppliers – pays back tenfold. Your team will work through the tough times because they know you have looked after them. Clients stick by you and refer you to others because they trust you. Suppliers go out of their way to help you meet urgent deadlines because they enjoy working with you.

Investing time in your relationships is an investment in a greater you. Your key stakeholders keep the cogs of your business turning, especially when it matters most.

Don’t get me wrong, you can absolutely get through life or run a business on your own. But it’s so much easier on your mental health and more enjoyable when you bring your people along for the ride. Don’t forget to enjoy the magic along the way!

Grow your business with an Online Business Manager

Meet your new secret weapon: the Online Business Manager (OBM). Running a small business comes with a myriad of operational tasks: finance and bookkeeping, graphic design and content creation, human resources and recruitment, through to social media, website...

2023 In Review – Lesson 2

My parents came from a country where poverty was and still is a harsh reality. So, unlike my peers, for whom food is often associated with pleasure & indulgence, for my parents, it was strictly seen as a necessity. I vividly remember being scolded for leaving even...

2023 in Review – Lesson 1

I’m not going to lie - 2023 was tough. Victoria Eve. & Co. had some highs, but there were some big lows. 60% of businesses fail in the first 3 years. In 2023, I thought we were going to be part of that statistic. But it’s 2024, and we are still here! Over the...

Strategies for Financial Success

Ensuring the financial stability and success of your business is crucial for any entrepreneur or business owner. A critical aspect of achieving this is establishing a structured approach to compensating yourself as an integral part of your business's long-term...

5 Steps to Creating Efficient Business Procedures!

Want to run your business more efficiently and stay sane?

Digital Marketing Is The Superhero Costume For Your Business

Digital marketing is like a superhero costume for your business. It may not give you the power of flight or super strength, but it can make your business fly to new heights and become stronger than ever before.

2022 – A Year In Retrospect.

Fresh out of Covid lockdowns and straight into the fire pit of a potential World War III and a worldwide recession. You can’t say that the human race doesn’t like a challenge, and what a challenge 2022 turned out to be.

Can A Virtual Assistant Outperform An Office Worker?

Virtual assistants (or VAs) have fast become an integral part of operations for many businesses since the COVID-19 pandemic, helping companies stay afloat, transition to remote settings, and prepare contingency plans. While some businesses are starting to transition employees “back to the office,” many argue that the efficiency and effectiveness of employees are more productive working remotely than in the office. 

Struggling To Land Your First Client?

Don't worry! We all start in the same place, we at Victoria Eve. & Co. definitely did. It can be incredibly daunting and sometimes quite difficult as a new Virtual Assistant to find your first client and get your business off the ground. Fortunately, because we...

Staying On Top Of Your Socials During The Silly Season.

Watching social media’s constant ebb and flow over the holidays can be incredibly entertaining. However, as a content creator, all the extra excitement can bring challenges. Due to the saturation of content on social media platforms during the holiday season, maintaining your foothold in the algorithm requires your digital voice to be active and consistent to avoid getting lost in the sea of festivity.