The thought of going to work that day made me want to throw up. This company had been my daily life for 10 years. I had felt stifled for a long time and had been hoping that this would be a conversation between two adults with the aim to solve a problem amicably. Turned out I was wrong! The previous day I had had a conversation with my boss during which he had said to me “Beatrice, if you cannot do it my way, there is the door!”

You can imagine how I felt! I was hurt, I was angry, and I had never been so humiliated in my entire life.

It’s been a few years since …. On that day I decided that I would never again allow anyone to control me, and my work life. Withing a few months I was introduced to AssistU, an amazing training academy for Virtual Assistants and registered for its “Virtual Training Program” (now called Virtual Mentoring Program.) 20 weeks later I was a certified Virtual Assistant and started my business.

That morning I drove to work and quit. Not only did I feel as if a rock had been lifted off my shoulders, I have never looked back. The rest, as they say, is history.

Are you an entrepreneur? If so, what was the one event that initiated the change for you to become a business owner?