Fill Yourself Up

I’ve been a Virtual Assistant for a friend in California for 5 years. I take care of one of his businesses online every weekend. It’s not a hard job, but I do it because I value him as a friend. I’ve known him for 20 years, and this job allows me to stay home with my daughter, and earn income. He was my mentor years ago, and taught me phone skills.

The job I do for him doesn’t require phone skills. It’s all online. This new job is because of my phone skills, which haven’t been used in 10 years. It’s fun dusting them off.

Everything we do, if we do it long enough, gives us a skill.

I mentioned in yesterday’s Blog post finding the unopened motivational CD in my briefcase. It has since been opened, and listened to, and I’m listening to one as I type. If you’re young, we listened to inspirational CD’s before podcasts.

You see, if you are a leader, you have to feed yourself.

My daughter mentioned she doesn’t have a lot of friends who encourage her, but they look to her for encouragement. She is learning about being a leader. I told her about the CD’s, and said, “Encouragement is widely available, but sometimes you need to go find it.”

Read a book, listen to a podcast, or just tell one of your peeps, you need some love! People don’t think the leader needs encouragement, but we do. We don’t expect it, and we’re not the best at receiving compliments, but the encourager can run low on encouragement. If you feel like you’re running on empty, take time to go fill yourself up.



10 thoughts on “Fill Yourself Up

    1. I learned this the hard way, and wouldn’t wish it upon anyone else. It’s kind of like the warning from the stewardess on an airplane. Put the oxygen mask on yourself first before assisting others. Thank you so much for visiting! xxx

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  1. Oh how I love your words of wisdom. It is true, as leaders we often find it difficult to accept compliments. Also true that we need encouragement and filling up too. Sometimes I find it difficult to fit into my schedule time to fill myself while I am so busy filling others. This is an excellent reminder that I need to make the time so that I can continue to be an effective leader and encourager. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you lovely. xx It’s so good to see you! You are a leader, and yes, when you feel weary in well-doing, that is a sign to sit at His feet, and take time out for you. He can keep us full to continue on with out mission, but it’s up to us to put on the brakes before the crash. Much love to you! xxx


  2. Oh yeah, totally relate. I can be the lowest man on the ladder at work and people will still pull me out of a crowd and insist on knowing my position. It’s true, not to many step up to help in times when I need a little help. That’s why these kinds of posts are refreshing. Take some time out and get a refresher. Thanks!

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    1. Yep. If we are going to continue giving we have to be full enough for it to overflow onto others. I always through we gave from a cup, but it’s really from the saucer underneath. Much love my friend. xxx

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