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Meet Andrea Elibero of Dancing Leaf Solutions in Midtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrea Elibero.

Andrea, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was working the 9-5 that I thought was my dream job until I started to feel suffocated. I thought, “this is it?”. I worked really hard to get here and now I have to sit in this cubicle for the rest of my life only traveling a few weeks a year? That was not the lifestyle I wanted. Freedom is my top priority, so I scoured the internet for a year to figure out what I can do from my laptop to earn money while I travel and help others.

I settled on being a virtual assistant for wellness entrepreneurs. In early 2019, I took a course in how to set up a virtual assistant business, I got my first two clients within a month, I replaced my income in five months and quit my 9-5. I worked HARD. Once I was on my own, I realized that I had to grow my team in order to keep up with my client work, so I hired my first team members a few months later. Once I felt comfortable in the virtual assistant world, I decided to up-level and enrolled in a certification course for online business management (basically a chief operating officer who manages the day-to-day, teams, launches, etc. for 6-7 figure online businesses).

Now, less than two years after leaving my 9-5, I am a certified online business manager for soulpreneurs, I have a small team supporting me, and I recently started another arm of my business: mentoring wellness virtual assistants.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
A lot of the challenges I have faced have been mental challenges. For instance, one of my first lessons was to set boundaries. I had to learn that I did not have to be available 24/7, I could answer an email after I finished a task I was in the middle of, and that I actually could provide better service if I stuck to boundaries because I wouldn’t be burned out.

Another common mindset that I had to overcome was to trust that I can say no to a client that wasn’t a good fit and that would open me up for clients who I would be happy working with and that the money would come because I am in alignment with what I want to be doing. At the start of my journey, I realized that I was really unhappy with one client in particular because I just did not enjoy what I was doing, but I was afraid to stop working with this client because I feared that I would be turning down money (I was also making less money per hour with this client and working a lot of hours). Finally, I got up the nerve to part ways with this client and guess what happened? Almost immediately I had the opportunity to work with another client who was more in line with what I wanted to do and who I was able to charge more.

The final mindset struggle that I will discuss is having the confidence to contract in order to expand. When I was in the process of switching from virtual assistant clients to online business management clients, I was more than fully booked with virtual assistant clients. I was not seeking out the new clients I wanted because I told myself that I was too busy. What was actually happening was that I was protecting myself by working with the clients I was comfortable with and I was holding myself back. I realized that I needed to make space in order to up-level. So, I let go of some of these virtual assistant clients to make the space to be able to take on new online business manager clients. Again, almost right away I came across some clients who were a perfect fit for me and starting working at this new level.

Please tell us about Dancing Leaf Solutions.
I use my superpower of being highly organized and my love of managing to truly partner with visionary entrepreneurs in the online space. What makes me different from my peers is my passion. I work with heart-centered entrepreneurs because my mission is to spread their message to as many people as I can. I love my clients and believe in the work that they do and every day I am so excited to work with them and figure out ways to bring their work to more people.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory from childhood is spending time in my grandmother’s hometown in Italy with her, playing with kids whose language I didn’t speak, and eating lots of yummy food!


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