Superwoman is resilient, formidable, and capable of dealing with whatever comes her way with grace and determination. Superwoman is emphatic. At the same time, she meets problems, tackles them, and maintains her might – just like one of Ripple’s brilliant virtual assistants, Arleen.
Arleen Villaeba is a 36-year-old mother of 3 beautiful daughters and a virtual assistant for more than three years. Like any other superhero, Arleen has faced multiple challenges that tested her ‘powers.’ She experienced ups and downs in her life, but she did not falter whatever situation happened. She believes it is normal to fail. What matters most is that she took the lessons from all her failures and started again.
With so much on the line, Arleen took the challenge and resigned from her corporate job, hoping for better opportunities. Instead, with no stable clients, she hit rock bottom. Uncertainty and anxiety have joined forces to overwhelm Arleen. But our protagonist, the superwoman, did not lose her strength from the challenges that emerged. "I know in my heart that God will never give me this kind of burden that I couldn't make. So I will always go back to this scripture."
For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. — Jeremiah 29:11
"And thanks to God, he sent someone to become an instrument of blessings not only to me but for my family. He mentioned to me about The Ripple VAs and that they are mass hiring," she said.
Arleen passed the trial task, initial and final interview. She then grabbed her first client. From then on, blessings showered upon our superwoman.
"I am very thankful to God and my friend Joset. The Ripple VAs change our life in 360 degrees", she said. "Ripple VAs makes me feel like a family, especially when we met Ms Jez, Ms Shana, Ms Melvs and the management team here in Batangas. They are very humble and have a concern for the VAs. They love us very much, and they are all Godly," she added.
Being in the freelancing industry does give you not only a financial breakthrough but also convenience. According to Arleen, there are a lot of privileges in the VA industry. You can work at home with ease, especially during this pandemic. There's no need for you to commute and at the same time, you can be with your family. Your working hours are flexible. And Ripple VAs is very supportive in all aspects.
Superwomen are not born; they are shaped with challenges and adversities. Arleen is one of many VAs who rose against difficulties. Anyone can become a superwoman in their family and the freelancing industry.
"Being a virtual assistant is only difficult when you start, but if you are dedicated and love what you do, nothing is impossible; just trust God in everything that you do, and he will never fail you," Arleen emphasized.
"Do all things for the Glory of God because being freelancers is not an easy job. We need God in everything that we will do. As I mentioned before, it takes a lot of discipline, patience and perseverance to become successful." — Arleen’s final tip for everyone.