AWIR with Jaime & Sara: Appreciating Every Day

Waking up with a new day to start is a always a blessing. Today, Bottleneck Distant Assistants CEO Jaime Jay and COO Sara Knox talk about being thankful and appreciating what you have every day. They talk about their accomplishments from the past week and what challenges they have faced before achieving success. They also share the importance of showing respect by asking questions when conversing with another.

Being Grateful for Everything

Jaime asks Sara what does appreciating every day means to her. Sara says that she appreciates getting up with all her limbs and brain functioning well and that she is thankful that she has a home to live with because some people don’t. Jaime then says that he is grateful for having Sara.

“I’m just grateful for everything that has been given to me, and that I have a roof over my head, many people don’t have a roof over their head, and they are worried about having a roof over their head.” – Sara Knox

Empowering by Asking Questions

Jaime says that you should encourage someone when they give ideas because it is empowering. Sara says that the more questions you ask, the more information you get. Additionally, Jaime states that asking insightful questions is one way of showing respect to whoever you’re talking with.

“When someone asks you a question like in an interview, you listen intently and with purpose. Then, you repeat the question back to them so you make sure you know what they’re asking and then answer the question. Then after you answer the question, ask them a question. You know, you want to feel connected that you’re listening intently and that you’re there in the conversation.” – Sara Knox

Importance of Preparing

Jaime shares his accomplishments from the past week. He says that his week was very productive because he didn’t waste any of his time. He thanks Sara for pushing him to do his tasks because he needed to be prepared in order to make the meetings successful.

“Jaime’s week, I compare it to studying for a test. So you walk out of a test and you’re like ‘I nailed it’ or you’re like ‘Oh God I don’t know, I think I did terrible’. Why do you think you nailed it? Because you prepared and you took the time to prepare.” – Sara Knox

To know more about Bottleneck Distant Assistants CEO Jaime Jay and COO Sara Knox and Appreciating Every Day, watch this episode.


Jaime and Sara run a business that helps business owners alleviate the mundane details of their daily lives that free them up to do their best work. The company is called Bottleneck Virtual Assistants. Jaime and Sara are a married couple who enjoys spending time together playing hockey, boating, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. They also love their dog, Nikita. 

Sara and Jaime went out on their back porch on this beautiful sunny day in Springfield, MO. From their back deck, they talk about all the workflows they are putting in place, building a great culture within their organization from a distant relationship – or remote-based environment. They discuss the challenges, but they also enjoy the successes. 

They have recently launched the ‘ALL NEW BOTTLENECK’ in a brand new category called ‘DEDICATED DISTANT ASSISTANTS’. Bottleneck Virtual Assistants is the world’s first Dedicated Distant Assistant company. 

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About Bottleneck Distant Assistants

Bottleneck Distant Assistants identifies, cultivates, and hires Dedicated Distant Assistants from the Philippines. We appreciate the unique Filipino culture that is in line with our core beliefs and integrated into our own company culture. Our Distant Assistants also share the same love for supporting business growth worldwide. Our Value Proposition: Helping our clients stop doing so many daily tasks to they are able to do their best work! There is not a better feeling than to have one of our clients let us know how much they appreciate the service we provide because of the impact it has made in their business and more important, in their personal lives.