AWIR with Jamie and Sara: Sticking to Your Guns – Planning and Hitting Your Goals


Today’s edition of A Week in Review with Bottleneck Distant Assistants (BNDA), CEO Jaime Jay and COO Sara Knox discuss some ways of setting and hitting your goal. They talk about how to stay on track and how to stay motivated while working. This episode also shows the importance of having a different perspective in order to help yourself in times of frustration and challenges.

Setting Daily Goals and Objectives

Looking back to the past week, Sara and Jamie share their challenges and successes. As today’s topic is about hitting your goals, Jamie advises that if you have a mission, it is important to set daily goals or objectives. Additionally, he says that it is hard to maintain motivation when you’re too focused on the big goal, so it’s good to consider having just two goals daily and do what you want to keep motivated.

“I am a firm believer that if you have daily goals daily objectives and you hit those daily objectives even if you don’t but maybe you secure 50 of them at least you can feel thankful that hey, I did what I wanted to do today.” – Jamie Jay

Getting Back On Track

Sara shares that she struggled a rough week and that she learned a lot from it even though it gave her a hard time. Her friend advised her to talk to someone and get another perspective so, she made a meeting with her counselor that helped her to get back on track. She also expresses how she felt empowered and fantastic after talking to someone.

“This is very obvious, and I already knew this but, it was nice to have it reinforced, and it reminded me of how easy it is to get your focus back and to get a better outlook of what’s happening.” – Sara Knox

Fresh Outlook

Sara and Jamie talk about how a fresh outlook helps, especially when you’re frustrated with doing things over and over. Sara says that having a different perspective on what you do gives you a renewed sense of energy. She thinks that it is highly important, especially when you’re running a business.

To connect it to Jamie’s experience, he expresses how nice it is to have different marketing campaigns. He added that it is what makes the business fun.

“It’s like you’re your own worst enemy. Who’s the biggest roadblock to your success? It’s yourself because you’re so focused on this is how you think things have to be done, and this is what you see. You’re not seeing the forest for the trees because there’s so much more.” – Sara Knox

To know more about Sticking to Your Guns – Planning and Hitting Your Goals, 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.