Bottleneck Distant Assistants Celebrate Women

Bottleneck DAs Celebrate Women

To mark International Women’s Month, we take a look at some of the inspirational women of Bottleneck Distant Assistants, both service members, and business partners. 

We celebrate women in business as we ask: what is the vision statement you live by and who is your favorite female influencer.

We also ask our male service members for their thank-you-notes for the special women in their lives. 

Women Love Self-Talk

Perhaps one of the most stereotypes associated with women is that “women love to talk.”

This skill definitely brought women to new heights as they found themselves becoming CEOs of small and large firms. In fact, one type of “talking” that benefitted women is positive self-talk. defines self-talk as “your internal dialogue influenced by your subconscious mind.

It reveals your thoughts, beliefs, questions, and ideas.” Moreover, it has been proven to be an effective stress management tool.

Both virtual assistants and solopreneurs definitely benefit from regularly having positive benefits self-talk.

In fact, author Brian Tracy believes in it so much that he included it in his book, Million Dollar Habits. 

Bottleneck Asks:

What does your self-talk look like?

We ask our Service Members Charlotte, Reina, and Rechelle as well as our Business Partner Bethany Michaels of Content Social Media Queen, what their self-talk looks like:

“Choose who and what you want to be. You can be anything you want to be. You create your own future. Never settle for less.”

– Charlotte Cabrillos, Marketing/General Virtual Assistant

“If you feel it’s the right thing to do, do it and thank yourself later.”

– Reina Adlawon, Executive Assistant to the CEO

“Surround yourself with people who will make you grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.”

– Rechelle Adlawon, Recruitment Manager

“Be yourself. No one else can duplicate that. Even a clone wouldn’t be you.”

– Bethany Michaels, CEO, Content Social Media Queen 

Influencers For Women

Who is an influencer for you? published that “the Influencer culture, as we know it today, is inextricably tied to consumerism and the rise of technology.

The term is shorthand for someone (or something) with the power to affect the buying habits or quantifiable actions of others by uploading some form of original—often sponsored—content to social media platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, or, god forbid, LinkedIn.” 

However, this time, we ask our clients and virtual assistants who they deem to be a positive influence in their life. 

Bottleneck Asks:

Who is your favorite female influencer and why?

Who is your favorite female influencer and why?
Bethany Michaels, CEO of Content Social Media Queen

My mom and sister — teaching me to be more independent and strong despite the challenges we face in life. Made me choose the right people to be with.

My best friend — lifts me up, always there during my happiest and saddest time. I adore her patience and being positive at times when she feels like giving up. 

Kelly Clarkson — I love her show. She shares what she feels, talks about reality, loves her curves and embraces them. 

Rechelle Adlawon, Recruitment Manager

“First will be my mom, forever! Of course, she taught me very well growing up. The second most favorite influencer I believe is Ellen Degeneres. I love how she represents herself and is not afraid to stand up on who and what she is. She makes people laugh and I do believe she is such a generous person in real life and in showbiz.” 

– Reina Adlawon, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Bottleneck Asks:

Write a thank-you note for an inspiring female figure in your life.

“I’d like to say thank you to my paternal grandmother for raising me to be a well-mannered man. She is genuinely kind and strict at the same time. Never gave up on me even when everyone else did.”

Ace Medina, Social Media Manager

“Thank you, my wife. My wife. The Voice of reason. Storyteller. Advice giver. partner in crime. shopping buddy. supporter. broken heart healer. teacher. problem solver. nerve calmer. psychologist. my best friend. And most of all the MOTHER of my kids.”

– Mike Duruin, Audio and Video Editor

“I’d like to say thank you to my Mother for the unconditional love and for raising me. I know it’s hard to raise children. I’m so lucky and happy for being her son. Also, I’d like to say thank you to my Girlfriend for the love and support, even during the hard times. For pushing and believing in me that I can do great things.”

– Cedrick Beros, Graphic Artist

Write a thank-you note for an inspiring female figure in your life

Bottleneck Distant Assistants is committed to assist women entrepreneurs, CEOs, and solopreneurs. Expect all-out support as you plan to scale your business for long term. Talk to us on how we could be of service to you!

Jaime Jay

About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.


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