©2019 by Antoinette Placides Certified OBM® and Consultant.

  • Antoinette Placides

Becoming an Online Business Manager

This is a very common angle telling your story, but I am going to start with this sentence - I am a mother of 3. My children and husband have always been my core. They are my anchor to any decision that I make in life. They have always been the root cause of any of my desires.

My husband and I work from home, and we have been in this business for many years. I have a Virtual Assistance Agency and have loyal clients. We live in a country rich in culture and with fantastic food and scenery.

I am good at what I do, and I deliver well - we are in the right place. But then I searched for more. I wanted my kids to have dreamy and glowing eyes when they talk about what it is that they will be doing that brings them joy and serves others.

Success to me is when my kids have known their hearts so well and have found what their soul craves for, and they can fulfill it, whatever it may be.

If one of my sons discovers that he has such passion for coffee and making coffee and he decided that it is what he wants to do passionately for the rest of his life and pursues it not for money, not for fame, not for anything but for owning what it is he is here to do and does it with unfathomable passion and energy then all my life's work is worth it.

Then I realized that I cannot teach what I do not know. I don't have the passion nor the energy towards what I was doing before.

So I searched for who I was, who I am, and who I want to be. I took many personality tests. Unearthed horrifying but detrimental memories. I recognized, owned, and acknowledge my weaknesses, and I amplified my strengths.

I have taken numerous masterclasses, courses, and certifications. I have invested time, energy, and money to determine what I wanted to do for at least the next 10-15 years of my life. I thought I wanted to be a coach because I know I wanted to be a part of something remarkable and life-changing. I wanted to make my dent in this world in my own little ways.

But I wasn't ready for that.

I came across Tina Forsyth's book "Becoming an Online Business Manager" and during my research, I found Sarah Noked and her certification program. I joined the program.

I realized that I have been an OBM in disguise all this time, and it lights me up, knowing that I will be partnering with women who empower other women. I may not be born to be a coach or an product-based business owner, but I know that I was born to support them.

That's a very long story of how I got to where I am right now, and it will be the same story that I will always hold onto wherever I am headed towards.

What is your story?