Why Don’t Administrative Assistants Invest In Themselves?
Hi! Joan Burge here and welcome to this weeks’ Reality Check. Here’s a reality check that I’d like to ask you about. Even though I have some ideas and answers; here is the big reality check that I just love to hear from anyone. Why don’t administrative assistants invest in themselves?
Looking back, when I was an administrative assistant for 20 years and I wanted to go to a conference or seminar, join an association, or get some training and development; when I didn’t get the support from my company (or even when I did) I still invested in myself. I still do to this day. The big REALITY check, seriously, is why don’t assistants invest in themselves? I hear it all the time. My manager won’t pay for this. My company won’t pay for that. My division won’t support this; so I’m not going to do it. It’s about furthering yourself. The best investment you can make in life is investing in YOU!
When you invest in you; you take that with you for the rest of your life no matter where you go. Those assistants who invest in themselves talk to me about other assistants who think they know it all but won’t spend a dime on a new book to learn or grow. Or I’ll hear management say basically the same thing. They can’t afford to put it in the budget and wonder why their assistants won’t do it themselves. In most cases, they really can’t afford to put it in the budget but that still should not stop you from investing in you.
So, that’s it! Enjoy your dose of REALITY for today! Watch more from this series here.