The search is over!

I spent the last week pouring over a billion of the most wonderful applications, resumes and portfolios. I’m a.m.a.z.e.d by how many talented, beautiful, CREATIVE and connected people there are out there! I wish I could hire each and every one of you. Sincerely.

When you post something like my ad, it feels a little reminiscent of throwing a big high school party; you can’t help but be TERRIFIED that no one will show up! When I wrote that ad, I took a real leap. It’s not your typical job posting. Not by any stretch of the imagination. And it was scary. I was afraid people wouldn’t take me seriously or worse, that they’d laugh at me behind my back. But in the end, I didn’t care. I was all in, committed to finding what I need, because I think that I (not to mention my business and my family) deserve it. I hoped that if I was willing to share EXACTLY what I was hoping for, that somehow it would show up at my doorstep.  And guess what? It totally did.

Please know, I am significantly touched and astonished by the number of applications I received. It was truly humbling. In fact, as the applications kept pouring in, I started to have this overwhelming fear that I wasn’t up for this! I wasn’t going to be able to choose, or WORSE I’d make the WRONG decision somehow and have to fire someone a few months down the road! That would be my WORST.NIGHTMARE.EVER. I don’t ever want to have to fire anybody.

I also want you to know that many of your applications literally moved me to tears.  So many answered my ad in kind and simply laid it all out there; to you I say, I could FEEL your hearts, your drive, your commitment, your intense desire to make BIG things happen in your lives. I want that for you too. Keep laying it all out there with this much authenticity, and you won’t be able to avoid falling into the perfect situation for you, no matter how hard you try!

I’ll be making the official announcement and introducing “the new girl” soon. :)



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First things first, you should know that you have VERY large shoes to fill. You also should know that I don’t know how to play small, nor do I ever care to learn, and that I’ll expect you to help me stay grounded, inspired, organized, centered, and hydrated. Yes, seriously.

I’m not looking for just anyone.

I’m looking for YOU.

(You don’t live in Hawaii? That’s OK. I’m open to the possibility of hiring an applicant from any region.)

You’re smart.
You’re eloquent.
You’re organized.
You have an eye for good color and great design.
You’re confident in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
You know how to prep images for proofing and/or you’re a fast and willing learner.
You recognize quality when you see it and are totally committed to always producing quality work.
You know how to focus and see a job through to completion.
You’re a fast and confident worker.
You are honest, compassionate and principle centered. A straight talker and a straight shooter.
You’re capable of moving along with me as we take my business to the next level.
You get me.
You’re happy to do odds and ends jobs when I need you to.
You’re healthy, mind and spirit.
You’re confident. You’re not afraid to respectfully challenge, question and contribute without being asked.
You’re thoughtful.
You’re available mentally and emotionally to get in here and make meaningful change.
You’re keyed in to inspiration and possibility.
You’re positive.
You’re faithful.
You love to brainstorm and come up with synergistic third alternatives.
You’re proactive.
You uplift.
You have good energy.
You love my children.
You’re creative. You’re passionate about making the ordinary extraordinary! You see the beauty in everything.
You are trustworthy.
You are 100% competent.
You can respond appropriately to situations without guidance from me when necessary.
You keep me focused, inspired and energized.
You allow me to step completely away so that I can be the type of wife and mother that I want to be, and you respect me for it.
You’re articulate.
You have integrity.
You make things happen.
You are goal oriented.
You are customer oriented. My clients ADORE you.
You’re respectful. You respect me, my work, my business.
You can write and speak in grammatically accurate English. (←For instance, is this sentence grammatically correct? And should I put the closing punctuation inside or outside of this parenthesis?)
You are excited to develop a firm handle on the systems and procedures of my business.
You’re ready and willing to work WITH me, not for me.
You are better than me in every way I need you to be.

Oh, and one more thing, “you must be kind, you must be witty, very sweet and fairly pretty.”

Some tasks include:

Responding to email
Graphic design
Book keeping
All around slack-picking-uping

Part time | Hourly wage | Start ASAP

Application Information:

Send resumes to aloha{at}natalienortonblog{dot}com, subject line: Personal Assistant Application/(your name).

Please understand that I may not respond to every applicant.



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The January tour is your ONLY chance to attend the Making Things Happen one day intensive in 2011 AND the early bird registration ends this coming Saturday, January 1st!

And yes, I’m honored to have been asked to guest speak for all stops in the January tour! Come see me in Tampa, Atlanta, Charlotte, NYC or Las Vegas!

Here’s the thing. This workshop isn’t for EVERYONE, but it is for ANYONE who is ready and willing to dig deep and commit to success! Yes, you read that right, not just photographers. ANY and ALL entrepreneurs (budding or established) and big dreamers ready to make things happen in 2011 would benefit TREMENDOUSLY from this intensive!

I’ll see you there!



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