On this week’s podcast episode, I’m going to share five things that I have learned over the course of my virtual assistant business. While there isn’t a cookie cutter system to train you on how to run your business, there are some things I have learned that might be helpful for you to know as you’re building your own business. Some of you may have learned some other lessons along the way that you can share as well.
Sometimes when we’re not feeling motivated, we just have to give ourselves permission to have fun and recharge. This is especially true when you’re dealing with a time change or schedule change and your body needs time to adjust. I’ll share the fun thing I did recently to go from not being motivated to being excited. If lack of motivation is an ongoing issue for you, you’ll find some questions here to ask yourself and find out why.
This week, I’ve got a social media challenge for us to work on together. If you’re like me, maybe you have been struggling with the SOCIAL aspect of social media. Let’s make some new connections by interacting more online and sharing our comments. By joining in on the fun and learning to be more social, it can pay off for your business as well. Who is with me on making it our business to be more social?
Let’s examine what is taking up most of your mental space in your business. Is there a particular client or project that is taking up so much that you don’t have enough left for your other clients? Perhaps there are even emotions getting involved when it should be just business. It’s important not to get so wrapped up in one project that your mind is not free. Also, make sure you are keeping your own business number one and don’t let it get pushed to the back.
Have you been settling for average while casually pursuing things and not giving it your all? If you’re already striving to be the best version of yourself, what if you aimed to be the best in the world? Imagine what it would be like to hear someone say you are the best they’ve ever seen. The inspiration for this episode comes from a book and documentary that I’ll share along with how I handle moments of stress and frustration and wanting to throw in the towel.
As a business owner, you have to decide how you are going to handle situations like taking a sick day, while being aware if you are still going by an old employee mindset. We’ll talk about what this looks like as a virtual assistant business owner before moving to our second topic, which is a book I am excited to read and talk with you about. This book will offer insights to those who aren’t sure whether they should quit or move forward with something.
One thing that keeps us from moving forward is being overly critical of ourselves and our work. We may redo things over and over trying to make them perfect. But what we find flawed are often things that other people won’t even notice. It’s important to recognize how awesome you are! Along with this topic, I’ll share what a typical day is like for me working from home, how I stay focused, and why some people may feel lonelier than others working alone.
Have you been holding back on setting goals for yourself because you associate goal setting with a corporate job that has nothing to do with what you really want? I figured out for myself that this is why I never liked goal setting. Together, we can change how we think about setting goals and make it more fun for ourselves. Let’s talk about how to start setting some bigger goals, while also making sure they are specific and achievable.
Sometimes we can be all over the place with the services that we provide as a virtual assistant business owner. But there are advantages to working with clients in a particular niche or industry. This episode offers a challenge for you to think more about the type of business you want to serve. By working with people in industries we are naturally interested in, we can bring more value to our clients and stay more interested in our own business.
I’m showing you what’s going on behind the scenes in my office right now as an example that things don’t have to be perfect. Even if you don’t have everything in order, don’t let it stop you from putting yourself out there and continuing with the steps towards reaching your goal. We’ll also talk about whether you should choose a service that is related to your experience or what you may have recently studied.