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.
In this episode, I’m answering a viewer question about whether becoming a virtual assistant is still a good business to start. Some people may have gotten the impression that virtual assistants are fading out. This is not the case! We are a profession that is here to stay as there are still many business owners who are looking for people just like you to support them. It’s just a matter of getting creative and finding the right service to provide.
Facing the loss of a job can be a very difficult time, but what if getting laid off is the very thing that moves you to fulfill your dream of owning your own business? Going through a layoff helps you to develop a thick skin, which can be beneficial when you are facing challenges and uncertainty in your business. I’ll share my own experiences with job loss and why this is an exciting opportunity to go for what you really want.
Are you serious about starting a virtual assistant business? It’s possible your business mindset is turned off and you don’t even realize it. We’ll talk about what that looks like and how it is different from someone who has their mindset turned on. If you are ready to get your virtual assistant business off the ground, make sure you check out my upcoming free webinar to help get you to the next step.
Today, I want to offer a different perspective to those who aren’t sure about starting a virtual assistant business. It’s frustrating to see people who hold themselves back from something because they believe it won’t work for them. Let’s stop predicting a negative outcome and actually get out there and see what happens. You may be surprised by the result or at least you’ll be able to learn something from it.
The message that I want to share with you on the podcast comes from a documentary with a story about how loss and tragedy can turn into something positive. We have all experienced some type of loss and sometimes it can be hard to keep moving forward. But if you continue on, you will often receive something even greater than what you lost. This life lesson can also be applied to what we may have lost in our business or what we are afraid of losing.
The topic for today’s podcast comes from one of our listeners and it’s all about having imposter syndrome. Many people let a fear of failure hold them back and they don’t give themselves enough credit for what they do have to offer. You don’t have to be an expert to be successful as a virtual assistant. Let’s talk about why the skills and experience you already have are good enough to start building a VA business.
We’re in the final quarter of the year and I’m going to share with you a way to organize and keep track of your numbers to make things easier at tax time. This will help you get ahead of the game so you aren’t scrambling to get everything together once January arrives. We’ll talk about tracking receivables and expenses for your virtual assistant business as well as when you should receive or send out a 1099.