- Valorie Burton
- Virtual Assistant Survey
People are always going to talk. Give them something good to talk about.
The most critical ones are just afraid. It has nothing to do with you.
A year from now, five years from now, you’re going to be where you want to be. Gotta Tweet!
I’m letting you know right now this week’s episode is a five minute nugget. We will go longer next time, but I just wanted to give you this quick nugget as I am wrapping up my vacation. I hope you enjoy. This is episode number 67.
This episode is the last episode for the summer. To me, once the kids go back to school, summer is over. Yes, the weather is still summer. But as far as how if feels, when back to school comes, you know fall is quickly approaching, so this is the last podcast for summer.
I want to talk to you about what motivates you to keep going in your virtual assistant business.
This weekend I am in Orlando, Florida at a conference, and it’s been a lot of fun meeting a lot of new people, getting a lot of information. One thing that has stuck out, I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of her, Valorie Burton. She’s written 11 books, maybe over 11 books, and she was one of our guest speakers. She said something that really struck a chord in helping me think about things that I put off because of not being courageous enough or bold enough, and maybe that’s where you are as you’re listening to this right now.
Let me share with you this quick question she asked that got me sitting up straight in my seat, got me thinking, hey, Tiffany, we’ve got to get this together. We have to get past what people think because what you desire is on the other side. Here’s the question:
What’s so bad about being disappointed that you’re willing to forgo your dream?
That’s what Valorie asked us. What’s so bad about being disappointed that you’re willing to forgo your dream? Wow! Is that not huge? Is that not an eye-opener? Does that help put things into perspective?
I don’t want to forgo my dreams because I’m afraid of being disappointed. I don’t want to forgo my success because I didn’t go for it, because I didn’t want to be disappointed. I don’t want to be wondering a year from now, five years from now, what would have happened if I did this or if I did that.
How long have you been sitting on the thing that you’re sitting on because you’re waiting for approval, you’re waiting for a sign, you’re waiting on finances?
What is it that you know right now today you’re capable of, but you haven’t pulled the trigger on because you’re waiting?
The wait is over. The wait is over. I know the most critical, the ones who are going to laugh, point fingers, whatever, because you’re doing it and they’re not doing it, they’re just afraid. It has nothing to do with you.
You started your virtual assistant business. You’ve told people about your business. You’ve told family and friends. They still don’t know what it is you do. They still don’t understand. They’re still waiting on you to go back and get a regular job. It doesn’t matter, because a year from now, five years from now, you’re going to be where you want to be, where you projected yourself to be, or you put forth a plan and action moving in the direction of what you wanted to do.
I love this saying. This is something that came to mind to me one day, is thinking about, oh, people are going to say this; people are going to say that. It’s like, you know what, wait. Just hold on, give me time, and I’m going to really give you something to talk about.
Whether you are successful or not, people are going to always talk, so give them something good to talk about.
I mentioned on last week’s episode that there is a survey, and there is in the show notes. I want to know a little more about you, about your specialty in your VA business, about what skills you’re wanting to learn. Be sure to click the link in the show notes to access the survey. You can find that all at TiffanyParson.com – click on Podcast.
Thanks so much for tuning in. If you like what you heard, stay tuned. We’ll be back. Tell me what’s going on with you. Come on over the Facebook page: facebook.com/tiffanyparsonbiz, or if you prefer a little shorter message, come on over to Twitter: @tiffanydparson.
See you next time!