How Negative Job Experiences Can Make You a Better Virtual Assistant

virtual assistantAre you stuck in a career that, for whatever reason, you just can’t stand?

Maybe your boss isn’t a good leader. Perhaps the lack of communication makes it difficult to do your job efficiently. Maybe you don’t feel valued for your contribution to the company. Or possibly you’ve just grown out of your current career.

Luckily, a career as a Virtual Assistant allows you to create your own business from the ground up. And, you can use your negative experiences to help shape your business.

How can negative job experiences make you a better Virtual Assistant?

You Know What You Enjoy

Sometimes it takes a bad experience to shed light on what you genuinely enjoy doing. Being able to identify what you don’t enjoy can have a beneficial impact while building your Virtual Assistant business.

A U.S. News article titled, “How Loving Your Job Helps You Succeed,” explains that doing what you love increases energy and builds confidence and resiliency. As you create your business, use the knowledge gained from negative job experiences to avoid ever being stuck completing tasks that you absolutely hate and that leave you burnt-out. Instead, you get to build your Virtual Assistant business doing what you enjoy most and create a career that’s exciting and fulfilling every day.

You Can Have High Expectations

Experiences in work environments where you’ve felt undervalued and underappreciated help you gauge your worth as a Virtual Assistant. And, you can use this to set high expectations for yourself and your clients.

As your own boss, you don’t have to settle for less than you’re worth. Likewise, you can be picky about the types of clients you’ll take on. You’ll narrow your niche and target market to attract high-paying clients who understand the value of your services.

You Appreciate What You Have

When you come out of a negative experience, it’s easier to recognize the positive experiences. As you build your Virtual Assistant business, your negative experiences can motivate you to work hard and build resiliency as you develop the business of your dreams. Without those negative experiences, you may not have had the courage to make the necessary changes in your life. Therefore, each day you’re able to truly appreciate the opportunity to have to create your Virtual Assistant business on your own terms.

You can leave those negative job experiences behind, but carry them with you as a reminder of your purpose to build your own Virtual Assistant business and create a more fulfilling life.

To discover how ExpertVA™ Training can help you turn negative job experiences into a career of your dreams, apply here for a free MORE Clients MORE Profits Breakthrough Session with me now.

 

Plan for the New Year and Boost Your Virtual Assistant Business

virtual assistantWith a new year comes excitement to create new beginnings and to make this year better than the last. A new year is a reminder that you can move forward, reach your goals, and accomplish your dreams.

Whether you’ve been a Virtual Assistant for years or you’re just starting your business, resolve to make 2018 your best year yet.

Tips to Boost Your Virtual Assistant Business in 2018:

Be Reflective

As you start to think about what you want to accomplish in 2018, spend time reflecting on the past year. Research suggests that when professionals take the time to reflect on their experience, it makes them more productive and “builds one’s confidence in the ability to achieve a goal.”

In your Virtual Assistant business, what went well? What worked for you? Where did you struggle? In what areas do you think you can make improvements in 2018?

If you’re just starting or are considering starting a Virtual Assistant business, what in your life prompted you to make the change? How do you want to build your business to allow you to attain a fulfilling life?

As you reflect, use that knowledge to establish a plan for 2018 that encompasses not only the goals you want to achieve, but that also focuses on making improvements that allow you to prosper in business and in life.

Set Goals

As you consider your goals for your Virtual Assistant business, it’s important to really take the time to think them through and create a plan to achieve them. Making SMART goals—specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound—provides a format that helps you set realistic objectives for your business.

What goals do you want to focus on in 2018? Maybe you want to make a certain amount of money by the end of the year. Perhaps you want to add a specific number of clients to your client base.

As you consider your aspirations, set goals that scare you and that will push you out of your comfort zone. It is with these goals that will drive your business beyond what you thought imaginable and make you look back on 2018 with a feeling of intense pride in what you achieved.

Additionally, as you journey through 2018, take the time to reflect on the progress of your goals and adjust where necessary. Acknowledge the milestones along the way and give yourself a moment to celebrate even the smallest of successes.

Create a Marketing Plan

As you work to achieve your goals, marketing your Virtual Assistant services becomes an integral part of your business plan. Because it’s so easy to get overwhelmed with all the marketing options available, narrow your focus to marketing solutions that will help you achieve your goals.

Market intentionally to your target market. Instead of using a marketing strategy because it’s popular or new, focus on strategies that will reach your target market. For example, if your target market is most prevalently on a specific social media platform, market there.

As the 2018 approaches, tap into potential clients’ desires to achieve more this year than they did last year.

  • Communicate Your Value:

Illustrate how your Virtual Assistant services will allow them to achieve their goals. How will hiring you make the lives of your clients easier? What problem can you help them solve?

  • Offer Incentives:

Offering incentives is an investment that brings in a new client and grows your business, but they also show potential clients that you’re committed to helping them achieve their goals.

Additionally, show your gratitude and appreciation to your current client base by thanking them for their business, communicating that you’re excited about helping them achieve their goals in the new year, and possibly gifting them a gift certificate to use towards their next invoice. Even small gestures make clients feel appreciated and valued. And it expresses your dedication to helping them achieve their goals.

To discover how ExpertVA™ Training can help you achieve your goals and make 2018 your best year yet, apply here for a free MORE Clients MORE Profits Breakthrough Session with me now.

Why Relationships Help Build Your Virtual Assistant Business

virtual assistantThink about a product you’ve used for a long time. Something, that even if given the option of a lower price for the same quality, you’d have a hard time switching to a different brand. Maybe it’s a particular shampoo or a type of coffee.

What is it about that product that makes you so loyal to it?

Most likely, the ‘relationship’ with that product is part of your answer. You can trust the results you get, and you can depend on its consistency.

As a Virtual Assistant, the same idea applies. Market your business to build relationships to help you cultivate a loyal client base.

Why building relationships will grow and sustain your Virtual Assistant business:

Builds Trust

A challenge of a virtual company is the lack of face-to-face interactions. However, clients still need to know you’re committed to producing quality work that will ultimately help them succeed. As a Virtual Assistant, being proactive to solve problems demonstrates your dedication to your business and the tasks your clients entrust to you. Clients recognize that you value your role and that you’ll go the extra mile to help them achieve their goals.

Leads to Referrals

Most consumers are influenced by word-of-mouth. Reviews and referrals are a significant part of the consumer culture today. An Entrepreneur article notes that many entrepreneurs “get almost all of their business through relationships.”

Therefore, whether you’re asking for referrals from others who also serve your target market or you’re working with your own clients, building relationships is critical to the success of your business. Your communication, work ethic, dependability and quality of work all help build relationships with those who can refer more clients to you.

Maintains Clients

When your clients can trust the quality of work you produce, they are going to stay with you for a long time. These long-term clients help you build a base of your business. Plus, these clients are willing to pay more for the value of the services you provide.

To find out how my ExpertVA™ Training can help you successfully build relationships to start and grow your business, apply here for a free MORE Clients MORE Profits Breakthrough Session with me now.

How to Make Your Virtual Assistant Services Irresistible to Potential Clients

virtual assistantWith the number of independent contractors on the rise, there is no better time to be a Virtual Assistant. Now more than ever, entrepreneurs and independent business owners can carve out space for themselves to make a lucrative income doing what they love.

The rise of independent contractors has also created a need for Virtual Assistants to support owners as their businesses grow.

Owners cannot do everything on their own to keep up with the demands of building their business and setting themselves apart from the competition. Therefore, they rely on Virtual Assistants to work behind the scenes completing specific tasks while they focus on growing their business.

While there are a vast number of ways Virtual Assistants can support business owners, it can sometimes be difficult for them to let go of the reigns and let someone else take on an important role in their business. Therefore, it’s vital for you to clearly communicate how your services will be beneficial to them and their business to build their trust.

How to Communicate the Benefits of Your Virtual Assistant Services:

Address a Challenge

Think about what you want when you’re looking to buy a product or service. Typically, your desire for a product or service stems from a problem that needs to be solved. When weighing your options, you don’t want a lot of fluff. You just want to know if this product or service will help you solve your problem.

The same is true for potential clients when they’re looking for a Virtual Assistant. They’re most interested in how your services will help them overcome a problem they’re experiencing.

As the Virtual Assistant who offers services to a specific target market, it’s key to research the problems that target market faces. And, in your own marketing, tell a story that recognizes their challenge and shows them how hiring you will help them solve that problem.

Illustrate the Benefits

Often in product marketing, companies will demonstrate how a product works. Seeing the product in action illustrates for consumers how the product will benefit their own lives. As a Virtual Assistant, you want to do the same thing for your potential clients.

How will your services help your potential clients overcome their challenges? What are the benefits of hiring you?

These are the questions your clients will be asking themselves when they’re considering hiring a Virtual Assistant. Don’t make them guess the answers. Tell them exactly how your services will allow them to overcome their challenges. Illustrate for them how hiring you will free up their time to focus on other things that will help their business grow. Create a picture in their mind that depicts how hiring you will give them the freedom to focus on different aspects of their business. The more specific you are, the better.

Show Your Value

As consumers, we often turn to the experiences of others before making purchases or trying new restaurants. Reviews of products and restaurants provide insight into whether you’ll be happy with your own experience. Those reviews allow us to overcome uncertainty and make an informed decision.

The same is true for potential clients. They’re going to feel unsure about you. They wonder if you can really help them overcome their challenges to make their lives easier.

You need to provide information that helps them clear up uncertainties and build their trust. A great way to build trust with potential clients is to provide testimonials that communicate how you’ve helped others reach their goals. These testimonials will further illustrate for clients how hiring you will be beneficial to them and their business. Ultimately, they demonstrate your expertise and build trust with your potential clients.

Often, business owners feel overwhelmed by their current workload, or they’re faced with a task which they don’t have the expertise to complete. By focusing on the challenges they face and how their lives will change once they hire you as their Virtual Assistant, they will feel as though you really understand them. And because they trust you, they will be confident that you can help them achieve their goals.

To find out more about how to make your Virtual Assistant services more attractive to potential clients, apply here for a free MORE Clients MORE Profits Breakthrough Session with me now.

 

Live Big: Maximize Your Potential as a Successful Virtual Assistant

“Your life is big. Keep reaching.”—Oprah

virtual assistantAs 2017 comes to a close, take the time to stop and reflect. Are you living a life that enables you to reach your full potential?

For many of us, fear and self-doubt control what we think we can achieve. And with this mindset, you become stuck living a life that does not represent your true capabilities—personally or professionally.

But as you move into the new year, you can make the decision to reach beyond the status quo and fulfill your potential.

Starting your own business as a Virtual Assistant empowers you to maximize your potential in a career that allows you to live the life you’re meant to live.

How to Reach Your Potential as a Virtual Assistant:

Let Go of the Fear

If you’re fed up with a life in which you’re not meeting your full potential, make the decision to create a new path. Success starts with you. Giving into negativity only holds you back and eventually fills you with regret. Instead, let go of the fear and self-doubt. Take this opportunity to start living a fulfilling life helping others while achieving your goals.

Make Time for What You Love

One of the best things about being your own boss as a Virtual Assistant is that you have time to do the things you love. You’re not restricted to specific hours every single day of the week. You can schedule your office hours at a time that is most convenient for you and work during the times of day you feel most productive. As your own boss, you can also take time off during the week to make time for errands or activities you enjoy. Allow yourself to take the time for the things in life that you look forward to, that keep you motivated, and leave you fulfilled.

Keep Reaching

Most importantly, don’t sell yourself short. You hold the power make decisions and changes in your career that empower you to reach your potential. While you may start your business offering services that use the skills you already possess, make goals that push you past your comfort zone. Reach beyond what you think you can achieve even when it feels scary. It when you accomplish more than you ever thought you could that you’ll feel the most pride and find the most enjoyment in your life.

No matter what stage you are in life, it’s never too late to make a change.

To find out how ExpertVA™ Training can help you maximize your potential as a Virtual Assistant that creates opportunities to reach beyond what you think is possible both professionally and personally, apply here for a free MORE Clients MORE Profits Breakthrough Session with me now.

How Gratitude Helps You Build a Successful Virtual Assistant Business

virtual assistantThanksgiving: It’s this time every year when we gather with friends and family and enjoy a big feast in the name of giving thanks.

It’s a wonderful time to reflect on the year and consider all the blessings in your life.

For many of us, Thanksgiving Day passes, and as the days inch closer to the holiday season, we forget to stop and take the time to reflect.

Research shows that focusing daily on things you are grateful for boosts your overall health and happiness. Therefore, taking the time to give thanks will also help you as you build your Virtual Assistant business.

Why does gratitude help you build a successful Virtual Assistant business?

Gratitude Leads to a Better Attitude

Gratitude can help increase your optimism. When you spend your time and energy focusing on the good things in your life rather than dwelling on the negative, you gain a more positive outlook on life in general. This positivity can benefit all parts of your life—including your business.

Your attitude impacts how you approach the tasks to accomplish during the day. Are you going to have a go-getter attitude or are you going to complain about everything you have to do throughout the day? As a Virtual Assistant, starting your day with a positive attitude influences how you deal with clients, the impression you give of yourself, and your ability to help others achieve their goals.

Gratitude Boosts Productivity

Gratitude and those feelings of optimism that comes along with it inspire you to accomplish your goals. When you’re appreciative of the tasks you’ve achieved, how far you’ve come, and the goals you’ve already accomplished, you’re motivated to continue the path of attaining even bigger and better goals.

You’re more open to taking risks. You don’t get crushed by challenges or setbacks. You face your Virtual Assistant business every day with a determination to accomplish your goals.

Gratitude Gives You Perspective

As a Virtual Assistant running your own business, there will be times when you get frustrated, overwhelmed, and tired. However, gratitude can help you keep those feelings in perspective.

It’s normal to feel disappointed and even burnt out from time to time. However, gratitude allows you to deal with those feelings with the perspective that they’re temporary and things will get better.

Gratitude allows you to remain motivated even in the face of adversity.

Ideas to Help You Make Gratitude Part of Your Daily Routine:

  • Message in a Bottle: Get a clear jar and fill it with messages of gratitude. Challenge yourself to write five things you’re thankful for on five separate pieces of paper each day. Consider writing dates on them so you can reflect on all that you have to be thankful for on the days you’re feeling overwhelmed, disappointed, and tired. Put it on your desk as a symbol to keep you motivated to push forward to achieve your goals.
  • Thankful Thoughts: Write down things you’re thankful for in a journal throughout the year. Challenge yourself to elaborate on the reasons for your gratitude. How has someone helped you? Why are you thankful for that specific situation? Like the jar, you can look back throughout the year, reflect on everything you have to be grateful for, and use it as motivation to keep going.
  • Walk for Inspiration: Get outside, smell the fresh air, and get inspired by what’s around you. There’s a lot in the world to be thankful for, but you must go outside to see it. Appreciate the wildlife, the beautiful sunrises or sunsets, and the air. Plus, the exercise also helps boost your mood and productivity.

To discover how my ExpertVA™ Training can help you build your reasons for gratitude and maximize your potential as a Virtual Assistant, apply here for a free MORE Clients MORE Profits Breakthrough Session with me now.

 

Ten Secrets of Successful Virtual Assistants

virtual assistantWe always seem to want to know “the secret”—that magic solution that speeds our path to success. What’s the weight loss secret? What’s the secret ingredient to those chocolate chip cookies or the secret to getting kids to listen? What’s the secret to a happy life?

While you build your Virtual Assistant business, wouldn’t it be nice if there was a “secret” that would accelerate your road to success?

However, just like a house takes time to build, so does your business. There’s no fast lane to success. And just as you wouldn’t want to take shortcuts when building a house, it also pays off to invest your time and energy into carefully laying the foundation of your business.

Women, like you, who are successful Virtual Assistant possess habits that empower them to face challenges, believe in themselves, and accomplish their goals.

A Successful Virtual Assistant: 

1. Takes Risks

To have a successful Virtual Assistant business, you must take risks. Starting a new endeavor and leaving behind the securities of your old job is scary. However, without taking that risk you remain stuck in the status quo. When you get out of your comfort zone, you open many possibilities and take the opportunity to reach your full potential while living a fulfilling life.

2. Sets Goals

Set goals for your Virtual Assistant business that seem out of reach. Goals that scare you will keep you moving forward and will serve as motivation to accomplish something beyond what you’ve ever thought possible. Setting big goals says that you believe in yourself, have confidence in what you can achieve, and have the power to accomplish whatever you set your mind to do.

3. Creates a Plan

Have a plan in place that leads you to your goal in a specific time frame. Set smaller goals that serve as stepping stones along the way to achieving your bigger goal. For example, if your goal is to have ten clients by the end of the year. How many clients do you need to have in two months? Six months? Use these smaller goals to help you gauge how close you are to meeting your goal and as a little extra push or motivation if needed along the way.

4. Works Hard

All successful people must put in hard work to accomplish their goals. For examples, professional athletes spend years training before they experience any success. They practice, train and work incredibly hard to perform at peak levels. As you build your business, you also much spend time laying the groundwork and perfecting your craft.

5. Isn’t Obsessed with Perfection

One of the most significant drains on your productivity is worrying about being perfect. Nobody is perfect, and we all make mistakes. Therefore, don’t worry about perfection. If you’re working on a project, give yourself enough time to go back to fix errors, think things through a little more and make any adjustments you need to make.

6. Learns from Mistakes

Mistakes are part of being human. You’re bound to make some mistakes along the way. Don’t obsess on your failures. Accept the mistake, make improvements, create a new plan if necessary, and move on.

Instead of allowing a mistake to set you back, use it as an opportunity to take something away from the experience that you didn’t know before or that you would do differently next time. Your mistakes are valuable if used to learn from and improve your future.

7. Celebrates Victories

As you build your business, take the time to reflect on how far you’ve come. Take a moment to remember the fear and anxiety you felt when first starting out. Take the time to celebrate your accomplishments. Be proud of yourself. And, use that feeling as motivation to keep pushing forward.

8. Takes Time for Yourself

As a Virtual Assistant, you have the freedom to set your hours and days you work. Make time for yourself. Take time to enjoy life with people you love and enjoy. See a movie. Have lunch with friends. Go to your grandchild’s game. Plan a special day with your kids. Live the life you want to live.

A career as a Virtual Assistant gives you this freedom, and it’s important to take advantage of it. When you take time for yourself, you keep yourself healthy and happy. In turn, you have the energy and motivation to keep pushing toward your goals.

9. Keeps a Positive Mindset

A positive mindset empowers you to believe in yourself. With a positive mindset, you will not question your ability or whether you’ll succeed or not. Instead, you know your success is inevitable.

Does this mean successful Virtual Assistants never feel the pangs of self-doubt? No, but instead of allowing self-doubt to control them, successful Virtual Assistant focus on the positives—their accomplishments and how far they’ve come—and use that to create a plan to keep moving forward towards success.

10. Seeks Support

Starting your own Virtual Assistant business comes with a learning curve. Fortunately, there are many women who have built successful Virtual Assistant business who are more than willing to help you as you navigate your way to success. Ask for help. Accept feedback. Allow someone who has achieved what you want to achieve guide you along the way.

The secret to your success lies within you.

Your willingness to take risks, learn from your mistakes and determination to keep going forward are the secrets to your success.

To find out how my Expert VA Training can help you build a successful Virtual Assistant business, achieve your goal and maximize your potential, apply here for a free MORE Clients MORE Profits Breakthrough Session with me now.

Become a Virtual Assistant and Live the Life You’re Meant to Live

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

virtual assistantAre you living the life that you’re meant to live?

Often, we are consumed by a life we think we should be living. For various reasons or because of outside pressures, we accept the jobs we think we should. These positions provide a comfort, stability, and security, so we stay in them even though they don’t bring us even a semblance of pure happiness.

A Forbes article entitled, “How to Live the Life You’ve Imagined,” suggests that people often “fill up time without making an active choice to do something different.”

In a life like this, you’re simply existing—going through the motions. Living the day to day, month to month, and year to year without any sense of fulfillment.

But, it doesn’t have to be like this. You have the power and strength to change your career path. In doing so, you open yourself up to an existence in which you’re in control and in which you invest in yourself to build a better, healthier, happier you while living a life that you should be living.

Likely, the one thing holding you back from taking the first step living this life is fear–fear of letting go of the comfort and stability.

However, when you become a Virtual Assistant (VA), you open up possibilities you never thought imaginable.

Starting your own business allows you to live the life you were meant to live and empowers you to live up to your real potential.

How to Take the First Steps to Become a Virtual Assistant:

Research

Research what a Virtual Assistant does. Investigate how your life will change when you start your own business. Talk to women who are currently making a living as a Virtual Assistant. Ask them about their motivations, their most significant struggles, and what they enjoy about life as a Virtual Assistant. With knowledge, you’re equipped to make decisions and overcome challenges that will eventually lead to your success.

Plan

Use the information you gather to make a plan for your business. Set big and small goals that map your way to success. Understand that along the way you may face roadblocks that will force you to take a detour. Just remember that whatever route you take with hard work, determination, and a belief in yourself, you will reach success.

Act

Decide to change your career path that will enable you to live a prosperous, fulfilling life. Take the steps necessary to put your plan into motion. Rely on the support of your family. Share and celebrate your successes with them. Seek help and guidance from women who have achieved what you want to accomplish.

Becoming a Virtual Assistant empowers you to take control of your life. You have the freedom to choose what do you for a living and when and where you work. You have the freedom to make space in your life for things that truly inspire you.

As you begin your journey to a life you were meant to live, you don’t have to do it alone. Many women who own successful Virtual Assistant businesses are willing to guide you, support you, and help you navigate your way to achieving your goals.

Join the Expert VA Facebook Community to get tips and support from many brilliant women at all stages of their Virtual Assistant businesses.

For more information about how a career as a Virtual Assistant can change your life, open up doors you never thought imaginable, and give you the power to live the life of your dreams, apply here for a free MORE Clients MORE Profits Breakthrough Session with me now.

The Power of Confidence as You Build Your Virtual Assistant Business

virtual assistantOften, the biggest challenge when starting your Virtual Assistant business is having the confidence to overcome fear.

Fear makes you believe that you don’t have the knowledge to build a successful business, the skills that clients will need, or the personality that will draw clients to you.

Having confidence when there’s so much unknown can be tricky. That loud, nagging voice of self-doubt seems to control your thoughts and shatter your self-confidence.

But, without self-confidence, it’s impossible to take the necessary steps to make a change and start living the life of your dreams.

Therefore, you get stuck in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts, self-doubt, and low self-confidence.

These feelings are paralyzing. They bind you to your current set of circumstances with the notion that there’s no possible way to become free.

However, confidence is built. And when you achieve confidence, you empower yourself to make a change, build a successful business, and live the life you desire.

How to Build Your Confidence and Build a Successful Virtual Assistant Business:

Have a Positive Mindset

Researcher of positive psychology and author of Positivity, Barbara L. Frederickson’s theory of Broaden and Build Theory proposes that “when people experience positive emotions, their minds broaden and they open up to new possibilities and ideas.”

On the other hand, the theory notes that when people focus on negative thoughts “the mind constricts and focuses in on the imposing threat (real or imagined), thus limiting one’s ability to be open to new ideas and build resources and relationships.”

When you spend time focusing on that voice of self-doubt, you restrict yourself from reaching your full potential.

But, if you make an intentional effort to focus on the positive, you will open yourself up to more ideas and possibilities.

A strategy to incorporate positive thoughts into your everyday life is to create a positive jar. Think of things you’re grateful for, successes that you’ve had, or things that simply brought you joy throughout the day. Throughout each day, take the time to write down three to five positive things on separate pieces of paper.

Watch the positive thoughts fill up. Allow them to be a reminder of the good in your life. Use them to quiet the negative thoughts. Let them build your confidence.

Learn from Your Mistakes

Mistakes are not something to completely fear. But you must change the way you look at them. Instead of mistakes and failure being something to fear, think of mistakes and failure as your opportunities to learn valuable lessons.

An Entrepreneur article suggests that “Failure is very real, but it is not an end destination — it’s another event in the course of life.” The article explains that “failure is an external event that happens” and “not a personality characteristic.” The article stresses that a failure or mistake is something that merely happens, but does not indicate that you are a failure as a person and does not reflect your self-worth.

By taking a risk, you open yourself up to failures and mistakes. But, it’s what you do with the knowledge gained that makes all the difference.

Instead of allowing your mistakes to bring you down, use them to create a better plan. Learn a new way of doing something. Be more efficient. Be a problem solver.

When you don’t allow your mistakes or fear of failure to become burdens that prohibit you from moving forward, you give yourself the permission to take risks, to make a change, and even to make mistakes along the way. You can go forward confidently knowing that mistakes will happen, but they won’t stop you. You’ll rise above them and become better because of them.

Make the Decision to Change

The first step starts with you. You must make the decision to make a change. You need to take the steps to build your confidence. And, you must decide that you’re not going to be controlled by negative thoughts that control the actions you take.

No one can make this decision for you. People can tell you how great and wonderful you are, but you must believe it. Know that you can make the change. Recognize that you can make a difference.

You don’t have the power to change the past. However, you have full control over your future.

If you’ve been stuck in a rut for too long, make the decision to not be confined by your negative thoughts. Or the negativity that others put on you. Choose to listen to the positive. Believe in yourself, your strength, and your courage. Build your confidence and make the choice to better your life.

Fortunately, as you make the decision to become a Virtual Assistant to take control of your career and your life, you don’t have to do it alone. You can benefit from being part of a community of like-minded, brilliant women who are in all stages of their careers as Virtual Assistants. The Expert VA Facebook Community is a perfect place to get ideas, support, and knowledge that will help you build your confidence.

To discover how Expert VA™ Training can help you take the necessary steps and build your confidence to maximize your potential as a Virtual Assistant, apply here for a free MORE Clients MORE Profits Breakthrough Session with me now.

 

Leave Your Mark on the World: Inspire Others as a Virtual Assistant

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Often, making the decision to become a Virtual Assistant is a result of making a change to live the best life you can imagine. It is motivated by the desire to make an improvement in your life or create more possibilities for yourself.

Yet, it is a decision that can not only have a positive impact on your own life but also on the lives of the people around you.

When you become a Virtual Assistant, the people closest to you take notice of your courage, strength, and confidence. They are proud of your accomplishments. They are inspired by your bravery to make a change for the better in your life. And, they are empowered to do the same for themselves.

Especially those little eyes that are watching—your children or grandchildren. And, what they see could help shape their future.

Research shows that people in the position to be a role model for children “can inspire others to strive and develop without providing any direct instruction.”

As a Virtual Assistant, you show those little eyes what it means to be courageous, strong, and confident. You empower them to be themselves, take control of their own lives, and achieve their goals. Through you, they will see that they can accomplish anything.

You are someone they look up to as an inspiration and role model.

Being a Virtual Assistant who owns her own business enables you to:

Teach the Power of Possibility

As a strong woman in their life who owns her own business, you show them that the world is full of endless possibilities. Through you, they get to see firsthand that if they can dream something, they can achieve it. As they grow up, you will be an inspiration to them. And, they will look to you to encourage and mentor them as they pave their way.

Teach Them Their Worth

By being a role model who changed your career to create a better life for yourself, you teach them that they don’t have to settle. You illustrate what it means to be in control of your own life. You demonstrate they are worthy of happiness and success.

Teach the Value of Hard Work

The children in your life see how hard you work. They notice that you work hard to make your dreams a reality. As a result, they grow to understand that through their own hard work, they will also be able to create a fulfilling life.

While you’re creating your dream life for yourself as a Virtual Assistant, imagine the impact that will have on your children or grandchildren who you’ll inspire.

Whether you’re just beginning your journey or whether you need help maximizing your potential as a Virtual Assistant, you don’t have to travel alone. I can help guide you along the way. Apply here for a free MORE Clients MORE Profits Breakthrough Session with me now.