We 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.
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